Spear Talk Podcast

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 55
  Jun 10, 2021   01:05:15

Spear Talk #55 – Tony Blauer

For Spear Talk 55, we sat down with tactical and self-defense training guru, Tony Blauer! If you are not familiar with Tony or his training philosophies, then you should do yourself a favor and check him out on social media, or even attend one of his seminars, as there is a lot of necessary information...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 54
  Jun 03, 2021   00:42:52

Spear Talk #54 – Michael Berryman

For Spear Talk 54, we had the luxury to spend time with the incredible Michael Berryman! Growing up, Michael was always one of the actors that really made every role of his unique and memorable, to include scene-stealing in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science, and The Devil’s Rejects!...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 53
  May 27, 2021   01:02:16

Spear Talk #53 – Rick Alan Ross & Dean Blundell

For Spear Talk 53, we had the privilege  to speak with cult expert and author Rick Alan Ross and podcast personality and founder of his own podcast network, Dean Blundell! This was a fascinating talk that covered all things cults. I had done an appearance on Dean’s own show where we tried to figure out...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 52
  May 20, 2021   00:50:58

Spear Talk #52 – Michael Bailey Smith

For Spear Talk 52, we spoke with Army veteran and actor, Michael Bailey Smith! You will recognize Michael from his iconic pop culture roles in the Charmed TV series, as “Super Freddy” in Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, and the man behind the monsters in Monster Man and The Hills Have Eyes...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 51
  May 13, 2021   00:48:45

Spear Talk #51 – Tim Jacobus

For Spear Talk #51, we sat down with childhood idle, and reason why i started to enjoy reading, Tim Jacobus! Tim is the iconic illustrator of the famed Goosebumps book series, whose book covers are works of pop culture art! In our dsicussion, we talked out his working relationship with R.L. Stine, his creative process...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 50
  May 06, 2021   01:19:32

Spear Talk #50 – Mick Doge & Barry Kerch

For our 50th Spear Talk, we couldn’t have had a better episode for you than having both the legendary, “Barefoot Sensei”, Mick Dodge, and multi-platinum  selling rock drummer, Barry Kerch, from the band Shinedown, join us! We had a blast talking about the earth, being outside, and the need to thrive! Some of the topics...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 49
  Apr 29, 2021   00:53:45

Spear Talk #49 – Forrest Lang

For Spear Talk 49, we had the honor to speak with Forrest Lang, a veteran, tattooist, author, orphan, and victim of abuse! While some of this talk is sometimes tough to hear, it is a necessary discussion for everyone to listen. While Forrest’s life has had its hardships and heartache, hearing Forrest talk about surviving...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 48
  Apr 22, 2021   01:00:26

Spear Talk #48 – Donny Dust & Barry Kerch

For Spear Talk 48, we had the honor to host both “professional caveman” Donny Dust and Barry Kerch, drummer for platinum rock band Shinedown! This was a great talk about life, surviving, and everything in between! In our discussion, we covered Donny’s health scare prior to filming his episode of the television show “Alone”,  what...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 47
  Apr 15, 2021   00:32:34

Spear Talk #47 – Adrian Paul

For Spear Talk 47, we had the honor to speak with Adrian Paul, the actor behind “Duncan Macleod” from the hit television show, Highlander! This was bucket list talk for us, as Adrian was responsible for my love of swords! In our discussion we covered his training and work on Highlander, the passing of the...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 46
  Apr 08, 2021   00:56:48

Spear Talk #46 – EJ Snyder

For Spear Talk #46, we had the privilege to speak with decorated Army veteran, survivalist, and multi-time winner of the hit television show, Naked & Afraid on Discovery! This was a very enlightening conversation learning about his career and what it takes to survive! In our discussion, we covered his his 25 year military career,...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 45
  Apr 01, 2021   00:53:48

Spear Talk #45 – Bob Hamer

For Spear Talk 45, we had the honor to speak with Marine Corp veteran, and 26-year FBI Agent, a majority spent undercover, Bob Hamer! Bob is also an accomplished author, speaker, and has worked as a technical advisor on Law & Order: SVU! In our discussion, we cover his undercover work with the FBI, to...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 44
  Mar 25, 2021   00:48:32

Spear Talk #44 – Raoul Trujillo

For Spear Talk 44, we had the honor to speak with the incredible Raoul Trujillo who came by to talk about his career, to include his life in the U.S. Army, the importance of preserving the history of the indigenous peoples, and jumping into the world of Mayans M.C. as “Che ‘Taza’ Romero”! Fans of...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 43
  Mar 18, 2021   00:45:16

Spear Talk # 43 – Matthias Hues

For Spear Talk 43, we sat down with the quintessential action movie villain,  Matthias Hues! If you grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, then Matthias most likely fought your hero as the main henchman! One of those iconic roles was in I Come In Peace, opposite Dolph Lungren. He has fought them all: Loren...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 42
  Mar 11, 2021   00:35:10

