Pioneering podcaster Dan Carlin is the king of long-form audio content. With his Hardcore History episodes sometimes topping out at over six hours each, and using nothing but his voice, he entertains millions. He also developed the podcast Common Sense, a show devoted to politics and current events which was nominated for a Podcast Award in the Politics/News category in 2012 and 2013. He lives in Eugene, Oregon.
'Carlin puts the 'hardcore' in Hardcore History by focusing his
narratives on the most violent and dramatic moments in human
history, filling his show with colorful anecdotes that were most
likely left out of your high school history class.'
'A master of storytelling, Dan Carlin uses vivid detail and
intuitive empathy to imagine what it was like to live through the
end of the world ... Carlin's engaging and accessible style invites
us to ponder the rise and fall of civilizations and ask where we
are headed. The end of the world is not merely a catastrophe that
waits for us down the road; it is a ghost that haunts the places
we've already been.'
Mike Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of The Storm Before the Storm
'This is the perfect thought experiment for anyone who believes
the world is doomed, if only to remind them of one essential
reality: the world has always, always seemed doomed...It feels odd
to classify a book about barbarians and flu pandemics and the
morality of nuclear war as fun, but that's the single best modifier
for The End is Always Near. It's an apocalyptic
Chuck Klosterman, author of But What If We're Wrong?
'For podcast fanatics, each new release is akin to the Super
Bowl ... Host Dan Carlin, a former radio broadcaster, brings both
passion and showmanship as he unspools historical narratives with a
flair for tension and intensity.'
'Walking listeners through Operation Barbarossa, the German
attempt to capture Moscow, the Battle of Stalingrad, and Germany's
ouster from the Soviet Union, Carlin is a wide-eyed, colorful guide
to a dreadful story.'
'Carlin serves as a notable example of... a person who can
discuss issues deeply and idiosyncratically.'
Los Angeles Times