Greetings, patriots, it’s time for another podcast review.

“If bullets were flying, your adrenaline surging, could you hit your target?”  This is how the Modern Combat and Survival podcast starts.  Host Jeff Anderson isn’t shy about mentioning the types of people he brushes shoulders with: tactical firearms instructors, military contractors, Navy SEALs, etc.

MCS tends to focus heavily on the combat side of things with titles like “Urban Survival Firearms,” “Gun Shopping for Personal Defense,” “Survival Team Defense Planning,” and “Looter Defense Planning”.  They do branch out to other peripheral topics such as survival medicine, but the focus is clear.

Speaking of focus, there’s a lot of focus on “stuff”.  In the middle of the podcast there’s usually an advertizement for “Survival Gear Secrets” because your life and the life of those you love could “solely rest on the survival gear you’ve acquired.”  The advertising always feels like they’re trying to manipulate the emotions of folks that are just starting to wake up to sell them a false sense of security.

The show is, to this reviewer, pretty shallow.  There are nuggets of info that you don’t hear elsewhere, but swimming through the fluff takes some effort.  They attempt to distill complicated topics into soundbites, but end up not doing them justice.  Frequently the host will be interviewing an interesting guest and then say something to the effect of, “What are the top three things our listeners should buy now to do X,” or “What are the top three things our listeners should know about <whatever I’m interviewing you about>?”  If there are things the listener should know, shouldn’t that come out naturally in the interview, versus being heavy handed about it?  That’s a personal pet peeve of the reviewer.

Our recommendation is that if you’re experienced in the patriot, self-defense, and survival spaces that you add this to your feed and listen to it as background noise.  You’ll have the background to sort the good stuff from the nonsense.  It’s usually the last thing the reviewer will listen to after he’s caught up with everything else.  If you’re new to this world, however, and just waking up, move on.  There are many better shows, that go more in depth, and have less chaff to plow through to get to the good stuff.

Until next time,



Steve is a father of two, husband of one, devoted follower of Christ, IT guy, and jack of all trades. He's a liberty activist, blogger, gun lover, and general class radio operator. He read entirely too much Heinlein as a child and routinely fails at his attempts to become the "competent man".

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