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Tailgate Guys BBQ Show, Episode 129: David Page, Travis Bickings

Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast

Release Date: 08/31/2021

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With 2021 quickly approaching the finish line, we explore some of the storylines from the Year in Barbecue on Episode 143 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast with two of open-fire cooking’s top authorities. Ryan Cooper and Sean Ludwig co-produce The Smoke Sheet, a weekly electronic newsletter that curates the latest national barbecue news, upcoming events, top recipes and more.

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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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On Episode 129 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast we have a terrific conversation with David Page, author of the new book “Food Americana.” David was a long-time television news producer, covering some huge international stories over the years including the fall of the Berlin Wall. Later, he created the ground-breaking television program “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” and now takes us inside the love of food - including BBQ - throughout the USA.

We also take a trip to southeast Missouri to visit with Travis Bickings, pitmaster of the competition team Shot in the Dark BBQ. Travis tells us about getting into competition BBQ after a 20-year career in the Marines and how his team has taken its game to a new level in 2021 with its first Grand Championship.

Co-hosts Lyndal and Steve preview the big Labor Day Weekend, always a prime time to fire up grills and smokers. They even mix a little college football talk in.

Thanks to our sponsor/marketing partners who make our show possible: Blues Hog BBQ Sauce, Royal Oak Charcoal, The Butcher Shoppe, Iowa BBQ Store, Affordable Income Tax & Payroll, DDR Fabrication, Arkassippi Smoke Live and The Arkassippi Combo, Vietti Marketing, In the Garden of Eden and The BBQ League. Special thanks to Marty “Sign Man” Prather and Domino’s Pizza, an “Official American Royal World Series of BBQ” sponsor of our team.

Have a great BBQ Week!

#SmokeEmIfYouGotEm