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The Dead Prussian Podcast

101 EpisodesProduced by Mick CookWebsite

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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Episode 97 - On Adaptation Under Fire | The Dead Prussian Podcast

September 14th, 2020

58:26

In this episode, Mick chats with Dr Nora Bensahel and Lieutenant General (retired) David Barno their new book recently published, Adaptation Under Fire. They discuss how militaries change during wartime.

Nora and David …

Episode 96 - On the Collision of Worlds in Meso-America | The Dead Prussian Podcast

August 13th, 2020

50:04

In this episode, Mick chats with Boston University's Dr David Carballo, an archaeologist and author. They discuss David's research on Meso-America …

Episode 95 - On Ethics and the War Machine | The Dead Prussian Podcast

July 21st, 2020

43:08

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 …

Episode 93 - On Morality at War | The Dead Prussian Podcast

May 31st, 2020

40:39

In this episode, Mick chats with UNSW Associate Professor Deane-Peter Baker. They discuss his research on bridging gaps in morality and ethics …

Episode 92 - On the Robot Revolution | The Dead Prussian Podcast

May 17th, 2020

1:13:18

In this episode, Mick chats with authors Peter W Singer and August Cole about their book, Burn-in. They discuss the possible future operating …

Episode 91 - On Law in War | The Dead Prussian Podcast

May 4th, 2020

30:43

In this episode, Mick chats with the University of New South Wales's Associate Professor Catherine Bond about her book, Law in War. They discuss how laws introduced during the Great War in Australia shaped society.

Kate …

Episode 89 - On Veteran Transition to Civilian Employment | The Dead Prussian Podcast

March 7th, 2020

31:25

In this episode, Mick chats with award-winning journalist and Army veteran, Dr Sharon Mascall-Dare. They discuss StoryRight, a not-for-profit program that assists veterans transitioning to civilian employment. Sharon …

Episode 85 - On the Death of the Marine Corps | The Dead Prussian Podcast

October 4th, 2019

34:19

In this episode, Mick chats with editor, and US Marine Corps Reserve officer, Major Timothy Heck. They discuss his short story "Alphas", the winning entry in the Postmortem of the Marine Corps creative writing …

Episode 79 - On Great Power Competition | The Dead Prussian Podcast

June 27th, 2019

52:30

In this episode, Mick chats with Ali Wynea national security researcher at RAND and a non-resident fellow at the Modern War Institute. They discuss his research on great power competition.

Ali tries to dodge the final …

Episode 78 - On the Heart of War | The Dead Prussian Podcast

June 22nd, 2019

23:04

In this episode, Mick chats with Dr Kathleen J Mcinnis,  national security expert and fiction author. They discuss her debut novel, The Heart of War, and how fiction and creative practices can assist in understanding …

Episode 76 - On the Lessons of Tragedy | The Dead Prussian Podcast

May 8th, 2019

28:38

In this episode, Mick chats with Dr Charles Edel, a Senior Fellow at the United States Studies Centre and author. They discuss his co-authored book, The Lessons of Tragedy, and how we can learn from wars' tragic past.

Episode 75 - On Boyd's Conception of War | The Dead Prussian Podcast

April 28th, 2019

38:54

In this episode, Mick chats with Ian Brown a United States Marine Corps pilot and author. They discuss Ian's book, A New Conception of War, and how …

Episode 74 - On Fighting the People's War | The Dead Prussian Podcast

April 21st, 2019

32:39

In this episode, Mick chats with Dr Jonathan Fennell, a senior lecturer at King's College London and the Director of the Sir Michael Howard Centre …

Episode 73 - On Heroes and Valour | The Dead Prussian Podcast

April 13th, 2019

21:50

In this episode, Mick chats with Bryce Abraham, a sessional academic and PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle. They discuss Bryce's research …

Episode 72 - On Doctrine and Satire | The Dead Prussian Podcast

January 31st, 2019

41:22

In this episode, Mick chats with Steve Leonard author, military strategists, and creator of Doctrine Man. They discuss using satire to encourage reflection, education, and professional development. Steve also provides …

