Witness the raw reality of public festivities gone awry as we recount the gripping tale of a Super Bowl parade that descended into chaos when gunfire erupted. Navigate the complexities of emergency response and public safety with us, as we dissect the layers of protocol and preparation inherent to these situations. Joining us from the land of kangaroos, our mate Jeff injects a dose of Aussie slang into the conversation, offering both comic relief and an educational glimpse into cultural colloquialisms.Amidst the sounds of celebration turned sour, we tackle the contentious debate surrounding gun control laws and their influence on youth violence. The episode strips back the layers of fear and misunderstanding that proliferate in the wake of a crisis, analyzing the implications of open carry in personal interactions. We share candid insights from armed traffic stops and sift through the ashes of misinformation to reveal the importance of clear communication and community support systems in the healing process. Our discourse doesn't shy away from the somber reflection on the 'human problem' at the heart of such tragedies.As the confetti settles, we question the value of large-scale public events against the backdrop of potential risks, weaving through the legal, social, and financial complexities that they carry. Yet, life's unpredictable nature gifts us with stories of serendipity, like a Super Bowl Sunday errand that culminates in an unexpected treasure trove of bargains. And as we bid you a safe adieu from the MCPD Studios, we eagerly anticipate our next session with Jeff, with the promise of diving into a world of baseball experiences and movies that bring us together, regardless of the hemispheres that separate us.Tickets for 1st Responders Concerts, Sporting Events, Comedy Shows and more at INCREDIBLE discounts!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showJoin our Facebook Community!Buy us a beer!Email Us! (Justin or Jason)Thanks for listening and please share the show!
Ever reminisce about the 'good ole days' of the internet when your blog was your kingdom and a custom email was your scepter? Join me as we stroll down memory lane, chuckling over Australian slang and unpacking the relevance of personal websites in an era where Buzzsprout and the like reign supreme. We'll explore whether these digital homesteads are still the cornerstone of content creation or if they're now just quaint relics in our social media-centric world. It's a conversation packed with nostalgia and practical insights, as we weigh the worth of personal websites against the slick efficiency of today's hosting platforms.Then, we'll crack open the debate on the future of weekly emails—do they still kindle the spark of audience engagement, or are they just another unchecked task on our infinite to-do lists? Without skirting around the subject, we talk about the potential fallout of hitting 'unsubscribe' on this once-personal tradition. And as a bonus, I'll share my latest solo adventure in culinary delights with the instant pot—because sometimes, the best company is your own. So, settle in for an episode where we honor our digital roots while eyeing the horizon of online evolution. Cheers to you from MCPD Studios—here's to staying safe and sated until we meet again on our next digital adventure.Support the showJoin our Facebook Community!Buy us a beer!Email Us! (Justin or Jason)Thanks for listening and please share the show!
Ever wondered just how critical the role of an emergency dispatcher can be? Strap in for a riveting exploration of the thin line between life and death, guided by the voices that first responders rely on in the clutch. Our episode peels back the curtain on the sometimes chaotic, always essential world of dispatcher communication, where every detail matters and a single lapse can have devastating consequences. We weave through the hazards of dispatchers providing too much, too little, or just plain wrong information, underpinned by a chilling case from El Monte, California. Brace yourself for a story that's as instructive as it is harrowing, and gain new respect for the unsung heroes behind the headsets.Laughter may be the best medicine, but when it comes to anticipating the unpredictable effects of street drugs like PCP and methamphetamine on emergency scenarios, there's no room for frivolity. Our conversation tackles the razor's edge that officers walk, where every call could escalate into chaos, and how the evolution of vehicle safety and tactical decision-making play pivotal roles in outcomes. We're not just sharing war stories; we're unpacking the profound responsibilities shouldered by dispatchers and emergency responders alike, the importance of adaptability, and the protocols that can mean the difference between a close call and a tragic one.As we wrap up, we turn reflective, drawing on personal dispatch experiences to illustrate the weight of each question asked and the vital cross-training that could enhance on-street performance. Our commitment to learning from past incidents injects an earnest call for progress over defensiveness within agencies. And for a bit of levity, we tease the arrival of an Australian voice to our lineup, promising to shake things up with fresh perspectives in the episodes to come. For those who serve, those who care, and those fascinated by the inner workings of emergency services, this episode is an unmissable journey into the heart of high-stakes communication. Stay vigilant, stay informed, and above all, stay tuned.Tickets for 1st Responders Concerts, Sporting Events, Comedy Shows and more at INCREDIBLE discounts!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showJoin our Facebook Community!Buy us a beer!Email Us! (Justin or Jason)Thanks for listening and please share the show!
