'The Call' is a storytelling podcast developed by the 100 Club Arizona that is centered around the tales from behind the badge. Join us as we journey into the stories of those who have answered The Call.
Founded in Tragedy
In December of 1970, the Phoenix Police Department lost two officers in one night, Officer Albert Bluhm was shot and Officer Dale Stone killed in a motorcycle accident while responding to the officer down call of Bluhm.
After that night, 6 Phoenix Business Men came together to form an organization in support of the families known as The Phoenix 100 Club which grew into The 100 Club of Arizona as we know it today. Join us on the latest episode of The Call as we speak with one of the founders of the club, Bill Shover as recalls how the club was built in the midst of tragedy.
Jason + Masen Schechterle and the Jason Schechterle Scholarship
Our latest episode of “The Call” podcast featuring Jason Schechterle, and his son Masen Schechterle is out now on Spotify and TheCallPod.com! You don’t want to miss how inspiring their stories are and how they overcame adversity as a family.
From Jason raising a family as a law enforcement officer, to surviving a near fatal accident, and teaching his children what it means to be accountable for one’s own life, we hope this episode brings to light one of many experiences that our public safety community and their families endure every day. Listen in, now!
Dr. Nameeta Sahni Insights - Police Stories
Our latest episode of “The Call” podcast featuring Dr. Nameeta Sahni is out now on Spotify, Apple Music and also TheCallPod.com!
With topics ranging from mental health, to the daily stresses of working in law enforcement, and even sharing stories about past experiences, we hope that our discussion provides insight and resources to help public safety workers and their families.
Random Recreational Violence
Detective Clark Schwartzkopf details one of the most harrowing cases in the valley’s history, and we’re grateful to him and his colleague Andy Hill for sharing their story with us.
Check out our exclusive interview for “The Call” podcast on "The Call" Podcast website (See Link Below). Clark and Andy give us details not found in the book! Random Recreational Violence is a book that Clark spent countless hours on and is ready to share his account with everyone and give never before told information about the inner workings of their investigation.
This expert investigator's first-hand account of a blood-stained hunt for criminals reveals the inner workings of law enforcement and a detective's extraordinary care for over thirty-five victims. Unpacking the case with meticulous scrutiny and remarkable storytelling, Schwartzkopf reveals the wanton pathology of a psychopath and the undercover moves it took to catch and convict the killers, including the heavy toll of pursuing them day and night.
The Call Podcast: https://thecall.libsyn.com/
Order the book here and proceeds will go to the 100 Club of Arizona: https://www.100club.org/book
Also check out the Oxygen Channel Serial Killer with Det. Clark's episode scheduled to air soon: https://www.oxygen.com/mark-of-a-killer/episode-guide
Det. Clark also mentions "Catching Killers" on Netflix UK. This has not been released yet, but will also be coming to Netflix USA soon also. Look for this episode detailing Det. Clark's Day to Day life as a Detective on a serial killer case and how it affected him and his family.
Putting First Responders First
Northwest Firefighter Gary Watson has spent 20+ years in the fire service, from paramedic to engineer he has experienced a lot. Today, Gary’s mission revolves around putting First Responders First through peer support. Join us on this latest episode of The Call Podcast as Gary shares the story about how he is bringing mental health issues to the forefront of the fire service and showing that all it takes is just a conversation to save a First Responders life.
For a Season pt. 2
Tucson police sergeant David Allen has found himself in working in many different areas of law-enforcement in his career, each one for a season. Join us for part one of this two-part series of The Call as Sergeant Allen shares with us stories from behind the badge and the many different seasons of his career.
Heartfelt Stories & Reflections
The Call podcast shares heartfelt stories of everyday heroes in law enforcement and first responders. I always look forward to new episodes and learning about resources that the 100 Club offers to those who serve.
Host is awful
I came here for the Jason Schecterle interview and was very disappointed. The host needs to learn some interview skills. Jason was trying to share his story and go deeper. She was more interested in cracking sexual jokes and measuring biceps. Also, the audio needs adjusting. Her mic is too loud. This podcast has great potential to have wonderful content. Please get a new host or have her educate herself on hosting etiquette and poise in general.
Thank you for bringing the stories and experiences of our first responders' everyday heroism, and the duality of the darkness and suffering of our realities.