Skillset Live

Skillset Live

Weekly radio show hosted by the editors of Skillset Magazine. Each episode Jason Swarr and Ben Tirpak interview celebrities, athletes, industry leaders, military and law enforcement heroes and on occasion, give a tongue and cheek breakdown of our current social climate in America.

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April 26, 2021 58 min

This week we are excited to sit down with Ryan Weaver, a former Army Blackhawk pilot turned country music star, as he explains what made him pursue the dream of becoming a recording artist. From following his brother's footsteps into Army aviation to the tragic loss of two family members in the line of duty, his road to stardom was filled with many ups and downs. Join us for this amazing podcast! 

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This week we are honored to sit down with UFC fighter, John "The Bull" Makdessi, to talk about effective nutritional habits and the mindset one must have to compete at an elite level. Are you fueling your body right? Is your mentality your biggest obstacle in life? Listen in as John explains his lessons learned and how you can apply them to your everyday life.

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This week we welcome back Chief Deputy Matthew Thomas from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office in Arizona to Skillset Live. His department has been on the front lines of the current border crisis and he gives us a first hand account of what's really happening in the southwest United States. From child trafficking to the infiltration of suspected terrorists, there is no doubt this catastrophe is getting worse by the minute. Li...

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This week we welcome Full Spectrum Warrior owner and former Navy SEAL, Rich Graham to the show. We sit down and have an in depth conversation on what the "woke" trend is doing to the readiness of our military and even how it affects corporate America. Can we "right the ship" or will PC culture permanently handcuff our capabilities for generations to come?

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This week we welcome former IDF soldier and global security specialist, Greg Schneider to the show. In this episode he lays out his 10 steps to improving tactical performance for military, police or civilians that want to stay at the top of their game! 

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This week we get the honor of sitting down with former police officer turned author, Brandon Tatum. He has been on the forefront of the conservative movement for years and is one of the strongest supporting voices in our country. Join us as we discuss the problems with our current state of politics, our police force and the abuse they are taking from our own leaders and even touch on transgender sports issues. Do not miss this show...

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Jason gives you a 5 minute breakdown on the status of the podcast and what to look forward to this year!

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This week we ring in the new year with MMA fighter, inventor, actor and all around badass, Shondo Blades. We dive deep into his unique combatives training and more importantly, learn how he achieves an unstoppable warrior mindset. This show is filled with positive mental attitude! Don't sleep on it!

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2020 has turned the job market upside down. Many Americans are now finding themselves having to look for a job for the first time in years. What has changed in the hiring process? What avenues should I go down to find that job that's right for me? Join us as we talk to Erin Hughes, the author of 45 Days to Hired as he gives us a first hand account of getting employed in current times.

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This week we welcome the training staff from K9 Defense into the studio to get the straight scoop on building the ideal working dog. We cover the most suitable breeds, targeted bite training, service life longevity, dog armor and even discuss K9 cloning. If you love fur missiles, you don't want to miss this podcast!

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Skillset political analyst, Daisy Hawkins, is back in the studio and she is fired up! Listen in as she breaks down the election fraud scandal, forced lockdowns and who she would pick as her 2020 Persons of the Year!

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November 23, 2020 58 min

This week we welcome former Green Beret turn actor, Jeff Bosley back to the show. We get the inside scoop on life in front of the camera during the Covid era as well as the struggle most actors face while attempting to secure a role. Jeff is no stranger to the grind and he shares it all with Skillset!

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This week we are honored to have combat fighter pilot, Lt Col Dan Rooney as a guest on Skillset Live. Listen in as we talk about the stressors of war and the emotional toll it takes on our men and women as they rotate back into civilian life. We also touch on his new book, Fly Into The Wind and the reason he started the veteran non profit, Folds of Honor Foundation. 

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November 10, 2020 52 min

This week we push some positivity into your ear holes as we welcome author, motivational speaker and Skillset Man Skills champion, Joshua Coburn to the show. This podcast tackles how to overcome the self doubt a lot of us have and what we need to do to make ourselves 100% unstoppable in life! Everyone needs a little motivation right now and Skillset Live has it!

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Well, that escalated quickly. All hopes and dreams of a 24 hour presidential election have been shattered by hints of fraud, waste and abuse. How are average, hard working Americans feeling today? Well tune in as Jason and Ben share their feelings on this giant, 2020 dumpster fire

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Welcome to our new monthly segment at Skillset Live called Cop Talk, where we bring in active LEO's and let them voice their unfiltered opinions on current day topics. This episode we invite Chief Deputy Matt Thomas and Officer Mike Black to the show to discuss anti-cop rhetoric, election violence concerns, recruitment and enforcing mask policies. Real cops, real social issues, real perspectives. 

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This week we sit down with EP specialist, Byron Rogers and discuss what it takes to dive into the protection world in 2020. Are soft skills more important than hard skills? Is it a lucrative career path? Where and how should one get trained? Join us as we cover all this and tons more! 

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Well, that escalated quickly. The first Presidential Debate is in the books and most of America is left scratching their heads. Join the editors of Skillset as they breakdown their favorite and not so favorite moments of the "2020 Cleveland Debacle". 

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This week we welcome Sheriff Michael Neal from Monroe County, Arkansas to the show as he walks us through one of the most insane police shootouts we've ever heard on Skillset Live. From the second he got the call for assistance to dealing with the stresses of taking someone's life, Sheriff Neal leaves no stone unturned. Don't miss this show!

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In this episode of Skillset Live, we travel back 19 years to one of the most horrific days in American history, 9-11-2001. Our goal in this podcast is to re-educate citizens on the events that unfolded and to honor the 3000+ lives we lost within those few fateful hours. As patriots of this great country, it's our duty to make sure the younger generations never lose sight of how this attack changed America forever.  

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