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.
Thank you Joe rogan and your fanatical curiosity for introducing me to this masterpiece of a podcast
Love the long format, all the detail; very well produced.
My absolute favorite podcast. Dan Carlin has turned me into a fan of history. He recounts history in a very personal way, reciting it like a story and describing the human elements: what were these people going through? what were their thoughts and experiences? Not just a bunch of dates and place names. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone curious about history.
He's good at what he does
These episodes are entertaining, educational, and thought-provoking. I like his blend of storytelling, questioning, and consideration of themes/principles. I find I learn about a historical period (usually related to a military conflict) in greater depth than high school or college survey courses could provide. But they do tend to be a bit dark, as he tries to help us grasp what it might have been like on the field, in the moment. Great show!
4 hours has never gone by so quickly
What they said, plus his willingness to ruffle his audience
Dan Carlin is brilliant! Listen!
Carlin relates history in a relatable way that is nonetheless faithful to the facts. He does tend to belabor certain facts a little more than necessary, leading to 5 hour + episodes. Naturally, these are hard to digest, and sometimes he tends to drone.
By far my favorite podcast. Dan goes into an incredible level of detail.
I was always bored in history class, but I find this podcast fascinating and engaging. I am actually absorbing the material without even trying.
One of the youth I mentor suggested this podcast and I'm so glad they did!It's informative, entertaining and accurate! It's also my new favorite podcast!
Simply the best and all encompassing!
Doesn't come out often but it's so good that I cherish the random day I download a new episode.
This show is bomb! Thank you Carlin!
I don't care that you hated history in school. This will make you love it. Period. Special bonus: You get to think!
I simply love this podcast.
The amount of work put into each episode of this show is staggering. Dan shines in each and every episode. If you enjoy history or masterful storytelling, you will love Hardcore History!
Dan Carlin presents history in a captivating way. I can't get enough! He is both detailed and entertaining while presenting multiple sides to the story. This is how history should be done.
Carlin is a master of storytelling. He tells history like it's the first time you've heard it, and in a dramatic fashion that makes me feel like I'm sitting around a campfire.
This podcast reminds me of a book you can't put down. Every episode turned into a listening marathon. Great work!
The audio is awful. Whenever quotes are read, dan's voice is extremely loud and I'm constantly turning up and down the volume. Also he can tone down the dramaticism a little which is a turn off.
I go back these like some go back their favorite books. This series should be in everyone's "subscribed" list.
Amazing narrative, huge fan Dan Thank You for your work. You cannot crank these out fast enough. Wonderful work
Well-sourced, well-delivered, and fascinating. The pacing is great, in my opinion, because of the background and context Dan gives on every topic he covers. Definitely worth the recommended dollar-per-show donation (and then some). I'd recommend this podcast to anyone interested in military history in particular, but I'll add that going in, I wasn't that interested in military history at all.
Dan has such a compelling way of presenting history that you will find yourself still sitting in your driveway hours after you get home because you couldn't turn it off.
Started with WWII and the WWI apocalypse are my favorite podcasts of all time. Love history these are great.
Very deep, very interesting and worth your time (Hope you have a lot of it!!!!). Long form, but they don't really get boring. Carlin's mixture of fact and ability to tell a story, leave the listener of hooked from beginning to end.
Download it, listen, love it. And give the guys a couple bucks!
Dan has a real gift. He brings life to stories from the past like no one can. I've always believed that when it comes to history- the subject matter is only as "good" as the one presenting it. If you've ever had a boring history teacher then you know how negatively he/she can impact your ability to retain the information or even care about it at all! That is not an issue with Dan's Hardcore History. He is so passionate about history that is infectious and really brings the story to life right in front of your ears. I listened to "Wrath of the Khans" (a 12 hour+ podcast series on the mongols) 4 times to completion in the last 3 years, its that good!
Dan Carlin's love of history and story telling talents shine through with these truly captivating bits of history. I can't recommend it enough!
This is what History class should be! Thank you for this incredible podcast! I listen to each episode more than once. Keep it up, Dan and team, and I can't wait for the next episodes!
Been listening for over 3 years and have never been disappointed by Carlin's work!
It's like I'm listening to an audio book about history but it's free.
This is the best history podcast I have found so far. Dan's style is way more entertaining and engaging than many others who seem to just "read from a textbook". I only wish there were more episodes and more that focused on parts of history other than warfare. But that's hard to find anywhere.
Having randomly heard go check this out once, I have since never been able to put it down. It is perfect for listening to at work. And Dan has spoiled me so much it's hard to find another podcast to listen too.
Great work Dan. My only complaint - like everybody else - is that I wish you could come out with them more often.
I started listening to this podcast before I even had a dedicated podcast app. Last week, I finally had to buy an iPod because my podcast library and playback time was too much for my phone to handle.Ghosts of the Ostfront made me cry
Can't recommend this and anything else Dan Carlin does enough! Thank you for teaching me about the history of all things big and small.
I didn't ever think I'd be sitting through dozens of hours of a man talking but Dan has made history so inthralling I think everyone should listen to at least one of his podcasts.