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Snakes and the Fat Man

Chris Eaton from iBall Pythons discusses all things Ball Pythons!
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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

May 15, 2021

Episode 54 is in the books with one of the coolest cats in the reptile world… Mr. Brent Schulze of Venom Life.  This guy runs a bad-ass clothing company, makes some of the best hooks in the hobby, and oh yeah… he helps build snake bite facilities a world away to save people who have been bitten by venomous snakes.

You may ask yourself… isn’t that enough… but we say…No!  We also have the absolutely stunning and brilliant rockstar Miri Sydney Burnish on 15 Minutes of Lame!

Boom. Mic Drop.

Upcoming Shows
May 16 - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
May 23 - Leveling Up - Episode 3 - Branding w/ Blake Stewart of Stewart Design on the YouTube Channel
May 30 - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
June 1 - New Episode of the Podcast
June 9 - Leveling Up - Episode 4 - Morph Market w/ John Lehman on the YouTube Channel

Oh, by the way… please drop on by and subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow me on Instagram… Snakes and the Fatman on both!

Also, if you’re in a position to help the Podcast and Channel grow, please become a member on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/snakesandthefatman) where there will be a bunch of exclusive content and benefits.

Thanks guys…finally… pick up a god#mn shirt on the new website www.snakesandthefatman.com

Hey… I’m just a squirrel tryin’ to get a nut!

Finally, don't forget to check out the Til Valhalla Project/SATFM Contest. Check out the rules on the Snakes and the Fatman website home page!

#tilvalhallaproject
#snakesandthefatman
#fatmannation

 

 

May 1, 2021

Spendin' some time with a legend this week... Bob Clark has been a staple in this industry for almost 40 years and had a major active hand in the development of this hobby. Bob gives us a history lesson on the hobby and it was an absolute pleasure to hang out with him... Also... the mouth, Zak Nava on Nava Reptiles on 15 Minutes of Lame! The Til Valhala Contest is in full swing and we're just getting started!

Upcoming Shows
May 2 - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
May 9 – Leveling Up – Social Media Secrets w/ Miguel Garcia of
Always Evolving Pythons on the YouTube Channel
May 15 – New Podcast Episode
May 17 - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
And there might even be some surprises in between!

Oh, by the way… please drop on by and subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow me on Instagram… Snakes and the Fatman on both!

Also, if you’re in a position to help the Podcast and Channel grow, please become a member on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/snakesandthefatman) where there will be a bunch of exclusive content and benefits.

Thanks guys…finally… pick up a god#mn shirt on the new website www.snakesandthefatman.com

Hey… I’m just a squirrel tryin’ to get a nut!

Finally, don't forget to check out the Til Valhalla Project/SATFM Contest. Check out the rules on the Snakes and the Fatman website home page!

#tilvalhallaproject
#snakesandthefatman
#fatmannation

Apr 15, 2021

One of the best things about doing this show is every now and then… you get to meet a guy like Warren Booth.  PhD… Geneticist… Rare reptile keeper… US Ark Board Member… F#ckin’ Rockstar. This was probably my favorite non-ball python interview that I’ve ever done and is easily in my top 3 of all time.

With John Wilder of Wilder Ball Pythons on 15 Minutes of Lame, this show unexpectedly turned into a nice guy episode… so of course I had to be a bit of a douche to offset the 2 nice guys on the show and I probably complain more than usual.  But only to offset!   

Apr 1, 2021

Episode 51 is in the books with Mike Wilbanks of Wilbanks Captive Bred Reptiles. Had a great time with my old friend talking about the nosedive that the scaleless project took, the Stranger vs. Mahogany debate and what's its like to hatch an insane amounts of clutches every year.

Also, on 15 Minutes of Lame, we have Christopher Ward of the Reptile Ward up in Canada!

Upcoming Shows:

April 4, 2021 - The Easter Open Zoom Call for Reptile Breeders

April 10, 2021 - Part 1 of a 5 part series on YouTube concentrating on the business of Reptile Breeding - Part 1: Brittney Gobble - Photography Secrets

April 15, 2021 - Dr. Warren Booth of the University of Tulsa on the podcast

April 18, 2021 - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers

Please Like, Subscribe, and Follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram and if you're in a postion to help the podcast grow, please join us on Patreon under Snakes and the Fatman, where we'll be posting exlusive content every month!

