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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 [...]

Podcast- Episode 8 – Scotty Lago – World Champion and Olympic Medalist Snowboarder + Outdoorsman

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Scotty has been on the big stage so many times and he has proven that dedication, commitment, hard work, and vision can lead to a life full of blessings. These blessings can include traveling the world, making friends, dropping in on 22 foot half pipes with the world watching, and having more then a few medals hung around your neck! Scotty is humble and he is a bad ass! He is a hunter and he is a conservationist! He is a friend and he is in the This Life Ain’t For Everybody studio. Find Lago on Instagram at @scottylago.

Podcast – Episode 7 – Chad & His Duck Call

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Chad has a conversation with the listeners and discusses duck hunting and duck calling. From choosing a call to learning the vocabulary of the mallard hen to reading the duck’s body language plus more will be on todays menu. Chad also answers questions from fans and listeners. Just a guy with a duck call and a microphone is all it is but maybe you will find something in here that you can jive with. WARNING: Chad does operate his duck call during this Podcast so there is a chance that it will become annoying.

Podcast – Episode 6 – Dave Stanley – Outdoor Renaissance Man

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Dave’s accomplishments are to plentiful to list and the best part about him is that he is as humble as the day is long. From fly fishing the world to hunting every big game animal in the western United States to pursuing every species of waterfowl that the flyways hold, Dave has, well you can say, “been there, done that”. Join Dave and Chad as they discuss topics ranging from conservation to politics to youth hunting to the overall lifestyle that hunting provides. What seemed like ten minutes ended up being over two hours of an in depth conversation that left both Chad and Dave wanting to keep going. Dave has surely lived a life that isn’t for everybody, but one thing is for sure, it has allowed him to not only write his story, but to solidity it in stone.

Podcast – Episode 5 – Rocque Merlo and Brad Forsythe – California Waterfowl

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Our podcast is geared towards highlighting the different walks of life that make up our communities, homes, and camps. As we travel the country, we are blessed to meet so many awesome people! Rocque and Brad are just that! Both of them are all about family, friends, work ethic, hunting, conservation, and making memories! They join Chad in the studio to discuss current events, hunt memories, growing up in the Butte Sink, working the land, introducing new folks and kids to the outdoors, and where the state of affairs in California is headed! We are humbled to have them make the trip to our studio, now it is time to see if these three can get a laugh or two out of the listeners and if a mic drop will happen. Find Merlo Waterfowl on Instagram at @merlo_waterfowl

Podcast – Episode 4 – UFC Star Chad Mendes & Professional Trainer Matt Pendola

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Chad Mendes has a nickname of “Money”, not because he chases it, but because his right hand is right on it! He is a Mixed Martial Arts Bad Ass who has fought the best, beat the best, and has been a true man when he did face defeat. He believes in living life just like he believes in preparing for and being in a scramble! Work hard, stay humble, have fun, and treat people just as you want to be treated. Although he is a celebrity, he loves to wet a line, draw back his bow, or squeeze the trigger with all walks of life through his successful outfitting business, Finz and Feathers Guide Service. Matt Pendola is a successful trainer who believes in “making a better you” on a daily basis. Chad Mendes and Matt Pendola are like two peas in a pod! They join Chad Belding in the This Life Ain’t For Everybody [...]

Podcast – Episode 3 – Battle Born

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Today's podcast is brought to you by our friends at Savage Arms. Chad is joined by Clint, Clay, and Alex from Team Dead dog Walkin’ as well as by Traeger Hot Shot Jim Rhea. On the menu for discussion was the mountain lifestyle, predator management, big game hunting, chukar hunting, fine tuning your grill skills, and anything else that popped into the minds of these Providers. Some of it was scattered, but in the end, it was all tied together with the same common thread of the outdoors and hunt camp. These guests all come from different walks of life but it sure felt like they were cut from the same cloth for these two hours.

Podcast – Episode 2 – Matt Pendola & Les Naisbitt – Training For The Hunt

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Matt Pendola founder of Pendola Training, is a high level endurance coach and accomplished runner and cyclist. Les Naisbitt is 77 years old and a retired construction business owner. Matt has trained athletes from all over the country at every level. Les has hunted and successfully harvested every big game animal in North America, making him a member of the North American Slam Club. Both lead different walks of live but they have so much in common. Matt and Les join Chad to discuss a healthy lifestyle and how to make better decisions when it comes to working out, nutrition, and longevity! The time flew and at the end of it all, all three agreed that nobody has the perfect life, and that their lives aren't for everybody.

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!