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Ep. 033 - Garrett's 2019 Bull
For Episode 33 we got the crew together to talk about Garrett's Oregon Elk season. We also cover the topic of online etiquette when people post their animals, as well as the population vs shot opportunity debacle people find themselves in.
September 20, 2019
Ep. 032 - Greg Poole
In episode 32 Matt sits down with Greg Poole, the host of BowJunky Media. Greg is a bowhunter and archery competitor that has been covering the archery tournament scene for years. We have a great discussion about the overall condition of the archery industry as a whole, and how target archery can make you a better hunter. Check out the BowJunky Media Podcast to stay up to date on everything that is happening in the archery world! Check out our sponsor, Tricombe at the website below! Use promo code Lethal10 at checkout for 10% off your order. www.tricombeco.com
September 13, 2019
Ep. 031 - Neil Emick
In Episode 31 of Lethal Podcast - we sit down with our friend and quality arrow advocate Neil Emick. Neil is a talented western bowhunter that also guides on the side. Neil had quite the year in 2018, and joins us to talk about a hunt that was truly destined for success. Check out our sponsor Tricombe - be sure to use code Lethal10 at checkout for 10% off your order. www.tricombeco.com
September 9, 2019
Ep. 030 - Jake Thompson - Danger Close Outdoors
In Episode 30 we sit down with our good buddy and "lucky hunter" Jake Thompson for the first of many chats we plan to have regarding arrow lethality. Jake is a wealth of knowledge, killing animals on three different continents and being heavily involved in the Ashby Bowhunting Foundation. Jake and his wife Emily run Danger Close Outdoors, a company driven to deliver the highest success rates possible for bowhunters. Check out Jake's services at www.dangercloseoutdoors.com Be sure to check out our sponsor TRICOMBE at their website and use promo code LETHAL10 at checkout to save an additional 10% off your order. Free shipping on all orders over $35! www.tricombeco.com Topics discussed: Garrett missed again, Elk that are auditioning for The Matrix, being grounded for Grouse, Texas and Tumbleweeds, the male ego, shooting 3D courses with 950 grain arrows, 200 chuckleheads, 3D targets not being accurate - and possibly the cause for the higher wound/loss rate, international hunters shooting at the magic triangle, creating more problems by trying to fix them, $70K trucks, Jake wearing Rob Neilson pajamas, Cape Buffalo that look through you, nothing worse than hotdog juice, turning into "crybaby poopy pants", chasing pink dragons, shooting rhino's in the face with a slingshot, Chernobyl animals, editing out half of the podcast to save Jake from getting in trouble.
September 2, 2019
Ep. 029 - Full Frontal
In Episode 29 Garrett and Matt have a quick conversation before Elk season in Oregon officially kicks off. Along the way, Matt discovers that FULL FRONTAL shots on elk - might just be the most efficient shot you can take. Controversial? You decide... Be sure to check out our sponsor Tricombe - www.tricombeco.com Topics Discussed: Yelling "Kobe!" when you throw anything, Matt's lack of knowledge on fletching, our friend Austin not making strings - even though he's a string maker, goose jerky, Matt has an evil plan, Garrett's lack of rain gear, animals sounding absolutely nothing like animals, full frontals, shooter etiquette in hunting, it's all about the summer sausage, people suck, using other people's treestands on public land, the magic mullet, Dave is a chicken.
August 23, 2019
Ep. 028 - Midgets and Monsters
In Episode 28 we talk about arrow setups for the weirdos of the group - people with very short and long draw lengths. As well as people with very low and high draw weight. Check out our new sponsor  Tricombe on their website. www.tricomeco.com Topics Covered: Rob has been busy, Matt finally shot a compound again, setups for weirdos, women with t-rex arms, Matt has notes and Rob is proud, a bunch of math that we didn’t want to do, stiff shafts (thatswhatshesaid), charts and graphs, , preconceived notions on trajectory, how ballsy it is to shoot an overdraw, “Uncle Ted shoots 50 pounds”, broadheads folding like tacos, tiny German men,  shaft to shaft – a new collaboration series, double shafting.
August 16, 2019
Ep. 027 - Jeremy Johnson - Bowhunting Success
For Episode 27 we are joined by hunter and author Jeremy Johnson. Check out Jeremy's website www.bowhuntingsuccess.com - and definitely buy his book while you are there. Mention you heard about it on the Lethal Podcast and you'll get it customized AND a free mystery item. Check out our sponsor Tricombe and use code Lethal10 for 10% off your order. www.tricombeco.com Topics discussed - preferences on Roosevelt and Rocky Mountain Elk, accuracy not cutting it, Plan A - Shot Placement, Plan B - Quality Arrows, true shot scenarios, the trajectory dilemma, phoning a friend, the art of deflating a lung and rabbit holes for micro diameter arrows.
