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Restless Native is hosted by Brad Luttrell, the Co-Founder of the GoWild app. We’re finding interesting stories and people in conservation, fitness, music, food, hunting, humanity, fishing, entrepreneurship and the environment. While the topics always vary, these people have one thing in common: They’re ever restless. Never comfortable. They’re Restless Natives.

Restless Native is hosted by Brad Luttrell, the Co-Founder of the GoWild app. We’re finding interesting stories and people in conservation, fitness, music, food, hunting, humanity, fishing, entrepreneurship and the environment. While the topics always vary, these people have one thing in common: They’re ever restless. Never comfortable. They’re Restless Natives.


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Restless Native is hosted by Brad Luttrell, the Co-Founder of the GoWild app. We’re finding interesting stories and people in conservation, fitness, music, food, hunting, humanity, fishing, entrepreneurship and the environment. While the topics always vary, these people have one thing in common: They’re ever restless. Never comfortable. They’re Restless Natives.








118: Professional Outdoor Media Association’s Thomas MacAulay

The hook and bullet industry has been and is still living through some of the wildest times we’ve known. So today, I’ve got the head of one of the industry’s leading media organizations on the show to talk about it. Thomas MacAulay is going to highlight why you can’t find ammo, why it’s harder than you think to just “make more guns” and he’s going to talk about how his organization, the Professional Outdoor Media Association, is dealing with the pressure of a year that killed conventions and...


117: Remi Warren, TV Show Host, Photographer & Guide

Today’s guest is one you’ve probably heard from many times over. But as always, I focused on asking a different set of questions and digging deep. This Restless Native is with the one and only, Remi Warren. You’ve heard Remi talk about stalking, hunting, archery and much more. But today we’re talking about community, societal expectations, hunting as a right, and how to avoid censorship. Remi is a TV show host, writer, photographer, videographer and just one of the best content creators in...


116: Firearms Historian, Logan Metesh

However well you think you know firearms or history, or firearms history, today’s guest has you beat. I mean, probably. Today I have Logan Metesh on the show, and he has a degree in, is trained in, and makes his living in history. No, not like, he used to. That’s what he does for a living—talk about history. He found a way to tie his passion for American history back to the firearms industry, and today we’re talking about just how he did that, some amazing pieces he has seen, and how he is...


115: Mark Norquist, Hunter, Angler & Modern Educator

Today on the podcast is a great guy and the founder of Modern Carnivore. Mark Norquist is a hunter and angler who believes the path to education is through food. Mark has worked in marketing and media for more than 20 years. He has a lifelong passion for outdoor pursuits including hunting, fishing, foraging and more. Mark will also be appearing on my other show, Gearbox Talk, where we talk all about Darkhouse Fishing. Make sure you subscribe to GoWild’s YouTube channel so you don’t miss it....


114: Laura Zerra, Naked & Afraid Star, Survivalist & Hunter

Laura Zerra commanded attention and built a strong fan following on her multiple tours through the Discovery Channel show, Naked and Afraid. Now if you haven’t seen this show, you might think it’s not for real survivalist. And you, good, sir or madam, would be wrong. Laura Zerra is legit. Her journey to become a survivalist is very interesting. She’s the polar opposite of a prepper. Let’s get that straight right now. Laura is the anti prepper, in many ways. Preppers need their things. They...


113: Tethrd Founder & Hunter, Greg Godfrey

This show is going to leave you hanging, because we’re talking about saddle hunting. Greg Godfrey founded Tethrd for one reason. We’re going to dive into that reason and the story behind it today. You all know I LOVE talking to founders. I love hearing the background. And man, I love whitetail hunting. Before we dive into this interview, please take a moment to leave a review on the show or to share it with a friend. I don’t really care which one, but I do ask that you help share the love....


112: Cable Smith, Radio Host & World-Traveled Hunter

I went down to Texas and found somebody who’s not afraid to speak his mind. OK, some of you are probably thinking that’s a lot of Texans. I agree. Texas is an amazing place. If I were to leave the great state of Kentucky for a place of residence, Texas would be high among my list for consideration. One of Texas’ best known radio hosts is on Restless Native today, and we are not pulling punches. We’re talking about if social media is good for hunting, discussing this messed up year and...


111: Tim Kennedy, Sniper, MMA Fighter & Hunter

Today I have arguably one of the biggest names to ever guest the Restless Native mic. Tim Kennedy joins the show in honor of Veteran’s Day. The Green Beret serves with the Special Forces Group, has been a sniper, sniper instructor, combatives instructor and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom among other deployments. Tim also had a 15 year MMA career. Today, among a few other companies, he owns Sheep Dog Response, which teaches tactical training. And relevant to some of you,...


110: QDMA’s Lindsay Thomas

I’m so pumped on deer season that it’s taking over this podcast. Today, we’re chatting with Lindsay Thomas with QDMA. I’ve known him for years now, and am honestly disappointed it’s taken me this long to get him onto Restless Native. I learned a good amount about QDMA, that’s the Quality Deer Management Association, as well as whitetail behavior. Lindsay also talks about his journey in the outdoor industry, and name drops a few of his outdoor writers these days.


