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The American Grit Podcast

The American Grit Podcast

By Grunt Style

Hosted by Marine Corps Veteran, Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Grunt Style apparel, American Grit hosts tough and often avoided conversations with people of influence that look to illuminate our listeners by sharing information that directly impacts the Grunt Style Culture. Our guests come from all walks of life: Military Veterans, Law Enforcement, First Responders,Veteran Entrepreneurs, Former DOD Chief of Staff’s, Skilled shooters, Professional wrestlers, Hall of Fame Martial Artist, Blue collar professionals and everyone in between.
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Grunt Style's Co Owner, Tim Jensen addresses a panel of M.S.T. subject matter experts, survivors, and advocates in a different format than usual. Included are Navy veteran Janae Sergio, Navy veteran Stephanie Gattas, and Mayra Guillen (sister of Vanessa Guillen.) This roundtable discussion went in-depth into the current state of advocacy and the future of the struggle for reform within the halls of congress all the way to the D.O.D. These women have all been affected by the epidemic of Military Sexual Trauma. Still, not one will call themselves a victim – they are warriors. Listen in and be sure to check out the posted resources. Share this with anyone you know that "needs to hear this." You know what we mean. What is Military Sexual Trauma? Military Sexual Trauma (MST) is an experience of sexual assault or sexual harassment during military service. Unlike the often talked about post-military mental health condition PTSD, MST is not a diagnosis or mental health condition. It is one of the highest forms of betrayal where those who are depended upon for survival end up violating their own colleagues or subordinates, breaking the social agreement of trust.  The victim, while still in a dependent situation, is unable to confront or break ties with the perpetrator of the violation.  This damages the victim’s well-being, self-concept, relationships and view of the world. Rape and interpersonal violence, which causes PTSD, is made even worse when it occurs in the military because of continued exposure and involvement with the perpetrator. If you'd like more information or need resources, we've provided a list below to get you help help today. Resources: What is Military Sexual Trauma: By Janae Sergio Pink Berets Foundation Vanessa Guillen Foundation Never alone advocacy Combat Sexual assault Protect Our Defenders About the American Grit Podcast American Grit hosts tough and often avoided conversations with people of influence that look to illuminate our listeners by sharing information that directly impacts the Grunt Style Culture. Our guests come from all walks of life: Military Veterans, Law Enforcement, First Responders,Veteran Entrepreneurs,  Former DOD Chief of Staff’s, Skilled shooters , Professional wrestlers, Hall of Fame Martial Artist, Blue collar professionals and everyone in between. Visit American Grit today!
55:55
October 28, 2022
The Numbers Don't Lie, The Hard Truth of MST w/Don Christensen
The Numbers Don't Lie, The Hard Truth of MST w/Don Christensen
Retired Col. Don Christensen served in the Air Force J.A.G. for over twenty years. In that time, he went from a prosecutor and defense advocate to lead prosecutor of the whole damn Airforce and a Judge. Now he’s President of Protect our Defenders, a non-profit providing legal services to Military Sexual Trauma survivors. Think it’s too late for justice? Think again. Don is still fighting the battle, and he downright blew our minds with the sheer statistical evidence. We knew the situation was terrible: Don just put the numbers in front of us. And it is BAD, BAD. Listen in and pay attention. This isn’t someone screeching on Facebook – this man is still in the trenches from the courtroom to congress. About the American Grit Podcast American Grit hosts tough and often avoided conversations with people of influence that look to illuminate our listeners by sharing information that directly impacts the Grunt Style Culture. Our guests come from all walks of life: Military Veterans, Law Enforcement, First Responders,Veteran Entrepreneurs,  Former DOD Chief of Staff’s, Skilled shooters , Professional wrestlers, Hall of Fame Martial Artist, Blue collar professionals and everyone in between. Visit American Grit today!
