Manly podcasts for a brave new world

Author: Dwayn Chambers

15 May

E21: Guns for Beginners with James from Survivalpunk

Guns and Target
Being a new gun buyer can be intimidating. Finding the right one is key for your enjoyment and safety.

After a week off from recording a podcast, it was great getting back together. Since Gary has moved backed to Washington and has gotten settled in, we will be back to our normal Monday, Thursday for releasing podcasts. In this episode, we talk guns for beginners. One of the things Gary did when he got back was pawn some things off and used the money to buy a new gun. I was intrigued about what went into his gun purchase and why he decided on a Ruger Lightweight Commander. He was talking about getting a Springfield 1911, but his mind was changed by the salesman at his gun store. This topic got me thinking, it has been more than 15 years since I’ve shot a gun and was talking hypothetically about getting a new handgun. I had no idea where to start so we decided to bring on James from Survivalpunk.com to talk me through the process and discuss not only gun purchase, but gun basics.

We start the episode talking about the world wide cyber hack that occurred this week. I was amazed how the 22-year-old cyber security worker broke down the code and found the solution to slow down and maybe stop the spread. We then dove into the gun basics. As with any gun conversation, everyone has their own views on gun laws. We each discuss our views without getting too in depth and sidetrack the whole hour with arguing minute details. We end the episode with a glorious Gary rant on James Comey and how he is a perfect example of the ineptitude of individuals who lead federal agencies.

Topics:

Global Cyber hack

Cyber Ransom

Gun Basics

4H Camp

Ruger Commander

M1 Rifle

Gun Safety Course

Gun Accidents

Gun Laws

James Comey

Federal Department Heads

Links:

Survivalpunk.com

Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

 

 

8 May

E20: Brewing Beer with Kevin Richey

Brewing Beer
Rock House Brewing in Lexington, Kentucky.

Is there any more dudetastic topic than Brewing Beer? This week on Old Dudes New Tricks, we talk to beer brewer and tap room owner Kevin Richey. Kevin is one of the founders of Rock House Brewing in Lexington, Kentucky. One of the things we want to do on this podcast, is find topics that guys universally like. Since we probably will not do an episode on boobs, we decided to do one on beer instead. (I personally think the boob topic would get more downloads, however.) Brewing Beer is still awesome though.

Lexington has a growing microbrew market, but the state as a whole only produce 5% of its beer from small breweries. From humble beginnings, mostly out west, the number of small beer brewers have seen impressive growth over the last couple of decades. All hoping to tap the market and grow to the size of the most popular “microbrewery” Sam Adams. It’s not easy. It takes, not only a great beer, but good investment and the drive to build a business that takes a while to get off the ground. Talking to Kevin, we both realized, this is one of the more difficult businesses to begin because even once you build your manufacturing processes, it will be months before you can even sell your first beer. That is a lot of capital you have to invest without a product being sold for a long time.

This episode hits on a couple of key topics our podcast believes deeply in. First, Kevin works a full-time job, but he had a dream to open a brewery. Now that he is older, he is still at his job, but chasing his dream. The second, is the need for hard work and sacrifice. Doing what you love is not always easy. As I’m finding out, the hardest part about doing it, is getting done what you need to do to grow your business and balancing family life.

Topics:

Rock House Brewing

Beer Brewing

Entrepreneurship

Brewers of Central Kentucky

Beer ingredients

How to make different kind of beer

Brewing competitions

Finding capital and a place to brew

Links:

http://rockhousebrewing.com/

Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

 

 

3 May

E19: Midlife Crisis and Gary’s Travels

Midlife Crisis
Some people buy sports cars, some people evaluate and improve their lives.

Our guest did not work out this weeks. We are again on our own. Before we started recording, we were discussing our philosophy on what a Midlife Crisis looks like and decided to roll with that topic. But first, Gary’s hitting the road back to Washington and I wanted to know what it takes for him to pack up and hit the road. Turns out he has got some interesting stories about his travels.

I would not say I have had a midlife crisis. Now that I am getting older and hitting the second half of my life, I have been reflective on my past and have refocused myself on what I want to do for the rest of my life. In doing this, the goal is to be happier and better provide for my family. If you were observing this, you may assume I have hit a midlife crisis. I don’t, for a minute, feel like I am in any kind of crisis mode. What I am doing is taking control and doing the things necessary to be happier. And no, I do not want to go out and buy an expensive sports car. (OK, maybe I do want to buy a sports car.) But if I did, I would do it responsibly and not on a whim.

