Episodes

Left of Greg #063: FEAR (Part 1)

March 30, 2020

Today’s episode is the first installment in our series on Fear where Greg and Brian discuss the illogical behavior they have observed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. They start by explaining WHY we fear things that we don’t…

Left of Greg #062: Suicide by Cop

March 23, 2020

In this episode, Greg and Brian are discussing a case from Minnesota where a suicidal first responder who was holding a gun to his own head was subsequently shot by one of the officers who was responding to the call. After a…

Left of Greg #061: Nikki Selby

March 16, 2020

Brian and Greg are joined by recently retired Navy Flight nurse Lt Cmdr Nikki Selby who is currently a volunteer search and rescue medic with the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Office. Nikki talks about her experiences in t…

Left of Greg #060: Mental Performance with Jon Macaskill

March 9, 2020

On this episode, Brian and Greg are joined by mindfulness meditation practitioner and Navy Seal John Macaskill who is here to talk about mental performance from a perspective that you probably aren’t expecting. Jon shares wi…

Left of Greg #059: Beware the Ides of March!

March 2, 2020

On this episode, Greg and Brian explain how and why your local voting center can become a "high emotion event" very quickly. They also give a little historical context to the current political climate. Follow us on FaceBook:…

Left of Greg #058: Why do people think the earth is flat?

Feb. 24, 2020

Spoiler alert: It's not flat! Just like Mulder used to say on the X Files, "People want to believe." In this episode, Brian and Greg are talking about people who take quantum leaps of logic when trying to find an explanation…

Left of Greg #057: From the inside looking out: Working at the Veterans Administration

Feb. 20, 2020

Sometimes it helps to see the world through someone else eyes. Well, that's exactly the point of this episode! Today, Greg and Brian are talking to Kayla Holst and Tim Guyne who work for the Veterans Administration in Colora…

Left of Greg #056: The Cup Runneth Over

Feb. 17, 2020

Have you ever been so angry that you slammed your fists or threw something? Well then you already know what we mean by "your glass is full!" On this episode, Greg and Brian are talking about rage and how it causes people to …

Left of Greg #055: Things I learned in Texas

Feb. 10, 2020

In this episode, Greg and Brian are talking about some of the things they learned while they were in Texas for a week including: "Dallas isn't Texas." "Bless your heart" does not mean what you think it does. U-turns are allo…

Left of Greg #054: Just another day at Walmart

Feb. 3, 2020

In this episode, Greg and Brian are talking about a news story that was reported several weeks ago where a woman was arrested at a Walmart because she filled her shopping cart with bomb-making materials. Luckily, in this cas…

Left of Greg #053: Your memory is self-serving.

Jan. 27, 2020

Do you remember that one time... The truth is, you probably don't. Or at least not nearly as well as you think you do. On this episode, Greg and Brian will be explaining how our memory works and why it’s not nearly as good a…

Left of Greg #052: Tom Lake

Jan. 20, 2020

In this episode, Greg and Brian are joined by former St Louis police officer Tom Lake. Just over 3 years ago Tom was shot twice in the face while sitting at a stoplight in his patrol car. Tom is on the show today to talk abo…

Left of Greg #051: Jack Bauer isn't real and other Lessons Learned

Jan. 13, 2020

In this episode, Greg and Brian are discussing a recent Lessons Learned blog post that Greg wrote where he tied together 3 seemingly unrelated topics in order to give a powerful “so what.” You can check out the blog post her…

Left of Greg #050: "Never Fight A Clown!" A conversation with Scott Witt

Jan. 9, 2020

In this episode, Greg and Brian are joined by a long time fan of the podcast, Mr. Scott Witt. Scott is an award-winning entertainment practitioner and educator with a stage, television, and film career spanning over thirty y…

Left of Greg #049: The case of Officer John Mitchell

Jan. 6, 2020

In this episode, Brian and Greg are covering a case from Blackwell, Oklahoma where police officer Lieutenant John Mitchell was indicted for second-degree murder after shooting and killing an armed, active shooter. Given the …

Left of Greg #048: Time to P.E.A.C.E. out!

Dec. 30, 2019

On this episode, Brian and Greg are discussing some recently proposed legislation called the PEACE Act (Police Exercising Absolute Care with Everyone) that is hoping to change the use of force standards for federal law enfor…

left of Greg #047: The Jaguar Episode

Dec. 24, 2019

On today's episode, Greg and Brian are on location at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Indiana and we are discussing some easy ways to get important information from people, simply by having a conversation with them.…

Left of Greg #046: Michelle Palladini

Dec. 19, 2019

On today's episode, Brian and Greg are joined by Norfolk, MA Detective, and School Resource Officer Michelle Palladini. Besides being a full-time law enforcement officer Michelle is also the Founder of the L.E.A.P. Program w…

Left of Greg #045: When is enough, ENOUGH?

Dec. 16, 2019

On this episode, Brian and Greg discuss a case from Tennessee where a dispute between two neighbors escalated over time and eventually led to homicide. Although these situations happen all the time in the U.S. we rarely lear…

Left of Greg #044: Hunting The Caliphate with Wes Bryant

Dec. 12, 2019

On this episode, Greg and Brian are joined by recently retired Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controller Wes Bryant. On the show, Wes talks about his book “Hunting The Caliphate” and also shares his experience transitioning…

Left of Greg #043: When Nobody Wins; The case of Officer Stephen Mader

Dec. 9, 2019

In this episode, Greg and Brian discuss the case of police officer Stephen Mader who was fired from the Weirton, West Virginia police department for NOT shooting an armed suspect. During the show, Greg and I will attempt to …

#042: "I don't like Mondays..."

Dec. 2, 2019

In this episode, we are discussing the case of Brenda Ann Spencer who’s 1979 Grover Cleveland Elementary school shooting inspired the hit song “I don’t like Mondays” by Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats . Listen in as Greg a…

Left of Greg #041: Preventing suicide, "opening the gates," and hunting ISIS with General Dana Pittard

Nov. 28, 2019

Today we are joined by retired U.S. Army General Dana Pittard. A former general officer in the U.S. Army, Dana Pittard earned the Hero Award for Suicide Prevention from the Matthew Silverman Memorial Foundation in 2017. The …

Left of Greg #040: Get comfortable being uncomfortable with Andy Riise

Nov. 25, 2019

In this episode, Greg and Brian are joined by active-duty US Army officer Lt. Col. Andy Riise who is currently transitioning to civilian life after 20 years of service. For the last 10 years, he's been jumping out of perfect…