This is a new podcast that aims to provoke debate and discourse around what shapes and influences the morale and motivations of combatants in war. It seeks to answer the eternal question; what makes people fight (or not) in armed conflicts? It will explore all types of military force and conflict from non-state actors in asymmetrical campaigns to uniformed personnel in standing armies fighting in conventional battles. Season 1 is recorded and will start broadcasting in January 2022. Interviews are sought with individuals for Season 2. I am keen to…


Tom Thorpe, the founder and host, introduces the aims and objectives of the podcast.