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.
BLITZ Human Resources
The Atlantic Slave Trade mixes centuries of human bondage with violence, economics, commerce, geo-political competition, liberty, morality, injustice, revolution, tragedy and bloody reckonings. That sounds like a lot, yet this show merely scratches the surface of this enormous subject.
Supernova in the East VI
When do spirit, tenacity, resilience and bravery cross into madness? When cities are incinerated? When suicide attacks become the norm? When atomic weapons are used? Japan's leaders test the limits of national endurance in the war's last year.
Supernova in the East V
Can suicidal bravery and fanatical determination make up for material, industrial and numerical insufficiency? As the Asia-Pacific conflict turns against the Japanese these questions are put to the test. The results are nightmarish.
Supernova in the East IV
Coral Sea, Midway and Guadalcanal are three of the most famous battles of the Second World War. Together they will shift the momentum in the Pacific theater and usher in the era of modern naval and amphibious warfare.
Supernova in the East III
Japan's rising sun goes supernova and engulfs a huge area of Asia and the Pacific. A war without mercy begins to develop infusing the whole conflict with a savage vibe.
Supernova in the East II
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...
4.9 Stars from a few thousand ratings speak for themselves
Can’t complain about anything serious
Even at 5.0 stars this podcast is underrated.
See all these people claiming hardcore history to be the best podcast in existence? Theyre all right. HH is insanely, uniquely, ridiculously, perhaps even illegally, good. There are no words. Are you not into history? Listen to one episode and you will be. Are you already into history? This podcast gives you everything you mightve accused other secondary sources for not providing you with. If youre on the fence about this podcast get off the fence and listen to it. All the hype is real. Podcast apps should add a sixth star to the rating system reserved exclusively for HH.
Best Podcast in Existence
My absolute favourite podcast! The amount of work that goes into each episode is amazing. When a new podcast is posted it’s like Christmas morning!!! Keep up the good work Team!!