By Alan Murphy
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Candid conversations with veterans about their funny and memorable stories from the military. Welcome to Barracks Stories, hosted by US Navy Veteran Alan Murphy (@MrAlanMurphy). We've all heard military veterans share their story in some bar or at a gathering with friends and family. On this monthly podcast you will find candid conversations with military veterans about their funny, memorable and hilarious moments from the barracks, training and deployment. More information and content from the podcast can be found on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@BarracksStories).
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||CleanBarracks Parties, West Point and Being an Orphan - Wesley Wilson||Wesley Wilson served in the United States Army as a Military Police officer in South Korea and the United States Military Academy from 2012-2017. He is now a senior at Fordham studying organizational leadership and serves as the President of the Fordham||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScorpion Fights, Highway of Death, & Panama Invasion - Mark Otto||Mark Otto is a two-time combat veteran. During his four years in the Marine Corps, he played a key role serving on a five-man intelligence gathering team under the second surveillance reconnaissance and intelligence group. He deployed to the Panama Inva||1/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeadstrong Project, Bronze Star and Swimming in Poop - Dustin Shryock||Dustin is from a military family, a family whose service in the military goes all the way back to the revolutionary. While his dad doesn’t really want him to join the military because there was a heated war going on back then, he always knew that he w||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShare Your War Story - Alan Murphy||--||12/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFriendly Fire, Strippers, and Accidental Discharge - Michael Carrasquillo||Michael was born in New York by a poor teenage single mom. Growing up, he remembered bouncing around the neighborhood a lot from Manhattan, to Bronx, to Queens, but mostly Manhattan. Growing up in the said neighborhood, he admitted that he was a trouble||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeal Team Six, Veterans and Fist Fighting to Leadership - Mike Dolce||Mike Dolce is a navy vet who joined prior to 9/11. He was a Seabee who built things all over the world before ending up at Seal Team Six in support capacity. When asked what made him want to join the military, he stated that want is such a strong word||10/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeep Holes, Brain Injury, and Breaking the Sound Barrier - Amanda Burrill||Amanda, daughter of a vet and an immigrant, joined the military “mostly” because her father told her he wasn’t paying for college. She shares a funny story about pissing him off before heading to college, not necessarily disclosing she’d rescind||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPearl Harbor, Atomic Bomb Testing and Hurricane Hunting - Fred Lynch (WW2 Veteran)||In this week’s episode, we have Fred Lynch – 95 year old U.S. Navy veteran. He served for seven years as a radioman and was present during some historic moments in our history – Pearl Harbor bombings, testing atomic bombs, and hurricane hunting.||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarracks Stories Podcast Trailer||Hey, I’m Alan Murphy and I’m a former US Navy Aircrewman and rescue swimmer that served from 2005-2010. I started this podcast because I wanted to hear stories that nobody gets to hear. My transition was and still is a challenge every single day. I||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanValium, Monkeys and Benghazi Attack - Kirsten Battocchio||Kristen Battocchio is a Marine Corps veteran who served 1 and a half years in Japan before transferring to embassy duty in Sri Lanka, Uganda, and Barbados. She graduated high school in 2008, but chose to go to college for a year in Manhatanville. She di||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGuantanamo Bay, Recruiting and Pork MREs - John Andre||In this week’s episode of our 2-part series, we have John Andre. John recently retired from the military after 23 years of service of which 10 years are of active duty and 13 years reserved status. John was born and raised in Cuba and they migrated t||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeth, Welcome Home Cake and Modeling Jeans - Damien Bertolo||Our guest for this week is Damien B., a Senior Consulting Analyst at Accenture, a Marine veteran, and a friend of mine. Damien was a commissioned and enlisted officer in the US Marine Corps from April 2003 to November 2012. He is currently a volunteer a||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDysentery and the Red Light District in Germany - James Fitzgerald||Our guest for this week is James Fitzgerald, a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant veteran. James has an interesting back story. He joined the military at the age of 19 to gain connection in the world and said that the quickest way to gain connection to the world||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDedicated to the 2004 West Point Class - Frank Aburto||Our guest for this week is my friend Frank Aburto - a Senior Manager focusing on Financial Planning and Analysis for Audible, the world's largest provider of audio-books. Frank grew up with a family who served in the military. He joined in 2000 when he||3/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSexual Misconduct and Spiderman - Tom Smoot||Tom Smoot – Chief Executive Officer of Lift and Shift Foundation, a foundation dedicated to providing veterans with science and technology activities deployed as an alternative therapy setting, geared towards building confidence and developing problem||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Part a Protesting Crowd in Bahrain - Raphael Harry||On this episode of Barracks Stories, I talk to a Navy veteran buddy of mine. He immigrated from Nigeria in late 2007 at the age of 25, unsure about what to do for work or school once he was in the States. At the encouragement of his cousin who was in t||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Keep it up!
This is really cool what you’re doing here. I enjoy listening to these podcasts and learning new things about the armed forces. These stories are all also very interesting.
I grew up listening to my father's "barracks stories" from his time in the Navy. They got more detailed and less appropriate as I got older. Listening to these brings back good memories of that history. Alan does a great job hosting the guests in conversations that feel natural and not scripted, balancing the light-hearted schenanigans with the more serious issues.
Appeals to military & civilians alike
Through his interviews, Murphy does a great job of allowing his guests to share their stories in a way that appeals to both veterans and those who never experienced a life in the military but who might be looking to relate. I highly recommend this podcast.