September 16th 2020
Sean McFate is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council (a Washington DC think tank), and a professor of strategy at The National Defense University and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He served as a paratrooper and officer in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division under Generals Stan McChrystal and David Petraeus and was a private military contractor raising armies for U.S. interests abroad. McFate is also the author of the Non-Fiction book, “The New Rules of War: How America Can Win Against Russia, China, and Other Threats,” which was named a “Book of the Year” by The Economist,” as well as “The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order.” He also writes military thrillers, his latest novel, High Treason, had the #1 New York Times bestselling author James Patterson announce that: “Sean McFate just might be the next Tom Clancy, only I think he’s even better,” and he’s been lauded as a new Sun Tzu by the former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Admiral Jim Stavridis.
September 9th 2020
James Gagliano is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as an Airborne Infantry Officer with the US Army Rangers. Following his time in the military, Gagliano had a 25-year career with the FBI as an undercover agent investigating organized crime, and as a member of the FBI’s legendary Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), the Bureau’s elite counterterrorism unit, where, as part of the Global War on Terror, he deployed to Afghanistan three times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Gagliano would later be assigned as the Senior Leader for the FBI’s New York Field Division SWAT Team. Currently, he serves as an analyst for CNN, where he provides on-air commentary on law enforcement and counter-terror matters and is an adjunct assistant professor and doctoral candidate at St. John’s University.
September 2nd 2020
Lawrence (Larry) Dietz, is a nationally recognized expert in the area of PsyWar (Psychological Warfare), Cyber Warfare, and Information Operations. Larry is a former military intelligence officer with the U.S. Army, and was at one time, the Officer in Charge of Strategic Intelligence with the 7th PsyOp Group as well as the commander of the 12th PSYOP Battalion, and Deputy Commander of the Combined Joint Information Campaign Task Force, in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Dietz was also an Information Operations officer with USSOCOM (The United States Special Operations Command), and he is the author of the authoritative blog on Psychological Operations, The PSYOP Regimental Blog.
August 26th 2020
Special agents Steve Murphy & Javier Pena are the real DEA Narcos who together with the Columbian National Police (CNP), and the support of tier-one special operators from the U.S. NavySEALs and Delta Force, ended the reign of the world’s most notorious narco-terrorist, Pablo Escobar, and dismantled the infamous Medellin Cartel, one of the largest and most violent narcotics trafficking organizations in history, which at the height of its power generated $26 billion annually by smuggling 15 tons of cocaine per day into the United States. Murphy and Pena’s pursuit of Pablo Escobar was recently the subject of the hit Netflix series Narcos, the first 3 seasons of which, are based on their efforts to bring the cartels in Colombia to justice. Murphy and Pena are also authors of the book “Manhunters – How We Took Down Pablo Escobar.”
August 19th 2020
James Olson, former Chief of Counterintelligence for the CIA, served for over 30 years in clandestine operations against the Russian KGB and the espionage efforts of China, Cuba, North Korea, and Iran, and was awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit and the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal for his efforts. Olson is currently a professor at Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government where he teaches Counterintelligence (CI) to America’s next generation of spy hunters. Jim is also the author of Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying, and To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence.
August 13th 2020
Steven Kotler, is the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective, and one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. He is a New York Times bestselling author who has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, his books include The Future is Faster Than You Think, The Rise of Superman and Stealing Fire, and he’s also an award-winning journalist who has been featured in Time, Wired, and Forbes. Kotler is also one of the world’s foremost authorities on the science of “flow,” a state where we become so deeply immersed in an activity that the conscious mind dissolves and we access a higher intelligence, entering a zone where awareness and action become synchronous, and our performance superlative.
August 6th 2020
Will Chesney served 13 years with the Navy SEALS and SEAL Team Six as an operator and Combat Attack Dog Handler. Will and his dog, a Belgian Malinois named Cairo, took part in hundreds of missions together, including Operation Neptune Spear, the mission that led to the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Will has been awarded the Silver Star and a Purple Heart, stemming from injuries sustained during a grenade attack while out on a raid and now helps veterans who, much like himself have suffered the effects TBI (traumatic brain injury). Will is also the author of “No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid,” and the young adult version “Warrior DogThe True Story of a Navy SEAL and His Fearless Canine Partner.”
While on deployment with SEAL Team Six, Will had an opportunity to work closely with combat attack dogs (CADs), Belgian Malinois that are trained specifically to operate with the SEALs and are ingrained in their deployment as integral members of the team. The breed is more compact, muscular, and agile than the German Shepards typically used in law enforcement. Upon first witnessing the CADs performance on deployment, both in their ability to uncover IEDs and as manhunters, Will marveled at the CADs’ speed, strength, and agility, and saw first hand how their handlers, a Master at Arms (the Navy’s Military Police) worked them while on and off the battlefield, and how they became crucial to the effectiveness of many of the team’s raids and missions, and, most notably how these dogs saved the lives of his SEAL brethren, even sacrificing their own lives to save the operators they hunted with.
