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#6 El Niños - Brett Tippie - No One Has Been Impaled Too Badly

#6 El Niños - Brett Tippie - No One Has Been Impaled Too Badly

June 6, 2021

In This Episode

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  • Guest: Brett Tippie, Hall of Fame Mountain Biker
  • Brett shares stories of facing danger and how people cope with scary situations like tornadoes and avalanches.
  • We watched two videos in the video segment:

Our Guest: Brett Tippie

Brett Tippie is a legend, no question.

He was among the first to snowboard at Sunshine and Blackcomb (at the time two of the only places you could in Canada), he’s competed in over 25 World Cup events and represented Canada on the National Team in Snowboardcross and Giant Slalom. But Tippie is most recognized for two things:

His larger than life personality, and for pioneering freeride mountain biking. As one of the respected “Godfathers of Freeride”, Tippie starred in the breakout film, “Pulp Traction” and went on to star in the Kranked Series, graced the covers of numerous magazines, competed in the landmark Redbull Rampage and traveled the globe introducing freeride to the world.

 

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Twitter: @Bretttippie

 

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#132 SFFP - Warren Madden - Your Wife’s on Line 6

#132 SFFP - Warren Madden - Your Wife’s on Line 6

May 30, 2021

In This Episode

  • Guest: Warren Madden, Chief Recon Coordinator for Air Force Hurricane Hunters
  • Drive Weather App on Apple and Android
  • Tracker Chat - Favorite Video Editing Apps
  • Lightning Round: Retired Hurricane or Retired Supermodel
  • 5% Discount at Helicity.co/sff
  • Interview with Meteorologist JP Kalb of Weathering the Autism Storm
  • #WeatherFools - We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Wx Resources - Our freaks share the best web sites, photos, videos and equipment

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Our Guest

Warren Madden, Chief Recon Coordinator for the Air Force Hurricane Hunters

From 1993 to 1996, Warren was the weekend meteorologist at WHIO-TV in Dayton, OH, followed by ten years at The Weather Channel as an on-air meteorologist.  

In 1998, he joined the Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. He served as an Aerial Reconnaissance Weather Officer until 2012, flying over 1000 hours including missions into Hurricanes Rita, Ivan, Wilma and Floyd.  

Since 2014, Warren tasks, coordinates, and quality-controls the missions in support of both the National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Miami. 

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Next Episode will be with storm chasing husband and wife duo, Aaron Jayjack and Misheyla Iwasiuk.  Recording live for Patreon.com/stormfrontfreaks members on Thursday, June 10th at 9pmET/8pmCT and available on all podcast players Sunday, June 13th.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#5 El Niños - Paul Brandt - We Helped Write this Song

#5 El Niños - Paul Brandt - We Helped Write this Song

May 27, 2021

In This Episode

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  • Guest: Paul Brandt. Country music recording artist
  • Paul share stories from Nashville, life on the road as a musician and his brush with tornado history as he witnessed the 1998 EF3 tornado that went through Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Paul also shared with us a song that he wrote specifically for this program about storm chasing.
  • We watched two videos in the video segment:

Our Guest: Paul Brandt

Paul Brandt is the most awarded male Canadian country artist in history.

His 1996 debut RIAA certified Gold album Calm Before the Storm went on to sell one million albums internationally, propelled by the #1 single and wedding classic “I Do”. Stateside, his #5 and #1 charting songs “My Heart Has A History”, and “I Do” were the first to chart by a male Canadian Country artist on the US Billboard Top 20 since 1976.

Throughout his remarkable career, Paul has always focused on using his celebrity to help by shining a light on the lives of those less fortunate and has encouraged others to do the same. He has traveled extensively to developing countries around the world to raise awareness for various humanitarian aid organizations.

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Web: https://www.paulbrandt.com/ 

 

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#131 SFFP - Bill Murray - Still Attached to the Umbilical Cord

#131 SFFP - Bill Murray - Still Attached to the Umbilical Cord

May 15, 2021

In This Episode

  • Guest: Bill Murray, WeatherBrains Co-Host
  • Twister Movie Museum-Wakita, OK
  • Drive Weather App on Apple and Android
  • Tracker Chat - Sharing Storm Video
  • Lightning Round: Twister 25th Anniversary Pop Quiz
  • 5% Discount at Helicity.co/sff
  • #WeatherFools - We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Brady's What Happens Next? - We pause weather videos and ask our group what they think will happen next in the video
  • Weather Trollbot 5000 - Our robot interprets what our weather friends were really thinking when they responded to their trolls

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Our Guest: Bill Murray, Co-Host on the WeatherBrains

Bill did television weather for fun at the CBS affiliate in Birmingham for five years in the early 90s and created and sold a weather company called The Weather Source. His group then formed The Weather Company (now The Weather Factory) in 1998 for which he has served as President since then.  Bill also owns a hotel management company that manages 34 hotels across the country from New Mexico to Florida.

