The Weekly Reload Podcast

A podcast featuring The Reload's Stephen Gutowski

About the show

A podcast from The Reload that offers sober, serious firearms reporting and analysis. It focuses on gun policy, politics, and culture. Tune in to hear from Reload Founder Stephen Gutowski and special guests from across the gun world each week.

Episodes

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    Meet the Former Green Beret Training Concealed Carriers in Emergency Medicine

    November 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins
    2nd amendment, gun news, gun politics, guns, kenny robertson, medical training, second amendment, stephen gutowski

    Host Stephen Gutowski talks with Kenny Robertson of Wex Training Group about his new emergency medical training program for concealed carriers

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    Investigative Reporter Tim Mak Explains How the NRA Ended Up at the Edge of Disaster

    November 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins
    2nd amendment, gun news, gun politics, guns, national rifle association, nra, second amendment, stephen gutowski

    On this episode, investigative reporter Tim Mak joins Stephen Gutowski to talk about his new book Misfire: Inside the Downfall of the NRA.

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    Movie Armorer Steve Wolf on Alec Baldwin's On-Set Shooting

    October 31st, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Guest Steve Wold explains the proper safety protocols on TV and movie sets for handling firearms in a wide-ranging discussion with host Stephen Gutowski about the Alec Baldwin shooting.

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    Cam Edwards on Virginia's Election Tightening as Guns Become Flashpoint

    October 25th, 2021  |  59 mins

    Host Stephen Gutowski and guest Cam Edwards talk about how Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin has closed the gap with Democrat Terry McAuliffe and how backlash to a power company's meddling on guns helped him do it.

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    A Deep Dive Into the NRA's 2020 Finances

    October 18th, 2021  |  1 hr 14 mins
    2nd amendment, gun news, gun politics, guns, mike willever, national rifle association, nra, second amendment, spending, stephen gutowski

    Host Stephen Gutowski and contributing writer Jake Fogelman discuss the spending cuts the NRA made to stay in the black while revenues fell and legal costs exploded. Plus, Active Self Protection's Mike Willever explains the most incredible self-defense stories his new podcast has explored so far.

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    The Atlantic's Adam Serwer on Guns and Race in America

    October 11th, 2021  |  59 mins 37 secs
    2nd amendment, apagoa, chris cheng, crypto, google, gun news, gun politics, guns, nfts, second amendment, stephen gutowski, supreme court, top shot

    Guest Adam Serwer and host Stephen Gutowski discuss how race and guns have interacted in American politics both historically and in the modern era.

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    Top Shot Champion Chris Cheng on Gun-Rights Activism and NFT Firearms

    October 4th, 2021  |  1 hr 11 mins
    2nd amendment, asian american, atf, chris cheng, david chipman, gun news, gun politics, guns, second amendment, stephen gutowski

    Guest Chris Cheng and host Stephen Gutowski talk about Asian-American gun ownership, his new gun-rights group, and how NFTs will impact the gun industry.

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    Gun Activism on the Local Level With the CEO of San Diego County Gun Owners

    September 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 9 mins
    2nd amendment, gun news, gun politics, guns, san diego county gun owners, second amendment, stephen gutowski, wendy hauffen

    Host Stephen Gutowski and San Diego County Gun Owners head Wendy Hauffen talk about the group's outreach to women and how it is able to be effective even deep in hostile territory.

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    National Review's Jim Geraghty on NRA Turmoil and Fallout From Biden's Failed ATF Nomination

    September 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Host Stephen Gutowski interviews National Review Senior Political Correspondent Jim Geraghty about President Biden's ATF nomination failing and the crisis at the NRA.

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    VCDL's Philip Van Cleave on the Upcoming Virginia Elections

    September 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    2nd amendment, atf, david chipman, gun news, gun politics, guns, joe biden, philip van cleave, second amendment, stephen gutowski, vcdl, virginia

    VCDL President Philip Van Cleave talks with host Stephen Gutowski about the upcoming Virginia elections and the group's defamation suit against a gun-control group. Plus, the latest on how The Reload's reporting sunk President Biden's ATF nominee.

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    Active Self Protection's John Correia on Evidence-Based Armed Defense Training

    September 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Host Stephen Gutowski and guest John Correia of Active Self Protection discuss how videos of real deadly-force encounters have shaped his understanding of armed defense training.

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    Members of Asian American and Pacific Islander Gun Owners (AAPIGO) Discuss Minority Gun Rights

    August 27th, 2021  |  53 mins 51 secs
    2nd amendment, aapigo, asian americans, asians, gun news, gun politics, gun rights, guns, second amendment, stephen gutowski

    This week Stephen Gutowski talks with leaders of Asian American and Pacific Islander Gun Owners (AAPIGO) about the unique challenges facing gun owners of Asian descent in America.

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    National African American Gun Association President Philip Smith on Biden's ATF Nominee David Chipman

    August 21st, 2021  |  52 mins 55 secs
    2nd amendment, atf, gun news, gun politics, guns, national african american gun association, philip smith, second amendment, stephen gutowski, supreme court

    Philip Smith and Stephen Gutowski discuss accusations of racism against President Biden's ATF director nominee, the Supreme Court's gun-carry case, and the growth of black gun ownership in the past year.

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    Wake Forest Professor David Yamane on the Spread of Gun Carry in America

    August 13th, 2021  |  58 mins 29 secs

    Professor Yamane talks about the history of gun-carry laws from the days of the OK Corral to today. Plus, an update on accusations of racism against President Biden's ATF nominee.

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    National Review's David Harsanyi on Biden's ATF Nominee David Chipman

    August 7th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Stephen Gutowski is joined by National Review's David Harsanyi to discuss the faltering nomination of David Chipman to head the ATF.

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    Cam Edwards of Bearing Arms on Allegations of Racism Against Biden's ATF Nominee

    July 31st, 2021  |  57 mins 11 secs
    2nd amendment, atf, cam edwards, david chipman, gun news, gun politics, guns, joe biden, second amendment, stephen gutowski

    Cam Edwards and host Stephen Gutowski discuss the impact of racist allegations against ATF director nominee David Chipman, and an update on a big name leaving the NRA's board.