The Warrior Soul Podcast

US Marine Corps Veteran Chris Albert and Medically Retired Special Forces Operator Andrew Marr take veterans and other listeners through the tools, tactics, and techniques to help them live their best lives. They explore everything from fitness and health to virtual reality and consciousness in an effort to bring knowledge for better living to everyone.
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Jul 17, 2018

Dr. Chad Waterbury is a master strength coach who's worked with some of the top athletes in the world. He's a writer for Testosterone Nation and widely known for his techniques involving circuits and bodyweight exercises. Chad came onto the show to discuss his insights for warfighters and Veterans. 

Jun 29, 2018

In recent years we've been hearing more and more about the potential benefits of psychedelic substances for the brain. Now some are beginning to look to these substances for potential improvement in athletics. We brought on our resident biohacker, Matt Cooper of 12AM Labs to talk about his cutting edge work in this area.

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Jun 20, 2018

Jake Behney is the owner of Pinnacle MMA and Jiu Jitsu in Redlands, California. Jake's skills as a coach have helped several of his students make it to the UFC including standout Bobby Greene. They've also influenced most of the the schools in California's Inland Empire.

On June 26, another one of his students, Jamall Emmers, will get a chance for UFC glory on Dana White's UFC Contender Series. 

This interview takes place in the midst of Jamall's training camp as he prepares for the fight of his life. We get into his routine, what he does in his free time, and how martial arts have shaped him and Jake. 

Jun 15, 2018

Big Rob is a personal trainer and competitive bodybuilder from Compton, CA. Rob started lifting weights to train for baseball, but fell in love with bodybuilding in his 20s. Since then, Rob has gone on to inspire thousands through his social media and videos. He's competing in the NPC USA's for his Classic Physique Pro Card in July. 

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Jun 8, 2018

In this short episode of the Warrior Soul Podcast Chris discusses one of the biggest mistakes he made as a young man: basing his value off of the number of women he slept with. 

Jun 2, 2018

Tom Campbell is a Physicist and the author of the book My Big TOE. He is a leading proponent of the theory that we currently live in a virtual reality simulation and seeks to prove this through scientific methods. His recent Kickstarter campaign is currently raising money to conduct experiments to solve this interesting question.

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May 31, 2018

In this episode of the Warrior Soul Podcast we discuss a subject that has affected most of our audience in one way or another: war. We read about war, and we see it depicted in movies. We also hear it spoken about on the news and in political commentary, but the fact remains that a very small percentage of our population in the US ever experiences war. Our guests today are no strangers to war. Dr. Michael Robillard is a philosopher from the University of Oxford who previously served as an infantry officer in the US Army's 82nd Airborne. Lt. Colonel Bob Underwood is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Oxford and is currently serving as an Armor Officer in the US Army. Together Michael and Bob have created the Homofurens Podcast where they explore society's relationship with war and how this relationship affects warriors.

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May 27, 2018

To everyone in the Warrior Soul Nation, have a safe and reflective Memorial Day. 

May 25, 2018

Ryan Michler is a US Army veteran, father, coach, financial advisor, and the founder of The Order of Man a podcast founded to help men step more fully into their roles as protectors, providers, and presiders over themselves, their families, their businesses and their communities. 

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May 21, 2018

Kristin Rayl is a Personal Trainer and Cannabis Model and Advocate for applications of Cannabis to treat chronic diseases and chronic pain. She is also an expert social media marketer, brand builder, and sales manager within the cannabis industry. Originally from Indiana, Kristin moved to California in order to pursue Cannabis as a treatment for her own chronic conditions including endometriosis and fibromyalgia. Her focus is on encouraging others to see the benefit of switching from pharmaceuticals to plant based medicines.  With her fitness background, Kristin brings a unique approach to the cannabis industry that combines fitness, healthy living, and cannabis use. 

