Cleared Hot

Cleared Hot

By Andy Stumpf

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

Episodes

Vaughn Stumpf - Playgirl model and Bricklayer Extraordinaire

Of all the episodes I have been able to record, these episodes with my father stand out as some of my favorites. I never thought I would be able to record conversations about our family history, values, beliefs, and what makes us who we are. I love that they will live forever, far beyond both of us, and can hopefully have great meaning to future generations later in their lives. Strap in and get ready for a journey through space and time. We open with my fathers role in the first issue of Playgirl, the in's and out's of being on the receiving end of a BUI (Biking Under the Influence), current protests at college campuses in comparison to the Vietnam era and much, much more. Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
27/05/241h 34m

Death Comes For Us All

1. Dealing with Unimaginable Loss in the Military: One listener shares a harrowing week of personal loss within the Navy, grappling with the deaths of close friends and colleagues. How do you build healthy coping habits and offer advice on how to support one's command during such trying times.  2. Empathizing Through Shared Grief: A heartfelt question from a listener struggling to comfort his wife after the loss of her beloved dog. Despite his own history of profound personal loss, he seeks advice on how to better empathize and support his partner through her grief. 3. Achieving Tactical Mastery: An intriguing query about what sets apart 'top-tier' tactical proficiency in the SEAL Teams. We delve into specific examples and discuss the key elements that elevate performance to the next level. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
24/05/2434m 0s

Jay Wadsworth and Adam Haidary - Defensive Tactics and Combatives for Law Enforcement

Jay Wadsworth is a 2nd-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and retired pro/amateur MMA fighter, bringing over two decades of street cop experience and 14 years in SWAT. He's a certified SWAT Operator and Defensive Tactics Instructor with a robust background in developing and teaching advanced defensive tactics curricula. Adam Haidary is the founder of Police Posts and co-founder of Effective Fitness and has seven years of law enforcement experience, including his role as a training supervisor. With six years of grappling experience and multiple instructor certifications, Adam has been instrumental in enhancing officer safety tactics and implementing tactical medical programs. Together, they lead Effective Fitness Combatives, a comprehensive program designed to enhance physical fitness, defensive tactics, and officer safety. In this episode, they share their expertise on the essential skills for law enforcement and how their program equips officers to handle real-world scenarios effectively. https://www.efcombatives.com/home Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life:  https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
20/05/242h 16m

Breakups and Bar Brawls

We are diving into listener-submitted questions that cover the gamut of life's toughest challenges: Question 1: Heartbreak and Healing We start with an emotionally charged question about dealing with the aftermath of a breakup after six years of a tumultuous relationship. How do you start the journey of self-improvement, setting boundaries, and finding the strength to move forward. Question 2: SEAL Life Unveiled Ever wondered what a Navy SEAL looks like off-duty? The myth versus reality of SEALs' everyday attire and habits. Plus, the demanding schedule of a BUD/S instructor and how they balance intense training with personal time. Question 3: Black Belt Bliss What's it like being married to a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt? What do you do in the event of a public confrontation, and the dynamics of a relationship where one partner is a martial arts expert.  Question 4: Conflict on the Commute  How to handle encounters with unstable individuals in public spaces. Drawing from a harrowing experience on a Philly train, what strategies to use for staying calm, assessing the situation, and knowing when to step in or step back. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
17/05/2437m 25s

Josh Smith - CEO of Montana Knife Company

Josh grew up in Lincoln, Montana on the edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. At the age of 11 Josh’s baseball coach, Rick Dunkerley, began teaching him how to make knives. In the very beginning, Josh would go to Rick’s shop where he learned to remove stock blades under the guidance of Rick. About a year later, Josh began putting a shop together at his home. Josh’s Dad gave him room to work in his equipment shop, and at the age of 12 Josh joined the American Bladesmith Society. Over the next few years Josh began forging and honing his craft. Josh turned 14 at the Eugene Oregon knife show where he met other incredible knife makers, all too willing to share their talents and knowledge with Josh. At 15 years old, Josh passed the Journeyman bladesmith test in Atlanta, Georgia at the Blade Show. Josh became the youngest bladesmith to ever pass this test. The Journeyman test is a two part process. A test blade must be forged and heat treated with the capabilities to chop a 1” rope in half, 2- 2x4’s in half and then still shave hair. Once the cutting tests are done the blade must be able to bend 90 degrees in a vise without breaking. After passing the performance test the maker must present 5 knives to a panel of Mastersmith Judges. Each knife is examined closely to ensure the knife is made to the highest standard of craftsmanship. At the Journeyman level a maker is not expected to show perfection but is expected to show a sufficient level of craftsmanship expected from a professional bladesmith. Josh continued to work on his craft and at the age of 19 he earned his Master Smith rating from the American Bladesmith Society. Josh was the youngest bladesmith to ever pass the Master Smith test. In 2002 Josh moved to Frenchtown, Montana where he now calls home. Josh and his wife Jessica live on a beautiful piece of property near the Clark Fork river. They have 3 daughters and 1 son that are active in sports. Josh coaches the youth tackle football team and a youth girls basketball team. The Smith kids raise cattle and hogs in 4H in addition to their sports. Jessica is the customer service and fulfillment manager for MKC. Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order T he Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
13/05/241h 59m

Trauma, Tattoos, and Transitions

1. The complex aftermath of escaping an abusive relationship, highlighting the ongoing struggle with PTSD and trauma. How do you support loved ones through their healing journey and address the challenges of co-parenting with an ex-partner?  2. Tattoos and their significance within the SEAL community. 3. Advice to a young SEAL officer embarking on his first deployment, drawing parallels between military and civilian life. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
10/05/2432m 23s

Jimmy Watson - A Journey to Hell and Back

Jimmy Watson served 17 years on active duty, splitting time between the Marine Corps, Blackwater, and finally as a Navy SEAL. He completed 2 deployments as a Marine before transitioning to Blackwater and working his way to the role of Team Leader. While in this role the Nisour Square Massacre occurred, an event that would draw FBI attention later, but by that time he was already serving at an SDV command in Hawaii as a SEAL. I don't know the best word to describe Jimm'ys life, it has taken twists and turns that most can likely not fathom. From leaving school at 13 to a suicide attempt in a mental hospital while fighting to stay in the military, to working from John McAfee to being on the run from the FBI, to finding redemption in faith. Strap in for a journey, we talked about it all. Fear the belt sander.... Please check out Jimmy's online community here: https://www.jimmywatson.co Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
06/05/243h 4m

Andy Vs. Michael - Round 6

We are back again with a role reversal, turning the microphone towards the man usually behind the scenes – show producer, Michael Shelton. I never know where these conversations are going to lead, since I am turning the questions over to Michael, a man with an internet search history that has likely landed him on a variety of watchlists. There was absolutely no structure to this episode, where we covered everything from the controversial topic of soaking, flat earth pioneers who die in their own homemade rockets, social uprisings on college campuses, pride in being an American, and people lighting themselves on fire in protest. It is always a wild journey, I hope you enjoy it. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
03/05/2454m 7s

Don Edwards - The Evolution of Modern Warfare and Tactical Training

Don Edwards is a retired US Army Special Operations veteran with over two decades of service in the 75th Ranger Regiment and 20th Special Forces Group, including a combat jump into Operation Just Cause and combat operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. We discuss the critical lessons learned during his deployments in high-stakes environments like Iraq and Afghanistan, and how these experiences shaped his approach to tactical training and leadership. Don's post-military includes roles as the Use of Force training manager at the ATF National Academy and his ongoing contributions as a tactical advisor to the Department of Defense. Join us for lessons learned from the front lines, the transition from military to civilian tactical education, and how these experiences have shaped his approach at Green Line Tactical. https://www.greenlinetactical.com/ Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life:  https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
29/04/241h 43m

Death to America???

Today we are diving straight into the heart of current events, focusing on the ongoing protests at Columbia University. We are going to talk about the complexities of patriotism, personal purpose, and crisis response. 1. The emotional challenge of anti-American sentiment, seeking advice on how to engage constructively with divisive issues in a country we love.  2. How to support a partner in search of new beginnings and a meaningful life mission, particularly when life's path leads us through unexpected twists and turns. 3. Personal safety, with a discussion on effective tactics to respond to public threats, such as the recent tragic knife attack in Sydney. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
26/04/2431m 52s

Brian, Fred, and Catherine - The Fight Over Forced Vaccinations in the Canadian Forces

Brian and Fred were members of the Canadian Armed Forces and both suffered profound impact from the COVID-19 vaccine mandates on their military careers and personal lives. Brian, an Iraq war veteran and former special forces assaulter hopeful, began having physical and medical complications after his second mandatory dosage, ultimately leading to the end of his military service. Fred declined the vaccine, leading to extraordinary and unusual treatment as a result of refusal. Accompanying them is their lawyer, Catherine Christiansen from Valour Law, who provides legal insights into the mass tort lawsuit against the Canadian Forces, addressing claims of abuse of power and the broader ramifications for Canadian civil liberties, from high-stakes intelligence analysis to covert government surveillance during public protests. https://valourlegalactioncentre.org/ https://www.tps.ca/organizational-chart/communities-neighbourhoods-command/field-services/community-partnerships-engagement-unit/military-veterans-wellness-program/  
22/04/242h 42m

Courage, Heartbreak, and Border Realities

Two questions today that explore both individual challenges and broader societal concerns. First, a listener from California shares his mental and physical health struggles, along with an intense desire to confront danger head-on, stemming from recent upticks in violence. Next, we hear from a newly appointed police officer grappling with the heartbreak of a recent breakup while starting his dream job in a new city. To close out the episode we are going with a "Food for Thought" segment, where an email from a listener details troubling developments in Nicaragua's border policies and the potential ramifications for U.S. border security. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
19/04/2428m 8s

Barry Minkow - A Journey from Fraud to Fraud Fighter

Barry Minkow starting ZZZZ Best Carpet Cleaning in his parent's garage at 16, quickly rising to fame as one of America's youngest self-made millionaires. But, beneath the success was a massive Ponzi scheme with links to the mob, leading to his conviction and first prison sentence. After serving time, he made a pivot to ministry and community service, only to fall from grace once again, this time being convicted on charges of insider trading and tax fraud.  In total, he served 15 years.  After serving his sentence Barry has emerged with a new mission, fraud detection.  He has since helped the government proactively identify 13 cases of financial fraud totalling over 1 billion in victim impact. Tune in as Barry shares insights into his life of highs and lows, the lessons he’s learned, and how he's navigating the path of redemption.  Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
15/04/241h 59m

Clay Garcia and John Dudley - Aim True and Give Back

Clay Garcia is the founder of the Helping Heroes Foundation, an organization that stands as a beacon of support for those who've served, offering vital assistance to disabled veterans as they navigate life after service.  Clay and John have teamed up to create an extraordinary opportunity to make a difference. The Helping Heroes Foundation is hosting an exclusive raffle where the lucky winner will take home a custom Nock On bow crafted by none other than John Dudley himself. If you're a 30 percent disabled veteran, the prize includes more than just a bow – it's an invitation to an unforgettable Iowa whitetail deer hunt. And if you're not a veteran, fear not. You can still be a part of the raffle by nominating a deserving veteran to receive this once-in-a-lifetime experience, but you get the bow either way. Tune in to discover how you can contribute to this worthy cause and stand alongside Clay, John, and the Helping Heroes Foundation as they strive to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those who've served our country with honor and courage. Link to the raffle: https://ticketstripe.com/iowaveteranarcheryhunt Link to the Helping Heroes Foundation: https://helpingheroesfoundation.org/  
12/04/2454m 27s

Inner Battles and Global Shadows

This should have posted Friday, but did not...Regularly scheduled programming this Friday, listener submitted Q and A:  First, a question from a young Navy corpsman grappling with his identity and future as he transitions to a new duty station, seeking to redefine himself and find purpose. Then, a 26-year-old trucker and soon-to-be-married man shares his fight with obesity and the quest for physical and mental resilience, expressing a desire to protect and a fear of failure. Lastly, something more philosophical with a discussion on the impact of being exposed to the harsh realities of crime from a young age, how does awareness of humanity’s darkest corners affect our psyche and societal responsibilities? The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
10/04/2440m 28s

James Arthur and Bersabeh Ray - From Rock Bottom to Redemption

James Arthur Ray, who at his pinnacle was celebrated as a self-help guru with a New York Times bestseller and Oprah's nod of approval. James' world came crashing down following a tragic incident in 2009, sending him to prison, and leaving him 20 million in debt, homelessness, and social exile. It was in this darkest hour that Bersabeh, a survivor of the tumultuous landscapes of Iran, brought a beacon of hope, understanding, and belief in redemption that the world seemed to have withdrawn from James. Together, James and Bersabeh, affectionately known as "Bear," share their incredible tale of resilience, love, and transformation. With over three decades of collective wisdom and insight into human behavior, they are on a mission to revolutionize the personal development industry. They openly discuss their personal stories of adversity, the lessons learned from hitting rock bottom, and how they've used these experiences to forge a new path for others seeking to understand life and themselves better. Whether you're in search of meaning, grappling with life's challenges, or curious about the intricacies of human behavior, James and Bear's journey offers a beacon of hope and a testament to the power of redemption and starting over. Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
08/04/242h 23m

Michael Montoya - I Left my Foot in Ukraine

Michael Montoya is a veteran with over 15 years of experience in military and security sectors, specializing in EOD/IEDD/CIED/HMA operations. Michael's extensive experience has seen him providing training and operational support across the globe, from the volatile terrains of Iraq and Kurdistan to the challenging environments of Africa and Pakistan. As an independent contractor, his work under the U.S. State Department’s AFRICAP and GPOI initiatives has empowered over 600 trainees. We took a deep dive into Montoya's extensive career, from his days in the United States Marine Corps serving as an EOD team leader in Iraq and Afghanistan to his work as a senior trainer and analyst managing multimillion-dollar budgets for training programs. Michael is now focusing his efforts on Invictus Global Response, a nonprofit organization dedicated to mine action, capacity building, and humanitarian aid in conflict-affected regions. During a recent clearance operation in Ukraine, he tragically lost his foot to a landmine, and is now home rehabbing and preparing for continued operations with IGR. https://www.invictusglobalresponse.org/ Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life:  https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
01/04/242h 26m

When the Mirror Lies

Strength, Struggle, and Service We are diving into resilience, dedication, and overcoming adversity today. All of the questions are listener-submitted, and I hope that the answers help in some way, both to the people who submitted, and those of us out there dealing with our own battles. From Trials to Triumph: A listener shares the riveting journey of her son's transformation from a troubled youth to an aspiring Navy SEAL. At just 14, he embodies the essence of hard work, discipline, and the dream of serving his country. How can parents support their children to achieve their dreams, even when they are scared of where their journey may lead? Battling Betrayal and Building Resilience: A heart-wrenching narrative from an Army combat vet facing the darkest moments of his life, betrayed by his spouse amid a custody battle, all while grappling with PTSD. The Weight of Transformation: A listener recounts his incredible weight loss journey, inspired by giants in the fitness and motivation world, leading to a transformative experience in Marine basic training. Despite his achievements, he struggles with self-image and loneliness. T he Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
29/03/2441m 23s

Dustin Diefenderfer - Beyond the Summit and Shaping Lives through MTNTOUGH

Dustin Diefenderfer is the founder of MTNTOUGH.com. Born from a deep connection with the wilderness and a desire to merge physical fitness with the raw challenges of nature, Dustin shares his journey from the confines of Corporate America to the liberating peaks of Montana's rugged landscape. Dustin reveals how his college days, initially marked by routine workouts, evolved into a profound exploration of goal-specific training alongside a future wildland firefighter. This experience laid the groundwork for a lifelong passion for hardcore training, ultramarathon running, and, most importantly, the development of mental toughness. Dustin recounts the moments that led to the birth of MTNTOUGH — the first fitness regimen designed specifically for backcountry hunters. Over time he transitioned from a promising career in business management to impactful humanitarian work in Uganda, and eventually, to revolutionizing the way hunters and outdoor enthusiasts prepare for the challenges of the wilderness. MTNTOUGH is a comprehensive online platform offering physical training programs, and guidance on nutrition, mental health, and spiritual wellbeing. Dustin's approach to fitness goes beyond the physical, emphasizing the importance of mental toughness and the role of special operations veterans in forging a resilient community. Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
25/03/242h 23m

Andy Vs Michael - Round 5

We are back again with a role reversal, turning the microphone towards the man usually behind the scenes – show producer, Michael Shelton. I never know where these conversations are going to lead, since I am turning the questions over to Michael, a man with an internet search history that has likely landed him on a variety of watchlists. There was absolutely no structure to this episode, where we covered everything from the emergence of Ai and the new text to video tools coming on the market, anxiety in younger generations, the authenticity of military movies, the death of the Boeing whistleblower, and much more. The thumbnail will make more sense if you can make it to the end of the episode. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
22/03/2455m 1s

Ian Cockburn - Death at The Hands of Your Government

Ian Cockburn is a survivor of one of the most harrowing health scandals in UK history. At just six years old Ian was battling childhood Leukemia, and during one of his final treatments was infected with Hepatitis C through a contaminated blood transfusion—a fallout from the UK's importation of unscreened blood products over two decades. His medical journey began with a dramatic evacuation to a UK airbase, then a fight against Hep-C, which threatened not only his life but his dream of serving his country. Ian opens up about the subsequent government and NHS cover-up that prolonged the crisis, the personal and professional hurdles he faced due to the infection, and how he overcame these challenges to live a fulfilling life with his family. Despite being barred from joining the British Army in his youth due to his medical history, Ian's unwavering determination, inspired by military podcasts, led him to reapply as a reservist and volunteer police officer, achieving success in both endeavors. The UK public inquiry's publication date is approaching, which Ian hopes will reveal the depths of the scandal's negligence which is still estimated to result in a death over four days. Ian shares his mission to raise awareness and ensure justice for the victims. https://www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk/ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/infected-blood-scandal-increased-financial-support-for-victims-confirmed https://www.hepctrust.org.uk/find-support/infected-blood-and-blood-products/infected-blood-inquiry/#:~:text=20%20May%202024.-,The%20history%20of%20the%20contaminated%20blood%20scandal,with%20on%2Dgoing%20health%20complications. Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
18/03/242h 49m

Integrity, Tech, and Border Security

Before diving into listener questions, let's chat a bit about integrity and the value of taking responsibility for our actions. We all make mistakes, it is actually very easy to address them, which allows you to learn and grow. 1. The Digital Dilemma in Parenting: A listener raises an important issue often overlooked – the impact of social media and technology on parenting. As the first generation of parents navigating the iPhone and social media era, how does this consumption affect our children and contribute to societal issues?  2. Finding Footing After Divorce: This two-part question delves into the process of handling separation with fairness and respect, and later, the fears and hopes tied to finding love again post-divorce. 3. Security Concerns and Global Perspectives: Our final question brings an international viewpoint on immigration and security, questioning why the potential for terrorism isn’t a more prominent concern amidst current discussions focused on issues like drug trafficking.  Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life:  https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
15/03/2438m 33s

Bert Sorin - Strength Beyond Iron

Bert Sorin has had an incredible journey, from a young boy with a barbell in his hands to becoming a 4-time Division 1 All-American in Track and Field, an SEC Champion, and an Olympic trials athlete. His story doesn't end there; as the President and Co-Owner of Sorinex Exercise Equipment, Bert, together with his father Richard Sorin, has revolutionized the way athletes and warriors prepare for their battles, whether on the sports field or the battlefield. Bert's equipment is not just about physical readiness; it's about rebuilding lives and providing support before, during, and after deployments. With a vast network of veterans, scientists, coaches, and therapists, Bert's mission is to bring out the best in people, pushing them to explore their potential and maximize their contribution to the world. Bert is a man whose life has been a testament to the power of strength, both physical and mental. Bert, alongside his wife Lesley, has raised a family with a legacy deeply entrenched in human performance, setting a shining example of what it means to live a life dedicated to reaching the peak of one's potential. https://www.sorinex.com/ The company I mentioned that I am working with for my blood panels is called Marek Health. If you are interested in checking them out, please use this link: https://marekdiagnostics.com/stumpf Marek has also provided me with a discount code, "stumpf". Full disclosure, I have no clue what the value of the code is, maybe it is 100 percent off, maybe it is 10. Some mysteries in life have no answers. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
11/03/242h 25m

How Do We Protect Our Kids?

How do we protect our children from the dangers lurking online via smartphones? How do we need to adapt our parenting skills in a digital age? That's not all –What do we do when trust and intimacy in a marriage are shaken by the hidden use of pornography. What impact does pornography have on relationships, the importance of communication, and strategies for healing and restoring intimacy. Next, shifting gears to a lighter yet equally important debate in the martial arts world: the merits of training with a GI versus no-GI in jiu-jitsu, especially for young practitioners. A concerned parent shares his dilemma after his 5-year-old daughter learns a move that seems impractical for self-defense without a GI. We'll dissect the philosophies behind GI and no-GI training, their applicability in real-life scenarios, and how to empower our children with the right skills for self-defense. Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
08/03/2423m 9s

Chris Frueh - Understanding Operator Syndrome and The Human Cost of War

Christopher Frueh, PhD., is a renowned clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. Chris brings over three decades of experience working intimately with military veterans and active-duty personnel. His pioneering research on "Operator Syndrome" is redefining our approach to the multifaceted health, psychological, and interpersonal challenges faced by those in military special operations. Join us as Chris shares insights from his extensive career, including his work with prestigious organizations like the SEAL Future Foundation and Boulder Crest Foundation, his testimony before US Congress, and his role as a consultant for the Department of Defense and other key agencies. We explore the implications of his findings for the treatment and understanding of Operator Syndrome and discuss how his efforts are making a tangible difference in the lives of our most elite warriors. Chris's expertise doesn't end with psychology. Under the pen name Christopher Bartley, he has authored nine historical crime novels that delve into themes of meaning, intimacy, and the American spirit during the tumultuous times of the Great Depression. Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
04/03/242h 59m

Hydrophobia and Heartache

Today we are tackling some listener-submitted questions, shedding light on the seldom-discussed operational use of scuba gear in real-world missions, the intricate balance of combat training, and the innovative development side of the SEAL teams, and of course, some relationship advice. 1. A deep dive into the waters of SEAL operations, exploring the real-life application of scuba gear in the field, the emphasis on shooting and CQB, and the vital role of development within the SEAL community. From parachuting innovations to sharing cutting-edge tactics with the broader SEAL teams, and the role of NSW Development Group in shaping the greater SOF community.  2. After nearly a decade together, a man's world is rocked by his wife's revelation that their futures may not align. They stand at the crossroads of differing passions and life goals, love, personal growth, and the quest for mutual fulfillment. Can a relationship weather the storm of divergent dreams? How does one support a partner in discovering their true desires while facing the potential end of a shared journey? Check out the new Cleared Hot Flannel and Sweatshirt: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/collections/podcast-gear Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/  
01/03/2432m 13s

The Last Promise: Duty, Loss, and Healing - With Scott Tatum

Scott Tatum is a seasoned veteran in the fields of emergency medicine and tactical medical support. With over 35 years of experience, Scott's career has spanned the adrenaline-fueled roles of helicopter rescue work, street medic, and currently, the med team leader for a county sheriff's Bomb Squad and Tact Team, in addition to teaching tactics to aircrew members for US Customs and Border Protection Air & Marine Operations. This episode, however, takes us on a different kind of mission: Scott shares the profound and personal story of fulfilling a promise to his mother as she faced the end of her life due to aggressive cancer. The decision to ensure her passing was without suffering, the conversations had, the goodbyes shared, and the ultimate act of love and duty performed. Scott opens up about the mental and emotional toll this experience exerted on him, leading to a complete erasure of his memories of his mother before that fateful day. Despite undergoing extensive therapy, including EMDR, the memories remain elusive, sparking questions about the impact of high-stress professions on personal relationships and mental health. Join us as Scott reflects on his incredible journey through medicine and rescue, the challenges of compartmentalizing professional and personal identities, and the silent struggles that professionals like him face. Check out the new Cleared Hot Flannel and Sweatshirt: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/collections/podcast-gear⁠ Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: ⁠https://www.thewolf21.com⁠ Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠
26/02/242h 16m

Crossroads and Courage - Some of Life's Battles are Worth it

We are diving deep into the heart of personal struggle, resilience, and the journey toward healing amidst life's most challenging moments. Part 1: A tale of betrayal and self-discovery unfolds as one listener shares the heart-wrenching journey of dealing with infidelity, emotional abuse, and the looming shadow of divorce. With young children and a family in turmoil, this story navigates the delicate balance of protecting loved ones while honoring one's own worth and seeking a path to healing. The listener questions how to recognize when a marriage is beyond repair and how to approach the possibility of divorce without fracturing the fragile world their children inhabit. Part 2: From the grip of domestic violence to the precipice of life-altering decisions, another listener recounts the harrowing escape from an abusive stepfather and the complex dynamics of a family torn apart by violence and betrayal. Caught between the dreams of education and the harsh realities of survival, he contemplates the merits of military service versus the pursuit of personal passion and the search for a fulfilling career in a world that feels devoid of direction. Check out the new Cleared Hot Flannel and Sweatshirt: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/collections/podcast-gear⁠ Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: ⁠https://www.thewolf21.com ⁠ Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠
23/02/2426m 31s

The Rise of Russia - With Curtis Fox

We are diving into the heart of Eurasian geopolitics with Curtis L. Fox, author of the groundbreaking book Hybrid Warfare: The Russian Approach to Strategic Competition and Conventional Military Conflict. Launching into a deep exploration of Russia's historical military strategies and its contemporary geopolitical maneuvers, Fox offers unparalleled insights into the Kremlin's objectives, its relentless pursuit in Ukraine, and the inner mechanics of its formidable military and intelligence apparatus. With Russia's economic tenacity and military prowess on full display, we dissect the nation's will to press on in the conflict, assess its strategic goals, and the potential ramifications on global stability. Curtis, a former Green Beret who mastered the Russian language and studied Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech before venturing into Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, provides a unique perspective on what Russia hopes to achieve and the lengths it may go to secure victory. This episode not only charts the course of Russia's military evolution from the Napoleonic era to its current engagement in Ukraine but also forecasts the possible outcomes of this conflict. Questions such as the impact of NATO's involvement, the financial sustainability of Russia's war machine, and the conditions for Ukrainian success are explored in depth. Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: ⁠https://www.thewolf21.com ⁠ Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/⁠
19/02/242h 52m

What Would It Take To Change Your Mind

Food for thought, what does it take to change someone's mind? Why do we believe in the things that we do? Is it even possible to change someone's mind, or do they have to arrive at that point on their own? In the second half of the episode, I address two listener-submitted questions, both touching on the challenges of navigating relationships as life and environments shift around you. Up first is a couple that uprooted their lives for new opportunities, only to find one partner unhappy in the new situation and facing a lack of motivation and satisfaction. The second question is a shift in gears towards the dynamics of apologies within a long-term marriage. How can one effectively disengage after making amends, especially when it feels like forgiveness is just out of reach? Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/
17/02/2430m 0s

What Would It Take to Change Your Mind

Food for thought, what does it take to change someone's mind? Why do we believe in the things that we do? Is it even possible to change someone's mind, or do they have to arrive at that point on their own? In the second half of the episode, I address two listener-submitted questions, both touching on the challenges of navigating relationships as life and environments shift around you. Up first is a couple that uprooted their lives for new opportunities, only to find one partner unhappy in the new situation and facing a lack of motivation and satisfaction. The second question is a shift in gears towards the dynamics of apologies within a long-term marriage. How can one effectively disengage after making amends, especially when it feels like forgiveness is just out of reach? Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
16/02/2430m 0s

Damn The Valley - With Will Yeske and Nick Armendariz

William (Will) Yeske, is an 11-year combat veteran and the author of Damn The Valley, a book detailing time in the Arghandab River Valley during the deployment of 2 Fury to Afghanistan in 2009–2010. Nick Armendariz is a former Infantryman and Squad Leader with over 7.5 years of service, now serving as the Veterans Programs Director at The Independence Fund. Will Yeske has transitioned his battlefield acumen into a successful career as a serial entrepreneur. As the driving force behind No Limits Marketing Group (NLMG), Will applies a unique blend of modern marketing strategies and a non-lethal targeting framework derived from military principles to elevate small businesses. Alongside his professional achievements, Will is a dedicated parent and a proactive member of the veteran community, contributing to projects like Racing for Heroes, aimed at supporting fellow veterans. Nick Armendariz, also a seasoned combat veteran, served as an Infantryman and Squad Leader, accruing over 7.5 years of specialized military experience. His tenure with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan has equipped him with invaluable skills, from Close Quarters Combat to Counter-IED tactics. Currently, as the Veterans Programs Director at The Independence Fund, Nick's mission is to empower veterans through advocacy and support, ensuring their seamless integration into civilian life. Together, Will and Nick share their stories of transition, the lessons learned from their time in service, and how they've applied these lessons to overcome obstacles and forge new paths. Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
12/02/242h 45m

The Cusp of WW3, or Not...

