Danger Close with Jack Carr

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John C
 Jul 21, 2021
Love Jack Carr's books and his podcasts and guests are always top-notch...highly recommend.

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Go beyond the books. Jack Carr spent 20 years as a Navy SEAL, where he served as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander, Task Unit Commander and a sniper. Now, he’s a speaker and the author behind the bestselling Terminal List series. Inspired by actual experiences serving in conflict areas around the world, the novels follow James Reece, a Navy SEAL who becomes embroiled in the world of conspiracies, international espionage and revenge. Now, on his new podcast Danger Close, an IRONCLAD original, Jack takes fans beyond the books with conversations from real-life warriors, tactical experts and fellow writers about the world of the Terminal List, real conflicts, gear and a ton more.  New episodes drop every Wednesday and Friday. Presented, by Navy Federal Credit Union.

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Marc Cameron: Cold Snap
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Today’s guest is a 30-year law enforcement veteran and a bestselling novelist.  Marc Cameron is a New York Times bestselling thriller author, a retired Chief Deputy in the U.S. Marshals, a second-degree jiu jitsu black belt, a certified law enforcement scuba diver and man-tracking instructor, and a member of the rural Tactical Tracking Unit for the U.S. Marshals District of Alaska. Marc has authored five Tom Clancy/Jack Ryan novels including Shadow of the Dragon and Chain of Command. He’s also the author of the critically acclaimed Jericho Quinn Thriller Series. His most recent book Cold Snap, the fourth in his Arliss Cutter series, was released this April. You can learn more about Marc at marccameronbooks.com. You can also find him on Twitter @MarcCameron1 , Facebook at facebook.com/MarcCameronAuthor , and Instagram at @marccameronbooks  Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order!   Featured Gear: Zero Foxtrot:  Today’s featured gear segment is brought to you by Zero Foxtrot. Gear up with Zero Foxtrot and use code "JC" at checkout for 20% off your order.   D.A.R.K. Angel S.P.E.A.R. Trauma Kit
May 27, 2022
David Morrell: First Blood
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Today’s guest is literary legend and icon David Morrell.   On May 25, 1972, he introduced the world to Rambo with the publication of his debut thriller, First Blood. Over the past 50 years it has never been out of print.   He went on to write dozens of novels including The Brotherhood of the Rose, The Fraternity of the Stone, The League of Night and Fog, Testament, Blood Oath, Last Reveille, The Totem, The Fifth Profession, Assumed Identity, Burnt Sienna, Creepers, Scavenger, Murder as a Fine Art, The Opium Eater, Inspector of the Dead, Ruler of the Night, and scores of others.   He captures and passes along advice from his decades of writing experience in The Successful Novelist. David has also contributed to the world of Marvel comics having written for the Captain America, Spider-Man and Wolverine franchises. While immersing himself in research for his novels he has learned to fly, been trained in firearms, hostage negotiation, assuming identities, executive protection, defensive/offensive driving, wilderness survival, and corporate security. He is an honorary lifetime member of the Special Operations Association and the Association of Intelligence Officers.  You can learn about David Morrell and his work at davidmorrell.net and you can follow him on Twitter @_DavidMorrell.  Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order!  SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. Featured Gear: Zero Foxtrot: Today’s featured gear segment is brought to you by Zero Foxtrot. Gear up with Zero Foxtrot and use code "JC" at checkout for 20% off your order. Evan Hafer’s Original ‘First Blood’ Artwork  Black Rifle Coffee Club  Montana Knife Company Super Cub Shout out to @trackerjoe08 for the incredible replica of the arrow from Savage Son
May 25, 2022
Ray Porter Returns!
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Listeners will likely know Ray Porter as the voice of the Terminal List series.  An acclaimed actor and narrator, Ray has provided the voice for hundreds of audiobooks, including entire The Terminal List series and its latest installment In the Blood. Ray has a decades-long career as an actor, spending nearly 20 years in Shakespearean productions, and has appeared in TV shows and movies including Modern Family, Sons of Anarchy, Argo, ER, Almost Famous and recently in Zack Snyder's Justice League, starring as the villain Darkseid.  You can follow Ray on Twitter @ray__porter and check out his narration of In the Blood.  https://www.audible.com/pd/In-the-Blood-Audiobook/1797134833   Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at http://navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at https://www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order!   FEATURED GEAR SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.   Black Rifle Coffee Company Coffee Club www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose   Ballistic’s Best Award https://www.ballisticmag.com/jack-carr-writer/
May 20, 2022
Cameron Hanes: Endure
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Today’s guest is Cameron Hanes: bowhunter, endurance athlete, and author. His new book, Endure: How to Work, Outlast, and Keep Hammering, is a memoir that tells the story of how a passion for hunting inspired a lifestyle dedicated to fitness, distance running and backcountry adventure.  You can follow him on Instagram @cameronrhanes or check out his website cameronhanes.com   Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.   FEATURED GEAR Today's featured gear segment is brought to you by by the online physical training program for backcountry athletes MTNTOUGH. MTNTOUGH is offering Danger Close listeners 20% off the all-new MTNTOUGH+ subscription with the code DANGERCLOSE when you sign up at mtntough.com Hoyt Archery Cudaway Knives
May 18, 2022
Jack Answers Your Questions About IN THE BLOOD
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Listener questions are back!  On today’s episode of Danger Close, Jack takes a break from interviewing some of the world’s most interesting people and sits down to answer more of your questions.  If you want to submit questions for future episodes, be sure to follow @dangerclosepodcast and @jackcarrusa on Instagram and be on the lookout for future listener question posts.    Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.   Featured Gear:  Schnee’s Boots: Today’s featured gear segment is brought to you by Schnee’s boots. When you shop at Schnees.com make sure you use promo code: JACK21. When you do, you’ll save 10% off your pair of Schnee’s boots and logo wear.   Viking Tactics Sling Viking Tactics Patriot Blade Leadership in the Shadows: Special Operations Soldier by Kyle Lamb Green Eyes & Black Rifles: Warrior's Guide to the Combat Carbine by Kyle Lamb Stay in the Fight!! Warriors Guide to the Combat Pistol by Kyle Lamb
May 13, 2022
Andy Stumpf Returns
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Today’s guest is a retired Navy SEAL, wingsuit record holder, speaker, and host of the popular Cleared Hot podcast. Andy Stumpf served with both SEAL Team Five and Naval Special Warfare Development Group before being wounded in combat.  Andy recovered and was assigned to the Naval Special Warfare Center as a BUD/S Dive Phase instructor.    Two years later, Andy became the first E-6 in the history of Naval Special Warfare to be commissioned through the Limited Duty Officer program.  He then deployed with SEAL Team Three to Afghanistan.  Since leaving the military, Andy has gone on to raise millions for the SEAL community and set two world wingsuit records.  You can follow him on Instagram @andystumpf212   Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.   FEATURED GEAR Ten Thousand: Today's featured gear segment is brought to you by Ten Thousand. Ten Thousand is offering our listeners 15% of their purchase! Go to tenthousand.cc and enter code DANGERCLOSE15 to receive 15% off. Coffee or Die Magazine Montana Knife Company
May 11, 2022
Matt Graham: Protector and Watchmaker
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Today’s guest on Danger Close is a craftsman and security expert.   Prior to founding ARES Watches, Matt Graham served as a police officer and U.S. Air Marshal before becoming a firearms program and tactics instructor of low profile operations for the Central Intelligence Agency. During his time in law enforcement, he was the recipient of the Life Saving Medal, the Medal of Valor, and the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor. You can learn more at areswatches.com and follow them on Instagram at @areswatchco    Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order!   FEATURED GEAR SIG: This episode's featured gear segment is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. ARES Watches
May 06, 2022
Meyli Chapin: Terrorist Attack Girl
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Today’s guest spent seventeen hours trapped in a hotel room certain she was going to die as terrorists moved through the hotel executing innocents. She is now using that experience to help others suffering from PTSD.   In 2019, Meyli Chapin survived an attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya by Al-Shabaab terrorists that left 22 civilians dead. She credits former SAS operator Christian Craighead with saving her and hundreds of others that January day by running to the sound of the guns. Her harrowing ordeal, subsequent struggles with PTSD, and how she fought to overcome that trauma is detailed in her book, Terrorist Attack Girl: How I Survived Terrorism and Reconstructed My Shattered Mind.  Meyli’s efforts to empower those dealing with traumatic events inspired her to develop and found Trauma Brace, the first standalone self-help app for trauma survivors.  You can follow her on Instagram @meylichapin and learn more about her app here @traumabraceapp. Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.   Featured Gear: Zero Foxtrot: Today’s featured gear segment is brought to you by Zero Foxtrot. Gear up with Zero Foxtrot and use code "JC" at checkout for 20% off your order.   Swiss Army Knife Commemorative Edition 
May 04, 2022
Negative Reviews
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In this episode of Danger Close, Jack reads and responds to online critics of his novels. Get behind-the-scenes access to the writing process, hear some thoughtful insights about the books, and listen to Jack reply to some not-so-happy readers.  Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.
Apr 29, 2022
Ric Prado: Black Ops
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Today’s guest is legendary CIA paramilitary and operations officer Enrique “Ric” Prado.   Ric is a retired CIA operations officer who specialized in paramilitary, counter-terrorism and special/clandestine operations. Escaping Cuba as a child amidst the violence of Castro’s Cuban Revolution, he would go on to retire as the CIA equivalent of a two-star general after serving for twenty-four years in the nation’s premier intelligence service which included 36 months as the first CIA officer to live in the anti-Sandinista “Contra” camps and later as Deputy Chief of Station of the original Bin Laden Task Force.  His new New York Times bestselling memoir Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Officer takes a deep dive into a truly exceptional career filled with assassins, terrorists, spies and revolutionaries. Prado’s memoir highlights not only the complexities of America’s shadow wars, but the extreme courage, creativity and perseverance it takes to execute such missions inside the most demanding and hostile environments.  You can learn more about Ric Prado at ricprado.com.   Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.   FEATURED GEAR Today’s gear segment is brought to you by Paleo Valley, the maker of 100% grass fed and grass finished beef sticks. Enter code DANGERCLOSE15 at checkout for 15% off your order at paleovalley.com.   Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior   SIG P210 Carry
Apr 27, 2022
In the Trenches with War Correspondent Kevin Maurer
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Today’s guest is an award-winning war correspondent and New York Times bestselling author whose writing has been featured in outlets including GQ, Men’s Journal, The Daily Beast and The Washington Post. Kevin Maurer's books include Rock Force, American Radical (with Tamer Elnoury), No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden (with Mark Owen), Gentlemen Bastards: On the Ground in Afghanistan with America’s Elite Special Forces, No Way Out: A Story of Valor in the Mountains of Afghanistan (with Mitch Weiss), Lions of Kandahar: The Story of a Fight Against All Odds (with Rusty Bradley), No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL (with Mark Owen), Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World’s Most Famous Revolutionary, Valleys of Death: A Memoir of the Korean War (with Bill Richardson), the graphic novel Six Days: The Incredible Story of D-Day’s Lost Chapter, and his latest, Damn Lucky: One Man’s Courage During the Bloodiest Military Campaign in Aviation History .  You can learn more about Kevin and his work at kevinmaurer.net Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! Featured Gear: SIG: Today's gear segment is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. True Precision Threaded Barrel
Apr 22, 2022
Damn Lucky: John 'Lucky' Luckadoo and Kevin Maurer
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On today’s show, Jack is joined by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kevin Maurer and by John “Lucky” Luckadoo, the subject of Kevin’s new book, Damn Lucky: One Man’s Courage During the Bloodiest Military Campaign in Aviation History .  It’s an incredible true story of a World War II hero.  Lucky joined the military in the weeks following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and after flight training was assigned as a Second Lieutenant to the 100th Bomb Group stationed in England.  During a time when most bombing crews wouldn’t survive more than a dozen missions, Lucky completed 25 in the B-17 Flying Fortress over France and Germany on bombing runs aimed at destroying the Nazi war machine. Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.     Featured Books: Today's featured gear segment is brought to you by by the online physical training program for backcountry athletes MTNTOUGH: MTNTOUGH is offering Danger Close listeners 20% off the all-new MTNTOUGH+ subscription with the code DANGERCLOSE when you sign up at mtntough.com Damn Lucky: One Man’s Courage During the Bloodiest Military Campaign in Aviation History by Kevin Maurer and by John “Lucky” Luckadoo The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell
Apr 20, 2022
Jack Answers Your Questions
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Listener questions are back!  On today’s episode of Danger Close, Jack takes a break from interviewing some of the world’s most interesting people and sits down to answer more of your questions.  If you want to submit questions for future episodes, be sure to follow @dangerclosepodcast and @jackcarrusa on Instagram and be on the lookout for future listener question posts.    Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.   Featured Gear:  Today’s gear segment is brought to you by Paleo Valley, the maker of 100% grass fed and grass finished beef sticks. Enter code DANGERCLOSE15 at checkout for 15% off your order at paleovalley.com.   Fieldcraft Survival Mobility Duffel Bag  Coffee or Die Magazine and Black Rifle Coffee  Lego Typewriter  Ares Watches
Apr 15, 2022
Jason Kasper: American Mercenary
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Today’s guest is an Army Special Forces veteran, ultramarathoner, skydiver, BASE jumper, and bestselling thriller author of the American Mercenary series.  Jason Kasper is a former Green Beret and the author of novels including Her Dark Silence, the Spider Heist series, the American Mercenary series, and the Shadow Strike thriller series.  You can learn more about Jason Kasper and his work on his website https://jason-kasper.com/.    Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.   FEATURED GEAR Ten Thousand: Today's featured gear segment is brought to you by Ten Thousand. Ten Thousand is offering our listeners 15% of their purchase! Go to tenthousand.cc and enter code DANGERCLOSE15 to receive 15% off.   WarPaw Wines Half Face Blades
Apr 13, 2022
The First 2 Chapters of ‘In the Blood’
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As the release date for In The Blood fast approaches, Danger Close listeners get a special early listen to the prologue and first two chapters.   For one it’s business. For the other it’s personal. For two of the deadliest killers on the planet, it’s time to hunt.  A woman boards a plane in the African country of Burkina Faso having just completed a targeted assassination for the state of Israel. Two minutes later, her plane is blown out of the sky. Over 6,000 miles away, former Navy SEAL James Reece watches the names and pictures of the victims on cable news. One face triggers a distant memory of a Mossad operative attached to the CIA years earlier in Iraq—a woman with ties to the intelligence services of two nations…a woman Reece thought he would never see again.  Reece enlists friends new and old across the globe to track down her killer, unaware that he is walking into a deadly trap. Mark your calendars. In the Blood hits shelves on May 17, but you can pre-order it now!  Audio excerpt courtesy of Simon & Schuster Audio from IN THE BLOOD by Jack Carr, read by Ray Porter. Copyright © 2022 by Jack Carr, LLC. Used with permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. Schnee’s Boots: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Schnee’s boots. When you shop at Schnees.com make sure you use promo code: JACK21. When you do, you’ll save 10% off your pair of Schnee’s boots and logo wear.
