Podcast

This year's history series features expanded content including this companion podcast to explore select topics in-depth with a range of US Army Historians, as well as other historians, experts, and friends.

There is no set schedule at this time, if that changes I'll adjust the podcast details, but I am recording episodes up front and will edit and release as close as possible to the events in the series as they happened.

You can find the podcast by searching for "Why We Fight ~ 1943" wherever you listing to podcasts. The link above goes to the Apple Podcast location. It is also available on Amazon and Audible -- literally trying to make it as convenient to access as possible πŸ™‚

The episodes are embedded below too.

A Day in the Life of an RAF Bomber Crew
In this episode, historian and author Jane Gulliford Lowes tells us about the daily lives of Royal Air Force Bombe...
00:43:34
May 30, 2023
The Fly Girls Revolt
In this episode I'm joined by Dr. Eileen Bjorkman, retired US Air Force Colonel and author of the book The Fly Gir...
00:34:19
May 23, 2023
Command Relationships and Multinational...
Dr. Christopher Rein joins me again, this time to talk about Command Relationships in 1943, although we got a litt...
01:18:26
May 23, 2023
Japanese-American Incarceration in WWII
Dr. Stephanie Hinnershitz, senior historian with the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy at the National ...
01:01:01
May 18, 2023
The American Air Campaign in North Afri...
In this episode I'm joined by Dr. Christopher Rein, a US Navy and US Air Force veteran, military historian, and ma...
01:04:45
May 15, 2023
The Story of Lieutenant Colonel Charles...
Andrew Woods from the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park joins me again to talk more Army History, this time h...
00:29:12
May 11, 2023
US Army Hospitals, Nurses, and Medical ...
In this episode I am joined by Jessica Waszak, Assistant Curator at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park. Je...
00:50:48
May 08, 2023
Operation Barclay, Operation Mincemeat,...
In this episode I am joined by LTC Devon Cockrell, Deputy Commander of the 2nd Psychological Operations Group, and...
01:01:34
May 02, 2023
First Division at the Battle of El Guet...
In this quick episode, I am joined by Andrew Woods, research historian at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Pa...
00:32:45
April 29, 2023
"Uniting Against the Reich"
Dr. Luke Truxal joins me to talk about American Airpower in 1943 and the impact of the Casablanca Conference (Janu...
02:25:40
April 20, 2023
The "Jewish Question", the "Final Solut...
TW: Holocaust episode In this episode, Dr. Benjamin Schneider shares the story of the Holocaust, which is somethi...
01:03:30
April 02, 2023
Hitler's Luftwaffe in Poland
Trigger Warning:Β This episode discusses the Nazis and, although not graphic, we do talk about some of the violenc...
01:39:03
March 24, 2023
Brutal Things, Horrific Violence, and a...
Trigger Warning: This episode discusses the Nazis and, although not graphic, we do talk about some of the violence...
01:12:01
March 16, 2023
Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)
Dr. Sarah Myers joins me to talk about these amazing women pilots, fighting for their right to serve during WWII a...
00:57:20
March 08, 2023
Guadalcanal and the Pacific Theater
In this first episode on the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO), I'm joined by Kater Miller, a Marine Corps veter...
01:16:54
March 04, 2023
After Kasserine Pass
Dr. William Nance joins me in this episode to talk about the "growing up" we had to do following the losses in Feb...
01:03:12
February 26, 2023
The Tuskegee Airmen
Dr. Angela Riotto joins me to provide a good overview of the creation and challenges of the Tuskegee Airmen and wh...
01:01:16
February 20, 2023
The German Offensive, Sidi Bou Zid, and...
In this episode I'm joined by Dr. Mark Calhoun, a military historian with the Jenny Craig Institute for the Study ...
00:56:42
February 17, 2023
The 442d Infantry Regiment: Japanese-Am...
Joining me is MAJ Benjamin Griffin, the Chief of the Military History Division at the US Military Academy (West Po...
00:45:28
February 11, 2023
FDR, Churchill, and the Casablanca Conf...
In this first episode of the Why We Fight ~ 1943 podcast, Paul Sparrow joins me to talk about FDR, Churchill, and ...
00:40:29
February 02, 2023
Why We Fight ~ 1943: Introduction
This is the Why We Fight ~ 1943 series podcast which features historians, experts, Army leaders, and other special...
00:15:25
January 29, 2023