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E-14 Podcast “The Sailor’s Voice”

E-14 Podcast “The Sailor’s Voice”

By Heath & Jamie Britt
Never before has there been a platform to amplify the voice of the Sailor. E-14 Podcast creates an environment for the Sailor to candidly discuss issues that affect their daily lives and how they deal with it. We navigate life with a Sailor twist. We are the Britts a dual military (Navy & Navy) couple who love to share our life lessons and advice!! TOGETHER WE HAVE 40 YEARS OF NAVAL EXPERIENCE & two very different personalities and leadership styles! Each week we discuss a potpourri of topics we like to call smoke pit topics. TOGETHER WE ARE E-14!!
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E-14 Podcast “The Sailor’s Voice”

Navy Cross Recipient Luis Fonseca Tells All With “No Shame”
Join Heath and Jamie as they sit down with Hospital Corpsman (Ret) Luis Fonseca, a Navy Cross recipient. Luis discusses his career, events that led to him receiving the Navy Cross and the PTSD and addiction he still battles today. We also discuss the “No Shame” Foundation he and his wife started after retirement. You don’t want miss this! Luis Fonseca - Facebook: Luis Fonseca, No Shame Instagram: See live video on YouTube:
June 14, 2022
Joni Horton - Editor of “Ese to Master Jefe” and So Much More!
Heath and Jamie sits down with Joni Horton. Editor of Raul Ramos’ auto biography, “Ese to Master Jefe,” Navy Veteran, ballroom dancer and Cardiovascular Perfusionist. We got to hear about her service, her relationship with Raul and her current profession. You don’t want to miss it. See video on E-14 Podcast YouTube:
June 05, 2022
E-14 Podcast Has “Permission to Speak Freely”
Heath and Jamie are joined by the team of Damon and Damo from the Permission to Speak Freely podcast. They help navigate through the issues with the USS George Washington, new Sailors joining the navy and much more.
May 29, 2022
“Act of Valor” the Extended Cut with SBCS(SWCC) (RET)Greg Heidler
Retired SBCS(SWCC) Greg Heidler stopped by the E-14 Podcast studio and discussed his career. We also discussed the adventures and injuries that occurred during the filming of the movie “Act of Valor.”
May 22, 2022
Vic Ferrari - NYPD Comedy Confessions
E-14 Podcast sits down with Vic Ferrari, a retired NYPD cop turned author, and talk about some of the crazy things that has happened to him during his 20 plus years of service to “The Big Apple.” Vic is a phenomenal story teller and writer. He has six books to his credit and we own two of them. Fantastic reads! His books can be found on, just search Vic Ferrari!
May 15, 2022
Master Sergeant Roy P. Benavidez - The Real Life Rambo
E-14 Podcast joins Roy Benavidez’s daughter, Yvette Benavidez Garcia, and they team up to tell his story through the eyes of his daughter. To keep his legacy alive and for a more in-depth look, many books about Roy Benavidez are available on To download the pdf for the graphic novel, go here. Scroll down to Volume 1, Issue 2 Or email Joseph Craig at The address for the Roy Benavidez scholarship is El Campo High School 600 West Norris El Campo, TX 77437 ATTN: Yvette Benavidez Garcia
May 01, 2022
Raul Ramos - From LA Street Gang to Navy Master Chief
E-14 Podcast brings you an unbelievable story of overcoming the odds. Master Chief (Ret) Raul Ramos describes his life in the Los Angeles street gang underworld and how it all changed on that fateful day when he joined the US Navy and cemented his future to a life of serving and attaining the highest naval enlisted rank of Master Chief, a rank achieved by only 1% of Navy enlisted personnel. His autobiography, “Ese to Master Jefe,” released earlier this year, is available at and Book Baby link This story of overcoming the odds will leave you inspired and Raul’s story fits anyone regardless of where they came from, rich, poor, privileged or underprivileged. Do yourself a favor, order and read this book!
April 20, 2022
Veteran Suicide - The Silent Pandemic
Heath and Jamie sit down with the president of the Green Star Families of America Program, Matt Cahill, and discuss the disparate need for a program that supports the families affected by veteran suicide. This fight keeps Matt busy 24/7 and his passion for this cause is contagious. Please support his cause by contacting your State Representative and asking them to support H.R. 5036. For more information please go to Green Star Family can also be contacted on Twitter: @greenstarfam IG: @green_star_families FB: GREEN STAR Families of America. Matt can be contacted via email:
April 04, 2022
Warrior Toughness - Tough as Nails
Heath and Jamie sit down with Command Senior Chief Anousone (Tip) Thippanya and discuss what it means to be Warrior Tough.
