Journal of Radio and Audio Media Article – Podcasting the Past: Hardcore History, Fandom, and DIY Histories


This article discusses the podcast Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History as a work of fan (non)fiction and a significant intervention by an amateur, non-historian into a discourse typically dominated by scholars and professionals. Frequently listed among the top “Society and Culture” podcasts on iTunes, in Carlin’s hands podcasting technology has been used as a means of engaging with history on his own terms in a way that has been quite popular among podcast listeners—a form of do-it-yourself historical expression that provides some insight into how audiences receive and respond to historical discourse.

Read it at Taylor & Francis Online

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