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Building on the belief that a deeper understanding of the natural world enriches all of our lives, host Steven Rinella brings an in-depth and relevant look at all outdoor topics including hunting, fishing, nature, conservation, and wild foods. Filled with humor, irreverence, and things that will surprise the hell out of you, each episode welcomes a diverse group of guests who add their own expertise to the vast world of the outdoors. Part of The MeatEater Podcast Network.

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Ep. 392: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXXVI
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Nov 30, 2022
Ep. 391: Border Patrol
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Steven Rinella talks to Richard Fortunato, Charles Trost II, James Searl, Janis Putelis, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: Pistol packing bagpipe players; the U.S. Border Patrol's role in public land and critter management; Jani's daughter's incredible turkey gobbling skills; the time when Steve and Jani got pulled over by Border Patrol; wild horses; establishing base truth; darting eyes and deception; templing; HR concerns; speaking Yiddish on The MeatEater Podcast; picking up your poop with your bare hands under threat; the Makushi story about the disappearance and reappearance of the white-lipped peccary population; why pronghorns and dogs smell like Fritos; operating between ports of entry; what you can't bring back from Canada; when do you know that you've crossed the border?; making a meaningful entry; the Tick Riders; big ass blimps; monitoring critters with Border Patrol surveillance cameras; skilled at tracking; carrying diamonds across the Boundary Waters; wildlife smuggling; the pronghorn roundup; and more.

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Nov 28, 2022
Ep. 390: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXXV
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Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater's Trivia tournament with Janis Putelis, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Alyssa Smith, Rick Hutton, Max Barta, and Phil Taylor

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Nov 23, 2022
Ep. 389: Calling Ducks With Koe Wetzel
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Steve Rinella talks with Koe Wetzel, Dre Rocha, John Park, Kylee Archer, Max Barta, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: Steve's face on a box of waterfowl ammo; Koe's advice to Chester: stop playing music; Dre's hoodie and the mystery of Tupac; the MeatEater Trivia t-shirt is finally here!; when your dog eats your rib; second degree baiting and ethics; robo deer; growing up in the chicken capital of the world; skinny Texas ducks; Waldorf and Ambrosia salads; living on a bus; when your manager is the life of the party; internships in construction; crying in Spanish and moving to Austin; variations of “Juke Box Hero”; is Lou Wetzel related to Koe?: melody first and notes on the phone; why it's "Hell Paso"; Koe performs "YellaBush Road" in The MeatEater Podcast studio; and more.

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Nov 21, 2022
Ep. 388: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXXIV
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Nov 16, 2022
Ep. 387: We've Got Weights In Fish! - The Full Story From The Man Who Found Them
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Steven Rinella talks with Jason Fischer, Brody HendersonChester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: Putting metal balls in fish; how Jason didn't believe Steve was Steve; the crazy audacity; Jason as a Gandhi-like figure; how we've lost 1.3 million acres of sagebrush habitat per year for the past 20 years; Chester's son and Chester's thumb; the Lake Erie fishery; how you get to be a tournament director; walleye tournament winnings; the best five; passing polygraph tests; when you're fooled and your gut just sinks; cheating people out of money; debunking the leatherman internet story; fish fillets and 12 oz weights; and more.

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Nov 14, 2022
Ep. 386: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXXIII
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Nov 09, 2022
Ep. 385: A Wild New World
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Steven Rinella talks with Dan Flores, Janis Putelis, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: Jani negging Steve; the giant moose paddle that Steve's gonna make into a chair for his kid; how to get stuff from Alaska to the Lower 48; Dan Flores' brilliant new book, "Wild New World," is available; starting a story 66 million years ago; wiping the slate clean with a big asteroid; striking at a shallow angle; when extinctions stopped for 10,000 years; flightless birds as the first things to go; a haunting chicken memory from your childhood; where religious theology meets theories of extinction; cooking penguin eggs for breakfast; "too wild" for civilization; the fur desert; killing animals as a geopolitical idea; market capitalism wiping out the buffalo; the east coast prairie chicken; the ivory bill's toy trumpet cry; how Dan makes quick work of the mountain men; how our Neanderthal ancestors were more carnivorous than wolves; wishing to know an entire heaven and earth; and more.

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Nov 07, 2022
Ep. 384: Gear Talk - Episode 2
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This week on Gear Talk, Janis and Jordan discuss their side by sides; Mark Boardman with Vortex Optics joins the discussion to explain adjusting your binocular diopter correctly; Jordan on pitching and using tarps; Janis and the Kifaru Gnargali backpack.

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Nov 03, 2022
Ep. 383: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXXII
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Nov 02, 2022
Ep. 382: The Making of MeatEater
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Steven Rinella talks with Rick Smith, Garret Smith, Chris Gill, Loren Moulton, Danny Bolton, Janis Putelis, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: MeatEater's Season 11, Episode 1 with Evan Hafer of BRCC is live on themeateater.com; how Chris Gill had never pooped outdoors before filming the MeatEater series; not caring if you live or die when you're young; a reminder to get tickets for Chester + Trampled By Turtles' concert in Atlanta on Dec. 1; Trampled By Turtles new album, Alpenglow, is out!; when your wife accidentally runs over and kills your target buck with her car; how the Rinella kids range everything; Steve's bloody vasectomy story and how you gotta check out his Instagram account for the video reenactment; defining what a Good Samaritan actually is; Steve claims that he's the first person ever to rattle in a sitka deer; are we allowed to call someone a bitch?; explaining verité; Steve yelling at the camera guys all the time; the mindless ferocity of Americans; the 180-degree rule; NIMing; not liking to hike in the dark; our 10-min episode about an attempted episode that won't end up being a MeatEater episode; the extreme difficulty of making tree stand hunting exciting TV; how ice fishing simply cannot be captured; and more. 

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Oct 31, 2022
Ep. 381: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXXI
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Oct 26, 2022
Ep. 380: Chopping Up A Buffalo With Clovis Points
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Steven Rinella talks with Metin Eren, David J. Meltzer, John Hayes, Clay Newcomb, Spencer Neuharth, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: How Steve feels insecure about his grip strength; archaeology living under the umbrella of anthropology; getting your hands all cut up by Clovis points; using your teeth to sharpen edges; curiosity as an adaptive strategy; the average age of early man; planned births; very, very old footprints in the sand; ruppia, or ditch grass; DNA in sediment; anonymous peer reviews and how you ought to have the right to know your critics; David's book, The Mountaineer Site: A Folsom Winter Camp in the Rockies; MeatEater does science: our bison butchery experiment using Clovis points; when you really want the rock you find to be an ancient tool; using human bodies for cut mark experiments; measuring microware on bones; and more. 

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Oct 24, 2022
Ep. 379: Welcome to Gear Talk - MeatEater Network Debut
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As previously teased on the MeatEater podcast, Jordan and Janis take over the MeatEater feed and welcome you to the MeatEater Network's newest podcast, Gear Talk, where they explore their favorite -- and sometimes not-so-favorite -- pieces of gear. Later, they talk to First Lite's western big game guru, Matt Derosiers. 

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Oct 20, 2022
Ep. 378: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXX
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Shelby Huber and Spencer Neuharth host MeatEater Trivia with Katie Finch, Jennifer Jones, Carrie Henderson, Kelsey Morris, Brian Hopkins, Adrienne Taylor, and Phil Taylor.

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Oct 19, 2022
Ep. 377: The Great Outhouse Rescue: An American Hero, a Lost Phone, and the Race to Save a Stuck Man
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Topics discussed: More pictures of people trying to fish cell phones out of pit toilets; fetishists and filling pockets; rescuing an owl from a pit toilet; when your 32nd wedding anniversary plans are interrupted by a toilet rescue; what a man will do to retrieve his cell phone; being stuck as hell; vault toilet, pit toilet, outhouse, and other names for the shitter; a wall of stench and why you're supposed to keep the lid closed; when your phone still works after sinking in a cesspool of shit and piss; disappearing into the hole; the picture leak; a lawn chair dedicated to the cause; some serious engineering; suck and thrust; marriage advice; and more.

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Oct 17, 2022
Ep. 376: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXIX
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Oct 12, 2022
Ep. 375: At Bat and Behind the Levee with Austin Riley
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Steven Rinella talks with Austin Riley, Sean Weaver, Spencer Neuharth, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider


Topics discussed: How Steve doesn't feel an emotional connection to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"; Austin breaking down baseball for Steve; Albert Von Tilzer's greatest hits; two seasons; canceling hunting trips to play pro ball; mistaking a husky puppy for a wolf; stripping away the passion; MeatEater's Whitetail Week is here; read Sean's article on how Roosevelt's first waterfowl refugs has gone bone dry; stuffing walleyes with lead weights and walleye filets; tournaments and the worst cheating you've ever done; going pro when you're young; Austin's great love of whitetail hunting; all the little analytical details; when it comes down to a few pitches; player cards; beating the freeze; when your finances are public and everyone knows your contract amount; behind the levee; hunting property dreams; MLB's paternity leave policy and missing your son's birth; Austin's quote that he didn't actually say; an epic walk up song; and more.

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Oct 10, 2022
Ep. 374: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXVIII
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Oct 05, 2022
Ep. 373: Shirker Bucks, Baubellum, and Binturongs
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Steve Rinella talks with Jim Heffelfinger, Janis Putelis, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: How Jim got canceled from Instagram and how to help him make a comeback by following him at @cervidnut; Jim's book, Deer of the Southwest, is back in print; the forthcoming bible on black-tailed and mule deer of North America; antlerogenesis and how antler bone resembles cancer growth; testes the size of peas; check out a picture of the two-headed fawn; extra bones; the female baubellum; Jim's article about lead and wildlife on The MeatEater website; how Seth ate so much tuna that he got mercury poisoning; why binturongs smell like fresh popcorn and brown buns; raccoon dogs; more Covid circulation between humans and deer; Pistol Jim, Jackrabbit Jim, and other perfect nicknames; planning our world squirrel cookoff; and more. 

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Oct 03, 2022
Ep. 372: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXVII
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Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater Trivia with Dan Chumbler, Garrett Long, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Maggie Hudlow, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider

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Sep 28, 2022
Ep. 371: #vanlife #akmoose
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Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb, Dirt Myth, Loren Moulton, and Chester Floyd.

Topics discussed: Recording from the inside of a cargo van in motion; creeper vans; the premier of MeatEater Season 11; how to watch Mark Keyon's new show, Deer Country; the unfortunate technicality that kicked our Campfire Stories: Narrow Escapes and More Close Calls off the New York Times bestseller list; how to support our friend and First Lite colleague, Duke Wasteney, recover from his house fire; help the WY corner crossing guys in their civil case and read MeatEater's article on why the $7M damages charge they face is absurd; Clay's "Hey Bear!" song; more instances of fishing phones out of pit toilets; when a moose crosses the road; trusting the process and sitting for nine days; shooting bulls based off brow tines; and more.

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Sep 26, 2022
Ep. 370: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXVI
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Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella, Janis Putelis, Brody Henderson, Ryan Callaghan, Cory Calkins, Phil Taylor, Sean Weaver, Logan Dove, Tressa Croaker, and Corinne Schneider

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Sep 21, 2022
Ep. 369: The Real Indiana Jones
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Steven Rinella talks with Deni Seymour, Janis Putelis, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: On the trail of the Coronado Expedition; sharpening flint knives with your teeth; the Seven Golden Cities of Cibola; brutality and removing body parts; pouring liquid gold down a guy's throat; finding sites and reconstructing the trail; rock art depicting figures with pointy shoes; genetic info and latrines; the power of metal detectors; more on why you shouldn't remove artifacts from the ground; finding the canon, the oldest gun discovered in the continental US; relative dating of rock art; embarking on adventure; how the site keeps on giving; bronze hats; how to support Deni's upcoming documentary film on the Coronado expedition; Steve Rinella, the antiquities looter; where to read Deni's publications, check out her webpage, and watch her fascinating educational videos; how to get a site named after you; and more. 

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Sep 19, 2022
Ep. 368: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXV
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Sep 14, 2022
Ep. 367: Communicating with the Wives of MeatEater
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Steven Rinella and Spencer Neuharth talk with Katie Finch, Janis Putelis, Jennifer Putelis, Brody Henderson, Carrie Henderson, Shelby Huber, Kelsey Morris, Danielle Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: Steve’s divorce rate statistics; how hunting and being away causes relationship challenges; Chester being away while Danielle  is in her third trimester; examining the term “hunting widow”; how Jani plans to be a long hunter; Kelsey and Seth’s check in system; how Spencer lives in his hot tub; how Katie and the family sneak farm-raised meats when Steve is gone; Shelby’s nest and Spencer’s love of chores; smooth on the way out and smooth on the way in; the importance of systems; being on the same page; Steve’s 5-hour appreciation window; under-promising and over-delivering; the Rinella’s backyard pumpkin patch; and more.

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Sep 13, 2022
Ep. 366: Big Conching by the Lobster Condo
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Steven Rinella talks with Kimi Werner, Cameron Kirkconnell, Brandon Albury, Perrin James, and Corinne Schneider.  

Topics discussed: Our Fucked Up Old Taxidermy Calendar is here!; the story of Cam saving his friend's life on MeatEater's Campfire Stories: Narrow Escapes & More Close Calls; the MeatEater office fish heist mystery and Steve's desire to hook colleagues up to a polygraph test; recalling scro injuries; putting the "white tailed deer" vs. "whitetails" terminology argument to bed; the life saving award you never want; hook and jook; spearing and fishing regulations in the Bahamas; on eating turtle; how Corinne got so seasick she turned green; how to construct a lobster condo; crazy big hogfish; living in holes; battling a big black grouper; Kimi's upcoming series on The MeatEater Network; the proper way to clean a conch; support the effort to bring solar energy to Chester and 'Flo's Conch Shack'; and more.

 

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Sep 12, 2022
Ep. 365: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXIV
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Ep. 365: Game On Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXIV

Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella, Bill Vanderheyden, Janis Putelis, Brody Henderson, Chester Floyd, Maggie Hudlow, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider

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Sep 07, 2022
Ep. 364: Physics and Fatality
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Steven Rinella talks with Bill Vanderheyden, Brandon Palaniuk, Janis Putelis, Chester Floyd, Hayden Sammak, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider

Topics discussed: Who stole the office fish?; graduating first in your engineering class out of 1,232 students; Brandon Palaniuk wins angler of the year; get tickets to see Chester open for Trampled By Turtles on Dec. 1 in Atlanta; when hunter safety advises that you keep your harvest covered so as not to offend non-hunters; chisel heads; the formulas that go into shooting your bow; mass vs. speed; the draw force curve; Newton’s Law; busting through bone; breaking down 3:1; blood trails; Bill’s Iron Will Outfitters broadheads; and more.

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Sep 05, 2022
Ep. 363: Game On Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXIII
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Aug 31, 2022
Ep. 362: First Lite and the Cosmos
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Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Clay Newcomb, Sean Weaver, Ford Van Fossen, Kevin Harlander, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: The cosmos theory and dust particles; when the cosmos was forming; First Lite's brand new store in Hailey, ID; way back when Cal was one of First Lite's first employees; when you dive into a vault toilet to retrieve your phone; ritual opposition--when you dick with your friends all the time; the pangolin snail extremophile; when you need to protect yourself from your own drool; the incredibly confusing regulatory structure of hunting and fishing in Alaska; what constitutes subsistence; big announcement: First Lite waders are coming!; the importance of warm, dry feet; what Hawaiian shirts can represent; First Lighters; and more. 

