August 3, 2020
Bottom of the Barrel 16 - Introducing Michael by SOFLETE
July 28, 2020
Performance Podcast - 61 Conversations Lead To Change by SOFLETE
July 22, 2020
Brooke and George talk about the new projects coming down the pipeline including a long awaited app update. They discuss the basics of energy metabolism, and how and why that fits into our lives.
July 9, 2020
Doug and Worth Parker sit down with Rachel Lance, author of the book, In the Waves: My Quest to Solve the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine. Rachel is a biomedical engineer who specializes in patterns of injury and trauma. She is especially fascinated by blast and ballistic events, which eventually brought her to Doug. Rachel brings along her husband Nick for the conversation, which jumps from current events to historical gems. Make sure to get a copy of In the Waves. It's available at major online retailers.
March 25, 2020
Doug catches up with Justin Richmond from the IMPL Project. This time Justin stops by with some of his crew, which includes the IMPL Program Officer Simone Peloquin and Field Constultant Reed, who found IMPL through the SOCOM Care Coalition Internship Program. The IMPL discusses some of their experiences, including their recent trip to work on the west side of Chicago.
March 18, 2020
Retired USMC Col. Andrew Milburn talks to Doug and Aron about his new book, "When The Tempest Gathers". The book is available at major retailers and you should check it out. When The Tempest Gathers- These are the combat experiences of the first Marine to command a special operations task force, recounted against a backdrop of his journey from raw Second Lieutenant to seasoned Colonel and Task Force Commander; from leading Marines through the streets of Mogadishu, Baghdad, Fallujah and Mosul to directing multi-national special operations forces in a dauntingly complex fight against a formidable foe. The journey culminates in the story’s centerpiece: the fight against ISIS, in which the author is able to use the lessons of his harsh apprenticeship to lead the SOF task force under his command to hasten the Caliphate’s eventual demise.
March 12, 2020
Doug and Aron applaud each other's shooting prowess, discuss inter-species coitus, and reflect on the ODA t-shirt politics.
March 4, 2020
Brooke, George, and Christian sit down with special guest Rogelio Realzola, MS, CSCS, USA-W. Ro is currently working on his Ph.D. in Health, Exercise and Sports Science and conducting research at The University of New Mexico. He is the founder and co-owner of R.O.I. Health- a health and performance company based on scientific principles that provides one-on-one strength and conditioning coaching, nutrition counseling, and athletic development by certified and established professionals. You can find Ro on Instagram @rogelio.realzola & @roihealth.
February 26, 2020
Brooke and George sit down to catch up with a conversation over coffee. They discuss the different dimensions of health- physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social, and vocational. Brooke and George explore how they are all interconnected and affect our quality of life.
February 24, 2020
Michael and Kegan of Non Prophet sit down with George and explore "Rethinking Strength", questioning what strength is and what strong means. Learn more about Non Prophet at their website where you can find out the latest news, purchase their strength manual, and listen to their podcast.
February 21, 2020
Doug and Aron get real about chicken chips, the homeless crisis, and their future lives as Japanese tourists.
February 19, 2020
Michael and Kegan of Non Prophet sit down with George and explore "Rethinking Strength", questioning what strength is and what strong means. Learn more about Non Prophet at their website where you can find out the latest news, purchase their strength manual, and listen to their podcast.
February 12, 2020
Marc Zionts, Executive Officer and Board Member of Precision Nutrition, stops by to talk to the SFLT crew about sport and exercise nutrition. You can check out more about what Precision Nutrition does a
January 29, 2020
Brooke and Aron sit down with Eliza MaClean, owner and operator of Cane Creek Farm in Saxapahaw, NC.
January 20, 2020
Geoff Dardia is back to talk about the effects your environment have on your health. Geoff has spent a significant time of his Special Forces career caring for his fellow service members through bringing a much needed focus on the hidden dangers of working in austere conditions both at home and abroad. If you are feeling run down or know someone who isn't acting quite like themselves, give this podcast a listen.
January 10, 2020
Doug and Aron sit down with Doug's favorite shooting match director and owner of the Zoo City Armory, Jason Byerly. They talk about the competitive shooting world and to how to make it doing what you love.
