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Bulletproof Veteran Podcast

Bulletproof Veteran

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A podcast focused on helping veterans maximize their post military lives! Getting back to the Bulletproof Badasses that put country before self!

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06/25/21 • 98 min

This week we welcome Judy Weaver, founder of Connected Warriors. In 2007, Judy met Beau MacVane, an Army Ranger that after five tours in Iraq was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Beau asked Judy to teach him yoga so he could stay as strong and connected to his body as humanly possible as he fought his terminal illness. Over the next several years Judy watched as Beau battled his disease, and was amazed by how he was able to use her instruction, and his determination, to battle the decline of his physical body. After Beau’s passing, Judy was determined to continue to help America’s war-fighters, and Connected Warriors was born. Connected Warriors provides yoga instruction to veterans, with a focus on the specific needs of military members and first responders. Their mission is to elevate the warriors in our community by engaging them in a process of healing, growth and change in ways that benefit themselves, their families and the community. Connected Warriors acts as a leading advocate for veterans, active duty military, and veteran services with local, state, and the federal government. Whether it is teaching yoga instructors the unique needs of this diverse community, or providing an environment welcoming to the veteran mentality, Judy’s prime objective is to help each participant better their mental and physical lives. So kick off your shoes, lay out your yoga mat, and get into Warrior One with this week’s interview
For more information about Connect Warriors go to connectedwarriors.org
There is still time to sign up for the Bulletproof Veteran 5k on July 10th. All proceeds benefiting One More Wave. In-person, virtual, 1-mile fun walk, and donation options available. Go to bulletproofveteran.com and register today.

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06/25/21 • 98 min

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06/18/21 • 67 min

This week we welcome Dr. Tiffany Tajiri, board certified psychologist and author of Peace After Combat: Healing the Spiritual and Psychological Wounds of War. For so many science and faith are held at arm's length from one another, but Dr. Tajiri combines the two worlds in what she calls "Rhythm Restoration". This method is a combination of RHYTHM for soothing, BILATERAL STIMULATION for psychological digestion, and positive VISUALIZATION for the re-scripting of painful experiences. She walks us through a gritty, and honest, look at what combat veterans are faced with when they return home. Each chapter, of Peace After Combat, illustrates a common situation facing our service members, and how faith can be the catalyst for healing. The novellas combine to answer the question, "Where is God in war?" Dr. Tajiri also talks about her non-profit, Stand-Up and Recover; providing health and hope to military veterans, and family members, through education of behavioral health resources, retreats, excursions, and spiritual counseling. Whether you are a believer, or not, Dr. Tajiri's insight and message supports the idea that "God is Love'', and let's be honest the world needs a lot more of that!
Peace After Combat: Healing the Spiritual and Psychological Wounds of War available everywhere July 1st.
For more information about Peace After Combet, Stand-Up and Recover, and Dr. Tajiri go to www.drtiffanytajiri.com
There is still time to sign up for the Bulletproof Veteran 5k on July 10th benefiting One More Wave...in-person, virtual, and donation options available. Register or donate at www.bulletproofveteran.com

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06/18/21 • 67 min

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This week we welcome Stefan and Jenny Hespeler, founders of Operation Vest and creators of the Dog Tag Run. Together this husband and wife team have set out to combat military and veteran suicide. What started as a Facebook challenge has turned into almost 1900 straight days of hammering out 22 push-ups, and the creation of their own non-profit and run event. The Dog Tag Run is a 2.2 mile run/walk, or ruck, benefiting local organizations that provide healing services to veterans and military families. Stefan and Jenny talk about the importance of giving back to the men and women that have fought, and currently fight, for this nation. We discuss the staggering suicide statistics, not only for the veteran population, but for the US as a whole. The numbers are shocking, and Stefan and Jenny live everyday spreading the message that YOU can make a difference.
There is still time to sign up for the in -person and virtual Dog Tag Run. Go to TheDogTagRun.com and sign up today for the in-person event on Saturday June 12th in Bay Shore, NY, or the virtual event running through June 20th anywhere you have an open stretch of road.
For more information about Operation Vest search for them on Instagram and Facebook.