Episode 69 - On The Direction of War | The Dead Prussian Podcast

November 28th, 2018

23:44

In this episode, Mick chats with Sir Hew Strachan, a professor of International Relations at St. Andrews University. They discuss his book, The …

Episode 68 - On Laws, Ethics and Professionals| The Dead Prussian Podcast

November 22nd, 2018

25:04

In this episode, Mick chats with Wing Commander Jo Brick, a Royal Australian Air Force legal officer and editor at Central Blue. They discuss her chapter in the book, Redefining the Modern Military, edited by Nathan …

Episode 67 - On the Attributes of the Military Professional | The Dead Prussian Podcast

September 27th, 2018

34:53

In this episode, Mick chats with Dr Rebecca Johnson, the Dean of Academics at the United States Marine Corps University. They discuss her chapter in the soon-to-be-released book, Redefining the Modern Military, edited …

Episode 64 - On Strategy Strikes Back | The Dead Prussian Podcast

June 14th, 2018

50:38

In this episode, Mick chats with the editors of a new book that explores modern conflict through the lens of Star Wars. They discuss how this book,

Episode 63 - On FICINT - Fiction Intelligence | The Dead Prussian Podcast

June 3rd, 2018

24:05

In this episode, Mick chats with August Cole, author and future conflict theorist. They discuss August's concept of FICINT - Fiction Intelligence and …

Episode 62 - On Autonomy | The Dead Prussian Podcast

May 18th, 2018

30:33

In this episode, Mick chats with Paul Scharre, a former Army Ranger and Senior Fellow & Director of the Technology and National Security program …

Episode 60 - On Good Prince Rupprecht | The Dead Prussian Podcast

April 18th, 2018

28:04

In this episode, Mick chats with Jonathan Boff, a senior lecturer in History and War Studies at the University of Birmingham. They discuss the topic of Jonathan's latest book, Haigh's Enemy. Jonathan talks about …

Episode 58 - On Debating the Role of Military Historians| The Dead Prussian Podcast

March 23rd, 2018

57:28

Mick moderates a debate between accomplished historians Matthew Ford and Kim Wagner. The debate focuses on the role of military historians. Is …

Episode 56 - On Anzac's Long Shadow | The Dead Prussian Podcast

February 21st, 2018

25:37

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 …

Episode 55 - On MacArthur's Coalition | The Dead Prussian Podcast

February 8th, 2018

30:15

Mick chats with Peter Dean, a Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Western Australia and author of MacArthur's Coalition. They chat about the coalition commanded by General Douglas MacArthur in the Second World …

Episode 51 - On Professional Military Education Networks | The Dead Prussian Podcast

December 14th, 2017

30:49

Mick chats with Nathan Finney, founder and editor of The Strategy Bridge. They chat about professional military education, networking, and engaging …

Episode 50 - On the Future of War | The Dead Prussian Podcast

November 29th, 2017

22:43

Mick chats with Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor at War Studies of Kings College London, author, and official military historian. They …

***Special Update Episode*** | The Dead Prussian Podcast

November 27th, 2017

10:48

Mick explains how you can join the growing TDP community and our new membership program through Patreon in this special update.

Visit the below URL to find out more:

https://www.patreon.com/thedeadprussian

Episode 49 - On the Invisible Injured of War | The Dead Prussian Podcast

November 15th, 2017

46:22

Mick chats with Adam Montgomery, an author and military historian. They chat about Adam's book on the Canadian military's experience of psychological …

Review (Book): Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel | The Dead Prussian Podcast

November 10th, 2017

10:51

This short episode is a book review of Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel. The book follows the lives of wounded, injured and ill Iraq war …

Episode 48 - On the Theater of War | The Dead Prussian Podcast

November 1st, 2017

47:28

Mick chats with Bryan Doerries, a translator and director of ancient Greek plays. They chat about Bryan's project, the Theater of War, that performs the plays of Sophocles to help modern audiences deal with the trauma …

