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Friendly Fire is a weekly show where Carl Smith and Ben Jordan discuss the trials and tribulations of being business partners who have joined forces to rebuild an established web shop. The focus is on the emotional nature of two well-intentioned, strong-willed people trying not to take things personally, with a dash of businessy things.

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http://ngenworks.com/friendly-fire/
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Friendly Fire is a weekly show where Carl Smith and Ben Jordan discuss the trials and tribulations of being business partners who have joined forces to rebuild an established web shop. The focus is on the emotional nature of two well-intentioned, strong-willed people trying not to take things personally, with a dash of businessy things.
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🇬🇧 English 🇬🇧 English 🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-09-27 13:55
last episode published
2018-11-02 07:00
publication frequency
31.3 days
Contributors
seeandavoid@yahoo.com (Chris Rodriguez & Stephen Gillette) managing editor  
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author  
drunkshimoda@gmail.com (Uxbridge-Shimoda LLC) managing editor  
Ben Jordan & Carl Smith owner  
Uxbridge-Shimoda LLC owner  
Anthony Rodriguez owner  
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Number of Episodes
79
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
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Ran (äą±)

RAN (乱): Can a film set in feudal Japan translate the brutality of feuding families with the same je ne sais quoi of Bill Shakespeare? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John share fine words —but words don't win wars—while reviewing this 1985 Drama.Thi...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Downfall (Der Untergang)

Downfall: Is this film solely recounting the last days of Hitler? Or does this movie's story evoke deeper truths about human beings and their cruel capabilities? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John talk harsh truths and historical facts while review...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
19.10.2018 http://www.buzzsprout.com/podcasts/42741/artworks_large.jpg?1479237792

Von Ryan's Express

Von Ryan's Express: Can an audience be ok with an anti-hero if he's an aging Crooner? Or is this film a fun action-romp no matter who's in the cast? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John bust out of their studios while reviewing this 1965 Drama!This f...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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U-571

Is this a fun trope-filled submarine caper, or is U-571 a classic example of winner revisionism? On today’s episode Adam, Ben and John brace themselves and stare at the ceilings of their studios while reviewing this 2001 depth-charge drama!This film is...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Sicario

Sicario: Does this film amplify the war on drugs, or is it just an action-packed western? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John use themselves as bait while reviewing this 2015 drama!This film is available on: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Fan...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Sands of Iwo Jima

Sands of Iwo Jima: Does this film show its audience the brutality of war, or is it just the TMNT of its time? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John saddle-up while reviewing this 1949 drama.This film is available on:itunes, Amazon, Youtube, Google Pla...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove: Is this simply a film that pokes fun at government systems, or is this movie a cautionary tale for all who watch? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John mutually assure podcast destruction while reviewing this 1964 Comedy.This film is ...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Army of Shadows (L'Armée des Ombres)

Army of Shadows: Does this film have the viewer ask "what would I do?" or does its intensity have the viewer reflect on what they can do? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John wait a lifetime while reviewing this 1969 drama!This film is available on:i...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Kelly's Heroes

Kelly's Heroes: Can one rag-tag story encapsulate everything you want in a war movie? Or does this film simply have a 70's take on a 40's heist? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John knock it off with the negative waves while reviewing this WW2 advent...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Aliens

Aliens: Does this film reflect on the past by portraying a frightening future? Or is this just a fun popcorn-chomping action flick? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John point their flamethrowers at the eggs of this 1986 thriller.Aliens is available o...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Star Wars

Star Wars: Can one film both radicalize a hero and support a royal bloodline government? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John turn off their targeting computers while analyzing this 1977/1997 adventure!Star Wars is available oniTunes, Amazon, YouTube...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Paisan

Paisan: Does this film live and breathe the eccentricities of life during wartime? Or does each vignette simply signal an understanding between Italy and America? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John walk into a monastery while reviewing this 1946 dr...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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The Enemy Below

The Enemy Below: Is this simply a cat and mouse Naval adventure? Or is the takeaway more about knowing thine adversary? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John anxiously prepare their pork chops while reviewing this 1957 drama!The Enemy Below is availab...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Platoon

Platoon: Does this film truly express the duality of human nature (especially during wartime), or is it simply Oliver Stone's retelling of his own experience in Vietnam? On today's episode Adam, Ben, John *and* Movie Crush host Chuck Bryant load sandba...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
27.07.2018 http://www.buzzsprout.com/podcasts/42741/artworks_large.jpg?1479237792

