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94 minutes | 5 days ago
Service members vs. the vaccine
A surprising number of service members have gone public stating they're not taking any of the COVID vaccines. This week, Military Matters talks with an ER doctor and U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Dr. Kamal Kalsi, Defense One reporter Elizabeth Howe and the director of the Bi-Partisan Commission on Biodefense Dr. Asha George. Are you getting the vaccine? Email us at email@example.com.
24 minutes | 12 days ago
Artificial Intelligence, coming to a battlefield near you ...
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and virtual reality are slowly becoming integrated with our warfighters. But what role will AI play on the battlefield of tomorrow? Jack Murphy talks with the vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security, Paul Scharre. Paul is also a former Special Operations reconnaissance team leader in the Army’s 3rd Ranger Battalion and the author Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War. Follow Paul Scharre on Twitter @paul_scharre
35 minutes | 19 days ago
Virtual Reality Warfighters and a $21.9 billion deal
The Army has signed a $21.9 billion deal with Microsoft to integrate its HoloLens with the Army's Integrated Visual Augmented System, or IVAS. Is this technology going to change the way we fight? Will we forget how to train in the real world? What does the future of VR look like? Guests Palmer Luckey, Anduril Garth Smith and Gareth Seburn, Meta VR Kevin Cornish, Moth+Flame VR Tony Isaacs, PLW Model Works
35 minutes | a month ago
A Tenant Bill of Rights and dead infants on Fort Bragg
Does the DOD's "Tenant Bill of Rights" actually do anything for military families living in privatized housing? Is the military just bad at environmental testing, or is there more? Could the deaths of infants on Fort Bragg have been prevented? We talk with Sarah Kline, military housing advocate, and Leigh Tuttle, a military spouse who has seen first-hand some questionable practices. For more information on the Military Housing Network go to https://militaryhousingadvocacynetwork.org/ If you have a tip, lead, or story idea email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
32 minutes | a month ago
Black mold and lead in military housing, and the law letting it happen
Toxic lead and black mold in military housing. A mother’s horror story of how her children suffered the effects. Families have been hurt, and the military is locked into 50-year leases with privatized housing companies. You’ll be shocked at the law these companies are hiding behind to avoid lawsuits and their responsibility to our service members. Jack Murphy unravels this story of neglected military oversight, insane legal loopholes and the families left to suffer the consequences. Go to Stripes.com, use promo code PODCAST and get 50% off your digital subscription.
45 minutes | a month ago
Why the DOD won't punish sexual predators with Katie Chorbak
Katie Chorbak, founder and president of Our Sister's Keeper Movement tells us why she believes the DOD doesn't actually punish sexual predators. She points to a "zero tolerance" policy that has been repeatedly been ignored. Chorbak also shares the current state of the #iamvanessaguillen bill. Is civilian oversight needed? Should veterans and service members be able to sue the DOD over negligence? Send your ideas and opinions to email@example.com Follow us on Twitter @stripesmmpod This episode is also available on YouTube.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Sexual Assault & Harassment in the Military
We talk with online personality and Army Sgt. 1st Class Astin Muse about her reaction to the Marine TikTok video that rocked the DOD and the Corps. Then Jack Murphy takes us into the bizarre story of a military sexual assault victim who found herself behind bars instead of her perpetrator. Go to www.stripes.com and use promo code PODCAST to get 50% off your digital subscription. Leave us a 5-Star review and share this podcast. You can find us on Twitter @stripesmmpod
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Fast Take: Interview with Lamia Taylor
Lamia Taylor is the wife of Mike Taylor and the mother of Peter Taylor, both currently being held in a Japanese prison awaiting trial. Mike and Peter's case was largely ignored by government officials despite Mike's service to his country as a Special Forces Officer. Lamia talks to us about her frustrations with the case, how Mike and Peter are doing now, and what's next.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Special Forces veteran and son extradited to Japan
Former auto industry mogul Carlos Ghosn was smuggled out of Japan in true Hollywood heist movie fashion while awaiting trial for corporate fraud. Now Special Forces veteran Mike Taylor and his son Peter have been extradited to Japan in connection with Ghosn's evasion of Japanese authorities. Japan has a long track record of inhumane and even brutal treatment of foreign prisoners, and the State Department knows this. We take you into the story that has rocked the headlines from the US to Japan. How did this all start and where will it all could end ...
24 minutes | 2 months ago
Fast Take: Military legacy, the wrong breaching formulas and TBIs.
