In this podcast we explore leadership, service, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. Glorious Professionals is hosted by former Green Beret Jason McCarthy and presented by GORUCK Media. Jason is joined by his wife Emily - a former CIA case officer, and Richard Rice - 30 year Veteran of Army Special Forces.
Melissa Urban - Whole30 Co-Founder and CEO
“The more I use my voice, the more powerful I feel.”
For Episode 046 Jason and Emily have a deep and far-ranging conversation with Melissa Urban: Whole30 Co-Founder and CEO, recovered addict, New York Times best-selling author, mother, podcast host, nature churchgoer, and rucker. Through trauma, addiction, recovery and now an entrepreneur with a large platform and life of a “healthy person with healthy habits,” Melissa has eschewed perfectionism in pursuit of finding the light -- yet can still "go
Normandy Retrospective with Sergeant Major Plants aka Cadre Dan
“It’s the ultimate symbol that freedom and liberty will always prevail. Always.”
For episode 045, Jason, Emily, and Rich talked with Sergeant Major Dan Plants about D-Day and the GORUCK events he has led in Normandy to remember and honor the sacrifices of those who fought there. A history lesson combined with the personal remembrances of veterans who have rucked those storied beaches, this is an episode about the spirit of the American soldier and “the men who persevered in the face of their own de
PFC Jim “Pee Wee” Martin - World War II Paratrooper, 101st Airborne Division, G Company
Jim “Pee Wee” Martin in Ohio, one of the “Toccoa Originals” and few surviving paratroopers of WWII sat down with Jason and Rich, along with a handful of GORUCK Cadre, for Episode 044 in Ohio. A child of the Depression, he joined in 1942 and volunteered for the 101st Airborne Division -- the Screaming Eagles. A frank storyteller with strong opinions, Mr. Martin sprinkles his recollections with the greater history as well as personal anecdotes, and reminds that he is “just a representative of his un
Ashley’s War - Remembering Army 1st Lieutenant Ashley White
“If you’re the best, nothing else matters.”
Episode 043 remembers and honors 1st Lt Ashley White Stumpf with some of the people who knew her best: Brian Porter, Doug Baker and Molly Donahue. Ashley served as a member of a Cultural Support Team (CST) attached to a Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan. She was killed during combat operations in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan on October 22, 2011 when the assault force she was supporting triggered an improvised explosive device.
Sebastian Junger - Author and Journalist
“I want to find out what’s true”
Sebastian Junger -- war journalist, documentary filmmaker, and author of Tribe, The Perfect Storm, War, and most recently Freedom -- joins Jason and Emily for Episode 042 about calculated risks, seeing the world as it is, the service of journalism, and doing hard physical things to feel differently about oneself.
Michael Easter - Author, Health Journalist and Professor
“What we were built to do can inform a lot of what we should do today.”
Michael Easter joins Jason and Emily for Episode 041 on embracing discomfort through putting ourselves in extreme situations to appreciate what we have and find better health. For his new book “The Comfort Crisis”, Michael went on a hunting trip in remote Alaska for 33 days to write about how the most uncomfortable, vulnerable and challenging situations reset our perspective and make us better people in our daily lives.
I’m not a military guy, but this is an interesting podcast. The episode with Sebastian Junger was one of the best podcasts I’ve ever heard
Topics that Matter!
Discussions and guests that point to the heart of the great question “What was I put on this earth for?”
Such a great show!
Very well done podcast, that pays great homage to those who served in the military, while still providing listenres with a number of valuable business insights and takeaways.