After we not only survived, but thrived with our Thanksgiving Weekend cooking adventures we now turn our attention to the stretch run for the final month of 2024. In one of the final big BBQ competitions of this year, Bill Heyen and Triple H BBQ out of Gillespie, Illinois, came away with the Grand Championship at the Atlanta BBQ Store Classic. On Episode 240 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast, we visit with Bill about the big win and how it was unique because everyone had to wait two days to final out the results on livestream after another KCBS scoring issue. Bill tells us about the wait and if the teams were bothered by it, his thoughts on KCBS and its two high-profile scoring mishaps this fall and what's coming up for Triple H in the new year. We then take a short trip from home to talk it over with Skyler Spartan and Charlie Wallace, co-owners of the Grill Guys of Missouri BBQ store in Republic, Missouri. The open-fire cooking enthusiasts and long-time friends recap how they came to get into the BBQ business and give us a rundown on what customers can find at their soon-to-be two-year-old shop. Meanwhile, co-hosts Lyndal and Steve review their tasty Thanksgiving cooking outcomes and take a tour of the sports world where college football and Hot Stove League baseball talk is heating up. Thanks to all our sponsors and marketing partners for making the show possible: Blues Hog #blueshognation Royal Oak Charcoal #teamroyaloak2023 The Butcher Shoppe #alwayshandpicked Proud Souls BBQ Kansas City #proudsoulsbbqkc #kingdomofq Clark Crew BBQ #clarkcrewbbq The Grill Guys of Missouri Allquedup #arkassippicombo Vietti Marketing Group #marketing Marty "Real Sign Man" Prather #pizza Have a great week, and thanks for listening! #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm
In this podcast episode, we tackled the formidable task of smoking 18 racks of ribs, debunking the 3-2-1 rib method as pure myth. Our first decision centered around whether to apply a dry rub to some ribs and wrap others for a wet treatment. Full show notes: Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Happy Thanksgiving Week! It's Episode 239 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast and we visit with two of the best cooks in the country for lots of last-minute Turkey Day tips. John Lindsey of All Qued Up BBQ and Ronald Burns of Hotty Totty BBQ are the head coaches of the #arkassippicombo line of outstanding rubs and sauces. They tell us about how to make the most out of your Thanksgiving meal, both for the turkey and your favorite sides, and discuss their experiences as finalists on the television program BBQ Country which aired earlier this year on The Country Network. Ronald and his backyard teammate on the show, Brytt Bojczak came away as the big winner and he talks about that and how BBQ Country rightfully put the spotlight on backyard cooks everywhere. Meanwhile, co-hosts Lyndal and Steve preview their Thanksgiving Day cooking plans and discuss the latest from the competition BBQ world where KCBS is dealing with more negative fallout from another scoring failure at last weekend's Atlanta BBQ Store Classic. Thanks to all our sponsors and marketing partners for making the show possible: Blues Hog #blueshognation Royal Oak Charcoal #teamroyaloak2023 The Butcher Shoppe #alwayshandpicked Proud Souls BBQ Kansas City #proudsoulsbbqkc #kingdomofq Clark Crew BBQ #clarkcrewbbq The Grill Guys of Missouri Allquedup #arkassippicombo Vietti Marketing Group #marketing Marty "Real Sign Man" Prather #pizza Have a great Thanksgiving week and weekend, and thanks for listening! #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm
This week Landon and Justin are here to help you prepare for your holiday week with lots of Disney chat as Landon recaps his trip to Walt Disney World and we say goodbye to Dem Ribs...
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This week on The Stoop, Bob Roop talks various topics, including Terry Funk Stories! Picture this... a pitch black Texas night, no license, doing 90 mph, riding on a tire rim, sparks flying 8 feet high, beer bottles everywhere, being chased by police, & the Funker caught with his pants down, literally! Also on the show, it's more Terry Funk goodness, Bob learns the date of his debut match, and talks meeting a young determined Leilani Kai, a scary scuba diving rib with Smasher Sloan, Dory Funk Jr. as NWA Champ, Puerto Rico Riot #2 with Toru Tanaka, Pepe Gomez's Speeding Ticket, Eduardo Perez vs. a Rasslin' Bear, Fan Riot Mob Mentality, Hans Mortier, Cisco Grimaldo, appreciating the journeymen and enhancement workers, & so much more! A former National AAU Champion and U.S. Olympian, Bob doesn't hold back and opens up about his time in the world of Professional Wrestling.Available everywhere your Podcast Streaming needs are met.Visit our Podcast Network https://wrestlecopia.comFollow us on “X” (formerly Twitter) @RasslinGrenadeFollow and LIKE our FACEBOOK PAGE located at https://www.facebook.com/RasslinGrenadeSubscribe to our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/RasslinGrenade as we continue to add new videos from throughout wrestling history.Please Subscribe to our Patreon to help pay the bills, https://www.patreon.com/wrestlecopiaIncludes a $5 “All Access” Tier featuring our Patreon Exclusive Watch-Along Series, our insanely detailed show notes (for the Grenade, Monday Warfare & Regional Rasslin), Early Show Releases, REMASTERED editions of the early Grenade episodes including NEW content that was originally edited out! PLUS, monthly DIGITAL DOWNLOADS for your viewing and reading pleasure!This week on The Stoop, Bob Roop talks various topics, including Terry Funk Stories! Picture this... a pitch black Texas night, no license, doing 90 mph, riding on a tire rim, sparks flying 8 feet high, beer bottles everywhere, being chased by police, & the Funker caught with his pants down, literally! Also on the show, it's more Terry Funk goodness, and Bob talks meeting a young determined Leilani Kai, a scary scuba diving rib with Smasher Sloan, Dory Funk Jr. as NWA Champ, Puerto Rico Riot #2 with Toru Tanaka, Pepe Gomez's Speeding Ticket, Eduardo Perez vs. a Rasslin' Bear, Fan Riot Mob Mentality, Hans Mortier, Cisco Grimaldo, appreciating the journeymen and enhancement workers, & so much more! ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
You might know Robby Royal of Rescue Smokers from his days on the groundbreaking television show BBQ Pitmasters, or perhaps the Michael Simon program BBQ USA on Food Network. Whatever the case, Robby is still winning big on the circuit and on Episode 238 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast, we talk it over with the Georgian about his recent Grand Championship at the Big Pig Jig in his home state. Robby tells us about defeating his friend and rival Myron Mixon at the Pig Jig plus other stories from his career. We also welcome first-time guest John Shirey of Chunky BBQ to the show. John and wife Stephanie comprise Chunky BBQ, based in Hershey, Pa., and they had a memorable season with six Grand Championships en route to a third-place finish behind Janky Leg BBQ and Gettin' Basted in the KCBS Team of the Year race. John tells us about his rapid rise in a relatively brief competition career and what's ahead for Chunky BBQ in 2024. Meanwhile, co-hosts Lyndal and Steve talk about their cooking weeks and look ahead to the big Thanksgiving meals ahead, plus other tidbits of food and sports. Thanks to all our sponsors and marketing partners for making the show possible: Blues Hog #blueshognation Royal Oak Charcoal #teamroyaloak2023 The Butcher Shoppe #alwayshandpicked Proud Souls BBQ Kansas City #proudsoulsbbqkc #kingdomofq Clark Crew BBQ #clarkcrewbbq The Grill Guys of Missouri Allquedup #arkassippicombo Vietti Marketing Group #marketing Marty "Real Sign Man" Prather #pizza Have a great BBQ week and thanks for listening! #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm
Episode 231! In this episode we respond to a question about ribs, lab grown meat, Woolly Mammoths, BBQ NEWS, a Beer Review, BBQ FAILS and more! BBQ NEWS NBBQA Awards of Excellence https://www.nbbqa.org/awards-of-excellnce-entries NBBQA Conference https://www.nbbqa.org/events/2024-annual-nbbqa-conference---san-antonio-tx Blue Smoke Blaire's BBQ Legends Class https://bluesmokeblaire.com/shop/ols/products/bbq-academy Maken All Purpose Tongs http://www.makenproducts.com/ Boyer Brush https://boyerbrush.ca/en-us/ We've joined the Oddpods Media Network! https://oddpodsmedia.com/ Promos: Beer in Front Podcast https://twitter.com/fromthemidpod?lang=en BEER REVIEW Martin House Danky Kang IPA James 7.5 Jan 8.4 Jon 8.8 SUCKLEBUSTERS BBQ WINS AND FAILS Zach T. Send your questions, bbq fails and wins to firstname.lastname@example.org or simply leave it as a message at 434-829-2299 Check us out on: www.grabeminthebrisket.com TikTok - @grabeminthebrisket Facebook- @grabeminthebrisket Instagram- @grabeminthebrisket Youtube- @grabeminthebrisket Twitter- @grabthebrisket Email- email@example.com Thanks to our partners and sponsors! Smokerbuilder.com https://www.smokerbuilder.com/ FOR A GREAT DISCOUNT Go to www.smokerplans.net/grabeminthebrisket or use the code "GRABTHEBRISKET" (ALL CAPS) NBBQA - National BBQ and Grilling Asssociation https://www.nbbqa.org/ Barbecue News Magazine https://www.barbecuenews.com Chicks That Smoke https://www.sucklebusters.com/bbq-rubs-seasonings/chicks-that-smoke/ Sucklebusters https://www.sucklebusters.com/ Dalstrong https://dalstrong.com/?ref=S1CLUEQO6rEHh9 CoolieNation https://www.coolienation.com/brisket Cambro Mfg https://www.cambro.com/ YETI Coolers https://www.yeti.com/en_US
Mark Lambert is a 5-time Memphis in May World Champion, the 2017 American Royal World Champion in Ribs, and won the 2019 World Championship at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He also was the first runner up at the 2018 World Food Championship BBQ competition. Residing just outside of Memphis, Tennessee, Mark will tell you that his aim is to cook meat to blow your mind, not to taste like something you've had before. He is considered to be one of the best pork pitmasters in the world! In this show Mark is going to talk about the real issue with pellet cookers (avoidable) and getting that great caramelization on your meat. Todd Johns will discuss with Andy how to glean from TV pitmasters and competition champions (like himself).www.bbqradionetwork.com www.holsteinmfg.com
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When he first tested the competition BBQ waters in 2018, Norris “Syd” Sydnor of Good Googly Good never envisioned being a points chaser or contending for any Team of the Year honors. But when he began having big-time success in chicken a couple of years ago and got off to a great start in the bird category in 2023, Syd and wife Li took an early lead that he never relinquished. On Episode 237 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast, we visit with Syd about Good Googly Goo's KCBS Chicken Team of the Year honors and what went into becoming prolific in the category. We also recap a busy year that saw Good Googly Goo cook in 15 states and Canada and what's ahead for the Maryland-based team in 2024. Meanwhile, it's a one-guest show this week as we were unable to make connections with Robby Royal of Rescue Smokers after his Grand Championship at the Big Pig Jig. Robby's out in the deer woods, where phone service is scare, so we'll plan on having him on the show next week. Meanwhile, co-hosts Lyndal and Steve talk about their cooking weeks and how to start planning preparing for that Thanksgiving meal, plus other tidbits of food and sports. Thanks to all our sponsors and marketing partners for making the show possible: Blues Hog #blueshognation Royal Oak Charcoal #teamroyaloak2023 The Butcher Shoppe #alwayshandpicked Clark Crew BBQ #clarkcrewbbq Proud Souls BBQ Kansas City #proudsoulsbbqkc #kingdomofq The Grill Guys of Missouri Allquedup #arkassippicombo Vietti Marketing Group #marketing Marty "Real Sign Man" Prather #pizza Have a great BBQ week and thanks for listening! #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm
What's on Mike's smoker this weekend? Valenti tells you all about plate ribs on this edition of Tailgate Tuesday on Cash the Ticket. Download and subscribe today. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oops! All Internet Dumbs! Jessica's back after a 5-month hiatus and we talk about very current events like the Titan submersible implosion, the death of Sean Connery, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and Gary Larson's The Far Side. Other topics include CAPTCHA, Bing.com, more Bing.com, going to the dentist, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and more. Plus, a 2005 Cosmopolitan's "Great Ways to Spend a Weekend With Him" will have you eating giant paninis and boning at your friend's house next Saturday night. And finally, we F**k/Marry/Kill three times of day. Yeah, we did that.Also, if you haven't left us a good review on the podcast thing, we are mad AND disappointed. Give us the external validation we so desperately need to survive. Main Stories:00:17:20 - Rick Moranis (horny)00:23:55 - Bing.com (horny)00:32:10 - Bing.com (gripe)00:34:50 - Dentist (gripe)00:46:00 - Cosmo's "Great Ways to Spend a Weekend With Him" (2005)00:58:00 - Internet Dumb: The Far Side on Facebook01:07:55 - FMK: 5am, 12pm, 5pm