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06/11/21 • 64 min

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This week we welcome Tim Cruickshank, founder and CEO of Bonefrog Cellars and Bonefrog Coffee Company. After serving 25 years in the U.S. Navy, Tim created Bonefrog Cellars and Bonefrog Coffee Company as a tribute to the “Brotherhood” of U.S. Navy SEAL’s, the Naval Special Warfare community, and to all Americans who bravely served, or who are currently serving, in our United States Armed Forces. Bonefrog Cellars is a premium boutique winery located in the Pacific Northwest. Each bottle starts a conversation about the men and women that have served this great nation. Whether you choose the Merlot aged in French Oak, or the Chardonnay fermented in stainless steel, a portion of the sale goes to the Navy SEAL Foundation, the SEAL Veterans Foundation, and the Navy SEALs Fund. Bonefrog Coffee Company follows suit producing premium, small-batch coffee roasted to order. The beans for these specialty blends are grown specifically for Bonefrog Coffee Company in Central and South America. Tim talks about how both businesses strive to give back, and also raise awareness of other veteran owned and operated businesses. To that end, Tim has set up Focal Point, a central location to advertise veteran businesses. So if you're listening early in the morning, pour a fresh cup, or if it's time to settle down, pop the cork on a nice Merlot, and enjoy this week's episode.
For more information or to try out these great products go to https://bonefrogcellars.com/ and https://bonefrog-coffee.com/
Sign up for the Bulletproof Veteran 5k at www.bulletproofveteran.com

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06/04/21 • 68 min

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This week we welcome Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson, authors of the International Bestselling Tier One Series. Jeff and Brian are at it again with a new military thriller, Sons of Valor.
Navy SEAL Keith ”Chunk” Redman has been one of the military’s top doorkickers since the day he pinned on his trident: loyal, single-minded, lethal. Tasked to lead a new, covert team of Tier One SEALs—the most elite special operators in the world—Chunk needs help to stay a step ahead of its adversaries. The new Tier One’s first mission will require them to not only prove themselves, but to stop an enemy who’s using military tactics against them. Chunk and his team aren’t just the tip of the spear; they’re America’s first, last, and best counterterrorism defense. And they couldn’t have arrived at a more urgent—and perilous—time.
Jeff and Brian give a peek into their writing room and describe how their tandem approach has yielded the creation of the Tier One Universe. They discuss how their unique Navy backgrounds enable them to blend military and geopolitical fact into fiction writing. Jeff and Brian also talk about how they are helping up-and-coming authors, and how they are giving back to the Navy SEAL Community. So get ready to strap on your full kit and dive into the world of Tier One operators!
For more information about Jeff and Brian go to www.andrews-wilson.com
Pre-order Sons of Valor now at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, or wherever your favorite books are sold.

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05/28/21 • 89 min

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Episode 41: Col. Steve Miska, Author

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05/21/21 • 62 min

This week we welcome fellow Long Islander Col. Steve Miska, author of Baghdad Underground Railroad. Steve served as an officer in the United States Army for 25 years before retiring in 2015. During his second of three combat tours in Iraq, Steve led a team that established an underground railroad from Baghdad to Amman to the United States for dozens of foreign military interpreters who supported U.S. troops in-country. Baghdad Underground Railroad is an intimate glimpse at the significant risks that foreign military interpreters face to support U.S. interests, and the brotherhood that develops between service members and interpreters as a result. Steve offers a stunning, first-person account of how he and his teammates worked to overcome policy failures and broken promises and protect America’s most reliable combat partners: foreign military interpreters. Above all, Steve presents an exploration of universal questions about hope, brotherhood, and belonging -- questions that strike at the heart of who we are as a people and as a nation. Most of all, Steve confirms the ultimate truth...when you need help, you call your Mother!
Find Baghdad Underground Railroad at Amazon.com, or order through your local bookstore.

