Hardcore History

A few days ago I made some recommendations about favorite podcasts. But in the meantime, I’ve discovered a fantastic new show.

Hardcore History is what history classes should be. Host Dan Carlin chronicles a living picture of events over several three-hour episodes, explaining them from the point of view of several historians and bringing them to life through the reading of historical accounts.

It’s captivating and addictive, and the only bad part is the one-and-a-half minute introduction, voiced in the dumb American summer blockbuster trailer style. So far, I’ve only listened to the mini-series dedicated to World War I, but I’m convinced that this is one of the best podcasts in the English language.