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In a culture where Internet trolling has jumped off the screen and has become standard even in the highest levels of public office and discourse, Nicepilled is the podcast out to make light - and make nice - of this modern condition. Join your hosts and special guests for hot takes without too many burns, and good conversation about all things zeitgeist and otherwise.
 
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Jeremy Brainard aka the720k on Soundcloud joins me for an hour where we discuss music, audio, the ethos of DJing, and what we're listening to and consuming these days. There's lots of great music in this episode, including: @OrbGazer milkmandarin and I.S.U.T.H. Episode Youtube Playlist Julian Feeld on Twitch Support the show! Patreon Discord discus…
 
Ade Andrew (aka Ezekial Bone) is the finest storyteller this side of the Sherwood Forest. He embodies the legend and spirit of Robin Hood every day on the streets of Nottingham with his remarkable tours. We sit down in the historic Cross Keys Pub in Nottingham to discuss all things Robin Hood past, present, and future. If you think Robin Hood is de…
 
Yorkshire County is in the heart of England's game country and food culture. It was only fitting that I went back to school and learned about proper British game bird cookery. Who better to learn from than Yorkshire's Food and Drink Ambassador, Gilly Robinson. She runs The Cook's Place in Malton, a school that informs, educates, and entertains in a…
 
Oliver Power is the owner and operator of Tusk and Antler deer stalking service in England. He is a wealth of knowledge about the deer species of Europe and hunting around the globe. After my first deer hunt with him back in 2019, I vowed to return for a small game hunting experience with him. After a night of modern-day "lamping" for rabbits with …
 
Eddie Nickens has chronicled a lifetime's worth of hunting and fishing exploits around the world in the pages of Field & Stream, Garden & Gun, and other magazines, and he's not done yet. In this episode, we share some laughs as I get to know more about my friend Eddie and how he gives back to the sporting life that has given him so much. Don't miss…
 
There's no map for navigating the pothole and frost-heaving roads of our healthcare system when you have a chronic illness, and I'm not talking merely the physical issues, but also the sometimes treacherous emotional ones. New guest Simone Utecht joins me for a discussion about our shared experiences and building our own GPS to find the way. Simone…
 
Dr. Steven Alvarez is the nation's first "Taco" Professor at St. John's University. His Taco Literacy course delves into the stories of history, place, conquest, influence, immigration, and–most importantly–people through the lens of tacos. We discuss these ideas related to wild game tacos and the vital role they played in wild game cooking. Be sur…
 
On episode 176 of Randy Newberg's Hunt Talk Radio podcast, guest Alex Harvey made a comment that resonated with me and made me think. I invited him on the podcast to explore his thoughts behind why "Hunting is food culture" and what that means to him. We also talk about putting fresh eyes on the traditional pursuit of rabbits in the South and much …
 
The pivot to food content has finally arrived! I'm joined by returning guest Patty (@mylittlevictory) and first time guests: my lovely wife Susan, and my friends Hank, Murph, Scott and Edwardio. We're talking about how corona and current events have changed our habits in shopping for and preparing food, and the issues that go a long with it. NB: ha…
 
Bon vivant and Buck Henry impersonator Tom Breen is back, and we’re joined this week by new guest Gabe Rosenberg, who works in communications at the Office of the Secretary of the State here in Connectcitut. As we have in the past, we dip into state level political drama, but as always I’m wary of wading too deep into that kind of over political co…
 
This week on From the Back Burner Podcast, I hang out with Johan Magnusson (aka Big Swede) of Big Swede BBQ. After cooking a bone in coues deer ham on the Burch Barrel and testing his new "Bad Ass Game Boost" spice recipe, we sit down to chew the fat. Johan gives his take on the Burch Barrel, shares his Swedish roots on hunting and cooking, why he …
 
Mayor Howard, Host of the eponymous Vander Jam (now in its fourth season) joins me for a long and fruitful discussion, diving headfirst in the differences between the punk and metal ethos, Howard's formation as a artist, musican and poster, the building of the Vander Lore, the different paths taken and building community in a place not designed for…
 
This week From the Back Burner, Liz Lynch joins me to share her story of how and why she converted from being vegan to a hunter. Her career as an archeologist melds well with hunting, giving her a deeper perspective on conservation. Plus, she shares her inspiration and influences that guide how she approaches cooking wild game. This was a great con…
 
Jonathan Wharton (@preppyprof) joins me with returning guest Tom Breen (@tjbreen) for a short panel discussion; we get into the CT GOP primary for the governor's race, talk the state of life in CT as omicron has begun to die down, and musings absurd and otherwise about where we think things are headed before we check out on some Twitter drama in th…
 
Fellow poster, famous internet stepdad, podcaster, wedding celebrant and all around Most Genial Dude Kristi Yamagucciamane joins me to chop it up for 2 plus hours on a host of topics, but kicking off with some serious -- and ultimately uplifting -- discussion about foster parenting, mixed families, life during corona, and a host of other things of …
 
This week on From The Back Burner Podcast, I sit down with my good buddy Tyler Webster after the Hunt To Eat Learn to Quail Hunt camp in Arizona. Tyler is the host of the Birds, Booze, and Buds podcast and a passionate bird hunter. We dive in and cover a TON of topics, including planning your life out, Randy Newberg's marriage advice, bird hunting …
 
