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Interviews, musings and extra material from the makers of Dan Carlin's Hardcore History. If it did not fit in the HH feed it's probably here

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Interviews, musings and extra material from the makers of Dan Carlin's Hardcore History. If it did not fit in the HH feed it's probably here

    Boxing with Ghosts

    Boxing with Ghosts

    Ready for an argument? Like Dan's quote voice? Waiting to hear Dan discuss boxing? Then you've hit the trifecta. Boxing expert Mike Silver and Dan discuss whether today's modern fighters could compete with those of yesteryear. 1. The Arc of Boxing: The Rise and Decline of the Sweet Science by Mike Silver 2. The Night the Referee Hit Back: Memorable Moments from the World of Boxing by Mike Silver 3. Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing: A Photographic History by Mike Silver

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Fabulous Bill Barrett

    The Fabulous Bill Barrett

    Bill Barrett has been the voice of Dan Carlin’s podcasts since they began in 2005. In this retrospective Dan looks back at samples of Bill’s catalog of  work.  

    • 21 min
    Hollandansandbrook

    Hollandansandbrook

    Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook stop by to continue the conversation with Dan that began on their own podcast The Rest is History. 1. “Rubicon” by Tom Holland  2. “Dominion” by Tom Holland 3. “Persian Fire” by Tom Holland

    • 1 hr 39 min
    A Republic Lost at Sea

    A Republic Lost at Sea

    Professor Barry Strauss and Dan talk about Cleopatra, Mark Antony, Julius Caesar, Augustus Caesar and a host of historical luminaries in a tale worthy of Shakespeare as the Roman Republic goes down with the ships at Actium. Show Notes: 1. “The War That Made the Roman Empire: Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian at Actium” by Barry Strauss 2. “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu 3. Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History “Death Throes of the Republic”  

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Asymmetrical Perspectives

    Asymmetrical Perspectives

    Author, actor and senior fellow at the Modern War Institute Max Brooks joins Dan to discuss asymmetrical warfare and related societal issues. 1. "On War" by Gen. Carl von Clausewitz 2. “The Art of War” by Sun Tsu 3. "War and Anti-War: Survival at the Dawn of the 21st Century” by Alvin and Heidi Toffler

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Iranian Interconnections

    Iranian Interconnections

    Iranian-born historian John Ghazvinian's new book is about the history of the U.S.-Iranian relationship. He and Dan discuss coups, oil, religion, history, arms deals, Shahs, U.S. presidents and wars. 1. “America and Iran: A History, 1720 to the Present” by John Ghazvinian.

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.4K Ratings

7.4K Ratings

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Nuclear War

This is less of a review and more a commentary on the Hollands and Brooks episode.

While I think there is some justification around the concern that people aren’t afraid of nuclear weapons the way they should be or used to be, I think people of my generation (millennials) have maintained conscious awareness of the potential ramifications of nukes - with video games. I’m sure some people will find this idea ridiculous but there have been a number of extremely vivid, detailed games dealing with the possible aftermath scenarios of nuclear war and none of them are positive. In pretty much every instance I can think of, society as we know it is gone, humanity has backslid to extreme tribalism, the environment is incredibly hostile and survival by most is extremely unlikely.

The Fallout series does a great job of depicting what parts of the United States would be like after the nukes fall.

The Metro series (based on the books by Dmitry Glukhovsky) details the survival of a small group of people who happened to be in the subway tunnels of Moscow (and other Russian cities) when the nukes fall.

The Stalker games similarly deal with the potential horrible environmental consequences of the fallout within the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

So I, for one, feel like I’ve got a pretty good sense of the consequences of a post nuclear war world and I want no part of it. If you think playing with nukes isn’t a big deal, check those games out. While they are art and interpretation, games are often heavily researched to provide a sense of realism.

fictionles ,

Engineering Victory with Elon

The moment this episode hit my feed, I knew it was the last thing i would ever listen to from Dan. I love his stuff, HH and Common sense are fantastic. But having Elon on; don’t care if this is about SpaceX or not. Really should’ve second guessed this.

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Love it

This podcast is so interesting. I really enjoy history, and this takes it to the next level !

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