Apr 08, 2022
Mike Ritland: K9 Warriors
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Today’s guest is a former Navy SEAL, New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and sought after expert in the world of multi purpose canine training. As one of the first Navy SEALs in the initial invasion of Iraq, Mike Ritland witnessed a dog save a group of Marines which altered the course of his life.    Following his time in the SEAL Teams, Mike founded Trikos, providing personal protection dogs for private sector individuals and families, and working dogs for the DoD, TSA, and Customs & Border Protection.   In 2010 he founded the Warrior Dog Foundation to provide care for retired working dogs that would otherwise be euthanized, saving over 200 dogs to date.   Through his TeamDog.Pet program and his Fueled by Team Dog food products he has successfully helped tens of thousands of dog owners train their way to a better dog.   He is the New York Times bestselling author of Team Dog, Navy SEAL Dogs, Trident K9 Warriors, and Unf*ck America.  He also hosts the Mike Drop Podcast. You can follow him on Instagram @mritland and learn more about his work at mikeritland.com. Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order!  Featured Gear: Today’s gear segment is brought to you by Paleo Valley, the maker of 100% grass fed and grass finished beef sticks. Enter code DANGERCLOSE15 at checkout for 15% off your order at paleovalley.com.   Ares Drive 1 Watch  New Bedford Ship Supply Co. Inglorious Amateurs Apparel Wolf Brigade Mace Theft of the Age by Greg Walsh War of Attrition by Greg Walsh Barneys Sports Chalet Ice Axe 
Apr 06, 2022
Glen Eberle: Olympian, Veteran, Inventor, Pilot, Hunter
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Today’s guest on Danger Close is an inventor, marksman, hunter, Olympic biathlete, entrepreneur and a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot.  An avid athlete and outdoorsman, Glen Eberle competed in the 1984 Winter Olympic Games as a biathlete. Redesigning the rifle carried by American athletes, he revolutionized the way first American teams, and then international teams competed in the sport.    After his time in the military, Glen turned his attention to redesigning and inventing new shooting, hunting and tactical gear with his company Eberlestock.  You can follow Glen on Instagram @gleneberlestock and learn more about Eberlestock at eberlestock.com.   Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.   FEATURED GEAR Zero Foxtrot: Today’s featured gear segment is brought to you by Zero Foxtrot. Gear up with Zero Foxtrot and use code "JC" at checkout for 20% off your order.   Eberlestock G2 Gunslinger II Backpack
Apr 01, 2022
Kyle Lamb: The Mogadishu Mile
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On today’s episode of Danger Close, a special operations legend returns to the show.  Sergeant Major Kyle Lamb served in the United States Army for more than two decades; over 15 of those years were in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta, more commonly known as Delta Force.   During his career, he operated at the highest levels of special operations as an Assault Team Leader, Sniper Team Leader, Troop Sergeant Major, Combat Development Sergeant Major, and Task Force Sergeant Major.   In 1993, Kyle was involved in the Battle of Mogadishu, which was later depicted in the book and film Black Hawk Down.  Kyle went on to found the tactical gear and training company Viking Tactics. Today, he is the host of the Team VTAC Podcast and can often be found teaching at the SIG SAUER Academy or hunting the backcountry.   He is the author of Leadership in the Shadows , Green Eyes and Black Rifles: The Warriors Guide to Combat Carbine , and Stay in the Fight: Warriors Guide to the Combat Pistol   Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. Featured Gear: Zero Foxtrot: Today’s featured gear segment is brought to you by Zero Foxtrot. Gear up with Zero Foxtrot and use code "JC" at checkout for 20% off your order. Go to https://www.zerofoxtrot.com/jc to place your order. Raven Knives SureFire Scout Light Pro SIG P320 BlackPoint Tactical Mini WING
Mar 30, 2022
Ryan Holiday: The Power of Courage
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Today’s guest on Danger Close is Ryan Holiday. Ryan is a bestselling author, media strategist, entrepreneur, and the creator and host of the hit podcast and newsletter The Daily Stoic, a daily show and newsletter featuring meditations based on the stoic philosophical outlook.  His podcast has been downloaded more than 75 million times and has featured Matthew McConaughey, Jocko Willink, Malcolm Gladwell and Tim Ferriss. Ryan is also the author of 10 books including The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, Stillness Is the Key, and his latest, Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave.  His work has appeared in outlets such as Fast Company, The New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, and many others.  You can find out more at ryanholiday.net. Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. Gear: Salomon Boots https://www.salomon.com/en-us/shop/product/quest-element-gore-tex-lg5640.html#color=58109 Combative Edge https://combativeedge.com/products/dragon-tail
Mar 25, 2022
Des Powell: Bravo Three Zero
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Today’s guest is Des Powell, a veteran of the SAS who served 28 years in the British military going behind enemy lines in one of the Gulf War’s earliest and most dangerous missions.  His new book, SAS Bravo Three Zero: The Explosive Untold Story tells the story of Des’ experience during the opening hours of the Gulf War. From the publisher: There were three patrols that fateful January 1991 morning: Bravo One Zero, Bravo Two Zero … then there was Bravo Three Zero. These men were different. Thought differently. Acted differently. Treating as gospel the SAS’s saying ‘any fool can be uncomfortable’, they deployed with vehicles, and while there was nowhere to hide they could make a dash for the border if desperate. Even as warnings came in that McNab’s patrol was on the run, Bravo Three Zero remained undetected – the furthest Coalition forces behind Iraqi lines. Slipping through enemy positions, a string of targets were taken out. But with the desert turning bitter and snow starting to fall, they were forced to fight a running battle against the elements as much as the enemy.  You can follow Des on Instagram @des.p22 Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order!  SIG Sauer: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.   Featured Gear: Today’s featured gear segment is also sponsored by MTNTOUGH: MTNTOUGH is offering Danger Close listeners 20% off the all-new MTNTOUGH+ subscription with the code DANGERCLOSE. Just go to MTNTOUGH.com and enter the code DANGERCLOSE to receive 20% off the brand new MTNTOUGH+ subscription.  Vertex Watches - https://vertex-watches.com/en-us Wilson Combat Grips - https://shopwilsoncombat.com/ Fathers and Sons short film - https://www.officialjackcarr.com/fathers-and-sons-a-terminal-list-story/ Vickers Guide: 1911, Volume 2 - https://www.vickersguide.com/purchase/1911-vol-2-slipcase-edition 
Mar 23, 2022
Robbie Kroger: The Truth About Hunting and Conservation
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Today’s guest has dedicated his life to helping others understand the ethics of hunting and the importance of protecting the outdoors.  Robbie Kroger is the founder of Blood Origins, an organization that brings together storytelling and conservation to change how people think about how related programs are funded. Their mission statement is simple: Convey the truth around hunting.  You can learn more about their work at BloodOrigins.com.  You can also subscribe to The Blood Origins Podcast on all major platforms, subscribe to their YouTube channel, and check them on Instagram @bloodorigins. Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order!  Featured Gear: Today’s featured gear segment is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. The Kindness Campaign  Combative Edge Knife 
Mar 18, 2022
Peter Zeihan: The End of the World Is Just the Beginning
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Today’s guest is an expert on geopolitics with unique insights into global conflicts.  Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist and a renowned author, speaker, and consultant. His work includes analysis on global politics, demographics, and geography to better understand economic, cultural, political and military developments to predict future trends. His firm Zeihan on Geopolitics provides custom analytical products to a vast array of clients including energy companies, financial institutions, agricultural interests, and the U.S. military.  Zeihan is the author of three critically acclaimed books, The Accidental Superpower, The Absent Superpower, and Disunited Nations. His fourth book, The End of the World Is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization, will be published in June. Find out more at Zeihan.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @PeterZeihan.  Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order!  SIG Sauer: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. Featured Gear: Ten Thousand: Today's featured gear segment is brought to you by Ten Thousand. Ten Thousand is offering our listeners 15% off their purchase! Go to https://tenthousand.cc/dangerclose15 and to receive 15% off. Half Face Blades Winkler RnD
Mar 16, 2022
Jordan Davis: Buy Dirt
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Today’s guest is one of country music’s biggest young stars. Jordan Davis is a singer and songwriter whose albums Home State, Buy Dirt and his self-titled EP have racked up hundreds of millions of listens on Spotify, and he’s written numerous No. 1 hit singles.  Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, Jordan won Best New Country Artist at the iHeart Radio Music Awards in 2019 and was a two-time nominee for ACM New Male Artist of the Year. You can follow him on Instagram @jordandavisofficial and catch him on the Buy Dirt tour at venues across the country throughout the spring and summer.  Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee Company. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com and use code: Dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! Featured Gear Today’s featured gear segment is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. Grizzly Forge Knives
Mar 11, 2022
Brad Meltzer: The Lightning Rod
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Today’s guest on Danger Close is #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer.  Recognized for the depth of his research, Brad has penned multiple bestselling thrillers including The Escape Artist, The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and The Tenth Justice and a series of non-fiction books including The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington and The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America's 16th President—and Why It Failed. Brad has written for several DC Comics series including Green Arrow, Superman and Batman, and the Justice League of America. He is also the author of the Ordinary People Change the World “I Am” illustrated children’s series.  In addition to writing, Brad hosted the history-centric television shows Decoded and Lost History where he found the missing flag raised on 9/11. That flag is currently on display at the 9/11 Museum in New York. His latest novel, The Lightning Rod is on shelves now! You can follow him on Twitter @bradmeltzer and learn more about his work at bradmeltzer.com. Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: Dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG Sauer: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. Featured Gear: Today’s gear segment is brought to you by Paleo Valley, the maker of 100% grass fed and grass finished beef sticks. Enter code DANGERCLOSE15 at checkout for 15% off your order at paleovalley.com. Savage Son Trade Paperback  Surefire Stiletto Pro Flashlight The First Marauder by Luke Ryan Dead Reckoning Collective  The Code of the West Apparel (Chris Hunt @lazzyfair)
Mar 09, 2022
Jack Answers More of Your Questions
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On today’s episode of Danger Close, Jack takes a break from interviewing some of the world’s most interesting people and sits down to answer more of YOUR questions.  If you want to submit questions for future episodes, be sure to follow @dangerclosepodcast and @jackcarrusa on Instagram and be on the lookout for future listener question posts!    Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: Dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG Sauer: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. FEATURED GEAR Today’s featured gear segment is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.   Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer
Mar 04, 2022
Oleg Tolmachev: Standing Strong in Ukraine
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Oleg Tolmachev is the Head of Production for Ukraine’s national gas company, Naftogaz. In the days since the Russian invasion, he has been corresponding with international journalists about the developing situation and has been calling on oil and gas companies to sever ties with Russia.   Oleg was recently forced to evacuate Kyiv, but was able to connect with Jack over Zoom from an undisclosed location in the city of Lviv. You can follow updates from Oleg on Twitter @OTolmachev Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: Dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! MTNTOUGH: MTNTOUGH is offering Danger Close listeners 20% off the all-new MTNTOUGH+ subscription with the code DANGERCLOSE. SIG Sauer: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.
Mar 02, 2022
Samuel Katz: No Shadows in the Desert
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Today’s guest on Danger Close is an expert on the Middle East, counterterrorism, and special operations.  In addition to hundreds of articles on topics related to the Arab-Israeli conflict and international security issues, New York Times bestselling author Samuel Katz is also the former editor of the trade publication Special Operations Report.  He is the author of more than 20 books, including The Ghost Warriors: Inside Israel's Undercover War Against Suicide Terrorism, No Shadows in the Desert: Murder, Vengeance, and Espionage in the War Against ISIS, Harpoon: Inside The Covert War against International Terrorism’s Money Masters, and Beirut Rules: the Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah’s War      Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: Dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! Featured Gear:   Today’s gear segment is sponsored by SIG Sauer.   Ball and Buck   Seaholm Automatic Watch   Trained Monkey Scarface   Sig Sauer P226   Sig Sauer P365   Blackpoint Tactical Holsters   Surefire XSC WeaponLight   Sig Sauer 365 Ammunition
Feb 25, 2022
John Stryker ‘Tilt’ Meyer: Across the Fence
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John Stryker Meyer is a highly decorated Special Operations combat veteran, reporter, and author.  During his time in the U.S. Army, he specialized in covert reconnaissance as part of the secretive group known as MACV-SOG.  Today, the former Green Beret is also known for his books about his experiences in the Vietnam War including Across the Fence: The Secret War in Vietnam, On the Ground, and SOG Chronicles. He also hosts the podcast, SOGcast: Untold Stories of MAC V SOG. You can find out more about John and his work at sogchronicles.com.     Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: Dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! Featured Gear: Today’s featured gear segment is brought to you by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. American Bourbon Whiskey  Black Rifle Coffee Coffee or Die Chemex  Watches of Espionage
Feb 23, 2022
Andrew Arrabito: Half Face Blades
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Today’s guest on Danger Close is Andrew Arrabito.  The retired Navy SEAL is a knifesmith, an accomplished hunter and outdoorsman, a Hollywood actor, and an entrepreneur.  He is the founder of the knife company Half Face Blades, a creator of the apparel line Kill Bad Dudes, and the owner of War Paw Wines. He has appeared in films including Logan, 13 Hours, and Transformers: Age of Extinction. You can follow him on Instagram: @specoperator @halffaceblades @warpawwine  Editor’s Note: This interview was record on June 9th, 2021 Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: Dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG Sauer: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.   Featured Gear: Today’s gear segment is brought to you by Paleo Valley, the maker of 100% grass fed and grass finished beef sticks. Enter code DANGERCLOSE15 at checkout for 15% off your order at paleovalley.com.   Half Face Blades      
Feb 18, 2022
Mark Greaney: Sierra Six
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This week, thriller master Mark Greaney returns to Danger Close.  Mark is the creator of The Gray Man series featuring former CIA operative Court Gentry. A film adaption of The Gray Man is currently in production by Netflix starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: Winter Soldier, Extraction, Avengers: Endgame), it is the highest budget film ever produced by the streaming network.  Mark’s latest novel, Sierra Six, is on shelves now!   “Before he was the Gray Man, Court Gentry was Sierra Six, the junior member of a CIA action team. In their first mission they took out a terrorist leader, at a terrible price. Years have passed. The Gray Man is on a simple mission when he sees a ghost: the long-dead terrorist, but he’s remarkably energetic for a dead man. A decade of time hasn’t changed the Gray Man. He isn’t one to leave a job unfinished or a blood debt unpaid.”  You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkGreaneyBook and Instagram @markgreaneybooks and learn more about his work at markgreaneybooks.com. Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: Dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG Sauer: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. Featured Gear: Ten Thousand: Today's featured gear segment is brought to you by Ten Thousand. Ten Thousand is offering our listeners 15% of their purchase! Go to tenthousand.cc and enter code DANGERCLOSE15 to receive 15% off. Vertex Watches Naked Infusions Pasta Sauce Naked Infusions Salsa Black Rifle Coffee Beaver Destroyer Ball and Buck Upland Jacket 2.0
Feb 16, 2022
‘In the Blood’ Update from Jack Carr
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In this special Danger Close update, Jack delivers some important news about the latest book in The Terminal List series, In the Blood, and gives listeners a behind-the-scenes look at the editing process. Mark your calendars. The novel is no longer coming out on May 31. It will now release on May 17.  You can pre-order it now!  We’ll be back with an all-new episode of Danger Close this Wednesday! Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s update is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: Dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order!  SIG Sauer: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.
