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Benjamin (@BenjaminPHLN23 on X) stopped by the virtual bar for a remarkably insightful discussion. He recalls his miraculous (my words, not his) recovery from a heart attack and a loss of a limb as a teenager before delving into his philosophical endeavors in college. Eventually when writing for his Masters, he was asked to leave a university due t…
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Lafayette Lee is a contributing editor at IM 1776, delivers excellent written works on his Substack, and also can be found on X @ Partisan_O. Lee joins me this time to talk about the speed at which our cultural shifts have seemingly increased, the ongoing conflict with Israel and Hamas and America's role in the present and future, his take on witne…
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John stops by the virtual bar to talk about our time playing together at Poinciana High School; clearly a formative moment in his professional baseball development! We go on to discuss his time at Auburn, becoming an All-American and eventually getting drafted by the San Diego Padres and making it to the Triple A level. Along the way he figured out…
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The sequel is real! And so is Mark Sibley's return trip to the virtual bar to discuss his new book "A Dance of Devils", the sequel to "Mongol Moon". Picking up where MM left off, WW3 is hot and underway with new storylines, characters, and remarkably well researched plot lines, scenarios, battle scenes, and one helluva play list! Mark shares his cr…
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"Gruntpa" returns to the virtual bar for a discussion on the mentality required to succeed in the worst possible scenario, and why most don't have it and never will. Having spent time in Iraq, we revisit some of our time there and the evolution into a more anti-war stance and why. We talk about Russian President Vladimir Putin's appearance recently…
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Michelle Vogt is one of the Twitter OG's and supplied her unique takes on everything from politics to fashion in the late 2000s and early 2010's. Diagnosed with a brain tumor and the incurable conditions Trigeminal Neuralgia, Anesthesia Dolorosa, and Occipital Neuralgia, she's set out to raise awareness and has connected with others who suffer from…
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Dale Stark is a recently retired A-10 Pilot and veteran of over 20+ years. He flew combat missions during multiple deployments to Afghanistan and finished his service to country instructing for the Air Force in Tucson, Arizona before returning home and retiring to Oregon. Growing up in a small town and moving from home to home, Dale didn't necessar…
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Picking up where part 1 leaves off, we continue discussing how current foreign policy goals are achieved while dealing with recruiting shortages and a newer, less willing to serve generation. There is still a road to victory against geopolitical rivals like China as Ross lays out. We then get into a theological discussion of Antichrist AI, Roko's B…
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Ross Kennedy identifies that logistics is a map of human intent, which will inevitably reveal the intent and needs of the stakeholders. In Part 1 we discuss how China became the manufacturing engine of the world, what a conventional war with China might look like, the motivation behind the calculated weakening of the West, and just who would want t…
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My favorite member of the San Francisco Giants media, Jeff Young, stops by the virtual bar. Jeff shares his insight into the recent hiring of Bob Melvin as the Giants manager, the loss of Gabe Kapler, the potential for Shohei Ohtani, an update on Bryce Eldridge and Reggie Crawford in the Giants farm system, as well as how he thinks this roster will…
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Terry Schappert returns to the virtual bar for a conversation about everything unfolding in the Middle East, Catholicism, and where does our loyalty lie; to government, religion or our neighbors. We also explore the current respect for institutions, or lack thereof, and ultimately what comes next. Do we even know?…
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Demp returns for his third appearance at the virtual bar. He tells us about his newest role as the social media manager for War Gate Books, plus some good, spirited conversations about dudes being dudes, fatherhood, protecting others, and wherever else the bourbon takes us. Grab a glass!By Eric Bandazewski
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Clay Martin returns to the virtual bar to discuss the evolution of fighting styles in the UFC, whether the policies coming from our institutions are believed by those putting them out, thoughts behind renaming military bases and the dangers of looking back at history through the lens of today in general, Andrew Tate, Donald Trump, and what he sees …
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Joel Gaines stopped by the virtual bar. He is a former Army Intelligence Expert with a Russia area of focus, author of Chaos Terrain, and helps run War Lizard Tactical. Joel shares his experience coming up during the Cold War era inside the US Army Intelligence community, as well as the shift to Desert Storm and his involvement. Joel gives some uni…
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Alan Morte stopped by the virtual bar to discuss Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) and why it has such amazing potential for both good and bad actors. We get further into its national security implications, what the US government should be doing with the technology, why Americans should care and be concerned, as well as an expans…
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Braxton McCoy came back to the virtual bar, this time to discuss brands and their involvement in cultural and political issues, our political class and potential military involvement overseas, the UFC, and a ton of baseball talk. Mostly from me. Grab a glass! There Will Be Bourbon. This episode fueled by Baker's 7 Single Barrel.…
