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  • Real Dictators continues to be available for free wherever you get your shows. For ad-free listening, exclusive content and early access to new episodes, join Noiser+. Now available for Apple and Android users. Click the Noiser+ banner on Apple or go to noiser.com/subscriptions to get started with a 7-day free trial. Real Dictators is the award-winning podcast hosted by Paul McGann that explores the hidden lives of history's tyrants. New episodes Wednesdays. Follow @Noiser_Podcasts on Twitter for updates on our shows.
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Episodes
  • Sep 27 2022
    Vladimir Lenin changed the course of history like very few ever have. He turned Russia upside down and created the first communist state. As the founder of the Soviet Union, he ensured the world would never be the same again. But long before his time in power, his life is something straight out of a spy thriller. Young Vladimir enjoys a happy, comfortable childhood. That is, until a double tragedy puts him on a very different path... A Noiser production, written by Dan Smith. This is Part 1 of 4. For ad-free listening, exclusive content and early access to new episodes, join Noiser+. Now available for Apple and Android users. Click the Noiser+ banner on Apple or go to noiser.com/subscriptions to get started with a 7-day free trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    55 mins
  • Sep 13 2022
    The story of Lenin - leader of the Russian Revolution, founder of the Soviet Union - begins Wednesday September 28th. Early access to new episodes for Noiser+ subscribers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    2 mins
  • Sep 6 2022
    With Napoleon deposed and in exile, it appears to be game over. But even now he is planning a comeback. After the mother of all prison breaks, Napoleon marches back up through France. Reinstating himself as emperor, he will rally his troops for one last battle... A Noiser production, written by Jeff Dawson. This is Part 6 of 6. For ad-free listening, exclusive content and early access to new episodes, join Noiser+. Now available for Apple and Android users. Click the Noiser+ banner on Apple or go to noiser.com/subscriptions to get started with a 7-day free trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    54 mins

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Binge worthy!

I couldn't stop listening took me two days and now I check every day to see if a new episode is out!

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Extremely good!!

I recommend this podcast for sure, it’s absolutely amazing! Can’t wait for the next season!

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The most in depth history podcast I've ever listen

I subscribe to many podcasts. There's a lot of history in my list, but this has gone far and away beyond any other history podcast that I've heard. Truth be told, I didn't know what to expect when I first saw that cover art but I was intrigued when I heard Paul McGann was the narrator (he's the 8th Doctor for any fellow Whovians out there).

The series on Hitler (15 episodes so far, as of this writing) is astounding! I thought I knew enough based on various sources, but this takes you through a fine-toothed comb explanation of the lives of these madmen.

It's quickly become one of my favorites and I try to listen to it daily.

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Compelling series with excellent narration

Paul McGann has a great voice for this really interesting history lesson. The content is superb and enlightening. I listen on my night shift and time certainly passes rather quickly as it’s so interesting.

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I'm Hooked

Listened to all episodes within a few days, and I can honestly say that I've learned more about world events in the most engaging and factual story-telling drama series I've ever heard. The background music or the noise of guns, or planes, or bombs helps to stir each event to life. Narrator is superb. Bring on more episodes please!

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