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The Warrior Soul Podcast

Reclaim your Warrior Spirit. Each week, we'll be discussing tools, tactics, ideas, and strategies to help you strengthen your body, enhance your mind, and dominate life. US Marine Corps Veteran Chris Albert delivers a powerful message: life is too precious to sit idly and watch it go by. The Warrior Soul Podcast was created to help all Veterans, and anyone willing to listen, to live their best lives. Past guests include: Ryan Michler, Ben Greenfield, Remi Adeleke, Chris Bell, and so many more.
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May 6, 2022

We hear a lot about hard work, and it's importance. I've got no argument with that at all. Hard work is the basis of success.

But working hard toward the wrong thing can be worse than doing nothing. In this episode, I talk about how a little humility can save you years of effort in going down the wrong path.

Apr 28, 2022

Kelsi Sheren is a combat veteran of the Canadian Army as well as the founder and CEO of Brass and Unity. 

Kelsi has been very public about her battle with PTSD. She began Brass and Unity as an art therapy project to put her mind off of the pain of losing friends in battle. 

Kelsi and Chris met at the Warrior Angels Foundation 4x4x48. Kelsi became connected to the Warrior Angels Foundation through the Heroic Hearts Project, which sponsored a healing Ayhuasca plant medicine journey she took. 

One of Kelsi's major concerns as of recent times are the increased government imposed limits on free speech and other rights in Canada. 

To learn more about Brass and Unity: https://brassandunity.com/pages/our-story

To listen to the Brass and Unity Podcast: https://brassandunity.com/pages/podcast

To follow Kelsi: https://www.instagram.com/brassandunity/

 

Apr 21, 2022

Kevin Sullivan served as a United States Air Force Officer until he was injured during combat operations in Iraq and then subequently retired. He is also the host and creator of the 21 Gun Podcast, and a co-founder of 22 Sierra Coffee.

Kevin is also a Board Certified Physician's Assistant.

For the 21 Gun Podcast: https://www.twentyonegun.net/

For 22 Sierra Coffee: https://22sierracoffee.com/pages/about-us

Apr 7, 2022

Bill Anthes (@billanthes) is a Special Forces Veteran continuing his service as a therapist with a unique approach of using physical fitness to improve mental health.

Upon leaving the military to better serve his family, Bill founded BTWN THE EARS (@btwntheears) a coaching and experience-based brand that provides training opportunities to build physical, mental, and emotional fitness for individuals and teams.

Bill and his wife, Karianne operate both a brick-and-mortar training facility in NJ as well as remote coaching with clients around the world.

Bill's Social Media (Instagram and Twitter) Handles: @billanthes@btwntheears@btwntheearsfitnessLink:https://ethos.btwntheears.com/breakthroughhttps://www.btwntheears.com/

Mar 30, 2022

In August 2021, Lt. Col. Stu Scheller made a video that went viral and rocked the Marine Corps. Amidst the US Military's disastrous pullout from Afghanistan, and after the deaths of 13 service members, including 11 Marines, due to a suicide bomber, Scheller made a video demanding accountability from senior leaders for the failures of the US withdrawal. 

In the aftermath of this video, Scheller was relieved of command from his position as the battalion commander of the Advanced Infantry Training Batallion at the School of Infantry - East at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. 

Following this, Scheller posted several more videos criticizing Marine Corps leadership, and calling for accountability from the Presidents and Generals who oversaw the war in Afghanistan. 

Scheller, a combat Veteran with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, was sent to the brig for defying a gag order. He remained there for eight days until a plea deal was struck. 

Lt. Col Scheller's story has been widely told. In this interview, I wanted to discuss what he is up to now. Scheller has since left the Marine Corps, and has created Authentic Americans which is "a virtual town hall where independent thinkers can network, think, and discuss critical issues facing the American representative democracy across all political ideologies, ethnicities, classes, and religions." Its goal is to reunite the United States. 

In this discussion, we also talk about the immense pressure Stu was placed under for criticizing the Administration, what his family was put through, and how he got through it. 

