Monday, November 16, 2009

Ben is sick again….

Anybody who gets the title is already in good company.  I just want to take a moment to promote two of the best podcasts around.  Hardcore History and Common Sense, both produced by Dan Carlin.

In Hardcore History Dan takes an in-depth look into past world-making/shaking events.  The great part about HH is that it’s not a gloss job, he generally spends a good one to two hours covering each event and sometimes devotes multiple shows to a single topic (for example three shows on the Punic Wars and four shows on the Eastern Front during WWII).

In Common Sense Dan looks at current events.  Carlin is not the normal tv talking head you’re used to (i.e. Sean Hannity, Keith Olbermann, etc.).  He actually studies the subject and forms his opinions on the facts, not whether or not it’s liberal or conservative approved.  Chances are you’ll disagree with him on half of what he says, but it’s a good type of disagree, not an angry throw a beer bottle at Bill O’Reilly on the tv type of disagree.

Please check out both shows, I’m not sure there are any better.

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