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Show 53 - Blueprint for Armageddon IV

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:21:10 PST

Machine guns, barbed wire and millions upon millions of artillery shells create industrialized meat grinders at Verdun and the Somme. There's never been a human experience like it and it changes a generation.

Show 52 - Blueprint for Armageddon III

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:25:18 PST

The war of maneuver that was supposed to be over quickly instead turns into a lingering bloody stalemate. Trench warfare begins, and with it, all the murderous efforts on both sides to overcome the static defenses.

Show 51 - Blueprint for Armageddon II

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:12:15 PST

The Great Powers all come out swinging in the first round of the worst war the planet has ever seen. Millions of men in dozens of armies vie in the most deadly and complex opening moves of any conflict in world history.

Show 50 - Blueprint for Armageddon I

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 23:12:15 PST

The planet hadn't seen a major war between all the Great Powers since the downfall of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. But 99 years later the dam breaks and a Pandora's Box of violence engulfs the planet.

Show 49 - The American Peril

Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:05:51 PST

Imperial temptations and humanitarian nightmares force the United States of the late 19th Century to confront the contradictions between its revolutionary self-image and its expanding national interests.

Show 48 - Prophets of Doom

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 02:27:04 PST

Murderous millennial preachers and prophets take over the German city of Munster after Martin Luther unleashes a Pandora's Box of religious anarchy with the Protestant Reformation.

Show 47 - Wrath of the Khans V

Sun, 13 Jan 2013 21:42:03 PST

Succession issues weaken the Mongol Empire as the grandchildren of Genghis Khan fight over their imperial inheritance. This doesn't stop them from dealing out pain, suffering, and ironically good governance while doing so.

Show 46 - Wrath of the Khans IV

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:33:12 PST

The death of Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire, should have slowed the momentum of Mongol conquests, but instead it accelerated it. This time though, all of Europe is on the Mongol hit list.

Show 45 - Wrath of the Khans III

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 15:08:46 PST

The expansion of Genghis Khan's conquests continue, with locations as far apart as Europe and China feeling the bloody effects of Mongol warfare and retribution. Can anything halt the carnage?

Show 44 - Wrath of the Khans II

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:58:32 PST

The Mongol leader Genghis Khan displays an unmatched level of strategic genius while moving against both Northern China and the Eastern Islamic world. Both civilizations are left stunned and millions are slaughtered.

Show 43 - Wrath of the Khans I

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:07:57 PST

In one of the most violent outbursts in history a little-known tribe of Eurasian nomads breaks upon the great societies of the Old World like a human tsunami. It may have ushered in the modern era, but at what cost?

Show 42 - (BLITZ) Logical Insanity

Sat, 31 Mar 2012 21:12:37 PST

After many listener requests, Dan examines the issue of the morality of dropping the Atomic Bombs in the Second World War. As usual, he does so in his own unique, unexpected way.

Show 41 - Thor's Angels

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 07:52:11 PST

What started as a standard podcast episode morphed into an audio book on what used to be called "The Dark Ages" in Europe. Dan gets into many areas he should probably avoid...Gods, Germans, bikers, Jesus...

Show 40 - (BLITZ) Radical Thoughts

Wed, 12 Oct 2011 22:57:12 PST

Using the two 20th Century "Red Scare" eras as case studies, Dan looks at the fear that can be generated by potentially dangerous ideas and examines the way such powerful mass emotions can cloud human judgment.