Best history podcast
Don't let the fact that these are 4, 5, 6 hour podcasts deter you. Dan explains history better than anyone I've ever heard and makes it easily digestible and compelling
Best historical podcast hands down! Look no further.
The most charismatic, gripping 30 hour-long exposes of historic topics ever made!
Best show of its kind
I love his passion about the stories, they are phenomenally researched and sometimes I laugh out loud because his commentary is funny. The stories relax me and I feel like I'm learning about history!
If you had told me years ago that a 23-hour audio series on World War I would be absoutely riveting, I would have been skeptical to say the least. But Carlin's ability to present historical events in context, human drama and all, is unparalleled in the podcasting world.
Just finished listening to the âBlueprint for Armageddonâ World War I series of podcasts. I still canât believe this held my interest for roughly 20+ hours. Simply the best.
As there are many other "history" podcasts, Dan's HH is by far the best. His style is engaging and thought provoking, keeping you engaged for his lengthy 5 hour episodes. The storytelling delivery is good for the podcast format. I have reccomended this podcast to many of my family and friends (those who mught not be as facinated by history as I am) and they love it. As a student of history, I do have to say I am a little dissapointed with the useage of primary sources. Dan does a good job integrating primary sources into his story, but more are needed to support his "analysis". The sources are not used to support any argument and used more to guide his reflective account.Overall, this is a very solid podcast. Highly reccomend over any other availble. Dan's work and analytical ability has grown over the years, but he needs to make better use of primary sources
Why wasn't school like this growing up, this is too good.
Dan adds more color to history then anyone. He truly brings it to life and does a wonderful job of really capturing the essence of the times and people he talks about. Highly recommended.
The giggling sorority girl tone kills me. I have tried multiple times. No facts, rambling. ð¬ð Just bad.
Love the show. I enjoy the specificity and intricacy used with describing very minor details that paint the most vivid images of the broader period/topic. Highly recommend this podcast for history buffs and people that enjoy a good account of history through an amazingly well researched and organized account.
Give it a listen
Very thought provoking and educational. His passion makes it all that much more enjoyable, and it's down at a pace where you don't feel you'll be bogged down with so much information. Highly recommended.
Too often, history is presented as timelines of events and facts. Dan, being a journalist and not a historian, changes that. He is able to give an outside perspective and truly tell a STORY. Even through the marathon series with 3 hour episodes a piece, you'll be hooked the whole way. I would often lie in bed, stay at the ceiling, and just listen. It's intoxicating. Once you start, you'll want to buy the rest ($70 and SO worth it).
This dude is straight awesome.
Love this podcast. The topics and and discussion are second to none.
Love Dan's insights, relevant comments (e.g., to today's events), and how historians developed their perspectives/theories. LOVE IT! Yes, I donated to his endeavor and can't wait for the next installment.
Dan does a great job telling incredible stories that are actually history. Who would have thought a 25 hour series on the Khan's would actually be interesting?
Impossible to recommend more highly.
Episodes 27-30 "Ghosts of the Ostfront" (now only avail in iTunes) are the finest works of art in audio I have ever experienced. Including music.
Dan Carlin has an astonishing capacity to integrate a ton of historical research into a riveting narrative. He loves his subjects (and they are wildly varied) that you will, too.
Whenever I have the opportunity to share my excitement about podcasts with someone, Hardcore History is always one of my first recommendations. I don't have the literary skills necessary to convey how important this podcast is to me, and should be to all those interested in learning about the past. The emphasis that Mr Carlin puts into nuance and context related to the lives of the actors or the events being covered is nothing short of brilliance. Had this podcast been available when I was in high school I can almost guarantee it would have provided me with the fire to become a professional historian myself. This podcast is so great. Thank you to everyone involved in bringing it to us.
Dan is a great storyteller. He makes history interesting but not in a silly, goofy sort of way. He is serious in his quest and that's what I appreciate
Dan Carlin puts so much work into each podcast that I have to applaud him on Effie alone. His research and commentary make for an engrossing listen. I look forward to each new episode, knowing my commute will be perfect for the next few days.
All are really good, but the WWI series has no comparison.
