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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 through storytelling and entertainment. The show is hosted by Blake Stilwell and Tim Kirkpatrick and produced by Orvelin Valle (O.V.).

  1. 1.
    4 survival skills that will help you thrive in a disaster or zombie apocalypse17 April 2018
    30:03
  2. 2.
    That time Senator Mitch McConnell was fooled by 'Duffel Blog'10 April 2018
    33:56
  3. 3.
    5 insane stories from the life of Britain's most successful double agent3 April 2018
    1:04:03
  4. 4.
    This corpsman wants to keep saving lives with 'Combat Medicine'20 March 2018
    22:06
  5. 5.
    Introducing This is War14 March 2018
    9:04
  6. 6.
    How a comedian can go from Hollywood to Kabul13 March 2018
    45:22
  7. 7.
    How to survive any dangerous situation with these deadly skills2 March 2018
    31:44
  8. 8.
    5 of the biggest changes coming to the US military27 February 2018
    36:38
  1. 9.
    6 military movies you need to watch in 201820 February 2018
    22:00
  2. 10.
    This is why it’s so damn hard to play a veteran, according to an actor13 February 2018
    42:30
  3. 11.
    We showed a civilian how to be a vet, here's what we got6 February 2018
    38:04
  4. 12.
    This Green Beret will change what you know about action movies30 January 2018
    36:55
  5. 13.
    This is why your next business book should be a military field manual23 January 2018
    30:56
  6. 14.
    How unconventional tactics won the battle for Ramadi16 January 2018
    38:18
  7. 15.
    Navy SEAL: No, the military does not destroy your creativity9 January 2018
    32:11
  8. 16.
    Military brats are highly skilled at reading people and bad situations26 December 2017
    43:58
  9. 17.
    This Army veteran's book focuses on the stories of the 'Frontline Generation'18 December 2017
    46:56
  10. 18.
    How the US Air Force tricked CSAF McPeak into staying in the military11 December 2017
    47:54
  11. 19.
    How the Vietnam War shaped the modern day US Air Force4 December 2017
    49:53
  12. 20.
    How playing cowboys and indians prepared this commander for war27 November 2017
    42:12
  13. 21.
    The best qualities about veteran entrepreneurs that investors love20 November 2017
    34:05
  14. 22.
    These vets may have the answer to the future of cannabis pharmaceuticals13 November 2017
    26:33
  15. 23.
    How Bergdahl’s stroll in Afghanistan affected a unit's operations7 November 2017
    24:19
  16. 24.
    How to stay fit and not get fat after you get out of the military6 November 2017
    39:32
  17. 25.
    How to see those never-before-published 'Terminal Lance' comics13 October 2017
    30:16
  18. 26.
    How post-9/11 vets are bringing new life to the American Legion12 October 2017
    29:37
  19. 27.
    The best military movies by service branch12 October 2017
    32:59
  20. 28.
    The real-life dictator who ruined his country and became a cannibal10 October 2017
    23:56
  21. 29.
    These fantasy benefits would make being a vet so much better9 October 2017
    25:36
  22. 30.
    The military superpower veterans have but sometimes fail to use28 September 2017
    46:14
  23. 31.
    How Taco Bell influenced a rapper to become a Marine21 September 2017
    40:03
  24. 32.
    How to kidnap Marines, according to combat training role player20 September 2017
    39:44
  25. 33.
    These are the Hollywood actors who train our troops for combat14 September 2017
    37:02
  26. 34.
    These simple luxuries can make your next deployment tolerable7 September 2017
    34:13
  27. 35.
    How an aspiring sergeant major became a stand-up comedian31 August 2017
    25:11
  28. 36.
    How drunken shenanigans earn fighter pilots their callsigns17 August 2017
    37:35
  29. 37.
    These are the wars we'd fight in if we had a time machine11 August 2017
    36:56
  30. 38.
    5 perks that will help you win your time in the military21 July 2017
    35:33
  31. 39.
    This is the World War II film Dale Dye wants to make with a cast of veterans26 June 2017
    48:10
  32. 40.
    Officers and enlistees confess the best and worst about each other29 May 2017
    51:25
  33. 41.
    What we learned from working with Iraq and Afghan locals5 May 2017
    33:23
  34. 42.
    10 things that will change the way you look at grunt officers20 April 2017
    50:43
  35. 43.
    How Navy corpsmen and Army medics work together in the field12 April 2017
    38:21
  36. 44.
    5 Air Force legends with incredible stories you need to know about24 March 2017
    41:20
  37. 45.
    20 stupid questions about the Coast Guard we always wanted answers to2 March 2017
    37:29
  38. 46.
    A corpsman's advice to ISIS militants who fake injuries to get out of jihad21 February 2017
    33:44
  39. 47.
    What you need to know about the Navy SEAL Trump picked for his cabinet9 January 2017
    45:47
  40. 48.
    This is what happens to every state in a modern Civil War16 November 2016
    38:55
  41. 49.
    The reason why Russia fears 330 Marines10 November 2016
    38:08
  42. 50.
    Spooky military ghost stories and urban legends25 October 2016
    48:36
  43. 51.
    This is what happens when you ask Rob Riggle to the Marine Corps ball20 October 2016
    43:28
  44. 52.
    These are the weapons you need to know about at AUSA 201613 October 2016
    45:11
  45. 53.
    3 incredible Medal of Honor stories that will blow your mind28 September 2016
    50:24
  46. 54.
    What every boot needs to know before partying in the Middle East for the first time21 September 2016
    16:48
  47. 55.
    How some famous military celebrities spent their time in service20 September 2016
    34:03
  48. 56.
    Why a new sidearm replacement is a big deal to the troops15 September 2016
    35:13
  49. 57.
    The origins behind some of the best military nicknames30 August 2016
    48:36
  50. 58.
    This is how the US will respond when World War III erupts22 August 2016
    40:02
  51. 59.
    What you need to know about North Korean threats9 August 2016
    35:26
  52. 60.
    The wars that could break out in the next 4 years pt. 23 August 2016
    40:22
  53. 61.
    Let's talk about America's rocky 'frenemy' relationship with Russia21 July 2016
    39:04
  54. 62.
    The wars that could break out in the next 4 years15 July 2016
    48:25
  55. 63.
    Every warrior should have this PTS healing experience9 July 2016
    41:08
  56. 64.
    These legendary military leaders were brilliant (and certainly crazy)1 July 2016
    50:56
  57. 65.
    How the Gurkha warriors of Nepal became so feared18 June 2016
    41:38
  58. 66.
    Sebastian Junger: How tribal connection may be the key to our psychological survival8 June 2016
    28:06
  59. 67.
    The insane Vietnam War adventures of legendary sniper Carlos Hathcock19 May 2016
    45:59
  60. 68.
    What we learned about the French Foreign Legion8 May 2016
    58:22
  61. 69.
    The best military movie characters of all time3 May 2016
    1:01:56
  62. 70.
    7 amazing badass war prisoners who defied their captors26 April 2016
    45:44
  63. 71.
    Max Uriarte on the future of ‘Terminal Lance’ and making movies14 April 2016
    54:10
  64. 72.
    Noah Galloway talks about joining the ranks of 'American Grit'12 April 2016
    51:41
  65. 73.
    Keeping up with Bryan Anderson6 April 2016
    47:15
  66. 74.
    What the OV-10 Bronco means in the fight against ISIS30 March 2016
    41:46
  67. 75.
    The US versus the world25 March 2016
    21:15

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