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Snakes and the Fat Man

Chris Eaton from iBall Pythons discusses all things Ball Pythons!
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May 15, 2022

Episode 77.... The show must go on! Two days out of the hospital but stickin' to the schedule like a motherf#cker... Go me!  Episode 77 was too good not to get out on time as we welcome Luke Stratford from Lizard Morphs down in Australia.  Probably one of the most fun conversations I've had since starting this thing.

Not only that... Courtney and Steven Capps from Leviathan Snakes just crushing it on 15 Minutes!

Thanks for all the support these last 2 weeks guys!

Also available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio and wherever you listen to great podcasts!

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Upcoming Shows...

May 22, 2022 – Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers

June 1, 2022 – New Episode of the Podcast

May 1, 2022
Episode 76.... It's f#ckin' amazing how many brilliant people we get to come on this dick and fart joke show.  Dr. Johnny Gobble comes on and takes us to school on Nido Virus research, knockin' out ISIS a dozen at a time, and the most difficult challenge of all... being the husband of Brittney Gobble. We stick with the TN Vibe with Bre Barham from Smoky Mountain Balls on 15 Minutes of Lame.
Apr 15, 2022

Show #75 starts off with a bang with one of the coolest cats on the scene today, Mr. Reggie Johnson of Reggie's Urban Jungle on 15 Minutes of Lame.  And then, the show you've been waiting for... Trap Talk on Fatman 2!  One of the biggest dogs in the reptile podcast yard plays host to one of the other biggest dogs in the reptile podcast yard.  MJ and I layeth the smack down on some candy asses.  This one will probably piss off some people but if someone's not mad at ya, you're not playing the game right. 

Also available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio and wherever you listen to great podcasts!

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Upcoming Shows...

April 24th - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers

May 1st - New Episode of the Podcast

May 8th - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers - MILF Edition (Mother's Day)

May 15th - New Episode of the Podcast

In May, if all goes to plan, we'll be starting our "No More Balls" Tour where we interview your favorite breeders from the loading docks of their facilities!

#reggiesurbanjungle
#traptalkwithmjpodcast
#mjexoticscartal
#snakesandthefatman
#fatmannation

Apr 1, 2022

Episode 74 is in the books... A Texas Legend shows up in the form of Bill Stegall of Phoenix Reptiles.  A ballsy child from Maryland in the form of Zane Wagner of ZDC Reptiles shows up as the youngest 15 Minutes of Lame Guest ever. And finally,  I am becoming one of the bug people with a potential bioactive setup and rant about it. 

Watch on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXJTWNBojMU

Also available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio and wherever you listen to great podcasts!

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Upcoming Shows:

April 10th - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers

April 15th - New Episode of the Podcast

April 24th - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers

#phoenix.reptiles
#zdc_reptiles
#snakesandthefatman
#fatmannation

Mar 15, 2022

Catching up and re-connecting with an old friend of mine this episode.  Ashlie Fawthrop is right out of English Ball Python Royalty and she's been my friend for years.  Listen as we talk about her family, her trip to America, and new product lines that shes launched over the last year.  The reality of it is I just missed my friend and wanted to catch up.

Shemeir Bernard is making waves on his new 15 Minutes of Lame... Watch out for this one man.  

Mar 1, 2022

Fanboying a bit herel. I've been a huge fan of Seth Breedlove of Small Town Monsters ever since I saw "The Mothman of Point Pleasant" a few years ago. Odds are, if you've ever seen a Bigfoot documentary, a Mothman documentary or any other cryptid, ghost, or alien documentary... you've already seen a Seth Breedlove film. He has a totally different take on filming these docs and it was definitely a bucket list moment for me meeting this guy and getting him on the show. Being that most of you reptile guys look like you've spent years in the woods hunting Bigfoot, I figured it was a good fit.

And as if that's not enough... on a brand new 15 Minutes of Lame, probably one of the coolest cats I've met this year, Patrick Chung of Dragon Seoul Reptiles gives a f#cking clinic on the right way to start off in the ball python breeding hobby.

Also available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio and wherever you listen to great podcasts!

