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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

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In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our ...Show More


5:59:51 | Aug 9th, 2017

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...Show More
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Eye opening reframing of the Gallic conquest by Julius Caesar. History is written by the victors after all.

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5:49:32 | Jan 25th, 2017

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 han...Show More

3:32:40 | Oct 29th, 2015

Often relegated to the role of slavish cannon fodder for Sparta's spears, the Achaemenid Persian empire had a glorious heritage. Under a single king they created the greatest empire the world had ever...Show More
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4:28:01 | Apr 22nd, 2013

Murderous millennial preachers and prophets take over the German city of Munster after Martin Luther unleashes a Pandora's Box of religious anarchy with the Protestant Reformation.
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If anyone ever tells you history is boring, listen to this and then tell them even two sentences about what happened here. 'Nuff said.

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