Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
By Dan Carlin
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In "Hardcore History" the very unconventional Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", outside-the-box 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 is a difficult-to-classify show that has a rather sharp edge. It's not for everyone. But the innovative style and approach has made "Dan Carlin's Hardcore History" a New Media hit.
||Show 55 - Blueprint for Armageddon VI||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.||6 5 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 54 - Blueprint for Armageddon V||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.||29 12 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 53 - Blueprint for Armageddon IV||Machine guns, barbed wire and millions upon millions of artillery shells create industrialized meat grinders at Verdun and the Somme. There's never been a human experience like it and it changes a generation.||17 8 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 52 - Blueprint for Armageddon III||The war of maneuver that was supposed to be over quickly instead turns into a lingering bloody stalemate. Trench warfare begins, and with it, all the murderous efforts on both sides to overcome the static defenses.||24 4 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 51 - Blueprint for Armageddon II||The Great Powers all come out swinging in the first round of the worst war the planet has ever seen. Millions of men in dozens of armies vie in the most deadly and complex opening moves of any conflict in world history.||30 1 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 50 - Blueprint for Armageddon I||The planet hadn't seen a major war between all the Great Powers since the downfall of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. But 99 years later the dam breaks and a Pandora's Box of violence engulfs the planet.||30 10 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 49 - The American Peril||Imperial temptations and humanitarian nightmares force the United States of the late 19th Century to confront the contradictions between its revolutionary self-image and its expanding national interests.||25 7 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 48 - Prophets of Doom||Murderous millennial preachers and prophets take over the German city of Munster after Martin Luther unleashes a Pandora's Box of religious anarchy with the Protestant Reformation.||22 4 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 47 - Wrath of the Khans V||Succession issues weaken the Mongol Empire as the grandchildren of Genghis Khan fight over their imperial inheritance. This doesn't stop them from dealing out pain, suffering, and ironically good governance while doing so.||13 1 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 46 - Wrath of the Khans IV||The death of Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire, should have slowed the momentum of Mongol conquests, but instead it accelerated it. This time though, all of Europe is on the Mongol hit list.||13 11 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 45 - Wrath of the Khans III||The expansion of Genghis Khan's conquests continue, with locations as far apart as Europe and China feeling the bloody effects of Mongol warfare and retribution. Can anything halt the carnage?||23 9 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 44 - Wrath of the Khans II||The Mongol leader Genghis Khan displays an unmatched level of strategic genius while moving against both Northern China and the Eastern Islamic world. Both civilizations are left stunned and millions are slaughtered.||31 7 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show 43 - Wrath of the Khans I||In one of the most violent outbursts in history a little-known tribe of Eurasian nomads breaks upon the great societies of the Old World like a human tsunami. It may have ushered in the modern era, but at what cost?||13 6 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
This show has turned me into the history buff that I did not know I was. I know find myself hanging out for every download. I hope one day Dan looks into some Australian Hististory.
Best podcast of its kind !!!
I just love Dan's Hardcore History podcast. I devoured almost all the episodes over a week and I think it is simply the best podcast of its kind on the web ! I also love the soundscape/soundtrack that go with the podcasts as it just adds to the overall experience and I'm also learning a lot too. Keep up the good work !
Don't judge a book by it's other podcast
If you like Dan's other show, Common Sense, you might like this. If you hate common Sense, you'll love this. There's a whole bunch less yelling. :P This one quickly worked its way up to become one of my favourite podcasts. Interest is not sacrificed for historical accuracy or vica versa. Definately worth a listen.