Iâm a theatre education major and by no means a history buff â but still I enjoy listening to every second of these podcasts. Mr. Carlinâs objective yet still passionate voice has become a staple of my commute every morning and afternoon. I am always impressed at his thoroughness in both research and in covering as many perspectives as possible. I recommend listening! His descriptions are riveting.
If Christen Slater decided to go on a roadtrip with you to Vegas and decided to talk about history, this is what it would sound like. Really enjoyed thus podcast.
This is a mindblowing podcast, just listen to une episode.
I love this podcast. Deeply informative and engaging at the same time. Heâs the best history teacher you always wish you had.
Seriously, best pod ever
A really fun investigation of different kinds of historical topics, where the host really digs into them and tells a story. You never thought learning about the Mongols for 12 hours could be this fun.
Dan's research, organization, delivery and charm make this a must have podcast for anyone even vaguely interested in History & how we got to where we are today.
Well done and interesting - worth the one buck an episode asked for!
I have never actually written a review for a podcast, and I listen to a ton, but I HAD to for Hardcore History. I love history, and learning, but I can get distracted and lose interest fast. Danâs articulation and excitement for whatever topic is at hand makes it nigh impossible to do anything other than to be drawn in with anticipation of the next piece of the story. Great job!!! I only hate it takes so long for new episodes, but I also appreciate that fact know the effort put forth in research and production.
Fantastic and like listening to the desert version of history at all points. Canât ask for more from a history podcast.
Dan Carlin is the best storyteller podcaster out there. He gives incredible intensity and drama to the characters and their experiences. His WWI podcast was by far my favorite - if favorite is the right word for it. It took a subject that I thought I was passive about and made it shake me to my core - that's the Dan Carlin history experience!
Great telling of history. I especially liked the Blueprint for Armageddon.
The pod that got me into podcasts. Still my favorite
I really don't have to say anything, just came to drop a rating. If you like history and podcasts Dan is one of them setting the standards for all that have followed. If you get turned off by a subject - try a different topic and give it a go!
Incredible. Wish there was a new episode every week. Quality work worth far more than a $1 donation. Wish this had been a high school or college professor of mine. Feel like Iâve learned more from these podcasts than nearly all of my prior studies of history.
Love the way Carlin looks at the world and brings to live major events in history. Be prepared to be immersed in the time period he is covering, great podcast
Every EP worth worth saving/sharing/replaying/and a 2-week emphasis per semester at Senior High School History class. I hold my breath for 4 - 7 months and lurk till the next #hardcorehistorypodcast releases. Then I feed myself for ten, 30, or more, or less --minutes at a time, as much as I can handle, depending, untill The End. Then I mark as unplayed.
If my history teachers would have taught history with a tenth of the enthusiam as Dan Carlin, I would have loved history as a child. Thanks Dan!
Eras and events of historical significance that Iâm interested in filtered through Dan Carlinâs journalistic sensibility. He tries to get into the minds of the people through eyewitness accounts. Iâve really enjoyed all of them up to this point, but I especially loved the three-parter on the Persian empire.
A fantastic 'every man' take on history, incredibly well delivered. The long run times might seem a little off-putting, but once you start listening Dan's presentation becomes so engrossing, time just flies and each episode leaves you wanting more. Just wish they came out more often!
One of the forerunners of podcasting, Dan Carlin and his shows are first-ballot podcast hall of famers, especially for his service of Hardcore History. This show brings the best of audio entertainment by merging educational with downright addicting.
Amazing content beautifully delivered. Thanks so much Dan for giving us so much for so little.
Iâve listened to the Celtic holocaust the king of kings part one and the segment on the destroyer of worlds. I Think Carlin is so good, that while his people ask for a dollar for listening, Iâm going to go to his website and give 50. And thatâs not enough for the pleasure I found in listening while I was driving to these podcasts. the man is fabulous
I donât have enough words to express how amazing this podcast is. Dan Carlin is a walking encyclopedia (a set of encyclopedias really) on any subject. Heâs extremely knowledgeable, but at the same time so entertaining and charismatic, that his podcasts are suited for anyone - whether youâre a history buff or know nothing at all. I canât get enough of it, and Iâve learned SO MUCH on so many different historical events, and in such a fun and engaging way, that I just couldnât be happier.
