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Firearms Nation Podcast gets to know the people who use firearms, talk about firearms or compete with firearms. From tactical instructors, self defense experts to gun writers and even podcasters, Firearms Nation asks the questions you want to know. Each week your host, Arik Levy, knows his stuff as he is both a competitive shooter, law enforcement officer and firearms instructor. Firearms Nation wants you to be a better shooter and know more about firearms. Visit www.firearmsnation.com to Jo ...
 
Justin Lascek is a United States Special Forces soldier, a Green Beret, who was severely wounded in early 2019. After stepping on an IED, he lost both legs and testicles. This show will generally cover combat, medicine, love, music, philosophy, extremes of the human experience, and everything in between. Exploring these topics with guests will cultivate a community of growth, critical thinking, and compassion.
 
Fasten your seatbelts! This is a military podcast and news talk radio show hosted by Veterans. If it goes fast, is highly explosive or dangerous, we talk about it on our show. We cover all branches of the US Armed Forces including Special Forces and top news stories from around the world. Step up and subscribe now!
 
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“If you’re the best, nothing else matters.” Episode 043 remembers and honors 1st Lt Ashley White Stumpf with some of the people who knew her well: Brian Porter, Doug Baker and Molly Donahue. Ashley served as a member of a Cultural Support Team (CST) attached to a Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan. She was killed during combat opera…
 
“I want to find out what’s true” Sebastian Junger -- war journalist, documentary filmmaker, and author of Tribe, The Perfect Storm, War and most recently Freedom -- joins Jason and Emily for Episode 042 about calculated risks, seeing the world as it is, the service of journalism, and doing hard physical things to feel differently about oneself. Jun…
 
Lisa Song Sutton is a former Miss Nevada and Miss Las Vegas. She also is an entrenpanuer and ran for Congress during the 2020 election cycle. As a pro-2nd Amendment candidate, she chooses to practice and promote gun ownership, especially to other women. Lisa states it’s not only for self-defense, but it empowers women as well. Lisa has several succ…
 
“What we were built to do can inform a lot of what we should do today.” Michael Easter joins Jason and Emily for Episode 041 on embracing discomfort through putting ourselves in extreme situations to appreciate what we have and find better health. Michael is known in Heath Journalism as the guy who interviews interesting people doing interesting th…
 
Victor Estima is a Brazilian Ju Jitsu black belt and one of the most exciting middle weight BJJ competitors in history. During his competitive career he collected many titles including - European Champion, Pan American Champion, World No Gi Champion, 6 times Worlds bronze medallist and 4 times World Pro Silver medallist. He is now the founder of Gr…
 
Garrett-John Evans also know as Gazz, is a competitive shooter from South Africa. Gazz has one several of their national championships, although they have a bunch of them during the year. In addition Gazz was selected to be on the team going to the IPSC World Shoot later this year. Gazz also has a defensive shooting background and shares this infor…
 
“The courage to say ‘yes,’ and let it change you.” Jason talks with Scott Campbell and Roger Sparks for Episode 040 about their chance meeting in 2010 in Afghanistan, how those experiences changed both their lives, and the overall power of tattooing. It is a raw and vulnerable conversation about grief, pain, memory and catharsis -- the role reversa…
 
Tom Kubiniec reinvented the gun storage concept by studying the needs of the military and getting a contract to store their guns. It was such a successful venture, Tom took that knowledge to the civilian market along with the concept of decentralized gun storage. Tom was generous to offer a special 10% discount on new orders for thirty days. Go to …
 
Dr Judson Brewer is a world leading thinker in the 'science of self mastery'. He brings a unique approach to his work by blending expertise in both modern science and the ancient wisdoms of mindfulness practice. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Centre and an associate professor in psychiatry at the School of Medicine…
 
“Service doesn’t require a great platform or require you to be the sole author of a solution. It is a humble task. And the only requirement is a love of people.” For Episode 39 of Glorious Professionals, Jason and Emily talk to Chris Long about the power and pressure of professional sports and using his platform in service to others. In an 11-year …
 
Miles Miller is a Grammy award winning (and nominated) musician who has played drums with Sturgill Simpson most of his adult life. I got to know Miles while on two different Sturgill music tours. We excitedly talk about a variety of topics such as the art of music, being an artist, and creating music. If you are a fan of Sturgill or drumming, you'l…
 
Jack Carr is back again with a new book, “The Devil’s Hand”. This time around the main character, James Reece, is fighting against time and bad guys to rescue the United States from a deadly virus. Jack incorporates recent events into a fantastic and scary thriller. Jack was a Navy SEAL and now writes novels for a living. His first book, “The Termi…
 
Dave Matheny started out as a computer programer and then bought his first suppressor. That started him down a rabbit hole and he ended up with one of the largest suppressor or silencer retail companies in the business. That company, Silencer Shop, is a one stop shop to help customers go through the entire buying process for a suppressor including …
 
“My mission is to empower people to take control of their own health, well-being and fitness using simple breathing exercises proven to improve body oxygenation”. Patrick McKeown Patrick Mckeown is a world renowned author and breathing expert. Having suffered for many years with asthma, at the age of 26 he made the decision to travel to Russia to s…
 
This is a short story I wrote in my early 20s. Looking back, it was the only way I knew how to express what I was feeling. Though I'm not identified as depressed, at times there is depression. This story is what it feels like. I don't need well wishes; I post this in order to normalize it. I tried to read it how it sounds in my head. And this "take…
 
