Episodes

October 13, 2021

#142: Exceptions to the 4th Amendment

Today we are talking about a recent case out of Washington state where the State Attorney General sued the Greyhound Bus company for allowing Federal Agents to conduct warrantless immigration sweeps on their buses. In the epi...

October 06, 2021

#141: Left of the NEXT bang!

Today, Greg and Brian are explaining the concept of “Left of the NEXT bang.” Meaning, how do you predict what someone is likely going to do next, even in the midst of a chaotic, rapidly unfolding situation? In the episode the...

September 29, 2021

#140: "Handcuff Johnny"

Today we are talking about a recent case where a man who called himself “Handcuff Johnny” built and emplaced several pipe bombs at different locations throughout the state of Michigan. We are using this case as an example of ...

September 22, 2021

#139: F@#$ That Guy!

Today we are talking about some situations that have gone catastrophically wrong all because someone took the “F That Guy” approach. Meaning, rather than taking a second and exercising a little patience to determine the best ...

September 15, 2021

#138: Dr. Darian Parker

Today we are joined by fitness and wellness expert Dr. Darian Parker to talk about his expertise in behavior modification. Dr. Parkers experiences in the fitness world parallel many of the experiences that Greg and I often di...

September 08, 2021

#137: Whose Liable?

Today we are talking about liability, responsibility, and of course, training! We start the conversation with a story of a police officer who sued his own agency, and several other parties, in an attempt to hold them liable f...

September 01, 2021

#136: "Choices" with Kevin Nahai

We recently sat down with Kevin Nahai to talk about human behavior in the context of the choices we make. Kevin is a speaker, writer, and mentor to young men and women across the globe on a number of emotional and psychologic...

August 25, 2021

#135: Am I "too close" to an issue?

Today we are talking about how being "too close” or “emotionally involved” in an issue can cloud our judgement and affect our reasoning. We talk about how Heuristics affect the way we analyze a situation and how things like a...

August 18, 2021

#134: The "Drunk" Defense

Today we are discussing a case from Illinois where a young man accidentally beat his mother to death with a baseball bat, thinking that she was an intruder. There were a lot of contributing factors to this case that we discus...

August 11, 2021

#133: How can I make this about me?

Today, Greg and I are taking two seemingly unrelated stories and explaining how the mental process that the individuals chose to take were nearly identical, but with two very different decisions that led to two very different...

July 28, 2021

#132: You Knew or Should Have Known

Today, Greg and Brian are discussing the concept of “you knew or should have known” in the context of several recent high profile news stories where employees quit their jobs in protest. In the episode they talk about how all...

July 21, 2021

#131: Who's In Your Orbit?

Today we are expanding on a previous episode titled “you never know” where we talked about how it’s hard to determine what a random person you bump into on the street might be going through. In today’s episode we talk about ...

July 14, 2021

#130: Arriving On Scene with Gilbert Tucker

Today we are joined by one of our long time listeners of the show, Gilbert Tucker. Gilbert is a firefighter in a rural area outside of Denver and we asked him to come on the show and share a couple of stories where he and som...

July 07, 2021

#129 You Never Know

Today we are talking about a concept Brian likes to call “you never know,” which a simple way to look at someone’s behavior and NOT draw an unreasonable conclusion about what their intent is or the type of person that they a...

June 30, 2021

#128 Body Language; Myths and Realities

Today we are talking about the myths and realities of body language. Although body language, or “Kinesics” as we call it, is something that we teach in our courses it is not something that should be used on its own. Meaning, ...

June 23, 2021

#127: Addiction; with Dr. Robb Kelly

Today we are joined by world renowned addiction expert Dr Robb Kelly. Dr Kelly holds multiple Phd’s, has been working with addicts for over 20 years and is a recovered alcoholic himself. Dr Kelly has been able to combine his ...

June 16, 2021

#126: Air Rage

Today, Greg and Brian are talking about Air Rage and the increase in violent incidents on airplanes and in the terminals of a number of U.S. airports. Greg and Brian both share a few stories of some interesting encounters the...

June 09, 2021

#125: Thinking; with Dr. Richard Nisbett

Today we are joined by social psychologist Dr. Richard Nisbett to discuss his latest book called “Thinking: A Memoir.” Dr Nisbett has spent his career researching things like how people reason, how people should reason, why e...

June 02, 2021

#124: The Deep Rig with Patrick Byrne

Today we are joined by one of the most interesting people we have ever had on the show, Patrick Byrne. Patrick is a billionaire former CEO of Overstock.com, he’s a philosopher, and he’s also the author of the book “The Deep R...

June 01, 2021

Introducing: The Left Of Greg Podcast

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May 20, 2021

Update

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May 12, 2021

#123: Where Do We Start?

If you’ve been following along with the last few episodes of this podcast you know that we’ve been discussing law enforcement reform as well as the different factors, relationships, and effects that contribute to the high-pro...

May 06, 2021

#122: How To Build a Solution

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...

April 28, 2021

#121: Defining The Problem

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 pla...