Dan Carlin is a former television news reporter and radio talk show host who since 2005 has been producing two popular podcasts — one on history called Dan Carlin's Hardcore History and one on current events Common Sense with Dan Carlin. The history podcast just won iTunes' "Best Podcast of 2014" award and the Hardcore History episode/series on the Eastern Front in the Second World War was recently named the 5th best podcast episode of all time by Slate Magazine. His most popular podcast episodes have been downloaded between 2.5 and 3 million times. Total downloads for both podcasts since he started exceed 60 million.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMtHood, where x=independently organized TED event.
At our TEDxMtHood event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Visit TED.com to learn more.