Changing Hearts & Minds Podcast

Changing Hearts & Minds Podcast


Changing Hearts & Minds is a military history podcast. Jeff and Andrew cover everything from politics, espionage and the wars that have shaped the history of humanity.

Category: Documentary, Government, History, Society & Culture

Podcast Episodes

CHM029 – First Platoon (Author Annie Jacobsen)

CHM029- First Platoon (Interview with Author Annie Jacobsen)




Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen’s new investigative work has profound implications for democracy. First Platoon: A Story of Modern War in the Age of Identity Dominance (Dutton, 2021) reveals the full account of the platoon of young soldiers sent to Afghanistan whose experience ended abruptly in tragedy under 1st LT Clint Lorance. The larger part of the story, one never comprehensively reported before, is how the platoon was unwittingly involved in a shadowy Defense Department program to capture biometrics. Jacobesn also reveals details on how flawed data was used to make a case for Clint Lorance’s Pardon. Author Annie Jacobsen joins Jeff for an in depth interview on the events and untold details of how this was much more than just a war crime. 








First Platoon: A Story of Modern War in the Age of Identity Dominance

By Annie Jacobsen




Other Works By Annie Jacobsen:


Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins



Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis



The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency



Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America



Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base




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CHM029 – First Platoon (Author Annie Jacobsen)
CHM028- The Battle of The Crater
CHM027- Cold Harbor
CHM026- Battle of The Aleutian Islands
CHM025- 1914 Christmas Truce
CHM024- Dale Dye
CHM023- Ernie Pyle
CHM022- Texas Revolution
CHM021- The Alamo
CHM020- Jim Bowie
CHM019- Paul Biddiss – BONUS
CHM018: Davy Crockett

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