The Crossover Show — 031

The Holiday Show!

crossover showMerry Christ­mas! Happy Thanks­giv­ing! Joy­ful [insert hol­i­day here]!

Wel­come to the Hol­i­day Show! You may think we’re talk­ing specif­i­cally about one hol­i­day or another (and who could blame you based on the tim­ing), but we’re really talk­ing about the three dis­ci­pline expe­ri­ence of hav­ing to work holidays.

How do cop/fire/EMS fam­i­lies han­dle it when mom and/or dad have to work on the kids’ favorite holiday?

MC, HM, and Mrs. MC (she’s back!) col­lab­o­rate about their expe­ri­ences with holidays.


The Crossover Show — 030

Welcome Mrs. MC!


crossover showMC and HM wel­come a spe­cial guest to this week’s episode: Mrs. MC!

Come lis­ten in as the guys and Mrs. MC talk about empa­thy. Empa­thy at home and empa­thy on the street.

Leave it to Mrs. MC to take issues with MCLet #3 and extrap­o­late them to what those in the Three Dis­ci­plines can con­sider when deal­ing with dif­fi­cul­ties dur­ing their workday.

As an added bonus, they also chat about a book that has helped MC and Mrs. MC make some seri­ously pos­i­tive head­way with their spir­ited off­spring, MCLet #3.


Peace­ful Par­ent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting



The Crossover Show — 029

What are your retirement plans?

crossover showMC and HM love to talk about the future. They’re always mak­ing the plans.

With each pass­ing day, retire­ment looms ever closer. You may be decades away from retire­ment. You may be a few months away. Either expe­ri­ence is imma­te­r­ial to the topic of dis­cus­sion today.

Do you need money to retire? Of course, but this show isn’t about your 401(k) or your 457(b).

It’s about the big­ger pic­ture of work­ing toward the goal. What will you do when you aren’t strap­ping on that gun belt or rub­bing down that fire engine?

In today’s episode, the guys talk about what their plans are…maybe you’ll find some inspiration!


The Crossover Show — 028

The Technology Edition

crossover showHM and MC take to the stream­ing air­waves this week on Periscope!

What?! You don’t fol­low MC on the ‘Scope? For shame…

Well, in that case, you missed the guys record­ing the show live! That means you won’t be hip to some inside jokes and you totally missed catch­ing MC’s killer ‘do.

Since tech­nol­ogy was part of this week’s record­ing, it seemed fit­ting to take on the topic of tech­nol­ogy in law enforce­ment today. We talk body cams, cell phone videos (à la South Car­olina High School), and, believe it or not, the Zom­bie Apocalypse.

This won’t be the last episode that will be live streamed dur­ing record­ing, so be sure to fol­low @motorcop1 on Periscope!


The Crossover Show — 026

Confidence vs Arrogance

crossover showMC and HM con­fi­dently present episode 26 of The Crossover Show. They arro­gantly feel it is the internet’s best, first, and only Police/Fire/EMS pod­cast fea­tur­ing con­fi­dence vs arro­gance you’ll lis­ten to today.

In the world of Police, Fire, and EMS there is no short­age of con­fi­dent men and women. Often, how­ever, they are accu­sa­tions of “arrogance”.

The guys take a shot at crack­ing the code of when one can morph into the other, who decides, and they even break open the Google machine to get some actual, real-life definitions.

Also, there’s beer.

If you haven’t rated the show, please visit iTunes and rate the show six stars! If you have sug­ges­tions for improve­ment, please send the guys an email and let them know what they can do to bet­ter the show!


The Crossover Show — 024

What's more or quality of life?

crossover showLast week, you thought we were going to cover this topic.


It’s this week.

MC and HM chat about their tip­ping points when it comes to bal­anc­ing the con­cept of salary ver­sus qual­ity of life. Is more money worth more has­sle? What amount is your tip­ping point where you go from “I’m get­ting paid well to deal with this issue” to “You can take this job and shove it!”?

Does that amount exist?

In today’s world, folks are quite con­cerned about work/life bal­ance. Does that even exist for emer­gency responders?

In addi­tion to a heav­ier topic, we imme­di­ately delve into the use­less­ness of Disco.


The Crossover Show — 023 say your bucket is full?

crossover showYour first, best and only Police Fire and EMS pod­cast returns to talk about what hap­pens when your bucket is full. You sim­ply can’t take any­more and you fear you’re going to snap.

What strate­gies can you employ when time man­age­ment was some­thing you should have done in the days or weeks lead­ing up to your full bucket?

All ques­tions that come up when a Fire­man and a Cop sit down for a beer (or 3) and talk about why it some­times feels like enough is enough and the whole world is bear­ing down on you.