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There are few guarantees in life, but facing adversity is one of them. In a podcast hosted by Ryan, leaders from various professions and walks of life discuss how personal and career struggles have shaped who they are as people and how they respond to trials moving forward. With all guests, Ryan’s goal is to focus on sharing lessons that listeners can use to face adversity more effectively and turn their challenges into opportunities for growth.

There are few guarantees in life, but facing adversity is one of them. In a podcast hosted by Ryan, leaders from various professions and walks of life discuss how personal and career struggles have shaped who they are as people and how they respond to trials moving forward. With all guests, Ryan’s goal is to focus on sharing lessons that listeners can use to face adversity more effectively and turn their challenges into opportunities for growth.

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United States

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There are few guarantees in life, but facing adversity is one of them. In a podcast hosted by Ryan, leaders from various professions and walks of life discuss how personal and career struggles have shaped who they are as people and how they respond to trials moving forward. With all guests, Ryan’s goal is to focus on sharing lessons that listeners can use to face adversity more effectively and turn their challenges into opportunities for growth.

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English

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Episodes

Tom Schueman: One Year After the Afghanistan Withdrawal

8/9/2022
Battling for 5 years to bring an Afghan ally to America. Playing a first-hand role in a harrowing escape from the Taliban. Knowing when to put your rank on the table for another person. USMC Maj. Tom Schueman details his journey of loyalty to Afghan interpreter Zak, the newly released book he co-authored with him, and why it’s critical to capture lessons learned from the Afghanistan withdrawal so they won’t be repeated. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the...

Duration:00:59:43

John Tillman: Adversity, Loss + Winning a National Championship

7/19/2022
Leading his team to a 2022 NCAA Lacrosse Championship. Adopting a windshield mentality of always looking ahead. Why handling success can be harder than handling failure. University of Maryland Coach John Tillman shares his experiences at the helm of the “best lacrosse team in history” and how he pays tribute to former players like Lt. (SEAL) Brendan Looney who have given the ultimate sacrifice. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the latest video podcast on...

Duration:00:55:36

Wounded Warrior Project, the Role of VSOs + the Value of Veterans

6/28/2022
Applying 35 years of military experience to the country’s largest Veteran Service Organization. The long-term responsibility we have to help warriors heal. Why veterans are civic assets. Wounded Warrior Project CEO Lt. Gen. Mike Linnington discusses how military leadership translates to nonprofit leadership, the importance of having good people, and the tremendous impact VSOs can have when they work together. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the latest...

Duration:00:38:53

Jack Carr: Heroes, First Amendment Corruptors +The Terminal List

6/7/2022
From Navy SEAL sniper to #1 NYTs best-selling author. How social media and cancel culture threaten the First Amendment. Making it a mission to pass down the meaning of service. The Terminal List author Jack Carr discusses his new book, why he always knew Chris Pratt was the guy, and why people everywhere need to stop tweeting and start reading. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the latest video podcast on YouTubeGet the latest audio podcastCONNECT Ryan...

Duration:00:54:04

Gen. Joseph Dunford - A Blueprint for Leadership

5/3/2022
Being appointed by three U.S. Presidents and serving as the 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The art of stepping back and leaning into the talents of those around you. Why maintaining integrity and character is far more important than being perfect. Gen. Joseph Dunford discusses leadership, his takeaways from 42 years of service in the Marine Corps, and why he has an enduring commitment to veterans. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the latest...

Duration:01:01:58

Michael Easter: The Upside of Boredom + The Crisis of Comfort

4/5/2022
Lessons learned from near starvation in the Alaskan wilderness. The evolutionary discomfort of boredom and why we should embrace it. The benefits of dancing on the edge of failure. Michael Easter, author of The Comfort Crisis, discusses the physiological impact of spending 12 hours a day on digital media and why experiencing discomfort is critical to living more fully. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the latest video podcast on YouTubeGet the latest audio...

Duration:01:01:18

Joe Cardona: Serving on Active Duty + Playing in the NFL

3/22/2022
Two Super Bowl wins with the New England Patriots. Racing to duty between practices with Tom Brady. Walking the tightrope of leaving it on the gridiron and serving as Navy Reservist. NFL Longsnapper Joe Cardona discusses what it was like to see teammates kneeling for the flag his rookie year and the responsibility he carries as a service member playing in the NFL. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the latest video podcast on YouTubeGet the latest audio...

Duration:00:48:22

Jason McCarthy: The Great Outdoors, Mental Health + Finding Community Through Fitness

3/3/2022
The scientific link between mental health and the outdoors. Exercise and social interaction as proactive approaches to well-being. The intentionally low barrier of entry to rucking. GORUCK founder and CEO Jason McCarthy joins for a special discussion on why he’s passionate about uniting people through fitness, the hardest ruck he’s ever done, and news about the upcoming Sandlot Fitness Festival in Jacksonville, FL. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the...

Duration:00:50:35

Kyle Carpenter: Grenades, Gratitude + the Beautiful Burden of Service

2/8/2022
Spending three years in a hospital after jumping on a grenade to save another Marine’s life. Receiving the Medal of Honor in 2014. The beautiful burden of serving and sacrificing that service members carry. Retired Marine Kyle Carpenter discusses his incredible journey of healing, the upside of facing adversity, and why gratitude is a central part of his everyday life. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the latest video podcast on YouTubeGet the latest audio...

