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90 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
From Home Edition | The World Famous Austinite, Charlie Sexton
There are several world-famous guitar players hailing from Austin, TX, but perhaps none more consistent and versatile than Charlie Sexton. From his solo success in the 80s, to his affiliation with everyone from Joe Ely, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan - Charlie discusses his rich history full of colorful characters and musical highs and lows.
82 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
From Home Edition | Carter Andrews and Cpt. Moe Newman are business owners in the time of quarantine.
A few old fishing pals get together on this episode of Drifting. JT is joined by Carter Andrews in Vero Beach, FL and Cpt. Moe Newman in Venice, Louisiana, with her husband Eric. Tune in for their discussion of the issues impacting their respective environments and the importance of education and preservation for the next generation.
78 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
From Home Edition | Renowned Alpinist Conrad Anker
JT catches up with the legendary Conrad Anker, discussing the global impact of the Coronavirus, the role of empathy, and what it means to be human.
73 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
From Home Edition | It’s the Billy Durney way to give back in hard times.
Billy Durney is no stranger to adversity. Built during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Billy’s beloved Hometown Bar-B-Que restaurant is not only everyone’s favorite BBQ spot in the Northeast – it’s also a symbol of hope and perseverance. Now with Covid-19 threatening not only Hometown Bar-B-Que, but the restaurant industry as a whole, Billy discusses with JT the current state of the industry and how people can navigate getting back on their feet.
69 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
From Home Edition | Texas Game Warden Colonel, Grahame Jones
JT and Grahame connect for a good conversation discussing their shared passion for Texas conservation, looking back on some of Grahame’s proudest career moments before he retires, and the importance of getting kids outside.
66 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
From Home Edition | Musician Jason Isbell’s Southern Perspective
Originally from Northern Alabama, Jason Isbell is an acclaimed writer and musician now living in Nashville – a place for which he and JT share a common connection. His current success as a solo artist is hard-earned, and comes after some time spent as the guitarist for Drive-By Truckers. In this conversation, JT and Jason discuss the current state of the music industry in the midst of a global pandemic, the ghosts and mythology of Nashville, misconceptions of The South, talk about Jason’s equally talented wife - Amanda Shires.
51 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Bonus Episode: Shane Dorian & Mark Healey
JT heads down to Hawaii to meet Shane and Mark – two local, big wave surfers – to talk…hunting. While most people, JT included, picture Hawaii as beaches and waves, it’s the axis deer and opportunities on public lands that dominate this conversation. After a day in pursuit of those axis deer, the guys talk about life on Lanai and bow hunting.
62 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Shane Dorian surfs for the love of it – these days.
Big wave surfer, Shane Dorian came up in the simpler days of surfing. One of a group of kids on the North Shore just after the fun of surfing big waves, right when board design and surfing itself was evolving. JT and Shane catch up with a new perspective as parents and on being part of a generation unencumbered by agents, brands, coaches, and fame – just out there for the pure love of catching waves.
89 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Dave Wassel: the guy who would go out no matter what.
According to him, Dave accomplished the single greatest achievement of his life on a surfboard at just eight years old. He won his first surfing competition at 18 because it would earn him a party. Dave’s broken his back and nearly lost his life surfing, on separate occasions. He’s now a lifeguard by trade, but despite his ocean proficiency doesn’t consider himself a waterman. Dave’s one piece of surf advice? Check in with the lifeguards.
91 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Flip Pallot: Fishing Legend, Archery Purist.
It was Flip’s show, Walker’s Cay Chronicles, that first turned JT on to fly fishing. Now, JT gets some quality time with a personal hero, talking with Flip about keeping traditional hunting and fly fishing alive, basic shallow-water etiquette, and the first time he saw someone catch a bonefish with a fly rod back in ’56 or ’57.
68 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Pro snowboarder Mark Carter opens up about inheriting a severe work ethic, the necessity of failure, and what it’s like roundin’ up cattle with a motorcycle.
