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.

Over 2.78-million downloads!

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

Sun, 25 October 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 99 (QT)
Duration: 00:04:10
Direct Download: (2.MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Burner Credit Cards
Separate your credit card transactions to make it easy to replace your credit card number. Isolate your recurring monthly transactions on one card and use another for all of your daily/maintenance purchases. Then request a new number for your daily "burner" credit card every year or when the mood strikes you.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Twitter
Alex Haddox on Twitter. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects sent directly to your mobile phone.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Practical Defense Forum on GRRN
Take the poll and let us know what you want to see for the title of the shows!

Sun, 18 October 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 98 (QT)
Duration: 00:06:29
Direct Download: (3.8MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Being on the 'net
We answer a question from a listener. Before you post any information to the Internet, understand that it will remain there forever. Be very careful about what you make public about yourself and your family.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Twitter
Alex Haddox on Twitter. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects sent directly to your mobile phone.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Mon, 12 Oct 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 97
Duration: 00:14:54
Direct Download: (8.6MB)

More Identity Theft - ID Theft is now an international business often run by organized crime. We review some recent scams, read a few articles and cover some options to help keep your identity and personal finances more secure.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Twitter
Alex Haddox on Twitter. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects sent directly to your mobile phone.

Woman held in identity theft ring that netted Fed chief
Federal agents have nabbed a woman who they say is involved in a sophisticated identity-theft ring that claimed Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke among its victims...

Authorities: 100 in U.S. and Egypt charged in ID theft ring
Authorities indicted 100 Americans and Egyptians on Wednesday in the smashing of an international identity theft ring billed as one of the largest cybercrime cases ever...

Sun, 04 October 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 96 (QT)
Duration: 00:04:10
Direct Download: (2.4MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Cop Vibe
As your awareness of your surroundings grows, you need to be conscious of one critical thing: You are playing at a level different than 99% of the rest of the world. You recognize that most of the world is asleep and you are awake.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Twitter
Alex Haddox on Twitter. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects sent directly to your mobile phone.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Sun, 27 Sep 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 95
Duration: 00:18:03
Direct Download: (10.4MB)

Configuring Your Office for Safety - In this episode we review several examples and scenarios to drive home two key points: (1) You do not know your co-workers as well as you think you do and (2) Configure your office so that your exit path is free of obstructions.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Twitter
Alex Haddox on Twitter. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects sent directly to your mobile phone.

Judge Orders Google To Deactivate User's Gmail Account
A federal judge has ordered Google to deactivate the email account of a user who was mistakenly sent confidential financial information by a bank.

Sun, 20 Sep 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 94 (QT)
Duration: 00:03:32
Direct Download: (2.1MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Leaving Notes
In the unlikely event you are kidnapped or held hostage, you can leave a note for law enforcement using only your finger on any clean, dry, hard surface.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Twitter
Alex Haddox on Twitter. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects sent directly to your mobile phone.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Mon, 14 Sep 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 93
Duration: 00:17:05
Direct Download: (9.9MB)

Revisiting Escape Routes and ID Theft - We return to the subjects of identifying exits and escape routes and get a hard reminder about the risks of Identity Theft.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Twitter
Alex Haddox on Twitter. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects sent directly to your mobile phone.

Sun, 6 Sep 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 92 (QT)
Duration: 00:05:26
Direct Download: (3.2MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Elevators
Your awareness skills need to be on and working even when using elevators. Be selective in the car you take. Wait the extra minute, travel more comfortably and just a bit more safely.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Twitter
Alex Haddox on Twitter. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects sent directly to your mobile phone.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Tue, 1 Sep 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 91
Duration: 00:14:06
Direct Download: (8.2MB)

Incident Recollection - We look at recalling critical information after an incident and some tips on how to record it.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Twitter
Alex Haddox on Twitter. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects sent directly to your mobile phone.

Reality-Based Personal Protection: Series 2 (DVDs)
Volume 1: How to Beat Various Fighters
Volume 2: The Most Important Self-Defense Lesson of Your Life
Volume 3: Conflict Conditioning

Incident Recollection Card
The Jim Wagner Incident Recollection Card in .PDF format for download. 8.5" x 11" sheet with eight (8) cards in print layout.

Sun, 23 Aug 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 90 (QT)
Duration: 00:03:14
Direct Download: (1.9MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Identifying Threats
Look for things that are out of place. They will help you identify the threats.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Sun, 16 Aug 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 89 (QT)
Duration: 00:04:09
Direct Download: (2.5MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Why Weapons?
Defensive weapons are useful and often essential tools in protecting our loved ones and ourselves.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Sun, 9 Aug 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 88 (QT)
Duration: 00:03:41
Direct Download: (2.2MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Time at the Counter
During a store robbery, most if not all of the action happens at the register counter. Therefore, try to minimize your time at that hotspot.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Sun, 2 Aug 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 87
Duration: 00:39:11
Direct Download: (22.5MB)

Interview with Steve Pinder - Steve candidly shares his experience with multiple criminal attackers, some of whom had weapons.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Martial Art Masters of Texas (MAMoT)
Steve Pinder's live weekly Internet Radio show and podcast.

Sun, 26 Jul 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 86 (QT)
Duration: 00:03:14
Direct Download: (1.9MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Replace the Batteries
Take a few minutes, now, to replace the batteries in all of your emergency gear. Don't forget that utility flashlight (torch) in the drawer!

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Tue, 21 Jul 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 85
Duration: 00:17:50
Direct Download: (10.3MB)

Mailbag - We read and discuss email comments, suggestions and tips from listeners.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

LifeHacker
Article: Use Your Car Alarm as a Home Security Panic Button

Snopes
Article: Mirror Image

SARC Threat Explorer
A searchable computer virus encyclopedia

Sun, 12 Jul 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 84 (QT)
Duration: 00:05:04
Direct Download: (3.6MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Best Home Defense Weapon
It does not matter what type of firearm you keep for home defense. The best weapon is the one you keep secured and practice with constantly.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Mon, 6 Jul 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 83
Duration: 00:21:11
Direct Download: (14.6MB)

Apartment Safety - We answer some email questions about how to strengthen the security of an apartment and cover a few suggestions on how to select an apartment building. We also address some errata from Episode 77.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Sun, 28 Jun 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 82 (QT)
Duration: 00:02:59
Direct Download: (2.1MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Pumping Gas
Always keep your awareness keen and options open, even while you are doing something as common as pumping gas.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Tue, 23 Jun 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 81
Duration: 00:13:37
Direct Download: (7.9MB)

Walking Down the Street - This week we discuss some suggestions on how to hone your awareness skills to help keep your neighborhood strolls pleasant. There are a few techniques that anyone can use to enhance awareness and increase personal safety. We also touch on criminal foot surveillance.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Gun Rights Radio Network (GRRN)
The Gun Rights Radio Network is here to bring you the best gun related podcasts on the Internet.

Practical Defense Podcast on Zune Social
The Practical Defense Podcast page on the Zune Social. Stop by and leave a comment or review of the podcast!

Martial Art Masters of Texas
A live Internet radio show and podcast hosted by Master Steve Pinder.

Sun, 14 Jun 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 80 (QT)
Duration: 00:02:49
Direct Download: (1.7MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Look to the Waistband
This quick tip is about honing your awareness and making a few specific observations during the pre-conflict stage. 90% of weapons are carried at the waist.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
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Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
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