134 episodes

Best-selling writer and former infantry soldier Geraint Jones sits down with a variety of military and civilian guests to learn about the experience of soldiers - particularly, why we think and act as we do; how we can become better versions of ourselves both in and out of uniform; and how does our military experience inform and shape our attitude as we move on in life. Sometimes serious, often darkly funny, Veteran State of Mind is a look into the hearts and minds of people who have lived through dangerous and extraordinary situations, and come out on the other side.

Veteran State Of Mind Geraint Jones

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Best-selling writer and former infantry soldier Geraint Jones sits down with a variety of military and civilian guests to learn about the experience of soldiers - particularly, why we think and act as we do; how we can become better versions of ourselves both in and out of uniform; and how does our military experience inform and shape our attitude as we move on in life. Sometimes serious, often darkly funny, Veteran State of Mind is a look into the hearts and minds of people who have lived through dangerous and extraordinary situations, and come out on the other side.

    Veteran State Of Mind 135: The Changing of the Guard, with Simon Akam

    Veteran State Of Mind 135: The Changing of the Guard, with Simon Akam

    Simon Akam is a British writer who has worked all over the world. He is the author of 'The Changing of the Guard - The British Army since 9/ 11', which is available to order here: https://amzn.to/3twEHrF

    Connect with Simon at http://www.simonakam.com/

    Links to Geraint's books are available at http://www.grjbooks.com

    Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones

    If you are a veteran struggling with mental health, or you just want a bit of help adjusting to civvie life, then say hello to the Royal British Legion at @royalbritishlegion or http://www.rbl.org

    Thank you to our sponsors! The show doesn't happen without them!

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    For clips and content from the show, behind the scenes, and photos and videos of the guests' time on operations, follow @veteranstateofmind on Facebook and Instagram, and go to www.vsompodcast.com for links to all the connected sites, and an online submissions form for sending in your questions to the show. Cheers!
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=Ea-uUc26ENbNBYWd6-2779MBUZrl6WymCW_b0GdibwrG6-xBlWcpjLS6osk9OqZFbR9wOm&country.x=GB&locale.x=GB)

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Veteran State Of Mind Episode 134: Advice For Young Blokes 3, with Young Sam

    Veteran State Of Mind Episode 134: Advice For Young Blokes 3, with Young Sam

    Young Sam joins the show to ask Gez about advice for young blokes, and more. We'll be back on Monday with a guest and full length interview.

    Links to Geraint's books are available at www.grjbooks.com

    Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones

    If you are a veteran struggling with mental health, or you just want a bit of help adjusting to civvie life, then say hello to the Royal British Legion at @royalbritishlegion or http://www.rbl.org

    Thank you to our sponsors! The show doesn't happen without them!

    Combat Fuel - www.combat-fuel.co.uk
    Combat Combover - www.combatcombover.com
    www.theescapegames.co.uk 
    Kamoflage Ltd - www.kamoflage.co.uk
    Rite Flank - www.riteflank.co.uk
    Zulu Alpha Strap Company - @zulualphastraps

    For clips and content from the show, behind the scenes, and photos and videos of the guests' time on operations, follow @veteranstateofmind on Facebook and Instagram, and go to www.vsompodcast.com for links to all the connected sites, and an online submissions form for sending in your questions to the show. Cheers!
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=Ea-uUc26ENbNBYWd6-2779MBUZrl6WymCW_b0GdibwrG6-xBlWcpjLS6osk9OqZFbR9wOm&country.x=GB&locale.x=GB)

    • 40 min
    Veteran State Of Mind Episode 133: Rants & Bants 14

    Veteran State Of Mind Episode 133: Rants & Bants 14

    Gez and Joe get together to put the world to rights. We'll be back with a more sensible episode on Monday, but for now.... Rants & Bants

    Links to Geraint's books are available at www.grjbooks.com

    Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones

    If you are a veteran struggling with mental health, or you just want a bit of help adjusting to civvie life, then say hello to the Royal British Legion at @royalbritishlegion or http://www.rbl.org

    Thank you to our sponsors! The show doesn't happen without them!

    Combat Fuel - www.combat-fuel.co.uk
    Combat Combover - www.combatcombover.com
    www.theescapegames.co.uk 
    Kamoflage Ltd - www.kamoflage.co.uk
    Rite Flank - www.riteflank.co.uk
    Zulu Alpha Strap Company - @zulualphastraps

    For clips and content from the show, behind the scenes, and photos and videos of the guests' time on operations, follow @veteranstateofmind on Facebook and Instagram, and go to www.vsompodcast.com for links to all the connected sites, and an online submissions form for sending in your questions to the show. Cheers!
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=Ea-uUc26ENbNBYWd6-2779MBUZrl6WymCW_b0GdibwrG6-xBlWcpjLS6osk9OqZFbR9wOm&country.x=GB&locale.x=GB)

    • 25 min
    Veteran State Of Mind Episode 132: Kill Zone, Part 2, with Major Thomas Schueman

    Veteran State Of Mind Episode 132: Kill Zone, Part 2, with Major Thomas Schueman

    Thomas Schueman is a Marine Corps infantry officer, a veteran of Afghanistan, and he currently teaches literature at the US Naval Academy. Tom is the founder of PB Abbatte, an incredible resource for all veterans which you can learn more about here:  http://pbabbatte.org

    Tom’s instagram handle is: @killz0n3

    Links to Geraint's books are available at www.grjbooks.com

    Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones

    If you are a veteran struggling with mental health, or you just want a bit of help adjusting to civvie life, then say hello to the Royal British Legion at @royalbritishlegion or http://www.rbl.org

    Thank you to our sponsors! The show doesn't happen without them!

