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Each week join Retired Navy SEAL and Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell, Morgan Luttrell, and Producer Andrew Brockenbush as they’ll take you into the "briefing room" to chat with incredible guests who share their greatest never quit stories. This humorous, heartfelt, and entertaining podcast is changing lives and has become a beacon of hope and resilience to those who are facing the impossible. One of the best ways we can support our community is to share their stories so that we might inspire others to Never Quit.

Team Never Quit Marcus Luttrell

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Each week join Retired Navy SEAL and Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell, Morgan Luttrell, and Producer Andrew Brockenbush as they’ll take you into the "briefing room" to chat with incredible guests who share their greatest never quit stories. This humorous, heartfelt, and entertaining podcast is changing lives and has become a beacon of hope and resilience to those who are facing the impossible. One of the best ways we can support our community is to share their stories so that we might inspire others to Never Quit.

    Mike Sauers & Sam Bonilla: Navy SEAL & Marine Discuss Life & Entrepreneurship

    Mike Sauers & Sam Bonilla: Navy SEAL & Marine Discuss Life & Entrepreneurship

    What an incredible couple we have in the studio this week. Mike Sauers - Navy SEAL, combat veteran who fought alongside Marcus Luttrell in Ramadi, philanthropist, and owner of Forged Apparel. In selfless fashion, Forged has raised millions of dollars to assist the families of fallen heroes. Mike is an exceptional story-teller, and his stories about military life, extensive travel experiences, and his subsequent entrepreneur life, are authentic and entertaining.
     
    Sam Bonilla is an amazing soul in her own right. As a marine with a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security and a certificate in intelligence, marketing manager and concept producer for Forged, social media influencer, model, and Instagram celebrity, Sam is as down-to-earth as they come. She is a joy to listen to as she shares her experiences and perspectives, and a humble servant of people alongside Mike.
     
    In this episode you will hear:
     

    Ideas can be birthed in any setting; they’re limited to the imagination.
    You should always take pride in your country.
    Follow through.
    America was forged – Everything great was forged.
    It’s too bad that some establishments that have existed for over 100 years, are probably not going to make through this pandemic.
    Never question an order from a marine [in battle].
    If you don’t have pride in your country, then what do you really have?
    Just like great team guys, we busted out some bungie cords and tied a karaoke machine to our golf cart.
    Every great nation, has to have pride.
    You have your real life, and then you have your social media life.
    Being a marine is not as sexy as it looks on TV.
    There are criteria for what is considered a dive bar:Mainly whiskey selectionsA picture of Burt ReynoldsChristmas LightsSmokey & the Bandit memorabiliaA Juke BoxSpilled Beer Stains on the pool tableHuge “mints” in the urinalsNo separation between the urinal & the toilet 
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    David Eckermann: Houston Firefighter & Owner of Lonestar Tactical Buildings

    David Eckermann: Houston Firefighter & Owner of Lonestar Tactical Buildings

    Though we might not have believed there could be another lone survivor story, we bring David Eckermann of the Houston Fire Department into the TNQ Podcast Studio. David survived one of the largest, most unpredictable fires in HFD history. The Southwest Inn fire in Houston, Texas on May 31, 2013, was a fire in a restaurant that spread to an adjoining hotel. The fire claimed the biggest casualty loss for the Houston Fire Department since its inception. David speaks publicly about this harrowing day for the first time to discuss the stigmas around mental health in the first responder community and to honor the lives of his fellow firefighters.  
     
    His experience that day sparked the development of his company, Lone Star Tactical Buildings, providing fire and police training facilities nationwide.
     
    In this episode you will hear:
     

    I had no idea I wanted to be a firefighter, but thankfully it was supposed to happen. It was meant to be.
    If you’re gonna be a fireman, you’re never gonna be rich.
    Besides getting married, graduating from the fire academy was the best day of my life.
    I’ve always been a faithful guy, but after my friend’s suicide, I questioned it. 
    When we went into the building, the smoke didn’t match what I was expecting.
    The building collapse was totally unexpected. It catapulted us out the front.
    I was the only one alive from the first companies.  
    Those firefighters went out like heroes.
    This episode is in memory of Robert Bebee, Robert Garner, Matthew Renaud, Anne Sullivan, and Captain Bill Dowling. 

