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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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

Ariman88 ,

The guru of history podcasts

If you haven't listened to Hardcore Histroy yet, I envy you. Dan Carlin is the true philosopher of our time, who doesn't put out content unless it's excellent.

motistudios ,

Amazing podcast!!

These podcasts are truely amazing, Dan's telling the story from multiple view points, painting a very clear pictures of past events, and creates a very interesting story that we can easily grasp.
Very recommended!

dbaryo ,

Amazing!

Loved the WW1 chapters!
Thank you so much

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