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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

12 EpisodesProduced by Dan CarlinWebsite

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 f… read more

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Show 56 - Kings of Kings

October 29th, 2015

3:32:40

Often relegated to the role of slavish cannon fodder for Sparta's spears, the Achaemenid Persian empire had a glorious heritage. Under a single king …

Show 57 - Kings of Kings II

March 20th, 2016

4:15:42

From Biblical-era coup conspiracies to the horrific aftermath of ancient combat this second installment of the series on the Kings of Achaemenid Persia goes where only Dan can take it. For better or worse…

Show 58 - Kings of Kings III

August 7th, 2016

5:00:30

If this were a movie, the events and cameos would be too numerous and star-studded to mention. It includes Xerxes, Spartans, Immortals, Alexander the …

Show 59 - (Blitz) The Destroyer of Worlds

January 25th, 2017

5:49:32

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 …

Show 60 - The Celtic Holocaust

August 9th, 2017

5:59:51

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 …

Show 61 - (Blitz) Painfotainment

January 28th, 2018

4:31:01

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.

Show 62 - Supernova in the East I

July 14th, 2018

4:28:17

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 …

Show 63 - Supernova in the East II

January 12th, 2019

4:01:55

Deep themes run through this show, with allegations of Japanese war crimes and atrocities in China at the start leading to eerily familiar, almost …

Show 64 - Supernova in the East III

October 25th, 2019

4:53:43

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 …

Show 65 - Supernova in the East IV

June 3rd, 2020

3:58:33

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.

Show 66 - Supernova in the East V

November 14th, 2020

3:32:34

Can suicidal bravery and fanatical determination make up for material, industrial and numerical insufficiency? As the Asia-Pacific conflict turns …

Show 67 - Supernova in the East VI

June 8th, 2021

5:45:52

When do spirit, tenacity, resilience and bravery cross into madness? When cities are incinerated? When suicide attacks become the norm? When atomic weapons are used? Japan's leaders test the limits of national endurance …

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