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Best-selling writer and former infantry soldier Geraint Jones sits down with a variety of military and civilian guests to learn about the experience of soldiers - particularly, why we think and act as we do; how we can become better versions of ourselves both in and out of uniform; and how does our military experience inform and shape our attitude as we move on in life. Sometimes serious, often darkly funny, Veteran State of Mind is a look into the hearts and minds of people who have lived t ...
 
Guild of Dads is the podcast to listen to if you are a Dad who wants to develop a Vision in all areas of your life, take action towards that vision, leave your legacy, and find meaning along the way. Weekly we interview some of the most visionary men on the planet who have taken action towards creating the life they want. We also speak to some of the top experts in the world about relationships, self care, health and fitness, social contribution and finances. Are you a Dad who has reached a ...
 
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Gez and Joe get together to talk well intentioned bollocks. On today's episode: industrial action, bias in the media, China and COVID. We can't do Rants & Bants without your help. You can become a patreon for as little as £1 a month. https://www.patreon.com/vsompodcast Insta: @veteranstateofmind Watch MVP here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B…
 
On todays episode I am delighted to be joined by Evolutionary Anthropologist, writer and broadcaster Dr Anna Machin to talk about her most recent book entitled Why we love? The New Science Behind Our Closest Relationships When the subject of love comes up in discussion it’s always a hotly debated subject which draws strong opinions from most people…
 
Today's guest is a former British serviceman who volunteered to fight for Ukraine. We can't do the podcast without your help. You can become a patreon for as little as £1 a month. https://www.patreon.com/vsompodcast Massive thanks to our sponsors: Combat Fuel - www.combat-fuel.co.uk Use code VSOM at checkout for a discount on your potions. Zulu Alp…
 
Gez and Joe get together to talk well intentioned bollocks. On today's episode: Gez's trip to America, Joe's legal battles, and questions from the peasants. We can't do Rants & Bants without your help. You can become a patreon for as little as £1 a month. https://www.patreon.com/vsompodcast Insta: @veteranstateofmind Watch MVP here: https://www.ama…
 
This episode was originally released on November 10th 2021: On today's episode we hear from a variety of veterans, and those involved with different forms of remembrance, to learn about what remembrance means to them, and how they honour the memory of those who have died in service of their nation. If you start this episode at 0938 (GMT) on the 11t…
 
This episode was originally released on November 11th 2020: On this Remembrance Day we are joined by 15 guests, all of whom are veterans or involved with veteran charities. They have fought wars, lost friends and comrades, and today they are here to talk about Remembrance and more. Guests: Ray Smith - HMS MIDDLETON - The Second World War Chris Purc…
 
This is a replay of an episode from 2020. Harry Billinge MBE was one of the first soldiers to land on Gold Beach in German-occupied Normandy at 6.30am on 6 June 1944 as part of the D-Day landings. He was a sapper attached to the 44 Royal Engineer Commandos and was one of only four to survive from his unit. Harry passed away earlier this year on the…
 
Hollie McKay is a writer, war reporter, adventurer, author and speaker. www.holliemckay.com @holliesmckay VSOM socials: @veteranstateofmind Signup to the email list: https://veteranstateofmind.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=423cabd326f924101bf64629f&id=ab59886d21 Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones…
 
Dan is a US Army veteran and host of the Drinkin Bros and Citizen podcasts. @danhollaway @drinkinbros @citizenpod VSOM socials: @veteranstateofmind Signup to the email list: https://veteranstateofmind.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=423cabd326f924101bf64629f&id=ab59886d21 Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Gerai…
 
Ryan served in Iraq and Afghanistan with 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh. He has worked as a private military contractor and security advisor in several countries, including Syria, Libya, and the Ukraine. VSOM socials: @veteranstateofmind Signup to the email list: https://veteranstateofmind.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=423cabd326f924101bf64629f&…
 
