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On War: The Podcast

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On War is a fortnightly podcast about conflict, military history and the politics of war. While many excellent Youtube channels and podcasts cover the ‘nuts and bolts’ of military history, On War focuses on the ideas, theories and philosophies behind the conduct of armed struggle around the world. Here we will discuss the nature of war and the rules societies have evolved around it’s conduct, rather than a comparison of tactics or military hardware.

On War is a fortnightly podcast about conflict, military history and the politics of war. While many excellent Youtube channels and podcasts cover the ‘nuts and bolts’ of military history, On War focuses on the ideas, theories and philosophies behind the conduct of armed struggle around the world. Here we will discuss the nature of war and the rules societies have evolved around it’s conduct, rather than a comparison of tactics or military hardware.
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Australia

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On War is a fortnightly podcast about conflict, military history and the politics of war. While many excellent Youtube channels and podcasts cover the ‘nuts and bolts’ of military history, On War focuses on the ideas, theories and philosophies behind the conduct of armed struggle around the world. Here we will discuss the nature of war and the rules societies have evolved around it’s conduct, rather than a comparison of tactics or military hardware.

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English


Episodes

S02E03: Pirates, Privateers and Commerce Warfare

12/1/2017
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Alasdair and Austin don eyepatches and parrots to talk about piracy and its effect on the conduct and restrictions of naval warfare. This is a double episode! Support us on Patreon! : www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4769847 Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/OnWarPodcast/ Shownotes: https://onwarthepodcast.wordpress.com/2017/12/01/season-2-episode-3-pirates-privateers-and-merchant-warfare/ Want to keep up to date? Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/OnWarPodcast or on facebook at...

Duration: 01:02:10


Special Episode: The Great Emu War

11/22/2017
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In this special episode Alasdiar & Austin tell a story from Australia of daring, military experimentation and, ultimately, defeat. On it's 85th anniversary this is the story of Australia's Great Emu War. This episode has not been supported by our Patrons. Support us on Patreon! : www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4769847 Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/OnWarPodcast/ Want to keep up to date? Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/OnWarPodcast or on facebook at www.facebook.com/OnWarThePodcast If you enjoy...

Duration: 00:14:47


S2E02: The Game's Afoot!

10/4/2017
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After an unexpected absence, our two hosts leap into the historical narrative of the Great Game of Anglo-Russian competition in Central Asia during the 19th century, teasing out the lessons, personalities and parallels of this under researched struggle for power. Support us on Patreon! : www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4769847 Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/OnWarPodcast/ Shownotes: https://onwarthepodcast.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/season-2-e2-the-games-afoot/ Want to keep up to date? Follow us on...

Duration: 00:29:48


S2E01: Trade, War and Opium

8/2/2017
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To kick off the new season Austin & Alasdair discuss whether trade or war has had a greater impact on political history, or whether such a division can even be made. Support us on Patreon! : www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4769847 Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/OnWarPodcast/ Shownotes: onwarthepodcast.wordpress.com/2017/05/17…ay-of-war/ Want to keep up to date? Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/OnWarPodcast or on facebook at www.facebook.com/OnWarThePodcast

Duration: 00:28:41


OWTP Episode Ten: The Liberal Way of War

5/18/2017
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In this episode, Alasdair and Austin introduce ‘Liberal War Theory’, an approach that seeks to address the key problem of Democratic Peace theory and liberalism more broadly; How do we explain the warlike nature of otherwise ‘liberal’ states? Support us on Patreon! : www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4769847 Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/OnWarPodcast/ Shownotes: https://onwarthepodcast.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/episode-10-the-liberal-way-of-war/ Want to keep up to date? Follow us on twitter at...

Duration: 00:24:00


OWTP Episode Nine: Bombs, Bugs and Gas pt 2

5/3/2017
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Alasdair and Austin continue last week's discussion on the 'unholy trinity' of Chemical, Nuclear and Biological weapons, this time from the perspective of their use by non-state actors. Do the 'rules of war' restrain those deliberately excluded by them? Do non-state actors have their own 'rules' prohibiting the use of these weapons, or is this the real 'boogeyman' of CRBN? This is Part 2 of a two-part series on CRBN use and the laws of war. Support us on Patreon! :...

Duration: 00:40:37


OWTP Episode Eight: Bombs, Bugs and Gas pt 1

4/26/2017
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In this Episode, Alasdiar and Austin respond to a question from the listeners regarding the laws of war and the 'unholy trinity' of Chemical, Nuclear and Biological Weapons. Just how much of a threat do these weapons pose? What limitations, be they practical, social or legal, really apply to them? Is there truly any point in possessing them? This episode is the first of a 2-part series, and covers this topic with regard to their use, possession and development for Nation-States. Part 2, to...

Duration: 00:33:19


OWTP Episode Seven: The Laws of War

4/13/2017
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In this episode, Alasdair and Austin explore the history of the laws and 'unwritten rules' that govern the practice of war. Who do they apply to? Are they still relevant? Have they ever truly been 'rules'? OUR NEW REDDIT!: https://www.reddit.com/r/OnWarPodcast/ Support us on Patreon! : www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4769847 Shownotes: https://onwarthepodcast.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/episode-seven-the-laws-of-war/ Want to keep up to date? Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/OnWarPodcast or on...

Duration: 00:43:43


OWTP Episode Six: On Terrorism

3/29/2017
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How does terrorism fit in the public and governmental ideas of warfare? Can the 'Global War on Terror' really be considered a war? What threat does it really pose to our security, and even our way of life? Support us on Patreon! : www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4769847 Shownotes: https://onwarthepodcast.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/episode-6-on-terrorism/ Want to keep up to date? Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/OnWarPodcast or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OnWarThePodcast

Duration: 00:38:51


OWTP Episode Four: Fighting for Peace

3/1/2017
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In this episode Alasdair and Austin discuss peace keeping and peace enforcement missions around the world.

Duration: 00:43:31


OWTP Episode Two: A Democratic Peace?

2/6/2017
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In this episode Alasdair & Austin explore and critically express democratic peace theory; idea that democracies don’t go to war with one another. Become a Patron! : https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=4769847 Shownotes: www.onwarthepodcast.wordpress.com

Duration: 00:19:15