The United States Navy's Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training is one of the toughest military training in the world. In this behind-the-scenes account, listeners join New York Times best-selling author Stephen Templin in his journey as a trainee in Class 144.
Templin and his classmates endure Hell Week: five-and-a-half days of swimming, hallucinating, enduring frequent hypothermia, running more than 200 miles, and doing over 20 hours per day of extreme physical training, having slept only four hours total for the week. After Hell Week, they face more challenges. These experiences - Steve's insights into some of the psychology needed to overcome seemingly impossible challenges, teamwork, and an unexpected conclusion - make this a memorable adventure.