The Aerospace Advantage podcast hosts real discussions with the world‘s top aerospace power leaders, both military and civilian, to tackle the most pressing aerospace issues that we face.
Episode 53 - F-22, F-15EX, F-35, NGAD, and Beyond: Fighter Force Recommendations for the Next Decade
In episode 53 of the Aerospace advantage podcast F-22, F-15EX, F-35, NGAD, and Beyond: Fighter Force Recommendations for the Next Decade, Host John “Slick” Baum and members of the Mitchell Institute team explore a U.S. Air Force fighter force that is in crisis and look to future solutions.
Episode 52 - Congress and Defense, Russian Satellite Shootdown and China‘s Nuclear Stance: The Rendezvous
In episode 52 of the Aerospace advantage podcast Congress and Defense, Russian Satellite Shootdown, and China’s Nuclear Stance: The Rendezvous, host John “Slick” Baum welcomes the Mitchell team to discuss stories that have dominated the news cycle. After stalling out for months, it looks like the Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act is headed for the floor. What should we be looking for in this bill? Next, as if things weren’t bad enough with the Chinese launch of the fractional orbital bombardment system, we’ve got the Russians blowing up a satellite, filling several orbits with thousands of fragments of debris. Finally, General Hyten, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed what many of us have long suspected: China’s nuclear build-up is about gaining a first-strike capability. These are incredibly important topics, so make sure you join us for this episode.
Episode 51 - Astronaut Jared Isaacman: Inspiration4 and Innovation in Space
In episode 51 of the Aerospace advantage podcast Astronaut Jared Isaacman: Inspiration4 and Innovation in Space, host John ”Slick” Baum welcomes onto the podcast Shift4 CEO and Inspiration4 mission commander, astronaut Jared Isaacman.
Episode 50 - Building the Next Gen Space Enterprise
In Episode 50 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Building the Next Gen Space Enterprise, host John “Slick” Baum speaks to a number of key leaders in the Space Force and industry to discuss how and why new actors are entering the space business.
Episode 49 - China‘s Global Intent and Tactics: Adversary Insights
In Episode 49 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast China’s Global Intent and Tactics: Adversary Insights, host John “Slick” Baum is joined by Dr. Brendan Mulvaney of the China Aerospace Studies Institute, independent consultant Ken Allen, and Mitchell Institute research analyst Daniel Rice to discuss the big question on everyone’s mind, “What is China’s global intent, and what are they doing to achieve these goals?”
Episode 48 - Operation Enduring Freedom: A 20-Year Air Commander Retrospective Part 2
In episode 48 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Operation Enduring Freedom: A 20-Year Air Commander Retrospective Part 2, General Buzz Moseley, USAF (ret), General Chuck Wald, USAF (ret), Lt Gen Dave Deptula, USAF (ret), and Maj Gen Larry Stutzriem, USAF (ret) rejoin us to provide first-person air commander perspectives regarding the air campaign they led against the Taliban, which began on October 7th, 2001.
Perfect capture on the spirit of Billy Mitchell
I could not agree more with Slick and the Mitchell Institute’s initiative to self-critique Grand Strategy and US military strategy over the past 20 years. We need a hard look at National Strategy in retrospect of the Afghan withdrawal.
An Aerospace Podcast for All
As someone who has never had the privilege of wearing the uniform myself, I downloaded this podcast wondering if I could relate and fully comprehend the content. After listening to the first two episodes, I am hooked. The host does an incredible job of presenting important and intriguing information in a fun, conversational tone. The format of live commentary and interviews combined with historical recordings works perfectly. I thoroughly enjoyed listening and learned a lot. I will be recommending this podcast to all my friends ... ranging from those that have served in uniform for decades to those, like me, who yearn to understand our Air and Space Forces better so we can better support them. Thank you.