Episode 69

Farting Through Silk with Mooch Smith part 2

Published on: 7th May, 2022

This episode features a guest appearance by Melissa Nesbitt and also includes the second half of the Mooch Smith interview.


-How to give your kid an advantage in sports.

-Violence and its natural place in the social order.

-Teaching kids how to manage money.

-The legacy of Butch Smith.

-Are NCAA athletes exploited? Should they be paid?

-How to fix the problems with higher education.

-Regretful memories of being an asshole as a teen.

Mooch is a great guy and I enjoyed this recording. I hope you enjoy listening.


Alternative sports medicine; cryogenic therapy; sports medicine; hyperbaric chamber; Coho Charters; college sports; BarstoolSports.com; social bonding; summer jobs; saving money; Salmon; Chinook Salmon; Pacific Fisheries Management Council; Butch Smith; Dale Beasley; Orca Task Force; hatchery production; marine mammals; Marine Protection Areas; sport fishing; commercial fishing; gill-net fishing; charter fishing; salmon hatcheries; hatchery production; California King Salmon fisheries; Columbia River; Bolt Decision (1974); lobbying; teachers’ unions; teacher salaries; Western Washington University Men’s Crew; Central Washington University Baseball; 30-for-30; ESPN; Lumen Field; Seattle Seahawks; student athletes; student loans; federally-subsidized loans; student aid; higher education; scholarships; inflation; cost-of-living; rude kids.

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Music Credits:

Still Fly, Revel Day.

The Rooftop, David Gregory.

Slipping, AGST.

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Jeff Nesbitt is a man of many interests. He is infinitely curious, brutally honest, and genuinely loves people. Jeff grew up in a small coastal community in the Pacific Northwest and after college he moved back to his hometown to start a family. When the Covid-19 crisis hit in 2020, regular social engagement was not an option, and Jeff realized that the missing ingredient in his life was human connection. So, like the fabled Noah and his Ark, Jeff started building a podcast studio without knowing what his show would actually be. Before the paint was even dry, Jeff start recording interviews with interesting friends, and Ramble by the River was born.