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Welcome to the Eagle Nation Podcast! We’re excited to bring you a weekly dose of Eagle Fire through compelling discussions with inspiring guests, on topics that you care about. We’ll explore veterans, community, nonprofits, fitness, and leadership. Please be sure to subscribe to podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or however you get your podcasts. We’d also love you to be a part of the show. Please send any ideas, comments, or questions to podcast@TeamRWB.org. You can also hit us up on Twitter @TeamRWB by using the hashtag: #EaglePodcast.

Welcome to the Eagle Nation Podcast! We’re excited to bring you a weekly dose of Eagle Fire through compelling discussions with inspiring guests, on topics that you care about. We’ll explore veterans, community, nonprofits, fitness, and leadership. Please be sure to subscribe to podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or however you get your podcasts. We’d also love you to be a part of the show. Please send any ideas, comments, or questions to podcast@TeamRWB.org. You can also hit us up on Twitter @TeamRWB by using the hashtag: #EaglePodcast.
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Welcome to the Eagle Nation Podcast! We’re excited to bring you a weekly dose of Eagle Fire through compelling discussions with inspiring guests, on topics that you care about. We’ll explore veterans, community, nonprofits, fitness, and leadership. Please be sure to subscribe to podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or however you get your podcasts. We’d also love you to be a part of the show. Please send any ideas, comments, or questions to podcast@TeamRWB.org. You can also hit us up on Twitter @TeamRWB by using the hashtag: #EaglePodcast.

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Episodes

EP133 - Matt Griffin - Our 1st Repeat Guest - Bringing (Back) The Stoke!

8/9/2019
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Matthew "Griff" Griffin co-founded Combat Flip Flops, which is a leading military lifestyle brand, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Griff served in the 75th Ranger Regiment as a Rifle Company Fire Support Officer with three tours to Afghanistan and one tour to Iraq. Post military, Griff moved to the private sector where he specialized in developing solutions for companies growing business in "difficult" locations before co-founding Combat Flip Flops. In this podcast, we cover a variety of topics,...

Duration:00:33:47

EP132 - Matt Collier - From Hometown Mayor to Executive to Concussion Advocate

7/15/2019
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Matt Collier is an Army veteran, business executive, entrepreneur, speaker, and politician. At 29, he was elected the youngest big-city mayor in the U.S., serving in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. He was also hand chosen by Bob McDonald to serve in the Department of Veterans Affairs as Senior Advisor to the Secretary. Among his many accomplishments, there was the development and launch of the VA Center for Strategic Partnerships with the purpose of developing sustainable partnerships to...

Duration:00:55:34

EP131 - JnJ’s Courtney Billington - A Senior Executive’s View on Veterans in Business

7/1/2019
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Courtney Billington is a senior executive at Johnson and Johnson (JnJ) where he’s the president of Janssen Neuroscience. He’s a long time veterans advocate and has a truly meaningful perspective on the importance of the military community in our country. In this podcast, we cover a variety of topics, including: Army basketball and the importance of athleticsJ&J’s long history of supporting the military and veteransWhy diversity and inclusion is so importantHow J&J is able to support...

Duration:00:49:19

EP130 - The Most Motivating Man in the World - Pat McNamara

6/19/2019
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Join us as we spend time with a DELTA commando. Patrick McNamara spent 22 years in the United States Army in multiple special operations units. He retired from the Army's premier hostage rescue unit as a Sergeant Major and has become a well-known expert on tactical training and fitness, along with a social media influencer. In this podcast, we cover a variety of topics, including: His military careerHis podcast with Joe RoganHow he balances social media in his life, despite being a...

Duration:00:48:07

EP129 - The Driving Force Behind “The Art of Manliness” - Brett McKay

5/28/2019
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Brett McKay founded the Art of Manliness in 2008 and has grown it into the largest independent men’s interest magazine on the web. Brett grew up in Edmond, OK, and attended the University of Oklahoma. He took a break in college to live in Tijuana, Mexico for two years doing service. After graduating, he then went on to pursue his lifelong goal of going to law school. While attending the University of Tulsa College of Law, Brett started the Art of Manliness as something fun to do in his...

