Conflicted: A History Podcast

Conflicted: A History Podcast

Untangling history’s greatest controversies. Every month, we take a hard look at the historical conflicts that raise difficult questions, stoke controversy, and send our moral compasses spinning.

Recent Episodes

Ghosts in the Mountains: The Soviet-Afghan War – Part 3

Sept. 20, 2021

As the CIA wages a covert proxy war against the Soviet 40th Army, the Mujahideen are showered with billions of dollars and cutting-edge weaponry. An old animosity between two prominent Mujahideen commanders – Ahmed Shah Mass…

Ghosts in the Mountains: The Soviet-Afghan War – Part 2

Aug. 23, 2021

The Soviet 40th Army invaded Afghanistan in the closing days of 1979. They would not leave for another nine years. Exhausted and frustrated by their inability to decisively crush the elusive freedom fighters in the mountains…

Ghosts in the Mountains: The Soviet-Afghan War – Part 1

July 27, 2021

When Soviet Russia invaded Afghanistan in December of 1979, few could have imagined what a seismic impact it would have on the modern world. In an attempt to prop up a wobbly client regime, the Soviets sparked a transnationa…

Curse of the Koh-I-Noor Diamond

June 18, 2021

The infamous Koh-I-Noor diamond currently sits in the Tower of London among the crown jewels of the British monarchy, but its bloody, eon-spanning journey began in the riverbeds of ancient India. Cut, coveted, and stolen mul…

Kill Yamamoto: The Mission to Avenge Pearl Harbor - Part 2

May 12, 2021

After the Battle of Midway, the Japanese Navy is in tatters and Yamamoto’s hopes of a quick victory against the Unites States have evaporated. He has no choice but to fight a war he knows Japan will lose. Tom Lanphier, Rex B…

Kill Yamamoto: The Mission To Avenge Pearl Harbor - Part 1

April 16, 2021

In 1941, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was the most hated man in America. As the architect of Japan’s December 7th surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States military decided Yamamoto had to die by any means necessary. Tw…