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By Andy Stumpf

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Reviews: 14


 Oct 28, 2020


 Sep 29, 2020

Tyler
 Jun 23, 2020
Great podcast. It's a good combination of expertise and insider information mixed with a lot of honesty.

Snelp
 Jun 2, 2020
Great podcast, highly recommended.

John D
 May 25, 2020
Fantastic podcast with a wide range of different guests.

Description

It is safe to say that I have wandered a bit. I served in the military, flew some jets, jumped out of most, climbed mountains (I jumped off of them too), taught fitness, owned a gym, and have spent the last few years speaking to organizations and leaders. It has been a journey, and in all honesty, I have no idea where it is going. I seek the things that make me uncomfortable. I move towards things that scare me. I think you should too

Episode Date
Full Auto Friday - Round 29
30:23

Last week's episode stirred up a bit of a hornet's nest with my answer/suggestions to a doctor expressing signs of burnout.  A few from the medical field reached out, and I appreciate their time and thoughts. 

Let's dig back into this...My response and continued thoughts on COVID, burnout, limited resources, and personnel.  No time cap, one topic. 

Enjoy

Nov 27, 2020
Episode 155 - Paul Sharp and Travis Davison
02:09:42

Endurance events, police reform, the law enforcement community policing their own, performance-enhancing drugs, Jiu-Jitsu, oh yes, we covered it all. Enjoy!

Paul Sharp retired from a twenty-year career in law enforcement from the city of Elgin, located on the NW outskirts of Chicago. He served his community in a variety of capacities, from patrol, undercover, narcotics, SWAT, and the resident officer program. He is a firearm, defensive weapons and tactics, bladed edge instructor, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, and the owner of SBG Illinois.

Travis Davison is the vice president of Straight Blast Gym International, the owner of multiple SBG facilities, and a 20 + year BJJ practitioner and coach.

Nov 23, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 28
34:22

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week strong.  Five-minute time cap per answer (sometimes), all questions submitted by listeners. 

1. Maybe those with COVID should just make their peace with God

2. The role of "influencers" in reconciliation and improved communication

3. Thanksgiving restrictions

4. What can average, law-abiding, working-class citizens do to prevent civil unrest and preserve respectful discourse

Enjoy

Nov 20, 2020
Episode 154 - Brian Johnson & Tiffany Morgan from WarriorNow
02:41:48

WarriorNOW was founded as a way to eliminate the stigma associated with veterans dealing with mental health-related concerns, PTSD, and/or addiction. WarriorNow connects Veterans impacted by a mental health diagnoses, PTSD, and/or addiction to resources, services, and mentorship through training and peer mentors in order to help reintroduce our Veterans to the Journey of Life.

Brian Johnson is an Army Veteran, prior Law Enforcement Officer, and the founder and Executive Officer of WarriorNow. 

Tiffany Morgan is a Navy Veteran, mental health service provider, and the Chief of Staff and Director of Training of WarriorNow. 

WarriorNow

Nov 16, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 27
31:20

Full Auto Friday is a rapid-fire Q and A format where I answer questions from the listeners.  Each question is limited to a five-minute answer, topics will vary. 

1. Hazing for new Officers

2. Concerns for a high-risk medical provider still seeing Covid-19 patients. 

3. My plans for 2021

4. Military force against rioters

5. How do I get my kids to take guns seriously

6. Social Media and the SEAL Teams. 

Enjoy

Nov 13, 2020
Episode 153 - Greg Anderson
02:38:17

Greg Anderson is a Law Enforcement Officer for the Port of Seattle Police Department. He posted an 8-minute video to his personal Instagram page in which he called for his fellow Law Enforcement Officers to consider the impacts of their actions on public trust, and the legality/constitutionality of enforcing strict pandemic/quarantine measures, an act for which he was eventually terminated. 

Greg is a veteran of the United States Army where he served as part of the 75th Ranger Regiment. Post military he worked overseas as a contractor for Triple Canopy before joining the US Marshal Service, then as a Police Officer in Los Angeles, and eventually as an officer at the Port of Seattle in Washington. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and the owner of Checkmat Lake Stevens.

Butcher Box 

Nov 09, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 26 - The Election Recap
48:00

Traditionally, Full Auto Friday is dedicated to rapid-fire Q and A.  Today, given the set and setting, we have decided to sit down and talk about all things 2020 election-related. Our thoughts, worries, and projections.  Spoiler alert...We are not experts. 

Nov 06, 2020
Episode 152 - Adam Haidary
03:23:44

Adam Haidary spent 7 years in Law Enforcement, 2 of which as a full-time training Sergeant.  He is the founder and CEO of PolicePosts, the world's largest training platform for police on Instagram. PolicePosts focuses on education and training for police officers and the public through real-world incidents. 

Adam is also the founder and CEO of Effective Fitness Training, a science and data-driven fitness program that specializes in developing more effective and prepared police officers. 

 

Nov 02, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 25 with Brian Bishop
49:15

Potential Full Auto Friday monthly co-host Brian Bishop returns! You all know the deal, rapid-fire Q and A with a 5 minute (or so) time cap on all answers.  We answered some questions, then of course went off-script multiple times. 

1.  Social pressure and standing your ground on your beliefs

2. How capable are militia groups

3. Joining the military with parents who don't support your decision

4. Experience with foreign military units

Enjoy

Oct 30, 2020
Episode 151 - Bill Rapier
02:53:57

Bill Rapier is Amtac Shooting’s owner and lead instructor. He retired after twenty years in the Navy, where his duty assignments included several years at SEAL Team 3 and over 14 years at Naval Special Warfare Development Group.

Positions held include assaulter, breacher, sniper, team leader, troop chief, and military working dog department senior enlisted adviser. He has always been an avid shooter and is heavily involved in combatives.

Since retiring from the Teams six years ago, Bill has been teaching professionally while developing new courses to make good Americans more capable. He also owns and operates Amtac Blades. He lives in the mountains of Idaho with his wife and six children.

Oct 26, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 24
28:27

Listener submitted Q and A with a little rapid-fire Twitter session at the end. Multiple topics, 5-minute time cap on answers.

1. I'm law enforcement and losing friends because of my job

2. What is the role of the military if the sitting president won't leave office

3. What are the 5 top things I would change as president

And then, Twitter.....

Enjoy

Oct 23, 2020
Episode 150 - Darin Bibeau
01:54:50

Darin Bibeau was born and raised in Plattsburg, New York. He joined the Coast Guard in 1994 with recruit company Delta 144. His first assignment was Coast Guard cutter Spencer out of Boston. During his time with the Coasts Guard, he served as a Special Operator and then a private government contractor all over the world. He has been in operations on the high seas and remote areas around the globe.

Since then he has made his transition into the civilian world and now runs and owns successful American manufacturing companies, most notably, National Chimney/Natural Light Energy Systems- He has 9 factories and over 300 employees.

Today, Darin spends his extra time as a motivational speaker, business consultant and promoting his new book Back to Bulletproof -A Warriors Tactical Guide to Success. He strives to help others, especially veterans, on their road to professional and personal success. 

Back To Bulletproof

Oct 19, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 23 - with Mike Glover
56:19

Guest host Mike Glover joins us today for a Full Auto Friday round of rapid-fire Q and A. Due to our backgrounds, we are obviously experts in the field of relationships, so please join us as we drop knowledge bombs and hopefully help people from repeating our personal mistakes.

1. Your mom of your wife

2. How do you not bring home the stress from work

3. How to balance a hobby and a relationship

4. Advice for those entering the SOF community with significant others

5. Attributes to look for in a spouse

6. Biggest regrets and mistakes

7. Preparing for survival on your own

8. What has pulled you out of your darkest times

9. Active duty with social media accounts

10. How to help prevent suicide and increase PTS awareness

Enjoy

Oct 16, 2020
Episode 149 - Andy Arrabito and Dan Cerrillo
02:06:03

Andy Arrabito and Dan Cerrillo are both former Navy SEALs who have transitioned to the civilian and business world. 