I think when you get my age, you realize you have acquired certain wisdom. When you are in your early 20’s, you think you are wise and you do things that you assume is the right thing to do. Once you hit your mid 40’s, you then may find yourself stuck in a job that, in your early life, looked great, but now you are stuck and wonder where your dreams went. Because of this, you may observe a midlife crisis.

Topics:

Gary’s Travels

Prepping to Move

RV Life

Trailer Parks

Stinky Slinky

Industrial Fans

Midlife Crisis

Creating a business

Ancient Civilizations

Links:

Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

 

 

1 May

E18: Dave Chesson Creator of Kindlepreneur.com

SEO and online marketing for Authors
Dave Chesson of Kindlepreneur. SEO resources for Authors.

In this week’s episode, we talk to Dave Chesson of Kindlepreneur.com. Dave is a veteran of the United States Navy. Dave comes from a military family and through his life as an active duty officer and being born a military kid, he has traveled the globe. He says his greatest accomplishment is being a husband and a father.

During his time in the Navy, Dave was a nuclear engineer and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Soon, however, he realized he wasn’t happy with his work life and the time it took away from his family. He decided he needed a way out. Instead of just resigning his commission, he smartly decided to build a business while on active duty. During his free time, he began to learn online marketing and creating niche websites. Soon he started earning advertisement and affiliate commissions. Through this, he learned to master Search Engine Optimization (SEO). All of this has led him to today, where he runs the Kindlepreneur Blog to help others achieve their goals.

During our conversation. we talk about the sacrifices you have to make in the military. We discuss isolated duty and how to maximize your limited free time. We also talk about what it was like being a nuclear engineer. Dave then talks about his desire to transition from a Navy officer to a civilian so he could spend more time with his family. He lays out his path and describes the hard work he put into achieving his goals. We then talk about his thoughts on being an entrepreneur and the lessons he has learn building his business. We finish by talking about his company and what they do to help others optimize their SEO through his advice and programs.

Topics:

Navy Officer

Nuclear Engineering

Being Productive

Isolated Duty

Time Management

Book Writing

Balancing Family and Work

SEO

Programming

Entrepreneurship

Links:

https://kindlepreneur.com/

Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

 

 

27 Apr

E17: Life After the Military

Military to Civilian
Life after the military can be a difficult transition

In this episode we discuss, life after the military: How to use your time in the military to be successful after you get out. From time to time, Gary and I are going to bring on our friends to share their experiences with you. Shane Foster was my roommate at the Office of Naval Intelligence for the bulk of my career. If I were to rank the most influential military friends in my life, Gary and Shane would be at the top along with former Navy SEAL Matt Lynagh.

During our time at the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Shane and I were lucky to get to work with cutting edge technology. At the time, our photo lab was the most advanced in the world. We had access to the very beginnings of digital imagery and computer software. Shane enjoyed being a photographer, but he fell in love with software development. Using the military to pay for his education while active, he began taking courses that taught him programing. Once his enlistment was over, it was an easy transition into the University of Cincinnati where he completed his degree. Today Shane is the Vice President, Product Strategy and Innovation at Certica Solutions in Cincinnati.

In this episode, we discuss what our lives were like in the Navy working at ONI and living in one of the worst areas in Washington, D.C. Because all three of us used the military to help further our education while on active duty, we talk about the easy processes that allowed us to do so. We go on to discuss the current climate for Veterans looking for work in the civilian world and the difficulties adjusting to civilian life. We end the episode talking about social media and how the military and government workers have to be careful what they do online to protect their jobs.

Topics:

Bootcamp

Office of Naval Intelligence

Washington, D.C.

War Footing

Careers After the Military

Veterans in Business

Comradery

Social Media in the Military

Top Gun

Links:

Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

 

 

24 Apr

E16: Incarceration Nation: David Clark of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership

Incarceration Nation
The war on drugs has failed, but the Trump administration seems poised to double down.

In this episode, we talk incarceration and dive into the drug war with Law Enforcement Action Partnership’s (LEAP), David Clark. Clark is a former US Army infantry paratrooper. He then worked for three years in Afghanistan as a private contractor. After leaving the military side, he became a police officer in Charleston, SC where he spent time working undercover in narcotics and was a vice detective.

