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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Edsel Dope is the executive producer of Static-X and the founder of his own band Dope. He was last on with us for Episode 156, and it's great to have him back. Also joining us this time around is original Static-X member Tony Campos, who is also the current bassist for Fear Factory. The guys are about to embark on another leg of the Machine Killer …
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Nick Slatten is an Army Airborne veteran who is most widely known as one of the Blackwater contractors part of the Nisour Square incident of 2007. For his involvement, Nick was sentenced to life in prison. Prior to leaving office, President Trump pardoned Nick in December of 2020 along with the other contractors imprisoned. This is his story. Nick …
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We begin this episode covering the passing away of Kris's dad James Paronto. If you'd like to show your support, please make a donation to an organization he supported as an athlete and veteran advocate, Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy, in his name over at https://www.woundedwarriorua.org/ - KG "Tadpole" Spradley is our in-studio guest this episode …
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Thomas Alibrando is a law enforcement officer who has served in SWAT and as a sniper. He was also a security contractor for Blackwater which is his connection to Kris Paronto. Currently he is a firearms instructor with IWI (Israel Weapon Industries.) You can learn more about IWI Academy at http://iwiacademy.us and you can follow Thomas on Instagram…
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from us at Battleline Podcast. We have another great nearly 2 hour long interview for you this week. Curtis Albers served as an Army Ranger with 3rd Battallion. He is a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. He now lives in Germany with his wife and kids. Growing up as a foster child, Curtis suffered a great deal…
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Dan Gordon is best known as the screenwriter behind major films like "The Hurricane," "Wyatt Earp," and "Rambo: Last Blood." He has also served as a sniper and IDF Captain in Israel. Dan was last on with us for a short segment on Episode 209, but this time we get him on for nearly 2 hours of amazing content. His latest film is "Miracle in East Texa…
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Amber Smith served as an Army combat helicopter pilot flying the Kiowa Warrior in both Afghanistan & Iraq. She then went on to serve as a Senior Pentagon Official during the Trump Administration. She wrote the memoir "Danger Close" about her time in war, and is releasing another book early next year titled "Unfit to Fight: How Woke Policies are Des…
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Gregory Gadson is a combat veteran of the Gulf War, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He achieved the rank of Colonel during his long military career. Gadson is a double amputee, losing both of his legs as a result of a roadside bomb in Baghdad in 2007. You may have later seen him in the 2012 film "Battleship." He is the author of "Finding Waypoints: …
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Jack Stewart 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. He is currently an airline pilot and has made his debut as a thriller author with "Unknown Rider," the first of his Battle Born series which is available now! Pick it up, this int…
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Miles Lagoze is a retired Marine Corps combat cameraman, and the director of the documentary "Combat Obscura." He is a vocal critic of the U.S. military and U.S. foreign policy. His latest book which expands on his experience entitled "Whistles from the Graveyard" is out now. Follow us: http://instagram.com/battlelinepodcast http://twitter.com/batt…
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Jade Struck is a firearms competitor, influencer, and an instructor for her own company Struck Society. You may also know her as the model the Call of Duty character Iskra was based off of. She was last on with us for Episode 95, and it's great to have her back on a couple of years later. You can follow Jade on Instagram @JadeStruck and follow her …
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Yes, this episode title is a play on the "peace through superior firepower" saying. But there's actually some truth to the statement as you'll learn with America's enemies now able to utilize what was left behind in the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan. Photonis Defense has been dedicated to making sure America keeps that advantage in creating a…
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Jim Shockey is an avid hunter who has been seen on the Outdoor Channel & Sportsman Channel. He has hunted in six continents and 50 countries, and Outdoor Life Magazine has called him "the most accomplished big-game hunter of the modern era." Additionally he served later on in life with the Canadian Armed Forces in the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Gro…
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We are putting this episode up early for a very important reason. On this date, October 12th of 2000, was the bombing of the USS Cole. Kirk Lippold was the Commanding Naval Officer aboard the Cole, and he joins us for an in-depth look at what happened on that day. Kirk is also a public speaker with Keppler, the author of "Front Burner: Al Qaeda's A…
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Legendary frontman of Dokken, Don Dokken, joins the podcast to discuss his history in the music industry, what the future has in store for the band, along with his feelings on the state of America and the world at large. The next album from Dokken, "Heaven Comes Down," releases on October 27th and is now available for pre-order. They have several u…
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Anthony Bryant is best known as Hair Metal Guru on Youtube which you can find over at https://www.youtube.com/@HairMetalGuru419 talking all things 80s rock. Before starting a Youtube channel, Anthony served in the North Dakota Army National Guard for 22 years, retiring as a Captain. He was a combat medic in Iraq and also deployed to Kosovo. We talk…
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Bobby Myers is a retired police officer with many years of experience in the Miami area which we get into during this podcast. After a near death experience saving a boy from drowning and retiring from the department, he started restoring headstones of military veterans as a form of therapy for post-traumatic stress. This is what started his social…
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Back on with us from The Sawmill Traning Complex in South Carolina is Chris "Dutch" Moyer. Dutch was last on with us for Episode 129, and has had a decorated career as a JSOC operator, Army Ranger, and combat veteran. He is currently a shooting instructor and we get into a lot of the happenings sorrounding that for him this episode, along with some…
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Former CIA Targeter and co-author of "Benghazi: Know Thy Enemy," Sarah Adams joins us for her third appearance on the show. Her previous appearances on Episodes 151 & 152 respectively, were homeruns, and we are honored to have her back on. We get never before heard info on the Benghazi attacks and the whereabouts of the surviving terrorists. We ded…