Feb 14, 2022
Brian Kilmeade: Saving America’s Soul
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Today’s guest on Danger Close co-hosts one of the most popular morning shows in the country, and is the author of a brand new New York Times bestseller.  Brian Kilmeade is a co-anchor of Fox & Friends on the Fox News Channel, the host of The Brian Kilmeade Show on Fox News Talk Radio, a New York Times bestselling author, and the host of the recently announced One Nation with Brian Kilmeade on Fox News airing Saturday evenings!  In his latest book, The President and the Freedom Fighter: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Their Battle to Save America's Soul, he looks at the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass and their fight to end slavery in America. You can follow him on Instagram @kilmeade and find his latest book tour dates at briankilmeade.com.     Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: Dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! Featured Gear: Today’s featured gear segment is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. Wasteland Forge Sheath Beared Frogman Light Barney’s Frontier Gear Pack
Feb 11, 2022
Gregg Hurwitz: Dark Horse
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Today’s guest on Danger Close is Gregg Hurwitz. Gregg is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of the acclaimed Orphan X series. His latest novel, Dark Horse, hits shelves on February 8, 2022.  Gregg has written more than 20 books, and currently serves as co-president of the International Thriller Writers organization.  In addition to his novels, he’s written for numerous TV and film projects and has authored issues of several high-profile comic book franchises for both Marvel and DC including Batman: The Dark Knight, Punisher, Wolverine, X-Men, and The New Avengers. His writing on pop culture and politics have also appeared in outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Bulwark, and others.  You can follow him on Twitter @ gregghurwitz and learn more about his work at gregghurwitz.net Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: Dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG Sauer: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.   Featured Gear: Today’s gear segment is brought to you by Paleo Valley, the maker of 100% grass fed and grass finished beef sticks. Enter code DANGERCLOSE15 at checkout for 15% off your order at paleovalley.com.   Blue Ribbon Hardwoods  Classic Buck Knife
Feb 09, 2022
Preview The Terminal List Book 5: In the Blood
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In this special episode of Danger Close, Jack Carr gives listeners an exclusive look at book 5 of The Terminal List series, In the Blood. Listen to actor and narrator Ray Porter read the prologue from the book, and hear a special message from Jack himself. And don’t forget to pre-order In the Blood today!  *Audio excerpt courtesy of Simon & Schuster Audio from IN THE BLOOD by Jack Carr, read by Ray Porter. Copyright © 2022 by Jack Carr, LLC. Used with permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc." Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org SIG Sauer: Learn more about SIG at SIG Sauer. Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: Dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order!
Feb 04, 2022
Marc Polymeropoulos: Clarity in Crisis at the CIA
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Today's guest on Danger Close is Marc Polymeropoulos. For more than 25 years, Marc Polymeropoulos was a critical member of the U.S. intelligence community specializing in counterterrorism, human intelligence collection and covert action. During his time in the CIA which included assignments in Afghanistan and Iraq, he received the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Intelligence Commendation Medal, and the Intelligence Medal of Merit.  Marc retired from the CIA in 2019. In his new book, Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA, Marc shares his vast experience and the lessons he learned serving in high stakes leadership positions in an agency at war.  He now serves as senior fellow in the Forward Defense practice of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Marc is also a highly sought after analyst, and has been featured in outlets including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Fox News, GQ, Yahoo News, CNN, The Washington Examiner, and MSNBC.     Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: Dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order!   Featured Gear: Today’s featured gear segment is also sponsored by MTNTOUGH: MTNTOUGH is offering Danger Close listeners 20% off the all-new MTNTOUGH+ subscription with the code DANGERCLOSE. Just go to MTNTOUGH.com and enter the code DANGERCLOSE to receive 20% off the brand new MTNTOUGH+ subscription. Jack Carr “Never Tell Me the Odds” Yeti Rambler (64 oz) Jack Carr “Never Tell Me the Odds” Yeti Rambler (10 oz)   GLG Knifeworks   Elmer Roush Tomahawk   Safari Club International   African Sporting Creations Coffee French Press   Rescue 22 Foundation
Feb 02, 2022
Jack Answers Your Questions
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On today’s episode of Danger Close, Jack takes a break from interviewing some of the world’s most interesting people and sits down to answer some of YOUR questions.  Dozens of Danger Close listeners submitted questions to Jack about everything from his writing process and The Terminal List series to questions about gear and even the influences that helped shape his life.  If you want to submit questions for future episodes, be sure to follow @dangerclosepodcast and @jackcarrusa on Instagram and be on the lookout for future listener question posts!    Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Paleo Valley: The maker of 100% grass fed and grass finished beef sticks. Enter code DANGERCLOSE15 at checkout for 15% off your order at paleovalley.com. Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: Dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order!    
Jan 28, 2022
Admiral James Stavridis: The Next World War
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Today’s guest on Danger Close is retired admiral and New York Times bestselling author James Stavridis.    His 2021 bestselling geopolitical thriller titled 2034: A NOVEL OF THE NEXT WORLD WAR is best described as a cautionary tale of speculative fiction.     During his 37-year military career, Admiral Stavridis earned more than 50 medals, including 28 from foreign nations.   From 2006-2009 he served as Commander of the U.S. Southern Command, and from 2009-2013 he served as the Supreme Allied Commander for the NATO Alliance, overseeing global operations in Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, and Syria.    Following his time in the military he served as the Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.     Admiral Stavridis holds a PhD in international relations, is a senior executive at the global investment firm The Carlyle Group, is an author, speaker, contributing TIME Magazine editor, and is the Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News.     In his latest work, The Sailor's Bookshelf: Fifty Books to Know the Sea, Admiral Stavridis examines dozens of books “that illustrate the history, importance, lore, and lifestyle of the oceans and of those who ‘go down to the sea in ships.’”   You can follow him on Twitter @stavridisj and you can learn more about his work at admiralstav.com.     Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: Dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG Sauer: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.   Featured Gear: Today’s gear segment is brought to you by Paleo Valley, the maker of 100% grass fed and grass finished beef sticks. Enter code DANGERCLOSE15 at checkout for 15% off your order at paleovalley.com. Toyotas of War  The UDT-SEAL Museum  Winfield Watch Company
Jan 26, 2022
The January Update
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On this episode of Danger Close, Jack dives into some more “negative” reviews of the Terminal List series, takes a look at some of his new favorite gear, and looks back at the authors and books featured on Danger Close from the past year.  Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org MTNTOUGH: MTNTOUGH is offering Danger Close listeners 20% off the all-new MTNTOUGH+ subscription with the code DANGERCLOSE. Just go to MTNTOUGH.com and enter the code DANGERCLOSE to receive 20% off the brand new MTNTOUGH+ subscription.  Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: Dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG Sauer: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.   Featured Gear: Beretta Manurhin MR73 Revolver   RMJ Snuckles Brass Hand, Textured   Elmer Roush Tomahawk    GLG Knifeworks Bookmark   Wasteland Forge Blade   Frozen Trident Honey    Patriot Force Jack Carr Action Figure    African Sporting Creations Diepkloof Flask and Sleeve    MTN Ops Supplements   The Wolf 21   CooleyPipeSupply Kit    The Guide Awards   Toyotas of War Ornament   Vertix Watch   Black Rifle Coffee Club    Off the Grid Surplus Pants   Alpine Distillery Lafayette Bourbon   Unplug Typewriter Co.   Featured Books: The Body Man by Eric Bishop   Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee   Prey to God by Jesse D'Angelo   Concealed Carry Manual by Jeff Gonzales   Super Dog Tricks by Sara Carson   Flyover Nation by Dana Loesch   Fast and Furious by Katie Pavlich    Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin   The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin   Urban Rifle 2 by Clint Smith   Ghost by Fred Burton    Trejo by Danny Trejo and Donal Logue    100 Deadly Skills Combat Edition by Clint Emerson   The One That Got Away by Chris Ryan   Manhunter by Chris Ryan    The War of Art by Steven Pressfield   The Dragons and the Snakes by David Kilcullen   Freedom by Sebastian Junger   Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali    Black Ice by Brad Thor    First Blood by David Morrell   The Brotherhood of the Rose by David Morrell   Warrior Diplomat by Michael Waltz   Outlaw Platoon by Sean Parnell   Relentless by Mark Greaney   Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab   Enemy at the Gates by Kyle Mills   Hidden War by John Nores   Countdown Bin Laden by Chris Wallace   Operator Down by Brad Taylor   The Outside Man by Don Bentley   The Afghanistan Papers by Craig Whitlock   Call to Kill by Billy Billingham   The Hard Way by Billy Billingham   The Last Protector by Simon Gervais   Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink   Final Spin by Jocko Willink   The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden by Peter Bergen   Leadership in the Shadows by Kyle Lamb   Green Eyes and Black Rifles by Kyle Lamb    Stay in the Fight by Kyle Lamb   Relentless by Dean Stott   First Casualty by Toby Harnden   Field Notes for Food Adventure by Brad Leone   I Am Crazy by Chad Prather    Under Fire by Oliver North   Killing for Profit by Julian Rademeyer    The Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter   No Easy Day by Mark Owen   No Hero by Mark Owen
Jan 21, 2022
Stephen Hunter: Targeted
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Today’s guest on Danger Close is an author, a Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, a United States Army veteran, and an acclaimed journalist. After graduating from Northwestern University's journalism school, Stephen Hunter served in The Old Guard (3rd Infantry Regiment), while also writing for the Pentagon News military newspaper. He went on to have a distinguished career in film criticism and writing. During his time as a film critic for The Washington Post, Stephen won both the American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Stephen has written more than 20 novels, including the Bob Lee Swagger series, the Earl Swagger series, the Ray Cruz series, as well as other works of fiction, non-fiction, and short stories.  His latest novel, Targeted (Bob Lee Swagger Novel Book 12), is on shelves now!  Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today’s episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today’s episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. Purchase at www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: Dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! SIG Sauer: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. Featured Gear: Today’s gear segment is brought to you by Paleo Valley, the maker of 100% grass fed and grass finished beef sticks. Enter code DANGERCLOSE15 at checkout for 15% off your order at paleovalley.com.   SIG Sauer Binoculars Born Primitive Apparel   Ironclad Whiskey George Washington Straight Rye Whiskey 
Jan 19, 2022
Head of the Snake Part 4: Aftermath
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About the Head of the Snake Series  In May of 2011, Mark Owen crossed the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on a mission to capture/kill Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda - to decapitate “The Head of the Snake.”    But that night in Abbottabad, Pakistan is just a part of Mark’s story. In this special four-part series of Danger Close, Jack sits down for an extended interview with Mark to discuss the story you haven’t heard. Starting with Mark’s childhood in a remote Alaskan community to his early days in the SEAL Teams to 9/11 and the sustained combat that followed to his selection and training for a team at the highest echelons of special operations, this is Mark Owen unfiltered, candid, and uncensored.  Mark would go on to take part in high-profile operations like the mission to rescue Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates and the search for Bowe Bergdahl.  He would later work his way up a stairwell in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and into a hallway where the most wanted terrorist in the world waited…   But, as Jack and Mark discuss, the aftermath of the raid would not only change the public profile of Naval Special Warfare, it would also alter the course of Mark’s life in ways he could have never anticipated.  IRONCLAD and SIG Sauer proudly present, The Head of the Snake: The Killing of UBL, a special Danger Close event.  Part 4: Aftermath  The days following the raid that killed Osama bin Laden were an exciting time for the American public, but for the men that were there the night he died things were taking a turn. In the final installment of The Head of the Snake series, we learn about why Mark’s military career would soon come to an end, and how his decision to tell the public the story of the Bin Laden raid drew the ire of the Pentagon.  It’s a fascinating look at the post-9/11 American military, issues within the Navy Special Warfare community, how the Defense Department deals with internal controversies, and more.  Mark Owen’s books: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden and No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL Sponsors: Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer. Today’s show is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. 
Jan 13, 2022
Head of the Snake Part 3: The Raid
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About the Head of the Snake Series  In May of 2011, Mark Owen crossed the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on a mission to capture/kill Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda - to decapitate “The Head of the Snake.”    But that night in Abbottabad, Pakistan is just a part of Mark’s story. In this special four-part series of Danger Close, Jack sits down for an extended interview with Mark to discuss the story you haven’t heard. Starting with Mark’s childhood in a remote Alaskan community to his early days in the SEAL Teams to 9/11 and the sustained combat that followed to his selection and training for a team at the highest echelons of special operations, this is Mark Owen unfiltered, candid, and uncensored. Mark would go on to take part in high-profile operations like the mission to rescue Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates and the search for Bowe Bergdahl. He would later work his way up a stairwell in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and into a hallway where the most wanted terrorist in the world waited…   But, as Jack and Mark discuss, the aftermath of the raid would not only change the public profile of Naval Special Warfare, it would also alter the course of Mark’s life in ways he could have never anticipated.  IRONCLAD and SIG Sauer proudly present, The Head of the Snake: The Killing of UBL, a special Danger Close event. About Part 3: The Raid In part three of the Head of the Snake series, Jack and Mark do a deep dive into the raid that killed Osama bin Laden–no matter what you may have seen in the movies, this is a story with details you’ve likely never heard before. Not only did last minute changes in Washington nearly cause a disaster for Mark and his team, but we also learn the methods used to infiltrate and clear the fortified compound. Jack also learns why the details of Bin Laden’s death can tell us so much about his life.  Mark Owen’s books: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden and No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL Sponsors: Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer. Today’s show is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. 
Jan 12, 2022
Head of the Snake Part 2: A New Kind of War
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About the Head of the Snake Series  In May of 2011, Mark Owen crossed the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on a mission to capture/kill Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda - to decapitate “The Head of the Snake.”    But that night in Abbottabad, Pakistan is just a part of Mark’s story. In this special four-part series of Danger Close, Jack sits down for an extended interview with Mark to discuss the story you haven’t heard. Starting with Mark’s childhood in a remote Alaskan community to his early days in the SEAL Teams to 9/11 and the sustained combat that followed to his selection and training for a team at the highest echelons of special operations, this is Mark Owen unfiltered, candid, and uncensored. Mark would go on to take part in high-profile operations like the mission to rescue Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates and the search for Bowe Bergdahl. He would later work his way up a stairwell in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and into a hallway where the most wanted terrorist in the world waited…   But, as Jack and Mark discuss, the aftermath of the raid would not only change the public profile of Naval Special Warfare, it would also alter the course of Mark’s life in ways he could have never anticipated.  IRONCLAD and SIG Sauer proudly present, The Head of the Snake: The Killing of UBL, a special Danger Close event. Part 2: A New Kind of War In the weeks following the 9/11 attacks, the United States found itself grappling with a new war–and a new kind of warfare. In this episode of the Head of the Snake series, Mark Owen discusses the early days of the war in Afghanistan and what military leaders got wrong in the wake of 9/11. As special operations tactics began to evolve, so did their approach to technology. Jack and Mark discuss the evolution of gear, and the role it’s played in the fight against terror.  As the U.S. military adapts to an evolved style of warfare, Mark found himself on one of his team’s most dangerous missions to date: Searching for missing Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl in the lawless badlands of Afghanistan. Mark Owen’s books: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden and No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL Sponsors: Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer. Today’s show is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. 
