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Our Own Worst Enemy? (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 173, August 7th, 2016)

“Emotional control is one of the hardest things to learn if you’ve never done any [intensive training or have experience] and you’re not going…

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Why Bleeding To Death Is Bad And The Worst Idea For A Star Wars Costume Ever (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 172, July 31st, 2016)

“Nobody [says], “I don’t carry a firearm because when the fight happens I’ll just pick up a brick or a rock or something and…

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Pat Goodale and The Special Snowflake (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 171, July 24th, 2016)

“Most of the guns we see turn out to be obese, to put it mildly. Guys will show up with all sorts of paraphernalia…

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Generic Facebook User Episode Title (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 170, July 17th, 2016)

“If we do something that’s supposed to make us safer but ends up being negligent on our part we might as well not have…

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Have Ellifritz, Will Travel (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 169, July 10th, 2016)

If you can’t recognize the types of… pre-assault indicators, what a criminal might be doing… just before his assault you’re really no better off…

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The Ostrich Effect (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 167, June 26th, 2016)

“The standard take on people taking an interest in their own self-defense is that we are obsessed with violence. Well, we’re not; not anymore…

Facebook User Questions: The Lunchbox (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 166, June 19th, 2016)

“If your de-escalation and avoidance skills are really good you never need any of the other skills.” — John Johnston   John and JackJack…

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Doctor, Doctor (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 160, May 1st, 2016)

“Low-information articles lead to low-information audiences.” — David Merrill   JackJack hasn’t been fired in a while but John sees to that while welcoming…

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Quid Pro Quo, Clarice (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 159, April 24th, 2016)

“If I can’t convince [my co-instructor] that something is valid then I probably shouldn’t be teaching that [technique] anyway.” — Melody Lauer   John…

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Humanity Does Not Ask Us To Be Happy (Podcast – Season 4, Ballistic Radio Episode 157, April 10th, 2016)

“In our rush to have the most effective [tool] we often times overlook the limitations of the person using the tool.” — John Johnston…