Gez is joined by Parachute Regiment and PT Corps veteran Coach Mike Chadwick. Mike is a strength and conditioning coach and entrepreneur. For a free trial of Mike's App, Red on Challenge, download the app at rocapp.co.uk and use the code: kxosou https://coachmikechadwick.com/ VSOM socials: @veteranstateofmind Signup to the email list: https://veter…
 
Gez is joined by Dave 'Radders' Radband, a veteran of 1 Para. Insta: @veteranstateofmind @dave.radband Signup to the email list: https://veteranstateofmind.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=423cabd326f924101bf64629f&id=ab59886d21 Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones Thank you to our sponsors! The show …
 
Gez and Joe get together to talk well intentioned bollocks. We can't do Rants & Bants without your help. You can become a patreon for as little as £1 a month. https://www.patreon.com/vsompodcast Insta: @veteranstateofmind Signup to the email list: https://veteranstateofmind.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=423cabd326f924101bf64629f&id=ab59886d21 Au…
 
James Fairman is a former RAF helicopter pilot, and founder of AFCS Help. Social Media: @afcshelp Gez's social media is: @grjbooks Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones If you are a veteran struggling with mental health, or you just want a bit of help adjusting to civvie life, then say hello to the Roy…
 
Gez and Joe get together to talk well intentioned bollocks. We can't do Rants & Bants without your help. You can become a patreon for as little as £1 a month. https://www.patreon.com/vsompodcast Gez: @grjbooks Joe: @wolvo_joe_prospect Signup to the email list: https://veteranstateofmind.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=423cabd326f924101bf64629f&id=…
 
Gez and Joe get together to talk well intentioned bollocks. We can't do Rants & Bants without your help. You can become a patreon for as little as £1 a month. https://www.patreon.com/vsompodcast Gez: @grjbooks Joe: @wolvo_joe_prospect Signup to the email list: https://veteranstateofmind.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=423cabd326f924101bf64629f&id=…
 
Jody Mitic is a father, Master Sniper, writer, podcaster, and political outlaw. Social Media: @jodymitic Gez's social media is: @grjbooks Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones If you are a veteran struggling with mental health, or you just want a bit of help adjusting to civvie life, then say hello to …
 
BC Sanders is a law enforcement officer working gangs and homicide, a writer for Skillset Magazine, and a host of The Disruptors Podcast. Instagram: @b.c.sanders The Disruptors Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/99-the-disruptors-we-interrupt-your-program/id1572511354?i=1000563499936 Gez's social media handle is: @grjbooks Audiobooks av…
 
Gez and Joe get together to talk well intentioned bollocks. We can't do Rants & Bants without your help. You can become a patreon for as little as £1 a month. https://www.patreon.com/vsompodcast Gez: @grjbooks Joe: @wolvo_joe_prospect Signup to the email list: https://veteranstateofmind.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=423cabd326f924101bf64629f&id=…
 
Bran Symondson is a British sculptor artist and photographer known for works relating to the War in Afghanistan and taking items of violence such as the AK47 rifle and transforming them into art. His work has been featured in multiple exhibitions, including Hollywood Reloaded and AKA Peace http://bransymondson.com/ Gez's social media handle is: @gr…
 
Mikel Drnec served with the US Army in Afghanistan. He is the author of Memories of the Korengal. Mikel's insta: @memoriesofthekorengal Memories of the Korengal is available here: www.amazon.com/Memories-Korengal-Mikel-Drnec-ebook/dp/B09B4W5PB2 Gez's social media handle is: @grjbooks Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchA…
 
Gez is joined by Jesse R. Phillips, a United States Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan. They talk about raising children (not together... yet), ethics, and how Jesse got his face kicked in by a bull. Jesse is on instagram @thejesserphillips Gez is @grjbooks Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+J…
 
Tony Hoare served with 22 SAS in Northern Ireland, The Falklands War, and the Gulf War. His new book: Born for War, is available now in Hardback and as an ebook. Gez is: @grjbooks on most social media channels. @vsompodcast Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones @royalbritishlegion or http://www.rbl.org…
 