Duration:00:54:39

EP128 - The Pied Piper of the 2nd Running Boom with John “The Penguin” Bingham

5/13/2019
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Since his column started in Runner’s World magazine, he’s become one of the running community’s most popular personalities. The New York Times identified John as the creator of the slow running movement which brought the joy of activity to a new generation of runners and walkers. Known by his fans as “the Penguin” for his back-of-the-pack speed, John Bingham is the unlikely hero of the modern running boom. Overweight, uninspired, and saddled with a pack-and-a-half-a-day smoking habit...

Duration:00:48:18

EP127 - Beyond the Point - a story of the female veteran bond with author Claire Gibson

4/29/2019
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Claire Gibson is a Nashville-based author whose work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and Entrepreneur Magazine, among many other publications. Her debut novel, Beyond the Point, tells the story of a group of female veterans in an incredibly powerful way. In this week’s show, we cover a ton of ground, to include: Her childhood in a military family and growing up at West PointThe blessings and curses of writing recent historical fictionHow this...

Duration:00:44:32

EP126 - The Space Episode with NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough

4/15/2019
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COL (R) Shane Kimbrough is a former Army Officer and current NASA astronaut. He was selected by NASA in 2004, and completed his first spaceflight in 2008. Shane launched on October 19, 2016, as part of Expedition 49/50, where he became the Commander of the International Space Station, and remained so until he departed almost 6 months later. In this week’s show, we cover a ton of ground, to include: His Army career and how it led to NASAHis leadership style, and how it’s changed over...

Duration:00:54:36

EP125 - Mental Wellness and Cognitive Help in Healing

4/8/2019
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Dr. Chad Kahl is the Chief Medical Officer to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Jim Karol is a world renowned mentalist and entertainer, known for his ability to harness the power of the human mind. They’re an unlikely duo, but both deeply understand the link between mental wellness and physical healing, and want to be change agents for the way health care is perceived and delivered to military members and veterans. In this week’s show, we cover a ton of ground, to...

Duration:01:14:17

EP124 - The Cannabis Episode with Ryan Miller

4/1/2019
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Ryan Miller is currently the COO of OMG Farms, a California-based business (owned by Canibrands) that uses technologically advanced methods to produce high quality cannabis oils and delivery methods. Ryan graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point and served as an infantry officer. In 2007, he was severely wounded by a roadside bomb while conducting combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq, and ultimately lost a leg due to his wounds. Upon retirement from the Army, Ryan completed both...

Duration:01:37:48

EP123 - The World’s Toughest Lifelong Learner - Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman

3/18/2019
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Charlie Brenneman walked away from his job as a Spanish teacher, with a dream to fight in the UFC - a dream he ultimately accomplished in a big way. A naturally curious person, he has turned his lifelong love of learning and helping people into a career, and is now a recognized podcaster and speaker. He’s just a really good human being, and we have really fun conversation in this podcast. In this week’s show, we discuss: His path from the classroom into the UFC octagonHis connections to...

Duration:01:13:59

EP122 - Warrior. Speaker. Teacher. Yogi. Dan Nevins.

3/4/2019
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Dan Nevins is an Army veteran and wounded warrior who, for over a decade, has shared an inspirational message of leadership, perseverance, resilience, and overcoming adversity with audiences around the globe. His work with professional and business communities enables his passion for sharing and teaching yoga to the world. In this week’s show, we discuss: His injuries and recovery journeyHow he found Yoga, and how it’s not confined to Eagle NamasDayThe ways that he shares his...

