Category: Podcast
Great Battles in History: The Battle of Agincourt

Great Battles in History: The Battle of Agincourt

The first five parts of an all-new episode of Professor Darryl Dee’s Great Battles in History podcast has been released. In previous episodes, Professor Dee examined the Battle of Thermopylae and its legacy, followed by the bloody Battle of Cannae during the Second...

On War & Society E41: A War of Emotions with Lucy Noakes

On War & Society E41: A War of Emotions with Lucy Noakes

The first half of Britain’s twentieth century was shaped by death. Between 1914 and 1918, over 700,000 men died in the First World War, followed by another 250,000 between 1918 and 1919 from the influenza pandemic. Over three decades later, another 380,000 were killed...

Great Battles in History: The Battle of Agincourt

Great Battles in History: The Battle of Hattin

The first four parts of an all-new episode of Professor Darryl Dee’s Great Battles in History podcast has been released. In the inaugural episode, Professor Dee examined the Battle of Thermopylae and its legacy, followed by the bloody Battle of Cannae during the...

Great Battles in History: The Battle of Agincourt

Great Battles in History: The Battle of Cannae

An all-new episode of Professor Darryl Dee's Great Battles in History podcast has been released. In the inaugural episode, Professor Dee examined the Battle of Thermopylae, its origins and its legacy, now he sets his sights on The Battle of Cannae: On August 2, 216...

On War & Society E34: The Medic’s Tale with Ted Barris

On War & Society E34: The Medic’s Tale with Ted Barris

At the age of 13, Ted Barris asked his father a common question: “Dad what did you do in the war?” This began a fifty-seven-year investigation into his father’s war experiences as a sergeant medic in the US Army during its bloodiest campaign during the liberation of...

On War & Society E29: Making a Historian

On War & Society E29: Making a Historian

On this month's episode Of On War and Society, Kyle Pritchard sits down with Dr Roger Sarty to discuss the life and career of C.P. Stacey. Sarty explains how Stacey went from being a young student with no interest in research to the founding father of Canadian...

On War & Society E27: Assault on the Winter Line

On War & Society E27: Assault on the Winter Line

The Italian Campaign during the Second World War remains a subject of controversy—whether it was “Normandy’s Long Right Flank” or a costly stalemate continues to be debated by historians to modern day. Terry Copp, director emeritus of the Laurier Centre for Military...

On War & Society E25: Ted Barris and the Dam Busters

On War & Society E25: Ted Barris and the Dam Busters

Sometimes we find Canadians in the most unlikely of places. During the Second World War, within the crews of airmen responsible for breaching the Ruhr dams of Nazi Germany, there were thirty Canadians. In 1943, these men, along with about a hundred others, took to the...

On War & Society E23: Stalin’s Gulag

On War & Society E23: Stalin’s Gulag

Sometimes we forget that the field of war and society encompasses so much more than Canada. Many of the guests we've had on our show study the history of war and society in Canada, but in this episode, Wilson Bell speaks about the Soviet Gulag system during the Second...

On War & Society E22: Shell Shock with Mark Humphries

On War & Society E22: Shell Shock with Mark Humphries

Shell shock has become a stand-in for the experience of all soldiers of the First World War. And it has also become one of the most popular topics of inquiry for historians of the First World War. Mark Humphries, associate professor history at Wilfrid Laurier...

On War & Society E16: Unpacking the Trauma Kit, Part II

On War & Society E16: Unpacking the Trauma Kit, Part II

Wars often time come home. Reintegration into civilian life comes with a whole new set of challenges for veterans. For the second part of our four-part series on the past and present experiences of veterans in Canada, two historians and two veterans discuss the...

On War & Society E16: Unpacking the Trauma Kit, Part II

On War & Society E15: Unpacking the Trauma Kit, Part I

Too often we forget the casualties of war. Whether on film, in novels and even in writing history, scenes of soldiering and warfare pervade while the aftermath is ignored. Nationalism is deeply intertwined with many twenty and twenty-first century wars, making it...

On War & Society E22: Shell Shock with Mark Humphries

On War & Society E14: Rewriting the Great War

Since 2014, there has been an outpouring of literature on the First World War that has moved the field in exciting new directions. Over thirty books have been released by Canadian academic presses over the past almost four years, including titles on conscription,...

On War & Society E13: Family at the Front

On War & Society E13: Family at the Front

Nearly 660,000 bags of mail were sent to Canada from soldiers in France and Belgium during the First World War. In this episode, Dr. Kristine Alexander sits down with Kyle Pritchard to discuss her research on the topic of families, children, and letter-writing during...