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The Dead Prussian Podcast aims to explore War and Warfare through discussion and analysis of military theory, historical events, contemporary conflicts, and expert interviews.

The Dead Prussian Podcast Mick Cook

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The Dead Prussian Podcast aims to explore War and Warfare through discussion and analysis of military theory, historical events, contemporary conflicts, and expert interviews.

    Episode 88 - On the Forgotten Bastards | The Dead Prussian Podcast

    Episode 88 - On the Forgotten Bastards | The Dead Prussian Podcast

    In this episode, Mick chats with Harvard's Professor Serhii Plokhii, historian and author. They discuss Serhii's latest book, Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front: An Untold Story of World War II. Serhii provides a description of the impact, and collapse, of the Grand Alliance during the Second World War.

    Serhii provides a precise answer to the final question.

    Become a member of our social network, The TDP Community Hub, and hear Serhii's answer to an exclusive bonus question 

    • 26 min
    Episode 87 - On Enemy Aliens | The Dead Prussian Podcast

    Episode 87 - On Enemy Aliens | The Dead Prussian Podcast

    In this episode, Mick chats with the University of New South Wales Research Associate, Miss Nicole Townsend. They discuss Nicole's research on the treatment of 'suspect communities' and 'enemy aliens' in Australia during the Second World War. Nicole highlights the societal dangers of fearing the 'other' during wartime. Mick takes the opportunity to point out current trends across western countries that show striking similarities to the paranoia driven fears of communities in the Second World War.

    • 20 min
    Episode 86 - On Mission Improbable: Transforming the British Army Reserves | The Dead Prussian Podcast

    Episode 86 - On Mission Improbable: Transforming the British Army Reserves | The Dead Prussian Podcast

    In this episode, Mick chats with former army officer, academic and author, Dr Patrick Bury. They discuss his book, Mission Improbable: The Transformation of the British Army Reserve. Patrick discusses the role of the army reserve, political influence in its transformation, and the capability it provides the British Army.

    Patrick provides a Simpson's quote for the answer to the final question.

    Join the members' community at Patreon for Tim's answer to an exclusive bonus question.

    • 27 min
    Episode 85 - On the Death of the Marine Corps | The Dead Prussian Podcast

    Episode 85 - On the Death of the Marine Corps | The Dead Prussian Podcast

    In this episode, Mick chats with editor, and US Marine Corps Reserve officer, Major Timothy Heck. They discuss his short story "Alphas", the winning entry in the Postmortem of the Marine Corps creative writing competition run by The Krulak Centre. Mick and Tim discuss the themes of loss at a personal, institutional, and national level.

    Tim provides a parent's answer to the final question.

    Join the members' community at Patreon for Tim's answer to an exclusive bonus question.

    • 34 min
    Episode 84 - On the Day After the War | The Dead Prussian Podcast

    Episode 84 - On the Day After the War | The Dead Prussian Podcast

    In this episode, Mick chats with scholar and army officer, Lieutenant Colonel Brendan Gallagher. They discuss his recent book, The Day After: Why America wins the war but loses the Peace. Brendan highlights how the political objectives of war must remain the focus for achieving success.

    Brendan provides a Commanding Officer's answer to the final question.

    Join the members' community at Patreon for Brendan's answer to an exclusive bonus question about military current threats.

    • 31 min
    Episode 83 - On Lethality and Knowledge Trajectories | The Dead Prussian Podcast

    Episode 83 - On Lethality and Knowledge Trajectories | The Dead Prussian Podcast

    In this episode, Mick chats with military historian and friend of the show, Dr Matthew Ford. They discuss his recent article, The epistemology of lethality: Bullets, knowledge trajectories, kinetic effects. Matthew highlights how the science of battle has become conflated with imprecise terminology.

    Matthew provides the all-time, worst answer to the final question.

    Join the members' community at Patreon for Matthew's answer to an exclusive bonus question about military buzz words.

    • 47 min

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