35 episodes

Exploring the strategy, tactics, leadership, and luck behind history's upset victories

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Exploring the strategy, tactics, leadership, and luck behind history's upset victories

    Episode 35: Stalingrad Part I

    Episode 35: Stalingrad Part I

    In a two-part episode, we dive into the Battle of Stalingrad, one of the most pivotal battles of the 20th century. Will explains the origins of the conflict between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, and Luke mostly listens politely.
     
     
    Sources:
    Bevor, Anthony, Stalingrad.
    Hellbeck, Jochen, Stalingrad.
     
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    • 27 min
    Episode 34: The Emu War

    Episode 34: The Emu War

    In 1932, the Australian Army went to war against the emus. Needless to say, things didn’t go as planned.
     
    Special thanks to Destin and Matt at "No Dumb Questions" for the new and improved audio!
     
     
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    • 40 min
    Episode 33: Salsu

    Episode 33: Salsu

    In this famous clash between the Sui Chinese and Goguryeo Korean kingdoms, Luke explains why you literally cannot fight a river.
     
    Special thanks to Destin and Matt at "No Dumb Questions" for the new and improved audio!
     
     
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    • 40 min
    Episode 32: Operation Compass

    Episode 32: Operation Compass

    WWII Showdown in the desert of North Africa! The UK shows Italy that actually having a mechanized army is much more effective than saying you have a mechanized army, even against 4:1 odds.
    Source:
    Latimer, Jon. Operation: Compass, Osprey Publishing, 2000.
     
    Special thanks to Destin and Matt at "No Dumb Questions" for the new and improved audio!
     
     
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    • 53 min
    Episode 31: Battle of Yavin

    Episode 31: Battle of Yavin

    Happy JOD Anniversary! That means it's fictional battle time and it's the grand daddy of all underdog victories: the Battle of Yavin! ...Death Star, its the attack on the Death Star.
     
    Special thanks to Destin and Matt at "No Dumb Questions" for the new and improved audio!
     
     
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    • 47 min
    Episode 30: Battle of Myeongnyang Strait

    Episode 30: Battle of Myeongnyang Strait

    It's Korea vs. Japan in the Battle of Myeongnyang Strait. Will explains why you should always bring a cannon to a gun fight, especially when it's 10:1 odds.
     
    Special thanks to Destin and Matt at "No Dumb Questions" for the new and improved audio!
     
     
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Avery from NorCal ,

A fun show for underdogs!

The hosts are fun, and the show has a unique spin for fans of military history. Not sure where they went, but I hope they come back! :)

scomart21 ,

Love it

What happened? Where’d you guys go?

lindsallen2011 ,

Go Will

5 stars for Will. The rest is self explanatory.