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Inspired by the people and events that have shaped Australian history and character, with his authentically Australian down to earth approach, Adam Blum explores and shares their stories. Learn how in the past and more recently, service, sacrifice and grit have and continue to play a central role in Australia's True Blue History.

True Blue History Podcast Adam Blum

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Inspired by the people and events that have shaped Australian history and character, with his authentically Australian down to earth approach, Adam Blum explores and shares their stories. Learn how in the past and more recently, service, sacrifice and grit have and continue to play a central role in Australia's True Blue History.

    Dr. Karl James and Dr Aaron Pegram: The Australian Home Front During World War 2 (Live)

    Dr. Karl James and Dr Aaron Pegram: The Australian Home Front During World War 2 (Live)

    Historians Dr Karl James and Dr Aaron Pegram from the Australian War Memorial, discuss how the Australian home front responded during World War 2

    Presenter: Adam Blum
    Guests: Dr Karl James & Dr Aaron Pegram
    Editor: Kyle Watkins
    Academic Adviser: Margaret Strike

    • 59 min
    True Blue History - Casey Nixon - Wounded Heroes Australia

    True Blue History - Casey Nixon - Wounded Heroes Australia

    Casey is dedicated to raising public awareness of mental health not only for veterans but also the general community.

    If you are struggling, please don't hesitate to call Wounded Heroes on 1300 853 080 or visit their website at https://www.woundedheroes.org.au/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Woundedoz for assistance.

    Presenter: Adam Blum
    Guest: Casey Nixon
    Editor: Kyle Watkins
    Academic Adviser: Margaret Strike
    Researcher: Justin Guion

    • 18 min
    RAAF Group Captain Wendy Horder

    RAAF Group Captain Wendy Horder

    Group (Ret.) Captain Wendy Horder began her career in the Royal Australian Air Force as an air traffic controller in 1979. During her military career, she has been deployed to East Timor, Bougainville, and the Solomon Islands and represented Australia in a variety of multi-agency teams in Africa, Europe, the United States, and the Pacific.

    Presenter: Adam Blum
    Guest: Group Captain Wendy Horder
    Editor: Kyle Watkins
    Academic Adviser: Margaret Strike
    Researcher: Justin Guion

    • 36 min
    Dr. Rhys Crawley on Afghanistan

    Dr. Rhys Crawley on Afghanistan

    The Official History of Australian Operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor is an exciting project sponsored by the Australian War Memorial. Dr. Rhys Crawley is one of the project’s team of seven esteemed historians. Dr. Crawley discusses the project, the challenges associated with writing an official history, and the project’s importance for future generations.

    Presenter: Adam Blum
    Guest: Dr. Rhys Crawley
    Editor: Kyle Watkins
    Academic Adviser: Margaret Strike
    Researcher: Justin Guion

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Special Episode: Rat of Tobruk Donald Simpson Interview

    Special Episode: Rat of Tobruk Donald Simpson Interview

    A special podcast shared with True Blue History by Fallen Diggers Incorporated. Dennis Frank talks with former Rat of Tobruk, Private Don Simpson, about his experiences in the 2/32nd Australian Infantry Battalion during the siege of Tobruk during the Western Desert Campaign and his service throughout the Second World War.

    Thank you to Fallen Diggers Incorporated for their generosity in sharing Don's story with our audience.

    Editor: Kyle Watkins
    Interviewer: Dennis Frank
    Guest: Don Simpson

    • 39 min
    Senator Jim Molan AO DSC: The Journey

    Senator Jim Molan AO DSC: The Journey

    Former Australian Army Major General Jim Molan AO, DSC, now serves his country as a Senator for New South Wales. During his military career, Major General Molan was the Chief of Operations Coalition Forces in Iraq between 2004-2005, where he commanded a force of 300,000 troops.

    Presenter: Adam Blum
    Guest: Senator Jim Molan AO, DSC
    Editor: Kyle Watkins
    Academic Adviser: Margaret Strike
    Researcher: Justin Guion

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Fozzinoz ,

Rwanda Massacre

Listened to Adam’s interview with Terry Ohalloran today. A topic I had little knowledge of. A great interview. Looking forward to reading the book. Keep it up Adam! Go well Terry!

JuzG85 ,

Mont St Quentin

Amazing podcast based on an action that not many Australians know of with our Diggers in the final days of their war on the Western Front.

Keep up the great work Adam.

Ben Niciak ,

Incredibly informative and interesting!

I have found this podcast really engaging and easy to listen to.

It’s always great to have an Australian perspective on international matters.

I could not recommend this podcast more highly!

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