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Firearms Nation Podcast gets to know the people who use firearms, talk about firearms or compete with firearms. From tactical instructors, self defense experts to gun writers and even podcasters, Firearms Nation asks the questions you want to know. Each week your host, Arik Levy, knows his stuff as he is both a competitive shooter, law enforcement officer and firearms instructor. Firearms Nation wants you to be a better shooter and know more about firearms. Visit www.firearmsnation.com to Jo ...
 
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The Justin Lascek Podcast

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The Justin Lascek Podcast

Justin Lascek: Special Forces Green Beret

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Justin Lascek is a United States Special Forces soldier, a Green Beret, who was severely wounded in early 2019. After stepping on an IED, he lost both legs and testicles. This show will generally cover combat, medicine, love, music, philosophy, extremes of the human experience, and everything in between. Exploring these topics with guests will cultivate a community of growth, critical thinking, and compassion.
 
Fasten your seatbelts! This is a military podcast and news talk radio show hosted by Veterans. If it goes fast, is highly explosive or dangerous, we talk about it on our show. We cover all branches of the US Armed Forces including Special Forces and top news stories from around the world. Step up and subscribe now!
 
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“Everyone wants someone to care about them right? And that is what we are trying to do.” Sara Wilkinson is back with Jason and Emily for Episode 052 to focus on her work raising awareness of the struggles which lead to veteran suicide and the CHAD 1000x workout and events. In Episode 047, Sara told her and Chad’s story of love and life and the even…
 
Nick Compton is a former English cricket opening batsman and first class player for Middlesex and Somerset. He was born in South Africa, the son of Richard Compton, himself a former professional cricketer, and the grandson of legendary England batsman and Arsenal footballer, Dennis Compton. Selected for England in 2012, he played 16 tests, includin…
 
“Every time I thought this might be the end, it showed up again.” Malaika Underwood joins Jason and Emily for a very friendly Episode 051 to talk about her athletic career and the future she hopes to see in youth and professional sports. Born and raised in San Diego, playing freely with a gaggle of neighborhood kids, Malaika says baseball -- not so…
 
The most amazing thing about world champion JJ Racaza is not just his shooting ability, but his humility. He works hard to make sure his students understand his concepts, and he always takes the time to reveal the nuggets of instruction. Those nuggets are gold. I’ve trained three times with JJ and spoke to him on this podcast before. I feel like I …
 
Mike Simpson, “Doc”, is actually a medical doctor. He served in the US Army as a Ranger, in Special Forces, and went to medical school to become a doctor. Mike is more widely known for the hit reality show, “Hunting Hitler” with Tim Kennedy. Mike is the host of the “Mind of the Warrior” podcast and runs his own business called Greybeard Performance…
 
Getting nutrition right is a key pillar of recovery, vitality and performance. With that said, there is so much conflicting advice as to what we should actually be putting in our bodies. Glen Burrows really is an expert in all aspects of nutrition, having first studied food science where he quickly saw how the food industry was addicting people tow…
 
“I want my Afghan friends to know you’re not forgotten and you never were.” Episode 050 is a conversation Jason and Emily had with Jaala Shaw about Afghanistan, recorded on Friday August 20th (important context given recent events). Jaala lived outside the green zone as a State Department Fellow and Specialist teaching at Kabul Education University…
 
Episode 049 begins with a piece written by Matthew “Griff” Griffin through the voice of the Taliban watching the withdrawal of US forces in Afghanistan. This conversation was recorded August 19, 2021 -- important context given more recent events. Jason and Rich are joined by fellow veterans Griff and Blayne Smith to share their perspectives and rec…
 
“As for me, after seeing what I’ve seen, I’m always gonna bet on freedom to win out in the end.” Episode 048 is the first in a series of episodes on Afghanistan. Former Green Beret and Ranger Battalion Sniper Aaron Hand joins Jason and Rich to talk about his late night FB post on his current feelings and outlook -- which Jason reads to start the po…
 
