It Never Hurts to Ask

Episode 5

Ep. 5 - Josh Kemp - Army Infantryman. Mercenary. Restaurateur.

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After a brief hiatus, we're back! This week's guest has lived a seriously fascinating life. Josh Kemp joined the Army at 17, shortly after the death of his mother. After serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he joined the controversial private security outfit, Blackwater where he worked in Afghanistan for several more years. Josh is now one of the financial backers behind one of Austin's newest restaurants, The Brewers Table. We discuss sat down over several glasses of bourbon to discuss his rough childhood. His time in the military. Should we have invaded Iraq? The controversy surrounding Blackwater and other private military contractors. His role with The Brewers Table. We discuss the sudden death of Anthony Bourdain, and more.

Sound Editing: Brittney Richardson

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