July 29th 2020
Douglas Laux is an ex-CIA operative who was assigned to some of the most dangerous warzones in the Global War on Terror and he’s the New York Times Best Selling Author of “Left Of Boom: How A Young CIA Case Officer Infiltrated The Taliban And Al-Qaeda.” Doug also created, wrote, produced, and starred in the Discovery Channel’s Finding Escobar’s Millions, and was part of the Bravo Channel series Spy Games. For the work he performed in penetrating terrorist organizations around the world, Doug has been recognized for his heroism and dedication to our country by Senator Sherrod Brown, as well as Congressmen Warren Davidson, Jim Banks, and Governor Ron DeSantis.
Doug left a six-figure job at DHL where he had just been awarded the District Salesman of the Year award after being made an offer to join the CIA after a year of interviews, assessments and testing that often left the fast-paced Laux frustrated by the unpredictable and often vague nature of the process. Nevertheless, the prospect of living out scenes from the Al Pacino, Colin Farrell film “The Recruit,” had Doug enthralled at the opportunity to have a career as an undercover operative for the Central Intelligence Agency.
Upon arrival at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, Doug Laux expected to be immersed in a Jason Bourne-style training program, however, his introduction to the world of covert operations was not filled with either action or intrigue, instead, he began his new career as a desk jockey doing admin support for Case Officers, sending reports, making copies of files and responding to diplomatic cables. What Doug wanted more than anything was to be thrust into the world of Black Ops, requesting (and in some instances demanding) that he be sent to Afghanistan, a place most Case Officers had no interest in visiting, let alone being deployed to as an undercover operative. Although his overtures to be sent to the front lines were initially rebuffed, Doug’s relentless pursuit to break the types of cases that made international headlines wore his superiors down and he was finally sent to “The Farm,” the CIA’s training center where recruits learn the art of clandestine operations. Soon after graduating from the Field Training Course, Doug got his wish and was assigned to Afghanistan, and was enrolled in language school to learn Pashtu, after which he was sent to the most dangerous war zone on the planet.
July 22nd 2020
Dr. Dale Comstock is an ex-Delta Force operator, Green Beret, and 82nd Airborne LRRP who spent 35 years combatting U.S. enemies abroad as a member of the Army Special Forces and as a mercenary working with America’s allies targeting high-value terrorists, their leaders, and financiers. He has been decorated twice for Valor in combat and has been at the tip of the spear in every conflict where America’s special forces have been deployed, from Grenada and the invasion of Panama (where he and his team raided Modelo Prison to rescue American Hostage Kurt Muse) through to the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond. Dale has a Master’s Degree in Business and a PhD in Alternative Medicine, holds black belts in Jiu-Jitsu, American Open Karate, and Extension Fighting, is a former professional boxer, MMA fighter, and competitive bodybuilder, and has been featured on the NBC TV series “Stars Earn Stripes” and Discovery Channel’s “One Man Army.” He is also the author of American Badass – The True Story of a Modern-Day Spartan.
July 15th 2020
Ex-CIA Intelligence Officer Andrew Bustamante -
The Power of OPTHINK
Andrew Bustamantem is a former covert CIA intelligence officer, US Air Force combat veteran, Fortune 10 corporate advisor, and self-professed improvement junkie. As an Intelligence Officer with the CIA, Andrew planned, organized and executed offensive and defensive cyber operations against a wide range of targets and has been involved in independent operations and joint initiatives with FBI, NSA, DIA, and their foreign service counterparts. He is also the founder of EverydaySpy, an education and training platform that teaches the espionage tactics of the world’s elite intelligence agencies and how these techniques can benefit anyone that is seeking to gain a competitive advantage. Andrew is also the author of the book “Everday Espionage, Winning in the Workplace” and the is the host of The Everyday Espionage podcast.
July 8th 2020
Tom & Jen Satterly - A Delta Force Operator's Mission to Survive on the Battlefield & the Homefront
Tom Satterly spent 20 years as a member of the elite special forces unit known as Delta Force. His very first combat mission turned out to be the Battle of Mogadishu, the longest sustained firefight in U.S. military history since the Vietnam War, an 18-hour assault in Somalia that left 18 American soldiers dead and was immortalized in the film Black Hawk Down. Tom went on to serve in every major U.S. conflict where the U.S. Special Forces were deployed from Somalia and Bosnia to Afghanistan and Iraq including being an integral part of Operation Red Dawn, the mission that led to the capture of Saddam Hussein.
