Dan Carlin: Hardcore History | Lex Fridman Podcast #136
Nov 2, 2020
Dan Carlin is a historian, political thinker, and podcaster.
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0:00 – Introduction
2:36 – Nature of evil
9:33 – Is violence and force fundamental to human civilization?
14:41 – Will we always have war?
24:21 – The Russian front in World War II
32:15 – Ideologies of the US, the Soviet Union, and China
44:58 – Putin
57:33 – Journalism is broken
1:04:58 – Genghis Khan
1:19:19 – Greatest leader in history
1:27:04 – Could Hitler have been stopped?
1:44:03 – Hitler’s Antisemitism
1:49:54 – Destructive power of evil
1:59:09 – Will human civilization destroy itself?
2:11:14 – Elon Musk, Tesla, SpaceX
2:19:36 – Steering around the iceberg – wow do we avoid collapse of society?
2:41:43 – Advice on podcasting
2:44:55 – Joe Rogan, Spotify, and the future of podcasting
3:00:02 – Future episodes of Hardcore History podcast
3:15:04 – Is Ben real?
3:15:48 – Meaning of life
Fascinating. Recommended for an enlightening listening experience.