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Break It Down Show

We illustrate life by gathering perspectives, achievements and moments that define us. 

Jun 28, 2019

Stoicism and Thinking Like a Roman Emperor - Donald Robertson is a modern master in the philosophy of Stoicism.  His latest book is called How To Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophies of Marcus Aurelius

Donald and Pete A Turner sit down and talk about how classic Stoicism relates to today. Also, they...

Jun 27, 2019

The Complexity of Modern Urban War - Today's episode features the incredible minds of Dr. John Sullivan and Maj John Spencer. Spencer has been on the show a few times and continues to provide thought leadership in urban combat. Dr John Sullivan's career with the LA County Sheriff's office is impressive. 

As we look...

Jun 25, 2019

Making Sense of Mueller, Candidates and Trump - Today's guest is Peter Van Buren. Peter is a purveyor of facts, critical thought and common sense. This, of course, makes him stand out when he talks about politics.

In his 3rd visit to the Break it down show, Peter chats with Pete A Turner, they served together in...

Jun 24, 2019

Action Research Reflections On Nation Building - Today's episode features Dr. Ledet and host Pete A Turner's academic work on modern war. The fella's paper suggests that Action Research is a viable means of performing at a higher level when partnering in conflict zones. 

Their paper expands the beachhead established by...

Jun 21, 2019

Vigilance, Safer Travel for Women -  Shelley Klingerman is the author of Vigilance. Her book assembles the expertise of police, warriors, even the BTK killer on how women can stay safe when traveling abroad.  

Shelley and Pete A Turner talk at a high level on how culture, good posture and situational awareness skills...