21 episodes

Chris and Jody are Air Force vets who enjoy military history and folklore. This is their podcast. They tell stories. They digress. A lot.

The Digression Podcast Chris Rash & Jody Hanks

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Chris and Jody are Air Force vets who enjoy military history and folklore. This is their podcast. They tell stories. They digress. A lot.

    20. Minicast Q&A

    20. Minicast Q&A

    Since we have a little time on our hands thanks to COVID-19, we're putting out this extra "minicast" for folks who find themselves with a little extra time for podcasts. In this episode: We salute you, NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio; Why are The Angry Cops so angry?; The Comfort is here; where are the patients?; Teddy Roosevelt's skipper gets canned; A famous sailor passes; and some Q&A from a listener.
    Show notes at https://thedigressionpodcast.com/20
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    • 36 min
    19. Going Viral

    19. Going Viral

    Space Force completes its first mission; No movement for the military; North Korea wants help with coronavirus cases it doesn’t have; Military COVID19 cases top civilian; The Air Force opens a new boot camp; Pentagon publishes pandemic guidance for commanders; The military pitches in with masks and vents; The Navy provides Comfort and Mercy to those in need; Billions for Defense and VA in emergency stimulus package; TRICARE COVID19 test kit scam; Countries using phones to track virus patients; and soon the US will, too; Army and Navy testing the recall waters; Power with others or some s**t; New Prez for Top Aces
    Show notes at https://thedigressionpodcast.com/19
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    18. "I Was A Soldier"

    18. "I Was A Soldier"

    The fateful day that changed the course of Sergeant Major Charles  Morris’ life was June 29, 1966. On a search-and-destroy mission in Xuan Loc, South Vietnam, he came within 20-feet of a Viet Cong machine gunner and was shot in the chest. He returned fire and took out the machine gun nest as the platoon came under heavy fire from an enemy force that significantly outnumbered them. For the next eight hours, Sergeant Morris refused medical attention as he continued to direct and encourage his men. He would earn the Medal of Honor for his actions that day.  
    In addition to telling Sergeant Morris’ story, we interview Christof Ambrosch, the producer and host of the Tales of Honor Podcast. Christof is dedicated to telling the stories of all our Medal of Honor recipients (there are more than 3500) and has become a friend of the show.
    Show notes at https://thedigressionporcast.com/18
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    • 53 min
    17. Accommodation Medals

    17. Accommodation Medals

    IN THE NEWS: Last seaman laid to rest in USS Arizona; Astronaut reenlists 800 soldiers; Air National Guard wants some Space Force action; Drone pilots get a medal; Good-bye South Korea curfew--for now; Revealing DNA tests; Pentagon sets rules for Skynet; No. 1 coffee is not a rating; Social justice finds the Air Force song; Tin Can at 20,000-feet.

    Show notes at https://thedigressionpodcast.com/17

    • 1 hr 13 min
    16. Knuckleheads

    16. Knuckleheads

    Internet porn hits home; Basic training and intro to military discipline; M16 necklace; Marching and airplane-watching; Gun-wielding drunk-driver on base; The EEO freeze; Busted, promoted, then busted again; The man with $200 in his pocket; Honey? Did you do something wrong?; Pushup Ninja; The Black Flag; Follow the matrix; Clap for the Air Force Song, dammit!; Why Chief Hanks is right; and The Shirt said to sweep the parking lot.

    Show notes available at https://thedigressionpodcast.com/16

    • 1 hr 37 min
    15. Coffee with Stealth

    15. Coffee with Stealth

    IN THE NEWS: Chris plots the demise of a mouse; We have a Space Force and Space Command--now what?; The Air Force F-35 can't shoot straight; The Army flips desert survival by sucking water out of the air; Air Force F-15's are shedding their stealth; A $1,000 coffee cup?; The Navy's Blue Angels invest in a used Fat Albert.

    Show notes at https://thedigressionpodcast.com/15

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

Dalmtions ,

Yes another good one.

These guys are amazing. As non military, I look forward to each podcast, as a chance to get a prospective, I would never see. I highly recommend you subscribe!! Lots of laughs and cool stories.

VitBpleez ,

Stars, Stripes & Stories!!

Love this show! Although not a military person myself, I am the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran and have heard many an army story in my day. Chris and Jody bring back fond memories with their banter, humor and patriotic pride. I learn something new every episode. Thank you for your service, Gentlemen.....and thank you for your continued service with this podcast!

SLFrey67 ,

Accomodation medals

Another great podcast. Gets me thinking (reminiscing?) about my time wearing the blue suit! Keep up the good work.

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