Ep. 802 Shawn Ryan on the Toll of War, the Military-Industrial Complex, and Real Life Angels

Megyn is joined by Shawn Ryan, host of The Shawn Ryan Show and former Navy SEAL, for this Memorial Day special to talk about why he volunteered to go to Baghdad during the height of the Iraq war, the physical and emotional toll that time took on him and others he served with, turning to pills and drinking, trying to assimilate to civilian life, when he moved from crime stopping to “crime committing,” becoming part of the dangerous drug world in South America, seeking out the most dangerous places, how he got sober and turned his life around, his decision to see a therapist, how she has saved many military members from suicide, finding real-life angels, raising young kids, balancing work and family, how his hobby became a business in interviewing fellow veterans, the moment his life changed as he reconnected to faith and God, the series of signs he experienced, the woke agenda in the military under the Biden administration turning off conservative families, the military industrial complex going back to Dick Cheney and the Bush administration, the lack of accountability in both parties, his upbringing and struggles in school, signing up for the military right before September 11, getting laughed out of a recruiting office, what it takes to stay on your mission, and more.

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