Below is a rush transcript of this Kash’s Corner episode from Oct 29, 2021. This transcript may not be in its final form and may be updated.
Kash Patel: Hey, everybody, and welcome to Kash’s Corner. This week, I’m thrilled to have my dear friend and the former director of National Intelligence and our former ambassador to Germany, Ric Grenell here with us. Ric, welcome to the program.
Richard Grenell: You forgot one of my titles.
Mr. Patel: What?
Mr. Grenell: The Presidential Envoy for Kosovo and Serbia. You know that’s my favorite.
Mr. Patel: You have so many titles. I can’t keep up with them.
Mr. Grenell: That’s my favorite though.
Mr. Patel: I’m really excited you’re here for the first time ever on Kash’s Corner. You’re our first guest. I couldn’t think of a better friend and host and patriot to have on our show. We’re going to talk about your tenure as director of National Intelligence. We’re going to talk about your tenure with Serbia-Kosovo relations.
We’re going to talk about in Germany, Nord Stream, and so much more. What I want to start with is I want the audience to know who Ric Grenell was before the Trump administration. What were you doing?
Mr. Grenell: Wow, that’s a good question. As you know, whenever I talk about myself or talk about life before politics or outside of politics, I have to go to immediately to seven years ago when I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which was a devastating moment for me. I thought I was a goner. It was aggressive form, stage three and a half.
I always joke with my doctor, who said when I say, “You told me it was stage three and a half because you really didn’t want to tell me it was stage four, because you thought I would give up.” I’m a Christian, I’m a believer.
I immediately had to really go to the core of who I was and figure out how do you beat cancer? How do you stay really connected?
Mr. Patel: How’d you do that?
Mr. Grenell: What’s really interesting, my partner, Matt and Matt was a data guy and working for Discovery Communications running data. When I was devastated and we got the news, he cried and I looked at him, and I said, “You can’t do that ever again. I’m losing it. I need you to be strong.” He was like, “I’m done. I’m focused.”
He then started asking me these questions and created this system on his laptop, which later on allowed him to quit his job. Go to friends and family, launch a company. It’s now called Treatment Technologies & Insights. It’s in four languages around the world.
It’s free and it should always be free no matter what happens. It’s on the App Store, it’s on all of the available platforms. It’s called Wave Health and it’s a tool that goes to your phone. It uses artificial intelligence and it allows people to really champion themselves in the midst of a struggle.
It’s not just cancer anymore. It’s every single chronic disease. It’s a long answer to say I found that I had the strength in me and I just needed to be validated a little bit on those steps.
Mr. Patel: You needed Lola.