Are we headed towards WW3? Is America about to crumble onto itself? Today, we are talking about an all too common narrative, that impending feeling that our world is teetering on the brink of chaos. With headlines screaming of global conflict and social upheaval, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and pessimistic about the future. But is this narrative of an impending World War III rooted in reality, or is it a byproduct of the relentless stream of negative information we're exposed to? In the second half of the episode, we shift gears to a more personal issue raised by a listener. After a decade of dedication to a full-time SWAT team, our listener has transitioned to an administrative role within his unit for the noble purpose of spending more time with his family. This change, while beneficial in many aspects, has led to a struggle with a sense of purpose and identity. The transition from an operational to a support role has yielded a professional void, despite the gains in work/life balance and personal well-being. Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
09/02/2429m 35s

Navigate, Innovate, Elevate - Entrepreneurship and the Great Outdoors with Stephen Turner

Stephen Turner's life story embodies the spirit of true entrepreneurship, adventure, and community engagement. Stephen founded, owns, and operates Brother’s Construction Inc. in Polson, Montana, and shares his insights into the world of entrepreneurship, and evolving business models as the world around us shifts, especially during the challenging times of COVID-19. In addition to his construction experience, Stephen has nearly three decades of flying as a licensed commercial pilot, offering a rare glimpse into the aviation world, including time spent as a pilot for the Montana Federal Reserve. Outside of his aviation career, Stephen has been a hunting guide in the breathtaking landscapes of Montana for over 27 years. Come along on a journey through the highs and lows of his multifaceted life. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, an aviation enthusiast, an outdoor lover, or someone who cherishes community involvement, this episode has something for you. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
05/02/242h 9m

Andy Vs. Michael - Round 4

We are back again with a role reversal, turning the microphone towards the man usually behind the scenes – show producer, Michael Shelton. I never know where these conversations are going to lead, since I am turning the questions over to Michael, a man with an internet search history that has likely landed him on a variety of watchlists. There was absolutely no structure to this episode, where we covered everything from professional slap fighting, whether or not it is useful to rais your voice at any time, sexual dominance, and parenting failures. It is always a wild journey, I hope you enjoy it. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
02/02/2453m 56s

The Frontlines of Conservation - Tom Opre's Vision for a Sustainable Future

Tom Opre is a renowned figure in the world of wildlife conservation and media. As a film director, cinematographer, television producer, and past president of the Professional Outdoor Media Association, Tom has dedicated his life to educating the public about the crucial intersection of wildlife conservation and stewardship. Tom has had an extraordinary journey, from producing award-winning television shows, like the highly acclaimed "Eye of the Hunter" on NBC Sports, to directing feature documentaries. Tom's commitment extends beyond the camera. As the executive director of Shepherds of Wildlife Society, he is at the forefront of global wildlife conservation efforts, advocating for sustainable habitat stewardship and raising awareness through his work on various non-profit boards, including African Children’s Schools. https://www.shepherdsofwildlife.org/ The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
29/01/242h 36m

Rising from the Ashes - Reinventing Yourself After Adversity

We are focusing on one theme today, personal reinvention in the face of life's challenges. This episode is a deep dive into the idea that catastrophic events, while often devastating, also hold the potential for profound personal growth and the opportunity to redefine one's identity. We discuss the invaluable life lessons learned through overcoming adversity, the strength found in vulnerability, and the courage it takes to chart a new course when the familiar path disappears. The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/
26/01/2428m 23s

Big Pharma to The Front Lines of Fire - A Journey of Transformation and Healing with Kara Henning

Kara Henning is a former pharmaceutical sales rep who transformed her life in the wake of a mental health crisis while in the middle of the Covid 19 Pandemic. Kara shares her raw and inspiring story, starting from the high-pressure world of pharma sales, known for its tight dresses and high heels, to her drastic decision to leave everything behind - job, home, company car, all of it. Kara's story takes a remarkable turn when she steps in as a head chef at Heroes & Horses, run by Micah Fink. This experience became a crucial stepping stone in her life, leading her to embrace wildland firefighting, where she has just completed her first season on an engine team and now has aspirations to join a wildland helicopter attack team. Kara openly discusses her embrace of psychedelics as a tool for healing and growth, sharing experiences from Ibogaine trips in Mexico, Peyote ceremonies with Native Americans, to Ayahuasca retreats with fellow first responders. Her commitment to suicide prevention and mental health advocacy in the wildland firefighting community is not just a career choice but a life's purpose. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
22/01/242h 43m

Facing Fears, Family Feuds, and Navy SEALs Lost at Sea

Overcoming Freezing in Crisis: A father recounts the moments when he froze during a life-threatening situation involving his daughter. How can he train to overcome this natural 'freeze' response? How do you train to manage fear and reaction under extreme stress? Family Feuds and Forgiveness: Another listener struggles with the decision to cut off a difficult relationship with his father, torn between resentment and the longing for reconciliation. How do we handle the complexities of familial bonds and the challenges in navigating them? The Mystery of the Missing SEALs: Lastly, a question about a real-life emerging - two SEALs missing off the coast of Somalia. What are the possible scenarios and the realities of high-risk missions, including equipment use and the potential for unexpected events? The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
19/01/2436m 21s

Mastering the Mat - A Journey from Wilderness Ranger to Jiu Jitsu Champion with Leah Stumpf

Leah is a third-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a full-time coach at Straight Blast Gym of Montana. Leah's martial arts journey was inspired by her mother, and Leah initially delved into Tatsu do karate, achieving her black belt in 2004. Leah's search for a functional martial arts academy led her to Straight Blast Gym and the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Here, she not only honed her skills, becoming an adult world champion as a blue belt and a multiple-time masters world champion at the black belt level, but also redefined her life's purpose. Leah's story is more than just martial arts, her diverse background ranges from multiple years as an Alaskan Wilderness Ranger to her significant contributions as a science educator for over a decade. These experiences have shaped her unique approach to coaching and her philosophy of life. Now, as a respected coach, Leah has developed age-specific martial arts curricula for kids and pioneered a women's jiu jitsu team. Her story is not just about physical strength but also about the power of resilience, adaptability, and the relentless pursuit of self-improvement. ⁠ https://www.coachleahbjj.com/home⁠ The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
15/01/242h 3m

Life, Leadership, and Leaps of Faith

Returning to the Flames: A 40-year-old husband and father recounts his journey from being a wildland firefighter to working in the non-profit sector, and now, the opportunity to return to his fire-fighting roots. He seeks advice on effective leadership styles, particularly when leading volunteers in high-stress environments. How do you inspire and guide a team with no formal obligation to follow? Skydiving Dreams and Realities: A newly licensed skydiver, transitioning from an iFly instructor to the world of skydiving asks for advice on making a career in the sport. Tips on favorite jump spots, breaking into the professional scene, finding mentors, and exploring advanced disciplines like wingsuiting. Supporting Friends in Crisis: A listener shares a complex situation involving close friends facing a potential divorce, compounded by the husband's traumatic experiences as a police officer. Torn between offering support and advice, the listener questions how to navigate this delicate situation. How do you provide comfort and guidance to both parties, especially when mental health and stability are concerns? The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
12/01/2431m 24s

unSEALed - A Navy SEAL's guide to Mastering Life's Transitions - with Mark Greene

Mark Greene is a former Navy SEAL with 20 years of distinguished service, and he is one of my oldest friends. Out of the 180 trainees that started day one of BUD/s class 212, Mark is one of the original 18 who successfully graduated. From enlisted SEAL to a transition into the officer ranks, Mark's story encompasses multiple combat deployments and service on both East and West Coast SEAL Teams, including time as a sniper instructor and Special Warfare Combat Crewman OIC (Officer in Charge). Post-military, Mark transitioned to a fundraising role at USC, and now his latest achievement is as an author. Mark's book "Unsealed," is a testament to resilience, transformation, and the unyielding spirit of a warrior turned writer. To learn more about Mark and his book, please visit: https://www.themarkgreene.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
08/01/243h 7m

Andy Vs. Michael - Round 3

Buckle up again everyone, we are stepping back into a role reversal, turning the microphone towards the man usually behind the scenes – show producer, Michael Shelton. I never know where these conversations are going to lead, since I am turning the questions over to Michael, a man with an internet search history that has likely landed him on a variety of watchlists. We covered a substantial bit of ground, from online sales coaches, the "king" of stolen valor, thoughts on modern art, a man suing Twitch for excessive "self-care," why men have nipples, and much much more. It was an odd journey, I hope you enjoy it. The company I mentioned that I am working with for my blood panels is called Marek Health. If you are interested in checking them out, please use this link: ⁠https://marekdiagnostics.com/stumpf⁠ Marek has also provided me with a discount code, "stumpf". Full disclosure, I have no clue what the value of the code is, maybe it is 100 percent off, maybe it is 10. Some mysteries in life have no answers. The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/
05/01/241h

Forging Resilience - with Casey Hildreth

Casey Hildreth is a Christian, dedicated husband, and father to five. Casey carved a path of resilience and leadership through his 19-year tenure with the United States Army Special Operations Command, and since retiring in 2019, he has pivoted his focus towards nurturing the physical and mental fortitude of others. He currently serves as the Training Director at Cloud Defensive. We explored the vast spectrum of his career, the training methodologies he's championing, and how his experiences have fueled his mission to empower individuals in their personal growth. Casey is also a board member of The Resilience Foundation, co-founded by his wife, Erica, to support veteran nonprofit organizations. Casey is very open about his own behavioral health struggles and offers a message of hope and solidarity to those battling similar demons. Cloud Defensive: https://www.clouddefensive.com/ The company I mentioned that I am working with for my blood panels is called Marek Health. If you are interested in checking them out, please use this link: https://marekdiagnostics.com/stumpf Marek has also provided me with a discount code, "stumpf". Full disclosure, I have no clue what the value of the code is, maybe it is 100 percent off, maybe it is 10. Some mysteries in life have no answers. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
01/01/242h 8m

BUD/s duds and Emergency Surgeries

Today's episode kicks off by addressing a heartfelt and raw listener question, painting the picture of a 23-year-old man at the crossroads of his military career and personal life. The listener shares his turbulent journey from aspiring SEAL, battling through weight loss, smoking cessation, and the harsh realities of SEAL training, to facing a disheartening setback and feeling lost in a career path he never desired. Should he attempt training again, or should he move on? I close out the episode by doing my best to explain my recent emergency surgery, and what I have learned from that short but extremely painful journey. Be safe and I will see everyone in 2024!
29/12/2333m 13s

Focal Point - Navigating a Future with AI

In this episode of Focal Point, join hosts Mike Glover and Andy Stumpf as they delve into the emergence of Artificial Intelligence. As we stand on the cusp of a potential singularity, they explore the profound implications it holds for humanity, industry, and our day-to-day lives. From the exciting innovations to the ethical quandaries, we face a future where AI's involvement is nearly certain. Tune in for a deep dive into what the rise of AI means for society, the changing landscape of security and personal agency, and how we can prepare for the uncertainties of a technologically advanced tomorrow. The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/⁠
25/12/2326m 49s

Naval Special Warfare and Injuries - with Mike Glover

Mike Glover, renowned for his military and security expertise, joins the Cleared Hot Podcast today. His diverse background includes serving as a Green Beret in the U.S. Army Special Forces and excelling in the private security sector. Glover is the founder and CEO of Fieldcraft Survival, an organization that trains resilience and survival in worst-case scenarios. In this episode, we take a look into the Naval Special Warfare career, as well as the training required. We also cover being shot on target in Iraq, and what sort of treatment is required for such an injury. Today's episode is a cross-post, this episode will also be available on the Mike Force Podcast The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/   Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/
18/12/231h 16m

Life's Complexities and Modern Masculinity

The Tragic Tale of Mark: A listener, an Operations Manager in the oil and gas sector, shares the heart-wrenching story of his employee, Mark. Mark's life, marked by poor decision-making and personal struggles, leads to a tragic end, leaving the listener grappling with guilt and the impact of his decisions on Mark's young son. The Dilemma of Home and Change: Another listener, a long-time resident of Denver, contemplates relocating due to the city's drastic changes over 15 years. With two children who are deeply rooted in their current life, the listener is torn between the prospect of a better life elsewhere and the potential impact on his family. Modern Masculinity and Raising Children: In our third question, a father of three girls reflects on the role of traditional male behaviors in today's society. He shares his efforts in raising independent daughters while also instilling traditional values. This leads to a broader conversation about teaching young men to respect women's independence while maintaining courteousness, and the nuances of introducing sons to a potential partner's father. The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/⁠
15/12/2341m 50s

Generations, Politics, and Santa - with Vaughn Stumpf

This episode is a unique blend of serious discussion, personal stories, and light-hearted moments, political landscapes, family dynamics, and the joy of spreading cheer as Santa. We start our journey by reflecting on the wisdom and challenges of previous generations, exploring how their legacies shape our today. Then, we pivot to the future, discussing the hotly anticipated 2024 presidential election and its potential impact on our lives and communities. We took a deeper dive into the universal struggles that all families face with Vaughn opening up about the intricacies of family dynamics, offering a perspective that's both enlightening and relatable. And for a heartwarming twist, we talk about Vaughn's unique and joyous role as Santa Claus at the Black Rifle Coffee Shop in Kalispell. Hear how donning the red suit and embodying the spirit of Christmas brings joy not only to children but also offers profound lessons and happiness to Vaughn himself. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
11/12/231h 29m

Who is More Toxic - Army or Prison?

I cannot believe that we live in a world where this is an actual discussion or conversation point, but here we are. My thoughts on the recent viral social media video discussing who is more toxic, someone in prison or someone in the military. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
08/12/2316m 42s

The Flight Path to Success - with Paul 'Roscoe' White

Paul “Roscoe” White is a retired Air Force fighter pilot turned F35 instructor, championship-winning football coach, and dedicated father. Roscoe brings a wealth of experience from his military career, starting as an enlisted Airman and retiring as an officer, flying iconic jets like the F15E and F16. Paul shares invaluable insights from his latest book, "WORK HARD DONT SUCK: Strategies and Tactics for Loving with Honor, Character, and Discipline," a Hail Mary of wisdom for the younger generation transitioning to adulthood. We discussed the hard-earned lessons of life, discipline, and the importance of earning your stripes, both in the skies and on the ground, and explored the parallels between military discipline, sports coaching, and raising a family, and uncover the no-nonsense truths about success and character. Check out Paul's Books Here:⁠ https://paulroscoewhite.com/⁠ The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/⁠
04/12/232h 40m

Welcome to Focal Point - Episode 001

Where do you go to consume your news? Can we even call it that anymore? Is it actually the "news," or is it editorialized information designed to elicit a specific response? One of my favorite quotes comes from a recent conversation with Sebastian Junger, paraphrasing: "The role of the media is not to tell you what to think, but to let you know what to think about." In a sea of media resources designed to only tell you how to think, we are going to try something different. Our goal is to have conversations about relevant topics where we offer our opinions based on experience and leave it up to the audience to decide what to think on their own. I am not interested in being right, I just want us all to collectively be "better."
01/12/2319m 30s

Special Operations Insights - with Jack Murphy & Dave Parke

In this episode, we are talking about the world of military special operations and its intersection with current social and political landscapes in the United States. Guests Jack Murphy and Dave Parke host the Team Room Podcast, and bring their rich military backgrounds to the table, offering unique insights. Both veterans of elite special operations units, they share their experiences and perspectives on how military training and experiences shape views on societal and political issues. We explore the challenges and triumphs of transitioning from military life to civilian, the evolving role of special operations in modern conflicts, and the impact of military perspectives in today's political discourse. Explore and sign up for Starlink Service here: https://www.starlink.com/residential?referral=RC-14303-34690-52&utm_source=Starlink2MoAndy **The 2-month free offer will only show in your account after you fully complete your account and activate the service** This offer expires on 12/1/23. Offer available for the United States and Canada only The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
27/11/232h 34m

Thanks - Giving

It's not what happens to you, but what you do with it that matters." Whether you're facing personal struggles, professional setbacks, or the everyday hurdles of life, this episode is for you. It's a reminder that our power lies not in the events that befall us, but in how we choose to respond to them. The Cleared Hot Skateboard Deck: https://snakefarmco.com/collections/limited-time-designs/products/cleared-hot-podcast-2-0-deck  Explore and sign up for Starlink Service here: ⁠https://www.starlink.com/residential?referral=RC-14303-34690-52&utm_source=Starlink2MoAndy⁠ **The 2-month free offer will only show in your account after you fully complete your account and activate the service** This offer expires on 12/1/23. Offer available for the United States and Canada only The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/
24/11/2314m 31s

The Other Side of Psychedelics with Taylor Duckett

In today's episode, I sit down with Taylor Ducket, a 33-year-old husband and father with a compelling story that diverges from the usual narrative surrounding psychedelic usage. Taylor shares his journey, revealing the lesser-discussed, challenging aspects of his deep dive into psychedelics at 17. This conversation uncovers the harsh realities and potential downsides of psychedelic experiences, a topic often overshadowed by positive treatment stories. Taylor's story is a cautionary tale, illustrating the profound impact unguided psychedelic exploration can have on the unprepared mind, especially in the absence of resources like social media or informational platforms, which were scarce back in 2007. Despite his struggles, Taylor's journey through four years of silent suffering led to a remarkable transformation, granting him an appreciation for life and resilience against adversity. Join us as Taylor and Andy delve into this critical discussion, aiming to provide a more balanced view of psychedelic usage, its risks, and its impact on mental health. This episode is a must-listen for anyone curious about the full spectrum of psychedelic experiences, serving as a reminder of the importance of informed and cautious exploration in these profound, yet potentially perilous, realms. Explore and sign up for Starlink Service here: ⁠https://www.starlink.com/residential?referral=RC-14303-34690-52&utm_source=Starlink2MoAndy⁠ **The 2-month free offer will only show in your account after you fully complete your account and activate the service** This offer expires on 12/1/23. Offer available for the United States and Canada only The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/⁠
20/11/232h 40m

The Crossroads of Choice - Navigating Your life and Finding Your Path

We are going on a deep dive into the heart of life's pivotal decisions, guided by questions from listeners. The journey begins with a 26-year-old at a career and personal life crossroads, torn between a stable job in Geography and GIS and a longing for military service. This listener's struggle with family expectations and the quest for a more fulfilling path is a dilemma many face. Next, we shift gears to a 23-year-old UPS driver from rural Oregon, living a life many would envy yet feeling the monotonous cycle of each passing day. He contemplates a significant move, chasing his passion for emergency preparedness and exploring opportunities beyond the familiar landscapes of family, job security, and hometown roots. Finally, we tackle a profound and sensitive topic: maintaining humanity amidst conflict. A listener seeks an understanding of how to view the enemy with empathy, avoiding the trap of dehumanizing entire groups based on the actions of a few. Explore and sign up for Starlink Service here: ⁠https://www.starlink.com/residential?referral=RC-14303-34690-52&utm_source=Starlink2MoAndy⁠ **The 2-month free offer will only show in your account after you fully complete your account and activate the service** This offer expires on 12/1/23. Offer available for the United States and Canada only The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/⁠
17/11/2342m 45s

A Journey Beyond Borders - with Vincent Vargas

In this episode, we're joined by Vincent Vargas, a man whose life reads like an action-packed novel. Vincent takes us on a journey through his extraordinary experiences, starting with his time as an Army Ranger deployed in the Global War on Terror, a period that tested his mettle and shaped his worldview. Vincent discusses his new book "Borderline," a gripping account of his life and experiences as a member of the elite Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) team. Vincent then takes us on his incredible journey from the frontlines of law enforcement to the bright lights of Hollywood. Discover how this former border patrol agent turned his life around to become a celebrated actor, bringing a unique authenticity to his roles drawn from real-life experiences. This episode is a blend of action-packed stories, heartfelt reflections, and inspiring insights into a life lived without limits. Buy Vincent's new book here: ⁠https://www.amazon.com/Borderline-Defending-Front-Vincent-Vargas-ebook/dp/B0BQGJ1TX9⁠ Explore and sign up for Starlink Service here: ⁠https://www.starlink.com/residential?referral=RC-14303-34690-52&utm_source=Starlink2MoAndy⁠ **The 2-month free offer will only show in your account after you fully complete your account and activate the service** This offer expires on 12/1/23. Offer available for the United States and Canada only The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/⁠
13/11/232h 35m

Echoes of Valor - Sebastian Junger on the Bonds of Battle and the Spirit of Veterans Day

As Veterans Day approaches there is no better guest than Sebastian Junger, a journalist known for his profound connection to the soldier's experience and his frontline reporting in some of the world's most volatile war zones. Sebastian is able to offer an intimate glimpse into the lives of those who've served, reflecting on the deep bonds forged in the crucible of conflict. As we honor our veterans, Junger also introduces the Vet Town Hall project, his heartfelt initiative designed to provide a communal space for veterans to share their narratives, ensuring their sacrifices resonate within the civilian conscience. Vet Town Hall Project: https://vetstownhall.org/ Explore and sign up for Starlink Service here: https://www.starlink.com/residential?referral=RC-14303-34690-52&utm_source=Starlink2MoAndy **The 2-month free offer will only show in your account after you fully complete your account and activate the service** This offer expires 12/1/23. Offer available for the United States and Canada only The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
10/11/231h 17m

Behind the Badge: Federal Crime-Fighting in the IRS - with Scott Daniels

Dive into the clandestine world of financial investigations with Scott Daniels, a seasoned Supervisory Special Agent from the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation division. With a rich career spanning over two decades, Scott has been at the forefront of unmasking sophisticated financial schemes and playing a pivotal role in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces. From his early days in the Warren County Sheriff’s Department to leading critical task forces at the IRS, Scott's journey unveils a relentless pursuit of justice. In this episode, we unravel the intricacies of financial crimes, the nexus between narcotics trafficking and national security, and the evolving landscape of cyber-crimes. Scott shares eye-opening insights from his vast experiences, shedding light on the meticulous efforts required to ensure a safer society amidst a complex web of financial deceit. Whether it's mastering the art of leadership in law enforcement or spearheading the development of a robust use-of-force training program, Scott’s tales are a testament to the unwavering dedication of our law enforcement community. Explore and sign up for Starlink Service here: ⁠https://www.starlink.com/residential?referral=RC-14303-34690-52&utm_source=Starlink2MoAndy⁠ **The 2-month free offer will only show in your account after you fully complete your account and activate the service** This offer expires 12/1/23. Offer available for the United States and Canada only The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/⁠
06/11/232h 34m

Leap of Faith - Navigating Risks, Military Ambitions, and Life's Callings

In this episode we dive headfirst (pun intended) into the thrill and perils of skydiving, exploring the razor's edge between risk and respect in high-stakes hobbies. Then, our Q&A segment turns the mic over to you, the listeners: First up, a listener at the crossroads of life shares their journey from a stable job to enlisting in the Army's 18x Green Beret pipeline. Amidst the looming questions about meeting standards, fitting in, and preparing for the intense mental and physical demands, they ask for actionable advice on building a successful military career, maintaining family peace in the face of service, and nurturing relationships against the backdrop of duty. Next, we hear from a battle-weary paramedic grappling with burnout after years of relentless public service. They seek guidance on reclaiming their compassion and zest for life amidst the embers of exhaustion. Explore and sign up for Starlink Service here: ⁠https://www.starlink.com/residential?referral=RC-14303-34690-52&utm_source=Starlink2MoAndy⁠ **The 2-month free offer will only show in your account after you fully complete your account and activate the service** This offer expires 12/1/23. Offer available for the United States and Canada only The Speed of War Comic Series:⁠ https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/
03/11/2341m 4s

