560: Dan Carlin | Apocalyptic Moments in Hardcore History

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Dan Carlin (@hardcorehistory) is the host of the wildly popular Hardcore History and Common Sense podcasts, and author of The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses.

What We Discuss with Dan Carlin:

  • Do tough times make for tougher people? How do we define what "tough" means?
  • Will war ever become obsolete, or will we always need to be prepared to engage in military force on some level?
  • Why do the people who are best qualified to lead rarely get elected, and how does this hurt us all (even if "our" candidate wins)?
  • How denying the cultivation of skills, talent, and opportunity to the poorest members of the population underserves society as a whole.
  • Is a de-escalation of our current political polarization possible, or have we passed the point of no return?
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/560

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