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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

The sole military veteran on the PGA Tour, professional golfer Billy Hurley on golf and leadership.

10/16/2017
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Billy Hurley is a former naval officer, and currently the only military veteran who is an active golfer on the PGA tour. In addition to being a fantastic ambassador for the military, he’s an accomplished leader and all around great guy. In this episode we discuss: His service in the NavyHis road to the PGA tourHow he views his responsibility as the sole veteran on the PGA TourHis views on leadership, and how is naval service has affected his golf game

Duration: 00:38:29


EP079 - David Smith on regaining your confidence, pursuing love, and refusing to feel numb

10/9/2017
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David Smith is a Marine combat veteran and respected advocate in the veteran community. After an extremely difficult deployment to Iraq, that included a friendly-fire incident, Dave found himself lacking confidence, purpose, and direction. Eventually, his depression led to him nearly taking his own life. An outpouring of support from friends and family convinced him to start owning his recovery and take back his life. Since that time, he’s graduated from UC Berkeley, shared the stage with...

Duration: 00:46:50


EP078 - Mycal Anders on doing the work, using your voice, and building a meaningful life

10/2/2017
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Mycal Anders is a Marine Corps Veteran, business owner, fitness expert, dad, husband, and a lot more. Known affectionately as ‘Coach Derz’, Mycal has become a voice for good in both the veterans and fitness spaces. This is one of the most honest and insightful conversations we’ve had on the Eagle Nation Podcast. We cover a ton of really interesting topics – even the prickly ones, like: Being willing to start at the bottom and work your way upAdapting your military leadership experience...

Duration: 00:45:32


EP077 - Starbucks own Matt Kress on Coffee and Supporting Veterans

9/25/2017
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Matt Kress spent 22 years in the Marine Corps – enlisted and officer, active duty and reserve. After a special operations deployment to Iraq in 2004, he left active duty to be a firefighter in Southern California. During that time, he used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to earn a master's degree from the University of Washington and an MBA from UCLA. He’s now the Senior Manager of Veteran and Military Affairs at Starbucks. In this episode we discuss: • Coffee and it’s connection to the...

Duration: 00:48:15


EP076 - Michael Rodriguez on taking care of yourself, so you can serve others

9/11/2017
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Michael Rodriguez is a pretty incredible guy - he’s a retired Green Beret who might be one of the most selfless people on the planet. He’s overcome some major injuries en route to where he is today, and he spends his time giving back to his country and the veteran community. In this episode we discuss: His military career and his “collecting” of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)Hiding his injuries, and how he finally received the care he neededArt, and the impact it’s had on his lifeHis...

Duration: 00:48:29


EP075 - Mike Erwin | Founder, Team RWB

9/4/2017
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This week’s guest needs no introduction. Team RWB’s founder, Mike Erwin, is likely the most inspirational person that you’ll ever meet. This episode is chalked full of motivation, insight, and useful wisdom…along with some cool stories about early days of Team RWB. We manage to cover a ton in 45 minutes, including: Find the drive to do moreWhy Team RWB was formedThe power of positive psychologyHow to use social media for goodFinding balance in a ‘busy’ worldAnd so much more… Mike is an...

Duration: 00:52:34


EP074 - Caroline Angel | Team RWB Research Director

8/28/2017
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Team RWB’s Director of Research, Caroline Angel R.N., Ph.D, is a Masters prepared psychiatric mental health nurse who holds a PhD in Nursing and Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a visiting professor at Cambridge University. Her research has focused on post traumatic stress, shame, forgiveness, health, and mortality. In this episode we discuss: Outputs vs. Outcomes, and understanding the differences.Measuring impact on ideas/concepts vs. tangible items.What...

Duration: 00:44:57


EP073 - Brennan Mullaney | Team RWB Deputy Director

8/21/2017
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Brennan Mullaney is Team RWB’s Deputy Director and one of the original Eagles. Over the past 6 years, he has served in a number of different roles within the organization. Once the Boston chapter captain, Brennan became Team RWB’s 4th employee back in 2013. Since then, he has worn many hats including: Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, DC Chapter Captain, and ‘Our Guy in DC’! On this week’s podcast, we have a great conversation about: Balancing our expectations with realityThe importance of...

Duration: 00:48:00


EP072 - Mat Best on the Creative Process

8/14/2017
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Mat Best is a former Army Ranger and current entrepreneur - but he is most well known as a social media influencer, racking up tens of millions of views and impressions with his youtube videos and content. He’s a true creative professional, and we dive deep into his creative process and how he’s spending his time. In this episode we discuss: His Memorial Day videothat went viralHow he approaches the creative processHis transition process and associated strugglesHow he keeps himself...

Duration: 00:43:01


EP071 - Jeremy Paris | Executive Director of the Veteran Artist Program

8/7/2017
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Jeremy Paris is the Executive Director of the Veteran Artist Program and a long-time contributor the Veteran space. He is also the host of the Veteran Resource Podcast, and was a major contributor to the establishment of the Eagle Nation Podcast. During this episode, we dig into his start in nonprofit work and how art has grown into a viable career path for military Veterans. His organization, Veteran Artist Program, provides a community, resources, and mentorship for those looking to...

