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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.

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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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
984 Ratings

984 Ratings

crankyspants ,

What is it good for?

Absolutely... all of it. Sometimes surprised at the depth of reviews by John, Adam, and Ben. Laughs at ludicrous jokes and head canon are worth it and truly educational movie making critiques are a delight.
War is bad. Movies glorifying war are psychically problematic, but always a lesson to be learned. Great podcast . I recommend it often.

Werewolf Mack ,

Great way to learn about war films

This isn’t a genre of movie I like to watch, but listening to these guys discuss the films has been very eye opening, and I’ve gone out of my way to watch a couple of them that sounded especially good thanks to this podcast. For all the rest I wasn’t interested in watching, it was both fun and valuable to hear these guys discuss them at length. I feel like I’m getting a taste of these movies without having to slog through them myself. The guys are an easygoing bunch and the podcast is very casual, veering into both funny and thoughtful comments depending on the content of the film. Overall a good experience and I am looking forward to new episodes each week.

boatandbread ,

Literally the best podcast ever!

These guys are hilarious, I don't even like war movies but I still enjoy it.

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