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blog Remembering Glen "BUB" Doherty - The Cult of Rec Podcast, Episode 17

Remembering Glen "BUB" Doherty - The Cult of Rec Podcast, Episode 17

Kolby Seemann

10 days ago

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In a special episode of the Cult of Recreationalism podcast!, hosts Nathan Morris and Sean Lake take a deep dive into the life and adventures of Glen “BUB” Doherty, the namesake of BUBS Naturals. The episode is packed with anecdotes that paint a vivid picture of Glen's multifaceted personality—from his mischievous youth to his disciplined adulthood as a Navy SEAL.

Introduction: Setting the Stage

Nathan kicks off the episode with a brief backstory on how this special episode came about. "Today's gonna be some stories about Glen that Sean's gonna share. Initially, when we started this podcast, we started an episode on how Bubs got started, and Sean started that with, well, to know that you need to know about Bub." Sean adds, "There are a ton of stories in Glen that kind of go with the like, my God, he was such an inspiration. He was my best friend. He was so many different things."

Glen's Youth: The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Sean reminisces about Glen's early entrepreneurial ventures, including a particularly amusing tale about a house painting business. "Glen and Robin and my brother Guy decided to name their painting company Terrapin Painters. Now, a Terrapin is a type of tortoise, a turtle. It inspires slow movement, not speed." Despite the humor, this story underscores Glen's early sense of fiscal responsibility. "Glen was light years ahead of all of us. He always had money. He was frugal from day one. He just always had cash."

The Grateful Dead Summer

One of the standout stories involves Glen's summer following the Grateful Dead, selling peanut butter sandwiches to fund their adventure. "Their business plan was to sell enough peanut butter sandwiches to hungry Grateful Dead fans to then pay for the next ticket to the next concert at the next city." This story is a testament to Glen's adventurous spirit and resourcefulness, even at a young age.

The Alaska Adventure

Sean then recounts their epic hitchhiking journey to Alaska, aiming to work on fishing boats. The trip is filled with colorful characters and risky situations. Sean shares a particularly nerve-wracking encounter, "So we leave Salt Lake, and we catch like two quick rides. Boom, boom. Next thing you know, we're up in Idaho. And we end up catching a ride. And it's like, you know, it's pretty late at night, slow going. And this van pulls over. And you know, this old, crusty, kind of like Vietnam vet guy picks us up." The adventure continues with Glen and Sean working briefly at a fish cannery, which Sean describes as "the worst job I have ever had in my life."

Glen the Navy SEAL

Transitioning to Glen's military career, Sean shares a story that highlights Glen's dual life as a disciplined SEAL and a humorous, down-to-earth friend. "One particular Christmas together, Glen was house-sitting... He sets this playlist to be like great holiday music... and it's rotating through his iPhoto library... and there's very clearly a human head that had exploded."

Glen's Legacy

Glen's lasting impact on everyone he met was profound and enduring, a testament to his larger-than-life personality and boundless spirit. His endless trove of stories, ranging from his mischievous youth to his disciplined years as a Navy SEAL, provided a book of experiences that captivated and inspired those around him. Glen had an uncanny ability to brighten people's lives, infusing every encounter with warmth, humor, and a sense of adventure. Whether regaling friends with tales of his summer following the Grateful Dead or recounting the high-stakes moments of his military career, Glen's narratives were not just stories but life lessons that resonated deeply. His zest for life, coupled with his genuine kindness and reliability, left an indelible mark, making everyone who knew him feel valued and uplifted. In every story shared and every memory cherished, Glen's spirit continues to shine, reminding all of the importance of living fully and joyfully.

This episode of the Cult of Recreationalism podcast is a heartfelt tribute to Glen, blending humor, adventure, and inspiration. Sean and Nathan's storytelling offers a well-rounded picture of Glen's life, making it a must-listen for fans of the podcast and newcomers alike. Whether you're here for the laughs or the life lessons, this episode delivers on all fronts.