Episodes

62. Never "Leaving" Service and the Power to Create with Paul Szoldra

Jan. 25, 2023

In this episode Brock speaks with Paul Szoldra. After Paul's exit from the Marine Corps in 2010, he fell into journalism where he went on to write for publications like Business Insider, We are the Mighty, and later became t…

61. Transparency in Journalism with James LaPorta

Jan. 18, 2023

In this episode, Brock speaks with James LaPorta. James is former Marine Corps infantry turned investigative reporter having gone on to be a contributor and work at many prestigious news organizations such as The Daily Beast…

60. 30 Years of Auto Industry Disruption with Scott Painter

Jan. 11, 2023

In this episode, Brock speaks with Scott painter. Scott served in the Army as a Spanish interrogator in the late 80s. And since then went on to found or CO found many companies you've likely heard of, including Fair.com, Car…

59. Defining the Lateral Limits of Transition and Life Possibilities with Victor De La Flor

Jan. 4, 2023

In this episode, Brock speaks with Victor De La Flor. Vic is in his last year of 20 years of service in the Marine Corps and we have an open brainstorming discussion around his transition. We talked about some of the challen…

58. From Compromised Identity to Cybersecurity with Vishal Amin

Dec. 28, 2022

In this episode, Brock speaks with Vishal Amin. Vishal is currently a GM at Microsoft overseeing their security compliance identity management and privacy for all US federal work and a former Marine Corps F18 pilot. In this …

57. Mastering the Military Transition with Mark Delaney

Dec. 21, 2022

In this episode, Brock speaks with Mark Delaney. Mark is a former Army officer and his hyper focus on veteran transition. He hosts the Veteran Semi Professional podcast, which recently crossed over 100,000 downloads. He's al…

56. Ruthless Sales and $1 Million Dollars of Cigars with Joey Dizon

Dec. 14, 2022

In this episode, Brock speaks with Joey Dizon. Joey is former Marine Corps and after time working in financial services and at a protective services agency, he ventured out to start his own business; a mobile cigar lounge. J…

55. Finding Your Purpose Before and After Service with Olivia Nunn

Dec. 7, 2022

In this episode, Brock speaks with Olivia Nunn. Olivia is a former Army officer who has previously hosted the Army Soldier for Life podcast and now currently the Military Officers Association of America podcast. We talk thro…

54. Scuttlebutt01 - Business Lessons From Podcasting | Things I'm Changing My Mind About on Veterans and the Military

Dec. 5, 2022

Lessons learned from a year podcasting. Everything I've changed my mind about regarding the military community and veterans (it's a lot).

53. Psychedelics Treating PTSD with Jesse Gould

Nov. 30, 2022

$1000 worth of books, swag, coaching, 7investing stock market research subscription, and a Military Influencer Conference ticket for 2023. Only thing required for entry is leaving a rating for the podcast on Apple Podcasts o…

52. The Value of a Degree in the Hands of a Veteran with Ryan Pavel

Nov. 23, 2022

In this episode, Brock speaks with Ryan Pavel. In this conversation, we talk about why growing up playing video games as a differentiator. Ryan landed a job at a law firm from playing Destiny. We talk about understanding the…

51. What If My Passion Has Nothing To Do With What I'm Doing Now with Bill Kieffer

Nov. 16, 2022

In this episode, Brock speaks with Bill Kieffer. Bill served as a logistics officer in the army, followed by over 20 years in various senior HR and talent roles before setting out on his own. He is currently a professional e…

50. Humble Beginnings to White House Medical Officer with Bernard Toney

Nov. 9, 2022

In this episode, Brock speaks with Bernard Toney. Bernard is a former Army physician's assistant, and now a professor at the University of Lynchburg while pursuing his Master's of Public Health. In this conversation, Bernard…

49. What Amazon and the Marine Corps Have in Common with Beau Higgins

Nov. 2, 2022

In this episode, Brock speaks with Beau Higgins. Beau is a retired Marine Corps Intelligence Officer of 25 years and now works as a senior manager overseeing military talent acquisition at Amazon. We talk through how to insp…

48. Landing a Data Science Career with Carlos Lopez

Oct. 26, 2022

In this episode, Brock speaks with Carlos Lopez, a connection facilitated by Veterati. Veterati is a platform for connecting service members with common goals, career searching , and networking. Carlos is former SF with spec…

47. Finding the Audience for your Personal Brand with Amanda Huffman

Oct. 19, 2022

Amanda Huffman is the host of the Women of the Military podcast , a two time author, and the creator behind Airman to Mom. In this episode you’ll hear the story of Amanda’s engineering unit coming under attack while in Afgha…

46. 3 Startup Ideas for the Military Community

Oct. 12, 2022

In this episode, Brock walks through three different business ideas for the military community: a military base drive through coffee truck, a Thiel Fellowship for service members, and a cohort based TAPS class. Show Notes: (…

45. 'Figure It Out' with Tim Kirkpatrick

Oct. 5, 2022

Tim Kirkpatrick is the cofounder of Condition One Media as well as the writer and director of the TV show 'Figure It Out' which follows a recently discharged Marine's re-entry into civilian life. Tim is a former navy corpsm…

44. Once Upon A Veteran in Hollywood with Mark Harper

Sept. 28, 2022

Mark Harper is the former Optimus Prime Myspace page manager and the current CEO of We are the Mighty. Mark's early interest in film led him to pursuing a dual degree which landed him in the Combat Camera division of the US …

43. How to Communicate Effectively with Chris Ingram

Sept. 21, 2022

Chris' background is in trade and foreign policy, but joined the Army infantry for a profession. We talk about how he has seen foreign policy develop in the last 20 years across a civilian job on Capitol Hill and then throug…

42. Is 3D Printing Here for Good with Michael Pecota

Sept. 14, 2022

The Scuttlebutt Podcast - The podcast for service members and veterans building a life outside the military. In this episode, Brock talks with Michael Pecota. Mike is former aviation at the squadron level and now works for N…

41. How to use Chapter 31 Veterans Readiness and Employment benefits with Max

Sept. 7, 2022

The Scuttlebutt Podcast - The podcast for service members and veterans building a life outside the military. In this episode, Brock talks with Max. Max is a Veterans Readiness and Employment counselor with the VA. While in t…

40. How to Become a Third Shift Entrepeneur with Todd Connor

Aug. 31, 2022

The Scuttlebutt Podcast - The podcast for service members and veterans building a life outside the military. In this episode, Brock talks with Todd Connor. Todd is the author of third shift entrepreneur, founder of Bunker La…

39. How to Develop a Team on a Schedule with Micah Taylor

Aug. 24, 2022

The Scuttlebutt Podcast - The podcast for service members and veterans building a life outside the military. In this episode, Brock talks with Micah Taylor. Micah spent 20 years in the National Guard working in many position…