#70 Stolen ‘Valor’ Exposed | Ben’s Story | The Truth Behind Walter Mitty

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My most heroic guest to date helps me explore the truth behind veteran impersonation aka Water Mitty or Stolen Valor (valour – UK spelling)

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Chris and Ben

C – Ben, how are you brother?

B – I’m doing good how are you?

C – Running out of clever replies, that probably aren’t really that clever.

B – When someone asks me this at work or whatever my usual reply when someone asks me how are you? I answer loving life. No matter what type of day it is, it’s positive affirmation. Sometimes good is just as sufficient, but I think if you say that enough times it gets contagious and other people start to say it whether they mean it or not.

C – I don’t mean to be rude to my guests but they’ve got to sort out the way they fricking speak man. All this “I’m good”. This is England, we’re British and we’re very proud about that. We’re not nationalistic but we’re proud not to have to copy other countries. People can speak how they want, of course they can but I do think though. I think people who are easily swayed with their language just start saying what other people say. You know like this ‘passed’ thing instead of died. They use ‘passed’. I personally think there’s a lot to dissect there…

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#132 From Afghanistan To Global Leadership | AJ Roberts | Bought the T-Shirt Podcast

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15 year distinguished British Forces veteran AJ Roberts discusses the traumatic experiences which led him to a new path of transforming lives through his global leadership program.

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Chris and AJ

C – AJ how are you brother?

AJ – I’m very well Chris, thanks for having me on bro.

C – Ahhh mate it’s my pleasure, you’ve been very kind in having me on twice now, and my gosh, I’m hoping to become a better man after the end of this chat with your super skills!

AJ – It’s a pleasure having you on mate, the feedback I’ve had so far has been really, really good. I had a few people message me who’d never heard about you before, and it was great so I hope you got a few more followers out of it.

C – Mate, it’s all a bit weird to be honest, sorry I’m shining the spotlight back onto me there, which is something we can touch on later, it’s amazing the amount of peoples lives you can reach through this media. Just being myself and that’s all I ever try to be. When you get stuff put back on you like that, let’s just say it’s weird. I still don’t know what to make of it all really.

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