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Episode 501: Alastair Weir and Big Phil dig into veteran charities, military music, Rudyard Kipling

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 11:00
Host Phil Campion and guest Alastair Weir discuss veteran charities, military music, Rudyard Kipling, and more. If you haven’t already noticed, we have a ton of new SOFREP t-shirt designs and gear available in our store. As always, be sure to check out our Crate Club for Spec Ops grade gear hand picked by military professionals. See you all again next week!

Episode 500: George Hand on Delta Force's grueling selection, combat diving, special missions

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 11:00
What a better way to celebrate the 500th episode of SOFREP Radio than by sitting down with Delta Force pipehitter and SOFREP writer George Hand IV, aka Geo? We talk about how he tackled Delta’s grueling selection, his time as an instructor at the Army Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification Course, deploying to Mogadishu the next day after the Black Hawk Down battle, low-visibility operations in the Balkans, and why he didn’t reenlist after 9/11. You don’t want to miss this one. If you haven’t already noticed, we have a ton of new SOFREP t-shirt designs and gear available in our store. As always, be sure to check out our Crate Club for Spec Ops grade gear hand picked by military professionals. See you all again next week!

Episode 499: Army veteran, author, and venture capitalist — Kamal Ravikant

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 11:00
Back on the show is our friend Kamal Ravikant, a U.S. Army veteran turned venture capitalist whose newest project is a rewrite of his book Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It. The book came out on January 7th, 2020 so be sure to pick up a copy now! Kamal and Brandon Webb get into some candid stories about business ventures and shared experiences. If you haven’t already noticed, we have a ton of new SOFREP t-shirt designs and gear available in our store. As always, be sure to check out our Crate Club for Spec Ops grade gear hand picked by military professionals. See you all again next week!

Episode 498: Spec Ops fist fight in Iraq, manslaughter court-martial, & Raiders fighting for justice

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:00
In this episode we’re discussing a very serious and unfortunate event that took place on New Year’s Day 2019 in Iraq. Then, three Marine Raiders, Gunnery Sgt. Joshua Negron, Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Draher and Chief Petty Officer Eric Gilmet, were involved in an altercation with Mr Rick Rodriguez, a former Green Beret turned contractor, outside a nightclub. The altercation, unfortunately, resulted in the death of Mr Rodriguez. Now, the three Raiders face a court-martial for involuntary manslaughter, among other charges. We are joined by Fred Galvin, a retired Marine Raider officer of MARSOC FOX Company fame, Phillip Stackhouse, the attorney for Gunnery Sgt. Draher, and Bull Gurfein, CEO of United American Patriots, a legal defense fund for military personnel accused of war crimes. We request listeners to call and visit their representatives' office and urge their elected officials to join Congressman Louie Gohmert's efforts in the Justice For Warriors Caucus in defending the three MARSOC warriors: Gunnery Sergeant Draher, Gunnery Sergeant Negron and Chief Petty Officer Hospital Corpsman Gilmet from 3rd Marine Raider Battalion. You can support United American Patriots by visiting https://www.uap.org. And as always, be sure to check out our Crate Club for Spec Ops grade gear hand picked by military professionals. See you all again next week!

Episode 497: Delta Force and Night Stalkers, a conversation with George Hand and Greg Coker

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 11:00
Host and SOFREP Managing Editor, Stavros Atlazoglou, leads an incredible discussion with CWO4 (ret) Greg Coker (Task Force 160, Special Operations Aviation Regiment aka “The Night Stalkers”) and Master Sergeant (ret) George Edward Hand IV (1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta aka “The Delta Force"). You don't want to miss out on this one. If you haven’t already noticed, we have a ton of new SOFREP t-shirt designs and gear available in our store. As always, be sure to check out our Crate Club for Spec Ops grade gear hand picked by military professionals. See you all again next week!

Episode 496: What the hell is happening with Iran?

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 12:07
Host Phil Campion discusses a timeline of events regarding Iran, why Doberman Pinschers are so badass, and Atlantic rowing. If you haven’t already noticed, we have a ton of new SOFREP t-shirt designs and gear available in our store. As always, be sure to check out our Crate Club for Spec Ops grade gear hand picked by military professionals. See you all again next week!

