Shawn Ryan Show

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 May 19, 2022
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The "Shawn Ryan Show" is hosted by Shawn Ryan, former U.S. Navy SEAL, CIA Contractor, and Founder of Vigilance Elite. We tell REAL stories about REAL people from all walks of life. We discuss the ups and downs, wins and losses, successes and struggles, the good and bad in a respectful but candid way with our guest. We're better than entertainment, we're the REAL thing. Please enjoy the show.

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#28 Nick "Machine" Lavery - Active Duty Army Special Forces Amputee

Nick Lavery is an active duty member of The United States Army Special Forces.

Nick is not just a warrior on the battlefield, but a warrior for the common American. In this episode we learn of the greatest battles you have never heard of.

From small arms gunfights to being ambushed by trusted allies, Nick is an example to any person who has been pushed to the ultimate limit and ermerged victorious.

This is the greatest story you have NEVER heard.


Jun 20, 2022
#27 Rob O'Neill - The Man Who Killed Bin Laden
Former SEAL Team Six/Devgru Operator Robert J. O'Neill gives a full recap of his career in the SEAL Teams. From start to finish we cover it all. This is a side of Rob you haven't seen before. We get philosophical on topics such as "Should we have ever gone to Iraq?" and "Would we have been friends with our enemies under different circumstances?" And of course... We get the first hand account of the night Rob killed Bin Laden. You have never heard this side from the Man who killed Osama Bin Laden. 🚨 Vigilance Elite Newsletter 🚨

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Jun 06, 2022
#26 Alex Epstein - The Global Energy War
We are currently in the middle of a global energy war. Alex Epstein joins us to discuss what the implications of the current Green Initiative will be, how China ties in and stands to benefit in a world where the US now depends on them for energy, and how the benefits of fossil fuels have been completely ignored for years. 

Alex Epstein is a Fossil Fuel Philosopher, author, and industrial and energy policy commentator. He is the founder and president of the Center for Industrial Progress, a for-profit organization in San Diego, California.

Alex speaks with Shawn about his latest book “Fossil Future” and the negative impacts of the current energy war, our climate, and the unique benefits of fossil fuels to human flourishing—including their unrivaled ability to provide low-cost, reliable energy to billions of people around the world, especially the world’s poorest people.

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May 19, 2022
#25 Eli Crane - Navy SEAL Sniper

Eli Crane joins Shawn Ryan to talk about his time as a Navy SEAL Sniper, starting his multimillion-dollar company "Bottle Breacher" in his garage, and running for Arizona State Congress. From childhood lessons to failing sniper school, Eli is an example for every American who has ever had to persevere through life's great struggles.

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May 05, 2022
#24 Shawn Ryan's Psychedelic Experience

I am revealing every little detail of my psychedelic experience, all the intuitions, what I saw, what I felt, what I believe it all meant, and how the journey healed me in the end. I am opening up about my experience for two reasons. The first being because I believe this will help a great number of people, and the second is to raise money for VETS the organization that put me through the treatment so they can continue healing our US Special Operations Veterans.

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Apr 21, 2022
#23 Luis Chaparro - Inside the World's Deadliest Cartel
After being embedded with the Sinaloa Mexican Drug Cartel, Luis Chaparro an investigative reporter brings us some very eye opening insight on what they have been up to. He informs us of a new drug which the cartels are introducing into the United States and Canada that is more addictive and more deadly than fentanyl. He also was able to witness one of the Sinaloa Cartel's Tactical Training camps, describing exactly what they go through.  
Apr 06, 2022
#22 David Rodriguez - Overcome Bullying / Getting Sober
Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion David Nino Rodriguez joins me on The Shawn Ryan Show to discuss how him being bullied as a child lead him to become a heavyweight boxing champion with an undefeated record of 36-0 with 34 by knockout at his prime. His first round knockout ratio surpassed every heavyweight in history to date and Nino was ranked number 12 in the world by WBA. After being stabbed in the face with a knife he tried to comeback but suffered 2 losses finishing his boxing career with a final record of 39-2. Nino speaks about his dilemma suffering from social anxiety, leading a life of sobriety, and how he is overcoming PTSD. Rodriguez is now an anti-bullying key note speaker and best selling author of the book "When The Lights Go Out".
Mar 31, 2022
#21 Mark Turner - Inside Ukraine (Recon Marine)
Former Recon Marine Mark Turner who went to Ukraine on 18 hours notice at the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine joins us on the show. He gives us an inside perspective on what's happening in country as the war continues on. After speaking with high level Ukrainian Politicians they've asked him to train both Ukrainian military and civilians to go fight the Russians on the front lines of the war. Mark is now recruiting more former US Special Operations Veterans to train both Ukrainian military and civillains to fight the Russians through his nonprofit The Overwatch Foundation.   
Mar 24, 2022
#20 Justin Hughes - Navy SEAL/Modern-Day Da Vinci
Justin Hughes the type of American that we can all look up to.  His pride for America runs deep, all the way back to grade school.  After moving back the the United States from living abroad he could not understand why his fellow Americans would bully him.  In the long run it forged him into what he needed inside to become a Navy SEAL.  Justins talks in great detail about his experience fighting the Islamic State on the front lines of Mosul, Iraq. After leaving the SEAL Teams Justin has pursued becoming an artist, a hidden talent he recently discovered. Some say he is a modern day Leonardo Da Vinci.
Mar 03, 2022
#19 Peter Schweizer - China's Influence Over the United States
This week I welcome investigative journalist Peter Schweizer to the Shawn Ryan Show.  Peter a six-time New York Times best selling investigator reveals what he has discovered after his latest investigation covering China's Influence over the United States in his new book "Red Handed".  We cover their influence over multiple area which include Big Tech, Wall Street, US Education, and US Politicians. His book has become the #1 NYT best seller 3 weeks in a row. All of the information Peter discovered is cited with over a 1000 foot notes in his new book. You can buy his book here.

