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Black Cloud Society

Black Cloud Society

By Rich Mosher
Black Cloud Society was born out of a necessity to fill a gap in ems podcasts. A gap that typically avoids the discussion of EMS culture and its need to change. While EMS Podcasts that cover clinical and educational topics are much needed, Black Cloud Society is a place where listeners can take a different point of view. A place where listeners can come and reflect on themselves, their peers, and their agencies; and hopefully be inspired to evolve. Not just evolve in their own mindset or practice, but to evolve the very Black Cloud that shades the culture of EMS.
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Vegas Under Fire
Listen in this week as we talk to an exceptional guest on what is now the 5th anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.  Our guest in this installment talks about his experiences, and quite frankly, his recovery after having responded to the event that has come to be known as the deadliest shooting in modern US history.
01:42:55
October 01, 2022
Your Brain on Burnout Pt 3: Stay Fit 4 Duty
In the conclusion to our series on burnout, we talk to the founder of Stay Fit 4 Duty  James Boomhower. Listen in as we discuss the successes and failures of navigating mental health resources for first responders, the struggles overcome in our own journeys, and exactly what resources are out there for us and how we find them. 
01:15:14
September 20, 2022
Your Brain on Burnout Part 2: Stressing O.U.T
In part two of our series on burnout, we talk to Paramedic and Conference Speaker Samantha Greene about her upcoming talk for the Concepts in Trauma Conference and how things like compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and moral injury contribute to our burnout and potentially even to our need to take a break from the very career we used to love.
01:26:11
August 30, 2022
Your Brain on Burnout
We are back this time around with an episode digging into something I have been battling for the last few months. Listen in this week as I talk about my struggle with burnout, the causes of burnout, and how burnout has been shown to physically reshape your brain and its ability to process information. If you are in the same boat as I am, this is one you are not going to want to miss... P.S. it's part one of a series with part two and maybe even a part three on the way!!
38:36
August 09, 2022
Just Culture or Just Cause: The RaDonda Vaught Story
This week we talk about the RaDona Vaught fatal medication error case, its implications, and how we as a culture should be re-evaluating what accountability means.
54:55
March 30, 2022
Effed up Leadership: 4 Major Failures in Leadership
This week we talk about a topic that I feel very strongly about, and after a few recent conversations with some friends and colleagues, the time has come to discuss EFFED UP LEADERSHIP. Listen in as I talk about what I feel are 4...okay 4.5... very common but serious failures that occur all too frequently in the area of public safety. Whether you are the employee getting effed over by leadership, or the leader effing over your people... this one is for you folks!!
31:27
March 16, 2022
The Butterfly Effect
Have you ever sat and thought about how the smallest most seemingly insignificant decisions or actions can have a much larger scale impact that none of us could ever even begin to predict? It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can impact the wind patterns halfway around the world. That theory has become known as the Butterfly Effect. Join us this week for a special episode with an amazing guest, as we talk about how small initially insignificant decisions, rapidly evolved into a much larger scale event with a future none of u could have predicted. Listen in as we talk about what was initially a traumatic and nearly tragic event, and how it has evolved into something that will save many lives in the future.
57:09
February 09, 2022
4 Pillars of True Authenticity
Listen in this week as we pick up where we left off in our last episode. In this installment, we discuss the  4 pillars of achieving a truly authentic life.  
20:22
January 26, 2022
Lessons Learned in 2021
Listen in this week as I talk about 7 of the biggest lessons that 2021 taught me and the concepts that I plan on carrying into 2022.
24:26
January 15, 2022
The Road to Redemption
This week we visit concepts from a previous episode that came full circle with a chronic issue that I seem to struggle with. Listen in as I discuss the concepts and the mindset involved with my personal journey, and the lessons learned on the road to redemption.
