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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History




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Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Hitler? What was the greatest army of all time? Which U.S. President was the worst? Hardcore History discusses the issues and questions history fans love.
Recent Episodes for Dan Carlin's Hardcore Histo...
DATE: Mon, 30 Aug 2010
SIZE: 87.2 MB
Show 35 - Death Throes of the Republic II

Disaster threatens the Republic, but the cure might be worse than the disease. "The Dan Carlin version" of this story continues with ambition-addict Marius dominating the story and Plutarch dominating the sources.

DATE: Mon, 28 Jun 2010
SIZE: 75.4 MB
Show 34 - Death Throes of the Republic I

The wars which elevate Rome to superpower status also sow the seed for the downfall of its political system. Money, slaves, ambition, political stalemate and class warfare prove to be a toxic, bloody mix.

DATE: Wed, 28 Apr 2010
SIZE: 42.4 MB
Show 33 - (BLITZ) Old School Toughness

Does the toughness of peoples play any role in history? How can historians deal with such an amorphous human quality? Historiography, boxing, barbarians, philosophy and wisdom are among the subjects touched upon

DATE: Sun, 28 Feb 2010
SIZE: 62.5 MB
Show 32 - Globalization Unto Death

Ferdinand Magellan is the lead character in this episode about the collision between the Old and New worlds and what Dan calls "Globalization 1.0". It is also full of controversy!

DATE: Thu, 10 Dec 2009
SIZE: 39.6 MB
Show 31 - (BLITZ) Suffer the Children

Dan's exposure to the idea of "psychohistory" gets him thinking about how children were raised in the past. Could widespread child abuse and bad parenting in earlier eras explain some of history's brutality?

DATE: Sun, 11 Oct 2009
SIZE: 68.4 MB
Show 30 - Ghosts of the Ostfront IV

In the final episode of the horror story that is the Eastern Front the tale descends into unimaginable darkness as vengeance is called down on Germany. This graphic episode is not for young ears.

DATE: Tue, 11 Aug 2009
SIZE: 62.0 MB
Show 29 - Ghosts of the Ostfront III

In Part Three of the Ostfront series covering WW2 on the Eastern Front, Dan looks at the situation in the U.S.S.R. during 1942 and early 1943, including the dreadful Battle of Stalingrad.

DATE: Wed, 17 Jun 2009
SIZE: 60.7 MB
Show 28 - Ghosts of the Ostfront II

In Part Two of the Ostfront series covering WW2 on the Eastern Front, Dan looks at the attempt to take Moscow and the many compelling stories surrounding the momentous1941 German offensive.

DATE: Sun, 19 Apr 2009
SIZE: 45.2 MB
Show 27 - Ghosts of the Ostfront I

Part One covering the conflict between the Germans and the Soviet Union in the Second World War. Dan gives an introduction to the subject and discusses the causes and opening moves of Operation Barbarossa.

DATE: Tue, 03 Feb 2009
SIZE: 44.3 MB
Show 26 - (BLITZ) Addicted to Bondage

Is slavery a natural feature of human societies? Dan looks at this timeless, evil institution and wonders if we have made as much progress freeing ourselves from its influence as we think we have.

DATE: Wed, 21 Jan 2009
SIZE: 40.8 MB
Show 25 - The Dyer Outlook

Dan discusses the past, present and future with influential Canadian historian, broadcaster and columnist Gwynne Dyer.

Recent Comments for Dan Carlin's Hardcore Histo...
awesome sauce

Great show!

Submitted By: jontomedwards@... (on 6-2014)

Blueprint for Armegeddon III

Dan, I cannot express sufficiently my appreciation for the the outstanding attention to detail in your exhaustive research, andyour ability to articulate, the personal accounts from those involved in these events. Dan, your Hardccore History Volumes are worthy of being recorded in the National Archives, better yet, inclusion to any data about the human race that is projected into the celestial universe. Thank You for what you do, and know that my $10 per month in support is fractionally representative my appreciation of the historical erudtion I receive from these podcasts. John Boehmer SGM, U.S. Army (Ret) Williamsburg, VA. PS, If you are ever in the locale of the "Historic Triangle here in S.E. Virginia, please consider contacting me, I would love to buy you and yours dinner.

Submitted By: jboehmer1@... (on 5-2014)

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