20 Best Military News Podcasts of 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about military news? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best military news podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, Linkedin us (Linkedin) and we will check it out!

Best Military News Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Eyes Left Podcast

  • Publisher: Eyes Left
  • Total Episodes: 29

EYES LEFT is a military podcast hosted by two anti-war Army veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, Spenser Rapone and Mike Prysner, covering issues from a left-wing and socialist perspective. EYES LEFT gives updates and progressive commentary on military news, war developments, failings of military leadership, veterans’ issues, radical military history, and how US troops can resist Trump.

Dark Secret Place

  • Publisher: KFI AM 640 (KFI-AM)
  • Total Episodes: 312

Get all the news, politics and in-depth military talk that you literally can’t find anywhere else on radio with the Dark Secret Place with Bryan Suits! Listen live every Saturday night from 8-11 PM Pacific Time on KFI AM 640 and iHeartRADIO.

Military Matters

  • Publisher: Stars and Stripes
  • Total Episodes: 60

Military news isn’t always “feel good”. Join hosts Rod Rodriguez and Jack Murphy as they delve into the stories and topics affecting servicemembers and veterans. Listen to the stories that matter, this is Military Matters.

Mystery Wire with George Knapp

  • Publisher: 8 News Now Podcasts
  • Total Episodes: 22

Mystery Wire is dedicated to reports on Area 51, UFOs, military technology, paranormal, mysteries and just great news stories. The site is your portal to the world’s largest archive of journalistically vetted news stories, interviews and special investigations into a diverse universe of strange, unknown and unsettling subjects.Veteran newsman George Knapp has been bringing great stories to the KLAS-TV audience in Las Vegas since 1981, establishing a national reputation for treating unusual topics with serious journalism.

The Weekly Defence Podcast

  • Publisher: Shephard Media
  • Total Episodes: 125

Focusing on the defence industry, trends in military technology and the procurement programmes that get the kit into the hands of the warfighter.As well as a weekly news round-up of current events, Shephard Media’s team of international journalists and analysts take deep dives into defence issues, focusing on niche sectors of the market and look at where the trends are heading.If you work in the defence sector, have an interest in the development of defence technologies, or even if you are an end user of military equipment, then the Weekly Defence Podcast is aimed at you.

The Veterans News Hour with David C Cory and Rick Hurley

  • Publisher: BBS Radio, BBS Network Inc.
  • Total Episodes: 118

News and talk show about military veterans issues, including VA benefits and all related topics.

From the Crows’ Nest

  • Publisher: Association of Old Crows
  • Total Episodes: 4

This regularly scheduled podcast will feature interviews, analysis, and discussions covering leading issues of the day related to electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO). Topics include current events and news worldwide, US Congress and the annual defense budget, and military news from the US and allied countries. We will also bring you closer to AOC events and provide a forum to dive deeper into policy issues impacting our community.


  • Total Episodes: 68

Tony, Aaron and Ryan Rumfallo, founders of Rampcheck Global bring their combined experience of over 50 years in the airline/aviation industries and U.S. Military along with their life-long passion for all things #aviation to the #AVGEEK world via The Rampcheck Podcast. Follow @RAMPCHECKGLOBAL on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for great aviation photos and video. Also visit for the latest in aviation and aerospace news from the #RAMPCHECKREPORT and our #RCGRAMPSWAG store also has all the attire, stickers, patches and other aviation themed merchandise you’ll ever need.

Dylan Ratigan

  • Publisher: Dylan Ratigan
  • Total Episodes: 126

Dylan Ratigan is a former news anchor and commentator for CNBC and MSNBC, and former executive at Bloomberg News. Dylan Ratigan is a world-renowned business leader and author of a best-selling book on concrete solutions for increasing investments, jobs, and opportunities in America. In 2012, Dylan invested his life savings and founded a company that designs modern farming kits to assist military veterans in operating small farms.

Ideas & Impact: Experts Share 3 Big Ideas to Transform Your Life and Business

  • Publisher: Jeremy C. Jones featuring Gary Vaynerchuk, Bob Burg, Dr. Will Moorland, Rob Basso and many more
  • Total Episodes: 215

Each interview contains 3 big ideas to transform your life or business. We believe each idea shared can be transformational for you or your business growth. Each week you’ll get our positive news that transforms lives. These big ideas help to inspire people to live more abundant lives. This show is hosted by military veteran and entrepreneur, Jeremy C. Jones. He has interviewed 180+ experts including Gary Vaynerchuk, Bob Burg, Ivan Misner, John David Mann, Rob Basso, and many more.

The Political Strategist

  • Publisher: Brenda K. Sanders
  • Total Episodes: 88

A daily discussion of U .S. News and current events, as well as, discussions about my experience as an air stalking victim of the United States Military. Support this podcast:

What’s UP with Jessup

  • Publisher: Jessup Jong
  • Total Episodes: 292

Anything Jessup has going on in his life on topics ranging from business, lifestyle, and productivity to policy. Jessup Jong is a Visiting Postgraduate Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. As an Aitchison Public Service Fellow in Government, Jessup graduated Johns Hopkins University with the Julius Turner Award for best thesis in Political Science. In addition to serving in the Korean military, he worked at Korea’s most prestigious news agency Yonhap and law firm Kim and Chang. He has advocated for human rights through NGOs such as HRNK, Citizens’ Alliance, LiNK, and TNKR.

