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Military Matters

Welcome to Military Matters, a podcast from Stars and Stripes. Listen as host Rod Rodriguez explores the topics that matter to service members, veterans, and the people who support them.

Jan 28, 2021

Rod Rodriguez and Jack Murphy discuss the controversial last episode. We answer your criticisms and feedback.

Also, CEO of Triple Nikel and retired Green Beret Ruben Ayala shares the personal story of his own SF Soldier wearing the Confederate flag. What he did and didn't do about it...

All that and more on this...

Jan 21, 2021

In this episode, we talk with Shannon Foley Martinez, a former neo-Nazi, about radicalization and extremism in the U.S. military. Before leaving the movement, Shannon knew up to thirty soldiers who were part of the white supremacy movement. She discusses how she radicalized, and how service members she knew did...

Jan 14, 2021

Military Matters welcomes aboard Jack Murphy! He's our new co-host and producer. We talk about his work on QAnon stories, UAPs, and what we have cooking for Season 3 of Military Matters.

We also have a new email address so shoot us your story ideas and comments at

Jan 7, 2021

January 6th, 2021 thousands of Trump supporters took to the capital of our nation. What started off as a peaceful protest turned ugly as protests turned to rioting as hundreds of people stormed the Capitol building where the electoral votes were being counted. 

Lawyer, veteran and former Department of Homeland...