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The SOFREP.com podcast is the most listened to show in the Government category on iTunes. The show is hosted by former Navy SEAL Sniper Instructor Brandon Webb, and Army Ranger/Green Beret Jack Murphy, alongside host and producer Ian Scotto. Welcome to uncensored, and politically incorrect "throat punch" content. Join us as we discuss anything from drones, foreign policy, modern warfare, terrorism, politics, and more. The show features guests from the Military, Intelligence, and Special Operations communities. We record weekly.

Episodes

Ep. 250 - Nick "The Reaper" Irving, Army Ranger sniper  

Nick Irving is a New York Times best-selling author, a star on network television shows like “American Grit,” an entrepreneur, and considered a legend by many in the Special Operations community for his remarkable service as an Army Ranger. It didn’t come easy though, and the success came through a lot of trial and error, including some major missteps early on. For the first time on SOFREP Radio, Nick gets into the story behind all of this with Jack Murphy, and the formula he used to keep moving forward to where he is now, while still remaining the down to earth guy that his fellow Rangers remember him to be. We talk about the movie “The Wall” he got to take part in with his friend John Cena, his latest book “Way of the Reaper: My Greatest Untold Missions and the Art of Being a Sniper,” updates on his Jay-Z produced show for NBC “The Reaper,” and all the other projects he is working on. We also cover some news, and Jack Murphy gives his take on evidence of Assad’s war crimes in Syria. We get into the latest with Russia and North Korea as well. Your e-mails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com are answered, including an anticipated new voice memo from our friend Gene Farnsworth. Don’t miss it, and whether you’re a member to SOFREP.com or not, we want to see more reviews coming from you the listeners on Apple Podcasts, that’s an order! Get bonus episodes, early access to all new episodes, as well as our full archive only at sofrepradio.us

Ep. 249 - Matt Larsen & Jim West  

While Jack Murphy is on his way back from South Korea, two favorites of the show are back for a part two of their talk, Matt Larsen and Jim West dig deep into their expertise in martial arts. For those who haven’t checked out their previous episode or aren’t familiar with their backgrounds, Jim is former Special Forces, Matt who owns Matt Larsen’s Combat Fitness Center in Springfield, Virginia is a former Marine and Army Ranger, and these men have decades of experience in the martial arts field. You’ll hear stories of bar room brawls, what makes a good martial arts training school, and what they’d suggest for beginners looking into self-defense. We get an update from Jim on the girl he was training, as well as an update on his defense multi-tool The Badger, and also get into e-mail sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com from the listeners. There’s also some tragic news we let you know about regarding recent combat related deaths of American special operators overseas. We hope you guys are digging how these shows are sounding from the new studio in Chelsea, New York. As a direct result, we’ve upped our game on the consistent sound quality! Get bonus episodes, early access to all new episodes, as well as our full archive only at sofrepradio.us

Ep. 248 - Former CIA operative talks Wikileaks  

We are recording for the first time this episode in our new SOFREP studio location in Chelsea, New York City, and former CIA operative and Marine Drew Dwyer is in the building! We answer your emails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com, and Drew gets into some of his own combat stories and talks Wikileaks from an inside CIA perspective. Also, being a gear guy (as Crate Club subscribers well know), Drew gives us some recommendations. We check out the latest All That Remains video for “Madness” featuring our friend Kris Paronto, and Drew tells us why “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” was a film that he had a strong positive reaction to. Also, you asked and we delivered: this month, for members only, we started doing two SOFREP Radio episodes a week! Get bonus episodes, early access to all new episodes, as well as our full archive only at sofrepradio.us

Ep. 247 - Jason Delgado & Kris "Tanto" Paronto  

A lot of people have been writing us for some time now wondering where Marine Scout Sniper and favorite of the show Jason Delgado has been. Well, he’s been doing some contracting, but he’s back in New York getting his book out there, it’s called “Bounty Hunter 4/3: My Life in Combat from Marine Scout Sniper to MARSOC” and it comes out October 3rd. He’s really excited for the SOFREP audience to get their hands on it, and hear some action packed stories that will be told in true Jason Delgado fashion as you can all expect. He’s also tattooing again, so if you’re in the New York metro area and want to get tatted up by a true warrior and great artist, hit him up on Instagram @JDelgadoArte, and he’ll take care of you. In fact, we gave away a Resco watch to our friend and brewery owner Dan Kulick a while back for getting a SOFREP.com grenade logo done by Jason, and Brandon says he’ll get the next person to do a piece of SOFREP ink by Jason something on that level. Also back on is another favorite of ours, Kris “Tanto” Paronto and his book is out next month, so make sure to pre-order “The Ranger Way: Living the Code on and Off the Battlefield.” Other topics covered in this episode include watches, transitioning to civilian life, and also as Jason puts it…haterade. We give out a very worthy Throat Punch of the Week that you do not want to miss as well. Starting next week, we’ll be doing two shows a week which has been in high demand for several years now, and that’s an exclusive for members only! We thank you for your continued support. Get early access to all new episodes, as well as full access to our archives of raw, uncut interviews and straight talk with guys from the Special Operations community at sofrepradio.us

