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
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
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”
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
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.
Engineering Victory with Elon
Elon Musk and Bill Riley from SpaceX join Dan to discuss the underappreciated role of science and engineering in war. As you might imagine, military aircraft feature prominently in the conversation. 1. The Wages of destruction by Adam Tooze2. The Art of War by Sun Tzu 3.The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy by Adam Tooze
Powers Thrones and Dan Jones
Historian Dan Jones’ specialty is the Middle Ages. Dan Carlin adores the Middle Ages. Normans anyone? 1. Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages by Dan Jones 2. The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors by Dan Jones 3. The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones 4. The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones 5. Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands by Dan Jones
Addendum keeps getting better and better!
Episode 21 holland and sandbrook may be my favorite addendum episode to date. The American and Brits sitting in judgement of other empires while making “excuses“ for colonialism is peak history. Lol we listeners were certainly rolling our eyes at how convenient an objective look at the morality of empire building and the seemingly justifiable way in which the British gentleman explains his thoughts. Then to have Sanbrook point out that that’s what Dans listeners would be thinking was delightful. I felt seen and now the better off for it.
I came into this episode already a fan of Dan and Tom but am pleased to say that I am now a fan of all three.
NOTE: Please bring on more authors of whom works you cite during your Hardcore History podcast.
I very much enjoyed the last episode.
I very much enjoyed the last episode and toward the end when you had your philosophical discussion about right and wrong and inevitability I could not stop thinking about eminent domain. We still have laws that let us take peoples property if they aren’t using it the right way when we think we have a better way to use it.
The English are coming
I can’t believe how good this episode was very interesting. Very serious. When I think about Churchill and him saying the toughest people in the field what men were in the panzers divisions. I guess being American I see people fighting in sneakers. And if the Germans are pushing 2-6 percent GDP. Weather the Russians are here to win Germans rearming doesn’t sound good I know my grandpa never forgave. If you talk about Alexander Cesar and Napoleon though I’m a fan of the classics having read Herodotus…..Plutarch….. Xenophon….. Napoleon and Elba means he did it twice.