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 than people having a fire extinguisher are obsessed with fire.” — Dr. William Aprill


Is there a doctor in the house? Well, there’s one in the studio. Or, at least on the phone. Ballistic Radio is joined this week by Dr. William Aprill of Aprill Risk Consulting. Dr. Aprill, a licensed mental health professional, is here to examine the motivations behind what makes people seek training and why it sometimes takes devastating, mass events to stir people to action to learn how to protect themselves. He also discusses how ego and fear of embarrassment can sometimes be a more powerful motivator than life and death. Dr. Aprill is also here to tell us about the Hebrew Hogger, an incredibly affordable training event for a good cause.

If you’ve ever felt like you needed to be better prepared to take a class, questioning how you could know how you would really perform under life-threatening stress and wondering what common excuses people make to justify their poor performance in scenario-based training, then this is an episode you don’t want to miss.

Are criminals and terrorists gaming the system and how are they doing it? Why is Melody like a hummingbird? Do you want the best pork in the country? Let your curiosity be satisfied and listen in.

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