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Mar 2, 2009
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Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

In Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcasts, the past is twisted and turned upside down in novel and intriguing ways. Dan Carlin, a veteran journalist and radio talk show host, emphasizes the drama of past events and personalities to reveal why history matters today.

In one of my favorite episodes, “A Fly on James Burke’s Wall,” Carlin discusses history with James Burke, the man the Washington Post called “one of the most intriguing minds in the Western world.” If you are a fan of history, and if you like Carlin’s interview with James Burke, try the 3-part series on the Punic Wars. But a word of caution here: you will lose a Saturday morning if you do.

Hardcore History is one of the new types of media productions that parallel the rise of the iPod and MP3 players. If you are one of those rare people who doesn’t yet own an iPod, go to an Apple store (I say make a personal visit because it is an amazing experience in its own right); buy an Apple iPod Shuffle, join iTunes, and subscribe to the podcasts that interest you (more on those in later installments).

Never mind 8-tracks, remember when cars had multi-disc CD players?

If that knocked your socks off, just wait until you see our next cool topic. Only one way to find out – come back soon.

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