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Tailgate Guys BBQ Show, Episode 48: Matt Walker, Steve Williams

Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast

Release Date: 12/17/2019

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Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast

We shine the spotlight on some of the nation’s best KCBS Backyard pitmasters on Episode 142 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast. Backyard Chicken Team of the Year Brian Walker and Jay Honea of Alabama’s Hickory Hangover - along with Ribs Team of the Year Ted Rasky of Alabama’s Veteran Pork Pullers - join us for a segment. Then Ryan Cain of Kansas City’s Damn Fine Beef & Swine tells us about his rookie season of competing in Backyard, where he finished second in points in both Chicken and Ribs.

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Veteran competition pitmaster Richard Fergola has won dozens of contests, been on BBQ Pitmasters and Food Network’s Chopped Grillmasters. But his biggest personal accomplishment in food sport occurred recently as he won Grand Championship honors at the KCBS World Invitational. We talk it over with Richard on Episode 141 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show podcast. We also check in with Dusty Ware, co-owner of the Iowa BBQ Store in Ottumwa and pitmaster of Darty Q. Have a great Thanksgiving! #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm

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One of the most-popular figures in sports media - and a huge BBQ enthusiast to boot - joins us for Episode 140 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast. It’s Mike Golic, a radio Hall of Famer after his 23 years on ESPN radio. Mike is national spokesperson for Operation BBQ Relief.

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We go international on Episode 139 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast as Tom Raes of Southern Dutch BBQ joins us from The Netherlands. Southern Dutch won 8 of 10 contests in Europe in 2021 to finish 6th in the final KCBS Team of the Year standings. Tom tells us about his BBQ inspirations and how Southern Dutch BBQ got its start.

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On Episode 138 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we welcome one of the leading pitmasters in KCBS in Chris Schafer of Heavy Smoke BBQ. Also, one of the world's top steak cooks in John Lindsey of All Q'ued Up and the #Arkassippi Combo.

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On Episode 137 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we visit with Dan Boles and Jamie Stuke of All Forked Up For Q. Dan and Jamie tell the team’s story, including a Grand Championship last weekend at the Border War BBQ in Osawatomie, Kansas.

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Sterling Smith of Loot N’Booty has been involved in BBQ for more than a decade. On Episode 136 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, Sterling tells us about his new book, out this week: “The Complete Barbecue Cookbook: Expert Advice and Foolproof Recipes for BBQ Perfection.”

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On Episode 135 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast we visit with Jack Daniels World BBQ Invitational Grand Champion Brad Leighninger about Gettin’ Basted’s triumph over the weekend in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

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It’s Episode 134 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast and we visit with reigning Jack Daniels World Invitational BBQ champion Travis Clark. It's a wide-ranging conversation about The Jack, his Clark Crew BBQ restaurant, the state of competition BBQ, judging, meat quality and more. Travis is never afraid to speak his mind, which as a show host or listener is rewarding.

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Our American Royal World Series of Barbecue champions tour continues on Episode 133 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast as we’re joined by Grand Champion of The Open, Travis Duffy of Last Call Heroes out of Pierre, S.D.

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Season 1 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast wraps by visiting with Matt Walker, pitmaster of Boomerang BBQ out of Lubbock, Texas - the 2019 KCBS Team of the Year.

Matt tells us about an amazing season (17 Grand Championships, 5 RGCs) for Boomerang, which pulled off the KCBS “Grand Slam” - first place in all four contest categories - Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket.

We also go on-location to historic Crosstown BBQ in Springfield, Mo. Pitmaster-owner Steve Williams fills us in on Crosstown’s upcoming 50th anniversary at the same location and the story behind him taking over for his dad as the man in charge back in 1984.

As we wrap up Season One, we want to thank our guests and listeners. And a big shout-out to our sponsors - Smithfield, Blues Hog, Affordable Income Tax & Payroll and Colaw RV Sales.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. Until we fire up Season 2 on Jan. 21 … #SmokeEmIfYouGotEm