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Original Freedom Podcast

Former Green Berets and Delta Force members, Scot and Tom Spooner, share their experiences in life, business and combat. From being fathers to soldiers to entrepreneurs, Scot and Tom's stories and paths to today are unlike anyone else's. The brothers are coming together to spread their message of positivity, after spending eight years in the personal development and philanthropic spaces since leaving the Army. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Episode 21: Having the Will to Change

Scot and Tom continue their talks with Tu Lam, former Green Beret, co-host of History Channel's Forged in Fire "Knife or Death" and owner of Ronin Tactics. The guys share the importance of finding out what things work for YOU (not others) to help you through hard times. Tu talks about how meditation has changed his life and shares the story behind his route into Hollywood. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

20 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 20: From Refugee to Green Beret

Owner of Ronin Tactics and host of History Channel's Forged in Fire: Knife or Death, Tu Lam, stops by the show to talk about his childhood escape from Vietnam after the fall of Saigon, his path to becoming a Green Beret and member of Delta Force and how he conquered the struggles of depression after 23 years of military service. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

8 Mar 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 5: What Drives You?

Tom and Nate go through Tom's achievements throughout his career, what his drivers were along the way and how they can apply to any career and personal motivation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

2 Nov 2018

Rank #3

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Episode 3: Military Leadership in the Corporate World

Scot and Tom discuss the difference in environments between the military and the corporate world when it comes to leadership, with focus around the affinity that civilians have for officers as opposed to enlisted soldiers. The brothers also touch on what leadership skills actually translate from the military to a career after and hiring veterans just because they're veterans. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31mins

18 Oct 2018

Rank #4

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Episode 22: To Be an American

Scot, Tom and Tu Lam, host of History Channel's Forged in Fire "Knife of Death" and owner of Ronin Tactics, discuss the topic of what it means to be an American. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36mins

5 Apr 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 4: From Spec Ops to Corporate Environment

Scot and Tom talk about the skills a special operations soldier can bring to organizations and how their experience can correlate to the corporate world. They also shed light on the culture that breeds professionals that don't like talking about themselves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34mins

26 Oct 2018

Rank #6

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Episode 6: Veteran's Experience

Tom and Nate discuss Post Traumatic Stress, the work and research that Tom has done in the area and how fellow veterans and the civilian community can help vets that may be dealing with trauma. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

9 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 19: What It Means To Be a Leader (Part 2)

Scot and Tom continue their discussion on what it means to be a leader, including the worst things that someone in a leadership position could do. They also share stories around the subject from previous experiences leading men in the military, as well as things they've seen in the corporate world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

18 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 8: Embracing the Unknown

Scot and Nate talk with friend of the show, and founder of GrownKiddz, Andrew Cramp about dealing with adversity and embracing the unknown instead of settling for perceived security.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49mins

23 Nov 2018

Rank #9

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Episode 7: Max Martini

Max Martini, known for his roles in 13 Hours, Captain Phillips and The Unit, joins the show to talk about how he's grown close with Scot and Tom and his most recent project that he wrote, directed and starred in, Sgt. Will Gardner. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39mins

16 Nov 2018

Rank #10

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Episode 15: Regret Doesn't Exist

Scot and Nate talk about the concept of regret. Scot shares his beliefs around the concept that Nate and Tom previously stated was a big motivator for them, as it relates to the things they've done in life and accomplished professionally. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22mins

11 Jan 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 9: Order of Loyalty

Tom and Nate talk on the concept of your own "Order of Loyalty." The two discuss how Tom's previous experience training law enforcement officers on the importance of knowing "Who You Are" and "What You Stand For" can apply to people in all walks of life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28mins

30 Nov 2018

Rank #12

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Episode 13: Living Now (Part 1)

Scot talks with Nate and friend of the show, former radio host and Raleigh Mix 101.5 legend, Bill Jordan about their experiences Living Now and not waiting for "If" and "When". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44mins

28 Dec 2018

Rank #13

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Episode 17: Lessons in Business (Part 2)

The guys continue their talk around lessons learned in business so far. Tom talks about his experience starting up nonprofits, and the brothers share stories about things they learned about each other early on in their days of business together. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

28 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 24: All Secure (Part 1)

Scot sits down with the founders of the All Secure Foundation, Jen and Tom Satterly. Tom, a former Delta Force operator who fought in the Battle of Mogadishu (basis of the movie Black Hawk Down), talks about his path from military service to what transpired in his life after. His wife, Jen, joins him at his side to shed light on their journey as a couple through dark times to now. Tom also touches on his time in Mogadishu and how the 18-hour firefight changed his life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29mins

23 May 2019

Rank #15