Jack Murphy and Rod Rodriguez discuss what it means to pass on our military culture and skills to our children, why the explosive formulas for breaching are wrong, and we talk TBIs. Do you have a tip or story idea? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org You can find us on Twitter @stripesmmpod
24 minutes | 3 months ago
The Terrible Game
Dan Tyler Moore knocked out President Theodore Roosevelt's eye, fought Nazis with the OSS and invented a modern-day ballistic helmet. That is to say that Dan Tyler Moore the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd accomplished those feats respectively. Jack Murphy talks with Dan Tyler Moore III about his family's amazing legacy of almost 100 years of service to this country. We also talk about how to derail a train! Link to Jack Murphy's article "Special Ops has a broken culture with explosive breaching that can lead to TBIs" http://bit.ly/Jack-Murphy-Breaching-Story Follow us on Twitter @rodpodrod @jackmurphyrgr Email us with your comments, feedback, or tips; MilitaryMatters@stripes.com
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Forensics expert Paul Ciolino discusses the case of Mark Leshikar
Rod Rodriguez and Jack Murphy are joined by forensics expert Paul Ciolino to discuss the death of Special Forces soldier Mark Leshikar. Paul discusses the facts that were shared in our last episode from Mark's sister and widow. We also share new information about Mark's shooter that raises even more questions. Do you have a tip or idea for a story? Email us at email@example.com Follow us on Twitter @rodpodrod and @jackmurphyrgr Leave us a review and share this podcast!
57 minutes | 3 months ago
The Death of Mark Leshikar
The recent deaths of Army Delta Force member William J. Lavigne and Army Veteran Timothy Dumas are being investigated as homicides. Their deaths have brought attention back to another fatal shooting Lavigne was involved in, the shooting of his best friend and Special Forces soldier Mark Leshikar. Jack Murphy takes us into the life and death of Mark Leshikar, we talk with his sister and widow uncovering details never before revealed about this mysterious case. Missing evidence, redacted reports, and a witness who's only now able to speak out. This episode is brought to you by Navy Federal Credit Union. Leave us a review and share this episode. Follow us on Twitter!
44 minutes | 3 months ago
"He was wearing a Confederate flag..."
Rod Rodriguez and Jack Murphy discuss the controversial last episode. We answer your criticisms and feedback. Also, CEO of Triple Nikel and retired Green Beret Ruben Ayala shares the personal story of his own SF Soldier wearing the Confederate flag. What he did and didn't do about it... All that and more on this perhaps not so Fast Take... Find us on Twitter @militarymatters You can also follow Jack Murphy @jackmurphyrgr and Rod Rodriguez @rodpodrod Go to Stripes.com use promo code PODCAST and save 50% on your digital subscription This episode is sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union, go to www.navyfederal.org for more information.
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Extremism in the Military
In this episode, we talk with Shannon Foley Martinez, a former neo-Nazi, about radicalization and extremism in the U.S. military. Before leaving the movement, Shannon knew up to thirty soldiers who were part of the white supremacy movement. She discusses how she radicalized, and how service members she knew did the same in this episode of Military Matters. Follow Jack Murphy on Twitter @jackmurphyrgr and Rod Rodriguez @rodpodrod Go to www.stripes.com use promo code PODCAST and save 50% on your digital subscription This episode is sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union, go to www.navyfederal.org for more information.
20 minutes | 4 months ago
Season 3 preview
Military Matters welcomes aboard Jack Murphy! He's our new co-host and producer. We talk about his work on QAnon stories, UAPs, and what we have cooking for Season 3 of Military Matters. We also have a new email address so shoot us your story ideas and comments at MilitaryMatters@stripes.com
37 minutes | 4 months ago
The Capitol Under Siege
January 6th, 2021 thousands of Trump supporters took to the capital of our nation. What started off as a peaceful protest turned ugly as protests turned to rioting as hundreds of people stormed the Capitol building where the electoral votes were being counted. Lawyer, veteran and former Department of Homeland Security senior counselor Kevin Carroll takes us into what this means for our nation, will the President be held accountable, and what could happen going forward. Follow Rod Rodriguez on Twitter @rodpodrod Go to www.stripes.com use promo code PODCAST and save 50% on your digital subscription This episode is sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union, go to www.navyfederal.org for more information.
29 minutes | 5 months ago
Death at Fort Hood
In this Season 2 Finale, we revisit the murders at Fort Hood under the light of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee's report. What we uncovered is tragic and could have been avoided... Follow Rod Rodriguez on Twitter @rodpodrod Go to cheap tickets.com/military and get 18% off hotels offer valid for active duty service members, veterans, military reserves, and the national guard. Save 50% on your digital subscription at Stripes.com, use promo code 'PODCAST'
14 minutes | 5 months ago
The Fort Hood Report
Stripes reporter Rose Thayer helps us make sense of the "Report of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee". This jaw-dropping report has already resulted in numerous disciplinary actions. How bad is it? Worse than you think... Follow Rose Thayer on Twitter at @rose_lori and Rod Rodriguez at @rodpodrod
28 minutes | 5 months ago
New Social Media and Section 230
As the elections winded down thousands of Servicemembers and Veterans migrated away from Twitter and Facebook to MeWe and Parler, but why? And a recent Tweet from President Trump puts Section 230 back in the spotlight. What is Section 230 and how will that affect social media as we know it? Guests: MeWe CEO Mark Weinstein, Life Flip Media Co-Founder Eric Mitchell, and actor Vincent "Rocco" Vargas Go to Stripes.com, use promo code PODCAST and save 50% on your digital subscription! This episode is sponsored by Cheap Tickets. Go to cheaptickets.com/military and get 18% off hotels, offer valid for active duty service members, veterans, military reserves and the National Guard.
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