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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

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 bRead More

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Show 65 - Supernova in the East IV

Jun 3, 2020
238 min
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.
Jun 3, 2020 • 238 MIN

Show 64 - Supernova in the East III

Oct 25, 2019
293 min
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.
Oct 25, 2019 • 293 MIN

Show 63 - Supernova in the East II

Jan 12, 2019
245 min
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...
Jan 12, 2019 • 245 MIN

Show 62 - Supernova in the East I

Jul 14, 2018
271 min
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.
Jul 14, 2018 • 271 MIN

Show 61 - (Blitz) Painfotainment

Jan 28, 2018
273 min
Pain is at the root of most drama and entertainment. When does it get too real? This very disturbing and graphic show looks into some case studies and asks some deep questions. WARNING Very intense subject matter.
Jan 28, 2018 • 273 MIN

Show 60 - The Celtic Holocaust

Aug 9, 2017
359 min
Julius Caesar is our travel guide as he takes us through his murderous subjugation of the native Celtic tribal peoples of ancient Gaul. It sounds vaguely like other, recent European colonial conquests...until the natives nearly win.
Aug 9, 2017 • 359 MIN

Show 59 - (Blitz) The Destroyer of Worlds

Jan 25, 2017
349 min
What happens if human beings can't handle the power of their own weaponry? This show  examines the dangerous early years of the Nuclear Age and humankind's efforts to avoid self-destruction at the hands of its own creation.
Jan 25, 2017 • 349 MIN