June 26th 2020
Ex-SAS Soldier Rusty Firmin:
The Regiment, Operation Nimrod & British Special Forces
Rusty Firmin is a British Army veteran who spent 15 years with the SAS, the British Army’s elite special forces unit. Rusty has been involved in some of the SAS’ most dangerous missions including the planned attack on Argentina during the Falklands War and the SAS’ covert operations against the IRA. However, Rusty is most well known for his actions in Operation Nimrod, the May 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege in London where he was a key figure in the SAS’ storming of the embassy as the Blue Team leader. Rusty is also the author of a very popular book on this historic event, entitled “Go! Go! Go!” which gives a gripping account of the siege which culminated in the SAS rescuing all 19 hostages and killing 5 of the 6 terrorists. The book has recently been turned into a major motion picture entitled “6 Days” starring Jamie Bell and is airing on Netflix. Rusty is also the author of “The Regiment,” a detailed portrayal of what it was like for him to be part of one of the most renowned Special Ops forces in the world.
June 17th 2020
John Little: Filmmaker & Author - The Bruce Lee, Ayn Rand & Mike Mentzer Connection
John Little is an author and award-winning filmmaker considered by many to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on Bruce Lee, his training methods and philosophies. John, who directed, wrote and produced the notable documentaries Bruce Lee: In His Own Words & Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey for Warner Bros, and authored the book The Warrior Within, The Philosophies of Bruce Lee, is the only person ever to be authorized by the legendary martial artist’s estate to review the entirety of Lee’s personal notes, sketches and reading annotations.
June 10th 2020
Tony Schwalm: Ex-U.S. Army Special Forces - Inside the Green Berets
Tony Schwalm is the author of The Guerrilla Factory: The Making of Special Forces Officers – The Green Berets. Schwalm is uniquely qualified to tell the story of what it takes to forge unconventional warriors, as he helped redesign the very test of strength, stamina, and wits known as the Q Course, the Special Forces Qualifications Course, which is the formal training program for entry into the United States Army Special Forces. Schwalm is a former lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army Special Forces and his military career spans some 30 years. His journey has seen him transition from a tank commander in Operation Desert Storm (the first Iraq war) where he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor, to becoming a Green Beret and later a commander of Special Forces officer training at Ft. Bragg.
June 3rd 2020
Dan Waldschmidt: A Turnaround Specialist Living on the EDGE
May 27th 2020
Dr. John Jaquish: The Elon Musk of the
Dr. John Jaquish is the scientist behind the revolutionary X3-Bar, which uses a unique combination of the world’s most powerful resistance bands attached to a platform and detachable bar, that allows for the type of extreme force that builds muscle 3 times faster than conventional weight lifting, without the risk of joint injury. Dr. Jaquish is also a research professor at Rushmore University, and an expert in osteogenic loading and bone density who has been nominated for the National Medal of Science and who is fast becoming known as the Tony Stark (of Iron Man fame), or more likely, the Elon Musk of the health and fitness industry!
May 20th 2020
Chris Cavallini: Ex-Navy Deep Sea Diver & Founder of Nutrition Solutions
Chris Cavallini is a former US Navy Deep Sea Diver and the founder of Nutrition Solutions, a highly successful company that provides custom, fitness-specific, prepared meals. They have worked with over 30,000 clients, many of them athletes from WWE superstars like Chris Jericho, New England Patriots’ super bowl winning tight-end, Rob Gronkowski, and former UFC Heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic, through to anyone with health or lifestyle goals they are seeking to achieve.
May 13th 2020
Jack McNamara: Founder & CEO of DrinkTru
Jack McNamara is a former pro athlete turned sports drink entrepreneur and the founder of DrinkTru, the company behind the clean energy shot known as TruEnergy. McNamara left his career as a professional hockey player to live and work out of his bedroom, a hovel tucked away in the back of a CrossFit gym, while he builds his energy drink startup. McNamara’s journey so far has seen a number of start-up accelerators invest in his company, and he’s had appearances on the TV Show Entrepreneur’s Elevator Pitch.
May 6th 2020
Dan Luna: Former Navy SEAL & Founder of 3LX
Dan Luna is a former United States Navy SEAL, an expert in Leadership, and a highly accomplished military professional with over 20 years of experience in the SEAL Teams at the unit, operational and command level. Dan was a member of SEAL Team One where he served ten years completing five deployments, including two tours in Iraq, two tours in Afghanistan. In 2010 he became a member of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, AKA DevGru, AKA Seal Team SIX. His decorations include 2 Bronze Stars w/ Valor, the Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Commendation Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal w/ Valor x4.
