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Ironclad Announces New Podcast Starring Navy SEAL Andy Stumpf

Sunday, March 12th, 2023


One of the world’s most elite warriors refocuses his mission to find out what it takes to solve the world’s impossible problems.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA: Former Navy SEAL, wingsuit record holder, and host of the popular podcast Cleared Hot has signed on to host the new podcast from IRONCLAD and executive producer Jack Carr, Change Agents.

In each episode, Stumpf sits down with an “agent of change” who is tackling some of the world’s most pressing issues and global crisis, including cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo, gang violence in American cities, human trafficking and child exploitation, disappearances of indigenous women on Native American land, the Rohingya genocide, and more.

Stumpf, a former member of SEAL Team 6, Stumpf is well-known in the military special operations community, and his podcast Cleared Hot is ranked in Apple’s Top 100 in the competitive Society and Culture category. He’s also a frequent guest on podcasts including The Joe Rogan Experience, The Fighter and the Kid, Jocko Podcast, and others.

“When IRONCLAD presented the concept for Change Agents, I knew immediately that it would be a good fit,” Stumpf said. “It’s easy to be focused on negative headlines and stories about everything wrong with the world. But with Change Agents, I not only get to give context to the problems facing communities around the globe, I also get to talk with the people on the frontlines of trying to solve them, and empower the audience with ways that they can make a difference.”

IRONCLAD is known for its slate of original podcasts, including Mental Performance Daily with Brian Cain, Reborn with Ashley Horner, Oil & Whiskey with Roadster Shop, Success Hotlines with Dr. Rob Gilbert, as well as two hosted by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr: Danger Close and The Terminal List Podcast.

Jack Carr, the executive producer of Change Agents, is the former SEAL behind the popular Terminal List thriller novels which were recently adapted into the hit Amazon Prime Video series starring Chris Pratt. Two more seasons of the show are currently in the works, and Carr’s sixth novel in the series will be released this spring.

“Andy is one of the most unique voices in podcasting,” Jack Carr said. “His unflinching, no-nonsense approach to interviews make him the ideal host for a show that takes a deep dive into issues that are easy to ignore, but impossible to shake once you know the truth of.”

The show premiers on March 27 on the IRONCLAD YouTube Channel and will hit all major podcast platforms on March 28, kicking off with an interview with Glenn Devitt.

An Army veteran, Devitt went on to work with Homeland Security’s H.E.R.O. (Human Exploitation Rescue Operative) Program and was a Homeland Security Investigations Computer Forensic Analyst who is now the CEO of the Sentinel Foundation, a group that works with international law enforcement agencies to bring traffickers to justice. It’s the first time Devitt has told his story of hunting down international sex traffickers publicly.

“I think people will be shocked when they hear the first episode,” Stumpf said. “Not just by the horrific reality of modern-day sex trafficking, but also by how they can make a difference in combating it.”

The first season will run for 25 episodes and is being produced in both audio and video formats. 

There are also plans for the show to be developed into a TV / streaming series, where Stumpf can visit areas of crisis around the world, giving audiences a firsthand look at the issues, while also meeting the people making an impact.

“One of the IRONCLAD guiding principles is that, ‘iron sharpens iron,’” IRONCLAD founder and CEO Jeremy Carey said. “With Change Agents, we can challenge and empower our audience to actually do something about issues that are often ignored or swept under the rug. Ultimately, our goal is to make Change Agents a true transmedia franchise, starting with the podcast and web series, but ultimately by developing the show into a globe-hopping adventure series with the right streaming partner. We believe in investing in Andy–and investing in content that gives people a sense of real hope about the state of the world.”

The series trailer drops on March 15, and the first two episodes hit the IRONCLAD YouTube channel and all major podcast platforms on March 28, 2023.

Light Fighter Manifesto Volume II

Friday, March 3rd, 2023

Are you ready to go where the mainstream media fears to tread? Then our uncensored Light Fighter Manifesto Volume II, “Disrupt and Destroy,” is just what you need!

We’re not afraid to dig deep into the darkest corners of modern warfare and technology. Our team of writers exposes the world of emergent war, uncovering the strategies and trends shaping the current conflicts.

This hard-hitting volume examines disruption and denial operations from anti-tank tactics, cyber warfare, nefarious drone use, and sniping. We also spend time underground and explore the dangers of Subterranean Operations.

Head over to CR2 Supply Cage to Order.

Jon Becker, Founder of Aardvark Tactical and PROJECT7 Armor, Releases Season 2 of The Debrief

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

La Verne, CA: Following the success of its first season, The Debrief with Jon Becker announced it will be back for Season 2 starting February 1, 2023. The new season will start with interviews of Medal of Honor Recipient MSgt. Earl Plumlee debriefing his actions on August 28, 2013 in Afghanistan; RCMP Inspector Kevin Cyr discussing RCMP-ERT and tactical decision making; Chief Phil Hansen on the history of LASD-SEB and modern leadership challenges; as well as an operator from Brigade de Recherche et D’intervention (BRI) with a first-hand debrief of the Paris Bataclan hostage rescue. But those are just a few of the guests for Season 2.

