Episodes

Ep 89: Briefing Topic: We Need a Better Marketing Plan

Sept. 14, 2018

Last week, Nike managed to piss off approximately 50% of the country with their new ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. In this Briefing Topic episode, I share my opinion on the whole event and explain why you should not…

Ep 88: Nothing Happens on the Sidelines with Seal Team 3 Sniper JP Dinnell

Aug. 27, 2018

JP Dinnell is a veteran of three combat deployments in the Global War on Terror. Most notably, he served with Seal Team 3 Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi as a sniper, working right next to the world’s most famous s…

Ep 87: Be the One: Stepping Up During the Vegas Massacre with Sgt. Larry Hahn

July 18, 2018

Sgt. Larry Hahn has done many things throughout his career with one of the largest sheriff’s department’s in the country. But it was what he did off-duty on the night of Sunday October 1, 2017 that will show you how he is th…

Ep 86: Building Resilience from Personal Tragedy with Eric Hodgdon

June 21, 2018

Eric Hodgdon is a resilience coach, author, and speaker. I first met Eric in October 2017 at a workshop and was immediately drawn to how him. He just exudes being a good guy. In March of 2018 I got to spend a few days with h…

Ep 85: Chasing Cartels and Congress with DEA Chief James Capra

May 30, 2018

James Capra is the retired Chief of Global Operations for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Before his retirement, James testified to congress as he had done before, but this time he went off-script and spoke from the heart.

EP 84: Thriving After an Officer-Involved Shooting with Chuck Rylant

May 5, 2018

Chuck Rylant is a veteran  SWAT cop from Santa Maria, CA. After being forced into a medical retirement, Chuck began looking for ways to continue in service to others. As a result, he wrote a book called “Shots Fired: The Psy…

Ep 83: What Makes an Uncivilized Man with Traver Boehm

April 11, 2018

Traver is back with more insights and strategies about how to live your best life. In this episode, we talk about Traver’s new project, Man Uncivilized, and what inspired him to launch a movement that is quickly gaining atte…

Ep 82: Rob Shaul of Mountain Tactical Institute on Physical Training for Tactical Athletes

March 9, 2018

Rob Shaul is the founder of Mountain Tactical Institute. Rob trains first responders, military athletes, and tier 1 operators.He got his start in Wyoming, training mountain athletes. When members of the military got wind of …

Episode 81: Kelly Starrett on Lifestyle Optimization for Tactical Athletes, Sheepdogs and Warriors

Feb. 12, 2018

Kelly is a physiotherapist, speaker, coach, author and the founder of MobilityWOD. Kelly’s mission is to improve the mechanics and movement of every human to optimize physical performance and overall health.

Ep 80: SEAL Team 6 Vet Andy Stumpf with Lessons from Hostile Territories

Jan. 26, 2018

Andy Stumpf is many things. Boring is not one of them. He’s a retired U.S. Navy Lieutenant who served in the Navy SEALs He served in the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) better known as SEAL Team 6 He was a B…

Ep 79: Briefing Topic – Be The One

Jan. 15, 2018

Nearly 2500 years ago, Heraclitus, a famous philosopher and one of the first Stoics, uttered a quote that changed my life here in today’s modern world. It was a quote I first heard recited by the powerful Greg Amundson,

Ep 78: Q&A How Do I Get Hired?

Oct. 19, 2017

The most frequent question I get is from people who want to enter law enforcement and they’ve hit a roadblock. Either they just don’t know where to begin, or they’ve stumbled during part of the hiring process.

Ep 77: Sgt. Kevin Briggs, the “Guardian of the Golden Gate” on Suicide Intervention and Resilience

Sept. 29, 2017

Sgt. Kevin Briggs of the California Highway Patrol is the subject of one of the most famous photos in law enforcement. He’s leaning over the railing of the Golden Gate Bridge talking to a suicidal man who is ready to jump.

Ep 76: Developing Your Warrior Mindfulness with Lt. Richard Goerling

Sept. 14, 2017

Lt. Richard Goerling is the creator of mindfulbadge.com. Richard is an active lieutenant with the Hillsboro Police Department, a suburb of Portland, OR. A decade ago, Richard was like most of us, muddling through is career b…

Ep 75: Going Undercover and Through Hell with ATF Agent and Best Selling Author Jay Dobyns

Aug. 29, 2017

Jay Dobyns is the author of one of my favorite cop books: “No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels.” He didn’t just write the book, he lived the story. Jay was the primary undercover…

Ep 74: Traver Boehm and 8 Steps for Overcoming Divorce and Dealing with Grief

Aug. 15, 2017

Traver Boehm returns to the show with a deeply personal story about his recent divorce. Traver has talked about aspects of it before during previous episodes, but he was still very much grieving the loss of his marriage and …

Ep 73: Developing Self-Awareness and Leadership with Bernard Melekian

Aug. 3, 2017

In 45 years of policing, Bernard Melekian has done it all. Seriously. From being the first K9 handler in California, Melekian rose through the ranks at the Santa Monica Police Department to Assistant Chief,

Ep 71: Shots Fired, Officer Down with Bulletproof Fitness Creator Shelby Luttrell

July 12, 2017

On December 17, 2016, Alabama police officer Shelby Luttrell was shot twice off-duty at his wife’s surprise birthday party while struggling for a suspect’s gun.  Shelby almost died en route to the hospital but he had the wil…

Ep 70: Adam La Reau of O2X on Performance for Tactical Athletes

June 30, 2017

Adam La Reau is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer. Adam spent 11 years in the teams before transitioning out, eventually earning a Master’s in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Ep 69: Building Resilience and Defeating Negative Behavior with Dr. Jay Nagdimon of the LAPD

June 15, 2017

Dr. Jay Nagdimon is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and is board certified in Police and Public Safety Psychology. For over the past decade, Dr. Nagdimon has been a member of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Behavioral S…

Ep 68: Briefing Topic: Why Are You Here?

May 31, 2017

It’s a simple question. Maybe one you haven’t asked yourself in a while. For some of you, maybe you’ve never asked it. So?

Ep 67: Ryan Michler of Order of Man on Being a Modern Warrior

May 26, 2017

Ryan Michler is the founder and creator of Order of Man and the Order of Man Podcast. If you’re a guy, you need to be listening to this podcast. If you love a guy, listen to this podcast. We cover a lot of ground in this epi…

Ep 66: Tony Horton, Creator of P90X on Living Large

May 17, 2017

Tony Horton doesn’t need much of an introduction. As the creator of P90X he went from being a personal trainer to musicians like Tom Petty and Billy Idol to being a household name and face. A lot of cops, myself included,