Andy is the founder and CEO of Half Face Blades.

HFB knives bring the soul of rugged, dependable, combat knives and tools to a variety of settings - from special operations tools for warriors, hunters, and backpackers, to knives for the kitchen and great American workers.

Dan is the founder and owner of Spartan 7 Security, and Spartan 7 Adventures

Spartan 7 Adventures seek to provide clients and organizations the leadership, communication, offensive mindset, and advanced situational awareness skills developed by Navy SEALs. To provide a hands-on approach to teaching our clients advanced skills in shooting, driving, hand to hand combatives, travel safety, home defense, and personal defense through realistic mission-based scenarios.  

Oct 12, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 22
31:26

Full Auto Friday is for rapid-fire Q and A, topics selected by the listeners, five-minute time cap per answer. 

1. Dealing with the loss of a close friend

2. Battle Belts and Body Armor

3. Are human Special Forces Operators needed

4. Do we limit ourselves by celebrating warriors over scientists/engineers

5. Why do I want to kill everyone in Guantanamo Bay

Enjoy

Oct 09, 2020
Episode 148 - Margaret Thomson
03:47:03

Margaret Thomson is the author of “The World Looks Different Now,” a memoir about her oldest son, an active-duty soldier who committed suicide.  Her book chronicles the grueling journey of grief, and hopefully, healing for those left behind.  

The book was amazing, the story is heartbreaking. 

Margaret is a journalist and television producer who’s reported on a variety of subjects, from Middle East politics to the British royal family. As a radio correspondent for ABC News, she was the first American broadcast journalist to report the end of the Falklands War in May 1982; several years later she became the first radio correspondent to report on the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Upon returning to the United States in 1992, she taught journalism and television production at the University of Memphis. Thomson continues to write for print and online publications. In 2016, she and her husband Tim relocated from Memphis to Franklin, Tennessee. Their son Matt, a recent graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, visits frequently from his job in the shipping industry.

Oct 05, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 21
30:56

Rapid Fire (sometimes) Q and A with questions being submitted from the listeners:

1. Is it better to focus on the "big" picture, or the small things you actually have an impact on?

2. Forgiveness

3. Has the media pushed a false narrative about police, what do I want to see from law enforcement.

4. I am never satisfied regardless of my accomplishments, what should I do?

Enjoy

Templar Medical

Oct 02, 2020
Episode 147 - Mike Glover
03:47:58

Mike spent 18 years in the US Army and as a government contractor for OGA (Other Government Agency). He served as a SGM (Sergeant Major) in Special Forces in various positions and deployed multiple times to combat theaters.

He is an expert in Counter-Terrorism, security, and crisis management operations and is the host of the Fieldcraft Survival Podcast on iTunes, and Soundcloud.

He is an avid outdoorsman, overland and traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelors degree in Homeland Security and resides in Prescott, AZ where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival.

Sep 28, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 20
30:06

Q and A from the audience with a five-minute time cap (sometimes, actually not often.) To submit a question head over to clearedhotpodcast.com and click the contact button.

1. How to find your passion and purpose

2. When is self-defense ok

3. How do I tell my parents I want to be a SEAL

4. Elected officials....

Enjoy

Sep 25, 2020
Episode 146 - Nick Koahou
02:29:50

As an officer with the San Bernardino Police Department, Koahou was one of the first responders on Dec. 2, 2015, when terrorists attacked the Inland Regional Center, killing 14 people and injuring 22 others.

During a gun battle between police and the terrorists, Koahou left his position of cover to provide assistance to a fellow officer who was under heavy fire. Koahou sustained a bullet wound to his leg but continued to return fire at the suspects. After being treated for his injuries, Koahou refused to be evacuated and remained to assist until the other officer had been safely evacuated.

Officer Koahou was awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery in California, and the Public Safety Medal of Valor from President Trump. His Congressional Badge of Bravery Citation reads:

On December 2, 2015, the Inland Regional Center in the city of San Bernardino, CA, was attacked by two assailants armed with assault rifles, resulting in the deaths of 14 and the wounding of 22 others. After the attack, the assailants fled the scene. Over the next several hours the investigation led officers to the neighboring city, where the assailants were located leaving their residence. As they drove away from the location, officers conducted a rolling surveillance. Officer Nicholas Koahou was assigned as an undercover narcotics officer for the San Bernardino Police Department and was a member of the surveillance team.

Eventually, the suspects returned to San Bernardino, at which point a marked police vehicle joined the other officers who were surveilling the suspects. Almost immediately the back window of the suspect’s vehicle shattered as the surveilling officers came under rifle fire. The suspects continued to drive for a short distance further and then abruptly stopped their vehicle. The officers positioned behind the suspects stopped their vehicles a distance away to create space and take cover to return fire. Unwittingly, a sheriff deputy drove past the unmarked vehicles and stopped his vehicle in the “kill zone” between the suspects and officers. This immediately caused the suspects to focus the majority of their fire on the deputy.

Officer Koahou recognized that the deputy was pinned down and needed rescue. As Officer Koahou formalized a plan to assist, he saw one of the suspects leave their vehicle and flank the deputy. This allowed the suspects to open fire on the deputy from two angles, taking away any possible escape route.

Officer Koahou immediately left his position of cover, moved forward, and engaged the suspect in order to rescue the deputy, who by this time was pinned down under heavy fire from both suspects. With disregard for his personal safety, Officer Koahou left his cover and closed to within 20 yards of the deputy, where he took a prone position and began firing at the suspect. The suspect went down, and the immediate threat of the deputy being outflanked and exposed was removed. However, the second suspect began to focus her fire on the pinned-down deputy. Officer Koahou rose to his feet and began closing the remaining distance to the deputy. At this point, Officer Koahou was shot in his left leg by the second suspect.

After being wounded, Officer Koahou continued to return fire at the second suspect as medical aid was applied to his wound in the form of a pressure bandage. After being treated for his injuries, Koahou refused to be medically evacuated and remained to assist in the rescue of the pinned-down deputy. By this time additional officers had brought a vehicle up to Officer Koahou’s position. Koahou was able to rise to his feet, and he continued on to the pinned-down deputy using the vehicle as “moving cover.” Once at the deputy’s position they were able to evacuate him to safety. Both suspects were ultimately killed during the exchange of gunfire.

The actions of Officer Koahou demonstrate extraordinary bravery and a willingness to save the lives of others, without regard to his own personal safety.

Sep 21, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 19
29:48

Rapid Fire Q and A from the viewers and listeners of the podcast. I do my best to limit myself to five minutes, I am not always successful...

1. When is it time/how do I know I am ready to have a child

2. Functional fitness vs. show muscles

3. Joining the military in your 30's, what to expect

4. Suicide/Violent videos/Movies and their impact on children

Enjoy

Element Labs

Sep 18, 2020
Episode 145 - Suresh Madhaven - Part 2
02:02:53

In an age where it may seem impossible, how does a fatherless black man grow up to become a police officer, with multiple degrees, then move on to creating a successful company and worldwide brand?   

Enter Suresh Madhaven, who spent 13 years as a police officer before founding 221Btactical, an organization that specializes in developing equipment for the LEO/first responder community. 

Sep 14, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 18 - Thoughts on 9/11
22:07

Today's episode focuses on 9/11, the impact it had on my personal life as well as the United States. My thoughts on where we are now, where I am concerned we are heading, the foundation of our rights and freedoms, and how incredibly fortunate we are.

