“Are You Ready, Boots?”
Distinguished Visiting Professor J.M. Tyree was featured on Things That Go Boom, a podcast hosted by Laicie Heeley, a U.S. foreign policy writer whose work explores topics in current and historical politics.
Their conversation seeks to answer the question “Why is Nancy Sinatra’s song, ‘These Boots Are Made for Walkin’, so popular with the military?” against the backdrop of the Vietnam war and the films that portrayed it; particularly The Anderson Platoon and Kubrik’s Full Metal Jacket.
His article on the films was also featured in Inkstick Magazine, the publication partner of the show. Read it here.