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Feb 23, 2022
#18 Robby Starbuck - Congressional Candidate
Robby Starbuck, a Congressional Candidate representing Tennessee.  We cover several topics in a short amount of time to include Critical Race Theory, what he believes to be the biggest internal and external threats to the United States, why he left California, issues with big tech, Term Limits, George Soros, and who he would like to see on the 2024 Presidential ticket.

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Jan 05, 2022
#17 Mikal Vega - Navy SEAL / EOD / Call of Duty Director
Mikal Vega, a man of many accomplishments who has earned a substantial number of different titles.  A Navy SEAL, EOD (explosive ordnance disposal), Actor, Director, Producer, Screen Writer, CEO of Vital Warrior, and Master of Self Awareness, just to cover a few.  We cover his childhood, his military time both as an EOD Tech, and an Operator at SEAL Team 8, his transition into civilian life, and finally his current career both in Hollywood and Directing for Activision's Call of Duty franchise. 

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Dec 24, 2021
#16 Chief Hallgrimson - Guilty of Assault After Rescuing Baby from Murderer
Chief of Police Greenwood, MO Greg Hallgrimson contacted me over 2 years via email to let me know how much a video I made on social anxiety helped him.  After reading his email and googling his name I found out what a hero this man is and invited him on the show.
The email is linked below for everyone to read. Chief Hallgrimson saved a 6 month old baby girl from being murdered by her father and then was charged with assault.  He has lost not only his position as Chief of Police but also his entire career, his retirement, and his identity.  He is now seeking employment. If you would like to contact him, his email is linked below along with all of his awards and his support page.   Please sign his petition.

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Dec 02, 2021
#15 DJ Shipley SEAL - Team 6 / DEVGRU Operator
This episode of The Shawn Ryan Show I sit down with former SEAL TEAM 6/DEVGRU Operator DJ Shipley.  Shipley has 17 years serving the United States at the highest level as a Navy SEAL Tier 1 operator.  Shipley gives us the most descriptive interview I have ever done.  His service goes unmatched.
Shipley is also the founder of GBRS Group, a tactical training group that only employs Tier 1 Operators and the founder of Tribe Sk8z a company that makes one of a kind skate boards that are works of art, and employs only Gold Star family members (The title, which is reserved for families of military members who have died in the line of duty).
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Nov 25, 2021
#14 Alan Cooper - Marine Recon/Green Beret/CIA Contractor
On this episode of the Shawn Ryan Show, Alan Cooper a longtime friend of Shawn's who is a Recon Marine, a Green Beret, and a CIA Contractor sits down with Shawn and discusses some of the highlights of his career.  Alan Cooper was a Reconnaissance Marine in Operation Desert Storm who was on the mission that helped end the entire war.

