Best Military History podcasts — Defender and warriors through the ages (Updated January 2018; image)
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The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr
 
A biweekly podcast covering the last great war
 
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SpyCast
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Each week, the International Spy Museum will offer a new SpyCast featuring interviews and programs with ex-spies, intelligence experts, and espionage scholars. The SpyCast is hosted by Dr. Vince Houghton, historian and curator at the International Spy Museum. Dr. Houghton specializes in intelligence, diplomatic, and military history, with expertise in the late-WWII and early-Cold War eras. The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC is the only public museum in the U.S. solely dedicated t ...
 
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History of the Crusades
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Over 900 years ago, thousands of Christians invaded the Middle East, intent on taking the Holy Land from the Muslims. The following 200 years were marked by a series of military campaigns known as the Crusades.Join us to follow the history of the Crusades from 1095 onwards. Castles, battles, religious clashes, Richard the Lionheart, the Assassins, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Saladin, the Knights Templar - all will feature as we examine one of the most interesting periods in history.
 
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World War One at Home
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Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events linked to places across Ireland. Introduced by Helen Mark.
 
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IWM Voices of the First World War
 
Hear about the First World War from those who were there. This fascinating series uses original recordings to mark the centenary of 1914. Find transcripts, photos and more at www.1914.org
 
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The Civil War (1861-1865): A History Podcast
 
A history podcast in which we weave together a chronological narrative of the Civil War era. Visit us at www.civilwarpodcast.org
 
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The History Network
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The military history podcast specialists, looking at all aspects of war through the ages.
 
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Ancient Warfare Podcast
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Discussions from Ancient Warfare Magazine. Why did early civilisations fight? Who were their Generals? What was life like for the earliest soldiers? Ancient Warfare Magazine will try and answer these questions. Warfare minus two thousand years.
 
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Civil War Audio
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The American Civil War.This podcast provides serialized audio books concerning the American Civil War and the its events. These books will include fiction and non-fiction works such memoirs and novels. The companion website at http://civilwar.builtwithflash.com also provides songs from Civil War times. In addition, some Civil War-themed puzzles are also available.Produced by Civil War Audio -June 2010 - - Read by John A Bruzas.
 
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American Military History Podcast
 
Join amateur military historian podcaster Justin Johnson as he covers the military history of America in the American Military History Podcast. Covering America’s Military History from the Revolutionary War through current day conflicts. New episodes release every Thursday. Subscribe on iTunes to stay up to date.
 
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New Books in Military History
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Interviews with Scholars of Military History about their New Books
 
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Words At War - Stories from WWII
 
Words of War was an anthology of war stories,told by the men and women who have seen them happen. Exciting stories of World War II, its origins,its affects, and its heroes.Patriotic stories of heroes.
 
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A History Of: Hannibal and the Punic Wars
 
A History Of: Hannibal and the Punic Wars is a biweekly biography of everybody's favourite Carthaginian general. We follow Hannibal throughout his campaigns as well as looking at the Punic Wars at large. This is done through a mixture of lecture style episodes as well as more relaxed Let's Talk episodes; in which I invite guests onto the show to talk about Hannibal, Rome, Carthage, the Punic Wars and the ancient world in general. Please note, I have recently upgraded my recording equipment a ...
 
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Veterans Chronicles
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Veterans Chronicles is an hour-long program that tells the stories of America's greatest heroes in their own words.
 
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War Stories
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War Stories is a narrative show that takes the broad arcs of warfare and shares the stories behind crucial points their development. In each season, the show revolves around a single topic and traces a path from before its invention to the modern-day with a focus on the people who made it happen.
 
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Civil War Talk Radio
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CWTR is a weekly, hour long, intenet-based talk radio show hosted by Gerry Prokopowicz of East Carolina University. Each week, Gerry interviews leading historians, authors, enthusiasts, etc. on all things Civil War related.
 
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The Dead Prussian Podcast
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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.
 
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USAHEC Military History Podcast
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Military History Lectures and Events held at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, brought to you in podcast form. Our lecturers are scholars, soldiers, and authors who are speaking to a U.S. Army audience about military history and the history of war.
 
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Podcasts – Canadian Military History Podcast
 
Telling the stories of Canada's military veterans in their own words.
 
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American Military History Podcast
 
We discuss the causes and some triggering actions for the start of the Civil War and discuss the siege of Fort Sumter
 
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Ancient Warfare Podcast
 
Horse cavalry has long played a role in warfare. But other, more exotic mounts were also used in the ancient world. In this episode we’re once more looking a the magazine with volume 11, issue 5, “Riding into Battle: Ancient Mounted Warfare” So joining me are Jasper Oorthuys, Murray Dahm, Marc DeSantis, Mark McCaffery and Lindsay Powell.…
 
Charles Calhoun, author of "The Presidency of US Grant"By Impediments of War.
 
SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with investigative journalists Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan to discuss Russian intelligence, their security services, and the Russian use of the internet both internally and externally
 
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The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr
 
As Chiang Kai-Shek moves his capital and military Head Quarters west and Hideki Tojo becomes directly involved in the war to the north, the Japanese troops move out from Shanghai to Nanjing. There, their pent up frustration over the Nationalists refusing to concede will boil over into the Massacre or Rape of Nanjing. AND try Audible for 30 days ...…
 
In the year 1754, twenty two year old George Washington was on a mission from the Governor of Virginia to enforce the colony's land claim on the area of western Pennsylvania. The French forces had just built Fort Duquesne (modern day Pittsburgh) as a means to solidify their claim to the land. At this time both England and France had started to ...…
 
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The Civil War (1861-1865): A History Podcast
 
In which we look at the action at the Battle of Davis Bridge (Tennessee), which took place on October 5, 1862 in the aftermath of the Confederate defeat at Corinth.
 
Russell Shorto‘s Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom (Norton, 2017) is a history of many revolutions, kaleidoscopic turns through six individual lives. There is Cornplanter, a leader of the Seneca Indians; George Germain, who led the British…
 
Mick chats with Elsa Kania, Adjunct Fellow - Technology and National Security Program at Center for a New American Security (CNAS). They chat about her recent paper on Chinese developments in Artificial Intelligence and their military application, Battlefield Singularity. Elsa also discusses the differences and similarities between the China an ...…
 
Terry Alford, author of "Fortunes Fool: A Life of John Wilkes Booth"By Impediments of War.
 
SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with Kevin Maurer, coauthor of the bestseller No Easy Day, and now coauthor of the new book, American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent, which he cowrote with undercover FBI agent Tamer Elnoury .
 
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The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr
 
Chiang Kai-Shek's forces are barely holding out. But when a second enemy Expeditionary Force lands, it spells the end of Shanghai's freedom. Stalin agrees to supply the Chinese Nationalists, but the Japanese forces then move on to the Chinese capital Nanjing. The Rape of Nanjing will be bring the horror of occupation to a whole new level.…
 
When the Soviet Union invaded Finland in late 1939—the action that kicked off the Winter War—they expected an easy fight, if there was one at all. Instead, they found a military with an intimate knowledge of Finland's terrain, and one that was willing to fight. Among them was a man who very nearly became one with the freezing environment in an ...…
 
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The Civil War (1861-1865): A History Podcast
 
In which we look at the action at the Battle of Corinth (Mississippi), which took place on October 3 & 4, 1862.
 
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Veterans Chronicles
 
A veteran of Afghanistan, Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts talks about his service and sacrifice during his tours, and specifically during the Battle of Wanat. His acts of valor during the battle would earn him the Medal of Honor. Here he reflects on his experience, those he served beside, and the impact of his service on his life.…
 
Marie von Clausewitz: The Woman Behind the Making of On War (Oxford University Press, 2016) is an important and fascinating book that not only tells the story of a remarkable woman’s life during the tumultuous years of the French Revolution…
 
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American Military History Podcast
 
Every part of your life can be traced to our shared history, but how well do you know the real stories of our nation? American History Tellers takes you to the events, times, and the people that shaped America and Americans, and they’ll show you how American history affected the people that lived before you, and affects you today.…
 
SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with Carmen Medina, the CIA’s former Deputy Director of Intelligence and Director of the Center for the Study of Intelligence. She is also the author of Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within.
 
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American Military History Podcast
 
Hi American Military History podcast listeners - just a quick heads up that this episode is a replay of one of my favorite episodes over the past few years. We’re doing replays in December and the first part of January to give me time to prepare our episodes on the Civil War.
 
SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with CIA clinical psychologist Dr. Ursula Wilder, who in her over two decades at CIA has worked within the Counterintelligence Center, the Counterterrorism Center, and the Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis.
 
Mick chats with Dr Shannon E French, a Professor of ethics and the Director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. They chat about her research and book, The Code of the Warrior. Shannon highlights the importance of ethical codes to warrior cultures and how it assists societies in dealing with the impact of war. Shannon ...…
 
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History of the Crusades
 
The Crusade to Novgorod
 
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American Military History Podcast
 
Hi American Military History podcast listeners - just a quick heads up that this episode is a replay of one of my favorite episodes over the past few years. We’re doing replays in December and the first part of January to give me time to prepare our episodes on the Civil War.
 
SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with Lynn Wright, the current Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence and the Head of the Naval Intelligence Activity.
 
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The Civil War (1861-1865): A History Podcast
 
In which one of us continues to set the stage for the Battle of Corinth (Mississippi), which took place on October 3 & 4, 1862.
 
