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Skillset Live

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.

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Skillset Live #8 - Travis Haley - American Gunfighter

Force Recon Marine, Travis Haley talks the battle of Najaf, the science of gunfighting and reveals the origins of the dragonfly logo.

1hr 12mins

10 Mar 2017

Rank #1

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Skillset Live Episode #93 - Ed Calderon: Invasion USA?

This week we get the call from Méxican criminal culture expert, Ed Calderon, as he gives us an insiders look into the migrant caravan thats heading towards the U.S. Is it being funded by outside political sources? How will the cartels handle the situation? Tune in to find out the truth!

58mins

5 Nov 2018

Rank #2

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Skillset Live #35 - Ed's Manifesto - Mexican Criminal Culture

This week we talk with international security specialist, Ed Calderon about his fight against the Mexican drug cartels.

1hr 24mins

17 Sep 2017

Rank #3

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Skillset Live Episode #75 - John Lovell - Warrior Poet Society

Former Army Ranger, John Lovell sits down with the Skillset crew to discuss military transition, mindset, faith and the elite fraternity known as the Warrior Poet Society. 

1hr 20mins

2 Jul 2018

Rank #4

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Skillset Live Episode #61 - Ed's Manifesto #2

Criminal culture expert, Ed Calderon is back! In this episode, we dive into some of the modern weapons and tactics of the Mexican drug cartels. 

1hr 13mins

19 Mar 2018

Rank #5

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Skillset Live Episode #154: Clint Smith - Thunder Ranch

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! 

1hr 55mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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Skillset Live Episode #121: Erin Toughill – The Mindset of a Champion

This week we are honored to sit down with women’s MMA / boxing pioneer, Erin Toughill. We learn about her journey into combat sports, conquering her personal demons, the title fight with Laila Ali and even her time as an American Gladiator. 

1hr

10 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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Skillset Live #27 - Zoltan Bathory - Five Finger Death Punch

We're talking metal and conspiracy theories with Five Finger Death Punch's, Zoltan Bathory. skillsetmag.com @skillsetmag @zoltanbathory @gracegracieworld

1hr 29mins

22 Jul 2017

Rank #8

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Skillset Live Episode #83: Austin Weiss

Join the Skillset crew as they have a kick ass conversation with master metal fabricator and serial entrepreneur, Austin Weiss. Attitude, faith, work ethic, motivation and mental fortitude are the defining topics in this incredible discussion!

1hr 24mins

27 Aug 2018

Rank #9

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Skillset Live # 20 - Ninjutsu - Marc Cooper

This week we learn about the ancient art of Ninjutsu and then we dive into round one of the Skillset Ultimate Warrior Challenge.

1hr 19mins

4 Jun 2017

Rank #10

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Skillset Live #15 - Man Skills

You asked for it, you got it! This week the guys talk about skills that every man should have in his toolbox. Lets see how you stack up!

1hr 16mins

29 Apr 2017

Rank #11

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Skillset Overtime #51: Travis Haley and Robert Bruce

Its been a year and a half but Travis Haley is back and he's brought some firepower! Join the Skillset crew as we talk with the HMFIC's of Haley Strategic about the filming of Jurassic World: Exodus, the direction Travis is taking the company in the near future and Robert's journey as a double amputee.  

1hr 22mins

20 Sep 2018

Rank #12

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Skillset Live Episode #108: Becoming the Gray Man - Cody Martin

This week the we sit down with the owner of Option Gray, Cody Martin and discuss a few gray man techniques such as How To Talk To Anyone and Surviving Mass Hysteria.

43mins

4 Mar 2019

Rank #13

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Skillset Live Episode #115: Undisclosed Location - Buck Doyle and Colion Noir

This week we are on location in the mountains of New Mexico as we sit down with two of the most prolific members of the firearms community. First up we're talking gunfighting with retired Recon Marine, Buck Doyle and then we chat with 2A advocate, Colion Noir...where we talk about anything...but guns. #punkrockAF

1hr 3mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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Skillset Live # 58 - Johnny Primo - Former Special Forces Gunfighter

This week we bring in the heavy guns as we talk with former Green Beret and owner of Courses of Action, Johnny Primo. Special guests also include Krav Maga expert, Marcus Torgerson. 

1hr 16mins

26 Feb 2018

Rank #15

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Skillset Live Episode #142: Clint Emerson - The Right Kind of Crazy

This week we sit down with retired Navy SEAL and NY Times Bestselling author, Clint Emerson to talk about his success with Escape The Wolf, 100 Deadly Skills and his new book, The Right Kind of Crazy.

47mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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Skillset Live #49 - Rob Riggle

This week the Skillset crew sits down with legendary funny-man and retired Marine, Rob Riggle.

1hr 8mins

24 Dec 2017

Rank #17

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Skillset Overtime Episode #44 - The Shot Heard Round The World

April 19th, 1775 was a pivotal moment in American history. This was the day we took our first steps to a free nation. Join the Skillset crew as they welcome "Mr Patriot" Frank DeSomma and discuss this historic event.

1hr 37mins

19 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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Skillset Live # 41 - Buck Doyle - Force Recon Marine

Join us as we sit down with retired Force Recon Marine, Buck Doyle and discuss combat tours, his recovery after being wounded and current techniques of teaching gun fighting.

1hr 8mins

30 Oct 2017

Rank #19

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Skillset Live #16 - Krav Maga - Marcus Torgerson

This week we dive into the world of Krav Maga with international instructor, Marcus Torgerson. Then we end the show with the age old question..."Are you ready for WWIII?" (warning: explicit language)

1hr 20mins

5 May 2017

Rank #20