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  • 00:46

    Derek Roddy Talks Marquis Animals and the Allure of Having the Best

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    Herp keepers around the world are enamored by the chance to keep and breed outstanding examples of the species that fascinate them. However, there are times when finding an outstanding example becomes the impetus for keeping the species in the first place. Derek Roddy has a world-class collection of some of the finest Blackhead Pythons in captivity. Here in the US, his name is synonymous with Blackheads of the highest caliber outside of Australia, their native land. Yet lately, Derek has been drawn into the realm of live-bearing Boids as well... a place he hasn't been in many years... captivated by the chance to acquire outstanding examples of both Dumeril's and Brazilian Rainbow Boas. CK finds Mr. Roddy looking for a mate worthy of his amazing Dumeril boa, and with his Brazilians already twisting their tails. Tune in to see what Derek has to say about his hot new passions, and maybe you'll get inspired to find your own perfect specimen out there!

  • 00:45

    USARK Update with Rick Stanley

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    With all of the legislation swirling around the US Reptile Nation, it's a comfort to know that the United States Association of Reptile Keepers is out there fighting to help preserve our rights to keep and breed the animals we're all so passionate about. Rick Stanley is the in-house counsel for USARK, and a keeper of reptiles and amphibians for over 50 years. His passion for the creatures we all enjoy as reptile enthusiasts is woven into the very fabric of his being. Join CK as he catches up with Mr. Stanley to dig into the status of the "Python Ban", and get Rick's unique perspective on the pending situation and potential outcomes.


    This is a "must listen" show for all US based Double R fans, whether they keep large constrictors or not. Please be sure to tune in.

  • 00:45

    BT and CK live update from the March Tinley Show with Tom Favazza and Ton Jones

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    Howdy Boys and Girls! Just BT and CK jabberin' away for this one. End-of-winter update on Tinley March weekend. Maybe... we'll even be able to pull off a Tinley update from the March Show floor... tune in to find out.

  • 00:46

    Brian Barczyk hittin' the road for AnimalBytesTV

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    The worldwide Reptile Community has its share of colorful personalities. Some are content enjoying their beautiful animals and interacting with the rest of us at Herp shows and other Herp related events; still others have a strong online presence, perhaps with a great website and solid participation on the various Herp-related forums here on the web. Some find a nice balance doing both... and then there are those who really bring their game every time they step on the field, even when that field is everywhere they go. The folks that don't just show up to play, but really try to affect positive change for the benefit of everyone that's ever uh... pardon the pun... picked up a ball. Enter Brian Barczyk of: BHB, SnakeBytesTV, and AnimalBytesTV. Brian can't seem to get enough of the creatures of this planet, and is passionate about bringing his passion to others. Join CK as he helps Mr. Barczyk spread the word about the next whirlwind adventure on his jam-packed calendar, and find out how Brian plans to take us all along for the ride.

  • 00:46

    Michael Freedman of The Florida Reptile Ranch

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    The reptile trade attracts folks of all sorts to its hallowed halls; drawing the interested and sometimes unsuspecting in with the jewel-like living curiosities that fire our senses to a point where we just can't resist keeping them as treasured possessions. Most 'herpers' start their collections with some of the more pedestrian offerings available, then gradually gravitate toward the more challenging and/or pricier fare. However, occasionally somebody seemingly out of nowhere pulls the trigger for the privelege to begin the process with some of the most coveted offerings the market has to offer. In this episode, CK interviews Michael Freedman of The Florida Reptile Ranch and asks him how he managed to build such a potent collection of Ball Python morphs in such a seemingly short period of time. If you enjoy BP morph talk, listen in and get ready for some juicy chatter.

  • 00:46

    Robyn Markland back again

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    Robyn is back and he's fresh off TRR's "Best of 2014 Readers Choice Awards" announcements. Always on the cutting edge with market insight and strategy, Robyn has traditionally been a great guest on our show. Tune in and see what else Mr. Markland has to say as he and the crew at The Reptile Report prepare to announce next weeks " Best of 2014 Editor's Choice Awards".

  • Grant and Mary Hubbard of Wreckroom Snakes

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    Got a spouse who's into Reptiles? Hey, don't laugh!  It happens all the time. Sometimes, your mate's 'other' passion can grow on you to a point where you suddenly have something really cool in common besides the burning flame you share for each other. There are lots of folks out there that put the 'mom and pop' in a mom and pop business, but Grant and Mary Hubbard don't just keep the wheels turning at Wreckroom Snakes, they truly enjoy every minute of it. CK catches up with the Hubbards to see how splitting up the workload with well defined tasks that play to their respective strengths helps Grant and Mary get 'er done, and have some fun, all at the same time.


    Some of you may have attempted to listen to this show on 10/5/2014. That show took place, but was never recorded by blog talk. This episode is the re-do of that ill-fated show. Hope you enjoy.

  • 00:45

    BT and CK post-T-Day weekend roundup

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    Hey all! 


    Well the holidays are upon us again, and what better way to keep your mind off the mayhem than by sittin' down for a little R & R with the double R!  BT and CK have some reptile chatter to mix into your holiday batter, and they're really itchin' to share it with all of the hardcore loyal Reptile Radio listeners out there. So find a place to put us on and let us spend some time in your company. 

  • 00:46

    BT and CK talk breeder loans and other things

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    Most listeners to our show know that reptile breeder loans can be a dicey topic of discussion depending on whom you ask. My belief is that breeder loans between friends and associates can be mutually beneficial, but require a high tolerance for risk on the part of both parties involved. Clearly, sending a valuable animal across the country in the hopes that a lot of variables will go just right and produce a favorable outcome for both parties is not for the risk averse, or those with a weak constitution! One has to be able to eat some unfortunate news occasionally, and one needs to trust one's counterpart 100%.


    As it turns out, BT and CK are going to participate in exactly such an endeavor this upcoming season, and, they are going to document the progress right here on the show for our listeners. Good times on the way? Or a recipe for disaster? Time will tell! Tune in and find out how the two-letter-fellas end up when the summer 15 babies finally pip their eggs. First installment begins with this show. Wish us luck!

  • 00:46

    Post Tinley 2014 Wrap

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    Hey all! CK here.


    It came, we went, it's gone. Tinley 2014 was as much a blast as all the others had been before. I've got my good buddy Scott Wysocki to help go over some of the notable moments with me this episode. Scott and I didn't just make the hike to the reptile mecca together, we also shared a table at the show. So join us for our angle on the way it all went down, and find out if our take is any different that the way you remember it!


    hope you guys and gals enjoy.

  • 00:46

    Just BT and CK...

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    No description... it's our last pre-Tinley show, and it's about nothing !


    Tune in anyway, we'll do our best to make it fun for you guys and gals.