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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

By 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.

Customer Reviews


I find the podcasts thought provoking and informative! A great starting point for further investigation on ones own. Dan's podcasts have given me pause to think about history in a different way.

Well worth listening to

Although I wouldn't say Dan tries to present all the facts of historic events - he presents in an engaging manner with much enthusiasm and provides some really good commentary on well known historic events. One of the more enjoyable podcasts going.

Well worth your time

A very enjoyable, thought-provoking podcast, in Carlin's signature style. Don't expect neatly organized, names-and-dates style history here, but you're getting something much better instead: history brought to life by a passionate student of the subject.