Episode 009: Rangers lead the way, with Marty Skovlund Jr
Date: 13 Mar 2019
This episode comes to you from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where Geraint sits down with his friend Marty Skovlund Jr, a former US Army Ranger who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. Marty is the senior editor of Coffee or Die Magazine. As a journalist, Marty has covered the Standing Rock protest in North Dakota, embedded with American special operation forces in Afghanistan, and has broke stories about the first females to make it through infantry training and Ranger selection. He has also published two books, appeared as a co-host on History Channel’s JFK Declassified, and has produced multiple award-winning independent films.
Among the topics of discussion; the role of Rangers in the War on Terror; the morality of killing; and the good and bad effects of dehumanising the enemy.
You can connect with Geraint at @grjbooks across social media, and find his forthcoming Afghanistan memoir Brothers in Arms available for pre-order at all good book stores.
You'll find Marty at @martyskovlundjr, and @coffeeOrDieMag.