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Snakes and the Fat Man

Chris Eaton from iBall Pythons discusses all things Ball Pythons!
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Oct 4, 2022

Just in time for your drive to Tinley!  Episode 86 is out now! 

Genetic testing is all the rage right now…  Wanna hear about it direct from the 2 guys that are responsible for this major announcement?  In a Snakes and the Fatman EXCLUSIVE, I sit down with Benson Morrill from Rare Genetics Inc. and Patrick Macknight from Macknight Stables as we talk about how it’s done, what it means to the industry and where the technology is going.

Not only that, but we have two of the nicest break-outs in the hobby, Roger and Lori Grey of Gray Family Snakes!

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Upcoming Shows...

October 9th – FATMAN LIVE on YouTube
October 15th – New Episode of Snakes and the Fatman
October 16th – Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keeper
October 23 – FATMAN LIVE on YouTube

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Go out and support US ARK and usark.org!

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#macknight_stables
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Sep 27, 2022
Holy Sh!t... thank you to everyone that showed up for the second ever Fatman LIVE! I can't believe so many of you showed up, thank you again for spending your Sunday night with us. I hope we made ya laugh.
 
Special Thanks to my old friend Shane Kelley of Small Town Xotics who helped me get thru the show without a hitch. Shane killed it as he always does!
 
Thanks again everyone and I hope to see ya in 2 weeks!
 
 
Sep 15, 2022

Episode 85 is out just under the wire with my old friend Chad Hulker of Hulker’s Herps.  Chad has been in the game for years and has an incredible reputation among old school breeders and new ones alike.  Chad is one of the guys that all you young breeders should aspire to….

Plus, find out what happens when Jana King from ASM Royal Tails shows up for a brand new 15 Minutes of Lame after 8 hours in a hot ass reptile room. Spoiler Alert… We won’t have any of that!

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Upcoming Shows...

September 18th – FATMAN LIVE on YouTube
September 25th – No Zoom Call, I’ll be in Arlington!
October 1st – New Episode of Snakes and the Fatman
October 2nd – Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
October 9th – FATMAN LIVE on YouTube

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#hulkersherps
#asmroyaltails
#snakesandthefatman
#fatmannation

Sep 5, 2022

Find out what happens when a Reptile Educator turns to Only Fans and the Adult Industry!

Sep 1, 2022

Episode 84 is up and running… No one  grinds like Tony Thomas of @hardwiredexotics grinds.   One of the nicest guys in the business and all of you young guys could learn a lil’ bit about work ethic from him.

Plus a brand new 15 Minutes of Lame with Jake Klotz of JK Reptiles!

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Upcoming Shows...
September 4th – First ever FATMAN LIVE on YouTube with Brittany Kay at 8PM EST – Join us here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xapQlQQHTH0
September 11th – Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
September 15th – New Episode of the Podcast – The iBall Python Reunion Show
September 18th – FATMAN LIVE on YouTube
September 25th – No Zoom Call, I’ll be in Arlington!

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Go out and support US ARK and usark.org!


#hardwiredexotics
#jkreptiles
#snakesandthefatman
#fatmannation

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Snakes and the Fatman
467 Bedford Road
Suite 50
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Aug 15, 2022

Episode 83 has dropped and it’s a good one.  Steven Kush of Rep.Tek and Cold Blooded Café sits down with me to talk some sh#t…  Twenty-one year old kid that knows more about more than some keepers who’ve been in the game for 20 years.  Plus I rant on some jagoffs and list my 5 favorite Ball Python genes… well… almost.

Not only that. But we’re giving Canada another chance to prove they’re all not full of sh#t, we got Mr. Foster Baillie of Genetic Intuition on a brand new 15 Minutes of Lame!

Aug 1, 2022

Our annual KINOVA love fest!  Haters gonna hate, hate, hate.  Certified what??  Find out why becoming a KINOVA Certified Partner may not be as easy as you’d like it to be.  We discuss getting into other species, genetic testing, NIDO testing, attending shows, old school breeders, and where KINOVA is headed over the next 5 years!