Transition and Fostering Resilience - with Chris Gill and Michael Anthony

Chris Gill and Michael Anthony have diverse military backgrounds, and now spearhead impactful initiatives at Gratitude America, a non-profit dedicated to assisting military members, veterans, and their families in their transition to post-military life. Chris Gill, the Director of Operations at Gratitude America, speaks about his transformative expedition from being a Marine Corps helicopter crew chief to becoming a fervent advocate for veteran mental health and education. His narrative, laden with challenges, unveils how the ethos of post-traumatic growth and a nurturing community catalyzed his quest for aiding veterans in their civilian reincarnation. Michael Anthony, the Executive Director at Gratitude America, shares his narrative that navigates through his transition from a corporate educator to a committed Army Reserve Officer, and now to a staunch ally for veteran welfare. With a rich educational background and a heart geared towards service, Michael delineates how he's orchestrating change and fostering resilience among veterans. Together, they articulate the mission of Gratitude America: to provide holistic transitional support, offering a renewed sense of community and access to critical resources, thereby facilitating a smooth transition and promoting the well-being and success of veterans and their families.  Learn more about Gratitude America here: https://gratitudeamerica.org/ Explore and sign up for Starlink Service here: https://www.starlink.com/residential?referral=RC-14303-34690-52&utm_source=Starlink2MoAndy **The 2-month free offer will only show in your account after you fully complete your account and activate the service** This offer expires 12/1/23. Offer available for the United States and Canada only. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
30/10/232h 29m

Bridging The Gap - Prepared vs. Paranoid

-A young father grapples with financial infidelity, strained family relationships, and battling personal demons. Andy explores the pathways toward self-forgiveness, financial recovery, and rebuilding trust with loved ones. -The complexity of a family coming to terms with a patriarch’s serious illness unfolds, as Andy sheds light on approaching delicate situations with understanding, respect, and unity. -Lastly, the seemingly controversial topic of concealed carry in a world perceived as increasingly safe. What is the balance, or is it possible to achieve a balance between personal security, social perceptions, and the influence of online echo chambers on our beliefs and actions. Explore and sign up for Starlink Service here: https://www.starlink.com/residential?referral=RC-14303-34690-52&utm_source=Starlink2MoAndy⁠ **The 2-month free offer will only show in your account after you fully complete your account and activate the service**  This offer expires 12/1/23.   The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/
27/10/2329m 8s

Frontline Chronicles - Unveiling the IDF Journey with Richard & Bernardo

Richard and Bernardo are two distinguished veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), who have navigated the transition from civilian life in the US and later dedicated themselves to the defense of Israel amidst regional tensions. Richard, spurred by the antisemitism he encountered at Portland State University, found a new homeland in Israel despite initially knowing less than six words in Hebrew. His journey through the infantry to the reconnaissance brigade unveiled his relentless determination to safeguard the nation's borders. Bernardo, with a rich tapestry of 16 years in operational roles, opens up about the high-stake realm of Counter Terrorism, Special Operations, and Dignitary Protection, all while nurturing the next generation of leaders through his nonprofit, Team of Warriors. Their poignant narratives transcend the battlefield, touching on their engagements in educational dialogues and non-profit endeavors back in the US, illuminating the essence of national service and the dire necessity for a sovereign nation to self-defend. As they delve into the current strife embroiling the Middle East, their firsthand experiences and in-depth analysis shed light on the complex dynamics at play. Together, Richard and Bernardo offer not only a glimpse into the rigorous life of an IDF soldier but also share candid reflections on the broader geopolitical environment, providing a nuanced understanding of the ongoing conflict from those who have lived through its manifold dimensions.    The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
23/10/232h 20m

Andy Vs. Michael - Round 2

Buckle up, everyone. In this episode we are stepping into a role reversal, turning the microphone towards the man usually behind the scenes – show producer, Michael Shelton. With a wide-ranging discussion of the novel 1984, and conspiracies about the wildfires in Maui, Car Jitsu, and where the current social progressive idealogy may lead us, we are going on a roller coaster of emotions, information, and insight. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
20/10/231h 3m

From Cell Bars to CEO - with AG Gregoroff

AG Gregoroff isn't just the founder and CEO of Toehold Flip Flops - heralded as producers of the world’s highest quality flip flops - but a living testament to the power of radical transformation. From a troubled childhood and the dark corners of the California penal system to the liberating expanse of the open ocean, AG’s story is one of stark contrasts, unbreakable will, and the resolute belief in second chances. AG unfolds the gritty tales of his past; growing up amidst violence and chaos in Northern San Diego County, his undeserved entanglement with a corrupt police force, and the harrowing experiences within the prison’s walls, where his life was dictated by the brutal and racially segregated dynamics of life behind bars. His story takes a turn when, amidst the swirling currents of his misfortune, he discovers scuba diving—a passion that would not only become his escape but a stepping stone to a purpose-driven future. His eventual collaboration with the US military, teaching underwater survival, introduces AG to a new chapter, one where he not only fights the currents underwater but combats unexpected violence above it, surviving a random hammer attack amid the strife of the COVID-19 pandemic. AG channeled adversity into ambition, founding Toehold Flip Flops and crafting more than just quality footwear but creating a symbol of unwavering perseverance and premium craftsmanship. AG's story swims through the turbid waters of injustice and trauma, surfacing into a tale that is ultimately triumphant, uplifting, and without a doubt, inspirational. Toehold: ⁠https://shoptoehold.com/⁠   The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/⁠
16/10/232h 42m

Facing Darkness: Questions from the Frontlines of Life

In today's episode, we are diving headfirst into the emotional and moral dilemmas faced by listeners from around the world. From a distressed father in Israel grappling with the responsibility of taking up arms to defend his family, to a veteran pondering the teachings of violence to his children, and a question from a listener struggling to make sense of global tragedies while maintaining a sense of normalcy in their day-to-day life. These are all complex issues, and in the most trying times, it often seems like there are no concrete answers. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
13/10/2332m 34s

Redefining Fitness - with Craig 'Patty' Patterson

Craig "Patty" Patterson is the founder of the Madlab School of Fitness. We went deep into Patty's journey, uncovering the challenges he faced leaving the world of engineering and corporate life behind to reshape the landscape of the fitness industry business model. Patty candidly shares the inception of Madlab, the transformative power of community, and his transition from coaching to mentorship. Hear firsthand how he's combating the traditional pitfalls personal trainers face, from burnout to financial struggles, and how he's revolutionizing the paradigm to ensure long-term career sustainability for fitness professionals. Check out Madlab here: https://www.madlabbusiness.com/andystumpf   The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
09/10/232h 15m

Demons, Anger, and Heartbreak

Today we are diving into the complexities of human emotions and relationships. One listener shared his ongoing battle with anger and its potential consequences for his relationship, while another reaches out for guidance in the aftermath of an unexpected breakup. Join us as we explore the tools and mindsets needed to confront personal challenges head-on and emerge stronger on the other side.    The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
06/10/2318m 31s

Brokeback Hilltop - with John Barklow and John Dudley

We are diving deep into the roots of hunting, archery precision, and survival strategies. John Dudley, with his wealth of experience in archery, enlightens us on the developments in bowhunting, the pursuit of precision, and his illustrious journey in the sport, illuminating the intricacies and the passion fueling the archery world. Simultaneously, John Barklow, with his extensive background in outdoor survival and big game hunting, unpacks the complexities of sustainable hunting, navigation through the wild, and developing survival instincts. Together, Dudley and Barklow discuss the interconnection between their respective fields, reflecting on the symbiotic relationship between archery and survival skills and offering a discussion on the convergence of their experiences in the wild terrains. We covered everything from adaptability in harsh conditions, innovations in hunting equipment, and the future of sustainable hunting and archery. Nock On Archery: ⁠https://nockonarchery.com/⁠ Knowledge From Storms: ⁠https://knowledgefromstorms.com/⁠   The Speed of War Comic Series:⁠ https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/
02/10/231h 45m

Grappling with Grapes - Wine, Jiu Jitsu, and Legacies with Maynard James Keenan & Henry Akins

Maynard James Keenan is the lead singer of Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer, and the owner of Merkin Vineyards and Caduceus Cellars. Henry Akins is a celebrated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt instructor and Rickson Gracie’s third American black belt. Join us as Maynard and Henry unfold the profound connection with the meticulous craft of wine-making and how it intertwines with his musical journey. Whether you are a wine aficionado, a martial arts enthusiast, a music lover, or a passionate advocate for sustainable living, this episode blends eclectic flavors of knowledge, passion, and experience. Caduceus Cellars:⁠ https://caduceus.org/⁠ Merkin Vineyards: ⁠https://merkinvineyards.org/⁠   The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/⁠
29/09/2337m 29s

Guardians of the Wild - With John Nores

John made an incredible journey from a small-town boy with a passion for nature to a celebrated warden with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. He was a founding member of California's Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET), a unit developed to combat environmentally destructive criminal operations. With a career spanning three decades, John shares his eclectic experiences, including the challenges and triumphs of leading high-risk operations, training special operation personnel, and being at the forefront of innovative sniper training programs. John opens up about his rendezvous with leadership and valor, earning him the Governor's Medal of Valor in 2007, and his notable contribution in dignitary protection details during the Obama administration. John is also an accomplished musician, a relentless endurance athlete, a fervent hunter, and an avid outdoorsman. From soloing the Baja 500 race “Ironman” style to indulging in photography and video production, John is definitely living life to the fullest. Visit John's Website: http://www.johnnores.com/   The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
25/09/231h 59m

You Are Not Alone

This entire episode is dedicated to a raw, revealing listener-submitted story that challenges the perceptions of success and resilience. From the glitz of professional victories to the shadowed valleys of personal turmoil, we get an unfiltered view into the complexities of a life riddled with failed relationships, infidelity, deception, and the numbing solace of alcohol. This isn’t just one person’s tale, it’s a stark reminder that beneath the veneer of outward accomplishments, many of us grapple with inner demons, often unseen and unheard. In our struggles, no matter how unique or harrowing they may feel, we are never truly alone. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
22/09/2335m 19s

From Trauma to Triumph - with Travis Gribble

Travis Gribble is a 24-year law enforcement veteran with a story that will resonate with anyone who's faced adversity. From the streets of Michigan to the desert of Arizona, Travis' career in the force was filled with high-stakes situations and experiences that would leave deep imprints on his soul. But it was one fateful call in 2016 that would forever alter the course of his life. Travis offers a raw, unfiltered recount of his struggles with PTSD, the personal demons he wrestled with, and the transformative journey of healing that followed. Discover the birth of "My Arena", a beacon of hope for first responders battling mental health challenges, and the profound message Travis has for the world: you're not alone. Whether you're in law enforcement, a first responder, or just someone in need of inspiration, this episode is a testament to human resilience and the power of community. My Arena: ⁠https://myarenallc.com/⁠ The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/ ⁠
18/09/232h 9m

Michael Vs Andy - Round 1

Buckle up, everyone. In this episode we are stepping into a role reversal, turning the microphone towards the man usually behind the scenes – show producer, Michael Shelton. With a wide-ranging discussion that spans the technical details of grenade functioning to the provocative topic of cucking, and diving deep into life's intricate tapestry, we are going on a roller coaster of emotions, information, and insight. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
15/09/2342m 48s

World Records, Mount Everest, and the Toughest Races on Earth - with Tyler Carnevale

Tyler isn't just an avid ultra-endurance athlete; he's an 8x Guinness World Record holder, a seasoned high-altitude mountaineer, and someone who lives life in the realm of the extraordinary. With an educational background in engineering and geophysics from the University of Maryland and the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Tyler combines his passion for extreme sports with an insatiable curiosity for technology, evolutionary biology, and space exploration. Hear the inside scoop on the Polar Row, the record-breaking rowing expedition across the Arctic Ocean, and how Tyler faced "the toughest foot race on Earth"—the Marathon Des Sables, a six-day, 156-mile ultra-marathon across the Sahara Desert. Not to mention, Tyler has just conquered not one, but two of the most formidable peaks in 2023—Mount Vincent in Antarctica and Mount Everest. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
11/09/232h 4m

Aging Warriors, Unsettling Neighbors, and Standing Up Right

In this special listener-submitted Q&A episode we dive into some personal and complex issues that confront us in our daily lives. From the battle against chronic pain and aging to managing unsettling discoveries about a neighbor, to addressing inappropriate comments made towards your loved ones. For the Aging Athlete: A 67-year-old listener is experiencing chronic pain that's taking a toll on his workouts and mental toughness. Can alternative treatments like stem cell therapy offer relief, and how do we know when it's time to adjust our expectations about physical capabilities? Navigating Neighbors: Discovering your neighbor has a criminal past is a situation no one wants to face. What are the ethical and practical considerations for dealing with a neighbor who's a registered sex offender, especially when you have children around.  Boundaries and Backlash: When you hear inappropriate comments being made about a loved one, the urge to react can be overpowering. What's the best course of action when confrontations risk your personal and professional future? The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
08/09/2336m 4s

Clearing the Path - Mind, Body & Soul Fitness with Bill & Karianne Anthes of Between The Ears

Bill Anthes is a Special Forces veteran who with his wife Karianne, redefined the intersection of physical and mental health. Together they founded 'Between The Ears' – a groundbreaking approach that leverages physical fitness as a cornerstone for emotional and mental well-being. From running a state-of-the-art facility in New Jersey to remotely coaching clients globally, they're changing lives one workout at a time. Tune in as we explore the synergies between strength of body and strength of mind, and how it's never too late to reinvent oneself for a purpose-driven life. https://www.btwntheears.com/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
04/09/232h 5m

The Fight Against Human Trafficking - with Nic McKinley

Today we are going to dive into the world of counterintelligence and counter-human trafficking with Nic McKinley. From his time as an Air Force Pararescueman in U.S. Special Operations to his pivotal role within the CIA, McKinley's life is a testament to service, bravery, and commitment. What happens when a seasoned operative comes face to face with the grim reality of child trafficking? McKinley shares the compelling journey of founding DeliverFund, his passionate endeavor to end human trafficking in the U.S., the challenges and successes along the way, and their latest technological development that allows parents to engage in the fight. Download the Deliverfund App here: https://apps.apple.com/app/apple-store/id6448926293?pt=125436411&ct=ClearedHot&mt=8 Support Deliverfund:  Here Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
01/09/231h 37m

From the SEAL Teams to Startups - with Todd Ehrlich

Todd Ehrlich is a former Navy SEAL turned serial entrepreneur. His journey is far from conventional; from dropping out of college to answer the call of duty, to leaving the Navy and creating multiple companies, including the incredibly successful Kill Cliff brand. Get a firsthand account of life as a SEAL in the high-tension environment of the mid-90s and how this unique experience provided Todd with perspectives that fueled his subsequent business ventures. Learn how he bootstrapped Kill Cliff with just $100,000, and what challenges he faced as he worked tirelessly for nearly four years to perfect the formula for this now-famous beverage. Hear cautionary tales about the pitfalls of venture capital and the lessons Todd wishes he knew earlier in his career. Not only has Todd been successful in business, but his altruistic efforts have also made a significant impact. With Kill Cliff, he has successfully provided a sustainable giving platform for the Navy SEAL Foundation, donating over $1 million to the cause. Be inspired by Todd’s Rule 1 Ventures Studio initiative that aims to empower new entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
28/08/232h 4m

From Special Forces to Sovereign Soil - with Preston McCormick

In this episode I sit down with ex-Special Forces officer turned entrepreneur, Preston McCormick. After bravely serving his country, Preston made a foray into the legal cannabis farming industry in California, setting up shop on Sovereign Indian Tribal Land. What should have been a peaceful entrepreneurial endeavor soon took a harrowing turn. Preston recounts the shocking day when Riverside County Sheriff’s Office (RSO) raided his legal cannabis farm, despite his prior efforts to verify its legality. Hear about the traumatizing experiences of being held at gunpoint, the impact on his family, and the relentless destruction of his livelihood. This isn't just a story of a raid gone wrong - we dive deeper into the unsettling undercurrents of corruption, the questionable tactics of RSO, and Preston's relentless pursuit of justice against all odds. This is more than a story of a veteran-turned-entrepreneur. It's a tale of resilience, determination, and standing up against systemic corruption. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
21/08/231h 57m

Lead the Charge - Unpacking Leadership

In this listener-submitted Q&A episode, I tackle two questions that touch on resilience, leadership, and the martial art that has made an impact on countless lives. The Aloha Roll jiu jitsu academy was devastated by the fires in Lahaina, what does it mean for one's mental and physical health, and how would it feel to lose such an integral part of oneself? Then, for all the service members and aspiring leaders out there, Andy shares his wealth of experience on leadership. Hear from someone who's been in the shoes of both a leader and a subordinate, and glean insights on how to be the leader everyone wants to work with. Whether you’re chasing your next promotion, or facing life’s challenging fires, this episode has something for you. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
18/08/2342m 13s

From the Edge to Enlightenment: A Firefighter’s Resilient Journey - with Rick Bucher

In this episode, we dive deep with Rick Bucher, a man whose life narrative reads like an adrenaline-packed novel. From daring adventures as a sports athlete to serving the community of Scottsdale with over 16,000 calls, Rick has witnessed the extremities of life. But it's not just his encounters with external dangers that make his story remarkable; it's the internal battles he's faced and conquered that truly inspire. From the precipice of despair following near-death experiences and grappling with PTSD, to the exhilarating highs of reuniting with his biological family, Rick's journey encapsulates the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. Today, he's on a mission to light up the path for others, especially those in public safety, to acknowledge their mental battles and seek help. Join us as we explore the interplay of hope, resilience, and unity in Rick's extraordinary tale of redemption. This episode is a testament to the indomitable spirit that resides in all of us. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
14/08/232h 3m

Passions, Pivots, and Perseverance

In this episode, there are two listener-submitted questions that delve deep into the challenges of life. First, from an 18-year-old in northern Alberta grappling with finding his passion and purpose in a small town. His desire to evolve as a person and to embrace challenges will resonate with many. How does one truly discover what sets their soul on fire? And how can personal growth be accelerated through adversity? Switching gears, a message from a former Air Force member who's been on a roller-coaster journey—from the military to college, battling alcoholism, and recently, facing unexpected legal challenges. When life knocks you down in the most unforeseen ways, how do you pick up the pieces and consider starting anew? Especially when starting over doesn’t come with a pre-set path or connections. Cleared Hot Skateboard deck: ⁠https://snakefarmco.com/pages/andy-stumpf⁠ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/⁠
11/08/2333m 34s

Frontlines to Headlines: The Battle Beyond Combat with Jariko Denman & Jenna Bakken

Jariko Denman was born in Washington DC and raised as a military brat. He enlisted in the US Army in 1997, embarking on a path that led him all over the world. After joining the prestigious 75th Ranger Regiment, he served for 15 years, with combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan on 15 different occasions. From the role of a Weapons Squad Leader to that of a Rifle Platoon Sergeant and a Ranger Company First Sergeant, Jariko amassed an impressive 54 months of combat experience as part of a Joint Special Operations Task Force. After retiring in 2017, he continued to contribute to the world in unique ways, advising on major motion pictures, national ad campaigns, and television series, while also lending his voice as a freelance journalist in conflict-ridden regions like Afghanistan and Ukraine. Currently, he enriches the team at Black Rifle Coffee as a Content Producer and calls Salt Lake City, Utah, his home. Jenna Bakken is a combat veteran who earned her stripes on the battlefield of Afghanistan. As a female serving in a male-dominated MOS, her journey was one of extraordinary strength and resilience. Her experiences include being involved in a grueling 3.5-hour firefight and enduring multiple injuries while serving her country. Jenna's journey of recovery has been an inspiration to many, and her dedication to empowering others shines through as she uses her story to uplift and guide others facing their own trials. Jariko and Jenna open up about their experiences as combat veterans, discussing the unique challenges they faced in the military, the intensity of their experiences on the frontlines, and the process of healing and recovery. Their stories are a testament to the indomitable spirit of the human soul and the immense strength that lies within. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
07/08/232h 14m

From Navy SEAL to Natural Resources - Coffee with Ryan Zinke

Today we sit down with the Representative from Montana, Ryan Zinke. From his roots in Bozeman to the halls of Congress, Zinke's journey is one marked by service, dedication and an unyielding passion for his home state. Mr. Zinke had a 23-year-long military career as a U.S. Navy SEAL. We discussed his deployments in Asia, his leadership at SEAL Teams SIX, his role in training future SEALs in the wake of 9/11, and his tenure in Congress, and his approach to energy, conservation, and tribal issues as Representative for Montana’s First Congressional District. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
04/08/2348m 18s

Unleashing the Healing Power of Psychedelics - with Jesse Gould

Jesse Gould is an Army Ranger turned psychedelics advocate and the mind behind the Heroic Hearts Project. Join us as we explore Jesse's transformational experiences in Afghanistan, his battle with PTSD, and his unique path to recovery. Jesse’s dedication to the mental health of veterans is truly inspiring. We discuss the unconventional approach to therapy he champions: the use of ayahuasca. Jesse shares his personal experience with this plant medicine, the scientific research supporting its use, and the potential it holds for our veterans in distress. Heroic Hearts Project has partnered with leading ayahuasca treatment centers and universities to raise over $350,000 in scholarships, making these groundbreaking therapies accessible to veterans. Jesse's insight will not only enlighten you on the potential of psychedelics in mental health treatment but also inspire you with his journey of resilience and mission-driven entrepreneurship. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
31/07/232h 22m

Life's Crossroads - From Deployments to Heartbreak

Question 1 is from an active-duty father of four girls, torn between his duty and the family he loves. How do you balance the demands of military life with the needs of his daughters, especially as he faces an upcoming deployment? Next, an email from a listener who's facing a series of personal and professional blows that have left him feeling defeated. His story is a reminder of life's unpredictable twists and turns. Lastly, the tackle the topic of heartbreak. Advise for a recent breakup and navigating through the grief process.  Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
28/07/2324m 41s

Defying All Odds - A SEAL’s Unlikely Journey - with Remi Adeleke

Remi Adeleke is a man whose life is a testament to the power of perseverance and the human spirit's ability to overcome adversity. Remi's story stretches from the throne of West Africa, through the streets of the Bronx, and into uniform with the US Navy SEALs. His journey is packed with lessons on leadership, resilience, and the importance of owning your mistakes. Remi served 13 years as a US Navy SEAL, facing some of the harshest environments known to man. He faced a unique set of challenges during his transition from an adolescence spent in the Bronx to the military, which he now shares as a motivational speaker, educating, inspiring, and motivating people around him.  Beyond his military career, Remi has flexed his skills in the world of acting, starring in films such as Transformers: The Last Knight and 6 Underground, and most recently joined the Directing Staff of the hit Channel 4 series SAS: Who Dares Wins. Also, as an author, Remi penned the book Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds.  His newest book, Chameleon, will be available on the 25th of July and can be purchased wherever you find your books.  Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
24/07/232h

Addiction and Acceptance

Today's episode focuses on two listener-submitted questions that touch the core of personal struggles and the human spirit. First, a nationwide issue that haunts many - coping with a loved one's addiction. How does one continue living a fulfilling life when a family member, in this case, a child, is spiraling out of control? In the second half, I address a rarely discussed feeling of shame associated with serving in the military but not having been deployed. This listener, like many others, carries the weight of this guilt silently, feeling that they didn't do enough despite their honorable discharge. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
21/07/2331m 32s

In the Crosshairs of National Security - with Chris Piehota

This episode is all about the world of national security and covert operations with retired FBI Agent, Chris Piehota. With a career spanning nearly a quarter of a century, at one point serving as one of six people who oversaw strategic and select daily operations for the entire FBI organization, Chris has a wealth of insights to share from his time spent safeguarding our nation. Chris is in a unique position to analyze where things have been, where things currently stand, and where things could be going with today’s FBI. From leading complex national security investigations to steering cutting-edge technology platforms, Piehota's contribution to the realm of security and risk mitigation is immeasurable. Having been recognized as a Senior Intelligence Officer by the Director of National Intelligence and honored with a 2017 Presidential Rank Award, his expertise in national security matters is second to none. We discuss his experiences overseeing high-stakes intelligence collection programs, his innovative approaches to leadership and organizational development, and his impactful strategies for process improvement and change management. We'll also take a peek into his time as the Chief Executive for FBI Science and Technology Programs, and the Director of the United States Government’s global Terrorist Screening Center. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
17/07/232h 7m

Pack light and Fight Right

From the essentials of a fanny pack to the martial arts deemed valuable versus "Bulshitzu," to strategies for helping loved ones find their fitness groove, this episode covers a broad range of topics. First, we dive into the everyday carry philosophy and the essential items that go into my EDC fanny pack. This is for anyone trying to streamline their carry system, especially when pockets are not an option. Next, martial arts. My thoughts on the practices that have real-world application vs. Bullshitsuarts forms. Lastly, a sensitive issue many can relate to - helping a significant other regain their health and fitness momentum when they're dealing with demanding and erratic work schedules. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
14/07/2324m 9s

Inside the Secret Service - with Mark Brandenburg

In this week's episode, we journey into the heart of American law enforcement with United States Secret Service Agent, Mark Brandenburg. Mark's career began on the streets of Olathe, Kansas to the White House, with his second day of USSS training being 9/11. Get an insider's glimpse of what it was like to drive "The Beast", the presidential limo, and conduct protective advances including President Obama's visit to Kabul, Afghanistan. Mark’s career took an exciting twist when he became a Shift Leader in the Vice Presidential Protective Division, safeguarding Vice President Mike Pence. It was during this time that Mark began working on his political thriller, FENCE JUMPER. Away from the job, Mark lives a peaceful life in Virginia with his wife Melissa, their two hound dogs, and a mischievous cat. Purchase Mark's book Fence Jumper here: https://www.amazon.com/Fence-Jumper-Mark-J-Brandenburg/dp/1646638948/ref=asc_df_1646638948/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=642166674184&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8181583590550826544&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9021400&hvtargid=pla-1933385585168&psc=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwtamlBhD3ARIsAARoaEx0dbdMlvOzRlBz-FxZCPN69ms9HcKazim9SWYy0vS3UuZSpYoibkEaAiaoEALw_wcB Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
10/07/232h 13m

Hijackings and Healing Scars

In this episode, we venture into the unknown with a fresh batch of listener-submitted questions. From an intense hypothetical scenario on a hijacked plane to the deep-seated struggles of a combat veteran adjusting to civilian life, this episode focuses on crisis response, resilience, and recovery. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
07/07/2332m 20s

From Warzones to Whiskey - with Jarred Taylor

Jarred "JT" Taylor went from being an Air Force Munitions Systems Apprentice and Tactical Air Control Party Specialist to becoming a pioneer in the entertainment and entrepreneurial world. After an 11-year active duty stint, JT traded in his uniform for a venture in the creative and business sector. We discuss how JT transformed his life post-Air Force, met his business partner Mat Best, and began producing engaging content for Mat's Youtube channel, 'Mbest11x.' We also discuss their launching of the liquor company, 'Leadslingers Spirits', which now distributes to 23 states, and the process of producing a major Hollywood film, "Range 15". He now juggles time between being the President of Article 15 Clothing, the Marketing Director of Leadslingers Spirits, and working in business development for the Black Rifle Coffee Company. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
03/07/231h 44m

