Sunday, February 26, 2012

5 - IMPACT Chicago

Meet Martha Thompson, Director for IMPACT Chicago, a self defense program for women and girls. In this episode, Scott falls in love with Martha as we go Myth Busters on the world of women's self defense and find out that - spoiler alert - men and women are equal, butt-kicking can be fun and being able to protect yourself can make you more polite. We'll also protest the protest laws and learn how to fight hunger (one fork at a time?) at First Slice cafe. And yes, Arden finds a way to mention banana peels which is probably why she'll soon be replaced by Martha.

We forgot to take pictures - but we promise Martha is real and you can find her blog at'

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  1. Thanks for the opportunity to be a guest on Your Chicago!

  2. Great podcast! It was really interesting and informative, too. Fun to listen to, too!

  3. Very engaging podcast! What a great way to dispel assumptions about self-defense training. Thanks!

  4. What a fantastic and informative podcast! Martha seems like a fairly incredible individual, and really laid out an excellent foundation and understanding about self-defense. Nice work!