Who We Are
The Up In Arms Podcast is everyone that is a veteran or an active duty military member. It was founded by 4 U.S. military veterans who love to tell fucked up stories about their time on active duty, simply to get a laugh out of the other person. We have basically adopted the role of ringleaders for a large community of military-connected individuals with a dark sense of humor. This community of veterans, active duty military, and their supporters is what creates our show. Through social media, we have started building a following who contribute roughly 75% of our material and influence almost all the rest. We take call-ins from anyone willing to share their funny stories with us, or what’s going on in current events that has them “up in arms”. We also cover articles and controversial conversational topics submitted to us by listeners. Hell, we even take polls on what to drink during the show.
Today’s news media fucking sucks. It’s far left, or far right, and an F-U to the open-minded people that make up much of the country. We provide content for our listeners that covers current events, and then we give our own unapologetic views, which will sometimes create hard laughs or hot debates live on the microphones. Most importantly, we do not sell ourselves out to one solid all-encompassing belief system. Nothing is faked. This show is exactly who we are day to day—we just turned on some mics, after friends of ours told us we need to have our own radio show. We will talk about anything and debate anyone.
Why So Dark Sometimes
Dark humor just happens to go with the territory of being a veteran. Like law enforcement, paramedics, and firefighters, veterans experience the darker side of societies around the world. To cope with that, skin thickens, pranks get meaner, and a deeper, darker sense of humor is forged. Think of it from a comedian’s perspective. Sure, they can make everyone around them laugh, but who can make the comedian laugh? That’s where we come in. Though, sometimes, instead of laughter, we get the “Jesus Christ” and head shake—That’s how we know we are on the right track.
It cannot be stressed enough: We are all part of a veteran community. It was ingrained in us from day one of basic training… We are only as strong as the weakest link. This mentality never leaves you. Long after the uniform is retired, the mindset remains. To embrace this philosophy, we freely promote other veteran-owned-and-operated small businesses. Once we realized we may be onto something, we decided to step it up a notch—Now, we’re expanding in season 3 to partner with veteran charities. Maybe our own little podcast community can start to make a difference, bigger than what we initially imagined.