Battle Buddy Podcast

Life can be tough for veterans. We are used to having a Battle Buddy while in service but that connection typically dissolves once a veteran returns to civilian life. Join me as I discuss the people, events and issues affecting the Veteran population.

  • Warrior Rising: Getting Tactical In Your Business

    Kenneth Brenneman is an Army veteran, passionate advocate for veteran entrepreneurs and the incredible work of the Warrior Rising nonprofit organization where he currently sits on their board of directors. Kenneth provides us with an in-depth look at the Warrior Rising program, walking […]

  • Battle The Stigma: Resilience Through Sport

    In this episode, we are honored to have Army Officer Dan Joseph as our guest, where he shares profound insights and experiences that touch upon various facets of life, leadership, and mental well-being. Dan Joseph begins by discussing the transformative power of Jiu-Jitsu in reducing […]

  • Spirituality & Mental Health

    Phyllis Leavitt is a retired psychotherapist and accomplished author. She brings her wealth of experience and insights to the forefront as we embark on a journey through the complex landscape of mental health, abuse, and healing in America. Drawing from her years as a psychotherapist, […]

  • Clear The Beds: Moral Injury And Impact on Veterans

    In this episode, we have the privilege of hosting a distinguished guest, an Air Force veteran, Ret. CMSgt Dave Nordel, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the podcast to talk about his transition and moral injury.  One of the most profound topics we delve into is the […]

  • Exploring Quantum Computing and AI: Insights from Jesse Wunderlich

    Welcome to Battle Buddy Podcast! In this episode, Marine Corps Veteran Jesse Wunderlich joins us for an insightful discussion on personal finance, emerging technologies, and mindset. Jesse shares how personal finance had a profound impact on his life, setting him up for success in […]

  • The Temple Massager Unleashed: Catching Up with Joe Meisch

    In this episode, we have the pleasure of once again sitting down with Army Veteran Joe Meisch, an innovator and creator of the remarkable invention known as the Temple Massager. Along with discussing his incredible invention, we also delve into various compelling topics. Joe begins by […]

  • Navigating Life, Transition & Empowering Others

    In this episode, we have the honor of sitting down with Marine Corps Veteran Shawn Murphy, who shares his unique perspectives on handling the demands of a busy life, challenges he faced with military recruiting duty, parenting while juggling busy schedules, and the qualities that make […]

  • Second Chance Outdoors

    This week we are joined by Air Force Veteran Logan McKinney, the founder of Second Chance Outdoors, a remarkable non-profit organization with a mission to make a difference in the lives of veterans through hunting and fishing experiences. Logan shares the inspiring story of how Second […]

  • Mastering Veteran Financial Planning

    Welcome to our podcast episode featuring Korey Knepper, a seasoned financial advisor at SD Smith and a proud US Navy Veteran. In this enlightening conversation, we delve into the realm of veteran financial planning, uncovering the top three mistakes most veterans make and how to avoid […]

  • Just S.M.I.L.E.

    Welcome to Battle Buddy Podcast! In this episode, we are joined by Army Veteran Tholin Johnson, who shares his valuable insights on various topics related to personal growth, accountability, and honoring fallen comrades. Tholin emphasizes the importance of keeping things simple in life […]

  • Citizen Soldier: Transition and challenges serving in the National Guard or Reserves

    In this episode of the Battle Buddy Podcast, Army National Guard Veteran Robert Elliot shares his journey and insights on military service, deployment, and transition. He discusses his book, "Citizen Soldier: From the Land of Lincoln to Iraq and Back," offering advice on managing […]

  • From Semper Fi to Sizzling Steaks

    This week, we sit down with the inspiring Bill Domenz, a USMC veteran who turned his passion for flavor into a thriving spice business, Corspice.Bill takes us through his unique journey from his time serving in the United States Marine Corps to transitioning back to civilian life. Hear […]

  • Interactive Advocate

    Join us in this compelling episode as we delve into the captivating life story of Tanya Jones, CEO and Founder of Interactive Advocacy and an Army veteran. Discover how Tanya's personal experiences with past trauma led her to embrace acting and drama as powerful tools to help others heal. […]

  • Making Veterans Great Again

    Marine Corps Veteran Joshua Mach, who shares with us his personal experience and valuable insights on several topics related to self-improvement and mental health. Joshua offers advice for people in the active military and emphasizes the importance of focusing on the core issue and […]

  • We Are All Wired Differently

    Canadian Army and Police Veteran Jon Archambault, who shares with us his personal experience with mental health and the importance of seeking support. Jon discusses the shame that often comes with carrying around mental health disorders and the pros and cons of peer support. He […]

  • Honoring The Ones We Lost: A Memorial Day Special

    Welcome to a special Memorial Day episode of the Battle Buddy Podcast, and our 100th episode! In this episode, we have a very special guest, Edward Murphy, a Gold Star father who shares with us his personal story of loss and how he and his family turned their tragedy into a foundation […]

  • Mastering LinkedIN

    In this episode, we have a very special guest, Air Force Veteran Adam Braatz, who is the author of the book "LinkedIn Mastery: For Veterans and Transitioning Service Members." Adam shares with us his expertise on how current service members and veterans can best utilize LinkedIn to […]

  • Overcoming Mental Health Challenges as a Veteran

    Navy Veteran Danny Mayberry, the host of the 1 Mile 1 Veteran Podcast. Danny shares with us his personal story and the origin behind his podcast, which is dedicated to sharing the stories of veterans and their struggles with mental health. Danny also talks about his upcoming podcast […]

  • Employment Rights for National Guard and Reserve Troops

    Welcome to the Battle Buddy Podcast! In this episode, we are joined by Army Soldier Scott Klein, who shares with us his expertise on several topics related to military service and employment. Scott is a member of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of […]

  • Giving the Gift of Education

    In this episode, we have a very special guest, Tony "Tank" Aponte, a former Air Force veteran who is now the Founder and CEO of Allegiant Giving, a non-profit organization that focuses on providing workforce development and DOD Skillbridge programs to military members transitioning […]

  • Weapons of Mass Deception

    In today's episode we sit down with Adam Jones, a former Army Blackhawk pilot and author of "Weapons of Mass Deception." In this episode, we delve into Adam's insightful book, which explores how the mind can control our lives if we allow it, and the negative impact it can have on our […]