55 episodes

We follow the idea of the GUNFIGHTER, WRITER, WILDMAN, and MONK; being a Man of Action, Intellect, Emotion, and of Spirit. We believe that life is comprehensible and has a purpose for each of us through personal development of the total man concept.

Spotterup Podcast Michael Kurcina

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    • 4.8 • 28 Ratings

We follow the idea of the GUNFIGHTER, WRITER, WILDMAN, and MONK; being a Man of Action, Intellect, Emotion, and of Spirit. We believe that life is comprehensible and has a purpose for each of us through personal development of the total man concept.

    SPOTTER UP | EP. 48 | George J. Veith, Author Black April: The Fall of South Vietnam, and more

    SPOTTER UP | EP. 48 | George J. Veith, Author Black April: The Fall of South Vietnam, and more

    Join me Monday August 9 at 4pm EST as I speak with George. George J . Veith, a former Army captain, is the author of Black April: The Fall of South Vietnam, 1973-1975, Code-Name Bright Light: The Untold Story of U.S. POW Rescue Efforts during the Vietnam War (1998), and Leave No Man Behind: Bill Bell and the Search for American POW/MIAs from the Vietnam War (2004). He has testified on the POW/MIA issue before the U.S. Congress, and is currently working on his PhD and a study of the career of Nguyen Van Thieu. He lives in Delaware.

    • 40 min
    SPOTTER UP | EP. 47 | Peter Blaber Former Commander of Delta Force, Author of Mission Men and Me

    SPOTTER UP | EP. 47 | Peter Blaber Former Commander of Delta Force, Author of Mission Men and Me

    Pete Blaber commanded at every level of one of the most elite counter-terrorist organizations in the world during most of recent history’s most significant military and political events (Panama, Colombia, Somalia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq).In 2006 he retired from the military and transitioned from leading elite combat teams around the globe, to leading elite corporate teams for one of the world's largest and most innovative Biotechnology Companies.



    “After 21 years of using the term ‘common sense’ to describe the way I lived and led in the military, this was the first time I actually paused to ponder what ‘common sense’ actually is and why people seem to recognize, respond to, and appreciate ‘common sense leadership’ whenever they experience it. I didn’t have to look far to find the answer. The answer is both all around and inside us. It’s not political, or religious, or philosophic. It’s biologic. Biology reveals that life always finds a way. It’s the "Common Sense Way.” In 2015 I left my job as a Biotechnology executive to write this book.



    “In 2018, while still working on this book, I decided it was time to pressure test the “Common Sense Way” in the living laboratory of real-world experience, so I started an international company that adds armor protection to any type of vehicle (e.g. cars, trucks, vans, buses, etc.). The idea behind Adding Armor is to create a “Mobile Safe-Room” that protects the vehicle’s passengers from would be attackers (criminals, terrorists, active shooters, and anarchists) while also providing “peace of mind” that cannot be attained in an unarmored vehicle. In today’s world, adding armor to protect your family, friends, and colleagues is common sense. It’s the ‘Common Sense Way’”.



    Pete was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. He has an MBA and an MS in National Security and Strategic Affairs.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Project Whole Man Ep14 David J Wood Businessman, Veteran Marine; Earn It

    Project Whole Man Ep14 David J Wood Businessman, Veteran Marine; Earn It

    David Wood spent his teen years in Knoxville, TN, and enlisted for active duty in the Marine Corps from 1999 – 2005, attaining infantry Sergeant in his first two years and serving with SRIG (Surveillance / Reconnaissance / Intelligence Group). David was deployed four times: Panama, two Marine Expeditionary Unit floats and, following 9/11, Operation Enduring Freedom as part of the first wave of troops in Kandahar, Afghanistan. After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, David entered the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he studied philosophy and religious studies, graduating with his BA. In 2009, David moved to Hong Kong, where he did liaison work for three NGOs, founded several companies that he owns and runs under the banner of DJW Holdings, and still lives with his wife and children. David’s passion and expertise in designing and sourcing tactical clothing, gear, and camo, came out of his military service.

    • 56 min
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    Project Whole Man Ep10: Friend of the Warrior Operations RSF Green Beret Brian Thebaud

    Project Whole Man Ep10: Friend of the Warrior Operations RSF Green Beret Brian Thebaud

    Join me May 12 at 5 pm EST on YouTube live with Brian Thebaud, Green Beret and one of the founders of Operations RSF; @operationrsf we will talk about service, brotherhood and getting on the road to being whole!

    • 44 min
    Project Whole Man Ep8: Sean Patrick Flanery Father, Actor, Author, Martial Artist, Role Model

    Project Whole Man Ep8: Sean Patrick Flanery Father, Actor, Author, Martial Artist, Role Model

    I speak with Sean Patrick Flanery. Sean Patrick Flanery (born October 11, 1965) is an American actor, author and martial artist. He is known for playing Connor MacManus in The Boondock Saints (1999) and its sequel The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009), Greg Stillson in the USA Network television series The Dead Zone, Jeremy "Powder" Reed in Powder (1995), Indiana Jones in the ABC television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, as well as Bobby Dagen in Saw: The Final Chapter (2010).[1] He is also known for his role as Sam Gibson on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless in 2011.[2] He starred in Devil's Carnival, a short film which was screened on tour beginning in April, 2012. In 2016, he published his first novel, Jane Two, a coming-of-age story drawing inspiration from his own childhood and early experiences.

    • 50 min
    Project Whole Man Ep6: Matthew Little How to Be Driven former Special Forces SWAT

    Project Whole Man Ep6: Matthew Little How to Be Driven former Special Forces SWAT

    I speak with Matthew Little of @greybeard_actual Matthew Little, is a US Army Special Forces combat veteran who has extensive law enforcement experience, including serving as training coordinator and an operational supervisor on a major metropolitan SWAT team, and has worked as a government contractor in non-permissive environments. Additionally, Matt is a lifelong martial artist and former national level competitor. He is also ranked as a master class shooter with pistol and carbine by both the US Practical Shooting Association and the International Defensive Pistol Association. Matt has also received numerous tactical shooting skill awards, including Turbo Pin #14, Three Sevens Coin #33, and the Refactor Tactical Kill Card patch. He has instructed foreign and US military personnel and police officers, martial artists, and civilians. This instructional experience was not solely academic, as he was usually then leading his students operationally either in combat or in arguably the most violent major city in North America. Along with his operational, competitive, and instructional experience, Matt is passionate about his own training. He has completed numerous military and law enforcement training courses and continues to train with many of the industry’s top instructors as often as possible.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

gnosisrosa ,

Loved the Ed Calderon episode

It’s the first episode of Spotter Up for me, but it will not be the last!

Ronin K-9 ,

Too much

It’s hard to listen to you when you say “yeah” or “right” every 5 seconds. Just shut up and let your guests talk. I found you because of the Ed’s Manifesto episode but I won’t be following your show after this.

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