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199 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
Shawn - The Creation Of "Sir_Veteranguy"
On this episode of the podcast I have Mr. Shawn L., known for his published book "Veteran Mindset 2.0". A successful podcast "From Struggles To Success" and on his social media platforms as @Sir_Veteranguy.Check out his non profit vetlife4life.com and give him a follow on social media.Support the show by visiting WhatMakesUsFire.org Support the show
192 minutes | May 25, 2022
Josh B. - A "Timeout" With Josh
On this episode of the podcast we have avid chef, and life coach Mr. Josh B. Better known on his social media as @TimeoutWithJosh.His story takes us to a perspective of a home schooled child, chef, and contracted military specialist. All of which seem to have contributed in some way, to his mental health issues he faced later on in his life. Josh then takes us through what it was, and how he found his way back to himself. His true self. His purpose.WhatMakesUsFire Family, sit back and relax, it's time to have a "Timeout" with Josh.www.whatmakesusfire.orgwww.timeoutwithjosh.comSupport the show
141 minutes | May 9, 2022
David A. Stone - "Telling My Story"
On this episode of the podcast we have my friend Mr. David Allen Stone, also known on social media as @DavidAllenStoneMusic. A currently enlisted ARMY National Guardsman, David sits with me and shares his life experiences that he found had lead him to struggling with his mental health. Having a "shit show" of an experience on his first deployment, to having experienced something that would have broken the strongest of us. He shares how he found his way back to peace.WhatMakesUsFire Family, please help me welcome my friend Mr. David Allen StoneSupport the show
177 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
Dylan Gray - If Not A Million, Let It Be One
On this episode of the podcast we have Mr. Dylan Gray, better known on social media as @dylangraymusic37. Dylan joins us on the show to share his story of his past, and how he continues to work through his mental health struggles from it. He has found a passion in music to share his story in hope he can help millions. However, he knows that if it's not going to be a million, then let it be just one. WMUF family please help me welcome Mr. Dylan Gray Support the show (https://www.whatmakesusfire.com)
184 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
Lo - "I Really F*#$'d Up."
On this episode of the podcast we have Mrs. Lauren D. Lane, better known as Lo to her friends. Her and I sit and talk about hitting rock bottom and how that is what was needed to start making a change in our lives. Dark humor, finding yourself within the job, and really finding yourself are all things Lo had to figure out for herself, and the journey wasn't all that pleasant. Please help me welcome Lo, to the WMUF Podcast.Find Lo on social media with the tag @laurendowdlaneHelp the WMUF Podcast & Non-Profit at www.whatmakesusfire.comSupport the show (https://www.whatmakesusfire.com)
125 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
A. Fiegle - It's All Changed
On this episode of the podcast we have a returning guest, Adam Fiegle. Better known on social media as @1TFHL. Over the past year since he has been on the show, there has been a lot of change in his life. Change that was intentional and some change that was unexpected. He shares with us how it has helped mold him, and help him grow within himself. We discuss what that changed looked like for himself, and where he plans on going from here. WMUF Family, please help me welcome back my brother, Adam.... and remember ADWAW!!!!Follow him on social media with the tag @1TFHL.Help support the show and Non-profit @ www.whatmakesusfire.comSupport the show (https://www.whatmakesusfire.com)
178 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
Melissa - No Longer Silent
On this episode of the podcast I have the strong, tenacious, and courageous Mrs. Melissa. Melissa is a Gold Star Wife, losing her husband to cancer believed and proven to have been an effect from the chemicals he was around while he was serving in the US ARMY. She shares the trials and obstacles since losing her husband just over a year ago. She is an advocate for our Military and First Responder members, and believes her story can and will be the start to changing the system that is the VA. WMUF Family please help me welcome my dear friend Melissa.Find her on social media with the tag @ARMYWifeMelissGoldStarSupport the WMUF Podcast and Foundation by donating at www.whatmakesusfire.comSupport the show (https://www.whatmakesusfire.com)
185 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
Brian & Kendra - Still Moving 4Ward
On this episode of the podcast we have returning guests, Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Kendra Ward. Creators, and founders of the 4Ward Project, a project created in the name of their son, Mr. Eric Ward, a veteran who lost his battle with depression and became part of the 22 A Day. Their mission, to bring awareness and support to those within the veteran community and their families, that they are not alone. Creating the "Rock" for Eric program, designed to share Eric's story of his life and the positive change he made, and continues to make, in the lives of countless of people.WMUF family, please help me welcome my family Brian and Kendra Ward.www.4wardproject.comSupport the show (https://www.whatmakesusfire.com)
