University of Badassery Podcast

  • Episode 8 with Rick Hogg (Special Forces Vet)

    C. J. and Mac are joined on Veteran’s Day by Special Forces veteran, Rick Hogg, of War Hogg Tactical to discuss veterans, Vietnam, growing up in the 70s and 80s, mindset, music, life, raising kids, and more. Rick also provides great insight to the military use of dogs since Rick handled K9s in his special operations unit. And of course, Rick joins in on the Q&A!
  • Episode 7 with Mac & C.J. on 9/11, Dark Seasons & Maximizing Your Life

    Mac and C.J. go deep into Mac’s military experience when 9/11 happened as well as climbing out of a dark season. They also talk about fanning back to flame the “badass” within you and answer your questions on everything from music to life.
  • Episode 6 with Jamey Caldwell (Special Forces Vet)

    C. J. and Mac sit down in person with one of Mac's former teammates from the Unit, Jamey Caldwell, to talk about his military career, mindset, and his current occupation as a pro bass fisherman. And he joins us for the Q&A! 
  • Episode 5 with C. J. & Mac on Changes in Life

    C. J. and Mac get into dealing with big changes in life and how to find direction in your second season. Plus lots of talk about hair bands, Western movies, supplements, concert safety, raising daughters, the Bicentennial year, our top ten KISS songs and other random stuff!
  • Episode 4 with C. J. & Mac Talkin' Life & Attitude

    C. J. and Mac take a break from interviews to delve deep into serious but hilarious discussions about pets, food, family, attitude, special forces, metal, Sentinel courses, and an extended Q&A session!
  • Episode 3 with Josh Collins (Special Ops Vet)

    In this episode, C. J. and Mac interview Josh Collins, former teammate of Mac’s from the Unit who shares his amazing story of battling severe PTSD and TBI. Josh discovered healing through connection with others and another way that surprised him, his family, and his doctors.
  • Episode 2 with Jared Reston of Reston Group

    C. J. and Mac interview Jared Reston of the Reston Group who prevailed in several life threatening gun battles as a SWAT team member. Plus, the Douche Zone, the Metal Zone, the Sentinel Segment, and Q&A!

  • Episode 1 with Trevor Bachmeyer of Smashwerx

    C. J. and Mac interview Dr. Trevor Bachmeyer of Smashwerx and discuss the body, training, mindset and winning in life! This interview is high-energy, so buckle up, buttercup!