Never before have we had the opportunities to connect to a broad audience like we do today. What does that mean for individuals, our culture, and for the future?
Dan Carlin is a former television news reporter and radio talk show host who since 2005 has been producing two popular podcasts — one on history called Dan Carlin's Hardcore History and one on current events called Common Sense with Dan Carlin. The history podcast recently won iTunes' "Best Podcast of 2014" award and the Hardcore History episodeseries on the Eastern Front in the Second World War was recently named the 5th best podcast episode of all time by Slate Magazine. His most popular podcast episodes have been downloaded between 2.5 and 3 million times. Total downloads for both podcasts since he started exceed 60 million.
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Can Dan do anything at all without mentioning Alexander the Great? I dont think so.01/06/2016
One of the great storytellers and speakers of our time. Love Hardcore History. Love Common Sense. I even donated money and got a spiffy t-shirt. History is the biography of a madman.31/05/2016
God damn, Dan carlin has the voice of a god.10/05/2016
Dan Carlin is amazing. Best podcasts and so inciteful. I wish more people could learn from this man.07/05/2016
So fucking well done Mr Carlin.21/04/2016
It will be interesting to see what changes. Control or censorship of the internet? At the increasing rate that people are creating data, when will the rate that less and less people are contributing to the physical necessities of life be noticed. Food, clothing shelter and such cannot be created on the matrix, and as more and more people create digital creations, where will we find the labor force to sustain us with physical things with a true value to them?12/04/2016
LtCorbis would blow his mind and probably worry the hell out of him.03/04/2016
Best podcast out there, Hardcore History.02/04/2016
People watch the nightly news?02/04/2016