18 episodes

General Talk is a monthly podcast featuring interviews with figures from the British Army and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. The podcasts give a greater insight into the ever-changing role of the military in the modern world and the way in which we, as the Army’s national charity, safeguard the welfare of our soldiers, veterans and their families 

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General Talk is a monthly podcast featuring interviews with figures from the British Army and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. The podcasts give a greater insight into the ever-changing role of the military in the modern world and the way in which we, as the Army’s national charity, safeguard the welfare of our soldiers, veterans and their families 

    Episode 18: Waterloo Uncovered

    Episode 18: Waterloo Uncovered

    Speaking in our new podcast episode for General Talk, our host Harry Bucknall speaks to the charity Waterloo Uncovered, which we fund, about how battlefield archaeology promotes veterans’ mental health and wellbeing.

    • 43 min
    Episode 17: Gabby Logan

    Episode 17: Gabby Logan

    Speaking in our new podcast episode for General Talk, hosted by Harry Bucknall, BBC Sports presenter Gabby Logan talks to broadcaster Simon McCoy about her impressive career as one the country’s leading sports presenters. 

    • 31 min
    Episode 16: LCpl Corie Mapp

    Episode 16: LCpl Corie Mapp

    This episode of General Talk features Corie Mapp, former Lance Corporal, Afghan veteran and Britain’s first Para Bobsleigh European Champion. Corie talks about his Army career, the challenges he faced after becoming a double amputee and how sport helped him overcome his life changing injuries 

    • 33 min
    Episode 15: WO1 (AcSM) Colin Kirkwood

    Episode 15: WO1 (AcSM) Colin Kirkwood

    WO1 (AcSM) Colin Kirkwood talks about being selected for the prestigious position of Academy Sergeant Major at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), having joined the Army as a junior soldier aged 16.

    • 36 min
    Episode 14: Adam Holloway

    Episode 14: Adam Holloway

    Adam Holloway, Conservative MP for Gravesham, talks about UK Policy on Afghanistan, Parliament’s work on defence issues, and Global Britain.

    • 25 min
    Episode 13: General Sir Michael Rose

    Episode 13: General Sir Michael Rose

    General Sir Michael Rose shares his recollections of commanding the SAS during the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege and his thoughts on the Army’s twenty years in Afghanistan in a new episode of our General Talk podcast series.

    • 38 min

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