Best war podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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A history podcast in which we weave together a chronological narrative of the Civil War era. Visit us at
War College
A weekly look at the weapons systems and tactics that both endanger the world and keep it safe.
Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events linked to places across Ireland. Introduced by Helen Mark.
This is War
A raw look at the combat and homecoming experience from American veterans who have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. “This Is War” chronicles the trials of combat vets both abroad and at home.
World War One
The events of the first truly global war and its devastating and far reaching impact.
Great Britain at War
The book follows Jeffery Farnol as he visits a number of key locations around Britain and on the continent, each demonstrating how members of English society have come together to work towards the goal of "defeating the hun". On a visit to a naval dockyard, he reports on how the ships are being constructed, takes us on a tour of a destroyer and introduces us to the crew. He also visits a machine gun factory, and discovers how the great guns are built. His tour continues onto the continent wh ...
A ten-part Thomas Davis lecture series marking the 90th anniversary of the end of the Great War, reflecting the experience of ordinary Irish people during the war and the effect this war had then and has now on Irish society.
World War I created many of the political, cultural, and economic fault lines of the world today. Produced by the MacArthur Memorial, this podcast explores the causes, the major players, the battles, the technology, and the popular culture of World War I.
Letters from a Brisbane doctor posted to the Western Front from 1914 to December 1915. He tells anecdotes of World War I including stories of "de-lousing" an entire regiment, the precise arrangements of the urine trenches and his eyewitness accounts of the battles of Neuve Chapelle and Ypres and a contemporary comment on the Gallipoli campaign. He describes how the enemy rains shells on the ambulances and the retrievals of the wounded from the trenches at night. This was also a time of great ...
War on the Rocks
Great discussions with security, defense, and foreign policy experts recorded over drinks.
The Long War is your connection to the table top. Featuring Rob Baer,Kenny Boucher,Stephen Fore & Mike Haspil. We cover everything hobby wise from table top war games like Warhammer 40k, and X-wing. Whether it’s building, converting, painting or playing with your models, the Long War has you covered.
The History of the Cold War Podcast will cover the Cold War from the period of roughly 1945 to 1991 and the fall of the Soviet Union in bi-monthly instalments on the first and fifteenth. This Podcast will examine the Cold War from a number of different perspectives including political, diplomatic, cultural, ideological etc. This series is intended to be a grand narrative of the conflict exploring it from its early origins to its final moments and its effects on the world today. Please join u ...
Civil War Audio
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 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.
History of the Great War is a weekly podcast that will cover the First World War that occurred from 1914 and 1918. Every week we will be discussing the events that occurred exactly 100 years ago. We will journey from the borders of France in the blistering heat of 1914, to the shores of Gallipoli, to the banks of Somme, to the final knockout attempt by the German army in the spring of 1918.
Civil War Chronicles provides insights into the battles, strategies & leaders. Lectures and Audio narration illustrate Civil War Times, both by audio and video podcast. Civil War Chronicles provides insights into the epic conflict that divided the nation for four tragic years.
Covert Contact covers the key national security, intelligence, and technology stories that are shaping our world. Covert Contact is hosted by Blogs of War creator John W. Little. His work and analysis has been featured on the BBC, CNN, CBC, ABC (Australia), PBS Newshour, Fast Company, CBS, and other international media outlets. The Blogs of War Twitter feed, @Blogsofwar, was selected as one of the top Twitter accounts of 2014 by Time magazine.
War Stories
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.
The Art of War is a 6th Century BC Chinese treatise on war and military strategy known for its timeless examples of strategy and planning. There is intense interest in this ancient work since it teaches how to be victorious in conflict and that the final victory ultimately is to see war as an effort to win minds and hearts rather than a mere acquisition of territory and wealth. The Art of War by Sun Tzu is a two thousand year old work, reputedly authored by a famous military general and stra ...
Helping expose cheaters for what they really are, while bringing some couples closer together. A new War of the Roses every week!
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.
Compilation of American Civil War related poems and short works of literature. Summary by Bill2147
Remarkable stories of war told by the men who fought for a proud nation. Their words. Their voices. Our first episodes tell riveting stories from World War II, then we move on to the Vietnam War and other dramatic conflicts.
