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THE DIRT WASP PODCAST is about martial arts, military topics, real people, current events, philosophy, history, popular culture, and society. Our mission is to deliver high quality, provocative, interesting, informative, and entertaining content for a wide-ranging audience! Our guests consist of a full range of people and personalities talking about a wide variety of topics! Episode feedback/contact us at email: TheColonel@TheDirtWaspPodcast.com * Follow us on Twitter: @DirtWaspPodcast * Che ...
 
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In the self-defense, tactical firearms, and sometimes in the martial arts communities we hear the term "sheepdog." This is most often in the context that people can be divided into three groups: sheep - most people, wolves - those who prey on people, and sheepdogs - those who protect their people (the sheep) from the human predators (the wolves). B…
 
Tim and Brady discuss new trading cards, more weirdness from civilians, head-to-heads, a Dutch Sofa Shop cover, an architectural Spoon of the Week, a building demolition, ancestors, Brady's convict roots, secret words, and a big finale. Go to nordvpn.com/unmade and use code UNMADE to get a 2-year plan plus 1 additional month with a huge discount It…
 
U.S. Army Technical Sergeant Charles H. Coolidge was the recipient of the Medal of Honor for heroism above and beyond the call of duty for his actions in France against German armored forces in October, 1944. A native of Tennessee, TSgt Coolidge was drafted into the U.S. Army in June 1942 and served in the European Theater. He was discharged in 194…
 
Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel James "Maggie" Megellas is considered one of the most highly decorated officers in the history of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division. Megellas, while a platoon leader in the Battle of the Bulge, single handedly destroyed an enemy tank while leading his platoon in the capture of Herresbach, Belgium. The tank stood i…
 
Tim and Brady discuss our weird behaviours, coathangers, a new piece of merch, righting a podcast wrong, another spoon, a stakeholder idea involving plushies, and a grand performance of the Sofa Shop. Hover - register your domain now and get 10% off by going to hover.com/unmade Go to Storyblocks for stock video, pictures and audio at storyblocks.co…
 
Author and HEMA martial artist Justin M. Aucoin joins us to talk about swordfighting, HEMA, the Society for Creative Anachronism, writing books and stories, and lifting weights! Justin, who writes under "J. M. Aucoin," is the author of several short story collections and books available on Amazon.com and elsewhere. He is a HEMA & SCA Rapier Instruc…
 
Tim and Brady discuss an angelic cover, more clown names, NESW mnemonics, stakeholders, mediocrity, a spoon of geographic interest, and people who have never been on a podcast. Go to Storyblocks for stock video, pictures and audio at storyblocks.com/unmade Support us on Patreon - become a stakeholder and maybe win a spoon Join the discussion of thi…
 
This week's guest is Mr. Tim Broadwater, an American Sumo practitioner and a member of the Appalachian Sumo Club in Morgantown, West Virginia. Tim is a student of other martial arts, notably Judo and Karate, Jeet Kune Do, and has studied some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well. Tim also competes in strongman competitions. Tim is 6'7" (2.03m) tall and weig…
 
Corporate Security Officer Morgan Hulsey, a life-long student of the martial arts, joins us to talk about women in the martial arts. Morgan talks about some of the challenges faced by women who study martial arts, and encourages more women to seek martial arts training. Morgan studied Isshin Ryu Karate from age five to age fourteen, competing in th…
 
Tim and Brady discuss some parish notices, Celtic Fusion Music, Cremation, fan art, a Dutch spoon from the future, a lost spoon, another amazing Sofa Shop performance, the planets, and clowning around. MuskOx has thoughtfully made, high-quality men's apparel - check them at gomuskox.com and use the code UNMADE for 15% off Go to Storyblocks for stoc…
 
Sensei Tristan Chermack, owner and chief instructor at Spirit Aikido Training Center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota joins us to discuss the current state of Aikido and to talk about the "martial side" of Aikido. Chermack Sensei discusses how and why Aikido is misunderstood, why it has a bad rap among many martial artists, and what needs to be done to m…
 
