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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#21  Postby Pulsar » May 06, 2015 4:28 pm

smudge wrote:I also particularly enjoyed Apache Tears, and Prophet's of Doom.

Prophets of Doom is my favourite episode, it's one of the wackiest stories I've ever heard :)
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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#22  Postby SafeAsMilk » May 06, 2015 4:31 pm

Pulsar wrote:
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HughMcB wrote:Ah bollocks, I was only downloading new podcasts yesterday and didn't see this new one up.

It's only been up for a few hours.

Gah, too bad you can't download it, this would be great on the plane today.

I've downloaded it with the Video DownloadHelper add-on in Firefox.

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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#23  Postby Pulsar » May 06, 2015 4:42 pm

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Pulsar wrote:I've downloaded it with the Video DownloadHelper add-on in Firefox.

Cheater :mrgreen:

It's allowed and it works ;)
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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#24  Postby Pulsar » Jun 27, 2015 1:23 pm

New episode of Common Sense: Sitting Down with Sam

Dan has an in-depth discussion with Sam Harris. Two main topics: radical islam, and the role of the US (and the international community) in foreign conflicts. At the end they also briefly talk about the confederate flag. Very interesting discussion, well worth it.
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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#25  Postby smudge » Jul 03, 2015 6:28 am

Pulsar wrote:New episode of Common Sense: Sitting Down with Sam

Dan has an in-depth discussion with Sam Harris. Two main topics: radical islam, and the role of the US (and the international community) in foreign conflicts. At the end they also briefly talk about the confederate flag. Very interesting discussion, well worth it.



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That was a fascinating discussion- thanks for the heads up Pulsar - I don't normally listen to Common Sense.
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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#26  Postby Pulsar » Nov 03, 2015 6:16 pm

New Hardcore History series:

Kings of Kings
Part 1 is about Cyrus the Great of Persia.
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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#27  Postby smudge » Nov 03, 2015 7:31 pm

Pulsar wrote:New Hardcore History series:

Kings of Kings
Part 1 is about Cyrus the Great of Persia.


I loved Tom Holland's book Persian Fire so really looking forward to this series...
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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#28  Postby HughMcB » Nov 03, 2015 8:01 pm

Just listened to it last night / this morning and it was great.

Loved the details on the Assyrians.
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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#29  Postby Nicko » Nov 04, 2015 7:16 am

This is a good one.

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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#30  Postby Pulsar » Nov 09, 2015 11:07 am



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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#31  Postby Briton » Nov 09, 2015 1:24 pm

Brilliant. :lol:
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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#32  Postby Nicko » Nov 09, 2015 2:01 pm

Yep. He's got him.
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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#33  Postby Animavore » Mar 02, 2016 9:38 am

His one on the Spartan story, King of Kings, is interesting. He starts off talking about the Spartans at Thermopylae and their stand against the Persians and then asks who were these Persians? He then travels back a few generations and starts talking about the Assyrians, Babylonians, Lydians, Medes and steppe people. An hour and a half later he's only getting back to the Persians and making his point.
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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#34  Postby Animavore » Mar 03, 2016 5:08 pm

Just halfway through Prophets of Doom. Jan Matthys is so bad-ass. This would be great on HBO.
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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#35  Postby Pulsar » Mar 20, 2016 5:32 pm

Kings of Kings part 2 is out! 4h18m

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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#36  Postby Pulsar » Aug 08, 2016 12:20 am

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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#37  Postby Pulsar » Jan 25, 2017 9:34 am

New show:

The Destroyer of Worlds (5h53m)
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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#38  Postby Pulsar » Feb 24, 2017 7:02 am

Great interview:





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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#39  Postby zoon » Feb 24, 2017 8:28 am

In the second of those podcasts above, Dan Carlin says he would cut back on military spending by, among other measures, expecting the countries with US bases on their soil to pay the costs of those bases, because they are enjoying the benefits of US protection. This strikes me as somewhat silly from a military historian, he seems to be assuming, for example, that the Japanese just love having US bases on Japanese soil, because they see the US as a big protector. It seems to me that expecting Japanese taxpayers to vote to pay for foreign soldiers to maintain military dominance over Japan would lead to a fairly quick exit - I doubt the Japanese see it so clearly as protection, as it may seem to Americans? As a UK citizen, I'm reasonably happy with the current US global military dominance, but there must be more underlying resentment in other parts of the world?
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Re: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

#40  Postby felltoearth » Feb 25, 2017 7:19 am

It seems to ignore the benefits accrued by America having influence over a nation.
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