DiscoverCleared Hot
Cleared Hot
Claim Ownership

Cleared Hot

Author: Andy Stumpf

Subscribed: 12,022Played: 927,812
Share

Description

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
554 Episodes
Reverse
Lt. Gen. Donahue is the 39th Commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps and brings unparalleled experience from his extensive deployments and leadership roles, including his command of the 82nd Airborne Division and pivotal positions in NATO and Joint Special Operations. His journey from West Point graduate to overseeing operations across Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, North Africa, and Europe provides insights into modern military strategy and leadership. CSM Barker, the Corps Command Sergeant Major since August 2023, has a storied career spanning from rifleman to senior enlisted advisor. With numerous deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and a breadth of experience across various infantry and airborne units, CSM Barker offers a unique perspective on soldiering, resilience, and the evolution of combat tactics. In this episode, we discuss their leadership philosophies, the challenges of modern warfare, and the future of military operations, and how they have shaped and been shaped by their extraordinary careers in service to the nation.
Tim Kennedy is a US Army Green Berets and Special Forces sniper, former UFC fighter, and serial entrepreneur. Join us as we dive into Tim's philosophy on facing fear, embracing challenges, and the importance of preparedness in every aspect of life. Hear about his experiences in multiple combat deployments, his time as a professional MMA fighter, and his work with Save Our Allies, where he helped save nearly 17,000 lives during the evacuation in Kabul. Tim's entrepreneurial spirit shines through as he discusses founding Sheepdog Response, his mentorship program Apogee Strong, and his bestselling book, "Scars and Stripes." From intense combat stories to the rigorous training regimen of elite warriors, Tim offers a no-holds-barred look into the mindset needed to thrive in high-stakes environments. 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/  
Nelson Grant is a Sheriff's Deputy and Search and Rescue Team member in the Flathead Valley. In addition to his current duties, he has previous experience on the SWAT Team and Narcotics Task Force. When not on duty Nelson enjoys partaking in just about every activity that Northwestern Montana has to offer. Bowhunting, rifle hunting, river raft guiding, dual-sport motorcycle guiding, backcountry split boarding and skiing, touring, trekking, downhill mountain bike riding, jiu-jitsu, and probably even more that I am forgetting. If there was ever a renaissance man of the Montana mountains, Nelson is it. Link to Nelson's Youtube page: https://youtube.com/@wldwestadventure?si=yYFz64Y1hdFFdmE1 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/  
Today's first email is a raw and emotional account of a man's journey through separation from his wife, shedding light on the impact of secondary PTSD on relationships. His story is a cautionary tale, urging listeners to recognize the subtle yet profound effects their high-stress jobs can have on their loved ones. He shares his struggle with mental health, the breakthrough he experienced with proper treatment, and the realization of his role in his marriage's deterioration. His message is clear: it's never too late to seek help and show gratitude to those who support us.  In the second email, we shift gears to a practical question about improving rifle shooting skills for the upcoming hunting season. Advice on drills and techniques for mastering the basics of shooting, tips on trigger control, body posture, and dry firing exercises to help hunters enhance their precision and confidence in the field. 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/  
Of all the episodes I have been able to record, these episodes with my father stand out as some of my favorites. I never thought I would be able to record conversations about our family history, values, beliefs, and what makes us who we are. I love that they will live forever, far beyond both of us, and can hopefully have great meaning to future generations later in their lives. Strap in and get ready for a journey through space and time. We open with my fathers role in the first issue of Playgirl, the in's and out's of being on the receiving end of a BUI (Biking Under the Influence), current protests at college campuses in comparison to the Vietnam era and much, much more. 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/  
Death Comes For Us All

