The Protectors

The Protectors

The Protectors brings true-life stories from Law Enforcement, Military, and First Responders; our Nation’s “Protectors” AND those that support them. Protectors are those that run toward danger, the ones that put their lives on the line to keep us safe; here and abroad. Listen in as they tell their stories; from their beginnings to their inspirations. The Protectors podcast is hosted by Dr. Jason Piccolo. Jason is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran (U.S. Army Infantry Captain) with service as an enlisted member in the 1990’s. Jason served over 20 years in federal law enforcement. Jason is an active volunteer with veteran hiring and mentorship organizations.

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July 24, 2021 19 min

Claudia King joined The Protectors to talk about podcasting, relationships, and a ton of other topics.  Claudia talks about her own personal experience with domestic violence.  Thank you, Claudia, for being open about your life.  Claudia hosts the up-and-coming podcast called STRONG ENOUGH PODCAST streaming now on all major platforms.  

About STONG ENOUGH:  Let's talk relationships: the good, the bad, and all the ugly that we...

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McKenna Geer stopped by The Protectors to talk about her journey to the Paralympic games not only this summer, but Rio 2016.? We also talk about what the day in the life of an athlete is like, shooting sports, the incredible accuracy needed to hit the target (like splitting hairs!!), and a ton more. ?

About McKenna: She is an American Paralympic sports shooter. She became the first female sports shooter to win a medal in shooting at...

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Paul Letersky joined The Protectors to talk about his book THE DIRECTOR: My Years Assisting J. Edgar Hoover.  We also go into what a day in the life of J. Edgar Hoover was like.  

The Book: Since Hoover’s death half a century ago, millions of words have been written about the man and hundreds of hours of TV dramas. But until now, there has been virtually no account from someone who, for a period of years, spent hours with the Direct...

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Fred Burton, New-York Times Best-Selling Author and former counterterrorism agent, joined a special episode of The Protectors Book Club.? We were joined by Brian Andrews (co-author of the Tier One Series) and B.C. Sanders a detective on the east coast.??

From Fred's site:? Fred Burton is a former police officer,? special agent and New York Times best-selling author.? He's served on the front lines of high-profile investigati...

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Simulation Theory?  What the heck is that.  Listening to Joe Rogan and Elon Musk talk about it sounds like the theory that we are living in a simulation, has been around a while.  We had a fun chat about it.  Listen to me, Carla, Austin, and Rob talk about it. 

Do you believe in SIMULATION THEORY?

“If you assume any rate of improvement at all, games will eventually be indistinguishable from reality,” Musk said before concluding, “We’...

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Marc Cameron joined The Protectors to talk about his new book BONE RATTLE, his time as a U.S. Marshal, his time in Alaska, character development, and a ton of other topics. 

MARC:  A retired Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal, Marc Cameron spent nearly thirty years in law enforcement. His assignments have taken him from Alaska to Manhattan, Canada to Mexico and dozens of points in between. He holds a second degree black belt in Jujitsu and i...

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Scott Huesing was live with the Protectors Book Club on July 12th. We discussed Scott's critically acclaimed book ECHO IN RAMADI.

About Scott: Scott A. Huesing is a retired USMC Infantry Major with over 24 years of service, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer.  His career spanned 10 deployments and he conducted operations in over 60 countries worldwide.  During his numerous deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn ...

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Ryan Weaver joined The Protectors to talk about his upcoming single NO SECOND CHANCE and a ton of other topics from serving our Nation to After Action Racing to human trafficking.  In this clip, Ryan talks about the meaning of his new single and the importance of pre-orders for artists.  Make sure to head over and subscribe to The Protectors.  

From Ryan’s site:  Ryan Weaver is a high-energy, all-American, rockin’ country music arti...

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Matthew Griffin “Griff” joined The Protectors to talk about his transition from his life as a U.S. Army Ranger to creating the globally branded COMBAT FLIP FLOPS to finding his next mission though giving back.  We also talk about the dire situation that U.S. backed interpreters are facing in Afghanistan. 

Make sure to head to https://www.combatflipflops.com/ and pick up a pair of flip flops or other swag!

I have been a fan of Combat...

