Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To

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PostRe: Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To
by smurphy » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:46 pm

How do people split up these podcasts? They're so horrifically long, I keep falling asleep and losing my place and it becomes very hard to listen to. I was hoping someone would have edited them up into logical 20-minute or so chunks somewhere but after a bit of Googling I can't find anything.

I realise podcast apps have timers but it's not very good when you come back to it mid-story, mid-sentence.

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by Preezy » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:39 pm

Only suggestion I have is don't listen to them in bed. I tend to have mine on in the car to and from work, whilst I'm mowing the lawn or hoovering, and when I'm at work doing a boring task that doesn't require much concentration.

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by Rocsteady » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:09 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
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That was when they killed all the Rangers fans.

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For breaking up the podcast, use Spotify to listen to it if possible - it saves the bit you were on automatically.

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PostRe: Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To
by smurphy » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:21 pm

It detects when you fall asleep?

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by Rocsteady » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:45 pm

Oh, missed that.

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by Moggy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:45 am

I have listened to every episode of this that I was able to get my hands on. It really is an outstanding podcast, very informative while also being entertaining.

Blueprint for Armageddon was :dread: Obviously I was aware of how horrific WW1 was, but listening to Carlin talk about Verdun, the Somme and all of the other battles was just astonishing. I can’t even comprehend the misery that all of those people went through. Ghosts of the Ostfront was similar, just horrific. :dread:

I loved the one set Munster (I can’t remember the name of the podcast). Religion is crazy at the best of times, but that was just insanity. :lol:

My favourite podcasts though were the Roman ones. Death Throes of the Republic, Punic Nightmares and the Celtic Holocaust were fantastic and fit right in to a section of history that I love. I remember thinking this when I watched HBO’s Rome series, but it always amazes me the number of famous people that were living and interacting at the same period of history, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Pompey, Mark Anthony, Titus Pullo, Cleopatra etc.

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by Preezy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:22 pm

Moggy wrote:Ghosts of the Ostfront was similar, just horrific. :dread:

You mean there's one I haven't listened to?! :o

That gooseberry fool is getting downloaded this evening :datass:

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by Rex Kramer » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:25 pm

Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:Ghosts of the Ostfront was similar, just horrific. :dread:

You mean there's one I haven't listened to?! :o

That gooseberry fool is getting downloaded this evening :datass:

It's a series of about 4 or 5 episodes. And it's absolutely immense (not long immense, just incredible immense).

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by Moggy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:47 pm

Before you get too excited Preezy, I don’t think it is available for free anymore. You’d have to pay to download it from his website, or “acquire” it via nefarious means. :shifty:

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by Preezy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:56 pm

Moggy wrote:Before you get too excited Preezy, I don’t think it is available for free anymore. You’d have to pay to download it from his website, or “acquire” it via nefarious means. :shifty:

His podcasts are one of the few things I don't actually mind paying money for, that and sex.

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by Moggy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:11 pm

Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:Before you get too excited Preezy, I don’t think it is available for free anymore. You’d have to pay to download it from his website, or “acquire” it via nefarious means. :shifty:

His podcasts are one of the few things I don't actually mind paying money for, that and sex.


A buck a show, that’s all they ask.

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PostRe: Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To
by smurphy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:04 pm

And how much for the podcast?

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by Preezy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:42 pm

In the first 8 minutes of Ghosts of Ostfront and Carlin's already got me hooked:

If you removed the Eastern Front from WW2 and looked at it in isolation it would be the largest war in human history. The Eastern Front was more costly and larger than the whole of WW1.

Jesus Mary :dread:

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by SandyCoin » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:50 pm

I'll have to give that one a download. I've only listened to blueprint for armageddon and that was a fascinating listen. Such a bizarre and pointless war. I'd like to go back to Imperial War Museum having listened to it, as before when I went the ww1 section was quite overwhelming.

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by Rex Kramer » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:51 pm

Preezy wrote:In the first 8 minutes of Ghosts of Ostfront and Carlin's already got me hooked:

If you removed the Eastern Front from WW2 and looked at it in isolation it would be the largest war in human history. The Eastern Front was more costly and larger than the whole of WW1.

Jesus Mary :dread:

Wait until you get to the Stalingrad episode :dread:

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PostRe: Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To
by still » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:24 pm

Moggy wrote:I have listened to every episode of this that I was able to get my hands on. It really is an outstanding podcast, very informative while also being entertaining.

Blueprint for Armageddon was :dread: Obviously I was aware of how horrific WW1 was, but listening to Carlin talk about Verdun, the Somme and all of the other battles was just astonishing. I can’t even comprehend the misery that all of those people went through. Ghosts of the Ostfront was similar, just horrific. :dread:


If people are interested in WW1 then 'Yesterday' are doing a WW1 series at the moment - makes a change from Hitler! - call 'WW1 in Numbers'. Watched it last night and for the first time ever I began to understand why it all kicked off and why it was irreversible. The clearest explanation of the state of empires across the world before the war, the relationships between them etc. Excellent stuff.

https://yesterday.uktv.co.uk/shows/grea ... n-numbers/

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by Preezy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:26 pm

History :wub:

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