Skillset Live

Skillset Magazine

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.

All Episodes

All across America we are seeing empty shelves, shipping container stockpiles, hyperinflation and yet, no one wants to take the blame. Is it our government creating this issue or has Covid become the easy excuse? Join editors Jason and Ben as they take a blue color approach to the workforce mess our great nation is currently dealing with and see if they have a solution to help right the ship. 

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Nov 3

1 hr 15 min

There is nothing we hate more in this world than child predators. This is why we have brought in famed pedophile hunter, T Coy the Decoy to Skillset Live. Listen in as she breaks down her experiences as an online decoy for sickos looking to prey on your children. Plus, she gives us great tips on how you can monitor your own kids' online traffic to make sure they aren't falling victim to these dregs of society. Don't miss this show!

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Oct 27

1 hr 8 min

Join us this week as we sit down with retired New York Firefighter, Niels Jorgensen as he relives the horrific moments of September 11th, 2001 and the lingering effects that almost ended his life. From losing a number of his best friends to fighting terminal cancer, this hero's story is one every American Patriot needs to hear.

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Oct 1

1 hr 37 min

This week we get to put on the 5.11 pants and pull back the contractor curtain to get a first hand account on what it was like working for Blackwater in the mid 2000's. Morgan Lerette, author of Welcome To Blackwater, joins us in studio for some hilarious stories alongside a comprehensive breakdown on training, deployments and missions during his tenure as a security contractor.

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Sep 6

1 hr 20 min

In this episode we sit down and have an honest discussion about the incremental decimation of our freedoms around the world. From Australia to Europe to right here in our own country, citizens are being paralized with fear and are willingly giving up their god given rights of life and liberty. Plus we discuss the horrible debacle in Afghanistan and what it will take to right the ship.

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Aug 26

1 hr 13 min

He's back and on fire! Join us as we host rock star and American patriot, Tommy Vext to the Skillset studios! We break down his recent departure with Bad Wolves and then dive into his view on the current political climate in the USA. This show isn't for the faint of heart! Raw, uncut and pure Tommy Vext! That's how we like it!

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Aug 3

53 min 32 sec

This week we invite former D1 wrestler and current Florida resident, David "Sunshine" Bolton into the Skillset studio for some crazy, 2021 Floridaman news stories! From stabbing your sister with EpiPens to slinging gators on roof tops, our favorite state in the union never disappoints! So smash that play button and let's do this!

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Jul 16

58 min 44 sec

This week we welcome back Skillset's Conspiracy Czar, Daisy Hawkins! This episode is filled with heated discussions on all the current craziness that is filling up your news feeds. We cover the Wuhan virus leak, Jan 6th DC drama, vaccine passports, UFO's and even touch on vintage conspiracies such as the Kennedy assassination and other historic government cover ups. Are these theories coming true right in front of our eyes? Tune in and find out!

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Jun 11

1 hr 20 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! 

Apr 26

58 min 19 sec

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.

Apr 5

54 min 29 sec

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. Listen in and learn the truth about this horrible situation. 

Mar 29

1 hr 11 min

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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Mar 22

1 hr 20 min

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! 

Feb 22

1 hr 13 min

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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Feb 8

1 hr 22 min

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

Jan 21

5 min 35 sec

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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Dec 2020

59 min 57 sec

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.

Dec 2020

52 min 26 sec

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!

Dec 2020

1 hr 5 min

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!

Dec 2020

1 hr 17 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! #skillsetlive skillsetmagazine alphalifestyle wayofthegun #firearm #guns #firearms #gun #pistol #tactical #gunsdaily #pewpew #rifle #ar #glock #shooting #weapons #weaponsdaily #pewpewlife  #handgun #shotgun #gunsofinstagram #army #weapon #pistols #sickguns #freedom #military #gunporn #ndamendment  #america 

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Nov 2020

58 min 37 sec

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. 

Nov 2020

32 min 1 sec

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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Nov 2020

52 min 15 sec

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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Nov 2020

44 min 3 sec

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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Oct 2020

1 hr 36 min

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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Oct 2020

51 min 39 sec

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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Sep 2020

1 hr 1 min

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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Sep 2020

51 min 41 sec

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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Sep 2020

48 min 23 sec

This week we sat down with American Human Rights Activist and host of Civilian Carry Radio, Baraka James. We dive in deep into his never-been-told story of surviving an Islamic cult, the murder of his father and escaping the everyday abuse of family members. Baraka's tales of self improvement and positive mindset is one of the most inspirational stories we've ever heard on Skillset Live. Don't miss this episode!

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Sep 2020

1 hr 4 min

This week we welcome back Benghazi warrior, DB Boon to Skillset Live. In this episode, we talk about the violent encounters American citizens are facing during the 2020 riots and how to manipulate the situations into your advantage. He also touches on mob confrontation in your vehicle and even gives tips on home defense. Don't miss this podcast patriots!

Aug 2020

55 min 19 sec

This week we welcome back controversial American patriot, Aubrey Huff to Skillset Live! In this episode, we take off the kid gloves and pull no punches in this heated political discussion. Join us if you love America!

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Aug 2020

58 min 15 sec

This week we welcome Daisy, Skillset's political analyst, back to the studio to test her knowledge on QAnon conspiracy theories. Will she buy into the hype or will she debunk these ideologies as right wing propaganda? Tune in and find out as we travel down the 2020 rabbit hole!

