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Strangers Worth Meeting is the show that takes you on the road to live the life of a nomad. Join host Tyler Hixson on his journeys to new and exciting places, and travel across the US to meet strangers everywhere who have a story worth sharing. If you believe that some of the best things in the world are hidden where few can find them, if you don’t mind traveling with a mixed up companion, and if you are certain that a worthy stranger can become a friend, then this is the show for you. Follo ...
 
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On this episode, Tyler meets up with Tim Freeman in Nashville, TN. Tyler & Tim talk about how there ain't no justice in jiu jitsu, whether you want a specialist or a soul searcher with you in the apocalypse, and if technology will eat us for being indefinite on this eighty-fifth episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video …
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Jeremy Koerber near Hannibal, MO. Tyler & Jeremy talk about a day of fishing for crappie, using small game to prepare for bigger game, and managing land responsibly on this eighty-fourth episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video version of this podcast on the Strangers Worth Meeting Y…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Stephen Hall & Scott Shank in Lafayette, IN. Stephen & Scott are the owners of Asgard Combat Sports and Ascend Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Tyler, Stephen, & Scott talk about the community for veterans in jiu jitsu, the virtues of de-escalating, and jiu jitsu actually saving lives on this eighty-third episode of the Str…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Tanner Dunfee & Travis Sandifur in Lafayette, IN. Tyler, Tanner, & Travis talk about vets and LEOs looking to jiu jitsu, whether mat enforcers are necessary, and which belt is best on this eighty-second episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video version of this podcast on the Strangers…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up remotely with Matt Wahlstrom of Epic Roll BJJ. Tyler & Matt talk about how training changes over time, whether experience in jiu jitsu changes a person or leaves them the same, and how to make some wicked jungle juice on this eighty-first episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video version o…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets back up with Ty Brooks aka Ty The Bourbon Guy of Westfield, IN. Tyler & Ty talk about where bourbon and US history collide, how the barrel is everything, and the pros and cons of podcasting while tipsy on this eightieth episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video version of this podcast on the …
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Tiffany Compton, hunter and whiskey & cigar aficionado in Greenfield, IN. Tyler & Tiffany talk about the contradictions in hunting, who should be a hunter, and her awesome German Shorthaired Pointers on this seventy-ninth episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video version of this podca…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with James Regina, pro MMA fighter, trainer, and owner of Stay Ready Performance & Recovery. Tyler & James talk about turning it around 180 degrees, the misconceptions of the ego, and the will to live and fight on this seventy-eighth episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video version of thi…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets back up with Jeremy Whorton, owner & head instructor of Lone Wolf MMA & 10th Planet Kansas City. Tyler & Jeremy talk about finding people searching for truth, whether the ego is friend or foe, and being bad at things on this seventy-seventh episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video version of…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up remotely with Jeremiah Doughty, wild game chef and creator of From Field To Plate. Tyler & Jeremiah talk about pushing past excuses not to hunt, how wild game can affect your diet and health, and why people need to relax about something as natural as hunting on this seventy-sixth episode of the Strangers Worth Meetin…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Al Guinee in Tucson, AZ. Tyler & Al talk about staying crazy busy, the community you find in jiu jitsu, and the challenges of refereeing on this seventy-fifth episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video version of this podcast on the Strangers Worth Meeting YouTube Channel: youtube.com/…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Chris Bennett, Kyle Roethlein, and Adam Lane in Tucson, AZ. Tyler & friends talk about wild jiu jitsu stories, how people should be allowed to evolve, and how to properly smoke a duck on this seventy-fourth episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video version of this podcast on the Stran…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets back up with Anthony Birchak in Tucson, AZ. Tyler & Anthony talk about whether motivation is external or internal, how jiu jitsu affects your life outside of the gym, and being able to avoid a single identity on this seventy-third episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video version of this podc…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Grant Tims in Red Rock, AZ. Tyler & Grant talk about the silver bullet of regenerative farming, how land can be restored actively, and whether to eat meat or veggies on this seventy-second episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video version of this podcast on the Strangers Worth Meeting…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Ben McCann in Bradenton, FL. Tyler & Ben talk about their exciting duck hunt, how truly meeting the outdoors changes your perceptions, and why not to be famous on this seventy-first episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video version of this podcast on the Strangers Worth Meeting YouTub…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Sonny Parlin in Bradenton, FL. Tyler & Sonny talk about the side effects of jiu jitsu, how MMA has hindered the grappler, and how engaging with the real world means embracing some violence on this seventieth episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video