Death Comes For Us All

2024-05-2434:52

1. Dealing with Unimaginable Loss in the Military: One listener shares a harrowing week of personal loss within the Navy, grappling with the deaths of close friends and colleagues. How do you build healthy coping habits and offer advice on how to support one's command during such trying times.  2. Empathizing Through Shared Grief: A heartfelt question from a listener struggling to comfort his wife after the loss of her beloved dog. Despite his own history of profound personal loss, he seeks advice on how to better empathize and support his partner through her grief. 3. Achieving Tactical Mastery: An intriguing query about what sets apart 'top-tier' tactical proficiency in the SEAL Teams. We delve into specific examples and discuss the key elements that elevate performance to the next level. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
Jay Wadsworth is a 2nd-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and retired pro/amateur MMA fighter, bringing over two decades of street cop experience and 14 years in SWAT. He's a certified SWAT Operator and Defensive Tactics Instructor with a robust background in developing and teaching advanced defensive tactics curricula. Adam Haidary is the founder of Police Posts and co-founder of Effective Fitness and has seven years of law enforcement experience, including his role as a training supervisor. With six years of grappling experience and multiple instructor certifications, Adam has been instrumental in enhancing officer safety tactics and implementing tactical medical programs. Together, they lead Effective Fitness Combatives, a comprehensive program designed to enhance physical fitness, defensive tactics, and officer safety. In this episode, they share their expertise on the essential skills for law enforcement and how their program equips officers to handle real-world scenarios effectively. https://www.efcombatives.com/home 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/  
Breakups and Bar Brawls

Breakups and Bar Brawls

2024-05-1738:101

We are diving into listener-submitted questions that cover the gamut of life's toughest challenges: Question 1: Heartbreak and Healing We start with an emotionally charged question about dealing with the aftermath of a breakup after six years of a tumultuous relationship. How do you start the journey of self-improvement, setting boundaries, and finding the strength to move forward. Question 2: SEAL Life Unveiled Ever wondered what a Navy SEAL looks like off-duty? The myth versus reality of SEALs' everyday attire and habits. Plus, the demanding schedule of a BUD/S instructor and how they balance intense training with personal time. Question 3: Black Belt Bliss What's it like being married to a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt? What do you do in the event of a public confrontation, and the dynamics of a relationship where one partner is a martial arts expert.  Question 4: Conflict on the Commute  How to handle encounters with unstable individuals in public spaces. Drawing from a harrowing experience on a Philly train, what strategies to use for staying calm, assessing the situation, and knowing when to step in or step back. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
Josh grew up in Lincoln, Montana on the edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. At the age of 11 Josh’s baseball coach, Rick Dunkerley, began teaching him how to make knives. In the very beginning, Josh would go to Rick’s shop where he learned to remove stock blades under the guidance of Rick. About a year later, Josh began putting a shop together at his home. Josh’s Dad gave him room to work in his equipment shop, and at the age of 12 Josh joined the American Bladesmith Society. Over the next few years Josh began forging and honing his craft. Josh turned 14 at the Eugene Oregon knife show where he met other incredible knife makers, all too willing to share their talents and knowledge with Josh. At 15 years old, Josh passed the Journeyman bladesmith test in Atlanta, Georgia at the Blade Show. Josh became the youngest bladesmith to ever pass this test. The Journeyman test is a two part process. A test blade must be forged and heat treated with the capabilities to chop a 1” rope in half, 2- 2x4’s in half and then still shave hair. Once the cutting tests are done the blade must be able to bend 90 degrees in a vise without breaking. After passing the performance test the maker must present 5 knives to a panel of Mastersmith Judges. Each knife is examined closely to ensure the knife is made to the highest standard of craftsmanship. At the Journeyman level a maker is not expected to show perfection but is expected to show a sufficient level of craftsmanship expected from a professional bladesmith. Josh continued to work on his craft and at the age of 19 he earned his Master Smith rating from the American Bladesmith Society. Josh was the youngest bladesmith to ever pass the Master Smith test. In 2002 Josh moved to Frenchtown, Montana where he now calls home. Josh and his wife Jessica live on a beautiful piece of property near the Clark Fork river. They have 3 daughters and 1 son that are active in sports. Josh coaches the youth tackle football team and a youth girls basketball team. The Smith kids raise cattle and hogs in 4H in addition to their sports. Jessica is the customer service and fulfillment manager for MKC. 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 T he Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
1. The complex aftermath of escaping an abusive relationship, highlighting the ongoing struggle with PTSD and trauma. How do you support loved ones through their healing journey and address the challenges of co-parenting with an ex-partner?  2. Tattoos and their significance within the SEAL community. 3. Advice to a young SEAL officer embarking on his first deployment, drawing parallels between military and civilian life. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
Jimmy Watson served 17 years on active duty, splitting time between the Marine Corps, Blackwater, and finally as a Navy SEAL. He completed 2 deployments as a Marine before transitioning to Blackwater and working his way to the role of Team Leader. While in this role the Nisour Square Massacre occurred, an event that would draw FBI attention later, but by that time he was already serving at an SDV command in Hawaii as a SEAL. I don't know the best word to describe Jimm'ys life, it has taken twists and turns that most can likely not fathom. From leaving school at 13 to a suicide attempt in a mental hospital while fighting to stay in the military, to working from John McAfee to being on the run from the FBI, to finding redemption in faith. Strap in for a journey, we talked about it all. Fear the belt sander.... Please check out Jimmy's online community here: https://www.jimmywatson.co 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/  
We are back again with a role reversal, turning the microphone towards the man usually behind the scenes – show producer, Michael Shelton. I never know where these conversations are going to lead, since I am turning the questions over to Michael, a man with an internet search history that has likely landed him on a variety of watchlists. There was absolutely no structure to this episode, where we covered everything from the controversial topic of soaking, flat earth pioneers who die in their own homemade rockets, social uprisings on college campuses, pride in being an American, and people lighting themselves on fire in protest. It is always a wild journey, I hope you enjoy it. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
Don Edwards is a retired US Army Special Operations veteran with over two decades of service in the 75th Ranger Regiment and 20th Special Forces Group, including a combat jump into Operation Just Cause and combat operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. We discuss the critical lessons learned during his deployments in high-stakes environments like Iraq and Afghanistan, and how these experiences shaped his approach to tactical training and leadership. Don's post-military includes roles as the Use of Force training manager at the ATF National Academy and his ongoing contributions as a tactical advisor to the Department of Defense. Join us for lessons learned from the front lines, the transition from military to civilian tactical education, and how these experiences have shaped his approach at Green Line Tactical. https://www.greenlinetactical.com/ 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/  
Death to America???

