EP 33 – I Need Help – Detective Robert Garland

Robert Garland has 13 years in law enforcement. He current is a detective with NYPD. But Robert is more than just “a cop”. He's the founder and CEO of a much needed platform, “Fund the First“. It's a verified crowdfunding platform for first responders and those who want to support a first responder.

Robert is also the host of the “Heroes First Podcast“, which provides insights and stories from First Responders, Military, Medical and Business professionals. Robert also sits on the board of, “Fallen First Reserve” a non-profit 501(c)(3) that helps pay financial expenses related to the passing of a first responder.

I had a great conversation with Robert about all of the things he has going on, plus much more once we got into different segments of the podcast.


Below are the 3 segments of the podcast that I get into with the guest.

DIG DEEPER – I create question around social media post made on the guest's profiles.

Post: FTF meme – “What is your why”

  1. What’s your why?

Post: Pic of FTF baseball glove: “Awesome gift from wifey ⚾️”

  1. What would you say your special gift is?

Post: Pic of you and wife: “My rock 💙”

  1. What’s one thing you do that drives your wife crazy?
  2. What’s the most romantic thing you’ve done for her?

RANDOM SEVEN – Seven electronically generated questions that are all randomly selected.

  1. What’s your biggest pet peeve?
  2. What’s the furthest place you’ve ever traveled to?
  3. What have you given up that you wish you had not?
  4. If you could sing a duet with anyone who would be?
  5. If your office had show and tell for adult what thing would you be proud to display?
  6. What moment in baseball do you wish you were there to see?
  7. Is it wrong for a vegetarian to eat an animal cookie?

THIS or THAT – I give the guest 2 topics and they pick one.

  1. Shop online or shop in a store
  2. Dracula or frankenstein
  3. Sloppy Joe or Philly cheesesteak
  4. Books: Digital, hardback or paperback
  5. Tooth fairy or boogie man
  6. Fixer upper or turnkey