Behind the Warrior

Behind the Warrior

Behind the Warrior Podcast is hosted by the EOD Warrior Foundation. This podcast is focused on a variety of relatable subjects impacting EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Warriors, their Families and military families at large. Topics such as TBI, PTSD, health, wellness and much more. We share personal stories, resources and interview experts and organizations that shed light on difficult subjects and we have a little fun too! The various opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints expressed by guests, contributors, and participants of the Behind the Warrior podcast are their own and are intended for informational purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, view points, or policies of the EOD Warrior Foundation or its employees and volunteers. To learn more about the EOD Warrior Foundation, please go to


August 11, 2023 80 mins

Step outside the box and learn how you can experience science first hand at the Emerald Coast Science Center! This week we sit down for a chat with Diane Fraser, the Executive Director of the ECSC, who is passionate about science and sharing it with the community. 

In this interview Diane gives a special shout out to EOD student volunteers who helped build outdoor exhibits at the Science Center and to show the EOD communi...

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Join us on an exciting journey with Michael Workman, as he shares stories from his recent adventure to Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for the EOD Warrior Foundation! 

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Join us as we flip the tables on Jerron,  an Active Duty Navy EOD Tech, and podcast host of Echo Oscar Delta Podcast!   

Echo Oscar Delta highlights Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians and the stories they want to share.  The stories range from training, time off, and war throughout the years. Through the podcasts, Jerron enjoys learning the history of Navy EOD along with you.  In his podcast you can learn what ma...

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Join us for an interview with former Army EOD Tech and now actor Chris Weakley, who  shares with us, how acting helps him channel his emotions and deal with his PTSD, and how the arts are helping many veterans find true healing. 

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Join us for an interview with Katie Hernandez, an active-duty Army EOD Tech, who is passionate about the importance of physical & mental fitness! 
 Katie talks about her recent tour with The Human Performance Project’s 7X World Tour, a collaborative effort of navy and army special warfare operators, professional extreme sports athletes, elite medical professionals and human performance specialists who are dedicated to...

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Join us for a dive into the fascinating world of social anthropology with former Air Force EOD Tech, Charles O. Warner III, who is now a social anthropologist working on a PhD at the University of Leuven in Belgium.  Charlie's research is focused on transnational veteran relations as well as contributions to the emerging academic field of veteran’s studies.    

In this interview Charlie shares stories of his travels through for...

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Join us this week for an interview with the lovely Zanna Wolfgang,  where she shares her story on how she and her family went from Surviving to Thriving after a tragic accident. 

Zanna also talks about Honor the Brave, and how they are giving back to current or previous law enforcement, military, and first responders,  her podcast , VST - Victim - Survivor - THRIVER, and tops it all off with love and shenanigans and her f...

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Join us today for a podcast full of adventure, with Tim Medvetz, extreme athlete, a former member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club, and founder of The Heroes Project.

In this podcast, we will learn about the motorcycle accident that changed Tim's life forever, and the journey that led him to the summit of Mount Everest.  Tim talks about his post-summit calling to visit soldiers returning injured from the middle east and how ...

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Are you ready to start taking steps towards your financial freedom and finding more joy in your life? Join us the week, as we speak with Jaime Gallardo, a Financial Enabler with a passion for helping others to reach their financial goals and and not just  survive, but thrive!   Jaime shares his personal story of hitting rock bottom, how he got on the path to financial wellness, and the importance of planning ahead for retirement.

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Looking for a great cup of coffee to bring in the New Year?  Join us for a motivating and uplifting conversation with Stephen, aka "the Push-Up Guy", where we learn about how Master Blaster Coffee is making waves in the community and where his inspiration for 22 push ups a day came from.  

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Looking for a retreat for your entire family?  Project Sanctuary is one of the only organizations serving veterans, spouses, caregivers, and children as a family unit.  Whether your family is going through a difficult time or just need some time away together in a beautiful location, Project Sanctuary has something for everyone.

Join us as we learn about Tom's service as a career firefighter, his time at ground zero i...

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Are you struggling to find a therapist that truly understands you, your family, and the unique challenges that come along with military service?

Join us this week as we talk with Dr. Chris Ostrander, a national board certified counselor to learn about the SOF Network, a national directory of licensed mental health providers that work with the special operations community and their families, and understand the unique challe...

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Can EOD just be in your blood?  In this interview we get a chance to talk with retired Air Force EOD SMSgt Marshall Dutton "Doc" or "Baby Doc", who followed in his father's EOD footsteps, as the first father and son to be in EOD on active duty at the same time in the Air Force.

We also uncover where his unique nickname came from and learn about his passion for serving the EOD community and the lega...

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Join us for Part II in our series of talks on removing the stigma surrounding mental health. 

In this powerful episode, Army Veteran Ray White, shares his personal story of dealing with invisible wounds and explains that it’s not weakness to reach out for help, it takes strength to put aside your pride and be vulnerable, and it takes courage to admit that you can’t do it alone.
You will also learn about moral injury and h...

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Join us in a trip across the border into Canada with our very own EODWF Board Member, Rob Reynolds as our tour guide.  In this interview Rob shares stories about his career as a Canadian EOD Operator,  and his current role as Vice President and General Manager of Men-Eng and Pacific Safety Products, and Board Member of the EOD Warrior Foundation, and shares some tips that he has learned along the way.  

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Are you or a loved one struggling with invisible wounds?  If so, you are not alone.  Join us for this informative panel discussion where we discuss removing the stigma surrounding mental health and ways that you can help a friend or family member who may be struggling.

In this discussion Retired Army EOD Technician John Clem shares his personal story of an  attempted suicide and how he got help, in the hopes that others w...

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Have you or a loved one had a toxic exposure during a post 9/11 deployment? In this episode Chelsea Simoni talks about her investigation into toxic exposures and the alarming rise in cancer in the military community.   

Learn how the Hunter Seven foundation is conducting research and providing education on toxic exposure, and directly assisting warriors and their families through their Immediate Needs Programs, which provi...

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Join us this week for a glimpse into what it's like working in Ukraine as a Bomb Tech, as Lee tells us about his recent time serving as a volunteer with Bomb Techs without Borders.  You will also learn about the great work they are doing to prevent casualties caused by landmines, IEDs, and other explosive remnants of war and how you can get involved. 

Bomb Techs Without Borders


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August 16, 2022 36 mins

Join Maria and Brian in a lively discussion about all of the wonderful things that Chivers around the world are doing to support veterans, and the recent decision made by Chive Charities to also provide  support to military caregivers.  Brian also shares the secret behind his fashion prowess and the latest fashion trend he is sporting.  Hint: It is not dad shorts

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August 12, 2022 71 mins

Join us this week in a fascinating interview about the EOD Bomb Suit.  Dr. Makris, shares his background, and gives us an in-depth look at all the hard work that is put into engineering and testing the EOD Bomb Suit, the features of the latest version the EOD 10, and their mission at Med-Eng to save Bomb Techs lives.

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