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About DestinySurvival Radio
DestinySurvival Radio is a podcast covering a variety of topics related to prepping and survival. A new program is released on Thursdays, though not always weekly. Most shows are approximately an hour in length or less.
Your suggestions for topics and guests are welcome.
Blog Posts and Show Notes
I write a blog post with show notes about each podcast. I record shows ahead of their release date so I can publish posts the same day the show is released. Posts contain links relevant to the topic discussed in each show. Access these posts by searching for DestinySurvival Radio on this site or by going to Categories on the home page sidebar and clicking on DestinySurvival Radio.
DestinySurvival Radio began in January 2011 on the Preparedness Radio Network, founded by James Talmage Stevens, a.k.a. Doctor Prepper, author of Making the Best of Basics. The show has been independent since November 2013.
Listening and Downloading
Since there is no automatic podcast feed from this site for your electronic device, click on highlighted dates below to access the DestinySurvival Radio program of your choice. Your MP3 player will open in a new window. Right click to download and save.
Note: When you click on shows dated prior to October 24, 2013, a new window will open to a page on Blog Talk Radio, where you’ll be able to listen to or download the show.
Links for shows dated January 27, 2011 through May 26, 2011 no longer work. If you want to hear one of those early shows, please contact me, and we’ll make arrangements for getting the audio file to you.
DestinySurvival Radio Shows
April 6, 13 & 20, 2017–No new show.
March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2017–No new show.
February 23, 2017 (Right click to download.)–Explore the possibilities of homeopathy for medical preparedness with Becky Rupert, a traditional naturopath and board certified homeopath.
February 2, 9 & 16, 2017–No new show.
January 5, 12 & 19, 2017–No new show.
December 15, 22 & 29, 2016–No new show.
December 8, 2016 (Right click to download.)–Morgan Stewart describes Paratus Business News, a trade publication for prepper businesses and consumers. Get insights from prepper industry leaders as well as trustworthy news and information on preparedness.
December 1, 2016 (Right click to download.)–Rick Austin talks about Secret Livestock of Survival and how you can get the best return for your time and money while being strategic about raising livestock for protein.
November 24, 2016–No new show Thanksgiving Day.
November 10, 2016–No new show.
November 3, 2016 (Right click to download.)–Scott B. Williams talks about Landfall: Islands in the Aftermath, a novel that will take your imagination to a far away place while pondering life after disaster.
October 20 & 27, 2016–No new show.
October 13, 2016 (Right click to download.)–Joe Gelet discusses Splitting Pennies – Understanding Forex. Many preppers overlook financial preparedness. Here’s info to help us better understand how the monetary world works and how we can improve our preparedness strategies.
October 6, 2016–No new show.
September 29, 2016 (Right click to download.)–This week’s show features more highlights from exhibitors at the Gateway Preparedness Expo, St. Charles, MO, Sept. 17-18, 2016. This is Part 2 of 2.
September 22, 2016 (Right click to download.)–This week’s show features highlights from exhibitors at the Gateway Preparedness Expo, St. Charles, MO, Sept. 17-18, 2016. This is Part 1 of 2.
September 8, 2016–No new show.
September 1, 2016 (Right click to download.)–Scott Finazzo pays a return visit to talk about Prepper’s Survival Medicine Handbook, featuring medical knowledge derived from military field manuals and his experience as a firefighter.
July & August
Summer Break–No new shows.
June 30, 2016–No new show.
June 23, 2016 (Right click to download.)–Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy of DoomAndBloom.net talk about The Survival Medicine Handbook, Third Edition and other ongoing efforts to get the word out so you and I can be medically prepared.
June 9 & 16, 2016–No new show.
May 12 & 19, 2016–No new show this week.
May 5, 2016 (Right click to download.)–Join me as I discuss survival communications and an overview of ham radio.
April 28, 2016–No new show this week.
April 21, 2016 (Right click to download.)–Jeff Motes talks about Once Upon an Apocalypse, a novel to nudge readers toward preparedness. An EMP attack over the U.S. would be a worst case scenario. We hope it never happens. But what if it did?
