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I'm Chris Thrall, a former Royal Marines Commando turned author, adventurer and extreme endurance athlete. I've lived worked and travelled across eighty countries on all seven continents, ticking every item off my bucket list on the way. In this no-holds-barred podcast, I divulge some of my hair-raising stories and talk to life's interesting and awakened individuals who, like me, have 'Bought The T-Shirt'.
 
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Former Royal Marines Commando Chris Thrall and Captain Daz Hardy, formerly an a British Army PTI, discuss how to develop the extreme endurance mindset and the epic challenges they have taken on (more info below) Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/…
 
Paras, Bodyguard, Elite Operator and CIA Asset, Anthony Stephen Malone spent almost three years undercover as a CIA asset in an Afghan prison infiltrating a 'network'. Here he talks to former Royal Marine Chris Thrall. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon…
 
15 year distinguished British Forces veteran AJ Roberts discusses the traumatic experiences which led him to a new path of transforming lives through his global leadership program. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: htt…
 
One of the UK's most notorious undercover cops exposes the truth about UK gang culture and the battle he faced in the aftermath. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcas…
 
Tough New Zealand cop battled the notorious Mongrel Mob motorcycle gang and dealt with gruesome traffic fatalities - but his biggest success came in overcoming the panic attacks that almost ruined his life. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/09…
 
Paris – Strasbourg – Munich – Vienna – Budapest – Bucharest – Istanbul. Armed with a toilet trowel and a converted Mazda Bongo called Roxy, ultrarunner and filmmaker Gavin Boyter embarked on a long-distance challenge to run the 3400km from Paris to Istanbul ultrarunning the route of the Orient Express. Gavin crossed 180 rivers and ascended 16,500 m…
 
Are you fed up with feeling depressed during winter? Then it's time to start living and not simply existing! Here's how to get on top of seasonal adjustment (affective) disorder aka 'winter blues. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 P…
 
Richie and I discuss his work as a private military security contractor in Iraq, the dangers of partying in Thailand and his summiting Mount Everest. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/09935439…
 
Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcast at: https://www.patreon.com/christhrall (£2 per month plus perks) https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-our-veterans-to-tell-their…
 
Simon Mann is a British former Special Air Service (SAS) army officer and legendary condottiere (not mercenary as often wrongly labelled). Simon trained at Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Scots Guards. On leaving the military, he co-founded the private military company, Executive Outcomes and co-founded Sandline International with fellow ex…
 
Peter Bleksley is a former New Scotland Yard detective, presenter, and author. Viewers of New Scotland Yard Files will most likely recognize him as the ‘The Chief’ on Channel 4’s Hunted from 2015 until 2019. Bleksley joined the Metropolitan Police force in 1978 and his first posting was to Peckham police station in South London. A decade later, he …
 
Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcast at: https://www.patreon.com/christhrall (£2 per month plus perks) https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-our-veterans-to-tell-their…
 
Jamie is an Endurance Adventure Athlete, presenter, public speaker and brand ambassador. He has completed over 32,000km of human-powered adventuring in 29 countries and 20 different adventures. He is a runner, cyclist, trekker and mountaineer. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperba…
 
Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcast at: https://www.patreon.com/christhrall (£2 per month plus perks) https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-our-veterans-to-tell-their…
 
Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcast at: https://www.patreon.com/christhrall (£2 per month plus perks) https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-our-veterans-to-tell-their…
 
Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcast at: https://www.patreon.com/christhrall (£2 per month plus perks) https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-our-veterans-to-tell-their…
 
David McMillan is a British-Australian drug smuggler who is best known for being the only Westerner on record as having successfully escaped Bangkok's Klong Prem prison. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.am…
 
Ever wondered what it was like to fly a Spitfire? I got the chance to test out the simulator ... and it was UNREAL! This Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary edit courtesy of Marty Stalker at Scattered Images. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0…
 
A Royal Marine and a II Squadron RAF Para discuss the British military Parachute Course at Brize Norton, including the infamous BALLOON jump, C130 Hercules and night jump. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.…
 
Andy started his career in the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1979 and after completing flying training flew the iconic English Electric Lightning with 11(F) Squadron at Royal Air Force Binbrook in Lincolnshire. His duties included intercepting intruding Russian aircraft during the height of the Cold War. 4 years flying the Lightning was followed by a to…
 
Tom Evans made his mark on the ultrarunning world in 2017, when he came third in the 251km desert ultra Marathon des Sables (MdS). Despite entering on the back of a bet with a friend, his third-place finish was the best result any European had ever achieved in the history of the race. Evans astounded once again in 2018, when he won the 101km CCC ra…
 
Could you pass the TOUGHEST military basic training course in the world to join the Royal Marines Commando elite? Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcast at: https://w…
 
Who is the toughest - the British Royal Marines Commandos or the United States Marine Corp (USMC)? Who cares after 35 beers! Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcast at…
 
Nirmal ('Nims') Purja MBE was born in Nepal. He served as a Gurkha and in the elite Special Boat Service (SBS) before leaving to embark upon a record-breaking conquest of all fourteen of the world's 8,000m peaks in under seven months - beating the previous record of eight years. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in H…
 