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A bunch of cool things are coming including a new Leveling Up Video, a new International Hot Chicks Episode and more!

Upcoming Shows:


March 7th - New Episode of "Sh#ttin' On - The Gaia Gene" - Only on Patreon
March 10th - New Leveling Up Video - Young Guns - The New Podcasters
March 13th - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
March 15th - New Episode of the Podcast - Available Everywhere
March 27th - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers

#small_town_monsters
#dragonseoulreptiles
#snakesandthefatman
#fatmannation

Feb 15, 2022

Continuing the trend of only the big doggs.... and by the big doggs I mean Rudy Delgado of Rude Dogg F'n Reptiles!  Rudy is one of the top Reptile Podcast guys in the game makin' sh#t happen on so many levels. 

Plus a brand new 15 Minutes of Lame with the gorgeous Kasey Parker of Storybook Serpents... one of the new, young hotshots makin' a name for herself on the SE circuit.  

Watch on YouTube here: 

Also available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio and wherever you listen to great podcasts!

Follow us on all the socials and make sure you Subscribe to the YT Channel... 

A bunch of cool things are coming including new a new Patreon Series, A new Leveling Up Video, a new International Hot Chicks Episode and more!

Upcoming Shows:
Feb. 20th - "It Doesn't Matter: Episode 2"  only on Patreon
Feb. 27th - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Breeders
March 1st - New Episode of the Podcast w/ Seth Breedlove of Small Town Monsters - Available Everywhere
March 5th - New Episode of "Sh#ttin' On - The Gaia Gene" - Only on Patreon
March 10th - New Leveling Up Video - Young Guns - The New Podcasters
March 13th - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
March 15th - New Episode of the Podcast - Available Everywhere

#rude_dogg_reptiles
#storybookserpents
#snakesandthefatman
#fatmannation

Feb 1, 2022
70 Episodes.... We've made it to 70 g#ddamn episodes.  Even more surprising... People are STILL listening and watching!  For Episode 70, we bring you the classiest snake breeder and supplier in the North East, Mr. Erick Markstaller.  It wasn't really hard for him to stand out.... I mean... have you seen the average North East Breeder??  Anyway... Erick Markstaller of Exotic Designs Reptiles is a F#ckin' Rockstar and if I knew he was only an hour away from me, I would've had him come down and do the interview right here in the Fat Cave.  Brilliant guy... Class f#ckin' act... and gives me hope for these shady North East Breeders!   And as if that's not enough... Former NY guy by way of Fl., My main man Victor Laureano.  One of the nicest up and coming breeders in the business who is still maintaining that Bronx Swag!  F#ckin' love this guy.  

Follow us on all the socials and make sure you Subscribe to the YT Channel... A bunch of cool things are coming including new a new Patreon Series, A new Leveling Up Video, a new International Hot Chicks Episode and more!

Jan 15, 2022

For the second episode of 2022... we're already going back to the well. But it's not really a well... it's more of a shed. Episode 69 welcomes Josh and Jacki Lundberg from Ball Python Shed to the show.

Also, on a brand new 15 Minutes of Lame, the Fatman welcomes Nathan Katz from Katz Reptiles to see how he fares in the dawg house.

Plus, the first ever SATFM Rewind and I rant about Kamp Kenan the Facebook Keyboard Warriors.

Upcoming Shows:
January 16th - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Breeders
January 20th - New Episode of Sh#ttin' On - Only on Patreon
January 30th - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Breeders
February 1st - New Episode of the Podcast

#ballpythonshed
#katz_reptiles
#herpshow
#reptichip_premium_coconut
#morphmarket
#jkobylka
#sdidentity
#focuscubedhabitats
#boaffliction
#cserpents
#snakesandthefatman
#fatmannation

Jan 1, 2022

Startin' 2022 off with a f#ckin' BANG. The most prolific up and comer of 2021 is set to be one of the movers and shakers of 2022. If you don't know who Antoine Hood is by now then you don't belong here. Learn about how his overnight success took him almost 10 years and about a dozen other things you never knew until now. Welcome to the neighborHOOD.

We got a brand new 15 Minutes of Lame with Andrew Lyons of Redwood Reptiles where he's thrownin' his hat in to be the new king of the jungle.

