# 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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‘Hello Friends,

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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‘Hello Friends

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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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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# 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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#41 SAS Who Dares Wins | Colin Maclachlan | Special Forces | Celebrity | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast

I chat to special forces legend and star of Chanel 4’s SAS Who Dares Wins Colin Maclachlan about life in the elite British army regiment and celebrity.

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Chris and Colin

Chris – ‘Hello Friends, and welcome to another episode of the Bought The Tee Shirt podcast, as always I’m over the moon today because I’ve got yet another fascinating guest, a genuinely nice man. This gentleman supported me when I did my 999 mile run from John O Groats to Lands End, it really meant a lot to me and I’m proud to say hello to Colin MacLachlan.

Colin – It’s great to meet you virtually again, over zoom.

Chris – Yeah, and I should say I’m not one that’s big on introductions, but for those that don’t know Colin served how many years in the SAS?

Colin – So I served 18 years in the military. The first half with the Royal Scots, and the second half with the SAS …’

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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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‘Hello Friends,

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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