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The Burn Pit
73 minutes | Jan 4, 2017
The Burn Pit - Books, burn pits, retirement, and the VA
Steve recommends a new book (Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind). Then we talk about military retirement and a plan to possibly end concurrent receipt of VA disability (at around 27 minutes). Finally a deep discussion of health issues veterans are having from exposure to burn pits overseas. (Around the 45 minute mark.)
73 minutes | Dec 12, 2016
The Burn Pit - Bullet Points - Fitness
A Bullet Points episode focusing on how we got started in getting fit and how to maintain life-long fitness. We discuss military fitness training, and how we got past them.
67 minutes | Dec 7, 2016
The Burn Pit - Bullet Points 12-7-16
Starting a new feature with this podcast. Bullet Points - a collection of short discussions on several topics of the day, with emphasis on veteran's interests. In this podcast: The protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline, "Mad Dog" Mattis for Defense Secretary, David Patraeus for SecState, and the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
70 minutes | Nov 11, 2016
The Burn Pit - Veteran's Day 2016
We talk some music, tell some war stories, and then we discuss PTSD and the VA. Stay to the end for some punny dog jokes.
73 minutes | Oct 27, 2016
The Burn Pit - Nat Guard bonus issue plus a big VBIED
First a discussion about drone video of a big VBIED from the Taliban in Afghanistan, and why terrorists have not tried the same thing in the States. Discussion about the National Guard bonuses starts at the 36 minute mark. In the last 10 minutes we talk a but about a good book and some stories from the cold war.
49 minutes | Oct 7, 2016
The Burn Pit - Transgender Troops
We ramble on about nonsense for a while and then get into transgender issues. That's just how we roll. One of us is wrong at one point.
40 minutes | Sep 27, 2016
The Burn Pit - First Clinton-Trump Debate Part 1
We talk about how the candidates did and to whom they appeal. Aaron outs himself as an elitist snob.
42 minutes | Sep 27, 2016
The Burn Pit - First Clinton-Trump Debate Part 2
This is part 2, if you haven't heard part 1 yet, go listen to that first.
53 minutes | Sep 16, 2016
The Burn Pit - Muslim Marine Recruit Suicide
We discuss the recent suicide of a Muslim Marine recruit. Was it Islamophobia? Or just a kid who couldn't hack it?
33 minutes | Sep 7, 2016
The Burn Pit - Are Afghan interpreters doomed?
Talking about the Afghan interpreter Aaron worked with in Helmand Province in 2011. Trying to get Jack a visa is proving difficult. These interpreters served America, why is this so hard?
38 minutes | Sep 2, 2016
The Burn Pit - The QB Who Sat
We talk about veteran's response to the QB who won't stand for the national anthem. Steve rants. Business as usual.
38 minutes | Aug 31, 2016
The Burn Pit - IAVA Town Hall Issue
We discuss the IAVA and whether they actually represent the GWOT veteran. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of American claims to be a non-partisan organization. There is evidence to the contrary.
54 minutes | Aug 23, 2016
The Burn Pit - Big trip recap and Walking Dead discussion
We recap some of our issues from the big trip, and then we talk about the Walking Dead and zombie survival.
37 minutes | Aug 2, 2016
The Burn Pit - War Movies
Short discussion about the best and worst war and military movies.
33 minutes | Jul 26, 2016
The Burn Pit - Big Motorcycle Trip
We discuss our upcoming trip around the Western U.S.
55 minutes | Jul 24, 2016
The Burn Pit - Leadership
We discuss an article on themilitaryleader.com. http://www.themilitaryleader.com/commanders-lesson-in-leadership/
64 minutes | Jun 30, 2016
The Burn Pit - Rolling sleeves and telling stories
We tell some war stories and share some wisdom for the next generation of veterans.
65 minutes | Jun 27, 2016
The Burn Pit - Freedom
A conversation about veterans guarding terrorist targets, and guns, etc..
60 minutes | Jun 13, 2016
The Burn Pit - Guns, Orlando terror attack
A conversation about the Orlando terror attack, gun control, and media treatment of the issues.
74 minutes | Jun 7, 2016
The Burn Pit - Ali and racism
A conversation about the death of Muhammad Ali, how veterans have reacted, and about race in America. We appreciate feedback. Reach us on Twitter @burnpittalk, and on Facebook at /burnpittalk. We had some technical issues with the audio. We apologize for the clicks you may hear in the audio.
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