Bill has been a co-host on the WeatherBrains since it began back in 2006.

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Next Episode will be with storm chaser Brandon Sullivan.  Recording live for Patreon.com/stormfrontfreaks members on Thursday, May 27th at 9pmET/8pmCT and available on all podcast players Sunday, May 30th.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#4 El Niños - El Reno Commentary

#4 El Niños - El Reno Commentary

May 9, 2021

In This Episode

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  • Guest: Peter Slack

On May 31 2013 a very well forecast tornado event happened outside Oklahoma City near the community of El Reno. This day was special and tragic at the same time. Not only was this the largest tornado ever recorded, but due to its forecastability and proximity to Norman Oklahoma, it was also the most researched and documented tornado in history.

Sadly, the day took a tragic turn when 9 people were killed, including 4 storm chasers. Three of these chasers were Tim Samaras, Paul Samaras and Carl Young who made up the highly respected TWISTEX team. By anyones standards Tim Samaras would have been considered as a safe and experienced chaser. NOBODY expected Tim to be among the first storm chasers killed while chasing. It was unfathomable.

As mentioned, the forecast was consistent and quite scary. In fact, the Storm Prediction Center in Norman Oklahoma did such an amazing job of forecasting that when we looked at the models the day before and looked at the SPC’s forecast, we put a pin in the map at El Reno and actually spent the night prior to the tornado in a motel in the town.

The tornado ended up being 2.6 miles wide at its peak and there were radar indicated winds which peaked at almost 300 MILES PER Hour. Crazy. Officially the tornado was given a hotly debated rating of EF3 since after all, the EF scale is a measure of damage and not wind speed. Either way it was intense, dangerous and a day that none of us will ever forget.

For this episode, we have brought together everyone who was in our truck that day including the director of photography Peter Slack who was shooting the entire time and documenting our experience with El Reno and what could easily have been the end of our lives.

Here is how this commentary is going to work. We are going to play the video that Peter shot that day from the back seat of Flash, the Tornado Truck. I will stop the video at key decision making points and we will discuss our thoughts, and share some insight as to how and why we made the decisions we did. Facilitating the process will be our good friend Nick Schenher (NicktheBody) who was watching all of this unfold on our live stream. So if you would like to watch the video and see what we are seeing during this commentary, head on over to YouTube and visit my YouTube page by searching for Greg Johnson Tornado Hunter. You will find the El Reno video and you can watch and pause when needed.

Next Episode

Our Next Episode: We will be Joined by Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong

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#130 SFFP - Tornado Hunters - Sharing a Bush Together

#130 SFFP - Tornado Hunters - Sharing a Bush Together

May 2, 2021

In This Episode

  • Guests: Tornado Hunters - Greg Johnson, Ricky Forbes, Nick Shenher
  • Tracker Chat - Chasing on a Budget
  • Lightning Round: Film Title?
  • #WeatherFools - We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Potty Mouth Forecasts - We scour the dark web for discarded weather forecasts due to fowl language

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Our Guests: Tornado Hunters - Greg Johnson, Ricky Forbes, Nick Schenher

The Tornado Hunters have a television series, chasing tours and a new podcast heard right here on the Storm Front Freaks Network titled El Ninos.  The Tornado Hunters are:

Greg Johnson- One of North America's top professional storm-chasers and serve weather experts.  He is also an accomplished photographer, speaker and workshop leader.

Ricky Forbes- Driver for the Tornado Hunters and also an accomplished web designer, snowboard coach, dirt biker, snowmobiler, and overall an adventure-seeking adrenaline junkie.

Nick Schenher- The driver and host for The Tornado Hunters storm chasing tours.  Nick has been chasing for over a decade.

  • Follow Greg on Social Media @TornadoGreg
  • Follow Ricky on Social Media @ForbesRicky
  • Follow Nick on Social Media @nickthebody

Tornado Trackers are at www.tornadotrackers.org

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Submit your questions or comments about this show to questions@stormfrontfreaks.com or on our social media accounts and we may read it on our next episode!

Next Episode will be with Weather Brains original, Bill Murray.  Recording live for Patreon.com/stormfrontfreaks members on Thursday, May 13th at 9pmET/8pmCT and available on all podcast players Sunday, May 16th.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#3 El Niños - Alex Zerbe - Famous for my Short Shorts

#3 El Niños - Alex Zerbe - Famous for my Short Shorts

April 25, 2021

In This Episode

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  • Guest: Alex Zerbe, the Zaniac
  • We talked about Alex’s brush with death when a lightning strike hit very close. We wrote some jokes and Alex performed some tricks live.
  • Frankie and Friends weather report.
  • We watched two lightning strike videos in the video segment:

Our Guest: Alex Zerbe

Formerly of the award-winning duo Brothers from Different Mothers, Zerbe is a Hacky Sack World Champion, was voted The Pacific Northwest’s Funniest Prop Comic and is a two-time Guinness World Record holder. He has performed everywhere from cruise ships and comedy clubs to prime-time television in three countries, including “Americas Got Talent!” and “Last Comic Standing. As well the Zaniac is the survivor of a lightning strike and some say that is where he got his awesome powers! Alex, welcome to El Ninos, the Tornado Hunters Podcast.