Sep 11, 2020
Episode 144 - Suresh Madhaven Part 1
02:21:25

In an age where it may seem impossible, how does a fatherless black man grow up to become a police officer, with multiple degrees, then move on to creating a successful company and worldwide brand?   

Enter Suresh Madhaven, who spent 13 years as a police officer before founding 221Btactical, an organization that specializes in developing equipment for the LEO/first responder community. 

Sep 07, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 17
31:43

Rapid-fire Q and A solicited from listeners. Any and all topics are. on the table, five-minute time cap (sort of.)

1. Following in your father's footsteps

2. Enlisted or Officer, Degree or no degree

3. What about "right-wing" organizations, are you still willing to "come off the bench?"

4. Exercise sucks, tips for motivation

Enjoy

Sep 04, 2020
Episode 143 - Henry Akins
01:52:06

Henry Akins began training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in 1995 at the Rickson Gracie Acadamy on Pico blvd in West LA. Shortly after he started he became the secretary at the acadamy and was spending 70 hours a week there watching and participating in all of the classes. In 1997 the school moved to the Pacific Palisades where Henry trained and assisted main Instructor Luis Heredia and also participated and trained in all of the classes taught by Rickson. During these years Henry had the opportunity to train with Rickson and help him prepare for his fights in Japan. In 2000 the acadamy moved again to Wilshire blvd in West LA. By this time Henry had begun teaching many of the classes at the school.

In Feb of 2004, because of his persistence and dedication to the fundamentals and philosophies of Jiu-Jitsu, Rickson Gracie presented Henry with a blackbelt, being only the third American at the time to receive that honor. Henry then took over the school and became the main instructor there until 2008 when he was forced to stop due to a back injury. Now Henry is the head Jiu-Jitsu instructor at Dynamix Martial Arts and although Henry is no longer affiliated with Rickson Gracie or his association, he feels blessed to be able to share this art with others and to pass on the knowledge that was taught to him by the greatest Jiu-Jitsu practitioner ever.

Aug 31, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 16 with Brian Bishop
42:24

Rapid Fire Q and A with guest host Brian Bishop, five minute time cap per question..

1. Is BLM a domestic terrorist organization

2.  Does the 2nd Amendment include automatic weapons, waiting times, and age restrictions

3. How do you teach accountability and responsibility to a generation who believes everything should be free

4. Should vaccines be mandatory

5. What is the appropriate response to the destruction of property during a riot

And much more, enjoy. 

Aug 28, 2020
Episode 142 - John Barklow
02:26:35

John Barklow is the Big Game Product Manager for Sitka, a hunting brand based in Bozeman, Montana. Prior to his current profession, he served for 26 years in the United States Navy as a Diver. We met in 1997 when I was a punk new guy, and he was running the dive locker for SEAL Team Five. His background and experience is diverse...In addition to classical dive training, he is a wealth of knowledge in climbing, skiing, backcountry travel, snow safety, and survival, to mention a few. For 15 years he worked at, and lead the Kodiak training facility where all SEAL candidates now go for their cold weather and survival training. To add icing to the cake, he has been a bowhunter for 30 years.

www.sitkagear.com

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Aug 24, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 15
37:58

Rapid-fire Q and A with a five-minute time cap to all answers:

First, a love letter to special podcast social media commenters...

1. White Belt Lives Matter: advice for beginners

2. Military service regret

3. Managing information overload, clarity of thought or depth of thought, the one thing I am the most certain of in this world.

4. My dad is a drunk, what should I do

5. Rapid-Fire Twitter Q and A

Enjoy

Aug 21, 2020
Episode 141 - Angel Cortes
02:36:24

Angel Cortes grew up in Orange county to what can only be described as very difficult and challenging circumstances.  By the time he was in high school he was already a gang member, but he chose to pursue a desire to be an Army Ranger and changed the trajectory of his life. 

Angel successfully became and Ranger and completed deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan.  

After leaving the military Angel attends school full time with the goal of becoming a registered dietician, as well as creating and hosting military veteran based events. 

 

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Aug 17, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 14
28:28

Rapid-fire Q and A with a five-minute time cap to all answers:

1. Thoughts on various military occupations outside of SOF

2. BJJ/MMA training during Covid-19

3. Advice on returning home from deployment

4. Suggestions for someone looking for a good CrossFit gym

5. Are we headed towards a revolution, how would it play out

6. The one thing left on my bucket list

7. Is the Danny's burger as good as the legend says they are..

Enjoy

Aug 14, 2020
Episode 140 - Remi Adeleke
02:48:09

Remi Adeleke was born in Western Africa and moved to New York City with his mother and brother following the death of his father. In 2002 he joined the U.S. Navy, ultimately completing the grueling training to become a member of the select U.S. Navy SEALs. Since completing his military service,  Remi has had successful careers in writing, speaking, and films. He appeared in the 2017 franchise film Transformers: The Last Knight, and served as the lead technical advisor on the Netflix production 6 Underground. Remi also partners with City Hope in La Mesa, California, where he mentors at-risk and inner-city youth.

Aug 10, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 13
20:26

Rapid-fire Q and A with a five-minute time cap to all answers:

1. Managing emotional responses

2. The social media rabbit hole/time suck

3. Favorite scenery when jumping

4. Beers and death matches with Jocko

5. Does pineapple belong on a pizza

6. The single most important piece of apparel for a bowhunter

7. Brass knuckles or bear traps

Enjoy

Aug 07, 2020
Episode 139 - Jason and Jessica Silva
02:55:39

Jason Silva is a retired Navy SEAL who served for 27 years in the United States Navy. He completed BUD/s (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training in 1992 and then went on to become a Special Forces Qualified Medic at Fort Sam Houston, TX and a paramedic in South Central Las Angeles, CA with the Las Angeles Fire Department. He served at SEAL Team 5, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, and Special Operations Command North, completing 17 combat deployments throughout the world. His awards include the Silver Star, 3 Bronze Stars with Valor, the Purple Heart, and 2 Defense Meritorious Service Medals, among many others. Jason has a passion for woodworking and spends his free time crafting pieces of art in his mountain woodshop in Colorado.

Jessica Silva has been in the first responder world for most of her career, beginning as an EMT in San Jose and San Diego. After a military relocation, she became a 9-11 dispatcher for the city of Virginia Beach and then as a Community Corrections Officer for domestic violence offenders. In 2011 she started volunteering with a Wilderness Search and Rescue Team and shortly thereafter began training as a K9 handler. In addition to raising two children and riding out 14 post 9/11 deployments, she served as the Ombudsman for several years, was part of the shaping of resiliency programs for Special Forces spouses and families, and is the author of a children's book about military deployments.

Aug 03, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 12
29:26

Rapid Fire Q and A with a 5 minute time cap to take you into the weekend: 

1:  Managing expectations with CrossFit methodology (any methodology really).

2. Situational awareness and a nervous/irritated girlfriend

3. Discipline and life goals

4. Left-handed shooters, and why you should be suspicious of anyone who is left-handed.

Enjoy

Jul 31, 2020
Episode 138 - Brian Bishop
01:54:11

Brian Bishop is a former Marine with multiple combat deployments to Iraq prior to continuing his service in Afghanistan as a contractor with Blackwater.

He is the founder of Orion Design Group, a solutions-oriented company that seeks to fill the gaps present in business as well as the Special Operations community.

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Jul 27, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 11
18:53

Today's Full Auto Friday will focus on two questions, instead of multiple, with no time cap.

How do you say goodbye to someone dying in front of your eyes, how do you deal with severe depression and suicidal thoughts?

They were tough questions, I hope my answers did them justice.

Enjoy

Jul 24, 2020
Episode 137 - Adam DeRito
02:51:53

Adam DeRito is a former firefighter, EMT, and search and rescue technician from New Jersey who was a member of the Air Force Academy Class of 2010. Since 2012 he has worked in the energy industry, and after completing his Master's Degree, he became a paratrooper in the Colorado national guard.