Have you ever been handed a speeding ticket and wondered where this all started? Buckle up and get ready for a historical thrill ride as we zip back to 1896 England, where we spotlight Mr. Walter Arnold and the world's first ever speeding ticket. It's not just about the speed - we'll unravel the quirky details of Arnold's run-in with the law, from the absence of a horse to the peculiar requirement of displaying one's name on a "locomotive." As we navigate through today's traffic laws, we'll chuckle over the evolution from Arnold’s era to our own, while also basking in the aftermath of the San Francisco 49ers' win and the Detroit Lions' noteworthy season. Then, we shift gears to probe some of life's oddities, like a Colorado man's simultaneous bout with third-degree burns and hypothermia. We'll discuss the ironic turns of emergencies and society's sometimes paradoxical responses, which can range from the bewildering to the comic. Our exploration takes an unexpected detour into the realm of math, challenging norms with a light-hearted debate on the concept of zero. This episode is a blend of the curious, the historical, and the downright entertaining - a perfect primer for what season six has in store. Join us for a session that's as much about learning as it is about laughing at the wondrously weird world we navigate every day.Support the showJoin our Facebook Community!Buy us a beer!Email Us! (Justin or Jason)Thanks for listening and please share the show!
G'day, listeners! Ever wondered how the word 'bog' could send a room into fits of laughter or what it feels like to capture the raw emotions of sportsmanship through a camera lens? Season six springs to life with our trademark humor, as we reminisce about the early days of our podcast and get cheeky with some Aussie slang. The camaraderie is in full swing as we navigate the nuances of words that leave us in stitches, and share touching tales from the rink where hockey players make a stand for young fans. It's a ride through the heartfelt and the hilarious, and you're invited to join the fun.We're not just here to crack jokes, though. We've got a former motor officer and collision investigator who's now providing security for the media, sharing the inside scoop on law enforcement and emergency services with a grin. His stories zigzag from the chaos of crash scenes to the protocol of delivering the toughest news. The chat gets real as we talk about the remnants of tragedy and the emotional toll it takes on those who serve. It's a candid look at the less-discussed side of the badge, served up with a side of laughter and a dash of solemnity. Strap in as we tackle the serious, the absurd, and everything in between.Support the showJoin our Facebook Community!Buy us a beer!Email Us! (Justin or Jason)Thanks for listening and please share the show!
As we close the curtains on another season, our latest podcast episode is a tapestry of reflection and anticipation. We're toasting to the milestones hit and the guilty pleasures that kept us afloat this past year. Picture this: a dusty garage sale, an unexpected treasure found—a quarter for a copy of "Wizard and Glass." It's moments like these, shared in our 'Favorite Memories and Future Plans' segment, that unfurl the stories of serendipity and the simple joys that make life richer. And as we look ahead, the excitement bubbles over for the adventures that await, from the crack of the bat at spring training games to the historic steps we'll take on the Hadrian's Wal with family in tow.Ever found solace in the soothing sounds of Yacht Rock, or discovered a surprising family connection through a game of Fortnite? We've got a confessional booth ready in our 'Yacht Rock and Guilty Pleasures' chapter, where we laugh over our shared indulgences and the unexpected ways they've turned into family bonding sessions. I even unveil my gaming alter ego, MCSoulCrusher, and extend an invitation for listeners to join the fun. Plus, we dig into the unexpected educational twists from the latest video game titles that turned virtual worlds into classrooms of history and cooperation.But it's not all play; we're also taking a moment to honor the personal victories and the new passions that have shaped us. In 'Accomplishments and Hobbies in 2024,' we celebrate a daughter's scholarship success amid skyrocketing education costs and HM's journey through therapy toward resilience. We also delve into the fulfilling world of vintage booth setups and the culinary conquests unlocked by the magic of an Instant Pot. From Chicken Alfredo triumphs to therapeutic hobby chats, this episode is a melting pot of the experiences that define us. So, whether you're seeking laughter, inspiration, or just good company, our season finale has a seat at the table just for you.Tickets for 1st Responders Concerts, Sporting Events, Comedy Shows and more at INCREDIBLE discounts!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showJoin our Facebook Community!Buy us a beer!Email Us! (Justin or Jason)Thanks for listening and please share the show!