Jan 11, 2022
Head of the Snake Part 1: The Road to Afghanistan
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In May of 2011, Mark Owen crossed the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on a mission to capture/kill Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda - to decapitate “The Head of the Snake.”    But that night in Abbottabad, Pakistan is just a part of Mark’s story. In this special four-part series of Danger Close, Jack sits down for an extended interview with Mark to discuss the story you haven’t heard. Starting with Mark’s childhood in a remote Alaskan community to his early days in the SEAL Teams to 9/11 and the sustained combat that followed to his selection and training for a team at the highest echelons of special operations, this is Mark Owen unfiltered, candid, and uncensored. Mark would go on to take part in high-profile operations like the mission to rescue Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates and the search for Bowe Bergdahl. He would later work his way up a stairwell in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and into a hallway where the most wanted terrorist in the world waited…   But, as Jack and Mark discuss, the aftermath of the raid would not only change the public profile of Naval Special Warfare, it would also alter the course of Mark’s life in ways he could have never anticipated.  IRONCLAD and SIG Sauer proudly present, The Head of the Snake: The Killing of UBL, a special Danger Close event.   Part 1: The Road to Afghanistan  Long before he was a part of one of the U.S. military’s most high-profile missions, Mark Owen was the child of Christian missionaries living in a remote village in Alaska. It was there that he would begin to learn the survival and shooting skills that would become major assets in some of the most dangerous operations conducted in the War on Terror.  In part 1 of the Head of the Snake series, Jack hears about Mark’s childhood, his early days as a Navy SEAL, and how the 9/11 attacks would revolutionize special operations.   Mark Owen’s books: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden and No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL Sponsors: Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer. Today’s show is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. 
Jan 10, 2022
The Best of Danger Close - Part 2
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On this special, two-part edition of Danger Close, Jack looks back at some of his favorite conversations of 2021.  In part two, we hear from author, former Game Warden and Marijuana Enforcement Team leader, John Nores; best-selling thriller author, Brad Thor; award-winning outdoor writer, wildlife photographer, videographer, naturalist, wilderness guide, and outfitter, Jim Shockey; journalist, terrorism and national security analyst, and author, Peter Bergen; actor, writer, director, author and producer, Donal Logue; author and prolific actor, Danny Trejo; endurance athlete, a Tactical Games competitor, entrepreneur, trainer and the host of the IRONCLAD podcast Reborn, Ashley Horner; and chef, author, host, outdoorsman and SIG Hunter Games competitor, Brad Leone. It’s another packed episode with some of the best moments of 2021 on Danger Close.  Part 1 dropped earlier this week, you can listen to the full episode HERE. Sponsors: Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer.   If you want to hear any of the full conversations mentioned in today’s episode, you can find links to the full-length episodes below.   Featured Episodes: Ashley Horner: Athlete and Entrepreneur Brad Leone: Chef, Hunter, Outdoorsman Hollywood Legend Danny Trejo Outdoor Industry Icon Jim Shockey Brad Thor: Thriller Master  Donal Logue: Actor, Writer, Director, Producer John Nores: The Thin Green Line Peter Bergen: The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden
Dec 31, 2021
The Best of Danger Close - Part 1
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On this special, two-part edition of Danger Close, Jack looks back at some of his favorite conversations of 2021.  In part one, we hear from former Green Beret and FieldCraft Survival CEO, Mike Glover; former police officer, Diplomatic Security Service special agent, author, and security consultant, Fred Burton; acclaimed actor and audio book narrator, Ray Porter; retired Navy SEAL and Cleared Hot podcast host, Andy Stumpf; author, retired SEAL, Can You Survive This Podcast? host, and founder of the security consulting company Escape the Wolf Clint Emerson, Clint Emerson; journalist, war correspondent, Oscar-nominated filmmaker, and author, Sebastian Junger; retired Navy SEAL, bestselling author, host of the top-rated Jocko Podcast, and Echelon Front CEO, Jocko Willink; women’s rights activist, free speech advocate, and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali; former operator in Great Britain’s Special Boat Service, security consultant, adventurer, endurance athlete, and author, Dean Stott; and President and Director of Thunder Ranch and Marine Corps veteran, Clint Smith. It’s a packed episode, with some of the best moments of the year on Danger Close.  Part 2 drops on Friday. Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer. If you want to hear any of the full conversations, you can find the links to the full length episodes below: Featured Episodes: Jocko Willink: Discipline Equals Freedom   Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Human Rights Activist    Clint Emerson: Violent Nomad, 100 Deadly Skills Author    Andy Stumpf: Former SEAL and ‘Cleared Hot’ Host    FieldCraft Survival Founder Mike Glover: Veteran Entrepreneur    Thunder Ranch Founder Clint Smith on Serving in Vietnam    Dean Stott: British Special Boat Service    Sebastian Junger: War Correspondent and Bestselling Author     Fred Burton: Protective Security Specialist, Author, and Former DSS Special Agent
Dec 29, 2021
The December Reading List and More 'Negative' Reviews
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On this episode of Danger Close, Jack discusses his recent trip to Hawaii to pay tribute to veterans on the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, with The Best Defensive Foundation.  Jack also reads—and responds to—a few “negative” reviews of the Terminal List series, and unveils the December reading list picks. Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Books: The Spy Who Came for Christmas by David Morrell Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming The Shepherd by Frederick Forsyth The Hundred-Year Christmas by David Morrell
Dec 24, 2021
Michael Easter: The Comfort Crisis
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Today’s guest on Danger Close merges the worlds of science, adventure, fitness, philosophy, and psychology in the quest to understand and enhance human performance and happiness.     Michael Easter is a bestselling author, journalist, speaker, and professor in the journalism department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His work has appeared in Esquire, Vice, Men's Journal, Outside, Men’s Health, and Scientific American.    Combining the “statistical and mystical” he has made it his mission to travel the world and investigate the experiences and teachings of influential thinkers and those “living at the extremes” and then share his insights through his work. His book and articles have received endorsements from Navy SEALs, Olympic champions, CIA officers, physicians and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors.  His book, The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self, is on shelves now. You can follow him on Instagram @michael_easter and can learn more at eastermichael.com. Sponsors:   SIG Sauer: Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer   Featured Gear: Best Defense Foundation   Maui Brewing Co x Chula Vista Brewing “Day of Infamy” Cream Ale    Fear, Adrenaline and Excitement by Jack Holder   Pearl Harbor Bottle Breacher with Wood Gift Box   Born Primitive   Nine Line Apparel
Dec 22, 2021
Julian Rademeyer: Killing for Profit
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Today’s guest on Danger Close is Julian Rademeyer. Julian is an award-winning author, investigative journalist, and one of the world’s leading authorities on illicit wildlife trafficking.     Julian served as a project leader at TRAFFIC, the international wildlife trade monitoring network, and as the Southern Africa editor of AfricaCheck.org. As an investigative journalist he worked for leading South African newspapers including City Press, Beeld, The Sunday Times, Pretoria News and The Herald and as the chief reporter for Media24 Investigations along with global news organizations to include the Associated Press and Reuters reporting from Somalia, Equatorial Guinea, Belarus, and Lebanon.     His bestselling 2012 book, Killing for Profit: Exposing the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade, has achieved widespread international acclaim for its unflinching look at the demand for rhino horn from Asian markets fueling its illegal trade and the organized criminal syndicates bringing rhinos to the brink of extinction.     Julian currently serves as Director of the Organized Crime Observatory for East and Southern Africa at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.  You can follow him on Twitter @julianrademeyer.  Featured Gear: TG Knives Sika Camel Trophy: The Definitive History Patriot Force Jack Carr Action Figure
Dec 17, 2021
Oliver North: Under Fire
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Today’s guest on Danger Close was described by President Ronald Reagan as “an American hero.”    Oliver North is a combat decorated U.S. Marine, #1 bestselling author and American patriot.     He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968 and served twenty-two years as a United States Marine. His awards for service in Vietnam include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor, and two Purple Hearts.     From 1983 to 1986 he served as Counter-Terrorism Coordinator on the National Security Council staff. He helped plan Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada, the capture of the Achille Lauro hijackers, and the raid on Muammar Gaddafi’s terror bases in Libya after which he was targeted for assassination by Abu Nidal’s Islamic Jihad.    His first book, Under Fire, chronicles his Vietnam combat experience and his involvement in what would eventually become known as “Iran-Contra.” Iran-Contra was two secret operations carried out by the Reagan Administration in the mid-1980s linked by their financial connections and participants, including a Marine Lieutenant Colonel named Oliver North.     For seventeen years he was a syndicated columnist and host of the award-winning “War Stories” on the FOX News Channel. In 2018 he stepped up to serve as the 66th president of the National Rifle Association of America.     He has authored seventeen bestselling books and is the co-founder of Freedom Alliance, an organization serving wounded U.S. military personnel and their families, providing Hero College Scholarships for children of service members killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.   His latest book, We Didn’t Fight for Socialism, is out now.   Find out more about Oliver North at olivernorth.com or visit his YouTube channel.
Dec 15, 2021
Chad Prather: Comedian, Author, and Texas Gubernatorial Candidate
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Today’s guest on Danger Close is a comedian, musician and writer known for mixing blunt political analysis with his own brand of fast-talking humor. Chad Prather is also currently a Republican Candidate for the Governor of Texas. Chad hosts the Blaze TV’s The Chad Prather Show, and has made numerous appearances on outlets including CNN, Fox News, A&E and others.  His latest book, Am I Crazy: An Unapologetic Patriot Takes on the Insanity of Today’s Woke World, is available now.  You can find his latest tour dates at WatchChad.com and follow him on Instagram @ watchchad. Sponsors: SIG Sauer: Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear: Leatherman Wave Leatherman Wave Sheath  Goalzero Nomad 50 Solar Panel
Dec 10, 2021
Brad Leone: Chef, Hunter, Outdoorsman
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Today's guest on Danger Close is Brad Leone. Brad Leone is one of the most exciting names in the world of food.  In addition to being a popular chef, he’s also an avid outdoorsman who merges his passions in his new bestselling book Field Notes for Food Adventure: Recipes and Stories from the Woods to the Ocean. In it, Brad combines his love for fishing, hunting and traveling with his unique approach to food, emphasizing the use of fire and fermentation.  Brad also competed in the recent SIG Hunter Games along with Jack and other outdoor enthusiasts including Laura Zerra, Eli Crane, Bo Sandoval, Royce Gracie, Valentina “The Bullet” Shevchenko, and others. Brad is known for his widely popular online series on Bon Appetit’s YouTube channel, It’s Alive with Brad, and It’s Alive: Goin’ Places, drawing hundreds of thousands of viewers.  You can follow him on Instagram @brad_leone Sponsors: SIG Sauer: Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer. Ten Thousand: Today's featured gear segment is brought to you by Ten Thousand. Ten Thousand is offering our listeners 15% of their purchase! Go to tenthousand.cc and enter code DANGERCLOSE15 to receive 15% off. Aimpoint: Today’s show is also brought to you by Aimpoint. Go to aimpoint.info/jackcarr and use the offer code jackcarr to get a free signed copy of THE DEVIL’S HAND hardcover with the purchase of any Aimpoint Comp Series or Micro Series optic.  Featured Gear: Seaholm Rover Field Watch Down the River Forge - Kane Knife
Dec 08, 2021
Jack Answers Listener Questions
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On today’s episode of Danger Close, Jack takes a break from interviewing some of the world’s most interesting people and sits down to answer some of YOUR questions.  Dozens of Danger Close listeners submitted questions to Jack about everything from his writing process and The Terminal List series to questions about gear and even the influences that helped shape his life.  If you want to submit questions for future episodes, be sure to follow @dangerclosepodcast and @jackcarrusa on Instagram and be on the lookout for future listener question posts!    Sponsors: SIG Sauer: Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer. Aimpoint: Today’s show is also brought to you by Aimpoint. Go to aimpoint.info/jackcarr and use the offer code jackcarr to get a free signed copy of THE DEVIL’S HAND hardcover with the purchase of any Aimpoint Comp Series or Micro Series optic.   
Dec 03, 2021
Toby Harnden: Avenging 9/11
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Today's guest on Danger Close is Toby Harnden. Toby Harnden is an accomplished author, editor and journalist, known for in-depth reporting, and fearless approach to writing. In fact, he was once even imprisoned in Zimbabwe for his reporting and has also faced prosecution in Northern Ireland related to his work. Toby reported from more than 30 countries during his time as a foreign correspondent for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times of London.  He served as an officer in the Royal Navy and holds dual U.S. and British citizenship. Toby’s first book, Bandit Country, is a must read for those interested in understanding The Troubles in Northern Ireland.  His book Dead Men Risen: An Epic Story of War and Heroism in Afghanistan was awarded the prestigious Orwell Prize. He recently released his latest work, First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11.  You can learn more at TobyHarnden.com Sponsors Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer.   Featured Gear SIG CROSS Rifle SIG BDX System  CIVIVI Blade  Alpine Distilling Bourbon
Dec 01, 2021
Eli Crane Returns
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(Note: This interview was recorded in January 2020 at the Las Vegas SHOT Show, prior to Eli’s official announcement that he would be running for Congress.) If you’ve listened to past episodes of Danger Close, then today’s guest will be familiar to you. Eli Crane is a former Navy SEAL, the CEO of Bottle Breacher, a SIG Sauer brand ambassador, speaker, entrepreneur, and veterans’ advocate. Eli is also is running for Congress from the state of Arizona.   Eli Crane first started making bottle openers from .50-caliber shells in his garage, but today the company has exploded and sells a ton of cool military / tactical inspired products. Eli has been featured in Entrepreneur.com, Coffee or Die, and ABC’s Shark Tank.    You can follow him on social media @elicrane_ceo and learn more about his campaign at eliforarizona.com. Presented by SIG Sauer.
Nov 26, 2021
Dean Stott: British Special Boat Service
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Today’s guest on Danger Close is Dean Stott. Dean is a former operator in Great Britain’s Special Boat Service, a security consultant, adventurer, endurance athlete, and author.  Dean served in the British military’s elite SBS before transitioning to the private sector following a parachuting accident in 2011. After a second career as a highly sought after security consultant focused on high-risk jobs involving extortion campaigns, kidnappings, pirates, military coups and civil unrest which included the evacuation of the Canadian Embassy in Libya, he set his sights on breaking a record in the Guinness Book of World Records.   The journey to break a world record led to breaking two records. He is the fastest person to ever to cycle the Pan-American Highway - from the southern tip of South America to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. He is also the first person ever to complete that journey in under 100 days.  Dean is also a motivational speaker, addressing crowds of thousands with insights into topics like resilience, leadership, and overcoming adversity.  Dean is the author of the book Relentless: From SBS to World Record Breaker.  You can find him on Instagram @deanstott   Sponsors: SIG Sauer: Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer.   Gear Spotlight: Jack’s EDC SIG P365 XL   SIG 365 V-Crown SOG Knives Terminus XR LTE   Dynamis Blade    Dynamis Blade Sheath    Dynamis Belt   Black Point Tactical Mini WING Holster   Jack Carr Leather Wallet   Streamlight Stylus Pro Penlight   Petzl Headlamp   Dark Angel Medical Kit   The Terminal List Series
Nov 24, 2021
Kyle Lamb: Special Operations Legend
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For more than two decades, Sergeant Major Kyle Lamb, served in the United States Army, over fifteen of those years in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta, more commonly referred to as Delta Force.   In 1993, he was involved in the Battle of Mogadishu, depicted in the book and film Black Hawk Down.  Kyle operated at the highest levels of special operations as an Assault Team Leader, Sniper Team Leader, Troop Sergeant Major, Combat Development Sergeant Major, and Task Force Sergeant Major.   Drawing on his combat experience from Mogadishu to Mosul, Kyle founded the tactical gear and training company Viking Tactics. As an industry leader in tactical shooting techniques and as the designer of combat proven gear to include the VTAC Sling Jack used in the SEAL Teams and still uses today, Kyle continues to lead and influence in the private sector, teaching leadership, shooting, and tactical courses to the military and law enforcement communities.  He is the host of the Team VTAC Podcast and can often be found at the SIG SAUER Academy or hunting the backcountry.   He is the author of Leadership in the Shadows , Green Eyes and Black Rifles: The Warriors Guide to Combat Carbine , and Stay in the Fight: Warriors Guide to the Combat Pistol   Sponsors: SIG Sauer: Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer.  
