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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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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...
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

2017-08-0906:02:49740

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

2016-08-0705:02:52263

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

2016-03-1904:15:50286

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

2015-10-2803:32:40505

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.
The Americans are coming, but will the war be over by the time they get there? Germany throws everything into a last series of stupendous attacks in the West while hoping to avoid getting burned by a fire in the East they helped fan.
Politics, diplomacy, revolution and mutiny take center stage at the start of this episode, but mud, blood, shells and tragedy drown all by the end.
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Comments (546)

Oska Mills

Looking for Wrath of the Khan series, has it been taken down?

Oct 11th
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Christopher Woods

Part 3 - 04:16:10

Oct 9th
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Andrew Harla

we're a

Oct 9th
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Christopher Woods

Part 2 - 01:48:14

Oct 7th
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Dave Powell

Any sign of part three ?

Oct 6th
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Alex McClelland

Excellent historical podcast 👍 Thoroughly enjoy listening to it while i work. Almost through "Blueprint" episodes. Looking forward to more

Oct 2nd
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Robin Eisemann

Really good stuff. One of the WWI aftermath I'd mention is the origin of plastic surgery. There were so many people walking around with terrible wounds (half face missing, jaw missing) that the public just couldn't bare it. Hence there was a demand to change that. I think that also helps to put things in context.

Sep 28th
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damned skeptic

the letters home are intense, makes learning about the war very personal, still gets me, even after my 3rd playthrough

Sep 26th
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Tevis Young

I like it

Sep 21st
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S Jones

c'mon!!!!! part three please Dan!!!

Sep 20th
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Jon Richards

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Sep 13th
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James Cuny

no me mky

Sep 11th
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D.T.W.,ll

great show. brilliant research and presentation.

Sep 11th
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Christian Menard

amazing content. fuck all you just looking for a reason to complain. let's see you do anything even close to this

Sep 1st
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Luke Solak

Does anyone know the title of the book he referenced with all the primary documents (letters, police reports, etc.) I looked in his reference section and am not positive which of the books on Nanking he means. I am very interested in reading it.

Aug 26th
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Joshua Jones

Outstanding work.

Aug 25th
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8ombon

how brainwashed are you about communism jesus christ. calling lenin a plague... unbelievable. you do know that capitalism has an infinitely greater death toll and is running us all into the ground right?

Aug 24th
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Trey Ballard

I am giving it up to you Dan. Your history podcasts are top notch. I love history and you bring information I've never heard before. You keep it interesting and I like how you talk from the other persons point of view

Aug 23rd
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Damon Laverick

seems like he moves away from the mic occasionally volume dynamics are all over the place. my speaker sucks speak up!

Aug 23rd
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Aaron Britton

Excellent podcast!

Aug 17th
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