160 episodes

A history podcast with a twist: Friendly Fire uses war movies as a point of entry on not only the history of war, but the history of how societies think about war. John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison dissect movies from throughout the history of cinema, talk about film production, pedantic quibbles with costumes and airplanes, and keep you laughing the entire time.

Friendly Fire John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison

    • History
    • 4.8 • 167 Ratings

A history podcast with a twist: Friendly Fire uses war movies as a point of entry on not only the history of war, but the history of how societies think about war. John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison dissect movies from throughout the history of cinema, talk about film production, pedantic quibbles with costumes and airplanes, and keep you laughing the entire time.

    Over and Out (2021)

    Over and Out (2021)

    • 3 min
    Duck Soup (1933)

    Duck Soup (1933)

    Sensing a weakness in Freedonia's new president, Sylvania sends in some spies to stage a revolution. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John take five and ten in Woolworth while reviewing this Marx Bros. classic!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Operation Amsterdam (1959)

    Operation Amsterdam (1959)

    Two diamond merchants and a British intelligence officer attempt to persuade the Dutch to get their diamonds to England while the Germans invade Holland. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John came in on a British Destroyer while reviewing this 50's heist film!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    A Midnight Clear (1992)

    A Midnight Clear (1992)

    In an isolated cabin in the Ardennes, a group of US GIs face off against German soldiers during WW2. On Today's episode Adam, Ben, and John aren't exactly sure what country they're in when reviewing this holiday war film.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Attack! (1956)

    Attack! (1956)

    Tensions run high in Fragile Fox Company when you've got a coward as a captain. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John don't trust soldiers who shine their shoes every day, while reviewing this 50's classic.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Troy (2004) [Director's Cut]

    Troy (2004) [Director's Cut]

    Ancient armies collide in this unique interpretation of Homer's Iliad. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John walk with giants when they review this epic director's cut!

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
167 Ratings

167 Ratings

Jeff Swystun ,

Let’s Bring It Back

I discovered this podcast two months ago and have almost burned through it all. It is excellent on many levels. Then, just today, I discovered it was cancelled for the actions of one host that did need to be addressed (I missed the controversy entirely when it took place). I can just imagine how the reaction and fallout impacted the show’s hosts. I am supportive of the show returning with all necessary context. There are lessons in second acts, recoveries and the chance to learn and be better.

ianc2764 ,

sorry to see it go

Great podcast that has unfortunately been cancelled for no good reason.

D V L ,

Great Podcast!

Great!

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