August 9, 2019
Ep. 026 - Rob Neilson - Ashby Bowhunting Foundation
We were joined by President of the Ashby Bowhunting Foundation - Rob Neilson. Rob is a "lucky bowhunter" and is on a mission along with some other great guys to share the science of arrow lethality. The Ashby Bowhunting foundation has a BRAND NEW website - check them out at the link below. www.ashbybowhunting.org Topics Discussed: Nilgai hunting in Texas, being made to be the President of a foundation, the ever failing mechanical broadhead, Matt getting all excited about Nilgai, arrows bouncing off animals and coming straight back at the hunter, why the "shot placement" argument is invalid, the little girl getting flipped by a Bison and people losing respect for wild animals, 118 points of data per shot, taking zero money from the archery industry. You need to protect your skin. Check out our new sponsor - Tricombe! www.tricomeco.com
August 2, 2019
Ep. 025 - Archery Myths Part 2
Back by POPULAR DEMAND - Archery Myths Part 2 has descended upon the Lethal crew. We take some time this episode to discuss and debunk four more "myths" that surround the archery industry. 1. Broadhead Tuning and Charts 2. Kinetic Energy vs Momentum 3. Pin Gap 4. Fletching doesn't matter Topics covered: Garrett and Matt are losing everything, Rob dodges tornados, Matt would like to apologize to absolutely nobody, the novel concept of sighting in your bow, people way smarter than us, the DIY Sportsman - Garrett Prahl, Rob and Garrett are defyign physics - orrrrr proving it, Evan sold another bow, and a shooting challenge approaches!
July 26, 2019
Ep. 024 - Gear Check!
In this installment of Lethal Podcast - Rob, Garrett and Matt sit down to review their gear for the upcoming fall season, along with some new strategies being implemented. Topics covered: Moose hunts we can't talk about, midnight votes on Grizzly hunting, Garrett bought half of Bass Pro, "Triple C Thiccc", still feeling dumb because of Joel Turner, a new trad bow, white-knuckling, stand height according to facebook, the actual weight of whitetail.
July 19, 2019
Ep. 023 - (Farm) Pig Hunt!
In Episode 23, Rob from Lethal Podcast joins our friends over at Limb Driven TV for a...surprising...pig hunt! A hilarious episode with a lot of good discussion on all the pigs that they killed. We will be adding links to all of the videos as our friends over at Limb Driven TV get them finished, so be sure to come back and you can watch the videos and listen to the discussion all at the same time. Topics covered: shooting Wilbur, bows older than Isaac, pigs slamming into logs, the ole' Rage Chiseltip and the crappy AUS 4 heads. Check out Limb Driven TV on social media. YouTube Facebook Instagram
July 12, 2019
Ep. 022 - Joel Turner - Shot IQ
Matt sit's down with the brain doctor Joel Turner to talk about Controlled Process Shooting and Joel's company, Shot IQ. Joel premiers some BRAND NEW information that has never been discussed in public before this podcast. Check it out! Check out Joel and Shot IQ on social media. Shot IQ Website Shot IQ Facebook Shot IQ Instagram
July 5, 2019
Ep. 021 - Shane Simpson with The Callie Chronicles
Grab your pen and paper to take notes - In Episode 20 we got to sit down with Shane Simpson, the owner of Callie the tracking dog. Shane and Matt kick off the podcast talking about turkey hunting, but after a minute get into the meat and potatoes of why Lethal Podcast wanted Shane to come on the show - his tracking statistics. ALL THE STATS HE TALKS ABOUT CAN BE FOUND ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE. Shane has kept copious amounts of data on his tracks that is giving us a better insight into what we should expect out of broadheads and recovery rates on whitetail deer. Spoiler alert: it's not looking good for mechanical broadheads. You guys are in for a treat. Check out Shane on social media. YouTube Facebook Instagram
June 28, 2019
Ep. 020 - Garrett Weaver with On Point Podcast
This week we were lucky enough to do a collaboration episode with Garrett Weaver from On Point. We felt that Garrett was cut from the same cloth as us. An honest guy who doesn't want to be bought in the archery industry. We have a great discussion about the current state of the archery industry, bro-staffers, and particularly about uniting the whole hunting front against the anti-hunting community in a really positive way. When you look up "Good Dudes" in the encyclopedia, we're pretty sure there's a picture of Garrett Weaver. Check out Garrett's social media. YouTube Facebook Instagram
June 21, 2019
Ep. 019 - R100 & TAC Recap
In Episode 19, Matt and Rob recap their time at the R100 and Total Archery Challenge (TAC) shoots. We both had a blast at our respective shoots, we couldn't recommend them enough! R100 Total Archery Challenge
June 14, 2019
Ep. 018 - Archery Myths
In Episode 18 of Lethal Podcast, the whole crew sits down to talk about some archery myths that we see circulating quite a bit. Myths covered 1. Super Tuning 2. Flies like a field point 3. Jumping the string 4. Speed Calculators >>>check out a cool video from LDTV >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x1sQf35QtI Topics covered: Aron Snyder is public enemy number one or a hero based on who you ask, Blain is back, and fired! Super Tuning a bow, getting our friend Eric hooked on phonics, Matt can't remember a type of camo (it's called Broadside camo by the way), Rob wrote a small book for notes, cat-calling animals, "I use beaver", and we have some giveaways coming up!
