CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!! 100% honesty with yourself and others. This podcast covers many challenges our veterans, and myself, faced when transitioning to civilian life. While I am a 100% Disabled vet (P&T), they are not combat injuries. I will interview veterans who have found ways to cope with their Demons, help others, raise awareness, and promote veteran businesses! be prepared for 100% truth! NO HOLDING BACK!!!!
Episode 17 James Powers
From Army Specialist, to homeless addict, to Capitol Hill, James' story is one perseverance and survival.
Episode 16 - Lex Joon NHRA
Today's guest is known as The Flying Dutchman. He was born and raised in Amsterdam, began racing at a young age, won everything he could in Europe, and in 2013 packed all his belongings into a shipping container and moved to the heart of US NHRA DRAG RACING COUNTRY - INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA. Hear Lex's story of triumph, tribulations, and his trademark #NEVERQUIT!
Episode 15 Bob Mohr Feb 2021
Today's guest is Bob Mohr, former Marine machine gunner, recovering addict, ultra marathon runner. His story is amazing. From Marine infantry to living on the street, reaching out with a phone call and then running a 100 mile race, and finally a HIV positive diagnosis that nearly broke him, Bob lets it all hang out on STR8TALK. This is his story. And it is amazing!
Episode 14 - Dogs for our Brave
Dogs for our brave, dfob.org, We sit down with Executive Director Christina Kimerle and talk in depth about her program. DFOB uses rescue dogs and trains them to be service dogs for our veterans. DFOB covers all costs associated with the lifetime care of the dog. What a fantastic organization.
EPISODE 13 WARMACHINE
Guest today is LtCol Chris "WARMACHINE" Zwetzig. Chris and I served together for maybe 15 years. He was my Navigator on over 50 combat and combat support missions throughout the Middle East. Chris recently retired and had some issues adjusting. Hear what he went through and how he is coping today.
Episode 12- A Marine's Wife, A Battered Life
Today's interview is with former Marine wife, battered wife, Fostoria Pierson. She likes to say she went from GED to PHD while getting her ass beat! Her words, not mine. Listen to her struggles, he fear of being with out her kids, her strength to endure nearly 20 years of battery, sodomy, rape, domestic violence, all while the Marines turned a blind eye. Hear how she got away and started over. She is an incredible woman! I am proud to know Fostoria Pierson, PhD.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Love what you are doing here! I just binged this entire podcast.
2020/21 has become the hight of everyone creating a podcast and not all podcasts are created equally.
Easy to follow, pulls on the heart strings, and is legitimately about your everyday veteran or those affected by veterans. You’ve got a GREAT thing going here.
From one Veteran podcaster to another, cheers brother!
Keep on rocking!
Veterans Drinking Vodka
Honor, Respect, and Authenticity
It is sometimes very difficult to share the things that haunt us. Right from the beginning the honesty and reality hit. The things spoken need to be heard and understood. John and his guests show true courage when they share it intimate details and I believe their work can and will save lives.
It’s hard to write a review about this podcast without saying words like “wow”, “raw”, and “gut checking”. It hits home. It puts thoughts into words for so many including myself. It truly is a solid example of not being alone. A solid podcast by a solid dude. Much love