The Protectors brings true-life stories from Law Enforcement, Military, and First Responders; our Nation’s “Protectors” AND those that support them. Protectors are those that run toward danger, the ones that put their lives on the line to keep us safe; here and abroad. Listen in as they tell their stories; from their beginnings to their inspirations. The Protectors podcast is hosted by Dr. Jason Piccolo. Jason is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran (U.S. Army Infantry Captain) with service as an enlisted member in the 1990’s. Jason served over 20 years in federal law enforcement. Jason is an active volunteer with veteran hiring and mentorship organizations.
Season 3 | John Martin | FitOps Aftercare | (Episode 35)
John Martin joined The Protectors to talk about the FiTOps aftercare program. We also discuss veteran transition, mental health and suicide awareness*, the FitOps camp, and a ton of other topics.
Season 3 | Chef Andrew Gruel | Stepping Forward | Slapfish Restaurant Group
Chef Andrew Gruel stopped by The Protectors to talk about the ailing restaurant industry, raising money to support the industry, and advice for prospective chefs coming from the “protector” community. Support of the restaurant industry goes beyond the...
Season 3 | Rob Angel | Creator of PICTIONARY | Philanthropist (Episode 33)
Rob Angel joined The Protectors to talk about creating the world-famous PICTIONARY, building businesses and brands, philanthropy, advice for prospective entrepreneurs in the protector community, and a ton of other topics. Abut Rob: In 1985, ROB ANGEL...
Season 3 | Jack Carr | THE DEVIL'S HAND | w/ Marcus Torgerson (Episode 32)
Jack Carr joined The Protectors to talk about his newest book, THE DEVIL’S HAND, starting a podcast, navigating social media, pub week, and a ton of other topics. I was joined by Marcus Torgerson as co-host. Thank you both!
Season 3 | Clint Emerson | 100 DEADLY SKILL COMBAT EDITION | w/ Marcus Torgerson (Episode 31)
Clint Emerson joined The Protectors to talk about his book 100 DEADLY SKILLS COMBAT EDITION, “Apple Picking”, not standing out in the crowd (i.e. being gray), knowing when to escalate and de-escalate, and a ton of other topics. Thanks to my great co-host Marcus Torgerson providing spot-on input.
Season 3 | Harrison Johnson | FitOps | (Episode 30)
Harrison Johnson joined The Protectors to talk about handling transition, the importance of finding a new mission post-service, and a ton of other topics. Make sure to check out all that FitOps is doing to give back!