The Dr C Robert Jones Situation Report

  • Publisher: C Robert JonesPhD
  • Total Episodes: 351

Excellence in Conservative Media I am broadcasting live at, Stitcher Radio, Spreaker Radio, SHOUTcast And Live365 “The Situation Report” w/ Dr. C. Robert Jones, is an unapologetic, tell-it-like-it-is conservative perspective of the INSANE world of American politics. No punches are pulled, no party lines are toed; just pure, unadulterated hardcore conservative opinion-based news. C Robert Jones a successful and professionally trained Historian and researcher. He is a retired Military officer and holds a Ph.D in History from The College of William and Mary.

Sword and Pen

  • Publisher: Military Veterans in Journalism
  • Total Episodes: 10

Sword and Pen is a production of Military Veteran in Journalism, a professional association that builds community for vets, supports their career growth, and advocates for diversifying newsrooms through hiring and promoting more vets.

Unconventional Threat

  • Publisher: District Productive
  • Total Episodes: 9

This is an election year unlike any other in ways that are unsettling and dangerous.  Unconventional Threat brings together exclusive interviews with newsmakers about everything that can happen between now and Inauguration Day, when it’s possible we may still not have chosen a President. Journalist Peter Eisner and longtime State Department official Jonathan Winer will outline all the possibilities, including: the use of the military; uncounted ballots; and one scenario where the House of Representatives picks the next President, with each state getting just one vote, no matter who wins the popular vote or leads the Electoral College.  Based on hard reporting, facts, and Constitutional Law, this series of 10 podcasts will prepare you for a very possible Unconventional Threat and delineate the steps we can take to come together as a nation to ensure that everyone has the chance to vote, their votes are counted, and the count is respected to create our national choice for President for the next four years.  Unconventional Threat is a project of Keep Our Republic  and is produced by District Productive.

The Hangardeck Podcast

  • Publisher: Pitchlock Pete
  • Total Episodes: 107

If you love all things about Aviation as we do, then you will certainly enjoy our crew and show. We are presenting this Podcast for the Aviation Enthusiast featuring news and technology discussions on all things Aviation. Our Goal is to have fun and present discussions on diverse Aviation topics with our partners and various guests from commercial and military aviation communities. The Hangar Deck Podcast team aims at bringing a relaxed, enthusiastic and entertaining experience while talking about cool aviation topics and perhaps learn a thing or two along the way. Our content and topics range from the Amateur to Expert Level Aviation Enthusiast. Our multiple segment Podcast includes interviews with Pilots, Analysts, Maintenance Specialists, Aerospace Engineers ad Aviation Business Owners.

The Vanguard Podcast

  • Publisher: Vanguard Canada
  • Total Episodes: 114

Vanguard is Canada’s oldest trade journal of record that provides a forum for Canada’s security and defence community, discussing strategic perspectives and overviews of government and military policy and practice, through interviews with leading practitioners and contributions from renowned experts, including representatives from industry. The Vanguard Podcast follows in the footsteps of this great history and seeks to serve the Canadian Government by providing clear and concise information to educate on policy, trends, and industry news.


  • Publisher: Intractable Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 8

Intractable is a podcast about a well-covered, but often misunderstood, topic: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Each episode takes on one subject—national identity, military culture, political extremism, historical memory, psychology, religion, and media coverage, among others—and investigates it through personal narratives and news stories. Through historical research and present-day interviews with people from myriad backgrounds, Intractable seeks to tell a complete and complicated story—one that gets closer to the truth than any one-sided narrative ever could; one that may, in its telling, evoke more questions than answers.

Paperclip: America’s Nazi Scientists

  • Publisher: Amazon Studios|L.A. Times Studios
  • Total Episodes: 7

It’s 1945. Hitler is defeated. America is looking to outsmart a new enemy, the Soviet Union. To advance in rocketry, aviation, and chemical weapons, America recruits scientists and engineers who fueled the war machine of another nation…Nazi Germany. Inspired by the true story behind the Emmy-eligible drama series “Hunters” from Amazon Studios, starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman, PAPERCLIP explores how Operation Paperclip – the recruitment of Nazi Germany’s most brilliant and, in many cases, most villainous scientists to the United States after World War II – impacted some of America’s most vital, monumental, and controversial endeavors in military technology, medical research, and the space program. As our two hosts, history professor Monique Laney and actor-comedian Michael Ian Black, tackle Operation Paperclip from multiple angles – from its “pragmatic” Cold War motivations to its wide range of applications – listeners will come to understand this little-known and unbelievable moment in American history.This is a paid podcast funded Amazon Studios. The Los Angeles Times newsroom was not involved in the production of this podcast. The views expressed on this podcast are not necessarily the views of Amazon Studios or the Los Angeles Times.Produced with support from Treefort Media.

Frontlines of Freedom – Military News & Talk Radio Show

  • Publisher: Denny Gillem, LTC, U.S. Army (Retired)
  • Total Episodes: 517

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  1. The intro to the 20 Best Military News Podcasts says they were selected and RANKED. Are the podcasts listed in ranked order? I work at Stars and Stripes as the Operations Manager and noted that our podcast, Military Matters, was listed in third place. Does that mean it was considered the third best with Eyes Left as number 1?

    I interpreted the list as if they were listed in order of quality since they’re not listed alphabetically. Our publisher is not so sure. Can you clarify if the listed is given in order of quality?

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