109: Dark Waters, Paranormal Stories from the Woods

If you’ve never heard my Halloween episodes with Dark Waters, you certainly think I have been sipping the pumpkin spiced ciders a bit too hard, but I’m as sober as a saint. Because in the presence of Dogman, you pray for sainthood. Today, paranormal storyteller Dark Waters will tell tales of dogman and how this wicked beast has come to be known as a groundskeeper of bad intentions. We’ll hear about the difference between dogman and werewolves, and tales of skinwalkers and sasquatch, too....


108: Eko Chambers – Social Dilemmas & Brad on Eko Outdoors Podcast

It may surprise some of you to know that I grapple with social media’s impact on society, as well as the individual. When we first started building GoWild, I read books on the psychology of building a product that was sticky, as the industry calls it. I researched how to make an addictive product. That’s what the Silicon Valley road map for building an app said to do. But as I’ve come to see the impacts of the big players on society, I’ve realized and publicly acknowledged I don’t want to...


107: Warning: Censored Content

Today we’re talking content. And what it takes to get censored, not just on GoWild, but on other platforms. Everyone talks about censorship, or claims to be censored, but today, we’re going to use real life examples of content and see how they would stack up against the major platforms. This show was requested by a member of our community, Richard Connor, who wants to know how GoWild’s content policies work and what we’re looking for. Most of these large networks have their terms of service,...


106: Fetching Feathers Kennel Owner, Anthony Ferro

Today we’re to talk to a guy who knows what it’s like to lose everything and start over. Anthony Ferro has a crazy story on how he built the Fetching Feathers Kennel. I can’t really even shed any insights into how crazy the beginning of this story is without giving it away. Let’s just say he had to start over. Totally over. This podcast is about Anthony’s background and his passion for running his kennel. If you enjoy this chat, I hope you’ll check out my other show with him on Gearbox Talk...


105: Jonathan Metcalf, Public Land Hunter & Content Creator

Today’s guest is a storyteller. He’s evolved. He’s thoughtful, philosophical even. Which is why he’s perfect for Restless Native. Jonathan Metcalf was recently on my other show Gearbox Talk to discuss his approach to public land elk hunting. Today though we get into his process of content creation, how he grew what he’s doing and at the end of the show, we’ll tackle the story of Funky Kong, his beast of a bull he took last year. Jonathan on Cody Rich's show Join...


104: Behind the Scenes Show, The Horizon

What is our purpose at GoWild?What's the future of GoWild? For Restless Native? Our Gearbox Talk show? This week I give an update on where things sit, what we've been working on and I have an ask of you. I'll actually tell you an origin story of the first cofounder I chatted with about GoWild and what the original signup screen said on GoWild. Tickets to TWRA Raffle Restless Native is brought to you by GoWildDownload GoWild today. Join a community of...


BONUS: Brad joins Riley Arnold’s Show

I recently joined my buddy Riley Arnold to talk about GoWild. We talk about a little bit of everything... And finally got to GoWild at the end. Thanks for having me on Riley! Please give his show a subscribe if you liked this one.


103: Behind the Scenes with Team GoWild

Starting a podcast is hard. Really hard. It's not just the audio quality, or even the guests. There are a lot of things that go into making a show successful. Arica Johnson and Brayden Ware are on GoWild's marketing team and they joined Restless Native to discuss how to start a podcast and successful YouTube channel. They unveil some of their secrets and discoveries along the way, and you'll get to know them a little more, too. See our new show here:...


102: Open Source Defense Contributor, BJ Campbell

BJ Campbell is a part of Open Source Defense, a gun rights organization. BJ talks about firearms buyers and trends. There are so many angles that are impacting gun sales, and being outdoors. BJ has some really interesting thoughts on news cycles, too. He dissects how these news organizations are hooked on the clicks. It’s their only way to survive, and it drives FOMO—that is, fear of missing out on traffic, which is directly attached to their revenue. More from Open Source Defense:...


101: Songwriter, Hunter & Angler, Charles Wesley Godwin

On this show, we have one of the best songwriters to have emerged in quite some time. And, he’s a bowhunter, passionate angler and good ol’ mountain man from the hills of West Virginia. Charles Wesley Godwin is the real deal. I’ve been a passionate fan of his since March of 2019. His album Seneca was among my heaviest of rotations last year, and I’ve had the pleasure of seeing him in concert a few times now. Today, we talk a bit about his music,...


100: A New Era (And a BIG Announcement)

The first Restless Native came with one promise: I'm going to tell you a story. We’ve now tipped the century mark, and I'm looking back on my favorite episodes, what I've learned, and where the show is going. AND, we drop a BIG announcement. Seriously, you’re going to want to hear (and SEE) this one. Buckle up. We’re just getting started, and episode 100 proves it. Restless Native is Brought to You by GoWild GoWild is a social commerce platform for outdoor enthusiasts. Join in on the...