March 28, 2022
Beer and Chicago Talk with Dave from Beer in Front Podcast
Heath and Jamie sit down with Dave Zalatoris, from Beer In Front Podcast, and talk about beer and Chicago. We discuss the melting pot that is Chicago and we visit the great debate, Chicago Pizza or New York Pizza?
March 21, 2022
Florida Man Infiltrates E-14
E-14 Podcast just got infiltrated by the elusive Florida Man! Wayne, one third of The Godfather’s of podcasting, Florida Men on Florida Man, joins Heath and Jamie. We discuss our shows and mental health. Heath can’t help himself and takes a jab at Wayne’s co-host Josh. It’s all in good fun. It’s always a pleasure having Wayne on.
March 11, 2022
We’re Still Alive Y’all
E-14 Podcast has been on a hiatus for a few weeks. Jamie and Heath talk about what they’ve been up to and discuss Mardi Gras follies, Jamie’s self diagnosis attempts and more!
March 03, 2022
Like a Phoenix - Rising From the Ashes with Extra Duty Podcast
Heath and Jamie sit down with Josh and Boy Pretzel from Extra Duty Podcast and discuss Josh’s adversity and his ability to adjust and overcome his trial and tribulations. Also, we talk about what’s coming next with the Extra Duty Podcast.
March 03, 2022
Trish the Dish - Arise from the BS Part II
Heath and Jamie sit down with Trish, from the Gen X Voice podcast, and continue the story of her challenging childhood.
February 14, 2022
Home Town Hero - John Lewis
Heath and Jamie sit down with Heath’s childhood friend, Retired Sergeant First Class John Lewis. John discusses his multiple deployments, experiences on and off the battlefield and the new adversary he battles now.
January 30, 2022
A Jersey Girl’s Story
Jamie and Heath sit down with Summer from Stressed Depressed & Anxious Podcast. They discuss her battle with mental health and her literal fight for her life.
January 27, 2022
Trish the Dish - Arise From the BS
Heath and Jamie sit down with Trish and we discuss how she became the awesome human she is today despite the obstacles she battled as a young child.
January 17, 2022
Christmas Babbling
Heath and Jamie sit down and talk about Christmas, transferring and podcasting.
December 19, 2021
Heath’s Retirement Rant
Heath is old and grumpy. Sometimes he gets pissed and needs to vent. This episode exposes how pissed off he is about how some DOD Civilians drag their feet in getting Sailors paid. He is also mad because it seems that no one is checking them.
December 09, 2021
The Real Navy Reservist Life - Behind the Veil
Heath and Jamie sit down with AG2 Stephen Dickey and discuss life as a Navy Reservist and Navy Civilian employee. We look behind the real struggles and awesomeness of being Half Sailor and Half civilian.
December 06, 2021
Seasonal Depression-It’s a Real Thing
Heath and Jamie sit down with Valerie Vestal and discuss Seasonal Depression and how it’s symptoms can be confused with non-seasonal depression.
November 22, 2021
Dual Military Talk with Hermes and Khaleesi
Heath and Jamie sit down with Hermes, from The Scuttlebutt Podcast, and his better half Khaleesi. All four of them are dual military married couples and they discuss the ups and downs of dual military couple life, what’s new with The Scuttlebutt Podcast and many other topics.
November 13, 2021
It’s ok not to be ok
Raider Squid, a Raider’s super fan , openly discusses his experience dealing with mental health in the Navy and what he is doing to help others.
October 24, 2021
Bro Knows
Everything you needed to know about the half hour bro‘s podcast and a bunch of things you didn’t. Join Heath and Jamie as they sit down with Curt from Half hour Bros. We got him for longer than a half hour!!
October 20, 2021
Navy Memories with Average G.I. Joe Podcast
As Heath nears retirement, he begins to look at the past 26 years of his life. Our friend Adam from the Average G.I.Joe Podcast starts the ball rolling with The Favorite Navy Meals and You Know You were in the Navy if…
October 11, 2021
The History of War Through General Patton’s Life
It’s been awhile since we have relaxed and had a drink and told a story. Join Heath and Jamie and America’s favorite Historian the ever popular Ian from Why Whiskey Podcast as we tackle the story of Ol Blood and Guts Patton.
October 10, 2021
Another look at Mental Health
Heath and Jamie sit in with Charles Miller CRNA and discuss a cure for PTSD and Suicide.
September 24, 2021
Bonus Episode
E-14 on the Microbreak Podcast
September 19, 2021
A Rose by Any Other Name Would Smell Like Chuck Norris
Join Heath, Jamie and Chuck as they talk about names in the Navy and in tribute to Chuck and Ruff go to the Movies Podcast: An in depth review of the Movie Battleship!
September 05, 2021
What does Shipmate mean to you?
