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If you like wine, wild game and hearing what goes on behind the scenes of a national outdoor TV show, Off the Record with Scott and Michelle is for you.
Why a podcast?
Perhaps I needed a place to share my nearly 30 years experience as a Chef, caterer, restaurant manager, menu-developer, cocktail-creator, hunter, shooter...or perhaps I just needed an excuse to drink a glass of wine - virtually - with my good friend, Michelle Scheuermann, of BulletProof Communications.
This podcast was actually her idea and it took her about a year to convince me to do it.
She finally flew out to California in mid-March of 2020 to record a few sessions, and wouldn't you believe it that right there, at my kitchen counter, we both found out the world was forever changing.
Luckily she flew back to her home state of Minnesota just fine, but it took us another few months to edit those episodes and get this ball rolling.
Today, we have good flow going
We've started inviting guests on the show - which isn't too hard to do as Michelle has also been in the outdoor industry going on 15 years.
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Scott Leysath and Michelle Scheuermann talk with Kevin Phillips of Michael David Winery fame about the new season of Dead Meat that starts December 4, 2023 on Outdoor Channel. Kevin and Scott spent 30 days in South America hunting, fishing, and drinking too much wine. Listen to the podcast on Libsyn here: https://offtherecordscottandmichelle.libsyn.com/otr-38-thirty-days-in-south-america-gets-you-a-tv-show-with-kevin-phillips Also, Michelle is…Read More
New, and improved, Sporting Chef Season debuts September 25, 2023 on Outdoor Channel with Stacy Lyn Harris. Michelle and Scott also talk dove hunting, Midwest eating habits, milk, California, real eggs (brown vs white), Big Momma and lots of googling. Listen to the episode on Libysn: https://offtherecordscottandmichelle.libsyn.com/otr-37-two-sporting-chefs-make-it-better-with-stacy-lyn-harris Follow Stacy Lyn Harris on Facebook and Instagram…Read More
Scott and Michelle discuss Scott’s scope-eye situation, SHOT Show, South America, piranhas, overeating, throwing up a venison burrito, Dry July, social drinking, and how Scott still can’t get the show name correct… Kevin Phillips co-hosts this season of “Dead Meat” with Scott Leysath. Season 7 debuts on Outdoor Channel Dec 4 at 9:30 p.m. ET.…Read More
Tommy Gomes, the Fishermonger, is the most important person on Outdoor Channel – or so Scott and Michelle say. Season three of “The Fishmonger” starts in May, 2023. They talk about: State of Jefferson, Windmill farms, Right whales, Tunaville Market, Season 3, Dry-aged fish, Flavor profiles, Michelle’s got attitude, Fish sausage, Wrench and Rodent, Catfish…Read More
Meet the host of “Ranch America:” River Klass. Ranch America is produced by Scott Leysath and debuts on Outdoor Channel on March 6 at 9:30 p.m. ET. He, Scott Leysath and Michelle discuss Cows, Rodeos, Horses, Michelle and the FFA, Cheyenne Frontier Days, Gas Station Sushi (just don’t do it), Stemple Creek Beef, Calaveras Cowgirl…Read More
Scott & Michelle discuss stress-free holiday cooking (we do this to ourselves), how to corn venison, duck, or really, anything and Scott gives the latest updates on Ranch America, The Fishmonger, Dead Meat and Sporting Chef TV series. Oh, and cowboys in Hawaii are called paniolos. And they get a kick out of talking about…Read More
Michelle is doing Sober October (why?); Chef Scott is falling apart, why Hallmark Channel is the best; remember Paul James? and Michelle gives a preview of BirdFest with the Steep Canyon Rangers, South Carolina Waterfowl, V.I.P. Experience in Charleston SC. Plus, Scott shares how The Fishmonger is now famous, how Ranch America is coming along…Read More
Chef Scott Leysath is getting kicked to the curb, a new and improved Sporting Chef is on the deck with Stacy Lyn Harris debuting Sept 19 on Outdoor Channel. And what is Southern cuisine, anyway? Also, we discuss Alaska’s Talon Lodge, that time Michelle caught a King Salmon during spawning… the path of least resistance,…Read More
In this episode, Scott and Michelle talk about what’s up with Dead Meat and Ranch America, food snobs, wine snobs, Giardia three-way, off-limits critters, eating skunk and going deep in a cow’s rear end. Listen in and subscribe to the podcast! On iTunes hereOn Stitcher Radio hereOn iHeartRadio here Get Scott’s Recipes at SportingChef.Com Follow Scott on Instagram and Facebook and YouTube Watch Dead Meat and…Read More
Folks, Michelle and Scott have returned. They discuss season 2 of “The Fishmonger,” new series “Ranch America,” the high cost of travel, being on TV, Horses vs. ATVs, Michelle tells a sad story, surf scoters, the Salton Sea freakshow, the new host of the Sporting Chef, Big Cedar Lodge, Tunaville Market, FloridaBowfishing.com, Lucie Cardet, and…Read More
An episode loaded with fascinating & funny stories from hunting & fishing trips near & far as Camp Chef’s Brooks Hanson spills the beans on Scott Leysath. Camp Chef is one of Scott’s longest tenured sponsors of “The Sporting Chef” TV series. Camp Chef is THE source for cast iron cooking and for grills and…Read More
Corey Meyer and Charlie Pehrson could not find the gun safe they wanted, so they built it, and they made a modular gun safe. Steelhead Outdoors was born in 2020 – their first show was Pheasant Fest in the Minneapolis in 2020 and they haven’t looked back. All the modular gun safe components are made…Read More
