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You can listen to all episodes on our website, or in Apple PodcastsOvercastTuneIn and Stitcher. Here are a few of our most popular veteran conversations to get started with. Learn more about the podcast here.

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#31 Dr Dan Pronk

Dr Dan Pronk is a former Special Forces Doctor, who has deployed to East Timor and had four tours of Afghanistan. Dan spoke with Sharon Mascall-Dare about his journey to Special Forces, the trauma of combat and life after years of elite service.

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#36 Mark Donaldson VC

Mark Donaldson VC spoke to Alex Lloyd about his life growing up, training for and what drove him to the SAS, various deployment stories, the battle that saw him receive Australia's highest military award, life beyond and the meaning of a Victoria Cross.

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#10 Eddie Robertson

Eddie Robertson is a former member of the 2nd Commando Regiment. Eddie had multiple deployments to the Middle East as an elite soldier. He spoke openly about his combat operations, the reality of war and the life of a Commando.

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#35 Mick Sasse

Lieutenant Colonel Mick Sasse is currently serving in the Australian Army. Mick told Alex Lloyd about his career and his family's military history, both Allied and German. Mick has deployed to East Timor and Afghanistan.

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#28 Mark Wales

Mark Wales was an officer of the Special Air Service Regiment. Mark spoke about aspiring to become Special Forces, memories from combat deployments and how his military skills have served him beyond the SAS.

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#33 Tracy Smart

Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart AM is Commander Joint Health and Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force. She spoke about her Air Force career, including deployments to Rwanda, Timor and the Middle East.

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The Commando's Father with Doug Baird

Alex Lloyd spoke with Doug Baird, father of the late Cameron Baird VC MG. Cameron served in the 2nd Commando Regiment and was killed in action during his final tour of Afghanistan in 2013. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia. Doug spoke to Alex about his late son's life, death and legacy.

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The Korean War with Michael Kelly

Australian War Memorial historian Michael Kelly spoke to Angus Hordern about Australia's forgotten war - Korea. Released on the 65th anniversary of the signing of the armistice, this conversation looks at the big-picture history of the campaign, Australia's military contribution, and outlook on the future.

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Australia's Special Forces with Dr Karl James

Dr Karl James, senior historian at the Australian War Memorial, spoke with Thomas Kaye about the history of Australia’s Special Forces - SAS and Commandos - and his "From the Shadows" exhibit at the Memorial. This conversation is a fascinating insight into the history of our nation’s elite soldiers.

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Line of Fire with Chantelle Taylor

Chantelle Taylor is a former British Army combat medic. She’s the first female British soldier to kill an enemy combatant in close quarters. She’s also author of the bestselling memoir of her time in Afghanistan, “Battleworn”. Alex Lloyd spoke with Chantelle about her life in uniform, combat stories and more.

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The Battle of Wau with David Buckwalter

Vietnam veteran David Buckwalter spoke to Angus Hordern about the Battle of Wau from the Second World War. David has researched the topic, spoken with the veterans and trekked the battlegrounds of New Guinea. He also shared his Vietnam story of service with Alex Lloyd.

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Australia in Afghanistan with Dr Rhys Crawley

Dr Rhys Crawley is an historian at the Australian War Memorial. Rhys is writing for the Official History of Australian Operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor. Alex Lloyd spoke with Rhys about Australia’s longest war – the modern conflict in Afghanistan – and the challenges of the writing of modern history.