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Curtis - @notwtfomgbbq from Twitter stopped by the virtual bar to talk what he means by a 2nd Amendment absolutist, navigating government regulations and interference in the oil and gas industry, and shares an incredibly frustrating story about the COVID pandemic and its impact on his business. Hearing stories from one of the more isolated areas of…
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Todd is a good friend of mine and one of the funniest guys who I knew would be great in this space. This conversation mirrored so many of ours together without the cameras present. Todd shares his path into the Napa wine world and tells the story of the Bolivian wine he now imports. We also discuss eating in Michelin starred restaurants and review …
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"Johnny Tyler" of @GFYGardenCenter stopped by the virtual bar. This is one of my favorite accounts to follow on the bird app. Over the last 75 weeks he's become sober and lost over 140 pounds. A former Army Intel guy, we were in Iraq around the same time in 2003 and watched the evolution of the insurgency and the growth of AQI (Al Qaeda in Iraq). H…
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Claude Krause stopped by the virtual bar slinging his classic Twitter (@ClaudesBBQ) style of takes and insight. He offered up two memorable quotes that really speak to his evolution as a person and his own self-awareness to get his life turned around. "Tell me your problems and I'll tell you why they're your fault" and "I remember all of my life, I…
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Born in a small town in Kansas, Kay continues a legacy of veterans in America from rural areas who seek the opportunity to serve and lift themselves out of poverty or situations with very few options. Her service began at a time when the military was facing a wave of social media criticism from leadership issues to new physical fitness tests. A lot…
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Morgan Hancock stopped by the virtual bar. She is an Army veteran, commercial real estate agent, entrepreneur, bourbonista, and passionate advocate of the arts. Morgan created Bourbon with Heart as an opportunity to fundraise, bring awareness, and to give 20 local artists from Kentucky the chance to have a used bourbon barrel as their canvas. Morga…
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An accomplished shitpoaster, part time shooter, full time autist, Louisvillegun has been active in the 2nd amendment scene since the early 90s, way back to when people were yelling at each other on USENET. Today he is an ecommerce business owner and fulltime dork on the internet, capitalizing on his 90s peacetime Army experience to lend his experti…
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Jesse Kelly is a former Marine, candidate for Congress, and currently hosts the nationally syndicated "The Jesse Kelly Show". Jesse stopped by the virtual bar to discuss the return of Brittney Griner, the decline of Western leaders values, and the reminder that we are not entitled to live in the same country as our predecessors. Grab a glass! There…
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Brian Morgenstern is the former White House Deputy Press Secretary and Deputy Communications Director, as well as a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Trump administration. His new wife, Teresa, returns to There Will Be Bourbon, and she is the former Senior Communications Advisor at the White House for Operation Warp Speed and…
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Rob affectionately runs his cat's account on Twitter as we say. But it's really just him who happens to know a lot about guns and medical stuff. Rob and I get into his gun collection, the best weapon for home defense, his heartbreaking story that prevented his dream of military service, just what happens when the government tries to do something to…
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John Phillips is a talk radio show host in Los Angeles and a columnist for the Orange County Register. He also regularly makes Cable News appearances supplying his trademark wit and insight. John and I discuss the ongoing homeless problem plaguing Los Angeles, San Francisco and much of the Pacific Northwest. We also talk about the continuing misste…
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Red is a co-founder of MVRDERCVLT and a Special Forces member. We discuss the back story of MVRDERCVLT, the failure of police inaction in Uvalde, TX, the heroics in Greenwood, IN, what the media portrays to the public inaccurately about the AR-15, common shooting errors with rifles and handguns, the importance of fitness in shooting and combat oper…
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The Gruntpa of Twitter stops into the virtual bar. Gruntpa is a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and is now what he describes as a "breaker of people, processes, and technology". We discuss an idea of his I've always wanted to delve into more with the invasion of Mexico and how that would look and why. We then discuss a lot of his time in A…
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Demp McGee, one of Twitter's most unique, authentic, and popular accounts returns to the virtual bar. A lot has changed in the last year and a half, notably gas prices which we get right into from an insiders perspective. Is this the new normal? How did they get so cheap during the pandemic? When will we see a drop? How does a future with electric …
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Mark Sibley is the author of Mongol Moon and a career Crisis Management Expert. The book Mongol Moon explores the detonation of an Electronic Magnetic Pulse attack over the United States and Europe and details the involvement of characters from Iran, China, Russia, the United States, Scotland, and ties in other nations pulled into the attack. In ad…
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Brandon Neely is a former US Army Military Policeman with tours in Egypt, Cuba, and Iraq. Once falsely accused, he was one of the first to speak out against the charges stemming from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. He went on to serve during Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 in Iraq. Brandon has since discovered the magic of bourbon and we discuss price gouging an…
