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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
In "Hardcore History" the very unconventional Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", outside-the-box 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 mod
Podcast, English, Portland, USA Genres: Classic Hits and Oldies, History, Society, Military and war

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Show 51 - Blueprint for Armageddon II
The Great Powers all come out swinging in the first round of the worst war the planet has ever seen. Millions of men in dozens of armies vie in the most deadly and complex opening moves of any conflict in world history.
Friday, 31-Jan-14 05:12 UTC
Show 50 - Blueprint for Armageddon I
The planet hadn't seen a major war between all the Great Powers since the downfall of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. But 99 years later the dam breaks and a Pandora's Box of violence engulfs the planet.
Wednesday, 30-Oct-13 07:12 UTC
Show 49 - The American Peril
Imperial temptations and humanitarian nightmares force the United States of the late 19th Century to confront the contradictions between its revolutionary self-image and its expanding national interests.
Thursday, 25-Jul-13 22:05 UTC
Show 48 - Prophets of Doom
Murderous millennial preachers and prophets take over the German city of Munster after Martin Luther unleashes a Pandora's Box of religious anarchy with the Protestant Reformation.
Monday, 22-Apr-13 10:27 UTC
Show 47 - Wrath of the Khans V
Succession issues weaken the Mongol Empire as the grandchildren of Genghis Khan fight over their imperial inheritance. This doesn't stop them from dealing out pain, suffering, and ironically good governance while doing so.
Monday, 14-Jan-13 05:42 UTC
Show 46 - Wrath of the Khans IV
The death of Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire, should have slowed the momentum of Mongol conquests, but instead it accelerated it. This time though, all of Europe is on the Mongol hit list.
Tuesday, 13-Nov-12 08:33 UTC
Show 45 - Wrath of the Khans III
The expansion of Genghis Khan's conquests continue, with locations as far apart as Europe and China feeling the bloody effects of Mongol warfare and retribution. Can anything halt the carnage?
Sunday, 23-Sep-12 23:08 UTC
Show 44 - Wrath of the Khans II
The Mongol leader Genghis Khan displays an unmatched level of strategic genius while moving against both Northern China and the Eastern Islamic world. Both civilizations are left stunned and millions are slaughtered.
Tuesday, 31-Jul-12 22:58 UTC
Show 43 - Wrath of the Khans I
In one of the most violent outbursts in history a little-known tribe of Eurasian nomads breaks upon the great societies of the Old World like a human tsunami. It may have ushered in the modern era, but at what cost?
Thursday, 14-Jun-12 02:07 UTC
Show 42 - (BLITZ) Logical Insanity
After many listener requests, Dan examines the issue of the morality of dropping the Atomic Bombs in the Second World War. As usual, he does so in his own unique, unexpected way.
Sunday, 01-Apr-12 05:12 UTC
Show 41 - Thor's Angels
What started as a standard podcast episode morphed into an audio book on what used to be called "The Dark Ages" in Europe. Dan gets into many areas he should probably avoid...Gods, Germans, bikers, Jesus...
Thursday, 19-Jan-12 15:52 UTC
Show 40 - (BLITZ) Radical Thoughts
Using the two 20th Century "Red Scare" eras as case studies, Dan looks at the fear that can be generated by potentially dangerous ideas and examines the way such powerful mass emotions can cloud human judgment.
Thursday, 13-Oct-11 06:57 UTC
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