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Clay Newcomb

Clay Newcomb

Clay Newcomb is a 7th-generation Arkansan that grew up in the Ouachita Mountains. He's a hunter, mule skinner, curious naturalist, and observer of rural culture. He's also a writer, filmmaker, podcaster, and owner/publisher of Bear Hunting Magazine.

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Ep. 19: Bear Grease [Render] - High Speed Chases, Kindergarten Ricky, and Boone's Death

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Ep. 19: Bear Grease [Render] - High Speed Chases, Kindergarten Ricky, and Boone's Death

On this Render episode, Clay and the crew discuss the nuanced social signals in riding mules, horses and wearing sweat pants in Macy's. Clay discloses his overreaction to the scandal after listening to the MeatEater Campfire Stories tale about the game warden, and equates it to an experience in...
Ep. 18: Daniel Boone - American Woodsman (Part 3)

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Ep. 18: Daniel Boone - American Woodsman (Part 3)

This is part three and our final episode in our series on Daniel Boone. On this episode, we'll go in depth about his life from when he was 35 years old to his death at age 86. We’ll again interview acclaimed writers Steve Rinella and Robert Morgan about Boone’s impact on American identity and...
Ep. 17: Bear Grease [Render] - White Panthers, Black Roosters, and Danny-Boy Boone

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Ep. 17: Bear Grease [Render] - White Panthers, Black Roosters, and Danny-Boy Boone

On this episode of the [Render], Gary Newcomb is back. He tells us how to not get canceled and waxes about Clay's fairly average story telling ability. Clay reveals his mother is upset with him because of his reaction to podcast feedback. Misty and Josh cover a famous song about the Cumberland Gap...
Episode 16: Daniel Boone - The Legend of Cumberland Gap (Part 2)

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Episode 16: Daniel Boone - The Legend of Cumberland Gap (Part 2)

We're on to part two of our series on the incredible life of the American backwoodsman, Daniel Boone. We’re going to dive deep into a topographic feature in the Appalachian Mountains that was a major player in the identity of Daniel Boone and America – we’re talking about the Cumberland Gap. We’ll...
Ep 15: Bear Grease [Render] - Mule Kicked, Scandals and Boone Mythology

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Ep 15: Bear Grease [Render] - Mule Kicked, Scandals and Boone Mythology

On the episode of the Bear Grease [Render], Clay and the gang discuss an array of riveting topics including getting ninja kicked by a mule. They discuss how Clay got it wrong on the game warden story, and Kolby Morehead of Bear Hunting Magazine squeezes in a legitimate "bears, beets and Battle Star...
Video: How to Make a Knife

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Video: How to Make a Knife

Have you ever wondered what goes into making a hand-made knife? In this video, knife maker Steve Schultz shows us how to do it. Although the process looks quick, it's quite a chore. Steve's been making knives for over 30 years, and it's a detailed process that requires specialized tools and skills...
Ep. 14: Daniel Boone - Foundations of an American Archetype (Part 1)

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Ep. 14: Daniel Boone - Foundations of an American Archetype (Part 1)

On this episode of the Bear Grease Podcast, we’ll be exploring a story as American as cornbread and black-eyed peas, we’re talking about one of America’s first heroes--Daniel Boone. We’ll sift through the myth and truth and discuss why the heck we’re still talking about him 200 years after his death...
Ep. 13: Bear Grease [Render] - Cobras, Bulldozers, and Immortal Roosters

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Ep. 13: Bear Grease [Render] - Cobras, Bulldozers, and Immortal Roosters

On this episode of the Bear Grease [Render], the crew starts out with a discussion on Clay's recent brush with the intoxicating power of a D6 Caterpillar bulldozer. They'll jump into a wild story of the Newcomb's near immortal rooster, which comes with a song. Finally, they discuss the "Snake Bit...
Video: How to Clean a Catfish

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Video: How to Clean a Catfish

We caught a big catfish and my buddy Ryan taught us how to skin it right at the boat ramp. These flatheads are renowned for their belly meat. This is a big one, but you can use this basic method with almost any size of catfish. This works best if you have a standard fillet knife and an electric...
Ep. 12: Snake Bit - The Original Fear

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Ep. 12: Snake Bit - The Original Fear

Whether you like it or not, snakes are a unique part of the human experience. We've had an unusual fear of them since humans started recording their lives in ways we can now study. In this episode, we'll talk with a man who's been bit so many times by venomous snakes he's lost count. We'll dive in...