After a summer hiatus the boys are back in the bunkhouse on the historic Figure 8 Ranch for a new season of podcasts. Join Craig, Jim, and “Oil Can” Rathbun for this new edition of the Running Iron Podcast: Stories that Shaped Us
After a delay in recording brought on by the horrors of technology, Craig, Jim, and “Oil Can” Rathbun are back in the bunkhouse on the historic Figure 8 Ranch to bring you another episode of the Running Iron Podcast. In this episode Lane Jacobson, owner of Paulina Springs Bookstore in Sisters, Oregon, sits down for a wide-ranging discussion about books, artificial intelligence, algorithms, and his vision for what a great small-town bookstore looks like.
In this inaugural segment of Running Iron on the Road, Craig shares thoughts and music from a trip to the central highlands of Mexico.
In this episode of the Running Iron Podcast Craig, Jim, and Oil Can are joined in the bunkhouse by Austin, Texas, resident Rick Schwertfeger. Rick is a retired public health professional who has also become a regular contributor to both Frontier Partisans and Running Iron Report. Rick sits down to discuss internet dating, former Texas Governor Rick Perry’s shooting prowess, and his studies of frontier life during the American War for independence.
As a bonus, the Running Iron boys are also joined by Miami Firefighter, and former US Marine, Carlos Constanzo. Carlos talks about his family’s experience before, during, and after the Castro takeover of Cuba.
Nevada cowgirl, educator, philanthropist, and elite-level athlete Cris Converse joins Craig and Jim in the Bunkhouse on the historic Figure 8 Ranch. Cris leads just the sort of eclectic and informed American life that fans of Running Iron appreciate; in this terrific interview she discusses the fascinating trail of her life, and lends important perspective on making a legacy commitment to community.
Author Rick Steber stops by the bunkhouse for a revealing interview with Craig & Jim. Steber has written more than 40 books, including “Caught in the Crosshairs,” “Red White Black,” and “Buy the Chief a Cadillac.” The recipient of numerous awards for his writing, the Los Angeles Times has said: “Steber’s words remind you of Hemingway or Fitzgerald.”
In this episode of the Running Iron Podcast, Dr. Lorissa Hines from Austin, Texas, pays a housecall on Craig, Jim, and “Oil Can” Rathbun at the Figure 8 Ranch. Dr. Hines discusses a variety of issues — from the media and science kerfuffles over childhood immunizations to her humanitarian work with children from Uganda to Mongolia. Join us for a few laughs, some valuable medical opinions, and a terrific interview with a succesful doctor, mother, and worldwide humanitarian.
US Army Special Forces veteran and retired lawman Greg Walker joins the Running Iron team for a wide-ranging interview. The author of 16 books and numerous articles for Soldier of Fortune, Black Belt Magazine, and many others, Greg sits down with Craig & Jim in the historic bunkhouse on the Figure 8 Ranch to talk knives, books, martial arts, his experiences in El Salvador and Iraq, and the art of kissing camels. Finally, Greg weighs in with winner-predictions for a lightning round of no-holds-barred celebrity fistfights. A Poet-Warrior of the Old School, this is an interview that will make you laugh, make you think, and stroke the warrior impulse embedded in your DNA.
The Running Iron boys are back in the bunkhouse with another terrific guest. In this episode Craig and Jim are joined by New York City native, and Oregon renaissance legend, Mr. Jack McGowan. Jack discusses growing up in the Big Apple, living next door to Bob Dylan, the Weather Underground bombings, brushes with the Baghwan Shree Rajneesh, adventures in the deepest Amazon, and his herculean efforts to keep Oregon beautiful as the Executive Director of SOLV — Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism. Fun, funny, occasionally moving — and always informative — this is another great Running Iron Podcast you don’t want to miss.
The Running Iron Report Crew invite you to subscribe to the Running Iron Podcasts on iTunes. Fun, funny, and informative, the podcasts feature fascinating guests from all walks of American life. Our most recent interview — publishing soon — features New York City native and Oregon legend Jack McGowan. Jack sits down with us to talk about growing up in New York City, living next door to Bob Dylan, the Weather Underground Bombings, the Yankees, and his herculean efforts to keep Oregon beautiful. You won’t want to miss it.
In this podcast the Running Iron crew are joined by modern day explorer and adventurer Brent McGregor. McGregor is a former logger, a woodworker, a mountaineer, a nationally recognized photographer, and an accomplished glacier cave explorer who — along with his caving partners — discovered the largest known glacier cave in the lower 48 states — the Snow Dragon complex far beneath the ice of Oregon’s Mt. Hood.
Western artist and buckaroo legend Len Babb joined the Running Iron crew for an interview at the Figure 8 Ranch.