Co-Parenting Challenges, Podcasting 101, and Combating Systemic Corruption

This week I am answering three listener-submitted questions: We begin by delving into the challenging world of co-parenting - a father of three is asking for advice on how to best advocate for his neuro-divergent son amidst conflicting parenting styles and a complicated relationship with his ex-spouse. A listener and their friend are gearing up to start their own podcast but are unsure about the best practices. Lastly, let's tackle the elephant in the room – systemic corruption. It seems that there is rampant and often blatant corruption permeating our political, industrial, and scientific arenas. It is less about whether or not it exists, what can we do about it? Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
30/06/2338m 22s

Behind Enemy Lines - From Waco to the War on Terror with Chris Whitcomb

Chris Whitcomb is one of only 200 agents who've had the honor of serving in the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team. A veteran of multiple theaters of operation, from Ruby Ridge, Waco to Afghanistan and beyond, Whitcomb's unique and hard-earned insights into the world of elite law enforcement and intelligence services is unparalleled. Having seen the crucible of conflict up close in highly volatile environments such as Kosovo, Israel, Somalia, Zambia, and Timor-Leste, Whitcomb is no stranger to the trials and tribulations of the field. Featured in the Netflix docuseries, "Waco: American Apocalypse", and a bestselling author, he's now using his platform to shed light on the realities of frontline conflict, the war on terror, and the intricacies of domestic and foreign intelligence work. In addition to his hands-on experiences, Whitcomb's post-FBI career as a Global Security Advisor for NBC News, co-host of Checkpoint CNBC, and a prolific commentator and public speaker, lends a unique and broad-spectrum perspective. Prepare yourself for a journey as we uncover the hidden world of the elite forces shaping our world, discuss Whitcomb's role in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, and the heart-pounding moments of live operations to the intense preparation and training required for such critical assignments. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
26/06/232h 53m

Facing the Future & Bridging Political Divides

In this episode, I tackle two listener-submitted questions that dig into the heart of our personal and societal struggles. The first question is from a high school student looking ahead to the daunting uncertainties of the future and seeking advice on how to make the right choices. The second question comes from a member of the SOF community who is grappling with a changing perspective on American politics and feeling increasingly disconnected from his father's liberal views. Whether you're stepping into adulthood and worried about the path ahead, or finding it difficult to bridge the gap between you and a loved one due to differing political beliefs, hopefully, this episode can provide thoughtful insights to help you navigate these issues. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
23/06/2328m 53s

Burn the Boats - No Plan B with Matt Higgins

Matt Higgins is a titan in the world of entrepreneurship, a Guest Shark on Shark Tank, and an Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School. Matt's new book, "Burn the Boats," is a compelling narrative that uncovers the unconventional formula for lifelong success used by influential leaders throughout history. Matt's approach of "burning the boats" or eliminating retreat options to pave the way for unyielding commitment and success is a timeless strategy, adopted by figures ranging from Sun Tzu to Julius Caesar, and has not only been instrumental in wars but also served as a powerful tool in the entrepreneurial world. Higgins was the vice chairman of the Miami Dolphins from 2012-2021, serving as an advisor to owner Stephen M. Ross. Prior to the Dolphins, Higgins worked for the New York Jets from 2004 to 2012, serving as the executive vice president of business operations and close advisor to Jets owner Woody Johnson. Before his career with the Jets, Higgins was COO of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the firm tasked with rebuilding the site of the World Trade Center. He also served as press secretary under Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, managing the global media response to the September 11 attacks in 2001 for New York City. Buy Matt's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Burn-Boats-Overboard-Unleash-Potential/dp/006308886X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=EPYIAFOBMKBJ&keywords=burn+the+boats&qid=1687123967&sprefix=burn+the%2Caps%2C1149&sr=8-1 Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
19/06/232h 41m

Better Together - Couples Survival with the Fieldcraft Team

This episode goes beyond the individual, diving into how couples can effectively communicate, train and strategize together for optimal preparedness with the dynamic trio from Fieldcraft Survival - Mike Glover, Casey Hildreth, and his wife Erica Hildreth. The Fieldcraft team breaks down the imperative need for continuous training and improvement, discussing their experiences and practical applications in real-world scenarios. Casey and Erica share firsthand insights into working as a couple in challenging situations, highlighting how unity, awareness, and effective communication can make all the difference. Beyond just survival, we also navigate the currents of today's political environment, shedding light on how it impacts survival strategies and preparedness. We explore an array of topics ranging from practical tips for daily preparedness to developing a survival mindset that can make or break a situation. Tune in for an episode full of raw insights, inspiring stories, and a wealth of survival wisdom that aims to empower you and your partner to face any adversity together, stronger. Survival isn't just about the fittest, but about the best-prepared team.  Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
16/06/231h 15m

Athletic Alchemy - Unleashing the Giant with John Welbourn

John Welbourn – ex-NFL star, powerlifter, CrossFit Games competitor, entrepreneur, and the creative force behind the game-changing program Power Athlete. John's storied career spans decades and disciplines, making him a legend in the realm of athletics. After his impressive 10-year stint in the NFL, he's used his passion for fitness and his wealth of experience to empower thousands of athletes and fitness enthusiasts across the globe. John takes us behind the scenes of his journey from his first football match to the highest echelons of professional sports, and beyond. We talk about the psychology of high-level performance, the essence of mental toughness, and the science behind effective training techniques. John's approach to training is about more than just lifting heavy weights – it's about developing a mindset of excellence, resilience, and perpetual growth. If you are looking for practical insights to help you elevate your performance and maximize your athletic potential, you have come to the right place.  Power Athlete: https://powerathletehq.com/ Dragon Slayer: https://powerathletehq.com/dragonslayer/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
12/06/233h

Facing Life's Hardest Decisions: Trade, Trust, and Transition

Get ready to unpack some of the intricacies of life's hardest decisions. In this episode I tackle listener-submitted questions concerning the crossroads of career choices between trade and law enforcement, addressing the shocking discovery of a potential child predator within the family, and the process of rebuilding after a divorce and job loss. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive  Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
09/06/2333m 9s

Unyielding Valor - Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee's Path to the Medal of Honor

In this episode, we dive into the life and military career of Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee, from his beginnings in Clinton, Oklahoma, working on his family’s cattle ranch, to becoming a decorated member of the United States Armed Forces. Hear about his remarkable journey through multiple deployments across the globe, from Iraq to Afghanistan, and the experiences that shaped him into a man of profound courage and resilience. Join us as we explore Plumlee's decorated career, his exceptional leadership, and his extraordinary bravery in a deadly breach in Afghanistan's Ghazni Province on Aug. 28, 2013. Amidst gunfire and chaos, Plumlee's unyielding courage and selflessness led him to face off against ten insurgents with nothing but a pistol, risking his life to protect his team and the base. His acts of gallantry, far beyond the call of duty, serve as a shining example of military tradition and commitment. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
05/06/231h 59m

Surviving Storms: Empathy, Healing, and Self-Care in Trying Times

How do you find the path to navigate life's tumultuous storms?  One step at a time. This episode explores strategies for emerging from a divorce as a stronger, more resilient person and shedding light on how to provide unwavering support to a friend experiencing the imminent loss of a spouse due to cancer. In addition, suggestions to comfort your own spouse, alleviating her fears of potential future loss, as we highlight the importance of empathy, communication, and reassurance in these circumstances. Ending on a lighter note, I'll share my personal coffee preferences, highlighting the significance of finding joy and comfort in life's simple pleasures, even amid hardship.  Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
02/06/2334m 33s

F-35 Chronicles: Life Lessons From Combat Pilot Hasard Lee

Hasard Lee's remarkable career includes flying both F-16 and F-35 fighter jets, being awarded the title of 'Top Instructor Pilot of the Year' for the largest F-16 Combat Wing in the Air Force, and 82 combat missions. Hasard holds the unique honor of being the only fighter pilot to have flown two different types of jets in combat on the same day. Beyond the sonic booms and jet streams, Hasard has also carved out a space for himself in the digital world. As the creative force behind one of the largest defense channels on YouTube, he has captured the attention of more than 79 million viewers and touched over 290 million lives across social media platforms. Hasard's debut book, "The Art of Clear Thinking", was just published by St. Martin's Press. We discuss how the intense, pressure-cooker environment of air combat has shaped his approach to decision-making, mental toughness, and debriefing, and how these lessons can help us all navigate our lives more effectively. The Art of Clear Thinking: https://a.co/d/1czPc4x Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
29/05/232h 13m

Redefining Freedom: Marc Malone's Vision for America

Marc Malone is an English-born American philosopher, entrepreneur, policy advisor, and founder of America21. He is known for his counter-theories on the 'science of social engineering', and shares his compelling narrative, stemming from a distinguished academic background at Oxford and Nottingham Universities to the forefront of corporate data science, behavioral analysis, and linguistics. In this episode, we dive into the core ethos of America21, a vibrant anti-globalist organization that seeks to challenge and restructure the prevalent global governance narrative. Malone presents his persuasive argument on breaking away from the restrictive grip of supranational UN agreements, citing how they chip away at the bedrock of fundamental rights, and his vision for returning sovereignty back to the American people. We explore Malone's strategic analysis of current political, social, and economic issues. As an Oxford Philosophical member and seasoned strategic analyst, his unique insights are sure to challenge the status quo, provoke thought, and stimulate conversation on what it truly means to be sovereign in the 21st century. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
26/05/232h 21m

Underwater Odyssey - Veterans, SEALs, and Scuba Therapy with Jeff Houser & Steve Rubin

Get ready to navigate land and sea with two unique personalities: Jeff Houser, a former Navy SEAL from the revered SEAL Team 6, and Steve Rubin, founder and president of the Waves Project. Jeff peels back the layers of his military career while Steve introduces us to an initiative offering purpose, direction, and a renewed passion for life to veterans through scuba diving certification. We delve into the parallels between the journey to becoming a scuba diver and the post-service path of many veterans. Explore the calming depths of underwater life and the therapeutic impact it provides, thus aiding the transition to civilian life. The Waves Project: https://www.wavesproject.org/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
22/05/232h 21m

Survival & Soul - Mike Glover on Preparedness & Loss

Mike Glover - former Special Forces operative, CIA contractor, and founder and CEO of Fieldcraft Survival. Known for his expertise in survival and preparedness, Mike offers a peek into his upcoming book, "Prepared", sharing his aspirations for the readers to harness resilience and self-reliance in the face of adversity. Mike confronts the difficult subject of taking lives in the line of duty with a candid discussion of the emotional weight of such decisions. In addition, he casts a speculative gaze toward the future of our nation, highlighting the potential role of survival skills in the years to come. We conclude with a preview of the upcoming Fieldcraft Survival training in Montana, an intensive program designed to arm individuals with survival skills for extreme scenarios. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/ ⁠
19/05/2356m 27s

From War to Warflower - Robert Stark's Alaskan odyssey to redemption

Robert Stark is the author of Warflower and a lifelong Alaskan who has truly triumphed over adversity and risen above life's challenges. In this episode, we dive into Robert's experiences as an airborne infantryman in the United States Army, and the defining moments from his deployments in Iraq with the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 101st Airborne Division. We explore the resilient spirit of a man who has faced the harsh realities of war and persevered to build a beautiful, off-grid life for his family on their farm, Secret Garden Alaska. It is an inspiring story of strength, resilience, and the power of redemption Waflower: https://www.amazon.com/Warflower-Story-Family-Service-Alaska/dp/B0B2HK5DL7 Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
15/05/232h 42m

Life & Duty - Untangling Moral Dilemmas

Join me as we delve into the emotional and ethical complexities surrounding life-altering decisions. From exploring the remorse a law enforcement officer may feel after taking a life in the line of duty, to addressing the torment of a listener who saved a friend from suicide only to witness their life spiral into crime and violence. I encourage you to reflect on the weight of our choices, the responsibilities we bear, and the empathy needed to navigate life's gray areas.
12/05/2337m 41s

Jack Carr - Beyond the Battlefield – Life as a Navy SEAL and Bestselling Author

Former Navy SEAL and bestselling author Jack Carr is the creative force behind the acclaimed James Reece series. Jack shares his remarkable journey from elite warrior to master storyteller, and how his experiences on the battlefield have shaped his gripping, action-packed novels. Jack's newest book "Only the Dead" is the latest gripping installment in Jack Carr's James Reece series, where our hero faces new threats and relentless enemies. As Reece navigates treacherous terrain, he must use his unique skills and unyielding determination to save the day and stay alive. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
08/05/233h 1m

Unfiltered Truths: Mike Glover & Evan Hafer - Politics, Surprising Success Stories, the Perfect Brew

Mike Glover and Evan Hafer delve into a myriad of topics that encompass the current political environment, social issues, entrepreneurship, the incredible accomplishments of individuals with low IQs, and naturally, coffee. Mike Glover, a former Green Beret, and Evan Hafer, a former Army Special Forces soldier, share their unique perspectives on the complex world we live in today. Drawing from their vast military and business experiences, they offer invaluable insights into the challenges and opportunities that arise within the spheres of politics and society. In addition to their thoughtful analysis of contemporary issues, Mike and Evan discuss the often-overlooked achievements of those with low IQs, shedding light on the incredible potential of every individual. Furthermore, our guests explore the world of entrepreneurship, sharing the lessons they've learned and the principles they've applied in their respective businesses. And, of course, no conversation with the CEO of Black Rifle Coffee Company would be complete without a stimulating discussion about coffee. From sourcing the finest beans to the art of brewing, Evan shares his passion for the beverage which has become an integral part of his life and business. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
05/05/231h 45m

Episode 283 - Ephraim Mattos

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.  Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
01/05/232h 49m

Full Auto Friday - Round 146

Today is a special Q and A, I chose to only speak about political and social issues. I dive deep into what is wrong with both sides of the aisle in politics, social issues like women's rights being trampled, and of course, the over-aggressive foreign policy of the United States and how it is ruining the world. Actually, I'm joking. I didn't talk about any of that. I just did my normal Q and A and focused on developing patience, and some advice for someone struggling with substance abuse. Enjoy Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
28/04/2342m 47s

Episode 282 - Paul Evancoe and Nelson Grant

Paul Evancoe is a police officer in Orlando, Florida. He is currently a full-time training instructor for his agency as well as an active 14-year member of the SWAT Team. In addition to his current assignments, Paul has experience working in the Narcotics Unit and the Tactical Anti-Crime Unit. Paul was one of the initial responders to the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016 where 49 people lost their lives. Nelson Grant is a Sheriff's Deputy and Search and Rescue Team member in the Flathead Valley. In addition to his current duties, he has previous experience on the SWAT Team and Narcotics Task Force. When not on duty Nelson enjoys partaking in just about every activity that Northwestern Montana has to offer. Bowhunting, rifle hunting, river raft guiding, dual-sport motorcycle guiding, backcountry split boarding and skiing, touring, trekking, downhill mountain bike riding, and probably more I am forgetting. He quit jiu-jitsu in 2022. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/⁠
24/04/232h 20m

Full Auto Friday - Round 145

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1.  What do you do when the people that helped you find meaning in your own life take their life?  2.  My state is about to ban AR platform rifles, I haven't considered buying one before, should I buy one now? 3.  Does it take a "special kind of woman" to marry a police officer? Enjoy Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
21/04/2333m 5s

Cleared Hot Podcast Episode 281 - Aaron Smith Levin

Aaron is a former long-time Scientologist, including as a Sea Org member and trainer of Scientology auditors, Vice President of the Aftermath Foundation, and since 2015 has been educating the public about Scientology and exposing abuses within the organization through his YouTube channel “Growing Up In Scientology.” Aftermath Foundation: https://theaftermathfoundation.org/ Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/    
17/04/233h 6m

Fridays From Costa Rica with Dan Hart and Henry Akins

Sometimes you find yourself in the tropical paradise of Costa Rica, training jiu jitsu and spending time with close friends. These are some of my favorite trips, and I always enjoy sitting down and picking the brains of experts in their fields. As usual, we covered much more than just jiu jitsu, as these conversations often span life in general, and business. We definitely spent some time unpacking and discussing the recent multi-million dollar injury award to a white belt jiu jitsu student, and the potential impact on jiu jitsu academies worldwide. 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. 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. Dan Hart is a Henry Akins blackbelt and owner of Alpha BJJ in Woodstock, IL. In addition to coaching both at his academy and seminars all over the world he is also an accomplished restauranteur and entrepreneur. The link to Henry's upcoming Sedona Seminar https://www.hiddenjiujitsucamps.com/cottonwood-sedona-az The link to Dan and Leah's upcoming seminar in Ireland: https://www.wetravel.com/trips/pilgrim-ireland-pilgrim-jiujitsu-ballycastle-87008723  
14/04/2352m 24s

Cleared Hot Episode 280 - Shaun Crandall

Originally from Missouri, Shaun graduated from Mizzou (University of Missouri Bachelors in Marketing) and then entered the Border Patrol at age 27 in 2009. He was assigned to southwest New Mexico and West Texas and has worked both southern and northern borders. Shaun has served as part of SOD ( Special Operations Division) as a MRT (Mobile Response Team) member, prosecutions agent, Field Intelligence Agent, and Human Smuggling Unit. Shaun started Crandall Fitness in 2020 to supply people with high-quality home gym equipment. https://www.crandallfitness.com Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
10/04/231h 59m

Full Auto Friday - Round 144 - A response to YouTube comments

Fridays are generally for Q and A, but not this Friday. Last week's Friday episode generated a few comments that I personally believe deserve a more thorough explanation and dissection. My response this week is again incomplete, I always think of something else I would have liked to say after I turn off the microphone and camera, but it is what it is. Enjoy
07/04/2347m 22s

Episode 279 - Nick Koumalatsos

Nick was born in Hollywood Florida. He spent his childhood training to be Batman and planning his next big adventure. He grew up on the move and lived in 5 states by the time he was twelve. This only made him more adaptable and comfortable with integrating into any environment. His teen years took a turn and were rocky to say the least. Nick was forced into juvenile detention at the age of twelve. After shaking his past Nick needed to find a new direction. Nick joined the Marine Corps at 19 but not without a fight. Because of his troubled youth, Nick had to seek legal counsel just to be accepted. He suffered from a wrist injury within his first week of boot camp. He spent five and a half months in basic training but graduated company honor grad. It was his perseverance through adversity that set the tone for his future and a foreshadowing of things to come. Nick went on to become a 12 year Special Operations Marine Corps veteran with Marine Reconnaissance and Marine Special Operations Command. He has deployed in support of OIF/OEF and other places all over the world. Has trained foreign police, military, and militia in several countries. His military career prepared him for successful leadership and strategic operational planning. Nick is the founder and CEO of Alexander Industries as well as a successful adventure + informational YOUTUBE channel with his partner and wife Alison Capra. From adventures to Iceland to concealed carry handgun tips, this channel is a peak into Nick's daily life as a VLOG. A life of adventure and excitement. Nick resides in North Carolina with his wife and business partner of Alexander Industries, Alison. They co-own of Johnny Slicks an organic grooming essentials company and The Agoge for personal training and coaching. Nick is a self-published author Ex-Communicated Warrior, 7-Stages of Transition, and co-author of fitness training books: USMC Prep, Recon Prep, and Marine Raider Prep. He has two beautiful daughters and one son. He spends his free time on the water or traveling to see his family in Greece. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
03/04/232h 1m

Full Auto Friday - Round 143

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. How can we better prepare ourselves to react to violence? 2. How do we celebrate LEO actions but also maintain the focus on the tragedy of very public school shootings? 3. Is the phrase "happy wife, happy life" a real thing? Enjoy Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
31/03/2337m 10s

Episode 278 - Kelsi Sheren

Fresh out of high school, Kelsi Sheren, a nineteen-year-old woman, sought to join the military to help liberate those oppressed by the Taliban in Afghanistan. While she was often the smallest person in basic training, she proved she had the biggest heart and often the most energy. She made it to Afghanistan and joined a British military unit for house-to-house insurgent patrol. What she saw there was unimaginable death and destruction—including the killing of a brother-in-arms. Devastated, Kelsi was sent home to get her head straight, but even therapy and medication couldn’t clear her mind—or let her sleep. When two others who served with her later took their own lives, she feared that was the only way out. Clinging to life and the love of her husband and child, she knew she wasn’t ready to give in. Finding respite in a jewelry business that utilized spent shell casings, and with the help of innovative grief therapy, Kelsi not only survived but continues to thrive—and works tirelessly to spread the word and help others. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/
27/03/232h 32m

Full Auto Friday - Round 142

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1.  How to prevent going #1, and hopefully #2 on your first tandem skydive 2.  It's been 20 years since the invasion of Iraq and I keep hearing veterans complain that they were miserable and lied to, am I wrong to be upset about them complaining?  3.  I'm nearly through my fire academy and am consistently dealing with one individual not meeting standards, how should I address this as a leader in my class? Enjoy Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: ⁠https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/⁠
24/03/2345m 30s

Cleared Hot Episode 277 - Jeff Nichols

Nichols has been a strength coach for over 20 years working with athletes of all ages in amateur and professional athletics. Jeff is certified through the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Facilitator both with distinction. Jeff began his career as a graduate assistant at Troy University under Richard Schaughnessy CSCS*D and later as an assistant managing 14 Varsity sports. After earning a double major in Kinesiology and Chemistry in 2002, Jeff joined the navy and spent eleven years as a Navy SEAL. Aside from serving as a SEAL while on active duty, he also worked at a Navel Special Warfare command as the active duty Department Head within the Human Performance Department. Jeff oversaw product development, product assessment, program assessment, and operator delegate within Special Operations Command (SOCOM) for Human Performance. After his honorable discharge from Naval service, Jeff became the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Virginia High-Performance LLC in Virginia Beach. Jeff oversaw the programming and training within VHP that focused on youth athletic teams, wounded veterans, and numerous national and international tactical organizations. Jeff now owns Performance First, a private business, specializing in optimizing human performance for the special forces branches of the military, fire, police, and federal agencies. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
20/03/232h 54m

Full Auto Friday - Round 141

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1.  Did I join the military to fight for others' freedoms, or did I have a different motivation? Do service members actually fight for our freedoms?  2. I found screen grabs of Instagram models and videos of porn on my husband's phone, is this cheating, or something meaningless? 3. Why don't we have all female units in the US military? 4. If I had only 30 minutes to train, could you teach me to jump out of an airplane without dying, and land an airplane with you only telling me what to do and not touching the controls yourself? Enjoy
17/03/2332m 27s

Episode 276 - Chad Robichaux

Chad is a former Force Recon Marine and DoD Contractor with eight deployments to Afghanistan as part of a Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Task Force. After overcoming his personal battles with PTSd and nearly becoming a veteran suicide statistic, Chad founded the Mighty Oaks Foundation, a leading non-profit, serving the active duty, military veteran and first responder communities around the world with highly successful faith-based combat trauma and resiliency programs. Having spoken to over 275,000 active-duty troops and led life-saving programs for over 4,000 active military and veterans at four Mighty Oaks Ranches around the Nation, Chad has become a go-to resource and is considered a subject matter expert on faith-based solutions to PTSd, having advised the former Presidential Administration, Congress, the VA, the DoD, and was appointed to serve as the Chairman of a White House Veterans Coalition. Chad is also the Co-Founder of Save Our Allies, a non-profit that’s mission is focused on the evacuation and recovery of Americans, our allies and vulnerable people trapped in Afghanistan. Save Our Allies began as a personal quest for Chad, as he set out to rescue his long-time friend and Afghanistan interpreter, but the mission quickly evolved because of Chad’s compassion for people and his servant heart. Since its inception, Save Our Allies has safely evacuated over 17,000 people that were trapped in Afghanistan and is now helping in Ukraine. Chad is a bestselling author and has written a number of books related to veteran care and overcoming life’s challenges, donating over 200,000 copies to the troops during his resiliency speaking tours. He is regularly featured on national media outlets and his story was notably shared in a short film by I Am Second and the documentary, Never Fight Alone. Currently, and a life-story motion picture movie is being produced based on Chad’s #1 best-selling book, An Unfair Advantage. In addition to Chad’s military service, he has served our nation as a Special Agent with the US Federal Air Marshal Service and the US State Department as a Surveillance Detection Senior Program Manager. Chad is a Medal of Valor recipient for his bravery beyond the call of duty in law enforcement. Chad has earned an MBA from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and is a board-certified pastoral counselor with a focus on PTSd. Chad is married to his wife Kathy of 27 years, and they have a daughter and two sons and two granddaughters. Hunter and Hayden are both 3rd generation Marines in the Robichaux family and share Chad’s passion as lifelong martial artists. Chad is also a 4th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under the legendary Master Carlson Gracie Jr and is a former Professional Mixed Martial Arts Champion having competed at the highest levels of the sport. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive
13/03/232h 5m

Shenanigans with Mike Glover and Jarred Taylor

The title is pretty accurate, this episode is mostly shenanigans. We recorded this after our most recent leadership event in Dallas. Mike spent 18 years in the US Army and as a government contractor for OGA (Other Government Agency, it was probably the CIA but who really knows these days). 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 and Mike Force Podcast. Mike is an avid outdoorsman, overland, traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and resides in Utah, where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival. JT grew up in the Pacific Northwest. After graduating from North Kitsap High School, he shipped off to Air Force basic training to become a Munitions Systems Apprentice. He later opted to go through the process to become a Tactical Air Control Party Specialist (TACP). In early 2013, JT met his business partner, Mat Best, and, together, they began producing Mat’s Youtube Channel, “Mbest11x." After 11 years on active duty, JT separated from the Air Force in November of 2014. Sign up for our new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive
10/03/2351m 56s

