The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 1138 Ted Nugent

Episode Number: 1138
Episode Guest: Ted Nugent
Original Airdate: June 28, 2018
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Guest Bio: Ted Nugent is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, hunter, and activist.

Topics Discussed: Target panic; being the best you can be; Ted is 70 years clean and sober; you can’t think when shooting an arrow; be the source of pressure, not the receiver of pressure; Ted’s dad taught him archery as a child; archery is like meditation; similarities between playing music and archery; Fred Bear; Roy Weatherby; Ted continues talking about archery and his father; more Fred Bear talk; The Amboy Dukes band; killing an animal quickly and humanely; he would shoot arrows on stage during his shows; he thinks he’s mastered archery; why use a bow and arrow for hunting rather than a gun; it’s fun to challenge yourself, and bowhunting is a challenge; Ted talks about killing his first deer on November 15, 1969 and then getting it mounted; Ted thinks of his kills as trophys; killing squirrels; conversing with anti-hunting people; Ted’s son is vegan; being a vegan still results in the death of animals; Ted literally gives tons of meat to soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and to troops overseas; Hunters for the Hungry; Lake Erie was once so polluted it caught on fire; vegans don’t understand large scale agriculture and how it leads to animal death; billions of animals are slaughtered on highways because of cars; they both get death threats from vegans due to their hunting; stupidity is when you guard your ignorance; wildlife is thriving because hunters implemented regulations for sustained yeild; Ishi, the last known member of the Native American Yana people; the average deer killed by Ted dies in five seconds; hunting and the connection to your food; Ted talks about Anthony Bourdain; many veterans are finding relief with archery after returning from combat; hunting is a religious experience for Ted and he thinks it cleanses his soul; hunting, martial arts, and discipline; hunters aren’t drunken hillbillies; Ted feels humbled and blessed to share campfires with hunters; Ted’s Sunrize Safari Hunts; Ted got Kid Rock and his girlfriend into archery; hunters are great humans; The Last of the Mohicans book; he’s never met any hunter on one of his safari hunts who wasn’t honest, friendly, or successful; Ted’s “Fred Bear” song; more Fred Bear talk; he never gets tired of being a hunting evangelist; people are starting to understand that hunting isn’t bad; Ted talks about hunting and carrying meat through the Alaskan tundra; meat you hunted just tastes better; Ted only eats meat that he’s hunted; Ted reccommends people cut sugar out of their diets and eat real food; blubber is for whales not people; Joe flirted with hunting before he finally began; Ted thinks Steve Rinella doesn’t like him; Ted thinks he’s caused more people to become hunters than all other forces in the world; (1:00:00) Ted thinks he’s turned anti-hunters into hunters; Joe tries to tell Ted that marijuana can be used responsibly; Ted has seen drugs ruin people’s lives; Ted’s knee injuries from playing music, and the subsequent surgeries; Invincible movie; the connection between rock ‘n’ roll and archery; The Hard Stuff book; the music of Detroit; Ted has played over 6,680 shows and used to write them all down; balancing his time; he shoots his bow and arrow on stage; archery is grace, not power; talk about finding the right bow; finding a good instructor is important for both martial arts and archery; learning how to think and look at things isn’t taught in school; Ted talks about learning guitar and developing his own style; more talk about Ted balancing his time; Ted refuses to let lies and anti-logic go unchallenged; talk about immigration and seperating families; Ted thinks there’s a spoiled brat epidemic in the country and that people are pussies today; Eloise psychiatric hospital; San Francisco’s homeless epidemic; Wasted! documentary; Ted thinks there’s an upgrade in awareness with food waste happening; people throwing cigarette butts on the ground bothers Joe; Ted doesn’t smoke, do drugs, or get drunk, though he drinks wine; Joe talks again about marijuana and how people can still use it and be disciplined; Ted thinks people can be at their best without mind-altering substances; Ted mentions The Hard Stuff book again; people who aren’t disciplined can get addicted to anything; more talk about how marijuana is misunderstood; High Rollerz cannabis-infused Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; BJJ athletes and marijuana; marijuana legalization in Colorado; not everyone who uses marijuana is a loser; a lack of discipline is what ruins people’s lives, not marijana; mass shooters and psychiatric medication; coffee is a drug, wine is a drug, tobacco is a drug; video of Ted hunting pigs from a helicopter; Texas’ plague of pigs; Ted talks about how he helped get hunting pigs from helicopters in Texas legalized; people who eat pork from the grocery store don’t know what a real pig tastes like; Ted suggests using Vernors ginger ale to brine a slab of pork; pellet grills; he gets to hunt in his yard; fen; British Columbia grizzly bear hunting ban; laws get passed by people who don’t experience the environment; wildlife management; California ban on killing mountain lions; Ted rants about government corruption and says he’s worked with the FBI; Ted has eaten mountain lion and says it’s delicious; people have never been madder at Joe than when he killed a bear for food; California mountain lion killed alpacas; more talk about animals in California; Ted hates Michael Moore and talks about why; Ted thinks he’s unfuckwithable; Piers Morgan vs. Ted Nugent on gun control video(2:00:00) Ted talks about how smart he is and how