Based on feedback from listeners, The Debrief will move from a primarily video to primarily audio format for Season 2. The Debrief audience primarily listens to the show, rather than watching it, and by moving to an audio first format the show will be able to record remote episodes which will provide for a greater breadth of guests. The primary video format will still be used in certain episodes, but audio will be the primary focus. This change of format will not however affect the streaming platforms on which the show is available.

Jon Becker, the host of the Debrief, shared his thoughts on season 2:

“I am very excited for Season 2. We are so grateful to our audience for the support they have given, and this season we are planning to take The Debrief to an even higher level. I am privileged to share the stories of amazing people as well as explore the issues facing tactical law enforcement. We have amazing guests lined up for this season and we are going to probe some very challenging topics.”

Since the release of the podcast’s first season in June 2022, it has received incredible reviews and accolades including winning a prestigious Muse Award. The Debrief has been covered on other podcasts including CATO, Tactical Breakdown, NPA’s Policing Matters, and On the Blue Line. The debrief has also been featured in Police & Security News and Police1.com.

The Debrief is available wherever you find your podcasts, including Spotify, Apple, Youtube, and Amazon. New episodes launch on the first of each month. Visit www.thedebrief.live to stay updated on the latest episodes as they release.


Saturday, January 7th, 2023

Rheinmetall has a new print and online magazine entitled DIMENSIONS which offers greater depth on the things that the company is involved in.


Mack Bolan Convention

Friday, December 2nd, 2022

In 1985, Mack Bolan creator Don Pendleton held the first and only convention for his iconic crime fighter in San Francisco. Hosted by publisher Gold Eagle Books, over 1,000 fans attended to convention.

The tale of the event is told at www.donpendleton.com/mack-bolan-convention.

Black Powder Red Earth Collected Edition

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

The Black Powder Red Earth® Basra + Syria Hardcover Edition collects the first two BPRE Series into a single clothbound hardcover book. These are the foundational works that attracted the attention of DC Think Tank, The Atlantic Council, where series creator Jon Chang was invited to speak on the future of urban warfare, as well as select US Special Operations Forces who have added the books to their collections.

Featuring an introduction by a former Troop Commander at the Asymmetric Warfare Group, new lettering, and an expanded glossary – the collected edition is a limited to 250 hand signed and hand numbered copies by writer Jon Chang and artist Josh Taylor. Featuring over 500 pages of full color art, the book includes a dust jacket and hardback slipcase, both wrapped in full color art. 

Having been out of print for almost five years, the original BPRE series regularly sells for over $100 per copy on Amazon and Abebooks. Entirely sourced, printed and bound in the USA, this collection offers the best possible presentation of the work combining ultra-sharp Japanese digital printing and the highest quality archival paper available.

Add this book to your collection and purchase direct from _Echelon here. blackpowderredearth.com/merch_bpre_collected_edition

Learn more about Black Powder Red Earth: www.blackpowderredearth.com

Taurus Presents: Shooting International with Brendan Souder

Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

In the web series Shooting International with Brendan Souder presented by Taurus and produced by Panteao Productions, retired Special Forces soldier Brendan Souder travels abroad competing, training and learning about various gun cultures through the lens of embedded operatives, local military and police, competitive shooters as well as the everyday citizens that live in these countries.

Brendan spent his 20-year career in Special Operations between the 75th Ranger Regiment and Special Forces. He is a certified firearms instructor and Grand Master competitive shooter. This series will also showcase elite military units that operate in these territories, showcasing past missions and current challenges of modern-day operations. An example of this in the initial episode.

Charming Children’s Book Provides Readers with Valuable Lessons

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

MIAMI JUNE 27, 2022

Thomas Rippy has owned his 1942 Army 4×4 for over 40 years. He has told children stories of PFC Lug Nut since the 1980s and has now published the first installment in his six book children’s series.

In “PFC Lug Nut – Army Days,” readers are provided an illustrated look at two unlikely friends, working together to help others and support each other. The two make a wonderful team.

“This is a story about friendship and loyalty,” Rippy said. “PFC Lug Nut and Smitty are fast friends, and know that they can always depend on each other. There are important lessons to be learned about compassion, empathy and teamwork.”

In this first installment of the series, PFC Lug Nut and Smitty’s bond of friendship is put to the test. By working together, they manage to help fellow soldiers and friends, make a daring animal rescue and even impress their General.

There are 22 talking vehicles in the series, all with distinct personalities. “PFC Lug Nut – Army days” introduces the series that include these characters.

Rippy hopes that young readers will learn that with trust, teamwork and friendship, they can accomplish anything they set out to do.

“PFC Lug Nut: Army Days”
By Thomas Rippy
ISBN: 978-1-6657-6338-1 (softcover); 978-1-6657-1634-5 (electronic)
Available at Archway Publishing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble