This podcast is of such a high quality that it will spoil you so that you cannot listen to any other history podcasts without severe disappointment. This show is simply amazing. Well researched (some may say overly so) and presented. Often gripping in its delivery, its never dull and always facinating. Just wish I had found it sooner. This is the best history podcast available, hands down.
It's not an exaggeration to claim that Hardcore History has changed my life. Dan Carlin's unique style is always challenging me to think of historical events (even those I thought I understood) from a fresh perspective that, in turn, forces me to question the way I look at the history that we are making now. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Thank you, Dan!
This is the best podcast of all time.
The best podcast out there, hands down
Can't be beat for learning.
Absolutely the best history concepts. Each episode is detailed and extremely well researched. He manages to both put the event in their proper historical context and simultaneously make connections to contemporary society.
History is brought to you by an amazing voice. Thanks for all you do Dan. Thank you
Dan Carlin is among the best historical story tellers of our time. If you love History, listening to Dan tell his version of historical narratives is a treat. I love all things history and I am a history major; listening to Mr. Carlin and his "hardcore" version of historical time lines will allow you to experince history in a rich and explorative way and give you an unique look into great historical events. A great big Thank You to the Great Mr. Carlin and his magnificent team in bringing us such great stories. Please continue providing us with your monumental contributions to the telling of our past.
Best history podcast ever
If you like history, it doesn't get better than this!
If we all were inspired to be as passionate about our own interests as Carlin is for history, we would be a world filled with a people who were expert in their individual subject matter and fanatic in their desire to share in equal measure.
Dan does an amazing job of telling history with a strong input from historiography without the academic sleep-induction. It's the one podcast I drop everything to listen to as soon as a new episode lands. If you have any interest in history, no matter how limited that interest may be, Hardcore History is a must listen.
Dan has a very civilian way of exploring history of through the eyes of mankind's war lords to make sense of what they saw and then bring their esoteric discussions and notable viewpoints to a relatable platform that is so fun and interesting to listen to. I love this podcast! Thanks Dan!
If you're looking for an unbiased, interesting, and exciting way to learn history, Dan Carlin is your best choice by a long shot. For history buffs or for beginners, his material is easy to understand as well as exciting. You WILL learn something and you WILL come back for more.
Like many people, I listen to many podcasts. There is so much great content out now that it's tough to make time for every show. That is not the case for Hardcore History. It is always he go to option if there is a new episode available. In fact I find myself re listening to old episodes often. Simply the best. Accept no substitute.
One (well informed) man's rumination on history. Definitely the "great man/great events" approach.
I've never heard history told like this before. It's incredibly interesting and relative to current events.
Just saw Dan on TV - World War I. It's Dan! It's Dan!!
By far the best podcast I have ever listened to in terms of substance. Dan Carlin's historical knowledge and the depth at which he explores various topics is unheard of in a podcast. I always come away from his podcast with a renewed thirst for learning. 5 stars isn't enough to do these podcasts justice. I only wish I could buy his other episodes with a credit card.
Dan Carlin doesn't spew facts and dates. He gets into history affects the people directly involved and later generations. He is a master at what he does. He is underrated in this day and time but will be revered once it is too late
Somehow, Dan Carlin simply speaking for hours can be one of the most intriguing and entertaining forms of entertainment out there. A must-listen for a history fan, or anyone who's up for a good story! Just set aside an hour or 20 for when you get hooked
I started watching this podcast last year and got hooked. One day I got impatient for the next podcast and bought them all. I haven't regretted it for a second I listened to them nonstop till I listened to them all. Dan Carlin you are great thank you.
Such a great, engaging narrative gets crafted throughout each podcast. It's accessible, entertaining and, most of all, educational. I seriously can't stop listening...
Love this podcast!
Carlin is an amazing story teller that can keep your attention and interest for four plus hours.
Dan Carlin is passionate about history & teaching history, & the depth to which he presents his topics is always impressive. His format is truly unique within the dense forest of typical interview podcasts.
Best podcast on iTunes period.
Better than any history class I've ever taken in college.
These podcasts are the pinnacle of what other podcasts should be reaching for. The best out there.
I adore this podcast. I get so excited whenever a new episode is up. I have to clear some time in my schedule, but the long episodes are so well done and interesting that the time flies when you're listening. I really loved the most recent series of episodes on the Persian rulers. The book recommendations are always great reads too and it keeps me while I wait for the next release of HH. Keep up the great work!
Learn so much from listening to this and it's very entertaining!
Somehow the word podcast seems too small a title for this... podcast. Well. It's awesome.
Dan does such a great job with this podcast. I wish all history could be taught like this. He highlights the fact that all history is human experience. Check out his common sense current events podcast too! Awesome stuff!
Informative and entertaining.
History nerds, professors, researchers, students, casual observers. This cast is for you. History curious? This cast is definitely for you. Like a great story, well told? This cast is must listen. Do it. You will not regret it.
I have to listen to the episode more than once in order to absorb everything from these podcasts! Love them! Keep up the good work!
Beautiful podcast. Great work
Truly fascinating Probably one of the best, if not THE BEST podcasting historianAlthough he usually says he's not a historian The blue print for Armageddon Also the Ghosts of OstfrontWell simply everything he did is unique and astonishing
This podcast is absolutely mastered, the content and the pacing are second to none. The way Dan brings you through these subjects is done with a mastery of speech craft and also done with remarkable sensitivity to the human aspects of his subjects. For example; the six part series Blueprint for Armageddon I didn't feel like he was playing one side versus another but rather telling the story as it needed to be. I felt equally for the German solider as I did for the French and Brit. Highly recommend to anyone.
Dan Carlin does what many cannot believe: make history fun. His delivery and focus on the Human Experience in History's most potent moments makes the stories pop out. Believe me, this is not a recital of dates and facts; this is an experience.
Excellent podcast. Interesting and entertaining topics and Dan has a good voice to listen to. Highly recommend
Dan's podcast has changed the way I look at history and reality. Wrath of the khans is truly a masterpiece that puts fairly recent human history into perspective in entertaining and thought provoking ways. That is a great first one try out. Well worth the $10 from his site.
Dan Carlin is like the best history professor I never had, and I can go to his class whenever I feel like it. This is why podcasts exist.
He has made history cool and interesting. Such a good podcast.
Interesting, entertaining, thought-provoking, and enlightening. Would recommend splitting some of the longer shows into 1-hour segments.
I read a fair amount of history, and I get some Great Courses as well, including a WWI Great Course. As good as that was, Dan Carlin blows it out of the water with Blueprint For Armageddon. I can't recommend it highly enough. Great for people new to history, as well as those who've already know a bit about the subject at hand.
Any questions? This is storytelling at its finest.