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Battles and Banter: A Relaxed Military History Podcast

May 1, 2021

On this episode of Battles & Banter, Avery, Codie & Tony commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Operation Neptune Spear, the special-ops mission that resulted in the death of Al-Qaeda leader behind the 9/11 attacks, Osama Bin Laden. The guys discuss their personal experiences from the night of May 1, 2011 when they...


Apr 29, 2021

"Now they'll never forget what you did for this country." Coming off the hype that is Marvel's "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" on Disney Plus, Avery and Codie are joined by Jeff Martin and Julia Wall to discuss their reactions to the show, as well as their thoughts on the major themes of race and service in the MCU...


Apr 23, 2021

Join Avery on another solo installment in the Korean War 70th Anniversary series where this episode focuses on the largest battle of the Korean War: The Chinese Spring Offensive. In late April of 1951, the III, IX and XIX People's Volunteer Army of China Groups attacked the in-depth defenses of the U.S. Eighth Army on...


Apr 12, 2021

On this date 160 years ago today, the American Civil War officially began with the recently founded Confederate States of America firing on the Federal installation of Fort Sumter in the middle of Charleston Harbor. So for this episode, Avery, Codie & Tony are joined by their friend, Rebekah Ryer, to discuss the first...


Mar 26, 2021

On another installment in the "Battle Memory" series, Avery and Codie are joined by Jake Wynn of the "Wynning History" blog and "Pennsylvania in the Civil War" page. Jake stuns Avery and Codie with the incredible accounts of Irvin Schwartz, who hailed from Schuylkill County, PA and went on to serve in the 26th Regiment...