A friend from twitter approached me several months ago with this painful personal story about a close, lifelong friend whose life takes a very dark and destructive turn after becoming redpilled in 2017. CONTENT WARNING: This episode recounts trauma and traumatic events -- including death by suicide -- and is not presented for prurient interest. Wha…
 
I share a candid conversation with three game wardens on this episode of From The Back Burner Podcast. We cover everything from the challenges they face, the public perception of their job, a deep dive on why they serve the public and its wildlife, and more. These guys are hunters, conservationists, officers, and friends. See who they are behind th…
 
After finishing a bucket list hunt of chasing snowshoe hares with beagles in Maine, I sit down with my hunting companion Scot Clontz. We recap the hunt, his beagles, blood-tracking dachshunds, and the dog hunting culture of Maine. A conversation you will only hear on this episode of From the Back Burner podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Vi…
 
@undefeatedmatt joins me to celebrate the successful launch of the Patreon for the show and for an overall vibe check, then @arden_seriously comes on ostensibly to talk the new Netflix live action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop, but we instead take several turns on Twitter culture, gatekeeping, and some takes on what it means to be Nicepilled. A HUGE S…
 
On this episode of From the BackBurner, I’m joined by my good friend Joe “By God” Wilson. We cover almost everything from starting the World Championship Squirrel Cook-off to feeding first responders, emceeing for the World Championship Steak Cook-off Association, and much much more. Please give it a listen and share. Learn more about your ad choic…
 
This week, I'm coming at you From the Back Burner with my good friend and the fastest squirrel skinner in the world, Clifton Jackson. Clifton is a biologist and squirrel hunting fanatic. We dive into our friendship story, squirrel cooking, biology, the Lamborghini of squirrel rifles and much more, coming at you, From the Back Burner. Be sure to lea…
 
Twitter friend Tom Breen joins me to dish on a host of topics: the regional media landscape, the peculiar corners of our home state, both IRL and on on Twitter, and a dive on how national politics -- in the particular with an increasingly radicalized GOP -- is filtering down to state level races, municipal elections and town governance. I also reve…
 
This week, I sit down with Cindy Stites, the Director of Education for Hunt to Eat. We cover everything from her role with Hunt to Eat, how she started her journey outdoors, R3, hunting with open sights, and more! If you like what you're hearing, please be sure to leave us a review wherever you listen to this podcast. Follow along and join us, comi…
 
Coming at you From the Back Burner, I catch up with my old friend Jesse Deubel from the New Mexico Wildlife Federation this week. We cover the gambit from food security to how he got started in the conservation sphere. Please give it a listen and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/…
 
I check in with mutual friend Pete Gibson (@peteymca) to kick off my discussion with @RetvrnOfTheMatt whoabout our relative success/failure at self-administering the Nicepill. In turn Matt and I find ourselves exploring the issues of mental health as it relates to our respective charity and volunteer efforts, both present and past. Support the show…
 
Johnathan sits down with the Director of Special Programs for the Wildlife Management Institute Matt Dunfee. Matt is considered the voice of R3 (Recruitment, Retention, Reactivation) in the modern hunting landscape. Johnathan and Matt take a deep dive into the origins and the future of R3 in the US and so much more, coming at you, From the Back Bur…
 
This week on From the Back Burner, Johnathan O'Dell sits down with wild game chef, author of the cookbooks Hunt, Gather, Cook; Duck, Duck, Goose; Buck, Buck, Moose; and Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail; including his latest Hook, Line, And Supper, and old friend Hank Shaw. He is a James Beard Award-winning author and chef and focuses his energies on wil…
 
Set aside a supplemental dose of insulin to prepare yourself for the irresistible sweetness that is Our Pal: Jake Rockatansky. Not merely one of the three primary hosts of the immensely popular, listener-supported QAnon critical podcast, but further and perhaps most importantly, a man who will be forever immortalized by the gentle and alluring disp…
 
For our pilot episode, I sit down with Randy Newberg to discuss how the heck this podcast started. For years, I've been hunting and cooking with Randy Newberg. I've been a natural and cultural history resource for Randy, and he has been an inspiration to me through his advocacy for DIY, public land hunting. We take a deep dive into my background an…
 
We're exiting the hellscape to indulge ourselves in 90s nostalgia after re-screening Michael Rappaport’s 2012 documentary “Beats, Rhymes and Life: the Travels of A Tribe Called Quest” taking a turn to talk about one of the greatest foundational groups in Rap. OG Nicepiller Bill makes his podcast debut, and Twitter friend lontar rounds out the panel…
 
I jump on with battle-tested warrior and Hearst Media columnist Susan Campbell. She's a significant voice in local media, down to earth and always a good read. I've been trying to get Susan on for a discussion for a while. We talk adjustments to behavior in the Biden-era social media hellscape, Connecticut Twitter and state-level politics. It's a g…
 
Nicepilled is a recent personal obsession; an effort to explore a conscious effort among individuals, self-organizing communities and the interesting things that happen as a result. In this first episode I talk with three Twitter friends about their respective approaches to their presence on social media, the along with the benefits and problems of…
 
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