14 episodes

Join Co-Founder of Ol' Boy apparel, Chad Ward, in this authentic, inspirational, and engaging podcast in a tribute to hard-working blue-collar men and women. Champion Pitmaster and one of the original Ol' Boys, Chad Ward, interviews guests from all walks of life, talking about how that day-to-day isn't about glitz and glamour but down-home folks building brands and chasing their dreams.  Hear blue-collar stories from men and women sharing their challenges, achievements, and life lessons, all while sipping on some Five Nine Whiskey. Let's explore the culture of hard work and resilience from working the patch to CEOs; the Ol' Boy lifestyle is for everyone!! Come on in and listen!
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Ol' Boy Podcast Chad Ward

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Join Co-Founder of Ol' Boy apparel, Chad Ward, in this authentic, inspirational, and engaging podcast in a tribute to hard-working blue-collar men and women. Champion Pitmaster and one of the original Ol' Boys, Chad Ward, interviews guests from all walks of life, talking about how that day-to-day isn't about glitz and glamour but down-home folks building brands and chasing their dreams.  Hear blue-collar stories from men and women sharing their challenges, achievements, and life lessons, all while sipping on some Five Nine Whiskey. Let's explore the culture of hard work and resilience from working the patch to CEOs; the Ol' Boy lifestyle is for everyone!! Come on in and listen!
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    Episode 13 ~ Crafting a New Future: Joey Shuman on Work, Family, and Personal Transformation

    Episode 13 ~ Crafting a New Future: Joey Shuman on Work, Family, and Personal Transformation

    Hey everyone, on today's episode of the Ol' Boy Podcast, we sat down with the inspiring Joey Shuman to dive into his journey from overcoming personal struggles to building a thriving business in a challenging industry. Joey shared how significant life changes, a strong work ethic, and the crucial support of key relationships enabled him to break the cycle of addiction and launch his own successful company. His heartfelt story highlights the power of transformation and the importance of resilience and hands-on skills in achieving the American dream. Tune into this compelling episode to learn how Joey Shuman turned hard times into a foundation for success. Don't miss out on this profound conversation!
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 12 ~ Behind the Scenes with Tim Montana: Music, Memories, and Wise River

    Episode 12 ~ Behind the Scenes with Tim Montana: Music, Memories, and Wise River

    Welcome to this thrilling episode of the Ol' Boy Podcast! Today, it’s an honor to have Tim Montana with us, sharing enthralling tales from Wise River, Montana, and insights into his dynamic music career that transitions from country to rock. This episode unwraps Tim's profound connection with the legendary Wise River Club, diving into its historical charms and how it's become a cultural hub under his and Billy F. Gibbons' stewardship. Expect to hear wild stories, from misunderstandings with a fur trapper to celebrity encounters and ghostwriting sessions that led to chart-topping hits. Tim also discusses his ventures beyond music, from hot saucy expansions to capturing the essence of rustic Montana through his clothing line with Chad Ward. Buckle up as Tim Montana walks us through a life led fiercely and authentically, from tapping major recording deals to crafting a life that resonates deeply with his roots. Join us as we explore the intersections of music, mystery, and the indelible mark of being an ‘Ol’ Boy’ in today’s world!
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    • 1 hr
    Episode 11 ~ Butcher to BBQ: Expert Tips With T.C. Turner

    Episode 11 ~ Butcher to BBQ: Expert Tips With T.C. Turner

    In today’s episode of the Ol' Boy Podcast, we’re delighted to feature T.C. Turner, a professional butcher with immense expertise and passion for his craft, known widely by his Instagram handle, “RedBeardButcher.” T.C.'s journey in the meat industry began at just 16 years old, mentored by his father at a grocery store meat counter. His Instagram, @redbeardbutcher, offers a rich look into his daily life, from detailed butchery practices to educational content aimed at demystifying the meat processing world.
    In our discussion, T.C. will delve into the nuances of the custom exempt process in small meat processing and share why it's essential for consumers to be well-informed about the origins and handling of their meat. His advocacy for high-quality, locally sourced products aligns closely with growing consumer demands for transparency in food sourcing.
    Our host, Chad Ward, known for his incredible barbecue skills, joins the conversation to explore how traditional butchery complements the art of barbecue. The synergy between Chad's expertise in grilling and T.C.'s mastery of meat preparation promises an enlightening dialogue for everyone from culinary enthusiasts to industry professionals.
    Be sure not to miss this engaging dialogue that bridges the art of butchery with the craft of barbecue, all while emphasizing the importance of skill, tradition, and community in the culinary world. Also, make sure to follow T.C. on Instagram at @redbeardbutcher to keep up with his latest adventures and insights into the world of meat. Get ready for a rich episode filled with expertise and passion!
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 10 ~ The Fighter's Life: Discipline and Determination with Bryan Battle

