8 episodes

The Merge explores fascinating military aviation stories in a serialized method, telling a single story over multiple episodes of a given season. Featuring the men and women who were there, in the cockpit, The Merge takes the listener deeper, exploring the decisions and unfolding events as they happened.

The Merge is a product of BVR Productions ( https://www.bvrpro.com/ ).

The Merge BVR Productions

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 151 Ratings

The Merge explores fascinating military aviation stories in a serialized method, telling a single story over multiple episodes of a given season. Featuring the men and women who were there, in the cockpit, The Merge takes the listener deeper, exploring the decisions and unfolding events as they happened.

The Merge is a product of BVR Productions ( https://www.bvrpro.com/ ).

    After The Merge, Season 1

    After The Merge, Season 1

    The F-5 Tiger pilot and midshipman reunite on this season 1 review to discuss the omitted parts of their interviews and how the mishap still affects them over 13 years later.

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-merge/donations

    • 28 min
    The Merge 1-6: Suge

    The Merge 1-6: Suge

    Season 1 concludes with a description of the F/A-18 pilot involved in the mid-air collision, Jeremy "Suge" Wise, by his widow, Sonia.

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-merge/donations

    • 35 min
    The Merge 1-5: Swiss Cheese

    The Merge 1-5: Swiss Cheese

    This week we continue exploring the June 2008 mid-air collision from the perspective of Sloppy's wingman, "Guido," and the senior aviator airborne that day, "Size." Then the three investigations that follow any major naval aviation mishaps are discussed.

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-merge/donations

    • 45 min
    The Merge 1-4: Wingman

    The Merge 1-4: Wingman

    Last week we learned details of the mid-air collision from the F-5 crew's perspective, on episode 4 we hear from the F/A-18 flight lead, "Stickit," who lost his wingman in the mishap.

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-merge/donations

    • 32 min
    The Merge 1-3: Impact

    The Merge 1-3: Impact

    This week, Sloppy describes the fateful flight of June 13, 2008 from brief to the mid-air collision to parachuting safely to the desert floor below. Meanwhile, the midshipman in the F-5F Tiger II backseat struggles to maintain consciousness, let alone awareness of events transpiring around him.

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-merge/donations

    • 48 min
    The Merge 1-2: Fallon

    The Merge 1-2: Fallon

    In season one, episode two, we learn a bit more about Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada and the advanced training that takes place there with guests Guido, Sloppy, Stickit, and OTO0L.

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-merge/donations

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
151 Ratings

151 Ratings

Navy Viking ,

Excellent!!

Incredibly well produced series on a very difficult topic. Anyone in military aviation will appreciate the thought that went into this. Great job Jello and team.

smusparty ,

Top notch

More great material brought to you by excellent people! The best of the best.

pbaloian ,

Wonderful

Jello always says it is about the people and for the merge, this is absolute truth. What a wonderful production, a tribute to all, and a story that broke my heart and gave me hope that there are more people like these in our world. Thank you to all involved.

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