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Khaki Malarkey

Khaki Malarkey

By Khaki Malarkey
Killer interviews, with killer authors, on (literally) killer topics.

A weekly podcast exploring the most exciting military history books to hit the shelves, covering every area, period and topic of conflict.

Hosted by Olivia Smith and Phoebe Style.
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#PhDChat3 - with Emma Forth

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Chalke Valley History Festival
A bit of a special one this week — this time last month Olivia and Phoebe were at Chalke Valley History Festival, helping out with the Live History events (and drinking lots of beer). Tune in to hear what they got up to… If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary (@zickzack142). Hosted by Phoebe Style (@ph0ebestyle) and Olivia Smith (@__OliviaSmith__).
36:55
July 28, 2021
The Rhine in ‘45 - with Jesse Alexander
For this week’s episode Olivia and the fantastic Jesse Alexander discussed history and the media, and spoke about about Jesse’s recent work on a documentary on Allied actions in the Rhine in 1945. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary (@zickzack142). Hosted by Phoebe Style (@ph0ebestyle) and Olivia Smith (@__OliviaSmith__).
37:02
July 20, 2021
No Roses On A Sailor’s Grave - with John Henry Phillips
Join us as we speak to John Henry Phillips about his award-winning documentary ‘No Roses On A Sailor’s Grave’ - if you’re interested in archeology, diving, or the Second World War, you’re in for a treat! If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary (@zickzack142). Hosted by Phoebe Style (@ph0ebestyle) and Olivia Smith (OliviaSmithHist).
33:05
July 13, 2021
Britain’s War - with Daniel Todman
Join us as we speak to Professor Daniel Todman about both volumes of his incredible book ‘Britain’s War’. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary (@zickzack142). Hosted by Phoebe Style (@ph0ebestyle) and Olivia Smith (OliviaSmithHist).
53:05
July 6, 2021
#VeteranChats - with Dave Bentley
Dave Bentley, veteran of both the army and ambulance service, joins Phoebe to talk about his experiences and why he decided to put them in his book ‘Para-Medic: War and Peace’. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary (@zickzack142). Hosted by Phoebe Style (@ph0ebestyle) and Olivia Smith (OliviaSmithHist).
32:06
June 29, 2021
An Equal Burden: The Men of the Royal Army Medical Corps - with Jessica Meyer
Join us as we speak to Jessica Meyer about their groundbreaking book ‘An Equal Burden: The Men of the Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War’. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary (@zickzack142). Hosted by Phoebe Style (@ph0ebestyle) and Olivia Smith (OliviaSmithHist).
51:01
June 22, 2021
The Beauty and the Terror - with Catherine Fletcher
Join us as we speak to Catherine Fletcher about their work on the darker side of the Italian Renaissance, chatting all about their incredible book ‘The Beauty and the Terror: The Italian Renaissance and the Rise of the West’. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary (@zickzack142). Hosted by Phoebe Style (@ph0ebestyle) and Olivia Smith (OliviaSmithHist).
31:50
June 15, 2021
#VeteranChats - with Caroline Paige and Val Marden
Join us as we speak to RAF veterans Caroline Paige and Val Marden about their service for the first episode of our new segment - #VeteranChats! If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary (@zickzack142). Hosted by Phoebe Style (@ph0ebestyle) and Olivia Smith (OliviaSmithHist).
46:03
June 8, 2021
Khaki Devil - with Taff Gillingham
Join us as we speak to Taff Gillingham about the fantastic work they do though their historical advisory company, Khaki Devil, supplying authentic military props and much more for things like historical films, documentaries and reenactments. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary (@zickzack142). Hosted by Phoebe Style (@ph0ebestyle) and Olivia Smith (OliviaSmithHist).