186 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
Tex - "Welcome To The Ship Show"
On this episode we have my friend Tex, better known on his social media as TexasInfidel88. I invited Tex onto the show to share his journey through the crazy thing we call life. Growing up an adopted child, going into the NAVY, then realizing he was suffering from a mental health issue. Tex shares how he manages his mental health, and honestly allows me to challenge his perspective on how he may continue to treat, and work through his issues. Please welcome my friend Tex, the guy with a crap ton of user names.@texasinfidel88 on TikTokSupport the show (https://www.whatmakesusfire.com)
206 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
Leo - TheGreatLondini. A Movement, Not A Man
On this episode of the podcast we have someone that goes without a name. For our purposes and for the show however we will call him Leo, better known on social media as TheGreatLondini.Com. A Marine veteran, and IT guru, Leo takes us through his past and the challenges he faced growing into the man he is today. We dive into a bit of his Military past, and what he has done to overcome the demons he faces from the experience. Moreover, we discuss his passion for what he is doing on social media, and his mission to hold horrible people that hide behind a keyboard and screen accountable.Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome "Leo" creator and founder of The Great Londini Movement.www.thegreatlondini.comSupport the show (https://www.whatmakesusfire.com)
174 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
Shayne - Smashing Negativity With Ohana (Family)
On this episode of the podcast we have Mr. Shayne, better known on his social media as Smash_Ohana. Coming from a pretty rough childhood, and growing into the positive big smiling guy he is now was no easy feat. Shayne takes us through what it was like dealing with his struggles growing up and we dive into the life that almost broke him. We discuss how important those that are in our lives can have effect on our decisions to become better for ourselves. The humility that is sometimes thrown in our faces, and hitting rock bottom can be the drive that changes us for the better.WMUF family please help me welcome Mr. Shayne, Smashing the struggle through Family.Support the show (https://www.whatmakesusfire.com)
155 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
Billy - "Started From Nothing"
On this episode of the podcast we have my friend Billy, better known on social media as Swat.2422. We discuss his childhood growing up with very little to nothing, and how that became a drive for him to be better than his past. He discusses how he has found his center, like a lot of us, using social media as an outlet from inside his head. Sharing his story and positive messages in hpes to just change one life for the better.WMUF please help me welcome Mr. Swat.2422 to the show.Support the show (https://www.whatmakesusfire.com)
183 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Pedro - The March Continues
On this episode of the podcast, we have a returning guest. My friend Pedro, better known on social media as Popz_951.An ARMY service member, and social media influencer, Popz sits down with us and we reflect on this past years ('21) trials and accomplishments. Realizing what impact we have on people can sometimes put a burden on our shoulders. Constantly feeling like we can't stop or give up, not even for ourselves to take a break. Him and I discuss how we handle that and how we have found that, no matter what, we should ALWAYS put ourselves first. Not only for ourselves, but for those that look up to us.WMUF please help me welcome back Popz!!Support the show (https://www.whatmakesusfire.com)
174 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Nova - "I Am The Feral Chicken!"
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd WE ARE BACK!!!! What better way to start off the New Year with one of the most high energy people I know. Ms. Nova, better know as Nova.Kayne on her social media accounts. A former paramedic of 12 years, her and I sit down and hash it out about her childhood, finding her way into the first responder realm of life, and; why the hell are you the "Feral Chicken?"Nova has a knack of aggressive positivity, and when I say aggressive, I mean you will not know whether or not to cry or be really happy. WhatMakesUsFire Family please help me welcome my friend "The Feral Chicken" Ms. Nova Kayne.Support the show (https://www.whatmakesusfire.com)
226 minutes | Nov 6, 2021
Brian - Detective Diddy
On this episode of the podcast we have my friend Brian, better known as Detective_Diddy on social media. A detective in the New York area, Brian shares with us all that it is to be a civil service member that investigates crimes against children. We sit and have the conversation, that at times seems to be a bit uncomfortable. However, he doesn't shy away from it. As a matter of fact he embraces it and allows new ideas to challenge his own. WMUF please help me welcome Mr. Detective Diddy. Support the show (https://www.whatmakesusfire.com)
199 minutes | Oct 31, 2021
JamminLu - "I said what I said!"
