The Shot Caller Podcast
By Casey Diaz
The Shot Caller PodcastMay 16, 2023
A conversation with a Real Sheriff, Alex Villanueva
If you live in Los Angeles, then its difficult to unsee the problems that stare at us as we open our doors to work, school, or for just a night out in the town. Crime, drugs, psychotic behaviors, and homelessness just to mention a few. In this episode Casey sits in with Sheriff Villanueva and they talk about the issues that really matter to Angelenos. What people in Los Angeles want is safety. That's it. Safety for our homes, businesses and places of entertainment. Sheriff Villanueva pulls no punches when talking about the people behind this outright evil. This is an episode to be shared around with everyone.
Beyond Reasonable Doubt
In this episode Casey invites Ed once again to discuss the case for Christ's Resurrection, The Shroud of Turin, and the insurmountable evidence that Christ was truly raised from the dead. With so many witnesses, with date stamps, locations and even blood evidence submitted there is not a chance of doubt left for unbelief. He is who He says He is beyond a reasonable doubt! Come join Ed and Casey as they share the Resurrection of Christ.
Links used in this episode:
To support this Podcast:
Casey's Media Handles
Facebook: Casey Diaz - Author
Kids Not For Sale / with Kevin Malone
Casey sits in with former Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager Kevin Malone, but this episode is not about baseball. Kids Not For Sale is the initiative of the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking to establish Southern Nevada as a Trafficking Free Zone. Co-Founded by President & CEO, Kevin Malone, the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking (USIAHT) finds new and innovative ways to combat the demand for purchased sex from minors, raise awareness to this nationwide epidemic, and provide safe environments for victims.
Since 2016, the USIAHT has been nationally recognized to be the premier not-for-profit organization committed to ending human trafficking in the United States. With offices strategically located in Tampa, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Austin, the USIAHT is aggressively focused on ending this massive problem happening right here in America by fighting the demand for purchased sex from minors.
If you are a survivor of human trafficking and need help here are the links:
To support or donate to The Shot Caller Podcast:
Facebook: Casey Diaz - Author
Podcast Editor Jacob Diaz
Trafficked/The Sandy Esparza Story
In this gripping and eye opening interview Casey talks with Sandy Esparza on the horrific subject of Human Trafficking. Sandy lived it, and it's heartbreaking to hear her story of neglect, the broken foster care program, human trafficking and yet shines a light that there is still hope in Christ. It's one thing to read about cases like hers and it's a whole different thing when you sit in with a survivor. This is an episode that must be shared and passed around to as many friends as possible. Human trafficking lives in our backyards, it's under our noses, and it must be stopped. Sandy gives us many ways in which we can be vigilant and be of help. Please help support her mission by way of prayer and donations to her campaign. We have provided a link below as well as her Instagram handle.
Can you help Beauty For Ashes on PayPal Fundraisers? Every little bit helps!
On the death of Jesus; an in depth conversation.
On this episode Casey invites his good friend Ed to stop by and have a conversation on the Death of Jesus. So many folks really don't understand the magnitude of the trial, the sufferings, and the death of Jesus. Come join Ed and Casey as they unwrap this true story. It will prepare you to have a better appreciation as we approach the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ in April.
Below we have provided links to the materials used for this episode.
To Donate to this podcast click on the following links:
I'm raising $10,000 until 2/5/23 for The Shot Caller Podcast. Can you help? https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8Qvnf1PGzy.
Honoring Deputy Isaiah Cordero; The injustices that led to his EOW.