Bridget Kendall presents an oral history of the early Cold War. Using interviews collected by the BBC for this series, Bridget traces the crucial turning points of the early Cold War.
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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War on Waste
How much food does the average household throw out each year? Do plastic bags really get recycled? How much food is being wasted before it gets to the supermarket shelves? A war on waste has begun to find the truth behind the way our nation manages waste, and what we can do about it. Join Craig Reucassel (The Chaser) and Wendy Harmer (ABC Sydney Mornings), as they explore the big issues in waste management, talk to those behind change, and learn how every little bit can make a difference.
Trojan War: The Podcast is a serialized telling of the stories that together comprise the epic story of the Trojan War. From The Judgement of Paris through The Face that Launched a Thousand Ships to Achilles’ Heel and Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts, this epic story has it all! Each podcast episode features one self-contained episode in the overall story arc, followed by about fifteen minutes of conversation and commentary on the compelling and provocative contemporary ideas that emerge from ...
Dan Snow brings together the sound archive collections of the Imperial War Museums and the BBC for the first time to tell the story of World War I through the voices of those who were there.
World War II Chronicles is a weekly look back to 'This Week in World War II, 75 Years Ago.' Originally produced in coordination with the National Archives to mark the 50th anniversary of the war, World War II Chronicles features original newsreel reports and archival footage to tell the story as it happened, week by week. Hosted by famed World War II newsreel anchor Ed Herlihy, World War II Chronicles is produced by the American Veterans Center.
The podcast of the Modern War Institute at West Point. We'll discuss tactical, operational, and strategic trends for the benefit of the United States Corps of Cadets as well as Army leaders and security professionals. Follow the Modern War Institute on Facebook, Twitter (@warinstitute), Instagram, and on the War Council Blog at
War Studies
The Department of War Studies, King's College London, focuses on promoting understanding of war, conflict and international security. The podcasts highlight the department's research and teaching activities. They also cover events the department organises for its students and the public.DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in these podcasts are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.
War Rocket Ajax
War Rocket Ajax is the world’s most destructive comic book and pop-culture podcast, featuring interviews with comics professionals, reviews and more.
From the two World Wars, to Korea, Vietnam and today’s conflicts, War Stories with Oliver North reveals the courage and sacrifice of the Americans who serve in our nation’s military.
Korean War Podcast
A weekly podcast telling the story of the Korean War from 1950 to 1953.
The Battles of the First World War Podcast is a new podcast that looks to go in-depth into the battles of the Great War of 1914-1918. The goal is to really go into the details of how and why these battles unfolded and happened as they did. In telling the narrative of these clashes we can revisit some of the stories of the men and women who lived, fought, and died during the first titanic struggle of the 20th Century, for these people have stories that deserve to be told.
WW2: War and Words
The story of the 20 momentous years from 1936 to 1956 that changed the course of history, as told by Jonathan Dimbleby and through the words of remarkable BBC correspondents.
The Wake Up Call Podcast is an interview-based audio program that features Adam Camac and Daniel Laguros interviewing experts on foreign relations, economics, history, current events, politics, political theory, and more. The show has a special focus on, but is not limited to, libertarian and non-interventionist topics and viewpoints.
War of the Roses
War of the Roses, catching cheaters one at a time! Listeners call the Z Morning Zoo and put their boyfriend/husband to the ultimate test will they or wont they choose them. The Zoo calls the boyfriend/husband and offers him a dozen free red roses to send to anyone they want. The ultimate test is, will they choose the right person.
THE GREAT WAR follows World War 1 week by week 100 years later on YouTube - this is our podcast: an interview series with World War 1 historians.
A podcast covering the entire second world war from beginning to end.
The American War
A podcast guide to "The Vietnam War," the new documentary from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Washington Post Opinion columnist Alyssa Rosenberg breaks down each episode of the film with Burns and Novick themselves, getting the story behind the stories, and grappling with the lessons the United States learned -- and failed to learn -- in Vietnam and at home. Listen after you watch each episode of "The Vietnam War" for a new perspective on how the film was made and what it all means.
More than 50 first-hand accounts of significant moments in WW2. Looking back at almost six years of global conflict, from Hiroshima to the Holocaust.