Ep. 246 - Pearl Harbor survivor Lt. Jim Downing  

It was a true honor to be joined this episode by survivor of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Navy Lt. Jim Downing. Jim is the author of “The Other Side of Infamy: My Journey through Pearl Harbor and the World of War,” and though Jim is 103, he’s still able to bring us back to that infamous day on December 7th, 1941. We talk PTSD, keeping America safe and strong, and living past 100 with this true American hero. We also recap the stampede at Penn Station over the weekend, and Brandon gives his tips as a Navy SEAL for staying safe in a situation of panic like this. We give several throat punches this week, and also make a big announcement about the show that you do not want to miss. We still need your help for the Big Mountain Heroes Kickstarter as well, so please take advantage of the incredible incentives for you in being a part of creating this important documentary.

Ep. 245 - President Trump orders attack on Syria  

With Donald Trump ordering attacks on Syria after what is seen as more evidence of President Assad gassing his people, Brandon Webb is here to give his take on the history of this issue and where things go from here. We dig in with how this ties to connections with Russia, and foreign policy at large. Also joining us is a friend of the show, Navy SEAL and author of “100 Deadly Skills” Clint Emerson. He weighs in on this foreign intervention by Trump, as well as his experience growing up in Saudi Arabia which he plans to cover in his next book. Clint also has some big news with his upcoming work for gun manufacturer Shadow Gunworks that any of you firearms enthusiasts will not want to miss. Also joining us this episode is Rich, a photographer and friend of Brandon’s who gives an interesting testimonial about the Crate Club…let’s just say that Rich’s subscription to the club made some panties drop, you’ll have to listen and find out how. We also talk the Big Mountain Heroes Kickstarter, and urge you all to throw in and be a part of a kick ass project! Get early access to all new episodes, as well as full access to our archives of raw, uncut interviews and straight talk with guys from the Special Operations community at sofrepradio.us

Ep. 244 - Big Mountain Heroes and Kris "Tanto" Paronto  

This episode of SOFREP Radio with Brandon Webb back in studio, we start off talking Big Mountain Heroes with some of the guys back in one piece from skiing and snowboarding the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps, former Army Sniper Nick Betts, and former Army Ranger Leo Jenkins. For those not up to speed, Big Mountain Heroes is an upcoming documentary showing veterans making a positive transition by embracing living an active lifestyle and pushing the message “thrills before pills.” You can hear more about it on our Kickstarter and check out the video preview, plus there are some kick ass incentives for those who donate to help with the post production of the film. We’re also joined by our friend Kris Paronto who elaborates on his article on The Daily Caller, “Benghazi Survivor: Nunes Can Do The Job, And Schiff Should Help Or Shut Up.” The article gives his take on some of the recent happenings in Congress and in the Trump administration, with Tanto’s own experience working with Rep. Devin Nunes who he considers a friend and a fighter. Kris’s book “The Ranger Way: Living the Code On and Off the Battlefield” also drops next month and is available for preorder. We end with some news at the site, including the launch of the much anticipated SOFREP app for Android users. Brandon talks his trip to Cuba, and we also give a well-deserved Throat Punch of the Week. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @SOFREPRadio for all the latest. Get early access to all new episodes, as well as full access to our archives of raw, uncut interviews and straight talk with guys from the Special Operations community at sofrepradio.us

Episode 243 - Garrett Greer from Ghost Recon: Wildlands  

Derek Gannon and Jack Murphy are in the house, and joining us for the first time is RECON Marine Garrett Greer who was featured in the game “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands.” We hear all about his experience working on the game. Its available now on PS4 and Xbox One. We get into the subjects of alternative media and phony outrage on social media by both liberals and conservatives. We also discuss the recent Jack Murphy piece on the site, “The undetected team of serial killers stalking America.” Leave us a review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Twitter if you haven’t already @SOFREPRadio. Get early access to all new episodes, as well as full access to our archives of raw, uncut interviews and straight talk with guys from the Special Operations community at sofrepradio.us

