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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.

Oct 27, 2019

In this episode, Mick chats with former army officer, academic and author, Dr Patrick Bury. They discuss his book, Mission Improbable: The Transformation of the British Army Reserve. Patrick discusses the role of the army reserve, political influence in its transformation, and the capability it provides the British...


Oct 4, 2019

In this episode, Mick chats with editor, and US Marine Corps Reserve officer, Major Timothy Heck. They discuss his short story "Alphas", the winning entry in the Postmortem of the Marine Corps creative writing competition run by The Krulak Centre. Mick and Tim discuss the themes of loss at a personal, institutional, and...


Sep 22, 2019

In this episode, Mick chats with scholar and army officer, Lieutenant Colonel Brendan Gallagher. They discuss his recent book, The Day After: Why America wins the war but loses the Peace. Brendan highlights how the political objectives of war must remain the focus for achieving success.

Brendan provides a Commanding...


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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