 

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Aug 29, 2022
Ep. 361: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXII
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Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater Trivia with Janis Putelis, Mark Kenyon, Brody Henderson, Ryan Callaghan, Hayden Sammak, Phil Taylor, Alyssa Smith, Cory Calkins, and Corinne Schneider

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Aug 24, 2022
Ep. 360: The World Coming to You on a Wing
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Steven Rinella talks with Drew Lanham, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Sean Weaver, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: The Home Place and Sparrow Envy; Drew's very cool bone carved crow skull necklace; Cal's Week In Review's special edition Ep. 171; a "close call" story that doesn't quite cut it for our third audiobook; how Pat Durkin is pissed that "white-tailed" became whitetail deer; arguing about language; El Hefe; the Spring Light Goose Conservation Order; a black bear, a grizzly bear, and a polar bear walk into a snow goose nesting area...; not pullin' a cork on crab whiskey; starting as a bird watcher, then becoming an ornithologist; impaling your prey on bushes and thorns; the family legend of coming back from the war bearing gold; free as birds; moving science to the masses; feeling first, then thinking, then doing; the amazing capacity of birds to do what they do; how to be a responsible feeder keeper; Nine Rules for the Black Bird Watcher; and more.

 

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Aug 22, 2022
Ep. 359: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXI
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Aug 17, 2022
Ep. 358: Thoreau Would Likely Have Little Use For You
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Steven Rinella talks with Kimi Werner, Danny Bolton, Ryan Callaghan, and Seth Morris.

Topics discussed: Taking her slow; Parks and Rec as the Goodwill bin of The Office; on Nick Offerman and Thoreau; on Steve being demeaning; defining scope; math and chum bags; more on the lead vs. copper debate; losing your life to swordfish and sailfish; on how fascinating the Coronado Expedition was; when you're a fishing guide who finds dead bodies; carp herpes; Steve's first ono and mahi in the same day; getting real sharky; competing with sharks for your sashimi; one crack, medevac; how amazing shark movement is; pilot fish like a shark's pet dog; and more. 

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Aug 15, 2022
Ep. 357: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XX
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Aug 10, 2022
Ep. 356: Flipping Rocks and Wrangling Giants
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Steven Rinella talks with his kids,  Brody Henderson, Kelsey Morris, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: Outdoor Kids in an Inside World and flipping rocks to uncover sculpin; when siblings disagree; a preference for salmon fishing; not changing your clothes for two weeks; Jimmy's hot tip on getting ready fast; Seth and Kelsey's rotting A-frame; shack ownership; go download our new audiobook, Narrow Misses and More Close Calls; lots of lessons learned at the Fish Shack; Sabertooth, Kevin Gillespie's new culinary show, is out!; Kevin's giveaway; please donate to the WY corner crossing fund to help public access; AK's fires burn larger than the state of CT; when your plane crashes and then you're eaten by a griz; when bears are euthanized; moral and legal issues colliding; shooting wounded animals; one deer, two deer and  linguistics; our Turkey Letter T-Shirt is live in The MeatEater store, inspired by Ep. 338 of The MeatEater Podcast: "The Biggest Buck in the USA"; Kelsey going full time artist; when decks fall; how Steve's gotten worse over time at black cod fishing; getting the biggest halibut out of the dinky Sears boat; and more. 

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Aug 08, 2022
Ep. 355: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XIX
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Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella, Chris Parish, Brody Henderson, Ryan Callaghan, Sean Weaver, Gabi Wilson, Logan Dove, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider

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Aug 03, 2022
Ep. 354: If There's Lead In The Air, There's Hope In The Heart
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Steven Rinella talks with Chris Parish, Ryan Callaghan, Sean Weaver, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider

Topics discussed: How Steve still insists on his theory that D&D created today's falconry community; spending 19 hours hunting per single grouse harvested in NY State; MeatEater's Campfire Stories 2: Narrow Misses and More Close Calls is out!; go get our brand new EZ SUK'R cow elk call from Phelps Game Calls; a reminder to submit your project to our Land Access Initiative; FirstLite's partnership with Delta Waterfowl; profile pictures and differing opinions on what's offensive; green crab whiskey and eating invasive species; lead shot and waterfowl die offs; getting thrown in jail for shooting red tails; how the lead issue is definitely not just a condor issue; the story of AC-9; chelation and depuration as great Scrabble words; supplement tubs; how condors returned to the same caves their ancestors had lived in during the Pleistocene; hunters responding; being uneasy about bans; following the science and when science becomes weaponized; the North American Non-lead Partnership and Hunting With Non-lead; and more.

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Aug 01, 2022
Ep. 353: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XVIII
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Jul 27, 2022
Ep. 352: Bizarre Guests with Andrew Zimmern
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Steven Rinella talks with Andrew Zimmern, Kevin Gillespie, Ryan Callaghan, Sean Weaver, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider


Topics discussed: Andrew's new show, "Wild Game Kitchen"; all the bizzare foods and a kid's book; an early love of WWF and Mean Jean; Duck Lore, Season 2 is out!; Typha, FirstLite's new waterfowl line is finally here; casting stripes; ninja throwin' stars; how looking at pictures captured by the James Webb Space Telescope ruins your day; mountain lion deniers and mountain lion truthers; the first case of homosexual necrophilia in mallards; Kevin dispelling brining myths and explaining the difference between brines and marinades from a scientific perspective; Martha Stewart's thin chopsticks and how she blazes with Snoop Dog; foraging for rosehips and crabbing in Long Island, NY; a free and loose 60s housewife; skipping meals; Andrew's experiences living with protected tribes; staking 5-step snakes on the crucifixion bush; literally chasing kudu; the "I'm not here" mode and the Makushi code of silence; trying to be useful; the lessons nature teaches you about yourself; judging Iron Chef; and more. 

 

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Jul 25, 2022
Ep. 351: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XVII
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Jul 20, 2022
Ep. 350: Sharks in the Oreos
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Steven Rinella talks with Greg Fonts, Brandon Hendrickson, Mike Raabe, and Chester Floyd

Topics discussed: Chester the Dive Master (pronounced "Mester"); the Makah tribe wants to start killing whales again; how Rep. Clyde's RETURN Act, which would gut Pittman-Robertson, is simply not the right way to go; California now says bumblebees are fish, and why that's interesting and important; the industrial harvest of menhadens/pogies and a clarification from TRCP's Whit Fosburgh; dealing with sharks in the water; explaining the Oreo; oil rigs as major fish and wildlife magnets; rig reaping and losing incredible habitat; shrimp boat secrets; cobia pass bys; how losing good reef is like losing a friend; it lives in the water, is furry, and has eyelashes; and more. 

 

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Jul 18, 2022
Ep. 349: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XVI
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Jul 13, 2022
Ep. 348: Eating Walrus and Whale with An Igloo Boy
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Steven Rinella talks with Seth Kantner, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: Growing up in a sod igloo; when bears make sense and humans don't; all of Seth's books and his latest, A Thousand Trails Home: Living with Caribou; getting married on the day of Custer's death at The Little Bighorn; when a bear gets into a car for snacks, locks himself inside, then expires from the heat; the most complete 35,000-year-old baby mammoth ever found; the Blue Tarp Tribe; The Living Light Rainbow hippy people destroying public land; Project Chariot; traveling by dog team; race relations in the Arctic; growing up afraid of The National Park Service; lining up with the seasons; the fish of a million names; sheefish through the ice; on the bone; the freezer as a prolonged wasting machine; a lunch of dried caribou and raw bowhead muktuk; dipping fat in fat; snow ice cream; fermented as a euphemism for rotten; how Alaska's proposed Ambler Road construction project is an horrific threat to wildlife, the Brooks Range, and native culture; the complexity of native corporations; and more. 

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Jul 11, 2022
Ep. 347: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XV
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Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella, Brad Tennant, Tommy Eidson, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, and Phil Taylor.

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Jul 06, 2022
Ep. 346: Sex and Suicide on the Lewis and Clark Expedition
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Steven Rinella talks with Brad Tennant, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Spencer Neuharth, and Phil Taylor.

Topics discussed: How Steve isn't too into Lewis and Clark; Dustin Huff not learning a thing from us about keeping secrets; 400 stitches for the 9-year-old girl who survived the mountain lion attack in WA; when old men loot an ancient archaeological site in Tightwad, Missouri; Steve, the metal detecting enthusiast; all of Jefferson's trip plans; eating dogs and all the things on the expedition; Russia's thunderbolt mercury laxative; lashes from the cat of nine tails; the universal sign language between mountain men; how to pronounce Sacajawea's name; diaries and sexual relations; the National Park Service and exhuming bodies; encounters; the tigercat story; failing to accomplish the number one mission objective; Hollywood movies made about the expedition stories; critters named after Lewis and Clark; how experts never agree; and more. 

 

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Jul 04, 2022
Ep. 345: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XIV
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Jun 29, 2022
Ep. 344: That Ringing In Your Ears That Drives You Nuts
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Steven Rinella talks with Grace Sturdivant, Janis Putelis, Sean Weaver, Garrett Long, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, and Phil Taylor.

Topics discussed: Being an Elvis fan; from radio DJ to audiologist to OtoPro founder; creating a new hearing test with various nature sounds, animal calls, and turkey gobbles; Yellowstone's floods; Seth and Chester kick ass on the amateur walleye tournament scene; Grace as a former Miss America pageant Top 15; ducks flying incredibly long distances during their lifetime; the snow goose that traveled 870 miles in 24 hours; Polar Bear Pete's high ass, his dinger-hitting talent, and his message to all of you; MeatEater’s article about hearing loss; what happens when a gun goes bang by your head?; sound pressure; how to pronounce "tinnitus"; the link between hearing loss and dementia; sticking a caulk gun way up into your ear where it has no business being; how to properly insert those little foamies; Jani and Garrett’s poor hearing; and more. 

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Jun 27, 2022
Ep. 343: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XIII
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Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella, Brandon Butler, Brad Cape, Phil Yeomans, Janis Putelis, Brody Henderson, Sean Weaver, Corinne Schneider, and Phil Taylor.

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Jun 22, 2022
Ep. 342: Getting Busted for Touching Air
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Steven Rinella talks with Brandon Butler, Brad Cape, Phil Yeomans, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: How HOAs are the worst but neighbors can be shitty as well; caveat emptor; Blue Cheese, the bulldog and the pigeon that nested in a balcony grill; Ryan Callaghan, HOA President; wild haymakers and getting subdued by jiu jitsu; Cornell University’s bird identification app; how you need to watch Jani’s new show “On the Hunt” on MeatEater's Youtube channel; an update on Brandon Butler's cabin arson; when you accidentally leave your parole papers behind in a place where you’ve been squatting; a distinctly methy look; corner crossing and infinitely finite; touching air; ranch hands who brag about how "important" the landowner is; taking pictures of every single corner; hunter harassment from the truck; the need for some privacy when you piss; the original real estate ad; bruised airspace; the Unlawful Enclosures Act; a long 3-day misdemeanor trial in a tiny courtroom; and more. 

 

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Jun 20, 2022
Ep. 341: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XII
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Jun 15, 2022
Ep. 340: People Getting Confused By Animals
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Steven Rinella talks with Jon Mooallem, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody HendersonPhil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: Reminding you that MeatEater Trivia is weekly; MeatEater Cooks is back; cute as a button; when the locals are the problem; the creep of eliminating non-resident sheep tags; a $1 million fine for illegally catching dungeness crabs; Pedals, the bear; misleading article headlines; get Jon’s brilliant new book, Serious Face; “assassinations” and CSI: Monk Seal in Hawaii; SPZs; feudal relationships; flying helicopters in straight lines to save gas; seals and eels; how to properly pronounce ‘macaque’; a street-wise monkey; picking out darts and evading capture; losing your tortoises in a divorce; Werner Herzog and his cave painting movie; and more.

 

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Jun 13, 2022
Ep. 339: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XI
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Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella, Dustin Huff, Janis Putelis, Brody Henderson, Ryan Callaghan, Mark Kenyon, Hayden Sammak, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Thanks to listener Ed Neumann for making us a Trivia Trophy!

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Jun 08, 2022
Ep. 338: The Biggest Buck in the USA
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Steven Rinella talks with Dustin Huff, Janis Putelis, Brody Henderson, Mark Kenyon, Spencer Neuharth,  Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: Touring with Luke Combs; killing it with a crossbow; when a marten attacks Jani's hens; The Rinella Doctrine; a very long passage about what male turkeys do to female turkeys; why you best leave it 'till tomorrow; Seth and Chester’s 17th place finish in their first ever walleye tournament; the crew being pro pay-to-camp in National Forest; big bucks on the hog farm; how Dustin doesn’t use trail cams; shoulder growths; when everyone knows but no one says; Megatine Junior; Spencer and Mark, the big buck blowhards; just a deer hunter; when you shoot the biggest deer in America; texting with pops; “it's going to be a wall hanger!”; getting a buck named after you; the bullcrap aftermath and the haters; waiting for the cash money offers; "I Should Be Fishing" and other songs by Dustin; and more. 

 

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Jun 06, 2022
Ep. 337: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia X
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Spencer Neuharth hosts another round of MeatEater Trivia with Janis Putelis, Clay Newcomb, Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, Rick Hutton, Gabi Wilson, Corinne Schneider, and Phil Taylor.

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Jun 01, 2022
Ep. 336: State of the Union, 2022
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Steven Rinella talks with Whit Fosburgh and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: The TRCP turkey hunt; how Whit got hit by a car; how Steve passed out while his wife was giving birth; when a chinook helicopter causes turkeys to shock gobble; our own F-up with over-the-top headlines; MeatEater saves lives yet again; Danish scientists crack the code on growing morels; engineering to re-engineer; the issues that arise when you making rivers navigable; fixing the Federal appraisal process; unanimous MAPLand; the public's property rights; Recovering America's Wildlife Act not a slam dunk; ID spending half as much per grizzly as it does per kid in public school; good for the butterfly, good for the turkey and deer too; striped bass in steady decline for the past two decades; keep your blues; conservation that's durable; and more. 

 

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May 30, 2022
Ep. 335: Long Beard
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Topics discussed: Sharing beds; a Southwestern vibe; MeatEater Laboratories; Chester the Tester, a rotund chef figurine holding a spatula dipped in heavenly chocolate; Tiny, the arsonist and how you can get away with a lot of criminal shit in the US; "How Can I Be Cold But My Balls are Still Sweaty" and other New York Times Best Sellers by Steve; communal latrines and raccoon roundworm; avian influenza hitting the wild turtle population; attending the walleye tournament or your own wedding; the Gila National Wilderness as the first officially recognized wild land on the planet; Aldo Leopold's 1921 article; making a 14.92 mile loop and only hearing three gobbles; scarce water and filtering out rock snot; what goes on in a turkey's noggin; Steve's blanket rule of not gobbling while turkey hunting with his kids; flirting with disaster when you wear those little turkey fan hats; Steve loving wild turkeys more than his kids; the two types of outdoors folk; gratitude over expectation; the land of milk and walleyes; and more. 

 

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May 23, 2022
Ep. 334: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia IX
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Spencer Neuharth hosts another round of MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella and crew. 

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May 18, 2022
Ep. 333: Enduring with Cameron Hanes
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Steven Rinella talks with Karl Malcolm, Rick Smith, Dirt Myth, Seth Morris, and Chester Floyd.

