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Breaking Western Podcast

Breaking Western Podcast

By Breaking Western Podcast
Maker Abby Peeters & Country Music Artist Angela Meyer interview movers & shakers within the western industry. Find Angela online @angelameyer23 Find Abby online @abbyfromiowa
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034: Greeley Hat Works
On today episode of the Breaking Western Podcast we speak with Trent Johnson of Greeley Hat Works. Join us on this wild ride as he talks about how a childhood hat collection led to starting his own business and creating hats for TV, movies, and even the President of the United States!
September 17, 2021
033: Houston Boot Co.
Ever wondered how boots were made? Hear the unexpected story of how owner and creative genius behind Houston Boot Co, Jake Houston, got his start in boot making as well as all the pieces that need to come together in creating a custom pair.
August 30, 2021
032: Mud Lowery
Turquoise, photo shoots, copycats, oh my! Find out what goes into the creation of Mud Lowery’s jewelry as we speak with Shannon himself, as well as what you’re really paying for when you see those big price tags on handmade items.
August 2, 2021
031: Hunter Old Elk
Thanks for tuning in to another episode of Breaking Western!! To find more head on over to our Instagram @breakingwestern. You can find today’s guest, Hunter Old Elk, at @hunteroldelk! We’ll “see” you next week.
July 23, 2021
030 (Finale): Katie Lynn Armstrong
Today's SEASON FINALE episode features American Hat Company's PR specialist- Katie Lynn Armstrong!  We get down to the nitty gritty details of what her journey looked like along the way to asking for (literally) her dream job.  Follow her on instagram @thekatielynn & of course American Hat Co too @americanhatco.  While you're there also checkout our page @breakingwesternpodcast.  
February 11, 2021
029: Sierra Rae Lewis
Live from snowy Iowa- we are chatting with the incredible Sierra Rae Lewis!  Also known as The Computer Cowgirl, Sierra tells us how she got started into social media marketing in various formats within the western industry.
January 8, 2021
028: Click Thompson
Live from the SWINE BARN- we are chatting with the mastermind photographer Click Thompson!  He is one of our most quotable guests to date and we know you'll get a lot out of this episode.  If you like what you hear be sure to share it with a friend and give us a follow.  Find us on Instagram @breakingwesternpodcast and individually @abbyfromiowa and @angelameyer23.  You can find Click at @clickthompson on Instagram and of course see his face on posters, stickers, and bathroom walls everywhere.  "See" you next week!
January 1, 2021
027: Dean Sutton
You might know him as Deanie Weenie from Rodeo Time, but today Dean Sutton is the mastermind behind all things social media at Bex Sunglasses. We pick his brain about all things influencer marketing, meaning this is a MUST LISTEN if you are interested in social media marketing for your business OR being an influencer.
December 19, 2020
026: Vinyl Ranch
Who’s the mane behind the brand? What’s a Meme Ghost Writer? How do you build up a successful, authentic online presence? All this and more as we talk to the man responsible for the music, clothing line, events, and incredible memes of Vinyl Ranch and Disko Cowboy- Dave Wrangler!
December 6, 2020
025: Janzen Tew
Thanks for joining us for another episode of the Breaking Western Podcast- where western meets the rest of the world.  Today we talk to marketing GENIUS Janzen Tew about her journey to creating the widely popular Denim & Velvet and Rodeo Vogue.
November 27, 2020
024: Hunter Old Elk
Today we sit down with our friend Hunter Old Elk, who is the curatorial assistant for the Plains Indian Museum in Cody, Wyoming. As a member of the Crow and Yakama nations, she provides a unique perspective for today’s topics on appropriation in its many forms within the western industry. November is National American Indian Heritage Month, so there’s no better time to have this vulnerable conversation and learn together on how we can do better.
November 19, 2020
023: Alexandra Rae Photography
This season we are bringing you the best of the west(ern) industry with Marketing & Media. Join our conversation with Alexandra Rae Photography, the photographer behind some of the iconic images and techniques in the Western fashion influencer world.
November 12, 2020
022: McFarland Productions
In this season of Marketing & Media we are PROUD to bring on this heavy hitter for an episode- McFarland Productions!
November 5, 2020
021: Matt Cohen
Today we sit down with the World’s Finest Rodeo Photographer to bring you insights from the incredible Matt Cohen.
October 28, 2020
020 (finale): Anthony Lucia
The season two finale is HERE.  What do diamond-cut jeans, a dog-riding monkey, wooly hats and a rodeo queen have in common? Today we sit down with TV personality, rodeo announcer, team roper,  and husband to the wonderful Lisa (Lageschaar) Lucia— Anthony Lucia!
October 6, 2020
019: Randy Quartieri
We sit down and speak with Randy Quarteri about building a career and carving a path like no other within the western industry. This episode is in memory of PBR bull rider Ty Pozzobon; Randy's work has honored his friend in so many ways. We can help Ty's legacy live on by donating to the Ty Pozzobon Foundation (   "To protect and support the health and well-being of rodeo competitors inside and outside the arena."