June 7, 2019
Ep. 017 - Shot Sequence Part 1
In Episode 17 Rob and Garrett teach Matt about the shot sequence he didn't know that he had - and elaborate on how to build a good shot sequence. We can't wait to learn that everything we did in this episode is wrong when we get the master himself, Joel Turner on for Part 2 - coming soon!
May 31, 2019
Ep. 016 - Garrett Schlief and Todd Smith with GrizzlyStik
Matt and Rob sit down to talk shop with the faces of GrizzlyStik - Garrett Schlief and Todd Smith.
May 24, 2019
Ep. 015 - FAQ Part 1
In Episode 15 Matt and Rob answer a some of the frequently asked questions that we get sent to the page or see online.
May 17, 2019
Ep. 014 - Aron Snyder with Kifaru International
In Episode 14 Matt, Blain, and Garrett sat down with President and CEO of Kifaru International Aron Snyder to discuss have a chat about all things hunting and archery. Topics discussed: Garrett's great nemesis - the turkey, Aron's wife killing the biggest tom he's ever seen, arrows and the FOC debate, broadhead steels and designs, the transition to a traditional bow after being a compound hunter for so long, Aron's extreme distaste for the cold and wet weather, AAE vanes that work like feathers, talking Bin-Laden out of hiding, Blain needing to sell the majority of his bows, the bladeless wonder broadhead, the hashtag #poundtown, and not googling the word Doinker.
May 10, 2019
Ep. 013 - Arrow Building (Back to the Basics Part 2)
In Episode 13 - Rob, Garrett, and Matt sit down to talk about the two very important steps in a successful hunt. Choosing your arrow setup, and how to build it. Show notes will be updated with complete building methodology shortly.
May 3, 2019
Ep. 012 - Bruce Ritter-Clark (Big Hoss) with Ethics Archery
In Episode 12 we sat down and had a (very long) discussion with Bruce AKA Big Hoss from Ethics Archery. Bruce drops some bombs on some new products - listen to the whole thing. I promise, it's worth it.
April 26, 2019
Ep. 011 - Evan Theis
In Episode 11, Matt was able to sit down after a weekend of turkey hunting with his buddy Evan Theis. After reliving the weekend's best moments, Evan and Matt talk about growing up hunting in a farming community in Kansas, string materials, and some pretty crazy whitetail stories from Evan.
April 19, 2019
Ep. 010 - Rob Hummel with Dynamic Archery Solutions
In Episode 10 we sit down to talk all things archery with our friend and new co-host Rob Hummel. Rob runs Dynamic Archery Solutions, a company centered around helping bowhunters create better arrow setups to increase success. Check out Rob's business on facebook and his website. Dynamic Archery Solutions Website Dynamic Archery Solutions Facebook
April 16, 2019
Ep. 009 - Jake Downs
In episode 10 we were joined by traditional bowhunter Jake Downs and his quest to complete the Super 10 with a traditional bow.
