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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.

Nov 29, 2017

Mick chats with Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor at War Studies of Kings College London, author, and official military historian. They chat about his latest book, The Future of War: A History. Sir Lawrence discusses how predictions about war's future have followed similar patterns and what they can tell us...


Oct 5, 2017

Mick chats with Tristan Moss, an official history researcher at the Australian War Memorial. They chat Tristan's book, Guarding the Periphery: The Australian Army in Papua New Guinea 1951 - 1975.  Tristan also explains the use of colonial occupation forces in indigenous capacity building.


Tristan provides a...


Aug 24, 2017

Mick chats with Thomas Richardson, a historian at the Australian War Memorial. They chat about his new book, Destroy and Build: Pacification in Phuoc Thuy, 1966–1972. Thomas also discusses population centric counter-insurgency and the way it was employed during the Vietnam War by the Australian forces.

Thomas offers...


Jul 13, 2017

Mick chats with Azar Gat, a professor at Tel Aviv University. They chat about his new book, The Causes of War & the Spread of Peace. Azar also talks about the reasons for going to war throughout human history.

Azar offers a new take on an old definition for the answer to the final question. 

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Jun 22, 2017

Mick chats with Karl James a senior historian at the Australian War Memorial and editor of Kokoda: Beyond the Legend. They chat about the legend and the reality of Kokoda as well as its significance to Australia.

Karl offers a historian's answer to the final question. 

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