Could you hack life in a Royal Marines Commando Unit? Two former commandos discuss their own experience of life in a Green Beret. Potential Recruits Course (PRMC) Information. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://…
 
Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcast at: https://www.patreon.com/christhrall (£2 per month plus perks) https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-our-veterans-to-tell-their…
 
In 1986, following active service in the Falklands War, former 565 RLD parachute signaller Mike R.P. McCarthy launched an audacious plan to be the first person to base jump from the Empire State building. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993…
 
Ever wondered what it is like to experience CHRISTMAS whilst being a ROYAL MARINES COMMANDO? You saw it here first 😎 Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcast at: https:…
 
Do you want to hear something weird? This is about the Para who never was. It's a Royal Marines Commando story - they don't come any weirder ... Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Su…
 
April 2nd, 1982 - the day that the Falklands War erupted. Just sixty Royal Marines stood in the way of an armada of thousands, 8,000 miles from home and with no support. The story that followed was one of a shameful defeat and ignominious surrender. A story which has lasted for 35 years. Now, with first-hand accounts from the Royal Marines themselv…
 
Could you hack life in a Royal Marines Commando Unit? A former Commando tells the no-holds-barred truth about life in the first year. Potential Recruits Course (PRMC) Information. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: http…
 
Join former professional footballer Andy Ramage and I as we discuss the benefits of going alcohol-free for either 30, 90, or 365 days with the One Year No Beer project. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.ama…
 
A former Royal Marines Commando tells the no-holds-barred truth about the elite units' gruelling 8-month training. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcast at: https://…
 
PT 3: Could you hack the toughest military training in the world? A former Royal Marines Commando tells the truth about the elite units' gruelling 8-month training. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.…
 
Part 2: Could you hack the toughest military training in the world? A former Royal Marines Commando tells the truth about the elite units' gruelling 8-month training. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazo…
 
Could you hack the toughest military training in the world? A former Royal Marines Commando tells the truth about the elite units' gruelling 8-month training. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp…
 
Former British soldier Alan Duncan was a sniper with the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in the war against ISIS/Daesh. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcast at: https://…
 
A Royal Marines birthday special. Join former commando Chris Thrall and CSM Tony Phipps formerly of the Air Defence Troop to get YOUR questions answered! We will be discussing Tony's NEW life-saving PTSD app. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/…
 
Stephen Gillen was a high-security category-A prisoner, a high-profile gangster involved in organized crime that ended up costing him a 17-year prison sentence. Stephen had a troubled upbringing in Ireland before moving to London and battled demons such as drug addiction. Stephen has worked relentlessly to become an enlightened individual and is no…
 
Chris has a unique military background having served as a Royal Marines Commando, an Army and RAF Officer and an AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot, the most lethal and advanced attack helicopter the world has ever seen, a craft he flew on three operational combat tours of duty in Afghanistan. His passion for motorsport lead him to fulfill a life…
 
David Eubank was a former U.S. Army Special Forces and Ranger officer. He is the founder and leader of the Free Burma Rangers (FBR), a humanitarian service movement for oppressed ethnic minorities of all races and religions in the Burma, Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Sudan war zones. Along with relief, his personal mission is to share the love of Jesu…
 
So you want to become a published author? In this podcast I discuss how to do it the easy way with fellow former Royal Marines Commando Denny Denholm. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543…
 
Join former Royal Marines Commando Chris Thrall and Charlie Freak from FreakSense TV as we discuss the New King Gregory Hallett, the alkaline way of life, and Charlie's belief that in Flat Earth theory. As always, please remember, the Bought the T-Shirt Podcast provides an open forum for you to make your own mind up about the topics discussed Read …
 
Matthew Williams is a former RAF flying instructor, combat pilot, entrepreneur, public speaker, and expert in everything DRONES! Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543944 Support the podcas…
 
Have you ever ridden a motor scooter at full speed off a pier into the sea? No?!!! Well, here's a short 'dit' (story) about why Royal Marines and hire scooters don't mix. If you're considering Royal Marines training at Lympstone Commando and want some information before going on the Potential Royal Marines Course (PRMC), Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man…
 
Ever driven a four-ton Army truck to a Gay Pride festival in Iceland? Well, you haven't lived! Here's a video about the time I drove a seven-person expedition in an Army truck to Reykjavik ... and we had a very gay time :) Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.am…
 
If you're thinking about the Potential Royal Marines Course (PRMC), here is a short 'dit' (story) about how Royal Marines and rattlesnakes don't mix! Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/09935439…
 
Jimmy James Harris and Chris Thrall exit the Matrix to such topics as discuss drugs and addiction, war, ladyboys, and other pseudo-intellectual stuff! Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993543…
 
Fascinating insight into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and supporting veterans in distress from former RAF Regiment paratrooper, author and expert Graeme Bint. Read 'Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland.' Paperback UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993543944 Paperback US: https://www.amaz…
 
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