14 episodes

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.

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Wizzard Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 2.5K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

S62731 ,

Brings history to life :)

Extremely entertaining insights into our history and Dan brings it to life. Thanks Dan!

Penski ,

Fantastic!

Such an awesome podcast - so glad I found it. Dan has such a natural and naturally-engaging style that balances depth, breadth, context, subtext, intrigue, political/social/economic drives to provide an historical narrative that you really want to keep listening to. This not only helps the stories to resonate, but helps my brain to retain the information: I’ve found myself retelling the major points of WW1 to my family long after listening to Blueprint for Armageddon - whereas usually I’ve struggled to retain school-based history when it’s been just dry, stale dates and names. You may not think you have 5-6 hours free for a single episode (or 23 hours in total for the WW1 series!) but you’ll get hooked and soon look for opportunities to listen to the next chapter. Highly recommended.

Jimmy Fallen ,

Awesome

Detailed and intense. Fantastic,

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