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It is safe to say that I have wandered a bit. I served in the military, flew some jets, jumped out of most, climbed mountains (I jumped off of them too), taught fitness, owned a gym, and have spent the last few years speaking to organizations and leaders. It has been a journey, and in all honesty, I have no idea where it is going. I seek the things that make me uncomfortable. I move towards things that scare me. I think you should too

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 6.4K Ratings

It is safe to say that I have wandered a bit. I served in the military, flew some jets, jumped out of most, climbed mountains (I jumped off of them too), taught fitness, owned a gym, and have spent the last few years speaking to organizations and leaders. It has been a journey, and in all honesty, I have no idea where it is going. I seek the things that make me uncomfortable. I move towards things that scare me. I think you should too

    Episode 135 - Matt Vincent

    Episode 135 - Matt Vincent

    Matt Vincent is known for being a two-time Highland Games World Champion and strength athlete. He spent more than 10 years competing in powerlifting, strongman, weightlifting and highland games. Although his knee injury caused him to have a total knee replacement and remove himself from competing completely, Matt will continue to share his fitness passion through seminars, book writing, fitness apparel and podcast.
    In Matt's first book, Training Lab, he spelled out the philosophy of “The HVIII,” and tried to capture the spirit of self-improvement through self-loathing. This idea would serve as the spark that led to HVIII Brand Goods and a ton of adventures. Matt chronicles his travels and conversations with people in the strength game and beyond on his podcast UMSO.

    • 2 hr 5 min
    Full Auto Friday - Round 8

    Full Auto Friday - Round 8

    Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners. Topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.
    2:06 Q1: How to serve when you have been physically disqualified from military service
    7:25 Q2: Violence, and my relationship with it over time
    14:01 Q3: Can you celebrate the Confederacy and still be a patriotic American
    18:27 Q4: Why did I leave Devgru
    23:15 Q5: Daughters standing for what they believe
    Enjoy

    • 28 min
    Episode 134 - Samantha Francine

    Episode 134 - Samantha Francine

    Samantha Francine is an activist, a woman of color, and is dedicated to education and bringing about change.
    On June 3rd she was participating in a Black Lives Matter protest in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana when she was approached by Jay Snowden, a visibly irritated and irate man shouting obscenities and ripping signs out of protestors hands. At that moment she chose to do what I hope we all would have the courage to do, she stood her ground and stared the man down.
    The interaction between Samantha and Snowden and his subsequent behavior was captured on video, and the still picture of Samantha staring into his eyes quickly went viral, receiving national media attention.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Full Auto Friday - Round 7

    Full Auto Friday - Round 7

    Today's Full Auto Friday will focus on one question, instead of multiple, with no time cap.
    I received a message from a man getting ready to leave active duty.
    He has questions about whether or not we are, or have accomplished anything with our efforts. Questions about whether or not we are the "force for good" that we say we are, whether or not the fight is worth the cost of American lives, and how to move on. They were tough questions, I hope my answers did them justice.
    Enjoy

    • 36 min
    Episode 133 - Nick Norris Part Two

    Episode 133 - Nick Norris Part Two

    Nick Norris is a graduate of both the United States Naval Academy and Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL (BUD/S) Class 247. Upon completion of SEAL training in 2004, Nick assumed progressively higher positions of leadership within Naval Special Warfare. His deployed roles included combat advisor to Iraqi and Afghan military units, Cross-Functional Team Leader, and Ground Force Commander during combat operation in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Nick was most recently assigned to Naval Special Warfare Basic Training Command — SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) as Officer in Charge prior to transitioning off Active Duty. Originally from Chicago, Nick received his Bachelor in Science from the United States Naval Academy in 2003 and his Masters of Science in Real Estate from The University of San Diego in 2013. He is the Executive Director of the C4 Foundation, which provides support and resources through science-based programs to active-duty Navy SEALs and their families.
    Nick is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Protekt Products, a wellness company that is committed to positively impacting customer health via both personal care products and nutritional supplements. Both Protekt and the C4 Foundation value the power of time spent in the outdoors and the positive impact it has on overall well-being.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Full Auto Friday - Round 6

    Full Auto Friday - Round 6

    Full Auto Friday is a "rapid-fire" format of Q and A submitted by listeners. Topics from all walks of life with a 5-minute cap on all answers.
    1:25 Q1: Reasons NOT to pursue to a Special Operations career field
    6:51 Q2: Navy JAG's and my experience with them
    11:44 Q3: Managing stress through challenging times
    17:11 Q4: How to best support active and retired servicemembers
    Enjoy

    • 23 min

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Danitaga ,

Excellent

Laid back but not afraid to be appropriately serious when it is required. Thank you

Fr Matthew ,

This podcast is now my favorite

Andy does a great job of engaging with humility and the desire to understand. I love the long format and how he is able to tackling heavy topics while remaining true to his personality.

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Keep it up

This is my favorite podcast to date, and that’s coming from an avid JRE listener! I am a police officer, and you’ve been there with me through some long nights of work! Thanks brother, keep up the good work.

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