Across the Fence and Behind Enemy lines with John Stryker Meyer, US Army Special Forces

March 9, 2016

In this episode we Go Across the Fence and Behind Enemy lines with John Stryker Meyer, US Army Special Forces MACV SOG...Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Today's missions are classified but the missions in Vietnam are mostly cleared and thrilling stories from the breed who began it all in the jungles of South East Asia.

Special Operator J Stryker "Tilt" Meyer is the author of "Across the Fence; The Secret War in Vietnam, and "On the Ground, The Secret War in Vietnam" which he is co author. 
Learn more before you listen by going to John's web site.

Lorelei Kelly - Resilient Democracy Project Lead

February 25, 2016

In this episode we get the opportunity to speak with Lorelei Kelly who is the Resilient Democracy Project Lead at, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.  We learn about her background and discuss congress and how it currently operates, what is wrong with it and what its going to take to "save itself from an imposed lobotomy". 

This was a great interview and full on knowledge thanks to Lorelei experience working with members of congress.

Episode 027: Concept of homegrown terrorists and their impact upon the American psyche with Peter Bergen

February 18, 2016
In this episode David and Joe explore the concept of homegrown terrorists, the extent of their network and their impact upon the American psyche with Peter Bergen.

Peter Bergen is a print, television and web journalist, documentary producer, think tank director, and the author of five books, three of which were New York Times bestsellers and three of which were named among the non-fiction books of the year by the Washington Post. The books have been translated into twenty languages and have been turned into three documentaries, two of which were nominated for Emmys and one of which won an Emmy.

He is Vice President, Director of the Fellows Programs and the International Security Program at New America in Washington D.C.; Professor of Practice at the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University where he is the co-director of the Center on the Future of War; CNN’s national security analyst and a fellow at Fordham University’s Center on National Security. He is the editor of the South Asia Channel and the South Asia Daily, online publications of Foreign Policy magazine. Bergen is on the editorial board of Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, a leading scholarly journal in the field, and has testified before multiple congressional committees about Afghanistan, Pakistan, al-Qaeda, drones and other terrorism-related issues. He is a member of the Homeland Security Project, a successor to the 9/11 Commission, and also of the Aspen Homeland Security Group. He is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy and writes a weekly column for He has held teaching positions at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University where he taught graduate students courses in his areas of expertise: Al-Qaeda and allied groups and U.S. national security.



Shane Harris

February 10, 2016

In this episode we talk with American journalist and author Mr. Shane Harris.  Shane, is Senior Intelligence and National Security Correspondent for the Daily Beast. He specializes in coverage of America's intelligence agencies. He is author of the books The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State and @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex, about the impact of cyberspace as the American military's "fifth-domain" of war.



John D. Carlson, Associate Professor of Religious Studies

February 3, 2016

John D. Carlson is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Arizona State University where he is also Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict. His research intersects religion, politics, and ethics, with particular emphasis on issues of war and peace, religion and violence, human rights, and a variety of other social and political issues.

John received his BA from Vanderbilt University in political science and MA and PhD in religion and ethics from The University of Chicago Divinity School.

He is coeditor of, and contributor to, three books, most recently From Jeremiad to Jihad: Religion, Violence, and America (University of California Press, 2012). His other books include The Sacred and the Sovereign: Religion and International Politics (Georgetown, 2003) and Religion and the Death Penalty: A Call for Reckoning (Eerdmans, 2004). He is also the author of two dozen journal articles and book chapters—in addition to a number of shorter essays.

He is currently co-directing a Luce Foundation-funded grant on Religion and Global Citizenship, a project exploring the question of what duties citizens owe to others and whether and how religion informs, expands, or limits those duties.

He is also a Commander in the US Navy Reserve with over twenty years of combined active and reserve experience. From 2014-15, he was deployed to Djibouti, East Africa where he served as the military liaison to U.S. Embassy Djibouti. He is currently the commanding officer of a US Pacific Fleet reserve unit in San Antonio, TX.

He is married with two young sons and a very old dog.



Daniel Rothenberg

January 20, 2016

In this Episode we have in studio  Daniel Rothenberg, 

Professor of Practice, School of Politics and Global Studies

Co-Director, Center on the Future of War

Lincoln Fellow for Ethics and Human Rights Law

Eight years experience working in the Middle East on Civil Societies and Rule of Law issues

Co-Editor of Drone Wars, with Peter Bergen


Daniel will be discussing the failed states in the Middle East, the Center on the Future of War and the critical issues facing the US in the short and near term.


Lt. General Ben Freakley

January 13, 2016

Season II is off to a great start! Today we have Lt. General Ben Freakley former commander of 10th Mountain Division ‪now a professor & policy advisor at Arizona State University.  We discuss what the military looks like right now and how we as a country can help support our nations heroes moving into the future.


17th Surgeon General of the United States

June 24, 2015

Our interview with the 17th Surgeon General of the United States and former Green Beret, Dr Richard Carmona will be available to view on You Tube tomorrow at 11 am Arizona Time. The web site, "Vets on Media", no longer exists and our shows next season will be for a different radio station. Thank all of you who have tuned in. We now have a body of work that is gaining interest from those who can make our next season much, much better
Please enjoy all of our shows and share the ones you like with friends ...stay tuned

Future Scholars Talk with Veterans

June 18, 2015

Guests this week on the Veterans Heritage Hour are Ashley Durham and Alec Griffith, former VHP members from Cactus Shadows High School. They will discuss their respective experiences of interviewing veterans and how these interviews changed their lives. Ashley just finished her freshman year at ASU’s Barrett Honors College. Alec just finished his first year at UCLA. The story does end with the interview as WWII, Iwo Jima Veteran, Walter " Doc" Davidson


A Season in Review

June 11, 2015

Today, Joe and David got a little personal about each other, sharing with you al who these guys are and where they have been over the years.  Telling about their travels to far away lands and people they have com across in this journey we call life.  They also re-capped a bit on some of the very special guests they have had on this show since the start in Feb of this year 2015. Grab your favriote drink and sit down, you don't want to miss this show!