Doin' something new for 2022 and we have some quirks to work out but hope ya like all the new additions! Now available on iTunes, Spotify, YOUTUBE and wherever all great podcasts can be found.

Snakes and the Fatman - Home of the big dogs!

Dec 1, 2021

Meet the most bad ass animal/reptile keeper you’ve never heard of.  Dennis McNamara is the Assistant Curator of Reptiles at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk.  He has the dream job of working with hundreds of different reptiles and for some godforsaken reason… he also breeds ball pythons. I had to know why. Dennis is a brilliant guy to talk to and you can’t help but learn something from the stories he tells.

Also, Denise and Alan Britton of Recoil Reptiles kicks ass on the final 15 Minutes of Lame of 2021.

This will be the last episode of the year except for the Christmas Episode being released on December 25th with Justin Kobylka of Kinova and Brittney Gobble of Gobble’s Reptiles.  We will return on January 1st 2022 with the winner of the 2021 15 Minutes of Lame Contest.

Also there will be no Zoom calls for the month of December and the first Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers will take place on Sunday, January 9th, 2022!

I want to thank all of our listeners, viewers, patrons and all the rest of ya that popped by over the last year.  We have some amazing things coming in 2022 and can’t wait to show you guys! I hope everyone has a great holiday season and again, we honestly can’t thank everyone enough.

See ya in 2022! (Well… and on Christmas!)

#snakesandthefatman
#fatmannation

Nov 15, 2021

I cant believe I waited this long to have Albey Scholl on the show.  This guy is one of the most bad a$$ old schoolers I’ve spoken with in a long f#ckin’ time.  I can call him an old schooler because he was producing geckos in 19 f#ckin 72.  A full year before the Fatman was even born.  He’s shared the stage with Stevie Ray Vaughn and at least half a dozen other blues legends.  He might even make a living doin’ what a bunch of you are trying to do… selling ball pythons.  Hey, two out of three ain’t bad.  

Also on a new 15 Minutes of Lame, Jarome Hollon is crushing it out in CA!

Listen to it now on Spotify, iTunes, and wherever great podcasts reside. Or you could listen to it at www.snakesandthefatman.com

Thanks in advance for listening!

Remember, the 2021 15 Minutes of Lame Contest is open now at snakesandthefatman.com!  Go vote for your favorite up and coming breeder!

Nov 1, 2021

Episode 65 is out! Robyn Markland has definitely carved out a status among legends in the herp world by co-founding some of the most influential companies of the last 25 years. From Pro-Exotics to Ship Your Reptiles to The Reptile Report to Redline Science... this guy has forgotten more stories than we probably remember. Sit down with us as we take a trip down memory lane, discuss the new breed of keepers, and talk about his new disruptive company, Redline Science.

Also Paul Taylor of Snake Road Constrictors joins us for a new 15 Minutes of Lame and we talk a little about the Morph Market DDoS attack last week!

Thanks in advance for listening!

Oct 15, 2021

The absolute better half of VivTech, Mrs. Erica McVeigh joins me for some in-depth UVB talk! Plus Kinova and US Ark name change drama... Double Plus... Mrs. Andelyn Czajka of Plug Ugly Pythons joins me for a brand new 15 Minutes of Lame... Sorry this one was a little late guys!

#vivtechproducts
#pluguglypythons
#snakesandthefatman
#fatmannation

Oct 7, 2021

Kinova… that’s all.  Nothing else.  Be a Do Be… Don’t be a Don’t Be.  This exclusive, first look interview with Justin Kobylka will answer all of your questions on the who, what, where, and why in regard to the name change.   This is definitely one you don’t wanna miss.

Listen to it on the trip to Tinley!  Say hi to all of the Fatman sponsors like Kinova, ReptiChip, MorphMarket,  SD Design, and C-Serpents!  And don’t forget, come visit the Fatman at the HERPS Exotic Pets and Reptile Shop Grand Opening on Nov. 13th in Bryan, Texas.

For all of you goin’ to Tinley, have a great time and stay safe!