Episode 47 - On Minefields| The Dead Prussian Podcast

October 23rd, 2017

32:57

Mick chats with Hugh Riminton, an Australian journalist and news anchor. They chat about Hugh's autobiography, Minefields, and his experiences reporting from conflict zones as a foreign correspondent. Mick also asks …

Episode 45 - On Experiencing Thucydides | The Dead Prussian Podcast

September 21st, 2017

28:21

Mick chats with Pauline Shanks Kaurin an associate professor of Philosophy at the Pacific Lutheran University. They chat Pauline's use of Thucydides' …

Episode 44 - On the Diffusion of Military Power | The Dead Prussian Podcast

September 7th, 2017

28:41

Mick chats with Michael C. Horowitz an associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. They chat about his award winning …

Episode 42 - On the Architect of the US Air Force | The Dead Prussian Podcast

August 10th, 2017

26:31

Mick chats with Brian Laslie, a historian for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command. They chat about his new book, Architect of Airpower: General Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth …

Episode 41 - On the Fear of Invasion | The Dead Prussian Podcast

July 27th, 2017

25:30

Mick chats with David Morgan-Owen, a lecturer in defence studies at Kings College London. They chat about his new book, The Fear of Invasion. David …

Episode 40 - On the Decline of War | The Dead Prussian Podcast

July 13th, 2017

30:02

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 …

Episode 39 - On Kokoda | The Dead Prussian Podcast

June 22nd, 2017

32:09

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 …

Episode 37 - On Tribe | The Dead Prussian Podcast

May 25th, 2017

20:27

Mick chats with Sebastian Junger, award-winning journalist and Oscar-nominated documentarian. They chat about his book, Tribe, which talks about the bonds made in war.

Sebastian offers his answer to the final question …

Episode 36 - On Drones | The Dead Prussian Podcast

May 11th, 2017

32:17

Mick chats with Ulrike Franke, a researcher specialising in the effects of the use of drones on the militaries that employ them. Mick and Ulrike cover everything from traffic jams to the swarms of the future.


Ulrike is …

Episode 35 - On Soldiers, Squadrons, and Strategists | The Dead Prussian Podcast

April 27th, 2017

40:17

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 …

Episode 34 - On Psychoneurosis in the Korean War | The Dead Prussian Podcast

April 13th, 2017

49:21

Mick continues the discussion on war related nervous disorders with Dr Meghan Fitzpatrick. This time the focus is on the Korean War. Meghan talks …

Episode 33 - On Tactics | The Dead Prussian Podcast

March 30th, 2017

21:50

In this episode Mick chats with Brett Friedman, a war-game analyst, former marine, and author. They discuss his new book, On Tactics.

Brett also provides a concise answer to the final question. 

You can get your show …

Episode 32 - On Small Arms | The Dead Prussian Podcast

March 16th, 2017

41:28

In this episode Mick chats with Dr Matthew Ford, a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex and the author of Weapon of Choice. They discuss the development of small arms and it's influence on war.

Episode 31 - On the Nisibus War | The Dead Prussian Podcast

March 2nd, 2017

42:32

In this episode Mick chats with Major General John S Harrel (Ret'd), author of The Nisibis War. They discuss the Roman defence of the east in late antiquity and the war with Persia that lasted 25 years!

John provides …

Episode 30 - On Grand Strategy | The Dead Prussian Podcast

February 16th, 2017

20:22

In this episode Mick chats with Professor Hal Brands, a Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International …

Review (Book): The Human Face of War by Jim Storr | The Dead Prussian Podcast

February 9th, 2017

8:36

This short episode is a book review of The Human Face of War by Professor Jim Storr The book provides an in-depth analysis of warfare and those who conduct it.

