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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.

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...


Apr 8, 2018

In this episode, Mick chats with Kori Schake, Deputy Director-General of the International Insitute for Strategic Studies and author of Safe Passage. They discuss the peaceful transfer of hegemonic power between Britain and the United States. Kori explains how rare it is for such a transfer to occur peacefully.

Kori...


Mar 23, 2018

Mick moderates a debate between accomplished historians Matthew Ford and Kim Wagner. The debate focuses on the role of military historians. Is military history a different discipline from other history? Why are 'ham' historians so popular? Should Military historians engage with policymakers? How does society benefit...