January 6, 2020
George, Brooke, and Christian sit down to chat about the latest food documentary, The Game Changers. They tackle some of the claims made in the film and sift through the current science on plant-based diets. This is part one in a two-part series dissecting The Game Changers.
December 24, 2019
In today's Performance Podcast, George sits down with Brian Marren. Brian is the Vice President of Operations for Arcadia Cognerati, a service provider specializing in assessing, developing and conducting training and education to address urgent safety and security needs in some of the most challenging environments in the world. Brian is also a former Marine Scout Sniper with multiple deployments to the Al Anbar Province of Iraq, a High Threat Protection security professional, and a Department of Defense recognized Subject Matter Expert on Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis. Website:
December 12, 2019
Brooke, George, and Christian sit down and chat with SFLT's newest member Emil Daubon, a full time writer and part-time SF gentleman. His latest project was writing for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, and he fills the crew in on how he started to work in the industry and how he got the "spade" in the game.
November 4, 2019
Brooke, George, and Christian take a deep dive into the effects of alcohol on athletic performance. They cover what happens when you drink before exercise, what happens when you drink after exercise, and what powering through a hangover really does to your body.
October 31, 2019
Doug and Aron talk about maximizing your gas efficiency in your Prius, dining at Chez Paul, and Aron ghost writing Bill's fan fiction.
October 28, 2019
Brooke (@brookewest_rdn) is joined by Nicole Haskins, MS, RDN (@nicoco_rdn) to talk about the anti-diet culture movement and the 10 guiding principles of Intuitive Eating. They take a deep dive into the importance of creating a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body. For further reading, check out the book Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch.
October 25, 2019
Brooke, George, and Christian sit down to talk about the future of SOFLETE programming, satisfying the need to succeed, and managing your time and energy effectively.
October 18, 2019
We thought this had been lost. Then it was found. It shoulda stayed lost.
October 16, 2019
Brooke (@brookewest_rdn) sits down with SOFELTE athlete Jamie Popp Christenson (@jamiepoppchristenson) for a raw conversation about her last powerlifting competition, tough lessons learned, and how she plans to alter her course moving forward.
October 14, 2019
Brooke is brutally honest about supplements.
October 11, 2019
SOFLETE HQ is proud to welcome our new friend Dwayne Taylor to the studio. Dwayne is a world class BJJ practitioner, polymath, and overall rad dude.
October 9, 2019
We're proud to help pre-release "You", a track from Silence & Light's debut album. We can use this as text on the blog post as well. Formed in May of 2017 in New York City, Silence & Light draws from their musical pasts and their experiences as U.S. Special Operations veterans and set out to create music music that would raise awareness about the myriad issues facing veterans of the Global War on Terror and civil first responders, and to create a mechanism to support organizations that support those individuals in times of need. We are a modern hard rock band whose sole purpose is to inspire the people of the world who have endured the thrills of great success and high achievement and the lows of life's hardships and struggles to channel their energy into creating something positive and meaningful. In January 2019, Silence & Light recorded their debut EP at Stagg Street Studios in Van Nuys, California under the direction of Grammy Award-winning Producer, Josh Gudwin, and Studio Engineer Bil Lane. Silence & Light is committed to contributing profits from its music sales to numerous Charitable Organizations designed to help support the members and families of the Special Operations community, as well as first responders. In keeping with their mission, proceeds from music sales for their first album will be contributed to Warriors Heart and the Marine Raider Foundation.
October 7, 2019
George and friend of SOFLETE Chase Ford discuss mindset and training for endurance events.
September 14, 2019
Back by popular demand is one of our original, poorly recorded podcasts. This episode explores the topic of sociopathic tendencies in special operations and other careers and activities that demand high levels of risk tolerance and management.
