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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 57,424 ratings
Easily 5 stars!!
It’s hard to imagine a better History podcast. Dan does a great job portraying a nuanced history that highlights the human element. I’d love to see a series on some of the Israeli wars if he’s willing to touch that.
Yisrael P via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/19/20
Great Podcast
Simply put, this is a great podcast to listen to.
ASimpleGuyFromASmallTown via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/18/20
Mr Bridges
If you don’t enjoy’re probably a bug from the planet may even own an Edgar suit.
Mister Bridges via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/18/20
Recent Episodes
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Published 10/25/19
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Published 01/12/19
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Published 07/14/18
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