315 I am a Man – The Urban Shooter Podcast

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March 29, 2013 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By

315th Episode of The Urban Shooter Podcast

This week, I share what happened 46 years ago after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. So much of it is tied to gun control and how people perceive it. I try to take you back to that time and share a new project I am starting to get my concealed carry permit. I watched True Grit this week and it just motivated the heck out of me to stay the course, even if I am a fat old man now. Shout out to Nikki Turpeaux of ArchAngeltactical.com and others. Thank you for sharing this podcast.  It’s a little shorter than 43 minutes.

Thank you for listening.

 

http://gunrightsmagazine.com

http://archangeltactical.com

Http://crossbreedholsters.com

http://freedomsnetwork.org

http://facebook.com/blackmanwithagun1

The Draw 

 

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Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.

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Cigars and Humidors–The Correct Way

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February 20, 2013 | Posted in Mens Issues | By

On a previous segment about cigars on The Urban Shooter Podcast I shared some advice about cigars and humidors.  A more experienced brother had the following to say and corrections for me.  I really appreciate this and sharing it here.

 

On your segment about cigars, I found myself shaking my head yell “Nooooo!” (Visualize the slow motion video of a bald black man leaping over furniture to grab from your hand that damp and Heaven forbid overly damp cloth.) over the bad advice on seasoning a humidor. Most of the information provided was correct. However, the bit of advice that was wrong could be the most costly.

 

Your guest stated that you use a humidor solution to wipe down the inside of your humidor to season it. Bad advice which could lead to an expensive mistake.  Anyone who has done any work with wood knows that water and untreated wood typically do not go well together. To wipe down the inside of a humidor with a damp cloth could lead to warping. It does not mater if your humidor is $120 Savoy or a $3,000 Davidoff. Your humidor is an investment in a purposed piece of furniture.

 

The proper way to season a humidor is to use distilled water. Seasoning should be done prior to placing cigars in the humidor.

 

1. Starting with the humidification element, wet it with distilled water. Place it on a paper towel for 5-10 minutes to drain the excess water. After draining the excess water (to minimize the risk of warping), place the element in the humidor.

2. Place a shot glass or small container holding an ounce or two of distilled water inside the humidor. Close the lid and come back in 2-3 days. Give it 5 days if you are patient.

3, The interviewee just jumped from the analog hygrometer to the upsell of a digital hygrometer. What he omitted was the analog hygrometer must be calibrated. Rather than reinvent the wheel, here is a link to calibrating the hygrometer http://pipesandcigars.com/caanhy.html. I usually do this step during the first day of step 2.

4. After your humidor is seasoned, place your precious smokes in the humidor. You want to keep the capacity of your humidor at no less than half full. This helps keep the humidity constant. Note, after you place your cigars in the humidor, the humidity will drop for a few hours. Fear not the humidity will rise back to the previous reading to when you had seasoned your humidor.

 

Thanks Mr. Anthony.  Hopefully, nobody ruined their cigars in the interim.  I appreciate your comments.

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Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.

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Encouraging Our Nation

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December 18, 2012 | Posted in News | By

To the patriots of the east coast, I know you are reeling from the horrific tragedies of sick and broken people that have used firearms to murder, maim and kill the innocent. Even our spouses are looking at us with the crook eye. I feel your pain. I know how people operate. The murder of these babies is beyond description. We are hurting too as politicians do things that set us back 50 years. It’s bad all over. It has hurt us so deeply that even law abiding gun owners are wondering. He asks us to hold on. Keep the faith. Continue to do right. Take care of your families, be sensitive to others and respect all. http://blackmanwithagun.com

God Bless America and all those that believe.

 

 

 

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How To Make Your Podcast Not Suck, Pt 2

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September 18, 2012 | Posted in Training | By

Part 2

 

Podcasting and blogging are the next gold rush to some people.  It evolves so much that there aren’t any good books on how to do it.  The best you can do though is find an online tutor.  That will save you hours.  You could research youtube, but you can’t trust everything you see there.  When I asked my friends on Twitter and Facebook what things they say that turned them off about podcast, I got a nice list.  One of them was content.  No brainer right?  It is said in the podcasting world that content is king and audio quality is queen. 