he verbally destroyed Piers Morgan; the dream of people who want a gun-free zone; he says it’s impossible to ban guns and that the solution to gun violence is to give people guns, teach them how to use them, and for them to carry a gun everywhere; Ted hasn’t been unarmed since high school; he carries a gun with him throughout the United States and in England; how to stop school shootings; Jaime tells them about the Maryland newspaper shooting that happened while they were podcasting; talk about some of the largest mass shootings and how the shooters had psychological problems; Ted says almost everyone he knows has 100 guns; he thinks people should be armed and prepared for a shooting; Ted says his doctor carries a gun; Ted says he and other classmates carried guns to school during high school; Ted talks about his drummer Cliff Davies and his mental health issues and eventual suicide; Joe talks again about how the mass shooters all have psychological problems and were on medication; Ted says he doesn’t want everyone to carry a gun, but only those who have “warrior instinct”; Ted tells a story about an old woman who shot someone who was threatening her; Ted thinks the court system and prison system is a joke; (Ted goes to the bathroom); Jamie and Joe discuss the Maryland newspaper shooting; Joe talks about how America couldn’t take away everyone’s guns; Australia confiscated 650,000 guns; what makes people want to hurt others; Ted talks about how America (and specifically Detroit) has changed since he was a kid; the respect for police and firefighters that people had after 9/11; people get lost when there’s no threat or nothing to worry about; Ted says there are no dirtbags in his circle of friends and family; don’t avoid uncomfortable or difficult situations; Ted thinks we need to have mental health facilities and address the people with mental health issues and the homeless; there’s not enough friendlyness between neighbors and people in communities anymore; working class people voted for Trump because he sounded like them; career politicians are the problem; why democrats are liars; Ted says the people who work with him receive death threats because he is such a polarizing figure; Ted says we need secure borders; people want to come to America from Mexico because Mexico sucks; Ted says we have the right to secure our borders from the shithole that is Mexico; Ted denies that he is a racist and says he judges people by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin; he thinks black people are better at music than white people; Caitlyn Jenner talk; Ted was friends with Bruce Jenner and raced him, and beat him; a lot of people who are curious about hunting come to Ted for advice; Ted continues to ramble at length about meat and hunting; hunting and guns are the tip of the culture war; more rambling about hunting on public lands; Ted’s The New York Times article on a Christmas buck(3:00:00) he doesn’t find battling with people exhausting, but rather envigorating; Ted thinks people like Piers Morgan are too “city-fied”; animal rights activists; eating doves; Joe talks again about getting into hunting and wanting to eat meat that he hunts; Ted’s Kamp for Kids and teaching kids about hunting and life; he thinks no one cares about his Kamp for Kids organization because no one bothers to write articles about it; Ted hunts in his own environment; talk about high fence hunting in America and abroad; animals must be harvested and must die to make way for next year’s productivity; Ted explains why he thinks high fence hunting is really hunting; axis deer in Hawaii; bongo animal; trophy hunting; mysticism of mature animals; bowhunting animals is harder than shooting one; relaxed animals accustomed to humans; chronic wasting disease (CWD); scrapie; Ted thinks that CWD is a scam and inconsequential, Joe disagrees with him; CWD is manufactured hysteria, according to Ted; boars and sandhill cranes in Michigan; Ted says (again) that CWD is a lie; more talk about the hunting of sandhill cranes and boars in Michigan; you can’t eat mountain lion in California; Ted says he’s confronting indecency and that Joe deserves him as a guest on the podcast; Ted says he didn’t dodge the draft or adopt his underage girlfriend so he could have sex with her or rape a 12-year-old Courntey Love and explains those stories as lies.


Books Mentioned

These are the books that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:

The Last of the Mohicans (Bantam Classics)
James Fenimore Cooper - Publisher: Bantam Classics - Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
$5.95
Sale
The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities
Wayne Kramer - Publisher: Da Capo Press - Hardcover: 320 pages
$28.00 - $9.30 $18.70

Last update on 2018-11-19. The above items contain Amazon affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on them. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API.


Movies Mentioned

These are the movies that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:

Invincible (2006)
Walt Disney Pictures (10/25/2013) - Prime Video, PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) - Running time: 103 minutes - Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rispoli
Available on Amazon Video
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
NEON (10/12/2017) - Running time: 85 minutes - Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, Dan Barber, Tristram Stuart
Available on Amazon Video

Last update on 2018-11-19. The above items contain Amazon affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on them. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API.


Products Mentioned

These are the products that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:

Vernors Gingerale Soda, 12 Ounce (12 Cans)
Vernor's - Grocery
$17.51

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