Episodes

Ep 41: Doc Parsley Returns! Sleep, Adrenal Fatigue, and Why Your Hypothalamus Gives You Man Boobs

Aug. 30, 2016

Dr. Kirk Parsley (@docparsley) is back! He’s our first return guest and I wanted to have him back on the show because I, and many of you, had so many questions for him after his last appearance in episode 10.

Ep 40: Lt. Col. Scott Mann on Trust, Leadership, and Why Its Your Job to Rebuild America

Aug. 19, 2016

Scott Mann spent 23 years in the U.S. Army, 18 of those as a Special Forces (Green Beret) officer. Scott retired from active-duty as a Lieutenant Colonel, after tours throughout South America, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Ep 39: CrossFit Games Winner and OPEX Founder James FitzGerald

Aug. 2, 2016

James is the winner of the inaugural CrossFit Games, way back in the old’n days of 2007. Seems like a long ways away from the StubHub Center and the “sport of fitness” it is today. James is a huge supporter of first responde…

Ep 38: Dr. David Klinger, former LAPD, on Officer-Involved Shootings, Managing Stress and Visualizing Success in Lethal Encounters

July 18, 2016

Our guest is Dr. David Klinger, professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. Dr. Klinger is a former cop with both the Los Angeles Police Department and the Redmond (WA) PD.

Ep 37: MotorCop Wants to Know How Is Your Financial Health?

July 6, 2016

How popular blogger, writer, podcaster, and LEO veteran MotorCop got out of nearly $80,000 debt in just over two years.

Ep 36: Green Beret Aaron Barruga Knows What Its Like to Get Shot At

June 22, 2016

Aaron Barruga signed up for the Army after 9/11, and was offered a fast track into Special Forces (SF), eventually serving as a Green Beret. Aaron completed nearly 9 years of service along with 3 combat tours in Iraq, Afghan…

Ep 35: Cardiologist and Lieutenant Dr. Jon Sheinberg on Heart Health

June 7, 2016

This episode is exactly the kind of episode I set out to record and bring to other LEOs when I started The Squad Room. It isn’t a fun topic (though I think you’ll certainly still find it interesting), but it’s vitally import…

Ep 34: KP from @FitCops on Creating a Social Media Movement

May 24, 2016

KP is our guest on this episode. KP and her partner “DC” started the Instagram page @fitcops about two years ago with the goal of providing motivation and inspiration to other law enforcement officers in the pursuit of their…

Ep 33: Navy SEAL David Silverman on Leveling Up, and Working with High Performing Teams

May 11, 2016

David Silverman is the guest on today’s episode. David is a retired US Navy SEAL officer and the co-author of Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement in a Complex World. David’s co-author on that book is none other than four-…

Ep 32: Creating from a place of scarcity

May 4, 2016

This is a minisode – a short, spoken essay on a topic relevant to the journey towards lifestyle optimization. Today, I wanted to talk about the nearly impossible task of creating from the place of scarcity. When we’re taxed,…

Ep 31: George Vrotsos of PremeditatedFitness.com and author of Lean & Fierce: Tactical Fitness for Sheepdogs

April 27, 2016

Click here to purchase Lean & Fierce: Tactical Fitness for Sheepdogs if you’re reading this on the show notes, go to thesquadroom.net/episode31 George is just a good guy. These days, there’s just less of him. A lot less.

Ep 30: Whole Life Challenge Tips and Recap

April 22, 2016

After having Whole Life Challenge co-founder Andy Petranek as a guest on episode 20, I wanted to try another one. My wife and I participated in the Whole Life Challenge that started in January. We both had a lot of success –…

Ep 29: Become a Culinary Ninja with Paleo Nick

April 12, 2016

Today’s guest is Nick Massie. Nick is better known to some of you as PaleoNick. Nick is CrossFit’s resident chef and a lot of his videos are featured on crossfit.com and in the CrossFit Journal. He’s also the instructor for …

Ep 28: Getting Strong & Lean w/ RP Strength CEO Nick Shaw

March 29, 2016

This show has an awesome giveaway – more on that below!  If you’ve been waiting for an episode that will give you tips and advice on how to combine your nutrition and your training, this is it. If you’ve been waiting for an …

Ep 27b: 8 Minute Guided Meditation

March 16, 2016

This episode is an 8 minute guided meditation run by Traver Boehm. I’m doing it along with him. It’s a great “starter” session for someone looking to try it, and not sure where to start.

Ep 27a: An Intro to Guided Meditation

March 16, 2016

In this episode you’ll get a chance to learn  more about how Traver taught me to meditate, and he’s going to help you too. After a few minutes of amusing ourselves, we jump into a guided meditation together.

Ep 26: Between Chief and Coach with Chief Jim Band

March 2, 2016

I first heard of Chief Jim Band as some of you did, through a video posted to the CrossFit Journal website. You can check out the article here and the video here. This was long before this podcast was even a shimmer in my ey…

Ep 25: The Photograph

Feb. 25, 2016

This mini-episode is an essay I wrote after a horrible week of line of duty deaths recently. Rest in Peace Sergeant Jason Gooding Seaside (OR) Police Department EOW February 5, 2016 Sr. Deputy Patrick Dailey Deputy First Cla…

Ep 24: CrossFit Games Athlete and Hayward PD Chief Diane Urban

Feb. 16, 2016

Check out our first t-shirt to support the show at teespring.com/thesquadroom   Diane Urban is the Chief of Police of Hayward, CA. Obviously she wasn’t appointed chief straight out of the academy. So how’d she get there?

Ep 23: Traver Boehm on the Year to Live Project

Feb. 2, 2016

This is a unique episode because we’re turning the tables on Traver as he becomes the subject of the episode. This episode is also going to require that you keep an open mind. But more on that later. Almost a year ago to the…

Ep 22: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of 2015 w/ Traver Boehm

Jan. 19, 2016

In this episode, we recap 2015 and my plans going in to 2016. Traver joins me again to talk about all the gritty personal stuff we haven’t covered with recent guests. Some highlights: 2015 was my year of getting waaaaay stro…

Ep 21: Navy SEAL Clint Bruce on Leadership, Mentorship, and Being Better Than Excellent

Jan. 6, 2016

Leadership lessons from the Navy SEALS for Police, Fire, and First Responders.

Ep 20: Andy Petranek on CrossFit, Performance Optimization and the Whole Life Challenge

Dec. 23, 2015

We made it to 20 episodes!  That’s at least more than that stupid Ferris Bueller’s Day Off television sit-com from the 90’s. But it’s still not as much as Matt LeBlanc’s post-friends spin-off “Joey.” That made it to 22 episo…

Ep 19: SWAT Sergeant and CrossFit Games Athlete Freddy Camacho on Night shift, and the importance of Beer and Kool-Aid

Dec. 9, 2015

Freddy Camacho is a couple things:   A complete badass A laid back guy with zero ego. That’s a hard combination to come by, even in law enforcement Freddy is a newly-promoted sergeant for Union City PD, a good-sized city in …