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Changing Hearts & Minds is a history podcast. We talk about everything that has to do with the history of warfare. Everything from clandestine operations, battles, and individuals and technology connected to the history of warfare.

Changing Hearts & Minds Jeffrey Adamec

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Changing Hearts & Minds is a history podcast. We talk about everything that has to do with the history of warfare. Everything from clandestine operations, battles, and individuals and technology connected to the history of warfare.

    CHM029 - First Platoon (Author Annie Jacobsen)

    CHM029 - First Platoon (Author Annie Jacobsen)

    CHM029- First Platoon (Interview with Author Annie Jacobsen)
     
     
    Summary:
    Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen’s new investigative work has profound implications for democracy. First Platoon: A Story of Modern War in the Age of Identity Dominance (Dutton, 2021) reveals the full account of the platoon of young soldiers sent to Afghanistan whose experience ended abruptly in tragedy under 1st LT Clint Lorance. The larger part of the story, one never comprehensively reported before, is how the platoon was unwittingly involved in a shadowy Defense Department program to capture biometrics. Jacobesn also reveals details on how flawed data was used to make a case for Clint Lorance’s Pardon. Author Annie Jacobsen joins Jeff for an in depth interview on the events and untold details of how this was much more than just a war crime. 
     
    Links:
    https://www.npr.org/2021/01/14/956705029/first-platoon-examines-how-war-on-terror-birthed-pentagons-biometrics-id-system
     
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/624446/first-platoon-by-annie-jacobsen/9781524746667
     
    Books:
    First Platoon: A Story of Modern War in the Age of Identity Dominance
    By Annie Jacobsen
    https://www.amazon.com/First-Platoon-Modern-Identity-Dominance/dp/1524746665
     
     
    Other Works By Annie Jacobsen:
     
    Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H28Z9LL/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0
     
    Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HZFB2T0/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i5
     
    The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RTY0GEA/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i3
     
    Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BAXFBI2/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1
     
    Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004THU68Q/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i4
     
     
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    CHM028- The Battle of The Crater

    CHM028- The Battle of The Crater

    CHM028- Battle of The Crater
     
    Summary:
    One of the most film ready stories of the Civil War. When a stand-off occurs at the Siege of Petersburg looks to be taking a long time towards the end of the war, a seemingly insane plan to break the defenses of the Confederates is born. When failed leadership and planning ends up with the battle being one of the most disastrous events for the Union Army during the last years of the war. 
     
    Links:
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Crater
     
    https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/crater
     
     
    Books:
     
    Cold Harbor to the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign
    By: Gary W. Gallagher, ‎Caroline E. Janney 
    https://www.google.com/books/edition/Cold_Harbor_to_the_Crater/lWK0CAAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=Battle+of+the+crater+Civil+War&printsec=frontcover
     
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    • 58 min
    CHM027- Cold Harbor

    CHM027- Cold Harbor

                 CHM027- Cold Harbor
     
    Summary:
    Towards the end of the Civil War and the Overland Campaign newly promoted Lt General U.S. Grant faces down General Robert E. Lee. He learns a hard lesson about frontal assaults on reinforced positions.
    Jeff & Andrew also speak about the events in D.C. a few weeks ago.
    Links:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cold_Harbor
     
    https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/battles-of-cold-harbor
     
    Books:
    Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26–June 3, 1864 By Gordon C. Rhea
    https://www.amazon.com/Cold-Harbor-Grant-26-June-1864/dp/0807132446
     
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    CHM026- Battle of The Aleutian Islands

    CHM026- Battle of The Aleutian Islands

    CHM026- Battle of The Aleutian Islands
     
    Summary:
    Empire of Japan after bombing Pearl Harbor invaded United States soil. The battlefields of World War II make their way onto U.S. land.
     
    Links:
    https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-the-aleutian-islands
    https://www.nps.gov/aleu/learn/photosmultimedia/upload/McGinnis-Battle-of-the-Aleutians-508.pdf
     
    Books:
    Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians By Brian Garfield
    https://www.amazon.com/Thousand-Mile-War-Aleutians-Classic-Reprint/dp/0912006838
     
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    • 55 min
    CHM025- 1914 Christmas Truce

    CHM025- 1914 Christmas Truce

    CHM025- 1914 Christmas Truce
     
    Summary:
    Christmas Eve 1914, Europe is in the first Winter of The Great War. In the hundreds of miles of trenches the German and British Armies do something that has become legend since. They laid down their arms and celebrated Christmas with each other.
     
    Links:
    https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/christmas-truce-of-1914
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce
     
    Books:
    The Christmas Truce of 1914: The History of the Holiday Ceasefire During World War I  By Charles Rivers Editors
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-christmas-truce-of-1914-charles-river-editors/1123541827?ean=9781542351522
     
     
    Audio In Episode:
    “Silent Night” Piano Solo Instrumental (HD) Manuel Espinoza
     
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    • 39 min
    CHM024- Dale Dye

    CHM024- Dale Dye

    Retire Marine Officer and Hollywood Legend Dale Dye joins CHM Podcast to talk about his career and projects.
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

grayjedi92 ,

Awesome Show from an Excellent Perspective

As another military history podcast, it’s great to find other shows who are breaking out with a unique and entertaining format to a topic that many people see as cumbersome and bland. Definitely check them out if you’re not only interested in the topics of battles, but also in the human beings who fought them! Five stars!!

Generos R. ,

Great Podcast

Jeff does great research and the podcast is very interesting and informative!

Sara Adamec ,

Love This Show!!!

If you like in depth history this show is for you!!!!

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