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The Self Defense Radio Network was founded in August of 2016 by the hosts of two of the longest-running pro-gun podcasts — Paul and Susan Lathrop of the Polite Society Podcast and Bob Mayne of the Handgun World Podcast.

The goal was to create a network that brings together and helps promote established and new pro-freedom content creators.

While “Self Defense” is in the name, the content on the network is not limited to this topic. Our shows cover a wide spectrum of pro-Second Amendment, and pro-freedom topics including:

  • Self Defense and Personal Safety
  • Christianity and Ethics
  • Geek Culture and Tech
  • Shooting Sports
  • Hunting
  • Gun safety and Firearms Training
  • Practical Preparedness
  • Politics

Since 2017 the Network has hosted the annual Alternative Mass Media Convention (AMM-CON) in conjunction with the Second Amendment Foundation’s Gun Right’s Policy Conference (GRPC). Dozens of podcasters, YouTubers, and bloggers gathered to hear presentations from other content creators and media experts, to network, and share ideas.