August 19, 2019
George sits with BJ and Jessica of YogiTriathlete. If you are the person who digs the mindfulness, meditation, quantum energy, and the story of why we make the transition into this deeper realm of thinking when we are able to actually find self-actualization. Jess gets deep into her rock bottom, and how she was able to make that switch into this powerful human being. She is doing some amazing things to help others. BJ story is a bit unique, he comes from the world of having it all, but not happy, injury from the past crimpled him into this deep hole that he had to figure out a way out. Jess was a huge part of this, as he had to really do it himself. This show is not just mind-opening, but will also bring some gratitude and vulnerability to your day after listening to it. If you want to check them out on IG @yogitriathlete and give them a follow.
August 12, 2019
George sits with the Billy "The 100-mile Slayer" Richards who is currently looking to break the record for consecutive 100 miles in 1 year, he is also a Veteran. The show isn't what you think. Billy faces different challenges than just running more than 40+ 100 miles in 2019. If you like to find out more about Billy please check out Billy Richards on Facebook.
August 8, 2019
One of the top tactical gear manufacturers in the game, Adam Holroyd, stopped in to talk about all the awesome stuff he's been up to, the perils of growing a business, and where the tactical industry is headed.
August 5, 2019
George sits with Vernon Griffth who is the Co-Owner/Founder of Virginia High Performance in Virginia Beach. Vernon is no stranger to training the tactical athlete. George and Vernon dive deep into the misconceptions of training the tactical athlete, plus they enjoy some rabbit holes that we are sure you guys will enjoy. We also get deep into how Vernon looks at exploring the corners of human movement. We get into talking about what our foundation truly is, and it ain't what you would think, something most people wouldn't even think to help strengthen and work on as well. Strap yourself in for a show of the year!
July 30, 2019
To our surprise, Brad and Tyson of the awesome SOF band Silence and Light stopped by the office to chat about all things music.
July 18, 2019
Don't listen if you don't want to spoil Midsommar for yourself. Better still, just don't listen at all. That's what I do.
July 15, 2019
David Dellanave is a lifter, coach, and founder of The Movement Minneapolis in the Twin Cities. He implements biofeedback techniques, teaching his clients, ranging from athletes to general population, to truly understand what their bodies are telling them. He writes articles to make you stronger, look better naked, and definitely deadlift more at He has a passion for all food and imports a small amount of Italian extra virgin olive oil for friends which you can get on the waiting list for at Follow his projects, adventures, exploits, and olive oil imports on Instagram at @ddn3d
July 8, 2019
Clarissa A. Kussin is a certified Functional Medicine Health Coach and 500hr yoga and meditation teacher. She practices at the premier Functional Medicine Clinic, Carolina Total Wellness in Raleigh NC. Clarissa is a co-founder of Warrior Wellness Solutions a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization providing personalized functional medicine health coaching, rehabilitative and adaptive exercise, mindfulness, stress management, resiliency training, and wellness education to wounded, ill and injured warriors, their families and caregivers. Email- Instagram- @clarissakussin Self-Testing and Treatment for Low Stomach Acidity (discussed in episode) 1. Begin by taking one capsule of Gastric Acid Support (betaine HCL) with a protein containing meal. A normal response in a healthy person would be discomfort—basically heartburn. If you do not feel a burning sensation, begin taking two capsules with each protein-containing meal. 2. If there are no reactions after 2 days, increase the number of capsules with each meal to three. 3. Continue increasing the number of capsules every 2 days, using up to five capsules with each meal if necessary.
July 1, 2019
Zach Bush, MD (@zachbushmd) is a triple board-certified physician with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. The breakthrough science that Dr. Bush and his colleagues have delivered offer profound new insights into human health and longevity. In 2012, he discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria. He and his team subsequently demonstrated that this cellular communication network functions to compensate for glyphosate, and many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body's natural defense systems. This science has resulted in a revolutionary class of dietary supplements, including the product, RESTORE. Dr. Bush points to his kids as the driving force behind his passion for change. He is fiercely motivated by a desire to have them experience a much brighter and healthier future. His education efforts provide a grassroots foundation from which we can launch change in our legislative decisions, ultimately up-shifting consumer behavior to bring about radical change in the mega industries of big farming, big pharma, and Western Medicine at large. Learn more at,, and
June 25, 2019
MARSOC Marine John "Ranger" Dailey and our SMU friend Jerad share a deep introspection on what it means to take a life.
