Today my guest is Bryan Martin, aka Sea Lion Bryan, who is an animal care and training specialist, widower, and fantastic dancer who can be found on TikTok and Instagram @sealionbryanWe talked about:- Being with his partner Clayton for four years. After Bryan’s dad passed away, four months later Clayton got a fungal infection and he had an adverse response to the medication that cause acute liver failure. He became Clayton’s caregiver for the following 8 months until he passed away.- It wasn’t until 2020 when Bryan noticed how many people were grieving that he felt it was time to share with more people online.- Clayton’s wild sense of humor, how it still informs Bryan’s own humor, and why dead husband jokes are funny- Why Deadpool is the patron saint of widows- Being ghosted on a date after being literally ghosted by your partner- Widows laugh because the world is ridiculous- The weird connotation widow/er has (it make it sound like we did it)- If you’ve used comedy to cope in other areas of your life, you’ll probably use it to cope with grief too- Using reverse psychology on the universe to get what you want- The difference between positivity and toxic positivity (something Bryan has been accused of)- The beauty of authenticity- We don’t talk about preparing for death enough because of shame and fearFor more information about Death Is Hilarious, visit deathishilarious.com To get in touch, email email@example.com. You can support the podcast by subscribing, becoming a patron at patreon.com/deathishilarious, or by simply sharing the show with your friends and on social media.
As we move through the dog days of summer in mid-July Bryan Martin is preparing for a Wyoming elk hunt that he’s finally drawn after several years. He recently returned from a trip scouting the unit and reports back to Brian and Brad about what he was specifically looking for, what he saw and how the information gained may have changed his fall strategy. This episode is a good behind-the-scenes look at how a seasoned outdoorsman approaches pre-season scouting.
478 — Bryan Martin: Read Your Standard and Dream BIS Line up
Pure Dog Talk
Bryan Martin: Read Your Standard and Dream BIS Line upBryan Martin, retired professional handler, former AKC executive field representative and newly minted Hound group judge joins host Laura Reeves for part two of his amazing stories and advice for exhibitors.“My family would have dinner (and) during dessert, the book of standards came on the table. We had weekly discussions. ‘OK let's talk about heads tonight.’ We'd go round the table and everyone would say something and ‘OK who do you think has a good head? Who do you think has a bad head? Do you have a picture? Go get a picture.’ One night we’d talk about shoulders and why the shoulder needs to be a wrap-around, why the shoulder needs to be well laid back, why the shoulder blade and the upper arm have to be the same length, to make it a proper working hound, how the back end has to match the front end… How the pieces fit. It's form and function, which has stuck with me forever, and that's my basis is form and function judging.“It's amazing how many people in AKC, UKC … have no understanding how to read a standard. How to interpret a standard and how to go to somebody and talk to somebody about the standard. The how’s why’s and wherefores of studying standards. At the International show where we had to write a critique, we had to know the standards. What I ended up doing was showing people what the standard says about their dog. And they say ‘oh, I didn't know that’ and it's a whole educational program that is missed.”In the “Dream Best In Show Lineup” game, Martin’s choices were:Sporting – English Springer Spaniel, Ch Salilyn's AristocratHound – Afghan Hound, Ch Triumph Of GrandeurWorking – Doberman Pinscher, Ch. Brunswig's CryptoniteTerrier – Scottish Terrier, Ch. Braeburn's Close EncounterToy – Japanese Chin, GCh. Pem We-Syng Lucky MINon-Sporting – Dalmatian, Ch. Spotlight’s SpectacularHerding – German Shepherd Dog, GCh. Altana's MystiqueFinally, Best in Show in this mythical lineup??Shannon, the Scottish Terrier, shown by George Ward.Listen above to hear all of this and more.
