Hardcore History podcast by Dan Carlin
This is my favourite military history podcast. Carlin has a great voice, easy conversational explanations of important battles and wars in the history of mankind. Some will say he's not an academic, but that's precisely why he's interesting to listen too. He's great at building up a narrative around these events and packaging it into an easy to listen to format.
I'm not a fan of audio books in general, but Hardcore History is the rare exception.
Now you should know, his podcasts are long, very long. They are usually about 2-4 hours an 'episode'. As a teacher, they are perfect for me to listen to while I'm doing some mindless marking. I love how he weaves the primary sources into his narrative as much as he can.
- Wraths of the Khans [The Mongol Empire]
- Blueprint for Armageddon [World War 1]
- King of Kings [Persian Empire]
- The Celtic Holocaust [Caesar rampaging through Gaul]
- Supernova in the East [Imperial Japan in WW2]
Rating: ★★★★★ Book #29-35 in my My 2020 Reading Challenge