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Outdoor Acumen is owned and operated by a Navy SEAL Combat Veteran. We discuss anything that has to do the with the outdoors to include: hunting, fishing, camping, public lands initiatives and anything else that has to do with the outdoor lifestyle. We will also cover interesting people in the outdoor industry. We are listener-centric which means we will let the listeners have an impact on which direction we take this podcast. Thanks for listening!
 
The Half Percent Podcast is a show that delves into the lives of the men and women who choose a career in the armed forces. Each show is an interview with a member of the military, whether active duty, reserve or veteran. We dig into the background, motivation, personality, and job (and some crazy stories along the way) of an individual who has chosen to serve in one of the branches of the armed forces.
 
The History of Ancient Greece Podcast is a deep-dive into one of the most influential and fundamental civilization in world history. Hosted by philhellene Ryan Stitt, THOAG spans over two millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Archaic Period, from Classical Greece to the Hellenistic kingdoms, and finally to the Roman conquest, this podcast will tell the history of a fundamental civilization by bringing to life the fascinating stories of all the ancient sources and scholarly interpretations of ...
 
Trafalgar Squared is an exploration and examination of naval warfare during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. It was a time when the British Navy reached heights of brilliance unparalleled anywhere in the world under leaders like Admiral Nelson. The two powers, Great Britain and France, engaged in a near existential struggle for dominion of the world's oceans, generating a million colourful stories of heroism, fortitude, and exertion as they grappled with that ultimate t ...
 
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Hector Guadalupe is a serial entrepreneur who builds businesses at the intersection of wellness and social justice. Hector is the founder of Unibody Fitness NYC, a fitness and training company that uses wellness to achieve physical transformation, provide second chances and bridge communities. Hector is also the founder of A Second U Foundation, a …
 
By: Naval Special Warfare Learn about SEAL or SWCC training: https://www.sealswcc.com Some like it HOT and some do NOT. Whether you are training in the desert, the mountains, the icy tundra or somewhere in between, it takes forethought and planning to do it right. Listen as our expert explains what to do.…
 
Brian Andrews and Jeffery Wilson join the show. Both veterans of the U.S. Navy, Andrews was a nuclear submarine officer and Wilson a combat surgeon who deployed multiple times over his fourteen year career with an East-coast based SEAL team. Together they form the writing duo of Andrews and Wilson, best selling authors of the Tier One Series, Sons …
 
Colonel Dean Rondeau (Ret.-U.S. Army) joins the show. Rondeau's Army career spanned 38 years (17 active duty, 21 Reserve/National guard), and included multiple international deployments to Panama, the Balkans and 2 deployments to Iraq (OIF). Rondeau's unique career saw him enter the Army as it was transitioning from the Vietnam era, and retire well…
 
Adam Martin joins the show. Adam spent 6 years in the US Army as an MP, including a 15 month deployment to Iraq. Adam's unit was responsible for escorting and guarding convoys on the road from Kuwait to Baghdad was under constant attack from IEDs, RPGs and small arms fire. Adam gives a riveting account of his deployment, including a split-second de…
 
Neil D’Souza is an entrepreneur at the intersection of tech, education and human potential. Neil has lived, traveled and worked in 40 countries and is an Ironman Triathlete. Originally from Mumbai, India, at an early age Neil set an unbelievable swimming record that involved spending 79 hours in a pool and landed him on MTV. Neil started his career…
 
The tale of the love affair between Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton is one of the great true stories in history. In the first in a series of podcasts on this subject we discover that Nelson had been in love before - several times, and that his love for his wife was genuine. We learn of Emma incredibly impoverished childhood and her years of struggle …
 
As a journalist, Tom Taylor has covered the intersection of science, technology and sports at Sports Illustrated and SportTechie. He has a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University. Growing up, he dreamed of being an astronaut before discovering a passion for storytelling that …
 
LT. Arabia Shanklin (active duty-US Navy), joins the show. A graduate of the US Naval Academy, Arabia's first tour was as a Surface Warfare Officer on the USS Simpson, where she deployed twice to the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf. After the Simpson was decommissioned, Arabia was assigned to the USS Whidbey Island, where she served as the Command T…
 
We diverge a bit on this show from the military to the intelligence world. J.T. Patten has spent a career working for various government intelligence agencies. He was a counterterrorism intelligence advisor and worked with the military special operations community in support of national defense and policy. J.T.'s areas of expertise include Iran and…
 