Spear Talk #42 – Jason Piccolo

For Spear Talk 44, we had the honor to spend time with U.S. Army veteran, Jason Piccolo! On top of being a Army Captain, Jason was also a U.S. Border Patrol Agent, an author of two books, the host of The Protector’s Podcast, and has a doctorate in strategic security! Our discussion focused on burn...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 41
  Mar 09, 2021   00:47:31

Spear Talk #41 – Thomas G. Waites

For Spear Talk 41, we sat down with Thomas G. Waites, whose roles as “Windows” in John Carpenter’s The Thing and as “Fox” in Walter Hill’s, “The Warriors” are part of pop culture lore! Thomas also own and operates a highly successful acting school in NYC! In our discussion, we talked about the mental and...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 40
  Mar 04, 2021   00:49:24

Spear Talk #40 – Rick Hogg

For Spear Talk 40, we had the privilege to speak with one of the premier tactical instructors in the industry,  Rick Hogg, who is also the founder of War Hogg Tactical, Inc, based in North Carolina! Rick is 29-year United States Army Special Operation combat veteran, with 13 combat deployments between Iraq and Afghanistan, as...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 39
  Feb 25, 2021   00:54:27

Spear Talk #39 – Sam J. Jones

For Spear Talk 39, we had the honor to talk with Sam J. Jones, who most will recognize as the iconic ‘Flash Gordon” from the 1980 cult film! But did you know that Sam was a United States Marine or has spent close to 20 years as an executive protection agent, working in Mexico? This...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 38
  Feb 23, 2021   00:53:34

Spear Talk #38 – Marshall R. Teague

For Spear Talk 38, we had the honor to speak with actor, Marshall R. Teague. Marshall is known for his iconic villain character “Jimmy Reno” in Roadhouse and his work as “Ta’Lon” from Babylon 5, among other projects, however, did you know that Marshall is also an United States  Navy veteran, champion Kick-boxer, martial artist,...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 37
  Feb 18, 2021   00:57:48

Spear Talk #37 – Robert Clotworthy

For Spear Talk 37, we had the pleasure of sitting down with the amazing, Robert Clotworthy. Most people will recognize Robert’s voice from the hit shows on History Channel which he narrates, The Curse Of Oak Island, Beyond Oak Island, and Ancient Aliens, as well as the voice of the iconic “Jim Raynor” from the...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 36
  Feb 15, 2021   01:03:11

Spear Talk # 36 – Bob Wall

For Spear Talk 36, we had the distinct honor of sitting down with the legendary martial artist Bob Wall! You will recognize Mr. Wall as the main henchmen “O’Hara” in the iconic Bruce Lee film, Enter The Dragon! Mr. Wall has numerous black belts, to include Tang So Do (9th degree) and Kyokushin Budokai (8th...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 35
  Feb 11, 2021   00:44:22

Spear Talk #35 – Vernon Wells

For Spear Talk 35, we sat down with actor, Vernon Wells, who you will recognize from his memorable roles as “Bennett” from Commando, ‘Wez” from Mad Max 2, “Mr. Igoe” from Inner Space, and “Lord General” in Weird Science! Vernon was a blast to speak with as he shared some incredible stories! In our discussion,...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 34
  Feb 05, 2021   01:02:29

Spear Talk #34 – Jay Dobyns

For Spear Talk 24, I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with retired Special Agent and veteran undercover operative with the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Jay Dobyns! Jay is also a motivational speaker, and a New York Times Best-Selling author! In this inspirational discussion, we covered it all: his...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 33
  Feb 02, 2021   00:35:01

Spear Talk #33 – Ryan Tate

For Spear Talk #33, we had the honor to speak with Ryan Tate, who is a former U.S. Marine and President of VETPAW (Veterans Empowered To Protect African Wildlife). This organization is unique in the fact that it deploys former and retired veterans to Africa, to help in the protection of wildlife, most of which...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 32
  Jan 28, 2021   00:42:34

Spear Talk #32 – Captain Sig Hansen

For Spear Talk 32, we were able to catch up with Captain Sig Hansen, who many of you will recognize from the hit television show on the Discovery Channel, Deadliest Catch! Cpt. Hansen is the captain of the  F/V Northwestern, one of the top crab fishing boats in the industry and a New York Times...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 31
  Jan 21, 2021   00:52:10

Spear Talk #31 – James C. Burns

For Spear Talk #31, we had to honor to talk with James C. Burns, who voiced and portrayed the iconic “Frank Woods” from the acclaimed Black Ops I, Black Ops II, and Black Ops IV games in the Call of Duty series! James is one of a kind individual who shared some amazing stories! We...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 30
  Jan 14, 2021   00:51:30

Spear Talk #30 – Chris Casamassa

For Spear Talk #30, we finally got to speak with our friend, actor, motivator, and martial artist, Chris Casamassa! You will know Chris from his role as one of the most iconic video game characters, “Scorpion”, from the Mortal Kombat series, in the movie and television show! Chris is also a 9th degree black belt...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 29
  Jan 07, 2021   00:54:56