Episode 495: SOFREP Radio classic with punk rock legend CJ Ramone

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 11:00
Happy New Year! As we roll into 2020, take a look at one of our favorite episodes from the last year. This show is originally from Episode 413. If you read Brandon Webb's book "Mastering Fear," you may recall an awesome story from Ramones bass player and Marine, CJ Ramone. This is the interview that inspired that story. CJ joined us back on Episode 273, and we split that interview into two. The first half for SOFREP, second half for Brandon Webb's Power of Thought Podcast. Here is that great interview in it's entirety. CJ was fresh off of a tour with The Aquabats as we recorded this and was ramping up to go off to the UK for another tour. The guys talk their mutual love of travel and some of the great sites they've seen around the world. CJ's music is what allows him to travel so much, and he has a true appreciation for it. You'll hear about the trial by fire when he was asked to replace the legendary Dee Dee Ramone for rambunctious crowds not exactly thrilled to see a new member of The Ramones. His biggest fear? Running out of time, and you'll hear why. Remember to send in your questions to radio@sofrep.com for a chance to have them read on our show. If you haven’t already noticed, the new SOFREP website has been launched! We also have a ton of new SOFREP t-shirt designs available in our store. All of our content – including an additional article catalog of more than 12,000 gear reviews, SOF history pieces, and military aviation articles – have been consolidated into one completely redesigned site and mobile app, to include featured categories such as News, Gear, Media (video & podcasts), Team Room & member forums, Store, and the #1 Gear Club in America – Crate Club. As always, be sure to check out our Crate Club for Spec Ops grade gear hand picked by military professionals. See you all again next week!

Episode 494: Kaepernick situation, American war machine & fashion, state of SOFREP

Fri, 12/27/2019 - 11:00
Navy SEAL and New York Times best-selling author Brandon Webb is back to discuss the Colin Kaepernick situation in light of his most recent tryout, the fashion industry profiting from the American war machine, and the "State of the 'REP" updates on what is on the horizon for SOFREP. Remember to send in your questions to radio@sofrep.com for a chance to have them read on our show. If you haven’t already noticed, the new SOFREP website has been launched! We also have a ton of new SOFREP t-shirt designs available in our store. All of our content – including an additional article catalog of more than 12,000 gear reviews, SOF history pieces, and military aviation articles – have been consolidated into one completely redesigned site and mobile app, to include featured categories such as News, Gear, Media (video & podcasts), Team Room & member forums, Store, and the #1 Gear Club in America – Crate Club. As always, be sure to check out our Crate Club for Spec Ops grade gear hand picked by military professionals. See you all again next week!

Episode 493: Special Forces EDC tips, acid attacks, badass dogs, and special topics

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 11:00
Merry Christmas, Happy holidays, and all that good stuff! On this show, Big Phil Campion covers some British Special Forces EDC (everyday carry) tips, acid attacks, badass dogs, and some special topics that you have to listen to find out about. This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Their mission is simple: to make sure all your basics (and beyond) are smartly designed and that shopping is easy and convenient. Mack Weldon was founded because they wanted more out of the basics and always questioned how something so essential could be such a pain in the ass to buy? The frustration was real and their “eureka moment” happened in a department store aisle full of brands that dominated their top drawer. Surrounded by a mind-numbing assortment of underwear and socks, they realized consistent fit and quality became a game of roulette… so they decided to take matters into their own hands. They started from scratch and engineered their own fabric. They made sure the design process was meticulous, so you can count on the fit being the same each time. They built a world class customer experience. The difference is in the details, so they obsessed over every stitch and seam until they’d reached their definition of perfect. For 20% off your first order, visit mackweldon.com AND ENTER PROMO CODE: SOFREP If you haven’t already noticed, we have a ton of new SOFREP t-shirt designs available in our store. We even brought back from SOFREP Radio designs for you guys! So check them out. All of our content – including an additional article catalog of more than 12,000 gear reviews, SOF history pieces, and military aviation articles – have been consolidated into one completely redesigned site and mobile app, to include featured categories such as News, Gear, Media (video & podcasts), Team Room & member forums, Store, and the #1 Gear Club in America – Crate Club. As always, be sure to check out our Crate Club for Spec Ops grade gear hand picked by military professionals. See you all again next week!