Duration:01:17:12

EP121 - Heart Health, Exercise, and Thriving in a Post-Stroke Life

2/11/2019
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Air Force Veteran Tamsen Butler was fit and healthy, when she experienced a sudden stroke at age 41, which was later found to be related to a birth defect in her heart. She’s become an advocate for heart health, and has used her experience to change the lives of many people in the process. In this week’s podcast, we discuss: Why being healthy and fit is so important, especially before you have a health conditionThe importance of community in healingHow her military experience helped...

Duration:00:32:33

EP120 - Dan Savage Dropping Knowledge

1/28/2019
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Dan Savage is the Head of Military and Veterans Programs at LinkedIn. He’s also an Army veteran and a West Point/Harvard Grad. He’s dedicated his post-military life to achieving real social change for veterans, and is an expert on what effective veteran support looks like. In this week’s podcast, we discuss: His military experience, and coming to grips with some tough experiencesEffective support for veteransHis favorite poem:If by Rudyard Kiplingand why it’s so meaningful to him.

Duration:01:24:08

EP119 - Virtual Beers with Team RWB Legend, Eric Engelhardt

1/14/2019
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Eric Engelhardt is a former Green Beret who was wounded in combat, and found his way to being one of Team RWB’s original employees. He’s as interesting a guy as they come, and is one of the reasons for Team RWB’s success. He’s an incredible person, and is a great spokesman for using community and physical fitness for recovery. In this week’s podcast, we discuss: His injury and recoveryHis experiences working at Team RWBHis pending international move

Duration:01:08:46

EP118 - Giving Tuesday Edition with Tom Voss

11/26/2018
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Tom Voss is a Army veteran who’s post-military service struggles resulted in a 2700 mile hike across the country, featured in the Emmy nominated documentary Almost Sunrise. He’s an incredible person, and is a great spokesman for using community and physical fitness for recovery. In this week’s podcast, we discuss: His post-military service struggles and how they came to a head.What is was like to hike across the country with another veteranAlmost Sunrise, and the decision to film his...

Duration:00:48:59

EP117 - Jeff Eggers on Leaders, and co-authoring a book with General Stanley McChrystal

11/19/2018
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Jeff Eggers is a retired Navy Seal, and current Executive Director of the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute. He was formerly a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and has had a long career working in national defense at various jobs. He recently co-authored a book with General Stanley McChrystal called Leaders: Myth and Reality, and it’s currently a national bestseller In this week’s podcast, we discuss: The writing processDynamics of working with three...

Duration:00:54:44

EP116 - The Wisdom of Sal Giunta

11/12/2018
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Sal Giunta is the first living Medal of Honor Recipient since the Vietnam war. This episode is less interview and more conversation between two combat veterans over good beer. Southeast Regional Director and Sal talk about a myriad of topics that all veterans can relate to. Sal’s experience, passion and wisdom will inspire and fire up all those called to serve and lead…..actually, you’ll learn from Sal that they are the same thing. In this week’s podcast, we discuss: How winning the Medal...

Duration:00:41:14

EP 115 - The Yuengling Sisters - Running the Oldest Brewery in America

11/5/2018
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Jen and Debbie are 2 of the 4 Yuengling sisters that are part of the 6th generation of a family that is running the longest continuously family-owned and operated brewery in America - the Yuengling Brewing Company, which has been open since 1829. Team RWB has recently kicked off a partnership with Yuengling, and several members of the team joined them there to kick it off - afterwards, JJ Pinter sat down with two of the Yuengling sisters and recorded a fantastic podcast. In this week’s...

Duration:00:42:37

EP114 - Adam Smith; Green Beret, CrossFit Gym Owner, Tactical Training Specialist.

10/29/2018
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Adam Smith is a Green Beret, CrossFit Gym Owner, tactical training specialist. He’s also a personal friend of the podcast host, JJ Pinter. In this episode, they sit down in person for a caffeine-fueled conversation that is sure to make you smile. In this week’s podcast, we discuss: How JJ putting cream in his coffee is adding “weakness” to it, in Adam’s perspectiveAdam’s transition from the military and his strugglesWhat it’s like to come home again and lead in your communityLeadership and...

Duration:01:11:13