The Hidden Battles’s Podcast

The Hidden Battles’s Podcast

Veteran and First Responder topics education w/ humor


March 15, 2023 50 min

We had the honor of having Police Captain David Betz come on the show and talk about his loss of his son David (III) a young police officer struggling in silence.  Capt. Betz talks about staying mentally strong, seeking help and rebuilding in the name of his son . Captain Betz is a huge advocate for police and first responder mental health and the new suicide crisis line 988. 

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This episode Chris, Scott and Ice Mike sit and talk about Mindfulness, Wellness and Resilience. Don't sweat the little stuff and other methods of reprograming your mindset 

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February 27, 2023 50 min

We had 22 Mohawks founder and Army Ranger David Campisano call into Hidden Battles Radio and discusses the 22 Mohawk Mission. 

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February 10, 2023 51 min

Hear the story of Ret Police Det Mario Oliveira as he talks about how he was shot 6 times point blank and his road to founding and writing Gunrunner to tell his story. 

Thanks to our sponsors Swim With A Mission SWAM.ORG

Recorded Live at the WCAP 980 Studio in Lowell. 

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April 9, 2022 46 min

After 3 attempts we finally got the H6 Zoom to cooperate. Laura is a doctor in psychology avid runner, new to grappling and married to a LEO. We discuss so much form self medicating to covid related mental health issues coming to a clinician near you. Once again its informative, humorous and relatable.



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In this episode, Scott spoke with Peer Support Specialist Ret. Sgt Brian Fleming of the Boston Police. Brian is the Owner of Peer Support LLC. Brian shared his story and perspective on Peer Support in Law Enforcement.


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Sat down once again with the Sarge and spoke about PTS (d) programs he has found success with. Shift guilty pleasures and other shenanigans

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November 23, 2021 39 min

We sat with our staff clinician Karen DiRienzo  and discussed the role of mental health in law enforcement. 

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November 3, 2021 71 min

Sat with Tik Tok Fav K9 handler and Veteran Sean Welch and spoke about PTS, signs, symptoms and effects 

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April 16, 2021 24 min

This is the second half of a great sit down interview we did with Mike and Denise of The Veterans Assembly Hall Podcast. We discuss things past present and the future of HB. There is a lot of humor and some behind the scenes insight on the inner workings of Hidden Battles. PS the drinking game continues. So get some spirits and strap in this was a really fun interview. 

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April 10, 2021 32 min

This is part 1 of 2 episodes where we sat down with Mike and Denise from The Veterans Assembly Hall Podcast. We discussed all things Hidden Battles. Past, Present and Future. There is a lot of humor and some behind the scenes insight on the inner workings of Hidden Battles. 

PS there is a drinking game involved. So get some spirits and strap in this was a really fun interview. 

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February 4, 2021 42 min

This session we talked with Dan Houston a retired LEO and active Peer Support  advocate talks all things Peer Support and Peer Support programs. 

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January 13, 2021 46 min

In this episode Chris and Scott chat with Aaron Chapple a USMC vet and Police Officer, Topics include holidays away from family, Connecting through zoom, IG, DM, IM etc along with the impact on Vets currently dealing with Covid restrictions, Some stories of shenanigans and Scott goes off on a "Why you shouldn't Defund the Police" 

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October 20, 2020 23 min

Our special guest retired 23 yr Navy Seal Master Chief Harry Bologna sits down and talks about PTS, working with Travis Mills Foundation and how he became 3 inches taller. Harry was then surprised with a meeting with boxing legend Micky Ward


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August 28, 2020 36 min

Surviving Swim With A Mission, Such an Enjoyable event thank you for letting us ride your coat tails Phil and Julie Taub Matt Foster (SWAM) David and Bridgette Ball Honor The Fallen

Thank you Westshore Marine of Bristol, NH, Experience Newfound and Ladd Farm

in this episode we talk about the Massachusetts Emotional Support Help Line for First Responders (Its HIPAA safe) 

781-278-4444 (24/7/365) for Police Fire EMS Nursing 

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April 27, 2020 59 min

This episode marks the return of Capt Rowdy and Chris. We did a teleconference and talked about different aspects of first responder life during the "Self Quarantine" WE discuss Ticks V. Chicks, The Fresh Prince of Temple, Lip Locking in a grocery store, 5-6 feet, how to clear out an isle and TP LARCENY. 

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February 20, 2020 64 min

Today Scott sat down at the Massachusetts State House with State Rep Jim Arciero. Jim is a close friend of the Hidden BAttles and is 100 % behind our Veterans and 1st responders. Not only do we talk about a new PTSD bill Jim drafted, we talk music (Northern Soul) 45 records, then and now and so much more.

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David Ball Army Fire Fighter Veteran now runs, swims, dives, kayaks in memory of those lost serving this wonderful country. 

#swam #swimwithamission #navysealmuseum #killcliff #teamredwhiteandblue #ptsd #hiddenbattlesfiundation #hiddenbattles #digitalfederalcreditunion #dcu #kayaking #runforthetroops #lthinesmemorialrun #veteran #1stresponder #firefighter #running #roadrace #10k #5k

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February 3, 2020 36 min

In this episode we discuss the using a police radio when you're cold, suicide rates doubel line of duty death in police, unreported suicides in fire fighters, dont butt into my conversation lady we are trying to eat, Try the Higuy and so much more. 

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January 19, 2020 51 min

 In this episode we talk to John McDonald of Veterans Assisting Veterans. John fills us in on the past and future of VAV and their current mission to send Vietnam Veterans to the memorial wall in DC. For details listen.

If you want to nominate a veteran contact John at or 978-771-5596

Check out the great work that VAV does @

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