Pioneering podcaster Dan Carlin is the king of long-form audio content. With his Hardcore History episodes sometimes topping out at over six hours each, and using nothing but his voice, he entertains millions. He also developed the podcast Common Sense, a show devoted to politics and current events which was nominated for a Podcast Award in the Politics/News category in 2012 and 2013. He lives in Eugene, Oregon.
'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 'A master of storytelling, Dan Carlin uses vivid detail and intuitive empathy to imagine what it was like to live through the end of the world ... Carlin's engaging and accessible style invites us to ponder the rise and fall of civilizations and ask where we are headed. The end of the world is not merely a catastrophe that waits for us down the road; it is a ghost that haunts the places we've already been.' Mike Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of The Storm Before the Storm '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? '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 '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