*Special 9/11 Episodes*
In honor of today marking the 17th anniversary since the tragic events on 9/11, I wanted to share a few special episodes. I was moved to tears listening to one, and had goosebumps while listening to another. I cannot recommend these more, and hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
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- Ed Mylett Show: Robert O’Neill — The Man Who Killed Bin Laden. [June 19, 2018–1 hour, 3 minutes] Wow. I had goosebumps throughout most of this episode. The courage, grit, and teamwork O’Neill talks about is incredible. Guys who dove on people they thought were suicide bombers to absorb most of the bomb and protect the guys they served with. Guys napping on the helicopter ride to Bin Laden’s compound. O’Neill tells the story of the night his team killed Osama Bin Laden, and it is truly worth every second. Of note — O’Neill co-founded Your Grateful Nation, which provides individualized transition support for Special Operations heroes and their families. They provide executive-level mentoring, transition services, and family stabilization support. [June 19, 2018–1 hour, 3 minutes] iTunes Podcast | Overcast | Spotify | Stitcher | Website Link
- Crazy Good Turns: S01 Episode 4: Tunnel to Towers. After the attacks on the World Trade Centers, one firefighter walked three miles from the Brooklyn Tunnel to the World Trade Center. He passed away that day, and his family started a foundation that now has an annual event of the run that their son took that day. Last year, 30,000 people from 30 countries participated. Benefits go to soldiers like one they talk to in this episode — someone who served overseas and is a triple amputee. The organization built a smart house for him. [September 11, 2016–22 minutes] iTunes Podcast | Overcast | Stitcher | Website Link
- The Woj Pod: Adam Schefter. Schefter’s wife’s former husband worked for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center a few stories above where the plane crashed, and passed away that day. ESPN ran a segment on NFL opening Sunday on the 15th anniversary of the attacks, which led him to write a book called The Man I Never Met: A Memoir. Schefter discusses the book, which is an amazing story of grief and hope. [September 3, 2018–30 minutes] iTunes Podcast | Overcast | Spotify | Stitcher