War Of The Roses
Hollywood Hamilton & his trusty sidekick test the limits of relationships. If you suspect your mate is cheating, the War of the Roses is the ultimate test. Hollywood will get the truth!
A new movie release inspires a look back at two older films with similar themes but different approaches.
A podcast on the Syrian Civil War from Daraa to Falujah.
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This week, all four hosts are back and IN THE COUNTRY! AND ON THE PODCAST! ALL FOUR! First off, Katey, Patches, and David try to talk around Forever, the Amazon Maya Rudolph/Fred Armisen series that is SUPER SPOILABLE right out of the gate. Then, Da7e played some PS4 Spider-Man and Patches is afraid of large patriotism. Finally, you've been a p ...…
Ava's boyfriend has been going golfing a lot lately but she recently found blank golf cards that makes it seem like he stocked up on them to leave around and prove he was golfing. Is he hitting the links or is he up to something else?
Welcome to the Long War, a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Stephen Fore, & Mike Haspil. @3:03 Table Top Market Place @15:03 Star Trek is Real! Science proves it. @24:14 New FW Units 44:00 Rune Priest Combo
John C. Muir was a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He hailed from four generations of men and woman who served in distinguished military service. He was also cousin to John Muir the famous naturalist and conservationist who has been called “The Father of America’s National Parks.” In 1965, Muir volunteered for the US Marine Corps a ...…
After the U.S. entered the war, more than 100,000 Japanese Americans were rounded up and detained in internment camps. In early 1943, some Japanese Americans were allowed to serve in the Armed Forces. Consequently, thousands of Nisei - second generation Japanese Americans - volunteered to serve. More than 17,000 Japanese Americans fought for th ...…
Even when you spend the better part of your adolescence dreaming about warfare, and your teens preparing for it, there still is an unnavigable distance between theory and practice, especially when there isn’t even a war on. You attack enemies that aren’t just phantasms, but phantasms without nationality or goal, just representatives of the vagu ...…
With the Germans reeling from repeated Allied offensives, the German army and society begins to fall apart. Support the podcast on where you can get access to special supporter only episodes. For a no strings attached donation: Ring of Steel by Alexander Watson Over There: ...…
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The man behind defunct mercenary provider Blackwater sees private air power as the key to winning the war in Afghanistan. A new report links Erik Prince to efforts to buy or build private gunships - the kind of weapon only the United States and a few other countries have at their disposal. David Axe, who writes for the Daily Beast, joins us to ...…
Taylor in New Britain thinks her boyfriend is cheating. He was very flirty with another girl at a football game.
In October 1918 the Allies would attack along the entire front, pushing the Germans to the brink. Support the podcast on where you can get access to special supporter only episodes. For a no strings attached donation: Ring of Steel by Alexander Watson Over There: The Unite ...…
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What's the simplest item that's changed the shape of warfare? The bullet? The boot? How about the humble wheel? In this episode of Loose Rounds, Adin and Angry Staff Officer trace the development of the wheel throughout history, and how it's shaped how wars are fought on and off the battlefield.…
In which Rich & Tracy have some fun for the 250th episode of the show by answering your questions about the Civil War, waffles, and just whose idea it was to do this podcast.
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The war in Malaya between the British Army and the Communists begins in June 1948 with the killing of three British rubber planters. The British killed the military commander of the Communist forces. The Communist establish areas of control within the jungle highland with the support of the ethnic Chinese squatter population. A Biography of the ...…
In this episode we examine the weapons, strategy and tactics of the first five years of the Cold War. We look at advances in armor warfare and Guerrilla Warfare. We also examine tank development, the development of the AK 47 and more.
War of the Roses is back! Tammy wants to find out something about her boyfriend but she's not the only one involved in the War of the Roses!