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Aug 2020

1 hr 27 min

The American Sheriff is back in the Skillset HQ! In this amazing interview we talk about his recent Covid-19 recovery, the relentless fight against human trafficking, how the anti-police rhetoric is effecting our officers and a sneak peak into his upcoming book! This podcast screams red, white and blue!

Aug 2020

1 hr 31 min

This week we are honored to be talking with UFC Hall of Famer and co-host of The Conspiracy Farm, Pat Miletich. We first cover his incredible fight career and then dive into the Covid-19 pandemic, mainstream media manipulation and his thoughts on Qanon conspiracy theories. This is not a show to miss!

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Jul 2020

58 min 53 sec

If there is one thing we've learned lately, it's that tomorrow is never guaranteed. Join Skillset hosts, Jason and Ben as they lay out their Top 3 "bucket list" items they must complete before they leave this crazy place we call Earth. 

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Jul 2020

52 min

With all the chaos happening in the USA right now, it seems everybody forgot about checking in on the Sunshine State. Well, leave it to the self-proclaimed #1 podcast in the world to re-explore "America's Dong" and keep you up to date with the antics of the infamous, "Florida Man".

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Jun 2020

1 hr 8 min

This week we welcome USMC combat veteran and 2A influencer, Black Rambo to Skillset Live! In this phone conversation we cover his path through the Marines, his entrepreneurial drive in the firearms community and then some rapid fire questions to round out the interview. Finally, Jason and Ben wrap the show with their 2 cents on the modern state of our media. Tune in!

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Jun 2020

55 min 36 sec

Wow, it's been a hell of a week. From peaceful protests to criminal looting, our country has taken a beating. Even though there are "entities" out there that want to see America fall, they seem to forget one big thing....we are still family. We will fight, cuss, spit and argue with each other....but we are blood. We are Americans!

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Jun 2020

1 hr 12 min

This week we sit down with two of the the world's most respected bad asses, Clint Emerson from 100 Deadly Skills and world renown Krav Maga expert, Marcus Torgerson. This epic BS session covers post pandemic life, what America will look like in the coming months and a sneak peak into the next edition of 100 deadly skills.  

May 2020

41 min 11 sec

This week we get the honor of interviewing Dan Caldwell, who is the co-founder of the famous MMA clothing brand, Tapout. We get insights on the hustle and grind it took to go from selling t-shirts out of the back of his car to eventually building a 200 million dollar mega apparel business. Plus, we dive into his new venture, GripKnife and his entrepreneurial podcast, Pretty and Punk. Let's do this! 

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May 2020

1 hr 2 min

She back and defying all the rules! This week we welcome our favorite Skillset political reporter, Daisy back into the studio to catch up on all the madness that's happened in the last 2 months. From protesting advice to murder hornets, we cover it all!

May 2020

1 hr 8 min

Back by popular demand! The Skillset crew weighs in on who they are teaming up with to make the ultimate Coronavirus Apocalypse survival squad! Who makes the cut and who gets the chop?! Tune in and find out!

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Apr 2020

42 min 56 sec

We're back! Well, sorta...Ben and Jason are still social distancing, but we are getting things done! This week we dive down the rabbit hole of COVID-19 conspiracy theories. Which one holds weight and which one is total political BS? Tune in and find out! 

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Apr 2020

49 min 24 sec

This week we squeeze one more podcast in before we all get quarantined for the stupid Coronavirus. The boys said they found an expert in infectious diseases.....but in the world where you can buy a college degree on Ebay, we are pretty sure someone was pulling the Charmin over their eyes.

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Mar 2020

48 min 31 sec

This week we venture to deep Texas with Colion Noir as we spend a few days doing what real men do....driving tanks and blowing sh*t up. So gather around as we give you solid round up of our time at DriveTanks.com. 

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Mar 2020

1 hr 8 min

This week we welcome MMA pioneer, Shannon "The Cannon" Ritch into the Skillset studios! From his 200+ MMA fights to his Pro Wrestling career to his time as a Blackwater contractor in Iraq, Mr. Ritch is the real "Most Interesting Man In The World".

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Mar 2020

1 hr 2 min

Its our favorite time of the month where we get political! Join us for another installment of Daisy News Network as she spits the straight truth on what's happening in the good ol' U-S of A!

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Feb 2020

1 hr 44 min

This week we pretty much throw common decency out the window as the Skillset crew gives their hilarious rendition of "America's Favorite Quiz Show". Even though they have a combined IQ of 69, Brady Miller, Jason Burton and Skillset Ben duke it out for the coveted title of Skillet's Idiot Jeopardy Champion! 

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Feb 2020

1 hr 10 min

This week we are honored to have Clint and Heidi Smith from Thunder Ranch in the Skillset studio! They have built one of the most respected firearms training companies in the world and now we get to share their history and philosophies with the Skillsetfam! 

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Feb 2020

1 hr 55 min

The Queen of low budget action is back and this time it's personal! Join Gina Marie and the Skillset crew as they dive deep into one of the worst action movies ever to grace the bottom shelf of the video store. If you like incredibly bad shoot outs, horrible dialogue and tons of sexual harassment, then this film is for you!

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Feb 2020

1 hr 1 min