Category Archives: The Blinsky Chronicles

028 – The Blinsky Chronicles–5–Bloody Knives, Mellow Yellow…What Are We Doing and Why Are We Doing It



“Everyone’s got a story…but it’s what you do with that story, what music do you make, how does it inspire you in other ways…I’ve gone through this awful time in my life and it’s inspired me to create this….and I think that’s why we’re telling this story.”

Have you ever looked back on something that you did and cringed? Really, who hasn’t.

But have you ever recorded yourself describing in intimate detail what you did and how you were, over what you would consider to be the worst period of your life, filled with not-so-shining moments –  and then listened to it? Jared has – for this series –  and says he definitely didn’t like listening to what he said.

So mid-stream, the guys step back and discuss the “why” and the “what” behind The BC. Why they are doing it, and what it means to them.

“Truth be told, I hate lawyers.” – Steve Palmer (lawyer)….”It was your case that let me stand up in federal court and almost break down myself …because I let myself go to a spot where …my barriers were gone and I was just going to go there….I’d danced around the fringes of doing that, but in your case it happened…it was this eye-opening moment where I said ‘ahh, I see the enjoyment of doing this.’ ”

Jared talks about how going through it all helped him become the person he is today, and how he would like to help someone else by sharing his story. The guys also discuss parents, President Shorty, Chef Rick and his amazing brunch burritos, wrestling with employees (literally), teaching your kids the rules so they know which ones to break, and how to land the most important job of your life.


025 –The Blinsky Chronicles–4–Anxiety, Telescopes and a Trunk Full of Weed



What would you do if a neighbor told you that it looked like federal agents were sitting in a neighbor’s truck day after day with telescopes pointed towards you –  but then absolutely nothing happened for months?

“When people don’t get arrested and taken away in handcuffs, that’s calculated most of the time…(law enforcement agents) are trying to get information…(people) are being watched whether they know it or not…”  – Steve Palmer

Jared, Steve and Jeff talk about the interesting – and sometimes surprising – ways in which federal and local law enforcement conduct criminal investigations, what brought Jared to Yavitch & Palmer’s office 10 years ago, the significance of round tables, Eau de Weed and midnight landscaping, CPAP weed masks, Emergency Breakdowns, Fox and “feets on the streets”, Waterbeds & Stuff and Fix-a-Flat, confidential informants, pajamas, fruit loops and online poker, license plate renewals and dope-dealing 101.


023 – The Blinsky Chronicles–3–The High Life



A Cadillac Brougham, “Flo bud”, Harleys, grow operations and selling $25 napkins at the country club, working hard, becoming the Kingpin – and living the high life. For a time. Then one of the crew turns informant, there are recording devices in the cornfields – whoops, that’s incriminating – and everything changes.

How members of the local PD who were customers at his restaurant found out they were raiding Jared’s house one morning, culminating in The United States of America vs. Jared Blinsky. Jared shares with us how he had been stealing from himself – and why he later knew that he had been caught at the right time.

Jared, Steve and Jeff talk turkey – and about getting life back on track after losing your co-pilot, how a school project made from yarn can be a good arson defense, door tubes, when drinking is part of the job, dyslexia, German engineering, Caddyshack, ledgers, having no one to tell on but dead people – and taking door number three in a federal case.


021 – The Blinsky Chronicles-2-There’s More…Wait for it…Wait for it…



“About a month after that accident, my door gets kicked open – Federal Marshals. I look out the window because I see them coming in and I say to myself, “today’s the day…” – Jared Blinsky

Jared, Steve and Jeff recount the stories surrounding how Steve and Jared met. The guys talk Memorial Day, Harley Davidson, motorcycle accidents and being dead twice in one day, “I’ve got a harvest to do but it ain’t that,” Snoop Dog, George Bush, the Ride for Pride, the Ozarks, the barter system, $25 napkins, a few more guys and then you have a conspiracy, the Feds and Blinsky Incorporated, the Kingpin, being too big for your britches and being bulletproof – until you’re not.

And you won’t believe the rest of the story….

 

 

 


019 – The Blinsky Chronicles – 1- BBQ, Blinsky & Vape



“Which of me do you want to talk to? There was a while where I had two lives…I had one life that was shown and one that happened when the sun set.”  – Jared Blinsky

Steve and Jeff talk with Jared Blinsky, owner of Advanced Vapor in Westerville and local food icon and a former owner of Route 62 BBQ in Johnstown, Ohio. In this first episode of The Blinsky Chronicles, the guys talk BBQ, brisket, secret recipes and the 23 years that Jared spent in the food industry, why he wanted to open a vape shop (“I wanted to legally sell a controlled substance”), Street Outlaws, bikers, Harleys, weddings, pies, Shorty and the American flag.

It’s easy to tell the guys all know each other really well, but spoiler alert: this relationship between Blinsky and the guys started as a professional one. Stay tuned to find out why as the story continues…

 


017 – The Blinsky Chronicles–Are You Ready?…It’s Coming May 1



We’re gonna make you laugh. We’re gonna make you cry. We’re gonna make you wonder how it could all be true. But it is.

Tune in May 1 for an unprecedented, unedited, and uncensored tale of American life, adversity and redemption.

We take you along for the ride as we dive into the deep end of one man’s life. He’s a central Ohio food icon known by many, but not many know the rest of his story – until now. Come along with us for this unbelievable journey and first-hand account. Starting on May 1st, you won’t believe your ears – and you won’t be able to pull away.