The Prepared Mindset Podcast

by Austin Diehl

A podcast for the everyday person, interested in preparation, shooting, planning and gear. Features a broad range of guests, topics and discussion points, as well as current events pertaining to politics, training, being prepared, and the world around you.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • Episode 245 - Interview with Dan Pod; Dynamic Principles

    Episode 245 - Interview with Dan Pod; Dynamic Principles

    Dynamic Principles is a small shop, producing high quality nylon gear, based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In this episode, I have the chance to sit and talk with the owner and company founder, Dan Pod. Getting a glimpse into the nylon industries is always one of my favorite opportunities, and this conversation is no different than any we've had in the past. Dan and I touch on a number of different topics, from business strategy and marketing models, to sustainability and being able to meet customer demand. We got into government contracts, supply chain management, and we even touch on how his carrier ended up in the video game Ready or Not, which we all know and love. This was a tremendously fun interaction, and one I enjoyed very much. I'm sincerely looking forward to our next! Visit our sponsors! Patreon - www.patreon.com/prepared_mindset_pod Custom Night Vision - www.customnightvision.com HRT Tactical Gear - www.hrttacticalgear.com Lead and Steel - www.leadandsteel.co One Hundred Concepts - www.onehundredconcepts.com RMA Defense - www.rmadefense.com code 'PreparedMindset5' to save 5%

  • Episode 244 - Interview with Joe Fasanella

    Episode 244 - Interview with Joe Fasanella

    Joe Fasanella is a former NYPD officer, former Marine, and owner of the Trinity Training facility in New York. Having spent over a decade with NYPD, mostly working in various roles within their counter terrorism team, as well as deploying to Fallujah as a Marine, Joe has scene and experienced a whole lot within the Global War on Terror. This conversation is one I have been looking forward to, as I had some idea about Joe's breadth of knowledge, but certainly wasn't expecting everything that we were able to touch on in this conversation. As a proud New Yorker, Joe was one of the many whos life was never the same after September 11th, and those events are what inevitably took him down the path to where he is today. From carrying over what he learned in his military service to law enforcement, to shaping and defining what became common practice for local law enforcement counter terror efforts, Joe shares much more than I was expecting. There's one heck of a story packed into this episode, and I highly recommend giving it a listen! Visit our sponsors! Patreon - www.patreon.com/prepared_mindset_pod Custom Night Vision - www.customnightvision.com HRT Tactical Gear - www.hrttacticalgear.com Lead and Steel - www.leadandsteel.co One Hundred Concepts - www.onehundredconcepts.com RMA Defense - www.rmadefense.com code 'PreparedMindset5' to save 5%

  • Episode 243 - Sunday SITREP #37

    Episode 243 - Sunday SITREP #37

    June is here, and what else would we be talking about in this SITREP installment, but Donald Trump and the history making conviction that has come out of his trial in New York. Beyond setting historical and legal precedent in what can almost only be referred to as a complete sham of a trial, these events have some far reaching impacts and consequences. We're just over a month from the Republican National Convention, and this outcome all but assures that Trump will once again secure the nomination. Additionally, the optics behind how this whole situation has been handled, from judge, to jurors, to prosecutors, has created a huge amount of distrust in the integrity of the legal system. As always, I share my thoughts and feelings on all of this and why we should be concerned with what may be to come over the next several months. Visit our sponsors! Patreon - www.patreon.com/prepared_mindset_pod Custom Night Vision - www.customnightvision.com HRT Tactical Gear - www.hrttacticalgear.com Lead and Steel - www.leadandsteel.co One Hundred Concepts - www.onehundredconcepts.com RMA Defense - www.rmadefense.com code 'PreparedMindset5' to save 5%

  • Episode 242 - The Virtues of Leadership

    Episode 242 - The Virtues of Leadership

    Leadership. We too often associate this word with a supervisory role, a title, or a rank. We let these constructs shape our understanding and definition of what it is to be a leader. Truthfully, leadership can, and should be, a quality that is present in all of us, at least to some degree. Jon sits down with me, and we do our best to dissect the virtues of leadership, while sharing our own opinions, as well as some of our own experiences. As a former Infantryman and current member of the Michigan National Guard, Jon has his own past encounters he draws from, and myself, my experiences in the corporate workforce. Between us, we draw from some common outside sources and talk about how we define being a leader, not just a boss. We get into the value of transparency and communication, we talk about accountability and the critical importance of investment and mentorship. This was a deeply insightful discussion, and one that I think we all, be it civilian, military, or law enforcement, can take something away from. Visit our sponsors! Patreon - www.patreon.com/prepared_mindset_pod Custom Night Vision - www.customnightvision.com HRT Tactical Gear - www.hrttacticalgear.com Lead and Steel - www.leadandsteel.co One Hundred Concepts - www.onehundredconcepts.com

  • Episode 241 - The Media and Social Engineering

    Episode 241 - The Media and Social Engineering

    In this weeks discussion, we tackle a ultra- common, but very difficult topic; The Media and the constant effort to socially engineer America. We all absorb media, whether it's our local news broadcast, perhaps a popular television show, or even a movie. The difficult part to sometimes see and understand, is that almost everything that we consume today, has a degree of social engineering baked into it. Storylines on our most popular television depict stories of racism and police brutality, infringement on the rights of minority populations. A large portion of all our media, even the "unbiased news broadcast" from your favorite station, shares stories and updates through a biased lens of racism and bigotry. We're constantly told these stories with the same recurring themes, building distrust in law enforcement, and working to convince average folks that gun ownership and firearms in general are the largest issues in our society. We largely ignore the immigration crisis, we ignore human trafficking, or the fentanyl problem we face today. Because politically, there isn't much to gain behind those points. Definitely a difficult point to talk on, and a certain a fine line as I dissect the issue, but a topic I think everyone will take something away from. Give it a listen, and see what you think. Visit our sponsors! Patreon - www.patreon.com/prepared_mindset_pod Custom Night Vision - www.customnightvision.com HRT Tactical Gear - www.hrttacticalgear.com Lead and Steel - www.leadandsteel.co One Hundred Concepts - www.onehundredconcepts.com