Dan Carlin and Revolutions Podcasts

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  1. RoyalShocker

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    We spoke at length about Dan Carlin's Hardcore History, but I decided to try out Revolutions, and I have to say it's fantastically interesting if not incredibly dry and nerdy...

    Carlin has a gift for the dramatic, but this motherfcker on Revolutions is about as exciting as a paper bag, but God damnit if I haven't listened to 10 of his History of Rome 25 minute podcasts this week...

    Any other history podcasts that I should check out?

    I'm constantly awed by the "deeds" of the Divine Augustus... What a man.
     
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  2. Can I Spliff it

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    "my history can beat up your politics" podcast is good
     
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    Backstory is really good too
     
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  4. Truman

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    The same guy that does Revolutions did a complete History of Rome podcast.

    Like revolutions it's nerdy and dry, but very interesting

    Edit:nvm. I didn't read the entire OP. I'm 122 eps in. Just want to finish already.
     
  5. Vito Corleone

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    The My History can beat up your politics one is very, very good, and I think some of them are better than what Carlin has put out.

    History According to Bob is extremely nerdy and touches on random events, but it's very in depth, more so than the History of Rome Guy, and they dont last more than 15 mins

    I mean, this is Bob

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  6. colonel_forbin

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    Listened to Blueprint for Armageddon and I'm now impatiently waiting on the new episode to come out.

    Also just got done with Prophets of Doom. I won't derail this thread with a religion talk but damn people are fucking nuts/stupid.

    Now I'm on American Peril which is interesting to me because I know absolutely nothing about the time period. I took a civil war class and four post-1900 history classes in college but none of them touched these issues so it's a totally new subject for me.

    After I finish that it will be on to Logical Insanity and then I will have finished all of the free episodes.
     
  7. TC

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    Thread is relevant to my interests
     
  8. Can I Spliff it

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    You Must Remember This. It's written and hosted by Karina Longsworth, a journalist who has written a few books about the movie industry. She usually takes an individual figure from 20th century Hollywood and focuses on a key moment of their career. Her most recent episodes have dealt with the involvement or lack of involvement of John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, and Walt Disney in the war effort during WWII.
     
  9. colonel_forbin

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    Downloaded all the hardcore histories this morning. Looks like my commute will be filled for a long, long time.
     
  10. Futureman

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    I had brought this one up in the other one. I really enjoyed it and still listen to it weekly.
     
  11. Rusty Shackleford

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    I am getting impatient because we are due for a new episode at this point. Then you jackasses have to come and bump the thread which get my hopes up.
     
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  12. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    The slaves, children, and drunk history episodes are all really good. Churchill episode was really good too, guy was a badass.
     
  13. Can I Spliff it

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    Pritzker Military Library Podcast
    The History Network Podcast
    The Dollop.
     
  14. RoyalShocker

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    This shit makes me feel so insecure about my accomplishments... Like, what Julius Caesar accomplished even before the fucking Gallic Wars is remarkable. His Lex Julia was in place for over 1000 years and was vital the empire lasting as long as it did in the east and the west.

    And then, he takes over the legions and does what he is known for throughout history.
     
  15. Truman

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    Will be the last in the Blueprint series.
     
  17. Teflon Queen

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    Finally finished Death Throes...probably my favorite thus far...wish he'd do an emperors follow up
     
  18. RoyalShocker

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    I would listen to The History of Rome honestly... It's boring, but on the details/events side of things he blows Carlin out of the water. Carlin's gift if telling history a different and more interesting way; whereas, History of Rome is like an actual lecture on 1400 years of Roman history... The guy is a dork, but the amount of detail and work he put into the series is crazy... I feel like I'm pretty familiar and knowledgeable about Roman history, but I've learned a fucking ton from his podcast....

    That said, I'll forego the episodes on Commodus and listen to 7 hours of WWI from Carlin thank christ.
     
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  19. Teflon Queen

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    I've listened to the first HoR...I like it, but I think I'll need to listen to that at home or something
     
  20. spagett

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    What is the title of the World War 1 podcast?
     
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    Blueprint for Armageddon
     
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  22. Truman

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    It has dropped.

    :chatzy:
     
  23. Voodoo

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    This isn't getting enough attention. Almost on the second page.
     
  24. colonel_forbin

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    Where is it? I'm not seeing it on his website where I always download it from
     
  25. DelapThrows

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    goodbye all other pods for the next 4 hours of my commute
     
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  26. Teflon Queen

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    Punic nightmares or ghosts of the ostfront?
     
  27. Truman

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    Punic nightmares.

