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Conversations with military veterans about their unique transitions to the civilian world

The Boots Off Podcast Mike Lahrman

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Conversations with military veterans about their unique transitions to the civilian world

    #12 - Tyler Bolken

    #12 - Tyler Bolken

    Tyler Bolken is a Citizen Airman -- a media strategist in the civilian world balancing his military service in the Air Force Reserve. In this episode we discuss his career path from enlisting in the Marine Corps to learning the importance of planning and self-marketing. 

    Catch the debut of Tyler's podcast "My Dead Brother's Podcast" on October 5th. Follow him on social platforms @TylerBolken.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    #11 - Victoria Secrist

    #11 - Victoria Secrist

    National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

    September is National Suicide Prevention Month. To discuss this important subject, I'm happy to welcome former Air Force broadcast journalist and current relationship therapist, Victoria Secrist. She describes her own military career and its challenges, along with how she discovered a path to her passion. Victoria is well-educated on marriage and family therapy as well as suicide prevention, and is an excellent source to learn from with regard to how we approach conversations about suicide. 

    You can catch all the podcast episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, and others. I would love to see a five-star review on iTunes from you. 

     As this is a solo-produced production (with the help of guest interviews, of course) I have no shame in plugging the Patreon that helps keep this running. Consider chipping in a coffee's worth of donations there or on the Support page of www.lahr.media. Thank you so much!   

    Music provided by my buddy Chase Landon. He's an Army veteran and he solo-produced the song you hear in the intro/outro back in 2004 when we were just high school kids with no direction (not the band).


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    #10 - Chris Alan

    #10 - Chris Alan

    Mike welcomes Chris Alan to The Boots Off Podcast as the show makes its return from hiatus. Chris is a standup comedian with more than 13 years of stage time, opening for marquee headliners like Amy Schumer, Mark Normand, Colin Quinn, Hannibal Buress, Roy Wood Jr, and Kyle Kinane, plus many more. The kicker is, Chris was living this dream while he was active duty Air Force! In this episode, Chris discusses that balancing act and the challenges that came with it.  

    Follow Chris Alan on Instagram/Twitter: @ChrisAlanComedy 

    Subscribe to his YouTube channel: Chris Alan  

    The Boots Off Podcast is available in video form on YouTube! Please leave a thumbs up and comment with your thoughts, and SUBSCRIBE to the channel! 

    You can catch all the podcast episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, and others. I would love to see a five-star review on iTunes from you.  

    As this is a solo-produced production (with the help of guest interviews, of course) I have no shame in plugging the Patreon that helps keep this running. Consider chipping in a coffee's worth of donations there or on the Support page of www.lahr.media. Thank you so much!  

    Oh yeah! Music provided by my buddy Chase Landon. He's an Army veteran and he solo-produced the song you hear in the intro/outro back in 2004 when we were just high school kids with no direction (not the band). I love that song and he's great.


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Best of Season One

    The Best of Season One

    As 'The Boots Off Podcast' returns from a two-year hiatus, I wanted to provide an option for listeners -- old and new -- to really understand what this entire podcast is about by hearing the highlights from the first nine episodes.

    Season two looks excellent, with a really fun and diverse guest list that will allow us to explore topics and perspectives I couldn't have predicted when I first conceptualized this project. Please subscribe, rate, and review. Let me know who you'd like to hear from, or if you yourself have a veteran transition story to share.

    Website: www.lahr.media

    LinkedIn/YouTube: Mike Lahrman

    Twitter/Instagram: @MikeLahrman

    Facebook: Lahrmedia


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    #9 - Dad

    #9 - Dad

    Please welcome my dad for this special Father's Day episode!

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    #8 - Matt Rossi, Miles For Nolan

    #8 - Matt Rossi, Miles For Nolan

    Matt Rossi calls in from his 2,180 mile hike to tell us about his charity, Miles For Nolan

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Cherry Point Marine ,

Transitioning

There is life after the military, and this Podcast provides applicable perspective from our brothers and sisters before us, in addition to entertaining us with stories we all so often miss from the military. It’s war stories meets success stories. Keep up the great work, Mike.

retrdman ,

Great information

These podcast provide great insight for anyone who is at that point in their military career and we have all been at that point of should I re-enlist or should I get out. I retired in 1986 and remember having this discussion with myself. Look forward to your second season of Boots Off podcast

Al Huff ,

Great Resource!

I love hearing from other vets who have served our great country and found success on the outside. Super helpful and I hope everyone gets the chance to hear these stories.

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