April 7, 2016–No new show this week.
March 24, 2016 (Right click to download.)–Ralph La Guardia, M.D., talks about The Doomsday Book of Medicine and the wide variety of topics covered, including survival medicine, nutrition and gardening.
March 17, 2016–No new show this week.
February 4, 11, & 18, 2016–No new show.
January 28, 2016 (Right click to download.)–This is a replay of an earlier conversation with Joe Casler (N0JEC, SK) about ham radio public service communications in the aftermath of the 2011 tornado in Joplin, MO.
January 14, 2016 (Right click to download.)–Event organizer Mike Slack invites us to the Ozarks Self Reliant Living University, January 23-24, in the Missouri Ozarks.
January 7, 2016 (Right click to download.)–Scott B. Williams talks about his latest novel, Voyage After the Collapse. In the aftermath of an EMP disaster, the choices we make could have significant consequences.
December 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2015–No new shows–Winter Break.
December 3, 2015 (Right click to download.)–Troy Grice talks about his latest novel, Oathkeeper, featuring a local sheriff who goes against the feds in the DEA. It brings out real world issues we face in America today. How shall we prepare?
November 26, 2015–No new show on Thanksgiving Day.
November 12, 2015–No new show this week.
October 29, 2015–No new show this week.
October 15, 2015 (Right click to download.)–Scott B. Williams talks about Into the River Lands, the second novel in The Darkness After series. What will life be like months after an giant solar EMP changes the world for all of us?
September 24, 2015–No new show this week.
September 17, 2015 (Right click to download.)–Benjamin Ellefson shares several ways to introduce children to the preparedness way of life. He’s also author of a fun, wholesome children’s book called The Land Without Color.
September 10, 2015 (Right click to download.)–This is Part 2 of a two part conversation with Dennis Evers on DIY projects and the preparedness mindset.
September 3, 2015 (Right click to download.)–This is Part 1 of a two part conversation with Dennis Evers on DIY projects and the preparedness mindset.
August 13, 2015 (Right click to download.)–Ron Hubbard of Atlas Survival Shelters talks about underground shelters to keep you and your family safe, whether the threat is a tornado, civil unrest, or a nuclear attack.
August 6, 2015–No new show this week.
July 30, 2015–No new show this week.
July 16, 2015 (Right click to download.)–This week’s show is a replay of the second of two conversations with Vance Lindstrom, author of Rebuilding a Village. After a major collapse, how will we put the pieces back together to have a civilized society again?
July 9, 2015 (Right click to download.)–This week’s show is a replay of the first of two conversations with Vance Lindstrom, author of Rebuilding a Village. After a major collapse, how will we put the pieces back together to have a civilized society again?
July 2, 2015–No new show this week.
June 25, 2015 (Right click to download.)–Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, of DoomAndBloom.net talk about surviving the heat, especially if we find ourselves without air conditioning for long periods of time.
June 11, 2015 (Right click to download.)–Capt. William E. Simpson, author of The Nautical Prepper, passes along more gritty insights to help you make wise decisions about relocating to survive, whether on land or at sea. This is part 2 of 2.
June 4, 2015 (Right click to download.)–Capt. William E. Simpson, author of The Nautical Prepper, passes along gritty insights to help you make wise decisions about relocating to survive, whether on land or at sea. This is part 1 of 2.
May 7, 2015 (Right click to download.)–This week’s show is part two of a two part conversation with Dutch oven cooking enthusiast Mark Hansen. We talk about Stop, Drop, and Cook: Everyday Dutch Oven Cooking With Food Storage.
April 30, 2015 (Right click to download.)–This week’s show is part one of a two part conversation with Dutch oven cooking enthusiast Mark Hansen. We talk about Stop, Drop, and Cook: Everyday Dutch Oven Cooking With Food Storage.
April 16, 2015 (Right click to download.)–This week’s show is a replay of my conversation with Scott B. Williams and Scott Finazzo, authors of The Prepper’s Workbook, a must have for your survival library.
April 9, 2015–No new show this week.
March 12, 2015–No new show this week.
