Using Technology To Transform Fitness (Podcast #16)

In this episode, my guest is David Amerland: journalist, author, consultant, five-time national British Taekwondo champion, technology guru, and spokeman for the Darebee online fitness initiative.   Topics Include What the Darebee project is, and how David got involved. How Darebee is transforming fitness, socially, Read More …

Leadership Communication Skills (Podcast #15)

In this episode, I chat with Ita Olsen, one of the world’s leading authorities on speech and human communications. She coaches executives, entertainers, and even regular folks to improve their vocal skills and to become more effective and more persuasive in their interpersonal communication. If Read More …

Rethinking Personal Security (Podcast #14)

In this episode, my guest is Benjamin Drader, creator of the Combatives Personal Protection System – a highly intensive and comprehensive training program that incorporates physical fitness, defensive tactics, situational awareness, verbal de-escalation, and knowledge of the legal ramifications of self-defense. The self-defense industry is Read More …

Navy SEAL & Deadliest Warrior (Podcast #13)

In this episode, I interview Colin L. Palmer, a former Navy SEAL and Blackwater security contractor. Colin was one of two SEALs who appeared on the “Navy SEALs vs. Israeli Commandos” episode of Deadliest Warrior (SEALs won, by the way). Colin has a tremendous range Read More …

Improving Tactics, Training and Thinking (Podcast #12)

In this episode, I interview “The Tactical Philosopher,” Lou Hayes Jr. Lou is a police detective, a member of the Virtus Group, and has been a full-time law enforcement officer in the Chicago area since 1998 (including 16 years working in SWAT). Currently his focus Read More …

Israeli Security Concepts (Podcast #11)

In this episode, I speak to Ami Toben, a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces, and director of consulting and training for HighCom Security Services, an elite private security firm based in the Oakland/San Franscisco Bay Area. Ami writes extensively about security-related issues on his Read More …

“Range 15” And The Veteran-Civilian Divide (Podcast #10)

In this episode, I chat with Anthony Curtis, an Army combat veteran who served in Iraq, about the veteran-produced zombie comedy, “Range 15.” As it turned out, discussing “Range 15” opened the door to a great conversation about the many challenges that veterans face, and Read More …

Church & Corporate Security (Podcast #9)

In this episode, I chat with Stuart Fishbeck, owner of Consectra Enterprises, a security training firm in Colorado. Stuart noticed that there were a multitude of firearms trainers in his area, but nobody offering instruction in de-escalation, conflict management and non-violent control. These techniques are Read More …

Parkour Strength Training (Podcast #7)

In this episode, I talk to Ben Musholt, a martial artist, parkour coach, and co-author of the new book, “Parkour Strength Training: Overcome Obstacles for Fun and Fitness.” He shared some fascinating insights into the development of “ninja skills.” Topics Discussed: • Ben’s background in Read More …