One of the biggest concerns facing the Trump administration is, how are they going to conduct drug enforcement? Are they going to continue the slow change of reform or are they going to double down on the war on drugs? Looking at his appointees, it looks like they are poised to double down. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a drug warrior to his core. If anyone is more old school in his thoughts on the drug war than Sessions, it is Trump’s appointee for head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (Drug Czar) Tom Marino.

During our talk we break down the drug war and where it stands now. We discuss how LEAP operates and their work in changing antiquated drug laws. Clark talks about his experience in Afghanistan and how the government aids poor Afghani farmers in growing poppy plants that produce heroin. Then we talk about police departments and how they use drug arrests to help boost numbers. Gary also talks about how working as an agent for the FDA, he faced similar issues as officer Clark.

This is, without a doubt, our most interesting and informative episode to date. Whether you agree with us or not, I hope you listen with an open mind and see that continuing to throw money at the problem has not, and will never improve the illicit flow of drugs and we need to find alternative means.

Topics:

Drug War

Mass Incarceration

Law Enforcement Action Partnership

Drug Addiction

Afghanistan

Central America

Dispensaries

Charleston Police Department

Marijuana

Legalization

Links:

LawEnforcementActionPartnership.org

Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

 

 

20 Apr

E15: Political Corruption, Who Pays Your Politicians

Political Corruption
Politicians today are more open than ever in their underhanded dealings.

Political corruption is rampant, and all it took was one stupid comment from Congressman Markwayne Mullin from Oklahoma to get us both fired up. This week on Old Dudes New Tricks, we discuss the state of political corruption and how, for the most part, it doesn’t seem to bother the people that vote for candidates.

Corruption is nothing new. What is new is the openness in which politicians operate. It seems to be much more in the forefront and the acceptance is mind blowing. From Dick Cheney and his ties to Halliburton to our current president and his refusal to put his investments in a blind trust, while at the same time, being the first to hid his tax records from the public. We as a society need to realize, it doesn’t matter if you are a Democrat, or Republican, our leaders are all dipping their hands in pot and benefiting themselves and not us.

We start this episode by talking about Mullin’s comments to his constituents that taxpayers do not pay his salary, actually he does. Then we move on to who actually pays politicians…hint…it’s corporate donations. That leads to a talk about overall government corruption, government waste and what it actually takes for high level government employees to get security clearance. Not too much as I found out talking to Gary. He was on the inside and has some amazingly simple stories that highlight corruption and waste. We end on a conversation about campaign finance reform and the need for term limits.

And lastly, we talk about Casey Anthony and her murder trial. Don’t ask me how that came up other than Gary binge watching a show about the trial last week.

 

Topics:

Markwayne Mullin

Top Secret Clearances

Government Waste

Government Corruption

Campaign Finance Reform

Government Service

Social Media

Casey Anthony

Links:

Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

 

 

17 Apr

E14: Growing up in the 1970s

1970s Hair Don't Care
Just to prove Gary was a 1970s kid, he offered up this proof.

Time to reminisce about simpler times. Growing up in the 1970s as a kid could not be more different than today. There was no such thing as helicopter parents and it was not uncommon to let your kids run around outside past dark, well out of sight, with very little concern. The only time parents would take a kid to the emergency room is if a bone was protruding from the skin. Outside was our video games and cell phones was a LAN line that we had to sometimes share on a party line

If you think about it, the 70’s started off politically very similar to our situation today. We have an unpopular president dealing with unrest at home, while also trying to navigate a volatile world. Heavy protests from the left. A war that continues to drag along and corrupt leaders that want to take away as much of your personal freedom as they can. The difference is a media that much smaller back then and could focus on a war overseas and a media today that would rather talk about a Kardashian then what our Veterans are having to deal with on a daily basis.

As we often do, the topic of the 70’s lead us down several rabbit holes. We discussed how sports have changed over the last 40 years in regard to injury protections and if it was necessary. We got sidetracked on Bill Gates and Gary’s unhealthy dislike for him. That led us to talk about early computers and how we had no idea it was going to change the world. Then we finished off by discussing what it was like growing up in a rural area compared to suburban life.

Topics:

Growing up in the 1970s

Childhood Freedom

Bill Gates

Football Concussions

Early Computers

Rural Living

Links:

Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

 

13 Apr

E13: Dealing with Modern Stress

The effects of modern stress
Stress is a way of life, today we are putting it on ourselves.

