Top Military Podcasts You Should be Listening To

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Podcasts have become an extremely popular way for people to learn about niche topics, get lost in a true crime story, laugh along with their favorite comedian, and so much more. There are more than 3 million podcasts available in over 100 languages!

If you are a fan of podcasts and also a member of the military, a veteran, or you know a servicemember, then we’ve got a few great podcast recommendations for you.

Podcasts for Servicemembers and Veterans 

If you have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces, then these podcasts should appeal to you. 

Home Bound Veteran: This podcast gives a platform to those servicemembers and veterans who want to share their stories of how they transitioned from military life to civilian life. Each episode features a different person telling their transition story in order to inspire and encourage others who are going through the challenge of re-integrating into the civilian world.

Mentors for Military: Imagine you walk into living room, someone hands you your favorite beverage, and you’re surrounded by veterans who are ready to shoot the breeze. That’s the show. The hosts are military veterans and bring a relaxed vibe as invited guests discuss their real-life military experiences and how they maintain a growth mindset in the face of challenges.

Mind of the Warrior: Hosted by former Airborne Ranger Dr. Mike Simpson, this podcast takes a deep dive into what he calls the warrior mindset. He takes a deep dive into the habits, behaviors, and thoughts that drive success on the battlefield, the sports arena, or in a corporate boardroom. A must-listen for anyone who’s on a constant quest for self-improvement.

SOFREP Radio: If you’re interested in politics, foreign policy, and modern warfare, then this is the podcast for you. Hosted by a former Navy SEAL and a former Army Ranger, SOFREP Radio offers a refreshing take on modern events shaping our world. The hosts also welcome fascinating guests including authors, inventors, and former intelligence officials.

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Team Never Quit: Each episode, retired Navy SEAL and Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell welcomes guests to tell of the times they refused to quit. The goal of the podcast is to inspire others who are facing challenges to never quit and persevere in the face of adversity.

Veterans Chronicles: Veterans Chronicles is an hour-long podcast that lets America’s veterans tell the stories of great and tragic moments in military history from their perspective. You’ll hear from a World War II bombardier, an Army Officer with a first-hand account of the “Hanoi Hilton,” and others who were on the ground during the Korean War, the liberation of Grenada, the first Gulf War and more.

Women of the Military: Former Air Force veteran Amanda Huffman hosts this weekly podcast where she interviews female servicemembers and veterans. She focuses on the unique stories and experiences of women who serve including how to balance motherhood with serving, being married to another member of the military, and honoring your choice to serve when family and friends may not agree.

Fourblock Podcast: This is the perfect podcast for separating servicemembers who want to transition into the civilian workforce. Each episode provides real insights and advice you can use to find your post-service career. 

Podcasts for Military Spouses and Families

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Military life impacts more than just the person in uniform. Military life has a lasting effect on military spouses and families. Here are the podcasts for those who support those in uniform.

MCEC Podcast: This podcast focuses on the challenges military kids face as they often have to move, leave friends, and change schools up to 10 times from birth to high school graduation. The podcast features adults reflecting on their experiences as a military child as well as school-age children facing the challenges of growing up in the military.

Happy Hour: This podcast offers a fun, fresh, and unfiltered take on what it’s like to be a military spouse. There’s plenty of laughs among the hosts, while they also invite guests to offer real-life advice on finding employment as a military spouse, raising confident kids, and getting your needs met while you are supporting your military spouse.

Lifegiver Podcast: Hosted by Corie Weathers, a Clinical Military and First Responder Consultant, this podcast’s tagline is “Breathe life into your service marriage.” Corie is a licensed professional counselor specializing in women’s issues, marriage counseling, and PTSD. On each episode of her podcast, she provides real resources that military families can use to stay connected and strong. She also tackles a broad range of topics that relate to military life, communication techniques, and the enhancement of military marriages.

Male Military Spouse Radio Show: Host and 2016 Army Spouse of the Year Dave Etter has fun exploring the issues affecting male military spouses, including fatherhood, finances, and even home-brewing beer. Nothing’s off limits in each two-hour episode and the language can get a bit spicy so you may not want to listen when little one’s are present.

The Unexpected Veteran: Dave’s spouse, Stephanie Etter is the “unexpected veteran.” She joined the service late in life and has since transitioned back into civilian life. Now she’s telling everyone who cares to listen about her experiences as an older woman in the military. Each episode is chock full of resources that veterans and military families can use.

Military Wives Unfiltered: A podcast made by military wives for military wives. Each episode is sure to have you laughing out loud as the two hosts and best gal pals Lesli and Britni express their bold and brash opinions on military marriage with just the right dash of humor. Pour yourself a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and join the fun!

The Spouse Angle Podcast: Natalie Gross is host and producer of The Spouse Angle podcast. A professional journalist and self-proclaimed Army brat, Natalie interviews expert guests each week to delve into current events from a military perspective and share the stories that are most important to military spouses and families.

Ready to Transition to a Civilian Career?

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If you’re a recently separated servicemember who’s ready to transition to the civilian workforce, then contact Empire Resume. We’ll transform your military experience and achievements into a military to civilian resume that gets results. Plus, we offer a $25 discount to all servicemembers and veterans.

Dr. Phillip Gold is President/CEO of Empire Resume and has vast experience writing resumes for both professionals and servicemembers transitioning from the military into civilian roles. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and was responsible for leading nuclear missile security. Phillip is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and holds a BA in Communications from The Ohio State University, an MS in Instructional Technology, an MBA in Finance, and a PhD in Finance. 

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