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Find out what takes to solve some of the world's seemingly impossible problems. In each episode, SEAL Team 6 veteran and "Cleared Hot" podcast host Andy Stumpf interviews a new "agent of change" who is enacting real change to understand the scope of their work, how it can be replicated, and the unimaginable stakes of their everyday lives.

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Today on Change Agents, Andy takes a deep dive into the strange country of Guinea-Bissau with Mark Shaw. Mark Shaw is the Director of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. Mark worked for ten years at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), including as Inter-regional Advisor, Chief of the Criminal Justice Reform Unit and with the Global Programme against Transnational Organised Crime, with extensive field work. Change Agents is an IRONCLAD Original. SPONSORS: Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company. Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠ HORIZON: AN AMERICAN SAGA This 4th of July, make Horizon part of your celebration. Don’t miss HORIZON: AN AMERICAN SAGA, with Chapter One in theaters June 28th and Chapter Two in theaters August 16th. Join the Frontier Pass at Fandango.com for exclusive content and tickets. MTNTOUGH Go to ⁠https://mtntough.com⁠ and enter code CHANGEAGENTS to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription. OnX Offroad Start your adventure with a 7-day free trial and experience the difference. Download onX Offroad today and elevate your offroading experience at https://www.onxmaps.com/offroad/app
On today's Change Agents, Andy discusses the illegal wildlife trade and its connection to global organized crime with Julian Rademeyer. Julian is the Director of the Organized Crime Observatory for East and Southern Africa at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. He is also a former project leader at TRAFFIC, and the author of "Killing for Profit: Exposing the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade." If you want to learn more about Julian’s work, follow him on X @julianrademeyer and to see more about the efforts to protect rhinos from poaching, you can check out: https://www.savetherhino.org/ Change Agents is an IRONCLAD Original. SPONSORS: Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company. Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠ HORIZON: AN AMERICAN SAGA This 4th of July, make Horizon part of your celebration. Don’t miss HORIZON: AN AMERICAN SAGA, with Chapter One in theaters June 28th and Chapter Two in theaters August 16th. Join the Frontier Pass at Fandango.com for exclusive content and tickets. MTNTOUGH Go to ⁠https://mtntough.com⁠ and enter code CHANGEAGENTS to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription. OnX Offroad Start your adventure with a 7-day free trial and experience the difference. Download onX Offroad today and elevate your offroading experience at https://www.onxmaps.com/offroad/app
On today’s Change Agents, investigative journalist Nick Bryant returns to discuss the links between the recent human trafficking investigation involving Sean “Diddy” Combs and Jeffrey Epstein. He also discusses his new book, The Truth About Watergate.  Today Nick serves as the Director of the Organization Epstein Justice, which seeks justice for the victims of Jeffrey Epstein is also the author of the book The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers Child Abuse & Betrayal.  For more, check out nickbryantnyc.com and epsteinjustice.com. Sponsors: Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company. Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠ HORIZON: AN AMERICAN SAGA This 4th of July, make Horizon part of your celebration. Don’t miss HORIZON: AN AMERICAN SAGA, with Chapter One in theaters June 28th and Chapter Two in theaters August 16th. Join the Frontier Pass at Fandango.com for exclusive content and tickets. MTNTOUGH Go to ⁠https://mtntough.com⁠ and enter code CHANGEAGENTS to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription. OnX Offroad  Start your adventure with a 7-day free trial and experience the difference. Download onX Offroad today and elevate your offroading experience at https://www.onxmaps.com/offroad/app
This bonus episode of Change Agents with Andy Stumpf was recorded in late March, and is a follow up to our recent conversation with Dr. Garry Nolan about UAP, alleged crash retrieval programs, and what the government may be hiding.  Rep. Tim Burchett is the Congressman for 2nd District of Tennessee and in 2023, he launched the Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Caucus.  Change Agents is an IRONCLAD Original. Sponsors:  Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company. Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠ MTNTOUGH  Go to ⁠https://mtntough.com⁠ and enter code CHANGEAGENTS to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription. Four Branches Bourbon Check out their story at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.fourbranches.com⁠⁠⁠ and pick up a bottle of their fine bourbon today. Use the code “IRONCLAD10” to get 10% off.
