Paleo Treats Podcast (military)
Episode 24, Kevin Stacy & The Station Foundation

Have you wondered what happens to all the Navy SEALs who don't get out and write books?  

Of course, there are a whole slew of Special Operators who are consummate quiet professionals, but it turns out that keeping it all in has its own set of problems.  Luckily, there are a few groups out there dedicated to doing the actual work (not just raising the money) to help out the Few.

In this podcast we speak with Kevin Stacy, former Army officer and 160th flier who has developed a program aimed specifically at helping the Spec Ops community post-combat.

Kevin talks about what he's doing with The Station Foundation, how it's different than other programs, and how you can help (if you're so inclined.)  

Enjoy!

Direct download: episode24-kevin-stacy-station-foundatioin.mp3
Category:military -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

Episode 22: Pete Scobell & Traumatic Brain Injury

Pete Scobell, a Navy SEAL, talks about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and how it affects him along with the latest treatments.

Direct download: episode-22-pete-scobell.mp3
Category:military -- posted at: 10:05pm EST

Episode 20: Billy Waugh, Special Forces & CIA soldier

When Robert Young Pelton suggests you look somebody up for an interview, we think it’s a pretty good idea to follow up on that, which is how this episode with Billy Waugh came to be. Having not heard much about Waugh before RYP mentioned him, I was stoked upon reading his book Hunting the Jackal to have him agree to be on the podcast; damn, this is a good gig!

Billy is now in his mid-eighties but still going strong, with a tack-sharp memory going back over 50 years of unconventional soldiering. First as an Army Special Forces (Green Beret) in Vietnam, then working for the Agency around the world (although mostly in the “10/10 zone”, 10 degrees north or south of the equator) Billy has taken part in some incredible pieces of history, including hunting Carlos the Jackal (successfully) and going eye to eye with Osama Bin Laden during the early ’90s in Khartoum.

Listen in for Billy’s one word piece of advice on how to do great things in the world no matter where you go or who you work with.

Enjoy!

NFH & The PT Crew

Direct download: episode-20-billy-waugh.mp3
Category:military -- posted at: 5:09pm EST

Episode 17: Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson, author of a number of books on military and more specifically ancient Greek military history as well as farming from the agrarian hoplite perspective, joins us for this episode of the Paleo Treats podcast.

Having been inspired to grow grapes from The Land Was Everything: Letters from an American Farmer to learn Attic Greek after reading Who Killed Homer: The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom, and think just a bit more about military history when exposed to the ideas in The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost - From Ancient Greece to Iraq by this guy, it was an honor to have him on the show.

We cover everything from farming to soldiering to the Anabasis, public education, the delta smelt and whether or not the unemployed should be allowed to log downed timber. If you'd like to read more of his work or just learn what makes him tick, check out Victor Davis Hanson here.

Enjoy!

Direct download: episode-17-victor-davis-hanson.mp3
Category:military -- posted at: 11:16pm EST

Episode 11: Mike Ritland, Navy SEAL dog trainer

So you probably eat Paleo, but does your dog? It should! Listen in as Mike Ritland talks about how he trains dogs for everybody from the Navy SEALs to high net worth individuals, and how feeding affects everything from daily performance to how many healthy puppies will be produced in a litter. Mike is an absolute wealth of knowledge on dogs and if you have *any* kind of interest at all in (wo)man's best friend, take the time to go through and enjoy one of the world's best trainers talk "dog"!

Direct download: episode-11-mike-ritland.mp3
Category:military -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

Episode 9: Ryan Williams, Co-founder of Forged Clothing, Founder of Demonbells

This week we talk with Ryan Williams, former SEAL turned entrepreneur. Ryan is a 6'2" 210 lb asskicker with a mind to match. He was the co-founder for Forged Clothing and after selling his stake in that moved on to Demonbells, the first custom cast art kettlebells on the planet. Listen in as we talk about growing up in the Teams, the hazards of owning a kettlebell business, and the finer points of living the life of a modern day Spiderman. "With great power comes great responsibility."

Direct download: episode-9-rdub.mp3
Category:military -- posted at: 7:23pm EST

Episode 7: David Rutherford, Navy SEAL motivational speaker

Navy SEAL motivational speaker and author Dave Rutherford fires up the show with his own special brand of energy, get ready! Drawing on experiences from Azerbaijan to Afghanistan, Dave talks about how to embrace fear, build self confidence, and develop team life.

If you've ever wondered what it's like to experience pure human energy than get ready for an amazing interview with a guy who can literally persuade people who can't swim to jump in at the deep end.

Direct download: episode-7-david-rutherford.mp3
Category:military -- posted at: 5:02pm EST

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