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Chad Ward

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E251 - Chad Ward - Pitmaster & Founder of Whiskey Bent BBQ

This Life Ain't For Everybody

Chad’s love of BBQ comes from his belief that it’s more than just food- it’s a language that everyone can understand. Co-founder of Whiskey Bent BBQ, a competition BBQ team and BBQ supply shop, Chad has won multiple awards with over 200 top 10 overall and category finishes. Chad has also appeared on the hit TV show Chopped and is a regular guest on The Dan Patrick Show.

1hr 12mins

2 Aug 2021

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Episode 57: BBQ Grillmasters Chad Ward and Heath Riles

SCHEELS Outdoors Podcast

In episode 57 we are joined by Chad Ward of Whiskey Bent BBQ and Traeger along with 74-time BBQ Grand Champion Heath Riles. Chad and Heath dive into how they got started with competition barbecue, cooking tips and how grilling can be a great way to bring people together.Chad Ward and Heath Riles on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heathrilesbbq/ https://www.instagram.com/whiskeybentbbq/What's Cookin: https://bit.ly/2V5SKZwTraeger Recipes: https://www.youtube.com/user/TraegerGrills

57mins

23 Jul 2021

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Reconnecting Families Through the Power of Good Barbecue with Chad Ward, Barbecue Grand Champion

I Am Home podcast

Chad Ward is a seven-time barbecue grand champion, entrepreneur, and brand ambassador with nationwide TV appearances on the Food Network, NBC, the Travel Channel, and many more. He is also a Pitmaster and Owner of the Whiskey Bent BBQ competition team. He and his team have competed in over 105 contests across 22 states and taken home more than 200 Top 10 overall and category finishes. Chad currently serves as the Director of Marketing - BBQ for Traeger Grills. In this episode… In a world where technology has brought us closer — and yet so far apart — getting the family together in the backyard cooking barbecue is a big blessing. If you ever get a chance to pull it off, you don’t want to ruin it with bad barbecue. The great news is that you don’t have to worry about cooking the best barbecue. You only have to get the tenderness and flavor profile right, says Chad Ward, a grilling expert leading the charge to help families reconnect through barbecue. Chad shares the journey of his exciting career in barbecue — and some intricacies for a good barbecue. In this episode of the I Am Home podcast, hosts Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath sit down with Chad Ward, seven-time barbecue grand champion and Director of Marketing - BBQ at Traeger Grills. They discuss Chad’s path in his barbecue career, the smooth and rough patches along the way, how to make good barbecue, and Chad’s home remodeling experience.

52mins

20 May 2021

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BBQ RADIO NATION - Chad Ward of Whiskey Bent BBQ & Traeger

BBQ RADIO NATION

Chad Ward's love of BBQ comes from his belief that it’s more than just food- it’s a language that everyone can understand. Co-founder of Whiskey Bent BBQ, a competition BBQ team and BBQ supply shop, Chad has won multiple awards with over 200 top 10 overall and category finishes. Chad has also appeared on the hit TV show Chopped and is a regular guest on The Dan Patrick Show.

44mins

1 Apr 2021

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Talking BBQ with Stalekracker & Chad Ward

Malcom Reed's How To BBQ Right Podcast

This week on the HowToBBQRight Podcast, we welcome our guest, Stalekracker and find out how he got started on TikTok (02:39), how his kids feel about Dad being a TikTok star (11:45) and his experience off-shore fishing with Bluegabe off of Venice Beach (13:33). Then we argue about cooking shrimp (14:44), compare notes on boiling crawfish (19:04), and steal his grandfather’s “Smoked Rabbit Gumbo” recipe (26:03). Next we bring in Chad from Traeger (32:46) and he and Malcom talk about missing BBQ Classes (33:48). Then Chad and Malcom plan their International BBQ Tour (36:13) and discuss how the shutdown effected BBQ Business (38:02). Next we get Chad's thoughts on a low and slow pork butt, like we made this week (41:39), and Chad finally explains the “Super Smoke” feature in Traeger Grills (43:13). Finally we get Chad to name-drop and tell about cooking with Joe Rogan (50:47) and Dan Patrick (1:03:10). 

1hr 18mins

12 Mar 2021

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Baseball and BBQ Episode #75: Chad Ward, Part 2 and Jason Turbow, author of They Bled Blue

