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Got a great mustache or beard? Want to know about the culture that surrounds those that grow? For most it is a way of life, not some trendy accessory. We will be covering all types of issues including charity work, competitions and care, to the people that shape the culture and the interesting stories behind them, and anything else interesting. Come join host, Scott Sykora, as he digs into what is going on in the community all across the country and finds out what makes the people that grow amazing facial hair such amazing people.

Talking Beards Scott Sykora, Aaron D. Johnston

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    • 4.7 • 25 Ratings

Got a great mustache or beard? Want to know about the culture that surrounds those that grow? For most it is a way of life, not some trendy accessory. We will be covering all types of issues including charity work, competitions and care, to the people that shape the culture and the interesting stories behind them, and anything else interesting. Come join host, Scott Sykora, as he digs into what is going on in the community all across the country and finds out what makes the people that grow amazing facial hair such amazing people.

    The MANE Event with Leslie and Daniel Phillips & February Beard Calendar

    The MANE Event with Leslie and Daniel Phillips & February Beard Calendar

    The Tallahassee Highland Games Facial Hair Competition, The MANE Event, is shaping up to be one f the most interesting and fun beard and mustache contests to attend this year!!! Hosted by the North Florida Facial Hair Society’s, the MANE Event is the first attempt to conduct an event like this at the long running Highland Games. Daniel and Leslie Phillips are taking charge with organizing this fund raising event that will benefit the Broken Caber Adaptive Athletics. Bring down the whole family for a full day of Scottish heritage and fun and facial hair fun. Categories for everyone and some great auction items will be available-check out links below for any additional information!

     
    MANE event
    https://fb.me/e/5CJdWvcgn
    https://tallyhighlandgames.com/products/mane-event-at-the-2023-tallahassee-highland-games-scottish-cultural-festival
     
    North Florida Facial Hair Society
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/northfloridafacialhairsociety/
     
    The Tally Highland Games
    https://tallyhighlandgames.com/
     
    To benefit:
    Broken Caber Adaptive Athletics
    https://brokencaberathletics.org/
     
    Broken Caber is an advisory group focused on delivering clear and usable information to highland games associations, federations, and athletic directors to aid in putting adaptive classifications on the rule books around the world.  With the increasing numbers of adaptive athletes competing in highland games across the world, a need has arisen for clear competitive classifications for adaptive athletes. These classifications will serve to create a level playing field within the large number of adaptive situations/needs presented by athletes. This will give highland games adaptive athletes the same representation as other highland games classes for record keeping, qualifying for championship events, and clear rules and regulations.
     
    * One full registration ($25) is required for registration. Additional division entries are available as add-on's and are noted on the ticket name and image.
    * Registration for the 'Mane Event' will grant you standard access as a guest at the Tallahassee Highland Games.
    * Judges will be adhering to standards set by the North American Competitive Beard and Moustache Alliance.
    Talking Beards
    https:/www.talkingbeards.com
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    The Beard Calendar
    https://thebeardcalendar.com/

    2/11/2023
    Felixstowe, England - Beard Manners & Hopsters Nortic Festival BEARD COMPETITION
    TBD
    Beach Street Felixstowe
    Micklegate Road
    Felixstowe
    IP11 2GN
    https://www.beachstreetfelixstowe.co.uk/
     
    2/11/2023
     
    Tallahassee, Florida - The MANE Event BEARD COMPETITION
    12pm Tallahassee highland games
     
    https://fb.me/e/5CJdWvcgn
    https://tallyhighlandgames.com/products/mane-event-at-the-2023-tallahassee-highland-games-scottish-cultural-festival
     
    North Florida Facial Hair Society
     
    The Tally Highland Games
    https://tallyhighlandgames.com/
     
    To benefit:
    Broken Caber Adaptive Athletics
    https://brokencaberathletics.org/
    Broken Caber is an advisory group focused on delivering clear and usable information to highland games associations, federations, and athletic directors to aid in putting adaptive classifications on the rule books around the world.  With the increasing numbers of adaptive athletes competing in highland games across the world, a need has arisen for clear competitive classifications for adaptive athletes. These classifications will serve to create a level playing field within the large number of adaptive situations/needs presented by athletes. This will give highland games adaptive athletes the same representation as other highland games classes for record keeping, qualifying for championship events, and clear rules and regulations.
     
    One full registration ($25) is required for registration. Additional division entries are available as add-on's and are noted on the ticket name and image. Registration for the 'Mane Event' will grant

    • 58 min
    Matt McLear just LOVES beards!

    Matt McLear just LOVES beards!

