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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

Thought provoking!

Some interesting ideas, I enjoyed it. Please give us more to listen to. At this point there is only one episode.

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!


Love to listen to Dan...actually makes history relevant and interesting. I keep logging on to see if there is any more. Keep it up Dan Carlin