Shawn Ryan Show

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The "Shawn Ryan Show" is hosted by Shawn Ryan, former U.S. Navy SEAL, CIA Contractor, and Founder of Vigilance Elite. We tell REAL stories about REAL people from all walks of life. We discuss the ups and downs, wins and losses, successes and struggles, the good and bad in a respectful but candid way with our guest. We're better than entertainment, we're the REAL thing. Please enjoy the show.

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#28 Nick "Machine" Lavery - Active Duty Army Special Forces Amputee
Nick Lavery is an active duty member of The United States Army Special Forces. Nick is not just a warrior on the battlefield, but a warrior for the common American. In this episode we learn of the greatest battles you have never heard of. From small arms gunfights to being ambushed by trusted allies, Nick is an example to any person who has been pushed to the ultimate limit and ermerged victorious. This is the greatest story you have NEVER heard.  
#27 Rob O'Neill - The Man Who Killed Bin Laden
Former SEAL Team Six/Devgru Operator Robert J. O'Neill gives a full recap of his career in the SEAL Teams. From start to finish we cover it all. This is a side of Rob you haven't seen before. We get philosophical on topics such as "Should we have ever gone to Iraq?" and "Would we have been friends with our enemies under different circumstances?" And of course... We get the first hand account of the night Rob killed Bin Laden. You have never heard this side from the Man who killed Osama Bin Laden. ? Vigilance Elite Newsletter ? Please leave us a review on Apple/Spotify Podcasts: Apple - Spotify - #VIGILANCEELITE #SHAWNRYANSHOW Vigilance Elite/Shawn Ryan Links: Website - Patreon - TikTok - Instagram -
#26 Alex Epstein - The Global Energy War
We are currently in the middle of a global energy war. Alex Epstein joins us to discuss what the implications of the current Green Initiative will be, how China ties in and stands to benefit in a world where the US now depends on them for energy, and how the benefits of fossil fuels have been completely ignored for years.  Alex Epstein is a Fossil Fuel Philosopher, author, and industrial and energy policy commentator. He is the founder and president of the Center for Industrial Progress, a for-profit organization in San Diego, California. Alex speaks with Shawn about his latest book “Fossil Future” and the negative impacts of the current energy war, our climate, and the unique benefits of fossil fuels to human flourishing—including their unrivaled ability to provide low-cost, reliable energy to billions of people around the world, especially the world’s poorest people. Pre-Order Fossil Future NOW from the links provided below:
#25 Eli Crane - Navy SEAL Sniper
Eli Crane joins Shawn Ryan to talk about his time as a Navy SEAL Sniper, starting his multimillion-dollar company "Bottle Breacher" in his garage, and running for Arizona State Congress. From childhood lessons to failing sniper school, Eli is an example for every American who has ever had to persevere through life's great struggles. View the rest of the interview on Rumble
#24 Shawn Ryan's Psychedelic Experience
I am revealing every little detail of my psychedelic experience, all the intuitions, what I saw, what I felt, what I believe it all meant, and how the journey healed me in the end. I am opening up about my experience for two reasons. The first being because I believe this will help a great number of people, and the second is to raise money for VETS the organization that put me through the treatment so they can continue healing our US Special Operations Veterans. Please donate here:
#23 Luis Chaparro - Inside the World's Deadliest Cartel
After being embedded with the Sinaloa Mexican Drug Cartel, Luis Chaparro an investigative reporter brings us some very eye opening insight on what they have been up to. He informs us of a new drug which the cartels are introducing into the United States and Canada that is more addictive and more deadly than fentanyl. He also was able to witness one of the Sinaloa Cartel's Tactical Training camps, describing exactly what they go through.  
#22 David Rodriguez - Overcome Bullying / Getting Sober
Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion David Nino Rodriguez joins me on The Shawn Ryan Show to discuss how him being bullied as a child lead him to become a heavyweight boxing champion with an undefeated record of 36-0 with 34 by knockout at his prime. His first round knockout ratio surpassed every heavyweight in history to date and Nino was ranked number 12 in the world by WBA. After being stabbed in the face with a knife he tried to comeback but suffered 2 losses finishing his boxing career with a final record of 39-2. Nino speaks about his dilemma suffering from social anxiety, leading a life of sobriety, and how he is overcoming PTSD. Rodriguez is now an anti-bullying key note speaker and best selling author of the book "When The Lights Go Out".
#21 Mark Turner - Inside Ukraine (Recon Marine)
Former Recon Marine Mark Turner who went to Ukraine on 18 hours notice at the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine joins us on the show. He gives us an inside perspective on what's happening in country as the war continues on. After speaking with high level Ukrainian Politicians they've asked him to train both Ukrainian military and civilians to go fight the Russians on the front lines of the war. Mark is now recruiting more former US Special Operations Veterans to train both Ukrainian military and civillains to fight the Russians through his nonprofit The Overwatch Foundation.   
#20 Justin Hughes - Navy SEAL/Modern-Day Da Vinci
Justin Hughes the type of American that we can all look up to.  His pride for America runs deep, all the way back to grade school.  After moving back the the United States from living abroad he could not understand why his fellow Americans would bully him.  In the long run it forged him into what he needed inside to become a Navy SEAL.  Justins talks in great detail about his experience fighting the Islamic State on the front lines of Mosul, Iraq. After leaving the SEAL Teams Justin has pursued becoming an artist, a hidden talent he recently discovered. Some say he is a modern day Leonardo Da Vinci.
#19 Peter Schweizer - China's Influence Over the United States
This week I welcome investigative journalist Peter Schweizer to the Shawn Ryan Show.  Peter a six-time New York Times best selling investigator reveals what he has discovered after his latest investigation covering China's Influence over the United States in his new book "Red Handed".  We cover their influence over multiple area which include Big Tech, Wall Street, US Education, and US Politicians. His book has become the #1 NYT best seller 3 weeks in a row. All of the information Peter discovered is cited with over a 1000 foot notes in his new book. You can buy his book here. Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts: #VIGILANCEELITE #SHAWNRYANSHOW Vigilance Elite/Shawn Ryan Links: Website     - Patreon     - Instagram - Support the show (
#18 Robby Starbuck - Congressional Candidate
Robby Starbuck, a Congressional Candidate representing Tennessee.  We cover several topics in a short amount of time to include Critical Race Theory, what he believes to be the biggest internal and external threats to the United States, why he left California, issues with big tech, Term Limits, George Soros, and who he would like to see on the 2024 Presidential ticket. Robby Starbuck Links: Support the show (
#17 Mikal Vega - Navy SEAL / EOD / Call of Duty Director
Mikal Vega, a man of many accomplishments who has earned a substantial number of different titles.  A Navy SEAL, EOD (explosive ordnance disposal), Actor, Director, Producer, Screen Writer, CEO of Vital Warrior, and Master of Self Awareness, just to cover a few.  We cover his childhood, his military time both as an EOD Tech, and an Operator at SEAL Team 8, his transition into civilian life, and finally his current career both in Hollywood and Directing for Activision's Call of Duty franchise.  Mikal Vega Links: Support the show (

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5 out of 5
13979 reviews
fireman4294 2022/06/26
One of the greatest podcast I have ever heard. Keep it up
Bmasters333 2022/06/26
Best show on the internet today
Worth every minute
ruthTay 2022/06/26
Love what your doin
Lives your work for years man, excellent!
S@m#3478 2022/06/26
Doesn’t miss
Love every single episode, don’t understand why you’d listen or read fiction when stories like these exist
!iphone 4 2022/06/26
Great to hear these stories from those who have lived it! Keep it up.
EU140 2022/06/25
Hooked on this podcast! Can’t stop listening!
Great listening
Big-Mike805 2022/06/25
The big guy
Shawn Ryan never disappoints!
Addicted to Family Fued 2022/06/25
Amphibious Nomad 2022/06/25
This has become my favorite interview podcast and this is the best yet! How can you not be impressed by Nick!
longstory short 2022/06/25
Great show


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