Practical Defense

Practical Defense podcast

A practical approach to staying safe in our increasingly dangerous urban environments. Learn simple strategies and everyday habits from Alex Haddox that will help protect you and your loved ones from harm. Hear interviews with experts on the criminal mind and listen to stories directly from real victims. When you understand what a criminal looks for in a target, you can avoid taking on those characteristics and thus escape selection.

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NOTE: Practical Defense is now on a once monthly schedule.

Sun, 6 Apr 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 18
Duration: 00:40:39
Direct Download: (23.3MB)

Interview with Claudia - We sat down and spoke with Claudia about her recent experience with a home invader who broke into her home at 6 in the morning while her entire family was just getting ready to start their days.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 01
Duration: 00:03:29
Direct Download: (2.1MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Talk with your hands.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 17
Duration: 00:21:11
Direct Download: (12.2MB)

Knives and knife attacks - A candid look at criminal attacks with knives, how to tell if someone might be preparing to cut you and two escape techniques.

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Sun, 9 Mar 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 16
Duration: 00:26:05
Direct Download: (15.0MB)

Conclusion to the discussion of security measures inside the home. We cover use of inside lights on timers, inviting strangers into your home, a little on window coverings and creating a video inventory of your belongings. We finish up with some mail.

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Mon, 25 Feb 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 15
Duration: 00:20:00
Direct Download: (11.5MB)

Home Security Part 5 - More discussion of security measures inside the home we cover some options when you suspect a home invader, weapons in the home, your attached garage as an entry point and protocols for answering your front door.

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Mon, 11 Feb 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 14
Duration: 00:22:48
Direct Download: (13.1MB)

Home Security Part 4 - Continuing our discussion of security measures inside the home we cover phone protocols and dogs as protectors.

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Mon, 28 Jan 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 13
Duration: 00:22:44
Direct Download: (13.1MB)

Home Security Part 3 - Description of Chemical Attack Training video (posted between audio programs) and we continue the conversation on home security measures with focus inside the home. Discussion includes alarm systems, keeping things out of sight and remaining anonymous.

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Mon, 21 Jan 2008
Practical Defense - Chemical Attack Simulation Training
Duration: 00:04:19
Direct Download: (8.9MB)

Reality-Based Protection Training: Simulated Chemical Attack. Using pepper spray, RBT instructors train in how to overcome and work through a simulated chemical attack. Master Instructor: Jim Wagner. Instructor (victim): Alex Haddox. Video taken on July 17, 2007.

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Mon, 14 Jan 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 12
Duration: 00:31:12
Direct Download: (17.9MB)

Home Security Part 2 - Continuing the discussion of ways to help secure your home and deter would-be robbers. Topics include doors, locks, windows, use of thorny plants and true tales of home invasions and robberies.

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Mon, 31 Dec 2007
Practical Defense - Episode 11
Duration: 00:18:38
Direct Download: (10.7MB)

Home Security Part 1, Lights - A discussion of using lights to help secure your home and deter would-be robbers.

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Mon, 17 Dec 2007
Practical Defense - Episode 10
Duration: 00:17:44
Direct Download: (10.2MB)

Survival Signals - A discussion of key indicators that alert you to manipulation tactics of criminal predators.

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Mon, 3 Dec 2007
Practical Defense - Episode 09
Duration: 00:21:23
Direct Download: (12.3MB)

Defensive Weapons - A candid look at three defensive weapons for personal protection: Handgun, Knife and Kuboton.

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Mon, 19 Nov 2007
Practical Defense - Episode 08
Duration: 01:00:22
Direct Download: (34.6MB)

Interview with Grahm Baker - Grahm recounts his personal experiences with knife-wielding criminals.

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Mon, 5 Nov 2007
Practical Defense - Episode 07
Duration: 00:23:05
Direct Download: (13.3MB)

Use of Force Ladder - A discussion of appropriate responses to verbal and physical threats.

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Sun, 21 Oct 2007
Practical Defense - Episode 06
Duration: 00:20:29
Direct Download: (11.8MB)

Appearances - In this episode we conclude our discussion on travel safety with what to wear when you travel, what not to wear and navigating the Customs Area.

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Mon, 8 Oct 2007
Practical Defense - Episode 05
Duration: 00:16:52
Direct Download: (9.7MB)

Pick Pockets - Continuing with our discussion of travel safety, this week we discuss real experiences with pick pockets and ways to thwart their attempts to lift your belongings.

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Sun, 23 Sep 2007
Practical Defense - Episode 04
Duration: 00:51:39
Direct Download: (26.6MB)

Interview with Dr. X. - A candid interview with a clinical psychiatrist who spent 20-years working in jails and prisons from Missouri to Hawaii.

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Sun, 9 Sep 2007
Practical Defense - Episode 03
Duration:00:11:52
Direct Download: (13.1MB)

Hotel Safety - The first in a series of episodes on travel safety. Learn tips and tricks to secure your hotel room, how to pick a taxi and what to be aware of.

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Sun, 26 Aug 2007
Practical Defense - Episode 02
Duration: 00:18:14
Direct Download: (10.5MB)

Parking Lot Safety - Aren't parking lots and structures perfectly safe with all of the bright lights, security cameras and other people around? Discover why parking lots are places to be wary and learn how to reduce your vulnerability to criminal tactics in these common areas.

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Sun, 12 Aug 2007
Practical Defense - Episode 01
Duration: 00:11:52
Direct Download: (6.9MB)

The Throw-away Wallet

  1. Host introduction (Alex Haddox)
  2. The Throw-away Wallet
Learn how and why to build a throw-away wallet, money clip or purse.

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