Episodes

117: Ryan Michler on How to Win When Others Are Falling Apart

April 27, 2020

Ryan Michler is the host of the Order of Man Podcast and author of the book Sovereignty: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Men.  In this episode, you’ll learn:  How Ryan recommends you regain and retain sovereignty over…

116: Briefing Topic: Are You in the Arena?

April 24, 2020

In this short episode I talk about a monumental speech that was given 110 years ago today by one of the biggest personalities to ever enter the White House. In this episode, I share why this speech is so influential to me,

115: Making Yourself Hard to Kill with Matt The Operational Athlete

April 16, 2020

Matt is a Special Forces veteran and current police officer in Los Angeles, CA. He’s known on social media as The Operational Athlete (@theoperationalathlete). Matt has multiple combat deployments and works in a high-activit…

114: Leading Ourselves and Others During a Crisis with Traver Boehm

March 21, 2020

This is the first episode back after a much-needed hiatus. It was not the episode I planned to produce but one that I felt needed to be done. No ads, no music, just an honest discussion about how to manage through change,

113: Cardiologist and Police Lieutenant Jon Sheinberg on Heart Health for First Responders.

March 15, 2020

This episode is a re-broadcast of one of my most important episodes so far. Dr. Jon Sheinberg wears many hats. One is as a full-time cardiologist and another is as a lieutenant for the Cedar Park Police Department in Texas.

112: Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman on Being a Modern Sheepdog

March 15, 2020

This episode is a rebroadcast of a fascinating interview with Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman. If you’ve been living under a rock, Lt. Col. Grossman is the author of On Combat and On Killing and the creator of the idea of the shee…

111: Live from ProForce with @911Strong and @DispatcherKristen

Dec. 1, 2019

This episode was recorded live at ProForce Law Enforcement on September 28, 2019. My guests are the dynamic duo and hosts of the 911Strong Podcast, social media star Aram Choe (@911Strong) and Kristen Jauregui (@dispatcherkr…

110: Shots Fired, Officer Down with Officer Josh Comitale: Will to Survive, Winning Mindset, and the Warrior Spirit

Oct. 27, 2019

A foot chase with an armed carjacking suspect, a partner shot, an open gun battle with no cover or concealment, taking two rounds in the legs, a gun jam…its like every academy training scenario rolled into one nightmare.

109: Longevity, Seeking Promotions, Leadership and Advice with Jason Hoschouer

Aug. 13, 2019

Jason Hoschouer is a veteran cop in California. Many know him by his alias “Motorcop.” Jason was one of the first cop bloggers and probably the first cop to start a podcast way back in the day with The Crossover Show.

108: From Hard Charging to Hard Drinking: Alcoholism, Treatment and Recovery with Sgt. Joey Rafferty

July 24, 2019

Over 27 years, Sgt. Joey Rafferty had every dream job that a hard charging cop would want in a county that requires hard charges. Wedged between Philadelphia and Trenton, NJ, Joey had plenty of action to keep him in the game.

106: Building Strength in Your Brain and Biceps with Mark Bell

June 4, 2019

Mark “Smelly” Bell is an American and world-record holder powerlifter, inventor of the Sling Shot, star of the movie Bigger, Stronger, Faster, the publisher of Power Magazine, host of the Mark Bell’s Power Project podcast,

105: Creating a Legacy by Serving Something Bigger Than Yourself with Special Forces Lt. Col. Scott Mann

May 6, 2019

Lt. Col. Scott Mann spent 20 years in Army Special Forces (Green Berets), leading troops into some of the most hostile and deadly terrain in the world. In this episode you’ll learn: How to create your legacy and identify wha…

104: Excuses, Obstacles, and Living a Fearless Life with Miranda and Julian Alcarez of Street Parking

April 17, 2019

Miranda and Julian Alcaraz are the dynamic duo behind Street Parking. In this episode you will learn: How a CrossFit Games athlete like Julian deals with injuries and setbacks. How Miranda’s fitness saved her life in a horri…

Ep 103: Becoming Mindful Warriors with Lt. Richard Goerling

March 27, 2019

Lt. Richard Goerling (ret.) of Mindful Badge is our guest today. Richard has been getting a lot of national attention since our last conversation nearly two years ago. He was even featured on the Today Show and NBC Nightly N…

Ep 102: Briefing Training: What’s Your Oath? How to Identify Your Personal Values

March 22, 2019

In this short episode, I give you my personal method for how to identify my values, the things that are most important to me. Values are tricky, and we often get weird around trying to name them and identify them. However,

Ep 101: Lt. Jim Glennon of Calibre Press on Surviving the Streets

March 11, 2019

Lt. Jim Glennon is the owner of Calibre Press and lead instructor for the well-known and nationally taught course “Street Survival.” Jim retired as a lieutenant for the Lompard, IL police department moving into teaching and …

Episode 100! Learning from Your Failures and Moving Forward with Traver Boehm

Feb. 26, 2019

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Tim Kennedy, Andy Stumpf, Kelly Starrett, Tony Horton…just some of the amazing guests we’ve had in the first 99 episodes. It seems like it has taken forever to get to episode 100. In fact, it’s taken …

Ep 99: Ending First Responder Suicides with Dan Jarvis of 22Zero.Org

Feb. 12, 2019

Dan Jarvis is a former law enforcement officer and combat veteran. Dan came home from his deployments and struggled to adjust to life back at home, and even though he found purpose as a cop, he struggled. Hard.

Briefing Topic: Why Are You Here Redux

Feb. 8, 2019

In this short episode I’m challenging you to be more self-aware about what motivates you and inspires you to go out and do the hard work that we do. There’s a well-known saying that during a critical incident, when everythin…

Briefing Topic: Held Assumptions vs. Opportunity Statements

Feb. 2, 2019

“The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. Your soul takes on the color of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius We all hold assumptions about ourselves. Some of them are correct, and others are completely f…

Ep 96: Training Your Mind to Train Your Body with Officer Greg Parker

Jan. 28, 2019

These days, if you’re involved in an foot pursuit that’s covered by the media, and you wake up the next day and realize it’s gone viral, that’s not a good thing. Luckily, for Officer Greg Parker of the Baltimore Police Depar…

Briefing Topic: The S.W.A.T. Analysis

Jan. 24, 2019

This week we discuss a way to check in with yourself and review where you’re at in relation to where you want to go. It’s actually learned in business school but have tweaked over the years to fit my use, and I think it’ll h…

Briefing Topic: What’s Your 20?

Jan. 17, 2019

10-20 in cop speak (in my area) means, “what’s your location?” Goals are great. They’re important. But it’s impossible to know where to go if you don’t know where you’re coming from. When you respond to a call,