Soon after that, he discovered his medical records were falsified by the United States Air Force Academy after reporting incidents of sexual assault as an undercover informant for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations during his time as a cadet.

He has since made it his mission to correct his records, hold those officers accountable, and ensure that legal precedence is established in our legal system to uphold the constitutional rights of our nation's service members who are sworn to protect those very rights.

Jul 20, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 10 with John Frankl and Travis Davison
48:13

Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners. Topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.

This week the entire episode is dedicated to BJJ related questions. What to look for in a BJJ gym for those interested in starting, Belts and promotions, gym etiquette, Technique and strength, members getting kicked out of the gym, Thoughts on initial training for LEO, What is a black belt worth.

Enjoy

Jul 17, 2020
Episode 136 - Travis Howze
02:57:17

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, former Police Officer and Firefighter Travis Howze is an international touring Comedian and Motivational Speaker who has been igniting top stages around the world with laughter and inspirational messages for over a decade! Author of Create Your Own Light, Travis has been able to find healing after an extremely chaotic and traumatic past which led him on a path to helping others through his very personal story of “Finding Post Traumatic Purpose.”

www.Travishowze.com

 

 

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Jul 13, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 9
26:59

Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners. Topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.

5:32 Q1: How to separate your identity from your occupation

11:28 Q2: Finding a new career path later in life

17:20 Q3: Principles and techniques to foster a productive learning environment

21:35 Q4: Ignoring external stressors

Enjoy

Jul 10, 2020
Episode 135 - Matt Vincent
02:05:10

Matt Vincent is known for being a two-time Highland Games World Champion and strength athlete. He spent more than 10 years competing in powerlifting, strongman, weightlifting and highland games. Although his knee injury caused him to have a total knee replacement and remove himself from competing completely, Matt will continue to share his fitness passion through seminars, book writing, fitness apparel and podcast.

In Matt's first book, Training Lab, he spelled out the philosophy of “The HVIII,” and tried to capture the spirit of self-improvement through self-loathing. This idea would serve as the spark that led to HVIII Brand Goods and a ton of adventures. Matt chronicles his travels and conversations with people in the strength game and beyond on his podcast UMSO.

Jul 06, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 8
28:53

Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners. Topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.

2:06 Q1: How to serve when you have been physically disqualified from military service

7:25 Q2: Violence, and my relationship with it over time

14:01 Q3: Can you celebrate the Confederacy and still be a patriotic American

18:27 Q4: Why did I leave Devgru

23:15 Q5: Daughters standing for what they believe

Enjoy

Jul 03, 2020
Episode 134 - Samantha Francine
01:44:24

Samantha Francine is an activist, a woman of color, and is dedicated to education and bringing about change.

On June 3rd she was participating in a Black Lives Matter protest in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana when she was approached by Jay Snowden, a visibly irritated and irate man shouting obscenities and ripping signs out of protestors hands. At that moment she chose to do what I hope we all would have the courage to do, she stood her ground and stared the man down.

The interaction between Samantha and Snowden and his subsequent behavior was captured on video, and the still picture of Samantha staring into his eyes quickly went viral, receiving national media attention.

Jun 29, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 7
36:54

Today's Full Auto Friday will focus on one question, instead of multiple, with no time cap.

I received a message from a man getting ready to leave active duty.

He has questions about whether or not we are, or have accomplished anything with our efforts. Questions about whether or not we are the "force for good" that we say we are, whether or not the fight is worth the cost of American lives, and how to move on. They were tough questions, I hope my answers did them justice.

Enjoy

Jun 26, 2020
Episode 133 - Nick Norris Part Two
01:56:45

Nick Norris is a graduate of both the United States Naval Academy and Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL (BUD/S) Class 247. Upon completion of SEAL training in 2004, Nick assumed progressively higher positions of leadership within Naval Special Warfare. His deployed roles included combat advisor to Iraqi and Afghan military units, Cross-Functional Team Leader, and Ground Force Commander during combat operation in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Nick was most recently assigned to Naval Special Warfare Basic Training Command — SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) as Officer in Charge prior to transitioning off Active Duty. Originally from Chicago, Nick received his Bachelor in Science from the United States Naval Academy in 2003 and his Masters of Science in Real Estate from The University of San Diego in 2013. He is the Executive Director of the C4 Foundation, which provides support and resources through science-based programs to active-duty Navy SEALs and their families.

Nick is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Protekt Products, a wellness company that is committed to positively impacting customer health via both personal care products and nutritional supplements. Both Protekt and the C4 Foundation value the power of time spent in the outdoors and the positive impact it has on overall well-being.

Jun 22, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 6
23:30

Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners. Topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.

1:25 Q1: Reasons NOT to pursue to a Special Operations career field

6:51 Q2: Navy JAG's and my experience with them

11:44 Q3: Managing stress through challenging times

17:11 Q4: How to best support active and retired servicemembers

Enjoy

Jun 19, 2020
Episode 132 - Nick Norris, Part 1
01:31:45
Nick Norris is a graduate of both the United States Naval Academy and Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL (BUD/S) Class 247. Upon completion of SEAL training in 2004, Nick assumed progressively higher positions of leadership within Naval Special Warfare. His deployed roles included combat advisor to Iraqi and Afghan military units, Cross-Functional Team Leader, and Ground Force Commander during combat operation in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
Nick was most recently assigned to Naval Special Warfare Basic Training Command — SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) as Officer in Charge prior to transitioning off Active Duty. Originally from Chicago, Nick received his Bachelor in Science from the United States Naval Academy in 2003 and his Masters of Science in Real Estate from The University of San Diego in 2013. He is the Executive Director of the C4 Foundation, which provides support and resources through science-based programs to active-duty Navy SEALs and their families.
 
Nick is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Protekt Products, a wellness company that is committed to positively impacting customer health via both personal care products and nutritional supplements. Both Protekt and the C4 Foundation value the power of time spent in the outdoors and the positive impact it has on overall well-being.
Jun 15, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 5
26:08

Traditionally these episodes are dedicated to multi-topic Q and A, today will be slightly different.

The most regrettable moments of my life revolve around the times I have not taken action when I should have, when I have not said something that I should have, when I tolerated what I know to be wrong.

I am as flawed as the next man.  The list of my mistakes is long and distinguished. I will stand in judgment of my actions, all of them.

What I discuss on this episode needs to have been said long ago, many times, by far too many people. I was part of the problem, I should have been part of the solution.

Question 1: CrossFit

Jun 12, 2020
Episode 131 - Jeff Shapiro
02:50:24

Jeff Shapiro is a professional climber and pilot who has dedicated his life to the mountains.

What began as a passion for rock and alpine climbing slowly evolved into a love of flight. Jeff has spent years as a professional hang glider pilot and racer, paraglider, skydiver and BASE jumper, and most recently a bush plane pilot. If that were not enough, Jeff is an avid falconer as well.

When he is not traveling the world on epic expeditions, he is home in the great state of Montana with his wife and daughter.

Rarely have I met a man this capable and experienced. Enjoy!

Jun 08, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 4
39:08

Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners. Topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.

2:00 Q1: George Floyd

16:05. Q2: I've never been a gun owner, but now I need a gun for protection

21:53. Q3: How do I keep my world "small," but also have a global impact

26:15. Q4: What is better for police training, generalist vs. specialist

32:10. Q5: Is there a lack of diversity in the SEAL community and other SOF

Enjoy

Jun 05, 2020
Episode 130 - Tactical A**hole Volume 3 - Snakes, Hornets, and Smoke Bombs with Bryan Callen
01:28:23

Bryan Callen was the founder of JSOC and a plank owner at both CAG and Devgru. He first tasted combat during the civil war and has fought for Truth, Liberty, and Justice since that time. He will occasionally moonlight as an assassin, traveling the globe in his continuous and continual fight against evil......

