20 Best Military Tactics Podcasts of 2021

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

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, Linkedin us (Linkedin) and we will check it out!

Best Military Tactics Podcasts 2021

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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.

Commanding Leadership

  • Publisher: Max Hourigan
  • Total Episodes: 37

Commanding Leadership is the platform used by Max Hourigan, to share his insights gained from over a decade of leading successful teams in business and military operations. His goal is to help develop the next generation of leaders so that they are prepared to handle the complexities of social issues, geopolitical issues, and business issues. This podcast is for anyone who wants a dose of brutal honesty and a serious gut-check of their leadership tactics, techniques, and procedures.


  • Publisher: BYRON RODGERS
  • Total Episodes: 109

The Executive Protection Lifestyle Podcast hosted by Byron Rodgers takes the brand to another level by educating security practitioners and opening the world of private security up to the public. In this podcast You will experience the private sector in a way that you never have before. The podcast is highly educational focusing on the most salient protection tactics while being careful not to forget the foundational principles that make us great at what we do. You will meet and become acquainted with various industry professionals who are making a difference in the protection game and you you will benefit from a behind the scenes look at the reality of the lifestyle behind the job that is only 1% of the security industry. While it can be a very glamorous and exotic lifestyle, the requirements to survive the lifestyle and achieve professional success can be crushing and many who attempt success in this industry fail as a result of various on scene after balls. This podcast will help professionals overcome those obstacles and mitigate risks to both their professional and personal lives as we talk about the lifestyle behind the game of executive protection. Whether you are a civilian, you are in law-enforcement or the military, we believe this podcast has something for you because on a very basic level we are all protectors of the people we love and things we believe in on a daily basis. The truth is simply that there is so much more to this than meets the eye and if you really want to be good at what we do you must know that it’s more than just a job, this game requires a lifestyle. So please listen enjoy and take your protection game to the next level by enjoying the show. One mind many weapons – Byron

The Prepper Podcast

  • Publisher: Ken (Survival Guy) Jensen
  • Total Episodes: 12

The Prepper Podcast is an up to date survival podcast based on wilderness survival, military survival and tactics, and modern-day survival.

The Self Defense Channel

  • Publisher: Greg Pasden & Doc Stull
  • Total Episodes: 38

Your odds of a successful Self Defense are monumentally greater if you are prepared… because Bad people exist. Each episode covers realistic self defense stories, scenarios, strategies and life saving tips that might just save your life. Why can we say this? Because we regularly have expert guests from the CIA, NAVY SEALS, ARMY RANGERS, MARINE RECON, LEOs, US Intelligence Experts who share their experiences and tactics that work. Weekly Topics include and revolve around REAL WORLD ATTACKS & SCENARIOS: Bullying, Active Shooter Response, Abusive Co-Workers, High School Self Defense, Campus Self Defense, College Self Defense, Travel Self Defense, Rape, Car Jackings, Situational Awareness, Mental Mindset, Riots, Shopping Mall Violence, Restaurant Ambush, On a Plane, Public Transportation/Taxis, Elevator, Public Restrooms, Pumping Fuel in your vehicle, Being Followed in your car, Being Followed on foot, Road Rage, Parking Lot – Getting in and out of your car, Anti-Kidnapping/Abduction, Self Defense for Women, Self Defense for Seniors, Self Defense for REALTORS, Active Shooter, E.D.C., Prepping for Specific Real Life Scenarios, Neighbors – Creating a Team, Home Proofing, Mental Mindset – Mentally preparing to defend yourselfAnd more. Weekly Guests will include: Agents from organizations with lots of letters, Special Forces, Self Defense Instructors, Law Enforcement, Professional Fighters, Celebrities, Advisors to the CIA, and more… Why Listen To The Self Defense Channel?Self Defense Training Saves Lives. Period. “Life Changing” and “Eye Opening.” When attackers ask you to come with them, or “Get in the Car!”… It’s not because they want to take you to dinner or to go to a movie… Self Defense prepares people for any type of “Bad Guy” assault… Verbal, Mental, Physical, Intimidation, Weapons, Multiple Attackers, By Bringing awareness in these troubling times, it is our hopes that more people will begin taking care of the most valuable person in the world – Themselves – by getting Self Defense Training. About your Host – Greg Pasden is a COBRA Self Defense instructor, an NRA certified instructor, a Cane Self-Defense Empowerment Coach, a retired military pilot with 22 years of combat experience, an international cargo pilot, a world traveler, and adventurer. He is a former collegiate bodybuilder, boxer, fencer, and he is still an advocate for fitness and a healthy lifestyle. He has been assaulted, attacked and been involved in multiple mugging attempts. He has worked with US and NATO Special Forces, law enforcement, nameless agents from organizations with lots of designating letters, and martial arts experts from around the globe. Now he is sharing Self Defense Tips That Might Just Save Your Life. About your co-Host – Doc Stull is a retired educator, ESPN radio host/writer/narrator, spoken-word performer, musician, professional American accent trainer with clients word-wide, founder of American Speech Dynamics and, an Advanced Instructor Cane Self-Defense Empowerment Coach.  We truly do not want people to experience the terror of a brutal attack. It can be physically painful, life changing, as well as mentally damaging. Grab your favorite drink, and listen to The Self Defense Channel. …The next 15 minutes might just Save Your Life or the life of someone you love. Subscribe and Become Fearless … The Self Defense Channel. [email protected]

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 Prepared Warrior Podcast

  • Publisher: Setcan
  • Total Episodes: 34

Where law enforcement and military trainers discuss cutting edge training, tactics and technology. Each episode host Kelly Keith interviews a prominent figure in law enforcement training to discuss various aspects of their expertise.