Michele Wucker founded Gray Rhino & Company to help leaders, organizations, and communities to identify and strategize responses to “gray rhino” risks: the term she coined to urge people to face up to challenges that are obvious and probable yet which we are all too likely –but not condemned– to neglect despite, and often because of, their size. Th…
 
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Oakland "Oak" McCulloch spent 23 years in the US Army, holding numerous leadership positions in the Infantry and Armor branches. McCulloch's service took him around the globe, including Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia and Iraq as a General's Aide-de-Camp, support operations in Bosnia as a Congressiona…
 
Any maritime tale about the Napoleonic wars is likely to feature a frigate or a seventy four gun ship. In this episode we learn a host of fascinating facts about these two types of ships with some fascinating facts thrown in for good measure. Find out where the word 'nipper' comes from or why something might be referred to as 'copper bottomed'. The…
 
Dave Rogers spent 22 years in the US Navy. From a small town in Massachusetts, Dave's decision to join the Navy would take him around the globe, from the Balkans to the Middle East, to Israel and even a trip to the Vatican to shake hands with Pope John Paul II. Along the way, Dave was lucky enough to gain pearls of wisdom from his superior officers…
 
Eddie Molina joins the podcast. Eddie spent a decade in the New Jersey National Guard and was deployed to Iraq, where he was stationed at Camp Cropper, the holding facility near Baghdad International Airport where high-value detainees were kept. Among those detainees were Chemical Ali, Tariq Aziz, and many other prominent Baath Party members. Eddie…
 
Adam Preston looks at the qualities that make Nelson stand out as the foremost naval commander of his day - and one of the greatest naval commanders in all of history, by examining how he conducted himself during the great battles for which he is commemorated - and an almost completely forgotten engagement as well. If you want to know why Nelson st…
 
Captain Tammie Jo Shults (US Navy, Ret.) joins the podcast. Tammie Jo was a Naval Aviator from 1985-1993 (active duty) and until 2001 in the reserves. During her naval career, Tammie Jo earned her wings in the T-34, then as a flight instructor for the T-2 Buckeye, later qualifying in A-7 Corsair II and EA-6B Prowler and eventually becoming one of t…
 
Breath, Sleep, Stress, Recovery and High Performance. Does mouth taping during sleep improve recovery? How can you use breath to down-regulate stress throughout the day? What is HRV and why does it matter? Kristen Holmes is the Vice President of Performance Science at WHOOP. She works with top researchers and hundreds of the best tactical, pro and …
 
Immediately after The Battle of Trafalgar, as Lord Nelson lay dead on the orlop deck of HMS Victory, the new Commander in Chief Admiral Collingwood was faced with the challenge of his career as a hurricane swept in, threatening to turn victory into catastrophe. It was days before he could even think of communicating news of what had happened - and …
 
James Karp is a former US Marine, French Foreign Legionnaire and current archaeologist. James deployed to Iraq during the early stages of the war and participated in the 2nd battle of Fallujah. After the Marines, James enlisted in the French Foreign Legion. After retiring from military life, James started SV Chasing Horizon, a group of veterans who…
 
Time to grow a pair of sea legs and dive in to Trafalgar Squared - a new podcast about the Georgian navy during the period of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. In this trailer you will hear about how this series has its origins in a major commission to write a television series about Lord Nelson, what to expect in the podcast and how it…
 
In this episode, we discuss the final two years of the Peloponnesian War (405-404 BC), including the comedic play "The Frogs" by Aristophanes; Lysander's elevation to Persian satrap, his rebuilding of the Peloponnesian fleet, his tactical moves in the Hellespont, and his crushing victory over the Athenians at Aegospotami; the besiegement and blocka…
 
Linda Maloney spent 20 years in the US Navy, first as an enlisted air traffic controller and then as a Naval Flight Officer, flying both the A-6 “Intruder” and EA-6B “Prowler.” In 1993, Linda became one of the first women in US history to join a combat military flying squadron. Linda received a distinguished air medal for combat, awarded for flight…
 
Kini Cole spent 6 years in the US Marine Corps as a Recon Marine, 4 1/2 years with the NYPD and has been in federal law enforcement for 25 years. In addition, Kini is also a 3-time IBJJF World Champion, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Professor and an instructor at South Florida Tactical Athletes, a company that prepares candidates for Special Operations Sel…
 
Nick Rahn spent six years in the US Air Force as a member of the Security Forces, which included four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Nick is also a mixed martial artist who has fought in multiple tournaments and competitions. This is a raw, intensely personal conversation in which Nick opens up about a lifetime of highs and lows, from family …
 