    Episode 10 ~ The Fighter's Life: Discipline and Determination with Bryan Battle

    Welcome to another thrilling episode of the Ol' Boy Podcast! Today, we have the incredible Bryan Battle joining us. Bryan, an Ultimate Fighter champion, dives deep into his journey from working in security and bouncing at bars to dominating the UFC octagon. Host Chad Ward explores Bryan's unconventional entry into martial arts, his inspiring transformation, and his notable perseverance and composure under pressure. Together, they dissect some of Bryan's most memorable fights, including a riveting 14-second knockout and his strategic dominance in his most recent fight against Ange Loosa. Expect an exciting discussion on Bryan's unique fighting techniques, his mental and physical conditioning, and his unyielding determination to crack into the top ten. Whether you’re a martial arts aficionado or just love a great story of grit and ambition, this episode has something for you. Plus, don’t miss Bryan’s heartfelt admiration for the legendary Dale Earnhardt Sr. and how he draws inspiration from such iconic figures. Get ready for an episode packed with action, strategy, and heart right here on the Ol' Boy Podcast.
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 9 ~ Carving Success: The Montana Knife Company Story

    Episode 9 ~ Carving Success: The Montana Knife Company Story

    In this episode Chad sits down with a man who's carved out success with sheer will and steel, the legend behind Montana Knife Company, Josh Smith.
    From cooking up a storm in parking lots across the nation to honing the edge on the cutlery industry, Josh's journey is one of grit, determination, and the drive to leave a legacy that's sharp in both memory and metal. Whether you're a daydreamer waiting to take the leap or a hard worker with your hands deep in craft, this conversation cuts to the core of chasing the life you want.
    We'll hear about Josh's bold move at 39—leaving a steady paycheck, investing in his dream, and the support that made it possible. It's an episode filled with tales of grit, growth, and the flavor of authenticity, from scaling production in a garage to interacting with celebrities as just regular folks.
    So grab your coffee and a knife to spread that butter, because today, we're carving out a story of American craftsmanship, entrepreneurial spirit, and the fires that fuel innovation. Josh Smith, folks—a man who makes a point of crafting not just knives, but also a sharper future for us all.

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 8 ~ Welding Futures: The Rise of Western Welding Academy

    Episode 8 ~ Welding Futures: The Rise of Western Welding Academy

    Today's episode with our guest Beau Barkley is jam-packed and firing on all cylinders. We've got an incredible journey to share, from slapping heavy metal music on street fight videos to the incredible rise of Western Welding Academy with the man himself, Tyler Sassy. We're diving deep into the world of blue-collar brilliance, and how the academy is flipping the script on education and career success. Prepare to be wowed by tales of grit—from welding competitions igniting sparks of ambition in the youth, to social media strategies that rake in 750 million eyeballs. We'll look back at how connecting with Troll Co. set off a chain reaction leading to a tour bus wrapped in sponsor logos and how it became a beacon for trade careers on wheels.
    We're talking about a revolution here, folks. A movement that charges through the notion that college is the only route to success, underscored by our annual welding competition offering not just scholarships, but hope and direction to youngsters across the nation.
    We're taking you behind the scenes—into the heat of a landfill shoot, the camaraderie of the Western Welding Academy classroom, where students are not only earning their stripes but also smashing debt and setting records in the job market. This is an episode about embracing the dust, sweat, and sparks of real work. About how one weld at a time, we're constructing a future that honors the hands-on heroes of this country. So plug in, turn up the volume, and let's get this show on the road. Welcome to the Beau Barkley story—a blue-collar tale like no other.

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    • 1 hr 15 min

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