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Veteran Empire with Timothy Lawson, USMC
32 minutes | Nov 22, 2014
VE Podcast #100: The Final Episode (VE Salute)
VE 100 is here and it is our last! Listen to this second part of the "best of" with segments from Terminal Lance, Shannon Ihrke, Tim Kennedy, and more.
29 minutes | Nov 20, 2014
VE Podcast #99: “Best of VE Podcast” part one
VE Podcast #99 is part one of the "Best of VE" pair. Episode 100 and the final official post for the show will be out tomorrow. Until then, enjoy these segments from my interviews with Christopher Van Etten, Jake Wood - Take Command, Mylee YC, Oscar Mike, Montgomery Granger.
25 minutes | Oct 29, 2014
VE Podcast #98: Tom Morkes and Steve Sxaks (School Circle)
In this third and final installment of the school circle series, Steve Sxaks and Tom Morkes talk about the importance of recording professionally and paying what you want. Follow Steve on Twitter (@Steve_Sxaks) and learn more about Marsten House Recording on their site, marstenhouserecording.com. Learn more about Tom and his projects on his website, tommorkes.com.This marks the last original episode of the VE Podcast. The last two will be "Best Of" compilations. Let Lawdawg know what your favorite interviews are!The featured track is "Live," a song Chadd Downing wrote for the 1, 2, Many Project.
26 minutes | Oct 15, 2014
VE Podcast #97: Antonio Centeno & Kelsi DeSantis (School Circle Edition)
The second edition of the School Circle is up! We learn about dressing for an interview from Antonio Centeno and MMA with Kelsey DeSantis. Featured track by Chadd Downing.
31 minutes | Oct 8, 2014
VE Podcast #96: Q of VE and Ron Fugle (School Circle Edition)
As we approach VE's landmark 100th episode, Lawdawg mixes it up. First, co-founder q makes a special appearance to reveal behind-the-scenes tidbits about the designs and gear we know and love.Next, Ron Fugle from "Fire and Adjust" returns to the show. During this podcast interview with Lawdawg, talks about his own favorite interviews and the magical world of podcasting. Pod-ception.The featured track is from Chadd Downing; this one's called Windows Up.
31 minutes | Oct 1, 2014
VE Podcast #95: Smitt Romney (Rapper/ARMY)
This week brings us Army veteran Eric Smith, AKA Smitt Romney. He tells us about his music, creative process, and more.
31 minutes | Sep 24, 2014
VE Podcast #94: Mike Sutton (Podcaster/USMC)
Mike is a Marine veteran and the entrepreneur behind the "Be Build Have" podcast.The mission of Be Build Have is to help entrepreneurs who are struggling or feel stuck to "be the person that [they] want to be, build the business [they] want to build and have the happy and successful life that [they] were meant to have.""It feels so much better to live life this way, everything just falls into place the way it's supposed to and it's not a struggle and I just want to share that with other entrepreneurs," Mike said.He discusses building confidence in his personal and professional life, useful tools and his "Hummingbird Infested Rainbow Land." His advice is business oriented but can easily and effectively applied to other aspects of life. You can listen in on his website or iTunes.The featured track on this episode is "Give me Your Love" by Petey Ace.
37 minutes | Sep 10, 2014
VE Podcast 93: Jason Hartley (ARMY/Writer)
This week's guest is Army veteran Jason Hartley. Jason is a writer and talks about his book, blog, and time in the military.Featured track by Army veteran Smitt Romney.
16 minutes | Sep 3, 2014
VE Podcast #92: VE Update w/ Lawdawg
This week I bring a special update on things going on around the Empire.I announce RSonic's new GI Show.Chadd Downing has a mixtape in the works.New designs are getting brewed up.I give special credit to my favorite podcasts from this year.Featured track by Chadd Downing! Be OFP!
36 minutes | Aug 27, 2014
VE Podcast #91: Damian TaafeMcMenamy (ARMY/Podcaster)
Active duty soldier Damian is the voice behind the MILBIZ podcast. He aims to help fellow active duty service members answer the question, “What comes next?” with the “perspective of somebody who is probably just where you are right now.”Damian talks to Lawdawg about the best ways to get started in podcasting, his favorite interview and who he’d like to have on his show (his answer may surprise you!). Learn more and listen in at www.MILBIZ.comThe featured track on this episode is “Tried Calm” by Army veteran Smitt Romney.