Bryan Martin: “Basset Boy," the Early YearsBryan Martin, retired professional handler, former AKC executive field representative and new judge of the hound group joins host Laura Reeves for part one of a wide ranging, fascinating conversation.World famous for his work with Basset Hounds, Martin shares his early history growing up in the sport with his family and early mentors.“I was six years old in 1960 when we went to a fun match for the Fort Dearborn Basset Hound club,” Martin said. His mother had saved up her grocery money to purchase a Basset Hound bitch who was bred to a local stud dog. They brought the puppies to the match and didn’t win anything. A club member after watching the family, approached his father with an offer he couldn’t resist.[caption id="attachment_8558" align="alignright" width="300"] "My Three Sons" taken at the 2006 BHCA Nationals. The ONLY time the top three, all-time Best in Show winning Basset Hounds competed at the same show! L-R Ch Deerhill's Great Gatsby, 52 all-breed bests, Ch Topsfield Bumper Cars, 45 all-breed bests and Ch Topsfield Beethoven, 34 all-breed bests, 131 in total! -- Bryan Martin[/caption]“She said, ‘You know, your puppies, they're not good. If you like to do this, I suggest you just sell the whole lot and come out to my kennel and I'll take care of you.’ So, we did. We went out to this kennel and she said, ‘I think this is a good bitch for you. This will be a good foundation bitch for you and I'll give you a buddy for her and the kids can work on that one.’“We bred a litter about every year and so I got to show all the class dogs. My brother, Peter, was the Prince and he always got the specials dogs. He didn't mess with the class dogs. But that was to my advantage, because I got to learn that you never show two dogs the same way. Like people, they all have a different personality and they all respond differently to what you do and so you work on adjustments.“The living room (in our house) was big enough that we could move all the furniture to the side and put the couch in the middle and we had a dog show ring. We would practice dog shows. My father would either sit in the corner or on the couch in the middle. We put a mirror on the floor against the couch and we'd learn to set up our dogs in front of the mirror, to see what the judge was seeing. So if you had to poke him in the top line or to hold the tail different or whatever you could see it and that was my learning on how to show the breed."From secretary for horse shows just out of college to marrying Nancy, through showing record-breaking dogs for Claudia Orlandi, Martin’s journey through the sport of dogs and his nuggets of knowledge are priceless.Listen to part one here and join us next week for part two.
7 || Luke 15:1-32 || A Heart for the Lost || Bryan Martin
Matthew 15:1-32 NIVcame to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked,  “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!”  Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?  For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother ’ and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’  But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is ‘devoted to God,’  they are not to ‘honor their father or mother’ with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.  You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:  “ ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.  They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules. ’ ”  Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand.  What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”  Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?”  He replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.  Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”  Peter said, “Explain the parable to us.”  “Are you still so dull?” Jesus asked them.  “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body?  But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them.  For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.  These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.”  Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.  A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”  Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”  He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”  The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.  He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”  “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”  Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.  Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down.  Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them.  The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.  Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”
HTW-Ep 46 World Record Class Marco Polo with Bryan Martin
Hunt the World
In today’s episode Bryan Martin takes us behind the scenes of his world-record class Marco Polo sheep hunt in Tajikistan. We’ll hear about how much it costs, the travel logistics in getting there, the various sheep species, and what it’s like to hunt on foot from a spike camp at 16,500 feet during November. Martin is one of the North America’s foremost hunting guides for big rams. If you’ve ever thought about going for the gold with Marco Polo, it may be closer to reality than you think, if you plan it right and give Rolling Bones a call.
WILD ASS NIGHT: Barrr None, Tainted Lyric, Ty Garcia & Bryan Martin
Politics, Religion & Whiskey: The Josh Terry Podcast
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2 || Luke 5:1-11 || A Heart of Discipleship || Bryan Martin
Luke 5:1-11 NIVOne day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God.  He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets.  He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.  When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”  Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”  When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.  So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.  When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!”  For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken,  and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.”  So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.
Bryan Martin of Ravensworth Wines is one of the most highly respected winemakers in the Canberra region. In this episode we chat about his low-key, low intervention approach to winemaking and the rollercoaster of 2020 which saw smoke taint destroy his harvest, and covid destroy the transport system – leaving Bryan to cobble together grapes […] See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Well you asked and I listened. After getting numerous messages asking for a race caller to come on the Podcast, episode 6 features none other than legendary race caller, Bryan Martin. Bryan has been involved in the industry for over 45 years, he's love for all things racing stems back to a 1956 race call which he heard on the radio in his living room of his childhood home. After working his way through the radio ranks, Bryan has had the honour of calling 29 Melbourne Cups, as well as calling races in over 8 countries worldwide, including the famous 1990 Japan Cup where he calls home Australian horse Better Loosen Up with the famous line"...and Better Loosen Up wins for Australia." Bryan has been the recipient of a number of awards and none bigger than his Order Of Australia Medal for his work on radio as well as his work with charities. He was one of the driving force behind the Living Legends farm in Melbourne, where amongst a number of legendary horses, one of the greats of the turf Fields Of Omagh resides. This horse is special to Bryan, as he was part owner and syndicate manager of "FOO' which went on to race in 5 Cox Plates winning 2 of them. Bryan now runs the Bryan Martin Racing Club where he purchases shares in horses and brings 20 owners together and managers the syndicate. Be sure to keep an eye out for shares purchased by Bryan in the future, and for now enjoy the episode !