In a down-to-the-wire KCBS Team of the Year battle, Jordan Kirkpatrick and Janky Leg BBQ came through in clutch fashion. Needing a Grand Championship on the season's final weekend to leapfrog Brad Leighninger and Gettin' Basted, that's exactly what Janky Leg accomplished on Day 1 of Boo-B-Que in Oak Grove, Missouri. Adding an RGC on Day 2, Jordan came away with his first Team of the Year and denied Gettin' Basted an unprecedented fourth. We talk it over with Jordan on Episode 236 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast and find out his thoughts on the stress of a title chase, future BBQ plans and who exactly is “Teen Wolf” and his role in Janky Leg's success. We also welcome Chase Willard, a former Tailgate Guys BBQ Show “Under the Radar” subject to discuss his first career KCBS Grand Championship, which came on Day 2 of Boo-B-Que. Chase breaks down his winning cook in the cold and windy conditions and recaps his road to a GC in a relatively short time period since jumping into competition BBQ. Meanwhile, Lyndal touches on the Tailgate Guys BBQ team's clunker at Boo-B-Que and co-host Steve tells us what's been cooking on his backyard deck. Thanks to all our sponsors and marketing partners for making the show possible: Blues Hog #blueshognation Royal Oak Charcoal #teamroyaloak2023 The Butcher Shoppe #alwayshandpicked Clark Crew BBQ #clarkcrewbbq Proud Souls BBQ Kansas City #proudsoulsbbqkc #kingdomofq The Grill Guys of Missouri Allquedup #arkassippicombo Vietti Marketing Group #marketing Marty "Real Sign Man" Prather #pizza Have a great BBQ week and thanks for listening! #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm
From the Henssler Financial Studio this is your news minute on the Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast presented by Engineered Solutions of Georgia. Today is Saturday, October 28th and I'm Keith Ippolito. 3 events to check out Saturday in Gwinnett County This weekend in Gwinnett County, there are several exciting events to enjoy. In Lawrenceville, "Rods, Ribs & Ribbons" is taking place at Ironshield Brewing on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. This event combines a car show and a fall festival with activities like a costume contest, food trucks, vendors, live entertainment, and more. It serves as a fundraiser for cancer families during the holidays and to raise cancer awareness. Attendance is free, but it costs $20 to enter a vehicle. In Lilburn on the same day from 5:30 to 9 p.m., "Monsters and a Movie on Main" offers trick-or-treating at local businesses, followed by treats and a free screening of "Hocus Pocus" at Lilburn City Park. Additionally, on Town Center Avenue, "Dinner & a BOO-vie" runs from 5 to 10 p.m., featuring trick-or-treating at merchant storefronts, games, food trucks, and a double-feature movie, "The Addams Family" and "Ghostbusters: Afterlife." Don your costumes, bring blankets and chairs, and enjoy this outdoor event. For more news about our community, visit gwinnettdailypost.com. For the Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast, I'm Keith Ippolito. www.gwinnettdailypost.com www.esogrepair.com www.henssler.com www.thehudgens.org #NewsPodcast #CurrentEvents #TopHeadlines #BreakingNews #PodcastDiscussion #PodcastNews #InDepthAnalysis #NewsAnalysis #PodcastTrending #WorldNews #LocalNews #GlobalNews #PodcastInsights #NewsBrief #PodcastUpdate #NewsRoundup #WeeklyNews #DailyNews #PodcastInterviews #HotTopics #PodcastOpinions #InvestigativeJournalism #BehindTheHeadlines #PodcastMedia #NewsStories #PodcastReports #JournalismMatters #PodcastPerspectives #NewsCommentary #PodcastListeners #NewsPodcastCommunity #NewsSource #PodcastCuration #WorldAffairs #PodcastUpdates #AudioNews #PodcastJournalism #EmergingStories #NewsFlash #PodcastConversationsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today on the HowToBBQRight Podcast, Malcom and I bring on Mark from Swine Life BBQ to talk rib magic (00:24)! We discuss our series, “Basics to…” and our upcoming videos (01:31). Malcom and I went to Royal Oak HQ for their invitational (02:35). Everyone else was showcasing meats… Malcom was showcasing Bullfrog (04:22). How has Mark been doing in competition cooking (07:20)? What should you look for when buying ribs from the store (16:07)? Let's debate spare ribs vs. baby back ribs (19:18). You have to adapt recipes depending on what you're smoking on (21:26). What are the BIGGEST differences between fresh versus frozen ribs (24:00)? The 3-2-1 Rib method is outdated (29:43)… There is such a thing as TOO MUCH smoke (32:06). Mark does not use binders on ribs (35:20). Seasoning is a wonderful asset in the cooking world (38:22)... What is the perfect ratio of meat on the pit (40:40)? How would Malcom and Mark cook their perfect ribs (44:40)? Is texture an important factor to ribs (53:18)? Mark gives his final thoughts and major tips on cooking ribs (57:41). Check us out on our H2Q community and upcoming videos (1:03:24)!
The husband-wife team of Greg Boggs and Karryl Boggs - Boggs Hog BBQ out of Audubon, New Jersey - had one career KCBS Grand Championship in 64 career competitions prior to last weekend. And what a weekend it was for Boggs Hog as Greg and Karryl doubled their prior amount of title after sweeping both ends of the Red White & Que in Jackson, New Jersey. Making it even better? Boggs Hog had not one, not two but three perfect 180s on Day 2, scoring 710.83 to win in a runaway. We visit with Greg and Karryl on Episode 234 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast to find out how they did it, their background in competition BBQ and what's ahead for Boggs Hog. Also joining us for his monthly visit is Richard Fergola, pitmaster of Fergolicious BBQ and marketing director for Proud Souls BBQ & Provisions. Fergie fills us in on the big announcement that came out this week about Proud Souls' expanding footprint into central Florida. He also recaps his KCBS season and plans to take a mental break from the competition side following this weekend's Boo-B-Que doubleheader in Oak Grove, Missouri. Meanwhile, co-hosts Lyndal and Steve discuss their cooking weeks and the wet, cold assignment that awaits the Tailgate Guys team at this weekend's Boo-B-Que. Thanks to all our sponsors and marketing partners for making the show possible: Blues Hog #blueshognation Royal Oak Charcoal #teamroyaloak2023 The Butcher Shoppe #alwayshandpicked Clark Crew BBQ #clarkcrew Proud Souls BBQ Kansas City #proudsoulsbbqkc #kingdomofq The Grill Guys of Missouri Allquedup #arkassippicombo Vietti Marketing Group #marketing Marty "Real Sign Man" Prather #pizza Have a great BBQ week and thanks for listening! #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm
The title above does not do justice to today's guest, Alex Achten. Alex is from Kansas City where he grew up. After college he spent time in Texas where he worked as a news reporter for several years. We talk quite a bit about news reporting and what makes a good reporter. As Alex explains, he finally felt that the stress of the reporting job caused him to want to go more into the communications and public relations aspects of media and media relations. His parents had moved to San Diego several years ago and so Alex decided to moved to San Diego as well. He joined the staff of the national nonprofit agency, Identity Theft Resource Center, where he directs media relations. Alex tells us some about identity theft although he says he is not an expert. Even so, he has some excellent ideas about identity protection he passes along. I asked him about his college minor in Leadership Studies and a certificate he recently earned in “Coaching as a Leadership Tool.” As you will hear, he is quite passionate about this topic and offers some great ideas about good leaders and quality leadership. In all, no doubt that Alex is quite an unstoppable person. I am sure you will see why by the end of our conversation. About the Guest: Alex Achten is the Director of Communications & Media Relations for the Identity Theft Resource Center. Alex oversees the Communications Department of the ITRC and all of the company's Communications initiatives. He specializes in public relations and media relations. At the ITRC, Alex has helped secure media coverage with programs like CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, CNBC's American Greed, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Red Table Talk, and many others. Previously, Alex was a TV Reporter at KAUZ-TV News Channel 6 in Wichita Falls, Texas. While at News Channel 6, Alex covered the political beat and interviewed Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, U.S. Congressman Pat Fallon, former U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry, and many others. He also worked the city beat and covered breaking news ranging from plane crashes and fires to shootings and stabbings. Alex is a graduate of Kansas State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science with a Major in Broadcast Journalism and a Minor in Leadership Studies. While at K-State, Alex was involved with Channel 8 News, The Collegian, and The Wildcat 91.9. Alex won First Place in the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Student Awards for Complete Sports Feature and Sportscast, as well as Honorable Mention for Entertainment Programming and DJ Personality. His radio show was also a finalist in the South Central Competition for Audio Talent. Alex recently completed and received a certificate for his participation in Fieldstone Leadership Network's Course titled “Coaching as a Leadership Tool.” His passion for leadership dates back to his involvement in Student Leadership Institute in high school. He has taken part in numerous leadership projects, most notably a service project that consisted of gathering and manipulating data to figure out better and more efficient ways of advertising for the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, Kansas. Alex was born and raised in Kansas City and is a huge Chiefs and Royals fan! There is a good chance you will find him in San Diego wearing either blue, red, or purple! Ways to connect with Alex: Alex Achten LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-achten-27a9002b/ Alex Achten Twitter: @Alex_ITRC https://twitter.com/Alex_ITRC Alex Achten Facebook: @Alex-Achten-Identity-Theft-Resource-Center https://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Achten-Identity-Theft-Resource-Center About the Host: Michael Hingson is a New York Times best-selling author, international lecturer, and Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle. This story is the subject of his best-selling book, Thunder Dog. Michael gives over 100 presentations around the world each year speaking to influential groups such as Exxon Mobile, AT&T, Federal Express, Scripps College, Rutgers University, Children's Hospital, and the American Red Cross just to name a few. He is Ambassador for the National Braille Literacy Campaign for the National Federation of the Blind and also serves as Ambassador for the American Humane Association's 2012 Hero Dog Awards. https://michaelhingson.com https://www.facebook.com/michael.hingson.author.speaker/ https://twitter.com/mhingson https://www.youtube.com/user/mhingson https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhingson/ accessiBe Links https://accessibe.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/accessiBe https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibe/mycompany/ https://www.facebook.com/accessibe/ Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. Transcription Notes Michael Hingson ** 00:00 Access Cast and accessiBe Initiative presents Unstoppable Mindset. The podcast where inclusion, diversity and the unexpected meet. Hi, I'm Michael Hingson, Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe and the author of the number one New York Times bestselling book, Thunder dog, the story of a blind man, his guide dog and the triumph of trust. Thanks for joining me on my podcast as we explore our own blinding fears of inclusion unacceptance and our resistance to change. We will discover the idea that no matter the situation, or the people we encounter, our own fears, and prejudices often are our strongest barriers to moving forward. The unstoppable mindset podcast is sponsored by accessiBe, that's a c c e s s i capital B e. Visit www.accessibe.com to learn how you can make your website accessible for persons with disabilities. And to help make the internet fully inclusive by the year 2025. Glad you dropped by we're happy to meet you and to have you here with us. Michael Hingson ** 01:21 Well, hi, yep, it is Mike Hingson Once again, and welcome to another episode of unstoppable mindset. Today, we get to chat with Alex Achten and Alex and I have had some wonderful discussions ahead of this podcast and just to help you out and get you hungry. Since he spent a lot of his life in Kansas, we talk about ribs and shrimp. And we're now both very hungry, but we are going to resist on the podcast we're going to just chat and not eat in front of all of you. And we we do have the willpower at least for one episode to resist. Alex, welcome to unstoppable mindset. Alex Achten ** 02:02 Thank you I'm so so happy to be here and appreciate the the invite to be on. And I have to say saying no to ribs as someone from Kansas City that that's just wrong. Like I you know, I should not be saying no to ribs or rib talk or anything barbecue related or shrimp related. But here I am saying let's talk about something more important. So people listening to this against that. You might say Alex, what are you doing? Why are you giving up an opportunity to talk about ribs? But But hey, you know, you mentioned it we talked a lot about in our political. Michael Hingson ** 02:38 I want to say that we're going to talk about something more important what we're going to talk about something else. But we could always talk about ribs, you know that's Alex Achten ** 02:44 true. Ribs is an evergreen topic. You can talk about a whenever, wherever, Michael Hingson ** 02:48 right? And eat them wherever and whenever you can just to say, Alex Achten ** 02:54 just don't wear a white shirt. Like I'm like, I'm Michael Hingson ** 02:56 right now. Right? Yeah, we're at least wear a bib. Yes, I've Alex Achten ** 03:00 been at the minimum. Yeah, federal. Well, I Michael Hingson ** 03:03 really am glad you're