June 24, 2019
On this episode, Brooke and Kaely tackle how to optimize your circadian rhythm and specifically how night shift workers are affected. Kaely is a Registered Dietitian that uses integrative and functional nutrition to help her clients gain control over how they look, feel and function for life. After experiencing the pitfalls of conventional approaches to women's health and dieting first hand, she started her private practice specializing in hormone balance and digestive health and co-created the online women's health course Her Hormones Academy. She is energized by helping others take the driver's seat on their health journey so they can live their life fully. Where to find Kaely: Website - Course - Instagram - @kaelyrd
June 17, 2019
George and Kegan sit down and talk about goal setting and creating an understanding of the opportunities that can come from setting up your goals. We also answer questions from our listeners on different topics.
June 11, 2019
Doug's dad wasn't a CIA agent.
May 29, 2019
George and Brooke tackle one of the most commonly asked questions- How should I be eating in the DFAC to fuel my body for performance? With a little knowledge, balance and some self-control, you can use the DFAC to build the perfect athlete's plate based on your daily activity.
May 23, 2019
One of these days I'll stop these guys from assaulting your ears. Today is not that day.
May 17, 2019
Strongwoman Jamie Christenson was somehow talked into this. I don't know how I feel about that.
May 15, 2019
George sits down with coach Casey Parlett to discuss how you can be your best, healthiest self while still maintaining a fulfilling and enjoyable lifestyle.
May 8, 2019
This week, George chats with his good friend Kegan Dillon about how sticking to a routine can lead to consistency and greatness.
May 7, 2019
Doug and Aron, together again. Le sigh.
May 3, 2019
Friend of Doug's Justin Richmond joins SOFLETE HQ to discuss his awesome work with the IMPL project, which provides data-driven solutions to humanitarian and economic problems all over the world. He's smart and you should listen to him.
May 1, 2019
This week, George, with the help of some questions from Brooke, breaks down the APEX Cycle of SOFLETE Programming.
April 29, 2019
Another episode of this monument to Doug's arrogance.
April 25, 2019
Old friend (enemy?) of Doug's Greg Higgs stops by to talk about his successful offroading company, Fab Fours. He recently acquired the first ever Jeep Gladiator and was on his way home with it. We hate him.
April 24, 2019
This week, Brooke and George dive deep on fad diets and how unhealthy they can be.
April 17, 2019
This week, Brooke, George, and Chris sit down and answer some intriguing questions that our followers wrote in.
April 10, 2019
This week, Chris and Brooke sit down with the one and only Jamie Christenson. They discuss body weight, composition, and what kind of tests are available to the common-folk to learn more about these things.
April 9, 2019
Doug and Aron allow Brian to make snarky comments. Many are made. Check out Pop Up Podcast on Youtube.
April 3, 2019
This week, George sits down with author, podcaster, and former "Death Walker" Daniel Brown. With no lack of "Georgisms", they discuss Daniel's road to recovery and how fitness played a major role. Check out his podcast Dangerzone
April 2, 2019
Our favorite BASE jumper returns to regale us with stories of adventure that we're too chicken to attempt.
March 27, 2019
Chris, Brooke, and George sit down to discuss meditation, mindset, and how the 8 limbs of yoga should become part of your routine.
March 22, 2019
Aron is unimpressed with Texas and Doug day drinks Yuenglings. Don't blame me for this, I'm just the editor.
March 20, 2019
Chris and Brooke sit down and talk with Erin, a food scientist and consultant to discuss the truth behind GMOs. If you have questions about those tiny labels on your food marked “organic” and “non-GMO”, this episode is for you! Become a smarter eater and grocery shopper right now! Facebook: Instagram: Twitter:
March 13, 2019
Chris and Brooke sit down with some strong ladies on International Woman's Day! On this episode we talk to Dee Clegg, a member of the new US Army Fitness Team and Jamie Christenson to discuss training and the Army’s attempt to break into worldwide fitness competition. If you are a soldier, athlete or both, have a listen and get the details on this new opportunity within the United States Army!