Episode 492: UK election mess, surprising hunting dog pick, "Bloody Sunday" & Operation Banner

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:00
On this show, Big Phil Campion records from London to discuss his favorite hunting dog (which will surprise you), the UK election mess, and stories about "Operation Banner" in Northern Ireland. This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Their mission is simple: to make sure all your basics (and beyond) are smartly designed and that shopping is easy and convenient. Mack Weldon was founded because they wanted more out of the basics and always questioned how something so essential could be such a pain in the ass to buy? The frustration was real and their “eureka moment” happened in a department store aisle full of brands that dominated their top drawer. Surrounded by a mind-numbing assortment of underwear and socks, they realized consistent fit and quality became a game of roulette… so they decided to take matters into their own hands. They started from scratch and engineered their own fabric. They made sure the design process was meticulous, so you can count on the fit being the same each time. They built a world class customer experience. The difference is in the details, so they obsessed over every stitch and seam until they’d reached their definition of perfect. For 20% off your first order, visit mackweldon.com AND ENTER PROMO CODE: SOFREP If you haven’t already noticed, we have a ton of new SOFREP t-shirt designs available in our store. We even brought back from SOFREP Radio designs for you guys! So check them out. All of our content – including an additional article catalog of more than 12,000 gear reviews, SOF history pieces, and military aviation articles – have been consolidated into one completely redesigned site and mobile app, to include featured categories such as News, Gear, Media (video & podcasts), Team Room & member forums, Store, and the #1 Gear Club in America – Crate Club. As always, be sure to check out our Crate Club for Spec Ops grade gear hand picked by military professionals. See you all again next week!

Episode 491: Toxic SEAL culture, Eddie Gallagher's trial, and Trump's intervention

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 11:00
Navy SEAL and New York Times best-selling author Brandon Webb is back to discuss toxic cultural issues within the SEAL community, Trump's intervention with Eddie Gallagher's trial, and a reminder to send in your questions to radio@sofrep.com for a chance to have them read on our show. This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Their mission is simple: to make sure all your basics (and beyond) are smartly designed and that shopping is easy and convenient. Mack Weldon was founded because they wanted more out of the basics and always questioned how something so essential could be such a pain in the ass to buy? The frustration was real and their “eureka moment” happened in a department store aisle full of brands that dominated their top drawer. Surrounded by a mind-numbing assortment of underwear and socks, they realized consistent fit and quality became a game of roulette… so they decided to take matters into their own hands. They started from scratch and engineered their own fabric. They made sure the design process was meticulous, so you can count on the fit being the same each time. They built a world class customer experience. The difference is in the details, so they obsessed over every stitch and seam until they’d reached their definition of perfect. For 20% off your first order, visit mackweldon.com AND ENTER PROMO CODE: SOFREP If you haven’t already noticed, the new SOFREP website has been launched! We also have a ton of new SOFREP t-shirt designs available in our store. All of our content – including an additional article catalog of more than 12,000 gear reviews, SOF history pieces, and military aviation articles – have been consolidated into one completely redesigned site and mobile app, to include featured categories such as News, Gear, Media (video & podcasts), Team Room & member forums, Store, and the #1 Gear Club in America – Crate Club. As always, be sure to check out our Crate Club for Spec Ops grade gear hand picked by military professionals. See you all again next week!

Episode 490: Happy Thanksgiving from SOFREP, Big Phil on current events in Africa, EDC tips

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 11:00
Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at SOFREP! On this show, Big Phil Campion is back to discuss current events in Africa and some EDC (everyday carry) tips from this former SAS operator. If you haven’t already noticed, the new SOFREP website has been launched! We also have a ton of new SOFREP t-shirt designs available in our store. All of our content – including an additional article catalog of more than 12,000 gear reviews, SOF history pieces, and military aviation articles – have been consolidated into one completely redesigned site and mobile app, to include featured categories such as News, Gear, Media (video & podcasts), Team Room & member forums, Store, and the #1 Gear Club in America – Crate Club. As always, be sure to check out our Crate Club for Spec Ops grade gear hand picked by military professionals. See you all again next week!

