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War on the Rocks

Ryan Evans

Discussions over drinks with security, defense, and foreign policy insiders and experts. The original War on the Rocks podcast series.

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Michael Kofman dropped into WOTR HQ to chat with Ryan about the war in Ukraine. From Russia's culminated offensive on Kharkiv, to battlefields of the Donbas, to ongoing fighting in the south, to Russia's displaced Black Sea Fleet, Mike parses through... more

4 hours ago

It's become more and more common for organizations in the Defense Department, from the military services to geographic combatant commands and beyond, to have chief technology officers. What do they do? What challenges do they tackle? Why are they bec... more

4 days ago

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall was kind enough to spend some time with Ryan talking about the reorganization of the Department of the Air Force and modernization. They also discussed the challenges new entrants have breaking into working wi... more

23 days ago

Nick sat down with United States Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Linda Fagan to discuss the Coast Guard’s global activities, from the Arctic to the Indo-Pacific to the growing digital security challenges to America’s ports.

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4.7 out of 5 stars from 1.3k ratings
  • Really poor

    Analysis about the recent Israel-Iran conflict without talking at all about Israeli actions (escalation provocations) isn’t analysis, it’s propaganda. This is very disappointing. There are plenty of other podcasts that provide much better and analysis.

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    United Kingdom2 months ago
  • Great Podcast

    I just don’t know why they are so angry at the rocks. I mean they don’t even talk about the war on the rocks. Thats why I listen. Because the Stuff they do talk about is really well done and great. Thanks for the Podcast!

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    Germany2 months ago
  • Very difficult to enjoy

    Bad audio, poor delivery, and warmed over opinions.

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    United States2 months ago
  • Issues as a paying customer

    I love the podcasts, and have been a paying customer for awhile, but last month all of my private URL podcasts stopped working even when I unfollowed and went back into my account and readded them. After a couple of weeks of this I tried to report the issue through Apple Podcasts and nothing got fixed. Then I tried to reach out via Twitter (since they don’t have a contact form for customers) but they don’t accept DMs so I first replied to one of their posts and then sent them an @. After hear... more

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    United States2 months ago
  • Truly great.

    The best podcast for immersive updates on all things defense related.

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    Beverly H.
    United States3 months ago

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