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Join host Joe Cadwell as he talks with authors and thought leaders about how to live a life full of meaning, contemplation and action. New episodes drop every other Tuesday.

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Join host Joe Cadwell as he talks with authors and thought leaders about how to live a life full of meaning, contemplation and action. New episodes drop every other Tuesday.

    Essential: How the Pandemic Transformed the Long Fight for Worker Justice - Jamie McCallum

    Essential: How the Pandemic Transformed the Long Fight for Worker Justice - Jamie McCallum

    On todays episode I have the pleasure of speaking with professor of sociology at Middlebury College and author Jamie McCallum.
    Jamie’s latest work titled, Essential: How the Pandemic Transformed the Long Fight for Worker Justice, digs deep into the of today’s working class rage and uncovers the unravelling of the nation’s social safety net and regulatory standards.
    Essential is an in-depth look into how the Covid -19 pandemic changed the American labor movement and how an unprecedented recognition of a largely invisible and undervalued workforce took place.
    Essential, posits that the pandemic revealed the urgent need to improve conditions for American workers, and makes the argument that the lousy jobs held by so many in our country are a liability for everyone.

    The Show Notes

    Jamie McCallum
    https://www.jamiekmccallum.com
    NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NorthwestUnion Home Plus Union Home Plus helps union members save money when they buy, sell, or finance their home.

    Grit Nation Webpage
    https://www.gritnationpodcast.com

    Email Grit Nation:
    joe@gritnationpodcast.com

    • 30 min
    Functional Fitness - Dan Kerrigan

    Functional Fitness - Dan Kerrigan

    Welcome to Grit Nation. 
    On this episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Dan Kerrigan the author of Functional Firefighter Fitness.
    Though written for firefighters this book is packed full of solid advice to help you maximize your output on the job no matter what your trade is.
    We’ll open our conversation by discussing what it means to be “fit for duty” as we investigate the similarities construction industry professionals share with other craft that rely not only on their cognitive abilities to get the job done but their physicality too.
    Next Dan will explain how Physical Fitness, Rest and Recovery, Hydration and Nutrition make up the Four Pillars of his program, and why it is so important to master each one to achieve optimal health and peak performance.
    Later we unpack the BIG 8 and understand why spending hours in the gym isn’t necessary to achieve the muscular endurance, cardio conditioning and flexibility that keep your body healthy and strong.
    And we’ll end our conversation by giving you the resources needed to make proper lifestyle decisions now that will allow you to maximize output, minimize injuries, and set you up for success into your later years.

    The Show Notes

    Firefighter Functional Fitness
    https://www2.firefighterfunctionalfitness.com/


    NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NorthwestUnion Home Plus Union Home Plus helps union members save money when they buy, sell, or finance their home.

    The Martinez Tool Company Martinez Tools, built tough and built to last a lifetime.Grit Nation Webpage
    https://www.gritnationpodcast.com

    Email Grit Nation:
    joe@gritnationpodcast.com

    • 42 min
    Dead in the Water - Matthew Campbell

    Dead in the Water - Matthew Campbell

    Welcome to Grit Nation.

    I'm Joe Cadwell, the host of the show, and on today's episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with the co-writer of a newly released book titled Dead in the Water, a true story of hijacking murderer and a global maritime conspiracy. His name is Matthew Campbell, and he's an award winning reporter and editor for Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine.

    Together he and his co author Kitt Chellel, have put together a page turner of a book and a real triumph of investigative journalism.

    We'll open our conversation as Matthew gives us an overview of the role international shipping plays in global economics, and how modern day pirates differ from the romantic Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribbean archetype.

    Next we'll uncover the insurance scam surrounding the suppose it pirating and actual scuttling of the ship brilliant virtuoso, an oil laden super tanker with an estimated worth of $170 million off the coast of Yemen, Africa will then introduce a host of characters that add color to the pages of Matthew's book, including pirates, salvors private investigators, and a sports car racing Greek shipping magnate known as supermario.

    And we'll wrap up our conversation by discussing the life and suspicious death of David Mockett, the Lloyd's of London ship surveyor who died in a car bomb assassination shortly after visiting the ill fated ship.

    The Show Notes

    Matthew Campbell
    https://www.matthew-campbell.com/
    NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NorthwestUnion Home Plus Union Home Plus helps union members save money when they buy, sell, or finance their home.

    Grit Nation Webpage
    https://www.gritnationpodcast.com

    Email Grit Nation:
    joe@gritnationpodcast.com

    • 46 min
    Dirty Work - Eyal Press

    Dirty Work - Eyal Press

    Welcome to Grit Nation. 
    In this episode I have the pleasure of speaking with journalist, professor of sociology and author Eyal Press.

