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We attempt to cover issues facing the military and wider defence community with a focus on UK defence. Relevant to all and in spoken English. This podcast series covers all of our podcasts.

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A Soldier, A Sailor and a Scientist – Human Performance
53 minutes
In this episode, Frosty and Peter Roberts talk to Dr Martin Jones from DSTL about Human Performance. Pete and Frosty discuss what Human Performance research means in a military context. How is it different to other walks of life and why is it important for DSTL to study it. Dr...
Nov 25, 2022
A Soldier, a Sailor and a Scientist
14 mins
Hello and welcome to ‘A soldier, A sailor and a Scientist’.  In this podcast series, James Athow-Frost and Peter Roberts meet Scientists from the Defence Science and Technology Labs (DSTL). Over 6 Episodes Pete and Frosty talk to a variety of experts. They discuss the Science and Technology thats being...
Nov 22, 2022
This Means War: Ep 6 – Natia Seskuria
38 mins
Peter Roberts talks to Natia Seskuria, Founder and Executive Director of the Regional Institute for Security Studies (RISS), a Tbilisi-based think tank, about the Russian Invasion and occupation of Georgia.  There are few better ways of understanding the Russian Military mindset, then talking to those who have faced the Russian...
Aug 04, 2022
This Means War: Ep 5 – Trent Telenko on Russian Logistics
37.55
This Means War. Trent Telenko and Peter Roberts talk about logistics. Even though Western militaries systemically underinvest in their own logistics and engineering capabilities, it is incredible that the Russian army is still operating on processes and with equipment from almost a century ago. Their reliance on people as the key...
Jul 28, 2022
This Means War: Ep 4 – Yemen, with Micheal Knights
38.29
Peter Roberts and Micheal Knights talk about the war in Yemen.  A complex conflict, with multiple, splintered groups all competing for control of the country. Amazingly, there is currently a ceasefire. Dr Knights  and Peter talk about; the groups who are involved in the war, how the war has developed,...
Jul 21, 2022
This Means War: Ep 3 – John Spencer and Urban Warfare
36
Peter Roberts interviews MWI’s Professor John Spencer about Urban Warfare in Ukraine. John has 25 years of military experience and has spent decades studying Urban Warfare at the practitioner’s level. John has travelled the world studying urban warfare. He talks about the decisive nature of the battle for Kyiv. All...
Jul 14, 2022
This Means War: Episode 2 – Jack Watling
41
Dr Jack Watling talks to Peter as he returns from his most recent trip to Ukraine. As both Ukrainian and Russian forces reorganise for the next phase, the conflict is poised at a critical moment: one dependent on stockpiles, logistics, resupply, people, leadership and styles of fighting. Whilst Jack brings...
Jul 06, 2022
Episode 1; Context with Ewan Lawson
31 minutes
This Means War is a new series from intellectual heavyweight Peter Roberts.  If you’re intellectually curious, if you’re not satisfied by mainstream media coverage of war and you want to dig a bit deeper – TMW is for you. Episode 1 Peter speaks to Ewan Lawson about context. They discuss...
Jul 01, 2022
Trailer / Pilot Episode
9 minutes
This Means War is a new series from intellectual heavyweight Peter Roberts.  If you’re intellectually curious, if you’re not satisfied by mainstream media coverage of war and you want to dig a bit deeper – TMW is for you. This series brings defence and security experts to you and aims...
Jun 30, 2022
Interview with Chief of the Defence Staff
53 minutes
In this Podcast the Wavell Room team interviews Admiral Sir Tony Radakin KCB ADC – The Chief of the Defence Staff – CDS. CDS talks about; His vision for Defence, the war in Ukraine, what life is like at the head of UK defence, why he wants Defence to move...
Jun 03, 2022
Podcast with Brigadier Clare Phillips, Deputy Military Secretary – Defence’s Language of Change, Ep 6
34.42
The Army Innovation team is leading on the Army BattleLab project which sits within the wider Defence BattleLab infrastructure. On the run up to the opening of this facility later this year, there will be a series of events which seek to engage with industry, academia and wider stake holders. ...