    World renowned author Matthew J McLear has graced us on the Talking Beards program!!!  Matt was here to talk about his hot new book "Where's Yuban Whakinov?" and we were surprised with another book that included your favorite Talking Beards host!!! He is best known from Beard Laws and he will also tells us what he has been up to with his socials, his shows and his brand!
    Matt is always busy doing something so I am sure he has something great going on so make sure you tune into Beard Laws after the show to check out TIkTok Tuesday!
     
    Beard Laws
    https://beardlaws.com/
     
    Where’s Cuban Waking
    https://beardlaws.com/product/wheres-yuban-whakinov/
     
    Coloroning Book-
    https://beardlaws.com/product/beards-of-the-world-coloring-book-volume-i/
     
     
    Talking Beards
    https:/www.talkingbeards.com
     
    The Beard Calendar
    https://thebeardcalendar.com/
     
    Please check out our friends at Honest Amish and try one of the best selling beard brands available!!!
    Honest Amish- use promo code "talkingbeards" to save 15%
    https://www.honestamish.com
     
    Grooming Emporium
    https://www.thegroomingemporium.org/
     
    Aaron D. Johnston-
     
    Aaron D Johnston- Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/aaron.d.johnston1
    Aaron D. Johnston-Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/aarondjohnston
     
    Scott Sykora
     
    Scott Sykora- Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/scottsykora
    Scott Sykora- Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/scottsykora/
     
    Talking Beards is available of the KPNL Network-go check out other various “strange” shows-
    KPNL RADIO
    http://www.kpnl-db.com/
     
    #beard #beards #facialhair #talkingbeards #thebeardcaster #mustache #moustache #beardoil #mustachewax #honestamish #beardcompetitions
     

    • 32 min
    John Abraham and the 4th Annual West Coast Classic Beard and Mustache charity event

    John Abraham and the 4th Annual West Coast Classic Beard and Mustache charity event

    John J Abraham is here to talk to us all about the 4th Annual West Coast Classic, brought to you by Honest Amish on Saturday, January 28th! It'll be a true Battle Of The Beards!
    Friends getting together to show off their facial hair real or created, enjoy catching up and making new friends in this amazing bearding community, bringing folks
    together to strengthen our bonds and of course to help raise money for our amazing charity.
    13 Categories!
    World Class Judges!
    All Benefitting Larkin Street Youth Services-
    Larkin Street Youth Services is a nonprofit empowering young people to move beyond homelessness.
    Founded in 1984, we’ve helped over 78,000 young adults in San Francisco by providing a continuum of healthcare, housing, employment, and education services.
     
    As San Francisco’s largest nonprofit provider for young people experiencing homelessness, we are supported by private donors including foundations, corporations, and individuals, as well as government funding. We’re also part of the movement to end youth homelessness on a national scale through policy partnerships with national organizations and fellow nonprofits.
     
    2023 West Coast Classic
    https://fb.me/e/2jQkblvH3
     
    Larkin Street Youth Services
    https://larkinstreetyouth.org/
     
     
    Talking Beards website
    www.talkingbeards.com
    Please check out our friends at Honest Amish and try one of the best selling beard brands available!!!
    Honest Amish- use promo code "talkingbeards" to save 15%
    https://www.honestamish.com
    Grooming Emporium
    https://www.facebook.com/The-Grooming...
    SUBSCRIBE to the Talking Beards podcast by going to-
    www.thebeardcaster.com/subscribe
    Talking Beards Store
    https://teespring.com/…/talking-beards-3
    BS Buttons Beard Bulletin Board- let us know about something you want to promote
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/40708...
    BS Buttons on Facebook-order your buttons through this link-
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/87239...
    Aaron D. Johnston-
    Aaron D Johnston- Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/aaron.d.john...
    Aaron D. Johnston-Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/aarondjohnston
    Scott Sykora
    Scott Sykora- Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/scottsykora
    Scott Sykora- Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/scottsykora/
    Check out our other great shows on Talking Beards-The Network
    www.talkingbeards.com/the-network
    Talking Beards is available of the KPNL Network-go check out other various “strange” shows-
    KPNL RADIO
    http://www.kpnl-db.com/
    THE NEW HOME OF THE TALKING BEARDS NETWORK
    https://www.youtube.com/c/TalkingBear...
    #beard #beards #facialhair #talkingbeards #thebeardcaster #mustache #moustache #beardoil #mustachewax #honestamish #beardcompetitions

    • 51 min
    Shannon Clinkenbeard and You Matter 2

    Shannon Clinkenbeard and You Matter 2

    We have our good friend Shannon “Pandabread” Clinkenbeard joins us to shave details on the You Matter 2 event.  The event will be taking place at the Historic Casino Hall in LaGrange Texas as a benefit of The Health & Behavioral Wellness Council of Greater Colorado Valley.  Last years event was beyond a success and Shannon and crew are trying to recapture and grow the success of last years events.. Take a listen for all the event details and to learn all about why we organize these extremely beneficial events.  We all share little tales of moments in our lives where we have suffered with being bullied and the emotional and mental trauma it had on us.  Without proper ways to overcome these trying moments in our live we may to succumb to the evils of depression and worse, suicide.  Help us spread the great work of The Health & Behavioral Wellness Council of Greater Colorado Valley and the achievements they are currently making with local youth and adults with ther programs and help they offer.
     