“I don’t think anyone can live this life and not be affected.” Sara Wilkinson, gold star wife of Navy SEAL Chad Wilkinson, joins Emily and Jason in Jacksonville for Episode 047 in hard, honest conversation about growing up in a military family, her and Chad’s love story, the life of deployments as a military spouse, being a mom to Kinsley and Hudso…
 
This is round #2 with former fast jet pilot Mandy Hickson. Again an amazing story and a deeper dive into the mindset needed to operate under the extreme pressures of 'Top Gun' flying. In this conversation we talk about Mandy's experience of imposter syndrome while public speaking and how to work with and overcome fear in moments of pressure. We als…
 
“The more I use my voice, the more powerful I feel.” For Episode 046 Jason and Emily have a deep and far-ranging conversation with Melissa Urban: Whole30 Co-Founder and CEO, recovered addict, New York Times best-selling author, mother, podcast host, nature churchgoer, and rucker. From a “good kid” in New Hampshire through trauma, addiction, recover…
 
Mike Wood is back to talk about the post 2020 election world we are now in. How Antifa is still around and gearing up. What gun laws are like in places like Brazil and what some of the causes of revolver and semi-auto malfunctions. Great stuff from the prolific historian. If you want to follow Mike's blog click here: Revolver Guy Also, if you want …
 
“It’s the ultimate symbol that freedom and liberty will always prevail. Always.” For episode 045, Jason, Emily, and Rich talked with Sergeant Major Dan Plants about D-Day and the GORUCK events he has led in Normandy to remember and honor the sacrifices of those who fought there. A history lesson combined with the personal remembrances of those who …
 
Dustin Salomon is a former Navy officer and contractor. He’s been shooting for almost his entire life and based on his time at the Naval Academy and as part of his duties as an officer, Dustin began developing a system of training people how to shoot. More importantly, how to remember how to shoot. Often we go to a training class and forget most of…
 
Mandy Hickson is a pioneering former fast jet pilot and now a motivational public speaker. Her remarkable career saw her become only to second female to fly a Tornado GR4 on the front line, including 45 missions over Iraq during three operational tours. Despite her incredible career and success Mandy's story wasn't all plain sailing. After initial …
 
Jim “Pee Wee” Martin in Ohio, one of the “Toccoa Originals” and few surviving paratroopers of WWII sat down with Jason and Rich, along with a handful of GORUCK Cadre, for Episode 044 in Ohio. On June 6, 2014, the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Martin became the last WWII era American paratrooper to jump over Normandy at the age of 93, landing behind Ut…
 
Robb Wolf, is a former research biochemist and 2X New York Times/Wall Street Journal Best-selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. He and co-author Diana Rodgers recently released their book, Sacred Cow, which explains why well-raised meat is good for us and good for the planet. Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands …
 
Nathan Gorenstein was an investigative reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and author of a previous novel. He currently released his second book “The Guns of John Moses Browning” last month and now it’s at the top of the charts on Amazon. Browning is one of the legends of the firearms world and sometimes called the “Thomas Edison” of firearms. B…
 
“If you’re the best, nothing else matters.” Episode 043 remembers and honors 1st Lt Ashley White Stumpf with some of the people who knew her well: Brian Porter, Doug Baker and Molly Donahue. Ashley served as a member of a Cultural Support Team (CST) attached to a Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan. She was killed during combat opera…
 
“I want to find out what’s true” Sebastian Junger -- war journalist, documentary filmmaker, and author of Tribe, The Perfect Storm, War and most recently Freedom -- joins Jason and Emily for Episode 042 about calculated risks, seeing the world as it is, the service of journalism, and doing hard physical things to feel differently about oneself. Jun…
 
Lisa Song Sutton is a former Miss Nevada and Miss Las Vegas. She also is an entrenpanuer and ran for Congress during the 2020 election cycle. As a pro-2nd Amendment candidate, she chooses to practice and promote gun ownership, especially to other women. Lisa states it’s not only for self-defense, but it empowers women as well. Lisa has several succ…
 