Duration: 00:39:00


EP070 - CEO of the Wounded Warrior Project, Mike Linnington, on leading through difficult times and regaining trust

7/31/2017
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Lieutenant General (Retired) Mike Linnington is a pretty incredible person. After a tremendous 35 year long career in the Army, he transitioned to the nonprofit sector and took the helm at the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), which was the subject of some public controversy at the time (early 2016). His leadership has been critical, and WWP is really serving Veterans and military families in a big way. In this episode we discuss: His career in the military, and service in his...

Duration: 00:43:58


EP069 - Spencer Kympton | President, The Mission Continues

7/24/2017
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Spencer Kympton is the president of The Mission Continues, a national nonprofit that urges Veterans to continue serving in their communities. He is also an Army Veterans and former Blackhawk pilot. Spencer brings a very unique and important perspective to our field, as his professional career has spanned the military, private sector, and multiple areas of the nonprofit sector. He is as smart and informed on Veteran and community issues as anybody in the country. We have a in-depth...

Duration: 00:38:33


EP068 - Tyler Grey on losing his dream job, Lack of Traumatic Stress Disorder and life as a reluctant public figure.

7/17/2017
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Tyler Grey is a Army Veteran and former Tier 1 operator. He was severely injured in Iraq during a mission, which changed the course of his career. He now spends his time working in Hollywood (in front and behind the camera), advocating for veterans, and doing security consulting. He’s an incredible guy, and really engaging. In this episode we discuss: Theviral Memorial Day tribute videohe was inHis awesome documentary, That Which I Love Destroys MeHis history channel show, The...

Duration: 01:11:54


EP067 - Mike Bledsoe on the Business of Fitness

7/10/2017
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Mike Bledsoe is a Navy veteran and the CEO of Barbell Shrugged. Over the last 5 years, he and his team have revolutionized the way that the gyms, trainers, and fitness enthusiasts do business. Mike started one of the early CrossFit boxes while he was still in college back in 2007. A few years later, they started a little podcast (the first one I ever listened to) called Barbell Shrugged and have gone on to interview many of the most influential people in the worlds of CrossFit and strength...

Duration: 00:40:31


EP066 - Building community through Lacrosse with Tyler Steinhardt

7/3/2017
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Tyler Steinhardt is the founder of Shootout for Soldiers - a one-of-a-kind event that uses lacrosse to support veterans and build community across America. In addition to that, he’s one of the most articulate and thoughtful 23 year olds that you’ll ever come across. In this episode we discuss: Social Entrepreneurship.Bootstrapping and scaling a rapidly growing event and what he’s learned.Shootout for Soldiers, and how it started.Why Lacrosse has gained so much popularity in...

Duration: 00:46:56


David Wood on Moral Injury, PTSD, Support, and more

6/26/2017
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David Wood is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and the author of a fantastic new book, What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars. He has covered conflicts all over the globe and has seen warfare in many forms. We have a wonderful conversation that includes: • Understanding moral injury and how it affects Veterans • How PTSD is often misused as a blanket term for all combat related stress • Reconciling a pacifist upbringing with the realities of war and soldiering •...

Duration: 00:33:32


The Frontline Generation with Marjorie K. Eastman

6/19/2017
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Marjorie is the acclaimed author of the 2017 Independent Publisher Award (IPPY) winning book, The Frontline Generation: How We Served Post 9/11. The book began as a personal memoir for her son and turned into the first to define post 9/11 service and leadership. In this episode we discuss: • The term Frontline Generation, and what it means. • Writing a book for her son • Why she decided to independently publish, vs. a traditional publisher? • How intelligence professionals view the...

Duration: 00:52:58


EP063 - Bergan Flannigan on combat, relationships, recovery, and mindset

6/12/2017
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Bergan Flannigan has one of the most compelling stories that we’ve ever brought to the Eagle Nation Podcast. Her military career began brilliantly as the top military graduate in her class from Norwich University. Upon completion of her Military Police training, she reported to Ft. Stewart, Georgia and was almost immediately deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Almost 9 months into the mission, Bergan was struck by an anti-personnel IED and lost her right leg above the knee…and that is just...

Duration: 00:40:41


EP062: The Unstoppable Cooper Brothers - Nathan and Aaron on taking the journey of a lifetime and overcoming adversity

6/5/2017
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5 years ago, the Cooper brothers, Nathan and Aaron, set out on journey to ride motorcycles from the Upper Peninsula in Michigan, to Tierra Del Feugo (an archipelago that sits at South America’s southernmost tip). The journey has turned out very differently than they intended, and they’ve learned a ton about themselves and other cultures along the way. In this episode we discuss: The articlethat caught my attentionOvercoming adversityWhat it’s like to carry all your possessions on the...

Duration: 00:36:37


EP061 - Eric Frohardt on living a post-Navy SEAL life, getting his business sea legs, and why kettlebells are awesome.

5/29/2017
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Eric Frohardt is a former Navy SEAL, an entrepreneur, and the CEO of StrongFirst. While on active duty, Eric served on various SEAL Teams and deployed numerous times to hot spots around the world. He’s co-founded a number of different businesses, most notably the BluCore Shooting Center, a firearms training facility. He is currently the CEO of StrongFirst – a premium strength and fitness education company with a global presence of more than 2,500 instructors that operates on 6...

Duration: 00:48:50

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