55:00
October 28, 2022
Perfectly Flawed w/ Janae Sergio
Perfectly Flawed w/ Janae Sergio
Alright, y’all, this one might start a few fights. Still, like a lumberjack walking into an environmentalist bar – we knew fists would fly before we walked through the door. Meet Janae Sergio; first, the good– she is a Navy Veteran, a loving wife and mother, best selling author, and a genuinely creative person with her own fashion brand.  Now let's speak to the silent weapon of war... unfortunately, like so many of our brothers and sisters – she is an MST Survivor, and her story is so f*cked up you should be calling your legislators and demand they hold predators accountable within OUR ranks.  But Janae isn’t a victim and refuses to be considered one. To this day, she is a hardcore advocate for ALL MST survivors and isn’t afraid to call out broken leadership within the ranks and within the veteran community. In this podcast, you may feel tempted to pick a side but polarization is the enemy. This affects us all. If you’re looking for a safe space to share your experience and need help, here are some trusted resources that assisted Janae and her healing journey. About the American Grit Podcast American Grit hosts tough and often avoided conversations with people of influence that look to illuminate our listeners by sharing information that directly impacts the Grunt Style Culture. Our guests come from all walks of life: Military Veterans, Law Enforcement, First Responders,Veteran Entrepreneurs,  Former DOD Chief of Staff’s, Skilled shooters , Professional wrestlers, Hall of Fame Martial Artist, Blue collar professionals and everyone in between. Visit American Grit today! Resources: What is Military Sexual Trauma: By Janae Sergio Pink Berets Foundation Vanessa Guillen Foundation Never alone advocacy Combat Sexual assault Protect Our Defenders
57:50
October 28, 2022
Man Uncivilized w/ Traver Boehm
Man Uncivilized w/ Traver Boehm
Men are in crisis across America. We are killing ourselves, taking new and deadlier drugs, resorting to theft, murder, and violence in broad daylight, and sexually assaulting Women in public spaces and dark alleys. All of this is happening in record numbers. “Toxic masculinity,” someone is screeching in the background, probably a man so neutered he can’t comprehend the simple truth. The problem isn’t “men.” It’s the lack of “Men” with a capital fucking M. ‍Meet Traver Boehm – a guy utterly unashamed of being a guy. He can hug the shit out of you, and you can feel the power and reassurance coming back at you. He can acknowledge the scourge of sexual assault and peel back the layers down to their root cause. Most importantly, he believes that as ugly and brutal as these problems are – they are well within our power to fix. The uncomfortable truth? We, as men, ARE THE FIX. About the American Grit Podcast American Grit hosts tough and often avoided conversations with people of influence that look to illuminate our listeners by sharing information that directly impacts the Grunt Style Culture. Our guests come from all walks of life: Military Veterans, Law Enforcement, First Responders,Veteran Entrepreneurs,  Former DOD Chief of Staff’s, Skilled shooters , Professional wrestlers, Hall of Fame Martial Artist, Blue collar professionals and everyone in between. Visit American Grit today! About Man Uncivilized Traver Boehm knows men. How they think, what’s behind their behavior, and most importantly — their unique challenges in the modern landscape. In 2016 after losing a pregnancy, his marriage, and his business partnership all within weeks of each other, he created a radical year-long social experiment to answer the question, “Who am I as a man?” Traver is the the founder of the Uncivilized Men’s Movement, the fastest growing men’s movement in the world. He is the author of “Today I Rise”, and “Man UNcivilized” as well as a two-time TEDx speaker, men’s coach and podcaster. Drawing upon an eclectic background ranging from professional bodyguard and Mixed Martial Arts to a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and meditation, Traver counsels men, women, and couples on how to better understand men’s mental health and relationship difficulties. With a passion for people and a unique lens through which to view the human experience, Traver is a highly sought after teacher in the fields of consciousness, relationship, and personal development. Click here to read the Man Uncivilized article by Traver Boehm Check out his amazing TEDx talk by clicking here. Website: manuncivilized.com Instagram: @traverboehm
58:03
October 28, 2022
Postcards Through Hell w/ Alan Chiasson & Ed Ford
Postcards Through Hell w/ Alan Chiasson & Ed Ford
Have you ever wondered how mail got around Afghanistan? Bet you didn’t think about it once while you were downrange. As it turns out, that, like many other things we took for granted, traveled through hell. Meet Ed Ford and Alan Chiasson – both Veterans and co-writers of one of the craziest stories put to words. “Postcards through Hell” will be on sale on October 21st and will give you a newfound respect for the world of contractors downrange. Click here to learn more. Listen in – this one is unique. About the American Grit Podcast American Grit hosts tough and often avoided conversations with people of influence that look to illuminate our listeners by sharing information that directly impacts the Grunt Style Culture. Our guests come from all walks of life: Military Veterans, Law Enforcement, First Responders,Veteran Entrepreneurs,  Former DOD Chief of Staff’s, Skilled shooters , Professional wrestlers, Hall of Fame Martial Artist, Blue collar professionals and everyone in between. Visit American Grit today!
01:04:15
October 28, 2022
Alternative Modalities w/ Moughenda Missoko
Alternative Modalities w/ Moughenda Missoko
Meet Moughenda Mickala, the first Bwiti Shaman to take the psycho-spiritual alkaloid Ibogaine to the mainstream. Not only is this compound an “experience,” it is showing results in the fields of opioid addiction recovery, trauma, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress. If the VA, conventional, and general practice have failed you, why not try this holistic and unconventional medicinal treatment? Visit Ibogaretreatcenter.com to learn more today. About the American Grit Podcast American Grit hosts tough and often avoided conversations with people of influence that look to illuminate our listeners by sharing information that directly impacts the Grunt Style Culture. Our guests come from all walks of life: Military Veterans, Law Enforcement, First Responders,Veteran Entrepreneurs,  Former DOD Chief of Staff’s, Skilled shooters , Professional wrestlers, Hall of Fame Martial Artist, Blue collar professionals and everyone in between. Visit Americangrit.com today!
