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Episode 2 with Jared Reston of Reston Group



In this episode of The University of Badassery Podcast, C. J. and Mac have an in-depth discussion with Jared Reston of the Reston Group who prevailed in several life threatening gun battles as a SWAT team member in Jacksonville, FL.

Metal Zone

C. J. and Mac talk about how metal went mainstream after Metallica’s black album. Did they sell out, or was that album a masterpiece? Get the scoop from the boyz!

Douche Zone

In the Douche Zone, we talk about the “keyboard commandos” and internet douchery! Arguing, debating, and criticizing others online. 

Sentinel Segment

Once again Mac blesses us with knowledge about how to be a sentinel! In this episode, he talks about the importance of of training and preparation in everything you do. He also breaks down his view on how to handle failure.

These segments are taken from Mac’s book Sentinel: Become the Agent in Charge of Your Own Protection Detail. With Mac’s extensive background and knowledge of living and working in the world’s most dangerous places—along with his years spent in the Army’s most elite counterterrorism unit—he brings effective, simple tips about how to stay safe and prepared. In this episode, Mac discusses hurricane, or disaster, preparation.

Q&A with Mac & C. J.

In the Q&A segment, C. J. and Mac answer:

  1. So a high school buddy of mine is a Green Beret unit commander for the ODA 7311 down in Florida, he's around 33yrs old. I had heard a podcast that Tim Kennedy did with Joe Rogan an he discussed the lack of qualified an willing youth to go into the special operations forces. Does Mac think this is a concern and the causes of this?
  2. How would you address the current “battle of the sexes” going on today?
  3. Can Mac share more of the story of the Chevy he briefly mentions in his teenage years pic?
  4. You have to stop listening to one of these genres of metal for the rest of your life. Glam or thrash?
  5. How does Mac drink so much beer and stay lean?
  6. How do you get yourself to “feel like it” when you just don’t feel like it?
  7. What was so great about growing up in the 70s & 80s?
  8. Can Mac share his scariest moment in the military?
  9. Top 10 most memorable guitar solos in metal/rock.
  10. I love hearing you guys discuss movies. What are some of the funniest movies you’ve seen?

PLUS... the badass heavy metal music featured at the beginning and end of this podcast is provided by our badass brother, Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford, Sebastian Bach, Testament, Painmuseum). Get more from Metal Mike!

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1 comment

  • Just found your podcast, love the content. I’m learning about metal and training to become an Army Officer. Y’all are the best of both worlds. I can’t learn enough from Pat and CJ is awesome at getting your mindset right. Can’t get enough of it.

    Will Wilson

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