Hardcore History 48 – Prophets of Doom

5 out of 5 based on 14 customer ratings
(14 customer reviews)

$1.99 Free!

Publish Date:Mon, 22 Apr 2013
Duration:04:28:01 minutes – 258.13mb
RSS Feed
Subscribe on iTunes


Product Description

Murderous millennial preachers and prophets take over the German city of Munster after Martin Luther unleashes a Pandora’s Box of religious anarchy with the Protestant Reformation.

14 reviews for Hardcore History 48 – Prophets of Doom

  1. 5 out of 5


    Outstanding. I have studied the events leading to the reformation and had heard the term Anabaptist, but had never heard of this event before this podcast. As much as I cringed hearing the accounts I’m better off knowing what happened in both my secular and religious life.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Amazing story, who knew that things could get so out of control!?!

  3. 5 out of 5


    Right at the end of this show, Dan explains how dissatisfied he is with – and, indeed, how he re-recorded the entire 4+ hours. I haven’t listened to all of the episodes of Hardcore History yet, but I have to say this is my favourite so far.

    Why? Dan’s questioning, his build-up to the big events, and his analogies are fantastic. More of this please!

  4. 5 out of 5


    Dan Carlin’s ability to relate historical facts interwoven with the finest traits of suspenseful storytelling truly is one of a kind.
    Events that have transpired centuries ago come to life in his retellings and so do the historical figures, their ambitions and emotions. Carlin tells his historical stories in such a compelling way that one might be obliged to forget that they are just that: retellings of actual events – or of what is recorded of such events.

    This episode in particular creates such a lifelike retelling of the city of Münster and its situation at the time, that one quickly becomes entrapped in it. Carlin describes character so vividly and circumstances so thoroughly that stories come alive in his retellings. I cannot recommend this episode – or any of the “Hardcore History” episodes – enough to anyone who likes history, drama, or great storytelling in general.

  5. 5 out of 5


    While every HH story is EPIC and AWESOME, this is hands down my favorite HH episode, bar none. Dan himself seems to be delighted to tell this story, and I feel the same way listening. One need only google “Munster cages” to stir your curiosity about this story. Once you press play, buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy ride! (in the best way) Favorite line: “…and proceed to cut him up; literally.” AH, goosebumps! Well done Dan!

  6. 5 out of 5


    I’ve been a fan of Dan for a while. I’ve listened to all his free episodes at least two times (I’m a minor so I can’t buy the others yet). Every episode is amazing but this one is just perfect. I don’t know what it is, but it’s just fantastic.
    Everyone should listen to it.

  7. 5 out of 5


    I love this story, I must have listened to it 12 times by now. I recommend it to everyone who shows the slightest interest in history and everyone I know had enjoyed it immensely. I love all the Hardcore History podcasts but this one takes the cake.

  8. 5 out of 5


    This was the first podcast of Dan’s I’ve listened to and I loved it. His style of storytelling and interweaving of events, personalities, and social norms was really well done. And the whole bit about why Martin Luther was so angry – the indulgences, the wealth of the church, the hypocrisy of the popes etc. – was very well described and really put his protest into context.

  9. 5 out of 5


    Love this cast absolutely amazing and the painter that gives over the scene has everything to do with that

  10. 5 out of 5


    I want to thank you so much for this episode, it is so relevant in this time. The connection between this historical time and the splinter sects that is .0001% of Muslims in the world is important. I think that your point regarding average “joe” showing up for a lynching of an African American and “writing home about it” was an important point, it made me think too, really, can we conveniently isolate this part of history in our “past”, saying that we are better than that, we have more humanity? What about an entire section in India, where women and children are forced into the sex trade.. where is our humanity? It would be nice to believe that we have became more civilised …
    Thank you so much for this, you did an amazing job!

  11. 5 out of 5


    It really takes something special to make me look forward to my awful commute to and from work. This is special. Thanks, Dan – for the incredible story and suppressing my road rage for a few days.

  12. 5 out of 5


    I’ve listened to quite a bit of Dan’s HH podcasts – all fantastic, but this is by far the best one in my book. Dan seems to be unsatisfied with this one for reasons that i cannot understand. To me this perfectly underscores a major theme throughout all of his podcasts: that civilization provides a very thin veneer over our brutal, animal natures to which we can degenerate very quickly under the right circumstances.

  13. 5 out of 5


    Simply fascinating! Love it.

  14. 5 out of 5


    I loved this episode. I loved the feeling of it. The scenery and characters were developed so well by Dan that I ended up thinking that this story would make one hell of a movie. I listened to his disclaimer at the end and was very surprised at his self criticism on this one. It was my favorite yet and an amazing story.

Add a review