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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

Author: Dan Carlin

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In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners.
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Can suicidal bravery and fanatical determination make up for material, industrial and numerical insufficiency? As the Asia-Pacific conflict turns against the Japanese these questions are put to the test. The results are nightmarish.
Coral Sea, Midway and Guadalcanal are three of the most famous battles of the Second World War. Together they will shift the momentum in the Pacific theater and usher in the era of modern naval and amphibious warfare.
Japan's rising sun goes supernova and engulfs a huge area of Asia and the Pacific. A war without mercy begins to develop infusing the whole conflict with a savage vibe.
Deep themes run through this show, with allegations of Japanese war crimes and atrocities in China at the start leading to eerily familiar, almost modern questions over how the world should respond. And then Dec 7, 1941 arrives...
Show 62 - Supernova in the East I

Show 62 - Supernova in the East I

2018-07-1404:31:371,027

The Asia-Pacific War of 1937-1945 has deep roots. It also involves a Japanese society that's been called one of the most distinctive on Earth. If there were a Japanese version of Captain America, this would be his origin story.
Pain is at the root of most drama and entertainment. When does it get too real? This very disturbing and graphic show looks into some case studies and asks some deep questions. WARNING Very intense subject matter.
Show 60 - The Celtic Holocaust

Show 60 - The Celtic Holocaust

2017-08-0906:02:49974

Julius Caesar is our travel guide as he takes us through his murderous subjugation of the native Celtic tribal peoples of ancient Gaul. It sounds vaguely like other, recent European colonial conquests...until the natives nearly win.
What happens if human beings can't handle the power of their own weaponry? This show  examines the dangerous early years of the Nuclear Age and humankind's efforts to avoid self-destruction at the hands of its own creation.
Show 58 - Kings of Kings III

Show 58 - Kings of Kings III

2016-08-0705:02:52385

If this were a movie, the events and cameos would be too numerous and star-studded to mention. It includes Xerxes, Spartans, Immortals, Alexander the Great, scythed chariots, and several of the greatest battles in history.
Show 57 - Kings of Kings II

Show 57 - Kings of Kings II

2016-03-2004:15:50394

From Biblical-era coup conspiracies to the horrific aftermath of ancient combat this second installment of the series on the Kings of Achaemenid Persia goes where only Dan can take it. For better or worse…
Show 56 - Kings of Kings

Show 56 - Kings of Kings

2015-10-2903:32:40737

Often relegated to the role of slavish cannon fodder for Sparta's spears, the Achaemenid Persian empire had a glorious heritage. Under a single king they created the greatest empire the world had ever seen.
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Ced Rummens

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Feb 3rd
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Muaz Amir

Favorite history podcast!

Jan 27th
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Joshua Wilson

More please

Jan 21st
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Denise Nichols

why are there so many repeated comments?

Jan 12th
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Simon H

amazing, what an excellent feat of storytelling

Dec 23rd
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Mark Russell

More please.

Dec 16th
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Mark Russell

Keep them coming.

Dec 12th
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Cpl Soletrain

Love it, hopefully the next one comes out

Dec 7th
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Mark Russell

Any info on the next release?

Dec 7th
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John C

Another great episode.

Dec 1st
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Cisco

Yeeessssss! thank you Dan carlin, you just made the day so much better.

Nov 25th
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Mark Russell

A treasure.

Nov 21st
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Mark Russell

How does one access his full catalog?

Nov 20th
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Kane Davis

we had Anzac Day last week here in Aus, the minute of silence never felt quite so heavy before I'd listened to this series, love your work

Nov 19th
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Max Cameron Mauer

Less than 4 hours...? What is this 2010? Can you redux with some more tangential details please? Just kidding, thank you for distilling these gigantic events down for us. I know you say you aren't a historian, but you make all of your listeners smarter and provide context into how our modern world came into being. I can't thank you enough. I will give you a dollar.

Nov 18th
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JOHNNYxx REB

I cant believe I'm actually listening to this right now

Nov 18th
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Henry Holguin Jr.

outstanding like always !

Nov 17th
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Greg Shailer

stoked

Nov 17th
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Jake Smith

Boiled lollies is Australian for candy, ordinarily we would just call them lollies though.

Nov 17th
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Aaron Webb

stoked

Nov 16th
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