March 5, 2015 (Right click to download.)–Steve Nagel of UVPaqlite.com talks about his company’s latest glow in the dark products and lighting innovations. You’ll want some among your prepping supplies.
February 26, 2015 (Right click to download.)–This is a rebroadcast of an earlier conversation with Janet Liebsch, coauthor of It’s A Disaster! …And What Are You Gonna Do About It?, focusing on the topic of what to expect from emergency responders in the aftermath of a disaster.
February 5, 2015 (Right click to download.)–Kylene and Jonathan Jones, authors of The Provident Prepper, pay a return visit to talk about water storage and filtration as well as alternative cooking methods.
January 29, 2015 (Right click to download.)–Sue Baird, Executive Director, Missouri Organic Association, talks about her organization’s conference, Feb. 5-7, in Springfield, MO, featuring a panel of experts on the dangers of GMO crops. We also discuss organic certification and more.
January 22, 2015 (Right click to download.)–Jim Cobb, respected authority on disaster readiness, pays a return visit to talk about Urban Emergency Survival Plan and how preppers can stay safe in the city.
January 15, 2015 (Right click to download.)–Bill Cirmo of BIBOOutfitters.com talks about the BIBO number, which will help you decide whether and when to bug out. He also discusses his survival trailer for bugging out. This is part two of a two part conversation.
January 8, 2015 (Right click to download.)–Bill Cirmo of BIBOOutfitters.com talks about the BIBO number, which will help you decide whether and when to bug out. He also discusses his survival trailer for bugging out. This is part one of a two part conversation.
January 1, 2015–No new show in observance of the holidays.
December 18 & 25, 2014–No new shows in observance of the holidays.
December 11, 2014 (Right click to download.)–Lawrence Roberge Ph.D. discusses the dangers of introduced species used in biowarfare. He’s Associate Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Laboure College, Milton, MA.
November 27, 2014–No new program this week in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
November 20, 2014 (Right click to download.)–Should going gluten free be part of your prepping strategy? Kathy Strahan and Ros Andrews, The Gluten Free Girls, give answers and talk about The 14 Day Gluten Free Guide.
November 13, 2014 (Right click to download.)–Curtis Morton of Power Research Inc. talks about long term fuel storage and products which can extend the usefulness of gasoline and diesel for years.
November 6, 2014 (Right click to download.)–Scott B. Williams pays a return visit to talk about his latest novel in The Pulse series, called Refuge. Life in the aftermath of a solar EMP delivers unforeseen complications for ordinary people who want to get to a place of safety.
October 30, 2014 (Right click to download.)–In this special edition of the show, I pay tribute to my good friend Gerald Franz, who departed this earthly life on October 23, 2014. This is a replay of our conversation on radical prepping, originally heard June 16, 2011.
October 23, 2014 (Right click to download.)–Scott Becker of Pragmatic Survival shares practical insights on bugging out.
October 16, 2014 (Right click to download.)–This week’s show is a replay of my interview with Paul Faust of www.1800prepare.com from January of 2013. Our discussion focused on common sense considerations the disabled or elderly need to act upon to be prepared for disasters.
October 9, 2014 (Right click to download.)–Janet Liebsch, coauthor of It’s A Disaster! …And What Are You Gonna Do About It?, talks about the October 16th ShakeOut earthquake drill and earthquake safety. She also explains how local, state and federal officials respond after a disaster.
October 2, 2014–No new program this week.
September 11, 2014 (Right click to download.)–This is a reairing of my conversation a few months back with Joyce Moseley Pierce, when we discussed All They’ll Need to Know and getting your important papers in order in the event of a death in the family or a natural disaster.September 4, 2014 (right click to download.)–Rick Austin talks about Prepper Camp, September 12-14, in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina.
August 14, 21 & 28, 2014–No new programs.
August 7, 2014 (right click to download.)–Richard Bryant, author of When There is No FEMA, shares insights on the connection between good hygiene and good health in a time of disaster. This is part two of a two part conversation.
July 31, 2014 (right click to download.)–Richard Bryant, author of When There is No FEMA, shares insights on the connection between good hygiene and good health in a time of disaster. This is part one of a two part conversation.
