Friendly Fire

“War movies: One of the core genres of the cinema. From the earliest days of the form, filmmakers have been trying to capture and comment on war. Do these films accurately represent the battles they depict? And are they more useful as depictions of history, or as artifacts from the eras in which they were made? Do enough of them have Brian Dennehy? Join Adam Pranica (network page), Ben Harrison, and John Roderick for Friendly Fire, the war movie podcast that answers all these questions and more!”

This show is produced and edited by Rob Schulte and is released on the Maximum Fun podcast network.
The intro music is War by Edwin Starr.
The logo art is by Nick Ditmore.

Episode Release date Movie Year Plot
1 2018-01-12 Saving Private Ryan 1998 World War II, Invasion of Normandy
2 2018-01-19 Run Silent, Run Deep 1958 World War II, submarine warfare in the Pacific Ocean
3 2018-01-26 Flying Lethernecks 1951 World War II, United States Marine Corps aviators during
4 2018-02-02 First Blood 1982 Vietnam War veteran John Rambo
5 2018-02-09 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 Napoleonic Wars
6 2018-02-16 Stalag 17 1953 World War II, Luftwaffe prisoner-of-war camp
7 2018-02-23 Braveheart 1995 Scotland year 1280
8 2018-03-02 Zulu 1964 Anglo-Zulu War, Battle of Rorke's Drift
9 2018-03-08 Fires on the Plain 1959 World War II, Battle_of_Leyte
10 2018-03-13 7 Days in Entebbe 2018 Operation Entebbe year 1976
11 2018-03-16 Fury 2014 World War II, US tank crews in Nazi Germany

Official website: Maximum Fun and Art19
Official Twitter-feeds: Adam, Ben, John

Further information

John gave an interview about this show on Episode 13 of the Who Shot Ya? podcast.
John and Ben have also been on Alison Rosen is your new best friend in the episode from 2018-02-26.

The next movie to watch is chosen by John picking a random number at the end of each episode. That way they are getting a good mix of very well known films and smaller pictures, even in foreign languages. The first 18-20 episodes were prerecorded before the preview was released on December 20th 2017. After a dozen episodes or so, they started to review the movie on a scale of 1-5 things. The podcast itself is rated by Adam and Ben at 5 bathtubs, which is the location that John records from each and every time. John only gives it 4,5 bath tubs because it is a show by three white guys talking about war movies.

John's Personal Stories

John does not tell many personal stories on this podcast that would be relevant for this Wiki. Until now, he has told the following:

  • Episode 6: John was in prison for 10 days in 1986
  • Episode 7: John’s father is of Welsh descend rather than Scottish as they originally thought
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