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67 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Podcast #18: Tips on starting your own whipmaking business, birdwatching, dealing with the pandemic.
On this episode of WhipCast, I am working on a custom order late at night whilst discussing my thoughts on the best steps to starting a whipmaking business, as well as bird watching, and dealing with the pandemic.
102 minutes | Jan 12, 2020
Podcast #17: Johnny Öhgren & Blake Gorey - 2020 Los Angeles Whip Convention Week
On this episode of WhipCast, we'll be talking with Johnny Öhgren of Witchcraft Whips from Sweden, and Blake Gorey of Smokey Mountain Whips from North Carolina. Johnny and Blake are among the most genuine and down to earth people out there, and it was a real pleasure meeting them for the first time in person, and spending the week with them in Los Angeles for the 2020 Whip Convention. They do unbelievable work, and if you're looking for a well made roo hide whip, look no further.
62 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
Podcast #16: History of the LA Whip Meet, Cracking Whips in Public Places, and More - With Adam Winrich, Blake Bruning, and Steve Townsend
On this episode of WhipCast, we discuss the Los Angeles Whip Convention, cracking whips in public without making people mad, and more.
121 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
Podcast #15: Franco Zoccali
Franco Zoccali has been making whips for over 20 years. He's also been working in the filmmaking industry for 32 years, spending time in all departments of film production. Alongside Blake Bruning and Steve Townsend, we'll discuss with Franco his whip making history as well as different building techniques and experiences we've all had along the way.
191 minutes | Mar 3, 2019
Podcast #14: Blake Bruning, Steve Townsend, Nick Schrader - Favorite Whips, Q&A session, Leather/Nylon Discussions
On this episode of Whipcast Blake Bruning, Steve Townsend, Nick Schrader sit down and discuss some of their favorite whips, answer various questions on the show, and discuss various whip making techniques.
64 minutes | Dec 30, 2018
Podcast #13: April Jennifer Choi & Bethany Byrnes
On this episode of Whipcast we'll hear from my friends April Choi and Bethany Byrnes who are both professional fire performers as well as whipmakers. April, who is a mechanical engineer and multi Guinness world record holder was recently featured on the popular YouTube channel Smarter Every Day to help research what happens at the exact moment a whip cracker breaks the speed of sound. We'll discuss fire whip construction, our first time making a whip, April and Bethanys journey to where they are today and more.
163 minutes | Sep 12, 2018
Podcast #12: Steve Townsend, Blake Bruning, and Nick Schrader - Late and Rainy Night Conversation
During a rainy, late night at Trinity Whip Co. HQ, three whip bros (Steve Townsend, Blake Bruning, and Nick Schrader) have an in-depth conversation about their whip making careers, the difference between nylon and roo, thoughts on plaiting, and their whip making goals, etc.
42 minutes | Aug 30, 2018
Podcast #11: Andrea Fischer of Andrea's Snake Pit
In this episode of WhipCast, I visit my friends Nico and Andrea Fischer in Germany, who have generously invited me to stay at their home for a week. In addition to all of the great visiting with them, whipmakingand sightseeing, I was very glad to be able to record an interview with Andrea who has been making whips for almost 2 years now. Be sure to check out her website! https://snakepit-peitschen.de/
75 minutes | Jul 29, 2018
Podcast #10: Adam Winrich Interview
In this episode of WhipCast we'll talk with 23-time world record holder, whip maker, whip cracker, and performer, Adam Winrich. Blake Bruning invited Steve Townsend, myself, and Adam over for two fun days during which we helped Adam setup two new whip related world records.
50 minutes | Apr 22, 2018
Podcast #9: Interview with Steve Townsend of Townsend HandCrafted Whips
On this episode of WhipCast, We're hanging out over at Trinity Whips HQ. Blake Bruning, Steve Townsend and Nick spend the weekend over at Blake's place making some videos, cracking some whips and, recording a podcast. In this episode, you'll hear an interview with Steve Townsend of Townsend Hand-Crafted Whips. Steve is an outstanding craftsman and If you are looking for some high quality, kangaroo hide whips, I'd highly recommend visiting his website townsendhandcraftedwhips.com. Enjoy!
90 minutes | Mar 31, 2018
Podcast #8: Whipmaking Supplies, Crackers for Sale, Knot Foundation Material
On this episode of WhipCast, Nick talks about the upcoming spring - a great place to buy whipmaking supplies, some ideas on heel knots, and as always answers your whip related questions. This podcast is also available in video form via the link below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb1Dc2gGGO8&t=25s
149 minutes | Feb 18, 2018
WhipCast Episode #7: LA Whip Meet Recap, Thoughts on Atheism, Heel Knot Foundations
In this episode of Whip Cast, Nick talks about the great time spent in CA with his brother at the LA Whip Meet and as always, answers your whip related (and not so whip related) whip questions.
177 minutes | Jan 1, 2018
Podcast #6: Blake Bruning of Trinity Whip Co.
In this episode of WhipCast, Nick sits down with his good friend Blake Bruning of the Trinity Whip Company for a fun, in depth discussion about whip making. Blake makes some absolutely beautiful kangaroo hide bullwhips, so definitely check out his website trinitywhipco.com!
115 minutes | Dec 2, 2017
Podcast #5: King of Random, Rules for LA Whip Meet Competitions, Thinking Positively.
In this episode of WhipCast Nick discusses the official rules for the competitions at the 2018 Los Angeles whip Cracking Convention coming up as well as some thoughts on looking at things in life positively. As always all questions on the YouTube channel will be answered on the air.
50 minutes | Oct 30, 2017
Podcast #4: Windy Cessna 172 Flight, New Tutorial, Plaiting Tightly
In this episode we'll discuss the possibility of plaiting too tightly, some good portable clamps for plaiting, and the new tutorial that is coming out in the next couple of weeks.
72 minutes | Oct 22, 2017
Podcast #3: Los Angeles Whip Cracking Convention 2018 Dates, Florida Family Visit, New Youtube Channel
We are closing in on 2018, and with the beginning of a new year comes along with it perhaps the greatest whip related events on the planet; The Los Angeles Whip Cracking Convention. In this episode I discuss this fantastic event as well as talk about a recent family visit in Florida. As always I answer your questions on the air.
67 minutes | Sep 29, 2017
Podcast #2: King Salmon, Waterspouts, and Wooden Handles
Episode #2 is late, but nonetheless is here! We focus heavily on the wooden handle tutorial in this episode with countless expert carpenters and woodworkers coming to the rescue with their expertise.
67 minutes | Aug 30, 2017
Podcast #1: Welcome to WhipCast!
In this pilot episode of WhipCast, we'll jump right in and get to those questions. Along the way, we'll discuss ideas for this show and what to expect!
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