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Special operations military news and straight talk with the guys in the community. Hosted by former military operators. As seen ranked #1 in Apple Podcasts government category.
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Battleline Podcast

Kris "Tanto" Paronto & Ian Scotto

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The switch is on! Battleline Podcast is your source for in-depth interviews and inspiration with the biggest names in the military and 2A communities. Hosted by Kris "Tanto" Paronto & Ian Scotto.
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Kevin Wilson is the author of Sully's Squad, a coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of World War II. The book follows fifteen-year-old Arty, who lies about his age to enlist, as he gets thrown into the horrors of the Sicilian campaign. Amidst the madness, he meets Angelina, a young nun-in-training, and forges a deep brotherhood with his squa…
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Kris gives his take on the review of the Kabul airport attack. Read the full Department of Defense article here: https://www.defense.gov/News/News-Stories/Article/Article/3741245/kabul-airport-attack-review-reaffirms-initial-findings-identifies-attacker/ Be sure to subscribe to the show and let us know what you think of the Annex episodes. Follow u…
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Lieutenant Colonel Isaac G. Lee had a 20-year military career, serving as a Marine Combat Aviator. His book "Hangar 4: A Combat Aviator's Memoir" is available now and contains stories that include incredible missions in Iraq & Afghanistan. Visit http://isaacglee.com and follow Isaac on X @IsaacGLee & on Instagram @IsaacGLeeWriter Follow us: http://…
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70-year-old transgender attorney Stephanie Mueller represented her client in a "busty display" earlier this month as The New York Post described it. Did she go too far? Read the full New York Post article here: https://nypost.com/2024/04/05/us-news/seattle-transgender-attorney-stephanie-mueller-seen-wearing-questionable-outfit-during-hearing-for-cl…
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Stayton Bonner is a former Rolling Stone and GQ Magazine editor and the author of Bare Knuckle: Inside the World of Underground Boxing. This gripping narrative talks about the rise of Bobby Gunn in the lucrative blood sport, as well as intimate details into the gritty criminal underworld that drew in immigrants and mobsters in search of fame and fo…
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On our first ever Battleline Podcast Annex episode, we dive into the recent controversy sorrounding Navy SEAL Tim Sheehy who is running for U.S. Senate in Montana. Sheehy's campaign ad claiming to have been shot in combat is coming under scrutiny, and we dissect it, rant, and opine. Read the full Washington Post article here: https://www.washington…
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American soldier P.O.W. Jessica Lynch was last on with us for Episode 226, but we wanted to have her back on to cover some other topics including late P.O.W. John McCain's strong opposition to enhanced interrogation while running for President, the Hamas hostage situation taking place in Israel, and controversies sorrounding Jessica's story after c…
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John Dailey is a retired Marine Corps Master Sergeant and author of Tough, Rugged Bastards. In 2003, Dailey was handpicked to become the team leader of Detachment One, the first Marine Corps unit assigned to the US Special Operations Command. Their battlefield success became the proof-of-concept for the formation of the Marine Special Operations Co…
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Bruce "Doc" Norton is a Vietnam veteran who served as a medic in the 3rd Force Recon Company, 1st Force Recon Company, and with the Navy. He has written 15 books on the Marine Corps history, and he retired as an oral historian with the Corps. Most recently, he has co-authored a book and play titled "Voices From Vietnam." Follow us: http://instagram…
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Rob O'Neill is a combat veteran of SEAL Team 6/DEVGRU, the author of "The Operator," and is of course best known as the Bin Laden shooter of the historical UBL raid. Rob discusses his history, what he's up to on his current podcast, and even responds to our comments made about him following his arrest in Texas. This is a discussion you do not want …
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Adam Lazarus, renowned for his notable works such as Super Bowl Monday and his latest book, The Wingmen, delves into the heroic narratives of two American icons and lifelong friends: space explorer John Glenn and Ted Williams, widely regarded as the greatest hitter in baseball history. Before the onset of the Korean War, Glenn had completed 59 comb…
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Jason Lyons served as a CIA Intelligence Officer and as a Marine. He was on Battleline back on Episode 45 under his alias James Powell, but he is now cleared to use his real name. Jason was with the Marines for 10 years before becoming an Intelligence Officer. His focus in the CIA was on full spectrum intelligence operations related to the Middle E…
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Eric Blehm is an award-winning author known for his New York Times bestsellers Fearless and The Only Thing Worth Dying For. In the early 1990s, he served as editor-in-chief of TransWorld SNOWboarding magazine and, by 1999, had transitioned to freelance writing. Blehm gained significant insight into the world of special operations shortly after the …