“You were born an original, don’t die a copy.”  John Mason

Originality.

Although imitation is a form of flattery, no one can be a better you than you.  Your goal as a content producer is to be unique, indistinguishable and memorable.  Companies use words like “branding” to say the same thing.  I started in the gun world.  I quickly found and still find that there are people with better access to ranges, firearms, gun companies, training facilities, eye candy, etc that I couldn’t compete with.  And I didn’t.  I quit the rat race and sailed away on my own little boat.  I left a small wake that has become nice wave. 

The Urban Shooter Podcast is not about black people that shoot.  It is a pro-gun variety show that is produced by a black guy that shoots.  And he is more than skin tone.  He is into Americana, guns, gun rights, news related to people that live in and near the cities, blues, rock and roll, motorcycles, old school wisdom, and comedy reminiscent of a 70’s talk show.  The result is not a viral show.  The results are people that like the host, are entertained by his antics, opinions and discoveries.

The toughest thing for Kenn Blanchard was realizing that he couldn’t appeal to everybody or even some of the people he thought he would.  He wasn’t “black enough” for some.  He was too religious for others.  He was not political.  Some didn’t understand the Zombie phenomena.  (Before the series, Walking Dead,” bleeding Zombie targets, zombie ammunition and zombie guns, Kenn Blanchard narrated an original story called Zombie Strike as a weekly cliff hanger feature on the show.  It ended at 200 episodes.)  He didn’t talk enough about the same guns as everyone else.  That my friend, is ok.  It’s called a niche.

A niche market according the Wiki-pedia is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focusing.  So the market niche defines the specific product features aimed at satisfying specific market needs, as well as the price range, production quality and the demographics that is intended to impact. 

Blanchard’s niche just happened to be mature affluent gun owners, that trusted his opinion enough to buy from him, who he recommended and support his activism.  The latter was something that had never happened before.

 

It’s not about the numbers.  It’s about the quality. And we’ll talk about that a little more in the part 3.

If you want to increase your listening audience, fan base and statistics be the loveable side of you.

 

Can you share what would make you unsubscribe to a podcast? 

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How To Make Your Podcast Not Suck, Pt 1

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September 17, 2012 | Posted in Blanchard Media Group | By

Part 1

Podcasting is the next big thing to a lot of people.  Although it’s been around since 2005 (probably) it has evolved into an easier to perform medium.  All you need is a way to record onto digital format, upload to a platform that can be downloaded by your audience and you are there.  Easy right?  But why do so many podcasts suck?

This is the first in a series about making good shows.  I’ve been podcasting since 2007 and don’t claim to be the Supreme Potentate of Podcasting, I’ve learned a lot by trial and error.  In keeping with the purpose of this site, here’s something else to help you in life.  If you produce a podcast, I hope to highlight a few things to keep you from “podfading” or dissolving into the ether —that has worked for me.

Inconsistency.

Podcasts suck for different reasons.  One of the reasons can be that they are inconsistent.  When someone wants to hear from you, you are not there.  They will soon after unsubscribe.  Contrary to popular belief, humanity hasn’t evolved.  We are still creatures of habit.  We will listen to your show in general at the same time every week.  If you change that routine, the length of your show or the time it is available, you run a risk of losing a listener that week.  They may not listen as soon as your feed is available but most likely will be at a time that works best for them.  Some listen in the gym, on a run, at work, or on the commute for example.

Remember that the main benefit of a podcast is Portable On Demand broadcasting.  It is time shifted and can be downloaded and consumed when wanted.  It’s not scientific but people want you when they want you.

If you want to increase your listening audience, fan base and statistics be predictable.

 

#podcasting, #blackmanwithagun

 

I am writing an article to help podcasters like myself improve what you hear.  Can you share what would make you unsubscribe to a podcast? 

 

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