Episode 242 - Matt Larsen & Jim West talk martial arts in Army special operations  

There’s always been a crossover with our audience and fans of mixed martial arts, and we see that any time we have on guys like Tim Kennedy. For you listeners in that demographic, you’re in luck, because joining Jack Murphy and me are two martial arts experts and pioneers; SOFREP Radio regular Jim West, and for the first time on the show, Army Ranger, Marine, and Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame combatives instructor Matt Larsen. These guys drop some serious history and knowledge! We talk the history of implementation of martial arts and Jiu-Jitsu in particular into Army special operations. Jim is also currently training a young up and coming female fighter that he’s determined to see fight in the UFC which he gets into. He’s also putting the finishing touches on his defense tool The Badger, and gives us an idea of when that will be out. You can check out Jim West’s website at American Extension Fighting, and you can also see Matt’s Virginia based Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school at Combat Fit. Get early access to all new episodes, as well as full access to our archives of raw, uncut interviews and straight talk with guys from the Special Operations community at sofrepradio.us

Ep. 241 - Marty Skovlund talks Standing Rock protests  

The Dakota Access Pipeline protests caused a huge uproar in the news media, and it was very hard to get a no B.S. perspective as to what actually went down. Most of the people there whether protesters or journalists had some sort of an agenda and preconceived bias it seemed. Well, with family who worked in the oil industry, as well as serving with a Ranger of Native American ancestry who was on the ground protesting, Marty saw an opportunity to get the real perspective of what was going down from both sides. He went there on his own, and the product of his findings can be seen in his article “The True Story of How Standing Rock Fell.” We also get into Marty’s father (an Army veteran) and his battle with ALS. Marty has decided to make the rest of his dad’s time here with us as exciting and uplifting as possible, and I personally had the honor of meeting Marty Skovlund Sr. and seeing him in great spirits for a man going through was he currently is. Marty’s book “Violence of Action: The Untold Stories of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the War on Terror,” a compilation of Ranger’s stories is set for a paperback release soon that we discuss. Jack Murphy and I also read your e-mails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com and encourage you to keep those coming. Get early access to all new episodes, as well as full access to our archives of raw, uncut interviews and straight talk with guys from the Special Operations community at http://sofrepradio.us

Ep. 240 - Gold Star father Jeff Falkel  

On Episode 240, Jeff Falkel, Army veteran and Gold Star father of fallen Green Beret Chris Falkel joins us for a very candid and in-depth interview. Jeff tells us of the incredibly close father/son relationship he shared with his son, and tells the full story of Chris from growing up, fulfilling his dream of being an Army operator, to his untimely death in combat. The full story of Chris can be read in Jeff’s book “The Making of Our Warrior: How SSG Chris Falkel Became a Green Beret Warrior and Hero,” we highly recommend that you read it. Jeff is also the owner of Junior’s Bullet Pens, a reference to Chris’s nickname “Junior” in the Army, and inspired by Chris’s hobby of making things out of bullet shells. These pens are extremely well crafted and make for an excellent gift. Jeff was kind enough to even make some custom pens for Jack Murphy, Brandon Webb, Drew Dwyer, and myself after we met him at SHOT Show. Jack also covers the latest at SOFREP.com including his article “Special Operations Command urgently needs to rethink its approach to Operational Security,” and Derek Gannon’s highly controversial piece, “A group called ‘Marines United’ are hosting a sadistic library of nude female Marines.” We hope this episode makes you cherish the family members you love dearly, hearing all about Jeff and Chris’s friendship certainly did for me. Get early access to all new episodes, as well as full access to our archives of raw, uncut interviews and straight talk with guys from the Special Operations community: join.sofrep.com/radio/

Episode 239 - Air Force PJs Jimmy Settle and BK  

It’s a special Air Force PJ edition of SOFREP Radio.  We do a pretty good job on our show generally representing all branches of service: Army, Navy, and Marines, as well as the CIA and FBI, but we definitely have been lacking in Air Force guests.  So, it was nice to get these two warriors on, SOFREP writer BK guest-hosting (which has been long awaited by many fans of the show) and special guest Jimmy Settle.  BK starts off the show giving his politically incorrect take on the world right now as you’d expect for those that read his weekly News Roundup, as well as talking his recent retirement from contracting.   I’ve met guys through this work who have lost limbs and continued to serve like Army Ranger Joe Kapacziewski, and even recent guest Ivan Castro who lost his eyesight and continued to serve, but how about this story?  Air Force PJ Jimmy Settle was shot in the head, and powered on.  He documents it all in his upcoming book, “Never Quit: From Alaskan Wilderness Rescues to Afghanistan Firefights as an Elite Special Ops PJ.”  He gets into all of it this episode, and you do not want to miss this one. Get early access to all new episodes, as well as full access to our archives of raw, uncut interviews and straight talk with guys from the Special Operations community: join.sofrep.com/radio/