Dec 20, 2023
Ever swerved from the fast-paced lanes of law enforcement into the equally challenging private security profession? We, Motor Cop and Happy Medic, do just that—swapping tales with our guest, Alex, about MC's transition from retired cop to a private security pro. We unravel the challenges of acquiring permits, especially the notorious security guard card and a carry concealed weapon permit, and share some hearty laughs on our journey in sunny California.The episode takes a deeper dive as we tap into the necessity of gun qualifications and some of the unique job opportunities available for retired officers. We take you on an anecdotal journey through our experiences, the importance of online test-taking skills, and some hilarious moments pondering about possible call signs— "White Claw One," anyone? As we journey further, we venture into the exhilarating world of private security for media events. Alex, our expert on the matter, gives you a glimpse into his unique experiences, including his unexpected calls to rub elbows with celebrities and his rather unconventional wardrobe choices. As we round off our conversation, we touch on the complexities of paramedic licensure and certification, emphasizing the importance of medical professionals during film and television production. And just when you think we're done, we circle back to the 90s comedy show, In Living Color, reminiscing about its impact on its participants, encouraging listeners to revisit this iconic show. Sit back, enjoy the journey, and prepare to be entertained and enlightened in equal measure as we navigate the exciting world of law enforcement, private security, and pop culture.Support the showJoin our Facebook Community!Buy us a beer!Email Us! (Justin or Jason)Thanks for listening and please share the show!
Dec 13, 2023
Ever tried to cram a can of White Claw into a custom 3D printed fire alarm box? Well, our long-time listener and friend, Alex, did as he presents us with this surprisingly amusing gift as the starting point for a wild and humorous ride. We get lost in the absurdity of the moment, illustrating the unexpected roles of White Claw in fire inspections and sparking a hilarious debate on Episcopalians and pescatarians. Tune in for a burst of laughter and a hearty dose of our unique camaraderie.Hold on to your seats as we recount our uproarious attempts at fitting that stubborn can into the fire alarm box. We've got power tools, a butane torch, and a whole lot of determination in our arsenal. We assure you, this episode isn't just about our hard-earned victory over the can, but also includes our humorous takes on the Siri mishap and an enlightening discussion about the alcohol content of White Claw. Closing our eccentric episode, we ponder over 3D printed White Claw holders and discuss bizarre sightings of a mysterious light. Remember, watch out for bikes and planes! Join our laughter-filled conversation with Alex, and let's make your day a little brighter.Support the showJoin our Facebook Community!Buy us a beer!Email Us! (Justin or Jason)Thanks for listening and please share the show!
Dec 6, 2023
Imagine being stuck in rush-hour traffic, only to find out the hold-up is due to protestors strategically blocking the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge. We promise, this episode is more than a routine analysis of traffic chaos. In this episode, we dissect the planning, coordination, and the rather puzzling decision to discard car keys, during this striking protest. Plus, we tackle the intriguing legal implications when rental cars become tools of civil disobedience.Then, do you crave for thought-provoking film theories? Hold on to your seats as we weave through the imagined realities of beloved movies. From the Fight Club-esque theory about Ferris Bueller's Day Off, to the unlikely link between The Little Mermaid and Frozen, and even to the post-apocalyptic scenario in Cars, we leave no stone unturned. Not to mention, get a glimpse of the much-anticipated Harry Potter TV series and the fascinating fan theories surrounding Neville Longbottom. Remember, sometimes, to truly decode the secrets of the silver screen, you need to hit the books. So, tune in for an episode brimming with curiosity, controversy, and a bit of cinephilia!Tickets for 1st Responders Concerts, Sporting Events, Comedy Shows and more at INCREDIBLE discounts!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showJoin our Facebook Community!Buy us a beer!Email Us! (Justin or Jason)Thanks for listening and please share the show!
Nov 29, 2023
Brace yourselves for a wild ride into the outlandish world of Australian slang, joined by our ardent fan, Abigail, er...Alex. Unravel the mystifying semantics of "cossie" and "togs," and chuckle your way through the intriguing tale behind Abigail's peculiar moniker. And guess what? Our beloved guest also strums the banjo! As we meander down memory lane, we reflect on the surprising fact that our meeting with Abigail and his family was six months ago. Sounds like yesterday!As we progress into the latter half of our jovial powwow, we delve into the time-honored tradition of gift-giving during the festive season. Relive the childhood suspense of guessing the contents of our wrapped presents and our parents' cunning tricks. But, hold your horses! There’s an unexpected twist; a gift from one our guest. With a dash of humor around knife safety, we strive to unbox this enigma, leading to a hilarious discussion on assemblage. So, buckle up for an episode brimming with laughter, nostalgia, and a sprinkle of mystery!Tickets for 1st Responders Concerts, Sporting Events, Comedy Shows and more at INCREDIBLE discounts!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showJoin our Facebook Community!Buy us a beer!Email Us! (Justin or Jason)Thanks for listening and please share the show!
Nov 22, 2023