here. We had a fun time when we chatted last time. So why don't we start by maybe you telling me a little bit about you growing up and a younger Alex and all that kind of stuff? Alex Achten ** 03:15 Yeah, absolutely. So I started I suppose I told you. I grew up in Kansas City. That's where I was born and raised. That's where my roots are. That is, that's where a lot of my family is. And and it's still home. You know, it is absolutely still home at my core. But yeah, that's where it that's where I grew up. I went to Kansas State University. So I am a Wildcat. Through and Through. I graduated there in 2015. I got a Bachelors of Science and I majored in broadcast journalism, and I minored in Leadership Studies and and from there, I went and pursued a TV career. And I went down to Texas, and was a TV reporter and multimedia journalist for about three to three and a half years down at KU Zee TV NewsChannel, six, and had a really good time there did a lot of a lot of interesting, interesting things that you wouldn't get to do it. Many other jobs, covered tons of different stories there. But even after three, three and a half years, I made the decision that I wanted to get into communications and public relations and also wanted to have the opportunity to get closer to home. And as I told you, in the past, my parents actually moved to San Diego in 2011, which is when I went to Kansas State so they had been there for a while I come out here and I knew I loved it. And I knew that ultimately, you know with my brother in Los Angeles as well, you know, it gave me an opportunity to get closer to home. So I went ahead and moved out here and I was able to land a job with the identity that The Resource Center where I'm at now and I've been here for four years working in communications and public relations. I'm our Director of Communications and Media Relations at the identity theft Resource Center now, and it's just really worked out. It's been a it's been a great, a great experience and opportunity for me. So that is kind of be in a nutshell on my background. But again, my roots, my roots are in Kansas. That's there's no doubt about that. But, but you know, you can't be living in America's Finest City there. Michael Hingson ** 05:33 Well, having lived in Vista for six years, I can very well appreciate what you're saying. And we love the San Diego area. I still think it's the best weather in the country. Alex Achten ** 05:44 I will not debate you on that. I will not debate you on I was telling I literally like the 10 day forecast for the next 10 days it is sunny and either 7374 75 or 76. That 10 day so yeah, doesn't get much better than that. It does it. Michael Hingson ** 06:00 Next Friday, I fly to the National Federation of the Blind Convention, which this year is in Houston. Oh, one that's gonna weather Yeah, well be nice and toasty. That'll be nice and toasty there. You're wearing your clothes. Yeah, there is something to be said for air conditioning. Alex Achten ** 06:22 But I've been down there to the Michael Hingson ** 06:24 humidity in Houston is no fun either. been there before. That's okay. I can cope. Well. So when you were a news broadcaster, that must have been pretty interesting. Did you find it interesting and fun. And you must have introduced interviewed lots of people like the governor of Texas and people like that. Did you get a chance to talk to people like that? Alex Achten ** 06:46 Absolutely. I did. I did interview the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, three or four different times, in my stint there at Channel six. And I actually worked the political beat. So I interviewed a lot of political figures in the state of Texas. So I interviewed Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. I also interviewed Beto O'Rourke a handful of times when I was there, and then pat Fallon, who is in the he is in the US House. Now. I interviewed him a handful of times, former congressman Mac Thornberry was was one of them. So a lot of a lot of political figures. I interviewed in my time there and I also had the, the city beat so that actual Wichita Falls that he beat. So I've covered all the the government related things going on in the city of Wichita Falls. And, you know, really what was kind of the, the wildcard was was really the breaking news that you've covered. I think, you know, I think every reporter will tell you that's one of the probably one of the most exciting parts of the job is the breaking news that you cover. And unfortunately, you know, not not all breaking news is good news. But as a reporter, you know, that's that's, that's what you go to school for, you know, you go to school for opportunities to be able to tell the public, you know, do your service tell the public what is going on and, and while it is something that you know, a lot of it is stuff you never want to see happen. You want to do to the best your ability, and it is a thrill to be in a situation now it can be a moment, don't get me wrong, it is emotionally draining. It is physically draining, mentally draining, it is draining in every sense of that word, but but your passion, your passion is what drives drives you and I tell everybody you know what my passion and my core is journalist I'm a I'm a I'm a journalist, at my core, even though I work in public relations, and Media Relations and Communications now and I love it. At my core, I'm a journalist and I am telling story. So in Wichita Falls, you know, I was able to, to cover so many stories that impacted my life in so many different ways and stories they'll carry with me forever. And I met people that I will remember and carry with me forever. You know, you talk with so many people every single day. When you when you're doing so many different stories and you hear so many stories from so many different people. It is just a very rewarding job and it can be very exhausting job. So it was it was something that again, I covered everything from you know, amazing story. I covered one guy who had like, multiple heart surgeries, didn't know if he was going to live and then he ended up a few months later being able to come out and ride in the Hunterdon hell bike race, which is a really really popular bike race Wichita County. I got to interview him. That was a great story. I got to do stories like that I got to ride To be 25 Bomber for one particular story, which was something that was actually really near and dear to my heart because my grandma was actually a Rosie the Riveter. So that was really, really cool opportunity for me. But on the flip side of that, you know, I covered a handful of stories and breaking news that didn't end well, that things that you won't forget. And, you know, those are the things that stick with you. But you know, I know, as a reporter, something that I was passionate about was telling these people, some of these people that may have been gone too soon telling their story, and telling their story in a way that that really highlighted them and showed them in the best light possible, so people could really get to know who they were in some of the tragic events that happen. And so that was something I took very seriously. And those are some of the things that I'll definitely remember. So, again, I could go on for days, about everything I got in that, in that in that role. But ultimately, what it just came down to was, it was a position where sustainability, you know, I just didn't think it was something that I could sustain long term going through that, again, that that mental, emotional, psychological, physical strain, needed some better work, some better work life balance, that was something that was really important. And then look, you know, I'm honest with people about it, you know, TV reporters, it's not the biggest salary in the world. It's not a and, you know, you also got to worry about you being able to support yourself financially. So you know, that's another piece of it, too. And again, not that you don't make a livable wage. But that, you know, I know a ton of people who have made the jump to communications PR for that reason, as well. So, but don't get it all. Michael Hingson ** 11:47 As a speaker. I know that when I go somewhere to speak, from the time the airplane lands until I take off, I have to be on. Oh, yeah. And so I appreciate what you're saying about the whole emotional aspect of it, then sometimes you go on well, I went, I've gone to places where it was very interesting. And certainly the the tenor and tone of people and some of their views. Were not the views that I had. But I can't ever let that get in the way. And I'm there to do something. And I'm there to inspire. And I learn as much as I can about how to inspire every audience when I go. So it is different for different kinds of audiences. And for you, it must have been a challenge. I mean, going from beta O'Rourke to Greg Abbott, talk about two different ends of the spectrum. And that kind of thing has to be a real challenge for you, as a reporter, and if you are working to represent the story and talk to the people, then you have to do it without getting emotionally involved in and letting your biases and show on show and that has to be emotionally draining Alex Achten ** 13:01 it 100% It absolutely is emotionally draining. I don't think people understand, understand how many aspects of that job, are emotionally draining. And, you know, not just that, but there's, you know, there's a lot of people out there that, that don't love what you do, and that, that you have to deal with when you're on the public as well. And unfortunately, I have stories about things that have happened to me, just trying to do stories and cover stories. And unfortunately, too many reporters do have stories like that. And it just kind of comes with the territory. But you're right, getting back to what you were saying, working that political beat in particular. When you're covering, you know, politicians from these, you know, complete opposite sides of the spectrum. You do, you have to let your biases, you have to leave your rises at the door, and you have to come in and you have to do your job, which is strictly to report, report what this person is saying, and then report what the other person is saying. And then you let the viewer come to the conclusion of whatever conclusion they're going to come to but your job is to report the facts. Your job is not to apply any, you know, any sort of speculation or any sort of any sort of leanings one way or the other. There's just something that you can't do. And I think I always told people that I thought the ultimate compliment was not when a when a when a politician told me that I did a good story. It was when they told me that I did a fair story, that that was what I really took as the ultimate cost. Because if I did a fair story, it meant they respected what I did, but you know, understood that, you know, I was tough, you know, and but I was but I wasn't disrespectful. You know, I did, I did my job. And so that was really kind of what I strive for in that in that position. So that was one piece that was really important. And then as you mentioned when you're getting a lot of these other stories that are emotional like Again, you know, I, you know, one story, did a touched on a girl who unfortunately was murdered walking home from school and her friend was with her and shot as well. And that was a story that really captivated kind of the way it happened really captivated the entire community. And it was really hard to leave your emotions out, you know, at the door on this particular piece, he was only 14 years old. It was a really sad backstory to it. And I was reported it was live on the scene, I was the reporter that was at her memorial, and I was the reporter that was speaking with her family, and that was just super emotionally draining. And there's multiple times stories like this, where you're trying to talk about someone's life. And you're also trying to report about the breaking news that might be happening, and maybe also about that trial, you know, I was part of the trial coverage do? How do you leave your emotions out of that when there's so much heavy emotion in it. But you have to find a way to leave it at the door. And that is really difficult to do, and it takes a toll on you. But you have to do it to be able to do the job to the best of your ability Michael Hingson ** 16:07 I listened to from a standpoint of collecting old radio shows some interesting news reports through the years, I think the probably one of the most dramatic ones is when the Hindenburg exploded, and there was one reporter on the scene everybody else had left because it was late coming in. And he was there reported the whole thing herb Morrison did and did an incredible job. Although his emotions came through some there was no way not to. But yeah, but the point is that he was able to report the whole thing. And even through the emotion, he reported everything. I've heard reports, because I was alive then about JFK getting shot. And I heard the Columbia challenger or the Columbia space shuttle thing. And, you know, other things. What amazes me today is how many people when we see some reporters reporting on stories, and clearly being very bias and not just reporting, which we see a lot, and to all too many people won't hold them accountable and say that's not your job, your job is to report the news. And it's really scary. And so unfortunate that we see all too often today where people don't leave their biases at the door. And they portray things as facts that aren't. And that's too that's too bad too, because that gives the whole industry a very bad name. Alex Achten ** 17:43 Exactly. You nailed it right there. At the end, it gives the industry a bad name. And it really damages the credibility of good reporters and a majority. And we say this best so many different fields of work, but you know, there's always a