In this episode Casey talks about the failed policies that blue State leaders have pushed and caused the untimely death of Riverside County Sheriff Deputy Isaiah Cordero. Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco's statement rings true; that had the judge in William Shea McKay's case done her job instead of reducing his bail, Deputy Isaiah Cordero would still be alive. It's important that we make better decision in protecting public safety and the safety of those protecting our communities. To Deputy Cordero's family we extend our prayers to you and your loved ones, as well as the Riverside County Sheriffs Department. We are so sorry for your loss. #isaiahcordero #hero #riversidesheriff #deputy #backtheblue
Only Hope Prison Ministries
This episode covers the hard work that takes place behind the closed gates of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Jails. Join Casey as he has a sit down conversation with Dave Vroman VP and Steve Borja Director of Re-Entry of Only Hope Prison Ministries. These guys are in the grime of prison ministry and have the heart of God while doing it. Casey as you know is a product of prison ministry so when the contact was made through Frank Mastrolonardo CEO of Only Hope Prison Ministries to have both Dave and Steve on an episode there was no hesitation at all. Enjoy this episode and pass it along to as many of your friends.
Here is a link to pray for and financially support this prison ministry.
Pedophiles, they are called Pedophiles Miranda!
This is one of those heated episodes where Casey gets unglued and rightly so. Listen to this licensed therapist attempt to rename pedophiles to "minor attracted persons" because calling someone a pedophile is harmful and judgmental to the pedophile! you really cant make this stuff up. Hands off the kids PERIOD!!!
Interview with Nick Wilson of The Resiliency Project
With so much drama in the...well just about Everywhere! In this episode Casey interviews Nick Wilson of The Resiliency Project and they get into an in depth conversation of the mental health and wellness of individuals in law enforcement. Nick works hand in hand with police officers across America and empowers them to seek help in areas that are too often neglected. This episode is filled with facts and data that must be looked at and understood. You won't be disappointed with this awesome conversation. Enjoy it and Share it.
Discipline, Do you have it?
On this episode Casey speaks on a subject that he personally struggles in. As much as you would like to see him as this man of God that is unshakeable in all thing faith, he will be the first one to say "I need help from God to change so many areas in my life". Discipline will always be an uphill battle full of distractions, discouragements, disappointments, and thats just the beginning. The wonderful news is that God continues to be our present help in times of trouble. Practice, practice, practice.
Interview with Cpt. Richard Meraz The Rampart Scandal
In this episode Casey has a very detailed conversation with Captain Richard Meraz of the L.A.P.D. Captain Meraz has since retired and now shares his story nation wide. He educates both veteran and rookie cops of what they truly signed up for as sworn officers. His story is one for the books. You will hear him take us back in time as a new police officer and the rise in ranks through one of the finest law enforcement departments in the world. But then he leaves no stone unturned and reveals what really happened in the famous Rampart Scandal. Get ready folks!
Interview with DDA Jon Hatami
The fight to gain a beautiful and safe Los Angeles is fierce. But what's the first step? Well if you're an Angeleno then your answer should be to Recall D.A. George Gascon. In this episode Casey sits in with DDA Jon Hatami who famously prosecuted the Gabriel Fernandez case and most recently leading the Recall on D.A. Gascon. Hatami shares his heart for city of Los Angeles, his life raising a family, and what we can all do to fight against a stagnant D.A. who is more concerned for the criminals rather than the victims of violent crime. This episode will have you at the edge of your seat and wanting to help on the Recall. Get involved, together we can get our kids and family back to a safe L.A.
Pediatric Cancer The Ricky De La Torre Story
Hardship is never easy. In this interview with Officer Ricky De La Torre of the LAPD, we hear him shine the light on Pediatric Cancer, the role of a dad, combat, and his walk with Christ. Casey sits with Officer De La Torre and for two hours he shares his heart out. Those two hours were like 10 minutes Casey says. There is so much to learn from this episode as you get valuable information on how we can all put our hands to the plow and help a hospital, a child who is fighting an uphill battle with cancer. I hope your are stuck in traffic or on a road trip to listen to this episode in one shot.
Abe Anaya Part 2
Yup he's back on The Shot Caller Podcast. On this episode we get to hear what happens to him after he makes parole and what he has been doing since. He discusses with Casey the importance of doing community together with other believers, choices in life, and the fact that doing something right doesn't always get the result you were expecting. Enjoy!
Hell, The end of all hope.