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Nick Shaw: CEO & Co-Founder of Renaissance Periodization™, Co-Host of the RP Strength Podcast, Author of 'Fit For Success'

    Nick Shaw: CEO & Co-Founder of Renaissance Periodization™, Co-Host of the RP Strength Podcast, Author of 'Fit For Success'

    Is it possible to develop an idea birthed in bodybuilding and powerlifting, and create a health, nutrition, and strength company as well as the highly popular RP app? If you’re Nick Shaw, the answer is a resounding yes. Nick is the founder and CEO of Renaissance Periodization and has sold hundreds of thousands of books on nutrition, training, recovery, and creating healthy habits. 

    Nick is a former competitive powerlifter and bodybuilder and has also personally coached numerous world-class athletes, including CrossFit Games Champions, international medalists, Olympians, UFC fighters, professional athletes, and Navy SEALs. 

    He is a co-host of the RP Strength podcast with wife - and RP colleague - Lori Shaw.
    Nick, Marcus, and Morgan bring a very interesting and informative discussion about the complexities and “I can use it now” strategies for strength and nutrition.
     
    In this episode you will hear:
     

    I’m an accidental entrepreneur.
    If you just bust your ass and get after it, you can get better.
    In fitness or sports, there's always a little bit more, you can do. You can get a little bit faster, you can get a little bit stronger, you can do a few more reps, whatever it is, you can grow a little more muscle.
    I thought: What if we take people with elite genetics, and then combine the scientific approach? You could probably have some pretty cool athletes.
    You have to nail the calorie balance first.
    Stop snacking, just start eating lean proteins with every meal - more fruits and veggies, your healthy fats, avocados, olive oil, things like that.
    Calorie balance is the number one overall thing.
    You can give somebody the perfect diet, but if they're never going to follow it, is it any good?
    It’s not a diet. It’s more of a lifestyle.
    You can't out-train a bad diet.
    Be prepared to work your tail off.
    My wife's a warrior. She’s way stronger than me.
    2020 was such a crappy year for so many people, and I knew there was going to be a way to help people.
    Instead of trying to compete for little plastic trophies, it's better to prioritize family.
    You can learn so much from really successful people.

    • 59 min
    Mandy Harvey: America's Got Talent 'Golden Buzzer' Winner, Singer, Songwriter, and Inspirational Speaker, Lost Her Residual Hearing at the Age of Nineteen

    Mandy Harvey: America's Got Talent 'Golden Buzzer' Winner, Singer, Songwriter, and Inspirational Speaker, Lost Her Residual Hearing at the Age of Nineteen

    It’s hard to imagine living life without hearing, especially if you lost your hearing forever at the age of 18. But in the case of this week’s guest, Mandy Harvey drove her stake into the ground and pursued her endeavor to sing, write music, and “hear” with her feet – to the point that Simon Cowell was moved to press the Golden Buzzer after Mandy’s original song performance on America’s Got Talent. Since that time, Mandy has earned a degree in Vocal Music Education and has become an ambassador to No Barriers USA with a mission to encourage, inspire and assist others to break through their personal barriers.
     