Episode 275 - George Monsoor

George Monsoor is the father of Michael Monsoor and a Marine veteran. He was born in Wisconsin and moved to Southern California at an early age where and his wife, Sally, were married for forty-nine years and have four children, including Michael, along with nine grandchildren. He has spent more than five decades in the business and entrepreneurial fields and continues to reside in Southern California. George and Rose Rea are the co-authors of "Defend Us in Battle". The book includes a foreword by Dr. Donald C. Winter, former Secretary of the Navy. Through interviews, military documents, and eyewitness accounts, the authors detail Michael’s remarkable military career and devotion to God and others. The book highlights how Michael prepared for this selfless act all his life—a life that will inspire readers to have a similar generosity of heart. George's son, Michael, was a Navy SEAL, and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on September 29th, 2006. His Medal of Honor Citation reads: The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Master-At-Arms Second Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Automatic Weapons Gunner in SEAL Team 3, Naval Special Warfare Task Group Arabian Peninsula, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM on 29 September 2006. As a member of a combined SEAL and Iraqi Army sniper overwatch element, tasked with providing early warning and stand-off protection from a rooftop in an insurgent-held sector of Ar Ramadi, Iraq, Petty Officer Monsoor distinguished himself by his exceptional bravery in the face of grave danger. In the early morning, insurgents prepared to execute a coordinated attack by reconnoitering the area around the element's position. Element snipers thwarted the enemy's initial attempt by eliminating two insurgents. The enemy continued to assault the element, engaging them with a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire. As enemy activity increased, Petty Officer Monsoor took position with his machine gun between two teammates on an outcropping of the roof. While the SEALs vigilantly watched for enemy activity, an insurgent threw a hand grenade from an unseen location, which bounced off Petty Officer Monsoor's chest and landed in front of him. Although only he could have escaped the blast, Petty Officer Monsoor chose instead to protect his teammates. Instantly and without regard for his own safety, he threw himself onto the grenade to absorb the force of the explosion with his body, saving the lives of his two teammates. By his undaunted courage, fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of certain death, Petty Officer Monsoor gallantly gave his life for his country, thereby reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
06/03/232h 44m

BRCC Roundtable with Evan Hafer, Jariko Denman, and Logan Stark

Join us as Evan leads us through a Q and A about the most recent 777 Expedition, as well as countless other nonsensical topics that make these conversations so fun. Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee. Prior to his current role he spent twenty years serving this country, first as a Special Forces soldier (Green Beret), then as a contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, completing multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. Logan Stark is the VP of Media for Black Rifle Coffee Company. A Michigander by birth, Logan joined the US Marine Corps shortly after graduating from Greenville High School. He trained as an infantry assaultman with the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines out of Camp Pendleton, California, and later completed deployments to Okinawa, Japan, and Sangin, Afghanistan, as a scout sniper. After his time in the Marine Corps, Logan earned a degree in professional writing from Michigan State University. Jariko was born in Washington DC and as a military brat grew up all over the world. In 1997 he enlisted in the US Army. After basic training and Airborne School, he completed the assessment and selection process for the 75th Ranger Regiment and was assigned to the 2nd Ranger Battalion at Ft Lewis Washington. Jariko went on to serve in the Ranger Regiment for 15 years. Jariko deployed to combat 15 times in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2002-2012 as a Weapons Squad Leader, Rifle Platoon Sergeant, and Ranger Company First Sergeant amounting to 54 months of total combat experience as part of a Joint Special Operations Task Force. Jariko retired from active duty in 2017 after four years as the Senior Military Science Instructor at St. John's University in New York City. Since retiring he has advised on several major motion pictures, national ad campaigns, and television series as well as working as a freelance journalist in Afghanistan and Ukraine. He now works for Black Rifle Coffee as a Content Producer and lives in Salt Lake City Utah.
03/03/231h 29m

Cleared Hot Episode 274 - ZeroEyes - A technology solution for mass shootings

ZeroEyes is a human-verified proactive gun detection solution that integrates into existing security cameras with a mission to stop mass shootings and gun-related violence. ZeroEyes was founded by four former Navy SEALs: Michael (Mike) D. Lahiff serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ZeroEyes, previously serving as Director of Digital Programs at Comcast NBC Universal where he oversaw the coordination between project management teams and software development teams in order to deliver multiple digital products. Prior to joining Comcast, Mr. Lahiff was the managing member of Horsemen Partners, a private fund focused on acquisitions of small and medium-sized businesses. Mr. Lahiff also spent ten years in the United States Navy as a Navy SEAL. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from Columbia College and a Master of Business Administration in Private Equity and Venture Capital from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Sam Alaimo is the Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder of ZeroEyes. Before founding ZeroEyes in 2018, Mr. Alaimo worked as an Operating Partner at Hawk Capital Partners, and previously as the Founder and Managing Director of the private investment firm Horsemen Partners. Mr. Alaimo also served in the US Navy as a Navy SEAL. He earned his MBA from Columbia University and his Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Rob Huberty is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of ZeroEyes. Before founding ZeroEyes in 2018, Mr. Huberty worked as a Pathways Operations Manager at Amazon, leading cross-functional teams, initiating process improvement, developing standard operating procedures, and serving as a mentor for his teammates. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Navy SEAL where he collaborated with international governments to conduct special operations, trained foreign forces to ensure mission success and employed innovative problem-solving. Rob earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he concentrated in Finance and General Management, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Arizona. Timothy Sulzer is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of ZeroEyes. Mr. Sulzer founded VEG-E Systems, one of the first indoor vertical farms in the US where he invented automated growing systems and plant-tracking software to optimize growth indoors. Before ZeroEyes, Mr. Sulzer founded another startup where he developed a computer vision application to detect and pattern animals for wildlife enthusiasts. Mr. Sulzer earned his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Delaware Valley University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Dustin Brooks is the Chief Customer Officer and Co-Founder of ZeroEyes. Before founding ZeroEyes in 2018, Dustin worked at Global Asset Technologies as a Military Instructor developing Navy SEAL candidates. Mr. Brooks served in the US Navy as a Navy SEAL for 6 years. Mr. Brooks earned his MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Pennsylvania State University.
27/02/232h 15m

Power Hour with Mike Glover - Leadership, Preparedness, Business

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, traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and resides in Utah, where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival. Join us at our upcoming Leadership and Entrepreneurship seminar in Dallas, Texas on 4 March:  https://fieldcraftsurvival.com/leadership-entrepreneurship-workshop-with-mike-glover-4-march-2023-greater-dallas-area/ Fieldcraft Survival Water: https://fieldcraftsurvival.com/fieldcraft-everyday-water/
24/02/231h 5m

Cleared Hot Episode 273 - Dallas Alexander

Dallas Alexander was a member of Joint Task Force 2 (JTF 2), an extremely high-readiness and precise special operations forces unit. JTF 2 exists to protect Canadian national interests and combat terrorism and threats to Canadians at home and abroad. Dallas was a member of a sniper team that was responsible for the world's farthest confirmed sniper shot while on a deployment in Iraq. Post-service, Dallas has pursued his music career, focusing on singing, songwriting, and live performances.
20/02/232h 31m

Tactical A**holes - Volume 4 - Mambas, Rats with video helmets, and silent drills with Bryan Callen

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...... This episode will likely be censored due to the sensitivity of the tactics, techniques, and procedures discussed. Enjoy it while you can.
17/02/231h 14m

Episode 272 - Wylie McGraw

Wylie McGraw is best described as a performance accelerator. He has been described as a “secret weapon” by some of the most influential leaders across industries from Wall St., Hollywood, Professional Sports, Fortune 100 and 500 companies, Personal Development, and everything in between. His work focuses on providing an edge to high-achieving individuals while ending their cycle of stress, sacrifice, and suffering that’s unfortunately associated with reaching their levels of accomplishment and success. He’s the founder of Radical Performance Acceleration and the creator of High-Performance Meditation. For well over a decade now Wylie has been behind-the-scenes doing life-altering work with powerful CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Pro Athletes, and Public Figures optimizing their lives and accelerating their performance, both personally and professionally. Prior to his current career, he was a star baseball athlete, competitive bull rider, and 3-tour Army combat veteran.
13/02/232h 26m

Friday Lessons in Business and Entrepreneurship

I am knee-deep (more likely neck-deep) in my first true business venture. Mistakes have been made. There are a lot of people who want to start a business, and many don't know where to look. This episode is about picking the brains of two successful entrepreneurs (one in tech and one in restaurants) about what has worked, what hasn't, successes, failures, where to start, and what to avoid. I am still in the process of working through some of these issues, hopefully, this discussion can help others in the same position.
10/02/2331m 7s

Episode 271 - Rob Bailey

Rob Bailey could perhaps be best described as an artist/serial entrepreneur.  He is the founder of Flag Nor Fail, the founder of the supplement company Run Everything Labs, the creator of the coaching group Clear, Calculated, and Vicious, as well as being a music artist and producer.    When he is not focusing on his retail businesses he is also developing real estate, creating and managing a group of unique Air BnB's in NW Montana, and traveling to fitness events/expos.   
06/02/232h 15m

Full Auto Friday - Round 140 - With Nelson Grant

Today's episode is a blend of a traditional Full Auto Friday and Monday episode. The question I opened with was an interesting one, in a nutshell: "I pulled my gun on someone in traffic and now I don't feel so good about it, any thoughts or advice?" I figured that Nelson was the perfect person to help answer this question from a law enforcement perspective, and as I suspected, he did not disappoint. The remainder of the episode was our traditional banter. Enjoy
03/02/231h 12m

Episode 270 - 7 Jumps, 7 Continents, 7 Lessons for Business and Life

The 777 Expedition was an amazing journey, with 7 successful jumps on 7 continents in just over 6 days! For the members of the team, the impact was immediate and powerful.   After being home for just over a week and finally having some time to think and process, I realized there were very powerful lessons to learn or reinforce from each continent. These lessons can apply to everyone, in both their personal and professional lives.   Antarctica - Chile - Miami - Barcelona - Cairo - UAE - Australia
30/01/2358m 40s

Full Auto Friday - Round 139

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:   1. Would you try to talk your child out of military service, and if so, how would you do so   2. Advice for staying sharp and strong as one ages   3. I was promised a permanent raise after holding an interim position and now that is not being honored, would you leave over something like this   Enjoy
27/01/2327m 10s

Episode 269 - Mike McDowell - The Most Interesting Man Alive

Mike was born & educated in Australia. His career began on MacQuarie Island as a geophysicist with an Australian expedition in 1971. He would go on to found Quark Expeditions and pioneer tourism transit to the polar regions with Russian icebreakers. In the late 1990s, he sold Quark in order to focus on new ventures in space travel and deep ocean exploration. He currently serves on the board of Space Adventures which offers space travel to the general public and operates Deep Ocean Expeditions which has coordinated dive expeditions to the Titanic, the Bismarck, and the Mariana Trench.   Mike is currently a partner in Antarctic Expeditions and Logistics which offers air transportation, logistic support, and guided experiences for those venturing to the interior of Antarctica.
23/01/233h 17m

777 Expedition Highlight

There were an incredible amount of memorable moments and lessons learned over the past week while traveling to all 7 continents, but one stands out above them all for me. I will do a full debrief episode at some point, but for today, I will leave you with the most personally impactful experience. Enjoy
20/01/2320m 24s

Episode 268 - Glenn Cowan

Glenn founded One 9 Investments while serving as an Assaulter Officer in Canadian Special Operations Forces; Joint Task Force 2. As a Squadron Commander, Glenn specialized in leadership, command, and strategic planning and successfully translated these skills with the creation of a venture capital fund that invests utilizing the principles of special operations planning, risk mitigation, and execution. Having served on multiple combat deployments in Afghanistan, sensitive information operations in the Middle East, and Hostage Recovery operations in Africa he was a strategic planner and tactical commander. A graduate of McGill University, The Army Operations Course, The Special Operations Assaulter Course, Canadian Securities Course, and Ivey Executive Leadership program, arms Glenn with an unconventional perspective and application to the investment battlefield.
16/01/231h 17m

The Worlds First Podcast from Antarctica - with Logan Stark and Jeriko Denman

Logan Stark is the VP of Branding for Black Rifle Coffee, and Jariko Denman is the Media First Sergeant. Both are members of the 777 Expedition, traveling the world to raise awareness and funds for Folds of Honor. Join us as we record the first-ever podcast from our ice studio in Antarctica.
13/01/231h

Cleared Hot Episode 267 - Triple 7 Kickoff - Who we are, Who we are jumping for, and Why

As we begin our 7 continent expedition I can think of nothing more important than talking about those that we have chosen to jump for, the impact that they had on our lives, and what they gave for what they believed. Each member of the team provides an introduction and background on their own service, how they met the fallen soldier they are jumping in honor of, and what the fallen meant to them personally. These stories need to be told, and these men and women need to be remembered, not collectively for their sacrifice, but as individuals. We should know their names. We should remember.
09/01/231h 20m

Full Auto Friday - Round 138

The first Q and A of 2023 from the road in Punta Arenas, Chile! 1. Should I "follow my passion," "Do what I love," or actually get a damn job and make some money 2. Does sending someone to jail actually solve anything? 3. Have my views changed, softened, or hardened since my first appearance on JRE 7 years ago Enjoy
06/01/2326m 43s

Episode 266 - Vaughn Stumpf

Of all the episodes I have been able to record, these episodes with my father stand out as some of my favorites. I never thought I would be able to record conversations about our family history, values, beliefs, and what makes us who we are. I love that they will live forever, far beyond both of us, and can hopefully have great meaning to future generations later in their lives.
02/01/231h 42m

Full Auto Friday - Round 137

Finishing off 2022 with the final Q and A episode of the year. 1. 2022 - year in review 2. Finding balance in training 3. Advice for raising kids for couples who have opposing viewpoints on important topics 4. Religion and spirituality 5. How can I approach my small school district to make them take active shooter training and drilling seriously Enjoy
30/12/2231m 38s

Cleared Hot Episode 265 - Nic McKinley - CEO and Founder of DeliverFund

As an Operative who served as a Country Chief for a Special Unit within the CIA, Nic witnessed not only the epidemic of child trafficking within illicit markets but also the unrealized opportunity to apply his understanding and training to influence this global crisis. As Nic began to work with experts to better understand the problem in the United States, he found it impossible to turn a blind eye. As a result, DeliverFund was officially established as a 501c3 in October 2014 and our counter-human trafficking organization focused on ending sex slavery in the United States got to work. Nic spent 11 years in US Special Operations as an Air Force Pararescueman prior to being recruited to the Central Intelligence Agency. Due to his highly specialized training and experience in both special and intelligence operations, Nic has a firm understanding of these illicit, illegal markets and has the highest levels of training to effectively combat them.
26/12/223h 4m

Full Auto Friday - Round 136

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Porn - thoughts on the ease of accessibility, and impact on young adults 2. I got hurt by the black belt coach at my gym, when is it time to start looking for somewhere else to train 3. Western big game packing and loadout considerations Enjoy
23/12/2242m 15s

Episode 264 - Josh Smith - Founder of Montana Knife Company

Josh grew up in Lincoln, Montana on the edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. At the age of 11 Josh’s baseball coach, Rick Dunkerley began teaching him how to make knives. About a year later, Josh began putting a shop together at his home, and at the age of 12 he joined the American Bladesmith Society. Over the next few years, Josh began forging and honing his craft. At 15 years old, Josh passed the Journeyman bladesmith test in Atlanta, Georgia at the Blade Show. Josh became the youngest bladesmith to ever pass this test. The Journeyman test is a two-part process. A test blade must be forged and heat treated with the capabilities to chop a 1” rope in half, 2- 2x4’s in half, and then still shave hair. Once the cutting tests are done the blade must be able to bend 90 degrees in a vise without breaking. After passing the performance test the maker must present 5 knives to a panel of Mastersmith Judges. Each knife is examined closely to ensure the knife is made to the highest standard of craftsmanship. Josh continued to work on his craft and at the age of 19 he earned his Master Smith rating from the American Bladesmith Society. Josh was the youngest bladesmith to ever pass the Master Smith test. In 2002 Josh moved to Frenchtown, Montana where he now calls home. Josh and his wife Jessica live on a beautiful piece of property near the Clark Fork River where they own and operate the Montana Knife Company.
19/12/222h 3m

777 Update and Leadership lessons with Mike Sarraille

Most Fridays I dedicate to Q and A, but not this Friday.  I was recently in Tampa for the premiere of Legacy Productions 1st documentary "Dropzone Everest," which follows Mike and a small group of civilian skydivers as they train for, then execute an expedition to skydive into the basecamp and surrounding areas of Mount Everest.  Since we were both together, and we leave for the 777 Expedition in two weeks, a podcast was of course in order.  We will do our best to send "dispatches" from the road, but until then, this episode should serve as an update on what we have accomplished so far, and what we hope to complete on the expedition.  Enjoy
16/12/221h 23m

Episode 263 - Love, Leadership, and Apache Gunships with Lt. Col Brian Slade

Lt. Col. Slade has held command positions in the Army and the Air Force and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, and fourteen combat air medals. He attended Utah State, where he earned a BA and was commissioned as an Army Aviation second lieutenant. He's also earned an MA in aviation instruction. Brian currently serves as a lieutenant colonel for Air Force Combat Search and Rescue. He is the author of "Cleared Hot," Lessons Learned about Life, Love, and Leadership While Flying the Apache Gunship in Afghanistan, which is now available.
12/12/222h 19m

Full Auto Friday - Round 135 - With Dan Hart

Rapid Fire Q and A from the tropical paradise of Costa Rice with Henry Akins Jiu Jitsu black belt Dan Hart. 1. Misconceptions about having a black belt 2. Why does BJJ cost so much 3. Advice for someone just starting 4. I have a wrestling background, should I shelve my experience or build my game around it 5. Competitions...Necessary, required, avoid at older ages.... Enjoy
09/12/2233m 30s

Episode 262 - Akshay Nanavati

As a young immigrant to the US, Akshay overcame drug addiction, PTSD from fighting in Iraq with the Marines, depression and alcoholism that pushed him to the brink of suicide.   By falling in love with his demons, he has since:   - Run 167 miles across post-war Liberia to build a school.   - Despite 4 biological defects including a blood disorder that 2 doctors said would kill him in boot camp, he is now a sponsored athlete and have run many ultra marathons, including an 80 mile run around a 0.2 mile loop and a 50 miler around a cul-de-sac during the quarantine.   - Spent 7 days in darkness, isolation and silence where he experienced DMT-induced, psychedelic hallucinations.   - Based on his life experience and years of research in neuroscience, psychology and spirituality, written the book Fearvana, about which the Dalai Lama said “Fearvana inspires us to look beyond our own agonizing experiences and find the positive side of our lives.” All the profits from the book are being donated to charity.   - Explored the most hostile environments on the planet, from mountains to underwater caves to polar icecaps - where he spent one month dragging a 190 pound sled 350 miles in temperatures as low as -40 degrees.   - Volunteered in leper colonies, worked with victims of sex trafficking, taught Fearvana to former child soldiers, done humanitarian work in post-conflict zones and worked with those in extreme poverty.
05/12/222h 12m

Full Auto Friday - Round 134

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Do lightbulbs suck darkness or give off light 2. Finding your purpose and direction regardless of the opinions of those around you 3. Family drama - Is it best to intervene, or be more like Switzerland Enjoy
02/12/2230m 57s

Episode 261 - Mark Smiley

Mark Smiley is a professional photographer, filmmaker, speaker, & IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide. He leads private expeditions to Alaska, Lower 48, Europe and South America. His interest in outdoor recreation continually evolves. At the age of twelve, he enjoyed rappelling out of maple trees in the front yard, to now putting up first ascents on technical 20,000’+ glaciated peaks. He has learned that the best way to keep the memories of a great day in the mountains is to haul around a five-pound DSLR camera, which he does almost every day. He enjoys taking his clients to their physical limits in the mountains and then returning them safely. He also enjoys working with companies to create captivating digital media. Mark is also the founder of Mountain Sense, an online comprehensive guide to avalanche education. 
28/11/222h 43m

Full Auto Friday - Round 133

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. If Donald Trump is not elected are we looking at "another insurrection" 2. Where the hell did the Cleared Hot Black Rifle Coffee go? Where can I find it 3. Am I out of line for keeping my sister in law at arms length 4. Thanksgiving - what I am the most thankful for Enjoy
25/11/2231m 46s

Cleared Hot Episode 260 - Nelson Grant - 2022 Hunting year in review

Nelson Grant is a Sheriff's Deputy and Search and Rescue Team member in the Flathead Valley. In addition to his current duties, he has previous experience on the SWAT Team and Narcotics Task Force. For the past two years we have set out to hunt elk in the mountains of Montana with our close friends. Each year has presented us with significant challenges, and the opportunity to learn from our experiences moving forward. Join us as we review our hunting season, and listen to Michael explain why he should move to Maine, having never been there and knowing nothing about it. When not on duty Nelson enjoys partaking in just about every activity that Northwestern Montana has to offer. Bowhunting, rifle hunting, river raft guiding, dual-sport motorcycle guiding, backcountry split boarding and skiing, touring, trekking, downhill mountain bike riding, jiu-jitsu, and probably even more that I am forgetting.
21/11/221h 38m

Full Auto Friday - Round 132

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. My brother-in-law wants to become a SEAL but has never followed through on any of his other "life aspirations," what can information can I give him to aid in his decision 2. BJJ and strokes...have you heard of this happening 3. I work in Search and Rescue and I feel like I have lost the sense of value for human life, what can I do to get it back Enjoy
18/11/2234m 55s

Episode 259 - Jennifer Fraser

Jennifer earned her PhD from University of Toronto in Comparative Literature and is the Founder of The Bullied Brain. Her third book Teaching Bullies takes lived experience with an abuse crisis and puts it into the context of psychology, psychiatry, education, law, and neuroscience. What's being discovered in neuroscientific labs across the world has the power to change how we understand our brains and lives. This empowering research infuses her latest book The Bullied Brain: Heal Your Scars and Restore Your Health. Neuroscientist Dr. Michael Merzenich says it is "scientifically the most thorough treatment of the subject on planet earth."
14/11/222h 8m

Full Auto Friday - Round 131

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. I have a friend running for office and is asking for my public support, and I don't want to give it 2. What should I do if I see or suspect someone of carrying concealed 3. How would you execute a Red Dawn scenario 4. How should I approach going from never owning a gun to becoming a concealed carry permit holder and gun owner Enjoy
11/11/2234m 48s

Episode 258 - Jariko Denman

Jariko was born in Washington DC and as a military brat grew up all over the world. In 1997 he enlisted in the US Army. After basic training and Airborne School, he completed the assessment and selection process for the 75th Ranger Regiment and was assigned to the 2nd Ranger Battalion at Ft Lewis Washington. Jariko went on to serve in the Ranger Regiment for 15 years. Jariko deployed to combat 15 times in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2002-2012 as a Weapons Squad Leader, Rifle Platoon Sergeant, and Ranger Company First Sergeant amounting to 54 months of total combat experience as part of a Joint Special Operations Task Force. Jariko retired from active duty in 2017 after four years as the Senior Military Science Instructor at St. John's University in New York City. Since retiring he has advised on several major motion pictures, national ad campaigns, and television series' as well as working as a freelance journalist in Afghanistan and Ukraine. He now works for Black Rifle Coffee as a Content Producer and lives in Salt Lake City Utah. You can follow Jariko on Instagram @laidbackberserker.
07/11/223h 20m

Full Auto Friday - Round 130

Today's episode is based on a single question about leadership, specifically from a leader who feels like they have been put into a position from which they are "destined to fail."  Once per month I plan to do an episode dedicated to a single question, which will allow for a more thorough answer and will hopefully be more impactful.  Leadership- What is it What is it not Don't try to be the smartest person in the room Don't try to be something that you aren't  Mentors, both internal and external to your organization Don't get obliterated by the details
04/11/2231m 8s

Episode 257 - Gary Edgington

Gary Edgington is a 40-year law enforcement veteran and the son of a law enforcement officer who was murdered in the line of duty while Gary was in the third week of police academy training. For almost a decade, Gary was also a Task Force Commander with the California Dept of Justice and a Task Force Officer on the FBI joint terrorism task force. Earlier in his career, Gary worked with The Beverly Hills Police Department, Manhattan Beach Police Department, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. After 9/11, Gary became Commander of a multi-agency counter-terrorism task force in L.A. When Gary retired from the DOJ, he deployed to Iraq as an embedded anti-terrorism advisor working counter-IED with the US Army and took a position as an intelligence/terrorism analyst with the Department of Defense. Currently, Gary lives in Charlotte, NC and consults for an international corporation overseeing US security operations.   Gary has just written a thriller, Outside the Wire, A retired counter terrorism cop and a fearless Army doctor risk everything, including their burgeoning romance, as they battle clandestine Iranian operatives bent on the slaughter of thousands of innocents and ultimately the destruction of America. The book is now available for pre-orders on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
31/10/222h 27m

Full Auto Friday - Round 129

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. What happens to a leader when they are fired from the SEAL Teams. Are they lateral transferred, or removed from the Navy. 2. I'm thinking about talking to a counselor, any advice on what to expect and how to approach it. 3. Wildland firefighter or pursue higher education 4. A letter to leadership - what do we want our warriors to be, are we actually being honest with ourselves. Enjoy
28/10/2229m 37s

Episode 256 - James Smith

James Smith is a consultant in the private sector, as well as for military units. He is the owner of Novasind and Multus consulting. Multus consulting is interdisciplinary consulting that aggregates subject matters including, but not limited to, epistemology, psychology, intellect, culture, evolutionary biology, physics, mathematics, gastronomy, music, and more into an integrated whole. By doing so, each recipient is able to gain a unique and system-level understanding of their tradecraft, and existence, which fails to be achieved due to the overwhelming majority of educational/training approaches in the marketplace that often fail to explain how relevant subject matters integrate in people’s thinking and the real world. Skills developed include but are not limited to those that optimize leadership and high-stakes decision-making, negotiations, system-level optimization, critical thinking, conflict resolution, organizational culture, and how to effortlessly deal with high expectations and responsibilities.
24/10/223h 7m

Full Auto Friday - Round 128

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. My girlfriend was nearly kidnapped right in front of me and I can't get over the thought I could have done more. What would you have done if you were me, what could I have done differently 2. My wife is intimidated to go back to the gym by herself, what can I do to help her feel more comfortable 3. I quit the police academy in the first week, do I have to wear this badge of being a quitter for the rest of my life Enjoy
21/10/2239m 9s

Episode 255 - John Spencer

John Spencer is an award-winning scholar, professor, author, combat veteran, and internationally recognized expert and advisor on urban warfare and other military-related topics. Considered one of the world’s leading experts on urban warfare, he served as an advisor to the top four-star general and other senior leaders in the U.S. Army as part of strategic research groups from the Pentagon to the United States Military Academy. Spencer currently serves as the Chair of Urban Warfare Studies with the Madison Policy Forum. He recently served as the Chair of Urban Warfare Studies at the Modern War Institute at West Point, Co-Director of the Urban Warfare Project, and host of the Urban Warfare Project podcast. He also served as a Colonel in the California State Guard with an assignment to the 40th Infantry Division, California Army National Guard as the Director of Urban Warfare Training. Serving over twenty-five years in the active Army as an infantry soldier, Spencer has held ranks from Private to Sergeant First Class and Second Lieutenant to Major. His assignments as an Army officer included two combat deployments to Iraq as both an Infantry Platoon Leader and Company Commander, a Ranger Instructor with the Army’s Ranger School, a Joint Chief of Staff and Army Staff intern, a fellow with the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group, and Co-Founder, Strategic Planner, and Deputy Director of the Modern War Institute at West Point. Spencer holds a Master's of Policy Management from Georgetown University. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, NY Daily News, Wired Magazine, Politico, The Hill, Foreign Policy Magazine, Defense One, Army Magazine, and many other publications. Spencer is also a regular military analyst and commentator for CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and numerous news and media organizations. He currently lives in Colorado Springs, CO, with his wife and three children.
17/10/222h 48m

