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A weekly talkshow that covers the topic of facial hair and the world of beards and mustaches. We cover the latest news stories, competitions and events going on world-wide, with interviews with people making a mark on the community, and doing it all with a lot of humor!!! There is trivia and prizes each week and lots of beards and mustaches join in the chat with us. Come join hosts, Scott Sykora-The Beardcaster, and Aaron D. Johnston, as they dig into what is going on in the community all ac ...
 
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Joe and Chevy discuss the art and science of mentorship. Chevy shares how important it is for people to find mentors and provides tips on how and where to find them. He also explains why peers can be a great source for development. Finally, they share stories of their own journeys and the role peer and more senior mentors have played in their devel…
 
The time has come for the 2021 National Beard & Moustache Championships: presented by Honest Amish recap show. Tonight we have Monty "The Flash" Minter on the show! He will tell us how it felt to be the star of the event. We will also dive into some of the winners and see how the weekend went for Scott & Aaron. Also Make sure you tune into Beard La…
 
CSM (ret) Bill Thetford shares lessons from his career that spanned almost four decades in the United States Army. Bill shares his thoughts on the role of the noncommissioned officer (NCO) in the military and shares advice on how NCOs can lead up in their organizations. He also explains the importance of leaders removing barriers, the art of giving…
 
The time has come for the 2021 National Beard & Moustache Championships: presented by Honest Amish. Tonight Aaron & Matt will go over Nationals schedules and events! We will also discuss how Matt is feeling about his first LIVE beard competition. And who knows this might be the return of TRIVIA! Stick around to the end and find out. Also Make sure …
 
New York Times Best-Selling Author Kim Scott joins Joe to discuss how leaders can foster a culture that promotes honest feedback regardless of the power dynamics within an organization. In the interview, Kim discusses the lessons she shares in her books Radical Candor and Just Work, including how to give praise, how leaders can solicit feedback, ho…
 
Tonight we are talking, Honest Amish presents: Beard Battle LA part 5 with Nate Johnson. He is with Gentleman's Social Club of LA & they will be doing this competition online again this year do to Covid. This will be a charity fundraiser for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Their vision is simple: no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County! Be sur…
 
Tonight we will have two amazing guests from Mad Viking Kentucky. Andrew Orten & Brian Coyne will be putting on their competition "Bourbon, Beards & Beer" at the fabulous Bourbon Barrel Tavern in Elizabethtown Kentucky. They have selected their charity as 22 Until Valhalla, they are a 501(c)(3) National Non Profit dedicated to preventing veteran su…
 
Tonight we will have an action packed episode. First up we will have a Nationals preview with the Legendary Bryan T. Nelson from Beard Team USA. He will give us a quick step by step on how to get registered for the 2021 National Beard & Moustache Championships presented by Honest Amish. Then for the second half of the show we will have Joey Rumpell…
 
Tonight we will have Aaron D Johnston and Scott C Sykora on the show. Both guys had amazing weekends and they cant wait to talk all about it. Scott had his girlfriend in town and Aaron did a media tour in Scranton PA for the National Beard & moustache championships. Be sure to Cher this episode for a chance to win some great products from Honest Am…
 
Tonight's guest will be Kenny Parbel make sure you tell him to take his trash out! Kenny is a proud member of the Bearded Sinners of Ohio. The Sinners will once again be putting on their annual event, The Great Gathering of Beards. This will be presented by The Barber of G'Ville and will be a fundraiser for the Nelson Garrettville Community Cupboar…
 
Tonight's guest will be Shawn Glander from Big Sexy Beard Brand, Big Sexy Saturday nights, Banterin Beards, and West Coast Beard Mobb. This years competition will once again be live, and its full name is, the 3rd Annual Beards on the Rocks: In honor of Evan 'Gandalf' Bowden. The fabulous charity this year is going to be "People over Profit": The Mo…
 
Straight from the beautiful city of Sioux Falls South Dakota, its JB Renes and Gary Myers. These two guys will be talking all about the South Dakota Beard Clash 2021. This will be happing this weekend at the Bottoms Up bar and grill and will be benefiting "HorsePower". HorsePower is a nonprofit therapuetic riding facility with a mission to provide …
 
Tonight's guest is Lewis McGeorge from the Moustache and Beard Social Club based out of Sacramento California. We will discuss The 9th Annual NorCal Moustache and Beard Competition. This will be a charity fundraiser for PAWS, (Pet Adoption and Wellness Services) is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals, from…
 
Tonight's guest is Joshua Jackson from the Metropolitan Pogonotrophy Society out of Nashville. They are putting together their annual competition the "Showdown at the Southern Gates". MPS has been holding this competition since 2013 & It's first place trophies are a staple of the beard community so you should try and go get one. This will once agai…
 
