Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Hitler? What was the greatest army of all time? Which U.S. President was the worst? Hardcore History discusses the issues and questions history fans love.

Categories

general
History

Archives

2022
March

2021
June

2020
November
June

2019
October
January

2018
July
January

2017
August
January

2016
August
March

2015
December

June 2022
S M T W T F S
     
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30

Syndication

The Atlantic Slave Trade mixes centuries of human bondage with violence, economics, commerce, geo-political competition, liberty, morality, injustice, revolution, tragedy and bloody reckonings. That sounds like a lot, yet this show merely scratches the surface of this enormous subject.

Direct download: dchha68_BLITZ_Human_Resources.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 9:40pm PDT

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 in the war's last year.

Direct download: dchha67_Supernova_in_the_East_VI.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 4:59pm PDT

Can suicidal bravery and fanatical determination make up for material, industrial and numerical insufficiency? As the Asia-Pacific conflict turns against the Japanese these questions are put to the test. The results are nightmarish.

Direct download: dchha66_Supernova_in_the_East_V.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 4:50pm PDT

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.

Direct download: dchha65_Supernova_in_the_East_IV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:02pm PDT

Show 64 - Supernova in the East III

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.

Direct download: dchha64_Supernova_in_the_East_III.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am PDT

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..

Direct download: dchha63_Supernova_in_the_East_II.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm PDT

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.

Direct download: dchha62_Supernova_in_the_East_I.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48am PDT

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.

Direct download: dchha61_BLITZ_Painfotainment.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49pm PDT

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.

Direct download: dchha60_The_Celtic_Holocaust.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50am PDT

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.

Direct download: dchha59_BLITZ_The_Destroyer_of_Worlds.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27pm PDT

Direct download: dchha58_Kings_of_Kings_III.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm PDT

Direct download: dchha57_Kings_of_Kings_II.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:36am PDT

Direct download: dchha56_Kings_of_Kings.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17am PDT