# 49 Stranded On Everest at 18 | Alex Staniforth | Chris Thrall’s Bought The T-Shirt Podcast

Alex Staniforth is an adventurer, a TedX, inspirational speaker, EXTREME ENDURANCE ATHLETE and author. He has made two attempts to climb Mt. Everest and narrowly missed death by avalanche and earthquake. Alex is the fastest person to climb all 100 UK county tops – in 72 days. We discuss adventure, mindset and the most important preparation to get into training for the Royal Marines.

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C – Alex, how are you brother?

A – I’m great thanks, good to be here and thanks for having me on.

C – Oh, it’s so kind that you agreed to come on at a pretty short notice. Although, we’re not really going anywhere at the moment, what with this lockdown. I saw your story on Linked In and I immediately thought, hang on I’ve seen this guy do a TedX talk. Which is impressive in itself. I remember you saying about turning adversity and bad experiences into something positive. Which is something I massively promote, if you don’t have a NO negative outlook, you’re just digging yourself into the ground …’

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#48 Satanic Hollywood | Royal Marines Commando | Netflix Producer | Marty Stalker | Afghanistan

I chat with former Royal Marines Commando and Netflix director Marty Stalker. We discuss the Royal Marines Reserve (RMR), Afghanistan, film-making, satanism, satanic Hollywood and plant medicine.

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C – Marty, how are you brother?

M – I’m good, good to see you buddy.

C – Every now and then, well it’s not every now and then, it’s four times a day at the moment. I meet someone on social media or on linked in, that just has a fascinating story. Who’ve done so much stuff with their life, that I’m quite happily envious, I think is the right word. So it’s great to meet you.

M – Good, I’m a legend in my own mind.

C – That’s what we’re aiming for though isn’t it?

M – Yep, totally. I’m 39 and I could have written three or four books by now … ‘

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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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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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# 43 Royal Marine & USMC Veteran React To Each Other’s Training | Combat Arms Channel & Chris Thrall

Who’s training is the hardest, the United States Marine Corps or the British Royal Marines? Former marine Chris Thrall and USMC veteran (Combat Arms Channel) react, respect and discuss.

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Chris and Theo

C – Theo, how are you brother?

T – I’m good, thanks for having me on.

C – Thanks for coming on, it’s good to chat. and you’re over there in Korea of all places.

T – Yeah I am, but it’s actually getting a lot better here, with the virus situation. The restrictions are getting a better, and it’s getting warmer too. How’s everything over there.

C – Yeah, well we’re still on what you call lockdown, and you know a bit about that. Doesn’t really effect me to much because I work from home anyway and we can get a bit if sun in the garden. Having a military mindset can get you prepared for these situations anyway … ‘

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#44 Royal Marines Commando | Afghanistan | Ben Williams | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast

Ever wondered what it is like to get blown up by an IED in Afghanistan? Former Royal Marines Commando turned author and speaker Ben Williams talks us through his deadly tour on the frontline.

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B – Good, yes, how are you?

C – Great thanks, it’s always nice to be asked that on my own podcast. Where about in the world are you? I thought you were quite local to me in the South West?

B – I’m currently staring at Exeter Airport right now. It’s quite quiet here at the moment, with what’s happening in the world. So the airport is quiet, but it’s been really sunny for a few days, and then today it starts to rain. With two small children, you really know what lockdown is when it starts to rain … ‘

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#37 Royal Marines Commando LEGEND | Wim Hof Method | Sam Murray | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast

Meet the world’s craziest Royal Marines Commando, the legendary Sam ‘the Hat Man’ Murray, a Wim Hof method practitioner and full-time entertainer!

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C – Sam, how are you brother?

S – I’m absolutely, fantastic, fantastic my friend.

C – Yeah, I’ve certainly noticed a change in you, in what, these last six months?

S – Six months yeah, well since after Christmas. People say it condescendingly, but I quite like it, that I reinvent myself more that Jesus, whoever he is. I had a bit of an epiphany at Christmas yeah.

C – Well, before we go into that, let me tell our friends at home how we know each other … ‘

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#34 – Why Royal Marines Commandos Go AWOL | Denny Denholm | Boxer Thailand | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast

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Chris and Denny

C – Denny, how are you brother?

D – I’m very good brother how are you? It’s good to finally talk to you man, have a chinwag.

C – Yeah, for people listening in the marines or the military, you’re passing ships with these legendary characters all the time, of which Denny is one. Now to the joys of Facebook you can get a glimpse into these peoples lives that you’ve never met, but you feel like know them because you belong to a military band of brothers, and it’s not just great to finally meet but it’s also great to feel like you already know someone.

D – Brother, I feel absolutely the same, I’ve been following and watching your videos for years, and we have never had the chance to have a proper chinwag. I saw you interviewing Buster the other day, great interview.

… ‘

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#8 I Joined the Royal Marines For A BET!

A MUST WATCH if you’re thinking about joining the elite Royal Marines Commandos. Before the Potential Royal Marines Course (PRMC) I was homeless and joined for a bet! Here I discuss tests such as the endurance course

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I’m going to be talking about how I ended up in the Royal Marines Commando, and going through the worlds toughest infantry training which took 32 weeks … ‘

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