#128 Private Military Contractor To Everest | Richie Maybank | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast

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Richie and I discuss his work as a private military security contractor in Iraq, the dangers of partying in Thailand and his summiting Mount Everest.

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Chris and Richie

C – Richie how are you brother?

R – Yeah I’m good mate how are you, thanks for having me on.

C – It’s my pleasure mate, anything about Everest, I’m all ears and I’ve got big enough ears as it is. So when you sent your email to me, it’s fascinating stuff. You spent a lot of time in Thailand I believe?

R -Yeah I was living there, between work in the Middle East and holidaying in the Himalayas.

C – I loved every single minute of being in Thailand, even when I got my nose broken by a Thai doorman.

R – Happens a lot that sort of thing.

C – It was still a great night! Little tip for you there folks, if you ever get mugged in a Thai bar by the bar staff, which they used to do. I’m not sure what it’s like in the modern tourism world there. Rather than trying to fight the bouncer, just go and speak to the tourist police, and they’ll get your money back for you.

R – And you don’t fight one, you fight ten as well.

C – Yes! …

 

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#133 Paras To CIA Asset | Anthony Stephen Malone | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast

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Chris and Anthony

C – Anth, how are you mate?

A – I’m good mate. I’m very good, how is it in your part of the world?#

C – Well, I’m never going to complain anyway! You get one life, if you want to spend it depressed, I’ve done all that shit mate, and I’m not doing it again.

A – You’re right, you’ve got one life and you live it to the full mate, that’s what it’s about.

C – So, first question, is it true that the Royal Marines are better than the Paras?

A – What I’m going to say about that one is the new advertising poster ‘Ready for Anything’ is outstanding! At the end of the day, if you can’t have a bit of banter with fellow servicemen, then there’s something wrong. The Marines respect the Paras and the Paras respect the Marines. So at the end of the day we all get the job done.

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#134 Royal Marine & Army PTI Discuss Endurance Mindset | Chris Thrall & Daz Hardy | Iraq To Ironman

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Chris and Daz

C – Hi Daz, how are you brother?

D – Yep, not too bad buddy thank you.

C – So, first off we should say a big thank you to Claire Vosper for putting us in touch. Hello Claire! For those watching that’s Claire from V-Force who we’re going to be doing some driving with later in the year. Mate, from what I see you’ve been hitting it quite hard.

D – Hahaha, you could say that, it’s been pretty full on, in a pandemic. Basically, doing as much and trying to raise as much money as possible under these difficult circumstances.

C – I had a look at your social media and gosh you’ve been putting yourself through the pain barrier, so go back to beginning, how did all this start?

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#47 Royal Marines Endurance-Challenge Legend! | Matt Disney RM | The Bought The T-Shirt Podcast

After the loss of his best friend in Afghanistan, Royal Marines Commando, Matt Disney RM, dedicated his life to extreme challenges, raising thousands of pounds for veterans mental health charities. Matt recently climbed the highest mountain in the solar system … in his front garden!

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Chris and Matt

‘Hi Friends

C – Hi Matt brother, how are you?

M – I’m good, I’m good. Mentally I’m good anyways, and spirit wise. Body is quite conditioned to be fair. Obviously I’m not fresh, but that’s what you can expect from a challenge like that.

C – So just briefly for our guests at home could you outline what you’ve just done so they know what we’re talking about?

M – I set out to raise some money for the NHS and the PPE for the situation we find ourselves in with Covid. I came up with idea after the lockdown, isolation and quarantine to create a mountain in my front garden. However I’ve already done Mt Everest replication on a Stairmaster, so I needed to trump that. I created a one metre mountain and climbed it for the equivalent of the highest mountain in the solar system …’

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