heroes at home podcast

For out heroes that serve…
and the families & communities that support them.

Co-host of the show

Noel Meador
CEO of Stronger Families
Co-author of OXYGEN Seminar

Keni Thomas
Bronze Medal of Valor Recipient
Musician & Best-selling author

About the Podcast

Welcome to the Heroes At Home Podcast, where we believe heroes can thrive both at work and at home. This podcast is for those who stand watch while we sleep, who run into buildings while others run out, for those who deploy to hard places to have hard fights… and for the families and communities that support them. Through candid conversation, we will discuss the things that don’t get glorified in the media…what happens when our heroes come home.  We’ll be talking with active military, veterans and first responders — their partners, children, friends, and beyond, so together, we can build Stronger Families.

Episode #11: The War Commuter: One Veteran’s Journey from Home to the Front Lines

The story follows Brandon's journey from his abusive upbringing to his fast track into the military after high school. His family and military service became closely intertwined as he experienced significant life events such as the 9/11 attacks, his marriage, and the birth of his first child. He became a "war commuter," spending little time at home due to extended tours of service. Eventually, after 11 years of service, he retired from the military, but faced new challenges such as learning to take off layers of armor and seeking help for unresolved behavioral health issues, which went undiagnosed for six years. He eventually found faith through conversations with other veterans and joined a church with his wife. Brandon's journey shows the power of surrender and seeking help to overcome challenges and become a better person.

Episode #10: Making Sense of Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress

Matt Quackenbush is one of the leading voices on trauma and post traumatic stress. In this episode, he opens up and shares about the personal stories, clinical research, and his background as a therapist on how to treat PTSD/I.

Episode #9: Shot while off duty…one officers journey to recover emotionally and physically

Noel & Keni interview Donovan and Tina about what he walked through from being shot while off duty and the long road of recovery both physically and emotionally. The episode details the attack, the impact on their marriage, and how they were able to walk through this horrific event.


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