Hardcore History 48 – Prophets of Doom

5 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
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Publish Date:Mon, 22 Apr 2013
Duration:04:28:01 minutes – 258.13mb
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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.

7 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.

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