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This show will highlight the military engagements of different wars throughout American and World History. We will summarize and analyze the importance of each battle, how they shaped the larger conflict's outcome, and how that conflict shaped, or still shapes, the world as we know it. All of this will be accomplished through a laid back approach over a nice adult beverage. Complete with comedic banter among friends, the goal is to make this particular history fun and enjoyable for scholars and non-scholars alike.

Battles and Banter: A Relaxed Military History Podcast Avery Lentz

    • History
    • 4.4 • 69 Ratings

This show will highlight the military engagements of different wars throughout American and World History. We will summarize and analyze the importance of each battle, how they shaped the larger conflict's outcome, and how that conflict shaped, or still shapes, the world as we know it. All of this will be accomplished through a laid back approach over a nice adult beverage. Complete with comedic banter among friends, the goal is to make this particular history fun and enjoyable for scholars and non-scholars alike.

    The Battle of Heartbreak Ridge

    The Battle of Heartbreak Ridge

    The Korean War 70th Anniversary Series

    • 41 min
    September 11, 2001: The Face of War in the 21st Century

    September 11, 2001: The Face of War in the 21st Century

    A special retrospective BnB episode on remembering that fateful day and it's legacy twenty years later.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    The Battle of Waterloo

    The Battle of Waterloo

    "Just because you have all been beaten by Wellington, you think he's a good general. I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad troops, and this affair is nothing more than eating breakfast." - Napoleon Bonaparte, morning of June 18, 1815.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    The Battle of Wilson's Creek

    The Battle of Wilson's Creek

    The 160th Anniversary Edition

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Battle of Bloody Ridge

    The Battle of Bloody Ridge

    The Korean War 70th Anniversary

    • 36 min
    The Petersburg Campaign, Part II

    The Petersburg Campaign, Part II

    On this episode of Battles & Banter, Avery, Codie and Tony jump back into the Petersburg Campaign of 1864. The guys pick up where they left off with Part 1, when the first Union attempts to take the city by direct assault failed on June 18th. The topic for this episode are the events that took place during the rest of June and July of that bloody year around the railroads of Petersburg. The guys discuss the fighting at Jerusalem Plank Road, the Wilson-Kautz Raid, the diversionary fighting at Deep Bottom and most notably, the bloody and atrocious debacle at the Crater, where Confederate soldiers committed heinous war crimes against Black Union soldiers that were trying to surrender following the failure of the attack. Strap in for the next installment in the Petersburg series and stay tuned for more to come. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Jessup231 ,

Entertaining but off the cuff

Just listen to the COP Keating and cringed every time Medal of Honor recipient Clint Romesha’s name was butchered time and time again. Maybe a bit more research would be appropriate when discussing such an important event. Ro-muh-shay.

eufhfnns ,

Wide breadth of topics and fun

Really fun show, with few errors, they’re really fun guys who translate history well. I enjoy that it’s not chronological and they touch on all sorts of battles.

JustinEssink96 ,

Great podcast

Great history podcast. Keep up the good work.

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