March 12, 2019
SOFLETE Athlete and adventurer Zach Carbo stops by to talk about fear, preparation, and the mindset required to be a wild wingsuiter/BASE jumper/skier like him.
March 6, 2019
Brooke sits down with Clarissa Kussin a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, for a part two about Integrative and Functional Medicine. They talk about the bodies hormones- including male and female sex hormones, what can throw them off balance, and how you can be proactive about preventing hormone imbalance. Email- Instagram- @clarissakussin
March 5, 2019
Doug is a bad person, and you are a bad person for listening.
February 27, 2019
The HQ Coaching Crew sit down with Samantha Mason and Madelyn Larouche, two dietetic interns at Western Carolina University to talk nutrition. Samantha and Madelyn present two studies that will certainly impact the future of human performance! If y’all like to nerd out on some gut/vitamin science, this episode is for you! IG: Madelyn LaRouche- @madelynlarouche IG: Samantha Mason- @sdmason2
February 26, 2019
Author, athlete, and Navy SEAL extraordinaire Stew Smith calls into SOFLETE HQ to talk about tactical fitness, how the military manages fitness going into the future, and how out of shape Doug was in 1996.
February 20, 2019
Brooke sits down with Clarissa A. Kussin a Functional Medicine Health Coach and RYT500 at Carolina Total Wellness in Raleigh, NC to discuss some holistic and woman's health best practices. Clarissa specializes and is passionate about stress relief, food as medicine, and mindfulness practices for vitality and ultimate health. Whether you are a man or woman, have a listen because this impacts your life! Email- Instagram- @clarissakussin
February 19, 2019
Elijah Sacra, the founder of Warrior Wellness Solutions, stops by to talk about the importance of functional medicine and why it has taken the military so long to figure out its importance.
February 13, 2019
I don't know what this is. I was on vacation and came back to this. Listen at your own peril.
February 13, 2019
Chris, George and Brooke sit down and discuss how Soflete programming and nutrition help achieve positive stress adaptations. Whether you are a tactical athlete, CrossFitter, or just getting back after it, have a listen and grab some nuggets that will help you on your training path!
February 12, 2019
Bringing it all back to the beginning. SOFLETE HQ is joined by Worth Parker, John "Ranger" Dailey, and Dr. Paul Benveniste to discuss the mindset of the warrior and the sort of person that is attracted to the military lifestyle.
February 6, 2019
Chris and Brooke sit down with Christian Hines, Soflete's newest employee and discuss how to set better goals. Are you already off the New Years Resolution Train? Give a listen and take away some nuggets for positive change!
January 30, 2019
Brooke and Chris sit down with Jamie Christenson and bust some common “bro science” myths regarding training and nutrition. Break away from the bro-science that permeates our gyms and start training smarter today!
January 23, 2019
The coaching crew at Soflete HQ sit down with Ashley Kitchens Swanson, MPH, RDN, LDN and discuss the ins and outs of meal prep. If you are struggling with meal prep in this new year, tune in for some helpful tips! IG: @plantcenteredprep Email: Website:
January 23, 2019
Friend of SOFLETE Bryce Laemmlen stopped by to talk about competition shooting, how to get into the world of competition shooting, and the Memorial 3-Gun Competition. Check them out on Instagram @memorial3gun
January 16, 2019
Chris, George and Brooke sit down with Cody Abell, 2018 North Carolina's Strongest Man (under 176/80kg), and discuss the hybrid lifestyle of being a professional tattoo artist and strongman competitor. Tune in for some hilarious stories and training insight with the coaching crew at HQ! Instagram: @cody_abell
January 9, 2019
The Soflete coaches sit down with Kaely McDevitt, MS, RD, CLT and discuss some common misconceptions and the effects of overtraining and under eating. If you struggle with balancing training and adequate nutrition, this episode is for you! Website: Instagram: @kaelyrd
January 2, 2019
The Soflete coaches sit down with Jamie Christenson and talk the ins and outs of New Year’s resolutions. Take away some nuggets of wisdom that will hopefully give you a new outlook on setting goals in the New Years!
