22 episodes

Real Ones is a weekly podcast with Jon Bernthal that gives the microphone to some of the most interesting, authentic people living on the front lines of the big issues of our time. From cops to gang members, soldiers and doctors, activists and first responders, you’re going to hear from people who aren’t pushing any agenda other than honest, open dialogue. What transpires is informative, funny, and at times heartbreaking – delivered by people you’ll feel an immediate connection to.

Real Ones with Jon Bernthal Jon Bernthal

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 236 Ratings

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Real Ones is a weekly podcast with Jon Bernthal that gives the microphone to some of the most interesting, authentic people living on the front lines of the big issues of our time. From cops to gang members, soldiers and doctors, activists and first responders, you’re going to hear from people who aren’t pushing any agenda other than honest, open dialogue. What transpires is informative, funny, and at times heartbreaking – delivered by people you’ll feel an immediate connection to.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    LAPD legends Robert Deamer & Jeff Norat discuss South Central in the 90s with Jon Bernthal

    LAPD legends Robert Deamer & Jeff Norat discuss South Central in the 90s with Jon Bernthal

    Jon sits down with LAPD legends Robert Deamer and Jeff Norat to discuss the state of policing, South Central in the 90s, and the importance of being community minded.  

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Tyler Grey, former Army Ranger and Delta Force

    Tyler Grey, former Army Ranger and Delta Force

    Tyler Grey grew up in Bakersfield, California, joined the army in 1998 and quickly advanced from training into the 75th Ranger Regiment, 2nd Battalion, spending most of his time there as a Sniper. He spent the rest of his career at Ft. Bragg. Grey deployed four times - two each to Afghanistan and Iraq - before he became disabled from an explosion that occurred during a late-night house raid that turned into a gun-battle in Baghdad in 2005. Currently Tyler is an actor, producer and director, best known for his role on CBS's SEAL Team.

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Kevin Vance and Mark Schlegel discuss leadership in law enforcement and the military

    Kevin Vance and Mark Schlegel discuss leadership in law enforcement and the military

    Retired special forces soldier Kevin Vance and retired LA Sheriff Mark Schlegel dive into the challenges facing law enforcement today, and the importance of leadership.   Get episodes a week early and exclusive content @ patreon.com/realones

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Retired special agent Jay Dobyns spent 2 years undercover with the Hells Angels

    Retired special agent Jay Dobyns spent 2 years undercover with the Hells Angels

    Jay Dobyns is a retired special agent and veteran undercover operative with the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), New York Times Best-Selling author, public speaker, and high school football coach. In 2002, Dobyns and the ATF began an undercover investigation called "Operation Black Biscuit." Its purpose was  to infiltrate the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Carl "Booger" Townley & Alfred "Goat" Brown

    Carl "Booger" Townley & Alfred "Goat" Brown

    Carl Townley is a retired Caddo Parish Lieutenant. Jon met Carl over a decade ago while researching and shooting a film in Shreveport, LA. Alfred "Goat" Brown is one of the most beloved, feared, and respected people in the history of the city. They both tell the story of The Bottoms, a once legendary and vibrant neighborhood known for music, wild celebration, and tragic violence. The Bottoms was ultimately wiped off the face of the earth by the federal government. Goat and the rest of the notorious Bottoms Boys were sent to decades in prison. Goat did more than 17 years of federal time and Carl was instrumental in putting him there. They sat down together, for the first time since the trial back in 1994, to talk about what really happened and how they moved forward.



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    • 28 min
    Richard "Wack Baby" Wilson & Ricardo Wilson

    Richard "Wack Baby" Wilson & Ricardo Wilson

    Richard "Wack Baby" Wilson is a local Shreveport legend who runs the WackShack food truck; home of the WackPack. Ricardo Wilson is Richard’s son. Jon met the Wilson’s during his time in Shreveport.   



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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
236 Ratings

236 Ratings

Drbell22 ,

Jay D Interview

Could’ve listened for another 1.5 hrs to the interview. Have a friend who’s a retired PA State Trooper who broke the Pagans drug ring via the Amish. He too was marked for death. Think you’d enjoy listening to his story He tells a great story. Either way a great Podcast. Keep up the good work.

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Great podcast

Real Ones with Jon Bernthal is a great podcast. It is fun to listen to, and stays up to date with issues, but there hasn’t been a new episode for a while now.

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Love the Podcast!

This is the most down to earth podcast I have found! Love the deep conversations!

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