Bryan Callen is an American actor, comedian, and podcaster. He is most known for his recurring role as “Coach Mellor” on ABC’s SCHOOLED and THE GOLDBERGS; which he has played since 2014. Callen has also appeared in such TV and films as Kingdom, 2 Broke Girls, Ride Along, Hangover 1 & 2, Sex and the City, Old School, MADTv, Entourage, Californication, and many more.

A veteran Headliner, Callen performs in theaters and comedy venues across the world, but most often can be seen at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. His third one-hour comedy special, “Complicated Apes”, debuted in Spring 2019 and stayed on top of the comedy charts all summer.

Additionally, Callen is co-host of the top-rated iTunes podcast. The Fighter & The Kid

Jun 01, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 3
29:38

Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners.  6-8 topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.  Round 2 is in the breach...

Q1: 3 Things that all men should do

Q2: Removed - I'll explain later...

Q3: David Goggins

Q4: Would I attempt to change my son's mind if they wanted to pursue joining the military and SEAL Teams.

Q5: Advice for dealing with the grief associated with losing a loved one. 

Q6: State and Federal Government handling of COVID - 19

Enjoy!

May 29, 2020
Episode 129 - Greg Anderson
02:50:06

Greg Anderson is a Law Enforcement Officer for the Port of Seattle Police Department. He is currently on administrative leave pending a likely termination for posting an 8-minute video to his personal Instagram page in which he called for his fellow Law Enforcement Officers to consider the impacts of their actions on public trust, and the legality/constitutionality of enforcing strict pandemic/quarantine measures.

Greg is a veteran of the United States Army where he served as part of the 75th Ranger Regiment. Post military he worked overseas as a contractor for Triple Canopy before joining the US Marshal Service, then as a Police Officer in Los Angeles, and eventually as an officer at the Port of Seattle in Washington. He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and the owner of Checkmat Lake Stevens.

May 25, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 2 with Trevor Thompson
36:26

Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners.  6-8 topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.  Round 2 is in the breach...

Q1: Podcast equipment options and solutions

Q2: Differences and similarities while serving during an administration change.

Q3: War and whether or not those you fight are as committed.

Q4: Is SEAL Team Six the most elite SEAL Team in the world.

Q5: Thoughts on daily imposed self-suffering.

Q6: Recommendations for civilians seeking weapons training. 

Enjoy!

May 22, 2020
Episode 128 - Ephraim Mattos
02:22:22

Ephraim Mattos graduated high school in 2010, joined the United States Navy, successfully graduated BUD/s (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training, and became a member of a west coast SEAL Team.

After leaving the US Navy SEAL Teams in 2017, at the age of 24, he flew to Iraq and joined a small group of volunteer humanitarians known as the Free Burma Rangers. Until being shot by ISIS on a suicidal rescue mission, Mattos witnessed unexplainable acts of courage and sacrifice by the Free Burma Rangers, who, while under heavy machine gun and mortar fire, assaulted across ISIS minefields, used themselves as human shields, and sprinted down ISIS-infested streets-all to retrieve wounded civilians.

Ephraim founded Stronghold Rescue and Relief, a non-profit dedicated to sending highly trained former Special Operations personnel into the heart of violent conflicts around the world in order to find and help the families caught in the crossfire, as well as assist oppressed people in multiple countries facing genocide and human trafficking.

Today, Ephraim continues to conduct humanitarian rescue and relief operations around the world.

Stronghold Rescue and Relief

City of Death by Ephraim Mattos

May 18, 2020
Full Auto Friday - Round 1
32:23

Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners.  6-8 topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.  Round 1 is in the breach...

Q1: The origin of the audio from the podcast intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWrgUZbuhiw&t=23s

Q2: Foreign Special Forces Units

Q3: Why are so many damn "operators" writing books? 

Q4: Leadership while struggling with mental health or substance abuse.

Q5: How am I supposed to protect myself if my gun is locked up at night? 

Q6: Philosophical differences with Lt. Col Grossman

Enjoy!

May 15, 2020
Episode 127 - Paul Sharp
01:53:47

Paul Sharp retired from a twenty-year career in law enforcement from the city of Elgin, located on the NW outskirts of Chicago. He served his community in a variety of capacities including patrol, undercover, narcotics, SWAT, and the resident officer program. He is a firearm, defensive weapons and tactics, bladed edge instructor, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, and the owner of SBG Illinois.

May 11, 2020
Episode 126 - Joe Rogan
02:04:37

A standup comedian for over 20 years, Rogan’s sixth hour long comedy special Joe Rogan: Strange Times premiered on Netflix in October 2018.  Rogan’s previous comedy specials include Joe Rogan: Triggered (2016) for Netflix, Joe Rogan: Rocky Mountain High (2014) for Comedy Central, Joe Rogan: Live from the Tabernacle (2012) released via his website, Talking Monkeys in Space (2009) on CD & DVD, and Joe Rogan Live (2007) on DVD.  Additionally, Rogan released the CDs Shiny Happy Jihad (2007) and I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday (2000).

Rogan is host of The Joe Rogan Experience, a long form conversation with guests that is one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.  

Since 2002, Rogan has provided color commentary for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) on Pay Per View, Spike Television, and FOX.  Rogan’s passion for MMA began with martial arts practice at the age of 13. Within two years, the Boston native earned a black belt and soon became the Massachusetts full contact Tae Kwon Do champion four consecutive years.  By the age of 19, Rogan won the US Open Tae Kwon Do Championship, and as lightweight champion went on to beat both the middle and heavyweight title-holders to obtain the Grand Championship.

Film credits include Here Comes The Boom (2012) and Zookeeper (2011).  Rogan hosted Joe Rogan Questions Everything (2013) for the SyFy channel.  Rogan hosted the competition reality series Fear Factor on NBC in 2011/12 and previously for six seasons on the network from 2001-2006.  Prior to Fear Factor, Rogan played Joe Garrelli, the resident electrician on the hit NBC comedy series NewsRadio.

Rogan regularly performs stand-up locally and internationally.

May 04, 2020
Episode 125 - Mike Glover
03:20:32

Mike spent 18 years in the US Army and as a government contractor for OGA (Other Government Agency). He served as a SGM (Sergeant Major) in Special Forces in various positions and deployed multiple times to combat theaters.

He is an expert in Counter-Terrorism, security, and crisis management operations and is the host of the Fieldcraft Survival Podcast on iTunes, and Soundcloud.

Mike is an avid outdoorsman, overland and traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelors degree in Homeland Security and resides in Prescott, AZ where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival.

Fieldcraft Survival

Fieldcraft Survival Podcast

Apr 27, 2020
Episode 124 - Lt. Col Dave Grossman
02:53:57

Lt. Col Grossman began his career in the Army as a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division, then as a platoon leader in the 9th Infantry Division, a general staff officer, a company commander in the 7th (Light) Infantry Division as well as a paratrooper and graduate of Ranger School. He went on to become a professor of psychology at West Point.

In February 1998, Grossman retired from the military as a professor of military science at Arkansas State University. He is the author of "On Killing," an analysis of the psychological processes involved with killing another human being, and "On Combat," an extension of his first book intended to provide coping strategies for dealing with the physiological and psychological effects of violence for people forced to kill in their line of work.

Since his retirement from the US Army, he has been on the road almost 300 days a year, for over 19 years, as one of our nation’s leading trainers for military, law enforcement, mental health providers, and school safety organizations.

Today Col. Grossman is the director of the Killology Research Group (www.killology.com). In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks he has written and spoken extensively on the terrorist threat, with articles published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Civil Policy and many leading law enforcement journals, and he has been inducted as a "Life Diplomate" by the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, and a "Life Member" of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.

