20 Best Military Strategy Podcasts of 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about military strategy? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best military strategy podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

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Best Military Strategy Podcasts 2021

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  • Publisher: War on the Rocks
  • Total Episodes: 102

This is Bombshell, a bi-weekly podcast coming to you from Washington insiders to dissect today’s foreign policy crises and tomorrow’s security challenges. We’ll talk military strategy, White House mayhem, and the best cocktails known to (wo)man. Brought to you by War on the Rocks.

The Principles of War – Lessons from Military History on Strategy, Tactics and Leadership.

  • Publisher: James Eling
  • Total Episodes: 120

Learn the lessons of military history by looking at the great battles through the lens of the Principles of War. Part of the enduring nature of war, all good Generals follow the 10 Principles of War. The great Generals of history have the ability to know which of the principles are most important at the decisive moments of the campaign. We study the great battles to draw the lessons on strategy, tactics and leadership.

The Art of Wargaming

  • Publisher: earVVyrm & The Art of Wargaming
  • Total Episodes: 51

The Art of Wargaming is a research based show that delves into history intending to find lessons applicable to modern wargaming. Each season features a book from antiquity which the hosts then analyze, looking for pearls of knowledge. Whether you participate in intellectual or physical wargaming, or you simply love military science and history, this show explores the tactics and strategy that influenced the course of history.

The Strategy Bridge

  • Publisher: prbeckman
  • Total Episodes: 33

The Strategy Bridge podcast features interviews on strategic affairs and diplomatic & military history.

Art of War, The by SUN TZU 孙武

  • Publisher: LibriVox
  • Total Episodes: 7

“The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. The Art of War is one of the oldest and most famous studies of strategy and has had a huge influence on both military planning and beyond. The Art of War has also been applied, with much success, to business and managerial strategies.” (summary from Wikipedia)

The World ft. China

  • Publisher: The World ft. China Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 1

The latest stories covering China’s geopolitical strategy, tech, military, & leadership.

Art of War (version 3), The by SUN TZU 孙武

  • Publisher: LibriVox
  • Total Episodes: 13

First compiled in the 6th century BC, The Art of War presents a philosophy of war for managing conflicts and winning battles. It is accepted as a masterpiece on strategy and is frequently cited and referred to by generals and theorists since it was first published, translated, and distributed internationally. The book is not only popular among military theorists, but has also become increasingly popular among political leaders and those in business management. Despite its title, The Art of War addresses strategy in a broad fashion, touching upon public administration and planning. The text outlines theories of battle but also advocates diplomacy and cultivating relationships with other nations as essential to the health of a state. (Summary by wikipedia)

On War (Volume 1) by CLAUSEWITZ, Carl von

  • Publisher: LibriVox
  • Total Episodes: 22

A classic work on military strategy by a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars. The author’s style is dialectical: he makes two strong but opposing statements and then draws them together to describe many facets of war. Free of technical jargon, and suitable for modern readers. This audiobook is based on a 1909 English translation. In section 2, the reader Timothy Ferguson was assisted by Linda Ferguson.

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

  • Publisher: Loyal Books
  • Total Episodes: 13

The Art of War is a 6th Century BC Chinese treatise on war and military strategy known for its timeless examples of strategy and planning. There is intense interest in this ancient work since it teaches how to be victorious in conflict and that the final victory ultimately is to see war as an effort to win minds and hearts rather than a mere acquisition of territory and wealth. The Art of War by Sun Tzu is a two thousand year old work, reputedly authored by a famous military general and strategist who lived in ancient China. Apart from this, he is also revered and respected in many South Asian countries as a learned philosopher. The book is divided into thirteen chapters and there is historical evidence to prove that it was written over a period of time and perhaps with many borrowings and collaborations with other similar works of the period. However, it was also heavily criticized by generations of scholars and thinkers in later centuries as it advocated deception and spying as accepted strategies in war. Many scholars have also doubted whether a figure such as Sun Tzu existed at all and have found several inaccuracies in terms of the timeframe in which the book was supposed to have been written. Many feel that the original work may have undergone several revisions over the centuries before being consolidated in its present form. Whatever the nature of these opinions The Art of War remains a fascinating, valuable and extremely interesting work. Each chapter explores a different aspect of war. Beginning with elaborate plans that should be put in place before the commencement of war, the book goes on to describe different situations in which wars are fought, the kind of strategies employed in various types of terrain, understanding the nature of the enemy and finally positioning, timing and methods of attack. For present day corporate warriors, The Art of War is an invaluable text. Business management, sports and politics are some of the fields where it has found immense application. Conflict resolution theory has been immeasurably enhanced with the addition of Sun Tzu’s millennia-old tried and tested methods. It also provides valuable assistance in the grooming of leaders, understanding and appreciating the opponent and leveraging one’s own advantages. The Art of War provides compelling reading for anyone who is interested in the dynamics of negotiation, competition, mediation, planning and arbitration.

