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Authenticity is hard to come by these days. Join Nathan Maingard (troubadour, lyric-poet, truth-speaker and philosopher) and guests as they explore inspiring, uplifting, vulnerable and enlightening conversations, music and journals, sharing life with infectious lightness, raw depth, cheeky humour and awe-filled curiosity. If you love authenticity, don’t fit the mould, want to experience more joy or are someone who loves to go beyond the surface, then this is for you! Previous guests include ...
 
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Retired NYPD Lt. John Macari joins Anthony on this episode to talk about how the senseless COVID mandates pushed him to early retirement. He also talks about his observations on crime in New York from when he was a child to the present day. John highlights some of the work he did with the NYPD, the pressure and politics of the job, and shares a riv…
 
Welcome to the Sesh! In this episode, we dove headfirst into Lifted's designer strain, Boysenberry Truffle. This was a premium smoke from one of our favorite growers in WA. Boysenberry Truffle is Boysenberry Creme Brulee x White Truffle. The flavors were on point! We also cracked a few beers from N8's stash. One was a sprite float from Urban South …
 
On this episode Anthony and Gary continue to lower the bar on podcast excellence and then argue about it. The conversation starts with the similarities between mint and antifa and ends with their dislike of birthdays. In between they address selfies, an officer involved shooting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, border patrol news, criminals loving Distri…
 
Welcome to the Sesh! In this episode, we dove headfirst into the 4/20 session. We each brought something to smoke on; it all consisted of i-95 Cookies from Fox Cannabis, Southern Sugar from Green and Gold, and Donkey Butter from Gabriel. We also had a stellar pairing; Waldos from Lagunitas and Two Finger Pour from Orlison Brewing Co. This is our fi…
 
Pastor Nate Lott joins Anthony on this episode and shares his testimony from darkness to light. He discusses his childhood, his substance abuse, his criminal activity, and how the Gospel changed his life. Pastor Nate also shares some important truth and care for police officers. In addition Anthony talks about a cop killer giving a speech to SUNY s…
 
Gary and Anthony are forced to address CrossFit fallout and then set their sites on men who wear sports jerseys. They also talk about a felon covered in poop, the SCOTUS nominee proceedings, and the Philadelphia police officer that is going to be fired for an officer involved shooting. Woven into the discussion is Gary's shirtless story and some qu…
 
Lt. Chris Laser joins Anthony to talk about his career thus far. They speak about their time together as partners, what true leadership entails, homicide scenes, and the night Chris was run over by a suspect in a car. At the top of the show Anthony pays tribute to retired Lt. Mike Bradley who recently passed away. Anthony also discusses the Portlan…
 
Gary joins Anthony for the very first episode of Lowe Expectations Take One. They talk about police response to the freedom convoy in Canada, recognizing officer Covid deaths, and the federal governments involvement in handing out "smoking kits". They also make fun of each other and CrossFit athletes throughout the episode just to keep it light. ht…
 
Deputy Sheriff Adam Georgia from North Carolina joins me for this episode. We discuss the challenges he faces as he conducts patrol in a very rural area, the effects of meth on his area, and how his faith sustains him and helps him in the course of his duties. At the top of the episode So Woke It's Broke highlights DA Gascon in LA County and a trav…
 
Retired Det. Chris Depatto joins Anthony on the very first episode of Season 2. He talks about his side gig as a public address announcer, his work as a polygraphist, and his career in law enforcement. In addition you'll get some news about the podcast, a brand new KUtheDIP segment, a brand new segment about wokeness in law enforcement, and how we …
 
On this Final Episode of Season 1 Lauren joins Anthony as they look back over the season. They also discuss a very cool KUtheDIP story, talk about George Washington Carver vs. George Floyd, discuss a recent confrontation with a thief that Anthony had, and discuss how Covid vaccine mandates are forcing officers out of jobs even in cities with soarin…
 
Anthony has a new KUtheDIP segment out of Wisconsin where two officers engage in a fight for their lives with a felon intent on trying to kill them. In addition he points out how BLM actually doesn't care about black lives and why the whole social justice movement should be rejected. He closes out the episode talking about where our identity should…
 
Gary and Anthony continue their conversation about current events. They finish out their thoughts on last weeks KUtheDIP winner before diving into talk of hot peppers, a Nalgene bottle domestic they had years ago, and the riot on January 6 at the U.S. Capital. In the midst of all that Gary still takes the time to give Anthony an English lesson. Ant…
 