On todays episode I am joined by writer, philosopher plus Senior Editor of the new magazine Compact, along with author of the book What Do Men Want? Nina Power. Never before has the the spotlight been on men in the way it currently is. What we do, what we don't do, how we behave. A picture is being painted about how the average man acts and thinks …
 
Gez and Joe get together to talk reasonably well informed bollocks. On this episode we take some questions from the peasants, and rant about some news and culture. We can't do Rants & Bants without your help. You can become a patreon for as little as £1 a month. https://www.patreon.com/vsompodcast Gez: @grjbooks Joe: @wolvo_joe_prospect Signup to t…
 
Dead Reckoning Collective is a veteran owned and operated publishing company, producing literature by veterans for everyone. @deadreckoningcollective www.deadreckoningco.com Gez is: @grjbooks on most social media channels. @vsompodcast Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones @royalbritishlegion or http:/…
 
Gez and Joe get together to talk reasonably well informed bollocks. On this episode we talk about the west's reaction to the war in Ukraine, witchcraft in Scotland, and more. We can't do Rants & Bants without your help. You can become a patreon for as little as £1 a month. https://www.patreon.com/vsompodcast Gez: @grjbooks Joe: @wolvo_joe_prospect …
 
Galen Peterson is a West Pointer who went on to lead a tank platoon in combat in Iraq and later commanded a tank company. During two deployments to Iraq, he was involved in some of the heaviest fighting of the war in Sadr City in 2008. You can order Galen’s book here: https://amzn.to/3IdLuOj Gez is: @grjbooks on most social media channels. @vsompod…
 
Ste Nicholls is a father, husband, and Rifleman who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the host of the Veteran’s Opinion podcast. @veterans_opinion @iamstenicholls @riteflank Gez is: @grjbooks on most social media channels. @vsompodcast Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones @royalbritishlegion or ht…
 
On todays episode I am joined by Dad and founder of Family Law Assistance – Steven Wade Having had personal experience of divorce and family break up Steve is well placed to help others going through the same and understands the emotional upheaval that it creates. More importantly he also realises that it can be a prime opportunity to really reasse…
 
Chris Albert Palmitessa is a podcaster, standup comedian, and recovering/ex-fitness influencer who served in the United States Marine Corps on both reserve and active duty. Chris was a founding partner in Metroflex Gym, Long Beach and has created nutrition programs for the likes of CT Fletcher, Mike Rashid, and numerous pro and amateur bodybuilders…
 
Today I am joined by mentor, parenting blogger and coach along with founder of Peaceful Fathers - Anthony Migliorino. There has over the last few decades been seismic shifts in just how we parent our children, leading some of us to question whether the way we were taught is actually the right way. Caught between being to liberal on the one hand and…
 
My guest today is author, Veteran, and Co Founder of the private Men’s group the Fraternity of Excellence creator of The Family Alpha blog, an co-host of the Oak and Rock Fatherhood Show - Zac Small Dads now can connect more easily online than ever before, yet many are still isolated, depressed and detached than ever before. However there are a gro…
 
Neville Johnson is a South African born, British Army soldier, who served in Northern Ireland, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He is a published writer, and now lives with his family in New Zealand. Neville's instagram account is: @nevillejohnson01 And his work can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09NTLRPPD Gez is: @grjbooks @veteranstateofmind Audio…
 
Gez and Joe get together to talk reasonably well informed bollocks. Gez: @grjbooks Joe: @thebritishrogue_actual Signup to the email list: https://veteranstateofmind.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=423cabd326f924101bf64629f&id=ab59886d21 Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones @royalbritishlegion or http…
 
Today I talk about how we are called to things in life and what it requires of us. My guest today is bestselling author and host of the Veteran State of Mind Podcast, along with Iraq and Afghanistan Vet - Geraint Jones There is an old saying along the lines of "oh they were an overnight success" except what people don't often see is the many years …
 
