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Tailgate Guys BBQ Show, Episode 135: Brad Leighninger, Randy Vanslyke

Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast

Release Date: 10/12/2021

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Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast

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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Tailgate Guys BBQ Podcast

On Episode 132 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we visit with American Royal World Series of BBQ Invitational Grand Champion BIll Heyen and Stephanie Lewis, casting director for Season of the Netflix program American Barbecue Showdown.

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The world’s largest BBQ competition is about to fire up. It’s American Royal World Series of BBQ week as nearly 500 teams converge on Kansas Speedway to fill the air with delicious smoke and light their pits feeling unbridled optimism. To preview the event, we visit with six first-time competitors about their hopes, expectations and to learn a bit about their BBQ journeys.

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The American Royal World Series of BBQ is one week away and we have a preview on Episode 130 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast. First is reigning Royal Open Grand Champions, Fred Robles of Rio Valley Meats. Fred tells us what winning the major meant to him and how things are going in the inaugural year of the Texas-based Champions Barbecue Alliance he helped create.

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On Episode 129 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast we talk it over with David Page, author of the new book “Food Americana.” David was a long-time television news producer and later created the ground-breaking television program “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”

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He’s a nuclear engineer and, now, a KCBS Grand Champion pitmaster. On Episode 128 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we take a trip to Hartsville, S.C., to tell the BBQ story of Phillip Mason of Fallout BBQ.

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t’s been far too long since we visited with Kansas City Barbeque Society CEO Emily Detwiler. We correct that on Episode 127 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, with Emily giving us her thoughts on the first two years into her run as CEO of the world’s largest BBQ organization.

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On Episode 126 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast, we visit with Lee Hickel, pitmaster of south Texas' Red Mule's Bad Ass BBQ. The former IBCA champion in his home state is piling up the miles taking on the KCBS circuit this season.

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It’s been one of the greatest competition BBQ seasons anyone’s ever compiled, with double-digit Grand Championships and a third KCBS Team of the Year honor nearing the finish line. But Brad Leighninger’s latest title - Grand Champion of The Jack Daniels World BBQ Invitational - might have been the biggest accomplishment of his career so far.

On Episode 135 of the Tailgate Guys BBQ Show Podcast we visit with Brad about Gettin’ Basted’s triumph in Lynchburg, Tennessee, what it meant to the Missourian, how friendly rival Joe Pearce pushes him to excel and how he keeps the competitive fires burning hot.

We also visit with Randy Vanslyke of High I Que BBQ after his 9th-place Brisket call in his first appearance at The Jack. Randy also is a new sponsor of the show with his Pro Technology Solutions, a Kansas City-area company that specializes in installation of smart technology, including visual and audio systems in homes and businesses.

Meanwhile, Lyndal previews the Tailgate Guys’ final KCBS competition of the season - Smokin’ in Sugar Creek - and Steve discusses his backyard cooking adventures over the past week.

Thanks to our other 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, Arkassippi Smoke Live and The Arkassippi Combo, Vietti Marketing, In the Garden of Eden, Pro Technology Solutions, Gray Wolf Smokers and The BBQ League.

Have a great BBQ Week!

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