From time to time Gary and I just jump online and start talking. Today we started talking about how to handle the stress of modern life and decided to hit record. This is probably the most natural podcast we have done so I hope you enjoy it.

Gary lives a much different lifestyle than I do. We were talking about travel trailers, something I know nothing about, and that led into a conversation about the movie, Captain Fantastic. I need to watch it because it sounds like a great movie about how modern society has trouble dealing with people that are different than themselves. All you have to do is turn on the television and see we are dug in deep these days with our own beliefs. It is this uptightness with others that helps create stress.

In this episode, we try to dig deep into modern stress and look for solutions. We look at it from where you live, to health and fitness and finally financial stress. When you break down each area, you can see that all you need to do is become mindful of your situation and take steps to remove those stressors to live a happier life. Gary started this journey a few years ago and I embarked on my life improvement last June.

Again, this is just an insight into our thoughts on the subject. Except for Gary’s expertise in health and nutrition, we are just using our life experiences to help each other, and hopefully you, live a more productive and stress free life. If that is a goal of yours, I think you will definitely enjoy this episode.

Topics:

Travel Trailers

Captain Fantastic

Modern Stress

Urban vs Rural Living

Working Out

Eating Healthy

News Stress

Situational Living

Mindfulness

Financial Planning

Links:

Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

10 Apr

E12: Paleo for Beginners

Watch And Listen To Episode 12 On YouTube Below:

Food found in the Paleo Diet
Table of food representing the Paleo Diet.

It was about two years ago that my wife Emily and I made a lifestyle change in our diet. I worked with Gary to convert from a traditional American diet, to a Paleo diet. Although Gary is the creator of the Primal Power Method and advocates a primal diet, we were not ready to take that step. Both of us have had great results and continue eating Paleo today. It’s not always easy and we don’t always eat the most pure, non-processed food, but we try.

One of the things I’ve come to believe in my life, is that dieting will only lead you to short time success. Unless you commit to a lifestyle change, you may achieve your goals short term, but you will never be able to sustain your results very long. I have worked hard to maintain a Paleo diet, but I still fall off the wagon and find the foods I try hard to avoid, creep back into my life. Eating good tasting foods that is not good for you is an addiction and I struggle with it every day.

Recently, couple friends of ours embarked on a Paleo diet after seeing our result. In this episode, Emily (not my wife Emily) comes on to ask Gary about eating Paleo to help motivate her and her husband to stay the course and make this their lifestyle, not just another diet fix. Emily is a very active mother of two. She is a skilled runner that recently placed first in a marathon relay in her age group. Now that she is getting older, she sees the benefit of having proper nutrition to stay competitive out on the running circuit.

 

Topics:

Paleo

Dieting vs Lifestyle

Staying Active

Weight Loss

Macro Nutrients

Fasting

Links:

Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks

 

10 Apr

E12: Paleo for Beginners

Watch And Listen To Episode 12 On YouTube Below:

Food found in the Paleo Diet
Table of food representing the Paleo Diet.

It was about two years ago that my wife Emily and I made a lifestyle change in our diet. I worked with Gary to convert from a traditional American diet, to a Paleo diet. Although Gary is the creator of the Primal Power Method and advocates a primal diet, we were not ready to take that step. Both of us have had great results and continue eating Paleo today. It’s not always easy and we don’t always eat the most pure, non-processed food, but we try.

One of the things I’ve come to believe in my life, is that dieting will only lead you to short time success. Unless you commit to a lifestyle change, you may achieve your goals short term, but you will never be able to sustain your results very long. I have worked hard to maintain a Paleo diet, but I still fall off the wagon and find the foods I try hard to avoid, creep back into my life. Eating good tasting foods that is not good for you is an addiction and I struggle with it every day.

Recently, couple friends of ours embarked on a Paleo diet after seeing our result. In this episode, Emily (not my wife Emily) comes on to ask Gary about eating Paleo to help motivate her and her husband to stay the course and make this their lifestyle, not just another diet fix. Emily is a very active mother of two. She is a skilled runner that recently placed first in a marathon relay in her age group. Now that she is getting older, she sees the benefit of having proper nutrition to stay competitive out on the running circuit.

 

Topics:

Paleo

Dieting vs Lifestyle

Staying Active

Weight Loss

Macro Nutrients

Fasting

Links:

Primalpowermethod.com

Web: Olddudesnewtricks.com

Twitter: @olddudespodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olddudesnewtricks

YouTube: Old Dudes New Tricks