Thank You, Now What?

A podcast about life after service

About the show

“Thank You, Now What?” is a podcast about life after service, where we explore what veterans are doing after separating from the military.

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  • 43. Drew Martin

    October 10th, 2023  |  2 hrs 31 mins

    Drew Martin is a Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Cardiac Surgery.

  • 42. TYNW returns with Chase Martin, we talk The Big Lebowski

    July 31st, 2023  |  2 hrs 8 mins

    After a yearlong hiatus, the guys return to welcome a new co-host and unearth an episode we recorded a year ago.

  • 41. Josh Appel

    July 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 37 mins

    Dr. Josh Appel is a retired U.S. Air Force Pararescueman and emergency medical physician.

  • 40. Jenny Grace

    June 21st, 2022  |  1 hr 28 mins

    Jenny Grace is a U.S. Army veteran and country music singer songwriter.

  • 39. Mike Erwin

    May 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 47 mins

    Mike Erwin is an Army veteran and reservist, author, educator, and entrepreneur.

  • 38. Manny Jacobs

    April 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 40 mins

    Manny Jacobs is a parachute instructor and Australian Army Veteran.

  • 37. Sonali “Sunny” Tinsley

    March 29th, 2022  |  1 hr 32 mins

    Sonali “Sunny” Tinsley is a medical researcher and former U.S. Army medic.

  • 36. Steve Marley

    December 1st, 2021  |  2 hrs 19 mins

    Steve is a former U.S. Marine and current New York City Firefighter. After enlisting post-9/11and seeing some of the early years in Iraq and Afghanistan, he returned to fulfill his childhood dream and family tradition of joining the FDNY.

  • Bonus 08. Ben's Big Premiere

    November 16th, 2021  |  27 mins 58 secs

    Bonus Episode

  • 35. Ian Rivers

    November 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 17 mins

    Ian returns to talk about his 85-day solo row across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • 34. Sex and Intimacy with Dr. Kathryn Ellis

    October 19th, 2021  |  2 hrs 5 mins

    Dr. Ellis is an occupational therapist specializing in sex and intimacy. She worked at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for nearly a decade, treating injured veterans and often working with their significant others. She is the Founder and CEO of the Institute for Sex, Intimacy & Occupational Therapy, a continuing education company for occupational therapy professionals. She is the co-author of “Sex and Intimacy for Wounded Veterans: A Guide to Embracing Change.”

  • 33. Life After Hockey with Shane Hnidy

    October 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Shane is a retired NHL player and member of the 2011 Stanley Cup winning Boston Bruins. He is currently a member of the Vegas Golden Knights broadcast team. Shane and Matt discuss the similarities between transitioning careers from the military and pro sports.

  • 32. Nate Spearing

    September 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Nate from Episode 3 rejoins the show to talk small business, branching out to multiple ventures, parenting, challenging himself, and being a faith leader.

  • 31. Zac Rhyner

    September 7th, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Zac served 11 years in the U.S. Air Force as a Combat Controller, medically retiring as a result of injuries sustained in combat. Inspired by his own road to recovery, Zac decided to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

  • 30. Guillermo “Bill” Ravelo

    July 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 39 mins

    Bill served in the U.S. Army for 23 years as a forward observer, both in the 75th Ranger Regiment and 7th Special Forces Group. In 2015 he retired and took an internship on Wall Street at a bank where he still works today.

  • Bonus 07. Apocalypse Now & Heart Of Darkness with Chase Martin

    July 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 58 mins

    We brought back former guest Chase Martin to talk about one of the greatest war movies and the book it was adapted from.