36 episodes

War Stories is a narrative show that takes the broad arcs of warfare and shares the stories behind crucial points their development. In each season, the show revolves around a single topic and traces a path from before its invention to the modern-day with a focus on the people who made it happen.

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    • 4.8 • 363 Ratings

War Stories is a narrative show that takes the broad arcs of warfare and shares the stories behind crucial points their development. In each season, the show revolves around a single topic and traces a path from before its invention to the modern-day with a focus on the people who made it happen.

    Edward Braddock Walks Into a Bullet

    Edward Braddock Walks Into a Bullet

    What is it that makes a good marksman? Is it their training? Their weapon? Maybe they’re just born that way, or raised with a rifle in their hands. In our Season Two premiere, we take a look at the shift to the modern rifle and the individuals who sometimes had the power to change the course of an entire battle with their weapon.
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    • 39 min
    2.2 - Morgan's Lucky (or Unlucky) Riflemen

    2.2 - Morgan's Lucky (or Unlucky) Riflemen

    From the time of the French and Indian War, Daniel Morgan had a bone to pick with the British Army. Over the following decades, he and the riflemen he led would do their best to even the score.
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    • 36 min
    Season Two Trailer

    Season Two Trailer

    Next week, Season Two of War Stories launches, but for those of you who can't wait to figure out the subject we're covering, we've got a shot trailer for you. Enjoy.
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    • 3 min
    Loose Rounds Trailer

    Loose Rounds Trailer

    On War Stories, we often focus on what’s happening at the proverbial tip of the spear: the latest and greatest, at least for the time, weapons platforms, how militaries shifted their fighting styles to accommodate these technologies, and what it felt like to use these on the frontlines of the battlefield. After all, those weapons are what gets top billing when we talk about the most interesting parts of warfare. What we sometimes miss are all the bits and pieces that make those weapons effective: camouflage patterns in clothing that allow soldiers to hide in their environments, infrared glint tape that helps designate friend from foe to aircraft up above a battlefield, shipping containers that changed the way militaries could move, to only name a few. In each episode of Loose Rounds, the War Stories team takes a look at one of these underrated technologies and traces its importance throughout history.
     
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    • 5 min
    1.1 - High Wood (Prologue)

    1.1 - High Wood (Prologue)

    In Northern France on July 14th, 1916, a cavalry unit from Hyderabad made what most consider to be the final cavalry charge of World War I before the invention of tanks. The unit, Deccan Horse, represented the last gasp of the old way of battle — a way upended by the grinding slog of the Great War. This is their story.

    • 37 min
    1.2 - Patton at the Saint-Mihiel Salient

    1.2 - Patton at the Saint-Mihiel Salient

    Near the end of 1917, a young captain by the name of George S. Patton received orders from the chief of the newly created U.S. Tank Corps, Colonel Samuel Rockenbach. His task was to launch the light tank school of the U.S. Army. However, it wasn't long before he had to take his lessons from the classroom and test them on the battlefield of the Saint-Mihiel Salient.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
363 Ratings

363 Ratings

Nadir_E ,

Good history, interesting approach

I found War Stories while looking for military-related podcasts, having been an ametuer student of the subject since childhood (not a veteran). I found their approach to the their subject matter engaging - it often felt like being at a table with friends engaged in a discussion - very well informed friends, I might add. In the material to which I've listened I only encountered a single error (the implication that reactive armor was present among Israeli tanks in the '73 war - it didn't make a battelfield appearance until 1982).

Having listened the full first season and many of the Loose Rounds episodes while commuting, I have since downloaded everything else available and am looking forward to more.

Randy in Georgia ,

Turn down the background music!

Decent podcast but they selected very distracting background music and it’s way too loud and at times is almost as loud as the talking. I just gave up after 3 episodes.

Appl blows ,

Talking over vocals

Holy crap, don’t have music with vocals playing in the background (at full volume) for the first minute that you’re talking

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