Nov 19, 2021
Peter Bergen: The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden
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Peter Bergen is an acclaimed journalist, terrorism and national security analyst, and author of the new book, The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden, which examines the life, philosophy, influence, and personal contradictions of the infamous leader of al-Qaeda. Bergen famously interviewed bin Laden in 1997. Bergen currently serves as the Vice President for Global Studies & Fellows at New America and is New America’s director of the International Security and Future of War programs. He is also a national security analyst for CNN and a professor at Arizona State University where he co-directs the Center on the Future of War.  Bergen is a member of the Homeland Security Experts Group and a fellow at Fordham University’s Center on National Security, and serves on the editorial board of one of the leading scholarly journal in the field of counter-terrorism: Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. He has previously taught at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Along with his latest, Bergen has written and edited three New York Times best-selling books, along with four books that have been named among the best non-fiction books of the year by The Washington Post.  He is also an Emmy winning documentary filmmaker. His works include Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad, United States of Jihad: Who Are America's Homegrown Terrorists, and How Do We Stop Them?, The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda, Trump and His Generals: The Cost of Chaos, Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy, and more.   You can follow him on Twitter @peterbergencnn      Sponsors: SIG Sauer: Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer. Schnee’s: When you shop at Schnees.com use the promo code JACK21 for 10% off your next pair of boots   Featured Gear: Makai Metal Works Blades  Adaptive X Slash Kit (Dynamis Alliance)
Nov 17, 2021
The November Reading List and Negative Reviews
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Note: Today’s podcast has been adapted from Jack’s November Video Update. Be sure to subscribe to Jack’s YouTube channel to never miss new videos and content.   It’s that time: In this Friday’s episode of the Danger Close podcast, Jack reads and responds to some recent “negative” reviews of The Terminal List series -- and some thoughtful analysis of the books from readers. Also, Jack breaks down his selections for the November reading list.  Presented by SIG Sauer. Reading List Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand The Winds of War by Herman Wouk War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer
Nov 12, 2021
Jocko Willink: Discipline Equals Freedom
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Jocko Willink is a retired Navy SEAL, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and host of the top-rated Jocko Podcast / Jocko Podcast Underground / Warrior Kid Podcast / and Jocko Unraveling. He is the co-founder and CEO of Echelon Front, a premier leadership consulting firm that helps others lead and win. He is also the co-owner of Origin USA, a Maine-based company bringing manufacturing back to the USA with American made Jiu-Jitsu GIs, jeans, boots, and Jocko Fuel Clean Energy drinks and nutritional supplements.     Jocko served for 20 years in the SEAL Teams and was the Task Unit Commander of Task Unit Bruiser during the Battle of Ramadi in 2006. Following Ramadi, Jocko took over as the Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams and put Jack through two of his pre-deployment workups when Jack was a Platoon Commander and Troop Commander.   Jocko is the author of Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, The Dichotomy of Leadership, Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual, Leadership Strategy and Tactics Field Manual, Mikey and the Dragons, and the Way of the Warrior Kid series. His latest book, Final Spin, is his debut work of fiction and explores the themes of brotherhood, love, suffering, happiness, and sacrifice. In this episode, Jocko and Jack discuss their experiences in the SEAL Teams, Jocko’s new book, and what it would take for Jocko to enter the political arena.   You can follow Jocko on Instagram (@jockowillink), Twitter (@jockowillink) Facebook (@jkowillink), and the Jocko Podcast YouTube Channel/  Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear: SEAL Owned Businesses  Resco Watches Half Face Blades Today’s featured gear segment is presented by 10 Thousand: Ten Thousand is offering Danger Close listeners 15% off their purchase. Just go to tenthousand.cc and code DANGERCLOSE to receive 15% off of your purchase.
Nov 10, 2021
Andrew Arrabito: Bladesmith, Hunter, SEAL
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Note: This interview was originally recorded in Jan. 2020 at the Las Vegas SHOT Show. Andrew Arrabito is retired Navy SEAL, bladesmith, hunter, outdoorsman, and entrepreneur.  He is the founder of the incredible knife company Half Face Blades, a creator of the apparel line Kill Bad Dudes, and the owner of War Paw Wines. He’s also a stuntman and actor who has appeared in films including Logan, 13 Hours and Transformers: Age of Extinction.  You can follow him and his businesses on Instagram @ specoperator, @ warpawwine, @ halffaceblades, and @ we_kbd . Presented by SIG Sauer.
Nov 05, 2021
Simon Gervais: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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Simon Gervais is bestselling author, a veteran of the Canadian military, and a retired federal agent with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police specializing in counter-surveillance, drug investigation, and anti-terrorism. Before retiring to focus on writing full-time, Simon received extensive training in advanced reconnaissance and small-unit tactics in the military where he served as an infantry officer and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. During his time as a federal agent, he worked alongside the American DEA deploying to the Middle East and Europe, conducted classified anti-terrorism operations, and eventually became a close-protection specialist where he served on the protection details for high profile figures including President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II. Today, Simon is a bestselling author. His latest novel, The Last Protector, is on shelves now!    Sponsors: SIG Sauer: Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer. MTN Tough: Go to MTNTough.com use promo code "DANGERCLOSE" to receive 20% off. Schnee’s: Go to Schnees.com and use the promo code JACK21 to save 10% off your pair of Schnee’s boots and logo wear. Featured Gear and Groups: Merging Vets and Players  Trinidad 3 Jeans New West Knife Works - Western Chef 
Nov 03, 2021
Steven Pressfield: Live from Thunder Ranch
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Note: This interview was originally recorded in May 2020 at Thunder Ranch. Today's bonus episode of Danger Close is with Steven Pressfield. Steven Pressfield is a legendary author, Hollywood screenwriter and Marine Corps veteran. He has penned several bestselling novels including The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, Tides of War, The Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign, and his latest, A Man at Arms, about the mercenary soldier Telamon of Arcadia.   Steven has also written numerous works of non-fiction including The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, The Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War, The Artist's Journey: The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning, and others.  Learn more at Steven Pressfield.  Follow Steven. Presented by SIG Sauer.
Oct 29, 2021
Donnie Edwards: NFL Star and Philanthropist
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Today's guest on Danger Close is Donnie Edwards. Donnie Edwards spent 13 years as a linebacker in the NFL and is one of only eight players in the history of the league to have more than 20 interceptions and 20 sacks during his career. Inspired by stories from his grandfather, a Pearl Harbor survivor, and a life-changing conversation with a WWII veteran, Donnie founded the Best Defense Foundation in 2018 with the mission of “Taking Care of the Ones Who Took Care of Us.”  The foundation honors and celebrates our veterans from past conflicts including WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Through the foundation’s Battlefield Return program, more than 100 WWII veterans have been able to remember their fallen comrades and gain closure returning to the battlefields on which they fought: Normandy, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Guam, Saipan and Tinian.  The Best Defense Foundation is also focused on educating future generations about the heroism and sacrifices of those who served through the preservation of their first hand accounts, recording interviews with over 200 WWII combat veterans. You can follow Donnie on Instagram @donnie_edwards and you can learn more about his work @bestdefensefoundation. Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear:  Today’s gear highlight portion looks at companies that have supported Best Defense Foundation. 1170 Pelican Protector Case (About the partnership)  Oakley Standard Issue Sunglasses (About the partnership) Black Rifle Coffee Club Subscription (About the partnership)
Oct 27, 2021
James Yeager: Tactical Response
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James Yeager is a former police officer, private security contractor, and founder and CEO of the firearm and tactical training company Tactical Response. He has been a firearms trainer since 1994 and founded Tactical Response in 1996 on the principle of “Student First – Instructor Second.”     His Law Enforcement experience includes serving as an undercover drug enforcement officer, SWAT team leader, K-9 handler, and as Chief of the Big Sandy Police Department in Tennessee.    In 2004 and 2005, he worked as a private security contractor in Iraq and was responsible for the protection of eight Iraqi Election Commissioners.  On April 20, 2005, his PSD was caught in an ambush on Route Irish between the Green Zone and Baghdad International Airport.  Three members of his team were killed.  James discusses it in detail in this conversation.       How much does a million dollars in $100 bills weigh and how does James Yeager know?    What do you do if you lock your keys in an armored vehicle?   Find out on the podcast. James  is also the founder of libertv.com and its popular YouTube channel.  You can follow him on Instagram @mfceoyeager.   Sponsors: SIG Sauer: Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer.
Oct 22, 2021
Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham: Adapt, Survive and Win
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Today’s guest on Danger Close is former SAS operator Mark “Billy” Billingham.  From 1983 to 1991 Billy served in the UK’s  Parachute Regiment before joining SAS where he was a Mountain Troop specialist conducting operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, South America and Africa.   He is a certified SF and Counter Terrorist Sniper Instructor, an Advanced Evasive Driving Instructor, a Combat Survival/RTI Instructor, a Tracking/Jungle Warfare/Navigation Instructor, a Demolition/Sabotage Instructor, a Ski Mountaineering/Rock Climbing/Abseiling/Ice climbing Instructor, a Counter Terrorist Instructor.  He is also a philanthropist and highly sought-after speaker.  He is the author of The Hard Way: Adapt, Survive and Win and the new book Call to Kill: The Enemy Is Everywhere. Following his career in the military, Billy served as a personal bodyguard for high-profile clients including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Sir Michael Caine, Jude Law, Hulk Hogan, Kate Moss, Russell Crowe and Tom Cruise.  Since 2015, Billy has been one of the lead instructors on the television series SAS: Who Dares Wins. You can learn more about Billy at markbillybillingham.com or follow him on social @billingham22b. Featured Gear:   Ten Thousand Tactical Short   Ten Thousand Interval Short   Kevin Aerolite 30 Sleeping Bag   Boot Campaign x BRCC Altama   Sponsors:   SIG Sauer: Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer.   Ten Thousand: Today's featured gear segment is brought to you by Ten Thousand. Ten Thousand is offering our listeners 15% of their purchase! Go to tenthousand.cc and enter code DANGERCLOSE15 to receive 15% off.
Oct 20, 2021
The October 2021 Reading List and Negative Reviews
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Note: Today’s podcast has been adapted from Jack’s October Video Update. Be sure to subscribe to Jack’s YouTube channel to never miss new videos and content.   In this edition of the Danger Close podcast, Jack reads—and responds to—a handful of negative Terminal List series reviews. It’s an honest, funny look at criticism, and how to respond to it.  Jack also breaks down this month’s reading list selections - seven books Jack recommends every American read by the end of the year.   Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Books:  1984 by George Orwell Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell The Afghanistan Papers by Craig Whitlock The Constitution of the United States Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand The Holy Bible  Three Felonies a Day by Harvry A. Silverglate 
Oct 15, 2021
Douglas London: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence
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Douglas London is a retired senior CIA operations officer and the author of the new book The Recruiter: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence.  Doug served as a U.S. Marine before joining the Central Intelligence Agency in 1984 where he worked for 34 years - 17 years on either side of 9/11.  His job was the clandestine collection of HUMINT - intelligence that comes from people who provide secrets valuable to the United States.  By virtue of recruiting spies for an equal number of years on either side of 11 September 2001, Doug offers a unique perspective on the Agency pre and post that seminal date in history.   He served in the Middle East, South and Central Asia, and Africa including three assignments as a chief of station, the president’s senior advisor at post, and chief of base in a conflict zone.  Assignments at CIA Headquarters included executive positions at the Agency’s Counterterrorism Center, Information Operations Center, and Near East and South Asia Division.  He is the recipient of the CIA’s Career Intelligence Medal.   Today, Doug is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies, and is a non-resident fellow at the Middle East Institute.   On this episode of Danger Close, Doug discusses the state of modern intelligence, failures of the intelligence community, a lack of accountability prevalent in the post-9/11 CIA, and a lot more.   You can follow him on Twitter @douglaslondon5 and you can follow Jack on social platforms  @jackcarrusa. Featured Gear: Microsoft Surface  Premier Body Armor Bulletproof Laptop Case Sponsors: SIG Sauer: Today’s episode is presented by SIG Sauer. Schnee’s: Go to Schnees.com and use the promo code JACK21 to save 10% off your pair of Schnee’s boots and logo wear.
Oct 13, 2021
The Thunder Ranch Roundtable with Clint Smith and Steven Pressfield
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Today’s special roundtable discussion episode of Danger Close was recorded at Thunder Ranch in May of 2020 with Jack in conversation with best-selling author of Gates of Fire, Steven Pressfield, and Thunder Ranch founder Clint Smith.  They examine what sets America apart from our adversaries, the importance of preparedness, modern virtues, and a lot more.  About Clint Smith: Clint is the President and Director of Thunder Ranch, a 900-acre ranch in Southern Oregon that he operates with his wife Heidi.  It is one of the world’s most highly acclaimed firearm training facilities. Clint is a Marine Corps veteran who served two tours in Vietnam. After being shot in combat, Clint returned and began a decade in law enforcement before becoming the operations officer at API, later Gunsite, under LtCol Jeff Cooper.  He then started his own training company and did a stint with the H&K training division before founding the legendary Thunder Ranch.   He’s also the author of the books Urban Rifle: 45 Years of Teaching and Training and Urban Rifle 2: Close Combat Conflict Resolution. About Steven Pressfield: Steven Pressfield is a bestselling author, Hollywood screenwriter and Marine Corps veteran. He’s penned several bestselling novels including The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, Tides of War, The Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign, and his latest, A Man at Arms, about the solitary mercenary Telamon of Arcadia.   Steven has also written numerous non-fiction books including The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, The Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War, The Artist's Journey: The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning, and others.  Presented by SIG Sauer.