Tim and Brady discuss letters from the future, a toilet-themed spoon, another Sofa Shop cover, 'which is which', a history-themed idea from a Patron, Chariots of Fire, Brady's tumble... and other stuff. Go to nordvpn.com/unmade and use code UNMADE to get a 2-year plan plus 1 additional month with a huge discount It’s risk free with Nord’s 30 day mo…
 
Kris Wilder is a member of the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame and has written 22 books about martial arts and martial-related subjects. Kris owns West Seattle Karate Academy in Seattle, Washington, USA, where he teaches Goju-Ryu karate. Kris holds black belts in Goju-Ryu, Tae Kwon Do, and Judo. He also hosts the Martial Arts & Life podcast…
 
Tim and Brady discuss a bell tower surprise, woodwind instruments, the 'Heinsight' strategic vision, a special spoon, Tim's failed police career, and spies - plus some other stuff. Hover - register your domain now and get 10% off by going to hover.com/unmade Support us on Patreon Join the discussion of this episode on our subreddit USEFUL LINKS The…
 
Our guest this week is retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent Gina L. Osborn. Gina retired as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of Cyber and Computer Forensics in the Los Angeles Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI is a male-dominated organization with the male to female ratio being about 80% to 20%. Gina rose through…
 
Cowboy up! Karate is in the Olympic Games for the very first time in 2020 (the 2020 Games will be conducted in 2021). With the Netflix series "Cobra Kai" enjoying immense global popularity, Karate is once again in the limelight. Karate black belt, martial arts school owner, and lifelong martial artist and martial arts instructor Nick W. Smith joins…
 
Airline Captain Jay Seffern joins us to talk about the airline industry, its history, how it's changed over the years, and tips for those interested in an airline career. If you have, do, or plan to fly on an airline, this will be an a very interesting show! Email us at: TheColonel@TheDirtWaspPodcast.com Follow us on Twitter: @DirtWaspPodcast Visit…
 
Tim and Brady discuss Heidi Hein, Super Bowl ads, nuclear missiles, half-time shows, an international quiz, a Melbourne Cup spoon, racing names, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, and sewing machines. Go to Storyblocks for stock video, pictures and audio at storyblocks.com/unmade Here's the video of 20 countries so you can play and compare scores with Tim …
 
Welcome to the third episode of our trilogy on the martial arts with Suffian Nick W. Smith, owner of Hill Country Karate in New Braunfels, Texas. Mr. Smith is a lifelong martial artist and martial arts instructor, combatives instructor, and has an impressive martial arts resume including black belts in Karate and Tae Kwon Do. He is a Suffian in Sil…
 
Tim and Brady discuss eavesdropping, Soulja Boy, a Trap remix, the name 'Stephen', a spoon of the week, Amway, radio promotions, the beach, Disneyland Paris, and memes. Hover - register your domain now and get 10% off by going to hover.com/unmade Support us on Patreon Join the discussion of this episode on our subreddit There's an extra 42 seconds …
 
Welcome to the second episode of our trilogy on the martial arts with Suffian Nick W. Smith, owner of Hill Country Karate in New Braunfels, Texas. Mr. Smith is a lifelong martial artist and martial arts instructor, combatives instructor, and has an impressive martial arts resume including black belts in Karate and Tae Kwon Do. He is a Suffian in Si…
 
Tim and Brady Haran OAM discuss Australia Day, an honour, Two Piece Feed's debut, a change to Australia's National Anthem, national days, an INXS Sofa Shop cover, spoon of the week, Uluru, renaming stuff, window views, fax paper, and fairy bread. Hover - register your domain now and get 10% off by going to hover.com/unmade Support us on Patreon for…
 
Our guest this week is Suffian Nick W. Smith, owner of Hill Country Karate in New Braunfels, Texas. Mr. Smith is a lifelong martial artist and martial arts instructor, combatives instructor, and has an impressive martial arts resume including black belts in Karate and Tae Kwon Do. He is a Suffian in Silat Bela Diri, is a Dog Brothers Martial Arts i…
 
