4 HARDCORE HISTORY
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.