May 27, 2022
Podcast with Clare Cameron, MoD Director of Innovation – Defence’s Language of Change, Ep 5
23:15
The Army Innovation team is leading on the Army BattleLab project which sits within the wider Defence BattleLab infrastructure. On the run up to the opening of this facility later this year, there will be a series of events which seek to engage with industry, academia and wider stake holders. ...
May 17, 2021
Podcast with Brigadier James Cook OBE – Innovation and Defence’s Language of Change
45:48
The series is sponsored by The Army Innovation Team. The Army Innovation team is leading on the Army BattleLab project which sits within the wider Defence BattleLab infrastructure. On the run up to the opening of this facility later this year, there will be a series of events which seek...
Apr 29, 2021
Podcast with Royal Marine Colt Callaghan – Innovation and Defence’s Language of Change Ep 3
24:16
The series is sponsored by The Army Innovation Team. The Army Innovation team is leading on the Army BattleLab project which sits within the wider Defence BattleLab infrastructure. On the run up to the opening of this facility later this year, there will be a series of events which seek...
Apr 16, 2021
Podcast with Dr Lucy Mason – Innovation and Defence’s Language of Change Ep 2
30:31
The series is sponsored by The Army Innovation Team. The Army Innovation team is leading on the Army BattleLab project which sits within the wider Defence BattleLab infrastructure. On the run up to the opening of this facility later this year, there will be a series of events which seek...
Apr 01, 2021
Podcast with Prof Peter Roberts RUSI – Innovation and Defence’s Language of Change Ep 1
49.57
[00:00:00] [00:00:00] This podcast series is sponsored by the British Army Innovation Team. This team is set up to encourage and facilitate innovation across the Army and supports wider Defence initiatives too.  One of their, projects, The Army BattleLab, is due to open this year in the South West of...
Mar 19, 2021
IWD21 Podcast with Sam des Forges, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, MoD
19:50
Sam des Forges the newly appointed Director D&I for the MoD spoke to the Wavell Room about what the role entails, her thoughts on leadership, leading inclusively and also answered a "choose to challenge" question.
Mar 10, 2021
Night Fighting – Tea, Toast and Tactics with Ash
0:00
Grab a cup of tea, pop some toast on and get ready to get talk tactics with us. We know you love reading about strategy, But Professional Military Education is about more than the big picture. Leave Clausewitz behind and join members of the Wavell Room team as they get...
Nov 21, 2020
Anti Tanks – Tea, Toast and Tactics with Sergeant Spence and Corporal Munce
39:08
Grab a cup of tea, pop some toast on and get ready to get talk tactics with us. We know you love reading about strategy, But Professional Military Education is about more than the big picture. Leave Clausewitz behind and join members of the Wavell Room team as they get...
Nov 13, 2020
Platoon Command – Tea, Toast and Tactics with Fred
0:00
Grab a cup of tea, pop some toast on and get ready to get talk tactics with us. We know you love reading about strategy, But Professional Military Education is about more than the big picture. Leave Clausewitz behind and join members of the Wavell Room team as they get...
Nov 06, 2020
Company Command – Tea, Toast and Tactics with Ash
38:22
Grab a cup of tea, pop some toast on and get ready to get talk tactics with us. We know you love reading about strategy, but Professional Military Education is about more than the big picture. Leave Clausewitz behind and join members of the Wavell Room team as they get...
Oct 30, 2020
Podcast with Brigadier Sara Sharkey (Head Application Services and DevOps at Defence Digital)
22.44
On 25 September 2020, the Wavell Room interviewed Brigadier Sara Sharkey (Head Application Services and DevOps at Defence Digital) who talked to us about her role heading up the Accelerated Development Cell during Op RESCRIPT, innovation, leadership and being an advocate for women in STEM. Introduction: Brigadier Sara Sharkey Commissioned...
Oct 14, 2020
Hacking Brains – The means and ethics of enhancing cognitive performance. By Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Whysall.