You can follow Stu on Instagram at www.instagram.com/stuartscheller

And you can catch up with Authentic Americans at www.authenticamericans.com

 

 

 

Mar 23, 2022
Eric Garcia is the front man to the band JUke, and performs solo under the name Uncle Scotchy. He is also one of the most interesting people I've ever met. 

In addition to his music, Eric is fascinated with the art of story telling, and ran a popular live podcast called Uncle Scotchy's Storytelling in Miami. 

Eric is currently working on a one man performance he terms as a blues opera and will be performing it live in Miami. 

Eric is also a United States Army Veteran. Follow Eric on Instagram at www.instagram.com/unclescotchy

Mar 15, 2022

Kegan Gill has been through things that would kill most people. As a US Navy Fighter Pilot, Kegan was forced to eject into the sound barrier as his plane was going down during a training exercise over the Atlantic Ocean. 

In the process of ejecting, Kegan sustained catastrophic injuries that literally ripped his limbs apart along with a severe traumatic brain injury. 

His body landed in the ice cold waters of the Atlantic, and his wet suit had ripped open. With his parachute still attached, and unable to move his arms, Kegan was continuously dunked into the freezing water for two hours before his rescue. Luckily, his hypothermic condition kept him from bleeding to death. 

Kegan spent the following months focusing on his recovery, and despite his catastrophic injuries, was eventually able to score a perfect PFT and was able to return to flight duty. 

But his battle was not over. Due to his traumatic brain injury, Kegan began to experience severe, but temporary, psychosis. After being rushed to the emergency room during a psychotic episode, Kegan was admitted to a VA Mental Health Facility. 

Kegan did not react well to pharmaceutical treatments, and in many ways, they made him feel worse. After explaining this to his caregivers, they treated him as a trouble maker, and began doing things like keeping him up all night long by flashing a flashlight in his eyes every 15 minutes. 

Kegan has since been seeking alternative treatments for his brain health. He found the Warrior Angels Foundation several months ago and is on the path to recovery through nuttracutical and hormonal interventions. 

I caught up with Kegan in person at the Warrior Angels Foundation 4X4X48 in Texas. As he told me his story, my jaw hit the floor. In addition to fighting for his health, Kegan is also fighting to maintain his family. He has a wife and two young children. 

This is one of the most mind-bending, jaw dropping, and inspiring episodes I've ever done, and I really appreciate Kegan for being so open.

If you are dealing with issues related to trauma, depression, brain health, or anything of the like, head over to www.warriorangelsfoundation.org to learn more. You can also donate to the cause of helping Veterans get their lives back.

Learn more about Kegan's Injuries in this addendum to the episode: https://youtu.be/68qWQxHM-ac

Follow Kegan's journey at: https://www.instagram.com/poeticcaveman/

 

Mar 11, 2022

On March 3-5, 2022, Veterans and supporters from across the country got together in the Houston National Forest for the inaugural Warrior Angels Foundation 4x4x48. We ran 4 miles, every 4 hours, for 48 hours through the forest, while camping. Along the way, we went through healing rituals with the Four World's International Institute and Chief Phil Lane of the Dakota and Chickasaw Nations. It was an amazing and transformative experience.

Learn more at http://www.warriorangelsfoundation.org

Mar 8, 2022
Creighton Bayer is a US Army Veteran and Standup Comedian who currently works for the Miami Improv. 
Feb 25, 2022

Emily Cherniack is steeped in the traditions of servant leadership. From her service in AmeriCorps and employment with City Year AmeriCorps, to being part of the founding team of Be the Change — where she led a coalition of over 200 organizations to engage 250,000 people for a Day of Action in support of the $6 billion Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009 — Emily has worked tirelessly to serve our country and support others who serve. In 2018, Emily was named to the Politico 50 as one of the 50 "thinkers, doers, and dreamers driving politics."

Emily’s path to politics came when her boss and mentor, Alan Khazei, decided to run for the US Senate in 2009. Khazei asked Emily to become his Deputy Campaign Manager and, although he was defeated, Emily learned a great deal from his campaign and the power of political leaders who chose to serve country before self.

