Running Iron Podcast Number Eight — Rick Schwertfeger & Carlos Constanzo

28Sep

In this episode of the Running Iron Podcast Craig, Jim, and Oil Can are joined in the bunkhouse by Austin, Texas, resident Rick Schwertfeger.  Rick is a retired public health professional who has also become a regular contributor to both Frontier Partisans and Running Iron Report.  Rick sits down to discuss internet dating, former Texas Governor Rick Perry's shooting prowess, and his studies of frontier life during the American War for independence. 

As a bonus, the Running Iron boys are also joined by Miami Firefighter, and former US Marine, Carlos Constanzo.  Carlos talks about his family's experience before, during, and after the Castro takeover of Cuba.

It was an honor to have both men in the studio, so poor yourself a fine beverage, light a cigar, and join us for another informative, occasionally funny, and very interesting Running Iron Podcast.

Hosts:  Craig Rullman and Jim Cornelius

Guests:  Rick Schwertfeger, Carlos Constanzo

Audio Engineer:  Pete "Oil Can" Rathbun

Original Music:  "Once We Moved Like the Wind" Written and Performed by Jim Cornelius

"I Ain't Making This Up," Written and Performed by Mike Biggers 

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Running Iron Podcast Number Seven — Cris Converse

14Sep

Nevada cowgirl, educator, philanthropist, and elite-level athlete Cris Converse joins Craig and Jim in the Bunkhouse on the historic Figure 8 Ranch.  Cris leads just the sort of eclectic and informed American life that fans of Running Iron appreciate; in this terrific interview she discusses the fascinating trail of her life, and lends important perspective on making a legacy commitment to community.  

Hosts:  Craig Rullman, Jim Cornelius

Guest:  Cris Converse

Audio Engineer:  Pete "Oil Can" Rathbun

Original Music:  "Once We Rode Like the Wind," written and performed by Jim Cornelius

"I Ain't Making This Up," written and performed by Mike Biggers 

 

 

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Running Iron Podcast Number Six — Rick Steber

2Aug

Author Rick Steber stops by the bunkhouse for a revealing interview with Craig & Jim.  Steber has written more than 40 books, including "Caught in the Crosshairs," "Red White Black," and "Buy the Chief a Cadillac."  The recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his writing, the Los Angeles Times has said of Rick's writing:  "Steber's words remind you of Hemingway or Fitzgerald." In this interview Steber discusses writing, publishing, the death threats he received after authoring "Caught in the Crosshairs," and offers an inside look to his vision.  Fans of Rick Steber, new and old, are in for a real treat on this episode of the Running Iron Podcast.

Hosts:  Craig Rullman and Jim Cornelius

Guest:  Rick Steber

Audio Engineer:  Pete "Oil Can" Rathbun

Original Music:  

"Once We Moved Like the Wind"  Written and Performed by Jim Cornelius

"I Ain't Making This Up"  Written and Performed by Mike Biggers     

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Running Iron Podcast Number Five — Dr. Lorissa Hines

26Jul

In this episode of the Running Iron Podcast, Dr. Lorissa Hines from Austin, Texas, pays a housecall on Craig, Jim, and "Oil Can" Rathbun at the Figure 8 Ranch.  Dr. Hines discusses a variety of issues -- from the media and science kerfuffles over childhood immunizations to her humanitarian work with children from Uganda to Mongolia.    Join us for a few laughs, some valuable medical opinions, and a terrific interview with a succesful doctor, mother, and worldwide humanitarian.  

 

Hosts:  Craig Rullman, Jim Cornelius

Guest:  Dr. Lorissa Hines

Audio Engineer:  Pete "Oil Can" Rathbun

Original Music:  "Once We Moved Like the Wind"  Written and Performed by Jim Cornelius

                       "I Ain't Making This Up"  Written and Performed by Mike Biggers

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Running Iron Podcast Number Four — Greg Walker

9Jul

US Army Special Forces veteran and retired lawman Greg Walker joins the Running Iron team for a wide-ranging interview.  The author of 16 books and numerous articles for Soldier of Fortune, Black Belt Magazine, and many others, Greg sits down with Craig & Jim in the historic bunkhouse on the Figure 8 Ranch to talk knives, books, martial arts, his experiences in El Salvador and Iraq, and the art of kissing camels.  Finally, Greg weighs in with winner-predictions for a lightning round of no-holds-barred celebrity fistfights.  A Poet-Warrior of the Old School, this is an interview that will make you laugh, make you think, and stroke the warrior impulse embedded in your DNA.    

Hosts:  Craig Rullman & Jim Cornelius

Guest:  Greg Walker

Intro:  Wendy Rullman

Audio Engineer:  Pete "Oil Can" Rathbun

Original Music:  

      "Once We Moved Like the Wind"  Written and Performed by Jim Cornelius

      "I Ain't Making This Up"  Written and Performed by Mike Biggers

 

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Running Iron Podcast Number Three — Jack McGowan

3Jul

The Running Iron boys are back in the bunkhouse with another terrific guest.  In this episode Craig and Jim are joined by New York City native, and Oregon renaissance legend, Mr. Jack McGowan.  Jack discusses growing up in the Big Apple, living next door to Bob Dylan, the Weather Underground bombings, brushes with the Baghwan Shree Rajneesh, adventures in the deepest Amazon, and his herculean efforts to keep Oregon beautiful as the Executive Director of SOLV -- Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism.  Fun, funny, occasionally moving -- and always informative -- this is another great Running Iron Podcast  you don't want to miss.

Hosts:  Craig Rullman & Jim Cornelius

Guest:  Jack McGowan

Audio Engineer:  Pete "Oil Can" Rathbun

Original Music:  "Once We Moved Like the Wind" Written and performed by Jim Cornelius

                        "I Ain't Making This Up" Written and performed by Mike Biggers

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Running Iron Podcast Number Two — Brent McGregor

4Jun

The Running Iron crew are joined by modern day explorer and adventurer Brent McGregor.  McGregor is a former logger, a woodworker, a mountaineer, a nationally recognized photographer, and an accomplished glacier cave explorer who -- along with his caving partners -- discovered the largest known glacier cave in the lower 48 states -- the Snow Dragon complex far beneath the ice of Oregon's Mt. Hood.  Brent shares stories of his incredible life, from solo kayaking the northwest coast to logging camps in the Black Hills, from building a cabin nine thousand feet in the Rockies to running sled dogs and living in a tipi in remote Alaska.  This episode of the Running Iron Podcast is a classic campfire conversation with modern implications -- and an interview you don't want to miss.  

Hosts:  Craig Rullman & Jim Cornelius -- Running Iron Report

Audio Engineer:  Pete "Oil Can" Rathbun

 

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Running Iron Podcast Number One — Len Babb

25May

Western Artist and buckaroo legend Len Babb joined Craig and Jim in the studio to discuss both his working life in the saddle and his breathtaking artwork.  Len's art, which has been favorably compared to western master Charlie Russell, focuses on scenes from the vanished American frontier.  It was a great honor to have Len in the studio and we hope you enjoy the interview as much as we did.     

Hosts:  Craig Rullman & Jim Cornelius

Audio Engineer:  Pete "Oil Can" Rathbun

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