Third interview on the Dangerous History Podcast. Episode 159.

Link to the third interview episode on DHP

Link to the second interview episode on DHP

Link to the first interview episode on DHP

Notes for the DHP interview episode


The DHP description of the episode

Once again, CJ is joined by US Army veteran BT to talk about BT’s experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Join CJ & BT as they discuss:

  • Thoughts on various people using veterans (or “the troops”) as pawns in their ideological narratives, such as the NFL/kneeling-during-the-anthem controversy
  • Some stories from BT’s first deployment to Iraq, during which time he was a Cavalry Scout in and around Mosul
  • Some stories from BT’s second deployment to Iraq, during which time he was a Blackhawk crew chief and mechanic in Baghdad
  • Some stories from BT’s deployment to Afghanistan, again working on Blackhawks
  • Multiple cases in which BT got in trouble for pointing out safety issues with the helicopters
  • Some of the negative fallout to his mental and physical health, and the damage to his relationship with his family, due to his military service