32:27
This Wavell Room podcast was recorded in partnership with the British Army’s Education Branch. It is part of the Education Branch’s ‘Learning Lunch’ series of talks and features a Chief of the General Staff Fellow, Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Whysall. Gareth is an Army Education Officer who is currently studying at...
Sep 30, 2020
Podcast ‘War in Space’ with Dr Bleddyn Bowen
37:17
On 20 July 20, the Wavell Room interviewed Dr Bleddyn Bowen on his recently published book 'War in Space'. Dr Bowen is a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leicester and leading thinker on space power.
Sep 23, 2020
Podcast with Air Vice-Marshal Ian Gale MBE MBA MA, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff
35:08
Air Vice-Marshal Ian Gale MBE, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (ACAS) talks to the Wavell Room about leadership, what’s on his mind and answers your twitter questions. This interview was recorded on 18 June 2020.
Jul 14, 2020
Podcast Series with First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC – Part 3 of 3, Your Twitter questions answered.
25.51
Find out how Admiral Radakin answers your Twitter questions on subjects like Naval platforms through to people issues and lots more.
Jun 03, 2020
Podcast Series with First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC – Part 2 of 3, Naval Transformation.
35:35
On 9 March 2020, we interviewed Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC, First Sea Lord, Chief of the Naval Staff and the professional head of the Royal Navy. The podcast is edited into 3 distinct parts. In this second part, we have the opportunity to hear his vision for the future of the Royal Navy via the Naval transformation program.
May 29, 2020
Podcast Series with First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC – Part 1 of 3, Leadership.
19:43
On 9 March 2020, we interviewed Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC, First Sea Lord, Chief of the Naval Staff and the professional head of the Royal Navy. The podcast is edited into three distinct parts. In part 1, we talk to Admiral Radakin about his tenure thus far as First Sea Lord and get some of his ideas, thoughts, and opinions on leadership. Part two tackles Naval transformation. In part three, Admiral Radakin answers your Twitter questions.
May 25, 2020
Lessons for the British Army of today from the First World War
29 min 54 sec
This podcast produced in partnership with @WarTalks is based on Dr Boffs book, ‘Haig’s Enemy’ which was judged the British Army Military Book of the Year, or BAMBY, for 2019.
Mar 20, 2020
Fighting in the Grey Zone, Future War or Fallacy – Paul Barnes
0:00
This Wavell Room podcast is recorded in partnership with the British Army’s Education Branch. This podcast features Paul Barnes, an Army Warrant Officer and a Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute. Paul’s talk is titled: Fighting in the Grey Zone, Future War or Fallacy? This talk was organised by...
Mar 11, 2020
Forget About Hybrid Warfare; Listening to Russia Helps us Predict Their Actions
0:00
This Wavell Room podcast was recorded in partnership with the British Army’s Education Branch.  This podcast features Emily Ferris and is titled: Forget about hybrid warfare. Why listening to Russia helps us predict their actions. Emily is a Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute specialising in Russian and...
Feb 05, 2020
Drones and Artificial Intelligence by Pippa Malmgren
0:00
This Wavell Room podcast was recorded in partnership with @WarTalks.  This podcast features Dr Pippa Malmgrem in a talk titled Drones and Artificial Intelligence. Pippa is a former Presidential Advisor to George W. Bush and the British Government. She is the founder of the DPRM Group and co-founder of H-Robotics....
Jan 31, 2020
The Role of Minesweepers in WW2
0:00
This podcast was recorded in partnership with Quarterdeck Talks. Nick Stanley talks about the role of Minesweepers in WW2
Jan 30, 2020
Interview with Commander Field Army Lieutenant General Ivan Jones CB
0:00
In December 2019 we interviewed the Commander of the Field Army, Lieutenant General Ivan Jones CB. Questions were formed from those submitted to Wavell Room via email and social media. Ivan was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1989.  During his first 5 years he served as a Troop Commander...
Jan 10, 2020
Technology and the Future of Land Warfare
53:35
This podcast is produced in partnership with CHACR. Chris Tuck discusses how technology will impose pressures on the future of land warfare.