version of this podcast on the Stra…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets back up with Ross Johnston in Sarasota, FL at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Tyler & Ross talk about the wide world of incredible plants, how humans perceive plant evolution and consciousness, and how plants think without a brain on this sixty-ninth episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the vid…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Dr. Tracy Fanara in St. Petersburg, FL. Tyler & Tracy talk about how science keeps up with a constantly changing world, space tourism vs space-driven technology, and how we're all neighbors when it comes to water on this sixty-eighth episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video version o…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets back up with Mike Sanda of Charleston, SC. Tyler & Mike talk about engaging with pain and suffering, how AI is going to destroy us, and the jiu jitsu of Charleston on this sixty-seventh episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video version of this podcast on the Strangers Worth Meeting YouTube Ch…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets back up with Andrew Hatlevig of Melrose, WI. Tyler & Andrew talk about the major ups and downs of Wisconsin whitetail hunting, why we have aversions to certain kinds of food, and continued plans for the bacteria cult/religion on this sixty-sixth episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: Find the video versi…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Jess Baker aka Jess The Farrier of Champaign, IL. Tyler & Jess talk about why horses need better hoof care, what we do and don't breed horses (and ponies and mules and donkeys) for, and why it's hard to find great information about animal care online on this sixty-fifth episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting pod…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Hunter Rayne in Lafayette, IN. Hunter is a country singer & songwriter and co founder of clothing brand Midwest MFG. Tyler & Hunter talk about having some Midwest pride, staying authentic to your story in country music, and the appeals of living a little more country on this sixty-fourth episode of the Strangers…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Ty Brooks aka Ty The Bourbon Guy of Westfield, IN. Tyler & Ty talk about how a bourbon comes to be, how memories, environment, and tastes determine someone's bourbon preferences, and the wonderful plethora of variety in the whiskey world on this sixty-third episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. VIDEO: …
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Khaz Brooks in Battle Ground, IN. Khaz is a curator and trainer at Wolf Park, working directly with the bison, wolves, & foxes at the park. Tyler & Khaz talk about the important role predators play in the wild, how conservation and population control is interconnected and ever-evolving, and the imperative for an…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Jeremy Koerber of St. Louis, MO. Jeremy is a Trainer and Founder of Fit To Hunt, a team of personal trainers dedicated to getting hunters in shape for their hunting goals. Tyler & Jeremy talk about how education changes perspectives on hunting, how good fitness and game meat fuel each other in a cycle, and the s…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Amir Allam of Salt Lake City, UT. Amir is a professor & seismologist at The University of Utah as well as the owner of 10th Planet SLC. Tyler & Amir talk about how the Earth is always shifting beneath us, cultivating a passion for learning new things, and the logical fallacies we all fall prey to on this sixtiet…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Jameson Mohammadi of Salt Lake City, UT. Jameson is a Certified Personal Trainer + Nutritionist and the Founder & Head Coach of BLK WLF CRW. Tyler & Jameson talk about the barefoot phenomenon, how real scenarios or imagined scenarios can give training a purpose, and how nutrition changes can be tampered with on …
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Kendall Fischer of Salt Lake City, UT. Kendall is the Artistic Director of Myriad Dance Company. She is currently studying for her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and is also an instructor at ONYX Pole & Aerial Fitness in SLC. Tyler & Kendall talk about the wild variety that is SLC, all the ways that dance & …
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Tanner Markley in Reno, NV. Tanner is an extreme sports athlete & acrobat currently performing with Vive Le Cirque. He's also the owner of Off Axis, creating acrobatic, skate, & wrestling footwear for athletes. Tyler & Tanner talk about how a career moves from athletics to acrobatics to entrepreneurship, having …
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Max Smith of Minneapolis, MN. Max is a bladesmith and the owner of XX Custom Blades, creating custom knives suited to each individual who purchases one. Tyler & Max talk about how an interest in the History Channel show Forged in Fire turned into becoming a true bladesmith, blades and their sturdiness throughout…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Javis Borgh of Minneapolis, MN. Javis is The Tumbling Coach, training and teaching his cheer & tumbling athletes in the Twin Cities and beyond. Tyler & Javis talk about the training and injury prevention that's much needed in tumbling & cheer, how fame becomes a pressurized incentive, and whether or not it's wor…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Justin Charboneau of Denver, CO. Justin is the owner & founder of SugarTats Cookie Co and has been featured on Food Network. Tyler & Justin talk about exploring your wildest interests, how an obsession with baking gets started, how cookies are a pathway to art, and which guilty pleasure reality shows are worth w…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Brittany Charboneau of Denver, CO. Brittany is 'The Funny Runner' - a professional marathoner and trail runner whose goal is to get back to the joy of running. Tyler & Brittany talk about how to navigate the trails while being the fastest person on them, why it's good to have unique interests like presidential h…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Matthew Mossbrucker of Morrison, CO. Matthew is the Director & Chief Curator of the Morrison Natural History Museum. Tyler & Matthew talk about what the Rockies looked like to the dinosaurs, how the dinos went from tiny babies to giant beasts, and how to change your perspective to think in millions of years at a…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Jeremy Whorton of Kansas City, MO. Jeremy is the owner & head instructor of Lone Wolf MMA & 10th Planet Kansas City. Tyler & Jeremy talk about the need to seek hardship voluntarily, how tough times and mindset lead to a fulfilling life, and where jiu jitsu & life lessons merge on this fifty-first episode of the …
