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The Meat Up

Join me Luke Leyson a 1st Generation Butcher, as I meat up with guests every week to talk about their experiences. From butchers to BBQ'ers, producers to industry leaders we will cover all aspects of the meat industry and hear about the impact they are having on the world of meat.

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Ep. 010 - Travis Berwald

This episode with Travis Berwald (The Retail Butcher) wraps up season one of 'The Meat Up'. Travis talks to us about the beginning of Butchers Lounge Live (BLL), how it all came together and explains how both BLL and Instagram  have changed the way he learns within the industry. Travis is a super humble bloke and a great ambassador for our industry. Instagram - @theretailbutcher@butchers_lounge_liveIntro & Outro SongInstant Coffee by BugsThe Meat Up Instagram - @themeatup_podcast 

37mins

12 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Ep. 009 - Ben Tindale

Ben Tindale started working in the hospitality industry at 14, moving into butchery at the age of 17. He is now head butcher at G. Shearer & Son Butchers Shop, value adder extraordinaire, brand ambassador for Raps UK and a regular guest on the Instagram video series ‘The Sizzle Show’. Instagram - @butchertindale@shearerbutchers@raps_ukTiktok - @butchertindaleIntro & Outro Song - Instant Coffee by BugsThe Meat Up Instagram - @themeatup_podcast 

42mins

5 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Ep. 008 - Travis Stockstill Pt 2

Travis Stockstill wears many hats and wears them well: Instagram and TikTok Influencer as American Butcher, Host of 'The Meat Block', Competitor on Team USA Butchery Team  and a humble Butcher/Slaughter man that wants to share and pass on his knowledge. In part two of this two part episode we jump straight into the World  Butcher's Challenge, Travis turns the podcast around and starts interviewing me and Travis shares some marketing tips that everyone can enjoy. Instagram - @americanbutcherTiktok - @americanbutcher Intro & Outro Song - Instant Coffee by BugsThe Meat Up Instagram - @themeatup_podcast 

39mins

28 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Ep. 007 - Travis Stockstill Pt 1

Travis Stockstill wears many hats and wears them well: Instagram and TikTok Influencer as American Butcher, Host of 'The Meat Block', Competitor on Team USA Butchery Team  and a humble Butcher/Slaughter man that wants to share and pass on his knowledge. In part one of this two part episode, we chat about how it all started for Travis, what the American Butcher Brand has done for his career, and Mac & Cheese. Instagram - @americanbutcherTiktok - @americanbutcher Intro & Outro Song - Instant Coffee by BugsThe Meat Up Instagram - @themeatup_podcast  

45mins

21 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Ep. 006 - Ashley Gray

Ashley Gray CEO of World Butchers’ Challenge (WBC)  joins us on The Meat Up with some exciting news about the upcoming competition in 2022! Ash also chats to us about her position as New Zealand Chair for Meat Business Women and explains how this organisation helps bring women together within the industry. Instagrams -@worldbutcherschallenge @meatbusinesswomenIntro & Outro Song -Instant Coffee by BugsThe Meat Up Instagram - @themeatup_podcast

23mins

14 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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Ep. 005 - James Smith

James Smith AKA The Tattooed Butcher. This award winning legend stole the competitive butchering scene just six months after starting his apprenticeship. He shares with us all that he has learned from his experiences and how this fuelled his confidence to build and run his own brand 'The Tattooed Butcher'.  Dedicated to teaching others, James runs his own 'nose to tail' butchering and barbecuing classes and shares multiple recipes and demonstrations  on his socials. On top of this, he represents his country, New Zealand, on the world stage as part of their National Butchery Team, The Sharp Blacks.  Instagram - @the_tattooed_butcher_Youtube - The Tattooed ButcherWebsite - www.thetattooedbutcher.com Intro & Outro Song - Instant Coffee by Bugs The Meat Up Instagram - @themeatup_podcast 

56mins

7 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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Ep. 004 - Dale Spencer

Dale Spencer, current Australian Steeler, shares how his knowledge and skills as a former chef helped to launch his butchering career, using this to earn his position in the Australian Butchering Team. Dale spends his working days at Eumundi Meats in Noosa, specialising in pasture raised, free range and organic produce, tailoring their products to cater for the growing popularity in Paleo and Keto diets.Instagrams -@dale__spencer__  @eumundimeats Intro & Outro Song - Instant Coffee by BugsThe Meat Up Instagram - @themeatup_podcast 

28mins

31 May 2021

Rank #7

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Ep. 003 - Brett Laws

Brett Laws is a passionate butcher who resides at Pryde Meats in New South Wales, Australia. We chat about all things shop, how he was introduced to the industry and his front cover appearance on the Australian Meat News magazine. Instagram - @butcher_lawsy Tiktok - @brettlaws0The Meat Up Instagram - @themeatup_podcast

35mins

24 May 2021

Rank #8

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Ep. 002 - Jess Pryles

Jess Pryles is a live fire cook, author, TV personality and a professional Hardcore Carnivore. Born and raised in Australia, she now resides in her spiritual home of Austin, Texas. In this episode, we talk about where it all started for Jess and her brand Hardcore Carnivore, how humble beginnings soon turned into a BBQ empire which is still going strong. Jess touches on studying Meat Science at Iowa State University, hunting in Texas and confirms that moustaches are, indeed, the way of the future.  Visit Jess Pryles' website for 100's of free recipes and access to all the Hardcore Carnivore range.Website -  www.jesspryles.comInstagram - @jesspyrles  &  @hardcorecarnivoreTikTok @jesspyrles  &  @hardcorecarnivoreThe Meat Up Instagram @themeatup_podcast 

1hr 6mins

16 May 2021

Rank #9

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Ep. 001 - Shannon Walker

Shannon Walker is first and foremost a Butcher but add on to that a Teacher of Animal Welfare & Game Harvesting, Publisher of The Butcher's Cookbook and Braintrust behind the Butcher Wars Competition at Meatstock. In this episode Shannon gives us some great insights into game harvesting within Australia and what it means to him to be a teacher of these practices. We also chat about the process behind the newly released Butcher's Cookbook and the challenges that came with organising 100 recipes from 50 butchers from across Australia. Shannon lets us know the details of a few new events which will take place at Meatstock 2021.Shannon Walkers Instagram - @allthingsmeatThe Meat Up Instagram - @themeatup_podcast 

34mins

10 May 2021

Rank #10