Full Auto Friday - Round 127

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Our first child is on the way and my parents seem far less excited than my inlaws. How do I decide where to settle once the child is born and am I selfish for wanting to move away from my parents 2. Personal safety while hiking trails alone. Thoughts on tools and things I can do to improve my safety if I prefer to do activities alone 3. I am at a crossroads in life, do I follow my "passion" at the cost of my marriage, or should I find a different path Enjoy
14/10/2237m 59s

Episode 254 - Jeb Corliss

In 20 + years, Jeb Corliss has made more than 2,000 jumps, from the likes of the Eiffel Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Falls in Venezuela, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and into a half-mile deep cave in China. He hasn’t simply leapt off and pulled his parachute, though. To add an extra layer of challenge, push the bounds of his ability, and further slice the razor slim margin for error, he has performed acrobatic maneuvers – twists, somersaults, and gainers – during freefall. More recently he discovered the thrills and challenges of BASE-jumping with wingsuits, flying along some of the most stunning and dangerous mountain terrain. In the nearest approximation of human flight yet, wingsuits (which are more flying squirrel than bird or plane) allow the best pilots to trace the contours of cliffs, ridges, and mountainsides at high speed. All of which makes for an incredible spectacle: In July 2011, Corliss flew feet from the ground in the Swiss Alps, an event captured on camera and broadcast on ABC’s 20/20. Two months later, in September, Corliss swooped through an arch in the side of China’s iconic Tianmen Mountain, in front of a live television audience of millions. Corliss’s stunts and his unyielding approach to life never fail to fascinate. He has been the subject of profiles published in The New York Times, Outside, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian Air & Space, Men’s Journal and Rolling Stone. He has been featured on television in the United States and abroad, including 60 Minutes in Australia, ESPN’s E:60, Real Sports on HBO, Today, The Colbert Report, Good Morning America and Conan. Corliss has been featured in popular BASE documentaries such as A Year in the Life, Journey to the Center, Fearless, The Human Bird, Heavens Gate and The Flying Dagger to name a few. He also hosted the first season of Stunt Junkies on The Discovery Channel and was a technical advisor on the remake of Point Break. When he is not traveling the world, Corliss lives in Vista, California.
10/10/223h 20m

Full Auto Friday - Round 126

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Everyday Carry (EDC) and the shame associated with fanny packs 2. I bombed an interview and now am struggling with confidence and depression 3. I don't want to work for someone else anymore, I need to do my own thing. Any advice 4. A small but profane rant on using children as your sounding board and therapist Enjoy
07/10/2228m 21s

Episode 253 - Alan Mack

Alan C. Mack joined the Army upon graduating High School. His desire to see the world as a US Army helicopter mechanic took him to the Republic of Korea, West Texas, and the Federal Republic of Germany before attending Warrant Officer flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The nearly year-long flight school yielded a UH-1H, Huey, and CH-47D, Chinook, aircraft qualification before his first pilot assignment in Savannah, Georgia. He arrived in time to progress with his new unit as a copilot in Operation Desert Shield. Then, several months later, he flew combat missions in the lead aircraft penetrating deep into Iraq. Upon his return to the United States, he quickly achieved the status of Pilot-in-command and eventually assumed the coveted role of Night Vision Goggle Unit Trainer. The NVG UT position is a precursor to flying as an Instructor Pilot (IP). Another assignment to the Republic of Korea was in store for Alan before attending the CH-47 Instructor Pilot course at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The call to adventure was persuasive, drawing Alan into the special operations community as an MH-47 pilot, where he served for nearly 17 years at the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (TF-160th). He carried in the Horse Soldiers in 2001, Navy SEAL Neil Roberts fell from his helicopter when he was shot down during Operation Anaconda, he was the overall flight lead for Operation Earned Respect (the recovery of fallen from Operation Redwings, and the rescue of Marcus Luttrel), among many other missions. CW5 Alan C. Mack is a Master Aviator with more than 6700 hours of flight time, of which over 3200 hours were flown with Night Vision Goggles. Alan C. Mack’s awards include • Legion of Merit • 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses • 3 Bronze Star Medals • 3 Meritorious Service Medals • 10 Air Medals; one with Valor device, Combat Action Badge, and the Army Broken Wing award.
03/10/222h 24m

Full Auto Friday - Round 125

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1.  Should I develop empathy for miserable and unhealthy people 2.  My wife is a teacher and does not deserve the treatment she receives, when should I tell her enough is enough 3.  My girlfriend's mom won't stop talking shit about me, what should I do  4.  Thoughts on motorcycle safety courses and riding in general  Enjoy
30/09/2243m 4s

Episode 252 - Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson was 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 Electric Jiu Jitsu North in Lake Stevens.
26/09/222h 26m

Full Auto Friday - Round 124

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. I am surrounded by family that is incredibly judgemental, how do I deal with this and the feeling that I now have to prove everyone wrong 2. Have you ever felt yourself seeking validation from others, and if so, how did you deal with it 3. Andrew Tate is ruining my friend 4. Concealed carry, stopping power, ammunition considerations, finding reputable training Enjoy
23/09/2239m 10s

Episode 251 - Travis Gribble

Travis Gribble retired in February of 2022 after 23 years in law enforcement. For half of his career, he worked in Michigan for a small Sheriff's Department, and then the other half was in Mesa, Arizona. Travis served in a SWAT capacity for a total of 16 years with 9 of those years being full-time SWAT in Mesa.      In 2016, after being on the Mesa full-time team and being an Assistant Team Leader, Travis made the decision to test for Sergeant.  The first step after the test finalization is what Mesa calls the "Step" program, a training program officers must complete before being officially promoted. In simple terms, it's really a ride-along with a senior Sergeant who shows you the ropes. The start of Travis's training began in January of 2016, working the day shift.  His very first call out of the station, on his very first training day, was the call that changed his life.      The next five years were hell and ultimately led to Travis seeking his retirement, after getting the help he needed.
19/09/222h 10m

Full Auto Friday - Round 123

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. My father, suicide, gatekeeping information from other family members, being unable to escape what I saw 2. I ran from an active shooter and now I feel like a pussy 3. How do you reassure your family about the possibility of death in dangerous occupations 4. My wife and I are worried about the risk to your high school son if he plays football Enjoy
16/09/2238m 16s

Episode 250 - Sara Wilkinson

Sara Wilkinson is a mother, small business owner, suicide prevention advocate, and the widow of Navy SEAL Chad Wilkinson. SCPO Chad Wilkinson was born into the Navy. Both his uncle and father were SEALs (before his dad became a Marine One helicopter pilot). After a year at UCF, Chad enlisted in the Navy and successfully completed BUD/S. After three deployments with SEAL Team Eight, Chad left service for almost three years. He re-rejoined and was selected to screen for SEAL Team Six out of VA Beach. Chad served for 21 years, deploying to combat zones around the globe. Chad was on active duty in Virginia Beach when he died by suicide on October 29, 2018. Sara talks very openly about the unique dynamics required to survive and thrive while married to an active duty Special Operations soldier, as well as the terrible toll that it can take on tier one operators. She talks through the “what ifs” and all the looking back she has done to see if there were signs of Chad’s unseen injuries which ultimately led to his death.
12/09/222h 41m

Full Auto Friday - Round 122

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. How do I protect my body (required by my occupation) and not sound like a douche when advocating for who I want to roll with and who I do not at a new jiu jitsu school 2. My wife is a stay at home mom and I work full time with 1000+ hours per year to make ends meet, how do I change this dynamic before I become overly resentful 3. My wife doesn't want a gun in the house but I want to be able to protect our family, what should I do 4. How do you maintain your humility Enjoy
09/09/2229m 40s

Episode 249 - Dr. Pat Scannon

Pat Scannon is one among the few who have earned a Ph.D. and then, separately, an M.D. His passion for both chemistry and medicine goes back to his childhood roots. His father was a US Army Colonel and his Romanian-born mother went to medical school in Leipzig during World War II. Pat spent memorable years growing up in post-war Europe. Years later, he earned his BS in Chemistry from the University of Georgia. He was in R.O.T.C and received a commission as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army upon graduation. Then he earned a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. A few months before his graduation, Pat realized the potential of using his chemistry training in medicine during an era pre-biotech and decided to apply to medical school. He returned to his home state and spent the second half of the 1970’s earning his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Pat is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine. He completed his residency and fulfilled his military duty as a major at the Letterman Army Medical Center and the Letterman Army Institute of Research on the Presidio of San Francisco. Pat founded Project Recover, formerly BentProp, after a trip to Palau in 1993. He and his wife, Susan, a dive instructor, were invited there to help locate the Japanese trawler George H.W. Bush sunk in 1944. They found the trawler more quickly than expected and documented it had been an armed vessel. After the rest of the dive team left, Pat hired a guide to show them other artifacts from World War II. It was then that Pat first saw the 65-foot wing of an American B-24 bomber lying in shallow water along a coral island in Palau. Other than leading him to it, the guide could give Pat no information about the wing. For Pat, the wing was more than a hunk of metal. It represented a forgotten battle and brave men who had fought and died there. It represented stories lost to the chaos of war, the annals of time, and the secret stillness of a watery grave. All were stories unknown to the airmen’s families. This moment marks the inception of The BentProp Project which is now known as Project Recover. Project Recover is a collaborative effort to enlist 21st-century science and technology in a quest to find and repatriate Americans missing in action since World War II, in order to provide recognition and closure for families and the Nation.
05/09/222h 16m

Full Auto Friday - Round 121

Occasionally, Fridays are better suited to address individual questions or individual issues. Today is one of those days. My thoughts on the recent New York Times article claiming there is a culture of brutality, cheating, and drugs in SEAL training, and the SEAL community.
02/09/2238m 16s

Episode 248 - Nick Lavery

Nick is an active duty member of The United States Army Special Forces. Commonly known as Green Berets, the Special Forces perform critical missions including counterinsurgency, unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, and special reconnaissance. In 2013, on Nick's second combat rotation to Afghanistan, he and his Detachment fell victim to an insider attack ultimately resulting in the loss of his leg. Following a year of surgeries and initial recovery including the use of a prosthetic at Walter Reed National Medical Military Center, he returned to his unit. Refusing a military medical retirement, Nick set his sights on returning to operational status. In 2015, at the conclusion of a challenging, comprehensive assessment designed to evaluate Nick's abilities to operate, he returned to his Detachment and was subsequently deployed once again to Afghanistan conducting full-spectrum combat operations. Nick is considered to be the first Green Beret to return to combat as an above-the-knee amputee. Nick is currently serving the United States citizens as a Special Forces Warrant Officer / Assistant Detachment Commander and is widely recognized as an experienced subject matter expert in special operations, intelligence fusion, and mission planning and execution across all operational continuums. A former Special Forces Weapons Sergeant, Nick is Airborne and Combat Diver qualified, holds instructor certifications in Modern Army Combatives (MACP) and Special Operations Combatives (SOCP) programs, and is a graduate of both the Network Development Course and Unconventional Warfare Operational Design course. Nick is the first amputee to complete the Special Forces Warrant Officer Technical and Tactical Certification course, the SOCP Instructor course, and the Combat Diver Qualification course in military history. Nick's awards include the Silver Star, three Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, Bronze Star with “V” for valor, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Special Operations Command Excalibur Award. An extensive world traveler, Nick provides training and motivational speeches to private sector corporations, schools and universities, sports teams, and a variety of different non-profit organizations. In his TED Talk ‘Living by an Ethos,’ Nick speaks about the Warrior Mindset and the importance of sacrifice, determination, and selflessness. Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Nick is a husband, father, athlete, student, and author. He speaks multiple languages including Dari, Farsi, and Russian, and has earned a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
29/08/223h 7m

Full Auto Friday - Round 120

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: Motivation, depression, struggles with life, etc. You know, all the stuff you want to chat about before the weekend kicks off. Enjoy
26/08/2236m 32s

Episode 247 - Robb Wolf

Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist and is a 2X New York Times/WSJ Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top-ranked iTunes podcast, books, and seminars. Robb has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (Biomed Central) and as a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program. He serves on the board of Directors/Advisors for: Specialty Health Inc, The Chickasaw Nation’s “Unconquered Life” initiative, and a number of innovative start-ups with a focus on health and sustainability. Robb holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and is a former California State Powerlifting Champion (565 lb. Squat, 345 lb. Bench, 565 lb. Dead Lift) and a 6-0 amateur kickboxer. Wolf has provided seminars in nutrition and strength & conditioning to a number of entities including NASA, Naval Special Warfare, the Canadian Light Infantry, and the United States Marine Corps.
22/08/221h 39m

Full Auto Friday - Round 119

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:   1. My ex-wife is 14k behind on child support and asking me to "wipe the slate clean"   2. Divorce and my daughters, they haven't spoken to me in a year   3. My wife's situational awareness sucks   4. Suicide and making sure someone gets the help they "need"   Enjoy
19/08/2237m 22s

Episode 246 - Coffee Time with Evan Hafer

Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee. Prior to his current role he spent twenty years serving this country, first as a Special Forces soldier (Green Beret), then as a contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, completing multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.
15/08/221h 26m

Full Auto Friday - Round 118 - Jiu Jitsu Roundtable with John Frankl and Travis Davison

Finishing the week with a Jiu Jitsu specific Q and A. Travis Davison is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the owner of Straight Blast Gyms in Kalispell, Whitefish, and Missoula Montana, as well as the Vice President of SBG International. John Frankl is a 5th-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a professor in Seoul, and the man responsible for bringing BJJ to the Korean peninsula. Enjoy
12/08/221h 5m

Episode 245 - Rick Bucher

Rick Bucher was a Firefighter/Paramedic/Rescue Tech for 27 years in Scottsdale, AZ, and retired after committing suicide in 2019.  Rick didn't know that he had PTSD or didn't realize the extent of it until after his suicide, and he is now stepping forward not only to bring awareness to the issue in the first responder community but to help break the stigma associated with coming out of the shadows and asking for help.  That stigma is costing our military and first responder communities lives every day, not to mention the effect that loss has on our friends, coworkers and family.   
08/08/222h 58m

Full Auto Friday - Round 117

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. How can I show my friend who claims he is a "game time player" that he has no idea how to fight 2. I think that my dad is a pedophile 3. How to not get political in a politically charged environment 4. Nerves and fear before combat operations Enjoy
05/08/2242m 51s

Episode 244 - Mike Glover

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.    Mike 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, traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and resides in Utah, where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival.   Link to our upcoming leadership event in Dallas:   https://fieldcraftsurvival.com/leadership-entrepreneurship-workshop-with-mike-glover-andy-stumpf-6-august-2022-greater-dallas-area/
01/08/221h 34m

Full Auto Friday - Round 116 - Fyre and Iceland

Traditionally Fridays are for Q and A... Today, as promised a look back at a failed skydiving trip to Iceland through the lens of lessons learned, leadership, planning, execution, and expectations. Hopefully, someone can learn from our experience, or at the very least not repeat our mistakes. Enjoy
29/07/2244m 38s

Episode 243 - John Dudley

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.
25/07/221h 25m

Full Auto Friday - Round 115

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. I feel like I need to leave my job, but I don't want to leave my boss or my students hanging 2. Family WWIII weeks before my wedding, what should I do 3. Domestic violence 4. Is it time for me to hang it up as a paramedic Enjoy
22/07/2241m 0s

Episode 242 - Matthew Reed

Matthew Reed is a Veteran of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as a former member of the U.S. Military Intelligence Community who worked for five years in Afghanistan as an Intelligence Contractor/Analyst and six years as a Counter-Intelligence Analyst in the Balkans region of Europe. In the Balkans, his mission was to root out hostile penetrations of our HUMINT Source pool.   Matthew is also an author who publishes independently through Amazon, you can find his author page as well as his published works here:   https://www.amazon.com/Matthew-Reed/e/B08YXVV13R/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dsk
18/07/222h 29m

Full Auto Friday - Round 114

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. As a teacher, how do I teach our youth about the history of our country, specifically issues like the treatment of Native Americans and slavery without them feeling disgraced and unwilling to engage in our political process 2. What is the best round and pistol for CCW, in your experience 3. Why in the hell would you get married more than once 4. What episodes have I enjoyed creating the most, which ones were the most difficult or frustrating Enjoy
15/07/2235m 30s

Episode 241 - Nelson Grant

Nelson Grant is a Sheriff's Deputy and Search and Rescue Team member in the Flathead Valley. In addition to his current duties, he has previous experience on the SWAT Team and Narcotics Task Force. When not on duty Nelson enjoys partaking in just about every activity that Northwestern Montana has to offer. Bowhunting, rifle hunting, river raft guiding, dual-sport motorcycle guiding, backcountry split boarding and skiing, touring, trekking, downhill mountain bike riding, jiu-jitsu, and probably even more that I am forgetting.
11/07/221h 25m

Full Auto Friday - Round 113

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. How the hell do I get over my divorce 2. Can a "Never Quit" mindset be taken to far 3. Are former SEALs better suited to be politicians 4. Can I get over my skydiving anxiety and grow to love the sport Enjoy
08/07/2225m 22s

Episode 240 - Anthony Arismendi

Anthony Arismendi is a former FBI agent with a highly decorated and distinguished career spanning two decades of undercover and special operations against drug cartels, gangs, organized crime, violent criminals, and terrorist organizations. He has served as a member of the FBI’s SWAT team, as a supervisory agent in two field offices and FBI Headquarters, and as a unit chief in the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. He is the recipient of the Hispanic American Police Command Officer’s Association’s (HAPCOA) Medal of Meritorious Service, the Special Act Award from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner’s Criminal Investigator’s Award, and he was recognized by FBI Director Louis J. Freeh for his nomination to the prestigious FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in Investigations. Today, he is the President and CEO of ARIXMAR, author and sought-after public speaker, sharing his compelling and motivating story with public and private organizations across the country. In his new book, “Outsider Agent” he tells the story of how he moved to the United States from the dangerous streets of Caracas, Venezuela as a teenager in the mid-seventies, with the dream of becoming a US citizen and an FBI agent—adapting his survival skills to a new culture, one harrowing day at a time, overcoming homelessness, prejudice, and poverty to achieve the impossible.
04/07/222h 48m

Full Auto Friday - round 112

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. I have been lying to my future wife about the actual demands and time requirements of my desired Army career....Should I tell her the truth or just stick with what I have said 2. How should a woman train for the BUD/s pipeline 3. My best friend passed ten years ago shortly after we had an argument, how do I move on and forgive myself. 4. Why do people think that it is so easy to become a police officer, as if departments will just hire anyone off the street Enjoy
01/07/2234m 58s

Episode 239 - Mike Sarraille

Mike Sarraille is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer and a former enlisted Recon Marine and Scout-Sniper. A graduate of the University of Texas McCombs MBA Program, he is the founder and CEO of Talent War Group, a leading management consulting and executive search firm, which specializes in creating sustainable world-class leadership development programs within companies and sourcing executive talent to drive organizations to the next level. He is also the Founder and CEO of ATTA, a mindset apparel company, whose motto is ‘One Step ATTA Time,’ advocating physical, mental, and spiritual fitness in order to sustain optimal performance. He is co-author of the bestselling business book, ‘The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent,’ and a columnist for Men’s Journal under ‘The Everyday Warrior’series, a no-hack, practical approach to living a more fulfilling, purpose-driven life. Mike is also the host of the Truth + Tribe Podcast, an expert-led, leadership-guided journey, highlighting military life and Mike’s 20-year career as a US Navy SEAL and member of the U.S. Marine Corps, and a successful entrepreneur and CEO. Mike enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school. He became a Recon Marine and also served as a scout sniper. He was selected for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) to become a Marine Officer. After finishing his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Texas A&M University, he conducted an inter-service transfer to seek a commission in the Navy and try out for the SEAL Teams. After completing the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Training, Mike served in SEAL Team THREE, where he led major combat operations during the Battle of Ramadi in 2006 and the Battle of Sadr City in 2008. In 2008-2009, Mike served as the SEAL Junior Officer Training Course (JOTC) Director at BUD/s, the head of leadership development for new SEAL officers where he coached, mentored, and prepared those officers to lead combat operations during the Global War on Terrorism. Mike was then assessed and selected for assignment to Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), part of the elite Joint Special Operations Command, in support of global counter-terrorism operations. Mike completed a total of ten (10) combat deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Mike is an Ambassador for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides fully-funded college education and additional educational opportunities, “Cradle to Career” (Preschool to College), to surviving children of special operations forces lost in the line of duty as well as children of all medal of honor recipients. SOWF also provides financial support to severely wounded, ill, and injured special operations personnel. Recently, Mike launched a new company, ATTA – an approach to living that inspires greatness, promotes balance, and encourages us to choose progress over perfection. You can learn more about ATTA at liveatta.com and the blog by Mike: The Community of ATTA.
27/06/222h 37m

Full Auto Friday - Round 111

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. All I wanted to do was some "harmless window shopping," and now my girlfriend is pissed 2. How do I get my friend back on the "path" 3. I am struggling with motivation, should I stay at my current job or move on 4. Money, divorce, kids, and happiness Enjoy
24/06/2238m 4s

Episode 238 - Coffee time with Evan Hafer and Mike Glover

Mike Glover 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, traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and resides in Utah, where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival. Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee. Prior to his current role, he spent twenty years serving this country, first as a Special Forces soldier (Green Beret), then as a contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, completing multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.
20/06/221h 35m

Full Auto Friday - Round 110

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Apprehension about enlisting in the military 2. Why bother upholding a standard when leadership above you will not support the decision 3. I was selected for a position of leadership amongst my peers, how do I explain to them why I was selected over them 4. Am I too old to pursue a career in SOF Enjoy
17/06/2226m 51s

Episode 237 - Mickey Schuch

Mickey Schuch is the owner and an instructor at Carry Trainer, an organization designed to provide a holistic approach to self-defense and firearms training. Mickey is a firearm instructor for Pistol, Rifle, Shotguns, Personal Protection Inside the Home and Personal Protection Outside the Home, a Range Safety Officer, and a member of the Illinois Tactical Officers Association. Carry Trainer provides real solutions for real problems. It is incumbent upon individuals, businesses, and organizations to protect and defend innocent life. Carry Training provides training for individuals who are looking to make themselves the best that they can be. There is much more to self-defense than obtaining a permit to carry a gun. Training in any martial skill is more than attending a class, it is a lifestyle choice and the decision to exercise the right of arming oneself for the defense of themselves and family should not be taken lightly. Bullets cannot be called back once loosed from the gun. Safety is not an inherent trait; it is learned through proper training and repetition.
13/06/221h 46m

Full Auto Friday - Round 109

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:   1. A variety of questions about SEAL training, those that make it and those that don't   2. Parenting, and how to set healthy boundaries with grandparents   3. Is the military to blame for the "obsession" with the AR-15 platform   Enjoy
10/06/2234m 1s

Episode 236 - Thomas Nybo

Thomas Nybo lives a double life. Half the year, he lives in the mountains of Utah, snowboarding most days, and homeschooling his kids. Half the year, as a photographer and filmmaker, he spends in some of the world's most dangerous places -- Haiti, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen. For the past three years, that place has been the Congo. Last year he reported on children miners, digging for the cobalt in our phones, electric cars and laptops. He also sent deep into the jungle with Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, tracking endangered gorillas. He's worked in more than 100 countries telling the stories of people in vulnerable and situations. He's has worked for The New York Times, PBS Frontline/World, The Guardian, and The United Nations Children’s Fund. He appears regularly on CNN, discussing his assignments in extreme circumstances. He was also on staff at CNN for eight years, covering the war in Iraq, Ground Zero after 9/11, and wildfires in California — often operating as a solo journalist, functioning as reporter/videographer/editor/producer with minimal support.
06/06/222h 7m

Full Auto Friday - Round 108 - The Jiu Jitsu roundtable with Henry Akins and Dan Hart

Full Auto Friday with a Jiu Jitsu focus.   Training, how to find a gym, when to start, how to train, and much more, with two high level practitioners.   Henry Akins is a Rickson Gracie blackbelt, and has been a blackbelt for 19 years.   Dan Hart is a Henry Akins blackbelt, and is the owner of Alpha BJJ in Woodstock, IL.   Enjoy
03/06/221h 5m

Cleared Hot Episode 235 - Fred Galvin

Fred Galvin served for over 26 years as an enlisted and Marine Corps officer including assignments in the infantry, reconnaissance, force reconnaissance and Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC/Marine Raiders). He led hundreds of combat missions including raids, deep reconnaissance, ship seizures, and ambush operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and in the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and Gulf of Aden. The Marine Corps selected Galvin to command the first Marine Special Operations Task Force to deploy to combat. While conducting a combat mission in Afghanistan, Galvin and six other Marines were falsely accused of war crimes which led to the longest trial in Marine Corps history that led an acquittal. His new book, A Few Bad Men is the story of an elite team of U.S. Marines set up to take the fall for Afghanistan war crimes they did not commit—and their leader who fought for the redemption of his men. Following his retirement, he became a business entrepreneur, nonprofit executive director aiding families of service members killed in action, and a consultant to the Marine Corps, coordinating activities in the areas of cyberspace, electronic warfare, and psychological operations.
30/05/223h 11m

Full Auto Friday - Round 107

Traditionally, Fridays are for rapid-fire Q and A... Today there are only two topics, both relatively heavy.... The school shooting in Texas... Alcoholism...
27/05/2243m 12s

