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NFT: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcasts for history buffs--

DG : 10/7/2017 7:01 am
I can't recommend these podcasts enough. They're usually about 4 hours (he does 1 every 6 months or so) and very detailed.

He's done series on the Mongol Empire, the collapse of the Roman Republic, the First World War, the Persian empire, and my favorite, Ghosts of the Ostfront. All are uniformly excellent.

The latest one on the Gallic holocaust at the hands of Caesar is really good.

These podcasts reveal to me how little has changed in the world of rulers and politicians.

What Dan Carlin does that is remarkable is bring history to life. I highly recommend this- it's great while you're commuting, or on the outs with your gf/s.o...

His other podcast, Common Sense, is a very good independent political podcast.

For Roman history enthusiasts, Alice Beard's SPQR is a very good book. Mike Duncan (History of Rome) is also doing a new podcast on the fall of the Republic.

It's good to have diversions during what shapes up to be a dark period in Big Blue history.. (:
Thanks for the rec  
mfsd : 10/7/2017 7:10 am : link
sounds very interesting
I have a 7 hour drive coming up next weekend  
montanagiant : 10/7/2017 9:03 am : link
This will be perfect for it. Thanks for the heads up
Thanks I'll give this a shot  
djm : 10/7/2017 9:48 am : link
..can't be any worse than watching Giants or yanks
Very good  
HomerJones45 : 10/7/2017 9:50 am : link
the only criticism is that he goes off on so many tangents and asides that interesting though they are, you forget the main topic.
For lots of subjects there is very little new ground.  
Reb8thVA : 10/7/2017 10:06 am : link
To plow. IMHO what distinguishes a great historian from an ordinary one is his skill at telling a story.
Podcasts are the best possible way to pass time on a long trip  
JerryNYG : 10/7/2017 10:11 am : link
Hardcore History is one of the best. Some others I really enjoy:

COMEDY

Last Podcast On The Left
The Crabfeast
Tinfoil Hat

HISTORY

The Dollop
Revisionist History
Hardcore History

POLITICS

Pod Save America
538 Politics
Common Sense
Radio Atlantic

PHILOSOPHY

Wake Up
Philosophize This
Meta Treks

CRIME

Crimetown
S-Town
Most Notorous
Crime Writers On
Insight
Sword and Scale
Serial
Ear Hustle

GENERAL

This American Life
Invisibilia
Get Up On This
The HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast
Myths and Legends
The Secret to Victory
Dan Carlin is just great  
JerseyCityJoe : 10/7/2017 12:47 pm : link
He almost OD's you in content. The series on WW1 just knocked my socks off it was so good.
RE: Podcasts are the best possible way to pass time on a long trip  
Jerz44 : 10/7/2017 1:17 pm : link
In comment 13634234 JerryNYG said:
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Hardcore History is one of the best. Some others I really enjoy:

COMEDY

Last Podcast On The Left
The Crabfeast
Tinfoil Hat

HISTORY

The Dollop
Revisionist History
Hardcore History

POLITICS

Pod Save America
538 Politics
Common Sense
Radio Atlantic

PHILOSOPHY

Wake Up
Philosophize This
Meta Treks

CRIME

Crimetown
S-Town
Most Notorous
Crime Writers On
Insight
Sword and Scale
Serial
Ear Hustle

GENERAL

This American Life
Invisibilia
Get Up On This
The HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast
Myths and Legends
The Secret to Victory


I highly recommend Left, Right and Center for politics. It's an hour each week and is the most thoughtful and civilized discussion of politics that I've heard.
I second Dan Carlin  
sshin05 : 10/9/2017 11:24 am : link
his stuff is so good, you can't put it down
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