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The Darkside of Elite podcast is hosted by Commander Jack Riggins retired SEAL.

YES. Commander Jack Riggins is a veteran with 20 years leading navy SEALs and Special Operations forces throughout the world.

But he's also a survivor, recovering addict, mental health advocate, and influencer for the Same Here global movement.

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One More Wave | Rob Garnett
11/13/20

One More Wave | Rob Garnett

Hey crew, welcome to the dark side of elite Veterans Day week. I’ve done a lot of stuff outreach during Veterans Day I get asked, and, you know, to me, it’s just service. I’m just one of a long line of Americans that have stepped forward over our country’s history, to provide our freedom and […]

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Political Bon-Fire two
10/29/20

Political Bon-Fire two

Sean Patrick Hughes and the Commander political talk 3.0 His politics, history, and economics blog chartwellwest.com has attracted over a million readers, and his book about the 2016 Presidential election has been praised for being straightforward and insightful. The book is Sixteen: A Rational Account of an Irrational Election. As Intelligence Officer, Sean is a veteran of Operations Iraqi and […]

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Bummer if this is the new norm
10/22/20

Bummer if this is the new norm

Sean Hughes joins us again during these crazy times. Politics, war, covid, and life.

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It’s Never a Perfect Line in Any Sector
10/14/20

It’s Never a Perfect Line in Any Sector

Leadership Tip: How does one handle a personality with HIGH energy? How does it mesh with the group and how do you make it all work for the team? This episode is brought to you by Max Out Mindset book, Proven strategies that prepare you and your team for battle in business, sport, and life. […]

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Political Bon-Fire | Sean Patrick Hughes
10/07/20

Political Bon-Fire | Sean Patrick Hughes

We have Sean back on the podcast to talk about politics. His politics, history, and economics blog chartwellwest.com has attracted over a million readers, and his book about the 2016 Presidential election has been praised for being straightforward and insightful. The book is Sixteen: A Rational Account of an Irrational Election. As Intelligence Officer, Sean is a veteran of […]

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Volcano of Disaster
09/18/20

Volcano of Disaster

Getting anxiety at the place that is supposed to take away my anxiety. My relationship with therapists. Thedarksideofelite.com  

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Jake Newton | From Childhood Trauma to Triumph
09/04/20

Jake Newton | From Childhood Trauma to Triumph

Jake Newton and Commander Jack share a passion for mental health. To be vulnerable by sharing their trauma in order to help others understand they are not alone. You are not alone, please ask for help. A former victim of sexual abuse and now a victor as I continue down the path of self healing! […]

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Anne Scottlin, Life Teacher, Author, Coach
08/25/20

Anne Scottlin, Life Teacher, Author, Coach

Anne Scottlin is a MA, CPC, Entrepreneur, Motivational Coach, Podcaster, Award-Winning Writer & Actress, Aesthete, Nature lover, Medieval fan. ​A diversified businesswoman and performing artist, Anne Scottlin’s energy and enthusiasm attract clients worldwide from an extensive variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. Her popular Twitter feed consistently draws over 3 million views a month.   We talk about the […]

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We need to talk about things people don’t like to talk about
08/18/20

We need to talk about things people don’t like to talk about

We are passionate about talking about mental health. Today we talk about a range of things. Short listen, explicit, raw, honest. What goes through a man’s head when he and his spouse can’t get pregnant? Kids are seeing things we never saw in schools. Thedarskideofelite.com follow @riggins_jack, @DSOEpod

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Leaders, Culture, and People Come and Go
08/06/20

Leaders, Culture, and People Come and Go

If you spent 20 years in the service, you’ve seen more cultures, leaders, and followers than anybody else. The structure of civilian life is not as dynamic as the military structure. It changes every two years. New people start, people leave, and leaders swap out. Easy 5 minute listen. For more podcasts on leadership and […]

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