Topics discussed: Cam's new book, Endure, is out!; when an adult acts like an ass and accosts Steve's kid; the shit you find in turkeys; Jani's hens running into the house to nest their eggs on the kitchen counter; Chester catches the biggest walleye, ever; Sean's Duck Report on avian influenza sweeping the country and affecting the wild population; the symptoms of sick birds and the importance of public reporting; setting chokers; how Cam Hanes still keeps his day job; barely sleeping; when you lose your best friend way too soon; going for the most epic experience in the wilderness; coming within meters of that brown bear; living in the endurance world; how your body gives what you ask of it; just how badly the wind bothers Steve; prefering to be by yourself and loving the solo hunt; discipline and confidence; how tough it is to read aloud and record your own audiobook; memory words; and more.

 

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May 16, 2022
Ep. 332: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia VIII
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Steve Rinella and the MeatEater crew come to you from our live show at the Alberta Bair Theater in Billings, MT. Crack open a beverage and sit back for Two Truths and a Lie, Clay Newcomb's owl hoot competition, and of course, Trivia hosted by Spencer Neuharth

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May 11, 2022
Ep. 331: Getting Skunked at The Navel
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Steven Rinella talks with Jimmy Rinella, Doug Duren, Ya Yang, Pat Durkin, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: Youth turkey at Doug's; skunked again; the river otter, two dogs, mink, and other critters drawn to the mysterious magnetism of The Navel; Doug Durkin; Jimmy's experiences with the mouse in Doug's Little Buddy heater, his preference for runnin' and gunnin' turkeys, and his superior detection of gobbling noises; the direct way in which Steve talks to his kids; a very lawyerly and official contract between Jimmy and his dad about Xbox use; how the 12.5-year-old hen found in PA always made the right life decisions; the doe that was missing her two back leg hooves; the most obscenely misleading nature headline; defrauding folks with fake hunting leases; Ya's gun buying spree; poop soup; Doug's strong hands; Doug addresses Uncle Ted's statements about CWD; population level effects of CWD; killing a deer per second; Doug's new program, "Sharing the Land"; the pen pal affair between Doug and Steve; Pat's articles on cash for crappie and shooting pike with a firearm in Vermont; and more. 

 

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May 09, 2022
Ep. 330: Killing the King’s Deer
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Steven Rinella talks with Pete Alonso, Dave Willms, Rob Gearing, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Ambergris and makeup; getting hit in the teeth with a baseball going 98 miles per hour; a chew cocktail of tobacco wrapped in bubble gum; support TRCP and bid on a fishing trip with NY Mets first baseman, Pete Alonso; the Fourth Amendment, the Open Fields Doctrine, and what a game warden can and can't search; trying to get away with doing naughty, illegal things; "Outdoor Kids in an Inside World" is out now so go get a copy!; the aerospace background story of Spartan Precision Equipment and their awesome magnetic bipods; the elitism of hunting in the United Kingdom; getting a formal degree in deer stalking; how you can't keep the meat; so many airguns and plinking in the back garden; no bow hunting allowed; gutting from the diaphragm; red, roe, and fallow; deer hunting as deer management; Mrs. Miggins' roses; Cal and Steve argue about the "guard the gate" mentality; the plight of the Tasmanian devil; hot pot ptarmigan; and more. 

 

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May 02, 2022
Ep. 329: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia VII
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Spencer Neuharth hosts another round of MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella and crew. 

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Apr 27, 2022
Ep. 328: Test My Meat
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Steven Rinella  talks with Kimi Werner, Kevin Gillespie, Sean Weaver, Ryan Callaghan, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

 

Topics discussed: The MeatEater Laboratory’s new Warner-Bratzler Shear Force Machine; a hot tip on how to clean sausage stuffers and meat grinders; Peeps, cheap French bread, and critter flesh; how Cal likes his tenderloin smashed and fried; proper scientific testing methods; the antelope that didn't know what was coming; scoring tenderness; eating your experiment; how to submit your meat for testing; "Outdoor Kids in an Inside World" companion hot tips; FirstLite's Omen Stormshelter rainwear is out now; NWTF's Turkey Trek; Kevin's new show, "Sabertooth"; the science behind brining and preserving; how it's now legal to eat roadkill in WY; an obsession with excavation; socially tender; Kimi's first duck hunt on an episode of “Duck Lore”; when all ten toe nails fall off; truth and consequences in Truth Or Consequences; gummy bongo people and rescue trucks; how honesty is always the best policy; Steve's night in jail; know where you're hunting; and more.

 

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Apr 25, 2022
Ep. 327: A Gold Medal Podcast
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Steven Rinella talks with David Wise, Paul Schommer, Janis Putelis, Samantha Bates, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: Back from the Olympics; "Outdoor Kids in an Inside World" is here to preorder; strategizing biathlon; how Steve is pro-skiing for all humans on the planet, except for his family; hunting while skiing; your chance to bid on Auction House of Oddities items until April 25th; the word for fossilized poop is ‘coprolite’; shitting out a rattlesnake fang; bobbing and weaving; the most groundbreaking photo of a fox squirrel eating a shad in a tree; how Steve will never traffic in memes; a non-apology to the falconer community; the "S&M hood" that falcons wear; the history of skis; biathlon as the most watched winter sport in Europe; precision vs. accuracy; how professional curlers probably have day jobs; too much socializing in the Olympic village; balancing your passions; the shit ton of attention you get during an Olympic year; when you do your best work wearing a helmet and goggles; how Steve's daughter loves Jani's cooking way better than her own dad's cooking; flipping and spinning; and more.

 

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Apr 18, 2022
Ep. 326: Cuddle the Scimitar
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Steven Rinella talks with Lee Burton, Steve Fulton, Warren Bluntzer, Ryan Callaghan, Clay Newcomb, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: The Sahara in Texas at the Bamberger Ranch; rewilding; the time when Steve cuddled a scimitar calf; protective mommas; bison from the Bronx; how you use the horns; the high fecundity of scimitar horned oryx; artificial insemination of cheetahs; fake wooly mammoths; when the natural range of a species is in a failed state; less hump, more rump; the market for scimitar horned oryx supporting the conservation and perpetuation of the species; individual animal experiences vs. population level experiences; the lug nut litmus test; the goal of establishing stable heards back in the Sahara; when does Texas become Africa?; animal diseases; liability; dinosaur footprints and fossils; and more.

 

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Apr 11, 2022
Ep. 325: In the Center of Your Mind with Ted Nugent
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Steven Rinella talks with Ted "Uncle Ted" Nugent, Ryan Callaghan, Clay Newcomb, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: Nostalgia for the Whiplash Bash; The Nuge shooting fiery arrows on stage; breaking the law; enter TRCP’s sweepstakes to win a turkey hunt with Steve and Jani; MeatEater's Land Access Initiative and the return of the House of Oddities Auction; the Bear Grease podcast episode with Jerry Clower; Ted railing on Cal's highschool teacher; slithering up on a covey of quail; Fred Bear as a major influence; poison pods on arrows; being pro-crossbow; regulations against lighted nocks and other technologies; Michigan's ban on hunting mourning doves and sandhill cranes; eating a CWD+ burger; the weight of the "what if?" scenario; Ted's call for ending USDA hunts; the foundation of high fence hunting; challenging the semantics of "whack 'em and stack 'em"; aliveness and uppityness; the deadliness of your tofu salad and your glass of wine; how hunting is politics; the man in charge of your tree climbing; Ted's call to participate in the political process by voting; outdoorsy and ballsy; and more. 

 

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Apr 04, 2022
Ep. 324: The Latvian Eagle's Heavy-Assed Arrow
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Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis, Kevin Gillespie, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

 

Topics discussed: hating spouses that make you do a thing with your kids at the expense of doing another thing with your kids that you’d rather do; Dirty Dan jokes; red dot and Jani's video; solar-boosted battery life of 17+ years; Kevin "Giuseppe" Gillespie; The MeatEater Podcast smarter than doctors; South Dakota's pen raised pheasants; a stream access victory in New Mexico; whose mountain lions?; Mingus' resume; a squishy bobcat as Jani’s first taxidermy; pronouncing “nilgai”; the definition of a double entendre; jumping the spring; grumpy middle aged men arguing over math and arrow grain weights; Jani the Believer; MeatEater Podcast Ep. 284: The Archer's Paradox; a poop blasting party; our May 3rd Live Show; cooking nilgai; a thick assed hide; Steve’s funny pronunciation of “bagel”; Kevin's feral hog holiday ham recipe; and more.

 

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Mar 28, 2022
Ep. 323: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia VI
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Spencer Neuharth hosts another round of MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella, Brent West, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, Michael Kmon, and Phil Taylor.

 

 

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Mar 23, 2022
Ep. 322: Better Hunting and Fishing For America
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Steven Rinella talks with Brent West, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, and Phil Taylor.


Topics discussed: the flea story; how to make maple sugar; marrying for the environment; the Poop-Trailhead Index; Steve's strong opinion about Thoureau; Fly Rod Crosby; the last caribou in Maine; when Eisenhower talked about flyfishing on D-Day; Federal Ammunitition sends 1 million bullets to Ukraine; mail carriers "terrorized" by wild turkeys in California; Popeye, Jani's one-eyed turkey; when the taxidermist knowingly gives you back an animal that isn't yours; the irresponsibility of the pen-raised prarie chicken arrangement; Brody's advice to wolf haters; refunding wolf tags in Wisconsin; getting rid of tags?; what a land easement actually is; abuses of the land easement system for tax evasion purposes; make a donation to MeatEater's Land Access Initiative; submit a property for our 2022 initiative; and more. 


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Mar 21, 2022
Ep. 321: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia V
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Spencer Neuharth hosts another round of MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella, Janis Putelis, Kevin Gillespie, Brody Henderson, Sean Weaver, Maggie Hudlow, and Phil Taylor.

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Mar 16, 2022
Ep. 320: Rut, The Dating App
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Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis, Kevin Gillespie, Sean Weaver, Maggie Hudlow, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: MeatEater's dating app idea called "Rut"; bison as livestock or wild game; when critters know damn well that hunting season is on and go hide; how Steve wants to use Covid masks to make a goose down quilt; mapping CWD across the United States; refunding wolf tags in WI; a scientific study demonstrating the association between eating meat and good health outcomes; Danielle's Copycat Chick-Fil-A Turkey Nuggets; getting a Warner-Bratzler shear force test machine for the office; the whole Putelis clan talking to turkeys; Kevin's wowza food videos and “Holiday Ham” feral hog; Jesse Griffith's Hog Book; celebrating Kevin's James Beard Award nomination; meat mold; Maggie Hudlow's investigation into Florida's Senate Bill 2508; mesopredators and nest depredation; a raven's massive cache of duck eggs; the snake that ate radios; and more. 


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Mar 14, 2022
Ep. 319: Stuffed
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Steven Rinella talks with John Hayes, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: An interest in falconry spurred by sorcery and Dungeons & Dragons; the artist vs. the shady taxidermist who takes your money, doesn't make your mount, then disappears; eagles and lead; Missoula as the Paris of West-Central Montana; when dogs attack wild game and Brody catches a bunch of shit about it; Southerners from southern Illinois give Steve shit; spearfishing in parts of southern Michigan that aren't great; what to do with over 150 mounts; Harry Potter taxidermy; bear rugs with closed mounts; patenting a filler vacuum; pioneering the squishy coyote pillow mount; how fish taxidermy is basically a painting; how to properly skin out deer and bears for mounting; Cal's scalpel kit; how it's gotta be clean before salting; the full sneak and the semi-sneak; the taxidermist's catalog; when your taxidermist turns you in for poaching; when your Ma tags a lot of deer; the funkification inside horns; bad rugs for bad people; and more. 


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Mar 07, 2022
Ep. 318: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia IV
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Spencer Neuharth hosts another round of MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella, Tom Miranda, Katie Hill, Hayden Sammak, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

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Mar 02, 2022
Ep. 317: Super Slammin' with Tom Miranda
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Steven Rinella talks with Tom Miranda, Spencer Neuharth, Katie Hill, Hayden Sammak, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: 20/15 vision; Tom Miranda, the rare book collector; the archery Super Slam; Cutting the Distance with Jason Phelps and Friends; go get our limited edition Line One Pot Call; Chester's big sturgeon; a half million cysts per pound; "One State Might Expand Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Seasons"; science news click bait; when your ex tattles on you for poaching wild game and selling it as beef jerky; read Katie Hill's investigation, "Major Online Retailers Acted as Black Market for Endangered Animal Parts," on MeatEater's website; skinning for a furbearer as a hard way to make money; the job description of a government trapper; the power of VHS; when you're on PETA's Top Ten list; buying your first car, home, and plane with trapping money; bow hunting as making the hunt as hard as it can be; all of Tom's books, including "Master Trappers"; and more.


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Feb 28, 2022
Ep. 316: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia III
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Spencer Neuharth hosts another round of MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella, Michael Waddell, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

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Feb 23, 2022
Ep. 315: On a Prayer with Michael Waddell
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Steven Rinella talks with Michael Waddell, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Spencer Neuharth, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: tiddlers and winkers; the real meaning of "whistling dixie"; Mike Waddell, pecan farmer; data points to consider regarding ice fishing and prositution; Captain Cook and Captain Hook; a squirrel's nut and chatter score; the yew plant being pretty for landscaping but deadly for elk; when a moose ravages your sled dog team; when winning a turkey calling contest changes your life and you become a Bone Collector; learning how to edit hunting videos; how you shouldn't be embarrassed to be country as hell; Mike's encouragement to go after your dreams; T-Bone and the ‘ole leg lamp; pecan finished charcuterie; back to the land with Claudine; goat milk on your Froot Loops; the double enjoyment you derive from burping up fries; and more.


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Feb 21, 2022
Ep. 314: Skip the Flip
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Steven Rinella talks with Stu Miller, Brody Henderson, Rick Hutton, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, and Phil Taylor


Topics discussed: Danny Rinella's theory about Bill Clinton and bike helmets; Stu's educational videos at Coon Creek Outdoors; on whether you can be a Southerner in a state where people ice fish; explaining how to tube skin; fur handling as a dying trade; Seth and Stu, Top Lot rivals; double proxy weddings in Montana; it's raining iguanas in Florida; how you ought not shoot a turkey with a rifle; will grizzlies be delisted in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem?; a 37-year-old sandhill crane; hen and drake survival rates; how you should support lynx habitat in Colorado instead of messing with bobcat hunters; the last great fur boom; buying trucks with muskrat money; that time when Stu welded up a boat; and more. 


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Feb 14, 2022
Ep. 313: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia II
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Spencer Neuharth hosts another round of MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella, Jay Scott, Jason Phelps, Paul Lewis, Garrett Long, and Phil Taylor.

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Feb 09, 2022
Ep. 312: The Shaded Side of The Mountain
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Steven Rinella talks with Jay Scott, Jason Phelps, Paul Lewis, Garrett Long, Ryan Callaghan, and Phil Taylor.


Topics discussed: Colburn and Scott Outfitters; FHF's cool new rifle sling coming soon!; divorcing your wife because she sends your kids skiing instead of ice fishing for 9 Saturdays in a row; Jani’s big bobcat and Steve’s tiny bobcat; go watch MeatEater's Season 10, Part 2 on Netflix; why Cal looks like a turtle without a shell when he’s wearing a wetsuit; Phil's full head of hair vs. everyone else’s early baldness; skinny-shamed; static breath hold and Kimi Werner's masterful deep diving abilities; ibex darting off from the Florida Mountains; more on thermal night vision and game recovery; a Lyme vaccine; blaming bad vision for shooting a guy while hunting critters; Robert Abernethy, the treasure; glassing and missing in Mexico; border crossing dos and don’ts; and more.


