#1 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3857 posts) -

Ok all jokes aside I was pretty stoked to hear Brad mention this podcast. I wouldn't call myself a history buff, I found it interesting in school but I don't read history books or anything but if you are even the least bit interested in history you really should check the podcast out.

http://www.dancarlin.com/disp.php/hh

The dudes name is Dan Carlin, he's an amateur historian (or as he calls himself a fan of history) and it's basically just him talking about different events, but the way he talks and describes events is incredibly engaging. Seriously there's not many people I can just listen to talk for hours but he's one of them. I just finished learning about the fall of the Roman republic and it's a 6 episode series, the last one being 5 hours long. There's a series of episodes on Genghis Kahn that is totally fascinating. If you have the slightest interest in history you should check it out.

#2 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3204 posts) -

That topic thread is really misleading.

#3 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2025 posts) -

I love history, so I'm really excited about this.

This thread title definitely threw me off and I was half-disappointed for just a second until I remembered yesterday's Bombcast.

#4 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3857 posts) -

That's right, lure you in with lascivious promises then BAM time to learn you stuff about history.

#5 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3204 posts) -

@thesoutherndandy said:

That's right, lure you in with lascivious promises then BAM time to learn you stuff about history.

Argh! It's happening all over again, I need an adult! I need an adult!

#6 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3857 posts) -

@thesoutherndandy said:

That's right, lure you in with lascivious promises then BAM time to learn you stuff about history.

Argh! It's happening all over again, I need an adult! I need an adult!

Don't worry, I'll take care of you. I'll take REEEAL good care of you. Oh hey, while you're here, why don't I tell ya a little somethin about a guy named Julius Ceasar.

#8 Edited by deerokus (540 posts) -

His Ghosts of the Ostfront series is superb, as is the one about Rome. He usually takes a few months between podcasts, but considering he's basically doing fantastic mini-audiobooks every time, it is understandable.

#9 Edited by pyromagnestir (4299 posts) -

Awwwwwwwwww...

Well, you know that old saying:

"Fool me once, shame on you. Now where did my pants end up? I should probably go look for them."

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#10 Edited by MarkWahlberg (4601 posts) -

Man, I got all excited about new photoshop opportunities and everything. Oh well.

Will definitely check this out though. Normally I'm a little leery of anyone promoting themselves as 'edgy' or 'controversial' when it comes to history - history is fucking nuts enough on its own, it doesn't need your latter-day History Channel bullshit - but the fact that he at least lists relevant texts in the description is very encouraging.

#11 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

This is not the Hardcore History I was looking for...

#12 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4202 posts) -

History. Hardcore.

I bookmarked it.

#13 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3857 posts) -

@deerokus said:

His Ghosts of the Ostfront series is superb, as is the one about Rome. He usually takes a few months between podcasts, but considering he's basically doing fantastic mini-audiobooks every time, it is understandable.

Yeah I think Ghosts is the next one on my list. I really liked Thor's Angels too.

Man, I got all excited about new photoshop opportunities and everything. Oh well.

Will definitely check this out though. Normally I'm a little leery of anyone promoting themselves as 'edgy' or 'controversial' when it comes to history - history is fucking nuts enough on its own, it doesn't need your latter-day History Channel bullshit - but the fact that he at least lists relevant texts in the description is very encouraging.

Yeah it's sorta a weird description, not super kicked on the name either but the actual content is really really good. He does his best to use a number of good sources and avoids sensationalizing things. Like you say history is totally nuts on its own, its weird how in school you can sorta just gloss over facts and figures (or at least I did). But the way he talks about events and people, for example Genghis Kahn and describes things like the fact that he killed an estimated 40-60 million people...it's sorta hard to wrap your head around things like that.

#14 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4601 posts) -
#15 Posted by Spankmealotus (283 posts) -

This is one of my favorite podcasts. I was happy when Brad mentioned it and more people will check it out.

#16 Edited by JCHenderson (121 posts) -

Awesome podcast and for newbie's I recommend Ghosts of the Ostfront. Might be behind a pay wall now but worth it.