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg shares the lessons he's learned leading the 30-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) over the last seven years. Additionally, he explains how his parents' approach to diplomacy influenced his leadership style. He also discusses his experiences with tragedy as the Prime Minister of Norway following the t…
 
We asked our listeners to submit questions for us to answer. We had some really great questions that came in-some really funny and some really serious. We hope you enjoy this special episode-we are thinking of doing more of these so if you have any questions email them to us at talkingbeards1@gmail.com. Talking Beards website www.talkingbeards.com …
 
Major General Chris Donahue, commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division, shares lessons he's learned throughout his career and discusses best practices for leaders to shape organizational culture. He also shares his thoughts on why change is hard, his greatest challenge as a division commander, and how reading helps him think through problems…
 
Shawn Coyne has spent decades in the publishing business working with some of the biggest names in news, sports, and entertainment. In this episode, he shares the numerous lessons he's learned throughout his successful career to include the pitfalls of seeking external validation and why doing so doesn't lead to happiness. He also talks about start…
 
Tonight's guest is Mark "Lamp Shade?" Byrnes from Allen Park, Michigan. Mark is here representing Detroit Grooming and Murder City FHC. He is working with Imlay City Michigan to help organize this one of a kind beard competition. This will be a benefit for "Six Feet Over" they a non-profit organization servicing the great state of Michigan. Their m…
 
Tonight's guest is Corey "The Ghost" Giehl, he will discuss the 1st Annual Fallen Guardians Beard & Mustache Comp. This will be the Beard Mobb West Virginia's first competition and it will be a benifit for the National Fallen Guardian Foundation. The National Fallen Officer Foundation's strategic mission is to: raise awareness about threats to offi…
 
Tonight's guest is the amazing children's book author Kellen Roggenbuck. He has written several books including our favorite "My Dad Has A Beard". Kellen has struck up a partnership with our good friends over at the Grooming Emporium and we will see what that's all about, along with all the other exciting things he has going on. We will also discus…
 
Tonight's very special guest is the International Bearded Lady herself Christine A. Hackman. Christine is a member of the Vancouver Facial Hair Club and the current World Champion in the Women's Realistic Category. She will be discussing "Beards by the Boarder", an online beard competition. This will be a benefit for The Canadian Men's Health Found…
 
Brett McKay sits down with Joe to share the story behind why he started The Art of Manliness website and how the site grew from a hobby to a full-time job for both him and his wife Kate. He also discusses the importance of focusing on family culture and shares weekly family events that he and Kate use to be intentional with their family life.…
 
The CEO of LEADx and author of Great Leaders Have No Rules, Kevin Kruse discusses contrarian leadership principles that many leaders overlook. Kevin and Joe talk about the downsides of having an open door policy, the problem with leaders wanting to be liked, and the pitfalls of leaders valuing being bullet proof over being vulnerable. They also dis…
 
Professor Nancy Sherman has spent decades working with military leaders on ethics, PTSD, moral injury, and suicide prevention. In this episode, she explains how an ancient philosophy can help service members and first responders work through traumatic experiences. She also discusses why community is so important for developing resiliency and grit, …
 
Joe sits down with Sebastian Junger to discuss his latest book, Freedom, and examine what this word means in modern society. In discussing the book, Junger recounts his 400-mile journey along east coast railroad lines while dodging police officers, sleeping under bridges, and walking through tough neighborhoods. They also talk about why combat depl…
 
Tonight marks the triumphant return of our very own news guy Matt McLear. Matt has been busy being BeardLaws over in TikTok land and creating his latest invention, the Mustache Mate... What is a Mustache Mate you ask? Tune in tonight and find out!!!!! Be sure to Cher this episode for a chance to win some great products from Honest Amish. Go to Talk…
 
Tonight we have Marty Pippin from Gather Up Events. They are putting together the Inaugural Beard & Stache Fest in beautiful Gatlinburg Tennessee. This event will be benefitting the "American Eagle Foundation". Through a deeply passionate commitment to conservation and educational outreach, the American Eagle Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, i…
 
Dr. Micah Zenko, author of Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy, explains why red teaming is an important practice for any organization. Joe and Micah discuss organizational blindspots, the best practices for finding them, and how red teamers can provide constructive feedback. Additionally, Micah shares techniques for leaders to beco…
 
Adrian Bordelon & Megan Reynolds from Beard Mobb Louisiana are putting on an online competition this weekend benefiting the CF Foundation. The “65 Roses” story dates back to 1965 when an observant 4-year-old, hearing the name of his disease for the first time, pronounced cystic fibrosis as "65 Roses. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition which cau…
 
Retired Army Lieutenant General and former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster explains why military leaders need to study the past to gain clarity in the present and also shares a career worth of lessons to include why the Battle of 73 Easting taught him about the importance of tough, realistic training. Finally, he spends a few minutes talkin…
 
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