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Oct 26, 2021
#13 Bernie Kerik - September 11th 2001 NYC Police Commissioner
9/11/2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the deadliest attack ever on American soil.  September 11th 2001 not only changed our country here in the United States, but the events reshaped the entire world moving forward from that point on in many ways. 2977 people died in the attacks that day, 2606 alone died in The World Trade Center when the towers collapsed, many more firefighters, police officers, and first responders died in what became the greatest rescue mission of all time saving those left to survive in the attacks amongst the rubble.  In this episode to mark 20 years I interview the man who led the entire operation in New York City on that day.  I get the inside and exclusive story behind his entire decision making process, his unparalleled, heroic, and relentless leadership that would turn the most tragic attack to ever happen on United States soil into the greatest rescue mission of all time. Please welcome former NYC Police Commissioner Mr. Bernie Kerik to the Shawn Ryan Show.

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5:19 - The Early Years of his Career
52:02 - Working Narcotics, Meeting Giuliani, Becoming NYPD Commissioner
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Sep 11, 2021
#12 Luis Chaparro - Inside Cartel Drug Operations
I sit down with investigative Mexican Cartel / Narcos reporter Luis Chaparro to discuss the DEA's arms deals with the Sinaloa  Cartel, and how China is sending chemists to work with drug cartels to produce the most potent fentanyl on the planet to be smuggled into the United States.

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Sep 01, 2021
The Afghanistan Crisis

Former Green Beret Tu Lam of Ronin Tactics talk about the Afghanistan Crisis.

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Aug 31, 2021
#11 The Blackwater Massacre
After thirteen years of political persecution and wrongful imprisonment, four U.S. veterans reunited last Christmas with their loyal families after receiving Presidential pardons that some described as “an affront to justice.” In their first joint interview on The Shawn Ryan Show, the four men of Blackwater USA’s Raven 23 Tactical Support Team sit down with Shawn Ryan to discuss the most controversial gunfight of the entire Iraq War, the complete system failure of the U.S. government, a corrupt court system, and incompetent journalists that demonized them as war criminals and convicted them before standing trial, despite their innocence.  In an extensive interview, Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty, Nick Slatten and Paul Slough discuss their ordeal as well as their experience in battle, their time in prison, their faith, and reuniting with their families.

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Aug 19, 2021
#10 Marcus Capone - SEAL Team Six Explosive Breacher/Pyschedelic Therapy Advocate
Marcus Capone founder of VETS Solutions, along with his Wife Amber Capone join us on The Shawn Ryan Show to discuss Marcus's military career as a Tier 1 explosive breacher at DEVGRU also known as SEAL Team 6.  Marcus goes in depth as to the effects of explosive breaching and the effects of being combat Warfighter has on the brain.  We then cover how single treatment of psychedelic assisted therapy would not only save his life, but bring his family back together after almost losing them due to mild traumatic brain damage.

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Jun 24, 2021
#9 Tu Lam Former - Green Beret / Call of Duty / CEO Rōnin Tactics
Retired Green Beret Tu Lam, CEO of Rōnin Tactics and Call of Duty Character has a conversation with Shawn Ryan to discuss how he was smuggled out of Vietnam, his 23 year military career (20 of which as a Green Beret), his dark transition into civilian life living with PTSD from a long career of war fighting in Special Operations, 

Lam opened up about his childhood, how he overcame Asian racism at a young age, his military career and success in the entertainment industry. He recounts a visit to the principal's office when he was in third grade where he was belittled by the mother of his bully and the administration did nothing. "She told me that my kind don't belong here and that I need to go back home to my country," said Tu Lam. "I made a promise to myself that day that I was stronger than hate." Lam fulfilled his promise, joined the Army and became a Green Beret. He served in the military for 23 years, 20 of those years in special operations. After retiring from the service he founded Ronin Tactics, became the inspiration behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Daniel "Ronin" Shinoda and Co-Host of Forged In Fire: Knife or Death on History Channel.

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May 28, 2021
US-Mexico Border Crisis 2021 with Ed Calderon

On this episode of The Shawn Ryan Show I sit down with Ed Calderon and discuss what is going on down at the US-Mexico border crisis. Ed has first hand knowledge of who is coming across and what might be coming to a city near you.

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May 06, 2021
SRS Special Edition with Katie Jean | Andrea Gallagher Wife of accused Navy SEAL War Criminal

Shawn Ryan's wife, Katie Jean sits down with Eddie Gallagher's wife Andrea, to discuss what life was like for Andrea and her family while her husband was behind bars. Andrea opens up about the NCIS raid that took place at her home on her children, and how she took her husband's freedom into her own hands by creating the #FREEEDDIE campaign which got the attention of President Donald Trump, and the national news. This interview goes in depth with Andrea like no one has ever done before.