Apr 20, 2020
Episode 123 - Tactical A**hole Volume 2 - Running and gunning with Bryan Callen
01:08:50

Bryan knows nothing of tactics and weapons, but worry not, that does not prevent him from speaking on both from a position of authority...

Bryan Callen is an American actor, comedian, and podcaster. He is most known for his recurring role as “Coach Mellor” on ABC’s SCHOOLED and THE GOLDBERGS; which he has played since 2014. Callen has also appeared in such TV and films as Kingdom, 2 Broke Girls, Ride Along, Hangover 1 & 2, Sex and the City, Old School, MADTv, Entourage, Californication, and many more.

A veteran Headliner, Callen performs in theaters and comedy venues across the world, but most often can be seen at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. His third one-hour comedy special, “Complicated Apes”, debuted in Spring 2019 and stayed on top of the comedy charts all summer.

Additionally, Callen is co-host of the top-rated iTunes podcast. The Fighter & The Kid

Apr 13, 2020
Episode 122 - Jocko Willink
02:02:19

Jocko Willink is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer, co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, Dichotomy of Leadership, host of the top-rated Jocko Podcast, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he serves as Chief Executive Officer, leadership instructor, speaker, and strategic advisor.

Jocko spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, starting as an enlisted SEAL and rising through the ranks to become a SEAL officer. As commander of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser during the battle of Ramadi, he orchestrated SEAL operations that helped the “Ready First” Brigade of the U.S. Army’s First Armored Division bring stability to the violent, war-torn city. Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the Iraq War.

Jocko returned from Iraq to serve as Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams. There, he spearheaded the development of leadership training and personally instructed and mentored the next generation of SEAL leaders who have continued to perform with great success on the battlefield. Jocko is the recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and numerous other personal and unit awards.

Upon retiring from the Navy, Jocko co-founded Echelon Front, a premier leadership consulting company, where he teaches the leadership principles he learned on the battlefield to help others lead and win. Jocko also authored the Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual, a New York Times Bestseller, and the best selling Way of the Warrior Kid children’s book series.

Apr 06, 2020
Episode 121 - Rener Gracie
02:05:07

Rener Gracie is a 4th-degree black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and a head instructor at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy and co-creator of Gracie University, the world's largest online jiu-jitsu training program. He is the grandson of Helio Gracie, the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and the second eldest son of Rorion Gracie, the father of Gracie jiu-jitsu in the United States. He is also the creator and founder of Quikflip apparel. 

Raised from birth to teach jiu-jitsu, Rener has spent over twenty years on the mats at the Gracie Academy studying the art under Rorion and Helio's tutelage. A black belt at age 19, Rener earned a reputation as a gifted teacher. While Helio created Gracie jiu-jitsu and Rorion introduced it to the world by co-creating the Ultimate Fighting Championship to showcase the effectiveness of the family's art, Rener and his brother, Ryron Gracie, made the art available to everyone with Internet access or a DVD player.

The brothers created Gracie University, the world's first interactive, online martial arts learning center, and developed distance learning packages for the Academy's proprietary courses. Today, Gracie University has more than 70,000 active students in 196 countries offering tailored self-defense programs for men, women, and children. The curriculum includes Gracie Combatives, Gracie Bullyproof, Women Empowered, and the Master Cycle as well as special instructor certification courses. They also offer special courses for military and law enforcement professionals.

Quikflip Apparel

Gracie University

Mar 30, 2020
Episode 120 - Rob Bailey
02:04:21

Rob Bailey defines the term entrepreneur. 

He developed an interest for sewing at the age of 7, and by the time he was in high school he was designing, creating, and selling his own clothing.  In college, he shifted his pursuits from football to becoming an exective chef at a Michelin restaurant, then a career at QVC. 

He founded his brand and clothing line Flag Nor Fail in 2008 out of his garage, while simultaneously pursuing music, releasing his first album in 2012. 

In 2015 he founded a supplement company called Run Everything Labs, and currently is building a real estate business of unique Air BnB's, warehouses, and real estate. 

Flag Nor Fail 

Run Everything Labs

Mar 23, 2020
Episode 119 - Scott Viscomi and Travis Davison
02:00:54

Scott Viscomi is the North American President of Wimp 2 Warrior, a 20 week MMA and fitness immersion that culminates in an opportunity for participants to step into the cage for an MMA bout. 

Scott began his career in entertainment and action sports serving as the VP of Sales and Marketing for Alliance MMA, and as the managing director for Adidas North America's Combat Sport Division.  He is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and has been passionate about martial arts for years. 

Travis Davison is the VP of SBGi (Straight Blast Gym International) as well as the owner of SBG Kalispell and Whitefish, where I started my BJJ journey. 

Wimp2Warrior

Straight Blast Gym

Mar 16, 2020
Episode 118 - Tom, Founder of Eagles and Angels Ltd.
01:57:19

Tom is a US Army Special Operations Veteran and the Owner of Eagles and Angels Ltd...

If that sounds vague, well, that's because it is.  Tom served at the highest levels of the military, but you will need to listen to the episode and use some critical thinking skills and perhaps Google for the specifics..

Eagles and Angels uses uniforms to tell stories and pass down legacies so they are never forgotten.

https://www.eaglesandangelsltd.com/

Mar 09, 2020
Episode 117 - John Barklow and Nelson Grant
01:18:30

John Barklow is a retired Navy Diver with extensive experience running the cold-weather training facility in Kodiak, Alaska for Naval Special Warfare.  Post military he is now running the Big Game category for Sitka, a company dedicated to providing clothing/layering solutions to hunters around the world.

Nelson Grant is an active law enforcement officer in Montana, as well as an avid skier, snowboarder, snowmobiler, hunter, fisher, river guide, BJJ practitioner, and all-around Rennaissance man.

Mar 03, 2020
Episode 116 - Cam Hanes
02:11:15

Cam Hanes is a world-class bow hunter and endurance athlete.  When he is not hunting some of the toughest animals in the most rugged terrain on earth, he is training, often completing a marathon a day, 100-mile ultra marathons, daily strength and conditioning, and reps with his bow. 

www.cameronhanes.com

Feb 24, 2020
Episode 115 - Q and A catch up
32:42

This week's episode attempts to answer YOUR questions.  My experiences in Green Team (NSWDG selection), What can be done to lessen the "disconnect" between civilian and military population, What would I gift every man and woman given unlimited resources, Why I left CrossFit, and how to move past failure with friends and family. 

Feb 17, 2020
Episode 114 - Steve Sanders
02:06:05

Steve is a retired Navy SEAL with 24 years of active duty service. Immediately upon graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Navy and went to Basic Underwater Demolition School BUD/S. Stephen was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO where he specialized as an SDV Pilot, small arms marksmanship instructor, and scout/sniper. In 1999 Stephen successfully screened and went to Naval Special Warfare Development Group. During his 11 years at the command, Senior Chief Sanders successfully completed 10 combat deployments to both OIF (Iraq) and OEF (Afghanistan). During his combat tours as an assault team sniper and team leader he was awarded the Silver Star and five Bronze Star medals for heroic actions while engaged in National level HVT combat missions, among other medals and awards.

Before retiring, he started his own consulting business, (TIER ONE GlobalConsulting LLC) specializing in soldiering skills, combat shooting, austere high altitude jump training, and lead climbing rock courses to government agencies. In 2012 he was the Lead Military technical advisor for Man Of Steel, and in 2013 he worked on Batman vs Superman. He directed and did stunt coordination on several commercials for private companies. Today, Stephen is one of two owner-operators at VI Shooters Inc. 

