The World's TOUGHEST Men & Women - at their most VULNERABLE. Their stories of triumph. Their falls from grace. And... their climbs back, to the top. To LIFE.


Rick Bassman's Talking Tough

Robert Young Pelton aka World's Most Intrepid Adventurer

Robert Young Pelton is an adventurer, author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker. Pelton's work usually consists of conflict reporting and interviews with military and political figures in war zones. His career is notable because of the number of conflict zones from which he has reported and the breadth of important figures he has interviewed. Rick talks with Robert about how his reputation is built on his history of entering forbidden, deadly, and violent places. Pelton is also a frequent television and magazine interview subject, appearing as a raconteur of his various adventures and safety tips on venues as diverse as Oprah, Conan O'Brien, CNN, Fox, BBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, and others. Pelton is a regular commentator on Fox News, Coast to Coast, and other in-depth programs, providing insight and background on breaking news.
00:00:00 5/24/2020

Past Episodes

This week on the 3-WAY DANCE on Talking Tough with Rick Bassman, Rick sits down with 2 former Pro Wrestling Superstars, Mike Bucci aka Nova and The Green Beret Tom Howard.
00:00:00 5/20/2020
You may know him as the Celebrity Boxing CEO and Creator of Celebrity Boxing, but he is also the Celebrity Boxing Podcast host as well as a Professional Undefeated Boxer at 9-0. Damon Feldman has become one of the world's leading promoters but not before some heartbreaks, tragedies, and losses along the way.
00:00:00 5/16/2020
This week on the 3-WAY DANCE on Talking Tough with Rick Bassman, Rick sits down with 2 former WWE Superstars in The Masterpiece Chris Masters and the Body Spartan Tyler Reks.
00:00:00 5/14/2020
You may not know the name Jason Flatt, but in honor of the passing of Rick's beloved boy, Ramone, Talking Tough wanted to release the interview with Jason today. He's an incredible, big hearted man with a deep soul. He's done hard time and he's suffered from severe depression. He's had one hell of a life yet he dedicates that life to the betterment of Pitbull's and is becoming one of the worlds biggest advocates for the bully breeds. Jason is hard at work on what is Rick's dream as well, creating the worlds largest Pitbull rescue.
00:00:00 5/10/2020
3-WAY DANCE on Talking Tough, with Championship Wrestling from Hollywood and United Wrestling Network owner, David Marquez along with Producer, Host, and Booker of the Two Man Power Trip, John Poz.
00:00:00 5/7/2020
3-WAY DANCE on Talking Tough, with former WWE Superstar/renown Stuntwoman CARYN "MUFFY" MOWER and current Pro Wrestling/MMA Star MELISSA "THUNDER ROSA" CERVANTES. We couldn't have booked a better inaugural show. Both of these extraordinary ladies are accomplished pro wrestlers, legitimate competitive fighters, smart, funny, opinionated, and REAL. And I'm happy to say, both good friends.
00:00:00 5/7/2020
At 6'5", and 300 lbs. RUSTY COONES, look like he could have lived the type of life his cast member "Happy" plays on "Sons of Anarchy." And he has. Rusty is amongst the world's most-respected and highest-ranking Hell's Angel. Apart from that, he is a true contradiction in terms. A former federal prisoner turned drug and alcohol rehabilitation center owner; "outlaw" turned philanthropist, Rusty has a heart as big as his biceps, and an appetitite for life, and for survival, that has seen him turned the most hellish of challenges into wins.
00:00:00 5/3/2020
As a young boy in the Sudan, EMMANUEL JAL saw his family murdered before his very eyes by rebel "soldiers." He was kidnapped, forcibly addicted to drugs, and turned into a killing machine. He is now a world-respected peace activist, and a recording artist on-the-rise promoting love wherever he goes. And, Emmanuel is daily expanding his ever-more-popular meditation system. He lives to promote a message of tolerance, and has recruited notables such as Richard Branson, Kofi Annan and Jimmy Carter to his "We Want Peace" cause.
00:00:00 5/3/2020
The iconic Jake "The Snake" Roberts needs no introduction; his fame precedes him and his life has been an open book. Jake's story lends itself perfectly to the flavor of Talking Tough. At a time where he truly seems to have taken stock of his life, Rick and Jake have a conversation that may go deeper than ever into the man behind the myth.
00:00:00 4/26/2020
Having left an indelible mark worldwide as an actor and fashion model, Kala is best-known and respected as the Founder -and chief enforcer?of Hawaii's notorious Wolf Pac, and as the Founder of the Maui Ola Foundation, which teaches surfing to children with cystic fibrosis. Whether peeling down the face of a 50' wave or taking visitors out on the deep blue on one of his boats, Kala has earned the well-deserved reputation as equal parts iron fist and equal parts benevolent steward of the Hawaiian way of life. On Talking Tough, Rick talks with Kala about weathering several lifetimes worth of gut-wrenching loss and tragedy, and emerging on the other side with an unparalleled enthusiasm for doing the right thing, and for life.
00:00:00 4/19/2020

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