Episode 1 –with Lori Ice Fetrick & Talking Tough Podcast

The world’s toughest men and women, at their most vulnerable.

Their stories of triumph. The leaders of The Hells Angels and the Navy Seals, the Crips street gang, and our nation’s most-under-fire police departments. These amazing individuals have risen to the very top of their world and crashed to the bottom spectacularly. From WWE Superstars and UFC legends, learn how they rose to the pinnacles of their chosen professions, to holocaust Survivors and former child Soldiers, transitioning from a “normal” life to the most horrific existence that life can bring. Their falls from grace, their descents to their respective rock bottoms. And… their climb back to the top. To LIFE. Talking Tough peels back the surface of these seemingly TOUGHEST of men and women, going deep to reveal the vulnerability beneath… the failures, the pain, the shame, and ultimately… the strength, the resilience, and the heart that enabled them to fight their way back. And to come out electrified on the other side of life. Equal parts entertainment and inspiration… and winner of “Best of Los Angeles’” “Most Inspirational Podcast,”… Rick Bassman’s Talking Tough!

Episode 3.1 –  September 27, 2023–with Lori Ice Fetrick & Talking Tough Podcast

On the official relaunch of TALKING TOUGH, Rick sits down with LORI “ICE” FETRICK, perhaps the most-enduring and best-known of the iconic AMERICAN GLADIATORS.  Rick and Lori start off exploring the explosive popularity of the Gladiators in the 80s, and their off-the-hook world tour, with Lori candidly telling us about the craziness behind-the-scenes.

The two longtime friends then do a deep dive on what it was like to experience such a meteoric rise to fame, fortune and adulation, and to have it all come crashing down quickly.  Thus begins a very open discussion on the us and downs of life, and doing our best with what we have at our disposal.

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