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The RebelRebel Podcast is a regular dive into the hearts and minds of creative rebels and entrepreneurs.

We talk about life, the universe, and what makes us get up every morning with a bounce in our step; or hard-earned advice on how to best claw your way across the kitchen floor to get that first cup of coffee.

Sometimes it’s about deadlines and exploring limitations, but mostly it’s about challenging ourselves and the world to make a difference and not play small.

2020 Canadian Podcast Awards Nomination
Outstanding Business Series

2019 Canadian Podcast Awards Nominations
Outstanding Business Series, Best Host, Outstanding Title Theme, Outstanding Original Music

Hosted by Michael Dean Dargie |

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Dec 14, 2023

From Combat To Costa Rica

Guest: Andrew Lafleche, AUTHOR & POET

In this episode of The RebelRebel Podcast, host Michael Dargie engages in a fascinating conversation with Andrew Lafleche, a multifaceted author and adventurer. Broadcasting from Costa Rica's Playa del Coco, Andrew shares his remarkable journey from being an infantry combat veteran to a novelist, poet, and eco-warrior with the Sea Shepherd organization. He delves into his passion for exploring life's big questions and how he translates these experiences into compelling literature for men​​.

Andrew's dedication to crafting authentic, raw narratives that resonate with young men is evident. He discusses his approach to writing, emphasizing the need for stories that genuinely reflect the challenges and adventures of youth. His character, Troy, from one of his novels, epitomizes this approach, navigating a turbulent coming-of-age journey filled with real-life dilemmas​.

A poignant moment arises as Andrew recounts interactions with mothers who see their sons' struggles mirrored in his work, underscoring the impact of his writing on real-life issues. Additionally, Andrew shares his personal mantra, "get back up," a powerful message of resilience and determination that has guided him through life's ups and downs​​.

The episode concludes with a sense of deep mutual respect and appreciation between Michael and Andrew, highlighting the unique and profound nature of their conversation​.

Episode Highlights:

  • Andrew's diverse background, from military service to environmental activism and yoga instruction.
  • His commitment to writing for a male audience, addressing issues of masculinity and societal expectations.
  • The exploration of his latest works, including the raw and unfiltered experiences depicted in his novels.
  • Andrew's upcoming poetry collection, "Medivac," targeting emergency responders and support groups​​.
  • His advice to listeners: the importance of perseverance and self-resilience​​.