April 30th 2020
Dr. Shawn Baker: CEO of MeatRx & Author of "The Carnivore Diet"
Dr. Shawn Baker is an elite-level athlete with multiple world records in rowing, and an orthopedic surgeon who served in the US Airforce as a nuclear weapons launch officer and as a combat trauma surgeon and chief of orthopedics while deployed to Afghanistan. Dr. Baker is also the author of “The Carnivore Diet,” and the face an improbable health movement that just a few years ago would have seemed absurd, advocating for an all-meat diet, or a diet made up exclusively of animal products. He’s the founder and CEO of MeatRx, an organization that educates and promotes the benefits of the Carnivore Diet, and Dr. Baker is also the co-host of the Human Performance Outliers podcast.
April 23rd 2020
Geoffrey Woo: CEO & Co-Founder of HVMN
Geoffrey Woo is the CEO and co-founder of HVMN, a Silicon Valley-based performance nutrition company and host of the Health Via Modern Nutrition podcast. Geoff is also a Stanford trained computer scientist and the creator of the world’s first drinkable ketone ester. In this episode of the Alpha Human Podcast, Geoff takes us through his journey as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who sold his first company to Groupon, and how he went from a bathtub biohacker buying bags of research chemicals on Alibaba, to the CEO of a venture-funded, cutting-edge supplements company that has become highly regarded as the most advanced ketogenic nutrition player in the field.
May 30th 2019
Tristan Haggard: Co-Founder of Primal Edge Health
Tristan Haggard of Primal Edge Health has become one of the most vocal and popular advocates for eating a diet of meat and animal fats. However, what makes Tristan unique among many in the health and wellness community is not only his extensive knowledge of nutrition, science, and biologic processes but his understanding of the historic and philosophic forces behind modern civilization’s dietary habits.
March 21st 2019
Al Globus: The Architect of Elysium
Al Globus has worked at the NASA Ames Research Center as a contractor since 1979, where he co-founded the NASA Ames Nanotechnology Group, and worked on projects for the Hubble space telescope, asteroid mining, the top-secret X37 space plane, space solar power and has published over 45 papers on these and other subjects, NASA has awarded him 11 awards, including a NASA Software of the Year award. While at Nasa Ames, Globus also designed orbital space settlements (Lewis One and Kalpana One), and advocates for colonizing space as soon as possible, and believes that colonizing space is as important an event as “ocean-based life’s colonization of land half a billion years ago.”
February 21st 2019
Frank Tufano: Carnivore Diet & Fitness Coach
Our guest on this week’s episode of the Alpha Human Solution Podcast is Frank Tufano, who has been following a carnivore/animal products only diet for six years. In our interview with Tufano, he recounts the journey that led to becoming a full carnivore years before many of the current proponents of the diet, and why he believes the thought leaders of the modern-day meat only “zero carb” movement such as Dr. Shawn Baker, Charles Washington, et. al., are dead wrong in their advocacy of grain and antibiotic fed muscle meats as harmless and healthy.
October 4th 2018
Lierre Keith: Author of The Vegtarian Myth: Food, Justice and Sustainability
Lierre Keith spent twenty years as a vegan well past the date at which a plant based diet wrecked her health. Now she’s an anti-agriculture food activist with a unique environmental philosophy, and the renowned author of the highly controversial book, The Vegetarian Myth. The Vegetarian Myth is probably one of the most dangerous books you could write in this day and age, what with fanatical vegans drenching butcher stores in blood, and threatening the lives of those who “murder” for meat, however for Lierre, the truth is closer to “wheat is murder.”
September 27th 2018
Alan Watson: Health & Nutrition Researcher
We are joined by Alan Watson, a health and nutrition researcher, a “You Can’t Trust the Experts” patient advocate, cardiovascular nutrition analyst and author of 21 Days to a Healthy Heart and Cereal Killer, the Unintended Consequences of the Low-fat Diet. Alan is also a veritable cholesterol/saturated fat-heart hypothesis wrecking ball, he regularly exposes the corruption, lies and misleading information put out by bought and paid for food industry-funded propagandists and health authorities who continue to spout disinformation about how saturated fat is bad, the lies about how saturated fat causes heart disease, the incessant propaganda about how cholesterol is evil, and how you must lower your cholesterol to have a healthy heart.
August 16th 2018
P.D Mangan: Founder of Rogue Health & Fitness
P.D. (Dennis) Mangan founder of Rogue Health & Fitness discusses how he rejected the advice of health authorities to cure his chronic fatigue syndrome. We talk about how industrial agri-products and anti-meat, anti-saturated fat dogma has led to the “diseases of modern civilization,” and why health advisory councils like the AHA still recommend these diabolical insults to human health. P.D. also describes how he transformed his physique to become carved out of stone at age 63! Lawrence also reveals the shocking history behind the rise of the AMA and it’s association with John D. Rockefeller and the Carnegie Foundation, and their efforts to corner the pharmaceutical market and control the medical education system in an effort to use doctors as advocates for their burgeoning drug empire.