Happy New Year Folks! Casey is as pumped as you are to hit the ground running. With a new year at hand some changes have been made here at the TSC studio. One is that Casey will be bringing sermons along side his normal episodes of crime, prison, law enforcement interviews and politics. In this very first episode of 2022 he touches on a subject that is less and less heard from pulpits across America and the world. We hope you pass this episode to your loved ones and friends. Let's make 2022 count! Enjoy.
Smash & Grab, It's getting ridiculous!
It's beginning to look a lot like A ROBBERY!!! While everyone is still trying to find some type of normality through all this "pandemic" now we have to be with a head on a swivel because these group of idiots decide to go into stores 20 -30 deep with mallets smashing glass Wrecked Ralph Style and scaring the little peace people have left! We need to vote these soft on crime mayors, D.A.'s, Governors, Attorney Generals out of office. We the people can make it happen. Also, I made the most amazing candied yams known to man this week. You had to be there.
The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
As America is at the edge of her seat anxiously awaiting the verdict in the Rittenhouse trail, Casey has a few thoughts of his own. We all have opinions, but in a court room our opinions don't matter, and they shouldn't. Facts matter. What the law says matters. In this episode Casey puts his two cents in when he runs into some folks standing outside the courtroom. I think you'll like this episode personally. Enjoy!
We The People are starting to stand up. The vast majority of Americans are done with these mandates and now folks are walking out of jobs to protest these unconstitutional demands. In Southern California the LAUSD has a problem in their hands, yup, Parents and Teachers who will not put their children under a jab that has no validity, no proven science that the CDC can actually guarantee that there will be no long term health problems. So LAUSD is getting Shark Tanked by concerned parents and teachers saying; "And for those reasons WE are OUT! Also Casey loves Rocky Road candy bars. Just throwing that out there. And Yes I'm aware that I pressed the button at the end of this episode too soon.
The Gabby Petito case. Let's help find her killer.
Nothing gets Casey more wound up than when there is a crime against children or women. Gabby Petito is Americas little girl who's life got cut off too soon at just 22 years of age. The person of interest is Brian Laundrie. Everyone has heard about the story and now its time we all come together as a country and find her killer. Although not formally accused of the crime of murder Brian is known as the person of interest. We all know where this is going. Keep praying for her family and friends and lets pray that justice is served.
And you're still WOKE? How?
Yes Casey had a long recess but now is back with some more serious and hilarious episodes. On this one he actually shares a clip from Bill Maher slamming "Wokeness" as we all should. Check it out and share it with friends! Also Recall Newsom!!!
L.A. County Jail Senior Chaplain Frank Mastrolonardo
This interview was awesome! Casey gets the opportunity to sit down and interview Senior Chaplain Frank Mastrolonardo of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department. Holy cow!!! They talk about Franks personal testimony of how he came to know the Lord. The work he is involved in as senior chaplain to the biggest county jail in the country. And some very funny moments. They also had sushi afterwords. I also promised not to say a word. Enjoy.
Let's talk Dad stuff
The old man, the grunt, papa, boy there's a lot of names we carry but my favorite is simply DAD. To those listening to this episode, your dad is important, he really is. Take some time and just sit with him and ask him how he's really doing. Ask him anything if you feel like you could. And even if you don't don't miss on the opportunity to do so. The guys just wants to sit down with you. Enjoy! Happy Father's Day.
Interview w/ Author Mike Yorkey and his wife Nicole
In this episode Casey interviews Author Mike Yorkey. Mike shares how he got involved in writing Casey's story in book form. The adventures, the turns and twist, and capturing Casey's voice. Mike also gives some advise to those that have a dream of writing their own book at some point. But we all think that It's pretty obvious that Casey is in it for Nicoles's Swiss Bliss chocolate goodies. Enjoy and Share!
Vaccine Incentives, It's a thing.
In this episode Casey unwraps the incentives. From offering a free Cheeseburger and fries ( I so wish I was kidding), lotto tickets and even a chance to win 1.5 Mil if you just get the vaccine shot, it's getting a bit ridiculous out there. Is anyone embarrassed? Listen if you got the shot, that's your choice. Wish you the best. But these government officials are sounding pretty desperate.
