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Host Dave Etter moderates this open forum 120 minute weekly call-in web-radio show for Male Military Spouses, and anything goes! Military spouses - you have an issue? Let us explore it and have fun! Rated "R" when broadcast, downgraded if we play nice. If needed, a "scrubbed" radio-edit version that is family friendly will be created and two versions of a show may be present.
 
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Troopster, what a great idea. Starting a business that is designed for the military's needs in mind. Well, it makes sense when the founder of Troopster, Chelsea is Active Duty military. Her business parter, also military so he understands what people are wanting when deployed. Best part about Troopster? It's all online, and you can order a care pac…
 
Black History Month is when we, as Americans, celebrate the contributions of African-Americans across our country. Let's learn about the history of the month, contributions of African Americans to our military, and the contributions of African Americans to the disability movement. It's a rich history, that inspires others to do more. Learning about…
 
The Gig Economy, Spouse Employment, and Tricare. It's time to have some frank discusions about all of these topics and more. What's the Gig Economy? It's flexible, contract work. It's helpful for military families, but is it good for long-term? Employment, why talk about employment? I'm talking about employment because it does have value, but it's …
 
After a lengthy hiatus, Spouse Spouts is back. It's taken Susan a little while to get it together and find new direction, but she did. Has the show changed? Yes it has. Dave has a new full-time job with The American Legion, and Susan is on her own. You'll get to hear all about the changes, upcoming episodes, a wish list of guests, a wish list for t…
 
Have you seen the "new" TRICARE changes? Totally bizarre to the outsiders, like us, so, we asked our favorite Military.com person Amy Bushatz to come on the show to explain what she has discovered about these changes and give us some skinny she can't put into her articles. She came through, and we're sure you will enjoy this episode! Since Amy live…
 
Have you ever wanted to go on a tour of the United States? Hop on a train and see what the country has to offer? Anna Blanch Rade did just that, and we have her on Spouse Spouts to tell us all about her American Tour. Anna is more than a traveller, she's a military spouse who is making things happen in her community. Join Susan and Dave as they cha…
 
I don't know about you, but finding a job is not easy. I don't know about you, but I also can't work a traditional Monday-Friday 9-5 job either. What are we supposed to do? How can we find jobs that offer what we need as military family members? Enter Audrey from Worldwide101. She's a military spouse and it on Spouse Spouts today to tell us all abo…
 
I don't know about you all, but it's not always easy to do financial planning. It can be confusing, and overwhelming at times. What is you get yourself into debt, and you don't know how to get yourself out of debt? On Today's episode of Spouse Spouts we will have Michael Meese, the COO of AAFMAA on and we'll talk financial planning. The important a…
 
Insurance company selection can be a daunting process. Wouldn't it be nice to have all the details you may want to know handy, in human-speak? Join Susan and Dave as they interview Lori Simmons from Armed Forces Insurance and discover many cool features of the coverage you can get from AFI! Spouse Spouts is a weekly hour long podcast recorded live …
 
Last year Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina faced down Hurricane Matthew. This year, Texas is doing battle with Hurricane Harvey. The devastation is unreal, the loss is overwhelming, and help is needed from everywhere. Who can help? Dave and Susan have put together some information to share with you all in order to Help with Harvey. Our C…
 
Yes, we're on the end of the summer moving season, but guess what, fall moving season is already happening. That means working with moving companies, finding a place to live, do you choose on base or off base, will you buy a house or rent? What about the moving company? How do you deal with them? Today we have some answers to those questions. Join …
 
Back To School! It's either the best time of the year or the worst. For some of our military kids, they are starting a new school again. They are the new kid, again. For some of our military kids, this is their last year at their school. And for some of our military kids, they will start school for the first time. What can we do as parents and fami…
 
Behind the Scenes is the title of Cara Loken's book. It's a look into military spouse life and what some spouses are doing to support others. Cara gathered 30 spouses to share some of their stories. What else is Cara up to? She's working on a children's book, supporting veterans through art, and more. Join Susan and Dave in their interview with Car…
 
The National Military Family Association or NMFA is one of our oldest, most respected military family advocacy and support organizations. Who are they really, and what do they do for us? Today on Spouse Spouts we are fortunate to have MJ Boice from the communications staff at NMFA on the show, sharing with us what is happening in the military famil…
 
I don't know about you all, but there are times when I worry about cybersecurity. Maybe worry isn't the right word, but I do have concerns. Is my online presence too much and puts my family at risk? What can I do, as my child is getting older, to ensure his online safety? I have so many questions and concerns. Fortunately, today on Spouse Spouts we…
 
Summer fun at the beach, the pool, a lake, or maybe some camping, right? But for military families, the summer is also all about moving. It's PCS Season!!! With the help of social media, moving isn't as difficult as it used to be. However, people still have questions, still want to see the area they are moving too, and have questions about schools.…
 
Today's show is all about bullies. Last week, Susan and Dave talked a little about bullies in the military spouse community and promised to talk more about it. Bullies! UGH!!! They are not fun at all, and they are everywhere. Is bullying getting worse? Does social media help bullies? Think about our military kids too. Our children move more than mo…
 
Susan is back! She's on the mend slowly but surely and will be recovering from her massive hernia repair for months, but it doesn't matter! Susan is BACK!!! Join Susan and Dave, the orginial dream team of Spouse Spouts today as they talk, surgery, recovery, friendships, family, pain meds, and current events. Hear their stories and laugh hystericall…
 
Susan hit a snag in her recovery which means she won't be back on the show today....sad face. However, Robin Pruitt, 2017 AFI Kentucky NG Spouse of the Year is helping out. So what will Dave and Robin talk about? Summer vacation of course! School is out in most places or will be finished up this week. What do you do with your kids? Summer camps? Jo…
 
The Braless Podcast: Unhooked and Unleashed is on the show today! Erin Whitehead is filling in for Susan who is still recovering from surgery. Be prepared to unleash the beasts today with Erin and Dave! Wait...you don't know what The Braless Podcast is? Well check this out: http://www.bralesspodcast.com/ and read all about The Braless Podcast and E…
 
Cara Loken talks about the non-profit program she started to help veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries, post traumatic stress disorders and thos who care for them thru art therapy. Also, at the end is an "easter egg"....
 
Today is a little different. Susan is out for surgery for the next 2 weeks which means we will have a substitute host! Join Moni Jefferson on Spouse Spouts today as she fills in for Susan, helps out Dave, and tells us how to quiet the noise that is overwhelming social media and so much more! Moni Jefferson Air Force spouse, Public Relations Strateg…
 
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