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05/21/21 • 62 min

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05/13/21 • 65 min

This week we welcome Chris Fuentes, the founder of Ranger Ready Repellents. Look out your window, that shiny thing in the sky...that's the Sun! That means beautiful weather is upon us. It's time for hiking, fishing, gardening, and just enjoying everything nature has to offer. It also means that ticks and mosquitos are enjoying that warm weather as well. Ranger Ready Repellent's mission is to stem the alarming increase of dangerous vector-borne diseases in the United States by encouraging the proper use of safe and effective repellents. Chris invented Ranger Ready as the next generation, better ingredient brand, to help you protect yourself and your family. We discuss the different types of vector-borne diseases, how ticks survive cold winters, and the best practices to prevent being infected by a tick. Most importantly, Chris talks about the signs and symptoms of the most common tick-borne diseases, and why it is important to advocate for your own health when talking to medical professionals. No one wants to be a statistic, so throw that DEET from 1975 in the trash and enjoy this week's interview.
Check out all of Ranger Ready's products at:
https://rangerready.com/?utm_source=bulletproof%20veteran%20podcast&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=chris_fuentes

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05/13/21 • 65 min

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05/06/21 • 64 min

Not many people can say they have risen from the DEAD!!! But for Carmelo Rodriguez, this is his story. Carmelo is an author, filmmaker, life coach, and motivational speaker. He also has one of the craziest post-military stories you will ever hear. He had the unique experience of being declared dead by the VA...and managed to come back to tell the world about it. Carmelo shares his life altering story, and how it sent him on a new path to helping people rise out of their darkest hours. He has gone on to author multiple books including Dead Soldier and The Hardest Language, and is currently working on the film adaptation of his life's story. I would have to say that Carmelo is one of the busiest and most motivated DEAD GUYS I have ever had the pleasure to sit down with. Put on your tin hat and shred all your personal information, cause this is one gets crazy!!

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05/06/21 • 64 min

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04/28/21 • 84 min

This week we welcome SgtMaj (Ret.) Marty Kenny the Founder and President of The Weekly Fight. The Weekly Fight was created to help promote a healthy lifestyle through camaraderie, mission, and purpose. They are determined to reduce veteran suicide by teaching veterans how to transition and turn Post Traumatic Stress into Post Traumatic Growth. The Weekly Fight provides free workouts to veterans, first responders and their family members. Each week's workout is dedicated to a veteran with the goal of breaking through the public’s preconceived ideas of service men and women, and show the contributions veterans are making to their communities. Marty's organization also provides scholarships to help the surviving children of Post Traumatic Stress fund their higher education. SgtMaj Kenny opens up about his personal struggles and how he uses his own experiences to help others fight their inner demons. He gives an eye opening and honest description of the battle to find peace and purpose after leaving the military. It was an honor to sit down and talk with this great American, as he continues to serve his country.

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04/28/21 • 84 min

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07/02/21 • 63 min

This week we welcome Stephen Machuga, the founder and CEO of Stack Up. Stack Up helps US and Allied military service members get through combat deployments and recover from traumatic physical and emotional injuries with the power of video gaming. Stack Up utilizes the strength of community to help veterans at home and abroad. Seventy percent of video games are played with others, either in the same room or over the internet. This interaction enhances communication, and leads to greater closeness and intimacy within the group. Steve discusses Stack Up's four main programs; The Stacks, Supply Crates, Air Assaults, and the Stack Up Overwatch Program (StOP). By providing gaming systems to deployed troops, setting up all expenses paid trips for deserving veterans to geek and gaming culture events, or providing 24 hour a day mental health support to the military and veteran community, Stack Up is leading the way to creating a positive environment for our service members and veterans. So whether you are using up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start to beat Contra, or dropping into the latest edition of Call of Duty...strap into your favorite gaming chair and enjoy this week's episode.
For more information about Stack Up go to StackUp.org
There is still time to sign up for the Bulletproof Veteran 5k on July 10th. Go to bulletproofveteran.com to register. All proceeds going to support One More Wave. In-Person, Virtual, and Donation options available.

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07/02/21 • 63 min

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How many episodes does Bulletproof Veteran Podcast have?

Bulletproof Veteran Podcast currently has 105 episodes available.

What topics does Bulletproof Veteran Podcast cover?

The podcast is about Podcasts, Education and Government.

What is the most popular episode on Bulletproof Veteran Podcast?

The episode title 'Episode 46: Judy Weaver, Founder of Connected Warriors' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on Bulletproof Veteran Podcast?

The average episode length on Bulletproof Veteran Podcast is 70 minutes.

How often are episodes of Bulletproof Veteran Podcast released?

Episodes of Bulletproof Veteran Podcast are typically released every 8 days, 4 hours.

When was the first episode of Bulletproof Veteran Podcast?

The first episode of Bulletproof Veteran Podcast was released on Mar 18, 2020.

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