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E32 – Traeger American Royal BBQ w/ Bart Oates

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Bart Steven Oates (born December 16, 1958) is a former American football player in the National Football League for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. He played center for the Giants from 1985–93 and with the 49ers from 1994-95. He was a member of the Giants teams that won Super Bowls XXI and XXV and the 49ers team that won Super Bowl XXIX. He now serves as the President of the NFL Alumni. Bart sits down with Chad to discuss topics ranging from the NFL, youth football, and BBQ. Bart is a man’s man and Chad is humbled to have him on the show! Today’s episode is brought to you by Traeger Grills and Whiskey Bent BBQ.

E31 – Traeger American Royal BBQ w/ Matt Pitman of Meat Church BBQ & Leith Loftin on guitar

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Matt “Meat Church” Pittman is a BBQ Champion and a Team Traeger Pit Master! He hails from the BBQ Capital...Texas, U.S.A. He has a flare for creating BBQ grub with a personality unlike no other. His brand flourishes not only in Texas but across the country. Whether he is competing, cooking for a celebrity, or making his family and friend’s mouths water in the backyard, Meat Church knows how to make a Traeger talk! Join Chad as he sits down with Matt and discusses BBQ as well as other topics live from the American Royal in Kansas City! Listen for the familiar voice of the one and only Leith Loftin as he joins in on the conversation and trust us, his guitar and clever country music is in there as well! Today’s podcast is brought to you by Traeger Grills, Meat Church BBQ, and Whiskey Bent BBQ Company!

E30 – Kirk Naisbitt – Family Man, Businessman & Duck Hunting Man

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Kirk Naisbitt is a family man, a businessman, and a duck hunting man. With so much going on in his daily life, he will be the first to tell you that his true passion in life out sporting dogs. Kirk is considered an amateur dog trainer but when it comes to skills and theories, there are not many better. Kirk sits down with Chad to discuss his stance on puppies and gun dogs and hunting over a strong dog and how these dogs truly set the tone for any hunt. He might not get paid to train dogs, but his knowledge is worth a ton of money. This episode of This Life Ain’t For Everybody is brought to you by our friends at Boss Drives and Edge Duck Boats.

E29 – Battle Born Part 2

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The season is off to a strong start and Chad has a panel to discuss it! Chad is joined by his brothers Clint and Clay, as well as good friends Alex Crosby and Les Naisbitt to discuss their recent big game hunts. However, the discussion begins with remembering the September 11, 2001 attacks, 17 years from the time of this recording. Getting back into their big game hunts, these guys work hard and study the landscape to get in an live with the animals they are pursuing including Mule Deer, Antelope, and Roosevelt Elk! It’s great to see their hard work and dedication pay off! Come join the conversation and hear some great stories! Today’s episode is brought you by Savage Arms, Mathews Archery, Rage Broadheads, and Leupold Optics!

E28 – Lake Tahoe Trager BBQ with Whiskey Bent BBQ Chad Ward

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Chad Ward of Whiskey Bent BBQ and Traeger Grills joins the team up at Lake Tahoe for a night of BBQ steaks, brisket (minus a few from the beer), veggies and more. The 2 Chads talk about recipes and give grilling tips for fish, chicken, beef, wild game and more. Joining the conversation is Jared Ellenberger, a construction owner, hunter, fisherman and friend. Plus, Clay Belding recalls his Nevada mule deer hunt this year, where his monster typical muley scored scored 201 2/8. Instagram finds at @whiskeybentbbq, @deaddogwalkin, @thefowllifetv, @traegeroutdoors.

E26 – Bobby Johnson, Dean James Jr & Ben Ratliff – Music City

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Nashville is referred to as Music City. It is home to Music Row and to thousands of number one radio hits. It inhabits singer/songwriters who have made the move to Music City to follow their dreams! Chad has lots of friends in Nashville and he is humbled to be joined by three of them on this edition of This Life Ain’t For Everybody! Ben is a singer and songwriter and tour manager. Dean is a singer and a songwriter and a bad ass guitarist and pianist and drummer and bassist! Bobby is a singer and a songwriter and runs some of the most successful Honky Tonks in Music City. The topics range from lyrics to styles to labels to radio to breaking an artist to loyalty to passion to love of the music! Thank you for joining us and we hope you enjoy!

E25 – Mitch Petrie – Vice President Programming at The Outdoor Channel

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Mitch is an experienced producer and an avid hunter and fishermen. As VP of Programing at The Outdoor Channel, Mitch is a key player in the hunting industry. On the podcast Mitch shares his thoughts on the future of outdoor programming, advice for independent producers, and talks about his passion for the outdoor lifestyle.

Episode 24 – Laura Schara

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A passion for the great outdoors courses through Laura Schara’s veins. Quite truly, it’s in her blood. She got it from her dad, consummate outdoorsman and Minnesota Bound host Ron Schara. Laura has hosted and appeared in numerous shows like Survival Science and Minnesota Bound, Fox Sports Network Due North Outdoors and Wild In The Kitchen. After college Laura worked her way into the world of high fashion with companies like Marshall Field’s then Macy’s. But her roots kept her coming back to the outdoor industry. Now Laura is combining the world of fashion with the outdoors in her new Wildly Living Lifestyle Branding Company wildlyliving.com/.

E23 – Chris Green – Owner of Migration X Outfitters and Prairie Sky Ranch in South Dakota

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The unique habitat, amount of waterfowl and wild pheasants in North Dakota and South Dakota offers some of the most challenging and enjoyable game bird hunts. Now here is Chris Green, with his hunting lodge and knowledge of the area, has been delivering unreal hunting experiences for over 25 years. Chris shares some of his experiences and perceptions on the hunting guide industry.