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Chef Gruel is the founder and CEO of Slapfish, a sustainable seafood restaurant franchise based out of Huntington Beach, California with locations all over the country and in the UK. During the Covid shutdowns, restaurants were the hardest hit, especially the employees. Chef Gruel talks about how restaurants are naturally built to better handle hea…
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The first ever Happy Hour edition of There Will Be Bourbon! A more narrow focused discussion on a specific event with those in the best position to speak on it in less than an hour. Kristina Wong stops by the virtual bar to discuss everything going on in Ukraine with Russia and why you as an average American need to understand what is happening and…
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Kenneth Ramos is a retired Sergeant Major in the US Army and is a subject matter expert on Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) and social media exploitation. We talk about our time overlapping in Iraq, his role in Task Force Viking and Operation Ugly Baby, the origin of PSYOPS and the Ghost Army, along with plenty of bourbon fueled rants. Grab a glas…
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Sometimes you get a chance to talk with the smartest man in the room. It's an understatement with Lee and I'm proud to call him a brother. We follow up on a previous discussion regarding the curious absence of mob violence and BLM/ANTIFA in 2021, Covid protocols and the lockdown tactics, our defacto Constitution, political power at the local level,…
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Clay Martin returns to the virtual bar to follow up on his November 2020 appearance where we discuss his election predictions, the evolution of how Covid started and how its being dealt with today, pointless federal agencies like the ATF, political parties in America, and much more all with a glass of the finest American spirit. There Will Be Bourb…
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Matt was the winner of the bourbon giveaway last month and I stole the idea from someone who said that I should have on the podcast whoever it was and drink with them. Well, that is what happened and Matt turned out to be a genuinely interesting guy with a lot worth discussing. Matt is a native Atlantan with a deep appreciation for history, trivia,…
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Heather is a proud American full of the independent spirit yet loyal to the traditional American values. She is a devoted mother who believes in liberty and the American dream. We discuss the concept of toxic feminism, parenting and the pressures placed on children, whether or not a serial killer like the Night Stalker could exist in 2021, and the …
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Joe and Javier's careers first crossed paths at the Special Forces Qualification Course. Both went on to deploy multiple times to countries in the Middle East before retiring. They share several stories of their time together and about the early days of SF training while preparing for the Global War on Terror. Joe is also currently running for Cong…
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Javier has been working in commercial global commodity markets since he was 21 years old. He had dropped out of college and was working behind a bar and on ranches when they would take him before that. He was in a bar one night playing pool when the table behind his friends needed a 4th player. He agreed to play. Those guys hired him into the commo…
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Terry Schappert is a retired Green Beret with the United States Army and also a commentator on current events. He has hosted and appeared on several television shows and recently recorded the 5th season of Hollywood Weapons. He is an extremely thoughtful, well read, and articulate member of the warrior class in America who has fought and sacrificed…
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Greg is a two time Army tourist of Iraq and served on a US Army Sniper team. After leaving the Army, he took on a variety of jobs and moved all over the country before finding his true calling as a father and family man. Greg and I discuss his time in Iraq, the challenges and rewards of home schooling his kids, his love of sports, as well as many o…
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Sarah Blake Morgan is an award-winning journalist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. She currently covers the southeast region for The Associated Press. She has reported across the United States and around the world for local and international news organizations, shooting, writing and editing her stories. Sarah Blake's work has earned her eight EM…
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What a great American and human being Teresa is. She discusses her role in Operation Warp Speed and the Coronavirus vaccine as well as a variety of topics regarding political division in the media, the lack of authenticity in journalism, finding love in the White House, as well as some face time with our cats. Serious stuff here, America! Grab a gl…
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Drew served the nation as a Navy SEAL for 23 years conducting high risk, low-visibility, and combat operations spanning 14 deployments in Bosnia, Iraq, The Caucuses, Afghanistan, and Somalia. Like me, he enjoys America's native spirit, Bourbon! We imbibed and talked through his time in the Navy, what SEAL training was like for him, as well as GI Ja…
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I imbibed in a glass with Father Dan Beeman. Ordained in 2007 after an unfulfilling banking career, Father Beeman was assigned a parish that serves the Naval community of Norfolk. To better minister to this population, he became certified in counseling for Combat Trauma and PTSD. He has worked extensively with the military community and has ministe…
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