Spear Talk #29 – Erik Stolhanske

We are fortunate to kick off 2021 with Erik Stolhanske for Spear Talk #29! Erik is a great friend, so it was great to finally have him sit down with us! We all know and love Erik through some of his hilarious characters in Beer Fest, Club Dread, and his role as ‘Rabbit” from Super...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 28
  Dec 29, 2020   01:29:28

Spear Talk #28 – Eric Bass & Dr. Steven Greer

For Spear Talk #28, we had the honor of having Eric Bass (bass player, Shinedown) and Dr. Steven Greer (UFologist, Founder of The Disclosure Project). Last Summer, Dr. Greer came out to a Shinedown show to meet the band, and talk about his work, as both Eric and Barry (Kerch) were familiar with his various...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 27
  Dec 15, 2020   01:01:11

Spear Talk #27 – Barry Kerch & Keith Cooke

Our 27th talk brought together two previous guests: Barry Kerch, who is the drummer for platinum selling rock band, Shinedown, and Keith Cooke, who is a five-time World martial arts grand champion, member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame, and actor! You would be familiar with Keith’s role as “Reptile” in the Mortal Kombat...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 26
  Dec 08, 2020   01:00:29

Spear Talk #26 – Michael Kroeger & Patrick Miletich

For our 26th talk, we had a blast with Michael Kroeger (Nickelback, bass player) and Patrick Miletich (UFC Hall of Fame, First UFC Welterweight Champion)! We found lots of common ground between the music industry and MMA world, and dug in deep for a fun, thought-provoking conversation. We spent the hour covering it all: fitness,...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 25
  Dec 01, 2020   01:01:31

Spear Talk #25 – Barry Kerch & Lt John Nores [Ret]

For our 25th talk, we had the honor of welcoming back Lt. John Nores, who is a retired California game warden, and first time guest Barry Kerch, who is the drummer for platinum selling rock band, Shinedown. This was an incredible discussion that covered a wide range of topics. We broke down the importance of...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 24
  Nov 26, 2020   01:06:04

Spear Talk #24 – Marcus Torgerson & Jason Johnson

For Spear Talk #24, we once again sat down with Marcus Torgerson (Krav Maga expert and leader in club security), and also brought along first time guest, Jason Johnson (World renown knife thrower and edged weapons expert) for an explosive discussion that covered everything that is going on in the world today! We touched on...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 28
  Nov 19, 2020   00:47:06

Spear Talk #23 – James DeMeo

It was an honor to speak with James DeMeo for our 23rd Spear Talk! James has over 27 years in the security industry and is considered a subject matter expert in event security by several leading international and domestic magazines; Security Magazine, Security Management Magazine, and Pan Stadia! We covered a wide range of topics,...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 22
  Nov 12, 2020   00:52:53

Spear Talk #22 – Steve Carlson

For our latest talk, we were fortunate to welcome our friend, Steve Carlson to the show! You SHOULD recognize Steve as one of the “Hanson Brothers” from the iconic sports film, Slaphot! This was a lot of fun! We went on a deep dive with Steve and covered everything from his hockey career and playing...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 21
  Nov 05, 2020   00:34:32

Spear Talk #21 – Jason Kuhl

For our 21st talk, I had the honor to speak with Jason Kuhl. Jason is a leader in the security industry, and one of my favorite people to see at a festival or cross paths backstage at a show! At the onset of Covid, Jason was one of the people that I was privileged to...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 20
  Oct 29, 2020   01:03:47

Spear Talk #20 – Andrea Crosta

For our 20th talk, we had the honor of doing a deep dive into the world of animal conservation and the trafficking of animals with our friend, Andrea Crosta! Andrea is the executive Director of Earth League International and the creator of Wildleaks! You can see his team work in two documentaries: The Ivory Game...

Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 18
  Oct 15, 2020   00:39:03

Spear Talk #18 – Claudia King

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Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 15
  Oct 03, 2020   00:49:37

Spear Talk #15 – Patrick Miletich

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Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 13
  Oct 03, 2020   00:32:33

Spear Talk #13 – Joey Beltran

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Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 12
  Oct 03, 2020   00:54:29

Spear Talk #12 – Richard Norton

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Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 17
  Oct 03, 2020   00:44:33

Spear Talk #17 – Ray Sefo

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Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 4
  Oct 03, 2020   00:23:33

Spear Talk #4 – Jon Spillman

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Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 8
  Oct 03, 2020   01:02:15

Spear Talk #8 – Marcus Torgerson

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Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 3
  Oct 03, 2020   00:25:54

Spear Talk #3 – Dr. Lois Lee

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Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 7
  Oct 03, 2020   01:04:16

Spear Talk #7 – Olivier Gruner

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Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 2
  Oct 03, 2020   00:24:42

Spear Talk #2 – Christy (Martin) Salters

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Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 14
  Oct 03, 2020   01:10:28

Spear Talk #14 – Loren Avedon

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Spear Talk Podcast
Episode: 6
  Oct 03, 2020   00:57:46

Spear Talk #6 – Kathy Long

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