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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 12, 2018

In this episode, Mick chats with Dr Brendan Taylor, an Associate Professor at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. They discuss his new book, The Four Flashpoints: How Asia goes to war. Brendan highlights the concept of a crisis slide and the four key strategic pressures that...


Aug 29, 2018

In this episode, Mick chats with the Dr Pauline Shanks Kaurin, the Stockdale Chair of Professional Military Ethics at the United States Naval War College. They discuss her chapter in a soon-to-be-released book, Redefining the Modern Military, edited by Nathan K. Finney and Tyrell Mayfield. Pauline discusses the...


Jun 14, 2018

In this episode, Mick chats with the editors of a new book that explores modern conflict through the lens of Star Wars. They discuss how this book, Strategy Strikes Back, and pop culture can inform wider society about the modern experiences and consequences of war. 

Each editor gives their own answer to the final...


Jun 3, 2018

In this episode, Mick chats with August Cole, author and future conflict theorist. They discuss August's concept of FICINT - Fiction Intelligence and his latest piece, Automated Valor. They also discuss how fiction can help concept development for future fighting forces.

August gives an updated answer to the final...


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'...