Ep. 238 - General Flynn resigns  

Resident all source fusion intelligence analyst Coriolanus is back. The listeners always seem to enjoy his take on things, and with his background working under General Flynn, this was the perfect time to get him on to give us his insight. Flynn stepped down as National Security Advisor after less than a month, handing in his resignation stemming from alleged ties to Russia. These include a dinner he attended with RT in late 2015, as well as the content of his conversation with Russian Ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak. The administration insists Flynn did nothing illegal, although they accepted his resignation. What does this mean for our future, and who will fill the role of National Security Advisor for President Trump? We dig into these questions. We also wonder if things under this administration could possibly get any more bizarre. Corionalus and I answer some e-mails as well sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com as well, so keep them coming folks. Get early access to all new episodes, as well as full access to our archives of raw, uncut interviews and straight talk with guys from the Special Operations community: join.sofrep.com/radio/

Ep. 237 - Leo Jenkins talks Big Mountain Heroes  

Former Army Ranger medic Leo Jenkins is back on this episode hosted by Brandon Webb for the first time in a very long time. We hear about how he and his fiancé live the nomad life on wheels travelling around America. Most importantly, we get into the upcoming documentary “Big Mountain Heroes” which will be a part of SOFREP TV. It will be shot in Chamonix, France by our media director Nick Cahill along with head cinematographer Matt Hardy. Leo and other veterans from different branches of the military including Brandon, who’s also the executive producer of the film, will be skiing and snowboarding the Alps, and showing the positive and productive life that veterans can lead after their service. Also on this episode is author, Army veteran, and member of the New York SOFREP crew, Kamal Ravikant. Kamal’s latest book is “Rebirth: A Fable of Love, Forgiveness, and Following Your Heart” and it’s receiving high praise, as well as being the latest book in the SOFREP Book Club where members got a signed edition. We also talk the aftermath of the SEAL Team 6 raid in Yemen, and immigration policy under President Trump. We hope to get into some e-mails again real soon, so keep those coming to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com Get early access to all new episodes, as well as full access to our archives of raw, uncut interviews and straight talk with guys from the Special Operations community: join.sofrep.com/radio/

Ep. 236 - SEAL Team 6 carries out raid in Yemen  

On January 29th, SEAL Team 6 carried out a raid in Yemen with its primary target being the al-Qaeda tied Quassim al-Rimi. SOFREP writer Derek Gannon reported on this days before the mainstream media, and Brandon Webb talks about media outlets being slow on getting the facts out, as well as politicizing the raid. Derek joins us and gets to the truth of what went on that night, and if the mainstream media’s reports of this being a “failed raid” conducted by President Trump have any basis in fact. Also joining us is former SEAL Charlie Melton, owner of Charlie Mike Precision. If you’re in the areas of Magnolia, TX/Normangee, TX and are interested in a long range rifle course or a pistol course from a highly trained special operations professional, this is the guy you want to go to. Charlie worked with Brandon, and both speak highly of each other’s skills as marksmen. Charlie was also there the night of the alleged fight between Navy SEALs Chris Kyle and Jesse Ventura, we’ll hear what he has to say about it. Get early access to all new episodes, as well as full access to our archives of raw, uncut interviews and straight talk with guys from the Special Operations community: join.sofrep.com/radio/

Episode 235 - Mitch Gerads & Tom King of DC Comics  

From Gotham City, we have two crime fighters from DC Comics on this week. That would be DC Comics illustrator Mitch Gerards, and comic book writer Tom King. They both have some very impressive resumes but their most iconic project would be “Batman.” If you’re wondering the connection to what we do, Tom is former a former CIA officer who was part of the counterterrorism unit. He served in Iraq, and went on to later quit the job for his dream of writing comic books, which started with his debut novel, “A Once Crowded Sky.” Another project these guys worked on jointly was “The Sheriff of Babylon,” which is focused around Christopher Henry, a former cop turned military contractor training a new Iraqi police force after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s reign of power. Volume 1 of that graphic novel dropped in the fall, and “The Sheriff of Babylon Volume 2: Pow Pow Pow” is now available for pre-order and will be out tomorrow from select outlets. We find out from the guys how they’ve perfected their art, and how they handle the pressure of working on a series of arguably the most iconic character of all time. We also dig into what you guys are asking as we answer some emails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com. Get early access to all new episodes, as well as full access to our archives of raw, uncut interviews and straight talk with guys from the Special Operations community: join.sofrep.com/radio/

