Episodes
Dan discusses his background in miniature wargaming and then talks to one of the architects of a popular Second World War themed video game about the genre, its development, growth and challenges.
Published 08/03/21
Revisionist History host Malcolm Gladwell joins Dan to discuss the development of U.S. precision bombing ideas, Curtis LeMay and the firebombing of Japanese cities. 1. Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell 2. Revisionist History 3. Dan Carlin's Destroyer of Worlds 4. Dan Carlin's Logical Insanity 5. Dan Carlin's Logical Insanity Extra 6. "The wizards of Armageddon" by Fred Kaplan
Published 04/28/21
Tom Hanks joins Dan to talk about his new Second World War naval-themed film “Greyhound”. This is an hour-long conversation with two fans of History geeking out over the past.” Show Notes: Greyhound, The Good Shepherd by C.S. Forester https://www.greyhound.movie/ https://apple.co/-GREYHOUND
Published 07/09/20
Canadian television personality, radio and podcast host Jeff Marek takes over the show and interviews Dan. Show Notes: Sportsnet.ca https://www.sportsnet.ca/author/jeff-marek/ 31 Thoughts Podcast https://podcast.sportsnet.ca/31-thoughts
Published 05/04/20
In a world that can sometimes be obsessed with the current threat du jour, author Fred Kaplan reminds us that one of the all-time great threats to us all hasn't gone anywhere. Notes on https://dchhaddendum.libsyn.com/
Published 03/02/20
Description:Philip II of Macedonia and his son Alexander the Great are two of the most impressive figures in history. Few could contend with either man. One woman held her own with both of them. Alexander's mother Olympias. Notes on https://dchhaddendum.libsyn.com/
Published 01/30/20
Could militaries separated by ten centuries compete on a battlefield? In this alternative history experiment two armies that successfully invaded Britain a millennium apart are matched. Which side would you bet on? Notes on https://dchhaddendum.libsyn.com/
Published 06/07/19
Dan and History on Fire host Danielle Bolelli do a crosscast together about Nazis, political spectrums, U.S. Presidents they want back and some other stuff. Basically it's a typical phone call between these two guys that an audience gets to hear for once. Show Notes: Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
Published 02/18/19
This show comes in two parts, an overview of the Vietnam War era by Dan, followed by a conversation with famed writer, historian and war correspondent Sir Max Hastings about his experience in Vietnam and his new book on the Vietnam War. Show Notes: 1. “Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975” by Max Hastings 2. “Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945” by Max Hastings
Published 10/30/18
Imagine actual people living for real through the plot of several disaster and survival movies combined. That's what the crew of the USS Indianapolis experienced after it was torpedoed at the very end of the Second World War.
Published 09/24/18
Dan and the British Imperial War Museum's famed First World War historian Peter Hart talk about one of their favorite mutual interests...World War One. The Last Battle: Victory, Defeat, and the End of World War I by Peter Hart
Published 04/12/18
Dan talks about history, war and philosophy (and where those three subject might converge) with Four-Star General and former U.S. Air Force Chief-of-Staff Merrill McPeak. Books: Roles and Missions by General Merrill A. McPeak The Vietnam Chapters: Air Combat in Southeast Asia by General Merrill A. McPeak Below The Zone by General Merrill A. McPeak Hangar Flying by General Merrill A. McPeak
Published 03/08/18
History podcasting legend Mike Duncan and Dan talk about Mike's new book on the pivotal early era of Rome's road from Republic to Empire.
Published 12/12/17
Dan once said that he thought Germany's First World War military was superior to Nazi Germany's Wehrmacht. He is often asked to elaborate, so he does in this show (note:this “pilot” show was previously posted on YouTube)
Published 10/19/17