few bad apples that seemed it can ruin it for everybody. And in the news, everybody sees what to do. So if those few bad apples are going to be directly seen what what they're doing, and I used to tell some of the new reporters that came in, that I would train, you know, don't you know, don't take, you can't take some of this, you know, stuff that you're going to hear some stuff you're going to encounter, you can't take it too hard. You can't take it too personal. Yeah. And you can't you have to let it go if you have a bad day, because the reality of the fact, you know, the reality is, when you have a bad day, unfortunately, everybody's gonna see it, because you're on TV every day. And, you know, people aren't gonna see my bad days. Now, you know, when I'm when I'm working at the CRC, but they did when I was on TV, and there was no way to get around that and it's in the public eye. But you have to find a way to let that go. Getting to these kind of these bad apples that really kind of paint media in a bad light. It's the same thing, you know, they're being seen. And then, you know, people think, well, that's what all journalists and all media are like, and I think that's what's most disappointing to me is that there are so many good journalists out there, and they get overshadowed by some bad apples that ruin it. And I'm very clear with people that, you know, those that are inserting their opinions into things. That's not news. I mean, that that is entertainment programs and entertainment. Right? That is entertainment, that is not news. Entertainment, but no, I agree. And I've had people come up to me and say, you know, well, you know, I don't watch the news because of this person. And I think that's not like I don't even consider that a news program, whatever. They whatever. They came to me, and I'll tell them, you know, some of some of the some of the places that I think do have good news, but again, I you know, I got to know a ton of reporters when I worked in the industry. I know a ton now for my current role and working in media relations. And again, there's just so many good reporters out there. Air. And you know, I will say that the line, it's thinner now than it's been in a long time with within certain opinion in the news. And that is kind of a, you know, scary thing a little bit. But, you know, when you, you know, they teach you these things in school, how to handle these situations, and there's a lot of really good reporters who do good work. And it's hard work work that requires tons of research and education, and being able to be impartial and ask good questions. And not even just that, you have to, after you ask the question, do you have to tell the story and you have to be a good storyteller. There's so many pieces of that. And there's so many good reporters that doing that, and getting messages out that needed need to get out there. But unfortunately, not enough people. Read the news, watch the news, hear the news, because they just associate some of those bad apples in the opinion with it. So it's disappointing to hear kind of that misconception. And again, I, as a former reporter, I will obviously stand up for many reporters, and believing that it is it is still a good industry. But I will admit at the same time that there are some some some bad apples out there. But I definitely encourage people to if you hear opinion, you see opinion, there is a differentiator between what I would consider news and entertainment program. Yeah, Michael Hingson ** 21:22 yeah. Well, for me, I was so impressed, watching a lot of the news once I got home on September 11, having gotten on at the tower and all that, but people like Aaron Brown on CNN, who all day stayed and covered it. Of course, they were across the river. I think he was in New Jersey, I believe, but he, he did the reporting for hours and hours. And I finally got to meet him. And just anyone who could do that, and Peter Jennings did the same thing on ABC, and just being able to do that. And I think with Peter Jennings Finally, there was some emotion, but but still ropey, how can there not be on the next Monday? Dan, rather, was interviewed on Letterman, and and he broke up on the Letterman Show. And yeah, how could you not and why shouldn't you? Yeah, because you're doing Yeah, they're human, they should you be able to react? Alex Achten ** 22:26 Exactly. I, you know, I, I, I haven't met a reporter that hasn't had a broker who has not had a breakdown, I'll be honest and honest, I, every single reporter that I've worked with had a breakdown at one point or another, I've had breakdowns before as a reporter. It's going to happen, it comes with the territory. And when you're covering something like, like, September 11, I can't even imagine how difficult that had to be. And again, you're only human, you only can take so much. And, and that that is just a incredibly tough job to do. But I'm glad that you mentioned that is because that's that's a great example, and a perfect example. But you know, I think that you mentioned in there human. I mean, I think that that is kind of when I would remind people of you know, these reports are human. And, you know, they they're out here trying to do the best job that they can. Yeah, sure, there are again, there are some bad apples out there. And they're gonna, you know, you know, you need to be able to decipher news from non news. That's deaf, right thing. But But I again, I think that there's just a lot of lack of respect for for some media out there. And I don't think people understand how hard they work and what they go through. And so, you know, hopefully, that's something that, you know, I've been an advocate, again, that a lot for a long time, I'll continue to advocate for that. Because it's like I said, I'm a journalist at my core. Those are my people always advocate for them. But, but just again, you know, you're human, you will and go through so much. And I can't even imagine what it was like this 911 coverage, but I will say I have watched, I have gone back again, news junkie, I've just pronounced surprised anybody. I've gone back and watched to the coverage, one of the coverage from September 11. And it was, it was some very, very good coverage that day. Michael Hingson ** 24:14 There was some some really good coverage that day. And it was very amazing that people held it together as much as they did. And it's a testimony to them and to their character that they did and they didn't go off and try to go off on deal with diatribes and lecturing people and so on but reported the business which is what they should have done. Alex Achten ** 24:34 Exactly. And I'll say just one thing with that, too, that's so hard because you don't know they didn't know initially what was going on? No, and you have to have essentially wall to wall coverage of what's going on and you have to fill that time was something so you have to fill it and it's hard not to go to those places on well, they could have been this or it could have been that right it's that is that is so hard when you don't have a script, there's there's not a playbook for that. There's not there's not a playbook for that. That is so hard. You're going wall to wall all day long covering this event where you're learning what's going on. But you don't fully know, I mean that there's no job more difficult. Michael Hingson ** 25:13 And one of the things that I realized pretty early on, and I'm not sure it was said, as much as it should have been, is that this was not an attack by Islam, this was attacked by a fringe group that wanted to have their way. But that's not the representation of the Muslim church. Yeah. And and I think that not nearly enough people understood that. And again, it's all too often that we, as the public haven't learned to step back and truly analyze, we listen, and we hear somebody, Oh, I agree with that. And then we just go on, and we don't analyze for ourselves. And we really need to do that. I'm not a great fan of Fox, but I watch Fox to hear what they say, as long as I can, can take it, and then I will go back and listen to other news, but I do like to watch a variety of different kinds of newscasts. And I could also go off and say things like, watching the BBC, or news from Europe and so on is really fascinating, because the way they report a lot of stuff is totally different, compelling way we do it here. And there's a lot of value in what they do. Alex Achten ** 26:29 Oh, yeah, absolutely. Did you write I would encourage someone go go watch a BBC broadcast and see what the way that it did. It is much different than the way than the way and that's not a bad thing. No, no, not a bad thing at all. And, but But I will say, you know, you're right. I think that it is important for people to again, be able to watch different different news outlets and be able to get news from different places. And because, you know, again, I just think it's good to be hearing what everybody's saying and thinking and then I think if you can come to more of an educated opinion, on whatever it is that that that's going on. But if you're only watching the news that plays into the narrative that you want to believe I mean, how much are you really, you know, learning or to the flip side of that, if you're only watching news that goes against what you believe in, they're there to just, you know, mock what they're saying, again, I'll say the same thing. What are you what are you really gaining from that? I my default is always tell people that I go back to you know, I like to watch. You know, I like to watch a galley i I'm, I worked at CBS affiliate, I think CBS news is, is pretty good. I work with the investigate TV team, for television a lot. I actually used to be in a great, great TV employee. But I think investigate TV has an has an incredible team of people there. And I think that NBC is not not MSNBC, just NBC MVCs investigative team is tremendous. I think that there's some tremendous reporters on their investigative team. So again, I think it's about you know, figuring out being able to sift out you know, who's, you know, who's going to really tell this, you know, who tells stories from an impartial standpoint, Michael Hingson ** 28:28 given my age. I'm a relative late comer to 60 minutes. I love watching 60 minutes, but I had a radio program on our college radio station K UCI at 9.9 on your dial on every Sunday night, I played old radio shows for three hours. And I learned along the way when somebody called from the Orange County Jail in California, that half the people in the jail wanted to listen to our show on Sunday nights and roughly half of the people wanted to listen and watch 60 minutes. And ultimately we beat out Wallace so I'm really glad that we'd be Wow, look at that. And you know, of course what I say to everybody is that Wallace was really just kind of a guy with criminal tendencies if you listen to him when he did old radio shows. What did he announce the Green Hornet What's that all about? Crime and Sky King you know, what's that all about crime? So we know what we don't what kind of mic well, it says I never got to meet him and say that a person who would have been great to do Alex Achten ** 29:29 Mike Well, that is true. But it was it Michael Hingson ** 29:33 was really funny that we we we beat out 60 minutes and so they wanted more entertainment the news that's okay. Alex Achten ** 29:40 Hey, you know what? There's so many there's so many things that are coming into my mind right now but it's it's what was it I you know, if it bleeds it leads like that was one that I remember being like a really popular saying yeah, and then there I there was another one that rhymed at sales, and I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting what it was but but You're right. I mean, you know a lot of these news producers, I mean, they're stalking their shows know what what people are gonna be most interested in here and are seeing at the beginning of a show. Michael Hingson ** 30:09 My favorite, my favorite 60 minutes is still the one where Morley Safer interviewed Miss Piggy. And she had him on the ropes. It was so funny. I'd love to get a copy of that. She kept calling him Morty and all sorts of stuff that is still my favorite 60 minutes episode. Alex Achten ** 30:29 Well, I'll say this. I do like some good news mixed in with that. Yeah. I hear people talk about you know, I hate how much bad news is the beginning. And I get it why people say that. I also understand why is it the beginning of shows and why it's so prevalent, but I think it is important to sprinkle some things in. And yeah, I watched CBS Sunday Morning, every morning because I love their feature stories. And I at the station that I worked at, we had a good news segment at the end of every show. So I'm sure it's something that we that we'd like to mix in, I think it's important to be able to get that in. So again, you know, you have to hear the people and there's a lot of people want some more good Michael Hingson ** 31:05 news. Yeah. And sometimes I don't think we get as much of it as we could, and probably should. There's so much bad stuff. And that's what seems to get a lot of the headlines, I understand it. But and the other part of it is there always seems to be something that is dramatic enough that we do have to get those headlines. So you know, that's the other part about it. We there's there's hardly a slow news day anymore. No, no. Which is, which is too bad. Well, you know, but we cope. So how did you then I understand why you decided that you wanted to leave actually doing real reporting? How did you end up at the identity theft Resource Center? Alex Achten ** 31:47 Yeah, well, you know, getting back to, you know, you count what I said a little bit earlier in the podcast, you know, it was kind of a situation where, you know, okay, and do you want to sign on it, you know, sign a contract with your, you know, with your current