September 24, 2020
018: FRDoxies
Today’s episode is fueled by @longhorn_coffee_bar_co beans and they were JUST the kick of caffeine we needed to record this episode. We would also like to dedicate this episode to the wiener dog who started it all... Wiener!
September 17, 2020
017: The Compton Cowboys
We sit down with Randy Savvy of The Compton Cowboys! This episode is one of the most important we’ve had so far- talking about lack of representation within the western industry and inspiring the next generation who may have never had access to horses without the influence of The Compton Cowboys.
September 10, 2020
016: John Ferguson
Fact: an estimated 1 in 4 cowboys working in the cattle industry during the 1800s was Black. They were responsible for some of the most famous cattle drives in the West and even founded the popular rodeo sport Bulldogging. Today we sit down with John Ferguson of the “Forgotten Cowboys", a photographic search for America’s first cowboys of the “Wild West”.
August 27, 2020
015: Adrian Brannan
We sit down with Adrian “Buckaroogirl” Brannan to get REAL on cowboy qualifications, body image, and our mutual love for carbs.
August 20, 2020
014: West Desperado
You know her as West Desperado, the queen of high kicks and high style. But on this episode we sit down with the queen of business savvy and maximizing online impact, the gale behind the glam, Shaley Ham!
August 13, 2020
013: Fallon Taylor
Today’s guest is World Champion barrel racer, business owner, and all-around badass Fallon Taylor.
July 29, 2020
012: Wild Rose Retro
Today we sit down with the glamorous queen, Shelby Berrecloth/Wild Rose Retro. This is a TEXTBOOK episode for anyone who's interested in brand influencing, rodeo fashion modeling, and making a career out of having your picture taken! We get all the details from Instagram tips to brand deals... saddle up and let's get western!
July 22, 2020
011: Lil Bees Bohemian
Welcome to Season 2 of the Breaking Western Podcast. Today we sit down with the amazing Kelli Tracy- owner of Lil Bees Bohemian! We dive into the dirty details of what working with influencers looks like from a business perspective. This episode is a must listen if you’re an influencer or a brand working with influencers!
July 16, 2020
010 (finale): Saddle Tramp Brand
We sit down with Breann Beasley, the one and only Saddle Tramp Brand! In this season’s finale, we get the hilarious details of starting a brand that "doesn't have to be fucking rocket science".
June 18, 2020
009: Inappropriate Trucker Hats
The hilarious Uncle Bekah gives us the inside scoop on how you can turn a simple trucker hat into a shared joy for thousands of new friends. An idea doesn’t have to be involved to be successful, it just has to be yours.
June 11, 2020
008: COWI Brand
On this week's episode, we sit down with brand owner Thomas Crofoot to talk all things COWI Brand. Cro shares the inspiration behind starting COWI Brand and why he believes "Come On With It" are important words for all of us to live by.
May 28, 2020
007: Allie Falcon
On this week's episode of the Breaking Western Podcast, Abby & Angela sit down with designer Allie Falcon to talk all things western maker.  Allie got REAL about getting away from custom orders, how to find your ideal customer, and how to be a badass, generally speaking.
May 21, 2020
006: Wanderlust Skulls
We’ve all seen a painted cow skull once or twice in our lives, but we’ve never seen them quite like those of Wanderlust Skulls. We talk with Cassie, the one-woman Wonder Woman who runs it all, about her creative and logistical process and what you have to do to stand out in a saturated market.
May 14, 2020
Bonus: What we’ve learned so far..
We take a minute to talk about our biggest take-always from an incredible line-up of guests.
May 8, 2020
005: Dancing Cactus Designs
You’ve probably seen his handbags, but have you heard his story? We left this conversation with Harley Rhodes, the founder/owner/designer of Dancing Cactus Designs, feeling inspired and empowered. This is a must-listen for just about anyone.
April 30, 2020
004: Spoiled Cowgirlz
Today we interview Misty Farnsworth, an incredible Silversmithing artist from Arizona. We discuss everything from how she got her start in creating jewelry to her "why" for staying in the industry.
April 23, 2020
003: 76 & Riveted
Today we interview Ashley Radz- an impressive leather worker and chain stitching maker from Virginia. We discuss what its like to be in the western fashion industry in a "Pinterest Era", something that Ashley describes as a "love/hate relationship".
April 16, 2020
002: Our Story
We're so excited you took the time out of your day to hangout with us!  If you like what you hear I hope you'll leave us a positive review and come find us on Instagram- @abbyfromiowa (Abby Peeters) and @angelameyer23 (Angela Meyer).  
April 2, 2020
001: Double M Beadwork
Abby & Angela are joined by Kenzie McGaha of of Double M Beadwork to discuss integrity within the western fashion industry.
March 25, 2020