Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
I don't expect to get a huge response to this, but regardless;
I've discovered this podcast recently, and without a doubt, it is the greatest podcast I'll ever listen to. I don't even have a particularly large interest in history, but this thing really is superb.
In "Hardcore History" the very unconventional Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", outside-the-box way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This is a difficult-to-classify show that has a rather sharp edge. It's not for everyone. But the innovative style and approach has made "Dan Carlin's Hardcore History" a New Media hit.
As a start, I'd recommend the following episode:
Show 42 - (BLITZ) Logical Insanity
Sat, 31 Mar 2012 - 02:28:49 minutes - 107.58mb
After many listener requests, Dan examines the issue of the morality of dropping the Atomic Bombs in the Second World War. As usual, he does so in his own unique, unexpected way.
It might seem long, but if you give it a listen for 10-15 minutes, I can almost guarantee you'll be hooked. It has completely changed the way I look at Hiroshima/Nagasaki.
Give it a listen.