5 Must-Listen Literary Podcasts for Mil-Writers

While many military- and leadership-themed podcasts interview the occasional writer of military history, memoir, genre fiction, or even poetry, we've found a handful of such podcasts that regularly feature such coverage.

Author, speaker, and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Tracy Crow interviews writers, authors, and other creators on her 22-minute, twice-weekly podcast on writing and creating, "Accept Your Gifts." More often than not, those creators are also military veterans, or have other experiences with the military.

Crow is the author of numerous works of non-fiction, memoir, and fiction, including the how-to text "On Point: A Guide to Writing the Military Story." She is the president of the non-profit MilSpeak Foundation, Inc., and recently announced her services as a literary agent. The podcast is available via Crow's website, as well as the Podbean application.

Other potentially notable podcasts for writers of military-themed fiction, non-fiction, essay, and poetry include:

The Association of the United States Army's (AUSA) "Army Matters" podcast features a series called "Thought Leaders." Hosted by Joe Craig and Col. (Ret.) Dan Roper, Ret., the program provides interviews of contemporary military authors and senior Army leaders.

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library hosts a weekly podcast that presents interviews with award-winning authors and Medal of Honor recipients, and panel discussions on military issues.

A product of the San Diego, Calif.-based storytelling non-profit So Say We All's "Veteran Writers Division", in partnership with KPBS Public Media, the seasonal "Incoming" podcast features work of military veterans who are writers, comedians, artists, and other storytellers. So Say We All co-founder and Executive Director Justin Hudnall hosts.

The on-line literary and culture magazine The Wrath-Bearing Tree was founded by military veterans, and features "essays, reviews, fiction, and poetry on military, economic, and social violence written by those who have experienced military, economic, and/or social violence." A podcast is here.


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