My Podcast Appearances – Cumulative List and Links (Updated 2/2021)

I am a big consumer of podcasts. I subscribe to 40 podcasts on a range of topics from guns (obvi) to whiskey (WhiskyCast heading the list) to pens (The Pen Addict) to writing (The Creative Nonfiction Podcast), and listen to more than half of those regularly.

As noted previously, I stole the phrase “Gun Culture 2.0” from Michael Bane after I heard him talk about it on his Downrange Radio podcast (and got his ex post facto approval btw), and alot of what I learned in my early days as a shooter were from Bob Mayne’s Handgun World Podcast.

So, I am indebted to the hard work of many podcasters, and correspondingly flattered when asked to be a guest. In order for me to keep track of these appearances, I am creating this landing page to collect links to the shows I’ve appeared on.

In reverse chronological order (newest first):

[13] A student in my Sociology of Guns seminar at Wake Forest went to high school with a student at Princeton University who is involved with a podcast called “Policy Punchline.” The students were incredibly well-prepared for this podcast, and asked so many good questions that at one point I said, “If I could answer that question, I would be a professor at Princeton.”

[12] I was excited to join Sarah Hauptman, Jon Hauptman, and Connor Daine to discuss Gun Culture 2.0 and “normal” gun owners in November 2020.


[11] In 2018, I spoke with Dr. Celine Gounder for her “In Sickness and In Health” podcast series on gun violence in America (see entry #8 below). Now, 2 years later, the final episode of that series is out (the podcast is now called “American Diagnosis”). I appear alongside David Hogg of March for Our Lives fame and my friend Kevin Creighton. I’m flattered to have been given the last word (of sorts) in such a long podcast series.

[10] It took two years for John Johnston to recover from my first appearance, but I finally managed to get invited back on Ballistic Radio. Although we covered a lot of ground, we focused on my work on gun advertising as a “mirror and mold” of gun culture.

Have a listen and maybe the metrics will justify another visit in 2022.

CCR Yamane

[9] When Baraka James, host of Civilian Carry Radio, called me to ask if I would be a guest host on the show’s 100th episode with John Murphy of FPF Training, he did not know that I was scheduled to take a course with Murphy the weekend before his appearance. It was a happy coincidence — or proof of the existence of God, depending on your perspective. Either way, I enjoyed being on the show with special guest Murphy as well as the other hosts Baraka James, Allen Sams, Tatiana Whitlock, and Tim Chandler.

ISIH Pdocast

[8] When Celine Gounder, host of “In Sickness and In Health” podcast reached out to me about her upcoming season on gun violence, I made clear that my scholarly expertise is in gun CULTURE not gun VIOLENCE. She assured me that this is what she wanted to learn more about, so I spoke to her for around an hour and trusted her to do justice to my thoughts when she edited them. Seven months later, the episode of the podcast on which I appear dropped. It is a tightly constructed 28 minutes of content and I was pleased to share the stage with fellow student of Gun Culture 2.0, Kevin Creighton of the Misfires and Light Strikes blog. Also, if you are interested in my personal story of getting into Gun Culture 2.0 and haven’t read one of my earliest posts, I talk about this story quite a bit on this podcast.

[7] The tri-hosts of the Practically Tactical Podcast — Nick Humphries, Jeff Bloovman, and Jesse Gullikson — got me to talk more than I ever have about the challenges of doing research on guns as a sociologist, having one foot outside the gun culture and one foot in it, and gun politics in general, among other things. For those for whom words alone are not enough, you can also watch a recording of the live video stream on YouTube.

[6] When I appeared on Episode #240 of Ballistic Radio with John Johnston and Melody Lauer (4 February 2018), the three previous guests had been historian, trainer, and shooter extraordinaire Karl Rehn, History’s Top Shot “rat fink” Caleb Giddings, and living legend Tom Givens.

Cue the Sesame Street song, “One of these things is not like the others, which one is different, do you know?”

[5] As I noted at the time, I was very excited to talk with Karl Rehn about the evolution of gun culture and gun training on Episode 445 of the Handgun World Podcast (7 January 2018).

[4] I talked about my background, my work, and how gun owners are people, too, on the Gun Blog VarietyCast, Episode 169 (posted on my birthday, 12 November 2017).

[3] Although not a podcast, one of the audio conversations I have had that I am most proud of is a discussion with my friend, David Ford, on our local NPR radio station (WFDD, 6 October 2017). We talked about contemporary gun culture in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.

[2] I got invited on the Polite Society Podcast a second time, this time to talk about the article I published on religion and gun ownership. This time it was Episode 401 from February 19, 2017.

[1] You never forget your first podcast: Episode 322 of the Polite Society Podcast (4 April 2015).


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