On this episode of the show, we have Mr. Lu. Better known on social media as JamminLu21, a Latino Veteran who is not afraid to tell you like he sees it.Lu has made a name for himself on social media as an outspoken veteran, pissed at hypocrisy, and standing up for his Battles when they need it.We speak on his past, and how he became the man he is today. Fair warning, he DOES NOT hold back on his views, and to be honest some of you might find his delivery a bit rough. However, in my opinion, that's the way it should be. For everyone.WMUF Family please help me welcome Mr. JamminLu21... He said what he said, and he ain't apologizing for it.Check out Lu's website for his merchandise www.jamminlu21.com Support the show (https://www.whatmakesusfire.com)
192 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Lauren S. - Apparently Intimidating
On this episode of the podcast I have the pleasure of FINALLY sitting down (in my truck btw) with one of my very best friends Mrs. Lauren. Also known as LaurenFire2232 on her social media profile TikTok. Lauren is a career Wildland Firefighter, having over 10 years in the profession. We talk about the job and some of the lacking there is for help with mental health issues. She does NOT shy away from her opinion and telling it like she sees it. We discuss what can be changed and how she can start making that change happen.Coming from a pretty traumatic childhood, Lauren tells her story of what it was like being the victim of Munchausen's syndrome, brought on by her mother. Sharing the details of how it affected her as a child and how she has overcome the traumatic experience of her childhood. Sharing her past and opening up about these issues has been a fight with herself to do, but she did it. All in hopes that her story, and bringing light to situations surrounding mental health within the realm of Wildland Firefighting will help others start their conversation.WMUF Family please help me welcome Lauren, apparently she's intimidating. Support the show (https://www.whatmakesusfire.com)
181 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
T.R. Jones - Just Looking For Some Friends
On this episode of the podcast we have a, what I would call, man that defines the backbone of America. A man dedicating his life to a profession that sustains us in a way we all I think take for granted at times. His name is T.R. Jones, a dairy farmer in Virginia, and (he won't admit it) a social media influencer that continues to grow in popularity. The reason why he grows is due to his being as honest and real as a man can get. He brings it back to being human. T.R. takes us through his life growing up and a time when he didn't exactly know what he wanted to do with his life. Giving us history, and lesson on what we as America are doing to the farming industry, and the tolls it is taking on the men and women who decided to sacrifice for the job that they love. Open your ears everyone, this episode is about showing you that no matter who you are, we as human beings, under stress that we can't find a way out of, can kill us. It's as simple as that. Support T.R. and Richland Dairy Farm by visiting : https://www.richlandsdairyfarm.com/ Support the WhatMakesUsFire Podcast and Non-Profit Foundation by visiting : www.whatmakesusfire.com Support the show (https://www.whatmakesusfire.com)
156 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
J. Sanford - It Started With A Helmet
On this episode of the podcast I want to introduce you to walking, living, talking history of a New York City Fireman. His name, Mr. Jerry Sanford. With over 50+ years in the fire service, you can bet Jerry has a story or two to share. Him and I talk about his childhood, growing up, and how he found himself working the best job in the world, in one of the largest cities in the world. Jerry also shares with us his battle with addiction, and how it affected himself, and the job. Jerry is also the co-author of a book, "It Started With A Helmet" a story of how a displaced NYFD Helmet was returned to its home the day before the 9/11 attacks. I want you all to listen to his story. Listen to this history. There is a lot we can learn from an old hat. I mean he actually made TO BE an Old Hat.Support the show (https://www.whatmakesusfire.com)
172 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Tyler - Not Just A K9, He's Family
On this episode of the podcast we have my new friend, Tyler. Many do not know him on a personal level. As a matter of fact his K9, Arlo, will probably have a better chance of being recognized. Tyler is his handler, friend, his family. This episode we go through all of it. Tyler's life, and how he has managed to make it through some pretty RUFF times. (See what I did there? lol) He also takes us through what it is like to have someone like Arlo by his side all the time, and the bond between handler and K9.WMUF please help me welcome Mr. Tyler, better known as K9Arlo's dad.Support the show (https://www.whatmakesusfire.com)
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