37 minutes | Aug 20, 2014
VE Podcast #90: Jake Wood (USMC/Team Rubicon)
Jake is a Marine veteran, co-founder of Team Rubicon and author of “Take Command,” to be released in October. I had to go back to double check if we’ve already had him on the show, because I’ve heard glowing mentions in many other podcasts. The group deploys its employees and volunteers, mostly military veterans, to provide medical and humanitarian disaster relief all over the world.Jake talks about his journey, from falling down a ravine at Scout Sniper School to helping save 600 people from a ravine in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. He also talks about the journey of Team Rubicon, how it “bridges the gap,” how it differs from other organizations and how it continues to honor Clay Hunt.The featured track is Footprints by Chadd Downing (@p_loco_60)I think this is one of my new favorite interviews and featured tracks, but you can be the judge.Use #BeOFP to tell the Empire how you're bold, creative and different. And grab a shirt and some silkies to match, in the shop!
26 minutes | Aug 13, 2014
VE Podcast #89: Timothy Lawson on 1, 2, Many (USMC/Podcast)
For the first time since the first episode of the VE podcast, Lawdawg presents a solo episode. He highlights some of the things he’s learned from the 1, 2 Many project, telling the stories behind the statistics of veteran suicide.We always hear about how to see the signs and what to do about them, but Lawdawg discusses the three things we can do before we see the signs.“Simple things save lives,” he said.In light of recent events this week, we are reminded that suicide is not only a veteran issue but a human issue and the points in this week’s episode can help veterans and civilians alike.The episode features a “special guest” in the introduction and outro track.Visit one2manyproject.com for the live episodes and to learn more.
41 minutes | Aug 6, 2014
VE Podcast #88: Kelsey DeSantis (USMC/Jack of All Trades)
You may know Kelsey as the Marine who invited Justin Timberlake to the Marine Corps Ball in 2011. This Woman Crush Wednesday, get to know her better!Kelsey talks to Lawdawg about the her sport, her cause, her competition and how they intersect in the upcoming Ms. Veteran America 2014 competition. They discuss MMA, supporting homeless female veterans, plans for her own podcast and some very exciting news at the end.Support Kelsey as a contestant by liking her page on Facebook. The finals will take place in October in Leesburg, Va. (I’ll be there!)The featured track is Elevator Music by Chadd Downing. Follow him to catch his new album when it drops! @p_loco_60
31 minutes | Jul 31, 2014
VE Podcast #87: Sean McIntosh (NAVY/Crowdfunding)
This week’s episode is about crowdfunding, but a type different from the potato salad variety we may be familiar with. Sean McIntosh is a former Navy SEAL and founder of Valor Group and VetLaunch. Sean created VetLaunch to promote “tactical level entrepreneurship” to help veterans and their families and friends “get their dreams off the ground.”He discusses the magical 30% in crowdfunding, project parameters, the best ways to get your ideas out there and the benefits of VetLaunch over commonly utilized sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo.Learn more and launch your own campaign at vetlaunchusa.com, @vetlaunch on Twitter or Facebook.The featured track this week is Nostalgia by Bruce Bacle
22 minutes | Jul 23, 2014
VE Podcast #86: Tim Kennedy (ARMY/UFC Fighter)
This week UFC fighter and Green Beret Army veteran Tim Kennedy returns to the podcast. I’m still self-educating on the UFC world but as far as likability goes, I’m a fan of this guy. Listen to him talk about his next fight, performance enhancing drugs in MMA, teaching, why he’s applauding the Church of England and why you can’t trust the guys at Ranger Up.You can listen to his first appearance here, where he talks more about how he got into the military and MMA. His website is getting a facelift but you can find him on Twitter and Facebook.The featured track for both episodes is Terminator, a VE original featuring Idrise, Derek Vinas and VE co-founder b. Get your music featured by emailing email@example.com (seriously, tell your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors about it).Sweating through your wardrobe too quickly from all that PT? Rockin' some pasty thighs and a farmers' tan? Head over to the shop and grab some OFP silkies, 1st Civ Div tanks and sticker packs hot off the press.
