29 episodes

EYES LEFT is a military podcast hosted by two anti-war Army veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, Spenser Rapone and Mike Prysner, covering issues from a left-wing and socialist perspective.

EYES LEFT gives updates and progressive commentary on military news, war developments, failings of military leadership, veterans’ issues, radical military history, and how US troops can resist Trump.

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EYES LEFT is a military podcast hosted by two anti-war Army veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, Spenser Rapone and Mike Prysner, covering issues from a left-wing and socialist perspective.

EYES LEFT gives updates and progressive commentary on military news, war developments, failings of military leadership, veterans’ issues, radical military history, and how US troops can resist Trump.

    Prisoner of Conscience: The Kevin Benderman Story

    Prisoner of Conscience: The Kevin Benderman Story

    Interview with Sergeant Kevin Benderman, sentenced to 15 months in military prison for refusing to return to Iraq on moral grounds.

    • 39 min
    The VA Covid Prison + The Reign Of Terror

    The VA Covid Prison + The Reign Of Terror

    The harrowing story of a VA long-term care facility where veterans watched friends die of Covid, then sentenced to a solitary-confinement lockdown. Special guest Spencer Ackerman joins to discuss this story, his new book Reign Of Terror, and more.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Looking Inward, Going Forward

    Looking Inward, Going Forward

    Spenser and Mike discuss the BLM upsurge, the role of the National Guard in suppression, and looking inward to find new paths. 

    PLUS: Radical Military History - The story of the 'Fort Hood 43'

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How the West Point Mafia Runs Washington

    How the West Point Mafia Runs Washington

    Retired Major Danny Sjursen joins Eyes Left for part II of his interview, explaining his research uncovering the West Point Class of 1986 and the powerful positions it's alumni control in the Trump Administration.

    • 51 min
    Army Major to the Anti-War Movement

    Army Major to the Anti-War Movement

    Spenser and Mike interview Army Major Danny Sjursen about his journey from West Point officer in Iraq and Afghanistan to an anti-war author, commentator and activist. 

    Sjursen is host of 'Fortress On A Hill' podcast and author of several books. Find his work at https://skepticalvet.com/ 

    • 1 hr
    PANDEMIC VISION

    PANDEMIC VISION

    Spenser & Mike get deep in pandemic brain with philosophy and updates on COVID warfare at home & abroad.

    Show notes:
    - Join upcoming May 30 national actions to Cancel The Rents @ www.canceltherents.org/

    - Get the new album 'Rend Wake' by our audio engineer Anahedron: condinarecords.bandcamp.com/album/rend-wake

    - Learn about this 72nd anniversary of the Nakba: english.alaraby.co.uk/english/indept…nexation-looms

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
379 Ratings

379 Ratings

VessFrye ,

My New Favorite

I have seen both of these guys, in passing, posted on various platforms. Mike’s amazing speech in the snow and Spenser’s infamous photos, and remarked how brave they were. It turns out these two are beyond intelligent, eloquent and have insightful takes on very important issues.

These guys make me feel a jolt of gratitude for soldiers like them.

Dan sold out ,

Veterans against war!

I listened to this podcasts ... it was not like anything I expected. Super powerful being it’s Veterans against war. They talk about policies that lead to war and the experiences they had going to war.
Powerful podcast. With a family of veterans (Grandpa,father & uncles all veterans) i see how war effected their personal lives. Which has made me anti-war yet I don’t like I have the right to voice my ideas. This has become my voice

megan.ann ,

Great podcast

Coming from a girl who got into a little bit of trouble in Afghanistan on her first (and only) deployment for sharing my experience: Oof- you guys are brave for this podcast. Haha. It’s a refreshing perspective and I think a lot of military personnel could take away something from listening to this! Thank you.

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