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Ian Halperin is a New York Times best-selling author, investigative journalist, media personality, and filmmaker. Ian has written many books that have made major headlines in the celebrity gossip world including "Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson," "Who Killed Kurt Cobain?," and "Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America's Ro…
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Dwayne Epstein is an accomplished author and biographer, renowned for his insightful explorations into the intricacies of his subjects' lives. His most notable works include Lee Marvin: Point Blank and Killin' Generals: The Making of The Dirty Dozen. He delves into some of Lee Marvin's thoughts on The Dirty Dozen and how his favorite aspect of the …
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You likely know Evan Seinfeld from a lot of different ventures. He is the frontman of Biohazard, he played Jaz Hoyt on the hit HBO show "Oz," was featured on VH1 Supergroup, and he was married to adult film star Tera Patrick who he worked with on camera. More than anything else right now though, he is passionate about mens health and has started a …
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Barry Cohen, Founder of ProTek Watches, and SOFREP Managing Editor Guy D. McCardle join today’s episode of SOFREP Radio. Wristwatches trace their origins back to World War I, serving as essential tools for soldiers in the trenches. Over the decades, wristwatches have evolved in both materials and technology, yet their fundamental purpose remains un…
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As Pablo puts it, this episode is Tanto & Tanto Jr. That's right, our most anticipated guest, Pablo Shreiber, joins us in studio! Pablo is known to many of you for portraying Kris "Tanto" Paronto in the Michael Bay directed film 13 Hours. We were able to finally catch him in NYC while promoting his current project starring as Master Chief in the Ha…
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Mikael was on the ground during the catastrophic US evacuation from Afghanistan in August 2021. He made it his mission to save as many Aghan allies as possible and is personally responsible for the safe exit of 20 allies. While some made it out, Mikael talks about the deep moral injury this abandonment has caused. When it became apparent that it wa…
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Fighter Pilot Jack Stewart is back again to talk his latest book, Outlaw. It is out today, go pick it up! Outlaw is the follow-up to Unknown Rider from the Battle Born Series. Jack is a fighter pilot, naval academy graduate, and TOPGUN graduate. He is a combat veteran with deployments being a part of Air Force Tactical Control and JSOC. We discuss …
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Rick is a Silver Star recipient for his leadership during the Battle of Mogadishu, popularized in the Hollywood hit Black Hawk Down, and was a prominent member of SEAL Team TWO and SEAL Team Six. He continues to serve the SEALs as Chief Operating Officer of the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum. Frogman Stories is a collection of events in and around S…
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Jessica Lynch is an Army veteran, best known as the P.O.W. held in Iraq in 2003. She was the first rescued American P.O.W. since WWII. We get into this amazing story with her in full detail. Learn more at http://POWJessicaLynch.com We also pay our respects to three great men who we lost this past week: Mojo Nixon, Bob Beckwith, and Toby Keith. RIP.…
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Initially enlisted in 1969 to play football for the army, Col. Tiso ended up on a bus to the Virginia Military Institute to ultimately get commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1973. He served decades as a soldier and, after mandatory retirement, still chose to serve 11 more years as an intelligence planner and analyst for a defense contractor. He…
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Jim DeFelice is the co-author of "American Sniper" and 15 other New York Times best-selling books including many military titles. In honor of Chris Kyle's passing this month on 2/2/13 we remember the decorated Navy SEAL. Also on this episode, Ian gives a recap of SHOT Show 2024, and a particular attendee he wishes that people would stop giving thei…
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Joe Muccia is a former US Marine and co-author of Cry Havoc! He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 where he was awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device, the Combat Action Ribbon, and a Presidential Unit Citation. He shares his friendship with the late Thomas Greer, a former special operations…
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We are in Las Vegas for SHOT Show 2024! Ian is joined by Sean Kirk and Phil Otto from Photonis Defense, as well as Dale Sizemore of Three Rangers. All good friends of the show. We take you inside the convention and much more. Be sure to check out Three Rangers whiskey at http://threerangers.com Follow us: http://instagram.com/battlelinepodcast http…
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Abbi D. is the US Tradecraft Advisor of Fivecast, a global provider of open-source intelligence solutions, provides intelligence, investigative, and collections teams access and analysis of unprecedented amounts of digital data. Rad and Abbigail talk about the advancements in AI and how catching illicit activities and weapons capabilities are just …
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We've had some incredible pilots on the show, and decided to give you some of the best combat and mission stories from these awesome individuals. Included on this episodes are excerpts from interviews with Amber Smith, Jack Stewart, Ashlee Leppert Olbricht, Ryan Fugit, and Brian Slade. Enjoy! Follow us: http://instagram.com/battlelinepodcast http:/…
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