12 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 • 54.8K 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.

    Supernova in the East VI

    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.

    • 5 hr 45 min
    Supernova in the East V

    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.

    • 3 hr 32 min
    Supernova in the East IV

    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.

    • 3 hr 58 min
    Supernova in the East III

    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 hr 53 min
    Supernova in the East II

    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 hr 1 min
    Supernova in the East I

    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 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
54.8K Ratings

54.8K Ratings

thalgiwvtlayvnsyakfv ,

Kizzle

Best history podcast ever. Dan’s preparation is incredible and his story telling is just as good. Anyone saying there isn’t enough information needs to understand that in order to keep a podcast interesting you have to be a good story teller. If you want to read a textbook, go read a textbook.

Willi-Peter711 ,

Dan Carlin Shows History's Raw Truth

Being a veteran Marine, and now and Active Soldier, my skin is pretty thick from hearing and witnessing brutal truths... and Dan has given me a new raw perspective no else could. His delivery style borders on the edge of cutting humor that hits home the harsh realities of what time does to cultural understanding. His factual based statements compiled with his storytelling abilities makes for a compelling journey through the eyes of the beholder. All I can do, is ask for more!

AlbanyNY518 ,

Best podcast ever…no matter what you’re interested in

I never even considered a history podcast. The. Someone told me to listen to Dan’s ww1 podcast. It was so good, so entertaining, and so informative I was completely blown away. And Dan’s voice and presentation is so good…just go listen. Pick anything free and have a listen. Download the dozens of hours of free stuff. Then go buy the unbelievably valued stuff on his website. Ghosts of the Ostfront…amazing…wrath of the khans…amazing. Do you even know how crazy the world was in the 1200s? Don’t care. I completely dare you to listen to wrath of khans and not wish it lasted longer.

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