Episode 5 – with Darcy Dennett & The Pit Bull Podcast

Hosts Rick Bassman and Mina Martinez believe that dogs are the most beautiful creatures on earth, as they share a passion centered on love and support for their beloved bully breeds. As long-time dedicated advocates for pit bull-type dogs and as activists with a mutual goal to better the bullies’ steep challenges, Mina and Rick have come together to shine a truthful light on the far-too-often misunderstood pit bull. Featuring expert guests on every relevant topic surrounding the bully breeds, The Pit Bull Podcast does a deep dive into rescue –including fostering and adopting –and how to succeed at it, breed-specific legislation, media vilification, dog fighting, breeding, and the plight of pit bulls entering the shelter system. We can change the world for pit bulls, one dog at a time. Join us here to help us make that difference right here on The Pit Bull Podcast.

Episode 5 – with Darcy Dennett & The Pit Bull Podcast

Darcy Dennett is a master storyteller and highly-accredited, and award-winning documentarian.  Travelling the globe to expertly –and beautifully—document stories of the human condition… hardship, resilience and ultimately triumph, Darcy’s work has resonated with millions on platforms ranging from NatGeo and History Channel to PBS and Netflix. 

Dennett was Showrunner of 4 seasons of the highly successful Dogtown (National Geographic) following trainers, vets, and caregivers at a Utah animal sanctuary as they rescue and rehabilitate dogs that would otherwise be euthanized. The series was nominated for a Genesis Award given by the Humane Society, in recognition of media illuminating animal rights issues.  Darcy, notably, also directed and executive produced the documentary feature, The Champions (Netflix), about the pit-bulls rescued from the notorious dog-fighting ring of Atlanta Falcons’ star quarterback Michael Vick—an inspirational story of resilience and the relationship between humans and animals. Darcy, Mina and Rick do a deep dive on her foray into the pit bull world; how and why she became interested, her initial perceptions of the “breed,” her view today of the pit bull, and a surprising discourse on Vick himself. This episode is a must-see/must-listen for a wholly original take on pit bull-type dogs, and a shining example of the possibility of changing the misconceptions surrounding our beautiful bully breeds

Check in with Darcy at www.fireflyfilmworks.com and follow on IG @darcydennett

Please subscribe to Rick’s YouTube channel @rickbassman and follow on IG @rick_bassman

Check in with Mina at www.animosanctuary.com and follow on IG @minas.animal.sanctuary