Dogs of War

  • Publisher: Steven Hueston
  • Total Episodes: 28

Military Vets, Law enforcement, and badass Dog people Tell their stories, experiences, trials and tribulations during their service and life. The good the bad and the ugly. They also share how they became successful after transitioning to becoming a civilian!They all deserve to tell their stories! It’s a part of history, and we need to honor our fallen and injured brothers! And also learn about dog training, psychology and working dog tactics!

FieldCraft Survival

  • Publisher: bgtredsw
  • Total Episodes: 12

The guys from FieldCraft host this informative series in survival, tactics, defense, gear, fitness, overlanding, military, and more. All things preparedness and survival from FieldCraft Survival. Support this podcast:

Bitchin’ Betty

  • Publisher: Betty
  • Total Episodes: 8

A podcast dedicated to the women who served in the military, past, present, and future. Hosted by a Marine Corps veteran, Bitchin’ Betty discusses tactics, advances in military training, military current events, and highlights some of the most daring women we know. Tune in weekly for new episodes!

The Blue Grit Podcast

  • Publisher: Anya Fedotova
  • Total Episodes: 40

The Blue Grit Podcast features conversations with current and former military leaders, mental health experts, elite athletes, veterans and other individuals who have overcome significant adversity. Each podcast will highlight tactics, techniques and procedures guests used to overcome profound challenges and how those TTPs may be employed to help current Airmen deal with their struggles. As a corollary, podcast will increase awareness of psychological health and assist in de-stigmatizing mental illness, normalize Airmen’s own struggles and internalize the message of hope and recovery.

Tactical Tuesday with Modern Milsim

  • Publisher: Craig R. White
  • Total Episodes: 5

Tactical Tuesday is the podcast where we discuss in detail the application of a broad spectrum of actual military (and in some cases law enforcement) tactics to Military Simulation (MILSIM) operations. Our goal is to assist players in formulating more efficient tactics, techniques and procedures that will make them more effective on the MILSIM battlefield.

The Tyler Simpson Project

  • Publisher: Tyler Simpson
  • Total Episodes: 21

My name is Tyler Simpson. A Marine Corps veteran with a versatile background in military tactics, executive protection, sales, marketing, human and property protection, communications, criminology and youth advocacy to name a few. If you want to share your story or spread positivity, the Tyler Simpson Project is the right place to come on and share. Keep pushing.

Crazy Operator Podcast

  • Publisher: Rob Dyer
  • Total Episodes: 2

Providing new perspectives in Policing, Tactics, and Mental Health for Law Enforcement, Military and Special Operations communities.

The Zen Veteran Podcast

  • Publisher: The Zen Veteran
  • Total Episodes: 31

Our job on “Spotlight: Success Stories for Veterans” is to breakdown and analyze Titans in the military and civilian communities to discover their tactics, mindset, and systems so that you can apply them to your transition. Those Titans range from NYT best-selling authors to former heads of state, to other divergent thinkers who dominate their field by challenging conventional wisdom.

Ol’ SWAT Guy

  • Publisher: James Albertson
  • Total Episodes: 7

Talking, homicide investigations, tactics, military, law enforcement,2nd amendment. We’ll talk flying, fishing and fun love’n.

The Velvet Hammer Podcast

  • Publisher: David Burnell
  • Total Episodes: 36

The Velvet Hammer is a hard hitting series with clarity regarding missions, training and world events. These stories are sometimes intense, but are always filled with powerful lessons in life. David is a Military Veteran, Former Dive Rescue International Instructor, National Taekwondo Champion, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Certified Bodyguard for High Risk Areas and a successful businessman.

Perspectives on Learning

  • Publisher: Kenneth Lott
  • Total Episodes: 5

Perspectives on Learning is a podcast that looks at adult learning through the lens of various industry professionals. While working on his Master’s Degree in education, and more than 15 years’ experience teaching, Kenny has drawn from these resources to take you on a journey through the educational and instructional theories, tactics and techniques of adult learning as expressed by industry professionals across a broad range of disciplines.Perspectives on Learning explores the world of big business, sports, law enforcement and the military while comparing and contrasting lessons learned from one industry that could benefit another if only for taking a step back, broadening ones perspective and thinking outside the box!

Your Driven Life

  • Publisher: Cindy Thackery
  • Total Episodes: 20

Offering lively, honest discussion on growth not only in the real estate world, but in any form of entrepreneurship alike.Sharing tips and trick of the trade and discussing tactics to finding the balance between work and life, defining what success means to you, and dreaming big without feeling guilty. A mom of 6, Military wife, and career driven woman, I have found power in discussing the road bumps we face as we pressure ourselves to “do it all”. The reality is that you can’t do it all and do it well! You will have seasons where one topic needs more attention than another and that is completely normal in my book.


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