This experience led Emily to conclude that our current system for recruiting political talent is broken. The current talent pipeline is intentionally exclusive, and has significant barriers that prevent transformational leaders from successfully running for office; the only way to change that is to change the pipeline. New Politics was founded in 2013 to address exactly that.

Emily graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology and a Masters Degree in Education Policy. She lives in Boston.

Disclaimer: All political views expressed by Emily during the podcast are hers and do not necessarily represent the views of the Warrior Soul Podcast or its Host. The Warrior Soul Podcast is not affiliated with any specific political party or perspective and merely seeks to bring tools, tactics, strategies, and ideas to the US Military Veteran Community to help its members to live their best lives. That mission entails bringing on guests from multiple political perspectives whether the Host agrees with them or not. It is our hope that anyone who disagrees with Emily can look past that to see the tools she brings to the table to help the Veteran community get more of its members into public office.  

Feb 25, 2022

Emily Cherniack is steeped in the traditions of servant leadership. From her service in AmeriCorps and employment with City Year AmeriCorps, to being part of the founding team of Be the Change — where she led a coalition of over 200 organizations to engage 250,000 people for a Day of Action in support of the $6 billion Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009 — Emily has worked tirelessly to serve our country and support others who serve. In 2018, Emily was named to the Politico 50 as one of the 50 "thinkers, doers, and dreamers driving politics."

Emily’s path to politics came when her boss and mentor, Alan Khazei, decided to run for the US Senate in 2009. Khazei asked Emily to become his Deputy Campaign Manager and, although he was defeated, Emily learned a great deal from his campaign and the power of political leaders who chose to serve country before self.

This experience led Emily to conclude that our current system for recruiting political talent is broken. The current talent pipeline is intentionally exclusive, and has significant barriers that prevent transformational leaders from successfully running for office; the only way to change that is to change the pipeline. New Politics was founded in 2013 to address exactly that.

Emily graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology and a Masters Degree in Education Policy. She lives in Boston.

Disclaimer: All political views expressed by Emily during the podcast are hers and do not necessarily represent the views of the Warrior Soul Podcast or its Host. The Warrior Soul Podcast is not affiliated with any specific political party or perspective and merely seeks to bring tools, tactics, strategies, and ideas to the US Military Veteran Community to help its members to live their best lives. That mission entails bringing on guests from multiple political perspectives whether the Host agrees with them or not. It is our hope that anyone who disagrees with Emily can look past that to see the tools she brings to the table to help the Veteran community get more of its members into public office.  

Feb 25, 2022

Emily Cherniack is steeped in the traditions of servant leadership. From her service in AmeriCorps and employment with City Year AmeriCorps, to being part of the founding team of Be the Change — where she led a coalition of over 200 organizations to engage 250,000 people for a Day of Action in support of the $6 billion Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009 — Emily has worked tirelessly to serve our country and support others who serve. In 2018, Emily was named to the Politico 50 as one of the 50 "thinkers, doers, and dreamers driving politics."

Emily’s path to politics came when her boss and mentor, Alan Khazei, decided to run for the US Senate in 2009. Khazei asked Emily to become his Deputy Campaign Manager and, although he was defeated, Emily learned a great deal from his campaign and the power of political leaders who chose to serve country before self.

This experience led Emily to conclude that our current system for recruiting political talent is broken. The current talent pipeline is intentionally exclusive, and has significant barriers that prevent transformational leaders from successfully running for office; the only way to change that is to change the pipeline. New Politics was founded in 2013 to address exactly that.

Emily graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology and a Masters Degree in Education Policy. She lives in Boston.

Disclaimer: All political views expressed by Emily during the podcast are hers and do not necessarily represent the views of the Warrior Soul Podcast or its Host. The Warrior Soul Podcast is not affiliated with any specific political party or perspective and merely seeks to bring tools, tactics, strategies, and ideas to the US Military Veteran Community to help its members to live their best lives. That mission entails bringing on guests from multiple political perspectives whether the Host agrees with them or not. It is our hope that anyone who disagrees with Emily can look past that to see the tools she brings to the table to help the Veteran community get more of its members into public office.  