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May 13, 2018

In this episode, Chris goes into 6 daily habits that have helped him through the dark times. Of course these habits aren't just for veterans, but they'll be particularly helpful to any veteran out there who's looking to get his or her life on track. 


May 4, 2018

Your problems don't make you special. Everyone faces obstacles in life, and to some extent, if you go through life without any difficulty, it probably means that you aren't really living a fulfilling life. 

But sometimes we get into a rut, and the way forward may not appear to be very clear. In this solo episode, Chris discusses some of the problems he's faced in his life and discusses how he pulled himself together. 

Apr 26, 2018

Chris White is a US Marine Corps Veteran and the founder of Freedom Hard, an unapologetically patriotic brand that focuses on humor to convey it's love of America. 

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Apr 19, 2018

Michael Levin is a New York Times Bestselling author and regular contributor at Fox News. He is also the CEO of Business Ghost, a ghost writing service for corporate executives. His latest project, The Manifesto Podcast, discusses politics in contemporary America from the perspective of a right leaning centrist. 

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Apr 13, 2018

Drew Manning is known world wide as the trainer who put on 70 lbs of fat so that he could better identify with his clients, but there's a lot more to him than just Fit2Fat2Fit. Since his divorce, Drew has been living as a single father. He's got a huge heart and a desire to help people with the mental and emotional struggles that lead to problems with weight gain and fitness. Over the past couple of years, Drew has been a major advocate for the ketogenic diet and we get into a great discussion about how he found keto and his advice for those who want to try the keto diet.

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Apr 4, 2018


Scott Huesing is a Marine's Marine. After enlisting at age 18 and serving in the first Gulf War, Scott returned to the Marine Corps as an officer. His path eventually led to his command of Echo Company 2/4 in Ramadi. Iraq in 2006. 

Scott's recent book Echo in Ramadi is a highly acclaimed account of his Marines and the work they did in Ramadi and the Al Anbar Province in Iraq amid some of the heaviest and bloodiest fighting of that war. 

In this conversation, Scott discusses some stories from the book, his perspective on the battle and the war in Iraq, and his perspective on service. 

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Mar 27, 2018

Ross and Kara of FBOMB nutrition started their entrepreneurial quest when they saw a distinct problem: so many people were going low carb, but there were very few low carb high fat snack options on the market. 

They decided to fill that hole in the market with their FBOMBS, packets containing nut butters and oils that provided a quick and portable snack to low carb dieters. 

As with any business story they've had ups and downs, but met each obstacle with grit and determination to help their business to succeed. Now, armed with a new manufacturing facility in Flagstaff Arizona, they are seeking to bring their product to the world, and they want to help US Military service members by sending packs of their healthy snack alternative to troops on the front lines. 

If you know of a deployed unit, email us over at and we will get a shipment of healthy FBOMBs out to them!

Mar 15, 2018

Greg Amundson is the founder of Satvana Yoga, Krav Maga Santa Cruz and CrossFit Amundson, all located in Santa Cruz, CA. 

Greg is one of the original Crossfit athletes, having started Crossfit in the very beginning under coach Greg Glassman. He's also served as a Santa Cruz County Sheriff, Special Agent with the DEA, and as an officer in the United States Army. 

Greg is the author of four books, Your Wife is NOT Your SisterGod In MeFirebreather Fitness and United States Army National Guard: Tips For SuccessGreg is also a minister, highly respected lecturer and educator on such topics as Universal Law, Leadership, Warrior Spirit, and Gods Love. Greg’s Podcast “The Greg Amundson Show” has been praised as an encouraging warrior’s perspective on the Word of God. Greg is currently a Graduate Student at Western Seminary in Milpitas, CA., where he is pursuing a Masters of Divinity.

Mar 8, 2018

Thomas Delauer is a fitness model and entrepreneur. He's also one of the smartest people in the fitness industry when it comes to fighting inflammation through proper nutrition. Inflammation causes or exacerbates a number of issues that are prevalent in the veteran community including heart disease, diabetes, and even PTS and TBI. Thomas came on the podcast this week to talk about some easy and inexpensive ways that veterans can become healthier with some very simple nutrition tweaks. 