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Feb 07, 2022
Ep. 311: Clovis Hunters and Fluting Nipples
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Steven Rinella talks with Metin Eren, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Spencer Neuharth, Chester Floyd, Hayden Sammak, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: The meaning of the name, Metin; putting the "spear" back into "experimental"; how Clovis points aren't the bazooka we want them to be; knocking out channel flakes; Hayden's burbot liver smoked trout pate; how Seth and Chester are getting closer to securing a walleye boat and sponsor; Steve's irritation with folks standing on escalators; the "wear it dry program" and child raising; Brody's tagged cow elk and Cal's tagged perch; frozen poop knives and how shit don't cut it; Spencer's article debunking the myth of the poop chisel; being heartbroken over how Clovis points likely didn't slay mammoths all that handily; hucking atlatls; only one Clovis burial site; the crazy ass giant ground sloth; the 1.5 million year old Acheulean Handaxe; the conchoidal fracture; sharp to the molecule; knap ins; the Folsom point bolo tie; a Solutrean Laurel Leaf; mistakes can make valuable flakes; Primal Points; and more.


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Jan 31, 2022
Ep. 310: An Eight Second Encounter
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Steven Rinella talks with John Miller, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: Steve becoming a minister; someone else standing for you at your own wedding; Season 10, Part 2 of MeatEater on Netflix coming at ya!; a call to submit your pictures to our F'ed Up Old Taxidermy calendar project; easily offended golden retriever owners; an angry letter about the European model vs. the North American model; when a badger discovers ancient Roåman treasure; the struggle over hunter’s orange in Colorado; Brody's wolf report: Yellowstone wolves or Montana wolves?; a new lottery elk hunt in Virginia; fence chains and public airspace; when you dump your CWD positive deer carcasses on the public land adjacent to your deer farm; the many John Millers; when a griz starts on your buddy; five shots to neutral; when Game and Fish arrive for an investigation; analyzing bullet wounds; a handgun vs. a rifle; a best possible outcome certificate; how everyone's got a plan until they get punched in the face; and more. 


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Jan 24, 2022
Ep. 309: Battered and Fried
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Steven Rinella talks with Jay Siemens, Mandy Uhrich, Seth Morris, and Chester Floyd.

Topics discussed: Steve not being about batter; where Seth's side hustle ends and his little side hustle begins; how the boys need a walleye tournament boat; a correction on the use of tampons to treat gunshot wounds; the real fear of pooping one's own pants; memorials to extinct birds; Utah nixes trail cams and thermal night vision optics; putting the kibosh on drone use for hunting purposes; North Dakota underwater; how spearing is true fishing; drilling the biggest ever ice hole; hooks vs. no hooks on decoys; live scoping, dark housing, and where you can and can't spear; Seth's purity vs. the hot prickly feeling of jealousy; what happens to the psychology of an angler when technology is involved?; The Canadian Angle on MeatEater's Youtube Channel; and more.


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Jan 17, 2022
Ep. 308: The Crawfish Pond
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Steven Rinella talks with Ronnie Collins, Jean Paul Bourgeois, Bud Guidry, Seth Morris, and Chester Floyd.

Topics discussed: A hand-built bayou cruise ship; when your first job was boiling crawfish and shrimp; Bud's personal crawfish pond; when you're the Frog Champion of the World; a roadkill-eating vegan; acknowledging probable cause vs. being chap-assed and anti-game warden in Pennsylvania; more on what's Chethical; harassment of hound hunters, hounds hurting humans, and domestic dogs hurting hounds; 26 inch bullfrogs; spillway crawfish as the real damn deal; boudin as Steve's favorite thing right now and his truck-mounted hot sauce invention; the soak, the purge, and the sucking of head fat; the duck cleaning technique; routeed; the third joint; the poudoux palooza; and more.


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Jan 10, 2022
Ep. 307: Talking About Things That Are Not Sexy to Talk About
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Steven Rinella talks with Doug Duren, Jim Heffelfinger, Richie Baker, Ross Copperman, Sean Weaver, Brody Henderson, Spencer Neuharth, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: The Doug Duren Fact-Checking Alert App; Jim's sticker and the correct pronunciation of "coues"; Steve as a punt gun enthusiast; "rice breast" ducks; how Steve, Jani, and Corinne share the world's greatest doctor; very late duck migrations in 2021; canada geese benefitting from urbanization; how Cal was born with his mustache; FirstLite's new waterfowl line coming at you in 2022; "Typha"; the Shakespearean drama of Washington State's Fish and Game Commission; undermining the theory that rattlesnakes don't rattle anymore because people killed off all the ones that rattle; animals with Covid; when a Funeral Director's assistant writes in with hot tips on how to butcher a deer in the field to avoid disease; PFAS and EHD in deer; Jim's testicle stories; it's not a dog eat dog world; when Doug wrote a mean email to Steve; the CWD creep; mandatory testing?; a really nice buck...that's a doe; piebald deer and deer with fangs; a round of Trivia to bring in 2022!; and more.


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Jan 03, 2022
Ep. 306: An Alder Choked Hellhole
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Steven Rinella talks with Pamela Groves, Daniel Mann, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: running rivers full of bones in the name of science; Mike Kunz, the Forest Gump of Archaeology; the Mesa Site; when you find a 50,000+ year old polar bear skull just sitting on the beach; the hybridization of brown and polar bears; horses as the most numerous large animal during the Ice Age; how you can't just collect paleontological artifacts from Federal Land to create your own collection; the conical ice cream cone growth of mammoth tusks; Bison Bob; interred in sediment; the most exciting find: a hand sticking out of the ground; environmental DNA; the megafaunal extinction event when 70% of large mammals went extinct globally; loess; throwing out the overkill hypothesis; genetic engineering, re-wilding and pet mammoths; Steve's future retirement pursuit of becoming a large pumpkin enthusiast; the last big flock of passenger pigeons killed near where Steve grew up; trying to cultivate that purple alder; how to donate to Pam and Dan's research at the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (donors should note "other" as designation and enter Daniel H Mann and dhmann@alaska.edu in the comments section); and more.


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Dec 27, 2021
Ep. 305: Game On, Suckers!
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As The MeatEater Podcast's holiday gift to you, Steven Rinella hosts Trivia Showman Spencer Neuharth, Brody Henderson, Sean Weaver, Hunter Spencer, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, Hayden Sammak, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis in a merry game of holiday trivia! Gather ‘round and join us for some festive play! 


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Dec 21, 2021
Ep. 304: The Fish Shack's Revenge - A Tiki Christmas Family Feud Extravaganza Blowout
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Steven Rinella talks with Matt Rinella, Danny Rinella, Kevin Gillespie, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Sean Weaver, Hunter Spencer, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis

Topics discussed: Phil and Kevin's shared love of pop-up tiki bars; the incredible land masses that would open up if we could corner cross public lands; Danny Rinella on mule deer making the creep up into Alaska; Kevin's slammin' hot buttered rum and invasive iguana lard Christmas cookies; last chance to bid on prized 2021 Auction House of Oddities items; why you need MeatEater's low transfer rate Safflower Oil for your cooking; the importance of keeping tourniquets and trauma kits in your hunting packs; the cloacal kiss; the evolution of duck genitalia: penis hooks and dead end vaginal pouches; marinating deer in floral scented trash bags; a debate with Matt Rinella about hunting social media and influencers; R3, Covid, cameras, clicks, and overcrowding; writing notes on blank checks; rectal health; Matt's 2022 "no post" New Year's Resolution challenge; and more.


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Dec 20, 2021
Ep. 303: All Up In Your Airspace
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Steven Rinella talks with Papa Janis, Nephi Cole, Dave Willms, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis


Topics discussed: Papa Janis praises Jani for being a good dad; lobbyists; explaining the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the National Wildlife Federation; the death of Otto Schneeloch's parents and the life of his triangular shaped bullet idea; who's got Steve's old Winchester Model 94?; shooting sports injuries on par with that of billiards; the number one rule of safe gun handling; how you can bid on Pete Alonso's signed bat, VIP tickets to Trampled By Turtles, skin real estate on Spencer, Seth, and Chester's arms, Steve's speargun, Corinne's handmade squirrel jewelry, a tour at Doug Duren's farm, plus Buckman Juice, and other prized items at MeatEater's House of Oddities Auction; a corner crossing court case in Wyoming; should MeatEater's Access Initiative funds go toward step ladder apparatuses that enable hunters to cross corners?; the public domain of air space and the airspace above water; how there's no law in the books that expressly prohibits or allows corner crossing; how revisiting fence lines opens up a big 'ole cans of worms; when cows and bulls get it on through a fence; Alec Baldwin and the tragedy of what happened on the set of "Rust"; talking firearm safety with your kids; exactly why you can't find ammo in the store; the infrastructure bill; funding to Pittman-Robertson; delisting wolves to relist wolves; Your Mountain Podcast; and more.


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Dec 13, 2021
Ep. 302: You Had Me at Bass
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Steven Rinella talks with Brandon Palaniuk, Carl Jocumsen, Hayden Sammak, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis


Topics discussed: the first Aussie to grace the podcast studio and the first Aussy to ever make it to the top 100 bass anglers in the world in America; Chester's family's Old Fashioned kit; three Janises out of ten Latvians; the cancellation of Spring Bear season in WA and just how outrageous it is; native bull trout vs. invasive lake trout; when college kids win $1 million in a fishing tournament; insane entry fees; when 2nd place is so far from 1st; Brandon's DQ, $1k per foot, and owning your own mistake even though the rule is questionable; Fantasy Fishing; under the camera's eye; polygraphs for fishing stories; Steve getting Brandon and Carl to fish his mom's lake; the litigation-worthy bucket thing; Rinella Sr. supposedly pulling a 5 pound largemouth out of the lake where Steve was born; Angler of the Year; the A to Z of the tournament process; physically and mentally not being able to live without it; pursuing what makes you happy; Steve's dream to be a professional trapper; clinch or improved clinch?; and more.


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Dec 06, 2021
Ep. 301: It Ain’t Just Chickens That Are Dinosaurs
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Steven Rinella talks with Jack Horner, Ryan Callaghan, Spencer Neuharth, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: Is Jack Horner sick of hearing about Jurassic Park?; subscribe to MeatEater's Youtube channel and watch all of our video content, like Sourced, B-Side of Fishing, and One Week in November; Steve one-upping Spencer with his own fabulous rock story; Gordon Lightfoot's muse; the Squirrel Doc's signed book, dinner at Kevin Gillespie's Gunshow restaurant, and other things you ought to bid on in MeatEater's Auction House of Oddities; Corinne's first mule deer buck; Chester's hoo-yip song calling in bears; Jack's dyslexia and finding the baby dinosaurs of the world; all birds are equally dinosaurs; hypothesizing T-Rex as an opportunist; eating your prey alive; endothermic homeotherms and ectothermic heterotherms; 20-inch high velociraptors taking down a T-Rex; how did birds survive that very bad day?; the accoutrements, armor, and sex lives of dinosaurs; and more.


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Nov 29, 2021
Ep. 300: Should've Been Clay
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Steven Rinella talks with Jordan Budd, Clay Newcomb, Dirt Myth, and Chester Floyd.


Topics discussed: Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill; "it should have been me," the hot new joint from Clay Newcomb; Dirt Myth's myth about WD 40; The MeatEater Store on Black Friday; All-Set-Chet; a rumble in Vermont over houndsman using dogs to pursue bears; getting lambasted for knocking on doors and issuing apologies; catching a cod with a gold nugget in it; why don't folks eat squirrel balls?; the silly hysteria over catching Covid from deer; wearing gloves or not while processing; epizootic hemorrhagic disease outbreaks and North Dakota buying back 30,000 deer tags; when you leave your deer stand up, with your bow inside, on public land; Judge Steve; a private land access dilemma; depriving Clay of an elk shed; having to stop by the check station for NE rifle; all OTC; more turkeys; shooter bucks; how to hunt Jordan's hood; and more.


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Nov 22, 2021
Ep. 299: Poppin' Heads with Evan Hafer
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Steven Rinella talks with Evan Hafer, Dirt Myth, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, and Samantha Bates. 


Topics discussed: Steve and Seth doing a bed-in; eating tranquilized bear meat vs. being tranq-ed yourself; skunk tail lift regulating skunk spray dispersion; the novelty trade driving skunk pelt prices; a hot tip on containing funky critter essence odors; the amazing scientific finding that California condors can procreate through parthenogenesis, when an egg develops into an embryo without fertilization; how every-damn-thing is a Pleistocene relic; more on the copper/lead argument; a 1,200-year-old canoe discovered in a Wisconsin lake; when a moose charges through a school window in Canada; how you shouldn't put your duck blind up on public land if you're gonna complain when someone uses it; it ain't etiquette, it's Chetiquette; defining an IPO and Black Rifle Coffee Company getting a ticker; blacktail breakdown; wandering around in the coastal rainforest; a certain kind of mental discipline; the physical tightening of a man who just saw a deer; a hot tip on making your own coffee rub; robusta vs. arabica; and more.


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Nov 15, 2021
Ep. 298: Cooking Captain Cook
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Steven Rinella talks with Hampton Sides, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: Where Captain Cook died in Hawaii; blaming everyone and taking statues down in the future; the beauty of youth deer season; bullpen vs. arm bar; hermaphroditic parrot fish making our beaches by pooping out sand; Pablo Escobar's invasive hippos; when a gray wolf takes a 1,000 mile walk from Oregon to Southern California; the greatest American survival story of all time that no one knows about; cannibalism, scurvy, and mutiny; all of Hamptons books and The Exotic; the Battle of Chosin Reservoir; Hampton choosing book subjects based on places to which he wants to travel; Kit Carson's war on the land; spreading syphilis; Mai, the cause celeb and bringer of BBQ to England; how the British really know how to name ships; and more.


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Nov 08, 2021
Ep. 297: Crap No!
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Steven Rinella talks with Sean Weaver, Dylan Graves, Max Barta, and Phil Taylor.

Topics discussed: "Steve, Cal, and Rorke Denver walk into a tiki bar...;" guiding in Kansas; eating Bugles with Cheez Whiz and olives; the inseparable duo of Sean and Max; shooting Sean's upcoming waterfowl show, Duck Lore; even more oddities to be auctioned off; old-timey names; eating a deer with that deer's own teeth; throwing your kids into the deep-end of the internet; cremating a racoon; a collared deer mount; genetics v. nutrition in whitetails; Nebraska's two-tiered duck bag limit option; the wild world of waterfowl regulations; 'Whatchagot Pot;' and more.  


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Nov 01, 2021
Ep. 296: When Death Comes for You
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Steven Rinella talks with Pat Durkin, Tracy Crane, Clay Newcomb, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.


Topics discussed: Being close to death; app-controlled hearing aids; Pat's tattoos; the story behind the Blair Witch snowman in Episode 4 of Season 10; the correlation between being tox pos and getting into car accidents; Steve testing a small core of his own meat for our internal trichinosis longitudinal study; more talk of Chester the Divestor's forthcoming Book of Chetiquette; do animals get PTSD?; "just so" stories; old, old footprints and spread apart toes; being in the autumn of life; Pat's articles about death, hunter obituaries, murders in the woods, and other fascinating stuff; otherwise, it was a successful trip; getting the best stories in the bathroom; the effort of a handwritten communication; Pat's obsession with the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald and Gordon Lightfoot; the Bullhead murders; and more.