Feb 25, 2022

Emily Cherniack is steeped in the traditions of servant leadership. From her service in AmeriCorps and employment with City Year AmeriCorps, to being part of the founding team of Be the Change — where she led a coalition of over 200 organizations to engage 250,000 people for a Day of Action in support of the $6 billion Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009 — Emily has worked tirelessly to serve our country and support others who serve. In 2018, Emily was named to the Politico 50 as one of the 50 "thinkers, doers, and dreamers driving politics."

Emily’s path to politics came when her boss and mentor, Alan Khazei, decided to run for the US Senate in 2009. Khazei asked Emily to become his Deputy Campaign Manager and, although he was defeated, Emily learned a great deal from his campaign and the power of political leaders who chose to serve country before self.

This experience led Emily to conclude that our current system for recruiting political talent is broken. The current talent pipeline is intentionally exclusive, and has significant barriers that prevent transformational leaders from successfully running for office; the only way to change that is to change the pipeline. New Politics was founded in 2013 to address exactly that.

Emily graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology and a Masters Degree in Education Policy. She lives in Boston.

Disclaimer: All political views expressed by Emily during the podcast are hers and do not necessarily represent the views of the Warrior Soul Podcast or its Host. The Warrior Soul Podcast is not affiliated with any specific political party or perspective and merely seeks to bring tools, tactics, strategies, and ideas to the US Military Veteran Community to help its members to live their best lives. That mission entails bringing on guests from multiple political perspectives whether the Host agrees with them or not. It is our hope that anyone who disagrees with Emily can look past that to see the tools she brings to the table to help the Veteran community get more of its members into public office.  

Feb 25, 2022

Emily Cherniack is steeped in the traditions of servant leadership. From her service in AmeriCorps and employment with City Year AmeriCorps, to being part of the founding team of Be the Change — where she led a coalition of over 200 organizations to engage 250,000 people for a Day of Action in support of the $6 billion Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009 — Emily has worked tirelessly to serve our country and support others who serve. In 2018, Emily was named to the Politico 50 as one of the 50 "thinkers, doers, and dreamers driving politics."

Emily’s path to politics came when her boss and mentor, Alan Khazei, decided to run for the US Senate in 2009. Khazei asked Emily to become his Deputy Campaign Manager and, although he was defeated, Emily learned a great deal from his campaign and the power of political leaders who chose to serve country before self.

This experience led Emily to conclude that our current system for recruiting political talent is broken. The current talent pipeline is intentionally exclusive, and has significant barriers that prevent transformational leaders from successfully running for office; the only way to change that is to change the pipeline. New Politics was founded in 2013 to address exactly that.

Emily graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology and a Masters Degree in Education Policy. She lives in Boston.

Disclaimer: All political views expressed by Emily during the podcast are hers and do not necessarily represent the views of the Warrior Soul Podcast or its Host. The Warrior Soul Podcast is not affiliated with any specific political party or perspective and merely seeks to bring tools, tactics, strategies, and ideas to the US Military Veteran Community to help its members to live their best lives. That mission entails bringing on guests from multiple political perspectives whether the Host agrees with them or not. It is our hope that anyone who disagrees with Emily can look past that to see the tools she brings to the table to help the Veteran community get more of its members into public office.  

Feb 16, 2022

Adam Kokesh is a Libertarian activist, author, Veteran, and candidate for President of the United States.

Adam has a long history of challenging the status quo of American Politics. This began with protesting the Iraq War with Iraq Veterans Against the War.

Some of his most notable protests have ended in his arrest. These include dancing in the Jefferson Memorial and loading a shotgun in Washington, DC’s Freedom Plaza.

We caught up with Adam as he's been homesteading on his ranch in Arizona. We spoke about psychedelics, the legalization of drugs, and other current events. 

