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Our stories—told by us.

No middlemen. No filters.

Here’s the deal:

Download the Second Mess podcast app below:

*You can listen to the 5 FREE SAMPLES by simply tapping the “Skip Login” button when the app launches. To access the NEXT 10 EPISODES —already available, scroll to bottom of this page to see them—you must subscribe. Scroll down for subscription options. New episodes drop every Friday at noon beginning January 17th, 2020.

The custom app has advanced functions like downloading, skipping forward and backwards & much more.

But you can also stream the 5 sample episodes here (limited functionality).

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Summaries of the 5 sample episodes:

Sample Episode Descriptions

4 Reasons You Should Subscribe:

#1 The Second Mess podcast is a Powerful Networking Tool.

You’ve already earned your spot in the Norwich family—I’ll help you get to know it. Each week I’ll introduce you to different members of the Norwich network whose experiences span more than 70 years. No two guests are alike. But they all have at least one thing in common with you—their lives and careers were shaped by their time on the Hill in Partridge’s Corps of Cadets.

#2 The Second Mess Podcast is Entertaining.

Episodes are packed with Norwich stories you’ve never heard, told by the very people who lived them, in their own words. Norwich stories are never boring & the world needs more of them.

#3 The Second Mess Podcast is Educational.

You will learn something new & useful in each episode.

#4 Help keep the Norwich flame burning.

Human beings teach, learn, and celebrate via storytelling. When you subscribe, you are essentially ordering more Norwich stories. The Second Mess Podcast is our fire. It’s up to us to keep the flames burning. We cannot rely on the university to do it for us.

3 Subscription Options:

In addition to 5 free samples, there are 10 more episodes immediately available for subscribers (scroll to bottom of this page to see them). New episodes drop every Friday at noon—delivered straight to the custom Second Mess podcast app in your pocket.

Pay $8.00 Monthly:

A monthly payment of $8.00 gets you access to the Second Mess podcast. 52 episodes per year. ($96.00 yearly)


Or purchase an annual membership for $76 (20% discount) & receive 2 books FREE:

One-time payment of $76.00 (20% off) gets you an annual Second Mess podcast subscription. 52 episodes per year PLUS paperback copies of my books Norwich Matters & Norwich Heroes (a $20 retail value).

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Current Norwich Cadets (50% discount):

Current Cadets can purchase an annual Second Mess podcast subscription for $48 (50% off). Books not included— email address & campus mailbox number are required.

Strapped for Cash?

If you would like to subscribe but truly cannot afford it, please email us at and we can give you a complimentary account. Your privacy will be respected. Important Note: This willingness to provide complimentary accounts for Norwich brothers and sisters in need negates any honorable reason to share log-in information or premium content. Violators of this sacred trust (i.e. thieves) will be smoked, hazed, and banished forever.

Pull the Trigger:

You can use PayPal for all three subscription options. Annual subscribers can also use Venmo or Apple Cash. Regardless of payment option, please be sure to include your preferred email (it will be your username) and mailing address at checkout.

Payment Options

*Only annual subscriptions can be purchased using Venmo or Apple Cash. Send $76.00 (standard annual) or $48.00 (current Cadets only):

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After You Pull the Trigger:

Be on high alert for an email from with the subject line: “Your Libsyn Premium account has been created.”

Your preferred email address is your username.

Within the email is a link to reset your password to whatever you want.

Use your premium username and password to login via the Second Mess app. Start binging on episodes.

The Second Mess podcast team will process your subscription as soon as humanly possibly. But it could take a few hours so we appreciate your patience.

Thank you for supporting this much-needed way for Corps grads and current cadets to connect, share, and thrive.

We don’t need middlemen. We don’t need filters. We just need each other.

Norwich Forever & Essayons!

Randall H. Miller NU ’93, MDY ’07

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Summaries of 10 episodes immediately available to subscribers:

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