July 3, 2014–No new program this week.
June 19, 2014 (right click to download.)–The Berkey Guy, Jeff Gleason, talks about getting the right Berkey Water Filtration system for you, as well as how to recognize quality food storage products, and how to avoid questionable sources of preparedness info.
June 12, 2014 (Right click to download.)–Mike Slack talks about the Go Green Self Reliance Festival, June 21-22, in the Ozarks. It’s a prepper event for the whole family.
June 5, 2014–No new program this week.
May 8, 2014–No new program this week.
March 27, 2014 (Right click to download.)–Richard Bryant continues the discussion of his comprehensive prepping reference guide, When There is No FEMA. This conversation is Part 2 of 2.
March 20, 2014 (Right click to download.)–Richard Bryant discusses his comprehensive prepping reference guide, When There is No FEMA. This conversation is Part 1 of 2.
March 6, 2014–No new program this week.
February 27, 2014 (Right click to download.)–Kermit Jones Jr. of www.PrepperPeteAndFriends.com talks about the colorful, fun children’s books he’s written to introduce children to prepping. He shares advice parents can use to get children involved in prepping, too.
February 13, 2014 (Right click to download.)–Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy of DoomAndBloom.net pay a return visit to share historical perspective on medicine in the 1800’s, with a focus on the Civil War. It’s more relevant to prepping than you might think.
January 16, 2014 (Right click to download)–Andrew Hallinan talks about paracord for survival.
December 26, 2013–No new program this week.
December 19, 2013 (Right click to download)–Nolan Crabb, an advocate for the blind, discusses prepping for the blind and visually impaired.
December 5, 2013 (Right click to download.)–Joyce Moseley Pierce discusses All They’ll Need to Know and getting your important papers in order in the event of a death in the family or a natural disaster.
November 28, 2013–No new show this week in observance of Thanksgiving.
November 7, 2013 (Right click to download.)–Mark Smith of Southern Plains Consulting discusses various aspects of prepping, including how to motivate preppers and what to do about prepper burnout. He’s the author of Preparedness: The Basics and Beyond.
August 29, 2013–Ham radio operator Joe Casler talks about his experience providing public service radio communications after the Joplin, MO, tornado in the spring of 2011.
August 22, 2013–Find out about getting prepared with Disaster Survival Solutions from Don Hungerford.
August 8, 2013–This week is a three hour “best of” block featuring recent shows from July.
July 25, 2013–David Nash talks about building a ferrocement dome for survival shelter.
July 11, 2013–Ben Sobieck and Patty Dunning from Living Ready talk about their magazine and the variety of other educational resources they offer for preppers.
July 4, 2013–No new show this week.
June 13, 2013–Misty Marsh talks about having your own home store with THRIVE Life.
May 2, 2013–Latisha McDougal talks about how you can make money working from home for Fortune 500 companies without getting scammed.
April 11, 2013–This is a re-airing of an interview with Dr. Hana Solomon, creator of Nasopure and author of Clearing the Air One Nose at a Time. She discusses the importance of nasal washes for good health. It’s something simple to help you survive.
March 28, 2013–This week’s show is a re-airing of an interview with Donna Miller of Miller’s Grain House who tells how her family’s preparations and faith were put to the test during an especially tough year for them.
March 14, 2013–Craig Caudill talks about outdoor survival skills training for beginners and families.
February 14, 2013–David Nash discusses a variety of topics, including his book Understanding the Use of Handguns for Self Defense.
January 31, 2013–KK Fowkes of WheatgrassKits.com (Later to become part of TrueLeaf Market) returns to help make eating living foods practical for you and me.
January 3, 2013–We get insights on making living foods part of your preps from KK Fowkes with WheatgrassKits.com (Later to become part of TrueLeaf Market).
December 27, 2012–No new show this week for the holidays.
December 6, 2012–George Ure of www.UrbanSurvival.com talks about Broken Web: The Coming Collapse of the Internet. (This is the most popular DestinySurvival Radio show ever, as of 12/31/12, with tens of thousands of downloads.)
