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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

By Dan Carlin

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Description

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

Simply the best history podcast

As an avid student of history and folklore, I have listened to most of the history podcasts on iTunes, but am usually disapointed by the quality and content. Dan Carlin, however, has done a masterful job of creating an enthralling and extremely informative podcast. Many history podcasts sound like they are simply read from a book or are scattered and incoherent, but Dan sounds as though he is actually having a conversation (albeit a very Socratic one) with the listener. Not only does he give a passionate and accurate account of the facts, but aslo provides valuable and intriguing insight, focusing on trying to make the listener understand the contemporary perspective as well as the historical. This is simply the best history podcast on iTunes and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Why didn't they teach history like this in school?

Why didn't they teach history like this in school? Carlin makes the story relevant and meaningful like I've never heard or read. I'm not a history buff or generally even been that interested. This is way different. Check it out...

A new twist on an old subject

After only two shows, its hard to judge how this new venture will turn out for Dan Carlin. I was never a history buff in school, but have come to realize how important knowing history is to avoiding the same mistakes in the future. In the process, I've discovered that I enjoy learning about history quite a bit, especially as it applies to my world today. This show offers a look a historical events and periods from the mind of a war hawk history major, who likes to turn conventional thinking upside down - and who likes to get you thinking and debating about the subject of the day. So far, I'm enjoying the heck out of it!