In this first episode, Gary and Spencer set out the aims, why they set up the Military History Plus podcast and outline the first season of the podcast. This podcast explores military history in its broadest sense, going beyond battles and combat to encompass various aspects such as politics, economics, society, and cultural history. It delves into the way war is studied and written about, highlighting that military history is not limited to generals and weapons but extends to the overall story of humanity. The podcast aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of war and its impacts on different levels. The hosts, who have expertise in tactical history, individual commanders, war’s societal effects, and more, emphasize the richness and complexity of military history as a subject.