• Conversations #2.13: Chad Crawford

    Chad Crawford is the creator of How to Do Florida, one of the most beloved local show ever produced about the Sunshine State . . . From Springs to Wrecks to Swamps, coastline to coastline, he’s brought us the very best Florida has to offer. This week, we’re able to sit down and discuss Chad’s backstory, his hunting pursuits, his other shows, including the Outsiders Club and Flip My Florida Yard, his hopes for Conservation and celebrating our state even more . . . Plus, in an unprecedented move, he turns the interview around on Travis. Find How to Do Florida Here Flip My Florida Yard – check it out…

  • #138: Stuff my Dad Says

    Nate’s on another vacation/honeymoon, leaving Em and Travis alone to tend to the shop. So we took a run at some of our favorite dad’s in pop culture, plus a review of our listeners’ dads’ favorite sayings! Plus a release of Travis displaying very un-dad-like behavior in an Ikea! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out Two Fish Creative for your software solutions Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today . . . Connect with the gang on social media: Travis…

  • #137: Fiances, Fudd, & Fishing

    For the first time in what seems like a million years, the gang is ALL.  HERE. We play catch-up this week, discussing wildlife aspects in interior design (read: fly rods and taxidermy on the walls), the lack of someone filling the “Official Fiance of the Show” role, topwater fishing, hurricane season, Elmer Fudd, and more . . . Read Ian Nance’s Tribute to Elmer Fudd here Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Check out Two Fish Creative for your software solutions Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt…

  • Conversations 2.12: Marcia Brownlee, Artemis Sportswoman

    Women in the outdoors is a topic that is all over the landscape. This week, we were privileged to chat with the Program Manager for Artemis, a National Wildlife Federation Organization aimed at growing a community of women in hunting and fishing.  Marcia Brownlee takes us through her journey, both hunting and fishing, and explains Artemis as the program expands beyond it’s western roots! Find more about Artemis here! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark “Dobe” Dobersch is your guy! Check him out here! Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class…

  • Conversations 2.10: Jerod Newman

    Dogs Spend any time around any group of waterfowlers and the conversation will eventually turn to dogs – good ones, bad ones, crazy ones. This week, we’re joined by Jerod Newman of Doyle’s Farm Kennels, the premier retriever trainer in Florida.  He gives us a broad overview of the world he exists in, from bumper colors to e-collars, force fetch, hunt tests, and how answering an ad in the Orlando Sentinel changed his life. Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! Need an auctioneer for your next event?  Mark “Dobe” Dobersch is your guy! Check him out here! Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want…

  • Conversations 2.9: Danielle Kirkland, FWC Invasive Plant Management

    Chances are, if you’re listening to an outdoors podcast, you’ve heard some mention of the topic of Spraying.  We toss around binary concepts – stop spraying, ban chemicals, poison . . . In this week’s conversation, we take a measured approach with an expert on the subject, FWC’s Danielle Kirkland, a leader in the state’s Invasive Plant Management Team. We go into detail on why spraying occurs, why natives matter, why managing invasives needs to continue, how herbicides are approved for usage, the creation of muck, lake levels, and pay to spray – plus why Danielle does what she does . . . You do not want to miss this…

  • Conversations 2.8: Nicole Qualtieri

    If you’ve listened to our podcast for any length of time, Tuesdays or Thursdays, you’ve heard us mention Nicole Qualtieri – she was the guest Editor of Volume 4 of Modern Huntsman, she created an all-women’s Deer Camp, she’s the hunting and fishing editor at Gear Junkie, a former employee of both Meateater AND BHA – and we have just the sort of meandering conversation you think we’d have – conservation funding, women in hunting, truth in reviews, the Office – you name it, we cover it in this, uhhh, unorthodox chat! Follow Nicole on Instagram – Twitter Find Nicole’s Writings at Gear Junkie Go to Patreon and become a…

  • #132: Moms, Pellet Grills, and the Savings Clause

    We wanted to do a podcast about moms in the outdoors, but that turned out to be harder to accomplish than we thought.  So we do our best, ask for some help, and keep moving! This week, songs about moms, some thoughts on our moms, famous outdoors moms, a strange segue into the world of pellet grills, vacuum cleaners, apple watches, a rescheduled wedding, and Travis rants about a failure of leadership in the conservation world . . . Plus, new reviews, feedback on the dog draft, and #whileIcastandblast . . . Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to…

  • Conversations #2.5: John Cooper

    Where are all the ducks? Spend any time on any waterfowl page or forum or boat ramp and this is a topic that will inevitably come up – are there less ducks?  Is the migration changing?  Where are they going? This week, it’s a huge privilege to be joined by John Cooper . . . John is a Vietnam Veteran, a 20+ year USFWS officer, a South Dakota Cabinet Secretary, a Commissioner, one time head of AFWA, a DU volunteer, and more. He was generous enough to give us a bit of his time this week as we wander through the idea of “where are the ducks?” and the variables…

  • #126: But We Feel Fine

    All anyone wants to talk about is the Coronavirus and the end of the world as we know it, but we’re here for you guys! This week, we do dabble into our take(s) on the Covid-19 pandemic, but then we pivot to what’s coming in Conversations, a Turkey season update (with a former co-host), social distancing, tarpon season, and a look ahead to future discussions! Go to Patreon and become a friend of the show OFFICIALLY here! E-mail Fletcher with Hallett Insurance to get your quote! Follow Cast and Blast Florida: Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Website Want to experience a world class duck hunt or fishing charter? E-mail Travis to book today . . . Connect…