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Season 3

Dec. 28, 2022

Chloe Gavin Beatty, Gavin at War: The WWII Diary of Lt. General James…

Join Robert Child for a conversation with Chloe Gavin Beatty. Chloe is the youngest daughter of legendary WWII general James Gavin and made the decision recently to publish her father’s WWII diary as a book. The book is calle...

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Dec. 24, 2022

Special Holiday Episode, Christmas 1942 and a World at War

Join Robert Child for a Special Holiday Episode Christmas 1942. We feature radio news reports from the time and clips from, Command Performance, a War Department radio broadcast to American troops around the world on Christma...

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Dec. 21, 2022

Author, Historian John Koopman III, George Washington at War - 1776

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author and living historian John Koopman III. Koopman is the most sought after living historian for his portrayal of General George Washington. In this episode Robert Child and Koopma...

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Dec. 14, 2022

Author Kevin Ferris, No Greater Love: The Story of Michael Crescenz, …

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Kevin Ferris. Kevin spent more than thirty years at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the last ten as a columnist. His freelance work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Hill...

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Dec. 7, 2022

Author Ben Kesling, Bravo Company: An Afghanistan Deployment and Its …

Join Robert Child for a conversation with combat veteran and author Ben Kesling. Ben is a Midwest correspondent for the Wall Street Journal , where he focuses on domestic security and veterans issues. He holds a Master of Div...

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Nov. 30, 2022

Authors David and Margaret White, Wings of War: The World War II Figh…

Join Robert Child for a conversation with authors David and Margaret White. David White studied history at Harvard and worked as a reporter for The New York Times. Margaret White is a freelance researcher and editor of nonfic...

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Nov. 24, 2022

December Guests Coming to Point of the Spear

We’ve got some outstanding guests coming in December, plus Christmas Week Specials on Point of the Spear. Click that follow button so you don’t miss a moment. Kicking off the month we follow an 82nd Airborne Division Company ...

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Nov. 23, 2022

Author Buzz Bissinger, The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in…

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Buzz Bissinger. Buzz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of four books, including the New York Times bestseller Three Nights in August and Friday Night Lights , w...

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Nov. 16, 2022

Author Ethan Chorin, Benghazi!: A New History of the Fiasco that Push…

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Ethan Chorin. Ethan is a former diplomat, senior political analyst, author, and environmental entrepreneur. From 2004 to 2006, he was one of a handful of US diplomats posted to...

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Nov. 9, 2022

Author Tom Clavin, The Last Hill: The Epic Story of a Ranger Battalio…

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Tom Clavin. Tom has worked as a newspaper editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times . He has received awards from the Society of …

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Nov. 2, 2022

Author Damien Lewis, SAS Brothers in Arms: Churchill's Desperadoes: B…

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Damien Lewis. Damien is a former war correspondent and one of the Britain’s "twenty favorite authors" as declared by World Book Day. He’s an acclaimed and award-winning author ...

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Oct. 26, 2022

Author Samuel De Korte, The 614th Tank Destroyer Battalion Fighting o…

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Samuel De Korte. Samuel is a graduate of Utrecht University, where he received an MA in the Cultural History of Modern Europe. He wrote his thesis about the representation of B...

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Oct. 21, 2022

November Guests Coming to Point of the Spear

We’ve got some outstanding guests coming up in November on Point of the Spear. Click that subscribe button so you don’t miss a moment—kicking off the month the story of Churchill’’s desperadoes, the British SAS in WWII with a...

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Oct. 19, 2022

Author Andrew Dubbins, Into Enemy Waters: A World War II Story of the…

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Andrew Dubbins. Andrew is an award-winning journalist and author, based in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in Alta, Los Angeles magazine, The Daily Beast, Slate, and other p...

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Oct. 12, 2022

U.S. Marine Sergeant and Author Bill Bee, The Shot: The Harrowing Jou…

Join Robert Child for a conversation with U.S. Marine Sergeant and author Bill Bee. Bill enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2000 and served four years with Lima Company, Third Battalion Sixth Marine Regiment as an infantry rifle...

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Oct. 5, 2022

Nathalia Holt, Wise Gals: The Spies Who Built the CIA and Changed the…

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Nathalia Holt. Nathalia is the New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, The Queens of Animation , and Cured . She has written for numerous publications in...

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Sept. 28, 2022

Author Brian Walter, Blue Water War: Maritime Struggle in the Mediter…

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Brian Walter. Brian is a retired Army officer from a combat arms branch with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and International Relations. He has been a studen...

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Sept. 24, 2022

British Academic and Author Levi Roach, Empires of the Normans: Conqu…

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Levi Roach. Levi studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, and is former fellow at St John's College also in Cambridge, He’s now senior lecturer at the University of Exeter. His b...

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Sept. 21, 2022

British Historian and Author Saul David, Devil Dogs: King Company, Th…

Join Robert Child for a conversation with British historian and Sunday Times bestselling author Saul David. Saul is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham’s...

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Sept. 19, 2022

October Guests Coming to Point of the Spear

We’ve got some great guests coming up in October on Point of the Spear Click that subscribe button, so you don’t miss a moment. Kicking off the month the story of a pioneering group of CIA female spies who changed …

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Sept. 17, 2022

Retired U.S. Army Colonel and Author Richard Hooker, The Good Captain

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author and retired Colonel Richard Hooker. Richard, a career Army officer, his military service included combat tours in Grenada, Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan, including com...

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Sept. 14, 2022

Author, USMC Lt. Colonel Stuart Scheller, Crisis of Command

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author and former Lt. Colonel Stuart Scheller. Stuart gained notoriety last year as a US Marine speaking out and asking for accountability for the US’s disastrous military withdrawal ...

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Sept. 7, 2022

Navy SEAL Veteran and Author Ben Milligan, By Water Beneath the Walls

Join Robert Child for a follow-up conversation with author and Navy SEAL veteran Ben Milligan. Ben became a US Navy SEAL in 2001 and served until 2009. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star and other awards. He received …

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Aug. 31, 2022

Vietnam Veteran and Author Dr. Samuel Mitcham, The Encyclopedia of Co…

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author Dr. Samuel Mitcham. Dr. Mitcham is a military historian who's written extensively on the Civil War South. A U.S. Army helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War and a Command and Gene...

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Aug. 24, 2022

Former CIA Counter Terrorist Chief of Operations and Author Ric Prado…

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author and former CIA Counter Terrorist Chief of Operations Ric Prado. Ric is a retired CIA operations officer specializing in paramilitary, counter-terrorism, and covert operations. ...

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Aug. 20, 2022

September Guests Coming to Point of the Spear

We've got some great guests coming up in September on Point of the Spear. Kicking off the month, Navy Seal Ben Milligan returns to the show to talk about his book, By Water Beneath the Walls . Then, outspoken former …

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Aug. 17, 2022

British Special Forces Veteran Des Powell, SAS Bravo Three Zero

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author and British Special Forces veteran Des Powell. After serving in the Parachute Regiment, Sergeant Major Des Powell spent twenty years in the SAS at the heart of the Counter Terr...

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Aug. 10, 2022

101st Airborne Veteran and Author Larry Freeland, Chariots in the Sky

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author and Vietnam veteran Larry Freeland. Larry joined the U.S. Army and served one tour in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division as an Infantry Officer and a CH-47 helicopter pil...

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Aug. 3, 2022

U.S. Army Veteran and Author Don Bentley, Hostile Intent

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author and U.S. Army veteran Don Bentley. Don spent a decade as an Army Apache helicopter pilot during which time he was stationed in South Korea, Germany, and Texas. While deployed t...

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