Neville Johnson is a South African born, British Army soldier, who served in Northern Ireland, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He is a published writer, and now lives with his family in New Zealand. Neville's instagram account is: @nevillejohnson01 And his work can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09NTLRPPD Gez is: @grjbooks @veteranstateofmind Audio…
 
Today I am joined by two friend (and also Dads) from South East London who liked listening to podcasts, and liked talking so decided to start their own podcast called Dad's What I'm Talking About - Nathan and Bobby. One of the most popular misconceptions leveled at men is that they don't talk about how the feel. The reality is that many men do, the…
 
Today I speak to Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Honorary Lecturer in Psychology at University College London, Clinical Hypnotherapist and author of The Book Perspectives in Male Psychology – John Barry PhD. With mental health and specifically male mental health under the spotlight like never before…
 
Ed Calderon is a non-permissive environment specialist and writer with operational experience along the Mexican-American border. You can find Ed online @EdsManifesto, and http://edsmanifesto.com Gez is: @grjbooks @veteranstateofmind Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones @royalbritishlegion or http://ww…
 
Jack Hearn joined the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers in the Second World War, and served with them and the RASC in both North Africa and Italy. At 98 years old, Jack is a Judo black belt and a great character. This is Part 2 of our conversations with him, and covers Jack's service in Italy, and more. Gez is: @grjbooks @veteranstateofmind Audiobooks…
 
Gez and Joe get together to talk reasonably well informed bollocks. Gez: @grjbooks Joe: @thebritishrogue_actual Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones @royalbritishlegion or http://www.rbl.org Thank you to our sponsors! The show doesn't happen without them! Combat Fuel - www.combat-fuel.co.uk Combat Com…
 
Today I speak to Founder of Cultivating Minds UK, leadership and violence prevention trainer, former Chief Inspector in the Scottish Police force and member of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit - Graham Goulden. With recent well publicised cases of violence against women in the news and also cases of violence being perpetrated by members of poli…
 
Richie is a former Royal Marines Commando and SBS operator. He now runs HMG clothing, a brand created to remember warriors from previous generations. @hmg_clothing Gez is: @grjbooks @veteranstateofmind Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones @royalbritishlegion or http://www.rbl.org Thank you to our spon…
 
Jack Hearn joined the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers in the Second World War, and served with them and the RASC in both North Africa and Italy. At 98 years old, Jack is a Judo black belt and a great character. This is Part 1 of our conversations with him, and covers Jack's childhood and service in North Africa. Gez is: @grjbooks @veteranstateofmind…
 
Dave served with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and saw service in Afghanistan, where he was wounded in Sangin in 2009. He is the host of The Re-Org Podcast, which discusses war and its aftermath with combat veterans. Links to Dave @thereorgpodcast anchor.fm/thereorgpodcast Gez is: @grjbooks @veteranstateofmind Audiobooks available at: https://www…
 
Gez and Joe get together to talk reasonably well informed bollocks. Gez: @grjbooks Joe: @thebritishrogue_actual Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones @royalbritishlegion or http://www.rbl.org Thank you to our sponsors! The show doesn't happen without them! Combat Fuel - www.combat-fuel.co.uk Combat Com…
 
Today I speak to Resilience & Breathwork Coach, Expert in Humanising Our Emotions, Speaker & Trainer, Josh Connolly. One of the biggest questions in mental health after stuff like "it's good to talk", "just talk about it", is the reality of what comes next. This is the part when most people really need to face down some difficult truths about thems…
 
Davie Ure served with 3 Scots (The Black Watch) during two tours of Afghanistan. He is a host of the Lead Wasps podcast, which you can find on your regular podcast providers. Davie is on insta @leadwasps Gez is: @grjbooks @veteranstateofmind Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones @royalbritishlegion or …
 
Today I speak to a mum who was bereaved by their partners suicide and now campaigns for those suffering trauma following birth, is a specialist suicide intervention and prevention trainer along with being Co-Founder of The Paternal Mental Health Alliance – Helen Birch. With Suicide being the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 and men being t…
 
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