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Re: hardcore history
« Reply #150 on: August 16, 2017, 11:48:05 AM »
I quite liked this latest one. Felt like a return to form after the last series was more disappointing.
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Re: hardcore history
« Reply #151 on: August 24, 2017, 10:30:24 PM »
I quite liked this latest one. Felt like a return to form after the last series was more disappointing.

Yeah, this was really fun and interesting.
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Re: hardcore history
« Reply #152 on: August 24, 2017, 10:48:08 PM »
Something about his coverage of ancient Rome really works for me.
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Re: hardcore history
« Reply #153 on: August 24, 2017, 10:49:02 PM »
In the end I listened to this episode at least 4 times. I put it on at night, fell asleep, rewound in the morning to something I titn't recognize, and started again. Turns out there's so much in the epic-sode that I listened to the same sections several times.
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Re: hardcore history
« Reply #154 on: August 25, 2017, 05:28:55 PM »
Something about his coverage of ancient Rome really works for me.

Same here!!

Something about reading on the subject (granted it may be the writing which is the problem) feels so cold and distant. DC makes me feel like I'm hearing about something which might have occurred 100 years ago.
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Re: hardcore history
« Reply #155 on: February 03, 2018, 03:28:02 PM »
New ep up!

https://www.dancarlin.com/product/hardcore-history-61-blitz-painfotainment/

Also if anyone likes Thomas Middleditch, I came across this HH related gem recently:


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Re: hardcore history
« Reply #156 on: February 03, 2018, 07:02:06 PM »
Damn. That was spot on.

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Re: hardcore history
« Reply #157 on: February 05, 2018, 07:23:14 AM »
I quite liked this latest one. Felt like a return to form after the last series was more disappointing.

I liked the Celts one.  What was wrong with it?
Learned a few things from this one, and got down a wikipedia rabbit hole trying to find out more.

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Re: hardcore history
« Reply #158 on: February 05, 2018, 07:43:42 AM »
It was fine.
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Re: hardcore history
« Reply #159 on: February 05, 2018, 03:34:55 PM »
He did one on the celts? I might give it a listen.
I did the mongol one and found the information to be amazing but when i tried to start another, his vocal style outweighed my interest in the topic.

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Re: hardcore history
« Reply #160 on: February 06, 2018, 01:56:01 PM »
It's good, but it is a "Blitz" episode, which means it's about 6 hours long.

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Re: hardcore history
« Reply #161 on: February 06, 2018, 02:25:13 PM »
It's good, but it is a "Blitz" episode, which means it's about 6 hours long.
Isn't that Ironic?

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Re: hardcore history
« Reply #162 on: February 06, 2018, 02:41:16 PM »
It's good, but it is a "Blitz" episode, which means it's about 6 hours long.
Isn't that Ironic?

He clarified on twitter that the Blitzes have evolved into a general topic (i.e. torture and executions throughout middle and modern ages), vs a specific event (Ceaser's Celtic genocide), and hes not bothering to try to keep them short, because he never was able to anyway.

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Re: hardcore history
« Reply #163 on: February 06, 2018, 07:44:19 PM »
He announced a companion podcast, Hardcore History Addendum (RSS feed here). It's designed to be a little more short form, interviews, question response, that kind of thing.

There's already a couple of episodes up. One is a comparison of WWI and WWII German armies, and why the WWI army was more formidable (grading on a curve for technology, etc.). The second is an interview with the creator of the History of Rome podcast. I've listened to the first, not the second yet, and it was quite enjoyable.
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