Baseball and BBQ

It's episode 75 and you ain't seen nothing yet.  Chad Ward is an incredible story teller and if you thought part 1 of our interview was fun and entertaining then be prepared to enjoy part 2 as much, or dare we say, even more.  Chad is the director of marketing for Traeger Pellet Grills as well as the pitmaster and owner of the award winning, Whiskey Bent BBQ competition team.  Listen to all these stories and then try to decide which is your favorite.  We love them all and hope you will too. We certainly think Chad is an outstanding guest.  Jason Turbow is the author of They Bled Blue: Fernandomania, Strike-Season Mayhem, and the Weirdest Championship Baseball Had Ever Seen: The 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers. There are some teams that become part of baseball lore with stories that are endlessly entertaining. Whether you think you know all there is to know about this team and their miraculous season or are just learning about it, this book is an an absolutely delightful read and Jason is another incredible guest. You will love the stories, but find it hard to believe it all took place during one strike shortened baseball season. Please visit the Pandemic Baseball Book Club,   https://www.pbbclub.com/ to find many of the wonderful books we have featured as well as some additional swag you may want to purchase.      We once again conclude the show with the beautiful song, "Baseball Always Brings You Home" from the musician, Dave Dresser and the poet, Shel Krakofsky.Don't forget to go to http://www.baseballbbq.com for grill tools and clothing for barbecue and baseball fans and https://fifthandcherry.com for their wonderful handmade cutting boards. Please know how much we appreciate our listeners.  We hope that all of you are staying safe.If you would like to contact the show, we would love to hear from you.Call the show - (516) 855-8214Email - baseballandbbq@gmail.comFacebook - Baseball and BBQTwitter - @baseballandbbqInstagram - baseballandbarbecueYouTube - baseball and bbqWebsite - https//baseballandbbq.weebly.com

1hr 26mins

14 Nov 2020

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Baseball and BBQ Episode #73: Ralph Carhart, Author of The Hall Ball and Chad Ward of Traeger and Whiskey Bent BBQ

Baseball and BBQ

Our Halloween episode is filled with a few tricks and plenty of treats.  Ralph Carhart is the author of The Hall Ball: One Fan's Journey to Unite Cooperstown Immortals with a Single Baseball. Is there a guest better suited for a Halloween episode then someone whose book includes photos of the gravestones of Major League Baseball Hall of Fame members? Ralph tells stories of his many adventures working to have a baseball he found in Cooperstown, New York photographed with all the living Hall of Fame members and then photographed at the graves of the deceased Hall of Fame members, as well as some other places for those whose final resting places are a bit more difficult to explain. Enjoy the stories and then treat yourself by purchasing the book. Chad Ward wears so many hats, wearing each one so well, that it is difficult to try and summarize who he is in one small paragraph.  As director of marketing for Traeger Pellet Grills, he helps to promote a product which has created a whole new way of cooking barbecue.  As the pitmaster and owner of the Whiskey Bent BBQ competition team he has won numerous competitions and made numerous television appearances and is a regular guest on the Dan Patrick Show.  As a guest on our show he is a true entertainer who kept us fascinated with his many stories which included visits with baseball Hall of Fame players, George Brett and Ken Griffey Jr.  Enjoy part one of the interview.The episode also features talk about Cal Hubbard, a Baseball Hall of Fame member born on Halloween and who is a member of two professional sports Hall of Fame's.         We once again conclude the show with the beautiful song, "Baseball Always Brings You Home" from Dave Dresser and Shel Krakofsky.Don't forget to go to http://www.baseballbbq.com for grill tools and clothing for barbecue and baseball fans.Please know how much we appreciate our listeners.  We hope that all of you are staying safe.If you would like to contact the show, we would love to hear from you.Call the show - (516) 855-8214Email - baseballandbbq@gmail.comFacebook - Baseball and BBQTwitter - @baseballandbbqInstagram - baseballandbarbecueYouTube - baseball and bbqWebsite - https//baseballandbbq.weebly.com

1hr 56mins

31 Oct 2020

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Episode 8 - Chad Ward of Holodeck (aka: Hangin' With Chad)

Go Through The Door - Fearless Improv

Life is a funny old thing. In this episode, Diz catches up with a friend from High School, Chad Ward! Though they went their separate ways when they headed off to college, somehow, they both found their way into the loving arms of Improv! A writer by trade (check out his work for the "Savage Worlds" RPG system or his book, "An Edge in the Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Knives"), Chad spends much of his free time on stage with his troupe "Holodeck" in Apex, North Carolina. In addition to catching up, Diz and Chad discuss Playing Smart, the difficulty of letting go of your own (obviously genius) ideas, and how NPR can get you pumped before a show. So, plug in those head phones, and Go Through The Door with us again! Show Notes and Links: "Anger Scrapbooking": https://youtu.be/dhauhsUwFOU Chad's Writing: http://www.chadwrites.com/ Holodeck: https://www.facebook.com/holodeckimprov/ Improv Festivus: https://www.improvfestivus.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/go-through-the-door/support

35mins

5 May 2020

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E137 - Chad Ward - Whiskey Bent BBQ & Traeger Grills

This Life Ain't For Everybody

Chad Ward owns and operates Whiskey Bent BBQ as well as heads up the BBQ Team Marketing for Traeger Grills. Chad and Chad discuss the explosion of Traeger, dive into some recipes, touch on the benefits in a good dry rub, and get into what is happening with Traeger Nation currently. It’s an awesome episode and we hope you enjoy it! This episode was brought to you by Traeger Grills and Jack Daniels U.S.A.

1hr

18 Apr 2020

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PC 264 - Grilling with the Master Chad Ward

Nock On Archery

Chad Ward is the guy responsible for teaching me everything I know about the Traeger. He changed my life on cooking wild game after having him cook a wild hog for me in Florida several years ago. Since then we have cooked at many hunting camps together and love teaching others about it. Chad has an amazing motivation story about losing over 180lbs since we met by eating cleaner and taking some easy steps in life. He is now wanting to start compound archery.

59mins

10 Feb 2020

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