Today’s guest is Academy Award winning filmmaker, Kevin Costner. Costner co-wrote, directed, and stars in the new film Horizon: An American Saga. In this episode of Change Agents, he and Andy Stumpf discuss why he invested so much personally into the project, his career, his philosophy on storytelling and more. Stay tuned till end of the episode to hear Andy's honest reaction about the movie. CHAPTER ONE hits theaters June 28th, and CHAPTER TWO in theaters August 16th. Join the Frontier Pass at Fandango.com for exclusive content, and grab tickets for both Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 now. Sponsors: Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company. Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠ MTNTOUGH Go to ⁠https://mtntough.com⁠ and enter code CHANGEAGENTS to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription. Four Branches Bourbon Check out their story at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.fourbranches.com⁠⁠⁠ and pick up a bottle of their fine bourbon today. Use the code “IRONCLAD10” to get 10% off. Change Agents is an IRONCLAD Original.
Dr. Garry Nolan is one of the world’s leading immunologists and is the Rachford and Carlota A. Harris Professor in the Department of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also the Executive Director of the Board and co-founder of The Sol Foundation. There mission is to “bring together experts from academia and government to address the philosophical, policy, and scientific problems raised by the likely presence on the Earth of UAP.” Learn more here: https://thesolfoundation.org/ SPONSORS: Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company. Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠ MTNTOUGH Go to ⁠https://mtntough.com⁠ and enter code CHANGE to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription. Four Branches Bourbon Check out their story at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.fourbranches.com⁠⁠⁠ and pick up a bottle of their fine bourbon today. Use the code “IRONCLAD10” to get 10% off. Change Agents is an IRONCLAD Original.
Mike Baker is a former CIA covert operations officer and a security expert. He is the CEO of Portman Square Group, a global investigations and strategic communications company and is the host of the show Black Files Declassified on the Discovery Channel and The President’s Daily Brief podcast, which recently launched its new Weekend Special Edition interview series. He is also the author of the book COMPANY RULES: Or Everything I Know About Business I Learned from the CIA. You can check out The President’s Daily Brief podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWraa1DoXrFwX3oK1zattQ SPONSORS: Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company. Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠ MTNTOUGH Go to ⁠https://mtntough.com⁠ and enter code CHANGE to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription. Four Branches Bourbon Check out their story at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.fourbranches.com⁠⁠⁠ and pick up a bottle of their fine bourbon today. Use the code “IRONCLAD10” to get 10% off. Change Agents is an IRONCLAD Original.
Today on Change Agents, Andy Stumpf learns about how the violent Jalisco New Generation Cartel is raking in millions by preying on elderly Americans with elaborate phone scams. His guest, Steve Fisher, is an investigative reporter based in Mexico City who covers organized crime in Mexico for outlets including the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post and the LA Times. SPONSORS: Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company. Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠ MTNTOUGH Go to ⁠https://mtntough.com⁠ and enter code CHANGE to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription. Four Branches Bourbon Check out their story at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.fourbranches.com⁠⁠⁠ and pick up a bottle of their fine bourbon today. Use the code “IRONCLAD10” to get 10% off. Change Agents is an IRONCLAD Original.
Today’s guest is Ian Urbina. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who left The New York Times in 2019 to start The Outlaw Ocean Project. The Project’s  mission is to produce ”investigative stories about human rights, environment and labor concerns on the two-thirds of the planet covered by water.” On today’s show, he and Andy discuss investigating murder on the open ocean, forced labor on fishing vessels, the special operations veterans who now hunt pirates, and more.  You can learn more about his work at https://www.theoutlawocean.com/  SPONSORS: Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company. Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠ MTNTOUGH Go to ⁠https://mtntough.com⁠ and enter code CHANGE to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription. Four Branches Bourbon Check out their story at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.fourbranches.com⁠⁠⁠ and pick up a bottle of their fine bourbon today. Use the code “IRONCLAD10” to get 10% off. Change Agents is an IRONCLAD Original.
Today's guest is Facebook whistleblower, Frances Haugen. Frances Haugen is a specialist in algorithmic product management, having worked on ranking algorithms at Google, Pinterest, Yelp, and Facebook. In 2019, she was recruited to Facebook to be the lead Product Manager on the Civic Misinformation team, which dealt with issues related to democracy and misinformation, and later worked on counter-espionage. She became alarmed over Facebook’s prioritization of profit over safety and security, and finally blew the whistle by providing the Wall Street Journal with a series of alarming internal documents about the company’s practices. The series of articles that resulted are now known as THE FACEBOOK FILES. She has testified in front of the US Congress, UK and EU Parliaments, the French Senate and National Assembly. She recounts the story in her book, The Power of One: How I Found the Strength to Tell the Truth and Why I Blew the Whistle on Facebook SPONSORS: Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company. Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠ MTNTOUGH Go to ⁠https://mtntough.com⁠ and enter code CHANGE to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription. Four Branches Bourbon Check out their story at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.fourbranches.com⁠⁠⁠ and pick up a bottle of their fine bourbon today. Use the code “IRONCLAD10” to get 10% off.