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It's another Q&A episode answering everything you sent to battlelinepodcast@gmail.com. Also some news to get into regarding the arrest of Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill, as well as Ukraine now being supplied by the U.S. with F-16s. Follow us: http://instagram.com/battlelinepodcast http://twitter.com/battlelinepod Check out The Battleline Podcast Vault for l…
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Scott Ian Lewis, vocalist and co-founding member of Carnifex joins us on this show. Carnifex is an extreme metal band, and their 9th studio album "Necromanteum" will be released on October 6th. The video for the title track is out now. They will also be on a headlining tour this fall in the U.S. On this episode we get into Scott's upbringing, his d…
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Chris Whittemore is a retired Marine Scout Sniper with 18 years of service to this country. He served in Ramadi, Iraq in 2005 and Fallujah, Iraq in 2007 among other deployments. He was last on with us for Episode 136, and he returns to discuss his new book "Terror to Triumph 2: Darkness to Light." It is a poetry book that follows up his memoir. We …
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You see the title, and if you've been with us since our inception you already know that we had Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski on Episode 1, and he has returned for Episode 200. We start off the show with some news however, including the death of two military legends: WWII Paratrooper Vincent Speranza who joined us not too far back on Episode 179, an…
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We start off this episode covering recent news regarding the freeing of terrorist Ziad Balaam, one of the men responsible for the 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. We ask that you follow Sarah Adams @askarimediagroup on Instagram to stay on top of the whereabouts of these attackers. Our guest, New York Times best-selling author Br…
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Brandon Webb is a retired Navy SEAL sniper instructor, author, and the CEO of SOFREP.com. On this episode we discuss several topics including the run SOFREP has had over the past decade, the war in Ukraine, and Brandon's friendship with fellow SEAL and hero killed in Benghazi, Glen "Bub" Doherty. After several successful non-fiction books, Brandon …
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We start off this episode with major news straight from CIA targeter Sarah Adams that Benghazi terrorist Ziad Balaam was detained earlier this month at Istanbul Airport in Turkey and is currently being held in Libya. We recap where the podcast is at right now for you guys. Then, we get to your questions sent to battlelinepodcast@gmail.com for this …
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We start off this episode recapping Tanto's recent family trip to Disney World and what else we've been up to. Our guest, Ashlee Olbright, is a U.S. Coast Guard Air Medal Recipient best known for saving lives during Hurricane Harvey in Texas in 2017. For her heroism, she was acknowledged by President Trump and brought out as a guest during his 2018…
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Army Ranger Matt Watters is back on for his third appearance on the show with a major life update having now retired as a law enforcement officer. We discuss his new job working for Daniel Defense, his daughter going off to college, and preparing for another location change. We also discuss issues happening now pertaining to law enforcement and loc…
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Retired Air Force F-16 Pilot and current host of The Afterburn Podcast, John "Rain" Waters returns to the show for this July 4th extravaganza! Rain was last on with us for Episode 139, and we continue with a great discussion covering many important topics. Be sure to check out The Afterburn Podcast after you're done with our episode on all podcast …
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Rob Beckley is best known as the frontman of Pillar, he is also a soldier in the Army Reserves, but his main job now is actually the Multisite Director and pastor at BattleCreek Church. Beckley gives us the shocking story of why he made the transition, and also relays some amazing stories from the road. Also on this episode, we start off with some …
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Brett Crozier is best known as the Navy Captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt with a distinguished 30-year-long military career who had to leave the Navy after penning a letter critical of leadership during the pandemic of 2020. He has since written a book titled "Surf When You Can: Lessons in Life, Loyalty, and Leadership from a Maverick Navy Capt…
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We start off this episode covering some major news, including Navy Capt. Brad Geary breaking his silence over the death of SEAL candidate Kyle Mullen under his training. Also covered is the PGA Tour merging with Saudi Arabian owned LIV Golf and what this means for the U.S. on a broader scale. Our special guest this epsiode is Alan Vonderheide, who …
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J.T. Patten joins us for his third appearance on the show as we commemorate the anniversary of D-Day. Patten has worked as an intelligence contractor with the U.S. government and military special operations. He is the author of several books, notably the Sean Havens Black Ops Safe Havens series. He has since branched out from the military thriller …
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We are honored to be joined on this episode by none other than Corey Taylor. You guys know him best as the frontman of Slipknot, solo artist, author, and his previous work with Stone Sour. What you may not know is that he has just launched an organization helping veterans and others coping with post-traumatic stress called The Taylor Foundation. We…
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We start off this episode commenting on the Congressman out of Long Island/Queens NY, George Santos, being charged by the Justice Department in a Federal Probe. We then get into another national story out of New York, Marine Corps veteran Daniel Penny being charged for manslaughter over the chokehold leading to the death of Jordan Neely on an MTA s…
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Brian Slade served as an Army Apache pilot, and has since gone on to serve in the United States Air Force. Slade was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. He is the author of "Cleared Hot" with Michael Hirsh, available now in all formats wherever books are sold. You can learn more about Michael and his book at http://ClearedHot.in…
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Platinum-selling recording artist Josey Scott joins the podcast in his first interview since the tragic death of his Saliva bandmate, Wayne Swinny. We cover everything from Josey's rise to fame with the hit song "Click Click Boom," to eventually leaving the band. Josey will be touring with his own version of Saliva, be sure to catch them on the roa…
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