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Andy Stumpf

It is safe to say that I have wandered a bit. I served in the military, flew some jets, jumped out of most, climbed mountains (I jumped off of them too), taught fitness, owned a gym, and have spent the last few years speaking to organizations and leaders. It has been a journey, and in all honesty, I have no idea where it is going. I seek the things that make me uncomfortable. I move towards things that scare me. I think you should too read less
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Episodes

James Arthur and Bersabeh Ray -  From Rock Bottom to Redemption
Apr 8 2024
James Arthur and Bersabeh Ray - From Rock Bottom to Redemption
James Arthur Ray, who at his pinnacle was celebrated as a self-help guru with a New York Times bestseller and Oprah's nod of approval. James' world came crashing down following a tragic incident in 2009, sending him to prison, and leaving him 20 million in debt, homelessness, and social exile. It was in this darkest hour that Bersabeh, a survivor of the tumultuous landscapes of Iran, brought a beacon of hope, understanding, and belief in redemption that the world seemed to have withdrawn from James. Together, James and Bersabeh, affectionately known as "Bear," share their incredible tale of resilience, love, and transformation. With over three decades of collective wisdom and insight into human behavior, they are on a mission to revolutionize the personal development industry. They openly discuss their personal stories of adversity, the lessons learned from hitting rock bottom, and how they've used these experiences to forge a new path for others seeking to understand life and themselves better. Whether you're in search of meaning, grappling with life's challenges, or curious about the intricacies of human behavior, James and Bear's journey offers a beacon of hope and a testament to the power of redemption and starting over. Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/
Dustin Diefenderfer - Beyond the Summit and Shaping Lives through MTNTOUGH
Mar 25 2024
Dustin Diefenderfer - Beyond the Summit and Shaping Lives through MTNTOUGH
Dustin Diefenderfer is the founder of MTNTOUGH.com. Born from a deep connection with the wilderness and a desire to merge physical fitness with the raw challenges of nature, Dustin shares his journey from the confines of Corporate America to the liberating peaks of Montana's rugged landscape. Dustin reveals how his college days, initially marked by routine workouts, evolved into a profound exploration of goal-specific training alongside a future wildland firefighter. This experience laid the groundwork for a lifelong passion for hardcore training, ultramarathon running, and, most importantly, the development of mental toughness. Dustin recounts the moments that led to the birth of MTNTOUGH — the first fitness regimen designed specifically for backcountry hunters. Over time he transitioned from a promising career in business management to impactful humanitarian work in Uganda, and eventually, to revolutionizing the way hunters and outdoor enthusiasts prepare for the challenges of the wilderness. MTNTOUGH is a comprehensive online platform offering physical training programs, and guidance on nutrition, mental health, and spiritual wellbeing. Dustin's approach to fitness goes beyond the physical, emphasizing the importance of mental toughness and the role of special operations veterans in forging a resilient community. Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/
Ian Cockburn - Death at The Hands of Your Government
Mar 18 2024
Ian Cockburn - Death at The Hands of Your Government
Ian Cockburn is a survivor of one of the most harrowing health scandals in UK history. At just six years old Ian was battling childhood Leukemia, and during one of his final treatments was infected with Hepatitis C through a contaminated blood transfusion—a fallout from the UK's importation of unscreened blood products over two decades. His medical journey began with a dramatic evacuation to a UK airbase, then a fight against Hep-C, which threatened not only his life but his dream of serving his country. Ian opens up about the subsequent government and NHS cover-up that prolonged the crisis, the personal and professional hurdles he faced due to the infection, and how he overcame these challenges to live a fulfilling life with his family. Despite being barred from joining the British Army in his youth due to his medical history, Ian's unwavering determination, inspired by military podcasts, led him to reapply as a reservist and volunteer police officer, achieving success in both endeavors. The UK public inquiry's publication date is approaching, which Ian hopes will reveal the depths of the scandal's negligence which is still estimated to result in a death over four days. Ian shares his mission to raise awareness and ensure justice for the victims. https://www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk/ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/infected-blood-scandal-increased-financial-support-for-victims-confirmed https://www.hepctrust.org.uk/find-support/infected-blood-and-blood-products/infected-blood-inquiry/#:~:text=20%20May%202024.-,The%20history%20of%20the%20contaminated%20blood%20scandal,with%20on%2Dgoing%20health%20complications. Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/
