Any Hardcore History fans here?


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        RisingSun
        Ute Fan
        @risingsun

        I haven’t listened to it much, to be honest, but everyone says it’s great and the new episode dropped yesterday and I was listening a bit, no spoilers but it’s about nuclear stuff. Today on twitter I’m seeing various comments about nuclear bombs as a result, and boy, if you want to be shocked at how big these things are, goole tsar bomba. The map overlays of total destruction are amazing, and alleged test results had 3rd degree burn heats up to 62 miles away and windows partially breaking up to 500 miles away! I have not served myself, although several immediate family members have, but I had no idea they were that big. Shocking the power that can be unleashed.

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        Puget Ute
        Ute Fan
        @pugetute

        LOVE IT! That is one of the greatest podcasts of all time. I need to DL the new one, but some of the older episodes/series have been magnificent.

        For anybody who wants to check out the back catalog, I very highly recommend the following episodes:
        Prophets of Doom (Anabaptist movement in 16th century Germany)
        Blueprint for Armageddon (WWI – difficult to listen to due to the hopelessness of the battles)
        Wrath of the Khans (Genghis Khan/Mongol Empire – absolutely fantastic all around)
        Death Throes of the Republic (Roman Empire)
        Ghosts of the Ostfront (WWII)

        Dan Carlin is a CU graduate, so there is a PAC-12 tie-in…

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        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        I’m a hardcore fan. Oh wait.

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          Utah
          Ute Fan
          @utah

          We all kinda knew. 

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        Utahute72
        Ute Fan
        @utahute72

        Man I tried listening to those guys once and just couldn’t get through all the crap to the real history.

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        Utahute72
        Ute Fan
        @utahute72

        For reference, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima was about the same size as the rounds that were in the tactical inventory. Strategic inventory was much bigger.

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          bopahull
          Ute Fan
          @bopahull

          As far as yield goes that’s true. Physical size was much different.

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            Utahute72
            Ute Fan
            @utahute72

            Correct.  the original bombs were pretty crude.

             

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          bopahull
          Ute Fan
          @bopahull

          Like we try to convince our wives, it’s not the size that matters, it’s the yield.

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        RedLine
        Ute Fan
        @redline

        Highly recommend listening to The Wrath of the Khans episodes

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          Puget Ute
          Ute Fan
          @pugetute

          After listening to those episodes watch the series Marco Polo on Netflix. It is a scripted drama, but the underlying story follows the narrative of the Khan dynasty and provides clarity to some of the historical narratives discussed by Carlin.

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            RedLine
            Ute Fan
            @redline

            Perfect timing for a series recommendation. I’ve been in a dry spell. Thanks!

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