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Feb 02, 2021
The Debrief with Shawn and Katie | #007 Ed Calderon

Shawn Ryan and Katie Jean debrief and discuss behind the scenes and the entire experience of Shawn Ryan Show #007 with Ed Calderon.

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Jan 27, 2021
#8 Eddie Gallagher - Retired Navy SEAL Tried for Murder
Chief Special Operator Eddie Gallagher is without a doubt the most controversial Navy SEALs of modern day history, and quite possibly in the entire history of Naval Special Warfare.
Shawn Ryan Show #008 Chief Gallagher explains in depth how teammates under his command at SEAL Team 7 not only accused him of being a war criminal, but relentlessly tried to send him away to life in prison for the alleged  murder of an ISIS fighter in Mosul, Iraq. Eddie walks us through his version on what seemed to be the entire Naval Special Warfare community continuously attempting to take his rank, strip him of his SEAL Trident, and ravage his reputation even after proven innocent.
His wife Andrea and son Ryan share their first hand accounts of how the NCIS raided their home and strategically wreaked havoc on their family.

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Dec 23, 2020
Ed Calderon's first hand accounts with the Portland and Atlanta Riots

Ed Calderon and Shawn Ryan talk about Ed's first hand account and experience with the Portland and Atlanta Riots. 

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Dec 07, 2020
#7 Ed Calderon Drug Cartel / Narcos Expert
In this episode of The Shawn Ryan Show, former Navy SEAL/CIA Contractor Shawn Ryan sits down with Ed Calderon.  For over a decade Ed Calderon worked in the fields of counter narcotics, organized crime investigation, in the northern-border region of Mexico. He is a considered to be one of the top experts in the operations and tactics of the Mexican Drug Cartels and Narcos
Shawn and Ed discuss everything from Ed's personal experiences fighting cartels face to face and the mental and physical scars it has left behind forever, to why China is involving themselves in cartel operations deep in Mexico to how the Cartels are effectively utilizing American street gangs to push more drugs into the United States. Support the show (
Nov 26, 2020
The Debrief with Shawn and Katie | #006 Travis Howze

Shawn Ryan and his wife Katie Jean debrief and discuss behind the scenes and the entire experience of Shawn Ryan Show #006 with Travis Howze.

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Nov 25, 2020
Storytime - Inside the Navy SEALs Team Room

It's been a long time since we've done a good story time...
Here it is! Shawn Ryan tells Travis Howze a story about a joke played on him in the Team Room when he was a young SEAL on his first platoon.

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Nov 18, 2020
Navy SEAL Debates Liberal on Defunding The Police

Shawn Ryan of "Vigilance Elite" and "The Shawn Ryan Show" former Navy SEAL and CIA Contractor debates a liberal / democrat on defunding the police.  The "Defund the Police" movement has been, and continues to be one of the most controversial topics of 2020. The great thing about the United States of America is everyone has the right to freedom of speech and the right to their own opinion.  We must learn to respect that once again. Shawn Ryan and the unidentified Liberal display an example of a civilized debate where each opinion is respected despite the public outrage and lack of respect that we continue to see in today's media on controversial topics such as this.

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Nov 01, 2020
#6 Travis Howze - Heroic Firefighter
In episode #006 of "The Shawn Ryan Show"  Shawn sits down with Travis Howze. Travis is a Marine Corps Veteran, former Firefighter, former Police Officer, Stand Up Comedian, author of "Create Your Own Light" and PTSD Awareness Advocate. He was a Charleston firefighter who responded to the deadly Sofa Superstore Charleston 9 fire in 2007 which took the lives of 9 brave men (This was the deadliest firefighter disaster in the US since the September 11 attacks).  Shawn and Travis sit down and discuss in depth about the events that happened during the Sofa Superstore Fire, how it lead Travis down a very dark depressing road, and his journey overcoming PTSD "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder" by finding his new purpose in life.

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Oct 27, 2020
The Debrief with Shawn and Katie | #005 Mike Ritland

Shawn Ryan and his wife Katie Jean debrief and discuss behind the scenes and the entire experience of Shawn Ryan Show #005 with Mike Ritland.

