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What happens when you mix two retired truck drivers, laughter, and debates over current and popular topics. You get 18 Wheel Talk! More than just a podcast for Truckers. We are a podcast where we take you on a roller coaster ride of the 18 wheel talk kind. This is just our opinion of the World & much more! Hi, I'm Patrick and alongside my Blonde Haired Veteran Co-Host, Janet, we are here to talk about our road to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Lighten your day and add a little ...
 
A true insiders, behind-the-scenes look at the sport of pro fishing . Hosted by Dave Mercer, Bassmaster MC & Facts of Fishing host along with his limitless list of pro fishing friends and their awkwardly honest take on a fishing podcast.
 
Join scientist, author, and Systema Instructor Glenn Murphy for weekly musings on all things Systema. Featuring interviews with top instructors from around the world, seminar reviews, topical discussions, and much, much more. Whether you're just dipping a skeptical toe into Systema, or you're an experienced practitioner with a few million pushups under your belt, there's something here for everyone. Many thanks to Vladimir Vasiliev and Russian Martial Art HQ Toronto for their approval and su ...
 
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HISTORY WORTH SAVING - Dr. Elyse Wheeler has devoted her life to science. She recently retired from a career in medical laboratory work, and now is pursuing her passion as a fantasy fiction writer. While COVID-19 made headlines, Elyse got busy doing her new part to help American’s escape the virus - writing fiction. While she can’t stop the spread …
 
HISTORY WORTH SAVING - Patrick Mihalek rescued a WWII B-25 from an Alaskan sandbar with the help of metro Detroit high school students. Today, they’re restoring the airplane to its former glory, and along the way learning valuable skills for meaningful careers. QUICK LINK: The Warbirds of Glory Museum…
 
HISTORY WORTH SAVING - Musician, event producer and all around great guy Clayton Corn found himself without a job during COVID-19. The industry he’d worked in his whole career simply shut down with no sign of reopening. This is his story of re-invention. QUICK LINK: Clayton Corn QUICK LINK: Go Wheels Up…
 
HISTORY WORTH SAVING - Human trafficking survivors April DeTienne and Robin Flemming have an unlikely sisterhood rooted in pain. Both were trafficked and married to the same man who forced them into a monstrous life of violent abuse, narrowly escaping death. Their story of escape, recovery and triumph is truly incredible, but not suitable for young…
 
HISTORY WORTH SAVING - What’s real on social media? Dr. Todd C. Helmus is one of the leading experts in America on disinformation and misinformation campaigns lead by Russia and China. How they work, how we fall for them, and what we can do to prevent them is the subject of this episode. QUICK LINK: Dr. Todd C. Helmus…
 
HISTORY WORTH SAVING - American mystery solver Gian J. Quasar has a talent for separating fact from folklore, and solving some of the most celebrated mysteries in our culture. He’s authored books on the Bermuda Triangle, aliens, Big Foot and most recently Amelia Earhart. QUICK LINK: Gian J. Quasar’s Books QUICK LINK: The Quester Files…
 
This week, a rare hour with bestselling author, speaker, and leadership specialist Greg McKeown. Greg is the author of the best-selling Essentialism: the Disciplined Pursuit of Less (2014), and the new New York Times bestseller, Effortless (2021). If you haven't read them, the relevance of Greg's central principles to Systema training are well wort…
 
We are sponsored by audible! http://www.audibletrial.com/programmingthrowdown We are on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/programmingthrowdown T-Shirts! http://www.cafepress.com/programmingthrowdown/13590693 Join us on Discord! https://discord.gg/r4V2zpC The Art of Vacations Taking a good vacation is as important as getting a good night's sleep (*ve…
 
This week, an enlightening conversation with veteran Systema, Filipino Martial Arts Instructor Al McLuckie. Al has over five decades of experience in arts ranging from Western Boxing and Kempo Karate, to Eskrima, Kali, Silat, and (of course) Systema. A former instructor for the famous Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts in Chicago, Al's unique and un…
 
You’ve seen the dancing Boston Dynamics dogs, Honda’s ASIMO greeting people at malls, and the half-court-shooting robot at the Olympics, among other awe-inspiring robot stories that nowadays are getting increasingly more common. But equally fascinating, especially for us programmers, is the amount of programming and structure needed to make sure th…
 
