Listen along as native Texan and fly fishing guide JT Van Zandt drifts through the important things in life with iconic guests. Much like the nature of a guide and client passing time on a drift boat, conversations here meander through life, the wild, personal philosophies, hardships and triumphs, and of course some fishing too.
From Home Edition | The World Famous Austinite, Charlie Sexton
There are several world-famous guitar players hailing from Austin, TX, but perhaps none more consistent and versatile than Charlie Sexton. From his solo success in the 80s, to his affiliation with everyone from Joe Ely, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan - Charlie discusses his rich history full of colorful characters and musical highs and lows.
From Home Edition | Carter Andrews and Cpt. Moe Newman are business owners in the time of quarantine.
A few old fishing pals get together on this episode of Drifting. JT is joined by Carter Andrews in Vero Beach, FL and Cpt. Moe Newman in Venice, Louisiana, with her husband Eric. Tune in for their discussion of the issues impacting their respective environments and the importance of education and preservation for the next generation.
From Home Edition | Renowned Alpinist Conrad Anker
JT catches up with the legendary Conrad Anker, discussing the global impact of the Coronavirus, the role of empathy, and what it means to be human.
From Home Edition | It’s the Billy Durney way to give back in hard times.
Billy Durney is no stranger to adversity. Built during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Billy’s beloved Hometown Bar-B-Que restaurant is not only everyone’s favorite BBQ spot in the Northeast – it’s also a symbol of hope and perseverance. Now with Covid-19 threatening not only Hometown Bar-B-Que, but the restaurant industry as a whole, Billy discusses with JT the current state of the industry and how people can navigate getting back on their feet.
From Home Edition | Texas Game Warden Colonel, Grahame Jones
JT and Grahame connect for a good conversation discussing their shared passion for Texas conservation, looking back on some of Grahame’s proudest career moments before he retires, and the importance of getting kids outside.
From Home Edition | Musician Jason Isbell’s Southern Perspective
Originally from Northern Alabama, Jason Isbell is an acclaimed writer and musician now living in Nashville – a place for which he and JT share a common connection. His current success as a solo artist is hard-earned, and comes after some time spent as the guitarist for Drive-By Truckers. In this conversation, JT and Jason discuss the current state of the music industry in the midst of a global pandemic, the ghosts and mythology of Nashville, misconceptions of The South, talk about Jason’s equally talented wife - Amanda Shires.
Addicted to JT’s gentle ramblings
JT Van Zandt is just such a great dude, I could listen to him shoot the breeze in his thoughtful way and mild tones about pretty much anything. He’s a fascinating guy who feels like a friend, not to mention a helluva fisherman attuned to conservation. He’s one of the many good guys in the angling world.
JT does an amazing job delivering diverse content. I truly enjoy the dialogue with his guests and how genuine and pure these conversations are. In a time where I personally question our ability to truly connect in a non electronic way JT gives me hope for empathy and understanding for each other. Well done sir, I have a cold one ready for you next time you make it to SW Florida! Cheers
JT has a certain demeanor, calmness, compassion that makes this podcast very natural and free flowing. I enjoy it very much. He gets the guests to provide great insight. I finish each podcast and reflect on the words of both the guest and JT. Highly recommended.