56:33
June 1, 2021
CWGC - War Graves Week
This week Olivia and Phoebe chat to Megan Maltby, Scott Smith and Max Dutton of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to talk about #WarGravesWeek and highlight the history of the First and Second World War here in the United Kingdom.  https://www.cwgc.org/our-war-graves-your-history/war-graves-week/
57:49
May 25, 2021
The Black Prince - with Michael Jones
Join us as we speak to Michael Jones about the Hundred Years War and their book ‘The Black Prince: The King That Never Was’. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary (@zickzack142). Hosted by Phoebe Style (@ph0ebestyle) and Olivia Smith (OliviaSmithHist).
01:04:44
May 18, 2021
Even More Malarkey
Olivia and Phoebe are back with a brand new season of Khaki Malarkey! For the first episode they are joined by editor Zack to chat about how the previous season went down and what they’ve got to look forward to in Season 2, plus Phoebe and Liv get to answer their quick-fire round. If you’d like to get in touch you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Presented by Olivia Smith (@OliviaSmithHist) and Phoebe Style (@ph0ebestyle). Edited by Zack O’Leary (@zickzack142).
58:52
May 4, 2021
Ladies of the Magna Carta - with Sharon Connolly
Join us as we speak to ­­­Sharon Connolly about their new book Ladies of the Magna Carta: Women of Influence in Thirteenth Century England. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary (@zickzack142). Hosted by Phoebe Style (@ph0ebestyle) and Olivia Smith (OliviaSmithHist).
31:46
March 30, 2021
Sheriffmuir 1715 - with Stuart Reid
Join us as we speak to ­­­Stuart Reid about their book Sheriffmuir 1715. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary (@zickzack142). Hosted by Phoebe Style (@ph0ebestyle) and Olivia Smith (OliviaSmithHist).
20:24
March 23, 2021
The Children of Ash and Elm - with Neil Price
Join us as we speak to Neil Price about their new book ‘The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings’. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary (@zickzack142). Hosted by Phoebe Style (@ph0ebestyle) and Olivia Smith (@OliviaSmithHist).
38:59
March 16, 2021
#PhDChat3 - with Emma Forth
Join us as we speak to Emma Forth for another instalment of our #PhDChats - Emma is researching  cinema in the UK during the Great War at the University of Edinburgh. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary (@zickzack142). Hosted by Phoebe Style (@ph0ebestyle) and Olivia Smith (OliviaSmithHist).
26:10
March 9, 2021
The Hundred Years War: A People's History - with David Green
Join us as we speak to ­­­David Green about their new book The Hundred Years War: A People's History. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary (@zickzack142). Hosted by Phoebe Style (@ph0ebestyle) and Olivia Smith (OliviaSmithHist).
39:04
March 2, 2021
Airborne Chaplains in the Second World War - with Linda Parker
Join us as we speak to Linda Parker about her new book, 'Nearer My God to Thee: Airborne Chaplains in the Second World War'. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary. Hosted by Phoebe Style and Olivia Smith.
30:38
February 23, 2021
Rome: A History in Seven Sackings - with Matthew Kneale
Join us as we speak to Matthew Kneale about his book, 'Rome: A History in Seven Sackings'. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary. Hosted by Phoebe Style and Olivia Smith.
26:46
February 16, 2021
One Day in August - with David O’Keefe
Join us as we speak to David O’Keefe about his new book ‘One Day in August: Ian Fleming, Enigma, and the Deadly Raid on Dieppe’. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary. Hosted by Phoebe Style and Olivia Smith.
47:29
February 9, 2021
A Knight and a Spy 1410 - with Simon Fairfax
Join us as we speak to Simon Fairfax about his new book ‘A Knight and a Spy 1410’ (Nielsen, 2020). If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary. Hosted by Phoebe Style and Olivia Smith.
37:08
February 2, 2021
Marcus Agrippa: Right Hand Man of Caesar Augustus - with Lindsay Powell
In today’s episode, Phoebe and Liv are joined by Lindsay Powell (Twitter: @Lindsay_Powell) to talk about his 2015 book ‘Marcus Agrippa: Right Hand Man of Caesar Augustus’. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary. Hosted by Phoebe Style and Olivia Smith.
