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31 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
DRC34: Writer's Workshop Wrap-Up
In Episode 34, the inaugural writing workshop crew sat down without Tyler or Keith and discussed what they got out of the weekend. Marty Skovlund Jr shares his excitement about one-lines that stuck out. Jessica Danger emphasizes the importance of workshopping your pieces of writing. Mac Caltrider feels encouraged to continue writing loosely based fiction. Tom Schueman touches on the idea of entitled writers and veterans and reminds people that they must bring their best work to the table. Michael Plunkett reassures writers to put the work out there. All in all, it was great to have this crew together. We hope you enjoy listening to this fun conversation and feel inspired to share your story.
36 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
DRC33: Thomas Schueman & Michael Plunkett [PB Abbate]
In Episode 33, Tyler got to speak with Thomas Schueman & Michael Plunkett. Schueman is the founder of PB Abbate, and Plunkett helps run the book club. Schueman goes into detail about how PB Abbate came about and what his intentions are with the organization. Plunkett is an example of Schueman's trust in veterans that want to continue to serve. Plunkett put himself out there and now helps give back to the community. PB Abbate's reach is endless and has only begun. It was a great time talking to these two. Enjoy!
48 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
DRC32: William Bolyard [Sober Man's Thoughts]
In Episode 32, Tyler got to speak with William Bolyard, the author of Sober Man's Thoughts. The two discussed what lead Bolyard to write the book, everything that went into writing it, and the relationship and progression of a writer with their craft. Bolyard speaks about the struggles he experienced during the process of creating this poetry book, but he also expresses the huge sense of relief after finishing the book. Enjoy!
51 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
DRC31: Marty Skovlund Jr & Mac Caltrider [Coffee or Die]
In episode 31, Tyler sat down with Marty Skovlund & Mac Caltrider while they were in Kittery Maine for DRC's writing workshop. Marty is the executive editor of Black Rifle Coffee Company’s magazine, Coffee or Die. Mac is one of their newest staff writers within their Entertainment vertical. Check out this episode to get some perspective on the culture and expectations at Coffee or Die and what all it takes when you're a new writer. This was a great episode to record and we hope you enjoy listening.
98 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
DRC30: War Crimes
65 minutes | Feb 27, 2021
DRC29: Tim O'Brien & Aaron Matthews
In our 29th episode it was our distinct honor to be joined by Tim O'Brien. Mr O'Brien is an award winning author and a Vietnam War veteran. When people ask us what there is to like about fiction, we reference wise words he has said about why he prefers it as his chosen genre. No one can provide a better rationale. In this episode we are also rejoined by Aaron Matthews from Episode 24. Tim and Aaron talk about the upcoming film, The War & Peace of Tim O'Brien, which is available for pre-order right now. It follows Tim's triumphs and struggles as an author, a veteran, a father, a husband, and a man. We hope you'll join us for this special episode where we discuss parallels of written and visual storytelling techniques as well as how Tim's life was so honestly captured by Aaron as he embedded with the O'Brien family for several years. The film will officially debut on VOD services on March 2nd, 2021.
55 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
DRC28: Leo Jenkins, BK, David Rose [Lucky Joe]
While we had them in town to sign all of your books, Tyler sat down with the authors of “Lucky Joe,” DRC’s first novella. The boys run through the creation of the 3 way collaborative book while also responding to questions submitted to our social media platforms. PURCHASE SIGNED COPIES https://deadreckoningco.com/products/lucky-joe-signed
90 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
DRC27: Thomas Schueman [PB Abbate]
As a Marine Infantry Officer hailing from the South Side of Chicago, Thomas Schueman has a resume he is less interested in talking about and pushes the lives of “greater men” regularly in conversation. He is currently an instructor at the Naval Academy teaching literature while also recently founding Patrol Base Abbate, a retreat for all veterans to use as a place to refit and get back in the fight. Find out more about Schueman’s efforts to help veterans and the man the retreat is named after.
70 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
If a novel is beer, poetry is whiskey. Cokie is a mysterious presence in the world of veteran creatives. In this episode he talks about his experiences as a failed pastor, marine scout sniper, contractor, and a poet. Be sure to pick up a copy of his new book on https://cokieactual.com or Amazon.
