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
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

In 1980, the US Navy's most powerful warship, the USS Nimitz, is caught in a storm during routine maneuvers in the Pacific. Enveloped by a strange green light, the ship passes through a vortex and when they emerge, their communications have been cut off. The ship's Captain sends out a patrol and the F-14 pilots are shocked to encounter vintage Japanese warplanes.
Dan Carlin
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

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
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
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…
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
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
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
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!)