Mick reviews the book and gives it a rating on our new …

Episode 29 - On Warriors and Citizens | The Dead Prussian Podcast

February 2nd, 2017

33:37

In this episode Mick chats with Dr Kori Schake, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and an editor, with Jim Mattis, of the book Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military. They discuss the …

Review (Book): War, what is it good for? by Ian Morris | The Dead Prussian Podcast

January 26th, 2017

12:37

This short episode is a book review of War, what is it good for? by Professor Ian Morris. The book is a study of war and its effect on civilisations through out history.

Mick reviews the book and gives it a rating from …

Episode 28 - On War in Space | The Dead Prussian Podcast

January 18th, 2017

46:11

In this episode Mick chats with Dr Bleddyn Bowen, a lecturer in Defence Studies at Kings College London and a space power theorist. They discuss

Episode 27 - On the Angolan Border Wars | The Dead Prussian Podcast

December 8th, 2016

27:21

In this episode Mick chats with MAJGEN Roland De Vries (retd), a former South African Army officer who fought in the Angolan Border wars and has …

Episode 26 - On The Black War | The Dead Prussian Podcast

November 24th, 2016

45:41

In this episode Mick chats with Dr Nicholas Clements, an author, history teacher and adjunct researcher at the University of Tasmania. They discuss

Episode 25 - On the Nature of War | The Dead Prussian Podcast

November 10th, 2016

25:42

In this episode Mick chats with Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II, editor of the U.S. Army War College Quarterly, Parameters. They discuss the theory of …

Episode 24 - On Strategy & Ethics | The Dead Prussian Podcast

October 23rd, 2016

53:54

PANEL SHOW!!! The talented team at The Strategy Bridge lined up some great guests for Mick to chat with about the ethics of managing, waging and conducting war. The panel topics range from Just War Theory and its …

Episode 23 - On Morale & the Italians in WW1 | The Dead Prussian Podcast

October 13th, 2016

23:10

In this episode Mick chats with Dr Vanda Wilcox, a lecturer at John Cabot University in Rome and the author of 'Morale and the Italian Army during the First World War'. They discuss the concept of morale and how it can …

Episode 21 - On Aussie POWs in WW1 | The Dead Prussian Podcast

September 18th, 2016

35:03

In this episode Mick chats with Aaron Pegram, a historian at the Australian War Memorial. They discuss Australian soldiers who became prisoners of …

Episode 20 - On Forgotten Narratives of Anzac | The Dead Prussian Podcast

August 30th, 2016

29:13

In this episode Mick chats with Dr Sharon Mascall-Dare, an award winning journalist, army officer and academic. They took time out of producing the Australian Army Training & Doctrine podcast to discuss the myths …

Episode 19 - On helping Our Wounded Warriors | The Dead Prussian Podcast

August 20th, 2016

30:08

In this episode Mick chats with John Bale, a veteran and the CEO of the Australian charity Soldier On. The two Tasmanians discuss the founding of

Episode 18 - On the Climax at Gallipoli | The Dead Prussian Podcast

August 5th, 2016

17:45

In this episode Mick chats with Dr. Rhys Crawley, a historian at the Australian War Memorial. They discuss his book and the failed August offensive …

Episode 17 - On the Attack on Pozières | The Dead Prussian Podcast

July 26th, 2016

23:33

In this episode Mick chats with Dr. Meleah Hampton, a historian at the Australian War Memorial. They discuss the Somme Campaign in the First World War; focusing on the battle of Pozières Ridge and it's significance in …

Episode 16 - On How Modern Armies Learn | The Dead Prussian Podcast

July 13th, 2016

11:29

In this episode Mick has a chat with Brigadier Mick Ryan, the Director General for Training & Doctrine in the Australian Army. They discuss how the Australian Army learns and trains its people to prepare them to …

Episode 15 - On Nervous Disorders in WW2 | The Dead Prussian Podcast

June 18th, 2016

37:01

In this episode Mick has a chat with Dr Meghan Fitzpatrick, a defence analyst & researcher. They continue their discussion on war related nervous disorders, this time focusing on the Second World War. It is a topic …

