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Brett Cullen

We welcome actor Brett Cullen to discuss “The Long Game,” based on the book Mustang Miracle, alongside our long-time friend Dennis Quaid. In this segment, Randy and Brett discuss Dennis, golf, and Hollywood.

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Wes Higgins

We welcome Wes Higgins, one of the founders of the Veteran Outdoors Foundation, to the show to discuss his veteran service organization, what it offers those in need of assistance and his military service. Randy and Wes discuss Veteran Outdoors, whose primary goal is to get our veterans and active-duty military involved in outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, water sports, etc.

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Five for Fighting

Randy Miller welcomes John Ondrasik, better known by his stage name Five for Fighting, to the show to discuss the highs and lows of his music career. Randy and John also discuss Five for Fighting’s unique relationship with the U.S. Military. John will support the upcoming Snowball Express with the Gary Sinise Foundation.

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Mark Pellegrino

We welcome actor Mark Pellegrino to the show to discuss his significant roles over the years, from “Dexter” to “Big Lebowski” and his new season of “American Rust: Broken Justice” with his role as Virgil Poe. Randy and Mark also discuss his role in the upcoming “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley.”

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Thaao Penghlis, Star of Days of Our Lives

We welcome the long-time star of Days of Our Lives, Thaao Penghlis, to the program to talk about the THOUSANDS of episodes he has starred in as one of the most hated villains of daytime TV and his new cookbook. Thaao has written “Seducing Celebrities One Meal at a Time” and talks with Randy about how his world travels have influenced the writing of this cookbook.

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Actor Tony Curran

We welcome star of the new project “Mary & George,” Tony Curran. He joins the program to talk about this fantastic new show, as well as his work on the upcoming “Outlander” project. We’re happy to have such an accomplished thespian join our show to discuss his really interesting roles.

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Ford Audiovisual Archivist Shelby Long

We welcome Shelby Long from our long-running partner at Ford to talk with Nate Herron about the recent drop of thousands of new issues of the Ford Times. The magazine dates back to 1908 and reached a peak circulation of nearly 10 million readers. Shelby and Nate talk about the magazine, the cookbooks and recipes, and much more that you can find at

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Aaron Lewis

We welcome the always patriotic and usually opinionated singer/songwriter Aaron Lewis to the show to talk about his new album “The Hill.” Randy and Aaron delve into many topics.

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Actress Roma Downey Returns to The National Defense

We welcome back actress Roma Downey to the show to discuss her newest project, the Amazon Prime series The Baxters. This riveting family drama follows the life of a highly complex family. Amazon has already ordered three seasons for this show, which features one of our favorite actresses.

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Heritage Distilling Founders Justin Stiefel and Sara Kellerman

We welcome two of Heritage Distilling’s founders, Justin Stiefel and Sara Kellerman, to talk about the unique story of how their company was made, how their support of the 1st Special Forces launched a specialty line of spirits and their long-running support of our military. Thanks for the great interview and the great whiskey!

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