Follow Alex on –

  • Web: alexzerbe.com
  • Twitter:  @alexzerbe
  • Instagram:  @professionalzaniac
  • Facebook: @professionalzaniac

Next Episode

Next Episode will be our El Reno Oklahoma Tornado commentary with special guest Peter Slack.

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#129 SFFP - McCall Vrydaghs - Turtle Lickin’ Hack

#129 SFFP - McCall Vrydaghs - Turtle Lickin’ Hack

April 18, 2021

In This Episode

  • Guest: McCall Vrydaghs, Chief Meteorologist - WHIO-TV Dayton, OH
  • Lightning Round: Weather Match Game
  • #WeatherFools - We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Wx Resources - We share some amazing web sites, books, equipment and more!
  • Weather Trollbot 5000 - Our robot interprets the real thoughts of our weather friends

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Our Guest: McCall Vrydaghs

McCall Vrydaghs was named Chief Meteorologist at Dayton Ohio’s WHIO-TV in November 2018. Since 2012, she has covered a variety of weather events in the Miami Valley including the 100-year-flood on I-70 in 2014, and the tornado outbreak of 2016. Most notably, on Memorial Day 2019, she tracked 15 tornadoes for nearly 4 hours as they ripped across the Miami Valley, included three EF3 tornadoes and one devastating EF4.  Vrydaghs earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology from SUNY Oswego.

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Our Next Episode

Next Episode will be with The Tornado Hunters.  Fellow co-host, Greg Johnson, brings his chasing partners and co-stars of the TV series Ricky Forbes and Chris Chittick.  Recording Episode 130 live on a special day of Monday 4/26/21 at 9pmET/8pmCT with the podcast available to download Sunday 5/2/21.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
#2 El Niños - Guest: Chris Bukowski - I Would Eat Greg First

#2 El Niños - Guest: Chris Bukowski - I Would Eat Greg First

April 11, 2021

In This Episode

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  • Guest: Chris Bukowski from ABC’s the Bachelorette
  • We talked about tornadoes, crypto currency and named Cubby’s baby.
  • Frankie and Friends weather report. New characters Joey Only and Trey joined Frankie and Dylan
  • We watched two tornado videos in the video segment:
    https://youtu.be/OEqJ2HKR5sE
    https://youtu.be/Rk5Y2biSpog 

Our Guest: Chris Bukowski

Chris Bukowski was a contestant on the 8th season of The Bachelorette. He returned in the 3rd season of Bachelor Pad where he was the runner-up. He returned for, and won, the 6th season of Bachelor in Paradise. He is the contestant from Bachelor Nation with the most appearances.

And now that we have the Bachelor stuff out of the way, Chris is also a business owner with three restaurants and a digital marketing agency. He into the world of Crypto Currency. He is a closet storm chaser who grew up in Illinois.

Looks like Gerrard Butler.

Follow Chris on –

  • Twitter:  @chrisjbukowski
  • Instagram:  @chrisjbukowski

Next Episode

Alex Zerbe who is a 2-time Guiness world record holder. Alex is a prop comedian who has been on America’s Got Talent and Last Comic Standing. He was voted Seattle’s 3rd best air guitarist and he is a survivor of a lightning strike. This episode will be available on April 25.

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#128 SFFP - Guest: The Tornado Trackers - Extension of their Personality

#128 SFFP - Guest: The Tornado Trackers - Extension of their Personality

April 3, 2021

In This Episode

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  • Guest: Tornado Trackers (Gabe Cox, Jeff Mangum and Jeremy Hamann)
  • Lightning Round: Family Feud-Late Night Edition
  • #WeatherFools - We present the fools doing stupid things in weather situations
  • Freak's Video Faves - We each share one of our favorite storm/weather videos
  • Porn Star or Storm Chaser - Listen to these clips and guess whether they came from a Port Star or Storm Chaser

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Our Guests: Tornado Trackers

Tornado Trackers was founded in May 2013 when three friends created a joint twitter account to keep friends and family updated on chases. 

Since then, all three have worked together to maintain Tornado Trackers, both in the field and through social media.  Their footage has been broadcast on many networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, The Weather Channel, CNN and National Geographic.  They've also recently released the Tornado Trackers Podcast.

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Next Episode will be with McCall Vrydaghs, Chief Meteorologist at WHIO-TV in Dayton, OH to discuss Memorial Day 2019 Tornado Outbreak.  Recording Episode 129 live on Thursday 4/15/21 with the podcast available to download Sunday 4/18/21.

Credits

  • Opening Music: Brett Epstein
  • Closing Music: Gabe Cox
  • Other Music: “Pecos Hank” Schyma from El Reno Blues
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