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Ancient Warfare Podcast
 
In the final podcast of the year we find ourselves between issues of the magazine so Mark suggested the title ‘300 vs the real Hoplite’. The gang are joined by Paul Bardunias author of ‘Hoplites at War: A Comprehensive Analysis of Heavy Infantry Combat in the Greek World, 750-100 bc’.
 
What were the dreams of the Civil War? Find out by listening to my conversation with Jonathan White about his new book Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War (University of North Carolina Press,…
 
The Livonian Crusade XXVIII - The end of the Swordbrothers
 
Hi American Military History podcast listeners - just a quick heads up that this episode is a replay of one of my favorite episodes over the past few years. We’re doing replays in December and the first part of January to give me time to prepare our episodes on the Civil War.
 
Mick chats with Nathan Finney, founder and editor of The Strategy Bridge. They chat about professional military education, networking, and engaging in meaningful conversations online. Nathan provides a poignant answer to the final question. Join the members' community at Patreon for exclusive content, access to our forum and more. You can also ...…
 
In his new book, The Malmedy Massacre: The War Crimes Trial Controversy (Harvard University Press, 2017), Steven Remy, professor of history at City University of New York, examines the Malmedy massacre which took place on December 17,…
 
SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with Kristin Wood, who spent more than two decades with CIA in a number of roles – from the briefer to the Vice President, to intelligence analyst, to the National Clandestine Service, to the Open Source Center.
 
When the nations of Latin America fought for their independence in the early 19th century, they commissioned privateers stationed in the United States to attack Spanish skipping. In Privateers of the Americas: Spanish American Privateering from the United States in …
 
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The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr
 
The Japanese Expeditionary Force continues to push south to gain access to Shanghai. Meanwhile, Chiang Kai-Shek's nationalist troops continue to retreat. Yet, to show the world its defiance and courage, Chiang will leave one Battalion north of the Suzhou River, to face the Japanese alone. Link for book- http://bit.ly/2zVDxiC Survey link- http:/ ...…
 
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The Civil War (1861-1865): A History Podcast
 
In which we set the stage for the Battle of Corinth (Mississippi), which took place on October 3 & 4, 1862.
 
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The History Network
 
Something a little different for you with this episode, we were offered the opportunity to speak to Anthony McCarten the scriptwriter of the new film about Winston Churchill in 1940, ‘Darkest Hour’.
 
The Livonian Crusade XXVII - Trouble for the Swordbrothers
 
Monica Ricketts’ new book Who Should Rule? Men of Arms, the Republic of Letters, and the Fall of the Spanish Empire (Oxford University Press, 2017) presents readers with the connected histories of military cadres and intellectuals in Peru…
 
With the end of the Civil War, George Crook’s decision to continue serving in the United States Army meant reverting to a lower rank and assuming a command in the Pacific Northwest. Yet, as Paul Magid details in the second…
 
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American Military History Podcast
 
This is a replay of one of our earlier episodes - we'll be back with new episodes in mid January 2018
 
Sam Elliot, author of "John C. Brown of Tennessee: Rebel, Redeemer, and Railroader"By Impediments of War.
 
David Morgan-Owen‘s The Fear of Invasion: Strategy, Politics, and British War Planning, 1880-1914 (Oxford University Press, 2017) tells a complex story clearly and concisely. In the decades prior to the Great War, British preparations for defense of its…
 
SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with former CIA Deputy Director and Acting Director Michael Morell to discuss his career at the Agency, and his role in some of the most momentous intelligence events of the last two decades.
 
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The History of WWII Podcast - by Ray Harris Jr
 
The Chinese Nationalists are loosing the battle of Shanghai. Yet, Chiang has to hold on as the League of Nations will soon be discussing the conflict. Then U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt steps into the fray by criticizing Japan's aggression. Still, it seems that Chiang's holdings north of Shanghai will have to be abandoned. Yet, to make sure ...…
 
We know World War I for a number of things: trenches, poison gas, the ever-present thrum of artillery. But it also served as the birthplace of the sniper. And one of the best couldn't be found on the Western, or even Eastern Front. Instead, Billy Sing fought on the shores of Gallipoli.
 
The Livonian Crusade XXVI - Overreach
 
November 2, 2017 - Mr. Neal Bascomb During World War II, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler lacked a single component to harness nuclear energy and surpass the Allies in creating the atomic bomb. The missing link, "heavy water," was only produced in a solitary plant near Rjukan, Norway, known as Vemork and established by Norwegian professor of chemistry, ...…
 
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American Military History Podcast
 
This week's episode focuses on the Utah War, a roughly 10-ish week war where not a single shot was fired - and an American Army loss was the result
 
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 about the wars of the future. ...…
 
Anthony Waskie, author of "Philadelphia and the Civil War: Arsenal of the Union"By Impediments of War.
 
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