Feb 10, 2020
Episode 113 - War
37:42

What is the impact of nearly 20 years of sustained combat on American servicemen and women?  What is the impact on our society, on our culture?  Are we fighting for the right reasons, or are we fighting for the "Petrol Dollar?" 

My thoughts on all of the above, as well as the commentary and criticism received from my conversation last week with Eddie Gallagher. 

Enjoy

Feb 03, 2020
Episode 112 - Eddie Gallagher
03:03:37

Eddie Gallagher is a retired Navy SEAL.  He received national attention when he was charged with war crimes in September of 2018, and subsequently acquitted in July of 2019.  Eddie served for 20 years and completed 8 deployments, including tours to both Afghanistan and Iraq. 

Jan 27, 2020
Episode 111 - Trevor Thompson
01:08:04

Trever Thompson is a former Navy SEAL, skydiver and BASE jumper, Bow Hunter, Photographer, outdoor enthusiast, and all-around renaissance man.  He creates and captures content around the world and is the consummate student, always trying to improve his craft. 

Jan 21, 2020
Episode 110 - Gary Foster
01:22:41

Gary Foster is a professional musician, specifically a smasher of drums!  He spent eight years traveling and performing on the Warped Tour before turning in his sticks and pursuing a career in emergency medicine.  He has returned to his passion for music and is performing with multiple bands to include Mest, and Assuming We Survive.  

Enjoy

Jan 13, 2020
Cleared Hot Episode 109 - Stella Davison
01:27:32

If you have children, specifically daughters, this podcast is for you.  Actually, this podcast is for anyone who wants to learn more about what it takes to be a high achiever. 

At the age of 18, Stella Davison is an Olympic hopeful in the sport of Judo.  She is a purple belt in BJJ, coaches children in BJJ, and has structured her educational load to graduate high school early to focus on her international competition. 

Driven, Disciplined, Goal-oriented, and organized, things we can all benefit from, regardless of where you are in the story arc of your life. 

Jan 08, 2020
Cleared Hot Episode 108 - SBGI Roundtable with Matt Thorton, John Frankl, and Travis Davison
01:33:13

This episode is a repost of a podcast that was recorded for SBGI (Straight Blast Gym International) while we were in Niagra Falls for the fall camp.  

In this episode, I am on the receiving end of the questions, instead of asking them.  We discussed fake martial arts/military tactics, the war in Afghanistan, Jiu-Jitsu (obviously), and life in general. 

Enjoy, and see you in 2020. 

Dec 23, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 107 - Q and A Part 2
46:24

Finishing off 2019 with Q and A part 2... Personal preference and advice across 3 weapons platforms (pistol, AR, long rifle), my thoughts on what we can do to heal as a nation, Macro vs. Micro mindset when it comes to approaching your goals, and making big moves with young families. 

Enjoy

Dec 16, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 106 - Q and A Part 1
35:08

I'm doing my best to play catch up on Q and A, it has been a few months.  This is part 1 of 2.  Part 2 will come out next Monday. 

Advice for reducing anxiety, EDC (every day carry) and additional tools to make yourself "bulletproof," How civilians can make real, positive, personal, and impactful efforts to help transitioning veterans, Essentials and packing tips for any trip. 

Enjoy

Dec 10, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 105 - Evy Poumpouras
02:24:48

Evy Poumpouras packs an incredible punch in a small package...She is a former Secret Service Special Agent who worked the protective details for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush, William Clinton, and George H. Bush.

Evy worked complex criminal investigations and undercover operations, executed search and arrest warrants, and investigated both violent and financial crimes. Additionally, Evy was an interrogator for the agency’s elite polygraph unit and trained by the Department of Defense in the art and science of lie detection, human behavior, and cognitive influence.

Evy Poumpouras is a multi-platform journalist and host who frequently appears on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and ABC. She covers a wide range of topics, such as national security, law enforcement, personal protection, behavioral analysis, situational awareness, and how to live life fearlessly.

Outside of her role as a journalist, Evy is a TEDx speaker and international advisor whose expertise is sought worldwide. She has been a keynote speaker for NASDAQ, SOCOM, Yankee Stadium Series, United Technologies, Corcoran Group, Tyco, Skanska, Red Door Spa, amongst many others. She is an Adjunct Professor for The City University of New York where she teaches criminal justice and criminology. Evy was also cast on CBS’s TV series “The Hunted.”

Evy holds a Master of Science from Columbia University in Journalism, a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs from Hofstra University. She is also a former New York City Police Academy recruit, and a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Secret Service Academy, and the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute.

Dec 02, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 104 - Tall Tales from Texas with Evan Hafer, John Dudley, and Trevor Thompson
01:17:48

Lessons in teambuilding, leadership, personal responsibility, integrity, and life in general from hunting camp with the CEO and founder of Black Rifle Coffee, Evan Hafer...World-class archer and bow-hunter, John Dudley...and gravity enthusiast and former Navy SEAL Trevor Thompson.

Nov 25, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 103 - Andrew Fontes
01:11:15

Andrew Fontes is the Brand Manager for Gatorz Eyewear, an American designed and American made sunglass manufacturer.  With roots in the "high velocity" sports realm, specifically the world of motorcycles, the brand has evolved and now has deep ties into the skydiving world, as well as the Special Operations Community. 

This episode is an inside look at a continuously evolving brand that takes great pride in its American manufacturing process, as well as the people that make the brand tick. 

I have been wearing Gatorz for 15 years, if you are interested in trying them for yourself (the Magnums are the heat) code: ANDY15 will save you 15% on everything. 

Enjoy

Nov 18, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 102 - John Frankl, Travis Davison, Michael Heinz
01:16:22

Three high-level BJJ practitioners and coaches on one podcast. 

John Frankl is a full-time professor in Korea, and part-time badass on the mats.  Actually, he is a full-time badass on the mats. 

Travis Davison is the VP of Straight Blast Gym International as well as my Jiu Jitsu coach in the Flathead Valley. 

Michael Heinz is also a professor, but just made the leap into becoming the owner of SBG Texas (the balls on the man to claim the entire state as his own!)

Enjoy

Nov 12, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 102 - John Frankl, Travis Davison, Michael Heinz

Three high-level BJJ practitioners on one podcast.  

John Frankl is a full-time professor in Korea, and part-time badass on the mats. Actually, he is a full-time badass. 

Travis Davis is the VP of the Straight Blast Gym International organization, as well as my Jiu Jitsu coach in the Flathead Valley. 

Michael Heinz is the owner of the soon to open SBG Texas (the balls on the man to claim the entire state of Texas!), as well as professor. 

Enjoy

Nov 12, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 101 - Brian Bishop
01:58:51

Brian Bishop is a former Marine with multiple combat deployments to Iraq prior to continuing his service in Afghanistan as a contractor with Blackwater. 

He is the founder of Orion Design Group, a solutions-oriented company that seeks to fill the gaps present in business as well as the Special Operations community. 

Nov 04, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 100 - Adam and Rory Singer, Travis Davison
01:47:27

Breaking into the triple digits with a podcast from SBG (Straight Blast Gym) Fall Camp in Niagra Falls. 

Adam Singer is a scientist by day and high-level Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, MMA and striking coach, and gym owner by night.  He is essentially a mix between Elon Musk, and Clark Kent, but he can't fly or stop bullets with his chest. 

Rory Singer is an MMA fighter and Jiu-Jitsu Balck Belt. He has fought in King of the Cage, Pride, Spike Tv's the Ultimate Fighter, and the UFC.  Together with his brother, they own SBG Athens in Georgia. 

SBG Athens

Travis Davison is the VP of Straight Blast Gym International, the owner of SBG Kalispell and Whitefish, and my Jiu-Jitsu coach. He currently is competing for the most appearances on the podcast with John Dudley, and is losing. 

