Trial and Triumph Podcast

Trial and Triumph Podcast with first responders and veterans. 

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Safe Spaces, Legit or Bullshit?

I’ve asked some people on this one, and the idea of what safe spaces SHOULD be are definitely muddy.  The general understanding of them is dumpster fire garbage.  The REAL definition of them though?  Something we all need. https://anchor.fm/honey-badger-alliance/episodes/Safe-Spaces–are-they-legit-or-bullshit-e15r3vd

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Trial and Triumph Episode 18. Chris Gore

This is a great down to earth talk with a man whose had his life come crumbling down and rebuilt from the ashes anew.  Chris is a member of our group that’s been growing daily.  Chris has really taken charge of his own life, and is a living inspiration for the rest of us. If

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Trial and Triump Episode 17. Jon Aldworth – TCBG

Jon and Grant talk about the effects of volunteering as a first responder at a young age and the impact that has on a developing mind.Jon owns Tactical Canuck Battle Group which is THE central hub to find all the other Canadian Veteran businesses, and a description of what they are about.We covered a few

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Trial and Triumph – Episode 16. Lauren Cleveland

Two Corrections Officers have a chat about the challenges of the job, and constructive applications of the frustrations from the work.   We share different perspectives, and different solutions to the common problems that plague the environment and the individual. Lauren runs a program for the spouses of first responders, more information can be found here:

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Trial and Triumph – Episode 14. Ace with Delta2Alpha.

A story from a man whose struggles started on day one and has never let up.  Ace lays it out pretty clear that being in a disadvantageous situation does not mean giving up.  Quite the opposite.  Ace is the CEO of Delta2alphadesign which markets all sorts of practically useful objects and equipment for people who

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Trial and Triumph – Episode 13. TJ Kennedy.

What do two guys that are super passionate about martial arts and self defense with real life experience talk about?  Babies!  Well, more specifically the crazy hurdles and experiences with newborns.  All the scares, dealing with hospitals and getting bad news that turns out to be okay in the end.  That being said, TJ uses

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Trial and Triumph – Episode 12. Corey Hatt.

Corey Hatt is truly an amazing individual to listen to.  He was deployed overseas to Afghanistan on Op Medusa which was during the height of the conflict period over there.  Whether it’s improving personal life, or leadership attributes, Corey has dropped quite a bit of useful, actionable suggestions here to help make life better.  These

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Episode 11. Jay Baker.

“Do you think you’ll like it?  I don’t know I’ve never tried it before.”  This is a fantastic episode from Jay, owner of Tactical 74.  When leaving service, is it identity loss or should we look at it as a new mission objective?  In this episode we discuss not only what happens, and how it

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Trial and Triumph – Episode 10. Chance Burles.

This episode Chance and I discuss literally the fundamental building blocks on how to take back your life if you are suffering from stress, PTSD, and in general transition from military to civilian life.  Chance has been to the brink and back as he talks about in this episode.  Some huge topics – influence from

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Trial and Triumph – Episode 09. Joel Struthers

A former member of the French Foreign Legion, published author, and all around great and humble guy to speak with.  A great chat with Joel about being younger, being lost, and what it means as a younger man to have a channel and direction for our energy.  Taking feelings of anger, uncertainty of identity and

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Dave Morrow
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Trial and Triumph – Episode 08. Dave Morrow

Brother, veteran, fitness coach, and all-around good guy.  This was a great talk with Dave, and he addressed a couple of huge issues that the veteran community collectively has.  Listen as Dave describes what happens after leaving service, how his life takes a turn for the worst, and then ultimately what he does to make

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Trial and Triumph – Episode 07. Janice White

Workplace bullying is out there and bigger than we realize.  Janice has weathered the absolute worst of it and has a story that we can all benefit from.  From the horrible effects on the mind, and the shocking ways it manifests into our very physical being.  Janice pulls no punches with this one and offers

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Randy King
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Trial and Triumph – Episode 06. Randy King

What happens when what you believe as reality gets destroyed?  Listen as Randy talks about how he turned to martial arts as a bully victim.  How martial arts failed when it mattered, and then what he did to become a renowned, credible instructor all around the world. Want to know even more about Randy?  It

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Karl Macphee
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Trial and Triumph – Episode 05. Karl Macphee

This episode is chock full of great wisdom from hard lessons learned.  Loss of identity.  How that can ruin your life, more importantly though…how to get it back.  The benefits of fitness and mindfulness for a better, stronger, you.  Karl hosts a rucksack march to bring the veteran, first responder, and civilian community together.  Information

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Adam Kinakin
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Trial and Triumph – Episode 03. Adam Kinakin

Friend, Fellow infantryman, all-around great guy.  Adam shows by example of what it means to “remember what we are” when it comes to being a veteran.   In our darkest times of life…remember, we don’t give up, we never give in.  No matter how many times we get beat into the dirt, we get back up

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Karter Hacket
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Trial and Truimph – Episode 02. Karter Hackett

This episode we bring awareness to a huge issue becoming more prevalent in today’s society.  Social anxiety.  As we become more connected electronically, we lose our empathetic ability to connect with other humans.  This causes many issues.  Today, Karter gives us some solutions.  Listen as he dives down into a dark rabbit hole, the horrible

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Derek Beukle
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Trial and Triumph – Episode 01. Derek Vanden Beukle

In this episode, Derek discusses not one, but TWO major life hurdles that people struggle with and how he beat them.  He demonstrates that sometimes to get out of your head, you need to get into your body. A great outlook on how to tackle other issues as well!   There is a tried and true

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Why are Veterans and First Responders Always So Grumpy?

Why are these people in the line so slow?!?! The light is green go already!!! Why are you moving like you have no sense of purpose!! Hurry up already!! Have you had that super surge of impatience, maybe even a lesser outburst only to seconds later acknowledge that it was stupid and “I don’t know

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