Dan Carlin's love of history is infectious. He's a powerful narrator and storyteller, and an original thinker.
There is something in your voice, sly delivery, and humanity which makes you my favorite historian (and you are an historian). Too many of us know nothing about ancient history nor care to learn. But there is an audience who devote their lives to scholarship. I listen to, say, the King of Kings series again & again. Once I completed the WW1 series, I listened to it again. Were I not a retired pensioner with a condo under foreclosure, I would send you money. I feel guilty that I take so much from you and give nothing in return.
Dan , his crew and catalog of work is if nothing else a treasure to all people if this time and to those âstill in the womb of timeâ.ðð ðð¥ðµðâ³
This is an amazing podcast. The telling of the history is great. My husband and I get super excited when a new episode comes out. Itâs our topic of conversation for months!
I demand dan Carlinâs hard r history be taken off the air. Thatâs not how you should say that word
Dan's podcasts are usually great, but the latest episode is just awful. It's just rambling for 4 hours, no plot, no story, no organization. It seems like this podcast was just thrown into the mix as a filler episode.
the rest are the rest. Thank you, Dan, for taking your skill and enthusiasm, and making something for us.
A new Hardcore History show just released! Thank you Dan.
This podcast reminded me of my best college history professors. It was riveting and humbling.
Loved it! No Mono tone, It kept me interested and his effect was not one to put me to sleep. Job well done. Thank you for keeping History interesting(at least to me) ð
Dan Carlin is such an inspiration. He is very good at telling stories that happened thousands or hundreds (or tens) of years ago and making them relatable and easy to undertand. I especially love the multi-part episodes (Wrath of the Khans, Death Throes of the Republic.After listening to the episodes he has available here, I recommend checking out his website to purchase all of the rest of them âÂ super cheap and tons of great content.
Dan does a spectacular job of putting the listener right in the middle of it all. I cannot recommend any other podcast as much as this one. ðbravo!
Dan Carlin has a gift for relaying history in an engaging and passionate way. I love listening to his podcasts on flights and long car trips. His series on World War I is my all time favorite podcast series, I cannot imagine a better way to absorb history than the way Dan Carlin tells it.
The best history podcast out there. The time, care, and passion put into this is truly astonishing. It's such a joy and privilege to listen.
This is a perfect example of how some one can use this medium!
Hardcore History is what we all wished high school History Class could have been. Fun, passionate, engaging and packed with a treasure trove of information.
Herodotus is amazing; the Bible isnât pulp fiction. Donât reduce these ancient beauties to cheap popular culture.I really liked âCeltic Holocaustâ. This is unbearable. Darth Vader? You are lowering the high. I donât think I can listen to much more of this one. Awful.
Probably the best history podcast out there. Dan Carlin combines historical accounts and facts with story telling that can only come from somebody who passionately loves learning history.If this man was a professor Iâd have my Doctorate in history thanks to him.
Mr. Carlin,Will you come back and tell me another story?
I love history, and Iâd be ok with a longer podcast on a single topic...if it were conducted by multiple voices and was somewhat organized. Dan Carlinâs speaking is boring despite yelling every other word, and he just repeats stuff over and over and over again that a 6 hour podcast should really be 2 hours. Also why are the only reviews shown from a decade ago? Anyone else wonder if these reviewers would say the same today or if theyâve long ditched this long winded podcast.
These pods are so engaging and real I canât get enough. Listened to the entire library in the last two months. Now hungry for more. Great job Dan. It brings humanity to an in human condition. Thank you
Dan is a great story teller. Every show is well sourced, and extremely interesting. The only thing I donât like is that it takes 4-6 months to get a new show, but itâs always worth the wait.