Oct 08, 2021
Craig Whitlock: The Afghanistan Papers
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Today's guest on the Danger Close podcast is Craig Whitlock. Craig Whitlock is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist who has specialized in reporting on national security issues for The Washington Post since 1998. Since 2001, he has covered the Global War on Terrorism as a foreign correspondent, Pentagon reporter, and national security specialist.  His new book, The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War, asks and answers the question every American is asking in the wake of the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan: after 20 years of war, thousands of lives lost with even more suffering the physical and emotional trauma of the battlefield, and trillions of dollars spent - what went wrong in Afghanistan?   To gain access to what are now known as The Afghanistan Papers, The Washington Post had to sue the federal government twice under the Freedom of Information Act to force them to release unclassified interviews with 428 generals, diplomats, aid workers and Afghan officials. These documents along with 59,000 pages of Donald Rumsfeld’s memos obtained through another Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the National Security Archive at George Washington University and 600 unclassified interviews with veterans of the war conducted by the Army’s Combat Studies Institute and another series of interviews with Bush White House officials from the Miller Center at UVA form the foundation of research for Craig’s book.   If you suspected that elected and appointed officials, diplomats, government bureaucrats and senior level military leaders have been lying to congress, the tactical level troops, reporters and the American people about the war in Afghanistan for the past 20 years, this book provides you the truth - in their own words.   You can follow Craig on Twitter @CraigMWhitlock. Presented by SIG Sauer. Gear Spotlight: The Life of General Ulysses S. Grant by J.S.C. Abott Petzl Headlamps Ten Thousand “Interval” Short
Oct 06, 2021
Don Bentley: Operation Red Wings
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Today's guest on Danger Close is Don Bentley. Don Bentley is a former U.S. Army Apache helicopter pilot who flew QRF in support of Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan.  Launching with only a frequency, call sign and last known location of the four man SEAL reconnaissance element, Don and the QRF flew into harm’s way.  One helicopter and the 16 warriors aboard would not make it home.  This is a powerful conversation with someone who has spent years dealing with the emotional aftermath of that mission and has learned to channel those feelings into his writing.   Following his time in the Army, Don worked for General Electric before once again stepping up to serve as an FBI Special Agent focused on foreign intelligence cases and as an FBI SWAT Team member.  Today, Don is the New York Times bestselling author of the Matt Drake series.  The next book in the series, Hostile Intent, releases on May 3, 2022. He is also continuing the legacy of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Jr. series.  Target Acquired is on shelves now. You can learn more about Don at donbentleybooks.com and follow him on Twitter @bentleydonb Presented by SIG Sauer.
Oct 01, 2021
Chris Wallace: Countdown Bin Laden
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Chris Wallace is the anchor of Fox News Sunday where each week he interviews the most prominent newsmakers of the day. For over five decades, Chris has had a front seat to history as a journalist covering almost every significant political event of our time, including as chief White House correspondent for NBC News from 1982 to 1989. He has interviewed seven American Presidents, numerous foreign heads of state, and won every major broadcast news award, including three Emmy Awards, the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton, and the Peabody Award. He moderated the 2016 Republican Party Presidential Debate and general election presidential debates in 2016 between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and in 2020 between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. His interviews with everyone from Mother Teresa to Vladimir Putin chronicle the people and events of the past half-century.       He is the author of First Lady: A Portrait of Nancy Reagan, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage, Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days that Changed the World, and his latest, Countdown Bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the Mastermind of 9/11 to Justice.    On today’s Danger Close, Jack and Chris Wallace discuss his career, journalism, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and more.    Follow Fox News Sunday on Twitter @FoxNewsSunday and check out the Countdown Series at https://www.countdownbook.com  Presented by SIG Sauer. Today's featured gear segment is brought to you by Ten Thousand. Ten Thousand is offering our listeners 15% of their purchase! Go to tenthousand.cc and enter code DANGERCLOSE15 to receive 15% off. Featured Gear:  Mac Cutting Boards  Cudaway Knives Ten Thousand Tactical Short Ten Thousand Interval Short
Sep 29, 2021
Brad Taylor: One Rough Man
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Today's guest on this bonus episode of the Danger Close Podcast is Brad Taylor. Brad Taylor served more than two decades in the U.S. Army before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He held multiple positions, including Squadron Commander, in the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta, more commonly referred to as Delta Force.  For more on this highly classified unit, see Wikipedia. Brad deployed to Afghanistan in the early days of the war and lead special operations forces in Iraq and other hot spots around the globe.   Today, Brad Taylor is a bestselling author who has written fifteen thrillers, including his 2011 breakout debut One Rough Man, and the latest in his Pike Logan series, American Traitor.  His sixteenth book in the series, End of Days, hits shelves in January and is now available for pre-order.  You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @bradtaylorbooks. Presented by SIG Sauer.
Sep 24, 2021
John Nores: The Thin Green Line
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Today's guest on Danger Close is John Nores. John Nores is the author of the book Hidden War: How Special Operations Game Wardens Are Reclaiming Wildlands From the Drug Cartels as well as War in the Woods: Combating the Marijuana Cartels on America’s Public Lands.  For more than 26 years, John served as a Game Warden for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. During his time as a Game Warden he helped to develop and lead the Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET), an elite tactical unit targeting cartel drug operations on California’s public lands.  He also created the agency’s sniper capability.   John is the recipient of the Governor’s Medal of Valor and led allied agency dignitary protection details with the U.S. Secret Service during the Obama administration. John is a passionate conservationist and outdoorsman.  He founded the non-profit El Oasis, which offers shelter and support to orphaned and abandoned children in Baja, Mexico. You can follow him on social media @johnnores. Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear:  V Nives: TGL Trail Blazer  Schnee’s Boots: The Granite  Hidden Wars: How Special Operations Game Wardens Are Reclaiming Wildlands From the Drug Cartels  War in the Woods: Combating the Marijuana Cartels on America’s Public Lands.
Sep 22, 2021
Gavy Friedson: Israeli Medic and Rescue Expert
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Today’s guest on this bonus episode of the DANGER CLOSE Podcast is Gavy Friedson.  Gavy is a former Israeli infantry soldier and IDF Spokesperson who now works with an organization called United Hatzalah of Israel. Their mission is to provide immediate medical assistance using a GPS linked app through a network of volunteer medics riding specially equipped motorcycles capable of getting to the site of an emergency much faster than a traditional ambulance. Their response time is less than three minutes across Israel and 90 seconds in metropolitan areas. Today, Gavy serves as the Director of International Emergency Management and Global Ambassador for United Hatzalah of Israel, and he previously served in the elite Nahal Infantry Brigade of the Israel Defence Force. Presented by SIG Sauer.
Sep 17, 2021
Kyle Mills: Author and Outdoorsman
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This week's guest on Danger Close is Kyle Mills. Kyle Mills is a bestselling novelist and an avid outdoorsman.  The son of an FBI agent, Mills rose to prominence as an author following the publication of his novel Rising Phoenix in 1997, the first featuring fictional FBI special agent Mark Beamon. Along with his collection of thrillers, Mills has also written editions of Vince Flynn’s popular Mitch Rapp series and Robert Ludlum’s Covert-One series.  His latest in the Mitch Rapp series, Enemy at the Gates, released on September 14.  You can learn more about his work at KyleMills.com.  Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear Premier Body Armor: Everyday Armor T-Shirt with Level IIIA Armor Inserts Premier Body Armor: Bulletproof Can Cooler This week’s “Featured Gear” is brought to you by Schnee's Boots. For 10% off your first pair go to  Schnees.com and be sure to use promo code JACK21.
Sep 15, 2021
John Devine: Military K9 Expert
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Today’s guest on this bonus episode of the Danger Close podcast is Jack’s friend and teammate, John Devine of Devine K9s and the Rescue 22 Foundation.  John is a former Navy SEAL who specialized in training multi-purpose canines and deploying as a SEAL dog handler.    Today, he is the owner/operator of Devine K9s, training dogs in behavior modification, obedience, and scent detection. He also provides tactical K9 consulting and service dog training.   John is the founder of the Rescue 22 Foundation, an organization focused on providing fully trained service dogs to veterans dealing with the physical and emotional trauma of the battlefield. Follow: @devinek9john, @rescue22foundation, @devinek9s Presented by SIG Sauer.
Sep 10, 2021
Andy McNab: Behind Enemy Lines
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Today's guest on Danger Close is Andy McNab. Andy is a former member of the British SAS who led Bravo Two Zero during the first Gulf War.   Over his time in the military, he conducted counter-terrorist and anti-drug missions in Central and South America and throughout the Middle East and worked undercover in Northern Ireland. He was captured in Iraq on a mission during the first Gulf War in 1991, an experience he recounts in his first book, Bravo Two Zero. Andy was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM). At the time he left SAS in 1993, he was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier. In his post-military life, he has instructed special operations forces in survival, hostage rescue and counter terrorism. He was also the technical advisor on the classic action film Heat.  He is the author of the Nick Stone and Tom Buckingham thriller series, the co-author of the Boy Soldier series, and the author of three books about his own military experience: Bravo Two Zero, Seven Troop, and Immediate Action. Andy’s novel Red Notice, was recently adapted into a major motion picture, and is currently available on Netflix as SAS: Rise of the Black Swan. You can follow him on Twiter @the_real_mcnab. Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear:  True Velocity Ammunition 
Sep 08, 2021
Mark Greaney: Modern Thriller Virtuoso
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Today's guest on a special bonus episode of Danger Close is Mark Greaney. Mark Greaney is one of the most exciting names in fiction. He is known for creating the The Gray Man series which follow the adventures of former CIA operative Court Gentry. A film adaption of The Gray Man is currently in production by Netflix, starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: Winter Soldier, Extraction, Avengers: Endgame), it’s the highest budget film ever produced by the streaming network.  Greaney also collaborated with Tom Clancy on the legendary novelist’s final books, and he has authored and co-authored seven Clancy novels in the Jack Ryan series. He collaborated with Lieutenant Colonel H. Ripley Rawlings IV for the standalone novel, Red Metal. His latest novel Relentless is the 10th in the Gray Man series, and follows Court as he attempts to uncover an international conspiracy after the mysterious disappearance of several intelligence officers around the world.  You can follow him on Twitter @MarkGreaneyBook and learn more about his work at markgreaneybooks.com. Presented by SIG Sauer. This episode is also brought to you by Kill Cliff. Save 20% off your first order when you use the code IRONCLAD at KillCliff.com
Sep 03, 2021
Eli Crane: Navy SEAL, Entrepreneur, Congressional Candidate
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Note: This interview was recorded in June 2021, prior to Eli’s official announcement that he would be running for Congress.) My guest on Danger Close is Eli Crane. Eli is a former Navy SEAL, speaker, a SIG Sauer brand ambassador, veterans’ advocate and the CEO of Bottle Breacher.  He also recently announced that he will be running for Congress. Eli Crane first started making bottle openers from .50-caliber shells in his garage, but today the company has exploded and now sells a ton of cool military / tactical inspired gear and gifts. Eli has been featured in outlets including Entrepreneur.com, Coffee or Die, ABC’s Shark Tank and a ton of others.   You can follow him on social media @elicrane_ceo and learn more about his campaign at eliforarizona.com. Presented by SIG Sauer. This episode is also brought to you by Kill Cliff. Save 20% off your first order when you use the code IRONCLAD at KillCliff.com Featured Gear:  Bottle Breacher .50 Cal. Bottle Breacher  Bottle Breacher Free Frag Tydex Holsters  SIG P320 XCompact  SIG Romeo1Pro 
Sep 01, 2021
Jason Gardner: SEAL Master Chief and Combat Leader
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Jason Gardner is a retired Navy SEAL, speaker, and highly sought-after leadership instructor.  He served in the military for nearly 30 years before retiring as the SEAL Team FIVE Command Master Chief.  Jason deployed nine times and is the recipient of the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. Today, he is a strategic advisor, leadership instructor and speaker at Echelon Front, an education and training organization founded by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.  You can follow him on Instagram @jason.n.gardner Presented by SIG Sauer. This episode is also brought to you by Kill Cliff. Save 20% off your first order when you use the code IRONCLAD at KillCliff.com
Aug 27, 2021
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Human Rights Activist
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Today’s guest on Danger Close is a women’s rights activist, free speech advocate and New York Times bestselling author of Infidel, The Caged Virgin, Nomad, Heretic, The Challenge of Dawa, and Prey who is unafraid to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues.  Ayaan was born in Somalia and grew up in Africa and the Middle East before seeking asylum in the Netherlands where she served as a member of the Dutch Parliament. She was working with Theo van Gogh on a film titled SUBMISSION when he was murdered by an Islamic extremist with terrorist ties who took issue with the film’s portrayal of Islam. After shooting Van Gogh multiple times he used a butcher knife and sawed into Van Gogh’s throat before stabbing a letter into the filmmaker’s chest. That letter was addressed to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2005, one of the Glamour Heroes of 2005, and Reader’s Digest’s European of the Year. Today, Ayaan continues her fight as a human rights activist as the founder of the AHA Foundation, an organization fighting for the rights of women around the globe. She is a fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, an Adjunct Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University Ayaan’s latest book, Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights is on shelves now. She also hosts The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast. You can follow Ayaan on Twitter @Ayaan and learn more about her work at ayaanhirsiali.com. Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear:  The Vickers Guide Library  This week’s “Featured Gear” is brought to you by Schnee's Boots. For 10% off your first pair go to  Schnees.com and be sure to use promo code JACK21.
Aug 25, 2021
Sean Parnell: Ground Truth From Afghanistan
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Today’s guest on Danger Close is not only a former infantry platoon leader in Afghanistan, he’s also a current candidate for the United States Senate.  Sean Parnell is a Ranger qualified 10th Mountain Division soldier who spent over a year on the front lines in Afghanistan before being medically retired as a captain for wounds sustained in combat. Sean is a passionate advocate for veterans and co-founder of The American Warrior Initiative.  Sean is also the New York Times bestselling author of several books, including Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan, and the popular Eric Steele series. The latest installment, Left for Dead, hits shelves on Sept. 7. A third generation Western Pennsylvania native, Sean is currently running for the United States Senate.   You can follow him on Twitter @SeanParnellUSA and learn more about this campaign at parnellforsenate.com.  Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear:  The Art of Ellwood T. Risk Today's show is also brought to you by Organifi. Go to https://organifi.com/dangerclose for 20% off.
Aug 18, 2021
A.J. Tata: Brigadier General and Novelist
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Today's guest on this bonus episode of Danger Close is A.J. Tata. A.J. Tata is a defense expert, novelist, and political commentator who served for nearly three decades in the United States Army before retiring with the rank of brigadier general. He attended the United States Military Academy and served as a National Security Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Catholic University of America as well as a master's degree in Military Art and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies.  Since retiring from the military, A.J. has gone on to serve as the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation and later became an advisor to Defense Secretary Mark Esper.  Tata is the bestselling novelist behind 14 books, including the Jake Mahegan series, the Reaper Series and the Threat Series. His latest book, Chasing the Lion is on shelves now.   You can follow him on Twitter @ajtata. Presented by SIG Sauer. Today's show is also brought to you by Organifi. Go to https://organifi.com/dangerclose for 20% off.
