Waterman Survives

The premise of Storyteller’s Night at Jesse Brown’s, which is coming up Thursday, February 6th, from 6-8PM, is that people all around us do some pretty cool and exciting things. As the last story preview on today’s show, the Outdoor Guys speak with one of these individuals, Joe Sheridan Jr., who will be telling his story, “Waterman Survives” about the sport of free-diving (deepwater diving while holding your breath). Joe discusses how he became interested in the sport, where his favorite locations are to dive, and how, when done properly, this sport can give one an eye-opening world experience.

He Is Ironman

It’s storytime! And both children and adults alike are welcome at Jesse Browns’ famous Storyteller’s Night which is occurring Thursday, February 6th, from 6-8PM in store. In this segment, Bill & Don check in with Jamey Yon, one of the world’s best athletes, who will be telling his story that night, “I Am Ironman.” From how Jamey was inspired to begin competing in the world’s toughest triathlon after growing up as a golfer, to continuing to complete these physically challenging endurances year after year, to now also training and coaching others, this story will be a great experience to hear in person!

The Man He Never Met

Coming up on Thursday, February 6th, from 6-8PM, come hear a neighbor’s adventure at Jesse Browns’ legendary Storyteller’s Night! On this segment of the Carolina Outdoors, the Outdoor Guys chat with George Couchell, one of the three upcoming storytellers who will tell his story, “The Man I Never Met.” From growing up in Greece to losing almost everything and then immigrating with his family to America, ‘Mr. C’ gives an enthralling preview of what he will share on February 6th. He also shows Bill & Don how forks in the road can significantly impact one’s life. You certainly won’t want to miss this one!

Tellin’ Stories!

It’s transition season at Jesse Brown’s and with the holidays in the rearview mirror, there are lots of exciting events coming up in the near future! The Outdoor Guys focus on one in particular today, and that is the famed Storyteller’s Night which centers around adventure stories and usually attracts 60-80 people. The storytellers themselves are not performers, but rather extraordinary ordinary everyday folk. Bill & Don also discuss the Carolina Outdoors podcast and radio show as well as a little Jesse Brown’s history which is celebrating 50 Years this year. More to come, so stay tuned!

It’s A Heritage Year Indeed!

(Recorded For The 01/11/2020 Show) Ever wanted to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro? Macon Dunnagan, an adventurer who has climbed ‘Kili’ over 40 times, will be on hand at Jesse Brown’s on January 8th and 12th to discuss the mountain and how to summit it. In addition, JB’s famed ‘Storyteller’s Night’ returns February 6th, and then on March 19th the Fly Fishing Film Tour comes to the Visulite Theatre. All of these events, and more, are in celebration of Jesse Brown’s 50th Anniversary, which is this year, 2020. The Outdoor Guys discuss these events, the store’s history, and so much more on this segment of the Carolina Outdoors!

New Year, New Decade, New You

(Recorded For The 01/11/2020 Show) In review from the last segment all that Sugar Mountain offers, Bill shares a fun experience from the South Carolina State Fair…his family’s tradition of sliding down a GIGANTIC slide. Sounds wild! The Outdoor Guys also discuss New Year’s resolutions for the new year AND new decade, as well as tips and tricks on making and keeping them. While Don’s tradition is to map out his year ahead on a calendar, Bill discusses how experts recommend individuals go about accomplishing your goals: start small and be realistic, take small steps, talk about the goals, let others hold you accountable, and if you make a mistake, don’t beat yourself up. Sounds like a path to success!

Let’s Head To The Mountains!

(Recorded For The 01/11/2020 Show) Well the holiday season has come to a close but winter has not! That means it is high-time to ski and the skiing season has only just begun. While it doesn’t feel like winter in the Charlotte area just yet, it definitely does in the Village of Sugar Mountain which is where Sugar Mountain Resort thrives. The Outdoor Guys invite on Kim Jochl, Vice President & Director Of Marketing And Merchandising at Sugar Mountain, to discuss the new technology, the new gear, the new slopes, and a new 50th Anniversary Documentary film which all together helps makes Sugar the largest ski resort in the Carolinas. Hop aboard as we head to the High Country!

Carolina Urban Legend Or A Legendary Monster?

(Recorded For The 01/11/2020 Show) Since the last podcast show, did you eat any traditional New Year’s Day food? The Outdoor Guys certainly have, and watch out if you’re hungry because a lively food discussion is how they intro the show today! The Outdoor Guys also discuss a recently taken grainy photo and its relation to the ancient tribal legend of Lake Wylie’s monster snake. Was this a log or muskrat? The Catawba Nation’s lore tells of giant river creatures, so this just MIGHT be it. We’ll keep you updated! In addition, with talk of New Year’s resolutions, you are in for a great show today.

Trout Fishing, Skiing, & New Year’s Day Food Eating

(From The 12/28/2019 Show) Did you know you can go trout fishing in Charlotte?! McAlpine Park, one of 30 recently stocked locations around the state, was filled with excess trout on December 6th resulting from a great NC hatchery year. So grab your fishing license and go harvest ‘em to eat! The Outdoor Guys also discuss ski safety tips, a good things to keep in mind this time of year. Lastly, Bill, Don, and TJ, break down the meaning of traditional New Year’s Day food fare and the origins of these symbolic traditions. Greens, peas, cornbread, sauerkraut, ham, and more…YUM!

Let’s Play (Basket)Ball!

(From The 12/28/2019 Show) The Outdoor Guys go indoors (when it gets cold outside) to watch basketball! Bill and Don touch base with Langston Wertz Jr., Sports Writer from the Charlotte Observer, on the health of local high school programs, both men’s and women’s teams. Discussing both public and private schools, Langston and the Outdoor Guys, cover predictions, historical precedent, current team performance, and so much more. So make sure to grab a seat and catch a game this season; there are many to choose from, and you can’t go wrong with these recommendations!