On Episode 26 of “Off the Record with The Sporting Chef and Michelle” Chef Scott and Michelle chat with an anti-hunter-turned-hunter. What?! Yes! What are the odds that someone opposed to hunting becomes an adult-onset hunter? Slim, indeed… but meet our guest, Keng Yang, who found a love of hunting and traditions thanks to getting…Read More
On Episode 25 of Off the Record with The Sporting Chef & Michelle, Chef Scott & Michelle remind us that hunting season’s comin’ so it’s time to empty your freezer of last year’s game and fish. Grind things up to make burgers, fish cakes and more tasty meals. Here’s the recipe for Scott’s fish cakes…Read More
Fabulous & well-spoken game chef John McGannon joins Scott & Michelle for a brand new Off the Record with The Sporting Chef and Michelle, which is loaded with cooking tips and secrets. Plus, Scott lets it slip that he owns 2 e-bikes. Mayhem ensues. Don’t miss Part 1 of Chef John’s interview here. Plus, Chef…Read More
How did Michael David Winery, out of Lodi, Cali., get named the American Winery of the Year in 2020? Through a lot of time, hard work and family dedication. Listen in as Kevin Phillips, VP of Something at Michael David Winery, shares how his family started the vineyard in the ‘80’s, created a monster brand…Read More
Have you ever woken up and forgot where you are? And what you are hunting that day? It happens if you travel as the host and producer of an award-winning TV series for more than 300 days out of the year, just like Melissa Bachman of Winchester Deadly Passion. Listen to eps 21 of Off…Read More
Brad Fenson can’t leave Canada and we can’t get to him – so let’s podcast! Brad is part outdoor communicator, part fish & game manager, and 100 percent conservationist, and he loves to go ice fishing. What else do you do in Canada in the winter? We podcast! Listen to Eps 20: How to Stay…Read More
On episode 19 of Off the Record with the Sporting Chef and Michelle – Scott and Michelle sit down with Elizabeth Schneider of Wine for Normal People. Elizabeth talks about how she got her start into the wine business – which was kind of a rocky start. Of course, the three of them get into…Read More
Chef John McGannon of WildEats.Com is the special guest on this episode of Off the Record with The Sporting Chef and Michelle. He and Scott refer to themselves as “Grumpy Old Chefs” and Michelle isn’t hating it. In fact, John’s tombstone will read “the dry age guy,” and Scott’s will read “the brine guy.” They…Read More
It is the season finale of Off the Record Podcast with The Sporting Chef and Michelle. Don’t worry, we’ll return in 2021 with a whole new season. We’d love to hear what you thought of the episodes this year, and what you’d like us to touch on moving forward. Comment below – or send a…Read More
Jules McQueen is an entrepreneur (many times over) and mentor to many in the outdoor industry. We are proud to have her on the Off The Record podcast! Her go-get-it-ness is inspiring, and we had to have her on the podcast to talk about her latest invention (she built an App!! Carbon Unwind), how she…Read More
Stacy Lyn Harris is a true southern lady – and how she got teamed up with Scott is a mystery that is soon revealed in this episode of Off the Record Podcast. With 7 kids, plus a hubby, pets, a farm and thriving business, it is a wonder how she’s able to “do it all.”…Read More
Off the Record Podcast takes a different turn with Andrea of Quarantini Time. Andrea is a busy mom and entrepreneur who was a part-time bartender at Olive Garden, and then sheltering-in-place hit where she found herself as a stay-at-home teacher to two littles. An outlet was needed, so Quarantini Time began! Andrea shares on what…Read More
Michelle & Scott welcome public land hunter & TV show host Randy Newberg, Hunter to Off the Record Podcast. Randy is probably the best elk hunter on the planet, and self-proclaimed fourth best bull-shitter in his family. But we don’t talk elk hunting with Randy at all. If you are from Minnesota, you’ll especially appreciate…Read More
Scott & Michelle welcome Chef Susie Jimenez to Off the Record Podcast. She is as talented as she is funny and energetic. She’s a Chef to the stars, which she dishes in this episode. Susie was the runner-up to Season 7 of Food Network “Star” and lost to an idiot. But she’s doing great, don’t…Read More
Scott & Michelle talk the state of commercial fishing with Tommy “The Fishmonger” Gomes on eps 10 of Off the Record podcast. He’s funny & full of passion and knowledge of the fishing industry. You will come away knowledgeable about how to buy fish from your local market – and perhaps adventurous to try new…Read More
Join Michelle & Scott on Off The Record Podcast with special guest Nick Pinizzotto, CEO of National Deer Alliance AND QDMA, as they talk future of conservation groups in America and quality of this week’s wine selections! Wines we were drinking: Going Viral – Merlot by Michael David Winery; Red Dog Road – sweet red…Read More
Scott & Michelle welcome Mark Strand as the Off The Record’s first guest. And it just so happens Mark is the show’s editor, so it was fitting to have him as our guest. We talk wine (of course), Central Coast of California, if Scott ever gets sick of cooking, Michelle’s role as The Adequate Cook…Read More
On this episode of “Off the Record with The Sporting Chef and Michelle”, we learn Michelle’s nickname. Only her parents use it. (hint: it’s Mickey). Is Mickey picky? Scott gives her a picky eater’s test and we find out. Shocker of the week: turns out that cooking is subjective! Scott reveals that he doesn’t love…Read More