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Oct 25, 2021
Ep. 295: A Soft Spot for Outlaws
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Steven Rinella talks to Sam Lawry, Paul Lewis, Ray Lockard, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis


Topics discussed: F'd Old Deer Stands is back in stock; Chester the Divester's Book of Outdoor Etiquette, aka Chetiquette; Auction House of Oddities continues with original gnome art, Brody's black bear baculum, and a chance to win a seat at the MeatEater Podcast Trivia table; MeatEater women hunting specklebelly geese; Yellowstone's wolves or Montana's wolves?; being pro-wolf hunting doesn't mean you're anti-wolf; our moral responsibility to wildlife; an anti-fishing leaf blower movement; ask a cop; is it legal to parachute into land locked public land; being cool on your child support payments so you can pick up roadkill deer in Illinois; Paul Lewis, AKA "Zippers"; being a night cop and having BBQs at 7 in the morning; keeping your back to the wall; the origin story of FHF and how to keep current on their new releases; Sam's book, "Stories of the Past: An Arizona Game Warden Remembering the Outlaws"; the "it was just so big" excuse; gaboon vipers as the "One Step Snake"; robo turkeys; and more.


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Oct 18, 2021
Ep. 294: A Decade of BLAUKŠ!
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Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, Spencer Neuharth, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider


Topics discussed: The French Getup; MeatEater's Season 10 t-shirt and "Fox in a Box" t-shirt; Buckman Juice and a Dirt Squirt slurry for the MeatEater Auction House of Oddities; Steve setting the high school principal straight about a gun in his truck; spitting chew in the seats of your school bus; Corinne's first antelope hunt story; an unidentifiable broadhead lodged in the roof of an elk mouth; how pronghorns smell like Fritos corn chips; a good recipe for swill beer; waving a white game bag to attract pronghorn; Clay's cool lookin' revolver-shotgun; horns vs. antlers; what's more reliable, a bow or a flintlock?; falling off mules; deer drives and blockers, pushers, posters, sitters, standers, and walkers; MeatEater's article on the Brief History of Flintlock Hunting in America; which state in the US is home to the southernmost glacier?; a brand new ocean; and more.


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Oct 11, 2021
Ep. 293: Snakebite
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Steven Rinella talks with Jordan Budd, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.


Topics discussed: A squirrel poaching story from Missouri; Clay Newcomb's method of dunking and skinning squirrels; Jani's big sheep hunt; is it a dick move to shoot a collared animal?; MeatEater's Auction House of Oddities is stacked: A Bucky Bowl, Jani's first pheasant tail, Luke Combs' signed guitar, and many other way cool originals; an ancient projectile point found inside a Mississippi alligator's stomach; flagging tape revisited and the toilet paper alternative ; the Snort-Rattle Bite Controversy; two very tiny holes; a desiccated Snort ear; debridement, the super fancy word for the act of picking at scabs; a bald eared, hun-hunting pup; chasing turkeys on a tricycle; booking hunters off Craigslist in highschool; Jordan's dall sheep hunt story; how to book hunts with Jordan in Nebraska; freedom mounts; and more.


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Oct 04, 2021
Ep. 292: Chewbacco and the Avengables
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Steven Rinella talks with Jared Outlaw, Taylor McCall, Drew Loschke, Dirt Myth, Chester Floyd, and Corinne Schneider


Topics discussed: The upper decker; the portable mud jug spittoon; how to listen to Taylor McCall’s new album, “Black, Powder, Soul”; Dirt Myth getting famous because of Brad Leone’s Bon Appetit video; the trifecta and insane amounts of tobacco use; taking a sip of a dip spit cocktail; snail mail; Go Fish! Rough Fish Edition; Steve’s dad’s identification of most bird species as tweety birds; go watch Das Boat Season 3; what you’ve been waiting for, MeatEater Season 10 out on Netflix; collecting Michigan’s red pine cones for allowance money; dipping’ Copenhagen at 16; Jared’s “How to clean a snapping turtle” and other videos; the brown leaf; snuff, snus, and slim, white, dry thunder; for the love of nicotine; second hand dipping; Outlaw’s alternative dip; how much nicotine does it take to kill a man?; save the lungs, rock the gums; the time when fifth grade Steve ate tobacco; “Tree Pounder” and Jared’s other comedy fishing songs; rockin' the cowboy boots plus track pants look; and more.


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Sep 27, 2021
Ep. 291: Hiding from Bulls
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Steven Rinella talks with Jason Phelps, Samantha Bates, Dirt Myth, Seth Morris, and Chester Floyd


Steve and Jason harvesting black walnut tree that will spawn the Line One turkey call; how this podcast made a baby; Steve recalls The Juice’s ride in the white Bronco; the need for a MeatEater book on fishing etiquette; palpating cloacas and sexing beavers on the daily; $5,000 for Chester to come to your door and sing the "hoo yip, hoo yip!" song; Steve's suspicion about the connection between CoV2 in deer and Buckman Juice; Texas as the deadliest state for death by animal; on antelope horn and sheath size; "30 by 30"; assisting in opening water bottles; Samantha's philosophy on hiding; Jani's philosophy on routes and death marches; thumbs down on floorless tents; strategizing for elk; the Phelp's brag board; and more.


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Sep 20, 2021
Ep. 290: Is Wild Game Really Organic?
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Steven Rinella talks with Fred Gould, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis


Topics discussed: Jani rehabbing a target; the vegetarian GMO expert who used to live in a hippie van; bison garum and koji mold; MeatEater Campfire Stories and old dads giving life; asking for your ball joint back after a hip replacement surgery; the link between The Tox and entrepreneurship; strontium and a woolly mammoth that loved to walk; learning from spider mites; bitter cucumber peels due to Cucurbitacin C; the co-evolution between plants and insects; tobacco as the first plant to be made toxic to caterpillars; the safety factor; what does "natural" actually mean?; getting the chestnut back in the forest via genetic engineering; use of synthetic biology conservation; transgenic, cisgenic, gene editing, and genomic selection; crop yield quantity vs. crop quality; breeding potatoes so that they're less carcinogenic when fried; optimizing for shelf life and visual appeal; fishy strawberries; and more.


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Sep 13, 2021
Ep. 289: We Did Start the Fire
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Steven Rinella talks with Paul Hessburg, Rick Hutton, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis


Topics discussed: How Jani doesn't like growling bear rugs; the coyote on the couch; second degree kindred; FHF's upcoming gear launches; Brody's three and a half legged bear; Jani drawing his first bighorn tag; all the math required to pack well; redemption: the FUODS calendar sold out in 24 hours; Season 10 of MeatEater on Netflix dropping on September 29th; Ep. 258: "The Chit and the Poof"; Sunday hunting in PA; documentation that the ell of bear grease is a real thing; highschoolers working with skunk oil and fox urine; Fish Joyce's Dock; whitetails with Covid antibodies; the real impact of climate change and the increasing intensity of wildfires; the importance of prescribed burning; soil severity and seed caches; why big fires aren't news; what happens if we do nothing?; having a trigger reaction to logging; where we're headed; and more.


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Sep 06, 2021
Ep. 288: Viscera and Bones
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Steven Rinella talks with Ted Franklin Belue, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis


Topics discussed: Jani's trouble with pant zippers; majoring in Boone and minoring in Kenton; dropping out of school to play the banjo; Ted being an extra in Last of the Mohicans; fashion forward longhunters; Boone's "tick licker"; the difference between a long rifle and a musket; making your own powder with your urine; the importance of basic diplomacy and not reveling in war; the first long hunt in Kentucky; a skeleton in a sycamore; alot of mythology; how Boone sang to his dogs; the two mysteries; hybrid accounts, footnotes, and a second West; the strange fate of Boone's remains and when bones and viscera are in different places; women civilizing men; Finding Daniel Boone, The Long Hunt, The Hunters of Kentucky, and the rest of Belue's books; and more.


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Aug 30, 2021
Ep. 287: Sea Cucumbers and People Meat
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Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb, Spencer Neuharth, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis


Topics discussed: Our new series, Pardon My Plate; Spencer's bumper pool table; watch How to Clean a Sea Cucumber with Steve; echinoderms; what Steve found beachcombing after Japan's tsunami, including his USS Jimmy Carter submarine hat; fucosylated glycosaminoglycan; a sea cucumber sting op; BBQ fetus tasting notes; human foot meat and huevos rancher-toes; hyenas snacking on bones in a lava tube in Saudi Arabia; how hyena cubs with The Tox get bold in front of lions; over $14 billion to wildlife conservation; an ell, the tanned neck hide of a deer as Bear Grease Podcast cryptocurrency; defining apocryphal; bye, bye bitcoin and the end of Chester the Investor; an 1871 magazine article that ends with bear grease saving the day; Doug Duren and Jim Heffelfinger bonding; how real men cry and Jani is more sensitive than Steve; Phil's love of trivia and karaoke; what's the name for a female fox?; MeatEater's Benchmade Steep Country Knife; the origin of a mean mouth bass; and more. 


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Aug 23, 2021
Ep. 286: Alaska's Shack of Love
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Steven Rinella talks with Andrew Radzialowski, Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, Kelsey Johnson, Chester Floyd, and Danielle Lopez


Topics discussed: The proper way to propose to your mate; the wolves of the Alexander Archipelago; Recovering America's Wildlife Act; Missouri's wildlife program as the envy of the nation; how conservation bills make folks in government feel good; Ryan "Ol Cal" Cal-iente Callaghan; citizen science and state-sponsored trail cams in Wisconsin; being force fed salmon as a kid; "eating fish your ass off"; breadcrumbs vs. batter; lots of firsts; tree bark sheds suffocating the sea floor; helicopter logging; taking a 99-year break; all the life in southeast Alaska; drunken men in bolo ties; lots of diving; the first son-mom trip for Cal; when you get uncomfortable not working; breaking up the band too soon; and more.


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Aug 16, 2021
Ep. 285: Tying Flies with Tucker Carlson
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Steven Rinella talks with Tucker Carlson, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Spencer Neuharth, Seth Morris, Garrett Long, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed:

MeatEater's audiobook out ranking about Matthew McConaughey's audiobook; no more bear hunting in New Jersey; solvent traps and drilling your own holes; Grumpy Middle Aged Men; the color of spider blood and the deepest lake in America; 47,000 ticks on one moose; tarpon fishing being based on luck; why you might want to buy boat insurance; standing against strip malls and dollar stores; Episode 107 of The MeatEater Podcast: Saving the Everglades; casting an 8 weight fly rod in one of Central Park's lakes; making poppers; shootability and MeatEater's Caliber Battles; not politicizing your children; Tucker's views on Pebble Mine; bonding over fly fishing with Rachel Maddow; tree spiking and Tracy Stone-Manning; when Cal and Brody fight; and more.


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Aug 09, 2021
Ep. 284: The Archer's Paradox
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Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Ed Ashby, Garrett Schlief, Todd Smith, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis

Topics discussed: a doctorate in eyeballs; how young bull rhinos will not breed as long as old bulls are holding territory; hunting and eating anything that moved in East Texas; shooting apples off someone's head with a bow and arrow; buying into the compound bow wave; a grain is 1/7,000th of a pound; the cryptocurrency called Bear Grease, trading in eeles; resistance quadruples as speed doubles; aiming for the pass through shot; the importance of dissecting the unsuccessful shot; the Twelve Factors; getting off on kinetic energy and how kinetic energy at impact counts; long points and bleeder blades; the Natal Study and Doc's research leading to South African legalizing bow hunting; skip angle; the Ashby BroadheadAsk Ashby; and more.


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Aug 02, 2021
Ep. 283: Meat Glue
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Steven Rinella talks with Kevin Gillespie, Danielle Prewett, Spencer Neuharth, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis


Topics discussed: a walnut expert in Walnut, Kansas; more on "macrofrutation" and macro fructification; when an Italian count dies from eating a fly agaric and sets off an amateur mycology boom; Steve's Grand Theft Cattle idea; trout on meth; killer wolves in the Middle East and global numbers on wolf-human attacks; tasting notes of dirt; eating 50,000 year old steppe bison meat; the grey area on defining a fossil; should you eat animals you trapped under water?; how Kevin got to Top Chef; the advantages of coming in second place; hunting with a pistol before school; what makes southern food southern?; is there a dead mule in it; Wild+Whole 2.0; dogs killing shitloads of chickens; you are what you eat eats; Danielle's contribution to the upcoming MeatEater House of Oddities auction; where to watch MeatEater Cooks; and more.



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Jul 26, 2021
Ep. 282: The "A" Word
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Steven Rinella talks with Cathy Raven, Carmen Vanbianchi, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis


Topics discussed: MeatEater's Campfire Stories and a sociopathic elk poacher; when you're a scientist hitchhiking to the grocery store and you have a run in with a total creepster; what the hell are mesocarnivores; collecting data points from kill sites; how you catch and collar coyotes; why skunks stink; Carmen's new non-profit, Homerange; eagles and sexual dimorphism; monogamy and harem breeders; how foxes domesticate easily; visits from a fox at 4:15pm; the "A" word: anthropomorphism; piling up dead things; voyuerism and exhibitioinism; how we humans should see ourselves as fitting into nature rather than revering it; rural folk vs. city folk; preserving silence; and more.



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Jul 19, 2021
Ep. 281: Sacred Seeds
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Steven Rinella talks with Taylor Keen, Clay Newcomb, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis


Topics discussed: Denisovan DNA and scooped teeth; Clay on The Joe Rogan Experience; Montana Farm and Ranch Hunter Access Appreciation Sweepstakes; the effect of drought and heat on wildlife in the west; a 2nd Amendment tax in San Jose; the death of Bruno the Bear; how Steve slept in a cave in WY that was slept in by a crazy cowboy who ate people; Clovis Hunters; when smallpox wipes out up to 95% of the population; Cahokia; the race of hairy giants and Bigfoot as important to Indigenous lore; Omaha--the people who move against the current; Steve having less than average Neanderthal DNA and being sour about it; the Ghost Dance prophet; a major bust of blackmarket collecting and trading of Native American objects; Sacred Seeds; and more.



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Jul 12, 2021
Ep. 280: Cat Scratch Fever
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Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Alan Lazzara, Danny Bolton, Brody Henderson, Spencer Neuharth, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider,


Topics discussed: Spencer the Cat Lady; F'd Up Old Deer Stands fine art coffee table book as a calendar; AZ's new trail cam ban; the story of York encapsulating the evil of slavery; how Steve isn't into getting a Lewis and Clark expert on the podcast; finding morels in interesting places; "macrofructation," a word made up by Steve; how to pack out a dead human on a mule; the Tox; being trich pos; feral goat sashimi that gives you toxoplasmosis; ER docs who use Google; the definition of obligate; Mars Attacks; cat-shit-itis; tinnitis and ringing in your ears; our audiobook project, MeatEater Campfire Stories; doing toenail surgery while on a Zoom call; Duncan's death; walleye tournaments; fantasy bass fishing; and more.