This is Part 1 of a conversation about current events with Det. Gary Lowe. Discussion includes recruitment within law enforcement, Border Patrol trying to do their job, and a brand new KUtheDIP involving a Sheriff having strong words in support of his deputies. https://diakonosacc.podbean.com/ Music by 8er41 and GeriArt from Pixabay…
 
Alex lays out how God used a short stint in jail to grab her attention and begin her journey of sobriety. She talks about contacting some of the officers who arrested her and also addresses the belief by some that addiction is a disease. The episode wraps up with a new KUtheDIP segment and my thoughts on being kind vs. being nice as it relates to l…
 
In part 1 Alex begins sharing her powerful story about being trapped in an addiction to heroin and how a trip to jail actually brought her freedom in Christ. Anthony also shares an update about an incident in Portland, talks about the incredible sacrifice of a new KUtheDIP winner, and shares some thoughts on finishing well. https://diakonosacc.podb…
 
Part 2 with Retired Det. Brad Ortenzi. Hear about his work investigating crimes against children and how this moved him to retire early and begin serving at Zoe International. He also shares some thoughtful comments on policing in our culture. Anthony closes the episode out with brand new KUtheDIP winners and how officers are always "on" even when …
 
On this episode Ret. Detective Brad Ortenzi sits down with Anthony and talks about murder, his current role with ZOE International, and how he and 7 teammates won a grueling bike race. Anthony closes the episode out with some brand new KUtheDIP winners and some thoughts about the fellowship of suffering officers share and how it pales in comparison…
 
In part two with Retired Trooper Jason Laudermilch he talks about his K9, Eva, and his recollections from the tragic Nickel Mines Amish School Shooting. Anthony has a brand new KUtheDIP winner, an officer from Pennsylvania who was recently in a fight for his life. He also shares some thoughts on what should be primary in the recruiting and hiring o…
 
On this episode Anthony welcomes retired Trooper Jason Laudermilch to the podcast for part 1 of their conversation. They talk about the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and some of his experiences working in vice/narcotics. Anthony closes out the episode with two KUtheDIP winners and shares some thoughts on how the police should handle some of the…
 
On this episode Anthony answers several questions posed by patrons. He talks weed legalization, body cameras, the Romans Road, favorite verses, and highlights/lessons learned as a police supervisor. He closes out the episode questioning if some police agencies have lost their way and lost sight of their mission. Music by 8er41 and GeriArt from Pixa…
 
Det. Gary Lowe and Anthony continue their conversation with a range of topics from bad breath to bad driving. It is a very candid conversation that will cause some cringe and some laughs. Anthony closes the episode out with an unbelievable #KUtheDIP winner and some frank talk about how our souls face eternity in heaven or hell. Music by 8er41 and G…
 
Det. Gary Lowe once again joins Anthony as they discuss house shoes, cordovan, tasers, and tactics. Anthony also poses questions to Gary about his career and the patron prize winner is picked and announced. This is part one of a very entertaining conversation. Website: https://diakonosacc.podbean.com/ Music by 8er41 and GeriArt from Pixabay…
 
Ryan Davies talks more about some of his experiences dealing with mental health calls side by side with police officers. He and Anthony also talk about the mental health concerns and suicides among police and some practical ways to combat it. The episode also has a brand new #KUtheDIP winner and Anthony shares some of his thoughts on trauma in ligh…
 
This is Part 1 with Ryan Davies, a Suicide Prevention Trainer, Consultant, and past Lancaster Behavioral Health crisis counselor who was assigned to LCPD. He joins Anthony to talk about the co-responder model between police and mental health professionals and his view and experience with police response to calls where there are mental health consid…
 
The complete Replacing Guilt series. Written by Nate Soares. Read and produced by Gianluca Truda. --- Contents 0:00:36 : Preliminaries 0:17:50 : Part 1: Fighting for something 1:03:20 : Part 2: Drop your obligations 1:30:27 : Part 3: Half monkey, half god 2:44:30 : Part 4: The dark world 4:17:40 : Part 5: Fire within 5:39:14 : Conclusion 5:43:46 : …
 
Chief Sadler shares more stories from his career, talks about how the media drives a negative narrative against the police, and how most people in the black community love the police and desire for them to be in their communities. He talks about the community he grew up in and how it's changed and shares some first hand knowledge about the MOVE/Bla…
 
If you believe in the mission of Diakonos: A Cop's Calling consider becoming a patron. Go to: https://diakonosacc.podbean.com/ This episode is Part 1 of Anthony's conversation with Retired Chief Keith Sadler who served with both Philadelphia PD and Lancaster City PD. In part one we talk about his career and how things have changed in law enforcemen…
 