December 18, 2018
SOFLETE is merging our awesome Performance Podcast with this channel! You'll learn a lot from our awesome human performance team. This will release alongside our regularly scheduled DIE LIVING ramblings.
December 11, 2018
Olympic Silver Medalist Raoul Rodriguez returns to SOFLETE HQ! We talk more about the mindset of hard work, training, and winning. We had a lot of fun, and hope you don't agree with Raoul that this "wasn't as fun as the first one."
December 4, 2018
Chris Cooke of Timney Triggers stops by SOFLETE HQ. Doug begs and pleads for free stuff and Chris discusses the current state of the firearms industry.
November 12, 2018
Our pal Jake Denman returns to talk about the movie business, telling a good story, honoring veterans in the media, and his vagabond travels through Europe.
November 6, 2018
SOFLETE is proud to have Bailey and Zach Weis at the new HQ! Bailey is the first woman ever to complete the 2nd phase of the rigorous Marine Raider Assessment and Selection. Hear about how she managed to make time to train up for the course and her training philosophy.
October 29, 2018
SOFLETE HQ is proud to welcome former Green Beret and professional computer hacker Zack Henson to the podcast. Zack tells some awesome stories about running attacks against the clients of his company and gives some great tips on how to protect yourself from a guy like him.
September 18, 2018
One of our best Friends from the Internet, LtCol Worth Parker of the US Marine Corps, stopped by to chat about life, the military, and his involvement with the Marine Raider Foundation. A super smart dude and an all around great human being.
September 11, 2018
Former Navy SEAL Jeff Gonzales, owner of Trident Concepts, calls in to the HQ to talk about life, guns, training, and everything in between. He's a pretty smart guy... for a SEAL.
August 30, 2018
SOFLETE HQ welcomes frequent guest John Dill back to the podcast room and says farewell to one of our favorite people, Cody Alford, who is embarking on a cross country journey to cap his military career.
August 23, 2018
No special guests this week, just the SOFLETE crew pretending they have interesting things to talk about.
August 16, 2018
Johnny Peddicord of Kinetic Syndicate joins SOFLETE HQ via the glorious interwebs to discuss current veteran culture, its problems, and how we can all fix it.
August 10, 2018
SOFLETE HQ is proud to have Raoul Rodriguez this week on the podcast. Raoul is a man of many talents, both as an Olympic Silver Medalist in rowing and an extremely successful trader in Chicago and Wall Street. Warning: Raoul doesn't dumb anything down when talking about exotic options trading, so don't feel bad if you can't follow him. Neither could Doug.
July 31, 2018
SOFLETE HQ was excited to sit down with Evan Perperis, Green Beret and Obstacle Course Racer extraordinaire. He gives the inside scoop about the rise of professional Obstacle Course Racing.
July 24, 2018
SOFLETE is proud to have Geoff Dardia of Task Force Dagger on the podcast this week. Geoff has been instrumental in spearheading efforts to raise awareness about environmental and occupational hazards in the military community.
July 17, 2018
Theo Ballard, Special Operations Physical Therapist, joins SOFLETE HQ to chat about the current state of the art of physical therapy, sports medicine, and recovery techniques. If you've ever been injured or over-trained, you need to give this one a listen.
July 9, 2018
John Dill returns to SOFLETE HQ to talk about running his new business and all the pitfalls he's run into. Great episode about the difference between working for yourself and actually building a business.
May 30, 2018
Jariko Denman joins the crew at SOFLETE HQ to discuss Memorial Day, his current adventures, and future projects he's planning. He's gotten pretty fancy for a Ranger.
May 22, 2018
Our super Friend from the Internet Roque Rodriguez joins us here at SOFLETE HQ to talk predator hunting, rifles, and all things happening in the wilds of South Texas.
May 15, 2018
Brooke just returned from SCAN Symposium in Colorado and drops all her new knowledge bombs on Aron. Intermittent fasting, Keto for athletes, Cannabis, anti-oxidants... prepare to have your mind blown.
May 8, 2018
Doug is back! Aron sits down with SOFLETE's prodigal son and talks about his recent journey to the sandbox.
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