 

Oct 28, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 99 - Evan Hafer and Trevor Thompson
01:40:40

Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee.  Prior to his love affair with coffee, he served as a contractor with the Central Intelligence Agency as well as serving in the United States Army as a Special Forces Soldier (Green Beret).

Trevor Thompson is an ex-Navy SEAL, skydiver, BASE jumper, photographer, bowhunter, exercise aficionado and all-around renaissance man. 

Secret Black Rifle Coffee code for 20 percent off a one time order:

AndyCEO

Oct 07, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 98 - The Mother of All Podcasts with Joe Rogan, Jocko Willink, John Dudley, and Cameron Hanes
01:51:34

It took some time, but we were finally able to assemble the most amazing group of podcast guests in the known universe. 

Joe Rogan is likely the most successful podcaster on the face of the planet, a stand-up comedian, and commentator for the UFC.

Jocko Willink is a retired Navy SEAL, author of multiple NY Times best-selling books, and the host of the Jocko Podcast.

John Dudley is a world-class archer and bowhunter, owner of Nock On, and an incredible resource for anyone interested in archery and bowhunting.  

Cam Hanes is not only a world-class bowhunter, he is also an amazing endurance athlete, oftentimes completing a marathon per day during his training an preparation. 

Sep 30, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 97 - John Nores
01:45:32

John Nores is a recently retired game warden with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.  While serving he helped develop the Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) and Delta Team, the first comprehensive special operations tactical team and sniper unit, with a mission to combat the marijuana cartel's destruction and decimation of California's wildlife resources. 

If you would like to learn more about John, his new book Hidden War, and the thin green line, please visit his website: 

www.johnnores.com

Sep 17, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 96 - Motivation and Discipline
24:28

Sometimes you have them, sometimes you don't.  There is no magic wand and no magic formula, but there are some practical steps you can take that will increase the odds of achieving your goals. 

These tactics work regardless of occupation and profession.  

Simple, not easy. 

Sep 10, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode Episode 95 - The Alberta aftermath with John Dudley, Brock White, and Dusty Fillion
01:07:38

For the past three years I have been fortunate to hunt with John Dudley in Northern Alberta with Red Willow Outfitters.  This year we were joined by Brock White and Dusty Fillion. Alberta was the location for my first bowhunting experience 3 years ago, and it is a trip I look forward to all year long. 

Each year has brought different experiences and challenges, and this year certainly did not disappoint. We talked about the "great sickness of 2019," which attempted to kill all of us in hunting camp, our hunting successes and failures on the trip, life, and of course, ridiculous antics from the field. 

Enjoy

Sep 02, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 94 - Caleb Copeland
01:02:50

Caleb Copeland is an outdoorsman turned videographer, photographer, producer, and editor.  He is the founder of Copeland Creative, a full-service media production company, and the host of the redneck tech podcast, which can be found on Itunes. 

We discussed the outdoor/hunting industry successes and failures, lessons learned from a lifetime in the outdoors, and advice for those looking to pursue his career field. 

Aug 26, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 93 - Jack Carr
01:46:57

Jack Carr is a retired Navy SEAL with 20 years of service as both an enlisted SEAL, and commissioned officer.  Over his 20 year career he held positions as a SEAL sniper, Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander, and Task Unit Commander.  He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Jack is now pursuing his second life long dream, becoming an author.  His second book, True Believer is out now. 

For more information about Jack, check out officialjackcarr.com 

Aug 19, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 92 - Seeking Adversity with Kisa and Travis Davison
01:46:41

Adversity is everywhere in life.  You can choose to isolate yourself in an attempt to avoid it, or you can face it and learn to overcome.  This is a simple/unavoidable choice for most adults, but our children require the example and environment that their parents create.  I believe that physical challenges create the most powerful teaching tools in this area for kids, and one great mechanism is BJJ. 

Kisa and Travis Davison are the owners of SBG (Straight Blast Gym) Montana, which has a thriving program designed specifically for children. 

Check out Growing Gorillas for more information, then do the right thing and get your kids/young adults involved!  

Aug 05, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 91 - Mark Carter
01:20:10

Mark Carter is a 3rd generation rancher turned professional snowboarder. Mark was born and raised in the small town of Ten Sleep, Wyoming, working side by side with his family on their ranch. He received his first snowboard as a gift from his mother at the age of ten, and the rest is, as they say, history.  He has traveled the globe riding the best snow imaginable, creating major snowboarding films along the way. 

Here is the link to his family farm, and grass-fed beef delivery: 

Carter Country Meats

Jul 29, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 90 - Jocko Willink and John Dudley
02:05:52

Jocko Willink is a retired Navy SEAL, the host of the Jocko Podcast, a NYT best selling author, Leadership speaker and consultant, and one of the founders of Echelon Front. 

John Dudley is a world-class archer, projectile enthusiast, and one of the best bow hunters to walk the face of the earth.  He founded Nock on Archery, and combined with his YouTube channel and School of Nock his platform is the one-stop shop for anyone in the archery world, or looking to enter the sport of archery.

Jul 22, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 89 - Mat Best
01:17:42

Mat Best is a former Army Ranger and CIA contractor.  After years spent overseas, he has devoted himself to business and the pursuit of being an entrepreneur.  He is the co-founder of Black Rifle Coffee, the founder of Article 15 Clothing, Leadslinger Spirits, and one of the hosts of the Drinking Bro's Podcast.  He also starred in the movie Range 15 and recently published a book about his time in uniform titled: Thank you for my service

In addition to all of the things previously mentioned, he creates some of the funniest content on the internet. Check out his Youtube channel here: 

https://www.youtube.com/user/MBest11x

Jul 15, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 88 - Jason Gardner
01:59:47

Jason Gardner is a retired Navy SEAL Master Chief with 30 years of service, all inside of Naval Special Warfare.  His career spans Desert Storm, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  He is the recipient of the Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, and many other awards.

We discussed raising our children, a lifetime spent in Special Operations, the pros and cons of a life in military service, life after service, war crimes, and leadership. 

Enjoy

Jul 10, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 87 - Letting go of your past, 1776 and our Independance
35:55

Leaving a career that has defined you for years can be difficult.  I struggled with it immensely post-military after a 17-year career, I still stumble occasionally. There is incredible value to be gained by putting down the past and redefining yourself.  I am at the six year point and I have learned a few lessons along the way, hopefully they help. 

The 4th of July is upon us....hopefully 1776 and Independence can take on a deeper meaning for you this holiday weekend. 

Jul 01, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 86 - Ryan Michler
01:21:26

Ryan Michler is the founder/creator of the Order of Man, a community and resource designed to help men improve every aspect of their lives from family, money, parenting, responsibility, etc.

He is a Veteran, a white belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and as of last week, a resident of the great state of Maine.

We discussed our experiences on the mat, the dangers and allure of "connectivity" and connection with our children and their peers on social media, and of course, why his family decided to make the move from Utah to Maine.

Order of Man

Jun 24, 2019
Cleared Hot Episode 85 - Pete Roberts and Brian Littlefield
01:17:07

Pete and Brian are the mad scientists behind Origin USA, a manufacturing company dedicated to products sourced and made in the USA.  Their factory is tucked away in the wilderness of Maine, and is dedicated to reinvigorating American production. 

Origin USA originally started in the BJJ "space," crafting high-quality Gi's for Jiu Jitsu practitioners. Recently they introduced denim jeans that are "Grown and Sewn" in the USA, and are about to launch a series of hand crafted boots. 

Pete Roberts founded Origin USA after a high-level competitive career in BJJ himself. As the company grew, he met Brian Littlefield, also a high-level BJJ practitioner, and now the CEO of Origin Labs, the nutrition and supplementation wing of Origin USA. 

www.originmaine.com

Jun 17, 2019