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The Dead Prussian Podcast aims to explore War and Warfare through discussion and analysis of military theory, historical events, contemporary conflicts, and expert interviews.

Jan 31, 2019

In this episode, Mick chats with Steve Leonard author, military strategists, and creator of Doctrine Man. They discuss using satire to encourage reflection, education, and professional development. Steve also provides advice on engaging in professional development online.

Steve provides a new take on an old answer to...


Jan 17, 2019

In this episode, Mick chats with Myke Colean author, and historian. They discuss his first non-fiction book, Legion versus Phalanx: The Epic Struggle for Infantry Supremacy in the Ancient World. Myke highlights six battles where these two opposing formations faced off on the ancient battlefield. 

Myke provides...


Jan 2, 2019

In this episode, Mick chats with Dr Kate Ariotti, a war historian and lecturer at the University of Newcastle. They discuss her book, Captive Anzacs: Australian POWs of the Ottomans during the First World War. Kate highlights the experiences of the prisoners and their captivity's effect on Australian society. 

Kate...


Nov 28, 2018

In this episode, Mick chats with Sir Hew Strachan, a professor of International Relations at St. Andrews University. They discuss his book, The Direction of War. Sir Hew discusses the formulation of strategy, its meaning, and ways to encourage debate about its execution. 

Sir Hew provides a succinct answer to the...


Nov 22, 2018

In this episode, Mick chats with Wing Commander Jo Brick, a Royal Australian Air Force legal officer and editor at Central Blue. They discuss her chapter in the book, Redefining the Modern Military, edited by Nathan K. Finney and Tyrell Mayfield. Jo discusses the legal and ethical considerations of the modern military...