Episode 234 - Lindsay Moran

Lindsay Moran is a former clandestine officer for the Central Intelligence Agency. She is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today. In 2005, she published her memoir Blowing My Cover, My Life As A Spy, in which she wrote about her experiences as a case officer from 1998 to 2003. After graduating from Harvard and submitting an application that included her language skills and her time living in Eastern Europe as a Fulbright scholar, Moran was recruited to work for the CIA. She began her orientation in the Directorate of Operations (DO), the clandestine branch of the Agency, after which she was sent to "The Farm", the field academy for clandestine officers. at a base Her year of training included paramilitary exercises, mock ambushes, parachute jumps, car crashes, and driving powerboats.  She completed the training course in December 1999, a year after the CIA's director George Tenet declared war on Al-Qaeda.  After graduating from "The Farm", Moran was deployed under the official cover of a foreign diplomat. As a case officer for the CIA, Moran's primary job was to spot, assess, develop, and recruit foreigners willing to sell secrets, as well as maintaining the agents who were already under her control. Her interest in spy work gradually diminished because of the pressure her career had put on her personal life, and her growing disillusionment with the CIA's bureaucracy, especially after the September 11th attacks.  She was also disappointed with the agency itself since she felt that her career advancement as a case officer, in general, depended not so much on the quality of agents that she recruited, but rather on the quantity. The more recruits they had, the better. Disapproving of the war in Iraq, she worked on the Iraq desk at headquarters during the Iraq invasion and resigned from the CIA after five years there.
23/05/222h 38m

Full Auto Friday - Round 106

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Quitting, and performance-enhancing drugs at BUD/s 2. What have I learned in answering questions for 2 years on Full Auto Friday 3. A wild walk in the park with my girlfriend and cousin Enjoy
20/05/2237m 58s

Episode 233 - Mike Glover and Evan Hafer

Mike Glover 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, traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and resides in Utah, where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival. Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee. Prior to his current role, he spent twenty years serving this country, first as a Special Forces soldier (Green Beret), then as a contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, completing multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.
16/05/222h 17m

Full Auto Friday - Round 105 with Nelson Grant

Normally, Fridays are for rapid fire Q and A. Today I am joined by my good friend Nelson Grant, and we do in fact answer some Q and A, but we also discussed all things law enforcement (chasing naked people on meth) and life in general. 1. Divorce...Should I stay in it until my kids are grown, should I move on and prioritize my own health, how do I talk to my kids about this... 2. I want my husband to quit his job and let me be his sugar mama, please call him out for being a bitch ass about it 3. Is BJJ really that important, and why did Nelson quit training Enjoy
13/05/221h 9m

Episode 232 - Jack Carr

Jack Carr led special operations teams as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander and Task Unit Commander. Over his 20 years in Naval Special Warfare he transitioned from an enlisted SEAL sniper to a junior officer leading assault and sniper teams in Iraq and Afghanistan, to a platoon commander practicing counterinsurgency in the southern Philippines, to commanding a Special Operations Task Unit in the most Iranian influenced section of southern Iraq throughout the tumultuous drawdown of U.S. Forces. Now, a New York Times bestselling author, his fifth book in the James Reece action/thriller series, In The Blood, is preparing to release May 17th.  His first book, The Terminal List, has been turned into an Amazon series led by Chris Pratt, and will release July 1st.   For more information about Jack, check out: https://www.officialjackcarr.com
09/05/222h 22m

Full Auto Friday - Round 104

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. I'm 41 and living in my father's house, how can I find the motivation to get out of bed in the morning 2. Therapy and friends, how can you get one that you care about to seek help 3. I have been prescribed Adderall for weight loss, and now I am craving the energy it gives me. How do I get off of this shit 4. How do I talk to my father about wanting to join the military Enjoy
06/05/2228m 15s

Episode 231 - Keelin Darby

Keelin Darby is an active law enforcement officer and the wife of Ben Darby. Officer Ben Darby responded to a suicide-by-cop scenario in 2018. After recognizing that his partners were not utilizing sound officer safety tactics by placing themselves in a potentially deadly situation without cover and concealment within a few feet of the armed subject, without their firearms drawn, Officer Darby placed himself in front of his partners and gave multiple warnings to the subject to put his gun down, which he was pointing at his head. After making a furtive movement with his head, shoulders, and firearm and after believing that his life and the lives of his partners were in imminent threat of great bodily harm or death, Officer Darby shot the subject, who was a known white supremacist. It was later discovered that the subject told his neighbor (a witness) that he intended on luring police officers into his home to kill them because he hated cops. After an Incident Review Board was conducted by the Huntsville Police Department, the department found that Officer Darby’s actions were within policy and justified under the rule of law. The first two officers were sent back to the academy for remedial training and later resigned. Officer Darby returned to work, and within 2 months a secret grand jury was convened by the district attorney. Officer Darby was charged with murder. Officer Darby was given a plea deal consisting of probation and NO CUSTODY time if he accepted an aggravated manslaughter conviction, which he refused. The police chief, city council, and mayor of Huntsville supported Ben Darby and paid the initial legal fees. During the trial, the judge prevented exculpatory evidence from being heard by the jury, including relevant testimony by the neighbor and others, as well as applicable case law that would have exonerated Officer Ben Darby (Graham v. Connor, Tennessee V. Garner, Montoute v. Carr, Garczynski v. Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office). This trial was closed to the public—not open to family, friends, or me, due to Covid restrictions. He was denied qualified immunity and after multiple plea deals consisting of NO prison time, my husband went to trial. During the trial, the DA compared Officer Darby to a regular civilian who barged into a random person’s house, shooting, and killing them. Officer Ben Darby was sentenced to 25 years.
02/05/222h 37m

Full Auto Friday - Round 103

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. My mom and dad have cancer, affairs, girlfriends, a toxic environment growing up, how to spend the remaining time I have with my dad.... 2. I have all the money I need to live, but I feel like I have no purpose and don't know who I am, or how to become what I could be 3. Is competing necessary in BJJ Enjoy
29/04/2240m 13s

Episode 230 - Michelle Black

When Green Beret Bryan Black was killed in an ambush in Niger in 2017, his wife Michelle saw her worst nightmare become a reality. She was left alone with her grief and with two young sons to raise. But what followed Bryan's death was an even more difficult journey for the young widow. After receiving very few details about the attack that took her husband's life, it was up to Michelle to find answers. It became her mission to learn the truth about that day in Niger--and her book, Sacrifice, is the result of that mission. After interviewing the survivors of a deadly ambush, it became clear to Michelle that the deaths of her husband and several soldiers were avoidable – mistakes were made. This Gold Star widow is on a quest to learn the truth about her husband’s death, but military officials refuse to provide details. In the process, she has learned that there are careers being protected by masking the truth. As a result, Michelle has written the book Sacrifice: A Gold Star Widow’s Fight for the Truth, in an effort to bring attention to the inconsistent lies of the military and the challenges in learning the real facts.
25/04/222h 41m

Full Auto Friday - Round 102

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. I received a death threat based on something that I said 21 years ago 2. How can I shift gears more effectively between my work "world" and my home "world" 3. Advice for my teenage daughter who is the new girl in school/town 4. I'm struggling with the feeling I "have not done my part" Enjoy
22/04/2241m 58s

Episode 229 - Kegan Gill

Kegan Gill was a US Navy Fighter Pilot (F-18 Super Hornet) and was forced to eject into the sound barrier as his plane was going down during a training exercise over the Atlantic Ocean. In the process of ejecting, Kegan sustained catastrophic injuries that literally ripped his limbs apart along with a severe traumatic brain injury. His body landed in the ice-cold waters of the Atlantic with a protective wet suit that had been ripped to pieces. With his parachute still attached, and unable to move his arms, Kegan was continuously dunked into the freezing water for two hours before his rescue. Luckily, his hypothermic condition kept him from bleeding to death. Kegan spent the following months focusing on his recovery, and despite his catastrophic injuries, was eventually able to score a perfect PFT and was able to return to flight duty. Due to his traumatic brain injury, Kegan began to experience severe, but temporary, psychosis. After being rushed to the emergency room during a psychotic episode, Kegan was admitted to a VA Mental Health Facility. Kegan did not react well to pharmaceutical treatments, and in many ways, they made him feel worse. After explaining this to his caregivers, they treated him as a troublemaker and began doing things like keeping him up all night long by flashing a flashlight in his eyes every 15 minutes. Kegan has since been seeking alternative treatments for his brain health. He found the Warrior Angels Foundation several months ago and is on the path to recovery through nutraceutical and hormonal interventions.
18/04/222h 54m

Full Auto Friday - Round 101

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. How do I write the vows for my upcoming wedding and not sound like a clown 2. Suicide, how do I move on 3. I am a giant of a man, can I still do jiu-jitsu 4. Why do I not feel afraid of death like other people 5. How do I keep my job from affecting my children Enjoy
15/04/2230m 49s

Episode 228 - Scott DeFoe

Scott DeFoe is a retired Los Angeles Police Department Officer who began his career as a Special Agent for USCS assigned to a DEA TF in San Francisco. His last assignment was as a Sergeant at Special Weapons and Tactics. Throughout his career, he worked in Patrol, Vice, Gangs, Narcotics, and K9. Post LEO service, Scott entered the world of executive protection/corporate security and eventually opened his own consulting company. Over the past 8 years, he has been retained on over 700 police practices/premises liability matters and testified as an expert in the use of deadly force, K9, pursuits, SWAT, Crisis Negotiations, Barricaded Subjects, Protests, (Less Lethal Force-40mm. 37mm, Remington 870 BB Shotgun, Taser, Neck Restraints (Carotid/LVNR, Air Choke)Baton, and OC Spray). Scott has testified/qualified as an expert over 40 times in State and Federal Court. He has been retained on multiple high-profile cases, some involve him representing the Plaintiff who is suing LE, (George Floyd, Marcus Smith, Daniel Prude, Kelly Thomas, Danny Ray Thomas, and many more).
11/04/222h 42m

Full Auto Friday - Round 100

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Military or LEO, I am at a career crossroads and don't know what choice to make 2. I am depressed and feel as if it is spiraling out of control 3. The joys of complex ambushes compared to linear ambushes 4. I just found out I am going to be a father, any advice 5. If you are about to be tortured, what is the move? Do you hold out, or give them all the "intel" Enjoy
08/04/2229m 7s

Episode 227 - Matthew Cole

Matthew Cole is the author of Code Over Country: The Tragedy and Corruption of SEAL Team 6. Matthew has covered national security since 2005 for U.S. television networks and print outlets. He has reported extensively on the CIA’s post-9/11 transformation, including identifying and locating a secret CIA prison in Lithuania used to interrogate Al Qaeda detainees. Since 2005, Cole has traveled extensively in Afghanistan and Pakistan to cover conflict and investigate U.S. intelligence operations. For six years, Cole worked as an investigative producer for ABC and NBC News. At each network, Cole broke several stories of global significance. Among the subjects he has reported on are Blackwater’s covert work with the CIA and the Joint Special Operations Command; the Raymond Davis affair in Pakistan; the death of Osama bin Laden; missing Libyan surface-to-air missiles after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi; classified CIA documents related to its drone program; and a SEAL Team 6 raid in Somalia. For NBC News, Cole worked closely with Glenn Greenwald to report stories based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden and secured the only American television interview with Snowden.
04/04/223h 38m

Full Auto Friday - Round 99

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. What advice and action steps should someone take who has damaged their professional reputation 2. My husband claims he is a "game-time player" when it comes to violence, how can I get him to actually train 3. My wife does not love me anymore and we have 4 kids, what should I do 4. Officer or Enlisted in the SEAL Teams, which is better and why Enjoy
01/04/2235m 0s

Episode 226 - Jim Miller

Jim Miller is an American mixed martial artist, who currently competes in the UFC lightweight division. He currently holds the record of most bouts in UFC history, most wins in UFC history, and most wins in the UFC lightweight division. Prior to his career in mixed martial arts, Jim and his brother Dan worked in construction with their father. Since the spring of 2013 Miller has been suffering from Lyme disease, which doctors were slow to diagnose. However, since his diagnosis, Miller has been able to alleviate the symptoms of the disease by changing his nutrition plan.
28/03/222h 44m

Full Auto Friday - Round 98 with Jim Miller

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week with guest host and UFC fighter Jim Miller. We covered a variety of topics on this one, from professional fighting advice, favorite hunting snacks, what to look for in a BJJ gym, how to know when it is time to retire, favorite fights, favorite submissions, and much more. Enjoy
25/03/2245m 53s

Episode 225 - Bill Anthes

Bill Anthes is a Special Forces veteran continuing his service as a therapist with a unique approach of using physical fitness to improve mental health. Upon leaving the military to better serve his family, Bill founded BTWN The Ears, a coaching and experienced-based brand that provides training opportunities to build physical, mental, and emotional fitness for individuals and teams. Bill and his wife, Karianne operate both a brick and mortar training facility in New Jersey as well as remote coaching with clients around the world. https://www.btwntheears.com/
21/03/222h 43m

Full Auto Friday - Round 97

Back by popular demand, Q and A with my father, Vaughn Stumpf 1. Favorite authors, characters, and villains 2. Favorite places to visit while in Australia 3. How do you forgive and let go of the past 4. How would you keep a high school senior on track after graduation 5. What is the most rewarding thing that has happened to you in your life that you did not expect 6. What was your parenting model to raise a son that became a SEAL 7. How do you know when it is time to cut ties with a family member 8. How do you run your rugby practice 9. Thoughts on money, I feel like I am never going to have enough for things other than the essentials 10. What is your greatest accomplishment and greatest failure 11. Advice on moving later in life 12. A funny story from your time in service that still makes you laugh today Enjoy
18/03/221h 12m

Episode 224 - General Clay Hutmacher

General Clay Hutmacher was a career United States Army Officer and retired in 2018 having served over 40 years in uniform. As an Army Special Operations Aviator, he commanded at every level during his three tours with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, where he served as the MH-60 Direct Action Penetrator platoon leader, company operations officer, executive officer, and commander of 1st Battalion, Regimental Commander, and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command. MG Hutmacher’s last active duty assignment was the Director of Operations in the U.S. Special Operation Command, Tampa, FL. His previous assignment was as the Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC. MG Hutmacher became the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation in September 2018.
14/03/222h 2m

Full Auto Friday - Round 96

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. "Everyday questions you would ask a friend" 2. I am getting pushback for wearing BRCC apparel 3. Do you struggle to cope with the existence of evil 4. 2 Crazy Ex's Enjoy
11/03/2237m 48s

Episode 223 - Angel Cortes

You are not your mistakes.... Angel Cortes grew up in Orange County in 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. He has competed in Jiu-Jitsu and Muy Thai, and owns OG Pumpkin Apparel and Gear: https://rangercortes.com/
07/03/222h 4m

Full Auto Friday - Round 95

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. How to break the negative thought process/feedback loop 2. When should you let a coach handle a situation vs stepping in yourself 3. My body may not allow me to pursue my life goal, what would you do if you were in my shoes 4. Thoughts on Ukraine Enjoy
04/03/2236m 46s

Episode 222 - Chase Cannon

Chase Cannon is a 24-year-old triathlete and avid outdoorsman. In 2021 he completed a 70.3 Ironman and multiple sprint triathlons, winning his age bracket twice, earning a spot for the USA National Sprint Triathlon. In October 2021, three days after taking his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine he nearly fainted, beginning a five-month journey filled with high heart rates, debilitating chest and body pain, multiple emergency medical visits, procedures, and tests due to complications from the vaccine.
28/02/222h 45m

Full Auto Friday - Round 94

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. How do you deal with significant loss of personal goals or motivation 2. How do I help my friend that has completely lost his way 3. Why do you wear headphones on Friday episodes when no one is in the studio with you 4. My dad is a stubborn son of a bitch, I am worried about his health and I want him to be around for his grandkids Enjoy
25/02/2230m 45s

Cleared Hot Episode 221 - John Mattingly

Sgt. John Mattingly is a retired 21-year veteran with the Louisville Metro Police Department in Kentucky. Sgt. Mattingly spent most of his career in narcotics and violent crime units trying to improve the quality of life for the citizens of the city he grew up in and loved. On March 13, 2021, Sgt. Mattingly was thrown into the national spotlight when he was shot while executing a search warrant at the residence of Breonna Taylor. The national and worldwide exposure and protests that stemmed from that tragic evening were amplified by the death of George Floyd. The lack of transparency by the police department and city, allowed speculation and outright lies to be compounded by the media, social media, celebrities, and athletes. In an attempt to correct the record, he wrote a book, 12 Seconds in the Dark, that will be released March 15, 2022, and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. John has been married to his wife Nicki for 15 years, has 4 children, and has 2 grandchildren.
21/02/222h 39m

Full Auto Friday - Round 93

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Wingsuiting and plausible tricks/options from my local bridge 2. I just found out that I am shooting blanks, I want kids, but I am hung up on passing on my own DNA 3. Am I a fool to want to rid myself of a business that is thriving 4. My son wants to get a tattoo at the age of 17, how would you handle this as a parent Enjoy
18/02/2225m 29s

Episode 220 - Mike Glover

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. Mke is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival, an avid outdoorsman, overland traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and resides in Heber City, UT the home of Fieldcraft Survival HQ.
14/02/221h 50m

Full Auto Friday - Round 92

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. "Not everyone can do what you do" 2. I enjoy firearms, my new girlfriend is violently opposed to them. Is it possible to find a middle ground 3. Military training deaths 4. What would "Andy" do in this situation Enjoy
11/02/2241m 41s

Episode 219 - Christina and Matthew Dages

Matthew Dages, formerly a La Mesa Police Officer, was involved in a minor use of force incident during an arrest in May of 2020. The use of force was determined to be justified and within department standards, but officer Dages was terminated, then criminally charged with falsifying a police report. In December of 2021, after a nearly two-week trial, the jury found Matthew not guilty. Matthew is now pursuing his legal options to return to duty as a police officer. Before the trial, Matthew was unable to speak publically about the event. Matthew's wife, Christina lead the outreach and engaged with media outlets throughout the process. For the first time, they are able to sit and discuss the event and subsequent legal proceedings, and the impact they have had on their lives.
07/02/222h 35m

Full Auto Friday - Round 91

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. How do you talk a family member out of marrying someone who may be a fraud 2. I want to become a professional skydiver/BASE jumper, advice for how not to die 3. Cancel culture and Joe Rogan 4. How do I pay child care and alimony but also afford a happy had fulfilling life for myself Enjoy
04/02/2242m 26s

Episode 218 - Tony Cowden

Tony Cowden has 22 years in the Special Operations community, serving over 8 years and 28 deployments in Afghanistan, Iraq and other Central Asian and African countries. As a veteran and a successful small business owner based in Sampson County, North Carolina he feels he can no longer sit on the sidelines and has decided to run for Congress. His campaign is dedicated to "protect the values we cherish, your children's futures, and the very soul of our country." To learn more about his campaign visit: https://www.tonycowden.com/  
31/01/223h 9m

Full Auto Friday - Round 90 with Jason Deneau

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. I want to start jiu-jitsu, but I also want to continue strength training, how do I balance both 2. My daughter viewed a traumatic event and it is obviously impacting her, what should I do 3. I have just had a realization about my own mortality, how do I not waste the time I have left 4. I want to enlist in the military but I don't want to take the Covid vaccine, what would you do if you were in my shoes Enjoy
28/01/2237m 52s

Episode 217 - Aaron Howard

Facing charges from military prosecutors, Aaron Howard, a decorated combat and veteran Navy SEAL has maintained his innocence, passed a pair of polygraph tests, and was found not guilty of all serious charges by a jury of his peers, yet is still facing a destroyed career of service and loss of medical benefits — benefits he and his family urgently need after combat injuries including a traumatic brain injury (TBI), missing facial bones, PTSD, and more. On October 30th, 2020, Aaron was discharged from the military, losing his qualifications, awards, medical retirement, and his GI bill benefits. Aaron currently has an appeal pending at the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals in an attempt to clear his name and overturn the general court-martial verdict.
24/01/223h 10m

Full Auto Friday - Round 89

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. My boyfriend is an LEO, how do I deal with my anxiety and worries about the dangers of his job 2. Military members and the books they write 3. Weight loss, diet, motivation 4. What is the spark that will ignite WW3 and what can we do to individually prepare Enjoy
21/01/2237m 2s

Episode 216 - Toby Harnden

Toby Harnden is an accomplished author and veteran foreign correspondent. His latest book is First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11. Toby also wrote Dead Men Risen, which won the Orwell Prize, and Bandit Country, one of the most acclaimed books about the Irish Troubles. A former foreign correspondent, he reported from 33 countries while based in London, Belfast, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Washington DC for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times of London. He was imprisoned in Zimbabwe and faced prosecution in Northern Ireland for his work, A dual U.S. and British citizen and former Royal Navy officer, he lives in McLean, Virginia.
17/01/222h 38m

Full Auto Friday - Round 88

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Am I selfish for wanting to move on from a family business and pursue what I think is my passion 2. Advice on how to protect yourself from a carjacking in a large and violent city 3. How do I effectively communicate to management that I disagree with their decision 4. What would I have done with my life had I not joined the military Enjoy
14/01/2238m 15s

Episode 215 - Kara Smith and Nic Mckinley

Kara Smith spent 12 years as an intelligence analyst with the Air Force where she deployed supporting counter-terrorism operations tracking and locating terrorists. After leaving the Air Force, Kara worked at the NSA and then at the FBI in the Terrorist Screening Operations Unit as a Senior Intelligence Analyst assisting the FBI in identifying and monitoring persons on the terrorist watch list. Kara is now a senior analyst with Deliverfund and has helped take numerous traffickers off the streets by providing support to local, state, and federal law enforcement. Whether from her office or in the back of an undercover vehicle, Kara provides real-time information about the location of traffickers and their victims, using P.A.T.H.™ (Platform for the Analysis and Targeting of Human Traffickers) software developed by DeliverFund, in-depth social media analysis, and other cutting-edge technology. Nic Mckinley spent 11 years in US Special Operations as an Air Force Pararescueman prior to being recruited to the Central Intelligence Agency. While serving as a Country Chief for a Special Unit within the CIA he witnessed not only the epidemic of child trafficking within illicit markets but also the unrealized opportunity to apply his understanding and training to influence this global crisis. When Nic began to work with experts to better understand the problem in the United States he found it impossible to turn a blind eye. As a result, DeliverFund was officially established as a 501c3 in October 2014 as a counter-human trafficking organization, focused on ending sex slavery in the United States. To support the fight against human trafficking please visit: https://www.deliverfund.org  
10/01/222h 15m

Full Auto Friday - Round 87

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. I'm afraid of being hired for my dream job as I am worried that I will underperform as I have in the past 2. I am in a management position and my boss is undermining the potential of my team with his behavior. How do I stop this behavior/solve this problem 3. Money or quality of life....Which one should I choose 4. I have everything I could ever want to buy, but I cannot find a sense of happiness/fulfillment... Enjoy
07/01/2235m 55s

Episode 214 - Josh Bridges

After early success in his wrestling career, it was during his college years that he lost sight of who he was and what motivated him. It was during these dark times where Josh was introduced to the Navy SEALs and the catalyst that would get him fit enough to join their ranks, CrossFit. Once Josh had envisioned becoming a SEAL there was absolutely no turning back. Training harder than ever before, he overcame numerous hurdles to earn his trident and walk amongst the planet’s elite. During his time in the SEALs, Josh still trained harder than ever to accomplish another lofty goal of competing in the CrossFit Games. Balancing the grind of serving his country, he managed to do what he set out to and took 2nd place in the 2011 CrossFit Games, thus catapulting his name into the limelight in the world of competitive fitness. Known for his fiery antics and passionate roars of satisfaction when crossing the finish line after a job well done, he has gone on to compete at the CrossFit Games six times, winning multiple events and regionals along the way. Josh’s approach to mental preparation has long been sought after and he could not be more excited to help anyone from all walks of life to become the best version of themselves.
03/01/221h 36m

Full Auto Friday - Round 86

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off 2021: 1. I just became a father and want to be someone who never has to yell to assert discipline, any advice, tips, or tricks from your time as a BUD/s instructor 2. I'm 38, a single mom of 4 for the past 14 years, and have had a "bitch of a decade" to say the least. I feel like I am spinning out of control and need some advice 3. I was in the military and am now an LEO, how do I talk to my kids about taking a life in the line of duty, will it change how they think of me Enjoy
31/12/2134m 55s

Episode 213 - Sean "Buck" Rogers

Sean was raised in Phelan, California. After what can only be described as a rough childhood, Sean decided to leave home and start a new life away from the childhood trauma and away from everything that weighed him down. Sean joined the military at the age of 21 and was assigned to a support unit, started a family, and later achieved the title of Green Beret. After leaving the service Sean joined the Denver Police Department earning a spot on the Citywide Impact Team. Sean left the department in order to pursue his passion to help others achieve their goals. Since then he started the FNG Academy, wrote his memoir, and created Wine and Rations. De Oppresso Liber! https://letsdisco.com https://betterhelp.com/clearedhot https://tenthousand.cc https://drinklmnt.com/clearedhot  
27/12/211h 47m

Full Auto Friday - Round 85

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Injuries and setbacks, how do I know if what I want to do is worth it in the long run 2. How do I motivate my significant other 3. I'm a 10 year LEO and am starting to question how long I can continue to do this job Enjoy
24/12/2136m 44s

Episode 212 - Nick De Gregorio

Nick De Gregorio is a candidate running in New Jersey's 5th Congressional district. At the age of 16, the September 11th attacks literally hit close to home. Living just 12 miles from Ground Zero, Nick, and his high school classmates could hear the fighter jets scrambling to respond as they watched the towers collapse on the news. He knew that day that he would volunteer to fight for his country in uniform. Over the course of nine years, Nick deployed four times, fighting in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Post military service Nick explored a career in the financial sector, becoming an equity derivatives sales trader at Bank of America. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and Masters Degrees from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the Walsh School of Foreign Service, with distinction. https://www.nickfornj.com   https://mtntough.com https://sole.com/clearedhot https://grammarly.com/clearedhot https://magicspoon.com/clearedhot  
20/12/212h 9m

Full Auto Friday - Round 84

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: **Fair warning, this episode is not one that I would listen to within earshot of kids** 1. My wife and I found a conversation on my daughter's phone where she was telling a friend about being molested by her uncle at age 9. We know who it is, when and where it happened, and I want justice for my daughter. What do we do 2. How do I support my friend who is an Air Force vet as he struggles his way through PTS and alcoholism 3. I have a cheating wife, I feel like a doormat husband, please help.... Enjoy
17/12/2144m 19s

