Veterans You Should Know

Veterans You Should Know

In honor of Veterans Day, iHeartMedia presents “Veterans You Should Know." Each episode features an inspiring story from a veteran who proudly served in the armed forces and learned lessons of perseverance and camaraderie. These veterans then took those values and applied them into their new roles as civilians. Listen as they share the challenges and struggles they faced as they transitioned out of the military into civilian life, and learn about the incredible work they continue to do as business leaders, parents, friends, community members and advocates.


October 23, 2020 2 mins

This Veterans Day listen to the brand-new podcast from iHeartRadio that celebrates the accomplishments of veterans during their tours of service and as civilian community members. Join host Bobby Bones for inspiring stories of bravery, perseverance and selflessness from vets you should know. 

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Although retired Staff Sergeant Patrick Nelson experienced great loss while serving in the U.S. Army, he also found a new sense of purpose and drive. In this episode, Patrick explains to host Bobby Bones what it means to carry on the legacy of the service men and women who never made it back home. 

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Join host Bobby Bones as he interviews Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood -- the largest poverty-fighting organization in New York -- and a retired captain and paratrooper with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. Wes opens up about his experiences as a veteran, and why he believes the phrase “thank you for your service” can inspire important conversations between vets and civilians. 

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Sharing her story with host Bobby Bones, retired Cheif Sonar Technician Jeni Brett explains how her experience with sexual assault in the Navy motivated her to become a support system and ally for women and LGBTQ members of the armed forces. Jeni speaks about creating safe spaces for active duty officers and retired veterans, and details how she plans to use her work in academia to influence policy change. 

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US Army Captain Kynnie Martin defines a life of service for host Bobby Bones, and explains how she continues to serve others in her community -- and the entire country -- throughout her civilian life. Kynnie also details the more traumatic events of her adolescence, how the army helped her find her voice, and the story of how she and her husband got married to one another without being on the same continent.

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Veterans You Should Know is back with new episodes! This Veterans Day, join Season Two host (and former Marine) Rob Riggle as he talks to four incredible veterans and hears their inspiring stories. Learn about the challenges they faced, and how their experiences in the military helped shape who they are today.

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November 11, 2021 38 mins

Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer Brad Snyder shares his story with host Rob Riggle and how stepping on an improvised explosive device changed his life. He talks about how that experience altered his path, giving him renewed gratitude in everything he does including teaching, competing in the Paralympics, and becoming a first time dad.


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November 11, 2021 35 mins

Host Rob Riggle speaks to fellow former Marine Elliot McKenzie, whose combat experience resulted in PTSD which affected his professional and personal life upon his return home. Now, a self taught musician, producer, and sound engineer, Elliot uses music to help heal and bring awareness to mental health issues.


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November 11, 2021 34 mins

Army Black Hawk Pilot Natasha Ryan is a special active duty guest this season. She tells host Rob Riggle about her journey as a postal clerk to a rotary wing pilot, her experience performing medevac flights and interacting with local Afghan women as part of a Female Engagement Team, and the importance of representation in the military. 


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November 11, 2021 42 mins

Airman Nishant Roy talks to host Rob Riggle about his choice to join the military and what it was like deploying in the months following the attacks of September 11th. Nishant discusses his storied civilian career working for the Clinton Foundation, Goldman Sachs, the USDA and USAID, and his current role as Chief of Staff to the CEO of Chobani. 


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