Fueled By Death Cast celebrates 100 episodes
By Jeff Ayers — / Death Wish Coffee Blog
FUELED BY DEATH CAST: THE WORLD'S STRONGEST PODCAST
Our podcast Fueled By Death Cast has reached its 100th episode and to commemorate this milestone, I thought I'd look back at how some things have changed, and some things remained the same since the beginning.
Back in the fall of 2016, I was contacted by Mike Brown to talk about starting a podcast for Death Wish Coffee. Never once was the idea to make this a "Coffee Chat" — you can only talk about one topic for so long before you run out of things to say.
I wanted to start this show with Dustin Alexander as my co-host and feature a special guest each week. We decided on Fueled By Death — a slogan already adopted by the company — as a title and ethos of the show. We are all 'fueled by death' — the simple idea that we want to leave this world a little different before we inevitably leave it for good.
GUESS IT'S TIME FOR GUESTS
Each week we welcome a special guest on the show to sit down and have a conversation. What do they do, why do they do it, how do they do it? Everyone has a story and everyone is motivated by something to continue to add to that story, so we came up with the question we ask every guest on every show — What Fuels You? This has led to some amazing answers and interesting stories from all kinds of people including:
- World-class athletes like former heavyweight UFC champion Josh Barnett or Olympic hopeful speed-skater Paige Shwartzburg.
- Amazing actors like science fiction favorites Cliff Simon or Tim Russ, or stuntmen and weapons masters like Tait Fletcher and Anthony DeLongis.
- Educators, authors, and entrepreneurs like Laura Morton, Dr. Michio Kaku, and the late Claire Wineland.
- Maniac musicians like Dave Kushner, Zakk Wylde, and Wyclef Jean.
So many more amazing conversations from incredible people make up the first 100 episodes of Fueled By Death Cast. Each episode holds a special place in my heart and soul and my life is truly better for meeting and talking with all these guests.IT'S TIME FOR CHANGE
This show has changed a lot in the short time since the first episode in December 2016. We started out to create an audio podcast each week that could gain visibility in the ever-growing podcast landscape. Soon though, even that landscape changed and many podcasters were adding more visual elements to their shows, so you could watch your favorite podcast episode as well as just listen to it in your car.
We decided to adapt as well and a year ago we split the podcast into two pieces: The entertainment-based Fueled By Death Show, which airs every Wednesday at 7 PM on our Facebook page (and then appears on our YouTube channel), and the podcast Fueled By Death Cast, now recorded in video and audio, and is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, iHeart Radio, YouTube and so much more.
The podcast has also taken me across the country and back, interviewing guests in their natural (and unnatural) habitats like on the top of mountains, in the gym, on the convention floor, or in the middle of the ocean.
Along with all these new elements, some of the podcast has remained constant since day one. We feature an employee from Death Wish every month to give listeners, and now viewers, an insight into working for this company. All the while constantly asking that question about fuel and you.
WITH A HAND ON THE PAST AND AN EYE ON THE FUTURE
Fueled By Death Cast has been a true labor of love for me since we started. I am forever thankful for the fans, listeners, guests, viewers, and supporters of this podcast. I am eternally grateful for everything we have been able to achieve so far, and I am so excited for what the future holds for Fueled By Death Cast. More shows, more guests, more incredible conversations and all while not-so-secretly spreading the love of our black brew.
We aim to inspire, we aim to entertain, and we are aiming for your head.
Listen to episode 100 with Zakk Wylde here.
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