Episode 14 - On Military Writing pre-Carl | The Dead Prussian Podcast

June 4th, 2016

42:38

In this episode Mick asks previous guest Dr Huw Davies to return to the show to discuss the personal library of the 1st of Duke of Wellington. Huw highlights how the exploration of the Iron Duke's library can hint at …

Episode 13 - On Big Carl in Wonderland | The Dead Prussian Podcast

May 22nd, 2016

29:11

In this episode Mick chats with Olivia A. Garard about Alice in Wonderland and how it can be used to examine Clausewitz's theory of war. They also …

Episode 12 - On Exploring War through Art | The Dead Prussian Podcast

May 11th, 2016

42:56

In this episode Mick has a chat with World War Z author Max Brooks. They discuss Max's exploration of war through his writing. Max's book The Harlem Hell Fighters is a historical graphic novel set in World War One and …

Episode 11 - On Afghanistan's Plains | The Dead Prussian Podcast

May 7th, 2016

25:33

In this episode Mick has a chat with warrior poet Barry Alexander about the release of his memoir, On Afghanistan's Plains. Barry discusses his poetry as well as his debut book. The discussion also explores how …

Episode 10 - On Hybrid Warriors | The Dead Prussian Podcast

April 28th, 2016

32:14

In this episode Mick has a chat with national security expert Douglas A. Ollivant on the a recent article he wrote about Hybrid Warriors. Douglas …

Episode 9 - On Innovation in WW1 | The Dead Prussian Podcast

April 3rd, 2016

28:30

In this episode Mick chats with Dr. Aimée Fox, a teaching fellow in the history of warfare at the University of Birmingham. They discuss innovation in the British military during the First World war. They discuss common …

Episode 8 - On the Ghost Fleet | The Dead Prussian Podcast

March 16th, 2016

32:06

In this episode Mick sits down and has a coffee with August Cole, author of Ghost Fleet, a useful fiction thriller about the future of war. August …

Episode 7 - On the DIME | The Dead Prussian Podcast

March 13th, 2016

41:55

In this episode Mick has a chat with Phil Walter about Force Structure vs Force Utility. They explore the concept of DIME (Diplomatic, Informational, Military, Economic) as a means of framing the levers of national …

Episode 6 - On Shell shock in WW1 | The Dead Prussian Podcast

March 1st, 2016

28:59

In this episode Mick has a chat with Dr Meghan Fitzpatrick, a defence analyst & researcher. The topic is war related nervous disorders in World War One. They focus their discussion specifically on the British Army …

Episode 5 - On the Iron Duke | The Dead Prussian Podcast

February 6th, 2016

54:33

In this episode Mick has a coffee and chat with Dr Huw Davies, a senior lecturer & historian at the Defence Studies Department, Kings College …

Episode 4 - On Fiction & Veterans | The Dead Prussian Podcast

January 28th, 2016

30:21

In this episode Mick interviews debut author Carrie Morgan about her book, The Road Back from Broken. Carrie uses fiction as a way to explore contemporary veterans' issues and raise awareness in the broader community. …

Episode 3 - On Carl Von Clausewitz | The Dead Prussian Podcast

January 21st, 2016

32:15

In this episode Mick talks with Dr Donald Stoker a professor at the US Naval War College in Monterey. Dr Stoker has written a biography of Carl Von …

Episode 2 - On Marie Von Clausewitz | The Dead Prussian Podcast

January 13th, 2016

37:54

In this episode Mick talks with Vanya Eftimova Bellinger, an author, who has written a biography of Marie Von Clausewitz, wife of the famous 19th …

Episode 1 - On Asking "What is War?" | The Dead Prussian Podcast

January 8th, 2016

19:08

In the first Episode of The Dead Prussian Podcast Mick introduces himself, the podcast aims, and asks the question "What is War?"

 

Section One - Introduction to the Host (0:50 min)

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