Mar 15, 2021

Who would've ever thought that this guy would be on the show... With all the dickhead infighting in this hobby, THIS is the guy that's fighting the real issues like government legislation against our hobby! Phil Goss joins me for EPISODE 50 of Snakes and the Fatman!

Also Brian Carter of BC's Balls joins us for 15 Minutes of Lame.

Upcoming Shows
March 21 - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers
April 1 - Mike Wilbanks of Wilbanks Captive Bred Reptiles
April 4 - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Keepers

And there even be some YouTube surprises inbetween!

Mar 1, 2021

Man... this one was a long time coming... Sean Bradley returns to shoot the Ball Sh!t with Snakes and the Fatman and as always, he does not disappoint. We talk about the early days of the reptile hobby, breeders nowardays and how and why Exotics by Nature morphed into Aquatics by Nature.

Also Jack and Heidi Dunlap of Southern Star Reptiles join us for 15 Minutes of Lame.

Remember there's 3 organizations that need your help right now...
US Ark -usark.org
The Reptile Relief Fund - reptilerelief101@gmail.com
Herps Family Strong - herpsfamilystrong@gmail.com

You already know WHY you should donate to these causes, now go out and do it.

Upcoming Shows

March 7 - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Breeders

Feb 15, 2021
I'm 100% fanboying over having Savannah Boan from Gatorland on Episode 48. On top of that, we get 15 minutes with the MMA-MMA Maniac Antoine Hood of High Desert Pythons. We also talk about the NY animal shipping ban, the Morph Market controversy of the last week and we get some music from one of the best southern/blues bands that I've heard in the past 10 years.
 
And remember the upcoming Fatman shows:
Sunday, February 21 - Open Zoom Call for Reptile Breeders
Saturday, February 27 - The All Hot Chick Episode on YouTube
Monday, March 1 - Episode 49 with Sean Bradley of Aquatics By Nature
Feb 1, 2021

Episode 47 is up and running with Garrett Hartle!  Garrett’s tireless work on showing people the value of keeping and breeding Dwarf and Super Dwarf Reticulated Pythons is respected throughout the community and he’s just one of those guys that are just universally liked.  It’s so nice to talk to people who keep different species and learning their perspective on them.  I know you guys will love this one.  Also, Jason Bigler from Morph Mixology Reptiles joins me for 15 Minutes of Lame.  Great episode with some big announcements about the future of Snakes and the Fatman.

Wear a f#ckin mask.

#snakesandthefatman.com
#reach_out_reptiles
#morphmixology

Jan 15, 2021

Episode 46.  Two f#cking hot shots… one awesome episode.  Mike Brizzee of Brizzee Reptiles makes an appearance on 15 Minutes of Lame. Ryan McVeigh, head honcho at Zilla takes me to school on real world reptile keeping.  I talk some Stranger vs Mahogany sh#t.  This is honestly one of the better episodes lol… I guess putting out double the content might be making me a little better!  Hope you guys like the episode!

Oh, by the way… please drop on by and subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow me on Instagram.  I’m finally close to 1000 members which would be a huge milestone for an old guy that doesn’t know how to use Instagram.  Snakes and the Fatman on both!  Thanks guys… also… pick up a god#mn shirt on the website.  I’m just a squirrel tryin’ to get a nut!

Jan 1, 2021

Happy F’n New Year… As promised…. I give you the first Snakes and the Fatman Episode of 2021 with 15 Minutes of Lame Winner… Shane Mother F#ckin’ Kelley of Small Town Xotics.  Shane and I go deep into his history with reptiles…. And many, many other things lol.   Not only that.. but we head all the way to the constantly ass smacked by hurricanes island of Puerto Rico and talk to  the Breaking Bad guy… Ron Heisenberg of BBM Reptiles… We’re so lookin’ forward to 2021 by bringing you twice the content, some travel content, some YouTube content and makin’ ya laugh a few times a month. 

Oh… wear a g#ddamn mask.

Nov 11, 2020

Ending the season with a bang featuring the man, the myth, the legend… Dav Kaufman.  I shoot the sh#t with Rockstar Jesus of the Herping world for our end of the year episode!  John Fealy of Fealy’s Clutch brings the pain on his 15 Minutes of Lame and we talk about plans for the new year. The much anticipated “Best of 15 Minutes of Lame” contest will be starting on December 1st and will be open until December 21st.  More info to come over the next 2 weeks so spend the Holidays “getting yo Fatman on” and make sure you check in every couple of days for new info!

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