KR Paul joins the show. Kay is active duty US Air Force, having initially joined the reserves in August of 2001. Kay's Air Force career has taken her on multiple deployments throughout the world and taught her invaluable lessons along the way...such as how to play Crud, hunting zombies with JTACs on Guam, the elastic definition of 'acquiring more f…
 
Mike Camarillo joins the podcast. Mike spent 12 years in the US Navy as a K-9 Handler. Upon leaving the Navy, Mike began a 21-year career in law enforcement across multiple agencies, including serving in the executive protection unit assigned to the president of the Navajo Nation. Since 2003, Mike has been riding with the Navajo-Hopi Honor Riders, …
 
Ryan Casperson joins the show. Ryan spent 4 years active duty in the US Army and is currently in his 7th year in the California National Guard. He is the Commander of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Associate Chapter 33-2, based in Stockton, CA. While on active duty, Ryan was a wrecker, or what he describes as a 'tow-service for the Army'. While on …
 
Dr. Samir Puri is a defense policy and counterterrorism expert. He has worked in government and in academia, including as assistant head of research at the British Ministry of Defense’s think tank. Samir was raised in 1980s London in a family that had traversed three continents in three generations, from Asia to Africa to Europe. He later completed…
 
Daniel Charles Ross spent seven years on active U.S. Army duty, mostly as a long-duration undercover Military Police Investigator, serving five years in Germany in two trips. Dan has been a senior enlisted Navy Journalist since October 1986, with deployments to places such as Manila, the Philippines; Germany; and New Orleans covering Mardi Gras. Da…
 
National Geographic Explorer Grace C. Young is an aquanaut, sailor, diver and ocean engineer. Currently, she’s a lead scientist at X, Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory where her team is creating radical new technologies to protect the ocean while feeding humanity sustainably. Grace is a former ballerina and studied Mechanical & Ocean Engineering at MIT a…
 
Naval aviator, author and film producer Paco Chierici joins the show. Paco spent twenty years in the Navy, flying the A-6E Intruder, F-14A Tomcat and the F-5 Tiger II. Paco deployed to combat zones from Somalia to Iraq and was stationed aboard carriers including the USS Ranger, Nimitz and Kitty Hawk. In his career, Paco has accumulated over 3,000 t…
 
Jason Piccolo joins the show. Jason spent over a decade in various capacities with the US Army, in active duty and reserve. His service included a deployment to Iraq in 2006 as the Anti-Terrorism Officer for the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Arabian Peninsula. Jason has also been in law enforcement for over twenty years, including …
 
Retired Navy Corpsman Nick Nelsen joins the podcast. Nick spent 20 years in the Navy and had as varied a career as one can have. Nick did two separate tours at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, "best deployment ever!", multiple deployments to Iraq, Japan, the Philippines, the Balkans and finally Afghanistan (where Nick shares his encounter with the Afghan…
 
Retired U.S. Army CW4 Greg Coker joins the podcast. Coker flew the AH-6 'Little Bird' attack helicopter with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, the 'Nightstalkers'. The most gifted and deadly helicopter pilots in the world, the Nightstalkers are the dedicated wing of Army Special Operations and fly in and out of the most dangerous area…
 
Retired Brigadier General Don Bolduc joins the podcast for a fascinating, candid, no-nonsense discussion of an Army career that spanned almost four decades . Bolduc's incredible career began in the enlisted ranks and ended as Commander of Special Operations US-Africa Command. In between, Bolduc earned a degree and became an officer, then a Ranger a…
 
Jenna Stocker joins the podcast. Jenna spent 4 years as a Communications and Strategy Operations Officer in the Marine Corps. Growing up in a family of military vets, Jenna was an avid swimmer and earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Minnesota. After working at the Center for Security Policy in D.C. and briefly entertaining the idea …
 
Dru Johnson joins the podcast in a wide-ranging and fascinating conversation. To say his life has been eventful is an understatement. Growing up in Oklahoma, Dru became a skinhead, dropped out of high school and joined a punk band. After some soul-searching and long conversations with his Vietnam-Vet father, Dru decided to join the Air Force, where…
 
Rick Hogg joins the podcast. Rick is a 29-year US Army Special Operations veteran with 13 combat deployments. Starting in the 82nd Airborne, Rick transitioned into Special Operations and a career which took him to Central and South America, Iraq and Afghanistan. During his career, Rick saw every aspect of Army Special Operations, and gives great in…
 
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