employer and, you know, stay longer? Do you want to look to go to a new station and a bigger market? You know, what do you want to do, and I was kind of at the crossroads, they were, you know, it was time to make a decision one way or the other. And I've been mulling it over for a while, you know, again, I was like, This is not something that's not sustainable. It's really a stressful job. I love what I'm doing. But it's super stressful. And, you know, again, I wanted a little bit of more financial stability, my life, I wanted a little more work life balance, and I wanted to be ultimately be, you know, a little bit closer to family. That was something that would that I wanted as well. So I moved to San Diego, and said, You know what, I'm going to go after this communications thing and see what happens. So I came out to San Diego, I got involved in prsa, which is the Public Relations Society of America, the San Diego chapter in particular, and took part in a mentorship program actually, there. And that was an amazing experience, I was able to work with somebody who at the time was with VA II, out here in San Diego. And they helped me with with a ton, you know, with prep on the industry, interview PrEP. PrEP on the resume, refining the resume. And they really helped me with a lot of that. And I'll say this is a very common jump. And I don't know how many of you will know this very common jump for people and news to jump to communications and PR, I would say, I mean, I don't know if 50% of the people who work in PR are former news people but it, it feels like it well, I'm meeting with them all the time. And it feels like half the time they're like, Yeah, I used to be a reporter as well or used to work in the news as well. And I have a ton of friends that have made the jump since me even from news to PR. So it's a really, really common jump. There's a lot of parallels there. But I ended up you know, the mentorship program was great, it helped me learn a lot. And then I landed a position with the identity theft Resource Center is a communication specialist with a focus on PR. And after about a year, a little over a year, year and a half, I got a promotion to earn an own media specialist. So it was more really focused on media relations. In particular, which is more what I wanted to do. And then from there, I got a promotion to head of earned and owned media relations, which really kind of allowed me to kind of begin to run the show on that side of things. And then the way things ended up shaking out I got another promotion to Director of Communications and Media Relations. So now I'm running an overseeing the communications team for the identity theft Resource Center. And it is a position that that I Love, you know, I love the company, I love the people that I work with. And I love that, you know, I have an executive that we have an executive team there that is so supportive of me and supportive of the work that I do, and they give me the freedom to go out and, and do what I think needs to be done to put the ITRC in the best light publicly, to get us media coverage, to execute successful communications campaigns. And it is something that I really do enjoy, we got a great team. I'm in a managerial role now, which is something that that I said I would never do. I was like, I'll never I'm never I'm never gonna be be a manager, I'm never going to manage people. That's not something I'm going to do. Here I am 31. And now I'm a director, so, so much for that. But, but that's what I said, But you know, I really do enjoy it. I better work life balance. Closer my parents, I get to see them more often. And I've built a community of friends out here that that I really enjoy. And, again, you can't beat San Diego, but but I really I really do. I really do love it. And I think what is something that has really helped me is being a former reporter. Being able to speak with people who work in the media, I feel like it's so much easier for me to speak with them. And so yours didn't say easier. But it's so easy for me to speak with them. Because I feel like I know how to talk to them. How would I know? How to myself back when I was sitting at my news desk? What would I tell? What would I tell Alex like, that's what I think when I'm when I'm writing a press release, or I'm right, you know, I'm I'm personally pitching somebody, or if I'm about to send out a media alert, you know what, what I want to hear and then I think of it just about how people will have it I want people to communicate with me, so much of it is about building relationships. And I put a ton of stock and building relationships with with these people in the media, and it goes beyond just hey, I've got a story for you, or, Hey, I'll scratch your back here, if you scratch our back there, you know, it goes further than that. It's about you know, taking genuine interest in these people. Because again, you know, these amateurs, good journalists, I mean, they're good people, and being able to build those relationships with them. And getting to know them is something that I think is really important. And when I was a reporter, it was the same, you know, I kind of had the same approach, I wanted to get to know the PR people that I was working with, and I took a lot of stock and building those relationships. So I that's something that's really important to me, kind of with where I'm at right now with the with the communications team, at the ITRC is our executive team knows that media relations and public relations is really kind of my my bread and butter. So they let me really stay in the weeds and kind of do all of that. But, but I delegate for the most part, a good chunk of the the other stuff that we do marketing stuff, project management stuff, I'll delegate that to other to other people on the team. But, but I really do stay in the weeds with the media relations stuff, because I love it, I mean that I really am passionate about that. And I love to see the ITRC highlighted on these programs. And and now that I've worked in a space for four years, I didn't I am really passionate about helping these victims because I see the the way that these victims of identity crimes are impacted. And I always I you know, one of the things I wanted to do, and I moved into communications, I wanted to take take a role, where I felt like I would make a difference. You know, I didn't want to take a role to take a role, you know, I wanted to take a role or I could make a difference. And I feel like you know, being able to get media coverage of the ITRC and our services and our reports and our data and all this stuff in return helps get more, you know, help to these victims who need it again, whether or not that means it leads to more government assistance, government programs, whether it means that they find the ITRC and we're able to help them whatever it might be they know that's something that I'm that I'm definitely passionate about. So it has been it has been a great four years working with the communications team at the ICRC Michael Hingson ** 39:23 well tell me a little bit more about what the ITRC is what it does and and all that kind of stuff. Yeah, the Alex Achten ** 39:29 I didn't have resource center there. It's a national nonprofit. And it really is and I won't sit here and you know, read off I'm not gonna I won't go into Mr. PR and read off the mission statement and do all that. I'll say the thought of that. But I but I will say it's a national nonprofit that works in the in the identity crime space. The only national nonprofit that has free remediation services for for victims of victims can call us or live chat with us for free and we can help I help them with their identity crime case. Or we can help. Even if you're not a, you know, a victim of identity theft, you know, you can always message us if you have a question or you know, something that's preventative, you can message us about anything. And we are advisors will, will work with people on whatever the issue is toll free. And it's not like you just call one time or message one time, and then we're like, well, there's a fee, the second or third time No, it's, you know, you can, however, many times you need to reach out to us however long you need to talk to us, we'll do it, we'll do it. And that is something that we do. And we also work with, we also work a lot in the research side of things, we do a lot of research. When it comes to identity crimes, right now we're doing a lot of research in the identity crime landscape, in particular in the black communities, and how they're impacted by any crime. So that's something that we're working on right now. We track data breaches, and we report our findings and our trends and what they mean and, and we do things to try to see, you know, try to get additional support for victims. So you know, we'll work we'll work with the, with other organizations, and you know, the government, we have a lot of federal federal grants, and we'll we'll work to try to get more resources for victims add that as part of it as well. And then, you know, we obviously provide education, we'll provide education to businesses, and things of that nature. So there's a lot of different things that we do. But ultimately, you know, the goal is to, is to help reduce identity crime, and, and really to be able to educate people on what's going on in cybersecurity, Michael Hingson ** 41:36 privacy. So somebody, so somebody calls and says, you know, my identity has been stolen, I've had 10,000 or $50,000, in lost credit card charges, and so on. How do you guys help? What is it that the senator does? Alex Achten ** 41:51 Yeah, so the senator, what we do is we ultimately can help somebody create a resolution plan with, okay, you know, here's what you need to do next. In regards to steps, who, here's who you need to call, here's what you need to tell them. Here's what you need to get from them. And then here's the steps that you need to take to protect yourself. So we're not there actually doing all of these things for the victims, but we are there to help provide them a resolution plan. And to really guide them through this process that is so tricky, and so difficult, especially people are so vulnerable at those moments. And it's hard. I mean, look, I mean, I mean, a lot of us are the victims of identity crimes, and we know how it can play on your emotions. And you may not be thinking in your proper state of mind at that time, you know, well, we can we can help you in that moment. Walk you walk you through that process, and make sure that you're able to take the appropriate steps to keep yourself as as safe as possible. So that's really, really our role in that. And again, you know, we're there to always provide support. Michael Hingson ** 42:58 One of the things that we did I have a niece who had she and her family had their identity stolen, gosh, it's gotta be close to 10 years now. And one of the things that we did was we signed up with LifeLock obviously gives some protection and so on. But that's a different kind of an entity that does sort of different things than what you do, right. Alex Achten ** 43:24 Yeah, yeah, exactly. You're You're right that there, that's more identity theft, protection. Talking about that, and look, you know, I Norton, Norton LifeLock is one of our is one of our supporters. So we work with them on certain things, but But you're right, that that is that is more service based. And we, you know, we're really, we're really not service based, you know, we're just some things in the works that that will roll out at a later time, but, but we're really not. Michael Hingson ** 43:54 You help people and you help give people perspective and you help give guidance in some way. Alex Achten ** 43:59 Exactly. We're there to provide guidance for people that help help victims and, and be able to help businesses and and again, get and do the research and figure out what's going on what are the trends and that really could help guide us and what needs to be done next in the space to to help reduce the number of data breaches or identity crimes or whatever it may be. And so again, there's so many layers to what we do, but at the core, again, it comes back to the victims and being able to help those help those victims and provide them the best resources that we can. Michael Hingson ** 44:38 And really, again, help them get back to having some perspective because you are in a very traumatized situation when you discover something like this has happened. And sample. Generally, it's like being a reporter. They don't know how to step back like most reporters can do and you're probably in theory, a little bit better position. Shouldn't if identity were to be stolen from you, because you can learn to step back, but I'll bet even then you are going to have to deal with it with the emotions. And so it's a challenge for you to. Alex Achten ** 45:09 I'm glad you brought that up. Because recently that did happen to be where I was targeted, I won't get into the details of it, but I was targeted with with a particular scam, and even knowing exactly what scam there, I could I could have told you the name of the scam, I could have told you what exactly their tactics were, I could have told you everything. But when you hear it, it's still scary. And it still can, you know, make you paranoid, and you can freeze and you know, I froze for a brief, you know, brief minute in that situation. And again, that's with a background is being a reporter and working in this space and all these different things and knowing what scams are talking about and knowing that they're they're literally following a playbook knowing all this, it's still hard for me to pull myself back. So I can't even imagine someone who may not have that type of knowledge. And you know, it can there's so many identity criminals out there. And it's really, it can just be really difficult. And I think the emotional