Bert Sorin - Strength Beyond Iron
Mar 11 2024
Bert Sorin - Strength Beyond Iron
Bert Sorin has had an incredible journey, from a young boy with a barbell in his hands to becoming a 4-time Division 1 All-American in Track and Field, an SEC Champion, and an Olympic trials athlete. His story doesn't end there; as the President and Co-Owner of Sorinex Exercise Equipment, Bert, together with his father Richard Sorin, has revolutionized the way athletes and warriors prepare for their battles, whether on the sports field or the battlefield. Bert's equipment is not just about physical readiness; it's about rebuilding lives and providing support before, during, and after deployments. With a vast network of veterans, scientists, coaches, and therapists, Bert's mission is to bring out the best in people, pushing them to explore their potential and maximize their contribution to the world. Bert is a man whose life has been a testament to the power of strength, both physical and mental. Bert, alongside his wife Lesley, has raised a family with a legacy deeply entrenched in human performance, setting a shining example of what it means to live a life dedicated to reaching the peak of one's potential. https://www.sorinex.com/ The company I mentioned that I am working with for my blood panels is called Marek Health. If you are interested in checking them out, please use this link: https://marekdiagnostics.com/stumpf Marek has also provided me with a discount code, "stumpf". Full disclosure, I have no clue what the value of the code is, maybe it is 100 percent off, maybe it is 10. Some mysteries in life have no answers. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/
Chris Frueh - Understanding Operator Syndrome and The Human Cost of War
Mar 4 2024
Chris Frueh - Understanding Operator Syndrome and The Human Cost of War
Christopher Frueh, PhD., is a renowned clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. Chris brings over three decades of experience working intimately with military veterans and active-duty personnel. His pioneering research on "Operator Syndrome" is redefining our approach to the multifaceted health, psychological, and interpersonal challenges faced by those in military special operations. Join us as Chris shares insights from his extensive career, including his work with prestigious organizations like the SEAL Future Foundation and Boulder Crest Foundation, his testimony before US Congress, and his role as a consultant for the Department of Defense and other key agencies. We explore the implications of his findings for the treatment and understanding of Operator Syndrome and discuss how his efforts are making a tangible difference in the lives of our most elite warriors. Chris's expertise doesn't end with psychology. Under the pen name Christopher Bartley, he has authored nine historical crime novels that delve into themes of meaning, intimacy, and the American spirit during the tumultuous times of the Great Depression. Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/
The Last Promise: Duty, Loss, and Healing - With Scott Tatum
Feb 26 2024
The Last Promise: Duty, Loss, and Healing - With Scott Tatum
Scott Tatum is a seasoned veteran in the fields of emergency medicine and tactical medical support. With over 35 years of experience, Scott's career has spanned the adrenaline-fueled roles of helicopter rescue work, street medic, and currently, the med team leader for a county sheriff's Bomb Squad and Tact Team, in addition to teaching tactics to aircrew members for US Customs and Border Protection Air & Marine Operations. This episode, however, takes us on a different kind of mission: Scott shares the profound and personal story of fulfilling a promise to his mother as she faced the end of her life due to aggressive cancer. The decision to ensure her passing was without suffering, the conversations had, the goodbyes shared, and the ultimate act of love and duty performed. Scott opens up about the mental and emotional toll this experience exerted on him, leading to a complete erasure of his memories of his mother before that fateful day. Despite undergoing extensive therapy, including EMDR, the memories remain elusive, sparking questions about the impact of high-stress professions on personal relationships and mental health. Join us as Scott reflects on his incredible journey through medicine and rescue, the challenges of compartmentalizing professional and personal identities, and the silent struggles that professionals like him face. Check out the new Cleared Hot Flannel and Sweatshirt: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/collections/podcast-gear⁠ Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: ⁠https://www.thewolf21.com⁠ Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠
Crossroads and Courage - Some of Life's Battles are Worth it
Feb 23 2024
