Sat 9/4/2021

Eagle Down – Jessica Donati

2021-09-04T18:20:44-07:00September 4th, 2021|

“Eagle Down; The Last Special Forces Fighting the Forever War” is a powerful book by Jessica Donati that is receiving high praise from many including Sebastian Junger.  Jessica currently covers foreign affairs for the Wall Street Journal. She was the bureau chief in Kabul in 2015 and lived four years in Afghanistan. Eagle Down tells the personal stories of several Green Berets posted to Afghanistan conducting “training operations” following the official declaration that the “longest war in American history was [...]

Tue 8/31/2021

Mount Elbert Challenge – Shannon vonDriska

2021-09-01T05:49:48-07:00August 31st, 2021|

Mount Elbert is the second highest peak in the contiguous United States, rising to 14,440 feet above sea level. On September 15, Shannon vonDriska will be part of a Challenge America team of four severely injured Veterans climbing the mountain. Their mission is to inspire Veterans and others struggling to overcome their physical and psychological scars. Shannon had hoped to become an Army medic. However, on a nighttime march she fell and immediately knew something serious was wrong. She continued [...]

Tue 8/24/2021

GORUCK Co-Founder & CEO Jason McCarthy

2021-08-24T10:55:39-07:00August 24th, 2021|

GORUCK co-founder and CEO Jason McCarthy says his path from leaving the Special Forces to building a $100 million company is a “cautionary tale”.  He even wrote a book titled “How Not to Start a Backpack Company.” Jason served with the Green Berets and his wife Emily was a CIA Case Officer deployed to West Africa. Jason put together a “go-ruck” for Emily to carry in her vehicle and home.  This planted the seeds for GORUCK, but it was a [...]

Sun 8/8/2021

Bone Frog Cellars/Bone Frog Coffee – Tim Cruickshank

2021-08-08T19:53:30-07:00August 8th, 2021|

Bone Frog Cellars and Bone Frog Coffee Founder and CEO Tim Cruickshank says “giving is the reason we exist as a company.”  I bet you won’t find that mission statement on many company websites. Tim served with SEAL teams on both coasts. In addition to being the team corpsman he was also the primarily responsible for demolitions. “My kids knew nothing but me being at war the entire time. I was gone for half my son’s life at one time.” [...]

Sun 8/1/2021

Bone Rattle – US Marshal Marc Cameron

2021-08-01T09:53:38-07:00August 1st, 2021|

“Bone Rattle” author Marc Cameron is quite familiar with some of the scenarios presented in his latest thriller. He lived them during his long career with the US Marshals Service. Bone Rattle is the latest addition to his “Arliss Cutter” series and joins Marc’s bestselling Jericho Quinn thriller collection. Marc was also chosen to continue the very popular Tom Clancy books. Much of Marc’s career was in judicial protection but he most enjoyed his time in fugitive apprehension units. He [...]

Sun 7/25/2021

CIA Case Officer Barry Broman

2021-07-25T14:29:38-07:00July 25th, 2021|

CIA Case Officer Barry Broman recruited 41 agents during his 26 year career with the agency. He recounts some of the most interesting moments in his book “Risk Taker, Spy Maker” He first fell in love with East Asia when his Air Force officer father invited him along on an assignment with the Thai Air Force.  A caveat was that Barry would find a job so he secured a position with the Associated Press, becoming the youngest AP photographer in [...]

Wed 7/21/2021

Volition America – John Sapiente

2021-07-21T09:31:01-07:00July 21st, 2021|

Volition is a powerful concept first introduced to John Sapiente by Air Force pilot Dan Rooney.  Rooney advocates; “It’s the most empowering force in the world. Volition is the POWER of choice. Every day we wake up we have a choice; we can be positive, we can be negative. We can choose to love, we can choose to hate. We can choose to pursue our dreams and our passions in life. But understand, our choices will culminate to write the [...]

Sat 7/10/2021

Declan James Watch Company – Brian Dougherty

2021-07-10T23:00:14-07:00July 10th, 2021|

Declan James Watch Company founder Brian Dougherty is applying the attitude and mental toughness he was taught as a Navy SEAL to help with his career as an entrepreneur. Excerpts from the SEAL’s creed give credence to his belief. Examples include; “We demand discipline. We expect innovation. The lives of my teammates and the success of our mission depend on me – my technical skill, tactical proficiency, and attention to detail. My training is never complete.” Brian thinks he may [...]

Sat 7/3/2021

Independence Day Special

2021-07-03T12:18:33-07:00July 3rd, 2021|

Independence Day should hold a special place in the hearts of all U.S. citizens. This special show features four guests sharing their perspective on freedom and liberty. British born actor Matthew Marsden met a young Army Ranger at Fort Benning while filming the movie Blackhawk Down. The experience changed his life.  He shares how the US mindset is different even from our closest “cousins” in England. “There’s nowhere else to go Ben. America is the last place, the last bastion [...]

Sun 6/27/2021

Old Guys and Their Airplanes – John Mollison

2021-06-27T16:24:02-07:00June 27th, 2021|

Old Guys and Their Airplanes Founder John Mollison started drawing at a young age. His father built model airplanes and John’s mother would encourage him to draw the scenes depicted on the boxes. He has created thousands of works of art that are on display in fourteen countries. What makes his images extra special is that he also interviews the pilots who flew the aircraft he depicts. This “aha” moment came when John had already achieved success in his restaurant [...]

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