This podcast makes the personalities and the scope of historical events feel real and fascinating.
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Who are you, and what do you do?
I’m Wilson Miner, I design interfaces for things on screens.
What podcasts do you listen to?
My favorite podcast right now is Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History. He does amazing deep dives on different historical topics, and does a great job of making the personalities and the scope of historical events feel real and fascinating. The most recent episode “The American Peril,” about the Spanish American War (Teddy Roosevelt was a racist 5-year-old boy) is a good starter episode, but the multi-part episodes are where it really shines. Wrath of the Khans, a five-part epic series about the Mongol Empire, and The Death Throes of the Republic, about the fall of the Roman republic (Julius Caesar was a hipster), are both amazing.
How do you listen to podcasts?
I listen on the iPhone podcasts app in 20-minute chunks on my way to and from work.