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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.

Sep 15, 2019

In this episode, Mick chats with military historian and friend of the show, Dr Matthew Ford. They discuss his recent article, The epistemology of lethality: Bullets, knowledge trajectories, kinetic effects. Matthew highlights how the science of battle has become conflated with imprecise terminology.

Matthew provides the...


Jul 30, 2019

In this episode, Mick chats with Lieutenant Colonel David Calder, a British military officer, and researcher on war. They discuss his research on science fiction and its role in shaping society's understanding of war. 

David provides an answer to the final question.

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Jul 24, 2019

In this episode, Mick chats with Dr Pamela Toler, an author who writes history for a popular audience. They discuss her book, Women Warriors.  Pamela explains how women have been at the frontlines throughout history, highlighting some fascinating examples along the way. 

Pamela her take on the final question.

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Jul 20, 2019

In this episode, Mick chats with Dr Cathal Nolan an Associate Professor of History at Boston University  and author. They discuss his book, The Allure of Battle.  Cathal explains how the popular focus on decisive battle often overlooks how wars are won. 

Cathal provides an elegant answer to the final question.

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Jun 27, 2019

In this episode, Mick chats with Ali Wynea national security researcher at RAND and a non-resident fellow at the Modern War Institute. They discuss his research on great power competition.

Ali tries to dodge the final question but Mick holds his feet to the flame.

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