If you believe in the mission of Diakonos: A Cop's Calling consider becoming a patron. Go to: https://diakonosacc.podbean.com/ On this episode Anthony has a conversation with Dr. John Churchville about his time as both a prosecutor and defense attorney in Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA. The conversation spans race, policing, Christian ethics as a l…
 
This episode is made of two parts. Firstly, some updates on the project: the audiobook is still in progress and should be released soon. I'll be uploading it to this feed and will try make it as accessible as possible. To tie you all over until then, the rest of this instalment is an excerpt from the Bit of a Tangent podcast, which I co-host with m…
 
On this episode Lauren interviews Anthony about how he approached his career, some of the things he experienced on the job, and how his faith grew throughout his career. This episode covers dog bites, shootings, foot pursuits, wrecking into walls, and idols of the heart. You'll also learn what KUtheDIP is. On top of that there is a special announce…
 
Anthony plays audio from two recent incidents officers were involved in, highlighting what it's like to be a police officer and driving home the importance of showing deference to the police. Ofc. Matt Spitler is the guest for this episode and opens up about his life, his career, and his faith. It's an open and frank conversation about how being a …
 
"Al" continues to share the story of his transformation from criminal and motorcycle club member to follower of Jesus Christ. He and Anthony also discuss how the stressors of a criminal life style and those of a police officer are very similar. "Al" discusses how personal responsibility plays a role in all our lives. They close out their conversati…
 
This episode starts with Sgt. Anthony Weaver (Ret.) commenting on the verdict in Ofc. Chauvin's trial and the officer involved shooting of Adam Toledo in Chicago. Then Anthony has a conversation with his brother in Christ, "Al", who shares the first part of his powerful story about his traumatic childhood, his entry into the Marines, his criminal l…
 
Host, Sgt. Anthony Weaver (Ret.) is rolling solo for this episode and tackles several different current events and a common thread with all of them. He poses some probing questions and provides an officer perspective to the Ofc. Chauvin trial, the accidental shooting of Daunte Wright, and the traffic stop of Army Lt. Caron Nazario. Link to Caron Na…
 
Det. Jevon Miller unpacks the events leading up to, during, and after an incident where he was shot by a suspect and left fighting for his life. He also details an incredible story about a kid choking on a tent stake. If you need an analogy seek out Det. Miller. He has them for days and you'll hear how he uses them to explain the challenges officer…
 
Det. Ryan Hockley shares some humorous stories, speaks frankly about an officer involved shooting he was involved in, and a horrific case of physical child abuse he investigated. Det. Hockley also unpacks his feeling about some corrective discipline Anthony gave him on the job. This episode kicks up the dust with everything from humor to bar fights…
 
Lauren joins Anthony on this episode. She shares some more insights on what it's like to be married to a cop and they also break down an article by Kathleen Dias called, "A letter to the American Public: Why you must decide what you want from cops". Make sure to check out the below links related to the show: Ellicott & Co: https://www.ellicott.co/ …
 
Lt. Glenn Stoltzfus talks about his unique and interesting background and how he ended up having the call to be a police officer. We talk about some heavy cases and incidents he was involved in and some unique training and perspective he has received regarding trauma and it's relation to criminal activity. He brings his Christian worldview to the c…
 
Anthony breaks down an officer involved shooting involving Oklahoma City PD and the charges of manslaughter brought against 5 police officers as a result. Then during part two of the interview with Retired Chief Jarrad Berkihiser the conversation continues about his career, the toll it can take and does take, leadership, and a whole host of other t…
 
"After nearly a year of writing, my "replacing guilt" sequence is coming to a close. I have just one more thing to say on the subject, by pointing out a running theme throughout the series." -------- Original post: http://mindingourway.com/how-we-will-be-measured/ Find Nate Soares at http://mindingourway.com Find Gianluca Truda at http://gianlucatr…
 
This is part one of a two part conversation with Retired Chief Jarrad Berkihiser of the Lancaster City Bureau of Police. In it he talks about the challenges of 2020 and events that led up to his untimely retirement. He also speaks about the law enforcement history in his family and his journey into the profession and calling. https://diakonosacc.wi…
 
The Diakonos: A Cop's Calling Podcast aspires to encourage and promote law enforcement while also helping everyone to better understand the calling of this profession. Sgt. Anthony Weaver (Ret.) hosts this show and uses his faith, experience, and interviews with retired and active police officers to address current events and the challenges of this…
 
"I have found this mindset to be very useful throughout my life. Confidence all the way up is what has me dive into the fray to try new things, while others stand on the sidelines bemoaning a high degree of uncertainty. It's part of the technique of treat recurring failures as data and training, rather than as a signal that it's time to feel guilty…
 
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