The Warrior Nation podcast

The Warrior Nation podcast is a deep dive into military affairs and the relationship between defence, the armed forces and civil society in modern Britain, produced and edited by ForcesWatch.

February 2024, Season 5 - International Anti-militarism: Warrior Nation returns with a series exploring the work of leading anti-militarist organisations from around the world. With wars raging in Gaza, Ukraine and beyond, platforming critical voices has never been more important. So we've sought out people and organisations who resist every day to ask them how they develop the strategies and tactics to challenge the powerful forces which drive militarism.

Britain's War in Ireland: Released in September 2023, this mini-series platforms the voices of three individuals whose lives were impacted and shaped by what become known as 'The Troubles'.

Season 4 - Militarism and Democracy: In the UK, the military is often viewed as an impartial and benign actor subordinated to a democratic leader. This season we examine the truth behind this commonly held view. Since 2000 the civil-military gap has been narrowing as the UK military has sought to influence democracy and democratic institutions. With our hugely knowledgeable guests, each episode explores how militarism and the military impact on democracy and democratic processes in Britain.

Season 3 - War and Memory: This season explores the role memory plays in the experience and remembrance of war. In each episode we unpick the multifarious ways conflict is etched onto the collective and individual psyche, and what role the armed forces play in the process.

Joe Glenton in the Liverpool Podcast Studios

The show is presented Joe Glenton from ForcesWatch. See details about Joe's new book Veteranhood (published November 2021) from his publisher Repeater.

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