Warrior Nation: Everything looks like a nail: why the military can’t save the planet
February 2023February 10, 2023 SEASON 4 EPISODE 7Our 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 2023January 18, 2023 SEASON 4 EPISODE 6Joe 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 2023January 05, 2023 SEASON 4 EPISODE 5Our 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 2022December 15, 2022 SEASON 4 EPISODE 4In 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 2022November 30, 2022 SEASON 4 EPISODE 3In 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 17, 2022 SEASON 4 EPISODE 2Our 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 2022November 3, 2022 SEASON 4 EPISODE 1With 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 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.
Warrior Nation podcast: War and Memory – Empire
OCTOBER 1, 2021 SEASON 3 EPISODE 5
In the fifth instalment of our series on war and memory we speak with Harvard historian Maya Jasanoff on the different ways Empire is remembered in Britain and the disconnect between how the British state wants the public to view the country's colonial past and the way it is seen by different communities.
War and Memory: Moral Injury & Trauma
SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 SEASON 3 EPISODE 4
In the fourth installment of our series on war and memory we speak with former British Army mental health clinician Christian Hughes on the traumatic impacts of conflict, and explore the relatively new acknowledgment of moral injury
War and Memory: Pathologising Critique
AUGUST 5, 2021 SEASON 3 EPISODE 3In the third installment of our series on war and memory we speak with American academic and Vietnam veteran Jerry Lembcke on how resistance to the conflict in South East Asia was framed during the 1960s and 70s.
Warrior Nation podcast – War & memory: Witnessing
In the second episode of our new series on war and memory, we speak with founder of Forensic Architecture Eyal Weizman and academic Susan Schuppli on the role memory plays in testimony and witnessing. The discussion explores the different approaches to evidence in war crimes tribunals, starting with the Nuremburg trials of 1945, and explains how the contemporary work of Forensic Architecture is helping to unlock the hidden memories of the victims of state violence.
Animated poem about the military recruitment of young people
June 2021A spoken work poem by artist Potent Whisper, animator Neda Ahmadi, and sound designers Torch & Compass on the military recruitment of young people.See more from CRIN on Should the armed forces recruit children under the age of 18? including a comparison to a recent army recruitment advert and a learning resource from the Quakers in Britain peace education team, to encourage critical thinking about armed forces recruitment and its relationship to human rights.
Warrior Nation podcast – War & memory: Statues
In the wake of the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, and the Conservative Government's attempt to impose a maximum sentence of 10-years for vandalising statues, we speak with academics Natasha Danilova and Adam Elliot-Cooper on the national histories constructed through memorials and statues, and the spaces of reconstruction opened up by their removal.