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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

Bland, un-informative and a waste of time

Do yourself a favor. Read the titles of his podcasts and go do some research on your own instead of listening to these podcasts. His voice does not blend in with the topics of these podcasts, his reasoning is often flawed and inconcise, and you feel empty and unfulfilled after listening to his podcasts. He attempts to be a clever and interesting story-teller, but fails on both accounts.


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 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.