#136 – Dan Carlin: Hardcore History

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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(07:53) – Nature of evil
(14:50) – Is violence and force fundamental to human civilization?
(19:58) – Will we always have war?
(29:38) – The Russian front in World War II
(37:32) – Ideologies of the US, the Soviet Union, and China
(50:15) – Putin
(1:02:50) – Journalism is broken
(1:10:16) – Genghis Khan
(1:24:36) – Greatest leader in history
(1:32:21) – Could Hitler have been stopped?
(1:49:21) – Hitler’s Antisemitism
(1:55:12) – Destructive power of evil
(2:04:26) – Will human civilization destroy itself?
(2:16:31) – Elon Musk, Tesla, SpaceX
(2:24:53) – Steering around the iceberg – wow do we avoid collapse of society?
(2:47:00) – Advice on podcasting
(2:50:12) – Joe Rogan, Spotify, and the future of podcasting
(3:05:19) – Future episodes of Hardcore History podcast
(3:20:21) – Is Ben real?
(3:21:05) – Meaning of life