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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.
10 Episodes
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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...
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

2017-08-0906:02:49926

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

2016-08-0705:02:52359

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

2016-03-1904:15:50372

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

2015-10-2803:32:40670

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.
Comments (807)

Mark Russell

Any ETA on the next one?

Sep 27th
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Mark Russell

Thanks Dan. I listen to these over and over.

Sep 19th
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Lonnie Dunbar

How do I find the next episode? It's not showing up.

Sep 18th
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Nate Flippin

Why are there only 10 episodes available?

Sep 14th
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Marek Milczarek

10 episodes? Where are the first 55?

Sep 12th
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David Mesa

Great episode! I love the show and the passion Dan puts into it. One of the best history podcasts out there.

Aug 23rd
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Moiz _

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Aug 12th
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Arun Ramakrishnan

The “imagine this” tangents he goes into is so pointless and unbearable.

Aug 8th
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Abdullah ÖZDEMİR

very good

Aug 1st
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Jesus Beltran

audio volume is always too low. It's like he whispers the whole time except when he's reading quotes. Too bad theres no volume normalization in this app. They definitely need a new sound guy

Jul 21st
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damned skeptic

I have to join the camp of Evil Woodrow Wilson. He is so racist the rest of the negative views of him seem a lot more credible.

Jul 5th
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BC

I can't listen to this all in one go, each episode is almost always 4 hours long, at least.

Jul 3rd
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Rick Turner

where are the other episodes?

Jul 1st
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Aaron Britton

I could listen to Dan talk history all day long

Jun 26th
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E J

WOW

Jun 24th
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Conor O' Hara

the only problem is hoe dan says again..... 'Agyinn'

Jun 24th
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vincent mcgurran

Amazing new episode, storytelling is so engaging. Enjoyed it more than any recent Hollywood movie. I just wish there was more to listen to... I have to stoically pretend it’s over then get a pleasant surprise when a new episode pops up...

Jun 23rd
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Frankomagic

fantastic.

Jun 18th
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Rare Earthwalker

wow...7 years later. I'm happy to listen but I was assuming this podcast was dead.

Jun 18th
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Terrence's login computer "Internet"

Jesus Christ I love Dan Carlin.

Jun 17th
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