01:11:28
January 26, 2021
The Castle in the Wars of the Roses - with Dan Spencer
In today’s episode, Liv and Phoebe talk to Dr Dan Spencer about his new book ‘The Castle in the Wars of the Roses’. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary. Hosted by Phoebe Style and Olivia Smith.
33:04
January 19, 2021
The Song of Simon de Montfort - with Sophie Ambler
Join us as we speak to Sophie Therese Ambler about her new book, The Song of Simon de Montfort: England’s First Revolutionary. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary. Hosted by Phoebe Style and Olivia Smith.
52:36
January 12, 2021
Life in the Redcoat
In today’s special episode, Olivia is joined by historians Andrew Bamford, Robert Griffiths, Alex Burns and Zack White to talk about their new edited collection, Life in the Redcoat (Helion, 2020). For an exclusive discount on the book, use the code LITRC20 at helion.co.uk (valid 1 month from the episode publish date). Khaki Malarkey is a military history review podcast featuring authors of the latest military history books. To get in touch, find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Hosted by Olivia Smith and Phoebe Style. Edited by Zack O’Leary.
52:30
January 5, 2021
Single Ship Actions of the War of 1812 - with Nicholas James Kaizer
Phoebe and Olivia talk to the brilliant Nicholas James Kaizer about his new book ‘Revenge in the Name of Honour: the Royal Navy's Quest For Vengeance in the Single Ship Actions of The War of 1812’. For an exclusive discount on this book, go to helion.co.uk and use the code ‘RINOH20’ - call it a Christmas treat! (Valid for 1 month from 15/12/20) If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Presented by Olivia Smith and Phoebe Style. Edited by Zack O’Leary.
38:50
December 15, 2020
Romans at War - with Simon Elliot
Join us as we speak to Simon Elliot about his new book, Romans at War. If you’d like to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey. Edited by Zack O’Leary. Hosted by Phoebe Style and Olivia Smith.
44:20
December 8, 2020
A Bomber Wireless Operator's Story
Jane Gulliford-Lowes joins us to discuss her book Above Us The Stars: 10 Squadron Bomber Command - The Wireless Operators Story. We talk about her personal connections with the book's subject, and the process discover why Halifax bombers is a reverse TARDIS, is better than the Lancaster, and why wireless operators were great party planners. Khaki Malarkey is a military history review podcast bringing you interviews with the most exciting military historians on their latest discoveries, and book releases. Where possible we also try to get you a discount on the titles we feature. Presented by Zack White, Phoebe Style and Olivia Smith, the podcast is affiliated to the British Commission of Military History. You can get in touch with the team on twitter @KhakiMalarkey.
41:22
December 1, 2020
#PhDChat 2 - with Kirsty Haslam
We speak to Kirsty Haslam for the second instalment of our #PhDChats! Kirsty is a graduate from St Andrews, holds an MA in Museum Studies from UCL and is now in the third year of her PhD looking at the social and cultural impact of warfare in late-medieval and early-modern Scotland. If you’re interested in getting involved and chatting about your military history PhD research, you can find us on Twitter @KhakiMalarkey! Edited by Zack O’Leary. Hosted by Phoebe Style and Olivia Smith.
43:39
November 24, 2020
Under Fire: Black Britain in Wartime - with Stephen Bourne
We speak to Stephen Bourne about his newly released book Under Fire: Black Britain in Wartime, 1939-45 (The History Press, 2020). The author of a number of books, including Black Poppies and The Motherland Calls, Stephen speaks to Phoebe and Liv about race relations in Britain during the First and Second World Wars. Khaki Malarkey is a weekly military history review podcast bringing you research that's hot off the press -- get in touch with us through our Twitter: @KhakiMalarkey. Hosted by Phoebe Style and Olivia Smith. Edited by Zack O'Leary (Twitter: @zickzack142). 
55:25
November 17, 2020
Charlie Pritchard: He Did His Bit - with Peter Jones
We speak to historian Peter Jones about all things rugby, First World War, and his new book He Did His Bit - Stories Behind the Shirt Collection of Welsh Rugby Legend Charlie Pritchard (Gomer, 2020). Khaki Malarkey is a military history review podcast featuring the most exciting and up to date research in the field. Get in touch via our Twitter account: @KhakiMalarkey. Presented by Phoebe Style and Olivia Smith.