Aug 13, 2021
Mike Waltz: Congressman, Green Beret, Warrior Diplomat
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Republican Congressman Mike Waltz is a true warrior diplomat.   He is the first Green Beret elected to Congress where he represents Florida's 6th congressional district.   A combat-decorated Army Special Forces Officer, he served as a defense policy director for Secretaries of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates and as Vice President Dick Cheney's counterterrorism advisor between combat deployments to Afghanistan directly implementing policies and strategy on the front lines that he helped create in Washington, D.C. A Florida native, Congressman Waltz attended the Virginia Military Institute and served more than two decades in the U.S. Army conducting multiple combat tours in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Africa. Today he continues to serve as a Colonel in the National Guard.  He is the author of the book Warrior Diplomat: A Green Beret’s Battles from Washington to Afghanistan. The book’s proceeds are donated to veterans’ foundations. Mike is also a successful small business owner and is a frequent media commentator addressing issues related to foreign policy, intelligence and national defense.  You can follow him on Twitter @michaelgwaltz and learn about him at waltz.house.gov . Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear:  Warrior Diplomat: A Green Beret’s Battles from Washington to Afghanistan  The Generals The Constitution of the United States of America Common Sense by Thomas Paine  The Bill of Rights The Declaration of Independence Articles of Confederation Book of Virtues by Benjamin Franklin 
Aug 11, 2021
Donal Logue: Actor, Writer, Director, Producer
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There’s a good chance that you’ll recognize this episode’s guest. Actor, writer, director and producer Donal Logue has appeared in over three hundred episodes of television including ER, Vikings, Sons of Anarchy, Law & Order: SVU, Terriers, Gotham, Departure, Grounded for Life, and in over seventy movies including Sneakers, Gettysburg, Blade, The Patriot, Reindeer Games, and The Tao of Steve for which he won Best Actor at the Sundance Film Festival.   He recently co-authored the book Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood with Hollywood legend Danny Trejo.  Donal is the co-founder of Frison Logue Hardwoods, which specializes in crafting mantles, tables and furniture using reclaimed and salvaged wood from urban tree work and hazard tree removals in Southern Oregon. He is also the co-founder of Aisling Truck Academy.    Follow Donal on Instagram @donalflogue , on Twitter @donallogue and you can check out Frison Logue Hardwoods and Aisling Trucking at https://frisonloguehardwoods.com  and https://www.aislingtruckacademy.com/about-us.html  Presented by SIG Sauer. Today's show is also brought to you by Organifi. Go to https://organifi.com/dangerclose for 20% off. Featured Gear:  Custom Burch Barrel x Cudaway Knife
Aug 04, 2021
Jack Carr Takes on Negative Reviews of Savage Son
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In this special bonus episode of Danger Close, Jack sits down to read negative reviews of Savage Son (yes, a few actually exist). It’s a funny, no-holds-barred look at the series, Jack’s take on negative feedback, and how to respond to criticism. Be sure to follow Jack on Instagram @jackcarrusa Presented by SIG Sauer. Today's show is also brought to you by Organifi. Go to https://organifi.com/dangerclose for 20% off.
Jul 30, 2021
John Barklow: Hunter, Veteran, Outdoorsman, Innovator
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This week’s guest on Danger Close is a cold weather warfare and survival specialist, a hunter and world renowned expert on operating in extreme environments.    John Barklow is a former U.S. Navy Diver who spent the majority of his time in uniform with the SEAL Teams. Upon retirement he took the lead instructor position at the Naval Special Warfare Cold Weather Warfare Training Facility in Kodiak, Alaska, where he honed his hunting and survival skills, developing and testing gear for special operators working in harsh environments. He is currently the Big Game Product Manager at SITKA Gear, in Bozeman, Montana.  John also helped develop the Protective Combat Uniform (PCU) and Personal Environmental Protective Survival Equipment (PEPSE) system during his time with NSW.  You can follow him on Instagram @jbarklow and find out more at knowledgefromstorms.com https://knowledgefromstorms.com  Be sure to subscribe to his newly launched YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-8J2a0C15WUMVBBKF3fGaQ  Presented by SIG Sauer. Today's show is also brought to you by Organifi. Go to https://organifi.com/dangerclose for 20% off. Featured Gear:  SITKA Gear SITKA Bino Bivy Swarovski Binoculars - 10x42 SITKA Mountain Optics Harness PSE Nock On EVO NTN 33 Bow SITKA Ascent 12 Pack SITKA Drifter Travel Pack SITKA Drifter Duffle SITKA Icon Tee  SITKA Hanger Work Pant SITKA Sleeping Bag
Jul 28, 2021
David Morrell: Legendary Author and Creator of Rambo
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On a special bonus episode of Danger Close, today’s guest is David Morrell. David is a legendary author who has written for fiction, non-fiction, and comic book audiences. His 1972 debut novel First Blood introduced the world to the iconic character Rambo and was adapted into the 1982 film of the same name. Four more Rambo films would follow, all starring Sylvester Stallone. Morrell holds both an M.A. and Ph.D. in American Literature from Penn State University. He has written dozens of books, the Captain American miniseries The Chosen, and issues of both Savage Wolverine and The Amazing Spider-Man.  His other notable works include The Brotherhood of the Rose, The Fraternity of the Stone, The League of Night and Fog, The Thomas De Quincey historical mystery series, The Totem, The Fifth Profession, The Hundred-Year Christmas, Double Image, and many others.  Morrell’s work has received widespread critical acclaim: He is an Edgar, Anthony, Thriller, and Arthur Ellis finalist, a Nero and Macavity winner, and a three-time recipient of the Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association. He received the Thriller Master Award from The International Thriller Writers organization, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the prestigious Bouchercon convention, RT Book Reviews’s Thriller Pioneer Award, Comic-Con’s Inkpot award for outstanding achievement in action/adventure, and among others. You can find out more about David and his work at davidmorrell.net, and follow him on Twitter @_DavidMorell  and on facebook @davidmorrell  Presented by SIG Sauer. Today's show is also brought to you by Organifi. Go to https://organifi.com/dangerclose for 20% off.
Jul 23, 2021
Brad Thor: Thriller Master
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Today's guest on Danger Close is Brad Thor. Brad Thor is a number one New York Times bestselling author whose thrillers have received international critical acclaim.  The author of 21 novels, his stories feature a character named Scot Harvath, an ex-Navy SEAL and Secret Service Agent who finds himself embroiled in the world of international espionage and counterterrorism.   His latest book in the series, Black Ice, is available now everywhere books are sold. Brad regularly appears on national media platforms to discuss issues related to national security, intelligence and counterterrorism. He has also served on the Department of Homeland Security’s Analytic Red Cell Unit, has lectured numerous law enforcement organizations, and was also a keynote speaker for the National Tactical Officers Association annual conference. You can follow him on Instagram @realbradthor, on Twitter @BradThor, on Facebook @BradThorOfficial and you can find all of his novels at BradThor.com Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear  Amtac Blades - Minuteman  Half Face Blades Black Ice by Brad Thor  Today's show is also brought to you by Organifi. Go to https://organifi.com/dangerclose for 20% off.
Jul 21, 2021
Outdoor Industry Icon Jim Shockey
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Today’s guest on Danger Close is a true outdoorsman and renaissance man. He is an award-winning outdoor writer, wildlife photographer, videographer, naturalist, wilderness guide and outfitter. He is the host of Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures, The Professionals, Uncharted, and Shock Therapy on the Outdoor Channel.   He owns several outfitting territories in Canada's wildlands, including the Pacific Rim Guide Territory on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and Rogue River Outfitting in the Yukon Territory. His work documenting wildlife has been widely recognized, and his television productions have won 15 Golden Moose Awards. He’s also an accomplished marksman, an official Member International of the Explorer's Club in New York City, and a retired Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of 4 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (4CRPG) Canadian Armed Forces. In college, Jim was an all-American swimmer and member of the Canadian National Water Polo team.    A noted expert in ethnocentric arts of Western Canada, Jim opened the Hand of Man Museum of Cultural Arts and Conservation on Vancouver Island in 2019. You can follow him on Instagram @jimshockeyofficial / Facebook @JimShockey / Twitter @JimShockey_ and find out more at jimshockey.com. Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear : Performance Archery Fred Bear Bow Mathews Bow G5 Prime Hoyt Ruckus Bow Hoyt RX-3 Bow EVO NTN 33 Bow Today's show is also brought to you by Organifi. Go to https://organifi.com/dangerclose for 20% off.
Jul 14, 2021
Hollywood Legend Danny Trejo
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Danny Trejo is a legend with over 380 acting credits to his name. He is the “most-killed” actor in Hollywood history with roles in Blood In Blood Out, From Dusk Til Dawn, Desperado, Heat, Con Air, Machete, Spy Kids, Breaking Bad, and Sons of Anarchy. He is one of the world’s most recognizable and adored character actors but before he wandered onto the set of Runaway Train attempting to help a young drug addict and was asked to step in as an extra on the film, Danny Trejo was a convicted felon who served time in some of the country’s most infamous prisons to include San Quentin, Folsom, and Soledad.   In his brand-new book, Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood, which releases this week, Danny tells his personal story of drug addiction, violence, incarceration, sobriety, spirituality and eventual success at the pinnacle of the film industry. It is an honest and emotional memoir with lessons of hope and the transformative power of forgiveness for us all.     On this episode of Danger Close, Jack and Danny discuss his journey from inmate to number one on the call sheet, his encounter with Charles Manson in prison, working with Charles Bronson and Robert DeNiro, being recognized as Machete by President Obama, his battle with cancer, his recovery from a subdural hemorrhage in his brain, Danny Trejo Day in LA, Trejos Tacos, and a lot more. Featured Gear and Books : This episode’s featured gear segment is brought to you by Schnees.com. For 10%, be sure to use offer code JACK21 Mission Ready Duffle  Dynamis LOPRO Belt Presented by SIG Sauer. Today's show is also brought to you by Organifi. Go to https://organifi.com/dangerclose for 20% off.
Jul 07, 2021
Ashley Horner: Athlete and Entrepreneur
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Ashley Horner is a fitness model, an endurance athlete, a Tactical Games competitor, entrepreneur, trainer and the host of the IRONCLAD podcast Reborn with Ashley Horner. She regularly uses her platform as a global influencer to raise money for important causes, including the Maison Fortune Orphanage in Haiti and Spike’s K9 Fund.  Her endurance feats include rowing for 25-hours straight on a Concept 2 rowing machine, cycling more than 1,300 miles from Virginia Beach to Tulsa, running 230 miles in just 72 along the western border of Haiti, running the rim of the Grand Canyon in a single day, and more.  Ashley is also passionate about tactical training and has worked with SWAT Teams, military units and personnel at the US Embassy in France.  She is also the owner / operator of American Brew, a whiskey / coffee bar and restaurant in Virginia Beach, VA.   On this episode of Danger Close, Jack and Ashley sit down for a conversation about her life, career, passion for tactical training and more. You can follow her on Instagram @ashley.horner  Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear: Bose Bluetooth Audio Sunglasses Today's show is also brought to you by Organifi. Go to https://organifi.com/dangerclose for 20% off.
Jun 30, 2021
Sebastian Junger: War Correspondent and Bestselling Author
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Sebastian Junger is a journalist, war correspondent, Oscar-nominated filmmaker, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and the founder of the nonprofit organization RISC, which is dedicated to training freelance journalists in battlefield medicine and security protocols. Sebastian has covered conflicts around the globe and is the recipient of both the National Magazine Award and the Peabody Award. His debut film, Restrepo, documents the wartime experience of a platoon in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley and was nominated for an Academy Award.  He is the author of The Perfect Storm, Fire, A Death in Belmont, War, and Tribe. His latest book, Freedom, chronicles his year-long journey walking railroad lines down the east coast of the United States while exploring the tensions between personal freedom and community. His work has been featured in Harper's Magazine, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Men's Journal and Vanity Fair, where he served as a contributing editor.    You can follow him on Twitter @sebastianjunger and on Instagram @sebastianjungerofficial. Find out more at http://www.sebastianjunger.com    On the latest Danger Close, Jack and Sebastian discuss conflict journalism, Afghanistan, the concept of freedom, and a recent near-death experience that has reshaped how Sebastian lives and reflects on life.   Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear:   Work by Sebastian Junger: Freedom Fire Tribe  The Perfect Storm War A Death in Belmont Restrepo   Winkler Tomahawks: RnD Full-Size Axe RnD Compact Axe RnD Sub-Compact Axe Today's show is also brought to you by Organifi. Go to https://organifi.com/dangerclose for 20% off.
Jun 23, 2021
Dr. David Kilcullen: A Student of Warfare
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David Kilcullen is one of the world’s foremost counterinsurgency experts and is the author of the books The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West, The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One, Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla, Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism, and Counterinsurgency.  David Kilcullen served in the Australian military for more than 20 years before being recruited as the Chief Strategist in the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism for the U.S. State Department. He also served as the Senior Counterinsurgency Advisor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and as an advisor to General David Petraeus. He was a counterinsurgency adviser to NATO and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.   As the President and CEO of the research and development firm Cordillera Applications Group, he continues to advise private companies and governments around the globe.   On this episode, Jack and David discuss writing, warfare, the realities of counterinsurgency, and more. Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear and Books : From David Kilcullen: The Dragons and the Snakes Counterinsurgency Blood Year Out of the Mountains  The Accidental Guerrilla  Rise and Kill First  Counterinsurgency Field Manual  Unrestricted Warfare  Black Moleskin Notebook Kelly Slaten Pen Today's show is also brought to you by Organifi. Go to https://organifi.com/dangerclose for 20% off.
Jun 16, 2021
Steven Pressfield: A Man at Arms
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Steven Pressfield is a bestselling author, Hollywood screenwriter and Marine Corps veteran. He's penned several bestselling novels including The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, Tides of War, The Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign, and his latest, A Man at Arms, about mercenary soldier Telamon of Arcadia.   Steven has also written numerous non-fiction books including The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, The Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War, The Artist's Journey: The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning, and others.  On the latest episode of Danger Close, Steven and Jack discuss his career, the craft of writing, A Man at Arms, and what it takes to tell great stories.  Learn more at Steven Pressfield.  Follow Steven. Presented by SIG Sauer. ( http://bit.ly/SIG-JackCarr ) Featured Gear: American Heritage Dictionary - 1987  The Afghan Campaign   Gates of Fire  An American Jew  The Lion’s Gate  A Man at Arms  Killing Rommel  Today's show is also brought to you by Organifi. Go to https://organifi.com/dangerclose for 20% off.
Jun 09, 2021
Chris Ryan: SAS Operator and Bestselling Author
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Chris Ryan is a former member of the Special Air Service. He is the bestselling author of seventy fiction and non-fiction books including the Geordie Sharp series, Alpha Force, the Danny Black series and The One That Got Away, which details his experience on E&E (Escape & Evasion) during the 1991 Gulf War. The only member of his eight-man team to not be captured or killed, Chris evaded enemy patrols and survived over a 300 kilometer journey to the Syrian border. It was the longest escape and evasion in the history of the SAS. His book Strike Back was adapted into a TV series for the UK’s Sky 1 and he helped create the action-drama TV series Ultimate Force. He’s also hosted popular TV shows including Hunting Chris Ryan, Terror Alert: Could You Survive, How Not to Die, and Armed and Dangerous.  In this episode, Jack and Chris discuss how Chris survived his 1991 experience in Iraq, his transition from the military into publishing and the importance of reading.   Visit Chris’ website: https://www.chrisryanauthor.co.uk/ Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear: The One That Got Away by Chris Ryan Hardy Boys Handbook: Seven Stories of Survival  Kifaru Slick Bag Micro Start XP 10 Today's show is also brought to you by Organifi. Go to https://organifi.com/dangerclose for 20% off.