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Jul 05, 2021
Ep. 279: Controlled Rot with Brad Leone
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Steven Rinella talks with Brad Leone, Senator Martin Heinrich, Ryan Callaghan, Spencer Neuharth, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: Vinny's bluefin; using the word "untoward'; Brad's show, "It's Alive!"; fermentation and umami; challenging the FDA; the abundance of deer in New Jersey; fish tails vs. fish bodies; pedicles and peduncles; more on Spencer's rockhounding hobby, loving agates, and a petrified tree chimney; Chester the Investor becomes Chester the Tester thanks to the Classic Sweet; Steve's invented fight moves that would injure your teeth and balls; when you need to switch over to catch and keep; river access endangered in New Mexico and defining what navigable means; mean ass Mrs. Angelo's prohibited fishing dock; yay or nay for the baby name Hunter Fischer?; circumcision; Brad's tattoo origin story and ancient turkey bone tattoo kits; how it all started by dropping kombucha on the floor; the global chicken wing shortage; feedlots and the industrialized food system; the value of dumpster diving; and more.



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Jun 28, 2021
Ep. 278: Hunting In Chains
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Steven Rinella talks Scott Giltner, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.


Topics discussed: Jani's first marathon, kind of; skullets and Phil's Flock of Seagulls hairdo; corrections!; alpine parrots pecking at your kidney fat; what it means for a wildlife species to be naturally uncommon; one last good cyst story; buying Alaska and the myth of "Seward's Folly"; Steve's forthcoming anti-Shakespeare book; "Hunting and Fishing in the New South"; the antebellum and post-Emancipation periods; the gang system and the task system of slave labor; hunting and fishing cultivating a sense of independence; how to get a 'possum or raccoon down from a tree without a gun; trying to preserve the scene of the Old South for northern tourism; uneven application of the Second Amendment; "retinue" as a fancy word for shitload of people; explaining the minstrel character of Jim Crow and the system of segregation; Holt Collier and Teddy Roosevelt's bear story; the significance of competence; and more.



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Jun 21, 2021
Ep. 277: Driving Squirrels With the Hmong
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Steven Rinella talks with Ya Yang, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: pin bones and bet losing; is that a morel or a beehive?; Americans wanting Australia to ban their kangaroo hunting; wolves, hunters, and deer-vehicle collisions; eagles wiping out lambs; America's new New Gorge National Park; a "massive" fish poaching operation in Michigan; who are the Hmong?; hunting for sustenance; cooking up homemade ammo; recognizing your fellow Hmong in public, and what to do when that happens; a history lesson on Hmong involvement in the Vietnam war and the CIA's covert action; displaced indigenous peoples; losing your siblings and crossing the Mekong; getting guns from the CIA; a pot of stew and why Ya can't eat heart; stereotypes about Hmong hunters; reacclimating to hunting in the US; contributing to the gun and ammo shortage; the turkey hunting itch; what can change in a year; Steve's strategy to get kids managing recoil; and more.



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Jun 14, 2021
Ep. 276: An Outdoor Recreation Pissing Match
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Steven Rinella talks with Rachel Schmidt, Sam Lungren, Brody Henderson, Spencer Neuharth, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: testing our interest meter; engorged cloacas and Steve's son interrupting turtle sex; Spencer's first tattoo of South Dakota's state tree; Rachel's collection of fly tattoos; gumbo areas and the Bermuda Triangle of turkey spots; Steve's tip to celebrities: you'll get the right attention if you talk about eating squirrels; the Tower of Power, Steve's sebateous cyst, and trucker butt; camping out at highway medians; Sam's delicious aged deer ham; a lobster fight and the UN; exercising treaty rights and how the Sinixt of Canada are not extinct; developments with the Herrera case; locking you out of 60 million acres of public land; how the U.S. recreation economy is bigger than the automotive and pharmaceutical industries; undermining the false notion of "non-consumptive" use of the land; how Steve dogs on people who have camper trailers, but now has a camper trailer of his own; why water recreationists should kiss anglers' asses; the backpack tax; going from being a person in the outdoors to being a parent in the outdoors; and more.



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Jun 07, 2021
Ep. 275: The Battle of One Hundred in the Hand
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Steven Rinella talks with Michael Punke, Spencer Neuharth, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider,


Topics discussed: Go get Michael Punke's new book, "Ridgeline"; a gun that ain't a firearm; when brain matter splatters; how Michael and Steve were both going to write a book about the Nez Perce War; cicadas are a turkey hunter's best friend; free hunting and fishing licences for getting vaccinated; how mountain lions have an unlikely predator; happy endings to raptor rescues; critter vs. human face offs; man punches kangaroo in order to rescue his dog; how you were not supposed to cross the ridgeline; approaches to writing historical nonfiction; when treaties aren't honored; the Bighorn Mountains and Fort Phil Kearny; Lonesome Dove; Nelson Story and his rolling gun battle; that brutal wintry day of December 22nd, 1866; how on earth did 2,000 warriors and their horses remain hidden?; the winkte prophet; the real villain; the challenges of operating a muzzleloader; spherical case shot; the politics of the Fetterman Fight; how Spencer used to meet women with a Hugh Glass pick-up line; and more.



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May 31, 2021
Ep. 274: Farewell, Red Wolf
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Steven Rinella talks with Jacob Broussard, Mike Chamberlain, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.


Topics discussed: How The Wild Turkey Doc is also a Wolf Doc; the attempted recovery of the red wolf and why there are only 10 left in the wild; in the absence of wolves, coyotes; red hot radio collar action; ravens destroying young livestock and deer; when you pop open a prosecco bottle and a turkey gobbles back; dying from yellow perch; a reminder about the Wisconsin Super Sow; Taiwan's indigenous groups lose court battle over hunting rights and how Jani thinks it's bull; the importance of the treaty concept to Indian Country and the Bureau of Indian Affairs; the 573 distinct federally recognized tribes within the US; Deb Haaland as the first Native American Secretary of the Interior; what #landback is and is not; when facts and figures undermine false beliefs; how hunting on Native American reservations may come with greater freedoms than hunting on state land; and more.



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May 24, 2021
Ep. 273: Hunting with Sharks
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Steven Rinella talks with Kimi Werner, Justin Turkowski, Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, and Chester Floyd.

Topics discussed: A hodgepodge of Japanese and Hawaiian fish names; poaching a wolf; a Meatcrafter knife goes for huge cash on Ebay; getting baptized in a sous vide tank; getting bit by sea turtles; the ocean louse that kills your tongue and then replaces it; social distancing from wildlife; putting food on the table by spearfishing; what does it mean to spearfish for a living?; how Kimi can hold her breath for close to five minutes; melting into the bottom; fluffing sand and hiding your eyes; three-prongs; Little Steve's "Hawaiian Sling" piercing a puffer fish; playing chicken with a shark; shaking hands with a sperm whale; nearly getting your eyeballs sucked out of your head; and more.


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May 17, 2021
Ep. 272: Biden's First 100 Days
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Steven Rinella talks with with Whit Fosburgh, Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: The deer of the NJ turnpike; Joe Cermele's IG handle and B-Side Fishing; Steve's kids get their first turkeys; the time when a retracting bike kick stand made a turkey gobble; New Mexico's trapping ban and challenging the hypocrisy of its grounds; estate sales and the laws of selling taxidermy; what would you do if your dog drowned a fawn?; more on whether snapping turtles will bite you underwater; the time when Steve's brother's girlfriend had a ball of teeth surgically removed from her body; Whit Fosburgh on Biden's first 100 days from a conservation perspective; the importance of private landowners; having a soft spot for an underwater snag; and more.


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May 10, 2021
Ep. 271: Woof
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Steven Rinella talks with Ronnie BoehmeClay Newcomb, Brody HendersonPhil TaylorCorinne Schneider, Hayden Sammak, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Infanticide among house cats; Ronnie as Steve's most impactful employer; Clay Newcomb's new Bear Grease podcast; your pistol getting you in trouble with the TSA; Tiddlywinks and meat raffles; "Mingus" by Trampled by Turtles; Clay's big apology about fox hunting; blood tracking dogs and recovery statistics; coons and dogs duking it out in barrels; Ronnie's The Hunting Dog Podcast and his pick for the most versatile hunting dog; the choreography of the flushing dog and the pointing dog; the calming touch; when Ron's bracco Italiano embarrassed the hell out of him; The Upland Institute project; is Jani stingy with his likes on Instagram?; how to measure being hard on your kids; and more.


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May 03, 2021
Ep. 270: Nature is Metal is Metal
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Steven Rinella talks with meat scientist Dr. Chris Calkins, Rick "Nature is Metal," Spencer Neuharth, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.


Topics discussed: An alternate explication of "Arkansasing"; Steve's opinion that the 1980s is too recent a decade from which to pluck pop culture references; cleaning up in your shrimp pot; what happens, physiologically, when an animal freezes to death and can you eat it?; and what about by electrocution?; when lighting strikes cattle; how Jani narrowly escaped death from a mountain lion; potential lead poisoning from getting shot; a porcupine atop a huge pile of bones; Steve's first date with his wife at the La Brea Tar Pits in LA; when deer eat folks; can animals really do "bad" things?; the birth of Nature is Metal; a woodpecker hammering away at a baby dove; when Joe Rogan and Justin Bieber repost from Nature is Metal; something being too much vs. educational; Steve as the first person ever to have drunk kombucha; and more.



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Apr 26, 2021
Ep. 269: The Mooch
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Steven Rinella talks with Robert Abernethy, Rick Smith, Chris Gill, Seth Morris, and Chester Floyd.


Topics discussed: How you need to watch Joe Cermele's B-Side Fishing; caught on trail cam: tractor driver hangs out of tractor to defecate; Steve's tooth improvement and a mountain goat hunting dentist; the impulse to make everything a competition; how Robert Abernethy has been shot twice; incident vs. accident; Chester's daily Bitcoin Liquid Index report; MeatEater's House of Oddities Auction; Metamucil, a regular buck; when you accidentally hit a rabbit while lawn mowing, then inhale the tularemia bacteria and get sick; "Seth" by MISS; a beautiful ending to a story in the Sierra Madres; the rewilding of the Savannah River nuclear site; two tiny fawns sitting in a fish bowl; longleaf pine and turpentine camps; making a place for quail; and more.



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Apr 19, 2021
Ep. 268: Clovis Points and Man’s Best Friend
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Steven Rinella talks with David J. Meltzer, Ryan Callaghan, Spencer Neuharth, Corinne Schneider, and Phil Taylor.

Topics discussed: Making sure that your local humane society is not The Humane Society of the United States; Jim H. encouraging hunters to be true to the message of conservation and favor wolf recovery even if it costs them a few extra elk tags; Covid vaccines for mink and great apes; Spencer saves bird lives; spotting an arrowhead by the side of the road as a bus driver holding the door open for a kid; delving deeper into the Folsom Site; a beautiful theory killed by a horrible fact; what to make of 34,000 bone scraps smaller than the size of your fingernail; how it’d be cool if you bought a book that came with an attached Folsom point; tribal vs. human and culture vs. genetics; the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act; ancient peoples being successful at moving far distances; dogs as the first animal that humans ever domesticated; how there's dog DNA in wolves but no wolf DNA in dogs; anthropology classes as a resume builder; where you can find all of David's fascinating books; and more.



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Apr 12, 2021
Ep. 267: Smolt to Adult
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Steven Rinella talks with Congressman Mike Simpson, Eric Crawford, Ryan Callaghan, Chester Floyd, and Phil Taylor.

Topics discussed: Phil's parfait and Cal's Covid shot; Buck Bowden's burl bowls; energy consumption and Bitcoin; would someone just give Chester a free boat already?; a reminder to get all the right permits and licenses and extra stuff when you hunt, fish, or trap; caught on (trail) cam; the prevalence of same sex behavior in the animal kingdom; icy hotspring monkeys as kind of gross creatures; Rep. Simpson's proposal to remove dams along the Columbia and Lower Snake Rivers; bear with salmon DNA in them; where the opposition lies and how Rep. Simpson would never screw agriculture; and more.


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Apr 09, 2021
Ep. 266: Crying Wolf
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Steven Rinella talks with Jon Mooallem, Gaspar Perricone, Brody Henderson, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Papa Jani's wish to have guests introduced at the beginning of the show; how Ronny B. got Steve in trouble, and a correction about raccoons duking it out with dogs inside barrels; moss balls and zebra mussels; Tonka trucks and tularemia; "Wild Ones," "This Is Chance!" and the great Alaska earthquake of 1964; Richter as a nudist; the sociology of disaster; Cal's look alikes; wolves traveling very far distances; The Great Chill, or The 2020 Die Off; wolves coming to Colorado, like it or not; how many elk will they really kill?; social legislation and wildlife as a vehicle for vendetta; where to watch "Cal In The Field"; and more.

 

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Mar 29, 2021
Ep. 265: The Rambo Rabbit
7480

Steven Rinella talks with Mike Ruhl, Jeremy Romero, Kevin Murphy, Seth Morris, and Chester Floyd.

Topics discussed: Has the Bitcoin boat sailed?; a hot tip on using tampons dipped in vaseline as a fire starter; proof of the albino porcupine; one hairy-assed deer eyeball; feeding grizzly bears (ahem, moose!) in your backyard; cloning black footed ferrets; the death of the last passenger pigeon; that time when a squirrel hefted up his dead buddy into a tree; how ibex hunting came to be a thing; the problems that the border wall creates for wildlife; people's inability to openly debate issues; living on vertical cliff faces and basically eating gravel; being a proud member of the 98% club; opinions about non-native species; the saga of Kevin Murphy's beagles; gauging a good hunting day based on whether the scent sticks around; the great history of eating rabbit turds; Kevin Murphy, an American treasure; and more.

 

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Mar 22, 2021
Ep. 264: The Champ of Champs
7384

Steven Rinella talks with Preston Pittman, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, Samantha Bates, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: The caviar of the south; the story of Cal's forearm scar; is there such as thing as a Covid tweaker?; the champ has been shot twice, but doesn't call the cops; the beautiful Grim Reaper choking noises that Steve makes when trying to gobble; Jani's talent; David Letterman; breaking down tag team competitive calling scenarios; how life's too damn short not to enjoy it; no shame in being dyslexic; Preston's perspective on trail cams and the new young farts; the difference between hey, heyyy!, and heeeeeeey; running a diaphragm with a big dip in your lip; studying Ma Nature; and more.

 

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Mar 15, 2021
Ep. 263: Free Casting in Coon Country
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Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, Rick Smith, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: The story of a deer called Moose; sturgeon spearing in Wisconsin on the Fur Hat Ice Tour; bartering services for caviar, then serving the caviar in a restaurant; NY's squirrel hunting tournament going strong; an ear-tagged squirrel traveling 62 miles; the dachshund (weiner dog) and Steve's pronunciation attempts; what it means when you hang a painting on the ceiling; the abundant raccoon; breaking down coon hunting; the nuance inside of the bark; Clay's right ear deafness; how Clay wants to train his mule to key in on turkey gobbles; staying on the snuggle; Jani's eagle eye spotting a squirrel eye; Mingus as a talented tree puppy; Where The Red Fern Grows; and more.

 

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Mar 08, 2021
Ep. 262: The Jake Brake
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Steven Rinella talks with Jason Phelps, Dirk Dirham, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Chester The Investor makes a solid plan on a walleye boat; how skepticism is the chastity of the intellect; reconsidering the use of a sous vide wand to warm up your bathtub; Steve's FOMO were he to die while other humans got to keep living; Texas' record low temperatures wiping out piles of exotic big game; yet another nipple ripping tale; taxidermying an albino porcupine and getting a $70,000 offer for it; how The MeatEater Podcast solves tombstone mysteries; when turkeys are bad turkey callers; how turkey testosterone levels change daily, like Steve's; the reason God made naps; the incredible way turkeys hear and how they're basically GPS devices; how you get Jason Phelp's personal phone when you call Phelps' Game Calls customer service number; breaking down turkey calls; the otherwordly odor of a turkey buzzard; tuning game calls; MeateaterXPhelps calls: the Jake Brake, the Latvian Eagle, and the Easy Clucker; Dirk, the saxophone player; a single production of a black walnut tree; pink vs. red; and more.

