Military/Veterans

Understanding the War Industry w/ Christian Sorenson - Ep 80

Airs at: Thu, 10/01/2020 at 6:30am - Thu, 10/15/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
Christian Sorenson stops by the podcast to discuss his new book "Understanding the War Industry", a detailed look at contracting within the U.S. military industrial complex and how its giant war chest gets funneled to an endless list of contractors, without question to its ... Read more

Steve Poikonen, cohost of Slow News Day / the Free Assange online vigil series - Ep 79

Airs at: Wed, 09/23/2020 at 6:30am - Wed, 09/30/2020 at 6:30am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
Steve Poikonen, host of Slow News Day and co-host of the Free Assange online vigil series, joins us for a discussion on all things Julian Assange (FYI: this was recorded before the recent hearings on Julian’s extradition from the U.K.)  We discuss Steve’s view of NAFTA-driv... Read more

Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War - Ep 78

Airs at: Tue, 09/08/2020 at 6:30am - Tue, 09/22/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
It's here folks!!  Danny's new book is out first thing tomorrow.  You can find it right here at Heyday Books.  For this episode, Danny and I broke down the book a bit, discussing the differences between Ghost Riders of Baghdad (Danny's first book.  Get it here) and Patrioti... Read more

Stone and Sjursen Part 4 - Ep 77

Airs at: Sat, 09/05/2020 at 6:30am - Sat, 09/19/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
Danny's final discussion with Oliver Stone is here!!!  The discussion includes how Oliver expressed his angst with his parents' divorce through the stories of Elias and Barnes in Platoon, boot licking war films (like Gladiator and Blackhawk Down) and their exceptionally nar... Read more

Mike Monetta, National Director of Wolf-PAC - Ep 76

Airs at: Mon, 08/31/2020 at 6:30am - Mon, 09/07/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
Mike Monetta, National Director for Wolf-PAC, stops by the podcast to discuss his organization’s vision of fighting money in politics amid a sea of political corruption, how progressives and those who align with them can find common cause, and how the American ideal of than... Read more

The buck does not stop here - the murder of Vanessa Guillen - Ep 75

Airs at: Wed, 08/26/2020 at 6:30am - Wed, 09/09/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
The murder of Vanessa Guillen has struck a violent, but unsurprising chord among the progressive community, anti-war veterans as a whole, and the many victims of military sexual trauma, as the activist reaction, given the high violent crime rate at Ford Hood, is to demand s... Read more

Badges Beyond Borders w/ Stuart Schrader - Ep 74

Airs at: Sat, 08/15/2020 at 6:30am - Sat, 08/22/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
Stuart Schrader stops by the podcast to discuss his book, "Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing", along with the recent protests against police brutality, the massive changes in policing that came out of the fight for civil righ... Read more

The Hanford Plaintiffs:  Voices from the Fight for Atomic Justice

Airs at: Thu, 08/06/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
  The Cascadia Film Arts Festival:  Living in a Nuclear Landscape introduces Trishia Pritikin's book:  The Hanford Plaintiffs:  Voices from the Fight for Atomic Justice, with the help of Karen Dorn-Steele, former investigative journalist from Spokane Spokesman Review, and ... Read more

Stone & Sjursen Part 2 - Ep 72

Airs at: Sat, 08/01/2020 at 6:30am - Sat, 08/08/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
Part 2 of Danny's discussion with Oliver Stone is here!!!  Danny and Oliver discuss differences between their combat experiences, the unabashed hero worship of modern military movies, the productions of Platoon and Salvador, the all volunteer force, and much, much more.  A ... Read more

Stone & Sjursen: The Unbearable Violence of Being American - Ep 71

Airs at: Tue, 07/28/2020 at 5:45pm - Tue, 08/04/2020 at 11:45pm
Produced for Fortress On A Hill
(click here to see the video version of this episode.) America's military industrial complex and multiple presidential administrations have funnelled several generations of soldiers through unwinnable wars from Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq seemingly without qualms. What... Read more