The Dirt Wasp Podcast

The Dirt Wasp Podcast

THE DIRT WASP PODCAST is about martial arts, military topics, real people, current events, philosophy, history, popular culture, and society. Our mission is to deliver high quality, provocative, interesting, informative, and entertaining content for a wide-ranging audience! Our guests consist of a full range of people and personalities talking about a wide variety of topics! Episode feedback/contact us at email: TheColonel@TheDirtWaspPodcast.com * Follow us on Twitter: @DirtWaspPodcast * Check out our website: www.TheDirtWaspPodcast.com

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November 12, 2021 59 sec

November 10th was the 246th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.  November 11th was Veteran's Day in the U.S. and Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in many European countries.  It is fitting that today's episode features LtCol A. J. Dyess, USMC, who fought in the Battle of Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific during World War II.  He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism.  Semper Fi!  

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Generals and admirals, oh my! ?Why don't you see any five-star generals and admirals anymore?? What about six-star generals and admirals? ?Six-stars??? ?Join the Colonel for this episode to learn about US military officer ranks, and some interesting peculiarities surrounding certain flag ranks, and about those you didn't even know existed.

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At the Battle of Gettysburg, Lt. Alonzo A. Cushing distinguished himself in battle as a Union artillery commander.  Cushing was wounded multiple times before finally succumbing to his last wound.  He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.  Focus on Valor is presented by LtCol Jay Seffern, and is introduced by nationally syndicated radio talk show host MSgt John David Wells.

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Leadership, leadership training, and leaders with leadership coach Jeff Akin!  Jeff is also host of the Starfleet Leadership Academy Podcast.  The Starfleet Leadership Academy is an award-winning leadership development podcast told through the lens of Star Trek.  Star Trek is full of great examples of leadership.  Jeff is a Navy veteran who served on fast-attack submarines, and has been a broadcaster and executive manager.  Like yo...

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Listener Tim emailed and asked to have U.S. enlisted ranks explained, especially the differences between Master Sergeants and First Sergeants and between Sergeants Major and Command Sergeants Major.  If these distinctions and differences are unfamiliar to you, this will be an informative episode! 

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The United States is under asymmetric attack by a peer adversary.  It's not a cyber attack.  It is much more insidious, much more unusual, and much more effective over time.   It is the mass migration of humanity across the Southwest Border of the United States.  It's being facilitated and paid for by the People's Republic of China in order to destabilize the USA from within and remove it as a strategic geopolitical pla...

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September 3, 2021 56 min

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was FUBARed!!!  Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition!!! These are my opinions on the subject - and a cautionary word about the People's Republic of China.

(There is use of the "F" word and other not-so-niceties in this episode.)

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This episode of our Focus on Valor Series is very timely.  This episode highlights a soldier's courage in Afghanistan - and that he has been critical of U.S. Army leadership.  Focus on Valor is presented by LtCol Jay Seffern, and is introduced by nationally syndicated radio talk show host MSgt John David Wells.

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Sensei John Thompson is owner and chief instructor of Denton Martial Arts & Conditioning in Denton, Texas.  Sensei Thompson holds black belt rank in Aikido and studies Judo, BJJ, and Karate at his own school, and is a Crossfitter as well.  Denton MAC's training programs include Aikido, Judo, BJJ, Karate, Crossfit and Weightlifting.  Sensei and I talk about Aikido, martial arts, self-defense, physical training and other rela...

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This week's episode is an awesome joint episode with Jaredd Wilson of Martial Thoughts Podcast!  Jaredd and I talk about martial arts in a variety of contexts, including in science fiction and in the military and law enforcement! This episode will also be broadcast on Jaredd's podcast.  Find out more about Jaredd, below:

https://www.combatcon.com/speakers/jaredd-wilson/
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This episode is introduced by MSgt John David Wells, a nationally-syndicated radio talk show host, and is presented by LtCol Jay Seffern.  It features the story of one of the toughest and most highly decorated United States Marines in history, the legendary Chesty Puller!  

Good night, Chesty, wherever you are!  Semper Fi!!

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June 11, 2021 72 min

In this week's episode the Colonel discusses the NRA's failure to advocate for firearms enthusiasts and gun owners while raking in $$$, which seemingly disappears into a bottomless hole.  The NRA's books are in the red.  Why?  Fraud?

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The colonel talks about podcasts he listens to, our weak society, fake exercise by Hollywood soy-fed actors, and outlines four steps that you can take to be a stronger member of society.  And, if you are offended by anything the colonel says, he says you "are invited to feast upon a satchel of Richards!"

1. Quit being afraid.
2. Get fit.
3. Do some kind of competition.
4. Do some kind of martial art.

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Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.  Memorial Day 2021 will occur on Monday, May 31. 

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and par...

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Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.  Memorial Day 2021 will occur on Monday, May 31. 

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and par...

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Former aerial firefighting attack pilot Jay Seffern joins us to talk about this industry and some of the harrowing flights he has had in fighting wild land fires in the western United States.

Jay is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and recently retired as an airline captain after a long career.  He is the host of the "Focus on Valor" Series, which is included here in our catalog of episodes.  Jay is a native of New York City...

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This episode is number 56 and is unstructured bullshit.  Your trusty host, The Colonel, riffs about a lot of different things!  He has some unsolicited advice for Aikido dojo owners, and it will probably piss someone off.  One of his knees needs replacing.  He's thinking about moving over from BJJ to an Okinawan Karate for a time.  And he talks about other stuff, too.  Tune in and let us know what you think!

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This week we feature two episodes of the podcast from our Focus on Valor Series hosted by LtCol Jay Seffern.  This episode is about Medal of Honor recipient Sgt Hiroshi H. "Hershey" Miyamura, who distinguished himself above and beyond the call of duty in the Korean War!

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This week we feature two episodes of the podcast from our Focus on Valor Series hosted by LtCol Jay Seffern.  This episode is about Medal of Honor recipient CWO Hershel W. Williams, U.S. Marine Corps, who distinguished himself above and beyond the call of duty in the Pacific Theater during WW II!

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This is our 53rd episode and I wanted to thank everyone for listening, and to ask that our listeners rate the show and contact us and let us know what types of topics and guests you would like to have on the show.  Listener feedback is important, and we welcome your feedback!!!

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