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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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What's the recipe for making a historically world-class apex predator? In the case of Alexander the Great, it might be the three Ns: Nature, Nurture, and Nepotism.
Pagan Viking Sea Kings spend the 10th and 11th centuries morphing into Christian monarchs. But with rulers like Harald Bluetooth and Svein Forkbeard it's debatable whether things will be any less horrific for Scandinavia's neighbors
Show 69 - Twilight of the Aesir

Show 69 - Twilight of the Aesir

2023-01-1505:14:20175

This show picks up where Dan's Thor's Angels show left off. In the early Middle Ages Pagan Germanic-language speakers like the Vikings are a dying breed. Many of their contemporaries wish they'd die faster.
Show 68 - BLITZ Human Resources

Show 68 - BLITZ Human Resources

2022-03-0705:39:12232

The Atlantic Slave Trade mixes centuries of human bondage with violence, economics, commerce, geo-political competition, liberty, morality, injustice, revolution, tragedy and bloody reckonings. That sounds like a lot, yet this show merely scratches the surface of this enormous subject.
When do spirit, tenacity, resilience and bravery cross into madness? When cities are incinerated? When suicide attacks become the norm? When atomic weapons are used? Japan's leaders test the limits of national endurance in the war's last year.
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

2018-07-1404:31:371,198

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

2017-08-0905:59:501,111

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

2016-08-0705:02:52470

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

2016-03-2004:15:42509

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

2015-10-2903:32:40980

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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Hamid Torkashvand

hey guys where are the other episodes?! I just have 16 of them

Jun 11th
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Daniel Kowbell

Love it, historical subjugation at its most subjugated.

Jun 11th
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Rock78 Rock78

here we go!

Jun 10th
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Sven Janssen

pumped! and never forget to say Free Palestine ✌🏻🍉

Jun 9th
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Carolyn DeBoer

Soooo excited!!! thank you :)

Jun 8th
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Aaron Britton

Thank You Carlin!

Jun 8th
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Feb 27th
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Vic Vas

carlin for president. thats right i said it!

Feb 23rd
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Saied Khamesi

The details and all those scrutinized facts are amazing . Thanks dan carlin✌️

Feb 21st
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Wow there are some brilliant people here. I thought Quora had all the geniuses but Castbox isnt far behind.

Feb 6th
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Feb 4th
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Michael Parkanski

Ben for president 2028, even if he's fictional, he'd do better than any of the clowns running for office now.

Dec 17th
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Dec 14th
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Dec 14th
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Storm

i was just thinking about how i missed this episode!🤔 thank you #DanCarlin 👌

Dec 2nd
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JOHNNYxx REB

oh man been waiting a long time for this! happy Thanksgiving Carlin fans! feast well!

Nov 22nd
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shaun jewitt

soo good! listened to it all day long. kept me hooked throughout

Nov 20th
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Ozymandias Was Right

yessee!!!! some days you need a win. this is a BIG win!

Nov 20th
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Mani Voodoo

amazing art. I would love to get it in a poster.

Nov 20th
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Robert Plunkett

I was just thinking about how I missed your show!! wooooo great day

Nov 20th
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