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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.

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...


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...


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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Mar 16, 2017

In this episode Mick chats with Dr Matthew Ford, a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex and the author of Weapon of Choice. They discuss the development of small arms and it's influence on war.

Matthew provides a succinct and complex response to the final question. 

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Mar 2, 2017

In this episode Mick chats with Major General John S Harrel (Ret'd), author of The Nisibis War. They discuss the Roman defence of the east in late antiquity and the war with Persia that lasted 25 years!

John provides a lawyer's response to the final question. 

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