35 episodes

The As You Were Podcast is for everyone, not just military members. From deep convos, jokes, and social issues we are here to bridge the gap between military and civilians to show we are all the same. Shawn Lopez and Gio Benavides want to share experiences, testimonies, personal opinions, and thoughts, on all topics. We’ve defended the first amendment, freedom of speech. Now it’s our turn to utilize it.

As You Were Podcas‪t‬ Shawn Lopez and Gio Benavides

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

The As You Were Podcast is for everyone, not just military members. From deep convos, jokes, and social issues we are here to bridge the gap between military and civilians to show we are all the same. Shawn Lopez and Gio Benavides want to share experiences, testimonies, personal opinions, and thoughts, on all topics. We’ve defended the first amendment, freedom of speech. Now it’s our turn to utilize it.

    Season 1 Finale

    Season 1 Finale

    Shawn and Gio discuss the growth of The As You Were Podcast. The small fan base that is growing and support from the veteran community. The growing pains of trying to succeed in the big ocean of podcasting.

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    • 51 min
    Rambling Vets

    Rambling Vets

    Shawn and Gio are joined by a few veterans that took part of Operation WetVet, which is a non profit Veteran ran program for Veterans and first responders who may suffer PTSD, Combat wounded, and are disabled. They discuss how this program started and the bonds it builds.

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    • 43 min
    Yin and Yang

    Yin and Yang

    Shawn and Gio discuss the amazing performance of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2021 Super Bowl and the celebration that transpired. But when does the party end? When do you go back to the grind and refocus? After a deployment how long does one party until it is time to go and embrace family? How does one find balance?

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    • 40 min
    Spouse/Therapist/Teammate

    Spouse/Therapist/Teammate

    In this episode of the As You Were Podcast, Shawn and Gio discuss the upcoming possible fight card that Gio and his wife are on together.

    The ups and downs of being in the same training camp. Being each other’s therapist while focusing on your own martial arts journey as well.

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    • 36 min
    Thank Me For My Service

    Thank Me For My Service

    In this episode of the As You Were Podcast, Shawn and Gio discuss how some members of the military and veteran community feel a certain sense of entitlement.

    How serving somehow makes our opinion more important than others some members just want 10% discount. Others want to thank for their service.

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    • 42 min
    My Brother's Keeper

    My Brother's Keeper

    In this episode of the As You Were Podcast, Shawn and Gio discuss the bond of the veteran community and what we do for our brothers and sisters in arms. The pride we feel in helping each other from being a shoulder to cry to cracking open crab legs for your brother in arms, but also the survivor’s guilt that combat veterans feel.

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Delarivas ,

Evolving into something really worth listening to.

Having listed to every show since the podcast first launched, there is a noticeable evolution in quality and content. Not to say every pod is great, there are stronger episodes than others, I have come to appreciate the different opinions both bring to the format. Cheers gents

mightymarcccc ,

Amazing podcast!

I love listening to the stories and it’s funny. 5 stars

Dtamfbas ,

Legit.

Real down to earth conversations that are applicable, objective, and overall meaningful.

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