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Hear conversations with the legacy stars of rockcrawling and off-road. Big Rich interviews the leaders in rock sports.

Conversations with Big Rich Big Rich Klein

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Hear conversations with the legacy stars of rockcrawling and off-road. Big Rich interviews the leaders in rock sports.

    Land Use Advocate, John Stewart, on Episode 123

    Land Use Advocate, John Stewart, on Episode 123

    John Stewart devoted his career to the Navy, and his extra time to Land Use. A lifetime advocate for using public lands, John continues to use his time to keep the government and others from closing off our recreational access to public lands. Listen up to find out where the fight is now, and what you can do to help.
    9:05 – I joined the Navy and visited the world
    13:08 – I got out of the Navy and then two months later went back to work for the Navy
    17:30 – Hey, wait a minute, you close these areas off and we got a lot of problems
    23:55 – getting local businesses to really stress what the economic impact would be helps
    28:17 – lawsuits are a last resort
    34:31 – it’s an easy sell in downtown NYC
    40:16 – the difficult part is to get them to understand what we are losing
    51:55 – why do you want them to have the permit?  Why not?
    1:07:02 – the Hot Topics right now are in Utah
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    Business Builder, Dan Dubose, shares his insights on Episode 122

    Business Builder, Dan Dubose, shares his insights on Episode 122

    Alabama business builder, Dan Dubose, shares some amazing insights on building a business, defying death, and finding that miraculous work-life balance on Episode 122. Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app – Apple, Spotify, even YouTube!
    5:59 – we’re not going to pass you to go to high school unless you agree to go to trade school.
    11:59 – my life sucks, I’ve got all the symptoms, I should probably try some of the samples I’ve got in the back seat
    14:16 – I thought someone was messing with me
    21:37 – big paradigm shift…metal fabrication is an art
    26:23 – well, that’s what the people want
    34:10 – I don’t go halfway on anything, ever
    37:18 – are you willing to give up everything, because everything means everything.
    46:26 – Here you go, this is how you fix it!
    57:41 – the Dothan double-wide strip club
    1:02:02 – lit me up like a Christmas tree and separated my soul from my body
    1:08:59 – one way or another I’ll be involved in off-road
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    Racing, Tuning, Racing, Speed, Repeat, James Schofield on Episode 121

    Racing, Tuning, Racing, Speed, Repeat, James Schofield on Episode 121

    James Schofield dishes on racing, and tuning, and the stories are awesome. Join us to listen in on the fun and danger of off-road racing and more. Listen in on your favorite podcast app. Tune in and share Conversations with Big Rich with others.
    7:43 – if you didn’t play football, you’re nobody in the south
    9:45 – the thing I learned in team sports is never quit
    17:51 – you just had to have 4 wheels and a tank of gas
    28:52 – that peace of mind to know that those parts are good
    34:04 – don’t tie up a lot of people’s effort if you just want to be a participant
    44:32 – that’s when you start bringing everything in house
    47:17 – you’re basically treating it like a rental car with full coverage
    52:06 – I was very clear, “this dude doesn’t need to know anything!”
    56:20 – that’s the style of racing I try to do, where you just leave every single thing on the table
    1:10:25 – it’s great to be able to shake people’s hands and tell them thank you and stuff like that
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    Episode 120 with Roger Lovell shares the future of racing with the Lovell family

    Episode 120 with Roger Lovell shares the future of racing with the Lovell family

    Roger Lovell, of Colorado Springs’ Lovell Racing, on the impact of racing on his family. Part of the duo of Roger and Brad, Roger has had some incredible experiences that are worth hearing about. Be sure to listen in and find out what’s in store for the future of this family. 
    5:34 – stupid, little competitions
    9:39 – the thing about engineering is it teaches you a different way to think
    15:03 – that’s some of the joy of being young
    19:01 – the highlight of my racing career 
    27:23 – the Bronco is something that would compete with Jeep, but not replicate the Jeep
    42:42 – it’s everything about a dirt road…
    46:06 – we can recognize each other just by the driving style, or by the breathing
    52:06 – “you’re not as bad as she said you were”
    55:50 – what racing has done for me is really make me value family and value the relationships that I have
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    Mid-west wheeler, Steve Sharp, has an important message for you in Episode 119

    Mid-west wheeler, Steve Sharp, has an important message for you in Episode 119

    Steve Sharp has been outside for as long as he can remember. He shares his passion for outdoors, being a great leader, and knowing when to ask for help with us on this episode of Conversations with Big Rich.  Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app.
    4:40 – If I missed the bus, I got to walk the 3 ½ miles to school
    8:25 – just like Mayberry RFD
    15:36 – how come you always need tires?
    24:41 – I need a job, I’ll work for half the going rate for 30 days 
    31:04 – everyone that I can genuinely call a friend, I met four-wheeling
    40:14 – it’s a blessing that I get to do what I’m passionate about
    55:47 – kind of set the Bronco world upside down
    1:02:29 – two things are as hard on the caregiver as the patient – cancer and mental illness, if there’s something going on – seek help
    1:08:46 – the sport is great, but it always comes back to the people
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Meet the Browns on Episode 118

    Meet the Browns on Episode 118

    The Brown family of Oklahoma has become a rock-crawling staple. Meet the family, Wyatt and Christina, and their boys, Landen and Gunnar. Landen is already a champion rockcrawler, Gunnar won’t be far behind. We love hanging out with these kids, polite and respectful, yet full of energy and daring. Parents and grandparents, listen up, there are opportunities for the youngsters.
    4:14 – I had no business being in her shed
    11:14 – had a blast watching guys go through cones
    18:17 – going so fast, my right leg blew off
    27:20 – she shoots, I shoot, and only one of us hit it, and that’d be her 
    35:03 – BOOM!  Big ol’ mushroom cloud comes outta that thing…
    48:55 – that’s when they found the tumor
    58:33 – I like that ninja that shoots ice out of his hands; let’s name it SubZero
    1:13:38 – that’s how Thunder Nation started
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    • 1 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

SB Photo ,

Great Podcast

So much fun hearing Rich interview people and friends I’ve known for years working in the off-road industry.

Colorado4X4 ,

Excellent podcast!

I’m loving this and so glad I found it. Thanks for doing these and please keep them going!

clcski ,

Rich History

Such great history and stories from old guard. Thanks so much Rich for capturing these interviews to help us all know the backstories from the legends that built the sport we love.

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