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Break It Down Show

We illustrate life by gathering perspectives, achievements and moments that define us. 

Apr 30, 2018

Whistleblower - Peter Van Buren served with the US State Department for 24 years. He and host Pete A Turner, worked on the same camp in Baghdad Province in 2009-10. Peter's work in Iraq led him to a conflict of conscience, his book We Meant Well is the result. 

Once the book came out, DoS' teeth and lawyers came...

Apr 27, 2018

Sensei - Today we feature Sensei Ron Tramontano. Ron as a leader of people wants everyone to push themselves to do more. With this in mind, he developed Virtual MA Events. VMAE is a means of hosting competitions in events over the internet allowing dojos, badminton tournaments, pretty much any athletic endeavor...

Apr 25, 2018

Hall of Famers - 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Cars and Bon Jovi. In 1986 each band dropped an epic album. Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet takes on The Cars' Heartbeat City. These two albums are full of hits and this is going to be an epic #AlbumFight.

Our guest judge this week is singer, musician Shannon...

Apr 24, 2018

Commander--Best-Selling author Scott Huesing is an inspiration. His book Echo In Ramadi tells the tale of his unit and their fight during the 2nd battle of Ramadi

This is Scott's 2nd visit on the It Down Show. This time, Pete gets to work with Scott after the book has been a success. The two of the, like combat vets...

Apr 23, 2018

Finnis - Jyri Raitasalo is a professor of War Studies at the Finnish National Defense University. Jyri and Pete sat down and began what seems to be a long multi-episode discussion about modern war/conflict and what it means to conduct these kinds of operations. 

In this episode, among other things they discuss,...