Episode-2215- Survival Secrets of the CIA with Jason Hanson — 3 Comments

  1. Just as an FYI for those interested in taking Jason’s pen on an airplane, it didn’t work for me.  I made it through TSA once with the pen without incident, but the second time the agent had their supervisor look at it before giving it to me and allowing me to keep it.  The third time, the TSA agent refused to let me take the pen with me, so I had to leave security and take the pen back to my vehicle.  Jason’s company did a full refund of the pen, to their credit, but I just don’t want people to get the wrong idea.  I think that if you’re traveling on a plane, an ordinary metal pen is going to be 80-90% as effective in a self-defense situation, and TSA has no problem with one.

  2. Yo Jack, unrelated to this episode just wanted to drop a note and say how blown away I am by the people behind the Ridge Wallet so far. I was listening to yesterday’s episode and was like, “You know what, fine, Jack, you win, I’ll try one of these.” I ordered it this afternoon, and I shit you not they had shipped it and sent me a tracking number inside of about 10 minutes after I ordered. I’m usually super reluctant to buy things outside of Amazon as I’m so frickin’ impatient when it comes to how long some of these boutique online shops can take to actually ship. Definitely did not expect them to ship faster than Amazon!

    Anyway, hope it’s as cool as you say it is when it arrives. 😉

  3. This interview reminded me of one of the few things I appreciated about my old contractor job, namely the anti-terrorism, OPSEC, and security briefings & training.  Some of it was specific to the military and such, but most of it I felt was useful for anyone.  I haven’t seen the EXACT same briefings online, but if you do online searches for words “DoD security briefing”, “antiterrorism briefing”, “OPSEC awareness briefing”, and the like (or even “DoD counterintelligence awareness” if you want to go really far into it…), you will find similar (usually older) briefings that give much of the same information.  I’m sure Mr. Hanson’s courses are much more in-depth, but at least these online resources give an introduction to the material for those who are interested.