The Siege

The Siege (1998): Does this film represent an alternative past that predicts a frighteningly familiar present? Or does this story show how easy it is for a "Hamburger Hamburger Bang Bang" culture to grow fearful and defensive after an attack on their s...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
20.07.2018 http://www.buzzsprout.com/podcasts/42741/artworks_large.jpg?1479237792

Operation Dumbo Drop

Operation Dumbo Drop: Is this fun time adventure romp based off a true story, or is Disney trying to spin the war in Vietnam for children? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John parachute into Walt’s world while reviewing this family friendly story.Thi...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
13.07.2018 http://www.buzzsprout.com/podcasts/42741/artworks_large.jpg?1479237792

Mongol

Mongol: Does this film accurately tell the tale of Temudgin —Future Khan of all Mongols— or is the story tainted by those who wrote the history books? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John betray one another while absorbing the filmmaking practices of...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Paradise Now

Paradise Now: Can this film bridge the gap of understanding between cultures, or will some folks only consider it negative propaganda? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John take on this movie’s tough subject matter, while making sure everyone gets a p...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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The Last Of The Mohicans

The Last Of The Mohicans: Does this love story help an audience understand the French and Indian war, or does the film just reenforce noble savage stereotypes? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John use every part of the Buffalo to review this 1992 dra...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now: is this a fictional journey based on Veterans’ urban legends, or does this film just encapsulate the horrors of the Vietnam war? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John take LSD placebos while reviewing this 1979 drama.This film is avail...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen: It’s 1967 and Nunnally Johnson and Lukas Heller have decided to take on a fictional prequel of D-Day. But does this film accurately represent the time before the Normandy invasion, or are the filmmakers trying to tell us that anyone ca...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Clear and Present Danger

Clear and Present Danger: Does this film depict the “war on drugs” as realistic? Or does the movie set out to sensationalize the three branches of the American Government? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John make sure that the machine is off, the pr...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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The African Queen

The African Queen: Does this film correctly portray colonial life in Africa during World War I, or are the pipes and rapids too distracting? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John bust their boilers, while navigating this 1951 Technicolor classic.This ...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
25.05.2018 http://www.buzzsprout.com/podcasts/42741/artworks_large.jpg?1479237792

From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity: Is this a tale that puts pre-war emotions in perspective? Or is it a study of the evolution of equality and acceptance? On today's episode, Adam, Ben, and John get in the ring and play dueling-bugles while coming to terms with th...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Rescue Dawn

Rescue Dawn: Is this an accurate depiction of Dieter Dengler’s time in Laos or are the tentpoles of his experience used to manufacture a Hollywood prison-break story? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John get lost in a Herzog fueled jungle while debat...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers: Is this a raw tale of the Algerian war or is it a manual for modern warfare? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John swap techniques de guerre vicieux while opening up a multilingual conversation about this 1966 Drama.This film is...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Glory

Glory: Does this film accurately portray the United States Civil War, or has it been viewed with Bueller-tinted glasses. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John traverse a historical battlefield that has an effect on America's past, present, and future....
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Red Dawn (2012)

Red Dawn (2012): Is this a remake of an awkward 80's film or just a springboard for Josh Peck and Chris Hemsworth? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John share a five dollar footlong while picking off the toppings of this updated Brat Pack classic.This...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Red Dawn

Red Dawn: Did this film accurately portray what a World War 3 United States Invasion would look like, or is this a right-wing-Brat-Pack-wet-dream? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John wind their Rolex watches and turn their tears into *something else...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Force 10 from Navarone

Force 10 from Navarone: Is an elite task-force the only way to blow-up a bridge or just the best way? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John flip their hats and prepare their briefcases while strategically reviewing this 1978 semi-sequel!This film is a...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Three Kings

Three Kings: Was this a war movie or a heist flick? Can’t it be both? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John figure out who’s the main-man while debating the extreme color palette choices of this 1999 adventure.Friendly Fire needs your support! Become ...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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MASH

MASH: Does this film hold a mirror up to 1960's society or is it merely a baby boomer entitlement fever dream? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John perform some zany antics while attempting to salvage Gary Burghoff's Twitter accountThis film is avail...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates: Is this film about the legendary rise of Vassili Zaitsev or is it just another Hollywood romance job? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John scope out the many talking points of the Eastern Front while persuading each other with bac...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Fury