110 Days, 3 Missions over an 11,000 foot mountain, 45 “Sensitive Items,” and 10 rather small donkeys For Episode 038 Rich and Jason are alone in the SCIF at GORUCK HQ for an oral history of Rich’s experiences in Operation Cyclone, also known as “Charlie Wilson’s War.” Rich picks up his story a bit where Episode 003 left off, just after his two tour…
 
Jeff Emrich competes in USPSA and came in 7th in the 2020 National Championship. His road to being a high level competitor goes back to his history of always excelling in sports. He tributes his quick success to the drive and practice he used to do in athletics that carried over into shooting a handgun in compeition. Recently, Jeff ran into a medic…
 
“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own” — Bruce Lee Born in England on a farm, our guest for Episode 037 James Geering had always dreamed of becoming a Firefighter but was told because of color blindness he was unable to serve. James, now a podcast host, author and firefighter and paramedic of 15 years…
 
Paul Phegan comes from the Land Down Under. He is a National Champion in IPSC in Australia and part of their world team for the upcoming 2021 World Shoot. Paul has an interesting story when it comes to shooting since having a gun in Australia is very difficult. Also, with COVID and the ammo crisis, shooting matches and practice have changed. But wh…
 
"These Things We Do, That Others May Live." Dr. Doug Kechijian (Dr. K) is a former Pararescueman, or PJ, in the US Air Force and now a Doctor of Physical Therapy and CEO / co-founder of Resilient Systems; he talks professionalism, procedure, self discipline, human performance and getting the call with Jason and Rich for Episode 036. In his senior y…
 
I had Joel Park on the show last year after he and World Champion Ben Stoeger wrote their first book together “Match Mentality”. Now the duo teamed up again to write “Practical Shooting Training”. This new book is divided into four different shooting levels, from beginner training to someone who wants to be a National Champion. Not only does it giv…
 
Popstar Nima is, first and foremost, a POPSTAR. This NSFW fella pays homage and satirizes the pop music genre with silly songs and high-quality music videos about being a gay popstar in southern California. The comedy is raunchy, but Nima is the sweetest guy. Our discussion is both silly and serious, and the second half is gold. We discuss the etio…
 
Scott Jedlinski or “Jedi” to those that know him, is the owner of Modern Samurai Project. MSP is Jedi’s training company and he travels throughout the year teaching shooting handgun primarily with a red dot. Red dots on handguns has become a tool that is invaluable and both civilians and law enforcement are changing over to them. Scott is an intere…
 
Silver Star Recipient Roger Sparks joins Jason in Jacksonville for a raw Episode 035 about resolve and intentions. From his wild upbringing and early struggles with his physical limits, through diverse experiences in the tip of the spear of two military branches pushing his body and mind to aid and train others, Roger’s life focus has been to “grow…
 
In this episode I explain the concept of Speedy Brain, the anxious mindset influenced by culture, society, and social media. I describe the continuum of Speedy Brain and how to use meditation to slow it down. I also describe the acute and chronic effects of meditation, give some acute strategies for anxiety, and read a brief essay on the topic. Spe…
 
Shannon Smith served in the US Army and was in the Ranger’s Regiment. Shannon also got into competitive shooting and worked his way up to currently being on Team USA for the upcoming World Shoot. Shannon has worked at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, FL for the past decade and is now heading off on his own. I’ve had Shannon on the show…
 
Rich Diviney is an ex Navy SEAL officer with over 20 years of service. This included more than 13 overseas deployments - 11 of which were to Iraq and Afghanistan. Through his career he achieved multiple leadership positions, including Commanding Officer of Navy SEAL command. Since leaving the military, Rich has pursued his passion of helping people…
 
Dr. Ellen Glasser joins Jason and Emily for Episode 034. Dr. Glasser was recently re-elected as Mayor of Atlantic Beach, FL and has a long history of public service. She was sworn in as an FBI Special agent in 1982, one of the first 500 women to do so, and through her 24 years as “Agent Mom” this glass-breaking-badass served with distinction on hig…
 
It’s 2021 and to begin the year I’m bringing on Steve Anderson, shooting coach and host of “That Shooting Show”. Steve is the only practical shooting instructor who has been certified in Lanny Bassham’s “Mental Management Systems”. This is the program Lanny teaches and coaches. Lanny wrote the book “With Winning in Mind” which a lot of competitors …
 
“Alan played a huge role in my development on and off the court and his guidance helped me get to where I am today.” Kevin Durant - 2017-2018 NBA Finals MVP My guest on this episode of the Mann on a Mission podcast is Alan Stein Jr. Alan is a world-renowned coach, speaker and author. He spent 15+ years working the highest performing basketball play…
 
Medically Retired Green Beret Kevin Flike joins Jason and Rich for Episode 033. Kevin tells the story of his life of service up to and after his second tour as a combat engineer in Afghanistan in September 2011 when during a 10+ hour firefight he was shot in the stomach. He suffered a fractured hip, damage to his femoral nerve and was paralyzed on …
 
“We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain Since the first GORUCK Challenge in 2010, GORUCK has been synonymous with the harder path. To push yourself, and …
 
Well, we made it to the end of 2020! And now we hope and pray that 2021 will be a much better year. At least I hope so. Anyway, I wanted to end the year with a “Best Of’ podcast with the top three episodes from 2020. The clips are from Eric Grauffel, Mike Wood and Pat McNamara. I’ll link below the individual shows if you have listen to them before.…
 
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