Surviving A Crazy World


Episode 25: The Artificial Intelligence Revolution

The break-neck progress of computing and artificial intelligence has been captivating, exciting, lucrative, and frightening. Could mankind's most complex creations pose an existential threat to humanity? The question carries with it a variety of philosophical and survival implications. What do the experts think? Do we need to take safeguards as a society to shield ourselves… Read More

Episode 24: Actor, Director, and Innovator Dan Fogler

Dan Fogler, star of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, joins the program to chat with Matt and Doc Montana. As writer, director, and star of Don Peyote, Dan Fogler discusses the survivalist aspects of his film. Discussion of Don Peyote leads into a greater discourse on the progression of humanity and speculation into mankind's… Read More

Episode 22: Spy Techniques with Jason Hanson

We talk survival techniques with Jason Hanson, former CIA Officer. Jason draws upon a decade of CIA experience to give us advice on how to navigate difficult situations. After his career with the CIA, Jason uses his unique set of skills to teach people to avoid danger and overcome it.  Regardless of how safe you… Read More

Episode 21: Shot Show Review

Doc Montana and Joel are back from Shot Show in Las Vegas to talk about their experiences. Shot Show features firearms, military equipment, and survival gear not yet available to the public. In addition to new, unreleased products, Shot Show attracts some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry. Among other great weapons, hear… Read More

Episode 20: Survival Hacks with Tim MacWelch

Tim MacWelch, survival trainer and author, returns to the program to discuss survival hacks with Doc Montana. Our host Matt Gould guides Doc Montana and Tim MacWelch through a variety of categories. The pair of survival experts give their tips for security, defense, shelter, cooking, fire, and x-factor. Listen to learn why triathlon goggles and… Read More

Episode 19: Tim MacWelch, Author and Outdoor Life Magazine Blogger

The team interviews survival expert Tim MacWelch. Among other things, the team discusses Tim's New York Times best selling book How to Survive Anything. Tim's book alphabetically details threats from A - Z  and explains how survivalists can overcome these challenges. Of particular note, the team discusses threat Z: zombies. While our experts find a zombie… Read More

Episode 18: Urban Survival with Richard Duarte

The author of Surviving Doomsday: A Guide for Surviving an Urban Disaster, Richard Duarte, joins the program to discuss survival strategies. As 80% of the population lives in suburban or urban environments, urban survival strategy is a crucial and often overlooked aspect of prepping.  We live in an unpredictable and dangerous world. Unfortunately, urban dwellers… Read More

Episode 17: Bug Out Simulation – Springfield, MO

Doc Montana plays out a bug out scenario in order to highlight what to properly anticipate in an emergency scenario. For his event, Doc uses Springfield, MO as the starting location of his scenario. Using the characters of his scenario, Dick and Jane, Doc teaches listeners how to properly handle a bug out scenario. Among… Read More

Episode 16: Bargain Preps

Monte Miles joins the team to discuss thrifty prepping strategies. You don't have to break the bank to be ready for calamity. The team discusses how you can take advantage of yard sales, pawn shops, and cost effective outlets to stretch your dollar. Furthermore, the team discusses important consumer strategies. What items are worth the… Read More

Episode 14: Firearms With Dan Cavallaro

The resident experts of The Survivalist Podcast sit down with a special guest, Dan Cavallaro, to discuss firearms. Cavallaro has years of experience around firearms and is a recognized authority on the subject. Among other things, Cavallaro and the team discuss situational awareness, best weapons for survival situations, and how to overcome an active shooter… Read More