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 Corazon de Leon » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:37 am

Moggy wrote:
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Moggy wrote:
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Tafdolphin wrote:Like, I enjoy his stuff but I really rather he put out more regular shorter eps at this point. Part two was what, 8 months ago? I have almost no memory of what it covered.

I agree, I'd rather have 10 x 2 hour episodes released on a regular schedule than 4 x 5 hour ones that appear only every once in a while.


I've thought that for a long time. Really i'd like half an hour a week. It's quite difficult to keep listening and take everything in when it's as long as it is now.


I'm currently listening to The History of Rome and although it's a long finished series I can just binge, each ep is 15-20 minutes long which is perfect length when you're dealing with complex historical structures and events.

I love Carlin, he's an unmatched orator, but I wish he'd go down that route.


I forget his name, but the History of Rome guy followed it up with a series called “Revolutions” which is excellent. He’s currently on the Russian revolution but has done the American, French, Haitian and Mexican revolutions.

Is it the Italian fella?


No, an American guy. Mike Duncan.


I'm a little late to the party on this but a few people have recommended Mike Duncan's stuff to me - I'm quite excited to have a listen this week.

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PostRe: Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To
by Moggy » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:46 am

Mike Duncan is great. The History of Rome starts out very dry and fact orientated, but once he gets into the swing of
it, it’s fantastic.

Revolutions is great as well.

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PostRe: Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To
by Alvin Flummux » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:11 pm

I'm up to Marius in Mike Duncan's Rome series. It's wonderful, bite sized, easy listening. I love it.

I'll be looking at getting his book on the fall of the republic.

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PostRe: Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To
by Alvin Flummux » Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:03 pm

Finished off the History of Rome yesterday, bloody good stuff throughout. I know Duncan's on the Revolutions thing, but I notice that there's a History of Byzantium podcast that is apparently directly inspired by HoR, and it begins in 476. Hoping it's good.

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PostRe: Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To
by Moggy » Wed May 13, 2020 7:53 pm

Not Hardcore History, but I saw Carlin retweet it so it counts. :shifty:

Bertrand Russell talking about how his grandfather met Napoleon:



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:shock:

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PostRe: Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To
by Rex Kramer » Thu May 14, 2020 7:32 am

My daughter is just starting GCSE history and looking over her reading list yesterday has got me seriously considering doing a History course in some shape or form. Never did GCSE History myself so maybe that might be the way to go (if you can do it online).

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PostRe: Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To
by Captain Kinopio » Thu May 14, 2020 1:23 pm

Speaking of surprisingly current links to distant history...


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PostRe: Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To
by Corazon de Leon » Thu May 14, 2020 1:27 pm

That’s one of my favourite historical facts. Three generations existing across 230 years of history, frightening.

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PostRe: Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To
by Moggy » Thu May 14, 2020 1:29 pm

It's absolutely strawberry floating crazy. :lol:

There were also US civil war widows still alive up until just a few years ago.

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PostRe: Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To
by Captain Kinopio » Thu May 14, 2020 1:35 pm

Moggy wrote:It's absolutely strawberry floating crazy. :lol:

There were also US civil war widows still alive up until just a few years ago.


Errr, what...

How is that possible. The Civil War was 150 years ago (roughly, I think). Unless I’m being dense, even if they were born and married immediately they’d have to be well over a hundred to make it anywhere near modern day.

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by Cuttooth » Thu May 14, 2020 1:41 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:
Moggy wrote:It's absolutely strawberry floating crazy. :lol:

There were also US civil war widows still alive up until just a few years ago.


Errr, what...

How is that possible. The Civil War was 150 years ago (roughly, I think). Unless I’m being dense, even if they were born and married immediately they’d have to be well over a hundred to make it anywhere near modern day.

A 19 year old married an 86 year old veteran in 1934. :dread:

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PostRe: Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To
by Preezy » Thu May 14, 2020 1:42 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:
Moggy wrote:It's absolutely strawberry floating crazy. :lol:

There were also US civil war widows still alive up until just a few years ago.


Errr, what...

How is that possible. The Civil War was 150 years ago (roughly, I think). Unless I’m being dense, even if they were born and married immediately they’d have to be well over a hundred to make it anywhere near modern day.

They would often marry off the fetus, it's a well-known Civil War fact.

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by Moggy » Thu May 14, 2020 1:42 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:
Moggy wrote:It's absolutely strawberry floating crazy. :lol:

There were also US civil war widows still alive up until just a few years ago.


Errr, what...

How is that possible. The Civil War was 150 years ago (roughly, I think). Unless I’m being dense, even if they were born and married immediately they’d have to be well over a hundred to make it anywhere near modern day.


A young man fights in the war, gets very old and then marries a very young woman.

It was 2004 when the last one died.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3765811.stm

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PostRe: Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To
by Captain Kinopio » Thu May 14, 2020 1:46 pm

Ah I thought, married someone who died in the Civil War.

:lol:

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PostRe: Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To
by Cuttooth » Thu May 14, 2020 1:48 pm

They were married to a g-g-g-ghost?! :shock:

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PostRe: Hardcore History - The Best Podcast You'll Ever Listen To
by Moggy » Thu May 14, 2020 1:48 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:Ah I thought, married someone who died in the Civil War.

:lol:


I understand your confusion now :lol:

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