Episode 234 - SHOT Show 2017  

Fresh off of SHOT Show, Jack Murphy and I are joined by Mark Miller and Erik Meisner. Erik is a former Squad Leader for the 75th Ranger Regiment and writes for The Loadout Room. Mark is a former Green Beret and the editor and a writer for The Arms Guide. The Arms Guide is your go-to resource for learning about firearms, and The Loadout Room is the premiere site for hardcore gear and adventure. Both are a part of Hurricane Group, and we don’t speak to the writers that do stellar work on these sites often enough, so we highly recommend that you check them out and also follow The Loadout Room and The Arms Guide on Twitter. The four of us recap our experience at SHOT Show and what’s to come in the world of guns and gear in 2017. I also got interviews at SHOT Show with our friends Terry Schappert and SOFREP writer James Powell. I spoke to Michael Janich over at Spyderco as well. Plus, we couldn’t forget to hear from some Team Room members over at the SOFREP party which took place at the House of Blues Foundation Room at the top of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. We pack all of that content into this hour. Get early access to all new episodes, as well as full access to our archives of raw, uncut interviews and straight talk with guys from the Special Operations community: join.sofrep.com/radio/

Episode 233 - Coriolanus Breaks Down Russia Hack  

As we get ready for SHOT Show 2017, we cover some important ground. Jack Murphy is on duty this week, and on with us is resident expert of all things in the fields of hacking and cybersecurity, Coriolanus. We start off the episode with the interesting and in some cases angry responses to Jack’s piece, “Military Leadership to Blame for SEAL Team Six War Crimes.” Then, who better to go really in-depth about the Russia hack situation than Coriolanus? It’s what some are falsely calling an election hack, and we debunk the myth some on the left are perpetuating that the actual vote and voting machines were hacked. Coriolanus goes into what was done and the actual severity of its impact. Get early access to all new episodes, as well as full access to our archives of raw, uncut interviews and straight talk with guys from the Special Operations community: join.sofrep.com/radio/

Episode 232 - Kamal Ravikant & SOFREP Writer Jay  

This episode is a nice mixture of inspiration, learning, and some humor thrown in as well. I think that’s what you guys come here for, right? So, we are joined by two separate guests. First on the show is our friend Kamal Ravikant, an army veteran turned venture capitalist whose newest book is “Rebirth: A Fable of Love, Forgiveness, and Following Your Heart.” We get into a discussion of hitting your bottom, what that means, and why it seems that most successful people you meet have at some point hit a bottom in their life that they rebounded from. The book is out now, and would make a great way to start your year. Our second guest is SOFREP writer Jay. You may also remember him on Inside the Team Room: Editor’s Roundtable as Jamie Read. Jay is a former British Reconnaissance operator now working in private security, and he gets into what is currently happening in Africa that isn’t getting much attention from the mainstream media. We also hear a very funny drunken story of when Jay came to New York and hung out with Jack Murphy and the rest of the guys here. Starting next week, new episodes will be available for Team Room members to SOFREP.com, and you’ll have to wait a week for us to put them on iTunes, so there has never been a better time to join. SOFREP’s new app has the full archive of shows, as well as all the rest of what you love from SOFREP.com. Options to subscribe are at http://join.sofrep.com/radio/

Episode 231 - Ryan Weaver  

Drew Dwyer hosts this episode as we bring on up and coming country artist Ryan Weaver currently promoting his big single “Burn” dedicated to the secret soldiers of Benghazi. Ryan is a friend of Kris Paronto and is an army veteran himself with a strong history of military service in his family. We hear all about his background and what he’s currently up to. Drew also gets into some awesome details he hasn’t shared before of what it was like being a part of the CIA. We answer your e-mails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com, throat punch a creep roaming the streets of New York City, and welcome in 2017. Being our Crate Club guy, Drew also talks about what’s new on that end for us. Be sure to leave us a review on iTunes.

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