    Combat Fuel - www.combat-fuel.co.uk
    Combat Combover - www.combatcombover.com
    www.theescapegames.co.uk 
    Kamoflage Ltd - www.kamoflage.co.uk
    Rite Flank - www.riteflank.co.uk
    Zulu Alpha Strap Company - @zulualphastraps

    For clips and content from the show, behind the scenes, and photos and videos of the guests' time on operations, follow @veteranstateofmind on Facebook and Instagram, and go to www.vsompodcast.com for links to all the connected sites, and an online submissions form for sending in your questions to the show. Cheers!
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=Ea-uUc26ENbNBYWd6-2779MBUZrl6WymCW_b0GdibwrG6-xBlWcpjLS6osk9OqZFbR9wOm&country.x=GB&locale.x=GB)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Veteran State Of Mind Episode 131: Rants & Bants 13

    Veteran State Of Mind Episode 131: Rants & Bants 13

    Gez and Joe get together to put the world to rights. Among today's topics of conversation: the army's language going woke, police traffic stops in America, and can you expect professional killers to act like civilised members of society? We'll be back with a more sensible episode on Monday, but for now.... Rants & Bants

    Links to Geraint's books are available at www.grjbooks.com

    Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones

    If you are a veteran struggling with mental health, or you just want a bit of help adjusting to civvie life, then say hello to the Royal British Legion at @royalbritishlegion or http://www.rbl.org

    Thank you to our sponsors! The show doesn't happen without them!

    Combat Fuel - www.combat-fuel.co.uk
    Combat Combover - www.combatcombover.com
    www.theescapegames.co.uk 
    Kamoflage Ltd - www.kamoflage.co.uk
    Rite Flank - www.riteflank.co.uk
    Zulu Alpha Strap Company - @zulualphastraps

    For clips and content from the show, behind the scenes, and photos and videos of the guests' time on operations, follow @veteranstateofmind on Facebook and Instagram, and go to www.vsompodcast.com for links to all the connected sites, and an online submissions form for sending in your questions to the show. Cheers!
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=Ea-uUc26ENbNBYWd6-2779MBUZrl6WymCW_b0GdibwrG6-xBlWcpjLS6osk9OqZFbR9wOm&country.x=GB&locale.x=GB)

    • 27 min
    Veteran State Of Mind Episode 130: Blackout, with Simon Scarrow

    Veteran State Of Mind Episode 130: Blackout, with Simon Scarrow

    Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His many successful books include his Eagles of the Empire novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, most recently TRAITORS OF ROME, THE BLOOD OF ROME, DAY OF THE CAESARS, INVICTUS and BRITANNIA, as well as HEARTS OF STONE, set in Greece during the Second World War, SWORD AND SCIMITAR, about the 1565 Siege of Malta, and a quartet about Wellington and Napoleon including the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller THE FIELDS OF DEATH. He is the author with T. J. Andrews of the bestselling novels ARENA, INVADER and PIRATA. Find out more at http://www.simonscarrow.co.uk and on Facebook /officialsimonscarrow and Twitter @SimonScarrow

    His latest book, Blackout, is available here: https://amzn.to/3sCpPHG

    Links to Geraint's books are available at www.grjbooks.com

    Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones

    If you are a veteran struggling with mental health, or you just want a bit of help adjusting to civvie life, then say hello to the Royal British Legion at @royalbritishlegion or http://www.rbl.org

    Thank you to our sponsors! The show doesn't happen without them!

    Combat Fuel - www.combat-fuel.co.uk
    Combat Combover - www.combatcombover.com
    www.theescapegames.co.uk 
    Kamoflage Ltd - www.kamoflage.co.uk
    Rite Flank - www.riteflank.co.uk
    Zulu Alpha Strap Company - @zulualphastraps

    For clips and content from the show, behind the scenes, and photos and videos of the guests' time on operations, follow @veteranstateofmind on Facebook and Instagram, and go to www.vsompodcast.com for links to all the connected sites, and an online submissions form for sending in your questions to the show. Cheers!
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=Ea-uUc26ENbNBYWd6-2779MBUZrl6WymCW_b0GdibwrG6-xBlWcpjLS6osk9OqZFbR9wOm&country.x=GB&locale.x=GB)

    • 1 hr 47 min

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Excellent Podcast

The rants and bants ones are the best, the posh guy is funny but the King of the peasants is my hero. 10/10

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