Description:Leadership & 'Conversation' in Dialogue: Securing Peace in the Unromantic ContextStable peace continues to elude societies grappling with cycles of violent conflict and general insecurity. About half of the situations where the United Nations has intervened to bring about peace have experienced violent relapse. Liberal peacebuilding ...…
How should the U.S. military prepare for the conflicts of the future? Military threats in the cyber, digital, and information domains present new training challenges. Synthetic training” seeks to address these obstacles - but what is it, anyway, how does it work in practice, and is the military trying to throw too much new tech at the problem? ...…
Welcome to the Long War, a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Stephen Fore, & Mike Haspil. @3:50 Table Top Market Place @25:15 Kill Team Rogue Trader Rules for 40k
This week, somehow Patches and Dave return to the war room unsupervised to talk about the first season of Hulu's Castle Rock (no spoilers!) and The Predator (eventually spoilers) – two things with new entries this week, just like this podcast. Also, Katey checks in very late from her hotel room in Toronto to tell you about A Star Is Born and ot ...…
Col. Walker “Bud” Mahurin was an American combat fighter pilot. Flying P-47s with the 56th FG in WWII, he became an ace three times over in the skies over France and Germany. He was shot down once but returned with the help of the French underground. After the war Mahurin remained in the newly independent U.S. Air Force. The outbreak of the Kor ...…
The Allied command planned to invade the Italian mainland in two phases. The first step was an attack across the Straights of Messina on September 3, 1943. The hope was that this attack would divert attention away from a second, larger landing. On September 9, a second landing occurred at Salerno.
Destin in Vernon found a braclet in her boyfriends kitchen and wants to know if he's cheating.
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Longtime friend of the show Tom Peyer stops by this week to talk about his new series The Wrong Earth, about superheroes from different eras of comics getting switched, and his work as the editor of the new Ahoy Comics line! We talk about a certain superhero show from the 1960s, tropes, space cats, assembling a lineup of comic greats, creating ...…
People in Venezuela are murdering each other at the highest rate in the world. Workers are fainting on the job because of hunger. Citizens have lost 20 pounds on average since the country’s economic crisis began. It’s a nation in collapse with no clear way out. How did Venezuela, once one of the world’s richest countries, plummet so far? Keith ...…
Several recent developments have the potential to move the hands of the nuclear doom clock closer to midnight. In this episode from a while back, we talked with the Washington Post's Dan Zak about his reporting on the potential for nuclear war. What he had to say wasn't cheering. You can listen to War College on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or ...…
In which we wrap-up our look back at what happened during the second year of the Civil War.
The Communist Malay People's Anti Japanese Army fight a guerrilla war against the Japanese occupation and are armed by the British. In 1945 British troops reoccupy Malaya but their policy of the issue of citizenship manages to alienate each of the ethnic groups in Malaya. A biography of Lai Teck Communist leader during the Second World War.…
This Friday, and abbreviated podcast where Patches and Da7e cover some recent news. Spider-Man is out on the PS4, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decides internet uproar convinced them to not offer a Achievement in Popular Film Oscar. It's so weird when there's public outcry to a bad decision and a (podcast or) company has t ...…
If Melanie's boyfriend Aiden is truly over his ex, then why is she sending him pics of her in the bathtub? What's REALLY going on here...?By Z Morning Zoo.
Walter Bodlander was a military intelligence officer for the US Army during WWII. He was born in Germany in 1920. As a Jew, he knew he had to flea Hitler’s regime. He eventually made his way to the United States and volunteered to join the Army to fight the Nazis. Military Intelligence wanted to use his fluency in German to interrogate Nazi pri ...…
After a disastrous start in late September there was only one possible course of action for the Americans at the Meuse-Argonne. Support the podcast on where you can get access to special supporter only episodes. For a no strings attached donation: Ring of Steel by Alexande ...…
Welcome to the Long War, a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher, Stephen Fore, & Mike Haspil. @4:50 Table Top Market Place @5:13 Haspil Reporting in from FanX Salt Lake City @18:25 GW & the future of LIVE casting @35:31 The Real FAQ
Daryl Black, Executive Director of the Seminary Ridge Museum (recorded on site, Gettysburg, PA, June 23, 2018)By Impediments of War.
The Italian government began to negotiate an armistice with the Allies in the middle of August 1943. On September 3, Italian General Castellano signed the Italian surrender in Sicily. The surrender was kept secret until September 8, when Italian General Pietro Badoglio announced the armistice to the Italian people. The text was also announced i ...…
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Cowardice and recklessness are opposite reactions to the same inclination: putting your wants before the needs of the people you have promised to be faithful to. With Daniel Knapp it is more than that. There is an element of wanting to both emulate and get the respect of those above him. But for Knapp the people above him aren’t the people in c ...…
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