52 episodes

Conversations In Close Protection is a podcast about the Executive/Close Protection industry. We use the podcast to enhance discussions about the industry and promote values, information and education within the Close Protection Community and try to have fun doing it!

Conversations in Close Protection Chris Story, Chuck Randolph

    • Non-Profit
    • 4.7, 17 Ratings

Conversations In Close Protection is a podcast about the Executive/Close Protection industry. We use the podcast to enhance discussions about the industry and promote values, information and education within the Close Protection Community and try to have fun doing it!

    Devtac's Ronin Ballistic Helmet and Full Facial Ballistic Protection: Innovation with Wesley Shibata

    Devtac's Ronin Ballistic Helmet and Full Facial Ballistic Protection: Innovation with Wesley Shibata

    We have reviewed armored clothing, and vehicle armor so far. In a really fun interview, we talk to Wesley Shibata of Devtac Designs and take a look at innovation in protection, design and technology with their full-face Ronin Ballistic Helmet. There are plenty of ballistic helmets out there, but few have full face ballistic protection with the functional capability and design and impressive features of the Devtac Ronin. Join us as we talk to the ingenious designer pushing the evolution of armor.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM): Exec Security's Charles Patterson

    Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM): Exec Security's Charles Patterson

    This week we talk to TSCM expert Charles Patterson about the little known science and art of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures or "bug sweeps". With technology rapidly expanding and the ability to introduce devices almost at will, we have never known a time when technical surveillance was easier and TSCM expertise was more needed or relevant. Charles talks us through the evolution of the profession and what it entails, what it prevents and what it delivers to and for clients.

    • 2 hr 12 min
    Vehicle Armor: Armormax CEO Mark Burton

    Vehicle Armor: Armormax CEO Mark Burton

    Armored vehicles are often talked about but not really experienced by many protectors. This week we talk vehicle armor with Mark Burton, the CEO of one of the nation’s leading vehicle armorers, ArmorMax. In this episode we explore vehicle armor history, armor evolution, technology, James Bond gadgetry, its uses and more. If you want to know about vehicle armor, this is the episode for you.

    • 2 hr 9 min
    The Online Bodyguard, Threat Assessments and the Difference Between Feeling Safe and Being Safe: Defuse Global’s Philip Grindell

    The Online Bodyguard, Threat Assessments and the Difference Between Feeling Safe and Being Safe: Defuse Global’s Philip Grindell

    This week we speak with former Scotland Yard Detective and current CEO of Defuse Global, Philip Grindell about threat assessment and the value in helping clients feel safer versus being physically safe. Through Philip's lens as a threat assessment professional, this is a great discussion on threat assessments, educating those around you on what you do and don't do as a protector and the successful transition from public service to the private sector.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Ed's Manifesto's Ed Calderon: Ed the Protector

    Ed's Manifesto's Ed Calderon: Ed the Protector

    This week we have a gritty, honest conversation with one of our time's most preeminent and experienced personal protector, security consultant and trainer Ed Calderon. Ed talks about growing up in Mexico, his entry into law enforcement when he was Ed the Police Officer, to and through his career that led to being the head of protection for one of Mexico's most prominent governors in a time when cartel and other threats were escalating. It is eye opening if you have not walked his path or anything like it.

    • 2 hr 52 min
    Tactical Tuesday: Innocent Armor CEO Mike Wang and Bullet Resistant Clothing

    Tactical Tuesday: Innocent Armor CEO Mike Wang and Bullet Resistant Clothing

    In honor of our friend Byron Rodger's Protector Symposium 2.0, we thought we'd release some more tactically featured discussions on select Tactical Tuesdays. In our first TT episode we talk with Innocent Armor CEO Mike Wang about their armor, their very cool concept and innovation and what Innocent Armor is all about discreet fashionable body armor.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

whyvonne123 ,

Informative, Relevant & Excellent

Thanks Chris and Chuck (and all of the other guest speakers) for the wornderful content! I enjoy listening and learning from your podcasts here in Hong Kong. I look forward to each new episode.

Sarastia237 ,

Excellent material.

These podcasts are so relevant to today’s EP industry.
“How to survive a terrorist attack” with Bob Nichols is a must listen!
Look forward to more episodes.

kelseyr0313 ,

Great!

There aren’t enough podcasts in the close protection world. Thanks for bringing this to Apple Podcasts!

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