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Sep 22, 2021

After visiting North Carolina and hitting 26 breweries in 6 days with some friends, I thought it was time to crack some open with my friends Ryan and Larry. Tune into another episode of "Behind The Beer With Lear" for their takes on some delicious beers and some music on the break by our guide's brother, Mr. Dane...


Aug 27, 2021

The extrication from Afghanistan has seemed, from a lay-person's point of view, to be a mess at best. Today Jeff Butler sits down over some gin & tonics to shed some perspective and light on a very difficult situation, and give some possible explanations. It's not ALL somber news, however....we DO discuss the...


Aug 21, 2021

Caution......it can be your best friend and your worst enemy, at least in the fire service. Today, my friend Scott sits down with me to go over the paradox of aging: we gain more experience of time, but the firefighting is a young person's game with the physical and mental toll stacking up with each call. We also talk...


Aug 13, 2021

Ever meet someone and it feels like you met your long-lost doppelganger/cousin? Well, meet Jake Gullett, fellow firefighter, rapscallion and fool for the Foo Fighters. We recently traveled to Oklahoma City to take in a bucket-list show for the both of us. He's a motormouth who makes me look positively quiet, and I...


Aug 9, 2021

Former Springfield, MO Mayor Bob Stephens took some time to talk about his life, politics and his current passion: getting folks vaccinated against COVID-19. I've known him through my work in the fire service, but never got to really sit down and dive into his story. In his own words....."Be out there in the world and...