The Over There Podcast

Brennan and Martin

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History, the Military, and Activism in the Trump Age

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Veterans Heath. What’s the deal?

51:36 | Apr 3rd, 2018

This week Terry and Matt discuss why firing the VA Secretary is bad news for Veterans, and why firing the National Security Advisor is a very bad sign.  But don’t worry.  The ship of state lumbers on.  So Congress is still our focus for change. http:...Show More

Guns, Guns, Guns!

1:09:51 | Mar 5th, 2018

Another month, another mass shooting in America–once again with the military-grade AR-15.  But how does the US military treat firearms?  And is there really such a thing as an “assault rife?”  Spoiler alert: there is. This week Terry and Matt discuss...Show More

Episode 13 – Mister President, What Is Your Feeling About Civil Defense?

1:06:45 | Feb 5th, 2018

What just happened?  Seriously.  Tell us because we can’t keep up. This week, we discuss the origins of civil defense warnings, how to make generals pick the option you want, and why the fundamentals of government are more important than tweets. http...Show More

Episode 12 – Security Issues in 2018

1:03:47 | Jan 8th, 2018

Do we have things to worry about in 2018?  We sure do, but maybe not the things you think.  So what should we be concerned about?  And how can we have an impact?  Plus it’s a new year and a new Prudent or Paranoid! https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo...Show More

Episode 11 – #AuditThePentagon

54:28 | Dec 16th, 2017

The Administration is getting ready to publishing the US National Security Strategy. And it looks not crazy! So we have that going for us. But the US military budget is still enormous and who knows what’s in there? The only way to find out is to dema...Show More

Episode 10 – That Just Happened

1:05:47 | Dec 4th, 2017

The President retweeting racist videos, and North Korea becoming a nuclear power–those two things just happened. But you know what? It’s fine. Let’s keep our focus on where it belongs–getting our candidates into office. https://www.pressreader.com/th...Show More

Episode 09 – But really, Will the World End in Nuclear Fire Under Trump?

1:04:34 | Nov 23rd, 2017

This week we discuss whether or not the US military would follow an order to end the world.  We also mull over the best way to apply your time and energy for political change.  Plus Prudent or Paranoid! https://theintercept.com/2017/11/21/u-s-general...Show More

Episode 08 – I’m Going In! (feat. John Roderick – Part 2)

1:04:40 | Nov 10th, 2017

Just who are these admirals, anyway? And what are all the military people grinning about? In Part 2 of Matt’s discussion with John Roderick, they talk about their experiences in Africa, hobnobbing with military brass, and why every problem seems to h...Show More

Episode 07 – Turns Out It’s No One’s Job (feat. John Roderick) – Part 1

56:45 | Nov 2nd, 2017

The Over There Podcast returns with a two-Part discussion with famous podcaster, John Roderick.  Matt and John discuss their time in Niger, the way the United States plans and executes wars, and why we keep making the same mistakes. Check back next w...Show More

Episode 06 – Do Your Job–And Persuade Someone to do Theirs

01:06 | Mar 15th, 2017

Haven’t you always wanted to know about the defense Budget?  Sure, we all have.  Plus how Congress is a bigger threat to the military than any enemy.  And six ways to persuade. https://www.amazon.com/Influence-Psychology-Persuasion-Robert-Cialdini/dp...Show More

Episode 05 – Deep State

1:11:00 | Feb 27th, 2017

How deep is the deep state? And can a combination of bureaucratic inertia and executive incompetence keep the ship of state lumbering in the right direction? Plus more Prudent or Paranoid! http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/who-was-ataturk https...Show More