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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
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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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 54,595 ratings
Best Podcast
There’s no better podcast on the internet!
RiotTor via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/19/19
Good but cynical
Dan tells a good story, and many of his points are well said. However, counterfactuals and reading into motives of past individuals is usually not a good way to treat history. It’s tiring at times to hear the words of an individual followed by the skepticism of Carlin.
Jonnio8 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/19/19
Love this podcast
Extensive but I'm glad it covers all the details
34673826383928102947 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/18/19
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