Jun 02, 2021
The Terminal List Amazon Series Listener Questions and Father’s Day Book Recommendations
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In this special bonus episode of Danger Close, presented by SIG Sauer, Jack Carr breaks down the 6 books he recommends for Father’s Day and answers listener questions about The Terminal List series coming to Amazon Prime starring Chris Pratt. Father’s Day Book Recommendations:  Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer The Gun by C.J. Chivers One Second After by William R. Forstchen  Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Three Felonies a Day by Harvey Silverglate  The Winds of War by Herman Wouk Be sure to follow Jack on social media @jackcarrusa for more.
May 28, 2021
Clint Emerson: Violent Nomad, 100 Deadly Skills Author
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Clint Emerson is a retired Navy SEAL who served more than 20 years in the SEAL Teams. Clint is the only SEAL ever to be inducted into the International Spy Museum.  Clint is the author of the books, The Right Kind of Crazy: My Life as a Navy SEAL, Covert Operative, and Boy Scout from Hell, as well the 100 Deadly Skills series in which Clint discusses how techniques learned during his time in working the darker side of special operations can help private citizens in dangerous situations.  He’s the founder of the security consulting company Escape the Wolf and the survival-orientiened online store violentnomad.com. Clint also hosts the show Can You Survive This Podcast? You can follow him on Instagram @100deadlyskills. During their conversation, Clint and Jack discuss Clint’s career, intelligence operations, running with the bulls, and more.  Check out Clintemerson.com Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear: Protector Beer Half Face Blades 100 Deadly Skills (Combat Edition) Winkler Knives Dynamis Alliance Today's show is also brought to you by Organifi. Go to https://organifi.com/dangerclose for 20% off.
May 26, 2021
Leif Babin: The Secrets of Leadership
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Leif Babin is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Along with being the New York Times bestselling co-author of the books Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win and The Dichotomy Of Leadership: Balancing The Challenges Of Extreme Ownership To Lead And Win, Leif co-founded the leadership-focused company Echelon Front with Jocko Willink, where he serves as the President and COO.  Following the Battle of Ramadi in 2006, he took over as officer in charge of the Junior Officer Training Course. He then served as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer at a SEAL Team.  During their conversation, Leif and Jack discuss leadership, their time in uniform, discipline, and a lot more.  Presented by SIG Sauer. You can follow Leif on Instagram @realleifbabin. Check out Echelon Front. Featured Gear: New West KnifeWorks Blades New West KnifeWorks Refurbished Cleavers Today's show is also brought to you by Organifi. Go to https://organifi.com/dangerclose for 20% off.  
May 19, 2021
Royal Marine Dave ‘Dinger’ Bell’s Mission to Row Across the Atlantic Ocean Unassisted
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This week, Jack talks to a truly inspiring person who will soon be attempting an incredible feat: rowing across the Atlantic Ocean alone and unsupported. The trip from New York to the U.K.— 2,710 nautical miles— will take months. But for former Royal Marine Dave ‘Dinger’ Bell, the mission is greater than just the row: He’s raising money for some incredible causes.  Sponsored by the marine safety brand Crewsaver, the journey is expected to take up to four months on the open ocean. Dinger is also using the event to raise money and awareness for some incredible causes: The Special Boat Service Association, which supports former SBS servicemembers and their families, Rock2Recovery, which supports British veterans and Bravery.org.uk, an organization founded by a former member of the U.K. Special Forces (SBS) that supports charities for underprivileged children and discharged members of the Armed Forces. Jack and Dinger break down the upcoming trip, hear how Dinger has prepared, and a lot more.  Presented by SIG Sauer. Later in the show, Jack recommends a curated selection of medical supplies and gear for Stop the Bleed month.   Support Dinger’s charities: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DaveDingerBell Follow Dinger’s journey: @ny2uksolorow Learn more about Dinger at https://ny2uksolorow.co.uk  Featured Gear: Dark Angel Medical Hard Case Kit Dark Angel EDC Trauma Kits  Dark Angel IFAK Trauma Kit
May 12, 2021
Tim Abell: Army Ranger, Hollywood Actor and Patriot
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This week, Jack is joined by Hollywood actor, TV show host and former Army Ranger Tim Abell.  Tim joined the military at the age of 17, eventually becoming US Army Ranger with the 75th Ranger Regiment. His five years of military service included time with the 3rd US Infantry "The Old Guard" Caisson Platoon.  After the Army, Tim went on to start acting and producing.  Tim’s breakout role came as Marine Scout Sniper Benny Ray Riddle in the Jerry Bruckheimer television series Soldier of Fortune, Inc. He’s starred alongside James Caan and Daniel Stern in Dead Simple, appeared with Mel Gibson in the war film We Were Soldiers, and has been featured in TV shows including CSI Miami, NCIS, and JAG among others. He was also the host of the long-running Outdoor Channel hunting series, Grateful Nation. Tim co-produced the award-winning film Soldier of God and served as an associate producer on the film Miracle at Sage Creek, in which he also starred. Tim is also acting in a number of upcoming movies including American Desert, Young Lion of the West, The Colony and Shooting Star.  During this conversation, Jack and Tim discuss The Terminal List, Tim’s career, the importance of bringing authenticity to roles, and a lot more.  Presented by SIG Sauer. Follow Tim: https://www.instagram.com/timabell/ Featured Gear: Gunfighter Gun Oil Dynamic Combat Flathead Seaholm Watch Roka SL-1X Tactical Relentless Pursuit: The DSS and the Manhunt for the Al-Qaeda Terrorists by Samuel M. Katz   No Shadows in the Desert: Murder, Vengeance, and Espionage in the War Against ISIS by Samuel M. Katz  
May 05, 2021
Amy Robbins: ‘Carry With Confidence’ Entrepreneur
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Amy Robbins is the CEO and co-founder of Alexo Athletica. It’s a unique company that makes functional carrywear, specially designed for women who live an active lifestyle, with an emphasis on fitness. Their mission: “Create a movement of empowered, independent women that could #carrywithconfidence.” Amy is also a television host, a model, and brand influencer, as well as a passionate advocate of the Second Amendment.  On the latest episode of Danger Close, Amy discusses her own journey launching a business and why she wanted to start a company that focuses on carrywear for women. They also talk about the importance of meaningful dialogue on social media, the #MeToo movement, responsible firearm ownership, and a lot more. Presented by SIG Sauer. Follow Amy:  Online: http://amy-robbins.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/theamyrobbins Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamyrobbins/ Check out Alexo Athletica: https://alexoathletica.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexoathletica/ Featured Book: Founding Documents https://bookshop.org/shop/jackcarrusa Buy The Devil’s Hand: https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Hand-Thriller-Jack-Carr/dp/1982123745
Apr 28, 2021
Dana Loesch: Second Amendment Advocate, Author and Radio Host
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Dana Loesch hosts the award-winning show, The Dana Show and is the No. 1 nationally syndicated female talk radio host in the country.  She’s a popular political commentator and regularly appears on Fox, ABC, CNN and HBO. She’s the author of the books Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America, Flyover Nation: You Can’t Run a Country You’ve Never Been To, and her latest Grace Canceled: How Outrage Is Destroying Lives, Ending Debate, and Endangering Democracy.  In her conversation with Jack, Dana discusses her career, her passion for defending the Second Amendment, the dangers of cancel culture, free speech, and a lot more. Presented by SIG Sauer. Follow Dana:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/dloesch Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dloesch/ Featured Gear: Rifle Dynamics AK Thunder Ranch Edition The Gun by C.J. Chivers Vickers Guide: Kalashnikov  Buy The Devil’s Hand: https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Hand-Thriller-Jack-Carr/dp/1982123745
Apr 21, 2021
Andy Stumpf: Former SEAL and ‘Cleared Hot’ Host
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On today’s show, Jack sits down with fellow retired SEAL and Cleared Hot podcast host Andy Stumpf. Andy Stumpf spent 17 years serving in the United States military, first enlisting while still in high school in 1996. After two deployments with SEAL Team Five he was selected for an east coast based SEAL Team. After being shot during a combat deployment, Andy returned to the Naval Special Warfare Center in 2006 as the leading Petty Officer for 2nd Phase, the diving phase of BUD/S. Two years later, Andy became the first E-6 commissioned through the Limited Duty Officer program in the history of NSW. He would go on to deploy with SEAL Team Three to Afghanistan.  Since medically retiring from the military, Andy has gone to raise millions for the SEAL community, setting two world wingsuit records in 2015.  Today, he hosts the popular Cleared Hot podcast.  During Jack and Andy’s conversation, Andy talks about his time in the Teams, meeting Joe Rogan and starting his own podcast, the most impactful thing that has ever happened to him, and a lot more. Presented by SIG Sauer. More on Andy: https://www.andystumpf.com/ Follow Andy: https://www.instagram.com/andystumpf212 Check out Cleared Out: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cleared-hot/id1247300054 Featured Gear: This week, Jack spotlights gear actually featured in the latest book in the Terminal List series, The Devil’s Hand.  SIG P365 P365 XL Sig P365 XL* Sig P320 RXP X-COMPACT Zev Custom Glock 19  Taran Tactical JW Combat Master AMTAC Blades Northman with a Belt Fire-sheath Dynamis Alliance Combat Flathead  Winkler Knives Tomahawk
Apr 16, 2021
Ray Porter: DC’s Darkseid and the Voice of the Terminal List
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If you’re a fan of the Terminal List series then you’re likely already familiar with the voice of Ray Porter. The acclaimed actor and narrator has provided the voice for hundreds of audiobooks, including The Terminal List series and its latest installment The Devil’s Hand. Ray also recently appeared in Zack Snyder's Justice League, starring as the villain Darkseid.  Ray has a decades-long career, spending nearly 20 years in Shakespearean productions, and has appeared in shows and movies including Modern Family, Sons of Anarchy, Argo, ER, Almost Famous and tons of others.   In today’s episode, Ray discusses his career, Jack’s new book The Devil’s Hand, and a lot more. Presented by SIG Sauer. Follow Ray Porter: https://twitter.com/ray__porter Buy The Devil’s Hand: https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Hand-Thriller-Jack-Carr/dp/1982123745 Featured Books: These are some of the primary books Jack read when researching The Devil’s Hand.  Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America - Fred Burton The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West - David Kilcullen Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations - Ronen Bergman The Secret War with Iran: The 30-Year Clandestine Struggle Against the World's Most Dangerous Terrorist Power - Ronen Bergman
Apr 14, 2021
Fred Burton: Protective Security Specialist, Author and Former DSS Special Agent
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On this episode of Danger Close, Jack sits down with former police officer, Diplomatic Security Service special agent, author, and security consultant Fred Burton. Throughout his career, Fred served as a key figure in some of the most notable investigations in modern law enforcement history. He was on the frontlines of the search for and the arrest of terrorist Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the first World Trade Center bombing. He served in the investigation of the 1988 plane crash that resulted in the death of the U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel and Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. Fred also played a critical role in the search for the Americans kidnapped by Hezbollah in Beirut, Lebanon, as well as many other high-profile cases.  Today, Fred is a New York Times bestselling author and a consultant to Fortune 500 companies on security-related issues as the Executive Director of the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence. He also hosts The Ontic Protective Intelligence Podcast. His books include his memoir GHOST: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent, Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice, Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi and Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah’s War Against America. During their conversation, Jack and Fred talk about some of his most high-profile cases, his early days in law enforcement, and a lot more. Presented by SIG Sauer. More About Fred: https://www.officialfredburton.com/ Follow Fred:  https://twitter.com/fred_burton https://www.instagram.com/officialfredburton/ Subscribe to The Ontic Protective Intelligence Podcast: https://ontic.co/podcasts/  Spotlighted Gear: Smith & Wesson 340 PD FieldCraft Survival Notebook
Apr 07, 2021
FieldCraft Survival Founder Mike Glover: Veteran Entrepreneur 
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Today’s guest is entrepreneur and veteran Mike Glover.  Mike spent 18 years in the Army followed by time as a contractor for the CIA. He served as a SGM in Special Forces and was deployed to combat theaters of operation throughout his career. Along with being an expert in Counter-Terrorism, Security and Crisis Management, he holds a Bachelor's degree in Homeland Security. Mike is also an experienced hunter and an avid outdoorsman. Today, Mike is the CEO and owner of FieldCraft Survival, a company that makes premium outdoor gear and apparel and offers training courses in firearms, survival, mobility, medicine and preparedness.  He is also the host of the FieldCraft Survival Podcast.  During their conversation, Mike and Jack discuss self-reliance, entrepreneurship, the passion behind FieldCraft Survival, and a lot more.  Follow Mike: https://www.instagram.com/mike.a.glover/ More about FieldCraft: https://fieldcraftsurvival.com/ Follow FieldCraft: https://www.instagram.com/fieldcraftsurvival/ Check out the FieldCraft Survival on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcj3FycZBXIPNj7QIBKTIDw Featured Gear: Mobility 01-01: Gobag Leather Notebook Wallet Tradecraft Recce Shirt FieldCraft Shooter Hat North American Combat Rescue Combat Application Tourniquet 
Mar 31, 2021
Thunder Ranch Founder Clint Smith on Serving in Vietnam
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This week on Danger Close, Jack interviews a legendary figure in the tactical training community: Thunder Ranch founder Clint Smith.   Clint is the President and Director of Thunder Ranch, a 900-acre ranch in Southern Oregon that is one the world’s most acclaimed firearm training facilities. For nearly 20 years, he’s operated Thunder Ranch with his wife Heidi.   Clint is a Marine Corps veteran, who served two infantry and Combined Action Platoon tours in Vietnam. His experience also includes seven years as a police officer during which he served as head of the Firearms Training Division, as well as being a S.W.A.T. member and precision rifleman.   He’s also the author of the books Urban Rifle: 45 Years of Teaching and Training and Urban Rifle 2: Close Combat Conflict Resolution.   During their conversation, recorded at Thunder Ranch, Clint opens up about his time in the Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam, tactical insights, and more. Presented by SIG Sauer.   Also, later in the show, Jack breaks down some of his favorite everyday carry items.    More about Clint Smith: https://thunderranchinc.com/the-founders/   More about Thunder Ranch: https://thunderranchinc.com/   Follow Thunder Ranch: @thunderranchinc   Featured Gear:   Ball and Buck Wallet   SIG P365   Blackpoint Tactical Mini Wing   Savage Son    Ares Driver-1 Watch   New West KnifeWorks Blade   Amtac Northman Blade   Streamlight Flashlight  
Mar 24, 2021
Katie Pavlich on the Fast and Furious Scandal
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On the debut episode of Danger Close, Jack sits down with author and journalist Katie Pavlich. Katie Pavlich is a journalist, commentator, author and Fox News contributor. She is the editor for Townhall.com and is a member of the White House Correspondents Association. She is the author of Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up and Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women. On today’s show, Jack and Katie breakdown the real story of the fast and furious scandal and learn how the ATF tried to intimidate journalists to keep it quiet. Katie and Jack also discuss big tech’s influence on free speech. Presented by SIG Sauer. Later in the show, Jack reviews one of his favorite pistols: The SIG Sauer P226, the sidearm he used in the SEAL Teams. If you like the show, be sure to leave us a rating and review, and remember, new episodes of Danger Close: Beyond the Books with Jack Carr, an IRONCLAD original, presented by SIG SAUER, drop every Wednesday. 
Mar 17, 2021
Trailer: Danger Close with Jack Carr
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Go beyond the books with Terminal List author Jack Carr ... coming soon.
Mar 09, 2021