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

    • History
    • 4.8, 4.5K 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
4.5K Ratings

4.5K Ratings

feildsofgrace ,

History alive

When and if Dan Carlin decides to stop telling history , it will be a great loss . I’m impressed and tantalized by his ability to weave a tapestry of history and pondering questions , for our present age . One of the most glorious podcast I listen to.

dehe69420 ,

Amazing

Just finishing up listening to all episodes for a second time. Dan does an amazing job of making it entertaining while also connecting modern and ancient references to make the content easier to comprehend. The Blueprint for Armageddon series is probably the most informative and engaging series I have ever consumed for any historical event (including movies and books). Thanks Dan for sharing your knowledge and as someone else mentioned would love a Napoleon series.

natedrescher ,

The Single Greatest & Most Epic Podcast Ever

The title of this review says it all. Dan Carlin unpacks the most interesting moments of our history as humans one piece at a time.

“It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.”

- Winston Churchill

Dan Carlin puts this in reverse, by looking at the individual links of history to form the whole chain.

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