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Ricky Reyes of Kansas City, MO. Ricky is the owner of Anchor Moto, a motorcycle/fabrication shop in KC. Tyler & Ricky talk about the variety of experience in the motorcycle world, whether or not the classic passion for motorcycles will evolve into the electric age, and even how the books we read & the music we l…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up remotely with Ross Johnston of Sarasota, FL. Ross is the Marine Science Virtual Learning Education Specialist at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota with a huge knowledge base and heart for marine life. Tyler & Ross talk about how science is learning about the intelligence of sea life (including cephalopods…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Randy Villarreal, professional MMA fighter, BJJ Black Belt, and the owner of Genesis Jiu Jitsu in Burleson, TX. Tyler & Randy talk about how your experience with the martial arts evolves as you go, what it's like to train for Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds, and why families always end up all getting into BJJ and traini…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up remotely with Self Defense Specialist and NY Times Bestselling author Tim Larkin of Las Vegas, NV. Tyler & Tim talk about the difference between social aggression and asocial violence, how violence is a tool that we need in our toolkit, and what it's like training celebrities like Tony Robbins on this forty-seventh e…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with author, adventurer, and artist Jordan Hanssen of Seattle, WA who is temporarily living in Albuquerque, NM. Tyler & Jordan talk about his Guinness World Record of rowing across the Atlantic, what it's like to be rescued at sea, and the irony of talking about Seattle while you are actually in Albuquerque on this f…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets back up with Atos BJJ Black Belt and vanlifer Heather Raftery of Tucson, AZ. Tyler & Heather talk about the nuance and empathy of conversations, the mindset of a competitor in action, and the romance of cooking on this forty-fifth episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. NEW: Find the video version of this podcas…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets back up with Kye Gutierrez of Tucson, AZ. Kye is the founder of Out There Yoga in Tucson. Tyler & Kye talk about reconnecting with nature and our evolutionary roots, conspiracies that are worth considering, and when we'll meet the aliens on this forty-fourth episode of the Strangers Worth Meeting podcast. NEW: Find the …
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Anthony Birchak of Tucson, AZ. Anthony ‘El Toro’ Birchak is a professional mixed martial artist and UFC fighter, as well as the owner of 10th Planet Tucson, with a wealth of wrestling and MMA experience. Tyler & Anthony talk about the small details that make a mixed martial artist, the growth of BJJ for free-thi…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Hannah Dela Cruz of Tucson, AZ. Hannah is an extraordinary sourdough bread baker and published author of the newly released book Sourdough Every Day. Tyler & Hannah talk about the best parts of living in Tucson, how sourdough could be a part of everyone's lives, and why we need to rethink how we bake and cook fr…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Kyle Roethlein of Tucson, AZ. Kyle is a fellow Brazilian Jiu Jitsu addict of 10th Planet Tucson who coaches functional fitness & movement training. Tyler & Kyle talk about the modern lens of wellness, the challenges of healthcare, and how perspectives can only be 180-degree on this forty-first episode of the Str…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Jake Zweig of Champaign, IL. Jake is a former Navy SEAL and current college football coach, most recently with the University of Illinois. He also co-hosted the Discovery Channel show “Dude, You’re Screwed” (currently available on Amazon Prime) and competed in History Channel’s “Top Shot” marksmanship show. This…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Ross Johnston of Sarasota, FL. Ross is the Marine Science Virtual Learning Education Specialist at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota with a huge knowledge base and heart for marine life. Tyler & Ross talk about how life in the ocean changes with human activity, how to ethically participate in the sea…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Andrew Rivenbark of Sicklerville, NJ. Andrew is a content creator, videographer, podcaster, musician, and martial arts instructor who clearly loves to dive into all his interests! Tyler & Andrew talk about how the streaming wars are changing content, why martial arts training changes the way you think, and how w…
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Mike Sanda of Charleston, SC. Mike is the owner of Holy City Jiu Jitsu and has a huge passion for teaching and sharing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and functional fitness with everyone. Tyler & Mike talk about how 'the gentle art' of BJJ intertwines with so many aspects of life, why it's so beneficial to be functionally …
 
On this episode, Tyler meets up with Krista DeSocio of Knoxville, TN. Krista is a food & recipe blogger who inspires others to cook and experience the foods she finds on her international travels. Tyler & Krista talk about cooking for others as love & nourishment, how food takes us back in time to our memories, and how to find out if you are a supe…
 
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