Crossroads and Courage - Some of Life's Battles are Worth it
We are diving deep into the heart of personal struggle, resilience, and the journey toward healing amidst life's most challenging moments. Part 1: A tale of betrayal and self-discovery unfolds as one listener shares the heart-wrenching journey of dealing with infidelity, emotional abuse, and the looming shadow of divorce. With young children and a family in turmoil, this story navigates the delicate balance of protecting loved ones while honoring one's own worth and seeking a path to healing. The listener questions how to recognize when a marriage is beyond repair and how to approach the possibility of divorce without fracturing the fragile world their children inhabit. Part 2: From the grip of domestic violence to the precipice of life-altering decisions, another listener recounts the harrowing escape from an abusive stepfather and the complex dynamics of a family torn apart by violence and betrayal. Caught between the dreams of education and the harsh realities of survival, he contemplates the merits of military service versus the pursuit of personal passion and the search for a fulfilling career in a world that feels devoid of direction. Check out the new Cleared Hot Flannel and Sweatshirt: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/collections/podcast-gear⁠ Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: ⁠https://www.thewolf21.com ⁠ Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠
The Rise of Russia - With Curtis Fox
Feb 19 2024
The Rise of Russia - With Curtis Fox
We are diving into the heart of Eurasian geopolitics with Curtis L. Fox, author of the groundbreaking book Hybrid Warfare: The Russian Approach to Strategic Competition and Conventional Military Conflict. Launching into a deep exploration of Russia's historical military strategies and its contemporary geopolitical maneuvers, Fox offers unparalleled insights into the Kremlin's objectives, its relentless pursuit in Ukraine, and the inner mechanics of its formidable military and intelligence apparatus. With Russia's economic tenacity and military prowess on full display, we dissect the nation's will to press on in the conflict, assess its strategic goals, and the potential ramifications on global stability. Curtis, a former Green Beret who mastered the Russian language and studied Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech before venturing into Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, provides a unique perspective on what Russia hopes to achieve and the lengths it may go to secure victory. This episode not only charts the course of Russia's military evolution from the Napoleonic era to its current engagement in Ukraine but also forecasts the possible outcomes of this conflict. Questions such as the impact of NATO's involvement, the financial sustainability of Russia's war machine, and the conditions for Ukrainian success are explored in depth. Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: ⁠https://www.thewolf21.com ⁠ Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: ⁠https://www.thespeedofwar.com/⁠ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: ⁠https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/⁠
Damn The Valley - With Will Yeske and Nick Armendariz
Feb 12 2024
Damn The Valley - With Will Yeske and Nick Armendariz
William (Will) Yeske, is an 11-year combat veteran and the author of Damn The Valley, a book detailing time in the Arghandab River Valley during the deployment of 2 Fury to Afghanistan in 2009–2010. Nick Armendariz is a former Infantryman and Squad Leader with over 7.5 years of service, now serving as the Veterans Programs Director at The Independence Fund. Will Yeske has transitioned his battlefield acumen into a successful career as a serial entrepreneur. As the driving force behind No Limits Marketing Group (NLMG), Will applies a unique blend of modern marketing strategies and a non-lethal targeting framework derived from military principles to elevate small businesses. Alongside his professional achievements, Will is a dedicated parent and a proactive member of the veteran community, contributing to projects like Racing for Heroes, aimed at supporting fellow veterans. Nick Armendariz, also a seasoned combat veteran, served as an Infantryman and Squad Leader, accruing over 7.5 years of specialized military experience. His tenure with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan has equipped him with invaluable skills, from Close Quarters Combat to Counter-IED tactics. Currently, as the Veterans Programs Director at The Independence Fund, Nick's mission is to empower veterans through advocacy and support, ensuring their seamless integration into civilian life. Together, Will and Nick share their stories of transition, the lessons learned from their time in service, and how they've applied these lessons to overcome obstacles and forge new paths. Wolf 21- Check out what they have to offer for the best sleep of your life: https://www.thewolf21.com Use Code: "clearedhot" for 30% off of your 1st order The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/