275: Twelve Minute Convos w/ Scott Roberts

Scott Roberts-

Recognized as one of the biggest authorities in the fiery foods industry, Scott Roberts has formally reviewed over 500 different hot sauces, barbecue sauces, condiments and seasonings of all kinds, and has tasted between an estimated almost 4,000 sauces and spice mixes. Since 2008 Scott has maintained a prolific output of spicy product reviews, industry interviews with the top people and specialty manufacturers ranging from CaJohn Hard, Mike Greening, Dave DeWitt, Dr. BBQ Ray Lampe and Dave Hirschkop, coverage and more for his own website ScottRobertsWeb.com, which as of July 2012 averages 190,000 unique visitors per month. Scott also maintains the most-followed Twitter account in the hot sauce industry, second only to Tabasco.

Outside of his own top-trafficked blog and social media endeavors, Scott is actively involved in the fiery foods industry and the chilehead community. He is a regular columnist and writer for Chile Pepper Magazine. His audio podcast show, The Firecast, is the most-downloaded show on the internet with a focus on hot sauce, fiery foods and BBQ, with an average of 12,000 – 15,000 downloads per episode. He is a regular guest on the most-listened-to barbecue and grilling show BBQ Central Radio Show. He has been featured in many media outlets, including NPR, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and several national and international radio programs. Scott has been a past product reviewer, contributor and webmaster for both Peppers and More and I Love It Spicy. Scott also does work as a voiceover artist and was a podcast host for the 2GuysTalking Podcast Network.

Scott is a born and raised Missourian and resides in the St. Louis metro area as a full-time single dad to two sons.


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