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Battles and Banter: A Relaxed Military History Podcast

Jul 29, 2020

On this episode of Battles & Banter, Avery once again is solo for his third installment of the Korean War series. Currently in its 70th Anniversary, the Korean War was only a few weeks old by this point in July of 1950. Things were not going well for United Nations forces on the ground who were fighting against the...


Jul 21, 2020

For Avery's birthday, a very special episode was recorded: The Battle of Naboo as seen in the climax of "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace". Avery was joined by fellow Star Wars nerds Julia Wall, Mary Challman and Jeff Martin as they helped him celebrate his 28th with a four-hour long Skype call and the...


Jul 21, 2020

On this episode of Battles & Banter, Avery, Codie & Tony conclude their Overland Campaign series by discussing the final battle before the transition to the Petersburg Campaign: the Battle of Cold Harbor. Perhaps the most misunderstood battle of the campaign, popular history has heralded Cold Harbor as Robert E. Lee's...


Jul 14, 2020

On another solo episode of Battles & Banter, Avery continues the story that followed Task Force Smith's stand at Osan, the first battle between American & North Korean forces in the Korean War. Avery charts the fights that followed and what inevitably led to the last stand of the U.S. 24th Infantry Division at the city...


Jul 12, 2020

The Overland Campaign series continues on this episode of Battles & Banter, as it is just Avery & Codie on a nice, bromantic evening as they discuss the fighting that took place between the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia along the banks of the North Anna River, just 40 miles...