Ep. 23 - Apology w/ Jon Lindinger

Episode Notes:

In this episode, we welcome back our first returning guest, Jon Lindinger, to review Plato’s Apology. In the Apology, Plato recounts the trial of Socrates - his defenses against accusers, his response to being found guilty, and his final words to the court after being sentenced to death. This is a classic work, and has a lot to teach us about how to conduct ourselves virtuously in the face of persecution and death. Jon was a great person to have for this discussion, and we’re glad to be able to share it with you!

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

Jon’s Website: https://www.xenotheory.org/

Episode Photo Credit: Jeanette Palmer

Ep. 22 - Humanizing the Badge w/ Mike the Cop

Episode Notes:

In this episode (our first full video episode!) we speak with Mike the Cop. Mike is a police officer whose has a YouTube channel focused on creating humorous, engaging, and educational content on topics in and around law enforcement. In this conversation, we talk about police-public relations, and specifically an organization Mike is a part of called Humanizing the Badge. We talk about police perception, and how different people come to have different experiences with law enforcement. We also touch a couple of specific policy topics including whether police should carry Narcan and firearms legislation.

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

Mike the Cop on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxpOkffUI2MQXWl2XWI6QPA

Humanizing the Badge: https://www.humanizingthebadge.com/

Ep. 21 - Survival w/ Cadre Cleve

Episode Notes:

In this episode, we speak with Cadre Cleve from GORUCK. Cleve is a retired Recon Marine and is one of the GORUCK cadre who gets to teach events in their survival series - Constellation (Urban), Expedition (Wilderness), and Immersion (Water). In our conversation, we talk about survival mindset, what it means to be prepared, what the fundamental skills of preparedness are, and how GORUCK helps people with those skills. We also spend some time talking about leadership, and how some of the principles of combat leadership translate into the civilian world.

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

GORUCK Website: http://www.goruck.com/

Mentioned in the episode:

Cooper's Color Code: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Cooper#Combat_mindset_and_the_Cooper_color_code

The Gift of Fear: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gift_of_Fear

The Mission The Men and Me: https://www.amazon.com/Mission-Men-Me-Lessons-Commander/dp/0425236579

Ep. 20 - Security w/ Deviant Ollam

Episode Notes:

In this episode, we speak with Deviant Ollam, a Physical Pen Tester. But while ball-points aren’t necessarily absent, his job is much more interesting. Deviant and his team asses and consult on all manners of security, and in this case, physical security. Deviant’s work is somewhere between 21st-century-espionage-fieldcraft-expert and wild-west-safecracker. In this conversation, we talk about what security means, how physical security enters our lives, what it’s like to test security for a living, and some practical tips for everyone to be just a little bit better informed about an often overlooked part of life.

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

Twitter: @DeviantOllam

Deviant's Website: http://deviating.net/

The CORE Group: http://enterthecore.net/

Mentioned in episode:

Tactics of a Physical Pen Tester talk: https://youtu.be/rnmcRTnTNC8

Super-Grip Lock: https://www.amazon.com/Super-Grip-Lock-Deadbolt-Accessory/dp/B008YGQSOO

Veritas Travellers Doorstop by Lee Valley Tools: http://www.leevalley.com/en/gifts/page.aspx?p=40812

Liverstrong talk: https://youtu.be/M_kGkYyqWvs

Memphis Meats: http://www.memphismeats.com/

The Burning of the Green Witch: https://youtu.be/u79DG1vxN9g

Jade Liqueurs: http://bestabsinthe.com/

Ep. 18 - Children's Music w/ Jason Rabinowitz

Episode Notes:

In this episode we speak with Jason Rabinowitz, one of the founding members of the group The Pop-Ups, who make children’s music. We talk about the ideas people have about children’s music, and why some music for children seems to be oversimplified and annoying, while some is engaging and genuinely listenable by adults. We also talk about what children are capable of, and some misconceptions people have about children’s abilities for comprehension and social behavior.

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

The Pop-Ups (Jason’s Band): http://thepopups.com/

Mentioned in the episode

Oakland art project: http://www.artnews.com/2018/07/25/world-preview-art21s-report-creative-growth-art-center-oakland/

Hold Tight Shine Bright: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1426119606?ls=1&app=itunes

Ep. 17 - Food Allergies w/ Cody & Rose Sklar

Episode Notes:

In this episode, we speak with Cody Sklar and his mother Rose Sklar about growing up with severe food allergies, the current state of food allergies in our society, and Cody’s new company Wander Without Worry, the world’s first allergy-friendly food delivery service.

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

Cody’s Documentary: http://immersive.healthcentral.com/allergy/d/LBLN/living-with-severe-allergies-rosecodysklar/?ap=2003

Wander Without Worry (Cody’s Company): https://www.wanderwithoutworry.com/

Minimalism Documentary Mentioned: https://minimalismfilm.com/

The local magazine article mentioned in the interviews is not yet available online.