Podcast Episodes

Episode 238-An Interview with Andrew Roberts about his book of Winston Churchill

This episode is a crossover from The Cold War Podcast that I co-host with Cameron Reilly. With us is historian Andrew Roberts as we discuss his new book, Churchill-Walking with Destiny.

Episode 237-The Thin Gray Line, the US Pacific Submarine fleet after Pearl Harbor

Back with us is Flint Whitlock as we discuss his book Depths of Courage:American Submariners at War with Japan, 1941-1945. With America's surface fleet and air arm crippled after Pearl Harbor, the few subs in the Pacific were tasked with keeping the Japanese Navy at...

Episode 236-Claire Chennault and the Flying Tigers

Laszlo Montgomery of The China History Podcast joins me to discuss Claire Chennault and the Flying Tigers. Just after the devastation of Pearl Harbor, the AVG are the only Americans taking the fight to the Japanese Empire.
Episode 167-Operation Crusader Part 2

Episode 167-Operation Crusader Part 2

The British Western Desert Army is transformed into the 8th British Army proper. C in C ME Auchinleck has tapped Gen. Sir Alan Cunningham to lead it. His first order of business is to destroy Rommel's panzers and relieve Tobruk.

Episode 166-Lenin’s Gift to Stalin

Episode 166-Lenin’s Gift to Stalin

Stalin will endure several more arrests, but while in exile, Lenin will maneuver to have Koba made a member of the newly created Bolshevik Central Committee.

Episode 164-Lenin’s Trigger Man

Episode 164-Lenin’s Trigger Man

Stalin is newly married, but has little time for his wife and soon to arrive child. He is still focused on the Marxist revolution and his rise in the Bolshevik party, not to mention the destruction of the Menshevik faction. Vladimir Lenin choses the younger man to be...