Today’s guest is writer and investigative crime journalist, Sean Williams. Sean is the co-host of The Underworld Podcast. On this episode, Sean and Andy discuss the world of Asian meth cartels operating out of Myanmar’s remote Wa State, where an autonomous government and military protect massive super labs. SPONSORS: Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company. Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠ MTNTOUGH Go to ⁠https://mtntough.com⁠ and enter code CHANGE to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription. Four Branches Bourbon Check out their story at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.fourbranches.com⁠⁠⁠ and pick up a bottle of their fine bourbon today. Use the code “IRONCLAD10” to get 10% off. Change Agents is an IRONCLAD Original.
Jake Adelstein is an investigative journalist and the author of several books about Japanese organized crime including Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan, which is currently being adaptation into a TV series by HBO Max. His latest book, The Last Yakuza: Life and Death in the Japanese Underworld, is out now. He is a board member for Lighthouse: Center for Human Trafficking Victims and hosts the podcast The Evaporated, about the countless people who vanish in Japan every year.Change Agents is an IRONCLAD Original. SPONSORS:  Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company.  Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠ MTNTOUGH  Go to ⁠https://mtntough.com⁠ and enter code CHANGE to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription.
Today’s guest is award-winning journalist Katherine Blunt. She is a Wall Street Journal reporter and author of California Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric and What it Means for America’s Power Grid, a national bestseller, and winner of the 2022 Golden Poppy award for nonfiction. She was also a part of the reporting team that uncovered how Instagram’s algorithms promoted disturbing underaged content. On this episode, she and Andy discuss vulnerabilities to America’s grid, the danger these vulnerabilities present, and what can be done to fix them. Change Agents is an IRONCLAD Original. SPONSORS:  Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company.  Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/ MTNTOUGH  Go to https://mtntough.com and enter code CHANGE to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription.
Today on Change Agents, Andy talks with renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Paul Conti. Dr. Conti holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine and is the former chief resident at Harvard Medical School. He is an expert on mental health and understanding the root causes of issues like anxiety and stress, as well as creativity, leadership, and discipline. He is the author of the best-selling book Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic which seeks to understand “How Trauma Works and How We Can Heal It From It” His unique approach to psychiatry has led him to work as a consult for major corporations and he is known for his frequent media appearances on shows, including a recent 4-part series about mental health with Stanford Neuroscientist, Andrew Huberman. Change Agents is an IRONCLAD Original. SPONSORS:  Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company.  Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Four Branches Bourbon Please check their story out at https://www.⁠⁠⁠fourbranches.com⁠⁠⁠ and pick up a bottle of their fine bourbon today. Use the code “IRONCLAD10” to get 10% off.  MTNTOUGH  Go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://mtntough.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ and enter code CHANGE to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription. 
Today on Change Agents, Andy sits down with investigative reporter CD Goette-Luciak to discuss the violent situation in Ecuador.  CD Goette-Luciak is a reporter for the Latin America Advisor, and freelance writer for publications outlets including Vox, The Guardian, The Washington Post, with extensive experience reporting on civil conflict, politics, and corruption from Central America. In 2018, he was even abducted by government forces and expelled from Nicaraguan for his reporting on the administration of Daniel Ortega, who accused CD of working for the CIA. Recently, he turned his attention to Ecuador, where armed, cartel-affiliated gangs have terrorized the public. In recent weeks, Ecuador has seen a dramatic increase in violence, including the storming of a hospital by 68 gang members and the live broadcast attack on a local TV station by armed men. Today, we’re talking with CD about what’s going on in the country, who’s behind the violence, and what happens next. SPONSORS:  Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company.  Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Four Branches Bourbon Please check their story out at https://www.⁠⁠⁠fourbranches.com⁠⁠⁠ and pick up a bottle of their fine bourbon today. Use the code “IRONCLAD10” to get 10% off.  MTNTOUGH  Go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://mtntough.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ and enter code CHANGE to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription.  Change Agents is an IRONCLAD Original.
Today’s guest is one of the world’s pioneering researchers of psychedelic and Dimethyltryptamine, known as DMT. Rick Strassman is the author of several books on the topic including The Psychedelic Handbook and DMT: The Spirit Molecule. He is also a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Today on Change Agents, he and Andy talk about the dark side of psychedelics, their promises when it comes to therapeutic treatments, what people should know before experimenting, and more. SPONSORS:  Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company.  Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Four Branches Bourbon Check out their story at ⁠⁠⁠fourbranches.com⁠⁠⁠ and pick up a bottle of their fine bourbon today. Use the code “IRONCLAD10” to get 10% off.  MTNTOUGH  Go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://mtntough.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ and enter code CHANGE to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription.
