The Crossover Show – 083

Where'd all the time go?!

crossover logoIn this episode, MC and HM talk time. It’s a topic that we should all take to heart. We all have the same amount of time in a week, so why is it that some are more productive/successful/happy than others?

It’s about how they spend those hours.

If you find yourself saying, “I don’t have time for [insert thing here]” the guys want to challenge you to change your words. They suggest following Steve Kamb’s advice and start saying, “[Insert thing here] isn’t a priority.”

That’s the truth of it. We make time for things that are important to us. All too often, we have became reliant upon making excuses instead of making something a priority.

As a special treat on this Black Friday and since we’ve been talking about time, the guys are offering a FREE resource from one of MC’s virtual mentors, Michael Hyatt. Hyatt interviewed 30 successful entreprenuer’s, best-selling authors, and all around high achievers and asked them what they do to achieve that level of success.

The result is this FREE ebook. If you’re curious about how folks like Dave Ramsey, Anthony Robbins, John Maxwell, and Lewis Howes start of their year (which results in massive momentum), you need to read this book.


Best Self Journal

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod


The Crossover Show needs your patches! We are in serious danger of getting beer condensation on the desk. To that end, you can send your agency to patch to the guys here:

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The Crossover Show – 082

Video Games and Law Enforcement Training?!

crossover logoIn this week’s episode, HM and MC talk, like overgrown children, about their favorite video game systems (and their requisite games) from back in the day.

Here’s the question though: Did all those hours spent staring glassy eyed at Mario and his kart (HM) or Mario and the inner-workings of plumbing, shrooms, and Bowser (MC) translate into being a better first responder?

What’s more, is there a place in modern public service for training that is video based/interactive?

Your co-hosts answer that question (and a few others) this week!


Beyond the Ice Limit by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

MC’s new YouTube channel: The MotorCop Mindset

The Crossover Show – 081

The Post Election Show

In this week’s episode, crossover logoHM and MC talk politics! You know, that thing no one’s supposed to talk about. (Stay tuned…because next week they’re gonna talk religion!) #Sarcasm

The guys discuss the outcome of the Presidential election and the amusing aftermath. SPOILER ALERT: Neither HM nor MC voted for Trump…or even the same candidate…and they’re still friends!

The guys also touch on some of the most ridiculous propositions on the California ballot and MC goes on one of his epic rants about Prop. 57 and how it’s a completely epic shit storm of stupidity.


The Crossover Show – 080

NarCAN...not NarCANNOT

crossover logoDateline: Spotsylvania County, Virginia (Which is a place we didn’t make up!)

In this episode, MC and HM discuss the aforementioned real place in which the Powers That Be are considering providing law enforcement with doses of Narcan (or naloxone, if you prefer) for the sweeping epidemic that is opiate abuse.

The guys chat about the topic and, of course, HM (in his medic-ness) explains how Narcan actually works.


Logan Trailer

The Best Self Journal – Highly recommended by MC! If you’re trying to set/keep some personal goal, be they financial, physical, professional or other-wise, this journal can be a massive asset.

The Crossover Show – 079

Do We Need Tactical EMS?

crossover logoIn this episode, MC and HM talk about HM’s recent trip to Nashville for Firehouse Expo and one of the presentations he attended. HM regales us all with what he learned about the need (or lack thereof) for tactical EMS in an active shooter scenario based upon the experiences of Florida responders during the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

What do you think? Is tactical EMS just a fad? Should resources continue to be allocated to that training “just in case” or would time be better spent elsewhere?


MC’s New Budgeting 101 Course with Law Enforcement Learning – Yeah, MC said to use the coupon code “Crossover” during the show…but as it happens, unique codes won’t be available until the end of November.  Not to worry, though! You can copy/paste this code:


That code will get will get you 25% off!

The Crossover Show – 078

crossover logoIn this week’s episode, HM and MC talk about situational awareness for civilian employees.

Does your department employ civilians that are deployed in the field? What kind of training do they receive? Would they know what to do if they, say, saw a gun in a car whilst trying to rouse an apparently sleeping driver?


The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks

The Crossover Show – 077

crossover logoIn this week’s episode, HM and MC brag about being in Vegas and HM’s love affair with travel trailers.

Yes, we know…it sounds off-topic. As a reminder, however, this is The Crossover Show and the guys are not bound to stay on topic.

Eventually (read: nine minutes in), they get around to the topic of the day: PD response (or lack thereof) when Fire requests assistance.

Spoiler Alert: Shitcan your pride and ask for help.


More Dark Tower Nerding Out

The Crossover Show – 076

This is how it all began...

crossover logoWhile Hollywood is busy making this prequel and that prequel we here at the Crossover Show thought it would be only right to give you the only prequel you need.

6 years ago this week Motorcop and Happy Medic sat down at their respective interwebs machine interface devices and tried something Motorcop called “The Audio Crossover Show.”

Have a listen to the first ever episode we ever recorded.  Not much swearing, yet, and we seem to stay on topic.

This is from the original series, not the Youtube or our recent reboot.  This is over 130 episodes ago and here we are still not entirely sure what each other do or how we feel about everything.

A special thank you to you, our listener, for encouraging us to keep this exchange going!  Help us keep it going forward by supporting the show at


The Crossover Show – 075

Dispatchers: Are they First Responders?

crossover logoIn this episode, HM and MC talk about the voices in our heads…Dispatch.

Should dispatchers be considered “First Responders”? Er….the Fourth Discipline? (HM dislikes the term First Responders.)

The guys weigh in with their perspectives. Join the conversation!

Included in this episode: we heckle one of our most ardent listeners…because we love him.  😉

BOLO – The Movie/TV Edition


The Magnificent Seven


The Crossover Show – 074

Take me home, Jeeves...

crossover logoWhat do a Paramedic and Traffic Cop think of self driving cars?

Find out if the boys think this will be the end of driving as we know it or a safer, easier way for MC to investigate collisions.  Turns out not so much on either subject.

Could self driving cars be a necessity as our elders lose their ability to react and others seem less and less able to drive without distraction?

What are the guys drinking for this show?

All this and more on yet another installment of the internet’s first best and only Fire Police and EMS podcast!

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