Huddle up and (wait for it)…take a knee.

The Crossover Show - 128

In this episode, HM and MC take a knee. Well, actually they don’t. They record sitting down.

They don’t want to spill their beer.

This episode finds the guys discussing the recent folderol with the NFL, “protests”, and the Stars and Stripes.

Don’t be surprised, friends. The last ten minutes are spent arguing about which Batman movie is the best of the franchise.

See how those things dovetail? 
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How You Can Help Fire Victims

The Crossover Show - Special Edition

In this special episode, MC and HM held a Facebook Live edition of The Crossover Show. Not to worry, though! They recorded it!

Even though MC hit the wrong button and killed the show once.

By now, you’re sure to have seen the headlines that the Sonoma, Santa Rosa, Napa, and surrounding communities have largely succumbed to fire. The destruction is unreal. The guys decided to pre-empt their regularly scheduled episode and talk about a few things:

  • What happened
  • What you can do
  • What the guys want to do
  • How you can prepare for your own potential disaster

This month, they’ve decided to donate all the proceeds directly to those in need. No big companies. No intermediaries. Both MC and HM know folks that have lost homes. Those are the ones they want to lend a hand to.

If you want to help HM and MC, you can support the show at

Another option is the CalFire site. There are a TON of options on that page!

Anything you can do to help is much appreciated and very much needed.

As always, thanks for listening and supporting the show!

The guys will be back next week to discuss the current state of football shenanigans in the NFL!

Hot (Racist) Cops. Well done, Gainesville.

The Crossover Show - 127

In this episode, MC and HM discuss a much ballyhooed photo (seen below) and the importance of background checks.

Being no strangers to the risks of social media, the guys weigh in on making sure the dude you put on the face of your department hasn’t made patently racist, offensive, and assholey (trademark pending) comments about an entire ethnic group.

Because as the department’s social media guy, you thought you had a golden goose…but the goose just shit all over your resumé.

Sorry, Gary. (MC and HM assume the Gainesville PD social media guy is named “Gary”.)

Ofr. Hammill (no relation) in the middle. He of the hipster/millenial/beatnik/Axe body spray variety.

Wait! Did you think we were done? Oh, heavens no! Fire has their fair share of fools, too! Introducing Jonathan Marotti from Crawfordsville, Arkansas. This Mensa member [insert sarcasm font] called for the POTUS to have professional athletes killed for kneeling during the National Anthem.


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SkyNet Takes Over TCS!

The Crossover Show - 126


Will robots ever take the place of Happy Medic and MC?
In this episode, the boys try to determine if robots can fill in anywhere else in the three disciplines and if it makes any difference.
Should administrative tasks and scheduling be handed off to a robot? Ambulance stocking? Was RoboCop a real thing?
What about autonomous drones? Could MC be out of a job?
All this and more while a cop and fireman drink beer and solve the world’s problems.


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Who Gives Two Sh*ts? Hint: You Should.

The Crossover Show - 125

Episode 124 is dedicated to SFFD Battalion Chief Terry Smerdel who died in the line of duty September 10th assigned to Battalion 1.

Episode 124 is dark in his memory.
In this episode, the boys are quick back to work, as Terry would have liked, talking about a comment on HM’s FB page. A rigid c-collar was placed on a suspect and HM wondered why. In jumps an LEO account who asked “who gives two shits about this guy?!”
What do a cop and fireman think of that comment?
What could it mean for the relationships of rescuers and officers at a scene where lives were put at risk?


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Thin Blue Neo-Nazi?! WHAT?!

The Crossover Show - 123

In this episode, HM and MC put on their political thinking caps to try to determine why a Blue Line symbol, used by Police to remember fallen brothers and sisters, wound up on an Anti-Fascist flyer on how to identify “alt-right” and neo-nazi groups.

The guys give you the PD and Fire angle on Charlottesville, Boston and how an image of a black cop protecting a Nazi flag and men saluting it is pretty much the definition of grace, honor and everything that blue line symbol represents.
What can we do when our symbols get hijacked by jerks and then used to lump us with other jerks?
How do we handle comments on duty by that small minority among us who belong to hateful fringe groups?
This isn’t the last skirmish these groups will have and we in the disciplines have to do what the officer in the photo did. Put on our uniforms and do our jobs.
No BOLO this week, just keep your heads on a swivel.

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The Annual Kilted Show!

The Crossover Show - 122

In this episode, MC and HM discuss their favorite charity: Their own!

September is here and that means one thing: no pants!

MC and HM are back to tell you why Kilted to Kick Cancer is the only charity you need to know about for the next 30 days.
Learn about how it started, why it seems quieter this year and how you can get a kilt and a t shirt for less than $100.
Visit Kilted to Kick Cancer to join!
Find your favorite Kilted Gear at the Kilted Army! We’ve got shirts, hoodies and other swag for you to pick up and get out there!
Get Kilted! Get Checked!


Houston, We Have a Problem

The Crossover Show - 121

In this episode, HM and MC are high and dry while Houston suffers the impact of Harvey, the record breaking storm still dropping more than a foot of rain a day.

The guys talk about mandatory recalls for fire police and ems as well as when to split the family unit and ride it out.
What would you do if you saw Harvey coming and had to decide what to do? Were you in the path? Drop us a line and tell us what your decision process was: (925) 304-1483.
If you are in the impacted area, stay dry, stay safe and hang in there!




Do You Even Ban Cops, Bro?

The Crossover Show - 120

In this episode, MC and HM discuss the douchebaggery of one Jim Chambers, provocateur gym rat at EAV Barbell Club in Atlanta, GA.

Chambers, not a fan of law enforcement or The Crossover Show (we assume), recently posted a sign extolling his dislike of those that choose to risk their lives for the protection of others. That is to say, cops and soldiers.

You can check out his “reasoning” in this interview.

News flash for Mr. Chambers: We don’t need you to get stronger. There are countless strength training options/locations for those that decide to fight for those that can’t.

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MC and HM Remember the Face of Their Fathers

The Crossover Show - 119

The Dark Tower takes over #TCS

In this episode, HM and MC geek out over The Dark Tower.

Do you really need to be warned about spoilers?

Admittedly, HM is a bigger DT nerd than MC. Thus, he has culled a list of 19 (!) questions from our friends over at Dark Tower Palaver podcast and the guys delve into them.

Not to worry, intrepid listeners…the guys will return next week with their usual fare of Fire, Police, and EMS shenanigans.  But, every once in a while, they gotta remember there is more to life than the job.


The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

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