Join Heath and Jamie as they interview a fellow shipmate and the CEO of shipment clothing Brandon Macgucken. They discuss what the word shipmate means and give advice for those Military Members wanting to start their own business.
August 29, 2021
Embracing the Suck and the History of Stephen Decatur
Join Heath and Jamie as they relax and talk about their struggles and how they have overcome by embracing the suck.
August 09, 2021
The Charge of Leadership Part 4: Toxic Leadership with Dr. Kevin Sansberry
Heath and Jamie talk with Dr Sansberry about the ins and outs of traits of toxic leaders and how to approach them.
July 27, 2021
The History Behind the Phrase “Son of a Gun”
Join Heath and Jamie as they Talk about the future of their Podcast. The segment Cigars Ports and the Seven Seas and some of their favorite Pods.
July 18, 2021
The Charge of Leadership Part 3 with Col Eric Burns
Join Jamie and Heath as the pick the Colonel’s brain and discover Leadership is Leadership despite the Branch.
July 13, 2021
The Charge of Leadership Part 2: FIRE with CMC Tomas Garcia
Developing your own philosophy as a leader is imperative to consistency. Join Heath and Jamie as they catch up with their friend Tomas Garcia and he shares his FIRE approach to leadership.
July 05, 2021
The Charge of Leadership Part 1: Serving and Leading as a Transgender Service Member
AO1 Guerrero opens up to tell his story and experiences as a Leader in Today’s Navy while being a Transgender Service Member.
June 27, 2021
It took so long to post; We forgot the title with Tom from Half Hour Bros Podcast
Join Heath and Jamie as they start the adventure into Season 3. We are adding segments and changing our image just a bit so that we can keep things spicy and interesting. Enjoy.
June 19, 2021
To Hell with the Stigma Part IV
LT Joe Ramirez breaks down the science behind mental health and uncovers the why and how mental health issues develop.
June 06, 2021
To Hell with the Stigma Part III with Raul from Charlie Mike the Podcast
Raul has been helping veterans deal with mental health with his podcast and his company Charlie Mike Military Apparel. He is a wealth of knowledge for resources veterans can use.
May 16, 2021
Raw and Uncut with the Scuttlebutt Podcast
Scuttlebutt Podcast hosts Hermès and Morpheus join Heath and Jamie for a few drinks laughs and a bunch of Scuttlebutt Chatter. Relax with this laid back episode. As the Scuttlebutt Pod says, “You’re amongst friends.”
May 13, 2021
To Hell With the Stigma Part II with Scott Deluzio from Drive on Podcast
Scott Deluzio from Drive On Podcast opens up about his battle with PTSD and how he is using his podcast to combat the stigma.
May 09, 2021
To Hell With the Stigma Part I With Chief Herget
May 08, 2021
Florida Man Meets E-14 Podcast
Wayne from the Iconic Florida Men on Florida Man Podcast joins Heath and Jamie and discusses their FMOFM Podcast, Why Florida has a Plethora of Topics and he gives advice to those starting out.
May 01, 2021
Why Whiskey for Noobs with Ian McGlynn from Why Whiskey Podcast
Join Heath, Jamie and Ian from Why Whiskey Podcast as they collaborate and regale us with stories of deployment, history and an in-depth tasting of some amazing Whiskeys! If you would like to drink along, they are sampling the following Whiskey: Powers Gold Label, Powers Jonhs Lane, Smokey Quartz V5 Bourbon, Kings County Cask Strength Wheated Bourbon Provided by Why Whiskey.
April 25, 2021
Chasing the Anchor Part 4: Correcting Your Record
Sailors need to know how to fix their records before submitting their Letter to the Board. This information is beneficial to all ranks. Listen in as Heath & Jamie talk about some tips and tricks to correct discrepancies in your Official Military Personnel File OMPF
April 18, 2021
April 17, 2021
How to Find Time in Your Day
Everyone is busy and is struggling to find time to workout, and finish that project you’ve been working on. Join us as we put together some thoughts to focus your day and find time to get those priorities straight.
April 09, 2021
Self Care: How to Recognize You Are Burning Out
The goal is to recognize burn out is on the horizon before you get to that point. This way you can take leave or give yourself a break before you crash.
March 28, 2021
RESILIENCY Like You’ve Never Heard Before w/ 6th Fleet Command Master Chief Johannes “JJ” Gonzalez
As Sailors, we talk about resiliency so much that sometimes it loses its luster especially in a world where we are dealing with COVID restrictions and the ever changing environment. CMC Gonzalez kicks off Season 2 as he candidly discusses his life, obstacles and developing the mental toughness to bounce back.
