November 1

#200 Today’s Boondoggle- from Sailor to Stagehand with Master Chief Pat Otis


In this monumental 200th episode of Today’s Boondoggle, Bill talks with Master Chief Petty Officer Pat Otis. We talk about his wilder days following the Grateful Dead, living with college women, and getting into all kinds of trouble that ultimately led to the old “It’s either Jail or the Military” call, rising up the ranks of the Navy, the drinking culture and other Navy experiences, and what duty was like at GITMO. We also talk about our connection to Assault Craft Units, Leadership advice he received from the coach of the San Diego Chargers, Okinawa, ripping into the cast of the TV show The Last Ship for their UNSAT uniforms, and finally about the SKILLBRIDGE program helping transitioning military veterans into civilian careers, working for Danny Wimmer Presents and the amazing fun and professional atmosphere that he’s experienced there, plus so much more. Today’s Boondoggle fans can receive 10% off their orders at by using the promo code BOONDOG10 at checkout. So kick back with your headphones and cold one for this latest episode. Enjoy our additional segments featuring music from the Flo White Show and Stories from the VFW Hall. Remember Boondoggle Listeners Matter, so e-mail us at and let us know your thoughts so we can read them on air. Tweet us @2daysBoondoggle and Follow us on Instagram @todaysboondoggle as well as on Facebook. Please subscribe and give 5 stars and review. Every review we receive on either Apple Podcast or Google Music we will mention you on a future episode and our Social Media pages. Follow Today’s Boondoggle also on our Social Media as well as and on Today’s Boondoggle logo designed by Stacy Candow. Additional music by Evan Crouse Also please consider financially supporting us at Todays Boondoggle using Venmo, our GoFundMe, or sponsoring us on our page, so we can continue to provide you with quality entertainment.