This week we talk with wrestling and football coach Gary Sirkel about the importance of contact sports in the development of mental and physical toughness, personal resilience, and leadership in youth. It is said that hard times create hard men (and women), while soft times create soft men (and women). In the scope of human history, mankind has nev…
 
Join me and Guro Edwin Rodriguez of Texas Defense Academy to talk about the Filipino Martial Art Pekiti Tersia Kali, or P-T-K! P-T-K was founded by the Tortal family in the Philippines in 1897. It is based on the traditional Filipino bladed-weapons martial art of Kali. P-T-K is the hand-to-hand fighting system of the Philippine Marine Corps, and fo…
 
Happy New Year!!! In our 2021 New Year's Day message to you the Colonel reads the 1850 poem, "Ring Out, Wild Bells," by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892), a most appropriate and fitting poem to send 2020 off into history. The Colonel also reads another fitting poem, "Harken the New Year." Thank you for listening to the podcast!!! Email us at: TheCol…
 
Tim and Brady get the band back together... Featuring Quentin Eyres and Carmine Scalzi, the original Sofa Shop jingle performers. And a special guest guitarist. FOR VIDEOS AND PICTURES, be sure to watch the YouTube version of this episode Support us on Patreon so we can make more quality digital content like this Join the discussion of this episode…
 
iFeliz Navidad! Merry Christmas! Our Christmas 2020 message to you. The Colonel reads the 1823 poem, "A Visit from Saint Nicholas," by the American poet Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863). You may know it in its adapted version as "T'was the Night Before Christmas."* A Happy Christmas to all! Email us at: TheColonel@TheDirtWaspPodcast.com Follow us o…
 
Tim and Brady review the new KFC movie, but first discuss heavy metal, middle age, an unknown spoon of the week, malleefowls, Korumburra, and a Patreon idea from Wisconsin. Go to Storyblocks for stock video, pictures and audio at storyblocks.com/unmade Support us on Patreon Join the discussion of this episode on our subreddit Watch A Recipe for Sed…
 
Cokie Hasiotis is the Chief of Staff at The Block, the Founder and CEO of Lasagna Consulting, and an advisor for Fintech Today. In this interview Cokie and Nate discuss how she got wrapped up in so many cool companies, and how she gained the skills necessary to make an impact everywhere she goes. Also, how did Cokie get into squash, and is it worth…
 
Tim and Brady discuss The Beatles, a KFC movie, notices, overhead projectors, Mrs Hein's AMA, a list reading, bed time, Fat Cat, a challenging ad read, Spoon of the Week (including our Unmade Podcast Spoon at last), some iconic Adelaide locations, incomplete projects, and The Corrs. Go to Storyblocks for stock video, pictures and audio at storybloc…
 
Join me and retired U.S. Department of Homeland Security Senior Special Agent Tom Morgan, a veteran polygraph examiner, to demystify the mysterious polygraph (lie detector)! Tom talks about the history of the polygraph, the science behind it, it's uses, and things to think about if you have to take one. Tom is a graduate of the U.S. Department of D…
 
Chris Davis is the Founder and Chief Automation Officer of Automation Bridge, a resource for Automating your Marketing. In this interview, Chris and Nate discuss his experience in automation at Lockheed Martin, his journey finding the right mentors, and how he started Automation Bridge. Follow Chris: Follow him on Twitter Follow him on Instagram Ch…
 
THIS EPISODE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF BRIGADIER GENERAL CHUCK YEAGER, 1923-2020, THE FIRST MAN TO FLY FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF SOUND. Join Jay Seffern, a former U.S. Air Force flight test engineer, to discuss his flight test experiences with the F-20 Tiger Shark, the F-16 Viper, the HH-60 Black Hawk, and the MC-130 Combat Talon II. Jay and I d…
 
Tim and Brady discuss illegal raves (with an interruption), Dutch Dads, Replaying 2020, a historic spoon of the week, wake-up calls, and a patron's idea about tea. Go to Storyblocks for stock video, pictures and audio at storyblocks.com/unmade Support us on Patreon for all sorts of goodies and opportunities - and to help us make the show Join the d…
 
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