    They he describes how Hannibal wrecked shit was amazing.

    Both are good.
     
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  28. Truman

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    I just have it Auto DL from my pod cast app
     
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  29. Truman

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    Surprised there's not more chatter about the last ep.

    It wasn't my favorite. Felt like it was a lot of table setting and less actual accounts of the diplomacy and battles. Kind of ended in a fizzle.

    There's a new Podcasts focusing on 10 influential presidents. Haven't listened yet but the first episode on Nixon is narrated by Carlin. And the second on Washington is narrated by Mike Duncan (History of Rome, Revolutions)

    10 American Presidents Podcast
     
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  30. DelapThrows

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    I'm not done quite yet... have about 90 minutes left... I've been listening in chunks.
     
  31. RWisoursavior

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    Just started the last WWI one, description of Lenin was fantastic, had no idea the Germans were so conniving (Doesn't surprise me).

    As a side note it always impresses me how effective state's were in the 20th century at meddling in others politics so effectively. That Russian spy game was on point. Feel like MI-6 and American spys were behind the curve (Although I'd love any recommendations for books on the topics)
     
  32. Vito Corleone

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    Punic Nightmares or Death Throes?
     
  33. RoyalShocker

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    I would start with Punic Nightmares and then do Death Throes... It at least keeps it in chronological order.
     
  34. RoyalShocker

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    The best part about Death Throes is that it covers Marius and Sulla, which is something most probably know little to nothing about, but they pretty much paved the way for the destruction of the Republic.

    Sulla might be my favorite Roman.
     
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  35. colonel_forbin

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    Just finished Punic Nightmares earlier this week and started Death Throes yesterday. Chronological order is definitely the way to do it
     
  36. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    Last Blue Print was kinda weak in my humblest.

    Death throes was the shit but wanted to hear a bit more about what happened after Caesar was killed.
     
  37. RoyalShocker

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    Honestly, you should just pick up where with History of Rome where Carlin left off... There are probably 150 20-minute episodes dedicated to the time between Caesar's death and the death of Augustus.

    Antony going full blown Dennis from It's Always Sunny is one of my favorite stories in history.
     
  38. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    Thanks for the suggestion. Just listened to a bit, god damn that's dry. And the production values are really bad. My wife thinks Carlin is boring; i think i have found a way to get her to commit suicide should the need arise, for that i give you a like.
     
  39. RWisoursavior

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    Carlin is as entertaining as it gets.
     
  40. Truman

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    He gets a little better in terms of not sounding like Ben Stein. Don't expect anything close to Carlins story telling though.
     
  41. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    Yeah I really like Carlin, though sometimes on his tangents he can get a little bit boring. Is there a anyone nearly as good as him?
     
  42. Vito Corleone

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    My history can beat up your politics is exceptional

    Completely different topics but very well done
     
  43. Kirk Fogg

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    I wish I had a dollar for every time Carlin said "punch" across this last series. It got to the point at the end of those last episode that I couldn't pay attention to the story.
     
  44. I<3privatedances

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    Gotta say Carlin's descriptions of trench warfare, especially the last offensives by Germany has raised WW1 in my wars I wouldn't want to fight in power rankings
     
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  45. RoyalShocker

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    It's without a doubt in my mind the worst conditions in history.
     
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    agreed. with the combination of the longevity, the gas, the powerlessness you have to help people, the weather and the apparent futility its gotta be up there. The only situations that come close are the Russian city guards of places like Leningrad in WW2
     
  47. RoyalShocker

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    1,000,000 dying within a city would probably rank right up there with trench warfare. Leningrad is one of the great / forgotten tragedies of WW2.

    The EXTREME colds in Russia would make daily life just the absolute worst too, so maybe the eastern front isn't far off from the WW1 trenches.
     
  48. Willpépé

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    Wish they would have touched a bit more on the chemical warfare aspect of the War. Just from different items I've read/watched and maybe it was the time in history, but the troops were supposedly most terrified of the gas in a lot of situations. It's possible he touched on this more than I originally thought, going to listen through in entirely again over the next few weeks.

    Regardless, fight in the open and you are fucked. Live in a trench you are fucked.

    The logistical aspect was definitely the most interesting item to me. It's just amazing that there could literally be series of podcasts of equal length associated with at least 10 different talking points in each episode. It's just really insane that they took it on IMO. I donated, I could live ten lives and not have as much motivation as they displayed in that series.
     
  49. colonel_forbin

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    I listened to it a few weeks ago and I thought he went into the gas part quite a bit with some pretty harrowing quotes