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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.

Jun 14, 2018

In this episode, Mick chats with the editors of a new book that explores modern conflict through the lens of Star Wars. They discuss how this book, Strategy Strikes Back, and pop culture can inform wider society about the modern experiences and consequences of war. 

Each editor gives their own answer to the final...


Jun 3, 2018

In this episode, Mick chats with August Cole, author and future conflict theorist. They discuss August's concept of FICINT - Fiction Intelligence and his latest piece, Automated Valor. They also discuss how fiction can help concept development for future fighting forces.

August gives an updated answer to the final...


May 18, 2018

In this episode, Mick chats with Paul Scharre, a former Army Ranger and Senior Fellow & Director of the Technology and National Security program at the Centre for a New American Security. They discuss the premise of Paul's latest book, Army of None. Paul talks about swarm tactics, cruise missiles, AI, and Terminators'...


May 5, 2018

In this episode, Mick chats with Mike Martin, a former Army Officer and a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London. They discuss the topic of Mike's latest book, Why We Fight. Mike talks evolutionary biology, status seeking, and belonging as causes of violent behaviour.

Mike provides a minimalist answer to...


Apr 18, 2018

In this episode, Mick chats with Jonathan Boff, a senior lecturer in History and War Studies at the University of Birmingham. They discuss the topic of Jonathan's latest book, Haigh's Enemy. Jonathan talks about Germany's war on the Western Front and the German military leader Crown Prince Rupprecht.

Jonathan provides...