Episode 489: Big Phil on the "Nairobi man", military coup in the UK, and his favorite dogs

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 11:00
On this show, Big Phil Campion is back to discuss the "Nairobi man", reports of a military coup in the UK, and his favorite dogs. This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Their mission is simple: to make sure all your basics (and beyond) are smartly designed and that shopping is easy and convenient. Mack Weldon was founded because they wanted more out of the basics and always questioned how something so essential could be such a pain in the ass to buy? The frustration was real and their “eureka moment” happened in a department store aisle full of brands that dominated their top drawer. Surrounded by a mind-numbing assortment of underwear and socks, they realized consistent fit and quality became a game of roulette… so they decided to take matters into their own hands. They started from scratch and engineered their own fabric. They made sure the design process was meticulous, so you can count on the fit being the same each time. They built a world class customer experience. The difference is in the details, so they obsessed over every stitch and seam until they’d reached their definition of perfect. For 20% off your first order, visit mackweldon.com AND ENTER PROMO CODE: SOFREP If you haven’t already noticed, the new SOFREP website has been launched! We also have a ton of new SOFREP t-shirt designs available in our store. All of our content – including an additional article catalog of more than 12,000 gear reviews, SOF history pieces, and military aviation articles – have been consolidated into one completely redesigned site and mobile app, to include featured categories such as News, Gear, Media (video & podcasts), Team Room & member forums, Store, and the #1 Gear Club in America – Crate Club. As always, be sure to check out our Crate Club for Spec Ops grade gear hand picked by military professionals. See you all again next week!

Episode 488: Big Phil on Remembrance Day, operating in Northern Ireland, politics, & EDC gear

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 11:00
On this show, Big Phil Campion is back to discuss the how he spent Remembrance Day in Gibraltar, his time operating in Northern Ireland, current political topics, and paracord bracelets for EDC (everyday carry). If you haven't already noticed, the new SOFREP website has been launched! We also have a ton of new SOFREP t-shirt designs available in our store. All of our content – including an additional article catalog of more than 12,000 gear reviews, SOF history pieces, and military aviation articles – have been consolidated into one completely redesigned site and mobile app, to include featured categories such as News, Gear, Media (video & podcasts), Team Room & member forums, Store, and the #1 Gear Club in America – Crate Club. As always, be sure to check out our Crate Club for Spec Ops grade gear hand picked by military professionals. See you all again next week!

Episode 487: Best of SOFREP Radio with bin Laden shooter Rob O'Neill

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:00
Travel obligations delayed the recording of a new episode until next week, but don't worry, we found a classic in the archives. In March of 2019, former host Ian Scotto was joined by Robert J. O'Neill, author of "The Operator: Firing the Shots that Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years a SEAL Team Warrior." As is usually the case when Rob swings by, we had a lot of fun discussing all sorts of topics on this episode. We talked about the surreal moment for him of being interviewed by "King of All Media" Howard Stern after releasing his memoir, hanging with "Navy SEALs" star Charlie Sheen, being recognized by New York hiphop legends Onyx, and working with his pal Tim Montana. We also got into some more serious topics like the accusations of war crimes against Chief Eddie Gallagher, tensions between veterans of the SEAL community, his history with President Donald Trump, and Rob's views on foreign policy. Rob's been hard at work with his organization Your Grateful Nation in helping special operations veterans transition into corporate America. He also has some kick ass gear and signed books available over at RJO Apparel. Be sure to follow Rob on Instagram & Twitter @McHooyah where he's very active, and let him know what you thought of the interview. We'd love to have him back again. Always a great discussion with The Operator.

Episode 486: Fighter pilot Justin Lee, why the F-35 is special, Professionals Playbook, & Iron Eagle

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:00
In this episode of SOFREP Radio, journalist and Marine Veteran Alex Hollings sits down with U.S. Air Force F-35 pilot instructor, Major Justin “Hasard” Lee. Lee has nearly 400 hours of combat flight time at the stick of an F-16. Now he spends his days teaching the next generation of pilots how to fly the world’s most advanced fighter, along with hosting the popular podcast, “The Professionals Playbook.” Hollings and Lee discuss what sets the F-35 apart from other military aircraft, and how the presence of the advanced fighter can even make older jets better in a fight. Then Hollings gets to the really important stuff... like what a real fighter pilot thinks of the movie “Iron Eagle.” If you haven't already noticed, the new SOFREP website has been launched! All of our content – including an additional article catalog of more than 12,000 gear reviews, SOF history pieces, and military aviation articles – have been consolidated into one completely redesigned site and mobile app, to include featured categories such as News, Gear, Media (video & podcasts), Team Room & member forums, Store, and the #1 Gear Club in America – Crate Club. As always, be sure to check out Crate Club for Spec Ops grade gear hand picked by professionals. See you all again next week!