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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

2017-08-0906:02:49640

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

2016-08-0705:02:52197

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

2016-03-2004:15:50218

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

2015-10-2903:32:40382

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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Ken Nelson

You can't rush perfection... but I got a sickness and the only prescription is more Hardcore History!

May 22nd
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Joseph Smith

I found the first 49 episodes if anyone else was wondering where they were. Search castbox for "Dan C's HH Archive".

May 21st
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Matthew McBride

Blending opportunities 🤔 honk honk

May 12th
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Sean Rosenau

Ive seen people describe the host of this show as a GOAT. Is this an acronym, and if so what does it mean?

May 12th
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Alexander Ball

Sean Rosenau Greatest of all time

May 12th
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Emerson Jongeling

thank of the birthday gift dan my birthday is janaury 28

May 9th
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Warren Slater

My favourite podcast of the 100 I follow

May 7th
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RT

Amazing delivery

May 6th
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Julie McLaughlin

it's frustrating to hear him keep referring to " the disease" that killed native Americans. it was biological warfare straight up, call it what it was.

May 4th
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colt mclay

Julie McLaughlin You may believe that, and technically you are right. Although it was not done on purpose, the Europeans did not bring small pox, measles, etc cultured inside of petri dishes and release it maliciously to cause it to wipe out a majority of the tribes. They didn't know the new land wasn't immune to disease, hell they barely were immune. it hadn't even crossed their minds that they didn't have the same illnesses across the ocean. They still believed in witches, magic and blood letting. The Europeans just blindly came and some were sick with these diseases. How could anyone have known that something that made Europeans sick and uncomfortable for weeks or months but almost always would recover, would cause Natives to drop dead like flies within days and weeks? It yes was biological diseases that killed many natives they were not weaponized or released as an act of war to wipe out the Natives. So this was not Biological Warfare. This was just nature and lack of knowledge.

May 14th
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Fayth

I just want to know did every one listened to this podcast completely for 4hrs 33 minutes??

May 4th
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Tim Coughlan

can anyone please tell me the name of the guy who said, western society sound like a good idea?? I was taking about it with my partner and she'd like to read about them but i cant remeber what episode its in.

May 3rd
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Blain Pritcher

please please please. is there a way to keep volume level more constant?

May 2nd
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Alex Island

I wish you had some funny reenactments during the podcast to make it a little more entertaining

May 2nd
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Jake Ryan

Alex Island If you are looking for 'funny historical' try Dan Cummin's podcast "Timesuck". His sense of humor isnt for everyone but its more of a lighthearted approach to some dark historical/important events and people.

May 14th
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Shannon OC

Alex Island Personally I think reinactments would ruin it. A bit on the gimmickie side for Dan's style. His commentary, and straightforward manner make it for me. It's like sitting in on my favorite university professor's Celtic and Gaul lectures.. I love it.

May 5th
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Joe Weyek

annoying voice.

Apr 30th
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Dušan Melentijevic

phenomenal and outstanding

Apr 27th
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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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