Bringing the greatest minds in mental and physical wellness to the men and women who serve our communities.
Raphael Port - Episode 700
Raphael Port is a Brazilian native, American firefighter and US Navy Reserve Corpsman. We discuss growing up in São Paolo, his journey into law enforcement, transitioning to the Brazilian fire service, his immigration story, triathalons, leadership, service, mental health and so much more.
Sachin Latti - Episode 699
Sachin Latti is a member of a long lineage of Indian warriors, serving himself in The Canada Border Services Agency. We discuss his warfighter ancestors, his immigration story, jiujitsu, his powerful mental health story, finding running, his 2025 record attempt to run across Canada and much more.
Ken Carpernter - Episode 698
Dr. Carpenter is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience in screening, diagnosing, and treating substance abusing and dependent individuals. We discuss his journey into psychology, his experience with Vietnam veterans, addiction, communicating with a loved one who is struggling, the incredible workbook he just released and so much more.
Manny Vega - Episode 697
Manny Vega is a Marine, retired police officer and a Gold Star father. We discuss his childhood trauma at the hands of a catholic priest, his journey into the Marines, violence, addiction, the Rampart scandal, the loss of his son, the Feres Doctrine and so much more.
Tom Synan - Episode 696
Tom Synan is a Police Chief, Tedx speaker and mental health advocate. We discuss his journey into the military, Ohio's opioid crisis, mental health and addiction, the war on drugs, mentorship, compassion, the psychology behind mass shootings, his County's proactive coalition and so much more.
Steve Chikerotis - Episode 695
Steve Chikerotis is a retired Chicago Deputy District Chief, author, teacher and the man behind "Chicago Fire". We discuss the childhood mentors that forged his success, boxing, the inability to save, firefighter fitness, mental health, leadership, grief and so much more.
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James genuinely cares about helping people and providing tools for first responders to live healthier lives. I highly recommend listening to BTS.
The most amazing guests. My favorite show.