11 episodes

You probably think that you would never join the military. Think again. Every year thousands of young Americans surprise family and friends, signing long, legally-binding contracts with an organization they know very little about. Many of them join to pay for college. But what happens when pride and optimism turn into regret and refusal to play a role in war? Hear perspectives about the military, the Iraq War and conscientious objection you have likely never heard before. Strong voices in the war against the war. More info on Breaking Cadence the podcast and Breaking Cadence the new memoir at rosadelduca.com

Breaking Cadence: Insights From a Modern-Day Conscientious Objector Rosa del Duca

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

You probably think that you would never join the military. Think again. Every year thousands of young Americans surprise family and friends, signing long, legally-binding contracts with an organization they know very little about. Many of them join to pay for college. But what happens when pride and optimism turn into regret and refusal to play a role in war? Hear perspectives about the military, the Iraq War and conscientious objection you have likely never heard before. Strong voices in the war against the war. More info on Breaking Cadence the podcast and Breaking Cadence the new memoir at rosadelduca.com

    Resist: A 1960s Political Activist Reflects

    Resist: A 1960s Political Activist Reflects

    A conversation between a conscientious objector from the Vietnam War and a CO from the Iraq War. Longtime political activist and writer Joel Eis reflects on war resistance, counter-recruitment, and famous protests he was involved in during the 60s and...

    • 46 min
    Culture Shock

    Culture Shock

    Three veterans who joined less than a year before 9/11 share their stories of enlistment, service and life after wearing the uniform.

    • 49 min
    But What Would Aristotle Say?

    But What Would Aristotle Say?

    Ethics expert and Santa Clara University professor David DeCosse explains Just War thinking and how it went very wrong in the Iraq War.

    • 47 min
    A Boy Goes to War: Remembering Michael Mihalakis

    A Boy Goes to War: Remembering Michael Mihalakis

    After living what he saw as a charmed childhood, Michael Mihalakis was bound and determined to find some adversity, and to overcome it. He joined the Army National Guard in 2002, at 17 years old.

    • 57 min
    Alone Together: The Music of Breaking Cadence

    Alone Together: The Music of Breaking Cadence

    Hear songs like "Ft. Lee, VA," "Firestarter," and "Orion" explained.

    • 57 min
    Ah Youth

    Ah Youth

    Teen decision making, in story form, with some research and relection thrown in for good measure.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

faithydoodle711 ,

Breaking Down Barriers

This podcast was insightful. I love that Rosa chose to be brave and interview her members. They are all authentic in their answers to Rosa’s questions, even if their answers stung. Rosa is transparent about her decision to be a conscientious objector, and her views on the war. Can’t wait to listen to more!

ThisWanderingGypsy ,

Great Listen

This is such an interesting podcast. After listening to her sister talk about what she really thought about her becoming a CO I was even more into listening because you can see that she is not only finding people that are going to tell her that what she did was right. This was an all-around view, thought provoking podcast that I would definitely recommend. I also was impressed with the production quality. You can tell that she is passionate about the product that she is putting out.

Canobi-wan ,

Ethics in Conversation

This is a good podcast to listen to if you are interested in the ethical philosophy that drives both public and official opinion on the justification of war, and different opinons on how views of the U.S. military should be discussed and engaged with in society. Overall a very interesting addition to Rosa's podcasts.

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