78 minutes | Apr 12, 2020
Rok was (and still is) a Baltimore graffiti writer before and joined the ranks of the US Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment. In this episode, we talk about the state of veteran and graffiti culture and correlations between them. https://itslevelseven.com
83 minutes | Apr 11, 2020
DRC24: Aaron Matthews [Documentary Film Maker]
Aaron Matthews In our second episode ever featuring a non-veteran, we welcome award winning documentary film maker, Aaron Matthews to the show. Among several other documentaries that some of you would take interest in, Aaron is currently awaiting the release of “The War and Peace of Tim O’Brien.” Tim O’Brien is one of the most influential veteran authors of our time and when we were made aware of the film that Aaron had put together we immediately reached out to Aaron and roped him into the podcast episode before you. Check out this episode for some insight on storytelling through film, insight into Tim O’Brien and some other great topics we stumbled upon along the way. Check out Aaron’s work and the film at: http://www.aaronmatthews.com https://www.timobrienfilm.com https://instagram.com/timobrienfilm?igshid=2t6mavehk2bv .
83 minutes | Apr 4, 2020
DRC23: Marty Skovlund [Coffee or Die]
In episode 23 we had the pleasure of sitting down with Marty Skovlund, who is a former 1/75 Ranger and held several titles at various publications before finding his new home at Black Rifle Coffee Company. Marty is the editor of the company’s magazine, Coffee or Die. Check our this episode to get some perspective on his previous projects as well as some exciting things he has coming out in the future. This was a great episode to record and we hope you enjoy listening out there in quarantine land.
50 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
DRC22: Jessica Rambo [Painted Buffalo Travel Studio]
In this episode we welcome Jessica Rambo to the show. Jessica is a Marine veteran, an artist and a mother who has recently transitioned into living in a school bus she renovated. In addition to her unique lifestyle, Jessica has started a charitable effort called the Paint Can Project, where she gathers art supplies from donors and distributed them to deserving veterans in 50 cal ammo cans. For more info about Jess and the Paint Can Project, check out her instagram: @paintedbuffalotravelingstudio
90 minutes | Nov 30, 2019
DRC21: Luke Ryan
In this episode we talk to Luke about his childhood abroad, his time in the 75th Ranger Regiment, and his literary endeavors to date. Luke is now a published author, poet and the new Social Media Manager at Black Rifle Coffee Company’s media outlet, Coffee or Die.
42 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
DRC20: Serena & Alex Carbery
It was great to talk to Navy Corpsman, Alex Carbery and his wife, Serena about her involvement in a current research project at University of California Irvine. The research seeks participants with combat experience with the goal of improving the way we approach care for combat veterans and their families. Check out the article on our website for information about participating in the study and share it with your friends.
66 minutes | Jul 31, 2019
DRC19: Michael Ramos [Creative Writing Professor]
We had a great time talking (and just listening) to Michael Ramos, who is a Navy veteran of Iraq. After leaving the Navy, Michael went back to school for Creative Writing and now teaches a new course at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, called “Reading and Writing the War.” In this episode, we discuss the course as well as his background and aspirations in writing.
57 minutes | Jul 9, 2019
DRC18 - Jariko Denman [War Office Productions]
Take notes from Jariko Denman if you’ve ever been interested in working as a technical advisor for film. He shares lessons learned from 15 years in the 75th Ranger Regiment, 5 years as a ROTC instructor and every second since learning the ins and outs of the film industry. http://www.warofficeproductions.com
97 minutes | May 27, 2019
DRC17 - Doug Kiesewetter
Keith talks to Doug about his journey from Texas oilfield worker to National Guard Special Forces Engineer Sergeant. This path presented many entrepreneurial endeavors, including Doug’s current position as Director of Content and #1 Gunbunny at SOFLETE.
42 minutes | Feb 26, 2019
DRC16: Tyler & Keith talk “Fact & Memory”
We’re back. Ryan is jumping into the mix with us and we are getting the podcast going again after dedicating some time to other DRC projects. On that note, this episode is an explanation of our audio absence and the book we have funneled all that time and effort into. • https://deadreckoningco.com/products/fact-memory-a-collection-of-poems
46 minutes | Nov 5, 2018
DRC15: Alex Horton [Freedom Holistic]
It was an absolute pleasure speaking with Captain Alex Horton. Alex talks about her time assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command and her experience as a Cultural Support Team member/instructor. Finally we discuss Freed-OM Holistic and how her experience in the CST program helped to shape the way she approaches healing. We are looking forward to her impending transition out of the active duty Army and the things her and her team plan to accomplish.
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