    Eyal’s latest book titled Dirty Work – Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America, addresses the morally troubling work that society silently condones and the hidden class of workers who do it. 
     Eyal and I begin our conversation by discussing the origins of the term Dirty Work and how the unconscious mandate it reveals is as prevalent today in contemporary American life as it was in Nazi occupied World War 2 Germany. 
     Eyal will then explain the physical and mental toll dirty work jobs take on the people who perform them as he shares the many personal stories he encountered while doing research for his book. 

    From mental health care professionals working in state and federal penal systems, to aerial drone pilots conducting remote air strikes and workers on the kill floors of industrial slaughterhouses, Eyal unfolds a tale that is simultaneously gut-wrenching, powerful, and provocative. 
    Later we’ll discuss the roll organized labor unions can play in de-stigmatizing dirty work, by challenging the systemic socio-economic and moral inequality structure that so strongly divides our nation. 
    And we’ll end our conversation by exploring the nature of the implicit social contract around dirty work; so we can better understand who does the work, why it is done how we can re-shape the story it tells about us as a society.

    The Show Notes

    Eyal Press
    https://www.eyalpress.com/


    NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NorthwestUnion Home Plus Union Home Plus helps union members save money when they buy, sell, or finance their home.

    The Martinez Tool Company Martinez Tools, built tough and built to last a lifetime.Grit Nation Webpage
    https://www.gritnationpodcast.com

    Email Grit Nation:
    joe@gritnationpodcast.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Never Fly Solo - Waldo "Wingman" Waldman

    Never Fly Solo - Waldo "Wingman" Waldman

    Welcome to Grit Nation,

    I’m Joe Cadwell the host of the show and on today’s episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Waldo Waldman, a former Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, who is now a highly sought after motivational speaker and executive coach. He is also the author of The New York Times best seeking book, Never Fly Solo.
    Known to the tens of thousands of people who have attended his leadership seminars as the Wingman, Waldo’s unique and powerful presentation style was honed razor sharp during his time as an F-16 fighter pilot.
    We’ll open today’s conversation by learning the dynamics of teamwork, and why it is so important to have people that you can count on 
    to help get through the tough jobs, whether that’s flying fighter jets in combat, closing big business deals or racing to complete a construction project on time. 
    Next we’ll hear how a close call while scuba diving nearly ended Waldo’s career after triggering a phobia of confined spaces that he didn’t even know he had. 
    We’ll then learn what steps he took to master his fear so he could continue to follow his passion for flying jets.
    Next, we’ll discuss the importance of cultivating strong, long lasting relationships built on mutual trust and respect, so that you always have wingmen by your side when life gets turbulent.
     And we’ll wrap up our conversation as we discuss Waldo’s transition from the military to professional coach and speaker and why he is so passionate about helping others reach their fullest potential.

    The Show Notes

    Waldo Waldman's Website
    https://yourwingman.com

    Free audio copy of Never Fly Solo
    https://ace.yourwingman.com/nfs/
    NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NorthwestUnion Home Plus Union Home Plus helps union members save money when they buy, sell, or finance their home.

    Grit Nation Webpage
    https://www.gritnationpodcast.com

    Email Grit Nation:
    joe@gritnationpodcast.com

    • 39 min
    Secrets in Depth - Joe Dituri

    Secrets in Depth - Joe Dituri

    On today’s episode I have the pleasure of speaking with retired US Navy Commander, and author of the new fictional thriller, Secrets in Depth. 
    His name is Joe Dituri and his laid-back persona and colorful and exciting life truly make for an interesting episode. 
    We’ll open our conversation by learning about Joe’s journey as an enlisted sailor to being commanding officer in charge of the Navy’s’ deep submergence unit.  
    Next, we’ll unpack his transition out of the spec-op community and into the world of hyperbaric medicine.  
    We’ll then hear how Joe’s involvement in a rollover car crash contributed to his researching Traumatic Brain Injuries, starting with his own. 
    Later, we’ll dive into Joe’s work to help prior military servicemen and women overcome the debilitating effects of explosive concussions and why his unique approach of not just treating the psychological manifestations of the injury, but the actual physical, physiological root causes as well, has proven so effective. 
    And we’ll wrap up our conversation by discussing Secrets in Depth, a Jack Reacher-esque style thriller that weave’s many aspects of Joe’s life into the main protagonist character known as “The Dragon Slayer”.

    The Show Notes

    Joe Dituri
    http://drdeepsea.com/
    NW Carpenters Union United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Regional Council in the Pacific NorthwestUnion Home Plus Union Home Plus helps union members save money when they buy, sell, or finance their home.

    Image Pointe Printing Union Printers based in Waterloo IowaThe Martinez Tool Company Martinez Tools, built tough and built to last a lifetime.Grit Nation Webpage
    https://www.gritnationpodcast.com

    Email Grit Nation:
    joe@gritnationpodcast.com

    • 42 min

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