46:45
December 08, 2021
PSA: The Fentanyl Overdoesn't
Join in this week as we discuss a topic plaguing the Law Enforcement community. The topic of accidental fentanyl exposure and the risk of overdose. Why is it that police departments are spreading misinformation to their officers, regarding the risk of inadvertent overdose by exposure to something that we as EMS providers administer in much higher quantities, yet we see nothing like the effects these officers are told they will suffer? Listen in this week as we discuss the myths and realities of fentanyl exposures. LICENSE CERTIFICATE: Envato Market Item ============================================== This document certifies the purchase of: ONE MUSIC STANDARD LICENSE as defined in the standard terms and conditions on Envato Market. Licensor's Author Username: leadsquid_NE Licensee: Rich Mosher Item Title: Cinematic Rock Trailer Item URL: https://audiojungle.net/item/cinematic-rock-trailer/31637498 Item ID: 31637498 Item Purchase Code: 36baeb2e-27d4-410c-a460-818b3653ebba Purchase Date: 2021-05-03 22:15:54 UTC For any queries related to this document or license please contact Help Team via https://help.market.envato.com Envato Pty. Ltd. (ABN 11 119 159 741) PO Box 16122, Collins Street West, VIC 8007, Australia
26:50
August 30, 2021
The Exit Strategy: Time To Throw In The Towel
Should I stay or should I go? A question I have asked myself admittedly a few too many times and honestly…so have you. Join in the discussion this week as we discuss some things we need to take into consideration before we throw in the towel with our current situation and pursue other adventures. Don’t forget to visit us on the socials to grab your favorite swag, and also our sponsor at Blackoutcoffee.com and enter BLACKCLOUD @ checkout to claim 10% off your order. We appreciate your continued support!! LICENSE CERTIFICATE: Envato Market Item ============================================== This document certifies the purchase of: ONE MUSIC STANDARD LICENSE as defined in the standard terms and conditions on Envato Market. Licensor's Author Username: leadsquid_NE Licensee: Rich Mosher Item Title: Cinematic Rock Trailer Item URL: https://audiojungle.net/item/cinematic-rock-trailer/31637498 Item ID: 31637498 Item Purchase Code: 36baeb2e-27d4-410c-a460-818b3653ebba Purchase Date: 2021-05-03 22:15:54 UTC For any queries related to this document or license please contact Help Team via https://help.market.envato.com Envato Pty. Ltd. (ABN 11 119 159 741) PO Box 16122, Collins Street West, VIC 8007, Australia
30:21
July 07, 2021
The Double-Edged Sword
This week we sit down and speak with Paramedic and Author Christopher Turnbull who recently published his first book “The Double-Edged Sword”, which much like the show, sheds light on some often hard to speak about realities of the toll that this job has on many of us. You get a front-row seat to listen in on our rather deep conversation and hear how the common mental obstacles and challenges that we so often face can be overcome and turned into an entirely different perspective. You can check him out at https://christopherturnbull.com/ or pick up a copy of his book before the show at https://www.amazon.com/Christopher-Turnbull/e/B091TVLCFL%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share.
01:09:40
June 22, 2021
Fake it til you make it
Join us in this installment as we take a look at a syndrome that impacts an alarming number of people. We've all heard the statement and many of us have even muttered the very same phrase "fake it til you make it". Well in this installment we take a deep dive into impostor syndrome. What it is, where it comes from, and hopefully how we can not just overcome it, but even use it to our advantage. Theme song is licensed under: LICENSE CERTIFICATE : Envato Market Item ============================================== This document certifies the purchase of: ONE MUSIC STANDARD LICENSE as defined in the standard terms and conditions on Envato Market. Licensor's Author Username: leadsquid_NE Licensee: Rich Mosher Item Title: Cinematic Rock Trailer Item URL: https://audiojungle.net/item/cinematic-rock-trailer/31637498 Item ID: 31637498 Item Purchase Code: 36baeb2e-27d4-410c-a460-818b3653ebba Purchase Date: 2021-05-03 22:15:54 UTC For any queries related to this document or license please contact Help Team via https://help.market.envato.com Envato Pty. Ltd. (ABN 11 119 159 741) PO Box 16122, Collins Street West, VIC 8007, Australia
46:54
June 14, 2021
A Day of Remembrance
A somber tribute to remind us of those who paid the ultimate price and sacrificed so that we may have the lives and opportunities that we do. A tribute to the men and women of our great military who are gone, but not forgotten. 
