Most of us have enjoyed a good action movie, but the difference between a movie and Don Mann’s life, although it may sound like something from a movie, is that his life is completely real. No written storyline. No special effects. Don is the author of Inside SEAL Team Six: My Life and Missions with America’s Elite Warriors. This book details his experiences as a member of the most elite team in the U.S. Navy, the mental and physical strain needed to join, and the inner workings of the minds of the men who carry out top-secret missions that shape the world. In this fascinating discussion, we hear about: – The gruelling selection and training process for SEALs – Situations where Don has stared death straight in the eye – Why there are no women SEALs – How his life experiences have shaped his political and world views.
Host: Karla Stephens-Tolstoy
Editor and Co-Producer: Joel at East Coast Radio Creative Links: Why Don’t Black Americans Swim? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-11172054 About Don Mann: http://www.usfrogmann.com/about-don-mann-navy-seal/ This episode contains music used under the CreativeCommons license: Cellophane Sam – Every Cowboy