The Troubles, so called: Britain’s war in Ireland (EP1)

September 2023
The Troubles, so called, Episode 1 September 13, 2023

Responding to military engagement in schools

This booklet produced by Quakers in Britain in 2022 asks how can schools meet their responsibility for the best interests of children and young people when engaging with the armed forces and weapons industry? It provides information, resources and ideas for countering military influence in schools.

Armed Forces Day 2023: militarism comes to Cornwall

June 2023
This year the national Armed Forces Day event is being held in Falmouth, Cornwall. Many other events are being held around the country. We outline our concerns, including how the event is marketed, its promotion to young people and schools, and the inclusion of recruitment activities that allow young children to handle weapons.

Warrior Nation: The War Racket: reflections & predictions

March 2023
March 30, 2023 SEASON 4 EPISODE 10

Warrior Nation: War & police: linking the cops & the military

March 2023
March 15, 2023 SEASON 4 EPISODE 9

Warrior Nation: Everything looks like a nail: why the military can’t save the planet

February 2023
February 10, 2023 SEASON 4 EPISODE 7 Our host, Joe Glenton, talks to Nick Buxton from the Transnational Institute about the intersection between climate change, the military and security.

Warrior Nation: Dark economics: understanding the politics of defence budgets

January 2023
January 18, 2023 SEASON 4 EPISODE 6 Joe talks to Matt Fawcett from the Global Campaign on Military Spending UK about the dark economics of Britain's war machine.

Warrior Nation: Anti-establishment ethos: critiquing the military and foreign policy

January 2023
January 05, 2023 SEASON 4 EPISODE 5 Our host, Joe Glenton, talks to journalist Mark Curtis, founder and editor of Declassified UK, on the issue of reporting critically about British foreign policy and why think-tanks and the mainstream press help perpetuate a myth of Britain's role in the world.

Warrior Nation: Very murky: the arms trade and Parliament

December 2022
December 15, 2022 SEASON 4 EPISODE 4 In this episode we speak with Katie Fallon, Parliamentary Coordinator for Campaign Against Arms Trade, to discuss the difficulties of working in spaces where militarism and war are seen as inevitabilities. Our discussion is wide-ranging: from the revolving door to the multi-faceted opportunities for lobbying in a broke political system.

Warrior Nation podcast – Gentleman Bureaucrat Masculinity: liberal militarism and the civil service

November 2022
November 30, 2022 SEASON 4 EPISODE 3 In this episode we speak with Hannah Wright, Queen Mary University of London, at how militarism and militarist assumptions infuse and shape security and foreign policy.

Warrior Nation podcast – Lifting the Rock: the military and justice

November 2022
November 17, 2022 SEASON 4 EPISODE 2
Our host, Joe Glenton, talks to Emma Norton, Director of the Centre for Military Justice, about the glacial pace of service justice reform and what it’s like to challenge the power of the British military.

Warrior Nation podcast – Dirty Secrets: the press and the military

November 2022
November 3, 2022 SEASON 4 EPISODE 1 With Richard Norton-Taylor who covered defence and security for The Guardian newspaper for over 40 years, reporting on everything from the Cold War to the 'War on Terror'.

Warrior Nation podcast: War and Memory – Culture

December 2021
December 9, 2021 SEASON 3 EPISODE 6
In the final episode of Series 3, Joe speaks with Essex University historian Lucy Noakes and Chicago-based artist Michael Rakowitz on the creation of cultural memories around war and conflict. They cover a wide array of topics, including the Churchillian turn of British World War II narratives and how the words monument and demonstrate are linked by their roots in Latin. Their discussion beautifully encapsulates a number of topics covered across the series and explores more radical ways of remembering - or remembering better.