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Dirt Talk

Love dirt? Dirt Talk is a podcast dedicated to showing you the inner workings of the Dirt World. I talk with different people from the Dirt World weekly to understand their struggles and why they call this industry home.

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Episode 55

BuildWitt Q&A 2

In this Dirt Talk episode, Aaron is joined by himself to answer your questions submitted via Instagram. No script and plenty of nonsense.

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Episode 54

Gaurav Kikani

The word "autonomous" is a hot topic for cars, planes, and any other machines that move. While self-driving cars are neat, this isn't Car Talk; this is Dirt Talk.

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Episode 53

Pat Allen

Since we’ve received plenty of feedback about interviewing more people who “do the work,” I finally heeded your advice and sent Pat a DM on Instagram asking if he’d lend me an hour or two of his Sunday morning. He said sure.

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Episode 52

Marty Leum

Marty Leum grew up traveling the country to race dirt bikes. Since he was around tracks so much, he began helping out where he could, whether it was hanging banners, or eventually, running equipment to clean up and build tracks.

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Episode 51

Rebecca McGrew

I recently met Rebecca McGrew, whose formal title is Manager, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs at North American Coal. She was extraordinarily knowledgeable about mining and mitigating the environmental impacts of extracting resources from the earth

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Episode 50

I Don’t Understand Safety?

Thanks to some recent internet criticism (I should know better about going down this rabbit hole, and yet here I am), I decided to take to the podcast to explain my stance on safety, photographs, and the mining world.

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Episode 49

Ron Kellish

In this episode, we talk about the money side of earthmoving, why it's essential to take care of people, and how Bemas structures its benefits to give everyone a lot more than just a paycheck.

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Episode 48

Josh McCahill

After a long career as a Sheriff in Fresno, Josh McCahill took out a second mortgage on his house to buy an old bulldozer to start his ag business.

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Episode 47

BuildWitt 2020 Review

Dan Briscoe, COO of BuildWitt, and I sat down to discuss what we learned and accomplished in 2020. We talk about our business model, how we've grown, and where we're heading into 2021.

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Episode 46

Ritchie Bros

In this episode of Dirt Talk, I was lucky enough to chat with Kari Taylor (President, North America Sales) and Matt Ackley (Chief Marketing Officer) of Ritchie Bros, the infamous global equipment auctioneer.

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Episode 45

Nick Frederick

Nick Frederick is Vice President of Witech Excavating, a mass excavation contractor based in the Chicagoland area.

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Episode 44

Garrett Moss Part 2

Garrett Moss, President of Moss Utilities, has dealt with many general contractors as a utility subcontractor for large development projects around the DFW area.

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Episode 43

Jarryd McNeil

Jarryd McNeil is a 15-time X Games motocross medalist who's traveled the world performing wild tricks on dirt bikes since he was a young kid.

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Episode 42

Dary Langfitt

After being unexpectedly fired from the best job of his life, Dary Langfitt told everyone in his family that he would start a landscaping business. How hard could it be?

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Episode 41

Michelle Walker

In this episode, I talk with Michelle Walker, VP of Finance and Administration of SSC Underground, about suicide prevention in the construction industry.

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Episode 40

Eric Jumper

Eric Jumper and I sat down at my kitchen table last week to discuss his upbringing in the dirt world, why building terrain parks makes for a wild job, and other "dirty" topics.

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Episode 39

The Dirt Ninja

Tom Gardocki, known as the Dirt Ninja online, co-owns a residential excavation company in New Hampshire.

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Episode 38

Garret Wilson

I reached out to Garret Wilson, who's said to be the world's best operator, and asked if he'd like to be on the podcast. He said no, but I managed to get him on anyway.

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Episode 37

Sam Meeker

Sam Meeker is a Caterpillar dozer extraordinaire and is formally a Product Application Specialist for Track-Type Tractors.

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Episode 36

Mike Willhite

I talk with Mike Willhite, owner of Willhite Grading and Excavation, about his past controversies, life lessons, and business experiences.

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