Dead Reckoning Collective

Dead Reckoning Collective
We speak with veterans living well to determine where they came from and how they got to where they are now.

DRC25: ROK275
Apr 12 • 78 min
Rok was (and still is) a Baltimore graffiti writer before and joined the ranks of the US Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment. In this episode, we talk about the state of veteran and graffiti culture and correlations between them.
DRC24: Aaron Matthews [Documentary Film Maker]
Apr 11 • 83 min
Aaron Matthews In our second episode ever featuring a non-veteran, we welcome award winning documentary film maker, Aaron Matthews to the show. Among several other documentaries that some of you would take interest in, Aaron is currently awaiting the…
DRC23: Marty Skovlund [Coffee or Die]
Apr 4 • 82 min
In episode 23 we had the pleasure of sitting down with Marty Skovlund, who is a former 1/75 Ranger and held several titles at various publications before finding his new home at Black Rifle Coffee Company. Marty is the editor of the company’s magazine,…
DRC22: Jessica Rambo [Painted Buffalo Travel Studio]
Mar 31 • 50 min
In this episode we welcome Jessica Rambo to the show. Jessica is a Marine veteran, an artist and a mother who has recently transitioned into living in a school bus she renovated. In addition to her unique lifestyle, Jessica has started a charitable effort…
DRC21: Luke Ryan
Nov 30, 2019 • 89 min
In this episode we talk to Luke about his childhood abroad, his time in the 75th Ranger Regiment, and his literary endeavors to date. Luke is now a published author, poet and the new Social Media Manager at Black Rifle Coffee Company’s media outlet,…
DRC20: Serena & Alex Carbery
Aug 21, 2019 • 41 min
It was great to talk to Navy Corpsman, Alex Carbery and his wife, Serena about her involvement in a current research project at University of California Irvine. The research seeks participants with combat experience with the goal of improving the way we…
DRC19: Michael Ramos [Creative Writing Professor]
Jul 31, 2019 • 66 min
We had a great time talking (and just listening) to Michael Ramos, who is a Navy veteran of Iraq. After leaving the Navy, Michael went back to school for Creative Writing and now teaches a new course at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, called…
DRC18 - Jariko Denman [War Office Productions]
Jul 9, 2019 • 56 min
Take notes from Jariko Denman if you’ve ever been interested in working as a technical advisor for film. He shares lessons learned from 15 years in the 75th Ranger Regiment, 5 years as a ROTC instructor and every second since learning the ins and outs of…
DRC17 - Doug Kiesewetter
May 27, 2019 • 96 min
Keith talks to Doug about his journey from Texas oilfield worker to National Guard Special Forces Engineer Sergeant. This path presented many entrepreneurial endeavors, including Doug’s current position as Director of Content and #1 Gunbunny at SOFLETE.
DRC16: Tyler & Keith talk “Fact & Memory”
Feb 26, 2019 • 42 min
We’re back. Ryan is jumping into the mix with us and we are getting the podcast going again after dedicating some time to other DRC projects. On that note, this episode is an explanation of our audio absence and the book we have funneled all that time and…
DRC15: Alex Horton [Freedom Holistic]
Nov 5, 2018 • 45 min
It was an absolute pleasure speaking with Captain Alex Horton. Alex talks about her time assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command and her experience as a Cultural Support Team member/instructor. Finally we discuss Freed-OM Holistic and how her…
DRC14: Rory Patrick Hamill
Oct 2, 2018 • 72 min
Rory Patrick Hamill joins us in this episode to discuss his ups and downs before, during and after his time in the Marine Corps. He identifies several stressors and saviors, including how a not-for-profit helped him to gain confidence and camaraderie back…
DRC13: Johnny Primo [Courses Of Action]
Sep 25, 2018 • 54 min
In our 13th episode we talk to Johnny about how a troubled past lead him and many others to a career in special operations. He explains how much of his career was spent trying to prove things to others, which inspired the title of his upcoming literary…
