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

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:00 pm
by Preezy
SandyCoin wrote:I fancy something a bit different to what I'd tend to go for. I would normally automatically be interested in the WW2 one and atomic bombs but fancy something I have more or less zero knowledge of. I'll have a peak and see if anything grabs me.

In that case "The Celtic Holocaust" might be up your alley. All about Julius Caesar (inventor of the Caesar Salad) in his early years as a Roman general.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:04 pm
by Alvin Flummux
I thought that I knew a bit about WW1, until Carlin taught me otherwise.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:04 pm
by Partridge Iciclebubbles
I think the Roman ones have been my favourites, although as I said all of HH is good.

Punic Nightmares
Death Throes of the Republic
Celtic Holocaust

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

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:10 pm
by SandyCoin
Preezy wrote:
SandyCoin wrote:I fancy something a bit different to what I'd tend to go for. I would normally automatically be interested in the WW2 one and atomic bombs but fancy something I have more or less zero knowledge of. I'll have a peak and see if anything grabs me.

In that case "The Celtic Holocaust" might be up your alley. All about Julius Caesar (inventor of the Caesar Salad) in his early years as a Roman general.


Ah, that Juliuis Caesar. That sounds good. When I lived in Rome I became even more fascinated with that time period, so I'll give that one a go.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:14 pm
by Partridge Iciclebubbles
SandyCoin wrote:
Preezy wrote:
SandyCoin wrote:I fancy something a bit different to what I'd tend to go for. I would normally automatically be interested in the WW2 one and atomic bombs but fancy something I have more or less zero knowledge of. I'll have a peak and see if anything grabs me.

In that case "The Celtic Holocaust" might be up your alley. All about Julius Caesar (inventor of the Caesar Salad) in his early years as a Roman general.


Ah, that Juliuis Caesar. That sounds good. When I lived in Rome I became even more fascinated with that time period, so I'll give that one a go.


Yes that Julius Caesar, not this one.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Caesar_(judge)

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

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:29 pm
by Rax
Id say just listen to any of them, theyre all excellent. Even the smaller ones are very well researched and his style of speaking makes for great listening.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:46 am
by lex-man
This new one is a bit of an indictment of humanity IMO.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:00 pm
by Partridge Iciclebubbles
lex-man wrote:This new one is a bit of an indictment of humanity IMO.


I have not listened to the new one yet, although I think I can tell what it about from the title, but I think most of history is a pretty damning indictment of humanity. :lol:

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

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:07 pm
by Preezy
I'm about halfway through and some of it is just stomach-churning :dread:

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

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:25 pm
by lex-man
Moggy wrote:
lex-man wrote:This new one is a bit of an indictment of humanity IMO.


I have not listened to the new one yet, although I think I can tell what it about from the title, but I think most of history is a pretty damning indictment of humanity. :lol:


This one is particularly bad.

I think the idea of people going to executions as a kind of spectator sport is horrible and apparently it drew crowds the size of good Old Trafford crowd. It's a bit horrible to think if they brought it back they could fill Wembly ever week with people who wanted to watch.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:44 pm
by Preezy
Finished. What a grim 4 and a half hours that was.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:20 am
by lex-man
Preezy wrote:Finished. What a grim 4 and a half hours that was.


I love that four and half hours was one of his short episodes.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:23 am
by Rax
People = gooseberry fool

Thats what I took away from that podcast, Slipknot were right all along.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:28 am
by Partridge Iciclebubbles
I have finished the new one, it is as excellent as usual but the subject matter :dread:

I don’t think people have changed at all really, as Carlin points out in the episode public executions never declined in popularity. If they brought it back, I think tens of thousands would attend. :dread:

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

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:38 am
by Saigon Slick
I'd love to see Carlin tackle Vietnam. I think he'd make a genuinely great podcast.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:45 am
by Advent7
I'd be more inclined to listen to more of these (heard the blueprint ones) if he didn't keep saying QUOTE END QUOTE every 5 seconds. You could probably chop an hour out of each one if you edited that out.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:45 am
by Partridge Iciclebubbles
Corazon de Leon wrote:I'd love to see Carlin tackle Vietnam. I think he'd make a genuinely great podcast.


It'd probably take 5 days just to listen to it. ;)

There are so many areas that he could do a great show on. Vietnam is a good shout, the American War of Independence and the US Civil War would be fantastic as well.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:51 am
by Preezy
I love the voice Dan does when he's talking about the err highfalutin intellectual types that really ought to be intellectually superior and look down on the lower classes and so forth :lol: :wub:

Vietnam one would be incredible, but it's such a big topic it'd probably rival Blueprint for Armageddon in length :dread:

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

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:41 am
by Saigon Slick
I'd like to see him drill it down. 'Nam is my specialism, it's what I've written my PhD on and I love hearing other people's views on what happened, who was at fault, whether the war was justified etc etc. It's just so interesting(to me :slol: ) and I'd love an extended series in the style of some of his other stuff.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:44 am
by Hyperion
QUOTE "Started listening to Blueprint for Armageddon again. So good." END QUOTE