November 29, 2012–Gaye Levy, the Survival Woman, from BackdoorSurvival.com talks about 11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life, the book she co-authored with George Ure. It’s not your typical prepper book.
November 22, 2012–No new show this week because of Thanksgiving Day.
November 8, 2012–Anna Hess talks about The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency.
November 1, 2012–Cap’n Dave returns to talk about bugging out to caves, surviving employment ups and downs, and his gardening efforts.
October 11, 2012–Cap’n Dave has been a pilot, diver, caver and instructor, and he’s been developing the survival mindset since his youth. Our discussion provides stimulating perspective for preppers.
October 4, 2012–Author Troy Grice talks about the state of our economy and its anticipated impact. Can we anticipate a collapse?
September 20, 2012–Keith Pendlebury talks about a simple, no hype solution for beating cancer.
September 13, 2012–No new show this week.
September 6, 2012–Clinical psychologist Dr. Steven Futrell returns to talk about normalcy bias and situational awareness.
August 2, 2012–No new show this week.
July 26, 2012–Scott B. Williams returns to talk about his new novel, The Pulse. It’s an adventure featuring ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances in a world where the electric age has come to an end.
July 19, 2012–Clinical psychologist Dr. Steven Futrell shares insights on the preparedness mindset and coping with crisis.
July 5, 2012–No new show this week.
June 14, 2012–Madonna Spitler, CEO of Celox discusses this product for stopping bleeding, which you should have in your survival first aid kit.
March 15, 2012–No new show this week.
January 12, 2012–Should ham radio be part of your prepping strategy? I discuss this and share a few other ideas about radio communication for survival.
December 29, 2011–No new program while DestinySurvival Radio and the Preparedness Radio Network take a holiday break.
December 22, 2011–What light source should you have in your survival kits that’s more fun and practical than the glow-in-the-dark toys you played with as a kid? Find out about the Amazing Light from Steve Nagel of UVPaqlite.com.
December 1, 2011–Kal Sellers returns to share more useful info for preppers on natural healing and herbal medicine.
November 24, 2011–No new show because of Thanksgiving Day.
November 17, 2011–Frank Meyer, Chief Marketing Officer for Tender Corp. and co-founder of Adventure Medical Kits discusses QuikClot, the ultimate bandaid for worst case scenarios. Plus, what should be in your first aid kit?
November 10, 2011–Kyle Clouse and Marcia Hawkins discuss how their video production company can help you get the word out about your business in today’s economy.
November 3, 2011–This week’s guest is Kal Sellers who brings a unique perspective to herbalism and alternative medicine for preppers.
October 27, 2011–This week’s program is a Producer’s Choice “Best of” show. Your humble host needed a break to continue recovery from a recent medical procedure.
October 13, 2011–This week’s guests are Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, well known medical professionals in the prepper world, who teach others about traditional and alternative medical strategies for survival in times of trouble.
October 6, 2011–Chaplain Frank Kiker discusses a Tulsa Preparedness Expo on November 12-13 and his ministry outreach to disabled veterans.
September 15, 2011–Paul Munsen, President of Sun Ovens International, talks about solar cooking and the Sun Oven. Solar cooking is fascinating and fun. Find out how useful it can be for your prepping strategy.
September 8, 2011–Steven Silverman, Founder & Executive Director of FlexYourRights.org discusses rules for dealing with police. What should you do if you’re stopped by a cop? What if the police want to search your car or home?
September 1, 2011–Janet Liebsch, co-founder of FedHealth and co-author of It’s A Disaster! …And What Are YOU Gonna Do About It?< discusses what's going on for National Preparedness Month in September and how you can have a part in spreading the word about being prepared.
August 18, 2011–Rebecca Ensign, Director of Help Teach Your Children, returns to talk more about how parents can become more engaged in their children’s education. For example, what can we learn from the Tiger Mother?
July 28, 2011–Rebecca Ensign returns to continue the discussion on how you can Help Teach Your Children.
July 21, 2011–Rebecca Ensign discusses how you can Help Teach Your Children.
July 14, 2011–Ken Silberman discusses his role as a blind CERT coordinator as well as the role those with disabilities can have in providing disaster relief.
July 7, 2011–Gerald Franz discusses self defense for the average prepper. It’s a practical, philosophical approach, not much “how to.”
June 23, 2011–I discuss why home schooling should be an impolrtant part of a family’s prepping strategy.
June 16, 2011–Gerald Franz discusses new ways of living and thinking. Are preppers radical enough to survive?
June 9, 2011–Riverwalker’s friend Shorty returns by popular demand to talk about prepping and disabilities. It’s a mixture of big ideas and practical suggestions.
June 2, 2011–Steve Howard shares insights on prepping and survival gardening methods that canwork for you.
+ May 26, 2011–Riverwalker’s friend Shorty talks about the prepping mindset when you’re disabled.
+ May 19, 2011–Leon Pantenburg of Survival Common Sense discusses family camping and prepping.
+ May 12, 2011–Ellis Hein continues the discussion of how his family lives a lifestyle that bridges the centuries. He’s the husband of Rebecca Hein, the previous week’s guest, and is the author of The Woodturner’s Project Book.
+ May 5, 2011–This week’s guest is Rebecca Hein, author of A Case of Brilliance. She tells how her family’s lifestyle bridges the centuries.
+ April 28, 2011–This week’s guest is Vickilynn Haycraft, author of Wrapping It Up! and co-author of Naturally Healthy Cuisine, Real Food for Real Families. She discusses what it means to change lifestyles as part of one’s prepping endeavors.
+ April 21, 2011–Riverwalker of the Stealth Survival blog talks about prepping, survival and staying above the water line.
+ April 14, 2011–This week’s show is on earthquakes in the heartland. What if the New Madrid fault awakens? Steve Besemer, Earthquake Program manager for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, discusses earthquake preparedness.
+ April 7, 2011–Dr. Hana Solomon, creator of Nasopure and author of Clearing the Air One Nose at a Time, discusses the importance of nasal washes for good health.
+ March 31, 2011–Judy Redlich of Joni and Friends, St. Louis office, discusses prepping for the disabled.
+ March 24, 2011–Hugh Vail of Tomorrow’s Harvest discusses having convenient, top quality, healthful long term storage food in your survival pantry or kitchen.
+ March 17, 2011–Featured guests from the Abundant Health and Wellness Center discussed environmental illnesses, including the aftermath of the BP Gulf disaster and the radiation dangers from the nuclear crisis in Japan. At the time of this show their clinic offered life saving solutions you may not have heard of elsewhere.
+ March 10, 2011–James Talmage Stevens, a.k.a. Doctor Prepper, author of Making the Best of Basics discusses his book and preparedness trends.
+ March 3, 2011–Discover how to get the most out of the prepping resources here at DestinySurvival.com.
+ February 24, 2011–Donna Miller of Miller’s Grain House talks about how her company can help with things you need for your prepping efforts.
+ February 17, 2011–Jeff Gleason, the Berkey Guy, talks about the importance of good water filtration and why Berkey Water systems should be included in your survival supplies
** + February 10, 2011–Janet Liebsch, co-author of It’s A Disaster! …And What Are YOU Gonna Do About It? discusses getting this must have resource to others and the need for each of us to “Be Aware… Be Prepared… and Have a Plan!”
** + February 3, 2011–John Hill, author of How to Live on Wheat, tells why wheat is king for food storage.
** + January 27, 2011–Mike Porritt, Online Marketing Director for ShelfReliance.com (later THRIVE Life) talks about Food Rotation Systems and other company offerings. Plus, there’s a Q&A with Doctor Prepper.
** January 20, 2011–Jim Kennard, President of the Food for Everyone Foundation, talks about the simple, high yield, organic gardening method called Mittleider Gardening. Click here for Mittleider Gardening info.
** January 6, 2011–The debut show features Glenda Lehman Ervin, Vice President of Marketing at Lehman’s. She shares an overview of the company’s history and tells how they use new technology to promote old fashioned technology.
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