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Oct 24, 2020
Hard Truth - No Excuses, Own Your Mistakes
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Oct 12, 2020
Hard Truth - Everyday Carry "EDC" Mindset
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Oct 07, 2020
Hard Truth - How to Integrate In a New Team
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Oct 07, 2020
Hard Truth - How to Become an Asset
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Oct 07, 2020
Hard Truth - Keep the Friend Circle Small
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Oct 06, 2020
#5 Mike Ritland - Navy SEAL Warrior K9 Dog Trainer (Part 2)
In part 2 of Vigilance Elite's "Shawn Ryan Show" #005 with Mike Ritland we discuss some of his methods as a top tier K9 dog trainer working with military, police, and many other government agencies. We go into great detail about the psychology and mindset of the warrior dogs and the toll that a deployment full of combat has on the dogs as they return home from war. Mike opens up about his non-profit "The Warrior Dog Foundation" which rehabilitates and gives dogs coming back from war a home they can be comfortable in.

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Sep 25, 2020
United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Things I will "Never Forget" about September 11th 2001 and the time period there after.

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Sep 12, 2020
#5 Mike Ritland - Navy SEAL / K9 Dog Trainer (Part 1)
In episode #005 of "The Shawn Ryan Show" (a 2 part series), Shawn sits down with Mike Ritland. Mike is a former Navy SEAL who responded to the USS Cole, participated in one of the largest SEAL Team operations that has ever occurred with SEAL Team 3, and kicked off the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003.  He later became one of the world's most recognized protection K9 dog trainers, a New York Times best selling author three times, and amongst many other accomplishments, he founded the "Warrior Dog Foundation" which is a not for profit organization that rehabilitates and gives attack dogs returning home from war.

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Aug 26, 2020
The Debrief with Shawn and Katie | #004 Nick Kefalides

Shawn Ryan and his wife Katie Jean debrief and discuss behind the scenes and the entire experience of Shawn Ryan Show #004 with Nick Kefalides.  

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Jul 21, 2020
Vigilance Elite Outtakes | Hilarious Warm Up Round with Nick Kefalides

A hilarious warm up session before filming Shawn Ryan Show #004 with Nick Kefalides

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Jul 06, 2020
#4 Nick Kefalides - Marine Raider / MARSOC Operator
In this episode of The Shawn Ryan Show, Shawn sits down with former Marine grunt / MARSOC Marine Raider Nick Kefalides. Nick has an incredibly compelling story from his 4 combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Nick also opens up about his injuries which lead him to medical retirement from the Marine Corps and how he overcame the dreaded transition from a seasoned war fighter to a professional bass fishing guide who now dedicates time educating combat veterans how to successfully transition. Support the show (
Jun 25, 2020
The Debrief with Shawn and Katie: #003 Headshot Don

Shawn and his wife Katie Jean take you behind the scenes of episode #003 in their new debrief series.  They talk about what happens off the camera as well as who might be coming next.

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Jan 31, 2020
#3 Don Bradley - A.K.A. Headshot Don
In this episode Shawn Ryan sits down with Don Bradley A.K.A. Head Shot Don who is a former Green Beret and a former CIA Contractor who has over 20 combat deployments with the CIA alone.  Don has a severe TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and his symptoms can hit unexpectedly so we go right into the meat of this one with absolutely 0 fluff.  He is an operator who has seen more combat than most can imagine but consistently displayed the upmost self restraint while under attack and extreme duress which is extremely hard to do. We go into detail into 3 separate incidences one of which actually happens right here in The United States in Monroe County, Georgia where his destiny unfortunately falls in the hands of the court system. Support the show (
Jan 29, 2020
#2 Travis Kennedy - Navy SEAL / BUDS Instructor
In this episode Shawn Ryan sits down with Travis Kennedy, a former Navy SEAL, BUD/S instructor, and currently the CEO of KDS (Kennedy Defensive Shooting). We start off discussing the tension and unrest within the United States in regards to the president's response of an attack on US Embassy in Iraq to coordinate a drone strike on the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Shawn then gets into the details of Kennedy's broken home childhood, and how he overcame all odds in becoming one the United States' elite Navy SEAL Operators. Travis takes the audience into the details of what combat looks like as an elite operator.  Shawn then digs into Travis's transition from military life to civilian life,  how the FBI decided he was not a qualified candidate to work for the organization and how he moved passed that denial. Support the show (
Jan 12, 2020
#1 Mike Glover - Green Beret
In this episode Shawn Ryan sits down with Mike Glover, a former Green Beret, CIA Contractor, and currently the CEO of Fieldcraft Survival. Mike talks about his child hood and how it lead him to an impressive career as one of the world's most elite operators. Mike opens up about his experiences training to become a Green Beret, his personal experiences in combat, what lead him to become a CIA Contractor, his struggle to transition into civilian life, and his latest adventures as a business owner and entrepreneur of Fieldcraft Survival.   Support the show (
Dec 20, 2019