DRC 12: Justin Eggen [Warrior Poet]
Sep 12, 2018 • 70 min
In our 12th episode we were able to connect with Justin Eggen and discuss his current books Outside The Wire: A US Marine’s Collection of Poems and Short Stories Volume I&II. We talk about Justin’s transition, his creative process and how he plans to…
DRC11: Benjamin Bunn [Cigar City Crossfit]
Sep 5, 2018 • 56 min
Ben Bunn joins us to discuss how he planned his transition and coordinated it with the launch of his business, Cigar City Crossfit. We also talk about his experiences with the veteran community, nonprofit industry, health and relationships.…
DRC10: Thomas Tartaglia [Co-Owner of Recon Rings & Tango Charlie Apparel]
Aug 19, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode our guest and long time friend, Thomas Tartaglia, co-owner of Recon Rings and Tango Charlie Apparel discusses the current climate of entrepreneurship among veterans and why his businesses feel the need to involve the physical community in…
DRC09: Rob Cosman & Luther Shealy [Purple Heart Project]
Aug 13, 2018 • 45 min
In this episode Rob Cosman & Luther joined us. Luther briefly talks about his time in the U.S. Army and Rob tells his story from a kid cutting lumber to the craftsman he is today. Together they share their story that lead them to starting the Purple Heart…
DRC08: Jordy Laird [SVT Creative LLC/Kinetic Syndicate]
Aug 2, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode we welcome Jordan Laird. Jordan talks about his time as a Marine Scout Sniper and his failure to make arrangements that allowed a smooth transition out of the Marine Corps. Although he has made mistakes that have severely impacted his life…
DRC07: Mobbs & Peddicord [Founders of Kinetic Syndicate]
Jul 23, 2018 • 77 min
We hit some heavy issues in this episode as we are joined by Meaghan Mobbs and (returning guest and new collaborator) Johnny Peddicord. We talk about some of the pitfalls in the veteran community and what Kinetic Syndicate, the brainchild of Johnny and…
DRC06: Mike Steadman [Founder of Ironbound Boxing Academy]
Jul 3, 2018 • 55 min
On our 6th episode, we talk with Mike Steadman about his path to the Naval Academy, his time as a Marine Infantry Officer and the internship at St Benedict’s Prep School in Newark, New Jersey that lead to the birth of the Ironbound Boxing Academy. Mike…
DRC05: Dan Charlton [Host of Homeward Bound Podcast & Founder of Boondocker Supply Co.]
Jun 26, 2018 • 58 min
On the 5th episode we welcome Daniel Charlton. We first became friends with Daniel when he started the Homeward Bound Podcast to help himself and others through transition out of the military. Since then he has been inspired by his guests to go out on his…
DRC04: Ian Strimbeck [Founder of Rune Nation]
Jun 18, 2018 • 85 min
In our 4th podcast episode we sat down with the CEO of @runenationllc , Ian Strimbeck. We talk about what qualifies someone to teach, responsibilities of firearms owners and the importance of verbal acuity in your “every day carry” inventory.
DRC03: Padre Paul Handelman [Musician & Rancher]
Jun 12, 2018 • 52 min
I had the pleasure of chopping it up with Paul Handelman about how he went from 2/75 Ranger Platoon Leader to full time Musician and part time Rancher. Paul talks about the difficulties he faced in his exit from the military but also how he is happier in…
DRC02: Leo Jenkins [Published Author & Former 3/75 Ranger Medic)
May 4, 2018 • 91 min
On our latest episode we link up with Leo Jenkins, published author and former 3/75 Ranger Medic to discuss life as a full time writer, husband and father while settling in Baja, Mexico. We get into the nitty gritty of Leo’s daily routines with plenty of…
DRC01: Johnny “Grifter” Peddicord
Apr 15, 2018 • 85 min
In our first episode we welcome Johnny “Grifter” Peddicord on the show and discuss transition, growth and the counter productive culture many post 9/11 veterans tend to cling to. Johnny is a former Recon Marine/Private Military Contractor and is a current…