Movies from Dan Carlin

The Tenth Level

Inspired by the Stanley Milgram obedience research, this TV movie chronicles a psychology professor's study to determine why people, such as the Nazis, were willing to "just follow orders" and do horrible things to others. Professor Stephen Turner leads students to believe that they are applying increasingly painful electric shocks to other subjects when they fail to perform a task correctly, and is alarmed to see how much pain the students can be convinced to inflict "in the name of science."
Dan Carlin
Interviewer, Journalist
Wish someone would replay that VERY powerful (& timely!) TV movie you made about the Milgram Experiment "The Tenth Level"
Movies from Dan Carlin

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.
Dan Carlin
Interviewer, Journalist
Well, after seeing the latest Captain America movie, I want to play one of their villains.Who could I do? Kang the Conqueror?
Movies from Dan Carlin

Platoon

As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Dan Carlin
Interviewer, Journalist
Believe it or not, that's what we were aiming for. I wanted to create the same feeling I had after leaving the movie Platoon.
Movies from Dan Carlin

The Final Countdown

During routine manoeuvres near Hawaii in 1980, the aircraft-carrier USS Nimitz is caught in a strange vortex-like storm, throwing the ship back in time to 1941—mere hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Dan Carlin
Interviewer, Journalist
There was a movie, I think they did it in late 1970s or 1908 I think it came out called The Final Countdown. And it’s relatively horrible as a movie goes. But it doesn’t matter. The story is about what if a modern aircraft carrier went back to the eve of the Pearl Harbor attack.
Movies from Dan Carlin

Jaws

When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, the police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the blood-thirsty beast.
Dan Carlin
Interviewer, Journalist
I loved it and didn't know it was THAT highly regarded.
Movies from Dan Carlin

Field of Dreams

Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.
Dan Carlin
Interviewer, Journalist
It's why the story concept behind the movie Field of dreams so intrigues me. I'd love to meet my father and grandfather and have us all be 28 years old at the same time.
Movies from Dan Carlin

Passchendaele

Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for a single battle
Dan Carlin
Interviewer, Journalist
- What is a good movie about ww1? Just binge listened to “blueprint for Armageddon” and I can’t get enough. - If you find it, let me know. I don't think it's been made yet. The Canadians have a decent one about Passchendaele I think…
Books recommended by Dan Carlin
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21 Best Books About America from 19th Century from Dan Carlin

21 Books recommended by Dan Carlin about the U.S. history in 19th and 20th centuries and its expanding national interests. Dan Carlin is #1 history expert, so make sure to check this immense list of his book recommendations!
Dan Carlin
Interviewer, Journalist
21 Books recommended by Dan Carlin about the U.S. history in 19th and 20th centuries and its expanding national interests. Dan Carlin is #1 history expert, so make sure to check this immense list of his book recommendations!
Books recommended by Dan Carlin
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Dan Carlin's 4 Best Book Picks About War

Check out these 4 books recommended by Dan Carlin. This is a selection of war-related books he chose for his podcast's episode - 'Hardcore History 8 – Scars of the Great War.'
Dan Carlin
Interviewer, Journalist
Check out these 4 books recommended by Dan Carlin. This is a selection of war-related books he chose for his podcast's episode - 'Hardcore History 8 – Scars of the Great War.'
Books recommended by Dan Carlin
19 books

Dan Carlin's Blueprint for Armageddon Book List: 19 Books

Take a look at Dan Carlin's Blueprint for Armageddon suggested reading on the First World War: 19 Books
Dan Carlin
Interviewer, Journalist
Take a look at Dan Carlin's Blueprint for Armageddon suggested reading on the First World War: 19 Books
Books from Dan Carlin

Inside the Third Reich

Speer, the Minister of Armaments and War Production under Hitler, the man who had kept Germany armed and the war machine running even after Hitler's mystique had faded, takes a brutally honest look at his role in the war effort, giving readers a complete view of the inside of the Nazi state.Speer, the Minister of Armaments and War Production under Hitler, the man who had kept Germany armed and the war machine running even after Hitler's mystique had faded, takes a brutally honest look at his role in the war effort, giving readers a complete view of the inside of the Nazi state.
Dan Carlin
Interviewer, Journalist
Isn't that book amazing? Hard to filter out the "Speer as the good Nazi" aspect of it though. You just have to be suspicious the whole time and take the revelations where you can find them.
Books recommended by Dan Carlin
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15 Books on Dan Carlin Book List

Dan Carlin recommends 15 unconventional history books to make us all history nerds!
Dan Carlin
Interviewer, Journalist
Dan Carlin recommends 15 unconventional history books to make us all history nerds!
TV Shows from Dan Carlin

60 Minutes

America's popular television News magazine in which an ever changing team of CBS News correspondents contribute segments ranging from hard news coverage to politics to lifestyle and pop culture.
Dan Carlin
Interviewer, Journalist
60 Minutes, back in his heyday, was so good at that. As soon as they highlighted a problem, millions of people got angry about it at the same time, and it went away. Even if it didn’t matter to them the day before the show aired.
Music from Dan Carlin

Kick Out the Jams

Dan Carlin
Interviewer, Journalist
That's a personal favorite of mine too. Wayne Kramer and Fred Smith weaving together...awesome.
Countries from Dan Carlin

Ireland

Ireland (Éire Ulster-Scots: Airlann ) is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth. Geopolitically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. In 2011, the population of Ireland was about 6.6 million, ranking it the second-most populous island in Europe after Great Britain. As of 2016, 4.8 million live in the Republic of Ireland, and 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland. The geography of Ireland comprises relatively low-lying mountains surrounding a central plain, with several navigable rivers extending inland. Its lush vegetation is a product of its mild but changeable climate which is free of extremes in temperature. Much of Ireland was woodland until the end of the Middle Ages. Today, woodland makes up about 10% of the island, compared with a European average of over 33%, and most of it is non-native conifer plantations. There are twenty-six extant land mammal species native to Ireland. and winters are milder than expected for such a northerly area, although summers are cooler than those in continental Europe. Rainfall and cloud cover are abundant. The earliest evidence of human presence in Ireland is dated at 10,500 BC. Gaelic Ireland had emerged by the 1st century AD. The island was Christianised from the 5th century onward. Following the 12th century Norman invasion, England claimed sovereignty. However, English rule did not extend over the whole island until the 16th–17th century Tudor conquest, which led to colonisation by settlers from Britain. In the 1690s, a system of Protestant English rule was designed to materially disadvantage the Catholic majority and Protestant dissenters, and was extended during the 18th century. With the Acts of Union in 1801, Ireland became a part of the United Kingdom. A war of independence in the early 20th century was followed by the partition of the island, creating the Irish Free State, which became increasingly sovereign over the following decades, and Northern Ireland, which remained a part of the United Kingdom. Northern Ireland saw much civil unrest from the late 1960s until the 1990s. This subsided following a political agreement in 1998. In 1973 the Republic of Ireland joined the European Economic Community while the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland, as part of it, did the same. Irish culture has had a significant influence on other cultures, especially in the field of literature. Alongside mainstream Western culture, a strong indigenous culture exists, as expressed through Gaelic games, Irish music and the Irish language. The island's culture shares many features with that of Great Britain, including the English language, and sports such as association football, rugby, horse racing, and golf.
Dan Carlin
Interviewer, Journalist
Any chance of an episode set in Ireland, Dan? Someday for sure.I was just there in Sept...one of my favorite places on the planet (and swimming...drowning?...in history!)