SOFREP Radio

SOFREP Radio

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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

Episode 226 - Ryan Zinke/Scott McEwen/Buck Sexton  

Episode 226 is a big one and this lineup is packed! We’ve got Navy Commander, former SEAL, and current Congressman of Montana Ryan Zinke, and author Scott McEwen both in studio. Buck Sexton hops on for a few minutes by phone as well. As most of you know, we’ve been switching off who hosts each month, but since Brandon Webb served with Commander Zinke it only made sense to have him on hosting this episode. We talk about “American Commander,” the book authored by Zinke with McEwen that comes out today, make sure you pick it up. Commander Zinke’s resume is extremely impressive as you’ll hear in this episode. We talk the incoming Trump administration, the death of Fidel Castro, and Buck Sexton joins us to talk about the recount effort being led by Jill Stein.

Episode 225 - Robert Killian, Best Ranger Competition Winner  

Robert Killian, Best Ranger Competition winner, joins us this show along with Mike Arnold, the Director of Marketing for Ascent Protein. We talk working out, Crossfit, circuit training, and nutrition with the guys, and of course what it takes to be a Best Ranger Competition winner. The guys over at Ascent have been an incredible sponsor that we’re proud to have on board, so it was great to have them on the show. Be sure to check out Ascent, we love them, and they even gave our listeners a coupon code you can use at checkout, it’s RADIO10 Jack Murphy and I also get into Trump’s appointment of General Michael Flynn, a recent SOFREP Radio guest, as an adviser on foreign policy. We also talk the speculation that he may be appointing General James “Mad Dog” Mattis as Defense Secretary. All that and more on Episode 225 of SOFREP Radio, be sure to leave us a review on iTunes so that we can keep growing!

Episode 224 - Green Beret Ivan Castro  

We’re fresh off the heels of the Presidential election, and the question on our minds is, how exactly did this happen? We try to make some sense of this “YUGE” upset (as Trump would put it), and even take some e-mails giving Jack Murphy a hard time after proclaiming that he’d eat his shoe if Trump won. Our special guest is Ivan Castro, author of “Fighting Blind: A Green Beret’s Story of Extraordinary Courage”, along with his co-author Jim DeFelice who also co-wrote Chris Kyle’s memoir, “American Sniper”. Ivan is a Green Beret who lost his eyesight in combat and went back into the military the next year. Ivan has also run dozens of marathons without his eyesight, including the 2013 Boston Marathon. We hear what that was like, and what keeps him inspired to Ranger on. The book is out today, so we suggest that you pick it up, and get a perspective on what a true warrior’s mentality is during the worst of life’s scenarios.

Episode 223 - Jack Murphy is Back from Syria/U.S. Election Day 2016  

Jack Murphy just got back from Syria and got to sit down with President Bashir al-Assad, and today is Election Day 2016 in America, so there was no need for a guest this episode as there is plenty to discuss. Jack goes in depth with how his trip to Syria went, as well as his strong viewpoint that the U.S. should be less interventionist in Syria than what is being widely proposed, and how he came to that conclusion. For one last time we give our recap of the election and our reciprocal predictions for how this election will go. We also answer your e-mails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com. Whether you’re for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, or Jill Stein…or of course, writing in Mike Ritland I should add (as some of our listeners already have done), it’s your right as a citizen to vote, so go ahead and exercise it. Wishing all of you who have served a great Veterans Day later this week, and for those in the New York City area who can make it, Andrew Wilkow will be doing a live broadcast from Emmett O’Lunney’s on 210 W. 50th St. that many of the writers for the site will be at. We’ll be raising money for veterans’ causes and of course, drinking some beers and celebrating our country’s heroes. So come out, you are all invited. For everyone else throughout the U.S. and overseas, SOFREP will be live streaming our charity boxing Remembrance Rumble of U.S. VS U.K. SOF, so be sure to check that out.