impacts is again, you know, people talk about identity crimes and financial losses. And yeah, you know, financial losses are really, really sad seeing some of them. But I think one of the things that people don't talk about enough as the the emotional impacts of those crying, we ever we do a report that's strictly on that, because it's such a such an important piece. But, um, but it's just, you know, that's something that I don't think people think about is just that, you know, yeah, physical physical abuse, you can see, right, you can you can see the marks from the emotional abuse, you can't, you can't see it. And so, you know, it's harder sometimes to to get people to take it seriously, they can't actually see the, you know, the physical marks of what you've gone through, you know, because it's something that's emotional. Michael Hingson ** 47:05 One of the challenges that happened with my niece was, for a while even law enforcement was not convinced that she wasn't doing this to herself, or perpetrating and in some way, and she said, look, here's all the evidence, and it was still hard for people to accept that this really occurred, which is so unfortunate Alex Achten ** 47:29 why and unfortunately, it's not surprising. Yeah, I've heard that story so many times, too. And the crazy thing is, I've had, again, working in media relations. I've had reporters who I'll work with who work, maybe a cybersecurity beat, or a consumer reporter beat reach out to me and say, Oh, my gosh, I'm a victim. Can I talk with one of your advisors like that? Or, you know, this horrible thing is happening to me, I need your help. That is absolutely, I've had a handful reach out like that. It is just so hard to to escape it. I really, really is. And I tell people I said I think this just made me a little more of a cynic now because I feel like I'm questioning everything. My mom will it's funny. I'll use this example. She so I'm still on my parents family plan for our phone because we're all on the family plan together. But my brother and I, we have to pay right? You know, so yeah, Your Honor family pay up you have to pay. So we Venmo my mom every month she'll sit she'll send us like the transaction saying this is how much you owe. And you know, we'll we'll pay through Venmo I am such a cynic. Now that I text my mom every time even though I know it's coming. And it says it says the amount it says it's from her it says what it's for, but I'll still text her and say did you just spend money for this this much money for the phone bill? Then yeah, she'll say yep. And I'll be I'll go, Okay, I'll pay it now. I mean, that is like, that is where my brain is, because of where I work, but, but they're just they're just, you know, there's so many, again, identity criminals out there and, and you have to you have to keep an eye on them. But the good news is, the good news is there are things you can do to protect yourself. And that's the great thing. And, you know, again, we're about education. So you know, we'll try to educate people the best we can, so they can be as safe as possible. So hopefully they don't fall victim. Michael Hingson ** 49:17 Yeah, and it is it is so easy. I've seen some really good email scams that I almost fell for until I really looked carefully at where the mail came from and all the stuff in the header. I went Wait a minute and chose correctly I know not to do anything with it, but you've got to watch 24 hours a day. Because it is so scary that they're they're getting so clever about what they do much less all the robo calls on the scams that come from that Alex Achten ** 49:53 100% and and you know, again, this gets back to BBA probably being a little bit of a cynic, but this is this is it definitely something that we put in all of our content. We always tell people, if you get a message or someone you're not expecting, don't respond to it, you know, reach out directly to the person they claimed to be, or the sword, you know, the company they claimed to be from and say, did you send this? And if they did, then you're going to respond? And if they didn't, you know, that it's a scam? And, and again, it's crazy that it's like, oh, I have to I really have to, like, go to the source every time I receive a message where Yep, for somebody I didn't, didn't expect. And I'm gonna say, Yeah, I mean, that that would be my that would be what I would encourage you to do. Michael Hingson ** 50:32 I do it from people where I'm expecting a message. And this is this comes through. And I haven't had a problem that is I haven't, like you with Venmo haven't had one where it wasn't true. But I still check. Because I've seen some really good texts, too. I got a message about a month ago, from Walmart. And it said that there was a charge for $124 or $184, or something like that. And I forget what it wanted me to do to verify it or whatever. But Amelia, I'm going, Wait a minute. First of all, I didn't spend any money at Walmart. Yeah, of course, the scammer wouldn't know that. But you know, I wasn't even going to respond to the message because of that kind of thing. I didn't expect it. It couldn't have possibly been true. But unfortunately, things happen. I've done credit card charges somewhere, like buying gas. And a day or so later, suddenly, the bank calls and said, we've got these other charges that we don't know about how in the heck, they got the credit card. Info. I mean, this is a long time ago. So I don't think that they even had the ways of sticking the credit card tracker inside of the reader. But nevertheless, somehow people got charged information and used it. And you got to watch everything that goes on. You've got to monitor it all. Alex Achten ** 52:01 Yeah, it's a scary world. It's a scary world. And unfortunately, people are going to continue to try to find ways to to get Yeah, Michael Hingson ** 52:08 yeah, it is. It is really too bad. Well, what are some things that you would advise people to do to protect themselves? Alex Achten ** 52:19 I, you know, yeah. Michael Hingson ** 52:21 Obviously, one is, is what we just talked about, what kinds of things would you advise people? Alex Achten ** 52:27 Yeah, you know, I'll go back to our default messaging that we have at the ITRC, which really is gets back to kind of what we would call I know, we, you know, preventative tips, some of you could call it cyber hygiene. But really, it gets back down to not over sharing information. I think that's yeah, that's one we always talk about, you know, not over sharing personal information, using unique passwords on all your accounts. So essentially, using a different password on every account, in particular passphrase is that's actually something that's more effective passphrase is that we say, are usually at least 12 characters long. So some sort of saying that you'll remember. So that way, if somebody may get into one account, they won't get into all your accounts. So that's, that's one of the common ones we give. And then we always encourage people to use multi factor authentication with an app if possible, because text messages can get spoofed. But But user acquisition is an added layer of security that people have to go through to get into an account. So if you have that, that's just going to, you know, make it make your accounts that much safer. So those are some of the basics. And we always tell people freeze their credit, if you there's no reason for your, you know, if you don't have, you know, a loan out or anything like that, you know, we always tell people that or I shouldn't say tell we don't tell people anything, we encourage people to freeze your credit, if it's something that they may not need at that time, because, again, you know, a criminal can't access credit that's frozen. So that what does that mean, exactly? Here? You know, I have to be 100% honest, it's hard for me to get into the specifics, because I tell people all the time, I'm not going to act like I'm an expert in identity theft. Michael Hingson ** 54:10 But if you talk about freezing freezing credit, what does that mean? Alex Achten ** 54:14 Yeah, so freezing credit, essentially, that means that you can't have your credit taken by somebody else. I mean, that that you can do there's you can get your credit frozen by the credit reporting agencies. And essentially, they can't, uh, you know, they can't happen to that they can't get that credit and use it against you and commit identity crimes. That is because that's again, you can there's credit monitoring, right that we were you can monitor your credit, but it's just, you know, it's something that we always tell people it's not necessarily as effective because you can monitor it but once something happens to us, something happened to it. If your credit if your credit is frozen, you know, nothing. Again, nothing can happen to it because it is frozen, and then you can unfreeze it. We especially tell people who have who have children to freeze their credit, reduces child identity theft, because a child's not going to be using their credit, no, that's not you, they don't, they're not going to have their child's not going to go get an apartment tomorrow, you know, go buy a car and get a loan. That's not something that's going to happen. So that's something that we encourage, too. But, but yeah, so that's just a good universal tip. But again, you just take those tips, typically, it it does indeed, help bring someone Michael Hingson ** 55:25 at risk. If someone freezes their credit, does that mean then that nothing can be charged, or you have to verify it before a charge can be made? Alex Achten ** 55:33 Well, essentially, freezing the credit. So do that you can't do again, like if you've got a loan out or something like that, that's not something that you can that you can do, I that more really applies to and again, I won't get too too much in the weeds, you don't want to act like I'm the expert on it. But, um, but that is something that it can't be you, right? You can't like if your credit is frozen, you can't necessarily use that if you need to use it for something you will have to go thaw that credit or unfreeze it. And then you can use that credit again, if you want again, you go in, I'm ready to go buy a car, you know, how to get a loan? Well, you can unfreeze that credit, and then you can use it for for that purpose. Michael Hingson ** 56:13 Freeze credit again, so that nothing else can be done. Alex Achten ** 56:16 Exactly that you can think of when you're when you're not using it again. So that is it. And I think there's a misconception people think if I freeze it, I can't unfreeze it when you can't, I Michael Hingson ** 56:23 am That was why I was asking. Well, you minored in Leadership Studies and you just got a certificate. Tell us about that? Alex Achten ** 56:32 Yes, I did. So I am a Leadership Studies minor. And you know, my passion for leadership studies, actually, I think came in high school, where I was involved in the Student Leadership Institute at Kansas Christian, where I, where I graduated high school. And I actually got a scholarship to leadership, the School of Leadership Studies at Kent State. And so, you know, I was I can't, you know, this is this is interesting. And let me let me, you know, obviously, what this is about, and I got into it, and, you know, I was captivated. I was captivated immediately, in my introduction class. And, and we learned about so many different things. So many different leadership styles, you know, culture and context, adaptive leadership, a bunch of different types of leadership practices that can be implemented. And by the way, people, people think about leadership, and they think, oh, you know, that just means you're a good leader here. You're a good leader there. But there are so many, I mean, there's so much, there's so much leaders that people don't understand. But it really hooked me and, and I learned a ton about being a good leader, being an effective leader. And our, our mission statement, which is something that I really believed was becoming, I'm gonna blank on it now that I'm on the spot, but it was becoming more it was becoming. I see I rattle off time all i rattle it off all the time. And now I'm on here, and I'm freezing when I'm trying to think of it, but the crux of it is to become knowledgeable, ethical, caring, inclusive leaders for a diverse and changing world. knowledgeable and knowledgeable, ethical, knowledgeable, ethical, caring, inclusive. I'm missing one, I'm missing one or two. But everywhere people get the point of that. So the cool, knowledgeable, ethical, caring, caring giver, yes. And in inclusive. Yeah, exactly. Because you haven't. And I think it is something that is really, really true. Because, you know, the world is constantly changing. And to be a good leader, you have to be able to evolve and adapt with what is changing in the world. And so it's something that has been really helpful to me, I've been able to apply it to my jobs, I was able to, again, apply a lot of that a lot of those things as a reporter. And then in the role now I'm able to apply it as a manager as a director as a leader. And you mentioned that I just got done. Taking a about a four month course, that on coaching, coaching as a leadership tool, and it was through the fieldstone fields Student Leadership Network, in San Diego, through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. And it was really, really a beneficial course and it really kind of reinforced kind of reinforced a lot of the things that I really tried to implement, which is the first thing you have to do as a leader is you have to look at yourself and who like who are you what are your values, what do you stand for, and we talk about being like the self aware leader, you know, you have to be a self aware of the type of leader that you are. Once you're aware of that then you can dive into you know, the other aspects of being able to be a good coach. And, you know, we talk about one thing we talked about a lot was was, was these different models that you can use, and one is the is the GROW Model, which can apply to many different leadership, leadership situations where you're able to kind of objectively look at these situations and say, you know, what's the goal, you know, what are some realistic opportunities here. And, you know, what's next, and when, and, and it's really, really an impactful model, that that you can apply. So I, that was a very, very helpful course and being able to look at that, you know, being able to be a good leader includes so many things, and you have to be authentic, you have to be empathetic, you have t
