You guys gave me so many wonderful podcasts I couldn't keep up. And now I've cut my drive from 1.5hrs each way to a mere 45min each way! =o I will miss my podcast time a little, not gonna lie!
I listen at 1.5x speed. It takes a bit of getting used to, but I devour more material that way.
For residents of NY State, I also just found out that we can access the New York Public Library on Overdrive. Listened to Stumbling on Happiness last week. Have been contemplating whether or not I would enjoy an Audible subscription for a while, but getting audio books for free is much better!
Hardcore History with Dan Carlin
I'm almost done with his Countdown to Armageden series on WWI. I have a major in social studies with an emphasis in history, and I've gained a better perspective on WWI through his podcast than I did through my time in college. He's that good IMO.
I've heard his series on the Mongol Invasion is the best, but you have to pay for it. I might choose to pay for it.
I don't have your background in WWI history, but I felt like his series really gave me a new perspective of the lives that were just thrown away for nothing in WWI.
I bought the Mongol podcasts. I'm a big fan and had read Conn Igguldelden's historical fiction on the Mongols which I loved.
Really like Carlin's treatment of it, but I think that the WWI series was better. Maybe because it's newer and he's better at it. Maybe because I could picture myself in the trenches in WWI and he's got a bunch more source material.
Either way, Carlin is amazing at making me care about history in a way that my high school teachers never could.