Episode 222 - Buck Sexton  

We’re in studio, and on Episode 222 we cover how the election is looking, and bring on friend to the show, former CIA, and host on The Blaze, Buck Sexton to fill us in on what the latest FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton means. Brandon Webb gives some insight into the reason behind military personnel getting enlistment bonuses revoked. Brandon also recaps the latest Red Circle Foundation Bravery Gala, what the SOFREP Crate Club is up to, and we answer your e-mails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com

Episode 221 - Mike Ritland  

Brandon Webb is back on the podcast and we also have a pre-taped interview that Drew Dwyer and I did with Mike Ritland. We talk news with the site, foreign policy, the election, and answer your e-mails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com. Brandon also gives us a big update on the upcoming television series based on his book The Red Circle. Mike Ritland has a lot going on that he fills us in on, including his new Team Dog program that he created on how to train your dog. You can check that out over at MikeRitland.com. Leave us a review on iTunes, we appreciate the feedback.

Episode 220 - Dana Perino  

With Drew Dwyer on this episode, we are completely honored to be joined by former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino. We have some fun talking her being on Jeopardy, her dog Jasper, and one of her early jobs as a country music DJ. Beyond that though, we also get into some much more serious topics such as working in the George W. Bush administration and having to defend controversial topics such as the Iraq war, and waterboarding. We get some insight into President George W. Bush’s upcoming book of portraits of wounded veterans in which all proceeds will be donated to veterans charities. You can catch Dana on The Five on Fox News as well as on weekends now with Perino & Stirewalt, which has a podcast as well. Also be sure to check out her latest book, Let Me Tell You about Jasper: …How My Best Friend Became America’s Dog. Needless to say, Dana has an extremely busy schedule, so we can’t thank her enough for making some time to talk to the SOFREP Radio audience. Beyond this, we answer your e-mails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com, and give a shout out to US Women’s Chess champion Nazi Paikidzi-Barnes who is taking a stand in fighting the oppression of women in Iran by refusing to wear a hijab during the upcoming women’s chess tournament taking place there. Be sure to let Dana Perino know you enjoyed her coming on by Tweeting her @DanaPerino, and please leave us a review on iTunes.

Episode 219 - Clint Emerson  

Clint Emerson is on as Brandon Webb hosts to talk about the Survival Edition that comes out this week for his best-selling book “100 Deadly Skills”. It’s available for pre-order now, and the former SEAL gives us some background into what’s contained in here that the original printing didn’t have. We get into having a plan during emergency situations, the Presidential election, as well as your e-mails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com We also cover two articles, those being Jack Murphy’s latest “Meet America’s think-tank fellows who support Jihad” and an article our friend Kris Paronto did for Independent Journal Review, “I Survived The Benghazi Attacks – Then A Woman Told Me ‘I Believe You’ And Literally Saved My Life”. Check those out for yourself. Last, I need to mention that we recorded this prior to hearing about the passing of Delta Force Commander and military author Dalton Fury. We send our deepest regards to his family, as well as the families affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Episode 218 - Inside the Team Room: Peshmerga  

For this special episode, we have some audio of Jack Murphy hosting Inside the Team Room: Peshmerga. The video of this is up at SpecialOperations.com and the rest of the audio will be up soon on our Inside the Team Room channel on iTunes. Joining Jack is Joey (former Army) and Kurt (former Marine), both volunteer fighters with the Peshmerga, the military forces of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. This was all recorded during Jack’s trip to Kurdistan and the surrounding regions.

Episode 217 - Michael Golembesky  

It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard from Michael Golembesky on the show, former Marine Special Operations and author of “Level Zero Heroes”. He’s back on with Jack Murphy and I, and he has a new book out that just released titled “Dagger 22”. The title comes from the team of 22 Marines in Special Operations Team 8222, callsign Dagger 22 that Michael was a part of, and is the focus of the book. Jack Murphy also talks terrorism, radical Islam, and we even talk violent video games and social justice warriors, as well as getting to your e-mails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com. Be sure to check out Jack’s latest Deckard novel, “Gray Matter Splatter” which is getting rave reviews, and he has some cool gear for the book as well on his Reflexive Fire website.

