Dan Carlin

Hardcore History has very quickly become a go-to favorite. Dan possesses a beautiful skill marrying the study of history (the facts, the dates, the sires and whatnot) with a stark and empathetic consideration for the humanity of history. His series on the Mongol khans is a truly stunning work of storytelling, walking a floss-wide line between awe for the genius and cunning and ruthlessness of the Mongol conquests, and heartbreak for the wrenching agony of the victims. Apologies to Dan and his team for saying this, but there’s only one complaint: after every episode I want three more. Why can’t there be a thousand of you, please?