Episode 211 - Josh Smith

Josh grew up in Lincoln, Montana on the edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. At the age of 11 Josh’s baseball coach, Rick Dunkerley began teaching him how to make knives. About a year later, Josh began putting a shop together at his home, and at the age of 12 he joined the American Bladesmith Society. Over the next few years, Josh began forging and honing his craft. At 15 years old, Josh passed the Journeyman bladesmith test in Atlanta, Georgia at the Blade Show. Josh became the youngest bladesmith to ever pass this test. The Journeyman test is a two-part process. A test blade must be forged and heat treated with the capabilities to chop a 1” rope in half, 2- 2x4’s in half, and then still shave hair. Once the cutting tests are done the blade must be able to bend 90 degrees in a vise without breaking. After passing the performance test the maker must present 5 knives to a panel of Mastersmith Judges. Each knife is examined closely to ensure the knife is made to the highest standard of craftsmanship. Josh continued to work on his craft and at the age of 19, he earned his Master Smith rating from the American Bladesmith Society. Josh was the youngest bladesmith to ever pass the Master Smith test. In 2002 Josh moved to Frenchtown, Montana where he now calls home. Josh and his wife Jessica live on a beautiful piece of property near the Clark Fork River where they own and operate the Montana Knife Company. https://betterhelp.com/clearedhot https://feals.com/clearedhot https://athleticgreens.com/clearedhot https://magicspoon.com/clearedhot  
13/12/212h 16m

Full Auto Friday - Round 83

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Have I ever felt like I have been "put into a situation for a reason," and dealing with negative self-talk 2. My younger brother wants to sell drugs and make money and our family is starting to receive threats 3. How do you manage risk but also live a full life Enjoy
10/12/2136m 54s

Episode 210 - Mike Glover and Evan Hafer

Mike Glover 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, traveler, and hunter. He has a bachelor's degree in Homeland Security and resides in Utah, where he is the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival. Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee. Prior to his current role, he spent twenty years serving this country, first as a Special Forces soldier (Green Beret), then as a contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, completing multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. https://babbel.com https://yoursole.com/clearedhot https://helixsleep.com/clearedhot https://magicspoon.com/clearedhot  
06/12/212h 16m

Full Auto Friday - Round 82

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. I am trying to pick between my wife and the woman I am having an affair with...any advice 2. Giving gifts....when is it appropriate, when should it be avoided Enjoy
03/12/2127m 53s

Full Auto Friday - Round 81

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Thoughts on the Rittenhouse verdict 2. SOF members teaching shooting and clearance tactics 3. Advice on moving on from an LEO career to a "small town," how to translate your MIL/LEO experience on a resume Enjoy
26/11/2130m 26s

Episode 208 - Chris Haueter

Chris Haueter, is an American martial arts athlete and coach. Chris is one of the BJJ Dirty Dozen (first 12 Non-Brazilian recipients of the BJJ black belt), he received his black belt from Rigan Machado in 1996, and is the first American black belt to compete in the Mundials De Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, and the first American black belt to win a black belt match. Over the years Chris has won multiple Pan American, and superfight victories. He is also a highly respected JKD practitioner directly trained under Dan Inosanto. He has promoted more than 40 students to black belts and is best known for his innovative teaching style and conceptual coaching ability. He named new positions as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu rapidly developed in the mid-1990s, coining the term "combat base" as it related to shooting platform. He spread BJJ to the UK and across the US in the late 1990s. https://mtntough.com/clearedhot https://allform.com/clearedhot https://grammarly.com/clearedhot https://betterhelp.com/clearedhot  
22/11/212h

Full Auto Friday - Round 80

Today's Friday episode will not be Q and A. Instead, I discuss a recent "incident" that I witnessed, and some thoughts on how to be better human beings. Enjoy
19/11/2126m 10s

Episode 207 - Eric Oehlerich and Mick Mulroy

Olly is a retired 20+ year Navy SEAL Officer, ending his career while serving as the Commanding Officer (CO) of Naval Special Warfare Development Group- Squadron 2, from July of 2017-2019. At the pinnacle of a career as CO of this elite unit, he was responsible for the research and development of technology and tactics for SEALs to use against the nation’s hardest problems. The geographic scope of responsibility spanned the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. By galvanizing over 1,100 personnel combined with collection technology he provided a security blanket against extremism for the International Community. Olly is also a member of the Board of Directors for Grassroots Reconciliation Group, a nonprofit to help rehabilitate child soldiers. Olly graduated from the Naval Academy in 1999 and went straight to Basic Underwater Demolition (BUD) Seal training, a grueling program that pushes young service members to their limits. Out of 144 students who entered his training class, he was one of only 10 who finished. Michael "Mick" Patrick Mulroy is a former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for the Middle East (Nov. 2017-Dec. 2019). As DASD for the Middle East, he was responsible for U.S. Department of Defense policy for Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. He is a retired Central Intelligence Agency Paramilitary Operations Officer and United States Marine. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors for Grassroots Reconciliation Group, a nonprofit to help rehabilitate child soldiers. He is also the co-founder of Lobo Institute, a private firm consulting, advising and teaching on current and future conflicts. https://athleticgreens.com/clearedhot https://magicspoon.com/clearedhot https://superbeets.com/clearedhot https://tenthousand.cc  
15/11/212h 44m

Full Auto Friday - Round 79

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Unhealthy relationships, fatherhood, being a part of your children's lives 2. Performance anxiety 3. The desire to serve, switching careers later in life, how to directly impact your community Enjoy
12/11/2138m 7s

Episode 206 - Daniel Gade

“Daniel M. Gade is a retired US Army lieutenant colonel, avid hunter, former US Senate candidate, and twice-wounded combat veteran. His new, hard-hitting book blows the lid off of how our country treats veterans as if we are all sick and broken, and then turns around and wonders why we have so many sick veterans. General Mattis calls it a “must-read”. His book “Wounding Warriors” is available now at: https://www.woundingwarriors.com (signed copy) or on Amazon. If you want to listen to it, order it here: https://www.audible.com/pd/B09GD6JLYF/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-277300&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_277300_rh_us” https://athleticgreens.com/clearedhot https://feals.com/clearedhot https://wildalaskancompany.com/clearedhot  
08/11/212h 39m

Full Auto Friday - Round 78

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. I witnessed a theft and did nothing, am I a coward 2. My brother is drinking and eating himself to death, how do I handle the conversation with him 3. Steroid use in the SEAL Teams Enjoy
05/11/2137m 29s

Episode 205 - Jeff Smith

Growing up in the mountains and fields outside of Pendleton, Oregon, Jeff Smith has spent most of his life surrounded by, and working in, the agricultural industry. In 2005, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business from Colorado State University and has become a highly skilled business consultant specializing in food production and heavy construction, with an emphasis on sales, operations, and business development. He has led business initiatives with a wide range of objectives, and throughout his career, he’s had direct exposure to the business cycles of over 30 different commodities. Building on his early career successes, Jeff worked in private equity before establishing his own consulting firm. He continues to apply his experience and knowledge to his clients’ unique situations, helping them reach their financial and business goals while also ensuring they are set up for long-term success. In 2015, Jeff and his wife Kara; (a fifth-generation cattle rancher from the plains of Eastern Colorado) moved back to the family ranch just outside Akron, CO that was settled in 1913. After some discussion, Jeff and Kara founded Colorado Craft Beef in 2017 as a way to diversify the ranch’s operations and establish a business model that can meet the demands of current and future generations. Capitalizing on current eCommerce trends and technology, Colorado Craft Beef offers high-end beef delivered straight from their ranch to customers’ homes and businesses. To date, they have shipped to 49 states, and continue to grow due to their commitment to a great customer experience. Jeff and Kara share a passion for agriculture, endeavoring to do their part to ensure people not only have access to nutritious foods but also remain engaged with the process that allows all of us to have sustainable food stocks that are available when and where we need them. https://helixsleep.com/clearedhot https://drinklmnt.com/clearedhot https://betterhelp.com/clearedhot https://magicspoon.com/clearedhot  
01/11/212h 27m

Full Auto Friday - Round 77

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Physical standards and fairness towards women in SWAT and military communities 2. Advice for those that have decided alcohol is not for them but still have to deal with the actions of those around them whose actions have a negative impact 3. When did I know it was time to see a therapist Enjoy
29/10/2136m 1s

Episode 204 - Marcus and Amber Capone

When he was medically retired after 13 years. and multiple combat deployments as a U.S. Navy SEAL, Marcus Capone and his wife, Amber, thought that life would return to normal. Instead, their struggle had just begun. Marcus was experiencing an escalating myriad of challenges, including depression, isolation, cognitive impairment, excessive alcohol use, headaches, insomnia, and impulsivity. Marcus was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but, instinctively, Amber felt there was more to be discovered. After learning about the effects of blast waves, concussive, and subconcussive brain injuries, everything started to become clear. Marcus’ military career as an explosives expert, combined with his prior years of contact sports, had left him with the invisible wounds of traumatic brain injury (TBI), a condition that has significant overlap with PTSD, and is often not properly diagnosed. When all hope seemed lost, Amber learned about ibogaine, a plant-based psychedelic used traditionally in West African ceremonial settings that has been studied as a potential treatment for opioid addiction and other mental health conditions. Marcus traveled to a reputable independent clinic outside of the U.S. to receive treatment with Ibogaine, as well as 5-MeO-DMT, another naturally occurring psychedelic compound. Immediately after the sessions, Marcus felt a massive weight had been lifted, his cognitive functioning returned, he had no desire for alcohol, and he stopped taking all prescription medications. Since 2019, the non-profit Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions (VETS) has provided grants for hundreds of U.S. Special Forces veterans to receive psychedelic-assisted therapy treatment outside the U.S., as well as preparation and integration coaching. VETS believes that psychedelic therapy can lay the foundation for further healing. This “foundational healing” enables continued progress across a range of therapeutic modalities, and is supported by a robust coaching program, providing a holistic treatment solution for veterans. https://betterhelp.com/clearedhot https://athleticgreens.com/clearedhot https://paintyourlife.com https://letsdisco.com  
25/10/212h 55m

Full Auto Friday - Round 76

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. How to find a Veteran based charity that is actually legit 2. Has your combat experience made you any more/less afraid of dying, and the process of dying 3. Why do so many people from the Special Operations community pursue entrepreneurialism 4. Please help me with an assessment of my career path and life Enjoy
22/10/2136m 29s

Episode 203 - Greg Putnam

Greg Putnam spent nine years of active duty as a US Navy SEAL stationed out of Hawaii before making the decision to return to the Rocky Mountains with his family. After his time in the service, he dabbled in the private sector as the business manager of Ascent Vision before changing course and setting in motion something he’d been toying with for years - owning and operating a cattle ranch in Montana. In 2020, amidst the global pandemic, Putnam partnered with a fellow veteran and friend, Tim Sheehy, to make this vision a reality. Connecting three different properties nestled at the foot of the Little Belt Mountains in central Montana, they founded Little Belt Cattle Company together. With the help and mentorship of some seasoned Montana cattle ranchers, they made it through the winter and just finished their first calving season. Veteran-owned and run by the two families, LBCC sits on about 9,000 acres. The two families are set on making the operation as sustainable as possible, implementing regenerative agriculture practices whenever possible, including soil and grass restoration, a 12-month grazing plan that prioritizes the health of the pastures, and a calving schedule that aligns closely with nature. Working dogs and horses are used to move the cattle as often as possible in place of 4-wheelers, reducing the overall amount of stress on the cattle, which leads to higher quality meat. https://mtntough.com/clearedhot https://wildalaskancompany.com/clearedhot https://grammarly.com/clearedhot  
18/10/212h 34m

Full Auto Friday - Round 75

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. How to keep your cool in high-stress environments 2. I listened to you talk about going through a divorce and thought "it could never happen to me," and now here I am divorcing the love of my life. Do you have any advice 3. Fitness/workouts routines/strategies Enjoy
15/10/2130m 41s

Episode 202 - Niels Jorgensen

Niels Jorgensen served as an FDNY firefighter for nearly 22 years until a forced medical retirement because of the Leukemia he contracted from cleaning up Ground Zero. In order to save his life, he was administered 2.5 years' worth of chemotherapy in 7 days. To honor and commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11th, Niels created the "20 for 20" podcast series, each episode focusing on a heroic tale from 9/11 with the goal of ensuring our country does not forget that fateful day and its meaning. https://superbeets.com/clearedhot https://feals.com/clearedhot https://tenthousand.cc https://athleticgreens.com/clearedhot  
11/10/212h 47m

Full Auto Friday - Round 74

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. The great social media blackout of 2021 and what can be learned personally and professionally 2. I'm 5 months into Jiu-Jitsu and I feel like I suck, what should I do 3. Do your intro comments on the most recent Evan Hafer podcast pass the "elevator test" 4. Any updated thoughts on 2A Enjoy
08/10/2143m 1s

Episode 201 - Brian Gilman and Casey Woods

Brian grew up in Butte, Montana, and is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel. A Recon Marine and Intelligence Officer, Brian commanded Marines at the platoon, company, battalion, and regimental level. He led Marines in combat during multiple tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan and is proud to have completed his active duty service as the Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Chief of Staff. He holds a B.S. degree from Montana Tech and graduate degrees from the United States Naval War College and the United States Army War College. Brian left active duty to join the WQW Team and feels blessed for the opportunity to continue serving veterans and service members back home in Montana. During his active duty service, Brian spent three years advocating for veterans and transitioning service members on behalf of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This experience nurtured Brian’s passion for enabling our nation’s transitioning service members and veterans to maximize their potential as the civic assets that they are. Casey Woods is the founder and Executive Director of FORGE, the only national non-profit specifically focused on working from within the firearms community on transformative, non-political efforts to prevent gun suicide and gun homicide. FORGE has two major initiatives. The Firearms Security Alliance is focused on cutting off a key source of crime guns by preventing gun theft, through a partnership-based approach that provides new tools and resources for individuals, organizations, ranges, firearms instructors, law enforcement and other community leaders. The Overwatch Project www.overwatchproject.org empowers gun owners, starting with the veteran community, to. intervene with friends and loved ones to prevent suicide through protective firearm storage measures – following the successful peer-intervention model of the “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk” campaign. https://betterhelp.com/clearedhot https://drinklmnt.com/clearedhot https://magicspoon.com/clearedhot https://helixsleep.com/clearedhot  
04/10/212h 16m

Full Auto Friday - Round 73

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Service members being discharged over their refusal to receive the COVID vaccine 2. I want to move out west, will the winters kill me and my family 3. French Bulldogs 4. Do you feel different after your divorce 5. Is it ok to look back personally and professionally, or should your focus remain on what is in front of you 6. When is the correct time to address the loud mouth soccer father 7. Tips on learning to fly Enjoy
01/10/2127m 3s

Episode 200 - Micah Fink

Micah was raised in upstate New York and joined the military in 2003, later becoming a US Navy Seal and paramilitary contractor. Micah started Heroes and Horses in 2014 after realizing that, despite the thousands of PTSD-related nonprofits, and the billions spent every year, the statistics on veteran suicide and addiction were growing rapidly. In response to these staggering statistics, Micah created a veteran nonprofit with programming that was unlike anything else out there. His work with veterans has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Men's Journal, Tedx, YETIs 180 Out, Executive Producer of the 500 Mile Project, Ben Shapiro, Laura Ingraham, and many other national media outlets. When Micah isn't working, traveling, or spearfishing off the coast of a foreign land he is on a small ranch with his wife, Mackenzie, and their four children. https://betterhelp.com/clearedhot https://babbel.com https://tenthousand.cc https://athleticgreens.com/clearedhot  
27/09/212h 44m

Full Auto Friday - Round 72

Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week: 1. Advice for someone starting a business 2. Tips for veterans who cannot let go of their military service 3. Sandwiches 4. People say don't rush to go to college, what should I do with my time 5. What are the 3 biggest threats to America 6. Do I get nervous meeting people that I look up to. 7. Will I ever get married again Enjoy
24/09/2131m 53s

Episode 199 - Evan Hafer

Evan Hafer is the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee. Prior to his current role he spent twenty years serving this country, first as a Special Forces soldier (Green Beret), then as a contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, completing multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. https://allform.com/clearedhot https://wildalaskan.com/clearedhot https://magicspoon.com/clearedhot https://athleticgreens.com/clearedhot  
20/09/212h 6m

Full Auto Friday - Round 71

Rapid-fire listener submitted Q and A with a five-minute time cap. 1. Is it possible to navigate our way out of the political division that seems to be getting worse 2. My ex-fiance is the worst, all I want to do is call and cuss her out. Should I do it 3. Is it worth changing career fields to "get into the fight" 4. I'm incredibly overweight, should I still start Jiu-Jitsu Enjoy  
17/09/2131m 44s

Episode 198 - Evy Poumpouras

Evy Poumpouras 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. She 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 is a multi-platform journalist and host who frequently appears on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and ABC. She is the author of the best-selling book Becoming Bulletproof: Protect Yourself, Read People, Influence Situations, Live Fearlessly. https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Bulletproof-Influence-Situations-Fearlessly/dp/1982103752 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 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. https://athleticgreens.com/clearedhot https://mtntough.com/clearedhot https://feals.com/clearedhot https://betterhelp.com/clearedhot  
13/09/212h 34m

Full Auto Friday - Round 70 - With Evan Hafer

If you are a coffee head or coffee fan, this is the episode for you. Rapid-fire Q and A with the founder and CEO of Black Rifle Coffee - Evan Hafer. We covered just about everything possible on the subject, favorite techniques, must-have gear, geopolitics, global warming and the impact on sourcing coffee, historical figures we would want to share a cup with, and so much more.
10/09/2138m 52s

Episode 197 - Blair Dell and Nelson Grant

Blair Dell has over two decades of experience in Special Operations Medicine as a member of Marine Reconnaissance and Marine Special Operations Command through four combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. He has taught both medicine and tactics around the world and has extensive experience orienting topics towards what is most relevant to his students. After retiring as a Senior Chief in the US Navy in 2016, he now volunteers as a member of the Washington State Patrol SWAT Team. He started 813 Consulting, LLC where he provides Research & Business Development, speaks on and trains Operational Medicine as well as Leadership and Resiliency. Over the last 5 years, he has worked with BMK Ventures developing the Law Enforcement Casualty Care (LECC™) course that is credited with saving numerous lives and changing the way LEOs approach initial point of care injuries. The course is DOJ recognized and provides DHS certification, but more importantly, it is by cops-for-cops ensuring that tactics drive the medicine and all students are enabled to solve new problems. Nelson Grant is a Sheriff's Deputy and Search and Rescue Team member in the Flathead Valley. In addition to his current duties, he has previous experience on the SWAT Team and Narcotics Task Force. When not on duty Nelson enjoys partaking in just about every activity that Northwestern Montana has to offer. Bowhunting, rifle hunting, river raft guiding, dual-sport motorcycle guiding, backcountry split boarding and skiing, touring, trekking, downhill mountain bike riding, jiu-jitsu, and probably even more that I am forgetting. https://shipstation.com https://magicspoon.com/clearedhot https://helixsleep.com/clearedhot https://grammarly.com/clearedhot  
06/09/212h 17m

Full Auto Friday - Round 69

Rapid-fire listener submitted Q and A with a five-minute time cap. 1. negativity and relishing in other people's pain and failure 2. Self-hatred and low self-esteem 3. Advice for deploying for the first time with a wife and child 4. Fantasy adventure mission...who is on the roster, and why Enjoy
03/09/2134m 18s

Episode 196 - Kevin Estela

Kevin Estela is the Director of Training for Fieldcraft Survival. A lifelong outdoorsman with over 2 decades of teaching in the great outdoors, Kevin is well versed in bushcraft and survival skills. Kevin is the former Lead Survival Instructor of the Wilderness Learning Center under the late Marty Simon and the author of 101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods and over 150 published magazine titles. He regularly hones his capabilities in different environments around the globe including arctic, desert, and jungle with the most emphasis in the northern forest. He joined Fieldcraft after 14 years of teaching public high school history. Rounding out Kevin’s background is extensive training in Filipino Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and completion of numerous pistol, shotgun, carbine, and precision scoped rifle courses. A student for life, Kevin is constantly pursuing more knowledge and experience to impart to his students. https://trustandwill.com/clearedhot https://drinklmnt.com/clearedhot https://betterhelp.com/clearedhot https://tenthousand.cc  
30/08/212h 39m

Full Auto Friday - Round 68 with Jocko Willink

Semi rapid-fire Q and A with Jocko Willink. I am sure many will want to know if we discussed the recent bombings in Afghanistan, and we did not, as we were recording this episode as that news was being released and did not hear about it until after. We did discuss Afghanistan as a "whole," the strategies we would like to see moving forward, how we arrived where we are, etc. Of course, we talked about leadership, some jiu-jitsu, discipline and schedules, subordinates, excuses, which of the Jocko memes are his favorite, and the pressure he feels as an #influencer. Enjoy
27/08/211h 18m

Episode 195 - Andrews and Wilson

Brian Andrews is a US Navy veteran, Park Leadership Fellow, and former submarine officer with a psychology degree from Vanderbilt and a master's in business from Cornell University. He is the author of three critically acclaimed high-tech thrillers: Reset, The Infiltration Game, and The Calypso Directive. Brian also is a principal contributor at Career Authors, a site dedicated to advancing the careers of aspiring and published writers. Jeffrey Wilson has worked as an actor, firefighter, paramedic, jet pilot, and diving instructor, as well as a vascular and trauma surgeon. He served in the US Navy for fourteen years and made multiple deployments as a combat surgeon with an East Coast-based SEAL Team. The author of three award-winning supernatural thrillers, The Traiteur’s Ring, The Donors, and Fade to Black, and the acclaimed faith-based thriller War Torn. He and his wife, Wendy, live in Southwest Florida with their four children. Together, Andrews and Wilson have joined forces to create the bestselling coauthor team of multiple covert ops and action-adventure thriller series: TIER ONE, SONS of VALOR, and THE SHEPHERDS. Tim Cruikshank is a retired Navy SEAL now living in Washington state. After leaving the SEAL Teams, Tim went into medicine but also started Bonefrog Coffee and Cellars. Bonefrog Coffee is featured in the Andrews and Wilson novels, and they have their own signature Sons of Valor blend. https://bonefrog-coffee.com/ https://bonefrogcellars.com/ https://www.andrews-wilson.com/ Advertisers: https://athleticgreens.com/clearedhot https://allform.com/clearedhot https://mudwtr.com/clearedhot  
23/08/212h 25m

Full Auto Friday - Round 67 with Vaughn Stumpf

Rapid-fire Q and A submitted from the listeners! A variety of topics with a five-minute time cap per answer, sometimes. Co-hosted with my father, Vaughn 1. Thoughts on Afghanistan and Vietnam 2. Rugby. Where did he find his passion for the sport, what positions did he play, and the life lessons and support one can find through physical activity 3. Teaching and encountering children that you may want to give up on 4. Mentorship, who have they been and how did you find them 5. Dating after death and divorce 6. What is one thing every man should know how to do  Enjoy
20/08/2151m 56s

Episode 194 - William Czopek

William Czopek is a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency, currently serving as Public Information Officer stationed in Arizona. Formally established in 1973, the Drug Enforcement Agency is a relative newcomer to the list of federal law enforcement organizations, however, its roots trace back to the 1914 Harrison Narcotics Act. The biggest narcotics seizure in 1917 was 5.5 lbs. of opium. A recent pair of seizures confiscated sufficient methamphetamines to give a dose to every man, woman, and child in both the U.S. and Mexico. Because the drug trade is an international problem, the DEA does not just operate domestically but has agents working all across the world. Over 72,000 Americans died from overdoses in 2019 and this year is on track to be worse with a 150 – 200% jump. The trail of bodies is not limited to overdose victims, The Mexican government estimates nearly 62,000 persons have “vanished” since 2006. https://www.drinkLMNT.com/clearedhot https://www.Mudwtr.com/clearedhot https://www.babbel.com https://www.magicspoon.com/clearedhot  
16/08/212h 30m

Full Auto Friday - Round 66

Rapid-fire Q and A submitted from the listeners! A variety of topics with a five-minute time cap per answer, sometimes. 1. Thoughts on the COVID vaccine mandated by the military 2. Should I leave my relationship so I can go pursue my own self-growth 3. I am trying to get ready for military service but my social circle isn't helping, what can I do 4. When you befriend someone who has issues from serving how do you get them help 5. Does earning a black belt mean you are a good person Enjoy
13/08/2131m 37s

Episode 193 - Rob and Dana Linn Bailey with Matt Vincent

Dana Linn Bailey is an American IFBB Pro fitness and figure competitor (physique category). She is the winner of Joe Weider's Olympia in 2013. Dana Linn was recruited to play soccer for West Chester University, as a starting defender and help lead her team to NCAA’s and playoffs. When she graduated from college, she made the transition to lifting. She entered her first figure competition in 2006 at the Lehigh Valley Championships and competed in figure up until 2010. She taught Physical Education at Conrad Weiser Middle School in Robesonia Pennsylvania until 2007, when she retired to focus on her career. In 2010, she decided to participate in the very FIRST Physique show, which was 2011, JR. USA's in Charleston, SC. She won overall, received her IFBB pro card, and became the first women's physique pro in the NPC/IFBB. Dana has made countless appearances since competing in events such as the Fit Expo and guest poses at the Flex Lewis Classic. Alongside these guest appearances, DLB has taken up several other competitions like the American Ninja Warrior, has gotten to Nationals and The Arnold Classic for Powerlifting, and lastly participated in the Brute Showdown Women's edition alongside Brooke Ence, Maddy Forberg and Mattie Rogers. 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 executive 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. 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. https://www.shipstation.com https://www.betterhelp.com/clearedhot https://www.feals.com/clearedhot https://www.mtntough.com/clearedhot  
09/08/212h 34m

Full Auto Friday - Round 65

Rapid-fire Q and A submitted from the listeners! A variety of topics with a five-minute time cap per answer, sometimes. 1. When should I start teaching my kids about the dangers of the world 2. How can a leader change someone from being a burden into an asset 3. COVID mandates from employers 4. How does one go to the bathroom while in the middle of Hell Week Enjoy
06/08/2144m 21s

Episode 192 - Matt Thornton, Travis Davison, John Frankl

Matt Thornton is the founder of Straight Blast Gym International (SBGI), an association of over 35 gyms worldwide engaged in training athletes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling, boxing. Muay Thai, and mixed martial arts, based in Portland, Oregon. Matt is well known in the martial arts community for his promotion of the concept of "aliveness" in training, as well as for being one of the first gyms to feature cross-training in boxing and other fighting sports at the beginning of the growth of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts in the 1990s. He was among the first American-born practitioners to receive a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a black belt under Chris Haueter. Travis Davison is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the owner of Straight Blast Gyms in Kalispell, Whitefish, and Missoula Montana, as well as the Vice President of SBG International. John Frankl is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a professor in Seoul, and the man responsible for bringing BJJ to the Korean peninsula. https://www.drinkLMNT.com/clearedhot https://www.helixsleep.com/clearedhot https://www.grammarly.com/clearedhot