#kinovareptiles
#snakesandthefatman
#fatmannation

Oct 1, 2021

Are you ready for a positive podcast? Well neither was I until I met this man! King Kong Gundy shot some positivity all over my face neck and chest and I had a great time having it done! This guy is the Ted Lasso of reptile breeding and education.

Also Alyssa Leonard joins us from her She Shed for another great episode of 15 Minutes of Lame!

Upcoming Shows:
October 3rd - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
October 8th - Bonus Episode of the Podcast with Justin Kobylka
October 15th - New Episode of the Podcast
October 17th – Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
November 1st - New Episode of the Podcast

Also, don’t forget to check out the Leveling Up Series on YouTube where myself and industry bigshots get together and talk Reptile Shop.

Sep 15, 2021

Ok, this was a fun one.  A super-sized serving of 4 guests… First the legendary Chris McDougle of Snakenstein Reptiles talkin’ about how to remedy mistakes in the classiest way possible…  Future legends Jon Fealy and Antoine Hood in their last sh#t talking session before their epic brawl at Arlington… and the main event… Reptile Big Wig YouTuber and comedian Adam Wickens of Wickens Wicked Reptiles sits down with me as we discuss problems with the latest trends involving reptiles on YouTube, today’s comedy scene, Canadian lockdowns, offensive mindsets, and the importance of luck when building a brand!

This is one you don’t wanna miss and arrives just in time for your drive to Arlington!

Four insanely big personalities on one great show!  Snakes and the Fatman Episode 62 is now up and running on Spotify, iTunes, and wherever incredible podcasts can be found!  Or you could just listen to it on www.snakesandthefatman.com.

Don’t forget that this month only, you could get 10% of purchases of RediChip at www.reptichip.com.  Support the people that support you!

Upcoming Shows:
Sept. 19th – Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
Sept. 25th – New Sh#ttin’ On Episode on Patreon
Oct. 1st – New Episode of the Podcast
Oct. 3rd – Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers

Also, don’t forget to check out the Leveling Up Series on YouTube where myself and industry bigshots get together and talk Reptile Shop.

#snakensteinreptiles
#jfealy
#highdesertpythons
#wickenswickedreptiles
#snakesandthefatman
#fatmannation

Sep 1, 2021

I’ve known Crazy Ray Tabano for 25 years and even after 25 years I still love  just sitting down with this guy and listening to stories about the early days of Aerosmith and the legends that he had the chance to share the stage with.  Ray is an amazing storyteller and someone I’m proud to say is my friend.  This episode is a little different… not much snake talk but plenty of Rock N’ Roll history talk.

Not only that but I get to sit down with another Texas legend… Mr. James Durling of Yellow Rose Exotics  hocks his wares on 15 Minutes of Lame.

Two f#ckin’ great people on one amazing show.  Snakes and the Fatman Episode 61 is now up and running on Spotify, iTunes, and wherever incredible podcasts are found.  Or you could just listen to it on www.snakesandthefatman.com

Don’t forget that this month only, you could get 10% purchases or RediChip at www.reptichip.com!  Support the people that support you!

Aug 21, 2021

I can honestly not thank these ladies enough for coming on and discussing the good, the bad, and the ugly within the hobby.  These are without a doubt some of my favorite people and I consider myself lucky that I can call all of them friends.  Hopefully this episode proved again that these women are not being objectified, but literally know their sh#t inside and out.  As a matter of fact… I would go to these women for advice on husbandry and the business end of things before I would go to a lot of these bloviating males in the hobby that feel the need to constantly remind me how smart they are.

Here are all of the girls’ contact information.  Please go like, follow, and subscribe to all of them.