    In this episode you will hear:
     

    The mindset of abilities vs disabilities is just a lack of education because everyone has barriers they have to deal with.
    I didn’t overcome anything, it just took me a little bit of time to figure it out.
    The mother of all inventions is being innovative.
    I write a lot of music based on how it feels, instead of what I think it sounds like.
    I’ll write specific notes that tickle behind my eye or bother my face so that I know that I’m right.
    I’m feeling the floor, and then just opening my mouth and letting go.
    The most precious gift you can have is communication.
    I can’t seem to explain how joyful I am now vs how broken I was before.
    I’m living my life and this part of my story – part of who I am.
    I’m thrilled to be who I am.
    The phrase “some people struggle and some people don’t” - Everybody struggles. It just looks different.
    Not every single person gets the opportunity to understand joy, or feel love.
    Be compassionate to people – we have no idea what’s going on in their life.
    With every struggle you have, you have two choices – you can either let it beat you, or you can learn from it.
    I really don’t believe that there was one eureka moment that made me feel not depressed anymore. It was a collection of moments – a collection of people being there.
    I got up once. I’ll get up again. Let’s go…
    The "getting up and starting over" is the hardest part.
    This is a messy broken world, full of messy broken people. That’s just life. 

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Marcus & Amber Capone: Part 2

    Marcus & Amber Capone: Part 2

    In this week’s episode, Marcus and Amber Capone continue sharing their fascinating journey and offer much detail on finding a solution to Marcus’ struggles affecting their whole family. Finally – after Amber’s relentless research - a ray of hope arrives in the form of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy. Marcus and Amber transparently discuss the steps it took to get the help, and a detailed narrative of the treatment and its incredible effects and psychiatric benefits. It was this revelation that caused them to develop the VETS foundation – helping combat veterans get life-saving help. They have now assisted hundreds of vets providing the resources for the therapy and improving the quality of life for them and their families as well.
     
    In this episode you will hear:
     

    I almost craved going back to the dysfunction because I knew how to live in the dysfunction. 
    I never wanted to quit [our marriage].
    The treatment saved his life, and saved our family.
    Micro doses of Ibogaine are physiologically changing the brain in a positive direction. 
    Several of the men that have been treated come out never wanting to touch alcohol again.
    It’s like having a backpack on loaded with hundreds of bricks. And as you go through the [treatment] journey, it’s like bricks are being thrown out. At the end of it, you have an empty backpack.
    You face the demons, then they go away. You’re cleansing yourself.
    Some of what you experience is dream-like, while other experiences are real.
    Everyone is reporting massive cognitive improvement.
    Amber: I was like “What just happened?” I was so grateful.
    If we don’t speak out; if we don’t find the courage and conviction to share something that could work; then we’re really doing a disservice to the community.
    I attained a level of awareness and grace over the course of years as I was working on myself. Psychedelics take you there almost overnight.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Former Navy SEAL Marcus Capone and Wife Amber Capone: Founders of VETS, Advocates for U.S. Military Veterans Seeking Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies (Part 1)

    Former Navy SEAL Marcus Capone and Wife Amber Capone: Founders of VETS, Advocates for U.S. Military Veterans Seeking Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies (Part 1)

    Here’s a real couple with a real family – and real personal issues - that have overcome with the help of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy alternatives. Marcus and Amber Capone share their struggles and successes, bringing hope and restoration to others with seemingly impossible mental struggles. Their non-profit organization – VETS – provides the resources, research, and advocacy to improve the quality of life for U.S. Special Operations Combat Veterans seeking unconventional therapy alternatives.
     
    In this episode you will hear:
     

    Thank goodness we didn’t have internet in college. You can’t get away with anything.
    We really can’t take credit for the work we’re doing [helping other combat vets]; it seems like it’s just happening. It’s meant to be.
    We’re just vessels helping it [our non-profit] come to life.
    It’s been an honor & a privilege to pay this forward.
    Marcus [Capone] watched GI Jane and decided to become a Navy SEAL.
    Amber: My dad is a big part of how resilient I’ve been.
    Marcus Capone to Marcus Luttrell: I was the first person you saw [in Germany after your Operation Red Wing injuries].   
    A surprised Marcus Luttrell: “THAT WAS YOU???!!!”  
    We were deployed, and we couldn’t find out about anything going on. We were getting updates from our wives back in the states.
    What we’ve been doing [our non-profit organization] has organically grown.
    2008 was a particularly tough year. At every deployment, somebody wasn’t coming home.

    • 1 hr 8 min

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