Today on Change Agents, Andy speaks with former Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Los Angeles Field Division, Bill Bodner.  Bill had a 31-year career in the Drug Enforcement Administration, in which he was responsible for overseeing the daily operations of 14 offices located in Nevada, Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, and the counties which make up the greater Los Angeles area. Bill discusses the evolution in American street drugs, the forces behind these new drugs, and how deadly substances like Xylazine — known as tranq — infiltrated the modern drug market. SPONSORS:  Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company.  Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Four Branches Bourbon Please check their story out at ⁠⁠⁠fourbranches.com⁠⁠⁠ and pick up a bottle of their fine bourbon today. Use the code “IRONCLAD10” to get 10% off.  MTNTOUGH  Go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://mtntough.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ and enter code CHANGE to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription.  NAVY SEAL FOUNDATIONVisit ⁠⁠shop.navysealfoundation.org⁠⁠ to grab your gear now. Show your respect by wearing your support.
John Nores served as a Game Warden for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for more than 25 years and was a sniper on and led the Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET), an elite tactical unit targeting cartel drug operations. He is the author of the book Hidden War: How Special Operations Game Wardens Are Reclaiming Wildlands From the Drug Cartels as well as War in the Woods: Combating the Marijuana Cartels on America’s Public Lands. The 2nd edition of Hidden War is out now. He is the co-host of the Warden’s Watch and the Thin Green Line podcasts  He first appeared on Change Agents last summer to discuss cartels operating in America’s wild lands, and today, he returns to talk about how they’ve infiltrated all the way into Montana  He recently testified in the House of Representatives National Resources Committee during their Securing Our Border, Saving Our National Parks oversight hearing to discuss the scope of the cartel infiltration in America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZdaxmUlcCY SPONSORS:  Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company.  Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠⁠⁠ Four Branches Bourbon Please check their story out at ⁠⁠fourbranches.com⁠⁠ and pick up a bottle of their fine bourbon today. Use the code “IRONCLAD10” to get 10% off.  MTNTOUGH  Go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://mtntough.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ and enter code CHANGE to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription.  NAVY SEAL FOUNDATIONVisit ⁠shop.navysealfoundation.org⁠ to grab your gear now. Show your respect by wearing your support.
Today on Change Agents, Andy Stumpf sits down with Josh Wilson, the executive director of Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry. He  is also a coach for the Special Olympics Unified Sports at his local high school and is an archery coach. Today, we’re talking with Josh about his passion for the hungry, and the unique way he’s found to fight back against hunger.  You can learn more at feedingthehungry.org Change Agents is an IRONCLAD original.  SPONSORS:  Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company.  Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠⁠⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠⁠⁠ Four Branches Bourbon Please check their story out at ⁠⁠fourbranches.com⁠⁠ and pick up a bottle of their fine bourbon today. Use the code “IRONCLAD10” to get 10% off.  MTNTOUGH  Go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://mtntough.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ and enter code CHANGEAGENTS to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription.  NAVY SEAL FOUNDATION Visit ⁠shop.navysealfoundation.org⁠ to grab your gear now. Show your respect by wearing your support.
Today’s guest is United States Army veteran and author of the book Damn the Valley: 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2/508 PIR, 82nd Airborne in the Arghandab River Valley Afghanistan, Will Yeske/ The book presents stories from soldiers fighting in the Arghandab River Valley — which they called “the meat grinder” — during the deployment of 2 Fury to Afghanistan in 2009–2010.  The deployment had a 52% casualty rate.  Learn more at https://damnthevalleybook.com/Change Agents is an IRONCLAD original.  SPONSORS:  Change Agents is presented by Montana Knife Company. Use CODE "CHANGEAGENTS10" for 10% off your first order at ⁠https://www.montanaknifecompany.com/⁠ Four Branches Bourbon Please check their story out at fourbranches.com and pick up a bottle of their fine bourbon today. Use the code “IRONCLAD10” to get 10% off. MTNTOUGH Go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://mtntough.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ and enter code CHANGEAGENTS to receive 40% OFF - a savings of about $100 your MTNTOUGH+ annual subscription. NAVY SEAL FOUNDATION Visit shop.navysealfoundation.org to grab your gear now. Show your respect by wearing your support.
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