Streak of Lean

Streak of Lean

www.streakofleanpod.com
Rural agricultural environmentalism, or something like that. Two guys living in the country and trying to run small, weird ag businesses and figure it all out. We talk about the realities of farming and food behind all the noise. Also, Georgia history, the South, football, amateur herpetology, all things weird and wonderful. The standard stuff. RIP Burt, Flannery, Duane and Greg, Levon, Otis, Aretha, Harry Crews, James Dickey, grandmother and grandaddy, and so on and so on. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/streakoflean/support


Some Things Flat Don’t Change
Nov 13 • 95 min
Brandon delivers pastured pork in style, his current chariot of swine a curious effect of Amazon’s long tentacles within the economy. Donn traffics in acronyms and updates everyone on the lamentable state of grant programs and malfunction at the USDA. The…
Our Quarterly Episode
Oct 3 • 51 min
Early reviews of this episode are in, and critics are raving: “So lo-fi it was almost incomprehensible, but I loved every minute of it.” The De Soto Gazette-Herald calls it, “A surprisingly pleasant hour considering so little preparation went into the…
Georgia Summer
Aug 5 • 88 min
We here! We didn’t give up the podcast game, just got hella busy over the summer. The kind of busy where you’re wore-ass out but can’t remember what you accomplished. Brandon starts us back with discussing his pesky neighbors, Theresa and Daryl, and their…
Heat and Fever
Jun 4 • 88 min
What is this episode about? What is truth? Can we ever really know another person? We don’t talk about none of that. Instead, we cover laughable Yankee tourist traps (we see you, Peach World), vague memories of Midway and the lost Sunbury Road, the cruel…
Wyatt Williams, Meat-Obsessed Expat
May 7 • 161 min
Wyatt Williams joins us all the way from Indonesia to talk food writing, burnout, the perfect farm, marketing, and American meat. But before that we have a long discussion about beginning farmers, the disappearance of livestock processing, and food…
Phil Spencer from Farm’d
Apr 2 • 114 min
Our first guest! We enjoy the honor and privilege of keeping company with Phil Spencer, the Community Manager at Farm’d. A buying and distribution platform for local food, Farm’d facilitates linkages between restaurants and farmers. What they’re pulling…
Hyperlocal
Mar 11 • 99 min
Finally, we’re back at our game of talking Georgia deep geography and trying on our curmudgeon hats. We talk about the dynamic physical and social upheaval in the Atlanta suburbs over the past 30 years — with a focus on Gwinnett County. Along the way we…
Back to a Rough January
Feb 15 • 120 min
We talk about how much January sucked. Along the way, we cover the Durdens again, pod bizness, the one and only Waverly Minit Mart, Coop’s brother, Goodie Mob, late night cravings, the intangibility of fathers’ love, death, the Georgia Organics…
The Story of Grassroots Farms, Part 3: “You Got To Get in Where You Fit in”
Jan 22 • 117 min
The finale of Grassroots Farms’ journey to the land of milk and honey — the Georgia coast. As the deal with the chicken distributor fizzles, a mysterious figure appears offering untold riches in the hog business. An old friend comes to the farm for mutual…
The Story of Grassroots Farms, Part 2: “I Owe an Awful Lot to the Chicken”
Jan 7 • 70 min
Part the Second: We follow our plucky hero through the next stage of his journey to small farm glory. Good fortune strikes as a corporate distributor comes calling for that local yardbird. Brandon moves the flock and fam from their suburban homestead to…
The Story of Grassroots Farms, Part 1: “Man, You’re Going To Be a Millionaire”
Dec 31, 2018 • 69 min
This is the first of three episodes in which Brandon details his unique journey into the farming life. It’s a story of youthful mistakes, rare opportunity, personal destiny, and abounding love. In Part 1, Brandon talks about getting started as a wide-eyed…
Chicken Slime!
Dec 15, 2018 • 99 min
We go way off script to talk about chickens, outdoor chickens, indoor chickens, chicken manure, chicken death, the ugly acts of livestock farming, and the persistent gloom and self-doubt of running a small business during the holidays…. Because mama…
Hatin’ on Hotlanta: Grants, Politics, and Rural Living
Dec 4, 2018 • 119 min
The Streak of Lean boys are finally back at it to discuss Hurricane Michael’s impact on agriculture in Southwest Georgia, the national media coverage of the storm, the Farm Bill, Donn’s grant work, developments on Brandon’s coastal farm, organics, and our…
Organic Goobers
Oct 8, 2018 • 71 min
We talk about the work being done to grow organic peanuts in Georgia and some of the exciting achievements in 2018. The conversation meanders through South Georgia ice machines, California, and David Allen Coe. Plus, the weather! Follow us on Instagram at…
Welcome to Streak of Lean
Sep 12, 2018 • 88 min
We finally record the first podcast after years of talking about talking. We introduce ourselves, outline our hopes for the show, and discuss Hurricane Florence, vittles, Trapper Jim, the Ag Census, slavery, racism in America, chicken farming, etc.…