April 5, 2019
Ep. 008 - The 12 Arrow Penetration Enhancement Factors (Back to the Basics Part 1)
In Episode 8 we took a while to talk about the 12 Penetration Factors that was created by Dr. Ed Ashby and their importance when setting up an arrow. We also crack some jokes about shaft profile... 1. Structural Integrity  2. Arrow Flight  3. Arrow FOC (Forward of Center)  4. Broadhead Mechanical Advantage  5. Shaft Diameter to Ferrule Diameter Ratio  6. Arrow Mass or Weight  7. Broadhead Edge Finish  8. Shaft Profile  9. Broadhead/Arrow Silhouette  10. Type of Edge Bevel  11. Tip Design  12. Arrow Mass 650 and Above Check out the 12 Factors at the websites below. GrizzlyStik Danger Close Outdoors Dynamic Arrow Solutions
March 29, 2019
Ep. 007 - Jason (Wojo) Wojciechowicz with TUFFHEAD
Matt and Garrett sit down with Jason AKA Wojo of TUFFHEAD and discuss his company, bowhunting, and the archery industry. Topics Discussed: Jason's crazy last name, Garrett does indeed have friends, the history of TUFFHEAD and how Jason got involved, the intimacy of hunting with a bow, shooting bears at 11 yards, turkeys being your arch nemesis, the slippery slope of buying traditional bows, shooting bows that are "too light" with arrows that are "too heavy", shooters that call themselves hunters, why shooting a heavy setup can bail you out on less than perfect shots, the archery industry selling speed, and a new product/ collaboration announcement that you HAVE to listen for near the end of the episode.
March 22, 2019
Ep. 006 - Ballin' On a Budget
In Episode 6 we talk about creating bomb-proof setups that don't have to cost a small fortune. Topics Discussed: Six different setups that will outperform your typical setup for less money, Garrett wearing sunglasses indoors, Matt is shooting a compound again, VPA (Vantage Point Archery) making broadheads for basically everyone, the surge of Australian broadheads, Matt is not into bleeders, DON'T FORGET THE VEGETABLE OIL, Blain had to use the potty, different quality steels being used in broadheads, why Full Metal Jackets are not ideal arrows and HIT inserts by themselves suck, the laziness of the modern day hunter, poor advice from people in hunting to new hunters, asking your local pro shop to carry heavier arrow components, why the amount of game you've taken or the amount of years you've hunted doesn't make you a good hunter, why Matt can't literally run circles around people and an announcement about some new merch being available soon!
March 15, 2019
Ep. 005 - True Beginnings: Isaac Jestus with Limb Driven TV
Today we are joined by our friend and one of the true inspirations for the Podcast - Isaac Jestus with Limb Driven TV. Topics Discussed: Poorly done poop jokes, Blain's desire to fletch arrows, why "Super Tuning" and "Flies like a field point" are the stupidest sayings in the archery industry, fat bears breaking scales, the consumer knowing more than the seller, shooting your girlfriends favorite animal, why the archery community is becoming too sensitive from constructive criticism, and Matt picked up some training wheels. Check out Limb Driven TV on social media. Limb Driven TV YouTube Limb Driven TV Facebook
March 5, 2019
Ep. 004 - If you're going to shoot a mechanical...
In Episode 4 of Lethal Podcast Matt outlines some tips and recommendations on how to set up an arrow to be as lethal as possible, even when using a mechanical broadhead.    1. High quality steel 2. Heavy broadhead 3. High FOC 4. Heavy arrow 5. Smallest diameter cut you can live with 6. Two blades instead of three blades 7. Blade you can resharpen 8. Few moving parts as possible 9. Rear deployment 10. Heavier bow weight 12 Penetrating Factors
February 18, 2019
Ep. 003 - Technical Difficulties
After some technical difficulties and failed attempts - the crew finally gets a recording to work properly, and a conversation breaks out. Topics discussed: Garrett's top of the line Macbook sucks, why does Loctite switch their colors, Matt has baby wrists, quieting down a bow, 1124 FPS arrows, being robbed on the hunting experience, the durability of Valkyrie broadheads, Siri has some input, why tuning isn't as hard as everyone acts like it is, shooting on railroad tracks, dip durability and car alarms
February 13, 2019
Ep. 002 - Lets talk gear
In the second installment of Lethal Podcast, the guys get together to talk about the bows and arrow setups they're using heading into the Spring seasons. Topics discussed: Tom Brady is old, winning Vegas while stoned, Garrett is a bad influence on Matt's spending habits, Blain is a bow-hoe, recurve bows with letoff, how people are getting basically new bows for half price, why the trad community cares more about looks than performance, and why we hate Skype so, so much. 
February 1, 2019
Ep. 001 - We just sent it
The guys from Lethal Podcast get together to record the first episode of what hopefully begins to rattle the cages of the archery industry. Topics discussed: Sneaky Blacktail deer, why shot placement is assumed, how much people are going to hate us, Blain literally freezing to death this winter, why sponsorships probably won't happen, missing on four animals in a season, equipment we will likely break, and some cool new broadheads. Our website (we're working on it) - www.lethalpodcast.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/lethalpodcast/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thelethalpodcast/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/lethalpodcast?lang=en
January 26, 2019
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