Jason Piccolo's The Protectors

Jason Piccolo's The Protectors

Jason Piccolo's 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. ZERO Politics. 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.... Show More

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October 13, 2020 25 min

What is it like to step into the inferno?  Pranay joined The Protectors to talk about his career, fighting wildfires, including the massive CAL Fires burning right now, and a ton of other topics.

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Brent Gleeson joined The Protectors to discuss his new book, leadership in the time of COVID, and a ton of other topics. Brent also talks about his book EMBRACE THE SUCK and adapting to change. 

About Brent: Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran with multiple tours to Iraq and Africa and other theaters of war. Upon leaving SEAL Team 5,B rent turned his discipline and battlefield lessons to the world of business and has become ...

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Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director of the Call of Duty Endowment, stopped by The Protectors to talk about the incredible work they are doing that has helped over 70,000 veterans gain meaningful employment, the creation of the COD Endowment by Activision Blizzard CEO, Bobby Kotick, keeping the focus of hiring veterans “narrow & deep”, and tons of other topics.  Dan also talks about COD teaming up with Medal of Honor recipient Fl...

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Kyle Mills joined The Protectors to talk about his new book TOTAL POWER, where he would go if the power went out, his writing process in the time of COVID, and growing up in an FBI family. 

About Kyle: Kyle Mills is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty books, including the latest in Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series, Total Power. Growing up in Oregon, Washington, DC, and London as a the son of an FBI agent, Kyle abso...

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Jason McCarthy, former Green Beret, and founder of GORUCK joined The Protectors to discuss starting GORUCK, his upcoming book HOW NOT TO START A BACKPACK COMPANY, and tons of other great topics. 

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Sean Parnell joined The Protectors to discuss the premiere of his new book, ONE TRUE PATRIOT.  We also discuss his deployment to Afghanistan (as documented in his book OUTLAW PLATOON). The affect 9/11 had on his service, writing books, location development, and tons more. 

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Bernie Kampf joined The Protectors to discuss Guitars 4 Vets and their mission to help veterans heal. 

From their site: Over the past twelve years, our organization has refined a guitar instruction program aimed at providing Veterans struggling with physical injuries, PTSD and other emotional distress a unique supportive program. G4V pursues its mission to share the healing power of music by providing free guitar instruction, a new ...

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My good friends Jeffery Wilson and Brian Andrews joined The Protectors to discuss the Tier One series, movies (who would play who), their big announcement of writing book #9 of the WEB Griffin Presidential Agent Series!  

Collateral, Book 6 of the Tier One series is out now!  

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Larry Keane, SVP of the NSSF joined The Protectors to discuss the state of the industry, SHOT SHOW 2021, +ONE, and a ton of other great topics.  

01:30 State of the industry & first-time gun buyers.
06:30Gun Safety & Project Child Safe
12:45Keep retailers and ranges open
15:45Fix NICS
25:31SHOT SHOW 2021 & COVID
28:40+ONE
31:11Future of the industry
34:40Industry challenges 

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Garrett Cathcart joined The Protectors to talk about Mission Roll Call, #MRCBeALeader, his service, and just how important it is for the veteran community to vote.  

“The voice of the American veteran is a powerful force for change.”

About: Garrett served in both the Iraq and Afghan wars as a Cavalry Scout with the United States Army. During the Surge in 2006, Garrett was a Reconnaissance Scout Platoon Leader in northern Baghdad. He ...

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The Recycle For Veterans team stopped by The Protectors to talk about the status of their organization with COVID, networking events for veterans, and a ton of other topics.  Thanks for stopping by Kyle & Andrew! 

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Aaron is a USMC veteran, former Contractor in Iraq, Celebrity Trainer, and now moving into the Acting arena.  

During the interview Aaron discusses the solemn duty of being a USMC Body Bearer, his work as a Contractor in Iraq, to transitioning from homelessness to become a world-recognized trainer to his transition into the acting field.  

About the Marine Corps’ Body Bearer Section. “This elite unit, though small in number, is compr...

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Chris Cruise joined The Protectors to talk about his time as a paratrooper, from concept to startup of Cruise Customs, to having veteran mentors like Bottle Breacher & Grunt Style, to a ton of other topics.  Make sure to check out the One Heartbeat line of flags! 

https://cruisecustomsflags.com/

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Adam Rund on The Protectors! Adam joined the show to talk about his background, how he became involved with Higher Ground USA, the mission of HGUSA, and a ton of other topics.  Not only is Adam an integral part of Higher Ground USA, but he also started out as a participant.  

Higher Ground USA Mission & Vision:  

Mission, We use recreation, therapy, and continuing support to give people of all abilities a better life. Together we...

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James Hatch of Spike’s K9 Fund joined The Protectors to discuss the mission of the non-profit, touched on his career, how we can help, and a ton of other topics.  

About: Spikes K9 Fund was founded by James Hatch, a retired Special Warfare Operator. As a K9 handler on several deployments, James’ life was regularly spared by the work of K9s – one of the most memorable was Spike. And on James’ final deployment, the night he was critic...

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Tom Spooner joined The Protectors to talk about his military career, how he became involved with Warriors Heart, stigma, and tons of other great topics.  I am a solid proponent of Warriors Heart’s mission, during our conversation I discuss the loss of my brother to the effects of addiction and understand firsthand how hard it is to find the right fit for those struggling with addiction, especially those in The Protector community. ...

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Max Uriarte, creator of Terminal Lance, stopped by The Protectors to talk about his new book Battle Born. Max chatted with us about the origin of Terminal Lance, getting out of the Marines, what went into creating Battle Born, and a ton of other topics. I was fortunate to receive an advance copy of Battle Born, I am completely amazed at how spot on this book (graphic novel) is to the reality of military life in a world of conflict ...

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Marcus joined The Protectors to talk about his life inside the martial arts community for decades, training in Israel, Krav Maga, getting punched in the face, oh sh*t moments, and a ton of other topics. Shout out to Clint and Tony. Full interview all major podcast platforms, Amazon Fire TV, ROKU, YouTube, and Vimeo.

About Marcus: 40 years martial arts experience, 20 years night  club security, and for last 10 years traveling globall...

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On July 21, 2020, we had a candid discussion on toxic exposure and answered questions during live broadcast hosted by Black Rifle Coffee Company.  Panel:  Jason Piccolo, Chelsey & Nikki from Hunter Seven Foundation, Evan Hafer & Tyr Symank from Black Rifle Coffee Company.  

TOXIC EXPOSURES, Burn Pits, Vaccinations, PFAS, Airborne Hazards, you name it. How many thousands of veterans, service members, civilians, contractors… h...

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Brad Thor joined The Protectors to talk about creating the Scot Harvath series, writing pre & post 9/11, paying attention to detail, Red Team analytics, and tons of other topics!  

About Brad: Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty thrillers, including: NEAR DARK, BACKLASH (One of Suspense Magazine‘s Best Books of the Year), SPYMASTER (“One of the all-time best thriller novels” – The Washington Times), T...

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