Create Launch Monetize Podcast

  • Publisher: Sean Douglas and Anthony Franck
  • Total Episodes: 14

Welcome to the Create, Launch, Monetize Podcast, where we show you step-by-step how to create programs, products, and services, podcasts, and businesses from scratch, launching and monetizing them. You become the crowned authority in your category. Think about this show as a life boat for your business in this ever-changing digital age that allows you to grow at rapid speed to navigate the open waters of the current industry. When you leverage the CLM Strategy for your business, podcast, book, or service, you will be recognized as the go-to Leader. We’re excited to have you listen to the show to break away from all the noise, stand out, and know for sure that what you will execute will have lasting long-term results. There is so much fluff, so many different strategies, so many different paths to take, how do you know “the one” is the right path? It always seems that someone else’s strategy is amazing and they make millions while you constantly go over your notes from the tens of hundreds of webinars only to not earn revenue, not retain clients, and stay broke. Now you don’t have to. In a tactical way, Anthony Franck and Sean Douglas, with Military level accountability, will take you along the ride on the journey of our own creation, launch, and monetization of their assets and their businesses.


  • Publisher: The DSR Network
  • Total Episodes: 5

SpyTalk lives at the intersection of intelligence operations, foreign policy, homeland security and military strategy. Co-hosted by veteran national security journalist Jeff Stein and former star CNN homeland security correspondent Jeanne Meserve, the podcast will feature exclusives by SpyTalk’s roster of longtime reporters, news and profiles of US and foreign spymasters and interviews with policymakers and expert authors. There’s nothing quite like it—a place for experts and lay persons alike, who enjoy national security scoops and insights by SpyTalk’s subject matter experts. SpyTalk is a DSR Network Production. See for privacy and opt-out information.

The Business Lieder

  • Publisher: Justin Lerma
  • Total Episodes: 12

Justin is a musician and business professional who is fascinated by the connections between his two passions. This podcast allows him to speak with colleagues, friends, and professionals about their work and the traits of success that are necessary across all industries. Though there is a strong music/business influence on this show, don’t be surprised to hear from professionals from all verticals! From 2010-2015, Justin served as an instrumentalist with the U.S. Navy Band in Naples, Italy and performed on four continents and in 30 countries including Poland, Gabon, Tunisia, and Portugal. Additionally, he has presented master classes and chamber performances throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. Justin’s most memorable musical experiences include participating in the 2012 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (pictured to the right), and performing Tannhauser under the baton of the late Kurt Masur for his final public performance.​ After separating from military service, Justin relocated to the Washington, D.C. area and began his career as a strategy and acquisition consultant. His clients include a $4 billion federal security office, higher education institutions, and science and technology agencies.

Thoroughly Modern History with Robb Coles

  • Publisher: Robb Coles
  • Total Episodes: 7

Join Host, Producer, and Modern History Enthusiast Robb Coles to revisit and walk through the big news stories that were breaking in the background of millennial childhood. For Season One: take a trip back to 1990, to the first Gulf War and Desert Storm. Follow the strange and terrifying tale of a British family and many others, who were working or vacationing in the middle east at the time of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and how these westerners became an unlikely but official part of Saddam Hussein’s military strategy.

Adroit Affaires: In Your Business™

  • Publisher: Adroit Affaires
  • Total Episodes: 7

We perform research and advocacy concerning topics such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology, and culture. Support this podcast:

The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

  • Publisher: Loyal Books
  • Total Episodes: 27

Extraterrestrial invasion, the earth taken over by omniscient intelligences from Mars, the whole of humanity under siege and a nameless narrator who seems to be the lone survivor of the complete devastation of human civilization – scenes from a Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster? Far from it! The War of the Worlds by HG Wells was written more than a century ago and went on to become an iconic work in the science fiction genre, spawning a whole new genre of literature featuring alien invaders. It was in fact the first book to present the idea of conflict between inhabitants of different planets. The story begins in an observatory in Ottershaw, when scientists note a series of mysterious explosions taking place on Mars. Some days later, the narrator who is on a walk on the Surrey Downs notices a weird cylindrical vehicle that suddenly opens to release a horde of hideous creatures who are later discovered to be Martians. The creatures are unable to breathe Earth’s air and swiftly return to their vehicle. A peace delegation of humans tries to make contact but they’re ruthlessly scorched to death by Martian heat-ray weapons. Thus begins the War of the Worlds. The British military swings into action, but their arms and ammunition are defenseless against sophisticated chemical weapons and heat-rays. Events race towards calamity as the nations of the earth unite to combat these fearful invaders to no avail. Survivors are reduced to scavenging for food with the cities of the world reduced to mere rubble. Can the human race survive? Will the narrator and his family escape destruction? The author, HG Wells was a science teacher in a small village in Somerset, England. However, he was also a gifted writer who wrote in several genres – science fiction, literary novels, short stories, history, politics and social sciences. A keen student of war and combat, he created a set of rules for playing war games with toy soldiers, which provides an interesting glimpse of logistics, strategy and close combat techniques. Wells’ contribution to our ideas of science fiction remains unparalleled and the book has been widely filmed, staged and televised. The War of the Worlds was immortalized as a Halloween prank in a radio show that aired on CBS on October 30, 1938, causing widespread panic and chaos as listeners across the United States tuned in and began fleeing from their homes! The enduring appeal of this book makes it a must read classic for readers of all ages.

