DYTP Episode 8 | Exercising Equal Liberty to Do Your Thing

Show Summary

In this episode, Ross speaks with butcher David Gathy about his love of supporting local farmers through whole animal butchering at the Conscious Carnivore in Madison, Wisconsin. Later in the show, our six-part miniseries on liberty continues as Ross interviews Judge Jim Troupis about the concept of equal liberty.

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David Gathy is part owner and head butcher at the Conscious Carnivore in Madison, Wisconsin. Born in 1983, David started butchering as an after school job at the age of 16 for a family friend who ran a local deli and fell in love. At 21 he moved to Chicago to take on a butchering apprenticeship. There he learned how to break down whole animals with a concentration in beef, lamb, and pork.

David worked at Paulina Market, a German butcher shop in Chicago founded in 1949, for 10 years – and learned much from the older generation butchers there. He moved back to Madison, Wisconsin in 2013 to be closer to family and friends and helped open the Conscious Carnivore.

Connect with David: butcher@Conscious-Carnivore.com

David’s “must read” book series: Butchering Beef | Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat, and Pork by Adam Danforth


Ross interviews butcher David Gathy in his shop for DYTP Episode 8.

Judge Jim Troupis

JimTroupis1Judge Jim Troupis is a trial court judge in the State of Wisconsin. In the course of his career, Judge Troupis has helped reshape national policies on numerous issues, including collective bargaining reform, Voter ID, campaign finance laws, and veterans’ rights. As a staunch proponent of free speech, Judge Troupis successfully fought to protect the First Amendment rights of dozens of grassroots organizations across the state of Wisconsin in 2010.

Judge Troupis has served as regional or national lead counsel to multiple presidential candidates. He is also the past Chairperson of the Governor’s Judicial Advisory Committee, past President of the Federal Court Bar Association, and has served on numerous committees and commissions as a select member.

In addition to his legal work, Judge Troupis speaks and writes on issues of liberty and freedom across multiple forms of media, and has twice been invited to teach on the importance of freedom and the law as an international professor at a Russian Law School.

Judge Troupis graduated with Honors from Northwestern Law School, where he was the Edwin Austin Scholar, received the William Jennings Bryan Award, and was named as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.

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