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Behind The Shield
136 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
Toby Harkins - Episode 652
Toby Harkins is a College Athletic Trainer, martial artist and the founder of Fifith Hand Jiu jitsu. We discuss his journey into sports medicine, training the youth athlete, pre-hospital treatment of heat emergencies, proactive injury rehabilitation, jiu jitsu and so much more.
85 minutes | Aug 8, 2022
Dean Lister - Episode 651
Dean Lister is a veteran jiu jitsu competitor, MMA fighter, co-founder of Victory MMA and a member of the Echelon Front family. We discuss his early life in the Americas, his journey into grappling, competing in the UFC, the power of plant medicine, BJJ Hero Retreats and so much more.
130 minutes | Aug 7, 2022
Leah Barto - Episode 650
Leah is a gym owner, strength and conditioning coach, birth doula and the online program director for BIRTHFIT. We discuss her journey into Crossfit, pregnancy myths, prenatal health, fertility, post-partum depression, pelvic floor function, nutrition, supplementation and so much more.
86 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
Jonny Garrett - Episode 649
Jonny Garrett is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and the founder of William Wood Watches. We discuss his grandfather's service in the British Fire Brigade, the impact that had on Jonny, watch making, firefighter history, social business, Tunnel to Towers, The Firefighters Charity and so much more.
99 minutes | Aug 1, 2022
Scott Mann - Episode 648
LTC Scott Mann is a Green Beret veteran, author and one of the men behind Task Force Pineapple. We discuss his journey into the military, rooftop leadership, rescuing our Afghan allies, the industrial military complex, writing plays, his latest book and so much more.
105 minutes | Jul 30, 2022
Russell Foster - Episode 647
Russell Foster is a neuroscientist, professor, author and a pioneer in the world of circadian rhythms and sleep. We discuss his journey into chronobiology, the physical and mental ill health caused by sleep deprivation, how shift work is killing our front line personnel, pushing progressive change, the power of recovery, his new book "Life Time" and so much more.
123 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Nichole Scaraglino - Episode 646
Nichole Scaraglino is an artist and member of the Black Rifle Coffee family. We discuss her journey into the fashion industry, her powerful 9/11 story, tattoos, bodybuilding, post traumatic growth, the healing power of art and so much more.
131 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
Kevin Holtry - Episode 645
Kevin Holtry is a veteran Boise Police Officer, SWAT operator, undercover officer and adaptive athlete. We discuss his journey into policing, the war on drugs, the shooting that left him paralyzed, his physical and mental rehabilitation, the importance of realism in training, the heroism of K9 officers and so much more.
116 minutes | Jul 23, 2022
Ethan Suplee II - Episode 644
Ethan Suplee is an actor, athlete and the host of the "American Glutton Podcast". In this second interview we discuss the impact of lockdown on the Nation's health, racism, male body dysmorphia, his own mental metamorphosis, overcoming injury, the importance of rest and so much more.
160 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
Anthony Gillan - Episode 643
Anthony Gillan is a Scottish immigrant, US Recon Marine and veteran Florida firefighter. We discuss his childhood in Scotland, his journey into the military, special forces training, firefighter fitness, down to earth leadership, mental health and so much more.
76 minutes | Jul 18, 2022
Sheena Sharapata - Episode 642
Sheena Sharapata is a former High School soccer athlete, TBI survivor and advocate. We discuss her athletic journey, the concussions that cut her soccer career short, her migraine misdiagnoses, Trigeminal Neuralgia aka "The Suicide Disease", how surgery is saving lives and so much more.
178 minutes | Jul 16, 2022
Brendan Hynes - Episode 641
Brendan Hynes is a Canadian Special Forces veteran, who spent a majority of his career as a breacher and IED expert. We discuss his journey into the military, the role of a Combat Engineer, the ingenuity of guerilla tactics, traumatic brain injuries, the power of psychedelics and so much more.
103 minutes | Jul 13, 2022
Kenneth Panagiotakos - Episode 640
Kenneth Panagiotakos is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt and the owner of BJJ Swamp Academy in Gainesville, Florida. We discuss his childhood in the Philippines, immigrating to New York, his journey into martial arts, personalisation of jiu-jitsu, innovation, humility and much more.
145 minutes | Jul 11, 2022
Will Jimeno - Episode 639
Will Jimeno is a retired law enforcement officer, author, speaker and was the last remaining survivor pulled from the World Trade Center collapse along with his sergeant, John McLoughlin. We discuss his family's immigration from Colombia, patriotism, his journey into policing, the attacks on 9/11, survival, rescue, the physical and mental rehabilitation, his latest book "Sunrise through the Darkness and so much more.
119 minutes | Jul 9, 2022
Rudy Reyes - Episode 638
Rudy Reyes is a Recon Marine, martial artist, actor and television personality. We discuss his turbulent childhood, the importance of mentorship, his journey into the martial arts, his powerful mental health story, shooting Generation Kill, service and gratitude, the aging tactical athlete, the true cost of war and so much more.
107 minutes | Jul 6, 2022
Jeff Denholm - Episode 637
Jeff Denholm is an extreme athlete, entrepreneur and the man behind Strong Water. We discuss his journey into deep sea fishing, the accident that took his arm, treasure hunting, wildland firefighting, PFAFs, psychedelics, creating a safe firefighting water enhancement and so much more.
90 minutes | Jul 4, 2022
Ray Murphy - Episode 636
Ray Murphy is a Marine, BASE jumper, Canine trainer and the founder of Warriors Healing Network. We discuss his journey into the military, Operation Desert Storm, his introduction to skydiving, his rescue attempt during a parachuting accident, training warrior dogs, his powerful mental health story, ayahuasca and so much more.
166 minutes | Jul 2, 2022
Shane Taylor - Episode 635
Shane Taylor is an actor, ambassador and the man who portrayed Army Medic Doc Roe in "Band of Brothers". We discuss his journey into drama, Captain Dale Dye's movie boot camp, forging camaraderie, the real men of Easy Company, horse riding, mental health and so much more.
132 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
Jake Hastings - Episode 634
Jake Hastings is a former Air Force mental health counselor, park ranger, ski patroller and firefighter. We discuss growing up with a special needs brother, mental health in our returning combat veterans, the inability to save, his journey into the fire service, treating the special needs patient, the healing power of riding, his non profit and so much more.
125 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
Marjorie Lloyd - Episode 633
Marjorie Lloyd is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who has worked with collegiate athletes, pediatrics and tier one operators. We discuss her journey into physical therapy, footwear and injuries, the aging athlete, the power of sleep, the importance of PE in schools and so much more.
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