Episodes

#194: Felony Stupid

Jan. 31, 2023

On today’s episode we are talking about the recent charges filed against Alec Baldwin for the shooting death of Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie “Rust.” We are using this case to have a broader discussion on the meani…

#193: Homicide Is A Fact Of Life

Jan. 24, 2023

On today’s episode we are talking about the psychological and sociological attraction that humans have for high profile crimes and we discuss why we think the analysis of those cases don’t really help us to understand them. …

#192: A Flinstonian Perspective

Jan. 17, 2023

On today’s episode we are having a discussion centered around three questions that have been asked by some of our listeners. Those questions are: What drives human behavior and decision-making? How do our past experiences sh…

#191: Commercial Drone Use with Bill Edwards

Jan. 11, 2023

On today’s episode we welcome back our previous guest, Bill Edwards, to talk about the rise of commercial drone use and the different security challenges that it creates. We asked Bill to come on the show and discuss this to…

#190: Pass Me The 5th

Jan. 4, 2023

On today’s episode we are talking about how our own statements can be used against us and how truth is often stranger than fiction. For this episode we bring up two major examples; one involves comedian Jeff Ross, a death ro…

#189: The Blame Game

Dec. 21, 2022

On today’s episode we are talking about two legal cases that stem from two separate mass shooting events. One case involves the parents of the Oxford School shooter and the other involves the father of the shooter who carrie…

#188: Assimilation

Dec. 14, 2022

Today we are talking about the cognitive process of fitting new information into your existing understanding of the world, otherwise known as assimilation. During the episode we describe how humans use assimilation to unders…

#187: Cognitive Flexibility

Dec. 7, 2022

Today we are talking about how we respond to different triggers in our environment and how cognitive flexibility should be the ultimate goal of any training program. During the episode we give some examples from both humans …

#186: Bending Reality

Nov. 23, 2022

Today we are talking about how our perception of the world and the perception of our own reality is directly tied to our brains primitive survival systems. Because of the way we are “wired,” we often jump to unreasonable con…

#185: It's The Little Things

Nov. 16, 2022

Today Greg and I are explaining what we mean when we say, “it’s the little things that matter.” We start the episode by defining what we mean when WE use that phrase, and we also explain why humans are so susceptible to miss…

#184: Inside Abu Ghraib

Nov. 9, 2022

Today we are joined by our friend retired US Army Colonel Bill Edwards who has over 35 years of expertise in operational/technical security, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, surveillance, and counter-surveillance. Bill…

#183: Ambushed

Oct. 24, 2022

Today we are talking about why it is so easy for people to fall for ambush style attacks and how our own brain can work against us sometimes. During the episode we cover a number of topics including things like recognition, …

#182: Listen And Learn

Oct. 5, 2022

On today’s episode we are talking to a former student of ours, Austin Sohr. We invited Austin onto the show because he has a very unique story of how he took the same skills that he was using to target ISIS terrorist cells, …

#181: I'll Have A Number 6

Sept. 28, 2022

On today’s episode we are talking about a number of recent incidents that have occurred at various fast food drive through windows where either the customer shoots at the employees, or the employees shoot at the customers be…

#180: Check In The Box Training

Sept. 21, 2022

On todays episode we are talking about a topic that many of you are familiar with and is often called “check in the box training.” This conversation centers around a recent Army Times article where the Sergeant Major of the …

#179: Predators Among Us

Sept. 14, 2022

In this weeks episode we are talking about a recent high profile case from Memphis where a woman was killed while she was going for an early morning run. In the episode, we talk about out how things like denial can cause us …

#178: The Street View

Aug. 24, 2022

Episode Intro On todays episode we are taking some of the issues that we’ve discussed in the past regarding the sociological implications of major social events and bringing them down to the street level to show how a poor d…

#177: Personal Safety with The Braid Babes

Aug. 17, 2022

Today we are talking to Tori, Emmily, and Chelsea from an amazing company called Braid Babes. We brought them on the show because they have an in-home service business where they send women to your house to braid your hair a…

#176: Hunting Killer Bigfoot

Aug. 10, 2022

Today we are teaching you how to hunt the elusive “killer bigfoot.” The method we are using to hunt this creature is of course, our own selective reality! So, for todays show we are talking about the different cognition bias…

#175: Texas Association of School Psychologists

Aug. 3, 2022

This week we are releasing a podcast we did with Christopher Ponce, Brook Roberts and Dr Rachel Team from the Texas Association of School Psychologists, who have their own podcast called TASP Talks. We recorded this episode …

#174: Good Samaritan or Vigilante?

July 27, 2022

Today we are talking about a recent trend that we’ve noticed where armed civilians are intervening in situations that would normally be handled by the police. In the episode we bring up examples that show the benefit of this…

#173: The Illusion of Choice

July 20, 2022

Today we are talking to our friends and former guests on the show, Andy Riise and Jon Macaskill. Both of these gentlemen, which is a term I use lightly in this case, bring a wealth of knowledge and experience they have gaine…

#172: The Guarantee On The Box

July 13, 2022

Today we are talking about a problem that we have noticed in several different industries that involve an over reliance on certification to the point where certificates have more to do with comfort than they do with complian…

#171: Insider Threats with RaSheed Lemon

July 6, 2022

Today we are talking to RaSheed Lemon. RaSheed has an incredible amount of experience as a Marine, Soldier, State Trooper and now as a supervisor at a federal law enforcement agency. RaSheed first met Greg in Afghanistan whe…