You’ll Change When You Are Sick of Losing | Higher Line Podcast #52

Mickey interviews body builder and professional strength and conditioning trainer Brandon Johnson, a featured TEAM Athlete on BodyBuilding.com. He holds a B.S. in Exercise Science and Nutrition and an M.S. in Sports Performance and Conditioning. If you’re look for motivation and direction getting back into shape Brandon Johnson is it!

Johnson talks about his background growing up and why he got into competitive body building. Along the way he’ll talk about life lessons, dogs and all round fitness tips everybody can appreciate.

You can check out Johnson’s new website at BrandonjohnsonTraining.com or follow him on instagram @TheBrandonJohnson.


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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Shame is the Breaker of Dreams | Higher Line Podcast #51

Mickey talks to Strawweight UFC Fighter Jessica Penne, a California native who did a Carry Trainer class a couples years ago in Azusa. She is currently on the mend after a training injury delaying her fight in UFC Phoenix. Penne discusses how she got into kickboxing, competitive fighting, getting her bell rung during a fight and much more.

When Jessica Penne isn’t in the ring you can listen to her co-host the Two Straws Podcast and Angela Hill. Two Straws is a fun, light hearted MMA podcast from the perspective of two talented mixed martial artists.

You can follow Jessica Penne on Twitter or Instagram @JessicaPenne.


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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What Are Your Standards? | Higher Line Podcast #50

Mickey interviews Byron Rodgers, a Marine Corps veteran, author and executive protection professional. He’s practiced private security operations in over 60 countries with a wide variety of clientele. As his career progressed Rodgers has taken on a leadership and motivational role within the industry on social media and with his book, “Finding Meaning After the Military.”

You can follow Byron Rodgers on Instagram at @Executive_Protection_Lifestyle or @Byron_Rodgers. Visit BryonRodgers.com for full links to all his endeavors.


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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They Do Want Your Guns! | Higher Line Podcast #49

Mickey talks to Josiah Underwood, Director of Operations at Radian Weapons, about their premier rifle products and defending the 2nd Amendment in the State of Oregon. Radian Weapons has lent it’s support to the Defend the 2nd Rally March 23 at the State Capitol in Salem Oregon.

Book mentioned, “That Every Man Be Armed” by Stephen Halbrook

To learn more about the Defend the 2nd Rally visit http://bit.ly/defendthe2nd.

For more on Radian Weapons visit RadianWeapons.com or follow them on instagram at @RadianWeapons.


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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The Armed Intellectual Mindset | Higher Line Podcast #48

Mickey chats with Peyton Knipple of The Armed Intellectual podcast. Knipple is a SOF TACP and All Source Analyst with over 18 years of service and few degrees. He’s done plenty of tours in Afghanistan. Knipple talks about his time in the service, leadership at work in in the home and personal growth in pursuit of manliness and badassery. Prioritize, Execute and Attack! Carpe Diem

You can follow Peyton Knipple on instagram at @the_a.i.m and find “The Armed Intellectual” podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and a few other places.


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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Guns, Grappling and Don’t Sell Yourself Short | Higher Line Podcast #47

Instructor Zee is back! It’s often said, “The gun is the great equalizer.” Zee and Mickey take that apart and discuss the value of other conflict resolution skills, actually being proficient with your firearm and having the right mindset to act in a SHTF type of situation.

For those that aren’t familiar, Zee Durham is a former US Army Green Beret known for extreme combatives…. drawing on skills from the MMA world. He works as an instructor with the elite Tactical Rifleman crew. You can follow Zee on Instagram at @Instructor_Zee or check-out Tactical Rifleman.


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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The Man Behind the Stache, Master Ken. Walking the road to achievement. | Higher Line Podcast #46

Mickey talks to Matt Page, AKA Master Ken. Page is the man behind the popular martial arts comedy series Enter The Dojo Show on YouTube.

Mickey connected with Matt Page at SHOT SHOW and followed up with this interview. Page talks about his background, getting into martial arts and working for the last 15 years as a passionate filmmaker and actor. Page worked on plenty of productions, but Master Ken is what really stuck.

As you’ll hear, persistence is vital to success and traveling down the road of achievement.

ENTER THE DOJO SHOW YOUTUBE CHANNEL
MASTER KEN’S WEBSITE

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Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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Guitars, Guns and Going Country | Higher Line Podcast #45

Grayson Tucker, son of country music star Tanya Tucker, calls into the podcast straight from a tour bus. Grayson connected with Mickey during Carry Trainer pistol class in Austin, Texas at Black Tree Ranch.

Grayson Tucker, son of country music star Tanya Tucker, calls into the podcast straight from a tour bus. Grayson connected with Mickey during Carry Trainer pistol class in Austin, Texas at Black Tree Ranch.

In addition to being a musician himself, Grayson is a Smith and Wesson M&P Shield fan with some archery skills to boot. Mickey also comes a family of musicians so they had plenty to talk about. If you enjoy guns and country music definitely tune in to this one!

For more on Grayson Tucker follow his Instagram handle @GraysonTuckerOfficial


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – National Anthem by Tanya Tucker in 1992

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Ingredients of a Champion | Higher Line Podcast #44

Mickey chats with his good friend Les Kismartoni (AKA Les Pepperoni), a Grand Master Shooter for USPSA and part of the elite Team Wilson Combat. Although now in Florida, he’s from the Chicagoland. Les is a Beretta 92 fan, NRA Life member and known on the Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin pistol scene.

Pistol Shooting Awards

2016:
USPSA Production Nationals – Top 20 Finish (19th)

2015:
USPSA Piedmont Championship – Production Champion

2014:
USPSA IL Sectional – Production Champion

2013:
USPSA Production Nationals – 1st Master (22nd Overall)
USPSA Battle in the Bluegrass – Production Champion
USPSA Michigan Sectional – Production Champion

2012:
IDPA Wounded Warrior Benefit – HOA (I think I shot ESP?) and Most Accurate

2011:
IDPA Illinois State Match – SSP Champion
IDPA Wisconsin State Match – Most Accurate
IDPA Wounded Warrior Benefit Match – Most Accurate


You can follow Les on Instagram @LesPepperoni


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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