Duration:01:07:50

Mary Katharine Ham: COVID Consequences + Risk Aversion

1/20/2022
How the pandemic mindset creates an atrophy of resilience. The reward that comes with having a daily reckoning with fear. Brittany Spears, media censorship and when “protecting others” goes too far. Political commentator Mary Katharine Ham joins for a special discussion on the relationship between safety and resilience, and what happens when people live without risk. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the latest video podcast on YouTubeGet the latest audio...

Duration:01:07:08

Jocko Willink: Ownership, Humility + Choosing Discipline Over Motivation

1/4/2022
Taking extreme ownership in every circumstance. The balance of staying true to your values and open to other perspectives. Why motivation and glory are both fleeting. Retired Navy SEAL, author, podcaster, and CEO of Echelon Front Jocko Willink discusses his philosophy on resilience and emotional detachment, and why carrying the legacies of our fallen is both a burden and a gift. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the latest video podcast on YouTubeGet the...

Duration:01:08:14

Coach Ken Niumatalolo: Navy Football + Refining Character on the Field

12/8/2021
Lessons learned from 31 years of coaching and 14 years at the helm for Navy football. Why true leadership starts in the family and not on the field. Identifying victories between the wins and losses. Coach Ken Niumatalolo discusses finding his why in developing future military leaders and why the greatest refinement often happens in times of loss. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the latest video podcast on YouTubeGet the latest audio podcastCONNECT Ryan...

Duration:00:40:55

Sebastian Junger: War, Brotherhood + Satisfying a Debt to Country

11/30/2021
Righteous wars vs. immoral wars and duty to country in both. The relationship between individuals and groups when survival is at stake. Reincorporating the warrior back into society. Award-winning journalist and filmmaker Sebastian Junger discusses the life-long impact of tribes, how to rebuild connection to country when it gets lost, and the dangers of generalizing service members as heroes. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the latest video podcast on...

Duration:01:00:31

Jenna Lee: Curiosity Over Commentary + the Business of News

11/16/2021
Leaving Fox News in the wake of a historic sexual harassment scandal. Taking a risk in the name of empowering women with information. The discipline of nonpartisan reporting. CEO of SmartHer News and respected journalist Jenna Lee discusses the flawed business model of mainstream media and why delivering news should be seen as a public service. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the latest video podcast on YouTubeGet the latest audio podcastCONNECT Ryan...

Duration:01:02:22

Sara Wilkinson: Living in the Wake of Veteran Suicide

10/26/2021
The desperate search for answers following the death of her husband, Navy SEAL Chad Wilkinson. What donating his brain to medical research revealed. How 1,000 box step-ups helps her advocate for every victim and survivor of veteran suicide. Gold Star Spouse Sara Wilkinson discusses the fallout of her husband’s death and why she’s dedicated herself to helping others recognize the warning signs of a silent enemy. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the latest...

Duration:01:05:16

Brad Snyder: Blindness, Dynamic Resilience + the Road to Paralympic Gold

10/5/2021
Losing his vision while serving on the Navy’s bomb squad. Finding comfort and capability in the water. Adopting blindness as a mission and forging a new path to Paralympic gold. Retired Navy Lt. and Paralympic Gold Medalist Brad Snyder discusses swimming, triathlons, and why our ability to improve is often contingent on how we handle adversity. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the latest video podcast on YouTubeGet the latest audio podcastCONNECT with Ryan...

Duration:00:53:08

Gary Sinise: Lt. Dan, the Veteran Community + Finding Joy in Service to Others

9/21/2021
Building mortgage-free homes for wounded veterans through the Gary Sinise Foundation. Embracing the transformative role of Lt. Dan. Being welcomed by the military community. Actor Gary Sinise discusses his connection to veterans, what it means to be a grateful American, and why he’s committed to making sure people recognize the sacrifices of our service members. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the latest video podcast on YouTubeGet the latest audio...

Duration:00:48:53

Kirstie Ennis: Afghanistan, the Invisible Injuries of War + the Journey of Post-Traumatic Growth

9/7/2021
Losing a limb and part of her face in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. The anger and bitterness that lingered after 46 surgeries and medical retirement from the Marines. The Afghanistan withdrawal and the debt we owe to service members. Marine Veteran Sgt. Kirstie Ennis describes losing purpose and identity after her combat injury, a return to gratitude, and why providing hope will always be worth the sacrifice. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the...

Duration:01:05:03

Maj. Thomas Schueman: Moral Injury, Visas + Re-Defining the Veteran Archetype

8/17/2021
Addressing moral injury with gratitude. The debt we owe to Afghan interpreters as the Taliban closes in. Mitigating risk by creating community for veterans through PB Abbate. Maj. Thomas Schueman discusses combat, making meaning out of every experience, and how normalizing feelings outside of happiness is key to mental health. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the latest video podcast on YouTubeGet the latest audio podcastCONNECT with Ryan Manion on Social...

Duration:01:20:34

Abby Gustaitis: From Cut to Captain + The Makings of a U.S. Olympian

8/3/2021
Serving as Captain of Women’s USA Rugby Sevens five years after being cut from the squad. Choosing between medical school and being an elite athlete. Standing by her fiance during two rounds of cancer treatment. U.S. Olympian Abby Gustaitis shares her unlikely path to Tokyo and why finding something you’re passionate about always makes the obstacles worth it. CONNECT with The Resilient Life Podcast: Instagram SUBSCRIBE Get the latest video podcast on YouTubeGet the latest audio...

Duration:00:49:30