Tough talk with our kids.
Warning! In this episode Casey addresses the importance of having a "Tough talk with our kids". In NO WAY is Casey suggesting that your child take a weapon on school grounds. That is a NO NO, and a crime. DON'T DO THAT!!! What he is saying is that they should have some type of devise that can help them survive an abduction when they are away from school(s) and on leisure time. Such as malls, shopping centers, with friends out to the movies, beaches, parks, and such. You are the parent and protector. Please have a talk with your children.
What is she talking about?
And in this episode Casey rips on AOC's view of crime and the aftermath of crime. Little crime eventually leads to big crime, it's how it works. He is definitely not a fan of hers. But then again neither is anyone that has survived a Slurpy brain freeze from 7-11. #facts
Crime, let's really keep it real.
With so much drama in the...well everywhere now. Casey shares his thoughts of why prisons are still a solution to crime. Oh he's definitely going to to hurt some people feelings on this one. He's okay with that.
What's going on?
In this episode Casey talks about the deafening sound of democrats as a young child is abandoned in a desert by smugglers. Children are at the mercy of adults. And these adults are horrible. This story will break you heart. He also talks about Tinhorn Flats in Burbank Ca. It's made big news. Check it out. Enjoy!
Interview with Mical Pyeatt
It's the birthday of the book release for The Shot Caller and Casey interviews his business partner Mical Pyeatt. Don't mind Tucker (Casey's Golden Retriever) barking in the background, Tucker has been on timeout since( SHU TIME), LOL. Enjoy!
It's a smorgasbord of info
In this Episode Casey talks about the border crises, vaccines, and the tremendous spike on crime in cities all over the U.S. You got to share this with your friends and those that don't like you as well. Ha! Enjoy.
Guns and Prayer
In this episode Casey shares the importance of knowing and understanding your rights, the assault on our Christian faith and what to do about it. Crossing your arms and doing nothing is not an option. The church must be involved in the life of its nation, policies, laws, and community. He might not be popular after this episode. Enjoy.
Prison Need ASAP
We need your help to make this happen once again. Check out this episode, and let's work together. May God continue to bless your life as you give from your heart.
El Salvador's President. Smart guy.
Does being tough on crime work? Or should we be soft on violent crime? In this episode Casey brings out the outcome of each idea. You don't have to work for NASA to figure this stuff out. No, really you don't. Enjoy the episode. And share it for crying out loud...LOL.
Pass me the Poupon...and please feel sorry for me.
In this episode you'll need to keep your eyes on the road. Casey get's a bit funny while he talks about "The Interview"... you all know what interview he's talking about. Now share this episode and let's get right into it.
From Pennsylvania to Texas
What a blast from Butler Pennsylvania to great news in Texas. In this episode I share about my speaking engagement in PA and the great friends I gained. It's really time to do life as God intended it to be amidst a "pandemic", don't you think? Enjoy.
Everything is going up!
Name the three things that have gone up in less than 60 days. I'm not going to tell you. You better listen to this episode, HA! Glad to be back with you guys and please share this podcast with all of your loved ones. Let's keep this Podcast going. Enjoy.
It's no secret that Los Angeles is looking more like an episode from a third world country. Homelessness, Drugs, Gang Violence, Sex Trafficking are now the new norm throughout our streets. It's a very sad situation, so how in the world can we fix this? And is it too late? In this episode Casey chimes in with his two cents (that's all he carries in his wallet) and gives us some advise that can probably help. Share it with your friends.
No participation trophies
On this episode Casey reminds folks of the value of going for the win. This episode was inspired by neighbor Dave on the concept of Winners and Losers. Oh, it gets real really quick. You know what to do...Share it!
Let's just relax
There's all kind of uneasiness out there right now as mentioned in the previous episode. So today I want to let you in on just some funny stuff you might not know about me. So sit back and let's just relax on this one. Let's get to it. Enjoy.
You can smell the uneasiness.
