Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History King of Kings II

There really wasn’t a moment in this entire marathon of text where I wasn’t deeply intrigued by what Carlin was talking about, and I think that in many ways that’s because I was so incredibly unaware of this history. I’ve had some knowledge of what Carlin has talked about on previous podcasts (take Wrath of the Khans, for example), but in this case I was nearly negligible with the content, and that served to stoke my interest. And, like with all of his podcasts, it was wonderfully researched and presented with both ease and enthusiasm.

Dan Carlin is an American political commentator, amateur historian, and podcaster. Once a professional radio host, Carlin eventually took his show to the Internet, and he now hosts two popular independent podcasts: Common Sense and Hardcore History. Carlin broke into the television news business in Los Angeles in the late 1980s. He has worked as a television news reporter, an author, a columnist, and for the last dozen years, a radio talk show host. No longer broadcasting on terrestrial radio, Carlin has achieved recognition in internet radio, podcasting, and the blogosphere. Currently, he hosts two popular podcasts, both of which are frequently among the highest-ranked podcasts on review sites such as Podcastalley and iTunes.