#17 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7077 posts) -

Hardcore History is fantastic.

#18 Edited by BIGJEFFREY (4956 posts) -

@i_stay_puft said:

That topic thread is really misleading.

What i thought

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#19 Posted by Tajasaurus (843 posts) -

I took my pants off for this?

#20 Edited by Moonshadow101 (561 posts) -

I was really excited when they brought it up. I've listened to his Roman series three times in the past two years. It's wonderfully engaging. His most recent one on the Münster Rebellion is also fantastic.

#21 Posted by fetchfox (1260 posts) -

Expected something ells, but got something great instead! This sounds like a really interesting podcast. Downloading the Wrath of the Khans episodes now.

#22 Posted by Levius (1109 posts) -

Yeah, Hardcore History is probably the best podcast out there. I would really like to see what he could do with a TV show.

#23 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3857 posts) -

@markwahlberg: I would burn down a school for a Twinkie. (To be clear I would NOT DO SUCH A THING IT WAS A JOKE I LOVE EVERYBODY DO NOT ARREST ME PLEASE)

#24 Edited by Jimbo (9800 posts) -

Listening to Mike Duncan's The History of Rome at the moment. It's great.

#25 Edited by falserelic (5412 posts) -

Hmmm..I thought I was going to see some suga wall action, but I wrong, very wrong.

#26 Posted by ajamafalous (11959 posts) -

I was expecting photoshops with the Brazzers logo.

I leave disappointed.

#27 Posted by erhard (399 posts) -

I thought I was going to see Brad's browser history.

#28 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4601 posts) -

@markwahlberg: I would burn down a school for a Twinkie. (To be clear I would NOT DO SUCH A THING IT WAS A JOKE I LOVE EVERYBODY DO NOT ARREST ME PLEASE)

And that was the last time anyone ever heard from the Southern Dandy.

#29 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4202 posts) -

Alrighty. Type "Hardcore History" into iTunes. *click. click*

HOLY SHIT! Four and half hours?! I'm listening..

#30 Posted by oldenglishC (946 posts) -

#31 Edited by falserelic (5412 posts) -
#32 Edited by GeneralZod37 (261 posts) -

Tried listening to the podcast a couple times, but I could never make it past 20 minutes either time due to Dan's voice and speech pattern. I found myself developing a headache and growing irritable. I guess whatever pitch he hits just does not sit well with me.

#33 Posted by oldenglishC (946 posts) -
#34 Edited by Brodehouse (9877 posts) -

Been listening to Hardcore History for a while, was enthused to hear Brad talking about it. My favorite episode is Thor's Angels, because it primarily deals with the Germanic tribes of the Roman era, as they turned into the Franks, and eventually the French. It mostly deals with the post-Roman and pre-Christian era of Western Europe, which I'm very interested in. The Migration itself is probably the part of history I find most absorbing, it was perhaps the last major period of European civilization where everything was truly in flux.

Eventually I'll have to shell out to hear his episode about 1066 in Britain. Due to the language crossover, I probably know the most about Britain of any European nation and 1066 was when they were essentially hooked up to the rest of Europe permanently.

#35 Posted by thornie (169 posts) -

Dan Carlin is a boss. I've been listening for a long time as well. His history of the Roman Empire is incredible. It should required listening for all fans of history. I also love his series on the Eastern Front in WW2. Just great.

#36 Posted by Ben_H (3343 posts) -

8 hours of podcast about Genghis Khan? SOLD

#37 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3204 posts) -

Tried listening to the podcast a couple times, but I could never make it past 20 minutes either time due to Dan's voice and speech pattern. I found myself developing a headache and growing irritable. I guess whatever pitch he hits just does not sit well with me.

Well all I can say is I've found my new white noise tune.

#38 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3857 posts) -

I hope Dan Carlin somehow comes across this thread and is both happy that his show is getting positive attention and at the same time wonders what the hell is wrong with this community. Glammed up Johnny V will do that.