You don't need to be a rocket scientist to smell or notice the uneasiness all around us in America. It kind of reminds me of the atmosphere right before a prison riot. Here's the thing, So where is your trust in all this? Is it in this potential new administration? Is it on your career that has survived all the nonsense that 2020 had to throw at you? I think I might be on to something on this episode. Check it out and share it with friends.
Can I say something?
Censorship is just flat out wrong. It didn't take long for them to start to get brave and censor the POTUS. This will not just affect one side, this eventually will affect your children. So what are we to do now? If America loses its first amendment right, they will come for the rest. The soul is never satisfied.
What in the world is happening?
Happy New Year!!! False teachers, I'm going to call them out. It's not something I take lightly, and quit frankly neither should you. They are dangerous, they harm young believers by deceptive teachings and sponsorships, and they trick unbelievers from ever coming to faith in Christ. Everyone of us must be awake and aware and not afraid to call it out.
Letters from you
Your letters are read by me. There are so many but I try my best to catch up as best as I can. With the end coming to a close we would love for you to consider sending your end of year donations to The Shot Caller Podcast. We were able to send several boxes of The Shot Caller book to prisons here in America. Your donations also help this podcast to keep going. The best to you and may God richly bless you in 2021. Let's finish strong!
One Bank Robbery too many.
They are given the coolest names by the FBI, you know... bank robbers! This is going to be a great ride to work or your home. Take a listen to Abe Anaya as he shares what drove him to a life crime, Federal Prison, and a new life in Christ. This is part one and well... I left everyone on a cliffhanger. Stay tuned for part 2. of the Abe Anaya story.
Free out of jail card?
Is it me or am I wrong? I feel like they are trying to condition us out here to be okay with lawlessness. Since when did judges stop judging righteously...you know according to the law? The ACLU is so out of control that it will do anything to look and sound like they are the best thing since sliced bread. I'm not buying this kind of bread. Are you?
So much to talk about
In this episode I'm just all over the place. There's just so much to talk about and we have only a few minutes till you get to work or home. Let's finish strong before Christmas gets here and let's send some books out to these prisons.
Stay Open America
Enough is enough with these political games! The American small business needs to remain open and reject their demands. This is America!
A church to go to
In this episode I share my experience with attending Calvary Chapel Chino Hills. I think you'll like it. Check it out. Pastor Jack Hibbs is really one of the pastors that are leading the way through these times. It's pastors like him that we need to support. Faith is put into practice in difficult times, the sermons we have heard Sunday after Sunday and Wednesday after after Wednesday were made to prepare us for the now.
Can you believe that the Gov of CA is telling us how we should celebrate Thanksgiving in our own homes? Anyone else having a problem with these outlandish request? I'd love to hear your take on this. Email me and I'll read your email on the next episode.
Is Parler the new Twitter?
If you're a republican or conservative you have probably went down a road that major social media did not want you to go and perhaps you have been censored a time or two. Well now there is a new guy in town...Parler. Have you made the switch? And what are your thoughts
Write to me
I have just as many questions as you do with all the current events. From the ballots, to Gavin Newsom, to life in general of how to deal with all this craziness. Email me you thoughts and concerns and I'll share them on the podcast. Also, last time I checked Jesus is still GOD. Amen!
Prison Follow Up (Amarillo Texas)
What a great partnership we have with you our listener. Here is the follow up to the episode called "Let's make it happen". But now we have a new challenge for our listeners. Let's make it happen before Thanksgiving and Christmas. Will you accept the challenge? I'd love to hear from you. Enjoy.
Sheriff Deputy Ellie
Sheriff Deputy Ellie discusses life on the beat, current perception of law enforcement and more. It was such a great time talking to her. She keeps it real.
Let's make it happen!
With so many inmates across American prisons, the opportunity to reach them through this global lockdown is the perfect time. We have a good problem at hand that you can team up with us and send many inmates copies of The Shot Caller. Emails are coming in asking for books to be donated across all these prisons by chaplains and prison ministries. These inmates have nowhere to go, obviously, so a book that directs them to Jesus, it just doesn't get any easier than this. Here is my email: firstname.lastname@example.org for donations going to this project through my PayPal account. Thank you for giving. I'd love to hear from you as well.