Hands down my favorite podcast. Dan brings historical events to life in an entertaining, understandable and emotional way. Love to listen and learn from this amazing podcast.
Dan Carlin is the single greatest podcaster ever. Nobody can give a gripping historical narrative like him.
Always a good listen
The episodes are so well researched. Dan put so much effort into each episode and it shows!
I love the way he brings a story to life often times parts of stories that have been ignored by history or forgotten very informative and entertaining
I love this podcast can't get enough. I think it is important to listen to every detail, this is the only podcast I have rules for: 1. only in the car or while grilling 2. Only alone3. If my mind wanders into a point Dan makes, stop the podcast, mull it over, complete thought, press play.
Honestly its good and interesting but extremely repetitive. Ive listened to about 10 episodes and the blueprint for armageddon series is extremely repetitive especially. There is no historical significance, you only learn 3 things A LOT of people died (obviously), it was horrible (obviously) and it was gruesome(obviously). You cant have 6 episode on WWI about 3 hours each just talking about the death numbers. But some other episodes are pretty good. Youll hear him repeat the same exact line over and over again.
I adore Hardcore History and have listened to every episode multiple times. These are some of my favorite pieces of media I've ever encountered and I always try to recommend Dan's work to anyone I can. Great starters are Destroyer of Worlds and Prophets of Doom.
I have listened to and enjoyed this podcast so much. I've been listening for a couple years now. I never leave reviews on anything but I felt I owed to these people. Extremely well researched. It has a good tempo without getting bogged down too much in the details despite the long show times. The human element Dan adds every episode is great. He really found his voice a year or so in to this.
This podcast is the best example of how to make learning interesting and fun. Dan is a master story teller and every episode is a journey or exploration of a topic. Not only is it produced at the highest level...but the way Dan weaves in and out different threads and leads you to a place where all those threads come together...is not only masterfully done but it also gives you certain satisfaction in getting to end of the story along side Dan. Truly, this podcast is a gem. We have to wait a long while between episodes, but man...it is worth it every time!
I was slightly daunted by the format at first, but I find myself devouring whole episodes with unflagging interest. Dan Carlin's enthusiasm is infectious, his narratives are gripping, and the show's bound to be a treat for history fans and anyone who enjoys a good story.
Dan is a storyteller first, historian second. I never want my commute to work to end when listening to HCH because of the great drama of his stories. Dan also has an amazing ability to take the listener on a journey into the life and mind of our ancestors, helping us to think about the human experience in new ways.
I just listened to a 6 part series on WWI. Each part lasted from 3-4.5 hours. I could not believe that I would be interested for all those hours, but I was. Dan Carlin knows how to tell history!
I'm a history lover, but I've never really been into podcasts. This show was recommended by a friend of mine and I've been listening to Dan for the last month and a half straight. I haven't even listened to any music.. I can't get enough of it! If you enjoy history, this is the holy grail of historical storytelling.
I've been listening to podcasts for over five years and started with Hardcore History.Every podcast after Carlin's has been a let down. He set the bar so high. He inspired me to be a historian. Simply wonderful.
My only complaint is that the older episodes, by virtue of being on iTunes or the store, are only easily synced through the music app on my iPhone, and iTunes does not sell the bundles, only single episodes.
This podcast is amazing. Everyone has been epic in its detail and apporach.
He has a terrific knack for breaking down highly complex historic moments into fathomable situations which had great dependence or impact on so many others.
Dan Carlin's History podcast is the most interesting podcast I've ever listened to. He takes subjects from history and brings them to life. Keep up the good work.
Love love love this podcast. I've never been a history guy in any way. I truly love his storytelling and the perspective that he brings. This guy is amazing and we should all support him better than we do so he can make more podcasts more frequently. That last statement goes doubly for me.
Dan Carlin is now the primary history teacher of planet earth. As an amateur historian, he has the freedom to delineate and interweave each prominent historical perspective on a given event while concomitantly exhibiting his mastery of the age old craft of storytelling. Each episode seems to supersede the last in depth, breadth and entertainment value. My only complaint is that they are too perfect. I would prefer a great podcast every three months, to Dan's current 1.5 masterpiece's per year.Welcome to home room earthlings! The king is dead, long live the chronicler!
Dan's take on history is second to none.