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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.

Jul 21, 2020

In this episode, Mick chats with the UNSW Canberra's Dr Ned Dobos. They discuss Ned's recently published book, Ethics, Security, & the War Machine. Ned highlights the moral and ethical questions of maintaining standing militaries.

Ned gives a refreshing answer to the final question.

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May 31, 2020

In this episode, Mick chats with UNSW Associate Professor Deane-Peter Baker. They discuss his research on bridging gaps in morality and ethics between the soldier and the state. Mick also asks Deane-Peter to provide an overview of his new book, Morality and Ethics at War.

Deane Peter gives an interesting answer to...

May 11, 2019

In this episode, Mick chats with Professor David Whetham, professor Ethics and the Military profession at Kings College London. They discuss his co-edited book, Military Virtues, and why virtue ethics is important for military leaders.

David provides a very succinct take on the final question.

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Sep 21, 2017

Mick chats with Pauline Shanks Kaurin an associate professor of Philosophy at the Pacific Lutheran University. They chat Pauline's use of Thucydides' Peloponnesian War to explore the experiences of war on society, morality, and ethical decision-making.  Pauline also explains how educators can use their...

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 answer to...