Death to America???

2024-04-2632:40

Today we are diving straight into the heart of current events, focusing on the ongoing protests at Columbia University. We are going to talk about the complexities of patriotism, personal purpose, and crisis response. 1. The emotional challenge of anti-American sentiment, seeking advice on how to engage constructively with divisive issues in a country we love.  2. How to support a partner in search of new beginnings and a meaningful life mission, particularly when life's path leads us through unexpected twists and turns. 3. Personal safety, with a discussion on effective tactics to respond to public threats, such as the recent tragic knife attack in Sydney. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
Brian and Fred were members of the Canadian Armed Forces and both suffered profound impact from the COVID-19 vaccine mandates on their military careers and personal lives. Brian, an Iraq war veteran and former special forces assaulter hopeful, began having physical and medical complications after his second mandatory dosage, ultimately leading to the end of his military service. Fred declined the vaccine, leading to extraordinary and unusual treatment as a result of refusal. Accompanying them is their lawyer, Catherine Christiansen from Valour Law, who provides legal insights into the mass tort lawsuit against the Canadian Forces, addressing claims of abuse of power and the broader ramifications for Canadian civil liberties, from high-stakes intelligence analysis to covert government surveillance during public protests. https://valourlegalactioncentre.org/ https://www.tps.ca/organizational-chart/communities-neighbourhoods-command/field-services/community-partnerships-engagement-unit/military-veterans-wellness-program/  
Two questions today that explore both individual challenges and broader societal concerns. First, a listener from California shares his mental and physical health struggles, along with an intense desire to confront danger head-on, stemming from recent upticks in violence. Next, we hear from a newly appointed police officer grappling with the heartbreak of a recent breakup while starting his dream job in a new city. To close out the episode we are going with a "Food for Thought" segment, where an email from a listener details troubling developments in Nicaragua's border policies and the potential ramifications for U.S. border security. The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
Barry Minkow starting ZZZZ Best Carpet Cleaning in his parent's garage at 16, quickly rising to fame as one of America's youngest self-made millionaires. But, beneath the success was a massive Ponzi scheme with links to the mob, leading to his conviction and first prison sentence. After serving time, he made a pivot to ministry and community service, only to fall from grace once again, this time being convicted on charges of insider trading and tax fraud.  In total, he served 15 years.  After serving his sentence Barry has emerged with a new mission, fraud detection.  He has since helped the government proactively identify 13 cases of financial fraud totalling over 1 billion in victim impact. Tune in as Barry shares insights into his life of highs and lows, the lessons he’s learned, and how he's navigating the path of redemption.  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/  
Clay Garcia is the founder of the Helping Heroes Foundation, an organization that stands as a beacon of support for those who've served, offering vital assistance to disabled veterans as they navigate life after service.  Clay and John have teamed up to create an extraordinary opportunity to make a difference. The Helping Heroes Foundation is hosting an exclusive raffle where the lucky winner will take home a custom Nock On bow crafted by none other than John Dudley himself. If you're a 30 percent disabled veteran, the prize includes more than just a bow – it's an invitation to an unforgettable Iowa whitetail deer hunt. And if you're not a veteran, fear not. You can still be a part of the raffle by nominating a deserving veteran to receive this once-in-a-lifetime experience, but you get the bow either way. Tune in to discover how you can contribute to this worthy cause and stand alongside Clay, John, and the Helping Heroes Foundation as they strive to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those who've served our country with honor and courage. Link to the raffle: https://ticketstripe.com/iowaveteranarcheryhunt Link to the Helping Heroes Foundation: https://helpingheroesfoundation.org/  
This should have posted Friday, but did not...Regularly scheduled programming this Friday, listener submitted Q and A:  First, a question from a young Navy corpsman grappling with his identity and future as he transitions to a new duty station, seeking to redefine himself and find purpose. Then, a 26-year-old trucker and soon-to-be-married man shares his fight with obesity and the quest for physical and mental resilience, expressing a desire to protect and a fear of failure. Lastly, something more philosophical with a discussion on the impact of being exposed to the harsh realities of crime from a young age, how does awareness of humanity’s darkest corners affect our psyche and societal responsibilities? The Speed of War Comic Series: https://www.thespeedofwar.com/ Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/  
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/  
loading
Comments (125)