01:05:15
October 28, 2022
Law and Order w/ Suresh Madhavan
Law and Order w/ Suresh Madhavan
Suresh is the founder and CEO of 221B Tactical. His gear has kept tens of thousands of first responders and tactical minded patriots safe for years since the founding of the company. As he says, “We invent and manufacture the gear you’ll wish you had when the shit hits the fan.” About the American Grit Podcast American Grit hosts tough and often avoided conversations with people of influence that look to illuminate our listeners by sharing information that directly impacts the Grunt Style Culture. Our guests come from all walks of life: Military Veterans, Law Enforcement, First Responders,Veteran Entrepreneurs,  Former DOD Chief of Staff’s, Skilled shooters , Professional wrestlers, Hall of Fame Martial Artist, Blue collar professionals and everyone in between. Visit American Grit today to learn more!
01:13:49
October 28, 2022
Death Waits In The Dark w/ Greg Coker
Death Waits In The Dark w/ Greg Coker
CW4 (R) Greg Coker served 22 years in the U.S. Army, 15 years as an AH-6 “Little Bird” attack helicopter instructor pilot who was specially recruited, assessed, and selected in the Army’s only Special Operations Helicopter unit, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. “Gravy” recently finished writing a book, Death Waits in the Dark — Six Guns Don’t Miss, the story of a special operations attack helicopter pilot who flew with the renowned 160th Special Operations Regiment (Airborne), and the incredible friendships Greg Coker and his fellow compatriots forged in the heat of combat. About the American Grit Podcast American Grit hosts tough and often avoided conversations with people of influence that look to illuminate our listeners by sharing information that directly impacts the Grunt Style Culture. Our guests come from all walks of life: Military Veterans, Law Enforcement, First Responders,Veteran Entrepreneurs,  Former DOD Chief of Staff’s, Skilled shooters , Professional wrestlers, Hall of Fame Martial Artist, Blue collar professionals and everyone in between. Visit www.americangrit.com to learn more! 
55:12
October 28, 2022
Psychological Warfare w/ U.S. Army Ret. LTG Michael Flynn
Psychological Warfare w/ U.S. Army Ret. LTG Michael Flynn
General Flynn was the 24th National Security Advisor, 18th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and a lieutenant general in the U.S. Army. In this conversation, he explains the myriad of intelligence challenges our country faces and the many storms building on the horizon. China is the most significant looming threat, he asserts. Find out why.
01:21:58
September 09, 2022
Warrior Mindset w/ Royce Gracie
Warrior Mindset w/ Royce Gracie
"There are a lot of tough guys out there, but without discipline, they will not stay on top forever." These are the words of Royce Gracie, who asserts that mental and emotional discipline and training will overcome raw strength in most instances. With an impressive lineage (Gracie BJJ) and a rich history of overcoming "tough guys" (go check his record)  -- we think he's definitely on to something. Learn what's in the heart of a champion. About the American Grit Podcast American Grit hosts tough and often avoided conversations with people of influence that look to illuminate our listeners by sharing information that directly impacts the Grunt Style Culture. Our guests come from all walks of life: Military Veterans, Law Enforcement, First Responders,Veteran Entrepreneurs,  Former DOD Chief of Staff’s, Skilled shooters , Professional wrestlers, Hall of Fame Martial Artist, Blue collar professionals and everyone in between.
59:25
August 16, 2022
Global Dominance w/ Cortland Sykes
Global Dominance w/ Cortland Sykes
Cortland Sykes: Businessman, Navy Veteran, Politician and Patriot. In this conversation we cover the long-term breakdown of American society, the rising threat of China, and what comes next in this great “American Experiment.” About the American Grit Podcast American Grit hosts tough and often avoided conversations with people of influence that look to illuminate our listeners by sharing information that directly impacts the Grunt Style Culture. Our guests come from all walks of life: Military Veterans, Law Enforcement, First Responders,Veteran Entrepreneurs,  Former DOD Chief of Staff’s, Skilled shooters , Professional wrestlers, Hall of Fame Martial Artist, Blue collar professionals and everyone in between.
01:02:11
August 15, 2022
National Security w/ Kash Patel
National Security w/ Kash Patel
Kash Patel is the former chief of staff to the Secretary of Defense. Kash also served in the National Security Council as a counter-terrorism prosecutor for the D.O.J. and served in the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Tim and Kash discuss everything from the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan to the inner dysfunction of the D.O.D and the many challenges facing the military community on strategic level. About the American Grit Podcast American Grit hosts tough and often avoided conversations with people of influence that look to illuminate our listeners by sharing information that directly impacts the Grunt Style Culture. Our guests come from all walks of life: Military Veterans, Law Enforcement, First Responders,Veteran Entrepreneurs,  Former DOD Chief of Staff’s, Skilled shooters , Professional wrestlers, Hall of Fame Martial Artist, Blue collar professionals and everyone in between
01:02:17
August 15, 2022