 

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Mar 01, 2021
Ep. 261: There's No Free Lunch with Renewable Energy
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Steven Rinella talks with Nels Johnson, Ryan CallaghanSpencer Neuharth, Corinne Schneider, and Phil Taylor

Topics discussed: How the name Phil means lover of horses; the crossbow arms race and slippery slopes; a war against lucky people and children; The MeatEater Podcast saves yet another life; outing your grandpa for unsportsman-like conduct; when bad people mess with good beaver trappers; a solar and wind footprint the size of Texas; acid rain of days past; what does "clean coal" actually mean?; the problem of runaway climate change; mining the sun and siting the wind; the sad irony of having a dozen stainless steel thermoses in your cupboard; Cal as uniquely conscientious about waste and reuse; how much land The Nature Conservancy has transferred that you've probably hunted and fished on; car companies pledging to go all electric and the trade in value of Cal's Tundra by the time they do; one farmer's marginal is another farmer's best place; and more.

 

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Feb 22, 2021
Ep. 260: The Wet Spot
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Steven Rinella talks with Doug Duren, Spencer Neuharth, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.


Topics discussed: Picking on Chester's donut purchases; Sonja's coyote pecker bone earrings; was Elvis's colon really full of cheeseburgers?; when you're an early 1800s botanist who gets held up by the New Madrid Earthquake and your assistant steals your samples, then publishes your information; duck hunters murdered on Reelfoot Lake; how Spencer sends boxes of rocks to Doug; would you tell a taxidermist to alter your deer?; how Steve’s dad had a wild pig’s butt mounted; a one-eyed deer and antlers coming out of the chin; Jani’s message to do whatever you want and tell others to F off; ragging on Wisconsin’s deer hunters; even if you’re sick of hearing about CWD, it ain't going away; buy time and pay for science; and more. 

 

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Feb 15, 2021
Ep. 259: The Squirrel Doctor Is In
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Steven Rinella talks with Dr. John Koprowski, Spencer NeuharthClay Newcomb, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Having a Phd in all things squirrels; what a squirrel has for a penis; when squirrel semen hardens into a waxy plug to prevent other squirrels from breeding; 45 male squirrels chase a single female for six hours; what the hell is a drey?; settling the score on testicle biting; how color phasing works; hitting the ground from 70 feet and shaking off the daze; freakish ways to die; how squirrel incisors never stop growing; eating your own young; being anal about managing your mushrooms; barking at anthing and everything, but especially each other; the stick trick; and more.

 

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Feb 08, 2021
Ep. 258: The Chit and the Poof
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Steven Rinella talks with Rick HuttonRick Smith, Dirt Myth, Loren Moulton, and Seth Morris.

Topics discussed: Steve's fake teeth woes; Dirt's incredibly dirty hat; when Steve's brother ate a lightbulb; the ban on Sunday Hunting; how Seth and Rick had to identify 50 trees just by looking at little twigs; Rick's dad as the first American to get a deep brain stimulator implanted through his left shoulder so he could still shoot a gun right handed; huntin' the strippins; Steve's parents' honeymoon taken in an ice shanty; touch hole size; closing the frizzen and all the other click noises; Steve blaming Seth for blowing up his great opportunity; a vicious hang fire; the camaraderie of deer drives; and more.

 

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Feb 01, 2021
Ep. 257: The Burrito Buck
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Steven Rinella talks with Brandon Butler, Matt Desrosiers, Chase Millemann, Duke Wasteney, Seth MorrisRyan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: When an arsonist is caught on trail cam; Steve trying to take credit for Luke Comb's "Better Together"; creating a big foot hunting season; the "build not bought" movement; catching whoever poached a nanny mountain goat with a crossbow; when neighbors suspect you're BBQ-ing a neighborhood dog; makeshift-grills; Cal's sister birthing Cal's niece; the #landback movement; crossing international borders with shooting irons; lard; high highs and low lows; seeing the grip and grin fade; Seth’s first coues deer; how dang dry it was; Steve's suggestion that folks watch the "Five Came Back"; and more.

 

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Jan 25, 2021
Ep. 256: When They Come To Burn Your House Down
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Steven Rinella talks with Brandon ButlerJim Heffelfinger, Brody Henderson, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Steve's fourth quarantine and how his kids turned against their mother; when a poacher burns you down; how to support our buddy Brandon; Mingus the dog's first mountain lion and Jani's deep-felt pride; can Mingus excel as a coon hound?; when your scrotum retains its natural abilities to retract and firm up, and implications for horsemanship; caught on camera: a jaguar killing an ocelot; all the krinkles in possession limit details and when your girlfriend stores her birds in your freezer; birthing a baby at home into your kiddie pool with sous vide-warmed water; when you burn "The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills" and save the day; how to submit your photos for our Fucked Up Old Deer Stands fine art coffee table book; Jim's article and what science says about lead vs. non lead bullets; and more.

 

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Jan 18, 2021
Ep. 255: Never Pass Up on the First Day What You'd Be Happy to Have on the Last
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Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, and Spencer Neuharth.

Topics discussed: the time when Steve put a hit on a beaver; wolves and their magical ability to sniff out CWD-positive deer; why Doug feels you're missing the point; would you feed CWD-positive deer meat to your dog?; having mega colon and then dying from constipation; the handbook of mummy studies; how Seth survived a weasel attack; fear of too much renewable energy infrastructure and the failure to recognize how destructive it is to wildlife; castration bands to strangle off sheep tails; how mountain lions used to be everywhere; Boone's elk antler, or not; when deer had tusks; how Steve is against Clay bringing his bow and his rifle on the same hunt; a 17-year-old transgendeer; and more.

 

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Jan 11, 2021
Ep. 254: Fur Will Never Shine Again
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Steven Rinella talks with Mike Matney, Rick Matney, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider. 

Topics discussed: duck feet earrings; something in the cosmos that's making people find buffalo skulls; "muskrat moms"; making enough money trapping as a 16-year-old to buy a brand new four-wheel drive pickup truck; the unpredictability of fur prices; Mike's no grip trap; trapping as an excuse to run around in the woods; ‘skrats off minty toothpaste; why are trappers always tasked with explaining themselves?; how Thanksgiving turkeys are killed; feeling yucky and icky; wolverine; Seth's top lot mink; 40 pounds of beaver sausage; the fly fishing river crowds in MT like the Macy's Day Parade; and more.

 

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Jan 04, 2021
Ep. 253: Meat Slaps and Tallow
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Steven Rinella talks with Jesse Griffiths, Clay Newcomb, Chris Gill, Rick Smith, and Seth Morris.

Topics discussed: a requester of GPS collar data explains himself; axiographics; a trail cam enthusiast; meat sheets and meat slaps; the geographic differences of meat cookery; the boneless bear ham through a funnel mesher; what LeBron and bacon have in common; getting mauled by a variety of tick species; Seth's setup of the hog hunt story; the sound a javelina's lips make while eating turkey shit; that time when Clay shot the same hog twice; Jesse's skinning method; how to support a hog book by a hog apologist; and more.

 

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Dec 28, 2020
Ep. 252: A Sideways Thumb on 2020
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Steven Rinella talks with Whit Fosburgh, Clay Newcomb, Brody Henderson, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: tail strippers and Clay's squirrel tail ornaments; tanning squirrel hides; smash burgers; crazy fossilized footprints of hunters and a one-legged person from 20,000 years ago; pondering dropping out of the block management program; mistaking movement and a person for a deer; a local priest suffering hunter harassment; intentionally popping mountain bike tires by stringing a wire; out-of-state interests challenging spring bear season; managing wildlife through the ballot box as maybe not ideal; how Clay's old man went to high school with Bill Clinton and wasn't a partier; the LCWF; the intent to kill Pebble Mine once and for all; assessing where we're at with the ANWR; removing wolves from the endangered species list; explaining the Farm Bill and how gutting it is a big loss for conservation; the American Conservation Enhancement Act; not doing great on keeping CWD under control in 2020; manhaden aka bunker aka pogie; when 6,000-year-old arrows emerge from an ice patch; how to get involved in TRCP; and more.

 

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Dec 21, 2020
Ep. 251: Buckman Juice on the Back 40
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Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb and Mark Kenyon.

Topics discussed: Clay's sleep-to-hunt equation; Steve's distrust of men-only clubs; The One Shot Antelope Hunt catches up to reality; does Steve qualify as a ringer?; the saga of Bruno the bear; the homing instinct; loving Paul Revere, whether he road or not; requests for radio collar data; the survival of outliers; the bounty of the Back 40 plus 24 bonus acres; all the things you do to renew life on the land; turning sameness into a bunch of differentness; Doug's lack of tolerance for backward hats; Buckman Juice; naming your kids after chewing tobacco products; naming all the bucks and the drop tine Spencer Buck; expanding your idea leaving selfish hunting behind; The MeatEater Podcast episode with the QDMA; donating the land; watch "The Back40" here; and more.

 

 

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Dec 14, 2020
Ep. 250: Doin' it Your Own Way with Whiskey Myers
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Steven Rinella talks with Cody Cannon, Chris Alexander, and Khris Poage of Whiskey Myers, and Spencer Neuharth, Sam Lungren, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: switching your name to Steve Fever; natural condoms made out of lamb casings; castration bands; unethical hunting and plowing down an elk herd; calf shelters as a moral boosting thank you to ranchers who enroll in block management; to wolf reintroduce or to not wolf reintroduce?; when the best stuff about America is written by a bunch of British guys; thoughts on eating bass; when the best country music is really just rock-n-roll; people gravitating towards sad songs and the song called "Sad Song"; the cultural difference between European and American hunting; Americans ignorantly talking about Europe as a monolith; Fergusson the carp being pulled to shore on a landing mat; starting on music because your wild grandpa leaves a guitar for you; a superb day of duck hunting; peiking-ing a duck; and more.

 

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Dec 07, 2020
Ep. 249: Begging and Pleading Redux
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Steven Rinella talks with Ben Friedman (youngpageviews), Spencer Neuharth, Sam Lungren, Brody Henderson, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Spencer's long day spent rescuing an owl and then getting his buck because of karma; transporting a doomed owl in a plastic tote; Steve's kids' mouse; the Federal Duck Stamp having racked up a billion dollars so far; how Darien, CT folks are upset about the new Federal Duck Stamp incorporating an image of hunting; Janice’s box of airfreighted shrimp tails; the tragedy of Dirty Myth; the surprising dangers of s’mores; how to build all the levels of survival kit; why not to drink your pee; cowboy cauterization; Steve's better than Brody at squealing like a pig; thoughts on cannibalism; all the things that can bite and make you sick; the best material ever written on pooping in the woods; how Ep. 192 of The MeatEater Podcast saved a life; Steve begging and pleading with you to go buy MeatEater's Wilderness Skills book; and more.

 

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Nov 30, 2020
Ep. 248: Running with Guns
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Steven Rinella talks with Taylor Thorne, Corinne Schneider, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: hand written love letters to MeatEater; shielding Steve from rejection by the Deep Drop Community; photoperiod and how smoke affects hunting; yelling at mallards; living in a camper and traveling around the country with firearms; Steve mixing up 3-gun and cowboy action; breaking down 3-gun; heavy metal; Teacup Jani and Facebox Steve; mag-fed shotguns; do more folks own guns than not own guns?; how Taylor used to race 4-wheelers and qualified for the Junior Olympics in kick boxing; all about the sass; regulations for traveling with firearms; when the closest state trooper won't show up until tomorrow; the pink Sig mosquito; running with guns; Steve loving generalizations; the big money in sporting clays; the lack of women in 3-gun; the ole' tunnel vision; bittersweet Dairy Queen as punishment; taking a Dremel to your firearm; and more. 


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Nov 23, 2020
Ep. 247: The Miss and the Return
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Steven Rinella talks with Kurt Racicot, Rick Smith, Dirt Myth, Ridge Pounder, Chester Floyd, Seth Morris.

Topics discussed: Harder than a woodpecker's lips; being dialed in on your system; a 10,000 year old footprint sandwich of early human, mammoth, and ground sloth; when a pelican starts a brush fire with a carp hanging out of its mouth; dippin' to deficate; free pouring powder and Daniel Boone’s ballistics; bed ticking and muzzleloader families; making your own bird shot by melting lead in a cool way; the extent of Steve's self loathing and the three main feelings; what becomes displaced on a goat when it tumbles down the mountain; the time when Steve shot a buck with his pants down; conceding that storming the ridge was not smart; a snail on a razorblade; a hot tip on where to find mountain goats: where ridges collide with benchy saddles; how Chester got married in a homemade bolo tie made out of elk antlers; ET's cocoon for Covid times; why Steve is a great dad; Jimmy Buffet's zero hangover cocktail; "if you're not learning, you ain't earning"; what a cactus buck is; walking away from your long johns; buying back the bear you killed in self defense; and more.

 

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Nov 16, 2020
Ep. 246: The Fenn Treasure
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Steven Rinella talks with Benjamin Wallace, Spencer Neuharth, Corinne Schneider, and Phil Taylor. 

Topics discussed: Ben's article and Spencer's article; topless vs. shirtless; the world's most expensive bottle of wine; the Fenn cache of Clovis points and the Fenn Treasure of gold and jewels; when a Playboy Bunny is gifted a mummified baby crocodile; creating a treasure hunt that leads to your dead body; what is 10” x 10” and weighs 42lbs?; when the FBI gets involved; the searchers, the supersearchers, and the solves; the folks who died while hunting the treasure; getting rescued off the side of a cliff but then running away because you're paranoid about agents making you reveal your secrets; Hebgen Lake as The Fire Hole; where warm waters halt; eye tracking technology; calling bullshit!; a bronze-sniffing dog; the psychological profile of the Fenn chasers; kangaroo words giving latitude and longitude coordinates; Yellowstone National Park; Steve's idea about getting credit card records to figure out which gas stations Fenn's family stopped at; have we all been duped?: back to Spencer's enthusiasms around rock hounding; an invitation to go do something wild; and more.

 

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Nov 09, 2020
Ep. 245: Luke Combs on the B-Side of Hunting
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Steven Rinella talks with Luke Combs, Reid Isbell, Dan Isbell, Luke Thorkildsen, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: being on the tour bus; the Fatvian Seagulls; organic vs. assembly line song writing; ten cents per song on one of the best selling albums of all time; on being a lunch pail song writer; where country music and the outdoors intersect; on maintaining country music street cred in the outdoors; dudes that are actually like the dudes in country songs; letting the chickens out in your undies; when Northerners speculate on the lives of Southerners, and vice versa; turkey hunting as the poor man's elk hunting; country fried antelope; pronouncing the words, "pecan" and "crappie"; Steve's new hit song lyrics: "you gotta work with what you got, not with what you wish you had"; retreating to write; leave it to Stever; the definition of a hook and the Johnson motor; if Steve were a trout...; shit as fertilizer; the grizzly bear vocalist; and more.

