New Boss: Inept or Untried?

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In this episode, MC and HM discuss tips, tricks, and dare we say, strategies on dealing with a new boss.

The new boss could have been a rockstar elsewhere and been reassigned or simply put in the position with little to no experience at all. Bottom line is simple:

You’re new boss may not know what he/she is doing.

How are you going to handle that moving forward? Will you be the go-to person or will you be the squeaky wheel/whiner that points out faults at every turn instead of trying to make it better for all involved?


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Off-duty and Fancy Free

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In this episode, MC and HM discuss what they do with their families to decompress.

Yes. They talk about beer…but, more importantly, they talk about having some fun, out-of-the-usual plans with the family.

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She Ain’t Marrying Your Job, Johnny. #TheProposal

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In this episode, MC and HM discuss the recent trend of members of the Three Disciplines incorporating their respective disciplines in their popping of the Question.

Initially, MC took the perspective that there’s nothing wrong with it and assumed HM hates love. Then, HM worked his contradictory magic and dammit if MC didn’t change his tune.

Come give a listen to the guys and be sure to tune in to FB Live on 3/24 at high noon (Left Coast Time) for our 100th episode!

Firebugs and the Fourth Amendment

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In this episode, MC and HM discuss arson. Not like a how-to or anything (sorry, Firebugs), but rather who is responsible for what during an arson investigation.

Kudos to the Wife, Kaitlin Olson, and her show “The Mick” for being the impetus behind this week’s riveting episode.


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Stay tuned for more info on Mrs. HM’s tax business…COMING SOON!

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It’s a bird. It’s a Plane. Nope…Drone.

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In this episode, HM and MC talk tech!

Drones. They’re all the rage. They’re the 21st century version of peeking over your neighbor’s fence hoping to catch the girl next door sunbathing.  (Like Fast Times at Ridgemont High…not a creepy registrant way. Sheesh.)

From criminal and traffic applications to fire applications, the guys go nuts for drones.


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Oh, Ohio.

Who does MC have to drag across the street by the shirt collar to get his point across?

Video surfaced recently from an Ohio incident that showed a  Police Officer “escorting” an EMT (Or Ambulance worker…sheesh) across the street, then against a patrol car following a medical call early in the morning.

As your brave hosts, HM and MC, discuss how to avoid these situations, additional footage was leaking out showing what led up to the EMT being removed from patient care by the Officer after tazing a patient being moved to a cot.  The Police Chief says the new video shows that “neither party is at fault.”  

Needless to say the boys were right on the money as to the temperament of the Officer having a HUGE impact on the scene as well as the public reaction to the aftermath.

Can’t we all just get along?

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Take a Joke

In this episode, MC and HM discuss the subtle art of teasing. Not the ham-fisted, over-the-top hazing we see all too often.

The guys also discuss our new President, heretofore referred to as “Donny J” (you’re welcome), and his predilection for tweeting out incredibly amusing statements.

Members of the Three Disciplines are notorious for their collective sense of humor, but there’s definitely a way to make a joke…there’s also a way to take a joke.

It’s a subtle art, friends. The bottom line is simply this:

Don’t dish it out if you can’t take it


You are not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier

Lawnmower Man

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Drug Training Podcast with Keith Graves

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In this episode, HM had a great topic surrounding the difference between good-natured teasing and ill-advised hazing as well as how to take a joke.

And then MC started making with the funny, court-related story of the day and the plan for the show went directly into the garbage.

Tune in to this week’s episode to have MC regale you with the most recent iteration of court shenanigans and the inherent entertainment therein.

Also this week, another go ’round with Ask MC! HM tortures MC with weird stories from across the First Responder Universe and quizzes MC about a missing fact. Spoiler Alert: MC is rarely correct.


Joe Pacheco’s Go Fund Me page – As mentioned in the show, Ofr. Joe Pacheco is fighting Stage IV cancer. It takes a lot to fight cancer and money is only a small part of it. Let’s help Joe and his family focus on the fight and not worry about the day in/day out monetary concerns. Click the link and support Joe!

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ACLU, Cameras, and the Inauguration

In this episode, MC and the HM jump headfirst into the ACLU Washington DC PD body camera issue and somehow end up talking about CCTV, the First Amendment and why this kerfuffle is much ado about nothing.

MC is giving a speech from a teleprompter and HM is reading a manifesto about technology called You Are Not a Gadget.

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Starting off 2017 with Gratitude

In this episode, MC and HM talk about gratitude. How do MC and HM keep a positive attitude (at least most of the time…I mean, they’re still human. Cut the guys some slack, would ya?!)

Here’s a hint:

You can make some significant steps towards positivity at the beginning and at the end of your day. Be intentional and you’ll be amazed at how fast your perspective changes!


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Resources Mentioned

Awaken the Giant Within – Tony Robbins

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