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One year after winning KCBS Team of the Year honors for the first time, Ercole Chila and Uncle Pig's Barbecue Pit has brought home a Jack Daniels World BBQ Invitational championship home to New Jersey. Ercole joins us on Episode 233 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast to describe the tension and eventual elation upon learning that his team had captured one of the most-prestigious prizes on competition BBQ. We also review what's been another outstanding season for Uncle Pig's and what's ahead. Co-hosts Steve and Lyndal also talk about the demise of our hometown KCBS event, the $20,000 Ozarks BBQ Fest. It's where we got our competition BBQ start in 2015 as “Dr. L and the Meatheads,” where we took our lumps for several years and where we eventually got our first KCBS 180 and 700 pins - and nearly our first Grand Championship earlier this year. Turns out that's the last time for the event, which began a quarter-century ago under the Memphis BBQ Network banner. Summed up: It's another sad day as a great contest bites the dust, but not uncommon in today's world of shrinking quality contests. Meanwhile, we still await KCBS CEO Rod Gray to do a special-edition show with us to discuss what went wrong at the American Royal World Series of BBQ Open results. The BBQ world wants transparency and Rod has said he will give it, when he's fully researched the situation. So stay tuned. Thanks to all our sponsors and marketing partners for making the show possible: Blues Hog #blueshognation Royal Oak Charcoal #teamroyaloak2023 The Butcher Shoppe #alwayshandpicked Clark Crew BBQ #clarkcrew Proud Souls BBQ Kansas City #proudsoulsbbqkc #kingdomofq The Grill Guys of Missouri Allquedup #arkassippicombo Vietti Marketing Group #marketing Marty "Real Sign Man" Prather #pizza Have a great BBQ week and thanks for listening! #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm
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It was right here--this exact location--in downtown Houston that I found smoke-infused religion. Purveyor of real Texas barbecue and former world-champ, Grant Pinkerton, and I visit at Pinkerton's Barbecue, running through the finer points of beef versus pork ribs, brisket, whole hog cooking, world championship cook-offs and starting them young. Just in time for the upcoming season, he details tried-and-true, smoked-to-perfection methods, swapping favorite recipes for ducks, geese, doves and side dishes, too. Mouth-watering episode. Podcast Sponsors: Benelli Shotguns https://www.benelliusa.com/shotguns/waterfowl-shotguns BOSS Shotshells https://bossshotshells.com/ Ducks Unlimited https://www.ducks.org Flash Back Decoys https://www.duckcreekdecoys.com/ HuntProof Premium Waterfowl App https://huntproof.app Tetra Hearing https://tetrahearing.com/ Mojo Outdoors https://www.mojooutdoors.com/p Tom Beckbe https://tombeckbe.com/ Voormi https://voormi.com/ GetDucks.com USHuntList.com It really is duck season somewhere for 365 days per year. Follow Ramsey Russell's worldwide duck hunting adventures as he chases real duck hunting experiences year-round: Instagram @ramseyrussellgetducks YouTube @GetDucks Facebook @GetDucks.com Please subscribe, rate and review Duck Season Somewhere podcast. Share your favorite episodes with friends! Business inquiries and comments contact Ramsey Russell firstname.lastname@example.org
0 mins We are back with a full banana boat as I am joined by the Queen of BBQ, Alma as well as Johnny Deep and as always Jaime and Hiram from LA. We start by talking about some high school football for some reason as johnny races to the RSB studios from a high school game. We then get into the Cowboys and Niners game as we give Hiram a few minutes to gloat. I ask Alma is Taylor Swift is bigger than the NFL. I ask the crew if they know what they term dipping means. 10:00 mins BBQ Time - We are fresh (more or less) from our cook at the American Royal. We got beat worse than the Cowboys. Johnny, Alma and I give a recap of the road trip from hell as well as the entire weekend as a whole. We didn't do so great but we ran into some cool barbecue people and made the most of this adventure. We break down our cooks for both days and talk about what we would do different if we ever are crazy enough to give it another go. Alma and Johnny are down to try it again one day while I think staying in Texas to compete in some major cookoffs is the way to go for me. 35:00 Hiram tells us about his first hockey game experience and how he's coming off a battle with covid. He thinks he got sick at his Big Bear adventure. We circle back to football to continue to talk about the Dallas Cowboys and how depressed Jaime is about it. We don't get off the hook easy as Hiram reminds us that the Texas Longhorns also suffered a bad beat from their stupid rival Oklahoma Sooners. A bunch of joes that cook like pros!!!Melissa Bankard Famer's Insurance Melissa Bankard - Farmers Insurance Agent in Richardson, TXInsurance Made by You Insurance Made by YouSteak Cookoff Association Steak Cookoff Association - Home (steakcookoffs.com)Palmer Drug Abuse Program - McAllenPalmer Drug Abuse Program (pdapmcallen.org)Website/Shop https://www.readysetbbq.com/Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/readysetbbqElda's Kitchen Home - Elda's Kitchen (eldaskitchen.com)Melissa Bankard Farmers Insurancehttps://agents.farmers.com/tx/richardson/melissa-bankard
The American Royal World Series of BBQ Open results saga continues to be a big story and on Episode 232 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast, we visit with the two pitmasters most affected by the initial scoring mistakes that led to a full audit and change in the order of finish. First up is Jordan Kirkpatrick of Janky Leg BBQ from Benton, Illinois. Fifth overall at the awards ceremony, Janky Leg was elevated to the Grand Championship after the review. Jordan reviews the rollercoaster of emotions that saw him win BBQ's largest competition while missing out on the feeling of being crowned on stage, in front of a large gathering of his peers. We also chat about the red-hot KCBS Team of the Year race that finds Janky Leg and three-time TOY Gettin' Basted entering the home stretch in an all-out duel. We also get the perspective from the team that initially was announced as the American Royal Open winner. David Ellis of Machete Boys BBQ from Minneapolis has been a class act in how he handled the situation of thinking you've won The Royal only to find out 48 hours after receiving the crown that there were errors. Relegated to Reserve Grand Champion, David talks honestly about the need for KCBS to be totally transparent about what went wrong and how they need to fix the issues to regain trust from competitors going foward. Thanks to all our sponsors and marketing partners for making the show possible: Blues Hog #blueshognation Royal Oak Charcoal #teamroyaloak2023 The Butcher Shoppe #alwayshandpicked Clark Crew BBQ #clarkcrew Proud Souls BBQ Kansas City #proudsoulsbbqkc #kingdomofq The Grill Guys of Missouri Allquedup #arkassippicombo Vietti Marketing Group #marketing Marty "Real Sign Man" Prather #pizza Have a great BBQ week and thanks for listening! #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm
The Gauntlet Continues! Cole-El and guest, Lee Reed, continue their discussion about Spider-Man event: the Gauntlet/Grim Hunt! Morbius spills blood, Vulture pukes acid, Robo-Rhino returns, and Spider-Man breaks his ribs! This episode cover Amazing Spider-Man #622-625! Follow Masters of Comic Books: https://www.instagram.com/mastersofcomicbooks/ Follow Lee Reed: https://www.instagram.com/reeds_reads/
"Ribs and Pipes and Penises (oh my!)" Our voyage of re-disc-overy continues, as we tackle a most unusual release; the one that was out in the US before the UK, and that Young Cappsy managed to review before Young Ian for once. We rake over this bitterness as well as embarking on not one, not two, but three commentaries, forgoing the tradition of focusing on one big extra in favour of covering a handful of little bitty ones, the regular features that would otherwise be glossed over. Once again, we ensure that every single aspect of the release is discussed, and along the way we re-evaluate Hattie Hayridge's return to the role of Holly, try to get to the bottom of why the cast commentaries are so difficult to get through, and attempt to comprehensively solve the issues of both war and racism.Show notes Contemporary reviews from Cappsy, Ian and Ian again. Series IV Deleted Scenes commentary (2013) TOS article (via The Unofficial Archive) on stock footage in Red Dwarf The Smeg Ups Rough Cut The history of feral parakeets in Great Britain Sexual assault of men played for laughs Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff (and Bob Mortimer) perform Dizzy on Top of the Pops Can't Smeg Won't Smeg commentary (2011) Pip Madeley's remastered trailers The TV watershed was introduced in 1964, just twenty odd years earlier than we guessed during the discussion
Butter has set a record high every day since last Wednesday. In beef, we are still seeing tight supplies and restrained production. Ground beef is moving higher but everything is else is moving up in preparation for the holidays. We are seeing lower production in poultry as well. Breasts and tenders are moving lower and wings are holding on to recent gains. On the avian flu front, one new case was reported affecting 70 birds in Idaho. Pork production picks up this time of year and is really putting a damper on any market moves higher. Ribs and loins represent very good values. Savalfoods.com | Find us on Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn
This week the guys are back (finally) and talking ribs on a Weber Kettle. In this new Grill Coach Short we share tips, lessons, and some new favorite techniques! Jay shares a recent rib cook while on the road. Frankie does hot and fast ribs on the kettle. This weeks question is, “What do you do when a “LEr” error code comes up during a cook?”Have a grill coach question you would like us to answer on the show? Let us know! Email us at Support@TheGrillCoach.com or drop a question in the comments below! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube @TheGrillCoach. And of course, don't forget to share to support the show!Support the show
Episode 231 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast was to be an American Royal special, reviewing the event and visiting with the Grand Champion of the Open. But major technical issues delayed the awards and has prompted KCBS CEO Rod Gray to initiate a full audit of all the scoring before results are made official. This has caused quite the stir and understandably so. Rod has said he will come on the show and explain all, once the situation is resolved - or resolved the best it can be. Stay tuned. Look for a special edition of the show with Rod Gray later this week or next. Meanwhile, we carry on with a terrific conversation with one of the biggest names in southern BBQ. It's Carey Bringle, the Peg Leg Porker has been competing, cooking BBQ and entertaining the masses for a quarter century. He's a renowned entrepreneur who has restaurants, a spirits company, and a retail clothing & food products company. He's written books on how to master fire and smoke, including the acclaimed BBQ for Dummies. Recently, Carey's Peg Leg Porker restaurant in Nashville was named by Southern Living magazine as one of the South's top 50 BBQ restaurants. Carey also weighs in on the apparent end of Memphis in May on the riverfront at Tom Lee Park. Meanwhile, co-hosts Lyndal and Steve wrap things up by talking a little sports and what's ahead on their grills. Thanks to all our sponsors and marketing partners for making the show possible: Blues Hog #blueshognation Royal Oak Charcoal #teamroyaloak2023 The Butcher Shoppe #alwayshandpicked Clark Crew BBQ #clarkcrew Proud Souls BBQ Kansas City #proudsoulsbbqkc #kingdomofq #proudsoulsbarbecueandprovisions Randy Vanslyke and Pro Technology Solutions The Grill Guys of Missouri Allquedup #arkassippicombo Vietti Marketing Group #marketing In the Garden of Eden Marty "Real Sign Man" Prather #pizza Have a great BBQ week and thanks for listening! #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm
Today on the HowToBBQRight Podcast, Malcom and I talk about his upcoming rib demo in Cleveland (00:49), and all the food he got to devour at Mossy Oak's live fire cooking event (05:22). This chef actually made Wild Boar meat delicious (08:22)... We got a Breeo Fire Pit for The Smokehouse (17:25). Malcom had a BLAST helping judge the World Championship Squirrel Cookoff (21:59)! Is wild iguana meat secretly delicious (30:20)? The best part of the squirrel cookoff may have been the hot squirrel eating contest (32:47). Malcom made a guest appearance on MeatEater's “Bear Grease Podcast” (41:06), and he realizes he is in the wrong business (42:06). What have we been smoking up at The Smokehouse with Swine Life BBQ (44:31)? This might be Malcom's new favorite way to smoke a rack of ribs (46:29). We are going to VidSummit 2023 to learn and improve our content (54:00)! The ‘Let's Get to Cookin'' Community is the place to be (58:58)...