Fury: Does this story accurately represent the last days of WWII or is this a melting pot of popular war tropes? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John quote their favorite bible verses while also taking the tracks off this tank of a movie!This film is...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
13.03.2018 http://www.buzzsprout.com/podcasts/42741/artworks_large.jpg?1479237792

7 Days in Entebbe

7 Days in Entebbe: Is it a dramatic retelling of actual events or does this film further the conjecture involving the problems in the middle east? On today’s BONUS episode Adam, Ben, and John leave their chairs in the upright and locked position to rev...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
9.03.2018 http://www.buzzsprout.com/podcasts/42741/artworks_large.jpg?1479237792

Fires on the Plain

Fires on the Plain: Does this WWII story reflect a harsh and honest end to a losing battle or is this a film about confidently facing infinite obstacles? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John taste the monkey meat of brutal filmmaking while accepting ...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Zulu

Zulu: Is this an underdog film that shows the futility of colonialism or does this biopic reflect the progressive movements of the 1960s? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John volley-fire through the many facets of the Red Coats and the Zulu army with...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
23.02.2018 http://www.buzzsprout.com/podcasts/42741/artworks_large.jpg?1479237792

Braveheart

Braveheart: Does this film tell the tale of a freedom-fighting warrior or is this a story about William Wallace’s revenge-fueled descent into madness? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John rewind all four VHS cassette tapes while discussing the highs ...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
16.02.2018 http://www.buzzsprout.com/podcasts/42741/artworks_large.jpg?1479237792

Stalag 17

Stalag 17: Is this P.O.W. dramedy a prison break film or is it a movie about coming together during times of distress? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John crawl through the mud of World War 2 humor and discover that no matter what the outcome, first...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
9.02.2018 http://www.buzzsprout.com/podcasts/42741/artworks_large.jpg?1479237792

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Master and Commander the Far Side of the World: Is this a nautical tale of patriotism or does it show that teamwork conquers all? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John face a squall of talking points in this 2003 seafaring drama; and learn that no mat...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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First Blood

First Blood: is it about the challenges of small-town law enforcement, or is the tale of John Rambo an allegory for the war in Vietnam? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John explore the abandoned mine that is this 1982 thriller, and learn that maybe a...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Flying Leathernecks

Flying Leathernecks, is it a film about whipping your soldiers into shape or does it merely swap subs for jets? On today’s episode our three Wildcats—Adam, Ben, and John—compile their stock footage and sheet cake knowledge to discuss this 1951 fighter ...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Run Silent, Run Deep

Run Silent, Run Deep: is it a submarine revenge flick or a tale of cohabitation and companionship? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John travel to new depths in discussing this classic WW2 film, and learn that of the many necessities to a life lived u...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
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Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan, was it an honest portrayal of World War 2 or did Spielberg mesmerize the United States into feeling emotion? In today’s thrilling episode Adam, Ben, and John take on the difficult task of reviewing this 1998 epic war drama set duri...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
20.12.2017 http://www.buzzsprout.com/podcasts/42741/artworks_large.jpg?1479237792

Friendly Fire

War movies: one of the core genres of the cinema. From the earliest days of the form, filmmakers have been trying to capture and comment on war. Do these films accurately represent the battles depict? And are they more useful as depictions of history,...
John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison author
24.09.2015

13 - Stranded

Ben steps in to help turn a tricky situation into a road trip for the ages. Meanwhile, Carl tries to decode secret messages about a missing seaplane.
Ben Jordan & Carl Smith author
31.07.2015

11 - Bad Day

After a rough day, Ben and Carl talk about how to manage work commitments when home life gets messy. Understanding the impact of an owner’s mood on the team, the conversation turns to minimizing disruption when shit happens.
Ben Jordan & Carl Smith author
10.07.2015

10 - Expectations

While things continue to improve at nGen, Ben and Carl discuss the one glaring issue the company is facing, mixed expectations. It’s time to talk about what is expected from nGen as a team and as individuals.
Ben Jordan & Carl Smith author
22.06.2015

9 - Culture

Carl shares with Ben his insights after asking the nGen team how things are going. Overall the nGeneers are optimistic but it’s time to focus on better communication and collaboration. Talk of core values is in the air!
Ben Jordan & Carl Smith author
5.06.2015

8 - Communication

After a rough week, Ben and Carl dive into what it takes to have real conversations. It’s not enough to be present and listen, you have to understand the baggage the other person may be bringing with them. Then can you cut through the self defense scre...
Ben Jordan & Carl Smith author