Honoring Veterans Day with these 7 podcasts
We salute you! November 11 is Veterans Day, and we’re honoring those who served with several podcasts. Tune in for shows by and for veterans, learn top veterans’ stories and news from the week, hear interviews with combat vets, and more. Another series on our list is geared toward women veterans sharing information, resources, and services the VA offers.
For historical deep-dives, check out “Hope, Through History” hosted by historian Jon Meacham, “The History of WWII Podcast by Ray Harris Jr,” and “HISTORY This Week.”
Audacy’s “Connecting Vets” covers topics like the Russia-Ukraine war, Ghislaine Maxwell’s story, the January 6th Capitol riot, Reddit vs. Wall St. and more. Episodes from “The Back Brief,” another show about veterans, are also posted to this show’s podcast feed.
The Back Brief
Audacy’s “The Back Brief” is hosted by Army combat veteran Rod Rodriguez and the “Connecting Vets” team of reporters. Tune in for top veteran stories of the week and many of “The Back Brief” episodes are featured in the “Connecting Vets” podcast feed.
Eye on Veterans
CBS News Radio’s “Eye on Veterans” shares stories from a military veteran’s point of view. Join Navy veteran and journalist Phil Briggs on weekly podcast episodes where he’ll cover topics like getting Congress to pass laws, PTSD treatments, TBIs with marijuana and psychedelics, and more. Tune in for conversations with combat vets, learn about job openings, and hear from athletes, celebrities, actors, and musicians.
She Wears the Boots: A Podcast for Women Veterans
“She Wears the Boots: A Podcast for Women Veterans” represents women’s needs in addition to those in caregiving positions. This series shares information, resources, and different services the VA offers to enrich veterans’ lives. This weekly podcast is presented by the Veterans Health Administration.
Hope, Through History
C13Originals’ “Hope, Through History” is narrated and written by Pulitzer Prize winner and historian Jon Meacham. Season 2 covered Battle of Gettysburg, FDR and Churchill’s relationship and the start of war, AIDS relief, the Lusitania’s sinking, Bloody Sunday, the Voting Rights Act, and how these events impacted America. Season 1 explored 1918 the Great Depression, World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and more.
The History of WWII Podcast – by Ray Harris Jr
Recorded History Podcast Network presents “The History of WWII Podcast – by Ray Harris Jr.” This biweekly series unpacks World War II with guests like historians, writers, and more in over 390 episodes.
HISTORY This Week
This episode interviewed Professor Mitchel Yockelson, author of Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing’s Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I. Tune in to hear about the ending of WWI on November 11, 1918. This episode discusses the war’s final battle the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, examines how an “inexperienced” American army helped, and how this battle changed America’s approach to future battles. “HISTORY This Week” is presented by The HISTORY Channel.