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What are you reading? is a podcast dedicated to inspiring a culture of scholarship and lifelong learning in the Armed Forces. This podcast is in partnership with DODReads.com

The views presented in this podcast are those of the participants and do not reflect the views of the Department of Defense or its components.

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    • 5.0, 61 Ratings

What are you reading? is a podcast dedicated to inspiring a culture of scholarship and lifelong learning in the Armed Forces. This podcast is in partnership with DODReads.com

The views presented in this podcast are those of the participants and do not reflect the views of the Department of Defense or its components.

    Brigadier General Rebecca Halstead, USA (Ret.)

    Brigadier General Rebecca Halstead, USA (Ret.)

    In episode 8, co-host Jackie Parker interviews retired Army Brigadier General Rebecca Halstead on reading, cheeseburgers, and learning from failure.

    Her book is available here and you can get in touch with BGEN Halstead through her website.

    Interested in an interview with a particular leader? Have a question you'd like to hear answered? Contact us @DODReadsPodcast or podcast@dodreads.com.

    Finally, head to DODReads for more resources, free books, and interviews with military authors.

    The views presented in this episode are those of the participants and do not reflect the views of the Department of Defense or its components.

    • 37 min
    SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE: P.W. Singer and August Cole, Burn In Release!

    SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE: P.W. Singer and August Cole, Burn In Release!

    In this special bonus episode co-host Joshua Bowen interviews Ghost Fleet authors P.W. Singer and August Cole on their new book, Burn In (available TODAY!) as well as the importance of science fiction for predicting the future of conflict.

    Find them on Twitter @peterwsinger and @august_cole for Ghost Fleet and Burn In moments of the day. #BurnInBook

    Interested in an interview with a particular leader? Have a question you'd like to hear answered? Contact us @DODReadsPodcast or podcast@dodreads.com. 

    Finally, head to DODReads for more resources, free books, and interviews with military authors.

    The views presented in this episode are those of the participants and do not reflect the views of the Department of Defense or its components.

    • 53 min
    Kayla Williams, Center for a New American Security

    Kayla Williams, Center for a New American Security

    In Episode 6 former Army Arabic Linguist Kayla Williams of the Center for a New American Security talks women in war, her own writing, and how to stay connected to service after leaving Active Duty.

    Make sure to check out the CNAS State Veteran Benefit Finder. Ms. Williams is the author of two books on her time in service: Love my Rifle More Than You and Plenty of Time When we Get Home. For those looking for short form reading, she recommends The Atlantic, Discover Magazine, and Smithsonian Magazine for nerdy military history. Let her know how you enjoyed the episode at @kwilliams101. 

    Interested in an interview with a particular leader? Have a question you'd like to hear answered? Contact me @DODReadsPodcast or Phoebe@dodreads.com.

    Finally, head to DODReads for more resources, free books, and interviews with military authors.

    The views presented in this episode are those of the participants and do not reflect the views of the Department of Defense or its components.

    • 29 min
    General James E. Cartwright, USMC (Ret.)

    General James E. Cartwright, USMC (Ret.)

    In Episode 5 retired Marine General James E. "Hoss" Cartwright provides his insight into future technological development, how to keep pace in a rapidly changing world, and how imagination contributed to the design of the Space Force. 

    Interested in an interview with a particular leader? Have a question you'd like to hear answered? Contact me @DODReadsPodcast or Phoebe@dodreads.com.

    Finally, head to DODReads for more resources, free books, and interviews with military authors.

    The views presented in this episode are those of the participants and do not reflect the views of the Department of Defense or its components.

    • 34 min
    Captain David Marquet, USN (Ret.)

    Captain David Marquet, USN (Ret.)

    In Episode 4 we get a lesson on the language of leadership from Captain David Marquet, USN (Ret.), former submarine Commanding Officer, notable speaker, and author of "Turn the Ship Around!" Let Captain Marquet know how you enjoyed his interview @ldavidmarquet on Twitter, facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Check out his newest book "Leadership is Language" for sale here.

    Interested in an interview with a particular leader? Have a question you'd like to hear answered? Contact me @DODReadsPodcast or Phoebe@dodreads.com.

    Finally, head to DODReads for more resources, free books, and interviews with military authors.

    The views presented in this episode are those of the participants and do not reflect the views of the Department of Defense or its components.

    • 30 min
    Admiral Margaret Klein, USN (Ret.)

    Admiral Margaret Klein, USN (Ret.)

    In Episode 3, Admiral Klein, USN (Ret.) and I discuss reading for ethical decision making. You can find one of her go-to ethical reads here: Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot by Jim Stockdale. Let her know how you enjoyed the episode at margaret.klein@usnwc.edu.

    Finally, head to DODReads for more resources, free books, and interviews with military authors.

    The views presented in this episode are those of the participants and do not reflect the views of the Department of Defense or its components.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

armyloves2read ,

Excellent initiative and well delivered

Great concept — we need a smart and informed force to address 21st century challenges. This is a great initiative to inspire continued learning in the force.

generic90 ,

Enjoyable and informative for civilians and active duty

I am a Navy veteran, and while this is geared more towards active duty personnel, this is a solid, practical podcast for both the civilian and military sectors. The conversations are interesting and engaging, the leadership lessons instructive, and the books referenced so far are definitely worth adding to your reading list (if you haven’t read them already). Well done.

readerodx ,

Dodreads

Great interaction and suggestions for all fields of leadership

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