“What we were built to do can inform a lot of what we should do today.” Michael Easter joins Jason and Emily for Episode 041 on embracing discomfort through putting ourselves in extreme situations to appreciate what we have and find better health. Michael is known in Heath Journalism as the guy who interviews interesting people doing interesting th…
 
Victor Estima is a Brazilian Ju Jitsu black belt and one of the most exciting middle weight BJJ competitors in history. During his competitive career he collected many titles including - European Champion, Pan American Champion, World No Gi Champion, 6 times Worlds bronze medallist and 4 times World Pro Silver medallist. He is now the founder of Gr…
 
Garrett-John Evans also know as Gazz, is a competitive shooter from South Africa. Gazz has one several of their national championships, although they have a bunch of them during the year. In addition Gazz was selected to be on the team going to the IPSC World Shoot later this year. Gazz also has a defensive shooting background and shares this infor…
 
“The courage to say ‘yes,’ and let it change you.” Jason talks with Scott Campbell and Roger Sparks for Episode 040 about their chance meeting in 2010 in Afghanistan, how those experiences changed both their lives, and the overall power of tattooing. It is a raw and vulnerable conversation about grief, pain, memory and catharsis -- the role reversa…
 
Tom Kubiniec reinvented the gun storage concept by studying the needs of the military and getting a contract to store their guns. It was such a successful venture, Tom took that knowledge to the civilian market along with the concept of decentralized gun storage. Tom was generous to offer a special 10% discount on new orders for thirty days. Go to …
 
Dr Judson Brewer is a world leading thinker in the 'science of self mastery'. He brings a unique approach to his work by blending expertise in both modern science and the ancient wisdoms of mindfulness practice. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Centre and an associate professor in psychiatry at the School of Medicine…
 
“Service doesn’t require a great platform or require you to be the sole author of a solution. It is a humble task. And the only requirement is a love of people.” For Episode 39 of Glorious Professionals, Jason and Emily talk to Chris Long about the power and pressure of professional sports and using his platform in service to others. In an 11-year …
 
Miles Miller is a Grammy award winning (and nominated) musician who has played drums with Sturgill Simpson most of his adult life. I got to know Miles while on two different Sturgill music tours. We excitedly talk about a variety of topics such as the art of music, being an artist, and creating music. If you are a fan of Sturgill or drumming, you'l…
 
Jack Carr is back again with a new book, “The Devil’s Hand”. This time around the main character, James Reece, is fighting against time and bad guys to rescue the United States from a deadly virus. Jack incorporates recent events into a fantastic and scary thriller. Jack was a Navy SEAL and now writes novels for a living. His first book, “The Termi…
 
Dave Matheny started out as a computer programer and then bought his first suppressor. That started him down a rabbit hole and he ended up with one of the largest suppressor or silencer retail companies in the business. That company, Silencer Shop, is a one stop shop to help customers go through the entire buying process for a suppressor including …
 
“My mission is to empower people to take control of their own health, well-being and fitness using simple breathing exercises proven to improve body oxygenation”. Patrick McKeown Patrick Mckeown is a world renowned author and breathing expert. Having suffered for many years with asthma, at the age of 26 he made the decision to travel to Russia to s…
 
This is a short story I wrote in my early 20s. Looking back, it was the only way I knew how to express what I was feeling. Though I'm not identified as depressed, at times there is depression. This story is what it feels like. I don't need well wishes; I post this in order to normalize it. I tried to read it how it sounds in my head. And this "take…
 
110 Days, 3 Missions over an 11,000 foot mountain, 45 “Sensitive Items,” and 10 rather small donkeys For Episode 038 Rich and Jason are alone in the SCIF at GORUCK HQ for an oral history of Rich’s experiences in Operation Cyclone, also known as “Charlie Wilson’s War.” Rich picks up his story a bit where Episode 003 left off, just after his two tour…
 
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