To catch up with Adam's show The Freedom! Line head to https://odysee.com/@adamkokesh:2

 

Feb 10, 2022

From making music to doing stand-up comedy, Lee Smith is an entertainer’s entertainer. Born and raised in Miami, FL, Lee was placed in Gifted classes in Elementary school. Goofing off in class was an everyday thing, as he still completed his assignments. Elected as Class Clown, he knew that comedy was in the cards dealt to him. Unsure of what to do after high school, Lee enlisted in the US ARMY. From there, he formed lifetime bonds and connections with people. Once out of the military, Lee focused on music, honing his craft. Incorporating lyricism with humor, comedy would still play a role somehow. While watching “Funny People”, an epiphany was had; try doing stand-up comedy. If the people like it, the shift will be towards comedy. Fortunately he received a standing ovation during his first show. Within a year, Lee won the Turkey Fest competition at the Miami Improv. From writing to performing, there isn’t much Lee Smith can’t do to keep you entertained.

Feb 3, 2022

Candyce Haynes-Forrester, known professionally as Candyce, is an American comedian, professional speaker, broadcaster, producer, host and actress. She first gained recognition as a United States Marine Corps Combat Correspondent.  Her ability to deliver command messages and tell the stories of the men and women of the armed forces gained multiple awards including the Navy Achievement Medal.  Additionally she is known for her work in professional speaking and development working with her mentor Emmy Awarding motivational guru Les Brown. Candyce began her transition into mainstream comedy and broadcast having a wealth of knowledge and experience sharing stages with other industry titans. As a former active Marine, her high energy, positive outlook and hilarious storytelling will keep your audience engaged and wanting more.

In this interview: 

We discuss Candyce's story, her service in the Marine Corps, her entrepreneurial journey, and how she got into comedy. Candyce is probably one of the smartest people I've brought onto the show and she drops some serious knowledge bombs on this episode, so be sure to listen with a pen and a piece of paper!

To keep up with Candyce: 

Website:
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Jan 28, 2022

Andrew and Adam Marr are the founders of the Warrior Angels Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing healing solutions to veterans afflicted by traumatic brain injury.  Andrew served as a US Army Special Forces Green Beret on multiple deployments to Afghanistan. He was a breacher, and consistent indirect exposure to explosions created massive inflamation that turned off most of his brain activity. 

A once thriving man, Andrew fell into a pit of sickness and despair while trying to support his wife and five children at the time. Andrew was medically retired from the Army with few options for continuing and no help to heal his unseen wounds. 

After months of suffering while trying to find a solution, Andrew found Dr. Mark Gordon, who put him on a protocol of restorative nutriceuticals that healed his brain and his body. Today Andrew is back to life as a high-functioning individual, capable of excellence. 

Andrew's story is outlined in the book, Tales from the Blast Factory, which he coauthored with Adam. He is also the subject of the award-winning documentary Tales from the Blast Factory. 

Adam, who served as an Army Aviation Officer, came up with the idea to create a 4x4x48 challenge modeled after David Goggins grueling four mile run, every four hours, for forty-eight hours to raise money for the Warrior Angels Foundation.

They will be running the challenge in March at their home-base in Texas, in conjunction with teams simultaneously running it around the country. 

To learn more about the challenge and how you can participate: https://warriorangelsfoundation.org/4x4x48/

To get the book Tales from the Blast Factory: https://warriorangelsfoundation.org/product/book-tales-from-the-blast-factory/

To watch Quiet Explosions: https://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Explosions-Healing-Joe-Rogan/dp/B08MWV5VP8/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=quiet+explosions&qid=1607110014&sr=8-1

 

 

Jan 13, 2022

CWO3 Mark Pellon is an active duty Marine, K9 decoy, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt. Mark currently serves as Band Director for the Parris Island Band at MCRD Parris Island. 

Mark's journey in leadership began as an enlisted Marine. It was during this time that he began to understand the importance of being a good leader and a good follower. 

As he was making his transition to Warrant Officer, he began to understand the importance of having a vision as a leader. We get into what a vision is, why it's important, and important lessons in both leadership and followership during this outstanding conversation. 

To follow Mark on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/mark-pellon-120348b9

To follow Mark on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mark.pellon.7

 

Jan 1, 2022

New Year's Resolutions work for some people and fail badly for others. Regardless of what you choose to do resolution-wise, these are underlying principals to follow so that you have a successful 2022. 

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