“Professional snowboarder” and “third-generation cattle rancher” aren’t two lives lived by one person — unless you’re Mark Carter. In this episode, he thinks back to the days of playing outdoors till the darkness brought him in, getting roped into snowboarding, and how being kind and workin’ hard has gotten him farther than anything.
78 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Chris Malloy reflects on his life-altering injury, his unexpected film career, and navigating fatherhood on the fly.
Professional surfer Chris Malloy, the oldest of the Malloy brothers, spent 10 fulfilling years living as a nomad, spinning the globe every two months deciding where to live. In this episode, Chris sets back the clock with JT to relive the days of seeking solace in the ocean, using humor to overcome adversity, and hanging with his old friend Jack Johnson, who, at the time, was just writing songs “for fun”.
60 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
David Mangum doesn’t hold back talking tarpon with JT. But that’s because he’s got stories like you wouldn’t believe.
By his own estimate, professional fisherman and photographer David Mangum spends every hour of his waking life thinking about tarpon fishing — and for good reason. In this episode, David dives deep into the tale of his 3-hour fight to catch his first tarpon, the cult following of this elusive beast, and what it was like to have a 200 + lb. fish on the other end of the line.
85 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Ryan Bingham is a singer and songwriter whose music is the award-winning result of surviving hardship.
All he wanted to do was ride bulls, and be a cowboy, and work on the ranch. But music wouldn’t leave him alone. Ryan talks about the complicated relationship of the best and the worst times in his life coinciding, and how his journey through darkness led him to the liberating realization that he could survive simply by playing music for people who wanted to hear his songs.
88 minutes | Dec 30, 2019
Mark Healey is a big wave surfer and spear fisherman from Hawaii, born without traditional fear mechanisms.
Mark Healey isn’t conquering anything. For him, becoming a waterman is an endless pursuit of learning how the ocean works, navigating on his own, and dealing with forces beyond his control. Mark talks with JT about surviving going under at Jaws, the importance of tagging sharks, and the intoxication of finding your limits.
93 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Terry Allen is the American artist, songwriter, and legend you’ve (probably) never heard of.
Terry’s created a compendium of work that’s expansive and can’t be categorized as anything but “Terry.” But his legendary status is still only recognized and revered by few. Terry shares about his melancholy nights with music, his artistic influences, and growing up in the days when you couldn’t find a bad song on the radio.
93 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
YETI Founders Roy & Ryan Seiders talk building the ultimate cooler, making $5 an hour, and taking it easy, especially when it’s hard.
They say Roy is the idea man and Ryan is the outdoor consumer, but both brothers share a “never settle” attitude passed down from their entrepreneur dad and hardworking mom. It’s that relentless mindset that made them lose sleep over what the ultimate cooler might look like, and finally, grab the tiger by the tail and build one the world had never seen.
87 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Kimi Werner turns fear into courage, adversaries into teammates, and focuses on conservation through hunting.
Where do you go after “national champion”? Kimi talks with JT about her shift away from her successful competitive spearfishing career towards where she is now – in a position to shine a light on being in harmony with the ecosystem as both a conservationist and a hunter.
66 minutes | Nov 3, 2019
Shep Gordon talks befriending the Dalai Lama, happy accidents, and working in juvie
Shep Gordon is a humble Hollywood agent, producer, and talent agent who describes his life as “knee-jerk reactions”. But as the creator of celebrity chef and manager of household names like Alice Cooper and Blondie, we’d say his judgment calls are one to trust. Tune in as Shep shares his intriguing life journey — from getting punched by Janis Joplin to Elvis’ unexpected inspiration to his incredibly honest take on love.
90 minutes | Oct 21, 2019
Oliver White and JT wonder if fly fishing can save the world.
From Guyana to Jackson Hole, fishing and even finance, Oliver White’s unique story traverses the dilemma of “goin’ all around, or just stayin’ put” – a challenge familiar to fatherhood. Since the recording of this episode, Hurricane Dorian devastated parts of the Bahamas, none worse hit than the island of Abaco and the lodge there built and run by Oliver. The stories in this conversation pertain to Abaco, pre-storm.
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