Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
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.
63 - Supernova in the East II
Jan 12 • 241 min
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…
62 - Supernova in the East I
Jul 14, 2018 • 268 min
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.
61 - (Blitz) Painfotainment
Jan 28, 2018 • 271 min
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.
60 - The Celtic Holocaust
Aug 9, 2017 • 359 min
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.
59 - (Blitz) The Destroyer of Worlds
Jan 25, 2017 • 349 min
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.
58 - Kings of Kings III
Aug 7, 2016 • 300 min
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.
57 - Kings of Kings II
Mar 20, 2016 • 255 min
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…
56 - Kings of Kings
Oct 28, 2015 • 212 min
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.
55 - Blueprint for Armageddon VI
May 6, 2015 • 256 min
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.
54 - Blueprint for Armageddon V
Dec 30, 2014 • 269 min
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.
53 - Blueprint for Armageddon IV
Aug 17, 2014 • 235 min
Machine guns, barbed wire and millions upon millions of artillery shells create industrialized meat grinders at Verdun and the Somme. There’s never been a human experience like it and it changes a generation.
52 - Blueprint for Armageddon III
Apr 24, 2014 • 234 min
The war of maneuver that was supposed to be over quickly instead turns into a lingering bloody stalemate. Trench warfare begins, and with it, all the murderous efforts on both sides to overcome the static defenses.
51 - Blueprint for Armageddon II
Jan 31, 2014 • 200 min
The Great Powers all come out swinging in the first round of the worst war the planet has ever seen. Millions of men in dozens of armies vie in the most deadly and complex opening moves of any conflict in world history.
50 - Blueprint for Armageddon I
Oct 30, 2013 • 187 min
The planet hadn’t seen a major war between all the Great Powers since the downfall of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. But 99 years later the dam breaks and a Pandora’s Box of violence engulfs the planet.
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