Episode 216 - Combat Helicopter Pilot Amber Smith  

Desiree Huitt, managing editor of SOFREP.com fills in this episode; she’s an 11-year veteran who served as a Military Intelligence officer with the Army and as a combat medic. We start off the show reacting to the terror attacks in New York and New Jersey, as well as Minnesota. Keep in mind that this was recorded Sunday morning before all the facts were out. We also get to some of your e-mails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com Our guest this show is Amber Smith, a combat pilot with the Army who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Her book out now is, “Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan”. Amber talks about flying the Kiowa Warrior helicopter with us, and we get into the topic of women serving in combat. As a woman who has served in combat, she has some strong feelings towards some of the critics of the topic as you may imagine. She also shares a story about getting to work with President Bush with us that you’ll be inspired by.

Episode 216 - Combat Helicopter Pilot Amber Smith  

Desiree Huitt, managing editor of SOFREP.com fills in this episode; she’s an 11-year veteran who served as a Military Intelligence officer with the Army and as a combat medic. We start off the show reacting to the terror attacks in New York and New Jersey, as well as Minnesota. Keep in mind that this was recorded Sunday morning before all the facts were out. We also get to some of your e-mails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com Our guest this show is Amber Smith, a combat pilot with the Army who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Her book out now is, “Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan”. Amber talks about flying the Kiowa Warrior helicopter with us, and we get into the topic of women serving in combat. As a woman who has served in combat, she has some strong feelings towards some of the critics of the topic as you may imagine. She also shares a story about getting to work with President Bush with us that you’ll be inspired by.

Episode 215 - 9/11 : 15 Years Later  

On this very special episode we are in studio in New York City on September 11th paying tribute to the men and women who lost their lives 15 years ago in this same city on 9/11/01 when the Twin Towers were taken down by radical Islamic terrorists. Hosting this one are former Army Ranger and Green Beret Jack Murphy, and former Marine and CIA Operative Drew Dwyer. Drew also more recently had the honor to work at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and talks about it with us. You’ll hear where the guys were on that day, how it affected them, how it affected foreign policy from their perspective, and where they see things headed from here based on their knowledge. Also of course, there was another event that took place more recently on 9/11 during 2012 and that was in Benghazi, Libya. We’ll hear from our friend and one of the guys who was there, Army Ranger and CIA contractor Kris “Tanto” Paronto. Kris tells us the anger this day brings out in him, and the PTSD he’s endured since. He gets into who saved him that day, and what he’d like to say to the administration. You don’t want to miss this one. We dedicate this episode to those who perished in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, in Benghazi, and in the Global War on Terrorism. If you want to reflect some more on what this day means, check out Episode 162 from last year as we recorded from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Episode 214 - The PKK & Peshmerga in Kurdistan  

Jack Murphy is back, and joining us this episode are two very special guests, journalist and now filmmaker Benedetta Argentieri, and Kurt T, author for SOFREP and former Marine, as well as a volunteer fighter for the Peshmerga. We get to your e-mails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com, and Kurt talks about what it’s like working with the Peshmerga in Kurdistan. He was in New York for the weekend, so he stayed over with Jack and they get into some interesting stories. Benedetta (or Benni as we know her as) talks about Our War, the documentary she was one of the directors on, premiering at the Venice Film Festival. Our War is about The PKK (or Kurdistan Workers’ Party) in Rojava. It focuses on Joshua Bell, Karim Franceshi, and Rafael Kardari; all volunteer fighters from around the globe with the organization. The trailer is now up on Facebook, and Benni gives us an idea of where the film may go from here.