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From Apache Pilot to FBI Agent to NYT Best-Selling Author.  In this interview, Don talks about the day in the life of an Apache Pilot, working on a best-selling book, and a ton of other things. 

About Don:  Don Bentley spent a decade as an Army Apache helicopter pilot during which time he was stationed in South Korea, Germany, and Texas. While deployed to Afghanistan as a Troop Commander in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VI, ...

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What goes in to putting on a charity event?  A lot more than you think!  Let’s take a look into the Shadow Warriors Motorcycle Club (MC) as they put together the finishing touches on their upcoming charity event.   

See below from their site at shadowwarriromc.com 

Who: WARRIORS HELPING WARRIORS, An Independent Motorcycle Club for Veterans, Military, Law Enforcement, Public Servants, Contractors & Gold Star Families.  The Shadow ...

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Nathan Gorenstein joined The Protectors to talk about his new book THE GUNS OF JOHN MOSES BROWNING and his background in reporting.  Can you believe the Browning M2 .50 cal is still in action!  

From the author:  His biography chronicles the achievements of some of the most popular firearms in American history. With the current controversy surrounding gun ownership and usage, Gorenstein takes a refreshingly philosophical stance on B...

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Michael Gier joined The Protectors to talk about his documentary WOUNDED HEROES, his time in the film industry, and bringing this story to light.  Full interview on podcast and YouTube this Monday.  

About the documentary:  Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) among Veterans is a serious problem with over 20 Veterans a day taking their lives by suicide.  Most are given prescription drugs but as many Veterans have said, medication is just a b...

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Former Navy SEAL Brian Dougherty joined The Protectors to talk about creating a small-business, leaving a legacy for his son, and a ton more.  Make sure to check out Declan James Watch Company.  

From the site: As a former Navy SEAL, Brian was instilled with a higher purpose, a purpose that guides his company today. It is not just about creating watches with fine craftsmanship, flawless design, or uncompromising standards. It's ...

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UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL PHENOMENA (UAP) LIVE CHAT!  Did you catch the live stream tonight?  Carla, Rob, Austin, and I had a great discussion about what is flying around our Navy vessels and across the skies.  The UAPs (a new word for UFOs) are moving at speeds and making moves that are not made of any U.S. technology.  We pulled up the recently released DoD videos with the crafts and dove deep into what they may be. 

This is the start ...

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Jerome Elam joined The Protectors this past week.  Jerome ( @ceotiaff ) provides incredible insight into the trafficking world from the eyes of a victim turned survivor.  This is a must listen/watch interview providing an unflinching view of domestic trafficking.  Jerome is a U.S. Marine Veteran, survivor, and advocate for ending modern day slavery.  Interview premieres this Monday.  

Later this week Jerome, and a panel of globa...

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Jess Jaimes joined The Protectors to talk about being resilient, change, veterans issues, and a ton of of other topics.  Jess hosts the popular show Resilient & Rowdy (make sure to subscribe)

About Jess' show:  Resilient and Rowdy (R&R) is a weekly podcast hosted by Jess Jaimes, a twenty something year old sharing her experiences with an odd but happy sense of humor; gets to the heart of the discussion with friends and g...

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Anthony Stephen Malone joined The Protectors to talk about veteran issues in the UK, learning how to reach out for help if you need it, being recruited by the CIA, going undercover, and a ton more!  

From Anthony’s Site:  Former Paratrooper, Bodyguard, Elite Operator, CIA Asset. Author 4 Books (Including United Nations Faces of Hope) and Guest Speaker, Lecturer. Ambassador and Patron of international charities and foundations. Many ...

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Michelle Black joined The Protectors to talk about her book SACRIFICE and a ton more.  SACRIFICE is the first book in years that I sat down and read cover to cover, it is that intense and a must-read.  Michelle has an incredible story. 

About the Book: The shocking and affecting memoir from a gold-star widow searching for the truth behind her Green Beret husband’s death, this book bears witness to the true sacrifices made by militar...

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Chris Gronkowski joined The Protectors to talk about his transition from the NFL to starting a small business, Shark Tank, supporting veterans, and a ton more.

#gronknation

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