Thank you again ladies…

Meghan Petty – Wonder Woman Exotics
                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meghan.petty.501
                Instagram: @wonderwomanexotics

Maria Dominique Matticola – Endbringer Exotics
                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maria.matticola
                Instagram: @riadominique
                Instagram: @endbringer.exotics

Liz Schmuck – Royal Reptiles
                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LizSchmuck
                Instagram: @ke_royal_reptiles

Marita De La Pena – Deadly Tarantula Girl
                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marita.delapena.7
                Instagram: @deadlytarantulagirl

Marita De La Pena – Deadly Tarantula Girl
                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marita.delapena.7
                Instagram: @deadlytarantulagirl

Emily Krug – Brizzee Reptiles
                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emily.d.krug
                Instagram: @em.krug
                Instagram: @mike_brizzee_reptiles

Rachel Allen – Lone Star Reptile Racks/Powerful Exotics
                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachelAllenPowers
                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lsreptileracks
                Instagram: @lonestarreptileracks

Kym Jobborn – Snakes N’ Barbells
                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kymberlee.jobborn
                Instagram: @kymber_leexo

Alexandra Peacock – Chroma Flux Reptiles
                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.peacock90
                Instagram: @chromafluxreptiles

Velina Beasley Meeks – Heathen Herps
                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/velina.clements
                Instagram: @heathen_herps

Heidi Dunlap – Southern Star Reptiles
                Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/southernstarreptiles
                Instagram: @southernstarrep

Aug 15, 2021

Episode 60 is up and running where Dr. Travis Wyman takes us to school on genetic testing, US Ark memberships, and the aggravation of attention seeking hot keepers on the ol’ YouTube.  Plus, Til Valhalla/15 Minutes of Lame winner James Lewis of Simply Serpents and The Reptile Gumbo Podcast!

Aug 1, 2021

Absolutely motivational talk with Ball Python Royalty, Amad Osman of Ozzie Boids! Talking the snake business without really talking about snakes... Brilliant. As if that's not enough...
We start off with one of the Til Valhalla Project/Snakes and the Fatman winners Eileen Jarp of Bravo Zulu Ball Pythons!

Jul 16, 2021

Tom Barnhart is a f#cking hidden gem in this hobby.  This guy has been around for years and came up with all the big dogs and has the stories to prove it.  Loved getting to sit down with this David Letterman looking f#ck and shoot the shit with him!  15 Minutes of Lame 2020 Winner Shane Kelley approved up and coming breeder Ryan Hayes of Three One South Exotics sits down for 15 Minutes… plus… aggravated Chris.  I woke up with sand in my vagina this week so I’m a lil more a$$holish than usual.

Jul 1, 2021

Continuing the SATFM trend of having consistent, incredble people on the show.... Episode 57 is now in the books where we get to spend 15 Minutes with a Texas Legend, Mr. Chris McDougal of Snaekenstein Reptiles as well as the Return of Vudoo - Bob F#ckin' Vu of Bob's Balls in the main interview spot.

Jun 16, 2021

Easily this was the most fun I've had at a show in YEARS. It took 2 years for me to get out to a HERPS show and Shawn and Lori did not disappoint! Such a great time meeting and interviewing amazing people who are some of the nicest on the planet. Also, it's been one year since the ReptiChip guy, JT Tomlinson had his life changing house fire. Learn about what he's been up to and how he's rebuilding bigger and better than ever. I can't thank everyone in Texas enough for all of your hospitality. Can't wait til next time!

Jun 1, 2021

Chris Cubed… Usually the three Chris’ on this podcast would be labeled as round… but in this case…  Bad joke… didn’t land.  I apologize. 

Anyway, Episode 55 is in the books where I actually get to talk to and hang with Chris Salemi from the Bronx Zoo.  Let me repeat that…  A wild animal keeper from the Bronx F#ckin’ Zoo said yes to being on this dumb podcast.  Chris works with Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh My but then adds some Godd#mn Gorillas to the mix too.  This dude is a legit bad ass from the Bronx which surprises me cause I didn’t think there were any left.  And he keeps all types of Australian Pythons as well!

You wanna talk sexy… Chris Sexton from Heliguy Serpents is on 15 Minutes of Lame this week.

Hope you guys seriously love this one cause we had a great time recording it.

Upcoming Shows

June 9 - Leveling Up - Episode 4 - Morph Market w/ John Lehman on the YouTube Channel

June 13 – NO OPEN ZOOM CALL… I’ll be in TX!

June 15 – New Episode of the Podcast

June 27 – The Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers Returns!

July 1 – New Episode of the Podcast

July 10 – Leveling Up – Episode 5 – Expansion w/ Justin Kobylka on the YouTube Channel

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