Dec 06, 2019
How to Not Manage Morale
52:02
This war talk is delivered by Professor Vanda Wilcox.  Vanda is the Adjunct assistant professor of history at John Cabot University in Rome.  Vanda Wilcox completed a D.Phil. at the University of Oxford in 2006 before moving to Rome, where she now teaches at John Cabot University. She has published...
Sep 14, 2019
Weaponised Truth and Democratisation of Information; War Talks
27:19
This podcast is recorded in partnership with War Talks. Alicia is a counter-terrorism expert, and is currently directing CT, counter disinformation and hybrid warfare interventions in Lebanon, Morocco and the Western Balkans. During her career Alicia has worked for the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where she led UK Government...
Aug 30, 2019
Russia, Stealth and F35 with Guy Plopsky
34:34
We interviewed Guy Plopsky, a political and military analyst based in Israel who focuses on air power, Russia military affairs and the Asia Pacific. Guy wrote an article recently with Roger McDermott; ‘Moscow’s Perspectives on the Evolution of Stealth Technology’
Aug 23, 2019
The Role of Disinformation on NATO’s Eastern Flank
0:00
Live recording of Szabina Maguire on 21 May 19 talking to a War Talks audience on the role that disinformation has played in NATO’s Eastern Flank.
May 25, 2019
Urban Doctrine; British Army Developments
0:00
Col Richard Sernberg from the British Army’s doctrine centre in Warminster provides a fascinating insight into the development of future urban war fighting doctrine.
May 16, 2019
Wavell Talks – Train Harder, Drop Loyalty and Hyper-elitism
0:00
Recorded at our second fringe event; this time at CHACR’s GAP conference in 2018.
May 09, 2019
What Shall We Do With The Broken Sailor? – Mental Health and Me
0:00
I am a serving Royal Navy officer. Ten months ago, tears streaming down my face and thinking of my young children, I attempted to commit suicide. This is an audio read of the original article here…
May 05, 2019
Plan to Fail
08:37
This is the audio version of the article found here.
Jan 17, 2019
Engagement – Fighting the Myths of Blackadder, Bad Lads and Bullies
09:58
This is the audio version of the contribution at this link.
Jan 17, 2019
The Case for a Non-Warfare Officer First Sea Lord
11:45
This is the audio read of the original article here
Nov 09, 2018
Mission Command: Fall of Strategic Corporal and the Rise of the Tactical Minister
0:00
The original article can be found here
Nov 09, 2018
Leadership Lessons from Terrorists
08:02
An audio read of the original written article which can be found here Visit any officers mess and the shelves will likely be awash with leadership tomes of the great and good. We are encouraged to emulate the example of heroic leaders from Scott to McCrystal, but in sticking only...
Nov 09, 2018
Dr Mike Martin – Why We Fight
0:00
Why we Fight with Dr Mike Martin Dr Mike Martin, author of “Why we Fight” discusses his experiences in combat, women in ground close combat and how his book can be applied to the UK’s counter terrorism strategy. This is the Wavell Room’s first podcast interview, so please be patient...
Aug 24, 2018
Winning the Narrative – An Army Officers’ Perspective
0:00
I am pleased to report that since leaving the British Army’s Intermediate Command and Staff Course (Land) (ICSC(L) – the 8 month residential course taken by all newly promoted Majors) I have started to look at the world differently.  Perhaps the lectures in the Churchill and Tedder theatres paid off!?! ...
Aug 14, 2018
Space and Cyber; New Domains, Old Thinking
05:28
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of the RAF and there have been numerous events to ‘commemorate, celebrate and inspire’. Lets not forget, the RAF had a difficult birth and was nearly strangled during its infancy. Are there any lessons we can learn from this early attempt to integrate a new domain into existing military structures? This is a timely question as the 21stCentury sees Defence grappling with not one but two new operating domains: Space and Cyber.
Jul 06, 2018
Wavell Talks E01; First Live Event
19:54
Live audio from #WavellTalks at the RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2018 - An intro by Assistant Chief of the General Staff General Sir Rupert Jones and concepts on why we fight, drugs for performance enhancement, decision point tactics and the importance of diversity.
Jul 06, 2018