Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

I love history. And I love podcasts. So let me give you a tip: Check out Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast. This guy it totally awsome. This is a guy who manages to bring passion and out-of-the-box thinking to history, and who evokes the scents and flavours of the past.

Let me give you an example of the stuff Dan Carlin presents in his podcasts. When discussing the Punic Wars between Carthage and the Roman Empire, he asks the question: "What does it feel like standing, with only a spear as your weapon, in front of a charging war-elephant?" How many historians have you heard asking such a question? Me, personally, I have not heard too many. But Dan Carlin does, and I love it!

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