This week, a brief chat with Senior Systema Instructor Martin Wheeler, following his recent Redwoods Systema Camp in California, and foreshadowing his 4-day Masterclass events in Los Angeles and Raleigh/Durham, NC. Here, we chat about: - insights from teaching and training worldwide - the benefits of multi-day immersion training - the surprising ef…
 
18WT 032: Patrick interrupts to tell her that she looks fuzzy, so we time out for laughter and camera cleaning. So anyway, she says…she likes to cook and do Sunday dinners. You know when the kitchen door closes, and the pugs are in the kitchen with her and everyone else is outside. She is happy and cooking or baking. As Patrick says, Janet loves to…
 
Brief Summary: Authentication has become a necessity in a digital world that’s ever-increasing in complexity. What can you do to arm yourself against the constant threat of data breaches and hacks? In this episode Jason sits down with Aviad Mizrachi, CTO and Co-Founder of Frontegg, to give us valuable insight into how Authentication works, and how …
 
This week, another engaging conversation with author, podcaster, and expert health and wellness coach, Howard Jacobson. Here, we get into the tricky question of how to discern truth from falsehood, reality from creative (and compelling) stories. Using concrete examples in the fields of nutrition, exercise, and martial arts practice. Touching upon: …
 
In this duo episode, Jason and Patrick introduce us to the world of hash maps, from buckets and hash functions, to differences between open and closed addressing, to minimal perfect hashes and locality sensitive hashing. A familiarity with hash maps is an oft-overlooked but highly sought-after skill, and it can be a valuable asset for those eyeing …
 
18WT 031: We start with a laugh and a lighthearted argument so what is new? Janet is a little bit of a fidget today and Patrick laughs at that being “so unusual”. Then Janet discovers that they are matchy-matchy as she likes to say. They laugh as he says he called her about what color to wear and they decided on red as she puts it, “to match her mi…
 
18WT 030: Well as usual our hosts start the show with laughter. Patrick is still messing with his microphone trying to get it adjusted properly, and the first cuss word flies. They start the show with the family ready to go including pugs underfoot. Janet was so excited that Mom Heller called to let her know that their favorite coffee-flavored cand…
 
After a short break (and an extended, three-week road trip across the USA), we return this week with Menamy Mitanes - Systema and BJJ Instructor at The Academy Beverly Hills and Systema Los Angeles. In this, Menamy's second appearance on the podcast, we delve beyond his personal story and get into the core training philosophies of the martial arts …
 
18WT 029: We are going to talk about pets today! Pets in the summer time. In Arizona it is summertime almost all the time is how our hosts begin. Janet points out that they are owned by two pets as Patrick asks for a review! Let us know how crazy Patrick is Janet says, how funny he is she corrects. To whit he replies, how crazy Janet is, and she cl…
 
Rant #002 Today is going to be a RANT! This is RANT #002. Our hosts take a jab at Cancel Culture in todays Rant. So what exactly is Cancel Culture? Cancel culture or call-out culture is a modern form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles – whether it be online, on social media, or in person. Americans and ‘Ca…
 
18WT 028: Amidst the usual shenanigans, our hosts talk about families and how they really got together and multi-generational households becoming a thing again. They laugh a bit about how it would be if all of Patrick, his siblings, all of their kids, and pets’ all moved into one household together. Their parents would need visiting hours to keep t…
 
Ever wondered how route planning apps, well, plan routes? In this episode, we navigate through this fascinating topic, a field as data-driven and systemic as it is magical and compelling. Joining us is Parker Woodward, Route Expert and Marketing Director for Route4Me. We discuss how route planning works, the intricacies behind it, and how services …
 
18WT 027: On this rollercoaster ride our host talk about much more than trucks and trucking. They want to Clean it up America. They jump right into it and say how they want to clean up the litter America and 90% of Americans agree that there is too much litter in America. Patrick brings up K.A.B. (KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL) and what if all individuals…
 
18WT 026: In 2019 the Rockefeller Institute of Government study that found homicide rates were 10% lower in states that require background checks for all handgun sales than in states that don't. "The party lines just fall away when it becomes an issue of family or personal safety," said Kelly Ann Pidgeon, a licensed firearms safety instructor. In 2…
 
This week, an engaging romp into the worlds of Systema, alternative medicine, and meta-cognition, with deep thinker, podcaster, martial artist, and Chinese medical practitioner Taran Rosenthal. Taran has an incredible breadth of knowledge - which is apparent to anyone who talks with him about anything - yet his experience of Systema profoundly infl…
 
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