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Dead Reckoning Collective

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

40 Episodes | 2018 - 2023

DRC40: Jeremiah "Blackbeard" Wilber [War Party Movement]

November 22nd, 2023


We have been highlighting Native stories and storytellers this month in recognition of American Indian Heritage Month so it was only appropriate we start the podcast back up with a conversation Keith had with our friend …

Women of Poppies [3 of 3]

November 7th, 2023


In the final episode of this three part series, Amy talks with her editor and Dead Reckoning Collective’s Director of Education, Jessica Danger.

Women of Poppies [2 of 3]

May 6th, 2022


In honor of Mother's Day, the focus of this episode is celebrating some of the military mothers who inspired Amy and the poems that make up her …

Women of Poppies [1 of 3]

March 8th, 2022


This interview is the first part of a three part series, guest hosted by Amy Sexauer, author of "Poppies." Amy is the first woman to be added to the …

DRC36: The First Marauder

December 17th, 2021


Keith Dow sat down with Luke Ryan, the author of The First Marauder. At the Black Rifle Coffee Company storefront in San Antonio, the two talked about an array of topics regarding Luke's debut novel in fiction. …

DRC35: Why I Write [Reading & Discussion]

September 2nd, 2021


This episode is a little different than our previous podcasts. Tyler reads a short essay that he wrote for his MFA program, titled "Why I Write." He and Keith talk about the MFA program and the inspiration and ideas …

DRC34: Writer's Workshop Wrap-Up

July 16th, 2021


In Episode 34, the inaugural writing workshop crew sat down without Tyler or Keith and discussed what they got out of the weekend. Marty Skovlund Jr shares his excitement about one-lines that stuck out. Jessica Danger …

DRC33: Thomas Schueman & Michael Plunkett [PB Abbate]

June 19th, 2021


In Episode 33, Tyler got to speak with Thomas Schueman & Michael Plunkett. Schueman is the founder of PB Abbate, and Plunkett helps run the book club. Schueman goes into detail about how PB Abbate came about and …

DRC32: William Bolyard [Sober Man's Thoughts]

June 9th, 2021


In Episode 32, Tyler got to speak with William Bolyard, the author of Sober Man's Thoughts. The two discussed what lead Bolyard to write the book, …

DRC31: Marty Skovlund Jr & Mac Caltrider [Coffee or Die]

June 2nd, 2021


In episode 31, Tyler sat down with Marty Skovlund & Mac Caltrider while they were in Kittery Maine for DRC's writing workshop. Marty is the executive editor of Black Rifle Coffee Company’s magazine, Coffee or Die. …

DRC29: Tim O'Brien & Aaron Matthews

February 27th, 2021


In our 29th episode it was our distinct honor to be joined by Tim O'Brien. Mr O'Brien is an award winning author and a Vietnam War veteran. When people ask us what there is to like about fiction, we reference wise words …

DRC28: Leo Jenkins, BK, David Rose [Lucky Joe]

December 15th, 2020


While we had them in town to sign all of your books, Tyler sat down with the authors of “Lucky Joe,” DRC’s first novella. The boys run through the …

DRC27: Thomas Schueman [PB Abbate]

November 30th, 2020


As a Marine Infantry Officer hailing from the South Side of Chicago, Thomas Schueman has a resume he is less interested in talking about and pushes …

DRC26: Cokie

August 10th, 2020


If a novel is beer, poetry is whiskey. Cokie is a mysterious presence in the world of veteran creatives. In this episode he talks about his experiences as a failed pastor, marine scout sniper, contractor, and a poet. Be …

DRC25: ROK275

April 12th, 2020


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 …

DRC24: Aaron Matthews [Documentary Film Maker]

April 11th, 2020


Aaron Matthews
In our second episode ever featuring a non-veteran, we welcome award winning documentary film maker, Aaron Matthews to the show. Among …

DRC23: Marty Skovlund [Coffee or Die]

April 4th, 2020


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 …

DRC22: Jessica Rambo [Painted Buffalo Travel Studio]

March 31st, 2020


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 …

DRC21: Luke Ryan

November 30th, 2019


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 …

DRC20: Serena & Alex Carbery

August 21st, 2019


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 …

DRC19: Michael Ramos [Creative Writing Professor]

July 31st, 2019


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 …

DRC18 - Jariko Denman [War Office Productions]

July 9th, 2019


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 …

DRC17 - Doug Kiesewetter

May 28th, 2019


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 …

DRC16: Tyler & Keith talk “Fact & Memory”

February 26th, 2019


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 …

DRC15: Alex Horton [Freedom Holistic]

November 5th, 2018


It was an absolute pleasure speaking with Captain Alex Horton.
Alex talks about her time assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command and her …

DRC14: Rory Patrick Hamill

October 2nd, 2018


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 …

DRC13: Johnny Primo [Courses Of Action]

September 25th, 2018


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 …

DRC 12: Justin Eggen [Warrior Poet]

September 12th, 2018


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 …

DRC11: Benjamin Bunn [Cigar City Crossfit]

September 5th, 2018


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, …

DRC10: Thomas Tartaglia [Co-Owner of Recon Rings & Tango Charlie Apparel]

August 19th, 2018


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 …

DRC09: Rob Cosman & Luther Shealy [Purple Heart Project]

August 13th, 2018


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 …

DRC08: Jordy Laird [SVT Creative LLC/Kinetic Syndicate]

August 2nd, 2018


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 …

DRC07: Mobbs & Peddicord [Founders of Kinetic Syndicate]

July 23rd, 2018


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 …

DRC06: Mike Steadman [Founder of Ironbound Boxing Academy]

July 3rd, 2018


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 …

DRC05: Dan Charlton [Host of Homeward Bound Podcast & Founder of Boondocker Supply Co.]

June 26th, 2018


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 …

DRC04: Ian Strimbeck [Founder of Rune Nation]

June 18th, 2018


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 …

DRC03: Padre Paul Handelman [Musician & Rancher]

June 12th, 2018


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 …

DRC02: Leo Jenkins [Published Author & Former 3/75 Ranger Medic)

May 4th, 2018


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 …

DRC01: Johnny "Grifter" Peddicord

April 15th, 2018


In our first episode we welcome Johnny “Grifter” Peddicord on the show and discuss transition, growth and the counter productive culture many post …

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