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The American Royal World Series of BBQ is special to many pitmasters, none more so than Darren Warth. A three-time American Royal Open Grand Champion with his Iowa Smokey D's BBQ, Darren is ready to chase No. 4 this weekend when more than 500 teams converge on Kansas Speedway for the world's biggest BBQ competition. The man known as the “GOAT” for his two-decade run of success also will be inducted into the BBQ Hall of Fame on Saturday, making it even more special. On Episode 230 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast, we visit with Darren about the upcoming weekend and reflect a bit on his career, the restaurant business and why he's never been interested in teaching a BBQ class. We also talk it over with Joe Gera, owner of Keystone Que in Pittsburgh. Joe has celiac disease, a serious and potentially deadly disorder for those who consume gluten through cross contamination in the kitchen. Joe has a book coming out soon titled “From Scratch With Love, Professional Gluten-Free Home Cooking.” He discusses healthy eating and how to keep enjoying quality BBQ, even with a celiac disorder and about his Carolina-inspired BBQ sauces. Meanwhile, co-hosts Lyndal and Steve discuss their BBQ weeks and preview the Tailgate Guys BBQ team's upcoming trip to The Royal. Thanks to all our sponsors and marketing partners for making the show possible: Blues Hog #blueshognation Royal Oak Charcoal #teamroyaloak2023 The Butcher Shoppe #alwayshandpicked Clark Crew BBQ #clarkcrew Proud Souls BBQ Kansas City #proudsoulsbbqkc #kingdomofq #proudsoulsbarbecueandprovisions Randy Vanslyke and Pro Technology Solutions The Grill Guys of Missouri Allquedup #arkassippicombo Vietti Marketing Group #marketing In the Garden of Eden Marty "Real Sign Man" Prather #pizza Have a great BBQ week and thanks for listening! #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm
"Why should I trust you?" Now, ain't that the question many folks ponder when they come across my profile in this big, wide world of online barbecue? Well, fair's fair. But let me set things straight for y'all…I've not only competed at the world's highest level, but I've also come out on top. So, I reckon I got a good handle on this BBQ thing. And I've packed my videos with nuggets of wisdom from my many sunsets spent grillin' and chillin'. Take the Cherry Bomb Ribs recipe, for instance. Have you caught every little trick? If you haven't (or if you think you have), here's a tip for you:Listen to my video, take notes, and then rewatch it with the sound off. We've been honing our skills for so long that there are little touches most average or starter cooks might miss. Like that trick I use with the ribs. (And I'm not talking about the meat side up, which I don't usually do.) Honestly, it's been right in front of everyone. But seems like many haven't spotted it yet. (It just goes to show how lazy people are nowadays.)Curious?Then tune in for this episode and see if you can find out what the secret is. Key Takeaways:Intro (00:00) Our two cents about music (00:30)Ribs and barbecue techniques (03:04)The dumbest thing I've ever heard (07:14) A few people who know cooking (08:50)What we could do better with these cherry ribs (10:13)What “burger and a grape snow cone” really means (11:54)NFL players and great baseball (and some other) moments (15:26)Recap (24:14)Additional Resources:Share this podcast with someone on social media!Visit Kosmo's website here.Check out Kosmo's YouTube channel. Connect with Kosmo:Instagram: @kosmosqFacebook: @kosmosqTikTok: @kosmos_q--Follow the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, or anywhere else you listen to your podcasts.If you haven't already, please rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts!
AARON STOFFER ON GETTING PERFECTLY DONE RIBS, PLUS "A TON OF SECRETS"Aaron Stoffer of THE REAL Man Meat BBQ is gaining a name for himself, not only as a competitor on the BBQ circuit, but for his line of rubs and sauces as well. Aaron wanted to talk about how to get perfectly done ribs every time, and as Todd said in the show, “He's giving away a ton of secrets!”www.bbqradionetwork.com www.holsteinmfg.com
Hello and welcome to BACK to Chit & Chat; encouraging one another podcast. I am so excited about this episode. I have the honor to speak with Michelle Rigby Assad. You might be asking who is Michelle Assad? Well... Her career began in Washington, D.C. working for an international relief and development agency in its government relations department. Michele joined the CIA in January 2002 and spent a decade serving as an undercover intelligence officer in the Directorate of Operations. Specializing in counterterrorism and counterintelligence, Michele spent the majority of her career in the Middle East. She worked in Iraq and other secret locations. Since leaving the agency, I have been on a mission to inspire others with the lessons I have learned from my unconventional career path. If I was able to rise in the midst of such challenging circumstances, so can you! Today, Michele is a keynote speaker, trainer, and international security consultant focused on the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the United States. Her bestselling book Breaking Cover: My Secret Life in the CIA and What it Taught Me About What's Worth Fighting For, was published in February 2018 (Tyndale Momentum). You can find the book online. You can also check out her website at https://michelerigbyassad.com And I am so thankful for my amazing sponsors of this podcast. Thank you to these amazing locally owned businesses and I would highly recommend you checking them out. We have Lone Star Donuts, they have nearly 50 flavors of great tasting homemade donuts. Great Customer service and they are located in 3 locations. They are in Silverdale 360-204-5021, Port Orchard 360-443-2600 and Poulsbo 360-626-1164 Washington. They are all over social media. Please check them out today. Also Thank you Roberto & his great staff at Taquiza in the Kitsap Mall, they have some of the best Mexican food around, call and place your order today 360-698-4335, check their website out at TAQUIZATACOSHOP.COM, they also cater for parties as well. And did you know they also have a food truck? That's right. It's called, Taquiza Street. WWW.TAQUIZASTREET.COM check them out and place your order today, they have some really good breakfast burritos!! Call them and get your order in 360-914-9152 Also since we are discussing food try out Double D's BBQ and Smokery. I love BBQ and checking them out they have some very delicious tasting BBQ. They are a locally owned food truck and catering business by a military family, and they have some of the best BBQ around, great tasting RIBS that just fall off the bone. Check out their website at https://doubledsbbqandsmokeryllc.com/ to find out where they will be at or call them, their number is 360-960-9093. And Thank you to Alex Pablo, What Alex does is specialize in assisting small to medium-sized local family restaurant establishments in enhancing their brand identity and cultivating a strong business image, thereby attracting a greater customer base and boosting sales. We provide comprehensive support through the creation and maintenance of professional business websites, strategic menu design and printing services aimed at effectively showcasing their enticing offerings, and implementing efficient online ordering software to drive increased online sales. Our utmost objective is to empower these businesses to flourish and achieve sustained success in their respective markets. Check him out at https://aldentedigitals.com/ Please subscribe & follow this podcast, it is always about Encouraging others, hearing amazing stories from people from all over. As well as sharing about musicians & their songs with you. Thank you for joining & I hope you will continue to follow the podcast. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jody-shuffield/message
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En el episodio de hoy me siento con José Edgardo Lucca Pérez, quien es mejor conocido como Pitmaster Lucca, fundador de La Manada Ribs V8. Lucca me cuenta cómo comenzó su interés por la barbacoa, los inicios de "La Manada" en las competencias de BBQ locales, el brinco a abrir La Manada Ribs V8 en el 2015 y la nueva serie "Caminante", la primera serie gastronómica cinematográfica hecha en Puerto Rico junto a La Mafia Puerto Rico. También hablamos sobre cómo nació la Universidad de la Barbacoa, por qué no le gustan las salsas en sus cortes de carne, cómo han creado una cultura familiar dentro del negocio y cuál es el legado que le gustaría dejar a sus hijos. Tres "takeaways" de este episodio: 1. El sabor de tu ahumado se lo va a dar lo que utilices para condimentar y la madera. La madera puede aportar hasta un 30-40% del sabor de la proteína. 2. Un líder es una persona que te motiva, te enseña y te ayuda a alcanzar los objetivos. 3. Si vas a hacer algo, hazlo con pasión y porque lo quieres hacer de corazón. Eat, Drink, Share Puerto Rico - Barbacoa Taína Caminante - Longaniza Pitmaster Lucca: Instagram | Youtube La Manada Ribs V8: Facebook | Instagram No olvides suscribirte a nuestro canal de Youtube. Merch oficial del podcast: https://earnednotgiven.store/