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The Dead Prussian Podcast

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 25, 2017

Mick chats with Sebastian Junger, award-winning journalist and Oscar-nominated documentarian. They chat about his book, Tribe, which talks about the bonds made in war.

Sebastian offers his answer to the final question and it is quite a cracker. 

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May 11, 2017

Mick chats with Ulrike Franke, a researcher specialising in the effects of the use of drones on the militaries that employ them. Mick and Ulrike cover everything from traffic jams to the swarms of the future.


Ulrike is our first living Prussian to offer an answer to the final question. 

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Apr 27, 2017

Mick chats with Tom McDermott about ethics and war in the modern era. Tom is a military ethicist and serving officer in the Australian Army. His Occasional Paper, Soldiers, Squadrons, and Ethicists, discusses some issues on ethics and strategy as well as possible ways to overcome them.


Tom offers his second answer to...


Apr 13, 2017

Mick continues the discussion on war related nervous disorders with Dr Meghan Fitzpatrick. This time the focus is on the Korean War. Meghan talks Mick through the developments in forward military psychology and her upcoming book, Invisible Scars: Mental Trauma and the Korean War.


Meghan offers her third answer to the...


Mar 30, 2017

In this episode Mick chats with Brett Friedman, a war-game analyst, former marine, and author. They discuss his new book, On Tactics.

Brett also provides a concise answer to the final question. 

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