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Find out what takes to solve some of the world's seemingly impossible problems. In each episode, SEAL Team 6 veteran and "Cleared Hot" podcast host Andy Stumpf interviews a new "agent of change" who is enacting real change to understand the scope of their work, how it can be replicated, and the unimaginable stakes of their everyday lives.

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-New Episodes Every Wednesday-

Find out what takes to solve some of the world's seemingly impossible problems. In each episode, SEAL Team 6 veteran and "Cleared Hot" podcast host Andy Stumpf interviews a new "agent of change" who is enacting real change to understand the scope of their work, how it can be replicated, and the unimaginable stakes of their everyday lives.

An IRONCLAD Original.

    The Reality of the Mental Health Crisis (with Dr. Paul Conti)

    The Reality of the Mental Health Crisis (with Dr. Paul Conti)

    Today on Change Agents, Andy talks with renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Paul Conti.



    Dr. Conti holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine and is the former chief resident at Harvard Medical School. He is an expert on mental health and understanding the root causes of issues like anxiety and stress, as well as creativity, leadership, and discipline. He is the author of the best-selling book Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic which seeks to understand “How Trauma Works and How We Can Heal It From It”



    His unique approach to psychiatry has led him to work as a consult for major corporations and he is known for his frequent media appearances on shows, including a recent 4-part series about mental health with Stanford Neuroscientist, Andrew Huberman.



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    • 1 hr 11 min
    How Gangs, Cartels, and Prison Breaks Spiraled Ecuador into Violence

    How Gangs, Cartels, and Prison Breaks Spiraled Ecuador into Violence

    Today on Change Agents, Andy sits down with investigative reporter CD Goette-Luciak to discuss the violent situation in Ecuador. 



    CD Goette-Luciak is a reporter for the Latin America Advisor, and freelance writer for publications outlets including Vox, The Guardian, The Washington Post, with extensive experience reporting on civil conflict, politics, and corruption from Central America. In 2018, he was even abducted by government forces and expelled from Nicaraguan for his reporting on the administration of Daniel Ortega, who accused CD of working for the CIA.



    Recently, he turned his attention to Ecuador, where armed, cartel-affiliated gangs have terrorized the public. In recent weeks, Ecuador has seen a dramatic increase in violence, including the storming of a hospital by 68 gang members and the live broadcast attack on a local TV station by armed men.



    Today, we’re talking with CD about what’s going on in the country, who’s behind the violence, and what happens next.



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    • 58 min
    The Truth About DMT and Psychedelics (with Rick Strassman)

    The Truth About DMT and Psychedelics (with Rick Strassman)

    Today’s guest is one of the world’s pioneering researchers of psychedelic and Dimethyltryptamine, known as DMT. Rick Strassman is the author of several books on the topic including The Psychedelic Handbook and DMT: The Spirit Molecule. He is also a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

    Today on Change Agents, he and Andy talk about the dark side of psychedelics, their promises when it comes to therapeutic treatments, what people should know before experimenting, and more.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Tranq and the New Street Drugs That Have Taken Over Cities Around the Country

    Tranq and the New Street Drugs That Have Taken Over Cities Around the Country

    Today on Change Agents, Andy speaks with former Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Los Angeles Field Division, Bill Bodner. 

    Bill had a 31-year career in the Drug Enforcement Administration, in which he was responsible for overseeing the daily operations of 14 offices located in Nevada, Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, and the counties which make up the greater Los Angeles area.

    Bill discusses the evolution in American street drugs, the forces behind these new drugs, and how deadly substances like Xylazine — known as tranq — infiltrated the modern drug market.



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    • 58 min
    Cartels Have Infiltrated Montana (John Nores Returns)

    Cartels Have Infiltrated Montana (John Nores Returns)

    John Nores served as a Game Warden for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for more than 25 years and was a sniper on and led the Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET), an elite tactical unit targeting cartel drug operations.
    He is the author of the book Hidden War: How Special Operations Game Wardens Are Reclaiming Wildlands From the Drug Cartels as well as War in the Woods: Combating the Marijuana Cartels on America’s Public Lands. The 2nd edition of Hidden War is out now. He is the co-host of the Warden’s Watch and the Thin Green Line podcasts 

    He first appeared on Change Agents last summer to discuss cartels operating in America’s wild lands, and today, he returns to talk about how they’ve infiltrated all the way into Montana 

    He recently testified in the House of Representatives National Resources Committee during their Securing Our Border, Saving Our National Parks oversight hearing to discuss the scope of the cartel infiltration in America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZdaxmUlcCY



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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Hunters Fighting America’s Hunger Crisis

    The Hunters Fighting America’s Hunger Crisis

    Today on Change Agents, Andy Stumpf sits down with Josh Wilson, the executive director of Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry. He  is also a coach for the Special Olympics Unified Sports at his local high school and is an archery coach.



    Today, we’re talking with Josh about his passion for the hungry, and the unique way he’s found to fight back against hunger. 

    You can learn more at feedingthehungry.org

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    • 50 min

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484 Ratings

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I absolutely love this show

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Great Podcast; quick/digestible, incredibly informative, hosted by a humble beast of a human being who has really taken Sebastian Junger’s mantra to heart; “Journalists don't tell people what to think, they tell people what to think about.”

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