Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

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An excellent reference of history that explains it so that you can understand it and use it to navigate the world around you. I cannot recommend this podcast enough!
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I learned so much about the Cold War listening to this one. Starting it from the top again soon!
If only high-school me could see me now... Never thought I'd be listening to 4-hour long podcast episodes about the history of WW1, but I couldn't get enough. A fascinating time period was brought to life by Dan Carlin and his enthusiasm of the topic.
History enthusiasts rejoice! You are in for a treat of a deep dive into worlds you have heard about but never gotten the chance to dive into. This is an unorthodoxed podcasts. Episodes drop out of nowhere and when they do, they stick around (some episodes are over 4 hours). These deep dives are like one week college courses. Well researched and in depth enough that you feel like you know the topic but also could do further research. To like this podcast, you have to enjoy Dan Carlin's voice and cadence because that is all you get for the hours you are here. That is a personal preference but for me, Carlin's authoritative tone keeps me engaged like a dynamic lecturer. I usually keep these episodes in my feed for a while, saving them up for the occasional long road trip or deep clean of the house.
Very interesting podcast. If you are interested in history and all the details you will probably enjoy his podcast.
I love history podcasts, and despite its infrequency, this one is the best out there.
Everyone has heard of this show but everyone should actually listen to every episode and learn the real history that we barely skimmed through in school
HH takes a topic and goes in for typically 15+ hours of deep, well through out conversations on it. Just because it's long doesn't mean it gets winded and boring though. Only real negative is there are usually 6 months to a year in between but that's hardly a negative since everything is amazing. Production is perfect.
I'm no history buff, but Dan can really peak your interest on some of History's greatest events. Blueprints for Armageddon was some of the most interesting and exciting media I've ever consumed. It also taught me a lot more about WWI than I ever got from school. Admittedly I still have let the names and dates slip out of my mind, but the general motivations and conflicts of the various countries was unknown to me until I gave this a listen
Dan Carlin is on another level. He's not always right, but he's always well-researched, which means when he gets it wrong, it's not because he's been lazy, it's because he's missed something highly nuanced (which you can't blame him for, he's not a Historian, he's a fan of history). 95%+ of every episode is perfect. The only way you won't like this show, as a lover of history, is if you have a specialized interest in a particular segment of our great human timeline and you're going to hold the host to an expectation of perfection. There is so much learning to be done in this podcast, and you should absolutely subscribe.
There's not much I can say that hasn't been said already, but hands down the most indepth history podcast out there. The entire portfolio is amazing.
I think it's reasonable to say that any history podcast is to some extent a response to this one: the "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" of history. It searches for "the extremes of human experience", and avoids being desensitized by them: that's what I find so admirable about Dan Carlin's work. History as it is documented can seem sterile, it's easy to get fixated on the wars, the conquests, on the intrigue, without considering the implications of what we're hearing, what life was like in that environment. Dan Carlin doesn't let that happen, he focuses on the sensations, the good, the bad, makes the alien past relatable. There has been criticism leveled at Carlin for his lack of accuracy, but that's okay if he makes you research further, no?
This is the best podcast of all time. Dan is a genius and makes 3 hour train journeys go by in a flash.
Hardcore History is truly one of my favorite podcasts out there. Dan Carlin has a way of telling you about history that no history teacher I've ever had has managed to accomplish. If you're looking for a (very) long-form podcast that will entertain, wow and teach you at the same time, you've come to the right place!
Some of the longest and most intriguing stories told about war and history.
Whether Dan is discussing history or current events, he always brings his own unconventional approach to the subject matter. I just listened to two podcasts now and I can't seem to understand why it took me a long while to do so. The two podcasts are dominated by both the highs and lows of humanity
My first favorite podcast and the only one I have actually spent money on, Dan Carlin tells history in an interesting but deep and accurate way. Whether it be the Mongolian Empire, World War I, how the Roman Republic fell, or several other topics, Dan is sure to educate you on the events and drama of people in the past and reflect on different angles of what it means to be human.
All the history your poor public education didn't teach you. Learn from a history buff that actually cares about what happened. I actually think these episodes are not long enough!
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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Podcast Status
Apr 22nd, 2013
Latest Episode
Nov 14th, 2020
Release Period
3 per year
Avg. Episode Length
About 4 hours
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