4 HARD­CORE HIS­TORY

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WHAT IS IT?

Dan Car­lin’s deep-dive into fas­ci­nat­ing pock­ets of his­tory, from the reign of Genghis Khan to the First World War.

WHY SHOULD I LIS­TEN?

If you care about his­tory, it’s ab­sorb­ing. Dan Car­lin doesn’t call him­self a pro­fes­sional his­to­rian, but a vo­ra­cious reader of books doc­u­ment­ing in­ter­est­ing pe­ri­ods of time. You can de nitely tell: each mas­sive episode is packed with facts, quotes and anal­y­sis.

HOW LONG AND HOW OF­TEN?

Very and not very. Car­lin’s podcasts take a phe­nom­e­nal amount of re­search. Each episode is up­wards of ve hours long, and a se­ries can be six episodes in length. It’s se­ri­ously in depth. As such, new episodes ap­pear ev­ery few months, mak­ing it a nice sur­prise when it pops up in your feed.

If you want a rel­a­tively short taster, The De­stroyer of Worlds is a great place to start: a six­hour podcast out­lin­ing how Rus­sia and Amer­ica ra­tio­nally got them­selves into the ir­ra­tional po­si­tion of own­ing enough nukes to de­stroy the world sev­eral times over.

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