I’ve Got Your Back

  • Publisher: Brian Bennett
  • Total Episodes: 4

“I’ve Got Your Back” is hosted by Wingman Tribe leader, Brian Bennett. Brian is an accomplished speaker, trainer, and writer with over thirty years of experience in strengthening leaders, building teams, and implementing The Wingman Mindset.™ The Wingman Mindset™ is based on years of information gathered from interviewing second-in-command type leaders, including C-Suite leaders, NFL back-up quarterbacks, PGA Golf caddies, a former Vice President of the United States, military leaders and more. When high-impact leaders can work together in strategy and vision, the entire culture benefits.

Turn Reviews and After Show – AfterBuzz TV

  • Publisher: AfterBuzz TV
  • Total Episodes: 60

The Turn After Show recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of AMC’s Turn. Show Summary: After scoring a hit with a series set in the 1960s, AMC travels much further back in time for “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” a Revolutionary War-era drama based on the same-named Alexander Rose novel. The series goes beyond the battlefront to a conflict involving everyday men and women, taking place in a cryptic world of double agents, covert operations and code-breaking. It revolves around Abe Woodhull, a young farmer torn between loyalty to his Tory background and respect for those who fight for the Patriot cause. Living on British-occupied Long Island, Abe joins a group of his childhood friends to form what becomes known as the Culper Ring, a spy network charged with sniffing out British military strategy. Under the direction of Gen. Washington, Abe and his fellow agents help turn the war to the Continentals’ favor, and their daring efforts ultimately serve as the foundation for modern espionage.

David Petraeus

  • Publisher:
  • Total Episodes: 6

Prior to his appointment as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David Petraeus was a four-star general in the United States Army who capped a brilliant career by leading the campaigns that turned the tide of battle in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In his 37 years in the Army, Petraeus held leadership positions in airborne, mechanized, and air assault infantry units in Europe, the United States, and the Middle East. In 2003, he commanded the 101st Airborne Division in the assault on Baghdad. Hailed as “the world’s leading expert in counter-insurgency warfare,” he literally wrote the book on the subject. His Commander’s Counterinsurgency Guidance is the standard work used today by military leaders facing armed insurgents. When President George W. Bush decided to change strategy in Iraq, he chose Petraeus to lead the surge. Petraeus’s turnaround of an apparently hopeless situation made him the most admired leader in the United States military, one who has enjoyed enthusiastic support from political leaders of both parties. In 2008, he assumed leadership of United States Central Command, taking responsibility for all U.S. military operations in the Middle East, until President Barack Obama called on him to personally lead U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. General Petraeus retired from the U.S. Army in 2011, and with the unanimous approval of the Senate, assumed duties as the 20th Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He retired from the CIA in 2012 and is now a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

9/11: Reflections on political leadership – Audio

  • Publisher: The Open University
  • Total Episodes: 28

On September 11 2001, hijackers took control of four aircraft and crashed into the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, in events that changed the world forever. It raised questions not only about the United States’ foreign policy but also about its assumed dominance as the leading international superpower. Ten years on since 9/11, the political landscape is very different: the US has a different President in the form of Barack Obama, elected in 2008, while the head of Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan in May 2011. In this audio series, originally recorded in 2008, Senior Lecturer in Politics, Dr Richard Heffernan, and Dr Simon Bromley, both of The Open University, discuss the consequences of September 11th, and the impact it’s had on the United States’ hegemony, its global leadership and its diplomatic and military strategy. For an undergraduate course looking at similar political themes, try The Open University’s DU301 A world of whose making?

The Indus Report

  • Publisher: Mihir Ranade
  • Total Episodes: 4

The Podcast tries to speak on the topics related to Policy Making, International Relations, Global Politics, Geo-politics, Strategy, Military and Regional Powers.


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