Blain Pritcher

this is such a great podcast vs the one with X wife.

Jan 24th
Reply

Rob S

The girls in this podcast are actually just stupid. They are not capable of thought. I think they tend to look at prisoners as some sort of social project that they can improve upon. It's like a rescue dog for them. They think they have done something great because they have helped rescue a dog instead of getting one and raising it correctly.

Dec 8th
Reply

jaren dunn

Fascinating episode! I had no clue that there was a branch of IRS that packed heat and did what they do. Great guest, thanks Andy.

Nov 9th
Reply

D R

this dude sounds like a real shady POS

Aug 31st
Reply

Chase Roehm

The Segal music made my goddamn ears bleed.

Aug 31st
Reply

r8z77

please let your guest finish a sentence

Aug 12th
Reply

Donny Utah

the more l hear the less l trust

Aug 8th
Reply

rshackleford53

Never trust a politician.

Aug 4th
Reply (2)

Brian Beam

Andy is crushing it with these interviews/podcasts! Another excellent one, you've become my favorite!

Jul 20th
Reply

Donny Utah

so much fed boi cucking going on here lately

Jul 19th
Reply

Axion

the only thing I would add is that, that young man talked to God and God told him, "what ever happens after this is in God's hands now." God saved that man's life, not you young man. keep talking to God and surrender it to Jesus completely.

Jun 7th
Reply

rshackleford53

NEVER cut toward you. I stabbed myself in the forearm trying to slice a zip tie. It is so common.

Oct 17th
Reply

rshackleford53

wonder where this is going. January 2016 is when officers in Mesa PD murdered Daniel Shaver

Sep 21st
Reply (1)

Blain Pritcher

I can't imagine that Boston accent speaking Russian or any middle eastern language. great show!

Sep 1st
Reply

Jim Harings

Jeezus that was a tough but great episode.

Aug 23rd
Reply

B Turpin

love the podcast but your comments on addiction come from a place of privilege. If addictions were merely a choice, I suspect that most would choose wisely. It's far more complex than you appreciate. Mental health, sexual/physical/emotional abuse, family history so often play a role, and make overcoming addiction so difficult.

Jul 24th
Reply

Zachary Markham

unfortunately after reading into this case a bit more you get the feeling Ben should be in prison.

May 2nd
Reply (1)

Jim Harings

Another 5 star episode.

Apr 30th
Reply

Jim Harings

I could listen to this episode once a week. So much positivity from two warriors. Rah.

Apr 19th
Reply

Ian Wrigley

What you allow in your presence is your standard -a phrase that has been pivotal in shaping my life for the better.

Apr 10th
Reply