40 minutes | Jul 9, 2014
VE Podcast #85: Derek Rowe (USMC/Nerd)
This week’s podcast you’re getting two for the price of one! First, Carl Churchill, owner of Lock N Load Java checks in with updates about the company. There are some exciting developments on the horizon, including an opportunity for free shipping. Writing for this podcast and having not tried their coffee seems like a crime so I better get to ordering...(They're having a sale!)Next up, we have Derek Rowe, who was one of the original guests on the show back in 2012. In his previous interview, he talked about his experiences in professional poker.This time he focuses on his work with a podcast called “The Standard Nerds” and with “Extra Life,” a cleverly named organization that raises charity for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals through gaming.A lot of the conversation was over my head but if you’re a gamer or consider yourself a “standard nerd,” listen to Derek and Lawdawg “get a little nerdy.” Join in the conversation on Twitter (@VeteranEmpire) using “#VEPodcast,” tell us what your favorite games are, especially table top games!There is NO featured track on this episode! Lawdawg is still looking for people to step up and show the Empire what they’ve got. Send over some music to firstname.lastname@example.org.
36 minutes | Jun 25, 2014
VE Podcast #84: Chad Grills (ARMY/Author)
Chad is an Army infantry vet, entrepreneur and author, currently working on his book, Veterans: Don’t Reintegrate, Rebuild America.“I’m doing my best to highlight and create strategic guides that any veteran can use to go where the fewest are fishing,” said Chad, while outlining his book and the motivations behind writing it.He shares his own process of entrepreneurial learning and gives tips about job hunting and using technology to your advantage. Lawdawg himself summed it all up pretty well, responding, “You’re saying so many things I wish more people would talk about.”They also discuss some experiences and benefits of yoga and meditation, especially directed toward veterans. They agree (and I promise) these are things you can practice while challenging your comfort zone, without challenging your masculinity!Learn more about Chad’s Kickstarter and support the campaign for his book here.The featured track is Caution by Petey Ace. If you want your music to be featured on this podcast, email email@example.com!
33 minutes | Jun 18, 2014
VE Podcast #83: Ron Fugle (ARMY/Podcaster)
Army veteran Ron Fugle is the host of the veteran focused podcast Fire Adjust. The Fire Adjust guests are military entrepreneurs and business owners, including our very own Lawdawg. In this episode the guys exchange notes about workflow and favorite guests, podcasts and reading material.“It took me 15 years or just about to figure out all the things that were available to me…” Ron said, “There’s a lot of us out there who don’t take advantage of the stuff and I think it’s because it’s not readily put in our face.” He wants to make the knowledge and resources to help other veterans more readily accessible.You can contact Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org and learn more on his website, fireandadjust.com and follow him on Twitter, @fireandadjust.The featured track is off of RSonic’s latest album BOOT, “Black Roses.” Check him out
38 minutes | Jun 12, 2014
VE Podcast #82: Roman Baca (USMC/Dancer)
Roman is Marine veteran and the artistic director of Exit 12 dance company. In this episode he talks about his struggle of trying to find purpose through classical ballet, the Marine Corps and beyond. He also emphasizes the importance of continued service and mentorship.During his transition back into civilian life after returning from Iraq, Exit 12 became the answer to his wife's (then-girlfriend's) question, "If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?"He integrates military themes in his choreography, inspired by his own deployments and input by the military community. I got chills just listening to Roman describe some of the pieces the company has produced. The dance also speaks for itself and you can check them out at www.exit12danceco.com.The featured track is "Contagious" by Mario C featuring Alicia. Lawdawg is looking for veteran created music for the Veteran Empire podcast! Email him at email@example.com.
38 minutes | Jun 5, 2014
VE Podcast #81: Christopher Costa (USMC/Entrepreneur)
On this week’s episode, Marine vet and Pocket Square Heroes creator Christopher discusses “Vetrepreneurship” and haberdashery. First, Christopher outlines his colorful career history including service as a federal police officer and air marshal. After being injured in the line of duty, he created Pocket Square Heroes when he was inspired during his recovery.The mission statement of the company is to be the “world’s first award inspired fashion accessory for veterans, military and public safety professionals” and is “designed specifically to foster the pride of belonging, to enhance civil military understanding transitional transparency to our national heroes, all so they can tell us their stories.”
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