Plus a brand new 15 Minutes of Lame with the first and only KINOVA certified partner, Billy Rice of Rice Reptiles!

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Upcoming Shows...

August 14th – Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
August 15th – New Episode of the Podcast
August 28th – Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
September 1st – New Episode of the Podcast

Go get your hands on our new SATFM Patriot Shirt at www.snakesandthefatman.com under the Shop Button!

#jkobylka

#ricefamilyreptiles

#snakesandthefatman

#fatmannation

 

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Snakes and the Fatman
467 Bedford Road
Suite 50
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Jul 15, 2022

Episode 81 – Possibly the most positive, spiritual, inspirational show that we’ve ever done here.  You meet a guy like this MAYBE once every ten years.  Socrates of Ari Elli Max Arboreals is easily my person of the year… yep… lil’ bit of a man-crush goin’ on here.  You know someone is unique when he could inspire the Fatman like this guy did.  Easily one of my top three interviews in the six year history of the show.  I promise you won’t be disappointed in this one.

Plus, on a brand new 15 Minutes of Lame, Adam Clear of @benevolentreptiles makes his debut and you have to hear the story that got him a spot on the show!

Jul 1, 2022

Episode 80 is in the books.  Find out what happens when TWO mouthy women invade my space… I’ll give ya a hint… Hilarity ensues.  Vanessa Schmidt is an insanely smart business woman who opened a pet shop in AZ and within 5 years, made it a million dollar company.  She’s also a hot shot USARK recruiter and… I saved the best for last… Has incredible boobs.

That not enough??  Meghan Kelley of Megaconda joins me for a new 15 Minutes of Lame where she constantly reminds me that she’s been breeding anacondas for 10 years and she’s too good for just a 15 Minutes segment.  (She’s probably right, but this is her punishment for admitting she never listened to my show.)

Both of these women are f#ckin’ incredible and in between all the attitude I got… I guarantee you’ll learn something!

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Upcoming Shows...

 

July 3rd – Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
July 15th – New Episode of the Podcast
July 17th – Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers

Get your asses over to US Ark and become a member at https://usark.org/
Help the channel grow by checking out our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/snakesandthefatman
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For all inquiries, please E-Mail: snakesandthefatman@gmail.com

Snakes and the Fatman
467 Bedford Road
Suite 50
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Jun 15, 2022

Episode 79 is out now and it was a F’N BLAST.  All the triggers are discussed on this show… Nido Witch Hunts, Trans and Gay People not being accepted in the community, Victim Mentality, and all thru the lens of one old Eye Talian and one slightly younger Eye Talian Mix.  We get a lil bit Chicago, a little bit New York and a whole lot of aggravated with PC and Cancel Culture.  Oh, I didn’t mention this earlier but Mike also breeds some of the best monitors in the country!

We also have Caleb Howell from Caleb’s Exotics and More on this week’s brand new 15 Minutes of Lame… so I mean… that might bring the show down a lil, but hey, they can’t all be home-runs.

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Upcoming Shows...
June 19th – Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
June 30th – The Nobody’s Safe Sessions: Episode 2
July 1st – New Episode of the Podcast

Jun 1, 2022

Episode 78 has been dropped! Stevie Casino is a fuckin’ badass from Brooklyn… Back when Brooklyn had legitimate tough guys and not a bunch of man-bun wearin’, gender neutral, hipster doofus jagoffs like it does nowadays.  Steve killed it on this episode…

And not to prove another point, but we really do have the podcast market locked down when it comes to stunning red heads… The gorgeous Jen Cait of Cigar City Exotics makes her debut on a brand new 15 Minutes of Lame.

All this plus a small rant on some “Old School” breeders…  Hope  you guys like it!


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Upcoming Shows...
June 5th – Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
June 15th – New Episode of the Podcast
June 19th – Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
June 30th – The Nobody’s Safe Sessions: Episode 2
July 1st – New Episode of the Podcast

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!

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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. 

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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
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#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

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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

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