Episodes

#181: I'll Have A Number 6

Sept. 28, 2022

On today’s episode we are talking about a number of recent incidents that have occurred at various fast food drive through windows where either the customer shoots at the employees, or the employees shoot at the customers be…

#180: Check In The Box Training

Sept. 21, 2022

On todays episode we are talking about a topic that many of you are familiar with and is often called “check in the box training.” This conversation centers around a recent Army Times article where the Sergeant Major of the …

#179: Predators Among Us

Sept. 14, 2022

In this weeks episode we are talking about a recent high profile case from Memphis where a woman was killed while she was going for an early morning run. In the episode, we talk about out how things like denial can cause us …

#178: The Street View

Aug. 24, 2022

Episode Intro On todays episode we are taking some of the issues that we’ve discussed in the past regarding the sociological implications of major social events and bringing them down to the street level to show how a poor d…

#177: Personal Safety with The Braid Babes

Aug. 17, 2022

Today we are talking to Tori, Emmily, and Chelsea from an amazing company called Braid Babes. We brought them on the show because they have an in-home service business where they send women to your house to braid your hair a…

#176: Hunting Killer Bigfoot

Aug. 10, 2022

Today we are teaching you how to hunt the elusive “killer bigfoot.” The method we are using to hunt this creature is of course, our own selective reality! So, for todays show we are talking about the different cognition bias…

#175: Texas Association of School Psychologists

Aug. 3, 2022

This week we are releasing a podcast we did with Christopher Ponce, Brook Roberts and Dr Rachel Team from the Texas Association of School Psychologists, who have their own podcast called TASP Talks. We recorded this episode …

#174: Good Samaritan or Vigilante?

July 27, 2022

Today we are talking about a recent trend that we’ve noticed where armed civilians are intervening in situations that would normally be handled by the police. In the episode we bring up examples that show the benefit of this…

#173: The Illusion of Choice

July 20, 2022

Today we are talking to our friends and former guests on the show, Andy Riise and Jon Macaskill. Both of these gentlemen, which is a term I use lightly in this case, bring a wealth of knowledge and experience they have gaine…

#172: The Guarantee On The Box

July 13, 2022

Today we are talking about a problem that we have noticed in several different industries that involve an over reliance on certification to the point where certificates have more to do with comfort than they do with complian…

#171: Insider Threats with RaSheed Lemon

July 6, 2022

Today we are talking to RaSheed Lemon. RaSheed has an incredible amount of experience as a Marine, Soldier, State Trooper and now as a supervisor at a federal law enforcement agency. RaSheed first met Greg in Afghanistan whe…

#170: Places We Don't Expect Trouble

June 29, 2022

Today we are talking about different locations that people frequently travel to that don’t seem like they could be dangerous, even though they often attract criminal activity. The main location we focus on in this episode is…

#169: Training To Make Better Decisions

June 22, 2022

This week we are publishing an episode that we originally recorded for the Excellence in Training Podcast that our friend and colleague Brian Willis hosts as part of his Excellence in Training Academy. Brian originally reach…

#168: Chasing Symptoms

June 8, 2022

Today we are going to be talking about mass shooting events, and specifically school shootings, through the lenses of HBPR&A. We are doing this in order to explain, as best as we can, how and why these events occur in the fi…

#167: Self Inflicted Cognitive Dissonance

June 1, 2022

This week we are discussing the concept of Cognitive Dissonance and how it affects our perception of events. During the conversation we talk about things like perception, orientation, stereotypes, and how individual expressi…

#166: Perceptions & Consequences

May 25, 2022

This week we are talking about perception, second and third order effects, and how ideological analysis causes us to misinterpret events. We explain these concepts by using two recent police officer involved shootings that h…

#165: Broken Like Me

May 18, 2022

This week we are talking to Joseph Reid who is the founder and executive director for an international mental health support group called Broken People. Joseph is also the best selling author of Broken Like Me; an Insiders t…

#164: Words That Influence Behavior

May 11, 2022

This week we are talking about how words can influence your behavior. Now, most of you know that we typically care more about what someone DOES, rather than what someone SAYS but obviously, the words that people choose to us…

#163: Adam Blanton

May 4, 2022

This week we are joined by long time listener and friend Adam Blanton to talk about the work he has been doing to combat school violence and he explains how violence prevention works at the community level. Adam is a ten-yea…

#162: Lantern Rescue

April 27, 2022

This week we are joined by Gabrielle and Whitney from Lantern Rescue who we had the pleasure of meeting when they attended one of our in-person training courses not long ago. Lantern Rescue is a US based, non-profit that fig…

#161: Chasing Physics

April 20, 2022

For this weeks episode we decided to release a conversation that we had with police trainer and former Left of Greg podcast guest, Brian Willis. This conversation was originally recorded last year for Brian’s Excellence in T…

#160: Meet Your Friends Cortisol and Dopamine

April 6, 2022

In this weeks episode we are talking about Adaptability and Resilience within the context of learning, survival, and training for the real event. In our discussion, we give our definitions of these terms and we talk about ho…

#159: Is it a WEAPON or a TOOL?

March 23, 2022

In this weeks episode we are once again talking about the importance of understanding a persons INTENT rather than focusing on their motive. For this episode we are talking about how the difference between a weapon and a too…

#158: A Responsibility and a Duty

March 16, 2022

In this weeks episode we are talking about the legal rights and responsibilities that schools have when it comes to the safety and security of the children who attend those schools. Although we start the discussion talking a…