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.

      • #23870

        Utah
        Ute Fan
        @utah

        We all kinda knew. 

    • #23925

      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.

    • #23926

      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.

      • #23927

        bopahull
        Ute Fan
        @bopahull

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

        • #23930

          Utahute72
          Ute Fan
          @utahute72

          Correct.  the original bombs were pretty crude.

           

      • #23928

        bopahull
        Ute Fan
        @bopahull

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

    • #23934
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      RedLine
      Ute Fan
      @redline

      Highly recommend listening to The Wrath of the Khans episodes

      • #23973

        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.

        • #24096

          RedLine
          Ute Fan
          @redline

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

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