Dec 10, 2021
In this episode, Mick chats with Australian Army officer Major General Mick Ryan about his new book, War Transformed. They discuss the influences transforming war and the way in which militaries can prepare to meet the challenges of future conflict.
Mick provides a succinct answer to the final question.
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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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Apr 13, 2019
In this episode, Mick chats with Bryce Abraham, a sessional academic and PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle. They discuss Bryce's research on Australian valour awards and constructions of masculinity and heroism.
Bryce provides a succinct answer to the final question.
May 5, 2018
In this episode, Mick chats with Mike Martin, a former Army Officer and a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London. They discuss the topic of Mike's latest book, Why We Fight. Mike talks evolutionary biology, status seeking, and belonging as causes of violent behaviour.
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Feb 21, 2018
Mick chats with James Brown, a President of the Returned and Services League of New South Wales and author of Anzac's Long Shadow. They chat about the roles of ex-service organisations and how commemoration affects the support provided to veterans. James also discusses the need for greater debate on decisions relating...