That Western Life show

That Western Life

Summary: This podcast is going to take someones naive interest in a culture and help them explore the trials and tribulations of the western lifestyle. We are here to share the amazing, funny, educational and unique people and animals that are in rodeo and the western lifestyle. A little bit of farming, ranching and western lifestyle, with a whole lot of rodeo!

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  • Artist: Western Insights Media
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 Ep. 94 - Janzen Tew, Part Tew | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:14

Janzen Tew is a self-taught photographer that has grown her boutique marketing agency in the niche world of western fashion. Since her last appearance on the show, she’s continued to be a mover & shaker in the western fashion industry and her company, Denim & Velvet Marketing, has taken over the management of the official shopping guide of the NFR - Western Runway. Janzen is a COWGIRL Magazine 30 Under 30 inaugural class member. Show Notes:

 Ep. 93 - Kaitlin Lorman of Sundial Show Clothing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:06

Kaitlin Lorman is the creative mind and genius behind Sundial Show Clothing, a unique western performance shirt company located in Ohio. These items have made such a statement, that when combined with her entrepreneur prowess, skillsets, and tenacity for welcoming everyone into the western lifestyle, earned her a place in COWGIRL Magazine’s prestigious 2021 class of 30 Under 30. Shownotes: Https://

 Ep. 92 - Crushin' It With Catie Kershner, Part II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:30

From Episode 5 to 92, it's been quite the past few years since Catie Kershner last graced our podcast stage with her voice. In fact, it was Season 1, and the themes that circled back around to this part 2 as a part of her acceptance into the 2021 COWGIRL Magazine 30 Under 30 program will give you goosebumps! Drop your anonymous questions in the virtual dropbox for the 100th episode here:

 Ep. 91 - Bryce Albright of the Dude Ranchers' Association, Part II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:54

Bryce Albright, the young and tenacious executive director of the Dude Ranchers’ Association, may only be 25 years old but a childhood spent working on Dude Ranches and being involved in FFA helped shape her to who she is today. Bryce chats about how the skills she learned in the Montana FFA program helped her be the woman she is today - a COWGIRL Magazine 30 Under 30 Recipient. Shownotes: Instagram:

 Ep. 90 - Dean Sams of Lonestar | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:10:30

NOVEMBER COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST OF THE MONTH Meet Dean Sams, the keyboardist, rhythm guitarist, singer, and energy behind the iconic country band Lonestar! But before Lonestar, there was Dean, a high schooler who wanted to be a professional football player. How did it get to singing? You'll have to listen to these iconic stories of Dean's childhood, what he overcame, and iconic moments and changes to the band Lonestar. Hosts: Rachel & Katie Show notes:

 Ep. 89 - Erin DeLong of Durango Boots | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:05

Full of energy, spunk and a love for meeting people and telling stories of the western lifestyle, Erin DeLong is the marketing and public relations director for Rocky Brand’s western division, Durango Boots. The newly named official boot of the National Finals Rodeo, Erin talks about the Durango Rodeo Team and how it’s selected, their partnerships with the American Rodeo and the COWGIRL 30 Under 30 program. Read more at

 Ep. 88 - Twisted X's Julia Ayres | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:18

Growing up in a military family, Julia Ayres moved many times but one thing stayed the same - a passion for horses. Julia was dedicated and she completed her degree in equine sciences at Colorado State University with an emphasis in event production. Today, she works for Twisted X in marketing and sponsorships, and continues to share her passion for horses and the western lifestyle as a COWGIRL Magazine 30 Under 30 recipient. Read more at

 Ep. 87 - Peyton Bennight, Yeti's Rodeo Specialist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:24

Peyton Bennight has a long history and passion for the western industries of rodeo and ranching - being raised in a sale barn and living on a cattle ranch will do that. Always on the move and working hard, Peyton takes us through her career, covering her background as an animal husbandry expert for monkeys, teaching agriculture at her alma mater, and becoming the rodeo specialist for YETI. Read more at

 Ep. 86 - Behind the Brand With Justin Brands' Taylor Morton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:08

Taylor Morton was as surprised as anybody when she got a job with Justin Brands, Inc. directly following college graduation despite having no background in the western industry. Her passion for the industry grew as she poured her heart and soul into Justin Boots, their subsequent heritage brands, their support of both youth and professional association's and more. This podcast episode is brought to you by COWGIRL Magazine. Show notes here:

 Ep. 85 - Rodeo Coach & 2016 CNFR Goat Tying Champion Shelby Winchell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:38

Shelby Winchell is one of the more unique guests to come on the podcast as a combination of competitor, rodeo coach and educator. If you’re ready to dive deep into the analytics of college rodeo both as a competitor and as a coach, this episode will open your eyes to the opportunities that high school and college rodeo can provide youth competitors today. Read more at This podcast episode is in partnership with COWGIRL Magazine's 30 Under 30 Program.

 Ep. 84 - Western Sports Round-Up Producer Karlee Peterson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:27

Karlee Peterson is the dynamic mastermind producer behind The Cowboy Channel - a streaming network dedicated to all things rodeo and the western life. If you had asked Karlee before college what her career would be, she would have told you “International Lawyer.” Great mentors gave her the opportunity to dabble in television production and she was hooked! Read more at

 Ep. 83 - Shaina Zollman with HorsePro.TV | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:41

Shaina Zollman grew up in the cowboy town of Pendleton, Oregon, and went on to follow in her families legacy of Pendleton Round-Up participation and volunteerism as first a Round-Up princess and then queen. Post graduation, she headed to Texas with her boyfriend, Dusty, where they founded the concept of HorsePro.TV - an online educational platform focused on the fundamentals of young working cow horses and cutting horses. Read more at

 Ep. 82 - Trick Riding Around the World with Brandi Phillips | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:36

Brandi Phillips is a hardworking, passionate cowgirl dedicated to keeping the sport of trick riding and trick roping alive. While once a rodeo event, cultures have shifted leaving trick riding in the hands of women and specifically a mentorship training program centered around youth in the Riata Ranch. Read more at

 Ep 81 - Kaitlin Gustave | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:44

Not afraid to take a chance, Kaitlin Gustave has made her amazing path through the western industry by being fearless and dusting herself when the going gets tough. The assistant editor and digital editor for the Team Roping Journal, Kaitlin’s passion for team roping rivals that of most sports fanatics! In this episode, Kaitlin shares her up-and-coming team ropers you need to watch, as well as a “way-too-early” NFR insider scoop! Read more at

 Ep. 80 - PBR World Finals Female Stock Contractor Paige Stout | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:46

Paige Stout was named a COWGIRL Magazine 30 Under 30 as a part of their inaugural class in 2020. It’s no surprise as this young woman has taken bucking bulls to the PBR World Finals five of the eight years that she has been hauling! Getting her first bull at ten years, Paige walks us through raising bucking bulls, getting her nursing degree, and what she sees as the future of women in western industries! Read more at 


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