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The Seabag

The Seabag

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Veterans offering peer support and advice to service members transitioning to the civilian sector.
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Episode 7: How to T.H.R.I.V.E with Connor Moriarty

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Episode 31: “Opportunities that are disguised as hard work...”
A problem is growing in America as our supply chain struggles and production begins to slow due to inflation and worker shortage. We discuss our views of the responsibility that is resting on the shoulders of our generation’s tradesmen.
01:09:45
March 02, 2022
Episode 30: Ultra Marathons, Big Pussy Cats and Accountability
After taking break from the podcast, Brian and Micah recap the last couple months.
58:23
December 15, 2021
Episode 29: Levels of Intensity with Bob Jensen
In this episode Micah and Brian sit down with Bob Jensen who details his time in the Marine Corps as a combat engineer during Desert Storm. His life after service as an entrepreneur, small business owner and Washington State certified Master Hunter provides leadership examples of success and how to overcome adversity with intensity.
01:33:33
July 22, 2021
Episode 28: Finding Purpose with Earl Granville
In this episode Micah and Brian sit down with Staff Sergeant Earl Granville. A Pennsylvania National Guard Infantryman whose story of perseverance and dedication throughout adversity inspires others to achieve their goals.
01:50:59
July 07, 2021
Episode 27: Jason Kamora Substance Abuse Part 1
In this episode Micah and Brian discuss substance use and abuse during the transition process. They talk about the nuances surrounding this difficult topic as well as how to remove the stigma surrounding it through education.
01:25:56
June 05, 2021
Episode 26: Is it Patience or Procrastination?
In this episode Micah and Brian talk about their struggles with patience during the transition process, they also give examples of when patience disguises itself in procrastination inhibiting them from growing and improving.
01:02:11
May 20, 2021
Episode 25: Finding growth from mental burnout
In this episode Micah and Brian discuss their experiences of mental burnout during their transition process from the military. As always they give examples of “what not to do” and detail strategies to cope with the burnout.
01:14:11
April 25, 2021
Episode 24: The Embodiment of Selflessness
In this episode dedicated to Linda Cole, Micah interviews Brian about his time spent training his service dog under the guidance of master dog trainer Linda Cole. They discuss her incredible sacrifices and dedication to helping veterans transition and heal.
53:60
March 25, 2021
Episode 23: In Pursuit of the Extreme
In this episode Micah and Brian discuss the extreme lifestyles and choices that can effect the transition process.
01:03:27
March 25, 2021
Episode 22: Weapon, Gear, Body
In this episode Micah and Brian correlate the military saying “Weapon, Gear, Body” to the term “Self-Care”. They discuss ways to incorporate these lessons while transitioning from active duty to a civilian lifestyle.
56:36
February 11, 2021
Episode 21: Richard Cartagena
In this episode Micah and Brian talk to Richard Cartagena about his time as a Marine during the first gulf war with ANGLICO and his transition back into civilian life. He currently works as a peer support specialist with the VA.
01:59:18
January 14, 2021
Episode 20: Jason Kamora
In this episode Micah and Brian talk to Jason Kamora. Jason was a military dog handler in the Air Force and now currently works in mental health and substance abuse treatment fields. He discusses his transition from active duty military to civilian life and shares his advice.
01:09:33
December 31, 2020
Episode 19: Vantage Point Elevated Self Care with Conner Moriarty
In this episode Conner Moriarty of Reset Outdoors sits down with Micah and Brian and discusses his latest project Vantage Point Elevated Self Care and how it can benefit our lives daily.
01:03:12
December 23, 2020
Episode 18: Transitioning tips and tricks
In this episode Micah and Brian pick apart some of the nuanced aspects of the military to civilian transition process.
40:44
December 16, 2020
Episode 17: Social Media
In this episode Micah and Brian discuss the benefits and some of the dangers of social media while transitioning from the military.
52:02
November 05, 2020
Episode 16: Coping Skills
In this episode Micah and Brian discuss some of their coping strategies for every day stress and compare it with their experiences in the ocean and in the mountains.
46:20
October 29, 2020
Episode 15 F.N.G ......the new guy show
In this episode Micah and Brian discuss how being a new guy in the military can compare with beginning a transition to civilian life. They discuss their failures and different strategies they used to overcome.
56:22
October 10, 2020
Episode 14: Sabrina Ciaciura
In this episode Micah and Brian have a conversation with online mentor Sabrina Ciaciura. They discuss early life, naval linguist career and her transition from military service. She operates a unique online mentorship program that helps veterans and civilians find their identity and guides them toward happiness.
51:09
September 03, 2020
Episode 13: Navigating the life of Vietnam veteran Mr Eric Blodgett
In episode 13 we dive into the 27 years of naval service and extensive background of Mr Eric Blodgett. This in depth show navigates through his life in Vietnam, his time spent as a SEABEE, Navy Diver and Explosive ordinance Disposal technician.
01:45:60
August 30, 2020
Episode 12: Feedback
In this episode Micah and Brian talk about the importance of asking for feedback post military service. They also discuss several personal examples of the wrong way to accept feedback.
52:58
July 31, 2020
Episode 11: Moving Forward
In this episode Micah and Brian discuss their benefits of moving forward through tough situations in life finding gratitude is the key to success. They also announce the winner of the Seabag shelf and read the submitted letter of gratitude.
39:50
July 20, 2020
Episode 10: Dealing with loss
In this episode Micah and Brian discuss the ways in which they navigated loss in their lives and the unhealthy coping mechanisms they used. They also discuss ways they learned to better cope with loss and how to apply them.
01:01:51
July 02, 2020
Episode 9: The Battle Buddy
Micah and Brian discuss the importance of maintaining friendships established in the military as well as their friendship. The origins of The Seabag Podcast.
01:02:07
June 24, 2020
Episode 8: Larry Shook
In this Episode Micah and Brian talk to Vietnam Veteran and career Journalist Larry Shook about his time deployed as a door gunner and crew chief. They also discuss Larry’s transition home from combat and he offers some excellent advice for other veterans.
01:11:21
June 13, 2020
Episode 7: How to T.H.R.I.V.E with Connor Moriarty
In this episode Micah and Brian are introduced to the T.H.R.I.V.E concept and dig into some mental health concepts with a certified therapist.
01:26:46
June 04, 2020
Episode 6: The Importance of an introspective personality
In the episode Micah and Brian discuss the importance of introspective thinking and bring together talking points from previous episodes.
01:02:03
May 29, 2020
Episode 5: Work Ethic
Brian and Micah discuss success and failures about their personal work ethic and coach each other on how to cultivate that personality trait.
01:09:01
May 21, 2020
Episode 4: Gratitude... Micah and Brian discuss gratitude and it’s accompanied benefits.
Gratitude plays a large role in our mental health. Recognizing their flaws in the past Micah and Brian discuss those flaws and lessons learned while transitioning out of the military.
01:01:22
May 14, 2020
Episode 3: Navigating different types of support systems
In episode 3 Micah and Brian dive into different support systems that they utilized not only during their military to civilian transition, but also throughout their lives good and bad.
01:00:59
May 07, 2020
Episode 2: Mental toughness
In this episode Micah and Brian discuss the importance of being mentally tough, and different strategies they have used in different situations to overcome hardship.
01:10:30
April 27, 2020
How to interact at the Veterans Administration: The Ego Check
Micah and Brian publish the first episode of the Seabag Podcast. Brief personal introductions and a deep dive on the different interactions both hosts had during the early phase of their military to civilian transition.
01:08:26
April 22, 2020