Reviews
Don’t rattle on about it, Dan is the best.
PolarisBrick via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/16/21
Nothing comes close to these history masterpieces. Occasionally, especially the Supernova series gets caught up in too much war/troop movements for me. But his older stuff still holds up.
Boomer PotatoCakes via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/15/21
Thought provoking, provocative (in a great way) and addictive.
Madscenic via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 10/14/21
I did the hike on Hadrian's Wall from coast to coast. One of the other hikers was always listening to Dan Carlin's Roman Empire podcasts. When I got home, I downloaded some and started listening. I've listened to them all at least twice now. Still very much my favorite history...Read full review »
Dances without a clue via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/21
Simply the best podcast. Dan, thanks for making these long podcasts.
mdmizaan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/10/21
The best podcast ever made.
I love Dan Carlin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/10/21
Anyone who is fan of history has to listen tho this podcast. It is essential.
Am12207 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/21
I’ll say one thing, some series I have listened like 5 times while they were free, I still bought them from Dan’s website when they become paid.
butylpropyl via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 10/05/21
Dan, Pls, pls, pls bring back the earlier episodes describing the German plans during the First World War. Would really appreciate it. Major Muckup
major muckup via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/05/21
Dan Carlin is simply the best story telling podcaster. Every time I listen to a Hardcore History I learn something, I think and always laugh. Dan has reminded me why I love history!
dont evn try rise up via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 10/03/21
Literally the best thing since sliced bread
timashton via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/25/21
This is one of the greatest podcasts of all time and has been for 15 years (since the iPod days). Masterfully crafted stories on fascinating pieces of history. Super engaging. Super well made. There’s a reason everyone and their mother in the podcasting space raves about Dan Carlin and he gets...Read full review »
MakeYourAppWorkBro via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/25/21
And by phenomenal I mean Dan is a phenom. This is a master’s level listen of points of history that need to be known and have eerie shading on today’s America and how a segment of a country can go to unimaginable lengths in service to megalomaniacal leaders. His depth of knowledge and ability to...Read full review »
TenaciousCP via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/24/21
I’m um so confused um how this could possibly um be popular um when he um constantly um says uh um. He’s um obviously um reading from a um script um and just keeps um saying um to um make it sound like he’s um not just um reading. If you read out loud like that in school you would have to...Read full review »
Jixoye via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/21
I can’t wait for the new episodes to come out. Dan puts in countless hours of prep into these. The episodes are so entertaining you can’t wait to find out what happens…which is hard to do with recorded history. I recommend Death Throes of the Republic to get you started. Keep it up Dan!! You’ve...Read full review »
Gator Bodine 407 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/21
Hands down brilliant and captivating narration. Must listen!!!!
James 5378fh via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/16/21
I can’t accept that anyone doesn’t give this 5 stars. This is some of the smartest, most self-aware and well produced history pods. Period.
Kefe Boy via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 09/13/21
Dan does an absolutely awesome job with this podcast. So detailed and comprehensive and he never pulls any punches
Iker1019 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/11/21
If you’re looking for someone to make pithy points or concisely tell a story, you’re in the wrong place. Carlin can’t answer a yes/no question in under 7 hours. I enjoy the podcast, but frequently find myself frustrated with how drawn out some can be without the extra time spent being...Read full review »
Ruined it didn't you? via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/11/21
Great detail. While I sometimes find the episodes a bit long they are extremely interesting well structured. Fav so far is the Celtic/Roman story. Love to hear some shows on medieval battles and up through the Tudor period.
raf823 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/08/21
Came here for a non biased view of history. Just like most media these day this has a slant. Not saying it’s right or wrong but can anyone produce anything these days that is politically neutral and just factual.
..---... via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/05/21
OUTSTANDING!!!!!!.
truckaboy via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 09/03/21
My son and I have been listening to the WWI series of podcasts and are enthralled with your ability to make history engaging interesting and educational. You’ve helped to make a history lover out of an 11 year old!
Thuglor via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/02/21
A masterpiece. Our entire household loves and listens to his podcasts over and over again and they never get old. How can one man talking be so unbelievably engaging and fascinating? A Godsend I suppose
BilD707 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/01/21
Dan’s ability to interpret historical texts and sources into a compelling narrative is unparalleled. I love the insight into ancient civilizations.
moglea via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/31/21
Finally a history podcast that doesn’t have an obvious agenda. Too many “history” podcast that just sound like leftwing anti American propaganda you would be indoctrinated with in a liberal college. Dan is fair, takes a neutral approach on history, and can really paint a picture. I love the...Read full review »
boznius via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/21
Dan Carlin is engrossing to listen to. I am a history graduate and have read a lot of academic historical secondary sources and never have I found anything as informative as Carlin’s podcast. He gets to the core of the motivations of historical figures, these great mythical figures of history...Read full review »
architectural80 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/30/21
Easily my favourite podcast! So well made. I love to listen to Dan while hiking or driving.
