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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Addendum

Jan 30, 2020

Description:Philip II of Macedonia and his son Alexander the Great are two of the most impressive figures in history. Few could contend with either man. One woman held her own with both of them. Alexander's mother Olympias.


  1. Olympias: Mother of Alexander the Great by Elizabeth Donnelly Carney 
  2. Alexander of...

Jun 7, 2019

Description: Could militaries separated by ten centuries compete on a battlefield? In this alternative history experiment two armies that successfully invaded Britain a millennium apart are matched. Which side would you bet on?

Show Notes:
1. The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War,...

Feb 18, 2019

Dan and History on Fire host Danielle Bolelli do a crosscast together about Nazis, political spectrums, U.S. Presidents they want back and some other stuff. Basically it's a typical phone call between these two guys that an audience gets to hear for once.

Show Notes:
Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler

Oct 30, 2018

Description: This show comes in two parts, an overview of the Vietnam War era by Dan, followed by a conversation with famed writer, historian and war correspondent Sir Max Hastings about his experience in Vietnam and his new book on the Vietnam War.


Show Notes:

1. Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975 by Max Hastings


Sep 24, 2018

Description: Imagine actual people living for real through the plot of several disaster and survival movies combined. That's what the crew of the USS Indianapolis experienced after it was torpedoed at the very end of the Second World War.

Show Notes:

1. "In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the...