    The 2nd Annual 'You Matter' Beard & Moustache Competition
    https://fb.me/e/27oaCfs4d
     
    The Health & Behavioral Wellness Council of Greater Colorado Valley
    https://thehealthbehavioralwellnesscouncilgreatercoloradovalley.org/
     
    Historic Casino Hall
    254 N Jefferson St, La Grange, TX 78945
     
    Event details-
    The doors of the event open at 12:00pm so folks can register and mingle. The “Craft Build Off” starts at 1:00pm, The competition starts promptly at 2:00pm and will run until 8:00pm. Please arrive on time so you can familiarize yourself with the Historic Casino Hall & the stage.
    The 14 categories will be in this order:
     
    1. Craft Whisker Battle
    2. Kids
    3. Whiskerina Creative
    4. Whiskerina Realistic
    5. Freestyle
    6. General Moustache
    7. Full Beard Styled Stache
    LIVE AUCTION
    8. Goatee
    9. Whaler
    10. Sideburns / Chops
    INTERMISSION
    11. Full Beard 0-4
    12. Full Beard 4-8
    13. Full Beard 8-12
    14. Full Beard Over 12
    Finale – Best in Show
     
    The event benefits The Health & Behavioral Wellness Council of Greater Colorado Valley. Their mission is to bring behavioral and medical health providers, along with social service agencies, school personnel, law enforcement and first responders, ministers and community leaders together on a regular basis to:
    • Develop a collaborative networking community so to increase knowledge of all available resources as well as expand relationships among providers
    • Promote collaboration so to develop and create needed health-related services for our communities
    • Advocate and increase public awareness of health-related problems, issues, challenges, resources ;and treatment options;
    • Provide health & wellness related educational programs and information for both providers and the general public.
    for more information please visit:
    https://thehealthbehavioralwellnesscouncilgreatercoloradovalley.org/
     
    Talking Beards
    https:/www.talkingbeards.com
     
    The Beard Calendar
    https://thebeardcalendar.com/
     
    Please check out our friends at Honest Amish and try one of the best selling beard brands available!!!
    Honest Amish- use promo code "talkingbeards" to save 15%
    https://www.honestamish.com
     
    Grooming Emporium
    https://www.thegroomingemporium.org/
     
    Aaron D. Johnston-
     
    Aaron D Johnston- Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/aaron.d.johnston1
    Aaron D. Johnston-Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/aarondjohnston
     
    Scott Sykora
     
    Scott Sykora- Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/scottsykora
    Scott Sykora- Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/scottsykora/
     
    Talking Beards is available of the KPNL Network-go check out other various “strange” shows-
    KPNL RADIO
    http://www.kpnl-db.com/
     
    #beard #beards #facialhair #talkingbeards #thebeardcaster #mustache #moustache #beardoil #mustachewax #honestamish #beardcompetitions
     

    • 45 min
    Ron and Andrew with Bearded Business

    Ron and Andrew with Bearded Business

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Talking Beards is back with a brand-new episode featuring Ron "Ol Red" Rice and Andrew "The Stache" Hatton from the brand-new show "Bearded Business". This show is debuting Monday January 9th at 8:00pm EST over on the newly formed "Bearded Family Network" on Facebook and YouTube. We are really excited to get into this episode and see what Bearded Business is all about. 
     
     
    "You Matter 2" Beard & Moustache Competition
    https://fb.me/e/27oaCfs4d
     
    Bearded Business
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...
     
    Ron Rice
    https://www.facebook.com/ron.rice.357...
     
    Andrew Hatton
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...
     
    Bearded Family Network
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...
     
    We hope you enjoy the show! Feel free to reach out to us by emailing us at talkingbeards1@gmail.com with any comments or to update us on your competition or charity event.
     
    Talking Beards website
    www.talkingbeards.com
     
    The Beard Calendar
    https://thebeardcalendar.com/
     
    Please check out our friends at Honest Amish and try one of the best selling beard brands available!!!
    Honest Amish- use promo code "talkingbeards" to save 15%
    https://www.honestamish.com
     
    Grooming Emporium
    https://www.thegroomingemporium.org/
     
    Aaron D. Johnston-
     
    Aaron D Johnston- Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/aaron.d.john...
     
    Aaron D. Johnston-Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/aarondjohnston
     
    Scott Sykora
     
    Scott Sykora- Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/scottsykora
     
    Scott Sykora- Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/scottsykora/
     
     
    Talking Beards is available of the KPNL Network-go check out other various “strange” shows-
    KPNL RADIO
    http://www.kpnl-db.com/
     
    #beard #beards #facialhair #talkingbeards #thebeardcaster #mustache #moustache #beardoil #mustachewax #honestamish #beardcompetitions
     

    • 49 min
    Brad Petrinec and Murder City join the WBMA

    Brad Petrinec and Murder City join the WBMA

    Talking Beards revisited Brian Thompson  to see how his campaign to save his beard and help raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU went.  Brian was on a quest to raise some money for the  Children’s Hospital of Richmond  by "selling" votes to either shave his beard or continue growing it. The RVA Beard League have teamed up with Brian to help him with his quest and  established a website for everyone to go to to donate and get information.  The website is https://saveitorshaveit.beardleague.org/ 
    Brian's article in The News & Advance
    https://newsadvance.com/.../article_12db936c-4e43-543c...
    Honest Amish held their annual "No Shave November" photo contest which received hundreds of submissions.  One of those entries was a Travis Smith, no relation to the director Kevin.  Travis' beard ended up being voted Best Overall and won some really great prizes compliments of Honest Amish.  Beginning his competitive beard journey just this past year, Travis has found himself on the lucky side of beard competitions!  the No shave November contest was voted on by a panel of employees at Honest Amish who found Travis to have the best maintained, best looking beard out of all of the submissions.  We at Talking Beards congratulate Travis on his spectacular beard and wish him the best of luck on his facial hair journey.  Keep your eyes peeled next year as Honest Amish will continue with their yearly tradition of the No Shave November on-line beard contest.  Follow Talking Beards for more information on this fun contest for all beards and mustaches around the world!!!
    Our good friend Brad Petrenic joins us to talk about the Murder City Facial Hair Crew being accepted into the WBMA. The World Beard and Mustache Association in the Oversight Committee for the Biennial World Beard and Moustache Championships. They encourage the worldwide appreciation of beards and moustaches and believe that all facial hair related events should encourage friendship among those with facial hair and those who appreciate it.  We also talked with Brad about their yearly competition that recently took place in Detroit, Circus of Whiskers.  The Murder City Facial hair Crew, which Brad is the president of, were recently awarded the 2024 Great American Beard and Moustache Championships, and we talked about their initial preparation and plans.   Brad is also famous for his yearly Christmas cards and we talked a lot about the story behind how all that began.   Please feel to view any link below for more information on any of the topics that were talked about in the show!
    World Beard and Mustache Association
    https://www.worldbeardandmoustacheassociation.org/
    Murder City Facial Hair Crew
    https://murdercityfacialhaircrew.com/
    The Great American Beard & Moustache Championship
    https://www.greatamericanbmc.org/
    THE NORTH AMERICAN COMPETITIVE BEARD & MOUSTACHE ALLIANCE
    https://www.nacbma.org/
    Honest Amish
    https://honestamish.com/
    -use promo code 'talkingbeards' to get 15% off your next on-line order and free shipping on orders over $35
    We hope you enjoy the show! Feel free to reach out to us by emailing us at talkingbeards1@gmail.com with any comments or to update us on your competition or charity event.
    Talking Beards website
    www.talkingbeards.com
     
    The Beard Calendar
    https://thebeardcalendar.com/
     
    Grooming Emporium
    https://www.thegroomingemporium.org/
     
    Aaron D. Johnston-
     
    Aaron D Johnston- Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/aaron.d.johnston1
    Aaron D. Johnston-Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/aarondjohnston
     
    Scott Sykora
    Scott Sykora- Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/scottsykora
     
    Scott Sykora- Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/scottsykora/
    Check out our other great shows on Talking Beards-The Network
    www.talkingbeards.com/the-network
    Talking Beards is available of the KPNL Network-go check out other various “strange” shows-
    KPNL RADIO
    http://www.kpnl-db.com/
    12/23/2022

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

AgentSynner ,

Best beardcaster out there

Don’t be fooled by any others out there Scott is the real deal and a great person ..

Miilliam ,

Good idea but not for me

I like the idea of discussing beard culture and interviewing people who make the most of it but the host’s personality is a huge turn off for me. As a gay man who is growing out his beard I don’t want to listen to jokes that trade upon negative gay stereotypes (what does a gay horse eat?). The host is obviously intelligent and talented and could do better if he thought more of his audience.

ladyjennyann ,

The Podcast you NEED to listen to!

Scott does a phenomenal job at what he does, it has been so great to see all the topics and adventures he and this podcast have embarked on. He has me as a long time listener. It doesnt matter if you have a beard or not this podcast has a lot to offer! Trust me on this one, you need to check it out!

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