Namrata Singh Gujral ( America's Forgotten, The Movie).
What a great time with movie Director Namrata Singh Gujral. Yes we were confused at first but hey, it turned out to be a great episode. LOL. Her movie will captivate you as you go on a film journey with her on America's Forgotten. Make sure you go out and watch it!
What does your city look like? Is it dirty? Can you walk safely at night with no worries at all? These are real questions we need to answer with honesty. And if our city is and has been in despair, what should we do different? This episode is dedicated to all my Rampart District family. Enjoy and Share!
It's going to be hilarious. Rumor has it that Biden will have breaks in-between, you know so the gaffes aren't overwhelming. HA! Enjoy tonights debate.
Success after Prison The Peter Meyerhoff Story
What does success after prison look like? For many it's simply never reoffending. But to others like Peter, it's all hard work, no excuses, getting it done. This is Peters personal story.
Robert Luca & Darlene's Story
Transformation doesn't just happen for some of us. Sometimes we don't see the chaos we create until we come to terms with who we are and what we have done and then take personal responsibility over our actions. This is when God steps in and a miracle takes place. Baby steps are part of the process. FYI, have some tissue nearby.
We will never forget 9/11
While some tragic events are encouraged to be remember no more, others like the attack on America on September 11, 2001 cannot be forgotten. Cowards decided to murder and maim innocent American lives. It's important that these events are never forgotten. Today hug your family a bit longer than usual.
This is what I would consider a real pandemic. Its everywhere, it could be our next door neighbor, it could be a close friend, and if we just ignore it and pretend it doesn't exist, well we then have a bigger problem. Our children matter most, so what can we do?
Can we look at the whole story?
Why is it so difficult to look at the whole story? What happened to drawing to a reasonable conclusion after understanding all the details to a story? Can we come back to our senses and not be so emotionally driven by every headline? Just relax and lets be adults in this episode.
Childhood Trauma is a real thing. In this episode I sit down with Perla Leon and discuss events from my book. What we need to know, the help that is available out there, and what we can do. It's a great interview if I do say so myself. Oh, by the way that was not me getting choked up during the interview, that was the Tapatio from earlier...
We The Church
Courtroom dramas left to right "literally". A city bent on closing the church doors, and a church that won't stay quiet. It is important that we stand with Grace Community Church and that we as a whole church stand united on this issue. We The Church are essential.
Get out, and Stay out!
Your environment matters. We can fool others, we can fool ourselves, but we certainly can't fool God. Take a listen to what I had to personally do in my life in oder to break the revolving prison door in my life. Also I like the food out here, just saying. HA!
The Church is Open
Pastor John MacArthur is constantly on the news, an area that he's quite familiar with. The city of Los Angeles has threatened him with fines and arrest if he continues to conduct church services throughout this lockdown period made by "the great" Cesar himself Gavin Newsom. Check it out!
Domestic Violence Awareness
Domestic Violence, what can we do to bring more awareness, more help to victims of these types of crimes during this lockdown? Get ready as we begin a series on how to tackle this current pandemic of Domestic Violence. FYI, this is just the introduction!
Faith & Fame with Jon Klaasen
TikTok followers are what our guest Jon Klaasen is very familiar with. He has the attention of 15.5 million followers on Tik Tok. This young man stands out above the crowds. Social Media is a great platform to share our hearts and also God's heart especially now. Join us as he takes us on his personal journey of Faith & Fame. ( I should really do a dance TikTok).
Don't do it Rudy!
From farm living and enjoying hard work as a young boy to a SHU term in Pelican Bay, Rudy's life takes twist and turns that well... you don't ever want to get involved in yourselves. His life brings him to an encounter with a correctional officer and something happens. I'm not going to tell you, you're just going to have to listen to his story yourselves.
