Show 15: Death Forest – Battle of Teutoburg Forest

In today’s episode we have one of the most important battles in world history: Teutoburg Forest. A loose confederation of Germanic tribes, led by a Romanized German named Arminius, seeks to stem the irresistible Roman advance into the heart of Germany. It was Arminius’s actions that saved the German language. It was his actions that… Continue reading Show 15: Death Forest – Battle of Teutoburg Forest

Show 14: Canada Must Fall – the Plains of Abraham

The Battle of the Plains of Abraham was fought outside the walls of Quebec City. It decided the fate of not only the French in North America but also hundreds of Native American tribes across  the continent. In today’s show we have ethnic cleansing on a vast scale – entire provinces and regions deliberately depopulated.… Continue reading Show 14: Canada Must Fall – the Plains of Abraham

Show 13: Black Hawk Down – The Battle of Mogadishu part 2

It’s our anniversary show here at Battlecast and we’re starting our second year off with an action-packed episode on the Battle of Mogadishu.  In today’s episode you’ll hear an epic story of self-sacrifice as two Delta Force operators attempt to hold back an entire city of hostiles. Meanwhile, General Garrison struggles to scrape together a… Continue reading Show 13: Black Hawk Down – The Battle of Mogadishu part 2

Show 12: Black Hawk Down – the Battle of Mogadishu part 1

It’s October 3, 1993 and 160 soldiers of an American task force are making a routine raid into Mogadishu. It should have been just another minor skirmish. It became a battle that would cost the lives of thousands. On today’s show we’ve got a classic showdown of cutting-edge military technology and training versus the sheer… Continue reading Show 12: Black Hawk Down – the Battle of Mogadishu part 1

Show 10: Clearing Hell – The Battle of Iwo Jima part 3

“Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue.” — U.S. Navy Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, March 16, 1945 Join Chris and Luke as they guide you through one of the bloodiest battles in American history: the Battle of Iwo Jima. In this episode the marines will drive across… Continue reading Show 10: Clearing Hell – The Battle of Iwo Jima part 3

Show 9: Storming Hell – The Battle of Iwo Jima part 2

It’s February 20, 1945 and the United States Marine Corps has bisected the neck of the island of Iwo Jima. In this show, the Japanese will unleash the fearsome kamikaze and we’ll hear from a kamikaze who miraculously survived to tell the tale. Thousands of Navy personnel and hundreds of Japanese pilots won’t be so… Continue reading Show 9: Storming Hell – The Battle of Iwo Jima part 2