The Hidden Battles’s Podcast

The Hidden Battles’s Podcast

Veteran and First Responder topics education w/ humor


December 14, 2023 44 mins

We had the pleasure of speaking with Laura Gilman the Director of External Partnerships for Mobius Mobility. Laura educated us on the amazing Ibot. If the ATV had a quieter, smarter cousin, its name would be the iBOT® PMD. The iBOT® PMD engages four large drive wheels while automatically keeping the seat level. This allows users to traverse varied terrain, to go beyond typical backyard exploration. Hills and inclines are everywhere...

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Jason is a Army Desert Storm vet (88M) who continues to serve on many councils, helps raise moneys for veterans orgs and Operation Home Base Supporter. 

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November 28, 2023 44 mins

in this episode Mike and Scott talk about how a family, soldier and friends should prepare for a deployment. The discuss care packages, mindset and not lying about what your doing in country. Mindset is discussed and as always upcoming HBF events 

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October 5, 2023 48 mins

In this episode, our esteemed guest, Kris, joined us in the studio. Our conversation delved into the challenges within law enforcement, focusing on topics such as the use of force and cultural diversities. As customary, we extend our gratitude to our partners for their ongoing support, and we expressed a heartfelt thank you to our close friend, Ellen, for her valuable insights and advice.

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We had the honor of having Anthony " Tony" Jones Air Force Vet, (R) Corrections Officer and Firefighter  talk to us about the First Responder exclusive substance abuse program at Banyan Treatment Centers. Tony explains the importance of the program and establishing trust and having a quality program to help our first responders get back to best they can be. 

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September 19, 2023 48 mins

Dr Schnauber visited the studio and spoke with Chris and Mike about mental health, social work, veteran and first responder culture and co-responder issues. 

Dr Schnauber  is a provider established in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and his medical specialization is Social Worker with a focus in clinical . 

Dr Schnauber is highly respected not only for his work in the public sector but also for his military service. (both Air Force and A...

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September 5, 2023 45 mins

In this episode Chris flies solo and gets HB friend Ricky Johnson Jr on the Hidden Battles Radio show live. Ricky is a USMC Veteran, 3 time Felon, Motivational Speaker and father who lost his son Landon to suicide. Listen to Ricky's story as he speaks about his fall and rise from the ashes.

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In this episode we had Tiffany Lever Army Vet and LCSW explain the amazing programs that the Lowell Vet Center provides, Then Exe Director of the Veterans North East Outreach Center Billy Kelly (ret Coast Guard Captain)  joined via telephone to talk about what VNEOC does for our Vets

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June 20, 2023 49 mins

Mike and Scott spoke wit mPEAK coach Yevette Trapani about mindfulness and wellness

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May 11, 2023 48 mins

In this episode Brian Harkins Army Vet and Fire Fighter (EMS) a peer to peer support guy joins us in the studio and HB resident Clinician Karen D. joins in via remote location to talk about breaking the stigma and getting help. 

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April 20, 2023 43 mins

Heather Sweeney joins us as and talks about mental mindset, wellness, meditation and climbing mountains. 

thank you to our partners at, and

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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. 

Thank you to our partners


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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 

Thanks to our partners

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February 27, 2023 50 mins

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

Thank you to our partners Swim With A Misson

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February 10, 2023 51 mins

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 mins

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 mins

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 mins

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

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