Hardcore History is the political commentator Dan Carlin’s answer to all the unasked historical questions, described in details over hours on his free podcast. Topics diverge into narratives of ancient and recent historical trends, unearthing details that your high school textbooks didn’t teach you. His tone and deep interest in every topic (even the seemingly unrelatable ones) make listening to hours of history fun. He admits that “He’ll make you mad too,” though his legions of fans always come back for more. Hardcore History has become so popular that it surpassed the 100 million all-time direct download mark this past September.