SOFREP writer Kurt Troter is truly an all-around great dude, and we had a lot of fun recording this episode. For the uninitiated, Kurt’s a former Marine who spent some time in Kurdistan volunteering with the Peshmerga. This show, we hear what Kurt’s been covering on the site, and talk Turkey (no pun intended) and Iraq. We discuss the Philippines, and their president Rodrigo Duterte in particular, as well. Topics we get into from there include networking as a fighter or a journalist in foreign countries versus the U.S. We thenĀ  get into some domestic stuff like our government’s out of touch understanding of current technology, and the vocal minority of veterans opposed to shooting off fireworks on the 4th of July.

We wrap up the show with Jack’s daughter, giving us a review of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” and introduce a new listener suggested segment that may or may not become a mainstay called “#SoWoke.” Enjoy, and as always leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. Email the show at [email protected] with any comments or questions, and keep them concise! Last, may I shamelessly plug that I penned my first ever full-length article for the site? It’s titled “The mind-muscle connection (unplugging and escaping through exercise).” It’s getting some great feedback thus far which excites me, and I hope you give it a read.