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Mar 1, 2018

Kenton Clairmont is the founder of Train to Hunt, a company that provides events and conditioning programs specifically for hunters. A former professional baseball player, Kenton combined his love for athletics with his love for hunting. These challenges and conditioning programs are a great way for hunters to stay in shape year round. We spoke to Kenton about how he thought up Train to Hunt along with his success secrets including his daily routine and training schedule. This was an awesome conversation and hunters and non-hunters alike will find a lot of value here. 

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Feb 5, 2018

President Trump recently discussed the right to try in his State of the Union address. The right to try pertains to patients with terminal diseases who wish to try alternative medicines with the blessing of the US Government. 

In this podcast we discuss different alternatives for a non-terminal disease that affects many: anxiety. Anxiety affects many Americans and though it is not classified as a terminal disease it can lead to chronic disease and depression. 

Matt and I discuss the use of psychedelics as well as their impact on anxiety and athletic performance as well as non-drug induced techniques for achieving altered states of consciousness that could increase performance. 

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Feb 2, 2018

One of the greatest tragedies of fitness is that many normal, everyday, and hard working people have been tricked into thinking that they don't have time to be fit. This short podcast speaks about an article on the Warrior Soul Agoge called 5 PRACTICAL FITNESS TIPS FOR PEOPLE WITH BUSY (REAL) LIVES

Jan 25, 2018

In 2007, Lieutenant Joshua Mantz was on a dismounted patrol just outside of Sadr City in Iraq. As he was standing in front of Staff Sergeant Marlon Harper, a sniper fired a large caliber round from a nearby building. That round passed through Staff Sergeant Harper's chest, killing him instantly. That same round hit Mantz in the leg, severing his femoral artery. Though wounded, Mantz attempted to assist Harper before noticing that he was also gravely wounded. 

Mantz began fighting for his life until he flatlined. Mantz was dead for 15 minutes before a determined US Army medical team was able to revive him. Miraculously, Mantz did not suffer brain damage and he was able to return to his deployed unit in Iraq 5 months later. He continued to serve in the Army, reaching the rank of Major, until he was discharged due to severe Crohns Disease. 

But though Mantz had healed from his physical wounds, he was not healed. Throughout the rest of his military career and into his civilian life, Mantz struggled with darkness, depression, guilt, and shame regarding his recovery in the shadow of the loss of his soldier. As a high profile spokesman for the military's behavioral therapy program, Josh was able to hide his pain behind the shield of his story. It was not until he was able to integrate this darkness into his life that he truly began to heal. His book, The Beauty of a Darker Soul chronicles his journey and he's made it his mission in life to help others recover from their own invisible wounds. 

Jan 22, 2018

Shawn Baker is a former professional rugby player, a US Air Force veteran, and an orthopedic surgeon. He is also a leading spokesman for one of the most controversial diets out there: the carnivore diet. Shawn is over 50 years old, he's big, lean, strong, has records in weightlifting and concept 2 rowing, and he can still dunk a basketball. He says he's in the best shape of his life since he switched to consuming nothing but red meat. 

Jan 18, 2018

Nick Santonastasso was born with a rare genetic condition called Harthan Syndrome. At the time, he was one of only 12 babies that had been born with this condition. Nick has no legs, one arm, and only one finger. 

But Nick never let that stop him from following his dreams. Nick has competed on the varsity level in high school wrestling, competed in bodybuilding, and developed a massive social media following for his light hearted and inspirational videos. If you check out his Instagram account, you'll find videos of him lifting weights, playing football, and hanging out with celebrities like the Rock. 

We got to sit down with Nick and discuss his life, his future, and his message to anyone out there who thinks that they have limits. 

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