March 21, 2021
Service: A leader Serves... with Fleet Master Chief (Ret.) JoAnn Ortloff
With over 30 years of service, Fleet Master Chief (Ret.) JoAnn Ortloff, stood the test of time. This episode is the close out to our Unity Service and Navigation Series. Her outlook on service is different from most. She offers her unique perspective in this episode. In honor of Women’s History Month she regales us with how the new “Army Women” toy now available to children everywhere came to be.
March 14, 2021
BEER. SEA STORIES. MARINES & BLOOD with Whiskey & Freedom
Sit back and relax as we chat with Whiskey and Freedom Co Owners Matthew Matthews and William Adkins. When you pop open a beer with two Marines, you will be surprised where the stories take you.
March 11, 2021
Chasing the Anchor Part 3 with Master Chief Steven Roberts
EVALS EVALS EVALS We are pulling the curtain back and finding out exactly what the Selection Board is looking for in your Evaluation.
March 09, 2021
Unity: Building a Strong Team with Petty Officer First Class Marlon Dews
PS1 Dews is no stranger to leading Sailors. As an LPO, on the USS Truman, he is in charge of 30 Sailors of different rates and personalities. Listen in on his technique to build a strong team. Also, be on the look out for his new podcast with his Navy Brothers called “Keepin’ It A M.I.L” Coming Soon!!
March 08, 2021
Does Equal Opportunity Exist in the Navy? With Chief Jon Counts, CMEO
As our nation continues to struggle with equal opportunity, the Navy is not immune to these same issues. Chief Counts is the Command Managed Equal Opportunity Program Manager (CMEO) and he provides and in depth look at the measures the Navy takes to ensure the safety of it’s Sailors.
March 07, 2021
Chasing the Anchor Part 2 Preparing Yourself for the Chief Board
We had the privilege of picking Senior Chief Andrew Griffitts’ brain on the Chasing the Anchor Series!! Senior Griffitts sat the board last year for FY21. He enlightened us on : What is a good looking Package to the Board, Myths, Tips/tricks to catch the graders Attention, and what should be in the LTB.
March 02, 2021
Introductory Episode the Chasing the Anchor Mini Series: :Unraveling the Mystery of the Selection Board
It is “THE SEASON” Before THE SEASON! If you are in the Navy, you understand what we are talking about. This mini series is focused on providing topics referencing preparing for the Chief Petty Officer Selection Board.  We want YOUR Feedback to get the information out there to all of those Chasing the Anchor! #podcast #e14podcast #navychiefnavypride #navychief #navy #forgedbythesea
February 27, 2021
Navigation: Chart the Course to Success
Our Unity Service and Navigation Series is kicking off with LSC Kwame Kusi Everyone knows when you put on an anchor, YOU are THE CHIEF. When you transfer to a new command the Sailor’s don’t know a new Chief from an old Chief. They only know you’re THE CHIEF. LSC KWAME KUSI from the.king.vibes Podcast is preparing to check onboard the USS Decatur (DDG-73) Join us as he lays out his plan to navigate his team to Success!! Whether you are a civilian or military his CONCEPTS are transferable to your life.
February 27, 2021
The Sailor's Voice LIVE (CNO's MESSAGE on EXTREMISM)
The CNO put out a Message regarding Extremism.  We are going LIVE! To tackle this tough topic. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of our own and not the United States Navy or our respective commands.
February 27, 2021
Hold Fast After Action Report
Join us as we Recap our Hold Fast Series, how it impacted the world around us, our Journey in Podcasting over the last month, and our vision for the podcast.
February 22, 2021
Hold Fast to your Goals with Matt Perry NASCAR Driver
Matt Perry regales his tragic downfall and redemption and how he became the “COMEBACK KID”
February 14, 2021
Hold Fast Through Love with Jose Carpio Master Chief
Join us as we discover that love is more than a feeling. Our special guest NCCM Jose Carpio is breaking down the lessons he’s learned in love so that we can learn how to hold fast through love.
February 06, 2021
Hold Fast Through the Storm *Bonus Feature*
Join us as we candidly discuss our current storm and how we are dealing with the rises and falls.
February 06, 2021
Hold Fast Through Adversity with Eric Shuman SWCC
3 Part Mini Series “Hold Fast” Part one Through Adversity. Special Guest SBCS (SWCC/FPJ) Eric Shuman
February 01, 2021
Ballasting Your Ship -For Partners-
Join us as we discuss keeping your life balanced concerning your marriage, work, hobbies. #balance #ballast #ship #navy #ForgedbytheSea #podcast
January 24, 2021
January 20, 2021
January 20, 2021
How to Avoid Broaching
Evading Obstacles Before They Defeat You
January 18, 2021
Deep Sixing Your Limits
Get out of your own way.
January 18, 2021
Welcome to E-14 Podcast
This is an introductory episode to our Podcast
January 18, 2021