Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
By Chris Henrikson / Danny Sjursen
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The United States has become synonymous with empire and endless war, American troops sit in 70% of the world's countries, and yet, most Americans don't know that. The military is joined disproportionately by a 'warrior caste’ whom carry this enormous burden, making a less diverse force and ensuring most of society doesn't see their sacrifice. And American tax dollars, funding hundreds of billions in unnecessary spending on global hegemony, are robbed from the domestic needs of ordinary Americans. We aim to change that. Join Danny and Henri, two Army combat veterans, as they discuss how to turn the tide against endless war and repair the damage America has caused abroad.
||CleanBeware the Muslim dislike oversell – Dr. Rachel Gillum – Ep 23||Can anyone tell ‘ol Henri what a Muslim living in America looks like? Anybody?! See, that’s the whole problem. Being a Muslim means a specific type of religious practice, but which sect? Which tribe? Which country or region do they hail from||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis is what happens when bombs feed starving mouths – Blackhawk Down revisited – Ep 22||Just a few days ago, we passed the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu. A oddity of a military action, falling shortly after the Gulf War among a decade of more “humanitarian” actions by the US government,||10/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpenser Rapone interview – Ep 21||Spenser Rapone joins us on the podcast as we discuss growing up in the aftermath of 9/11, Spencer’s time at West Point, his thoughts about the anti-war movement, and his new podcast Eyes Left. Enjoy!!! Enjoy the show?!||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn McCain, women in combat arms, and a Twitter troll – Ep 20||Without even trying, Danny and I spent the episode discussing numerous topics where others have gone to great lengths to mask the truth. Whether rumors of John McCain’s military prowess, discussing an anonymous op-ed from within the White House,||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoral injury panel (feat. the Warax, Tyson Manker, and Chaplain Josh Morris) – Ep 19||I wanted to expand our conversation on moral injury, to give listeners a better insight into the weight of war from different perspectives and experiences. Here is the result. I won’t preface it anymore than that; please listen and learn.||9/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTomDispatch listed as ‘hate/’racism’ by DOD / About Face convention – Ep 18||We’re back!!! After a few sweltering summer weeks, Danny and I are back. We’ve got a lot of stuff coming up!!! Next Friday, we have our episode on moral injury, including the Warax, Tyson Manker, and Chaplain Josh Morris.||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUS drone warfare – Ep 17||Drones are quickly becoming a crucial part of many US military and government toolboxes in order to deal with specialized situations. This morning, I saw that the FAA granted a special exemption to allow drones to help fight massive forest fires happe||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUS military recruiting tactics and a far right Supreme Court – Ep 16.5||It’s been sixteen years since I sat in a recruiter’s office. I remember visiting there many times (even after I was signed up to join) and asked all kinds of questions. What was basic training like? How was the food?||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerica the beautiful…and ugly “Reality” – Ep 16.0||Even with the usual drowning of military news topics in circulation today, this last week has raised the bar considerably on how much horrible news can be crammed in such a small amount of time. Yemen, already awash in the humanitarian disasters cause||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeagan Miller interview – former Navy – NSA intel analyst – Ep 15.5 – Part 2||We bring you part 2 of our sitdown with Keagan Miller. Keagan is a former CTT (Cryptologic Technical Technician) who served in the Navy from 2009-13. He worked at NSA Georgia in support of 5th fleet and intelligence agency operations in North Africa||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Amazing podcast. As a veteran myself, of both OIF and OEF, I deeply appreciate your efforts to educate the public, and support our veterans by speaking the truth about the realities of military service in today’s environment. Thank you for your what you are doing, and I look forward to what is coming.
Very well informed and engaging
The host are fantastic and very well informed. The best part is that they don’t veer into crazy political partisanship. Highly recommend.