49 episodes

Savage Wonder is a podcast about warriors and artists. It features long-form, one-on-one conversations with people who have a foot in both the world of the artist and the world of the warrior.

It is produced by the Veterans Repertory Theater, a creative hub for talented veterans and world-class performers to create compelling live theater and events.

Savage Wonder Christopher Paul Meyer

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

Savage Wonder is a podcast about warriors and artists. It features long-form, one-on-one conversations with people who have a foot in both the world of the artist and the world of the warrior.

It is produced by the Veterans Repertory Theater, a creative hub for talented veterans and world-class performers to create compelling live theater and events.

    Josh Francis

    Josh Francis

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CUvFFDCJmAZ/ (Josh Francis) is a Marine veteran who is now a stand-up comic working across the US. A former writer at VET TV, Josh was raised with heavy comedic influences in his life. He embodies not only the flexibility and adaptability of the functional veteran, but the entrepreneurial spirit and discipline necessary to succeed as a comic.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Matt Smythe

    Matt Smythe

    Matt Smythe is a staff writer for Free Range American. He hails from the Finger Lakes region of western New York. An Army veteran and lifelong outdoorsman, Matt suffers from an inability to sit still. If he’s not in the woods, or on the water, he’s scheming ways to get there. His work has appeared in https://www.grayssportingjournal.com/ (Gray’s Sporting Journal), the https://www.theflyfishjournal.com/ (Fly Fish Journal), https://drakemag.com/ (The Drake), https://www.southerncultureonthefly.com/ (Southern Culture on the Fly,) Revive, https://midcurrent.com/stories-essays/ (Midcurrent), https://www.tu.org/about/media/trout-magazine/ (TROUT Magazine), and a handful of other non-outdoors-related magazines and literary journals. He has also recently published a book of poetry with Dead Reckoning Collective titled https://deadreckoningco.com/collections/books/products/book-revision-of-a-man-1 (Revision of a Man).

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Justin Eggen

    Justin Eggen

    https://www.instagram.com/justinthomaseggen/?hl=en (Justin Eggen) is a father, 2X national award-winning poet, motivational speaker, combat veteran, and Graduate Student at Florida Atlantic University. Justin Eggen is also the President of the ‘Veteran Owls’, the FAU Veteran Organization, and he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from FAU. He served active duty Marine Corps from 2008-2012 as a combat engineer attached to 2nd CEB, 2nd MARDIV serving in Marjah 2010 and Sangin 2011. He also the President of Stand To: Change The Narrative Inc., a literacy-focused nonprofit organization that is challenging the common narrative while clearing a new path for positive and educational community growth.
    https://www.amazon.com/Justin-Eggen/e/B07FG1LZSS?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2andqid=1661022889andsr=8-2 (Books by Justin Eggen)
    https://www.standtochangethenarrative.org/ (Stand To: Change the Narrative)

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Ashley Gutermuth

    Ashley Gutermuth

    Air Force spouse Ashley Gutermuth turned down a surefire career as a flight investigator and inspector to pursue stand-up comedy. Not only was she not deterred by the pandemic, she succeeded in navigating the Zoom comedy world, finding corporate gigs and continuing to hone her craft. Finding a way to tell jokes and not fully derail her husband's career, Ashley is a natural comic who is just hitting her stride and taking the military community along with her.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Matt Rendar

    Matt Rendar

    https://www.instagram.com/mattrendar/?hl=en (Matt Rendar) is an Army combat veteran, current NYPD officer and wildly popular artist. His Etsy shop BattleTribe features evocative, colorful, playful, memorable images that pay homage to both his military past and his pop culture influences.
    https://twitter.com/mattrendar1?lang=en (Matt Rendar Twitter)
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/BattleTribe?utm_source=googleandutm_medium=cpcandutm_campaign=Search_US_DSA_GGL_ENG_General-Nonbrand_Catch-All_Newandutm_ag=US_DSA-Generalandutm_custom1=_k_Cj0KCQjwjIKYBhC6ARIsAGEds-L7g5Cozan4fnY3-ENe78k4psGVyPPDEZLDh7_6le0T30cCvktQUmAaAsDTEALw_wcB_k_andutm_content=go_13830723579_124027385945_544453574788_dsa-19959388920_c_andutm_custom2=13830723579andgclid=Cj0KCQjwjIKYBhC6ARIsAGEds-L7g5Cozan4fnY3-ENe78k4psGVyPPDEZLDh7_6le0T30cCvktQUmAaAsDTEALw_wcB (Matt Rendar's Etsy shop)

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ava Aston

    Ava Aston

    https://avaaston.com/index.html (Ava Aston) is an award winning Independent Recording Artist. She is the wife of a U.S. Air Force Veteran and the daughter of a former Purple Heart National Service Officer.
    Ava is a passionate supporter of U.S. Veterans, Active Duty Military, Fire, Police and First Responders, as well as animal and humanitarian causes.
    Born and raised in upstate New York where she was classically trained, Ava draws from a broad range of influences from Frank Sinatra and Doris Day all the way to the Goo Goo Dolls. Ava's latest release along with all her other music is available onhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ava-aston/308276582 ( iTunes).
    In addition to performances at the White House Christmas Celebration, the Grand Ole Opry, Ava has sung the national anthem for the New York Mets, Giants, Rangers, Knicks, New Jersey Devils, Los Angeles Lakers, and Nashville Predators.
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/5aBS5raDD4m4U9qqDihdfi (Listen to Ava on Spotify)

    • 2 hr 17 min

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