 

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Nov 02, 2020
Ep. 244: Good People for a Good Country
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Steven Rinella talks with Juanita Vero, Casey Snider, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Very dramatic wind; a lightning strike that festers for weeks; codifying hunting and fishing in the state constitution; a privilege vs. a right; the national hobby of poking fun at California; all the levies at the tail end of ballots; how Steve wants to run for government office and propose a trapping bill; campaigning for your opponent; truly trying to understand someone with whom you disagree; neutralizing folks' anger by knocking on their doors for a conversation; politics are terrible and people are good; how it would be wise to Vote Vero! if you live in Missoula County; "block management" as a terrible name for what the thing actually is; visiting the bones of your grandfather when you need to make a decision; the correct recipe for pavement; attempting to infuse politics with joy; and more.

 

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Oct 26, 2020
Ep. 243: Boggeying in the Brushworld
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Steven Rinella talks with Michael Tewes, Neal Wilkins, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: the ocelot as an animal that's unknown to most folks; how it hurts like hell to get bitten by a cat; chicken-ocelot bonding; the ocelot population in the US being less than 100 individuals; how mammalogists have more fun than ornithologists; a mad obsession with cats; reproduction and the minimum birth rate to maintain a population; the effect of declines in genetic variation; all the different ways of losing an ocelot; how conservation is dependent on private landowners; maintaining the ocelot population on the East Foundation's Texas ranch holdings; is the ESA antiquated what it means to be pro-ESA reform; sex, hunger, and fear; the insane number of birds killed by feral and domestic cats; a hope that ocelots will stick around; how to incentivize conservation when you can't ever go to the place in need of conserving; and more.

 

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Oct 19, 2020
Ep. 242: Steep Dark Timber
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Steven Rinella talks with Taylor McCall, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: The time when Chester the Molester got credit for writing a Tyler Childers' song; catch-and-release for stocker trout; Steve dropping Bible knowledge about the how the Bible condemns people who shit out in the woods without burying it; chewin' Grizz and spittin' in cups; python oil; a perfect compliment sandwich; getting suspended from school because you have a BB gun in your bedroom; the plot thickens on squirrels biting off nuts, but now it's about rabbits; mountain man Osborne Russel's journal as a must-read about the Wild West; a tarpon scale guitar pick; air dropping fish from planes into high country lakes; "hey, boom!" vs. wing shooting; instinctively not believing your child; Brody's super fast bear hunt; the full stadium/hog nut dip strategy; Jani's elk hunt with Jason Phelps; Steve accompanying with sad guitar; the premier of "Black Powder Soul"; and more.

 

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Oct 12, 2020
Ep. 241: A Half Life of Never
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Steven Rinella talks with Tim Bristol, Miles Nolte, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: The skinny on Pebble Mine; size, type, and location; dead snow geese in a toxic hole; Butte’s Berkeley Pit; ten billion tons of waste; cyanide leech mining; the Richter scale and how Richter was a nudist; milk, bourbon, and other causes of mass fish die offs; the incredible value of sockeye salmon to life; how everything is keyed in to the salmon lifecycle; the Pebble Beach golf course; when the state pays you to be a resident; Steve being clear on where he's coming from and his $1,000 bet with his sister-in-law; the EPA and Clean Water Act as the last stand; empty statements like empty air; how Alaskans don't want Pebble; the amount of money spent on lawyers and how the debate on Pebble is an economic driver; how conservation in Alaska is a different fight; holding on to perfect things; how to take action and stop Pebble Mine; and more.

 

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Oct 05, 2020
Ep. 240: Good Myths Die Hard
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Steven Rinella talks with Seth Morris, Spencer Neuharth, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: MeatEater Season 9; bears for Trump; finally, Spencer's squirrel nuts article; Steve creating his own myths; how Seth should approach mentoring Steve on how to flesh beavers; catch and keep ethics; JT Van Zandt knowing where all the little spots are; taking down a nilgai; Jani's journals; hydrogen peroxide hot tips; how single side clip binos reign supreme; Jani's special Michigan hat with ear flaps; Steve's oral sound FX for the sound a clip makes; tagging bucks and bulls; tracking animals with drones and dogs; loading two mule deer halves into a sack on a horse’s back; all the post-hunt logistics; duct taping skulls; high elevation challenges; butchering with a cleaver and rubber mallet; and more.

 

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Sep 28, 2020
Ep. 239: Kale Does Not Love You Back
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Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Paul Saladino, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: getting buzzed on liver; Jani's wife's placenta made into pills; the unique nutrients in animals not found in plants; strolling around graveyards; why we were told red meat and animal fat were bad for us; tallow and lard; spurious correlations; how creatine makes vegans and vegetarians smarter; self-care is not selfish; pooping every day; plant toxicity as part of a plant's strategy to not get eaten; Paul takes deep breaths and Steve chugs coffee; how Paul thinks that plants mess you up real bad; how vegans and vegetarians eat meat when they’re drunk; and more.

 

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Sep 21, 2020
Ep. 238: The Star of the Redneck Riviera
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Steven Rinella talks with Oliver Ngy, Miles Nolte, Joe Cermele, Kevin Harlander, Corinne Schneider, and Ryan Callaghan.

Topics discussed: engineering ideas for glass bottom drift boats; hitting a hornet's nest with a fish and then getting attacked by that hornet; night panther popsicles; how Cal protects sausage from his hand hairs with latex gloves; Jon Gary and the star Starcraft of Das Boat, Season 2: Dos Boat; how Steve learned a lot about surf casting from Joe Cermele's book; explaining what a passive feeder is; how harness rigging a chipmunk as bait just does not fly today; how musky should be rebranded back to muskellunge; the beauty of trying something new and FOMO holding you back from experimenting; cast counting; Oliver Ngy's uber polished cast and figure 8s; what social media and the internet have done to fishing; conservation as conservation vs. when economics and recreation impact conservation management; when fish fall from the sky and hit your car; the time when Kevin blanked on a hole; Miles educating about big mouth buffalo; and more.

 

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Sep 14, 2020
Ep. 237: A Face No Longer Attached
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Steven Rinella talks with Ben O'Brien, Spencer Neuharth, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: how Cal's got turned down for a Victoria Secret's pink credit card; Steve's very special method of making sucker cakes out of the fish that his kid keeps bringing home; Spencer's Bar Room Banter series and the Zone of Death; the remotest place in the lower-48; the most Instagrammed outdoor places on earth; Ben's coverage of an insane bear attack story and a face no longer attached to the skull; saving your dad with a pistol; when you kill a charging grizzly; choking on your own flesh but remaining very with it; loving the gore of plastic surgery; that time when Steve's brother talked to a guy in the woods who got mauled by a grizzly later that day; the jaw-spread eye-zap trick; and more.

 

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Sep 07, 2020
Ep. 236: Crawling Back from the Dead with Michael Punke
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Steven Rinella talks with Michael Punke and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Expressing dissatisfaction with "The Revenant" movie; the Madison buffalo jump looking like it did 200 years ago; dressing up in an 1876 cavalry uniform; the challenge of giving someone else’s perspective; maiming corpses after the Fetterman Fight; carving an arrowhead out of Jim Bridger's shoulder; mountain man Hugh Glass and whether or not he blew himself up by touching a spark to a powder keg; watching an oxen turn into a bullion cube; history being so great that you don't need to make up stuff to tell a good story; how it’s so wrong to substitute high plains for rain forest; the George Bird Grinnell story as the birth of the American conservation movement; the ethic of self restraint; and more.

 

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Aug 31, 2020
Ep. 235: Sex, Guns, and Bluegrass with Dave Simonett
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Steven Rinella talks with Dave Simonett of Trampled By Turtles, Ryan Callaghan, Maggie Smith, Sam Lungren, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: An elderly woman’s plea to American men: carry heavy shit and buy a tool kit; hound dog training with live vs. dead raccoons; Dave's first fly fishing experience with the MeatEater crew; Steve is forced to reckon with a stand-up paddleboard; the proper way to grill trout in a campground; Dave’s adult onset pheasant hunting; unleashing the word “poverty”; does bluegrass have too many notes?; art and creation as something not to be defined and categorized; needing nature to write music and songs growing out of the dirt; the intersection between the music world and the hunting world; Steve's ladder rule on trapping, hunting, and fishing; Dave doing his online gun safety course in the green room; imposing your will on your garden; and more.

 

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Aug 24, 2020
Ep. 234: Deep Drop Boyz
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Steven Rinella talks with Miles Nolte, Joe Cermele, Rick Smith, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Jani's school report on Hobo the linx; how Joe moved across the river for the tax break; the name origin of MeatEater’s new fishing podcast, Bent; Covid hair like Kenny Loggins; the Ghostbusters theme song sound effects; how the super zoom fluke lure has vastly improved Jani's fishing abilities; how the production of strawberries inspire deep passions; a perfect degree of lustiness; Rick’s as an absolutely terrible angler; the logo Steve wants to commission for Rick; primordial muck; glow in the dark this and that; deep dropping with a bespoke reel; disagreements about what the pinnacle of fishing is; sea cucumbers as the gateway to sea diving: and more.

 

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Aug 17, 2020
Ep. 233: Tom Brokaw: From South Dakota to the World
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Steven Rinella talks with Tom Brokaw, Spencer Neuharth, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.

Topic discussed; Always looking over the horizon; growing up in "Igloo," South Dakota; Steve's hot tip for armageddon preppers: don't set up next to other armageddon preppers; the virtues of being a jack of all trades and having a can-do mentality; when home is a hotel for Red Brokaw; young Tom's rock collection; the OG paddlefish; being done with guns; pheasant hunting as a religion in South Dakota; how fishing near Saddam's palace will get you blasted; chislic, tiger meat, and kuchen; the journalist's job, Main Street, and what it feels like to cover the world's biggest stories; turning down the offer to be Nixon's press secretary; the competitive relationship between Tom, Dan Rather, and Peter Jennings; not letting public adulation grow toxic; how Tom doesn't like to call himself a writer; the need to talk about what needs to be corrected; how beards have taken over America; and more.

 

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Aug 10, 2020
Ep. 232: How You Get to be a Big 'Ol Bear, Plus an Interview with Don Trump Jr.
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Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb, Rick Smith, Seth Morris, Janis Putelis, and Donald Trump Jr.

Topics discussed: Federal blaze orange laws; blood trailing dogs as an ethical tool for recovery; all the songs written about Jani and skiing; fish rigor and how AK's Fish and Game has it dialed; Steve and Seth's new TV special, Deep Drop Boyz; how cave art puts a smile on Rick's face; the definition of a therianthrope; elk esophogi replacing radiator hoses; a hatchling in a car part crossing state lines; theories of where brass tacks comes from and how Steve's ideas are invalid according to Wikipedia; Rick's conflict between filming bears and filming bear hunts for the MeatEater TV show; a new slogan: don't eat bacon, hunt black bear; the interesting story of the unsuccessful hunt; The Eagle's spotting abilities and far away calls; a willow-choked hellhole; a hot tip off on being wary of the person who wants to do too much stuff in too little time; and Steve talks to Don Trump Jr. about early hunting influences, public land access, sometimes disagreeing with dad, and more. 

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Aug 03, 2020
Ep. 231: The Pied Piper of Duck Hunters
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Steven Rinella talks with Ramsey Russell, Hanzi Deschermeier, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: How Jani is so not a trapper that he reminds himself to check traps by writing "coon" on his hand; Frito pie with mountain lion; Corinne and strawberries; breaking down what it means to flesh something out; the A.S.S. movement, the tissue issue, and how surface shitters are like meth heads; ocellated turkey stories and how badly Steve wants to hunt one; Ramsey on a life of collecting experiences; Get Ducks dot com being a sweet URL; booking as a shoddy industry?; incredible duck hunting in Azerbaijan and how the area where Ramsey hunts reminds him of the Mississippi Delta; the clean game and quiet pride; which countries are doing a solid job at conservation of the species?; Ramsey's favorite recipes for cooking duck; Steve's out-of-control horseradish and how Jani's garden got up and moved; Hanzi's rule on what not to do when cooking diver ducks; mouth calling; and more.

 

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Jul 27, 2020
Ep. 230: A Difficult Conversation
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Steven Rinella talks with Rue Mapp and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: A solid two-syllable, navigational name; when your cowboy dad hangs pigs in your garage and you don't want kids on the school bus to see; how parades mean different things to different people; Outdoor Afro re-connecting black Americans to the outdoors; upping your nature swagger; unpacking statistics; how black children drown at five times the rate of white children in the US; Harriet Tubman as a wilderness leader; losing sight of the sociological factors that have lead people to be where they are; the great migration; how the outdoors and nature has not always been regarded as a safe place for black people; Emmet Till; how being on the other side of too much intrigue just isn't welcome; in cases of racism, rarely do you ever get the proof and rarely do you need it; gauging the age of an airplane by whether or not its bathroom has an ashtray; how looking at communities as needing to be saved isn’t the right way to go; picnicing vs. birding and tailgating as day camp; and more.

 

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Jul 20, 2020
Ep. 229: The Atomic Oryx
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Steven Rinella talks with Karl Malcolm, Mike Ruhl, Jeremy Romero, and Seth Morris.

Topics discussed: Jewel and being attracted to snaggle teeth; Teen Wolf; how the Flip Flop Flesher no longer fleshes squat; White Sands Missile Range as the original introduction site of the African oryx; mildly radioactive Trinitite for sale; use of the word skookum; getting stuff your mom makes vs. getting Nike shoes, Doritos, and Michael Jackson jackets, or how Steve's parents didn't buy their kids stupid shit; the etymology or etymology; a broken horn hunt and a once-in-a-lifetime hunt; the ins and outs of hunting oryx in New Mexico; hunting hogs at the fence doors and other fence stories; dragging around 300 pounds of ice in coolers; the Amish machine gun; kid Steve being gifted a model 94 like it's a favor; that time when Seth stepped inches from a coiled up rattlesnake; and more.

 

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Jul 13, 2020
Ep. 228: Venison is the New Kale
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Steven Rinella talks with chef Michael Hunter, Brody Henderson, Corinne Schneider, and Phil Taylor.

Topics discussed: The omnipresence of dandelions; gas station diner to big time chef; the irony of applying preservation techniques to food and then eating that food right away; Steve overriding his own “first in, first out” freezer rule; woodcocks dropping bowels; cattails; vegans both protesting and supporting your restaurant; accidentally outing the butcher shop next door; counter-protesting by butchering a deer leg in your window; Steve wanting prominent blurb placement on Michael Hunter’s new book; hosting illegal dinners and then founding Antler Kitchen and Bar; wild game laws in Canada; when a guy shows up with a bag of mushrooms; chicken on the menu as a “just in case”; turkey wing and first buck tattoos; and more.

 

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Jul 06, 2020
Ep. 227: Red Cutter
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Steven Rinella talks with meat scientist Dr. Chris Calkins, Spencer Neuharth, Corinne Schneider, and Phil Taylor.

Topics discussed: debunking meat myths; how stress affects the flavor of meat; myoglobin and hemoglobin; why you shouldn't cut into an animal before rigor mortis is complete; muscle is muscle; Steve's insistence on saying "red cutter," when it's actually dark cutter; the benefits of electrocuting meat; to bleed or not to bleed; muscle is 75% water; why you should keep the bones attached; does hanging help?; a certain antiquated way of slaughtering turkeys; why you should wait before freezing; the seven distinct meats in a snapping turtle and PhD. dissertation ideas; what marbling is; the time when Steve ate a sliver of 18-month-aged aoudad that tasted like blue cheese; black fuzzy mold is bad; and more.

 

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Jun 29, 2020
Ep. 226: The Life and Times of the Antler Man
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Steven Rinella talks with Jim Phillips, