The Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast (formerly the Double Barrel Podcast) with host, Reid Bryant brings you hunting and shooting tips for more success and fun in the field.
The Value Proposition
Reid joins Orvis Gunroom Manager Greg Carpiniello for another deep dive into guns. In this episode Reid and Greg discuss the realities of gun resale, aftermarket upgrades/customization, and the managing of expectations around pricing a gun for sale.
On a November Morning
In early November Reid reflects on what his fall has looked like and what remains. He shares a reflection about food, hunting, land, and childhood. With hunting seasons in full swing, it is a time to appreciate the gifts that hunting gives us!
The Finer Points of Picking a Pup with Tyla Kuhn
Reid joins Tyla Kuhn of Sunsage Sporting Dogs to discuss the health and genetic testing criteria and standards that should accompany a new puppy. Tyla, a longtime breeder of both English Cocker Spaniels and German Shorthair Pointers explores how puppy buyers can best educate themselves, and so doing maintain the integrity and health of the breed. Some great resources and comments included in this discussion.
Old School Ethics and Innovation with Lee Thomas Kjos
In this episode, Reid welcomes Lee Kjos, noted outdoor photographer, brand guru, and creative force behind BOSS Shotshells https://bossshotshells.com/ . Kjos discusses his origin story, his views on woodsmanship, and the necessity of acknowledging that in being a hunter it is vital to be intentional, restrained, and knowledgeable about the limits of both equipment and personal ability. Kjos further shares his views on the hunting landscape and its participants through the lens of an artist, and one who has spent a career composing and capturing moments.
Nutritional Supplements for your Gundog, with Dr. Kurt Venator and Dr. Joe Wakshlag
In this installment of the Podcast, Reid again collaborates with Purina Pro Plan to explore the topic of supplementation and nutritional support for both physical and psychological wellbeing in dogs. Reid is joined by two esteemed experts, Dr. Kurt Venator DVM, PhD Chief Veterinary Officer at Purina and Dr. Joe Wakshlag DVM, PhD, renowned veterinary nutritionist, founding member of the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Chief Medical Officer for Ellevet, the leading CBD company in the pet space. The trio go deep on the ways in which particular supplements can impact performance, cognition, and joint health in dogs, and address a specific question about supplementing to alleviate stress in traveling gundogs
In Memoriam - Leigh H. Perkins, Sr.
In reflecting on the passing of Leigh H. Perkins, Sr., Reid shares a story he wrote about the legacy of the Perkins family, and the history of Orvis under their ownership. This story, first published in Covey Rise Magazine, Dec/Jan 2017 was the result of several interviews and conversations with three generations of Perkins family members. It describes their genuine love of adventure, dogs, outdoor pursuits, and family, and discusses the legacy of which LHP was justifiably proud.
Good content, great show
Along with a cup of coffee this show is a part of my morning drive to work. I appreciate most of the content as it is very applicable as a bird hunter and gun dog owner. One thing that I would like is if Reid would, either read more of his hunting stories or send us a link so that we can read them ourselves. He is an excellent writer and he has a very simplistic yet descriptive style that keeps my mind involved in his stories. Remember!... most of us are working stiffs that love the outdoors. Those stories and these podcasts deaden the pain of our 9-5’s and help us make it through until our next outing in the field.
Great content, delivery needs improvement
The guests are always great and the content is always interesting. Reid as a host is unlistenable. I find myself constantly shutting off very interesting podcasts because I can’t listen to the “ums” and stumbling through questions, explanations and statements. He always finds a way to turn 5 words into 50, when Greg is on he’s constantly talking over him. I thought this may have just been an issue early on in his podcasting, listened to a recent podcast and there is no evolution. He is a decent author, just decidedly not a good podcaster.
Not a Hunter
Really like this podcast even though I don’t personally hunt.