Episode 213 - USMC Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer  

Drew Dwyer is here this episode, former Marine and CIA operative, and we are absolutely honored to be joined by Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer. Dakota is an extremely humble guy as you’ll see from this episode, and he answers some tough questions. He talks about his charity work, meeting President Obama, being married to Bristol Palin, how he felt about Donald Trump’s comments regarding the Gold Star family of Captain Khan, NFL player Colin Kaepernick not standing during the National Anthem, and of course what it’s like being a recipient of the Medal of Honor. You will surely be surprised by his feelings on receiving the Medal of Honor. Drew Dwyer talks recently hanging out with Tanto and The Reaper, as well as what he’s up to with the SOFREP Crate Club. We talk the future of the site and the radio show, and also get into some funny stories you guys will like. Check it out, leave a review on iTunes, and also check out our Inside the Team Room podcast.

Episode 212 - Brandon Gets Stuck at JFK Airport During Major Terror Scare  

As you may have seen last week on SOFREP.com, during the JFK Airport terror scare in New York City, our own Brandon Webb happened to be there getting off his flight from Europe. He made the rounds the next morning on shows like Good Morning America as well as The Wilkow Majority where told Andrew Wilkow that, “The panic that ensued afterwards, was nothing I've ever seen in my life. Not in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan." Pretty scary stuff. Well, on this episode Brandon gives the full account of what went down. We also answer your e-mails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com, talk the 2016 Presidential election, Matt Bissonette AKA Mark Owen forfeiting 6.8 million dollars in book royalties from his book “No Easy Day” to the federal government, and give out a Throat Punch of the Week.

Episode 211 - General Michael Flynn  

We're bringing you an A-List guest this show as Michael Flynn joins us to talk about his latest book, "The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies". General Flynn is best known for serving as the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2012-2014. More recently, he was also being vetted to be a running mate for Donald Trump, whom General Flynn is strongly supporting for President despite his own Democratic party affiliation. Eric Jones speaks to General Flynn about foreign policy, radical Islam, and some of their differences in viewpoint as to how they see the U.S. leading in this fight. We also discuss the recent killing of an Imam and his assistant in Queens, New York, we talk click-bait and news sources, and also answer your e-mails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com. Subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks for your continued support.

Episode 210 - Big Phil Campion, Eric Davis, & Mike Ritland  

We packed a lot into this hour on SOFREP Radio. Navy SEAL sniper instructor Eric Davis hosts, you guys know him as the author of “Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs Learned from Their Training and Taught to Their Sons”, as well as being a teammate to Brandon Webb on SEAL Team 3. Well, another Team 3 guy and favorite of the show joins us this episode, and that’s none other than Mike Ritland. We’re also joined for the first time by Big Phil Campion, the author of “Born Fearless”, and a former member of Britain’s Special Air Service. Phil gives us some background on British SOF, and talks the Born Fearless Boxing event that will feature U.S. VS British SOF in the ring taking place at York Hall London. It’s all for the cause of helping veterans. We also answer your e-mails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com

Episode 209 - Nick "The Reaper" Irving  

Army Ranger Nick "The Reaper" Irving is back on by phone, as Jack hosts this podcast in studio. Nick has been incredibly busy between American Grit, The Reaper TV series debuting on NBC this fall, and of course, his latest book "Way of the Reaper: My Greatest Untold Missions and the Art of Being a Sniper". The book comes out next week, but it's available now for pre-order and is sure to be an instant classic alongside his last book "The Reaper". We talk about terrorism, war, gun laws, and ask the question, what the hell happened to the men of this generation? We answer your e-mails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com, keep them coming. It's all right here on SOFREP Radio!

Episode 208 - Noah Smith, former Army Green Beret  

Joining us for the first time on SOFREP Radio is Noah Smith, a former Green Beret now working as a business consultant in Washington D.C. Noah is a writer for our site as well as Foreign Policy Magazine. Noah gives us some insight into what the happenings are at Capitol Hill, the current election cycle, as well as the leaked DNC e-mails that led to the resignation of Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. We respond to some e-mails sent to sofrep.radio@sofrep.com, keep those coming. Also, Jack gives us an update on the latest of his novel series, Grey Matter Splatter, available for pre-order now and releasing on August 23rd.

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