CapeStudent via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 08/28/21
Thank you Dan. Seriously, thank you.
Street2342 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/25/21
So much detail, so much knowledge. Could not stop listening. Loge his podcasts.
Izienka via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/25/21
Best history podcast on the web. Period. I've tried other podcasts, but they all seem to be reading off a script. Unlike Carlin they don't seem to understand that story telling has to be like jazz, with improvising and the occasional digression. He probably has bullet points or a loose...Read full review »
RoadWatching via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/22/21
As a Brit I was blown away with all Dan Carlin’s works, his love and enthusiasm for history is unrivalled I cannot say more other then check out his gengis Khan and ww1and2. Fantastic
citizenK 68 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/20/21
I adore this podcast. It gets me through work. I’ve listened to episodes more than once and I’m always hungry for more. The way Carlin delivers these intense visuals that allow me to imagine and connect with the distant past and the lives people lived, is almost magic. I recommend it to anyone....Read full review »
y337yee7 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/21
History is certainly one of my favorite subjects to study. This podcast puts others to shame. Great to listen to even if you can’t devote 5 hours at a single time. I learned a lot more about the mindset of the time than studying generic books or 1 hour discussions on the subjects covered. Would...Read full review »
millenialhistory via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/21
Topics ate extensively researched and analyzed, presentation is both a powerful storyteller but also someone with the ability to step back and analyse the dynamics of past situations and avoid hindsight 20/20. It is clear to me he has read extensively about Japan as well, its culture and society,...Read full review »
Solal.Afota via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/17/21
Spielberg and movies = Dan Carlin and History Podcast. Simply amazing. Only downside is they don’t come out fast enough. But I’m willing to wait for the greatness.
Mark Schiess via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/17/21
Intriguing, acknowledges biases, makes an effort to put things in perspective, provides high level and ground level perspectives. Truly excellent.
Ada Lovealot via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/15/21
So… I have been trying to use the sleep timer to fall asleep with this podcast. I just set the timer for 45 minutes for the fourth time in a row and I have work in about 4 hours. This podcast is just too damn interesting and Dan is genuinly amazing. A five hour episode that feels just like you...Read full review »
Runar F via Apple Podcasts · Iceland · 08/14/21
Wonderfully done, spectacularly delivered. Interesting, informative, moving along rapidly.
korotkin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/21
Incredibly in-depth historically, Dan is a consummate story teller. If every teacher was able to weave such a compelling narrative I have no doubt that there would be many more students interested in history. I have listened to each episode multiple times and each listen garners more perspective....Read full review »
Hdjsjebja via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/07/21
I love this show but I’m wondering what happened to the older content… came to listen to Blueprint for Armageddon and seeing that there are only 12 episodes now. What’s the deal?
Rhonda Mumps via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/07/21
I know Dan speaks very slow and all of his podcast are ridiculously long; but what he teaches you in 3 hours will change the foundation of your life-long perspectives.
6BobakS$ via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/06/21
I love how unscripted it sounds. Dan also does a great job getting his episodes which are admittedly way long out in a timely manner.
[email protected] via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/21
Even if you grew up not liking history class, this podcast is so well constructed that he just may captivate you. As a person who is deeply interested in social sciences and philosophy, this is quite marvelous. From the context of the time, to the series of events, to cheeky humor, to the...Read full review »
AjalonD315 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/21
Makes me love history and respect that we can learn from it in a compelling, story-driven, fact-based, questioning manner.
Pandora102385 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/21
This is definitely my favourite podcast. I have listened to the series like 5 times each, and it’s still interesting everytime. 😃
Pickleman31 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/31/21
Best history podcast ever. Dan’s preparation is incredible and his story telling is just as good. Anyone saying there isn’t enough information needs to understand that in order to keep a podcast interesting you have to be a good story teller. If you want to read a textbook, go read a textbook.
thalgiwvtlayvnsyakfv via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/21
Being a veteran Marine, and now and Active Soldier, my skin is pretty thick from hearing and witnessing brutal truths... and Dan has given me a new raw perspective no else could. His delivery style borders on the edge of cutting humor that hits home the harsh realities of what time does to...Read full review »
Willi-Peter711 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/22/21
One of the best podcasts out there!
Top Of The Gap via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/21/21
This podcast is a modern artistic masterpiece. I think this podcast would be looked at by future generations like we look at JRR Tolkien’s novel.
Ishan_08 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/21/21
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