15 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.

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    • 4.8, 378 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.

    Show 64 - Supernova in the East III

    Show 64 - 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.

    • 4 hrs 53 min
    Show 63 - Supernova in the East II

    Show 63 - 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 hrs 1 min
    Show 62 - Supernova in the East I

    Show 62 - Supernova in the East I

    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.

    • 4 hrs 28 min
    Show 61 - (Blitz) Painfotainment

    Show 61 - (Blitz) Painfotainment

    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.

    • 4 hrs 31 min
    Show 60 - The Celtic Holocaust

    Show 60 - The Celtic Holocaust

    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.

    • 5 hrs 59 min
    Show 59 - (Blitz) The Destroyer of Worlds

    Show 59 - (Blitz) The Destroyer of Worlds

    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.

    • 5 hrs 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
378 Ratings

378 Ratings

alan0046485 ,

Fantastic Podcast

Dan Carlin makes history accessible and engrossing. The podcast brings historical events to life. Educational and interesting. Fantastic show.

Aido Man ,

Living History

This is so well thought through and delivered. Really have found every episode totally engrossing and have learned so much about history which I’ve always been keenly interested in.

But also that we as a race do not learn from our mistakes.

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The most engrossing and accessible history cast out there. His enthusiasm for the subject is infectious. The only fault is the huge gaps between episodes.

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