The Navy SEAL Museum Friendly Fire Podcast

The podcast where two old friends with differing opinions get together to discuss current events and topics and still part as friends.

Welcome to the Friendly Fire Podcast, a Navy SEAL Museum production. Our podcast is recorded in our MK-V Assualt Craft at the Museum. Based in Fort Pierce Florida, the Museum resides on the original training grounds of the predecessors to today’s Navy SEALs.

Week of October 26, 2020

Pain management, PTSD, prostheses, and permitting cannabis. Women, Whiskey, Weapons, and Weed. An app for intoxication?

We want to hear from our listeners. Send us your suggestions for topics that are of interest to you, or submit a question for Rick or Tim to: online@navysealmuseum.org.

The Friendly Fire Podcast is hosted by the Museum’s Chief Operating Officer, Rick Kaiser, retired Navy SEAL Master Chief, and Tim Nichols, retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel and current professor at Duke University; Tim joins the conversation from his home base in North Carolina.

Special thanks to Shine a Light Productions for support of this production.

Friendly Fire Podcast Archive

Friendly Fire Podcast – Week of November 23, 2020

Friendly Fire Podcast – Week of November 23, 2020

Celebrating Muster 35 success. Mask mandates: preventative or politicized? Scraping off base parking stickers for the rule-breakers at Command. A country divided. Unpacking the contentiousness of riots and protests and the security and legitimacy of our voting system.

Friendly Fire Podcast – Week of November 9, 2020

Friendly Fire Podcast – Week of November 9, 2020

Changing the legal drinking age from 21 to 18 and changing the complexion of college? Choosing Virginia for a SEAL duty station and a long string of subsequent successes. SEAL drinking culture sensationalized or sincere? Chief initiations with cattle prods. No nonlethal weapons at the Navy SEAL Museum.

Friendly Fire Podcast – Week of November 2, 2020

Friendly Fire Podcast – Week of November 2, 2020

Calling the election or extending it? Heartburn over capital punishment philosophically and practically in an imperfect system. Can it be applied fairly? Philadelphia on fire and the skillset for crisis response mode. Glue guns, beanbag guns, and de-escalation.

Friendly Fire Podcast – Week of October 19, 2020

Friendly Fire Podcast – Week of October 19, 2020

“I voted.” Is there fraud, or is the system simply flawed? Crossing (and redrawing) electoral lines–census or incensed? Identifying what’s good about America. The Navy SEAL Museum supports young people who come inquiring about military service. Is college for everyone? Raising individuals as individuals.

Friendly Fire Podcast – Week of October 12, 2020

Friendly Fire Podcast – Week of October 12, 2020

Two military guys discuss gun control and thoughts on the infringement of the Second Amendment. Investing in law enforcement and backing their service before citizens compensate? “Who’s good, who’s bad?” Embracing protests without arms. Running down groups running roughshod.

Friendly Fire Podcast – Week of October 5, 2020

Friendly Fire Podcast – Week of October 5, 2020

Is there a place for women to serve in Special Forces, specifically as Navy SEALs? The right to vote for all–but only with proof of identity? Appointing the Ninth Supreme Court Justice now or later? Can you be both a SEAL and a politician?

Friendly Fire Podcast – Week of September 22, 2020

Friendly Fire Podcast – Week of September 22, 2020

Is protesting appropriate in the arena of professional sports? More or less guidance and regulations for the “COVID Deployment”? Term limits for Supreme Court Justices in light of the contributions and passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg?