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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

Author: 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.
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Deep themes run through this show, with allegations of Japanese war crimes and atrocities in China at the start leading to eerily familiar, almost modern questions over how the world should respond. And then Dec 7, 1941 arrives...
The Asia-Pacific War of 1937-1945 has deep roots. It also involves a Japanese society that's been called one of the most distinctive on Earth. If there were a Japanese version of Captain America, this would be his origin story.
Pain is at the root of most drama and entertainment. When does it get too real? This very disturbing and graphic show looks into some case studies and asks some deep questions. WARNING Very intense subject matter.
Show 60 - The Celtic Holocaust

Show 60 - The Celtic Holocaust

2017-08-0906:02:49637

Julius Caesar is our travel guide as he takes us through his murderous subjugation of the native Celtic tribal peoples of ancient Gaul. It sounds vaguely like other, recent European colonial conquests...until the natives nearly win.
What happens if human beings can't handle the power of their own weaponry? This show  examines the dangerous early years of the Nuclear Age and humankind's efforts to avoid self-destruction at the hands of its own creation.
Show 58 - Kings of Kings III

Show 58 - Kings of Kings III

2016-08-0705:02:52195

If this were a movie, the events and cameos would be too numerous and star-studded to mention. It includes Xerxes, Spartans, Immortals, Alexander the Great, scythed chariots, and several of the greatest battles in history.
Show 57 - Kings of Kings II

Show 57 - Kings of Kings II

2016-03-2004:15:50216

From Biblical-era coup conspiracies to the horrific aftermath of ancient combat this second installment of the series on the Kings of Achaemenid Persia goes where only Dan can take it. For better or worse…
Show 56 - Kings of Kings

Show 56 - Kings of Kings

2015-10-2903:32:40376

Often relegated to the role of slavish cannon fodder for Sparta's spears, the Achaemenid Persian empire had a glorious heritage. Under a single king they created the greatest empire the world had ever seen.
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.
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.
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Comments (422)

Lanoi Siyomit

This is so far my favorite podcast! I just want to eat everything up! Thank you so much for the effort you guys put into this!

Apr 23rd
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Thiago Pinto

I olny see episodes after show 50 here. Anyone with this problem too?

Apr 22nd
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Mark Ticknor

You should whisper all the narration, then YELL all the quotes.

Apr 20th
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Cassie

you would think this is boring but wow this is so good

Apr 18th
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Sideed Ali

quote of the show "there are unwritten rules in baseball....and in decapitation"

Apr 11th
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William Bietler

Best podcast anywhere.

Apr 4th
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Joseph Smith

Where are the first 49 episodes?

Mar 25th
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Kayne Browne

o 0

Mar 16th
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Mara Childress

I absolutely love this podcast. Dan Carlin gives fantastic passion, clarity, detail, and poignant human context in every story. Well researched and fascinating. Thank you!

Mar 13th
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Chris Phelps

great podcast...I just hope the advertiser knows what a dick they are...I pay for history not bs ads.

Mar 9th
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Henry Chevalier

Have been going through a lot lately. These podcasts have really been able to help distract my mind and keep me immersed in something productive. Thank you so much!

Mar 9th
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Steven C

I'm at ui

Mar 1st
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Charles Ncharge

Outstanding! Thank you sir.

Mar 1st
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Max Stahl

Happy Birthday to me!

Feb 25th
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Ray Causey

Fend off, fight off, but never beat off Dan.

Feb 24th
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jon koloseus

dan carlin

Feb 23rd
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tell boyracer

I love the way you tell the history Dan please keep up the great work

Feb 21st
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Joe Kelly

What the Brits done to the Irish..... forced them.to stop speaking their native language their native games and took all their land!!

Feb 20th
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Squiddley Diddley

Joe Kelly Rachel Walsh Of course I meant mainland European Celts, who the Romans fought for years. Great podcast. Our understanding of Celts has evolved a lot. Essentially their origins are eastern, they migrated westward across Europe. Traditionally the people you list were considered Celts but that has changed, although popular culture still uses the term Celtic for them. That's my take but Google it I am no expert.

Apr 2nd
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Rachel Walsh

Squiddley Diddley I'm confused. Where did the European Celts come from if it wasn't Ireland, Scotland, Wales and some might say Cornwall??

Apr 1st
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Cole Mcclain

the humanization of the individuals who were their. brings tears to my eyes listening to the beautiful writings of some of the soldiers letters home.

Feb 19th
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Steven Wells

just listened to this 3.5 hour podcast and some people might think that sounds crazy to listen to something that long. But I think I'm going to listen to it again it was so good!

Feb 15th
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