54:57
November 10, 2020
MI9 in WW2 with Helen Fry
We speak to Helen Fry about her new book MI9, discovering the vital role that the organisation played in rescuing downed airmen during the Second World. Along the way we discover that The Great Escape is more realistic than you'd imagine, how historians have missed a trick in the intelligence archives, and why Ian Fleming would be great on a road trip. Khaki Malarkey is a military history review podcast bringing you interviews with the most exciting military historians on their latest discoveries, and book releases. Where possible we also try to get you a discount on the titles we feature. Presented by Zack White, Phoebe Style and Olivia Smith, the podcast is affiliated to the British Commission of Military History. You can get in touch with the team on twitter @KhakiMalarkey. 
43:56
November 3, 2020
80 Years Wars with Jack Abernethy - PhD Chats
In the first of our monthly PhD chats feature, Jack Abernethy joins Phoebe and Olivia to discuss his research on the Scotch-Dutch Brigade during the 80 Years War. Warning: Contains description of graphic battle injury.
54:60
October 27, 2020
Sicily 1943 - with James Holland
We speak to WW2 historian James Holland about his book Sicily 1943. As we talk about the campaign we find out why Patton might be more like Trump that we think, why Sicily was the tipping point in WW2, and why his good friend Al Murray wouldn't necessarily have a seat in the car if James went on a road trip with historical figures! Khaki Malarkey is a military history review podcast bringing you interviews with the most exciting military historians on their latest discoveries, and book releases. Where possible we also try to get you a discount on the titles we feature. Presented by Zack White, Phoebe Style and Olivia Smith, the podcast is affiliated to the British Commission of Military History. You can get in touch with the team on twitter @KhakiMalarkey.
01:01:41
October 20, 2020
1666 - Plague, War & Hellfire
We are joined by Rebecca Rideal, author of 1666: Plague, War & Hellfire, to talk about the insanity of going to war in the middle of a pandemic, why being a general and an admiral was a thing in the 17th century, and how Charles II may, or may not, be underrated.   Khaki Malarkey is a military history review podcast bringing you interviews with the most exciting military historians on their latest discoveries, and book releases. Where possible we also try to get you a discount on the titles we feature. Presented by Zack White, Phoebe Style and Olivia Smith, the podcast is affiliated to the British Commission of Military History. You can get in touch with the team on twitter @KhakiMalarkey.
50:13
October 13, 2020
Women in Ancient Warfare
We speak to Paul Chrystal, author of Women at War in the Classical World in a brilliant interview about the Amazons, Boudicca, female Gladiators, and much more.   Remember to listen through to the end of the episode, in order to hear an exclusive discount code for Paul's title, which you can redeem for 20% off at Pen and Sword's website. Khaki Malarkey is a military history review podcast bringing you interviews with the most exciting military historians on their latest discoveries, and book releases. Where possible we also try to get you a discount on the titles we feature. Presented by Zack White, Phoebe Style and Olivia Smith, the podcast is affiliated to the British Commission of Military History. You can get in touch with the team on twitter @KhakiMalarkey.
42:59
October 6, 2020
Prequel: So Much Malarkey
In the prequel episode to this exciting new military history review podcast, the presenters Zack White, Olivia Smith and Phoebe Style help you to get to know them, and what military history means to them. They chat about the podcast, what you can expect, and the state of military history right now, whilst also discussing what happens if you take Bear Grylls to the top of a war memorial, and why a game of historical 'snog, marry, avoid' could avert a world war.   Khaki Malarkey is a military history review podcast bringing you interviews with the most exciting military historians on their latest discoveries, and book releases. Where possible we also try to get you a discount on the titles we feature. Presented by Zack White, Phoebe Style and Olivia Smith, the podcast is affiliated to the British Commission of Military History. You can get in touch with the team on twitter @KhakiMalarkey.
01:02:11
September 29, 2020