Episodes

#122: How To Build a Solution

May 6, 2021

On today’s episode we are continuing our discussion from the previous two episodes where we talked about the contributing factors that lead to many of the high profile police use of force incidents that occur. In this episode we discuss how to build a solution that that accounts for many of the con…

#121: Defining The Problem

April 28, 2021

Today’s episode is based on the conversation that Greg and I had last week on the episode titled Contributing Factors where we talked about many of the sociological, psychological, and physiological factors that come into play during all of the high profile police use of force cases that you see ev…

#120: Contributing Factors

April 20, 2021

On today’s episode we are talking about a few of the recent high profile police shootings that have occurred and we address the issues that WE think need to be discussed. This is not some tactical breakdown nor is it a philosophical discussion on what policing is and should be. This podcast is abou…

#119: Words Matter

April 13, 2021

On today’s episode we are discussing legal precedent and your 1st Amendment rights. We are specifically discussing a case out of Pennsylvania where a high school student made a post on social media that she subsequently got into trouble for. We bring up a number of historical examples where the sup…

#118: Profiling an Anomaly

April 6, 2021

On today’s episode we are explaining the process of “ profiling an anomaly .” We start by discussing what profiling really means, and then talk about why people often get it wrong. Throughout the conversation we get into a number of areas including: temporary breaks with hope, reality, and perspect…

#117: Responsibility; It's yours.

March 30, 2021

On today’s episode woe are talking about the Flight, Fight, or Freeze response in humans but we’re taking it from the perspective of how to identify someone who is exhibiting those physiological responses. We discuss a number of cases including the recent shooting in Boulder as well as the attacks …

#116: From Theory to Practical Application.

March 23, 2021

On today’s episode we are joined by Steven, who is one of our listeners that wrote in to us a few weeks back. Steven is currently serving in law enforcement and he reached out with some questions regarding the previous episode we did on John Boyd’s OODA Loop and how to apply that to training and pr…

#115: Mental Skills Coach Andy Riise

March 16, 2021

On today’s episode Greg and I are joined by our friend retired US Army Lt Col Andy Riise. Andy is a West Point graduate and spent over 20 years leading Soldiers including multiple combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan and five years with two elite Special Forces units. He taught Performance Psycholo…

#114: Urban Legends and our Brain Chemistry

March 9, 2021

In today’s episode we are talking about Urban Legends and why our brain chemistry is so enamored with them. We give a few examples of stories that have stood the test of time, even though they were either partially or completely made up. We talk about a number of factors that contribute to our beli…

#113: Color Vision or Colour Vision?

March 2, 2021

In today’s episode, we are joined by Constable Chris Ingledew from Lester, England. Chris is currently serving as a police officer in the UK and is a member of several specialized units on the UK Police force. After a lengthy email exchange regarding some of the selection criteria used in these uni…

#112: Symbolism: You're Reading It Wrong

Feb. 23, 2021

In today’s episode we are talking about the meaning behind things like tattoos, graffiti, messaged clothing, and different historical symbols. The biggest problem that we see when it comes to understanding things like symbolism and iconography is that people often jump to unreasonable conclusions w…

#111: What doesn't kill me only makes me dumber.

Feb. 17, 2021

On today’s episode we are talking about a few every day examples of how sometimes we have a tendency to lack critical thinking ability even for some common sense situations. We also discuss how our own experiences with “close calls” can actually in a sense make us a little dumber. Please don’t for…

#110: Home Field Advantage

Feb. 9, 2021

In today’s episode, we are talking about two recent cases that demonstrate how our environment influences our behavior and how we can use that information to conduct predictive analysis. The first case is from Tennessee where a “prank robbery” led to the death of the wannabe prankster and the secon…

#109: I want to believe you.

Feb. 2, 2021

On today’s episode, we are talking about the case of a TSA agent who was recently sentenced on felony charges of using fraud or deceit to falsely imprison a woman at LAX airport. We talk about a number of topics in the episode including the tribal necessity to “fit in” and how we have a psychologic…

#108: Do You See What I See?

Jan. 26, 2021

On today’s episode we are talking about vision and how it affects the way we perceive our environment. We often hear people talking about their “blind spots” or how we need to “take someone else’s perspective” and those sayings are typically used in a metaphorical sense. Well, on this episode, we …

#107: Training; You're Doing It Wrong

Jan. 19, 2021

On today’s episode we are addressing some of the major issues we see with current police training and how it often lacks the critical elements that are necessary to mitigate a catastrophic event. Although we reiterate it several times throughout the episode, we want to make it very clear that we a…

#106: Year 2 of the Pandemic with Dr. Peter Bryant-Greenwood

Jan. 12, 2021

In today’s episode Greg and I are joined by our good friend Dr. Peter Bryant Greenwood. Dr. Greenwood is a pathologist who has decades of clinical and biomedical research and development experience in multiple settings, including academia, biotechnology, startups and clinical practice. We met Dr Gr…

#105: Downtown; The Nashville Bombing

Jan. 5, 2021

In today’s episode, we are joined by our good friend Mike Siracuse to discuss the important takeaways from the Christmas Day bombing in Nashville. Mike is an Information Scientist who has extensive experience in the U.S. Government as well as the private sector in the area of Information Awareness …