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Eyes Left Podcast

Eyes Left

EYES LEFT is a military podcast hosted by two anti-war Army veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, Spenser Rapone and Mike Prysner, covering issues from a left-wing and socialist perspective. EYES LEFT gives updates and progressive commentary o...Show More

1:10:11 | Sep 6th

Spenser and Mike catch up after a month-long break to talk about Gaza, what the Epstein case reveals about the ruling class, Trump’s very large purchase of Ketamine for veterans, communist sci-fi and more.

49:22 | Jul 21st

Trump's appointed a "beer mogul" to revamp PTSD treatment... and he's into some really weird pseudoscience.   Eyes Left interviews investigative journalist Jasper Craven—who investigates the Dept. of Veterans' Affairs for the New York Times, The Inte...Show More
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1:10:14 | Jul 19th

Spenser and Mike discuss the Democratic Party Primary candidates, Bernie Sanders, and Trump's war criminal pardons; PLUS: Afghanistan War Update & Radical Military History

1:13:31 | Jun 5th

Trump ramps up wars on two fronts: his Christian extremist war on Trans people, and his Blood For Oil war on Iran. Spenser and Mike discuss why we must oppose both. FOLLOW: @EyesLeftPod SUPPORT:

1:35:23 | Mar 30th

Spenser and Mike mark the 16th anniversary of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq

47:39 | Mar 23rd

With another white nationalist terror attack taking the lives of at least 50 Muslims, Spenser and Mike explore the many expressions of neo-Naziism today: from 4chan, to Ben Shapiro, MAGA-ism and the US military itself.

52:59 | Feb 1st

John Bolton sent 5,000 of us to die for oil in Iraq. Elliott Abrams oversaw genocide in Guatemala. Now they've teamed with Trump to launch another oil war in Venezuela. Spenser Rapone and Mike Prysner tell you why it's your right, and duty, to refuse...Show More

1:16:01 | Jan 17th

Spenser Rapone and Mike Prysner discuss the Army Captain who waved a Trump flag in uniform, the sociopath Marine General Jim Mattis, and Army Major Tulsi Gabbard entering the 2020 race

1:06:02 | Dec 8th, 2018

Nowhere is safe from the US Army; not even your video games. Learn about how Twitch has joined the Military Industrial Complex—putting recruiters in your headsets—among other new tactics to recruit gamers. ALSO: Sadistic SEALs murdering civilians, a...Show More

1:15:40 | Nov 6th, 2018

As Trump send upwards of 15,000 US troops to three states, Spenser Rapone and Mike Prysner discuss what's behind the deployment, it's relation to a rising right-wing movement, your rights if you're ordered to the border, the truth about the migrant c...Show More

1:02:45 | Oct 16th, 2018

George W. Bush will soon be presented with an award for his "commitment to veterans" despite unprecedented neglect and cuts under his administration. We explore his true legacy and how he is responsible for the crises veterans face today, as well as:...Show More

55:15 | Sep 28th, 2018

In a special full episode of Radical Military History we explore the life and legacy of Private Andy Stapp, honoring the fourth anniversary of his death. Stapp joined the Army during the Vietnam War not to fight, but to organize against it. His "Amer...Show More

1:04:34 | Sep 19th, 2018

How much are the Pentagon Generals lying about the war in Afghanistan? Much more than you thought. With new US casualties to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, as well as record fatalities for Afghan Army and civilians, Eyes Left gives updates...Show More

1:32:41 | Sep 1st, 2018

War crimes. Freakouts. Drugs. Rebellion. A narrative of the Iraq war buried by the media and politicians, told through the incredible oral history of Clifton Hicks--a tank crewman in Iraq who refused to go back, won a Conscientious Objector fight, th...Show More

1:05:18 | Aug 15th, 2018

In this episode: In Brief: Spenser Rapone and Mike Prysner analyze the curious incident of a US Marine receiving a Purple Heart for combat wounds in an “undisclosed location.” (Begins at 02:52) The Class War Budget: A breakdown Trump’s bi-partisan ...Show More

48:58 | Aug 4th, 2018

In this episode: Afghanistan War Update: Major announcement that the Trump Administration will enter into direct talks with the Taliban, what it exposes about the endless war, and the latest US and Afghan deaths Army News: Racist new policy of disc...Show More

1:15:42 | Jul 30th, 2018

In this debut episode of Eyes Left, hosts Spenser Rapone and Mike Prysner discuss the vision and goal of the podcast, how their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan led them to become socialists, and why US troops should resist U.S. foreign policy. ...Show More