Archive for October 2021

November Guests Coming to Point of the Spear - Full List

NOVEMBER 3RD




Colonel Keith Nightingale


Join Robert Child for a conversation with Colonel Keith Nightingale, author of Just Another Day in Vietnam. Colonel Nightingale is a “Special Operations legend” he served two tours in Vietnam with Airborne and Ranger units. He commanded airborne battalions in both the 509th and 82nd airborne. He received four Bronze Stars for Valor, the Vietnamese Medal of Honor, and is a member of the Ranger Hall of Fame. 




NOVEMBER 6TH




Dr. Gregory Urwin

Special Episode: The Yorktown Tragedy: Washington's Slave Roundup


Join Robert Child for a conversation with Dr. Gregory Urwin, author of the recent article in the Journal of the American Revolution, The Yorktown Tragedy: Washington’s Slave Roundup. Dr. Urwin is a professor of history at Temple University, a past president of the Society for Military History, a fellow in both the Company of Military Historians and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He has appeared in numerous documentaries, and assisted in making the Civil War epic, Glory. 





NOVEMBER 10TH


Rylan Soref


Join Robert Child for a conversation with film producer, Rylan Soref on his Tribeca Film Festival screened documentary, Sixth of June. 



Rylan Soref is a music supervisor, producer and creative strategist. He is founder of Obay Media, a creative strategy agency, and a co-founder of Songs For Film & TV, a music services agency specializing in music supervision, music production and music curation. Clients include: Scooter Braun Projects, Facebook, Live Nation and HBO, Showtime.









VETERANS DAY SPECIAL: CREATIVETS - NOV. 11TH


CREATIVETS


Join Robert Child for a very special Veteran's Day episode and a conversation with Richard Casper, founder of Creativets.


CreatiVets’ goal is to offer opportunities for relief and healing for the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country.  Their purpose is to use various forms of art, including songwriting, visual arts, music, and creative writing, to help disabled veterans cope with service-related trauma (i.e., post-traumatic stress, or PTS) by fostering self-expression in a way that allows them to transform their stories of trauma and struggle into an art form that can inspire and motivate continued healing.



NOVEMBER 17TH



Don Hollway


Join Robert Child for a conversation with Don Hollway on his new book, The Last Viking: The True Story of King Harald Hardrada. 


Don is an historian, illustrator, historical re-enactor and classical rapier fencer. For over 25 years his writing on history, aviation, and re-enacting has appeared in magazines ranging from Aviation History, Excellence, History Magazine, Military Heritage, Military History, Wild West, and World War II to Muzzleloader.









NOVEMBER 20TH



Tom Clavin


Join Robert Child for a conversation with Tom Clavin on his new book, Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival. 


Tom is a bestselling author who has worked as a newspaper and web site editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times covering entertainment, sports, and the environment. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. Four of his books have been New York Times best sellers: THE HEART OF EVERYTHING THAT IS, DODGE CITY, HALSEY'S TYPHOON, and THE LAST STAND OF FOX COMPANY.






NOVEMBER 24TH



Robert Gaudi


Join Robert Child for a conversation with Robert Gaudi on his new book, The War of Jenkin's Ear. 


Robert is a writer, historian and journalist. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Washington Examiner, Harper's, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and Tri-Quarterly, among other publications. He has variously worked for the National Endowment for the Arts, sold tickets at a movie theater, tended bar and managed a classic car restoration shop. He graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and attended the University of Southern California's Graduate Film School and The University of Iowa's Writers Workshop. He lives with his children in Washington D.C. 








NOVEMBER 27TH


Rick Beyer

Join Robert Child for a conversation with Rick Beyer on his book and film, Ghost Army.


Rick Beyer is an author and documentary filmmaker specializing in history. He has produced films for The History Channel, National Geographic, and The Smithsonian, among others. He is also the author of the popular Greatest Stories Never Told series of history books. He lives in Lexington, MA. 

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Coming up this Week October 27th on Point of the Spear, Author Prit Buttar and his book The Reckoning

Join Robert Child for a conversation with Prit Butter, author of The Reckoning: The Defeat of Amy Group South, 1944. Buttar has written extensively on the Eastern front in both WWI and WWII. He is a former doctor and astro-photographer and resides in Scotland (UK).


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Coming up this week Oct 20th on Point of the Spear, Author Patrick Bishop, Operation Jubilee

Join Robert Child this week, Wednesday, October 20th on Point of the Spear for a conversation with Patrick Bishop, author of Operation Jubilee Dieppe, 1942: The Folly and the Sacrifice. Bishop spent twenty-five years as a foreign correspondent covering conflicts around the world. He is the author of two hugely acclaimed books about the Royal Air Force in the Second World War and is a Sunday Times bestselling author. 

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Coming up this week October 13th on Point of the Spear

Join me on Point of the Spear this week for a conversation with author, secu­rity con­tractor, gov­ern­ment civilian and mil­i­tary officer, Myke Cole. His career has run the gamut from Coun­tert­er­rorism to Cyber War­fare to Fed­eral Law Enforce­ment. He’s done three tours in Iraq and was recalled to serve during the Deep­water Horizon oil spill.


On the episode we discuss his latest book, The Bronze Lie . which explores the Spartans' arms and armor, tactics and strategy, the personalities of commanders and the common soldiery alike. The book looks at the major battles, with a special focus on previously under-publicized Spartan reverses that have been left largely unexamined. The result is a refreshingly honest and accurate account of Spartan warfare.

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Video Promo for Guests Coming to Point of the Spear in Novermber


Join me in November on Point of the Spear when I welcome several great guests including The Last Viking author Don Hollway, Sixth of June filmmaker Rylan Soref, Vietnam Vet Colonel Keith Nightingale, and more. Watch the promo below.










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