I figured no better way to kick off this episode than with C.J. Ramone‘s “Grunt” when you have Drew Dwyer hosting this show with fellow Devil Dog and SOFREP writer Alex Hollings as our guest.  We start off this episode with what Drew’s been working on for Crate Club, then get into the insanity that took place at the Congressional baseball practice for the Republicans, resulting in the shooting of Representative Steve Scalise.  We go on to cover the release of University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier from North Korea back to the U.S. in a coma, and how this is all going on while Dennis Rodman is in the region cozying up to dictator Kim Jong Un.

Alex and Drew get into their time in the Marines, and what has changed in the nearly ten-year gap from when Drew left to when Alex joined.  With Alex’s interest and personal history in combat sports, we also talk the upcoming Conor McGregor VS Floyd Mayweather boxing match.  Alex wraps up with some work he’s been doing on how pop culture has influenced America’s perception and policy over the past several decades.  Make sure to keep an eye on Alex’s work.  We enjoyed having him on, we’ll have him back soon, and every day he is pumping out stellar articles for the site.