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Michael Coates
Declassified
Welcome, I'm Michael Coates, a former firefighter and also a former Soldier. This podcast documents amazing stories from members of the military community. Our guests include Military Cross winners, athletes, partners of those who have served, high ranking commanders and 'normal' veterans who have gained extraordinary experiences. By declassifying stigmas and perceptions we wish to open up issues around mental fitness and wellbeing, talk in depth around subjects such as post traumatic growth and delve into human development on a micro level. Our longterm vision is to provide hope,...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 463 ratings
Thrilling
Amazing military stories with such heart, soul and healing. Thoroughly engaging interviews loved by someone who has never been in the military but always been fascinated, gripping stuff highly recommend
MissyJ blue eyes via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/17/21
Declassified
This podcast has everything I need but most importantly it’s inspiring and motivating. Absolutely brilliant podcast, Michael C and the team have done a fab job.
Doc2861 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/17/21
Powerful & Emotive
Michael the host gives the guests space and time to reveal some hugely powerful, emotive and at times, harrowing memories in these podcasts. This can, at times, leave some of the episodes a challenging but riveting listen. Despite this, most are stories of redemption, over coming challenge and...Read full review »
DavidRichmond via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/16/21
Recent Episodes
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