These guys again?
So I wanted to bring in Enrique and Sean once again to see what they thought of what I shared with you on an episode called Lockdown Again? It's all fun and games until we lose our freedoms. As pastors what's our roll in society, in our individual said communities? A lot of laughter and serious discussions on this one. Ignore the kidney stone joke!
Are we suppose to believe that career politicians have the best interest in us, in our churches? Do they think we are that gullible? I address pastors and Christians in this episode. Oh, by the way don't walk the plank, you'll see what I'm talking about in a minute.
Prison, Recidivism, Reformed
Joel shares what getting a Life Without Parole sentence feels like at a young age and the miracle only God can do. And yes this one is being released early, your welcome!
How to stay out of Prison - Erasmo Reyes
How to stay out of prison is a big question? With so many inmates coming out of prison and returning just as fast as they were released, where is the solution? Erasmo gives us an insider look into how he stayed out of prison for good.
Tyler Andrade - Money, Power, & Respect
Someone once said, opportunity knocks once, and if you hear a second knock it's probably just a Jehovas Witness, Ha! But in all seriousness folks, we all have choices in life, and we can't allow our past to determine our future. Whether you have mountains, people, or yourself to blame, how long will you stay there? Tyler opens up his life story and just keeps it honest. Are you looking for excuses? Cause this segment doesn't allow them. Get motivated through Tylers story of entrepreneurship. Let's go!
Caution: Real men talking here
We are all watching what is happening in current events across America. You'd have to live under a rock not to notice. In this episode you will enjoy or maybe not, but none the less there are three of us having a discussion without pandering to NO ONE! What role do we play as these events unfold, and where is the church in all this.
John Reikes FBI Agent
Keeping up with the Christians
For some its a blessing while for other it's like walking on egg shelves everywhere they go. Growing up Christian today must be extremely difficult. The pressure from the church and other believers could be a recipe for disaster. Today Joel and I Interview our own kids and they share with us how it really was for them to Keep up with the Christians. And FYI ( these guys are pretty Awesome)!
Interview with Mark Smit PD
Interview with Sgt. Toshia Bryant
Today we welcome Sgt. Toshia Bryant of the Beaumont Police Department. We enjoyed hearing all about growing up with six brothers, hard working parents, and what propelled Sgt. Bryant to joining law enforcement. Great episode... and by the way, she can out run you... trust me! Happy you tuned in.
Interview with Lt. Anita McKweon of the LAPD
With over 30 years of law enforcement, Lt. McKweon brings her experience through the ranks of the LAPD. From her first ride in the Rampart District to becoming a high ranking Lt, working in Major Crimes. Sit back and get ready to enjoy a great story.
That's My Wife!
Many of you out there have asked about her and how we met. In this episode you get to find out who she is just a bit more. She's a cool lady!
The True Meaning
With the current situation we have, we can still make the best out of it. Life sometimes changes unexpectedly, but how we deal with things is a choice. I think you'll like this episode. Here's some laughter on us.
If you've done time, well...quarantine isn't so bad.
Dear Whoever, I'm out!
Host, Casey Diaz, and Co-host, Joel Kneedler discuss Casey's transition from prison life to "being on the outside." Casey tells of his experiences from finding a church to finding a job as an ex-convict and the difficulties of reconnecting to a world he has not known for years. Listen as we gain insight into this transitional point that many justice-involved individuals face.
Kites of Hope
Catching a Chain
Host, Casey Diaz, and Co-host, Joel Kneedler continue where they left off recounting the events that ultimately lead to Casey cathing a chain to prison, and eventually, solitary confinement. It is in that cell that Casey has an encounter with God that would change his life forever. Join us as Casey gives us a unique perspective into gang culture in Los Angeles and what going through the correctional system is like.
Host, Casey Diaz, and Co-host, Joel Kneedler introduce the podcast and go into what the first season is all about. Casey begins the story of his early childhood living in Los Angeles, the circumstances that lead him into gang culture, and accounts for the events that lead him to be on the run from law enforcement.