Mandatory Fun

By We Are The Mighty

Mandatory Fun is a weekly podcast about the military and pop culture. Join us in breaking cultural tropes and bridging the military-civilian divide with storytelling and entertainment. The show is hosted by the We Are The Mighty's editorial team: Air Force veteran Blake Stilwell, Army veteran Logan Nye, Navy veteran Tim Kirkpatrick, and Navy veteran Orvelin Valle (O.V.).

  1. 1.
    The story of the slave who survived the Alamo
    27:06
  2. 2.
    Why Navy SEALs will storm the beaches of Normandy in 2018
    35:17
  3. 3.
    How going to war brings out the best and worst in people
    25:03
  4. 4.
    It will make you angry to learn how a veteran lost $100k in benefits
    29:45
  5. 5.
    PTSD is temporary, here are the first steps to defeating it
    30:58
  6. 6.
    How to 'Conquer Anything,' according to a Green Beret
    29:08
  7. 7.
    Combat poetry reveals what life is like on the Afghan front lines
    27:44
  8. 8.
    4 survival skills that will help you thrive in a disaster or zombie apocalypse
    30:03
  1. 9.
    That time Senator Mitch McConnell was fooled by 'Duffel Blog'
    33:56
  2. 10.
    5 insane stories from the life of Britain's most successful double agent
    1:04:03
  3. 11.
    This corpsman wants to keep saving lives with 'Combat Medicine'
    22:06
  4. 12.
    Introducing This is War
    9:04
  5. 13.
    How a comedian can go from Hollywood to Kabul
    45:22
  6. 14.
    How to survive any dangerous situation with these deadly skills
    31:44
  7. 15.
    5 of the biggest changes coming to the US military
    36:38
  8. 16.
    6 military movies you need to watch in 2018
    22:00
  9. 17.
    This is why it’s so damn hard to play a veteran, according to an actor
    42:30
  10. 18.
    We showed a civilian how to be a vet, here's what we got
    38:04
  11. 19.
    This Green Beret will change what you know about action movies
    36:55
  12. 20.
    This is why your next business book should be a military field manual
    30:56
  13. 21.
    How unconventional tactics won the battle for Ramadi
    38:18
  14. 22.
    Navy SEAL: No, the military does not destroy your creativity
    32:11
  15. 23.
    Military brats are highly skilled at reading people and bad situations
    43:58
  16. 24.
    This Army veteran's book focuses on the stories of the 'Frontline Generation'
    46:56
  17. 25.
    How the US Air Force tricked CSAF McPeak into staying in the military
    47:54
  18. 26.
    How the Vietnam War shaped the modern day US Air Force
    49:53
  19. 27.
    How playing cowboys and indians prepared this commander for war
    42:12
  20. 28.
    The best qualities about veteran entrepreneurs that investors love
    34:05
  21. 29.
    These vets may have the answer to the future of cannabis pharmaceuticals
    26:33
  22. 30.
    How Bergdahl’s stroll in Afghanistan affected a unit's operations
    24:19
  23. 31.
    How to stay fit and not get fat after you get out of the military
    39:32
  24. 32.
    How to see those never-before-published 'Terminal Lance' comics
    30:16
  25. 33.
    How post-9/11 vets are bringing new life to the American Legion
    29:37
  26. 34.
    The best military movies by service branch
    32:59
  27. 35.
    The real-life dictator who ruined his country and became a cannibal
    23:56
  28. 36.
    These fantasy benefits would make being a vet so much better
    25:36
  29. 37.
    The military superpower veterans have but sometimes fail to use
    46:14
  30. 38.
    How Taco Bell influenced a rapper to become a Marine
    40:03
  31. 39.
    How to kidnap Marines, according to combat training role player
    39:44
  32. 40.
    These are the Hollywood actors who train our troops for combat
    37:02
  33. 41.
    These simple luxuries can make your next deployment tolerable
    34:13
  34. 42.
    How an aspiring sergeant major became a stand-up comedian
    25:11
  35. 43.
    How drunken shenanigans earn fighter pilots their callsigns
    37:35
  36. 44.
    These are the wars we'd fight in if we had a time machine
    36:56
  37. 45.
    5 perks that will help you win your time in the military
    35:33
  38. 46.
    This is the World War II film Dale Dye wants to make with a cast of veterans
    45:34
  39. 47.
    Officers and enlistees confess the best and worst about each other
    51:25
  40. 48.
    What we learned from working with Iraq and Afghan locals
    33:23
  41. 49.
    10 things that will change the way you look at grunt officers
    50:43
  42. 50.
    How Navy corpsmen and Army medics work together in the field
    38:21

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