Welcome to Reptile Room Podcast! We seriously appreciate you coming along with us on this new podcast adventure. Your host, Riley Jimison is a zookeeper, reptile nerd, and podcasting junkie! Your co-host, Andy Rea is your basic 'ole boring family man that loves reptiles and is a podcasting newbie. Together we will be adding some new flavor to the reptile podcast scene by incorporating friendship, different life experiences, reptile education, and opposing opinions! Together we sincerely hope that we can relate to the many different types of reptile keepers out there by offering great conversations that will lead to other conversations with your friends. Help us spread the word of this new show by sharing over the various social media platforms! If you have any topic ideas please email us at email@example.com
This week we are joined by none other than the youthful witty side of our beloved Morelia Python Radio fore-fathers, Mr. “O-Mac Special” Owen McIntyre of Rogue Reptiles. We are going to put this long time reptile podcast host in the hot seat for once and really dig into some of the “etc” species that he keeps and how he manages such a diversity of climate needs in his population of reptiles.
This week we finally made it happen! We have talked about having Dan on since the inception of this podcast and we finally had the schedules line up. We will discuss his upbringing into the reptile hobby, his approach to keeping, and how he does it all so successfully all the while running a big importation business as well.
This week we return from a brief hiatus, however, Andy Rea has taken on more of a technical support role for the time being while the world and life take precedent (rightfully so). We await his return whenever he is ready. In his absence my guest this week is also a Podcast host and proficient in filling such shoes, Mr. Justin Smith of Palmetto Coast Exotics, the Herpetoculture Podcast, and the Chondrocast as well as one of the founders of the Herpetoculture Magazine. We will dive into all of that and how he makes time for all of his endeavors.
This week we are joined by our great friend Brian Kusko of Triple B Tv. Brian has literally built his reptile and youtube empire from the ground up and I have seen the evolution of his snake rooms over time so we are here to discuss such growth! We also have plenty of wonderful stories and laughs sprinkled throughout this very fun episode!
This week we are joined by Eric Burke of EB Morelia and Morelia Python Radio to discuss all the ins and outs of Reptile Podcasting and Dialing in a Reptile Room. Eric has many years of experience working with a wide variety of species of snakes and how challenging some can be and what it takes. He also has years of podcasting experience!
Travis Johnson of Living Legless Reptiles works with a diverse group of reptiles. In this episode we discuss his approach to keeping Bull Snakes, how he manages his reptile room for an array of animals, and what the world of Pituophis has to offer keepers.
This week we beat the dead horse of one of the most tired debates in recent herpetoculture: Racks vs. Cages. Ever since the inception of rack systems for the large scale breeding of snakes, there has been an ongoing debate of the ethics of utilizing this caging system.
Riley takes the wheel on this episode and discusses a recent work trip briefly and then shifts gears into morelia breeding talk. This time of year is the heart of the morelia breeding season so he rounds off the discussion with relevant breeding talk.
We recap the 2020 January Reptile Super Show in its first time utilizing a 3 acre venue in Anaheim!!! Andy was not able to attend, but Riley was there and we chat about what went down. In addition to the show ins and outs, we ramble on about the value of attending shows and the benefit they provide for everyone involved.
Get to know us in this inaugural episode and we will set the stage for what’s to come from the two of us. From interviews with breeders, importers, or other reptile enthusiasts we hope to fill your ears with gold nuggets of information and reptile content. Welcome to a brand new reptile podcast and thank you for joining us in the Reptile Room Podcast.
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Music by Ethan Meixsell (Collision; Battleground)
This is our promotional trailer to entice you and prepare you for what is coming with the Reptile Room Podcast! We give you our saucy voices for your listening pleasure and our really smooth and fine tuned intro. Sit back and enjoy!