Hardcore History 63 – Supernova in the East II

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History episode 63

Part two of Supernova in the East is now ready to be told. Once again we’ll visit the Asia-Pacific War of 1937-1945 to figure out what exactly happened from a Japanese perspective.

Supernova in the East is a 2-part mini-series podcast within a larger podcast series from Dan Carlin called Hardcore History.

Like the last episode, Dan tries to unlock the thought-patterns held by the people in charge at the time, the soldiers who were fighting the battles, the civilians in the regime and the society itself.

What drove the Japanese to do what they did in World War 2? Such a distinctive society as the Japanese creating huge atrocities like the Rape of Nanjing and extreme tactics such as kamikaze flights. Let’s figure it out historically and psychologically.

As Dan Carlin puts it:

If there were a Japanese version of Captain America, this would be his origin story.

Dan Carlin’s Supernova in the East

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Hardcore History 63 – Supernova in the East II