E21 – Joey Gilbert

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Joey Gilbert is a retired professional boxer out of Reno, Nevada. As a collegiate boxer, Joey was a 3-time National Champion, 4-time Regional Champion and 4-time All American. He won the Nevada State Golden-Gloves Super-Middleweight Champion in 2000. In 2004, Joey was cast in NBC’s The Contender, working alongside Sylvester Stallone, Sugar Ray Leonard and other talented boxers. Joey’s love of prizefighting ultimately led him to become ranked #3 in the world by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and #7 in the world by the World Boxing Council (WBC). Joey was formerly both WBO-NABO and WBC-USNBC Middleweight Champion—2006 & 2007.

E19 – Team Benelli, Merlo and Beldings in Argentina Part 2

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On day 2 the guys realize how good Argentina duck hunting really is, as they recall the day's hunt. We've got George Thompson and JP Fischer from Benelli, Roc Merlo from California Waterfowl Association and Clay Belding from Team Banded sharing their thoughts on Argentina Duck hunting and the food Monty and his team have been serving at Argentina Duck Hunting Adventures camp.

Episode 14 – Podcast – UFC Hall Of Famer Urijah Faber and Chad Mendes

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We visited Urijah Faber's Ultimate Fitness gym in Sacramento, California to talk with "The California Kid" about his past MMA career and his new focus on mentoring new athletes on Team Alpha Male. Chad Mendes also joins the conversation to talk about his training routine and his upcoming fights.Visit: ufultimatefitness.com

Podcast – Episode 13 – Clay Guida MMA Fighter

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In between training sessions, Clay "The Carpenter" Guida sat down with Belding for a cool discussion on Clay's past and future UFC fights as well as the family life of the Carpenter. Clay trains with Team Alpha Male at Urijah Faber's Ultimate Fitness and has the reputation of being one of the most explosive and exciting fighters in all of Mixed Martial Arts! It was a pleasure to learn how truly humble Clay is. We hope you enjoy!

Podcast – Episode 12 – Terry Denmon – Mr Mojo

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Chad is big on giving back as well as to paying homage to those who have given to him. When it comes to influence and mentorship, nobody has been more important in Chad’s career then Mr. Terry Demon, Founder and CEO of MOJO Outdoors. Terry sits down with Chad to cover his illustrious career, discuss his Hall of Fame Induction, talk about the current state of the hunting industry, as well as touch on a variety of other different topics. Terry helped revolutionize the way people chase and hunt ducks as well as a slough of other animals and it was pure magic being able to have him at the studio! Because we all know that if it ain’t MOJO, it ain’t Magic! Enjoy and thank you for your continued support of This Life Ain’t For Everybody! Visit Mojo Outdoors at www.mojooutdoors.com/

Podcast – Episode 11 – Chad Ward, Competition Pitmaster Traeger Grills, Co-founder of Whiskey Bent BBQ

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"BBQ is a great way to bring people from all walks of life together" –Chad Ward. Chad's outlook on life is very similar to ours as hunters. Chad’s passion for BBQ comes from his belief that it’s more than just food—it’s a language that everyone can understand. He’s co-founder of Whiskey Bent BBQ, a competitive BBQ team that is quickly running out of space in their trophy case. They’ve collected 7 state championship titles, 5 reserve state championship titles and over 200 top 10 overall and category finishes. Most recently, he took home 1st place, and received a perfect score, for chicken at the World Food Championships that he cooked on his trusty Traeger Pro 34. Check out Chad on his instagram at @whiskeybentbbq and @traegeroutdoors.

Podcast – Episode 10 – Leith Loftin – Nashville singer-songwriter publisher

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This podcast has the feeling of sitting around a campfire telling stories and listening to music and guitar playing by Leith Loftin. Leith talks about the life of a musician in Nashville and his stories behind writing his songs like 50 Years Too Late, Wingman, When the Money's All Gone and other favorites. Find Leith on Instagram at @leithalweapon1

Podcast – Episode 9 – Dan “Hendo” Henderson – MMA Legend and One Hell of a Man

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Hendo is known around the world as an MMA Legend who did his talking with his wrestling and his hands! When we say hands, we are referring to the “H-Bomb”, the most feared right hand in the history of Mixed Martial Arts. Even after all of the fights, all of the wins, just a few losses, and having a fan base that is spread all over the world, Hendo has refused to let celebrity and success go to his head. He continues to stay grounded and treat people as if they are the only one in the room. His success has carried over into his personal life as he raises an awesome family, builds a successful business, and represents brands that still cherish him as the Bad Ass that he was, and is!! He might do his talking with other things these days besides his wrestling and hands as his arsenal now includes a [...]

It seems that conversation has become a thing of the past. A simple chat is almost extinct. A smartphone and this phenomenon we call Social Media have replaced a cup of coffee and a face to face talk. For some of us, getting back to our roots is important. This might not be everyone’s stance and that is ok. We just feel speaking and conversing is important and that is what this podcast is all about. This Life Ain’t For Everybody is a conversation, a discussion, a chat, a simple talk between Chad Belding and his guests. Guests and Topics will range from hunting to conservation to sports to music to current events and everything in between. We want you to join us each week for conversation that might spark a memory or even inspire an idea! We don’t know it all, and we don’t pretend to. We want to listen, learn and showcase the many walks of life that make up our communities all over the world. We all come from different avenues on this road map called Life. Some of us have a lot in common, some of us don’t, the only way to find out for sure is to sit down and talk, and more importantly, listen! Welcome to This Life Ain’t For Everybody!