09:60
May 31, 2021
Diary of the Infected: 6 Weeks Later
This week's episode hits close to home as over the last 6 weeks I have been recovering from having been infected by COVID-19. This week we talk about the symptoms I had, how it spread through my household and took the life of a loved one, and I also talk about a few concepts/controversies in patient advocacy. Join me this week as I delve into the deep void of my mind as I discuss just how the virus has impacted me not just physically, but mentally.
33:14
March 05, 2021
Lessons in Leadership
Join us this week as we host a returning guest for some deep insight and shared successes and failures along the never-ending road in leadership development.
54:49
September 21, 2020
Never Forget
Please enjoy this micro episode that pays tribute to the fallen. Never  Forget 9/11/01
06:52
September 12, 2020
The Chaos of COVID
Join in on the discussion during this installment as we talk about: what we know about the virus, tips and tricks to the initial care of the virus,  and little rant about essential employees and the state of the union during this time.  ***Disclaimer ***Due to the unapologetically honest opinions in this episode, some listeners may find a few areas of offensive content. Listener discretion is advised.
38:24
May 04, 2020
Life Lessons Learned in 2019
2019 kicked me around in so many ways. It was a year of many trials and failures but more importantly, lessons. Listen in this week as I discuss the six most hard learned  lessons that I gathered from what I call the 2019 experience.,
17:40
March 01, 2020
The Wrong Holes
An article published in the media recently, claims that the State of Rhode Island EMS is investigating and altering the course of airway management abilities among its providers, after it was discovered that 11 patient deaths had occurred after being transported to the hospital with unrecognized and misplaced endotracheal tubes. How this occurs is beyond my comprehension, but none the less, listen in this week as we discuss what in my opinion are some of the issues and concerns within the state, and even talk to a member of the Ambulance Service Advisory Board as we get the low down on this controversial situation and state of affairs in the Dept of Health.
01:12:36
December 14, 2019
Cracking the Code: The QI Conundrum
This week we discuss 3 types of QA/QI often used in EMS and healthcare, and look at some of  the issues often found in each. 
19:52
November 18, 2019
Everyone Goes Home
Join me this week on our first ever guest interview episode, where we discuss  issues in recent news surrounding physical attacks on public safety providers. Listen in as we discuss situational awareness, self defense, and handful of tips to making sure Everyone Goes Home.
44:24
September 19, 2019
The Morning After Pill
Join me this week as I get raw and real with you surrounding some lessons hard learned from my experience speaking at a regional EMS conference, and having to swallow the hard pill of realizing you were wrong in front of 200 people. 
25:37
September 16, 2019
Uncensored and Unscripted
Join me this week as we get into answering our first batch of listener submitted questions. This weeks questions will be answered straight from the hip and off the cuff, with an honest answer to some very good questions. Join us for some honest, uncensored and unscripted opinions that may even be the  inspiration for a few future episodes!
44:43
September 05, 2019
7 Steps to Reputation Rehab
Our reputation is one of the most important assets we as humans can possess...or is it? Join us this week as we discuss 7 steps to reputation rehab after suffering a potentially damaging setback.
18:16
August 14, 2019
Surviving the Shadows
This was a hard episode for me to record and publish because it takes a very vulnerable look into my own mind and my own daily struggle. Join us as we discuss the battles that we all face, and the shadows that a life of chronic stress can cast on our lives and how to  find the power to survive in our own minds.
28:25
July 11, 2019
The Top 3 Toxins Killing Your Agency and Your People
This weeks discussion delves into what I believe are the top 3 toxins that contribute and enable the negative internal culture that is so often seen in our agencies.
23:29
May 31, 2019
Welcome to the club
Join as as we discuss the mission and story behind Black Cloud Society, and why you belong here!
17:41
May 15, 2019
Launch Announcement Apr 29, 2019
An introduction to the Black Cloud Society podcast: what we stand for and why we're different!
02:20
May 01, 2019