The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses
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About the Author
Pioneering podcaster Dan Carlin is the king of long-form audio content. With his Hardcore History shows sometimes topping out at over six hours long, Carlin humanizes the past and forces the audience to "walk a mile in that other guy's historical moccasins." Hardcore History has been downloaded over 100 million times.
“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 discotheque.”--Chuck Klosterman, author of But What If We're Wrong?
“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.”--Slate
“ Carlin serves as a notable example of... a person who can discuss issues deeply and idiosyncratically.”--Los Angeles Times
“ 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.”--Time
"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."--AV Club