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Special operations military news and straight talk with the guys in the community. Hosted by former military operators. As seen ranked #1 in Apple Podcasts government category.

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Special operations military news and straight talk with the guys in the community. Hosted by former military operators. As seen ranked #1 in Apple Podcasts government category.

    Stayton Bonner, Author of 'Bare Knuckle'

    Stayton Bonner, Author of 'Bare Knuckle'

    Stayton Bonner is a former Rolling Stone and GQ Magazine editor and the author of Bare Knuckle: Inside the World of Underground Boxing. This gripping narrative talks about the rise of Bobby Gunn in the lucrative blood sport, as well as intimate details into the gritty criminal underworld that drew in immigrants and mobsters in search of fame and fortune.

     

    Bobby was a skinny but tough kid born into the world of boxing. At a young age, his father taught him dirty street fighting and bare-knuckle boxing. While lesser known, Bobby’s Marine Corps background further honed his toughness and resilience, forging him into a lethal weapon whose name would eventually be etched in bare-knuckle boxing history. 

     

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    • 48 min
    John Dailey, Det-1 Team Leader and Author of 'Tough, Rugged Bastards'

    John Dailey, Det-1 Team Leader and Author of 'Tough, Rugged Bastards'

    John Dailey is a retired Marine Corps Master Sergeant and author of Tough, Rugged Bastards. In 2003, Dailey was handpicked to become the team leader of Detachment One, the first Marine Corps unit assigned to the US Special Operations Command. Their battlefield success became the proof-of-concept for the formation of the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC).

     

    Dailey shares how the title of his book came about. As team leader, he was free to choose the members of his team but was instructed to select "tough, rugged bastards with strong backs and hard feet" as the sole stipulation. The book covers the creation, training, and deployment of Detachment One, ultimately leading to the creation of MARSOC.

     

    Learn more about John Dailey: https://www.jadailey.com/

     

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    • 54 min
    Adam Lazarus, Renowned Author of 'The Wingmen'

    Adam Lazarus, Renowned Author of 'The Wingmen'

    Adam Lazarus, renowned for his notable works such as Super Bowl Monday and his latest book, The Wingmen, delves into the heroic narratives of two American icons and lifelong friends: space explorer John Glenn and Ted Williams, widely regarded as the greatest hitter in baseball history. 

     

    Before the onset of the Korean War, Glenn had completed 59 combat missions during World War II, while Williams was a highly decorated WWII Marine pilot and a two-time American League Triple Crown winner at the pinnacle of his baseball career.

     

    During the Korean War, the paths of these extraordinary men intersected as they were both called to serve again. The Wingmen explores how the duo bravely flew into North Korea with Glenn in the lead and Williams at his side. Lazarus unravels the profound friendship between these larger-than-life men and the unbreakable mutual respect they shared.

     

    Learn more about Adam Lazarus: https://www.adamlazarusbooks.com/

     

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    • 53 min
    Eric Blehm, Award-Winning Author of 'The Darkest White'

    Eric Blehm, Award-Winning Author of 'The Darkest White'

    Eric Blehm is an award-winning author known for his New York Times bestsellers Fearless and The Only Thing Worth Dying For. In the early 1990s, he served as editor-in-chief of TransWorld SNOWboarding magazine and, by 1999, had transitioned to freelance writing.

     

    Blehm gained significant insight into the world of special operations shortly after the September 11 attacks when he found himself embedded with Green Berets. This immersion ultimately led to his acclaimed book The Only Thing Worth Dying For. His subsequent book, Fearless, chronicles the remarkable journey of Adam Brown, a Navy SEAL whose unrelenting spirit allowed him to triumph over severe injuries.

     

    Blehm's latest work, The Darkest White, marks a return to his snowboarding roots. The book narrates the life of Craig Kelly, often hailed as snowboarding's first superstar, and explores how his legacy continues to inspire professional snowboarding, a discipline that he was instrumental in creating.

     

    Learn more about Eric Blehm: https://www.ericblehm.com/

     

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    • 58 min
    Dwayne Epstein, Biographer of Lee Marvin and Author of "Killin' Generals"

    Dwayne Epstein, Biographer of Lee Marvin and Author of "Killin' Generals"

    Dwayne Epstein is an accomplished author and biographer, renowned for his insightful explorations into the intricacies of his subjects' lives. His most notable works include Lee Marvin: Point Blank and Killin' Generals: The Making of The Dirty Dozen.

     

    He delves into some of Lee Marvin's thoughts on The Dirty Dozen and how his favorite aspect of the movie was how it reflected the thoughts and feelings of the greatest generation—the ordinary people who lived through it.

     

    Dwayne also shares that Lee Marvin was a US marine serving in the Pacific theater before he became an actor. He talks about how Marvin suffered from PTSD his entire life upon returning due to his harrowing experiences and his realization of how horrific war really was.

     

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    • 51 min
    Barry Cohen, Founder of ProTek, the Official Watch of the USMC

    Barry Cohen, Founder of ProTek, the Official Watch of the USMC

    Barry Cohen, Founder of ProTek Watches, and SOFREP Managing Editor Guy D. McCardle join today’s episode of SOFREP Radio. Wristwatches trace their origins back to World War I, serving as essential tools for soldiers in the trenches.

     

    Over the decades, wristwatches have evolved in both materials and technology, yet their fundamental purpose remains unchanged—to provide a quick and convenient means of telling time.

     

    Barry shares insights into the innovative technology featured in ProTek watches, such as tritium illumination for hands and hour markers—the same material used in gun sights. Unlike conventional lume, tritium requires no external light source and provides 100x brighter illumination.

     

    ProTek is the designated official watch of the USMC, proudly showcasing the United States Marine Corps logo embossed on the caseback.

     

    Explore the ProTek collection here: https://protekwatch.com/

     

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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1.5K Ratings

Chuck L/ NYC ,

A brutally honest perspective without window dressing.

I prefer straight talk out of everyone. Problem is that men and woman in law enforcement, fire and armed forces seem to be the last of this dying breed. Sensible talk from a meaningful community.

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Replace Rad

I want to love this podcast, I really do! The topic is amazing and the guests are usually awesome, but Rad is a terrible interviewer. Firstly he doesn’t know what he’s talking about and that’s fairly obvious and even forgivable if this weren’t a military themed podcast, but he also interrupts the guests constantly and seems to feel the need to talk when he’d be better served by actually listening and letting the guest tell their own story. And some of the comments he makes and questions he ask are things I hear from kids who have played too much Call of Duty rather than an experienced host interviewing some of the most experienced Special Operations personnel this country has. Every time he speaks it’s as if I’m hearing fingernails on a chalkboard, hence the poor rating here. If there was a way to mute Rad and just listen to the guest I’d give 3-4 stars, and with a decent host this would be 5 stars all day long.

TheCompDoctor ,

Man babies with a microphone

This podcast typifies the modern right. These are a bunch of man babies who cannot stand to hear views that aren’t in lockstep with Fox News and conservative talk radio. I tuned in to hear an interview with Bob Baer, and got a lot of Fox News propaganda instead. Next.

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