29. Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down  the 1999 non-fiction book by journalist Mark Bowden, about the U.S. military’s 1993 raid in Mogadishu

Which was adapted to the 2001 film  by the same name, produced and directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay by Ken Nolan.

Join Kaylia and Ryan as they discuss the heroic acts of this unforgettable battle that doesn’t always get as much attention in US history as it should.  We talk about heroics, big questions, the horros of war… and also a Cpt. Picard/Star Trek shoutout because… well.. Of course. 

Photo taken in 2016

Special Guest this episode: Marine Corps veteran Ryan is a camping/hiking lover, wine/bourbon drinker, and outspoken centrist. He lives in the SF Bay Area with his wife and dogs. You can find him @RyanRunningRogue on Instagram

Show Notes:

The real-life Delta Force operator who went by “Hoot,” and who was portrayed by Eric Bana in the movie, today fights a three-pronged enemy that continues to plague troops and veterans: post traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and substance abuse.

Why Tom Sizemore makes us cringe: https://www.vox.com/a/sexual-harassment-assault-allegations-list/tom-sizemore

The actual two types of music that we hear in film: https://www.filmmusicnotes.com/diegetic-music-non-diegetic-music-and-source-scoring/

The unofficial Spotify Playlist for Black Hawk Down including Faith No More, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and yes, Alice in Chains. (But not The Rooster) https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4xY43kzkAdQP7QDR0SWzyO

Sources:

https://www.screendaily.com/black-hawk-down/407864.article

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Hawk_Down_(film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Hawk_Down_(book)

https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/08/02/this-black-hawk-down-special-operator-is-still-fighting-but-on-a-different-front/

Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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