Episode 5 – with Marcus “Big Herc” Timmons & 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!

TALKING TOUGH EPISODE 3.5 – SPECIAL GUEST –  Marcus “Big Herc” Timmons

Marcus Timmons, otherwise known as Big Herc, is the embodiment of the hero’s journey.  Climbing back from the very bottom –which included an eight-year term in a federal penitentiary—Marcus is the first to take responsibility for his actions.  Making a firm decision to leave the past in the past, he consicentiously planned a path forward. 

The ingredients he cultivated on his journey, which included creating community, physical fitness, education, psychology and philosophy, and helping others, Marcus today is a complete comeback.  Amongst his many successful entrepreneurial endeavors, Marcus –as “Big Herc” is the host and producer of YouTube’s “Fresh Out,” with over half a million subscribers. 

Join Rick and Marcus –longtime friends and colleagues—for a deep dive into personal responsibility, motivation, and what it takes to come back from the abyss to one’s best ever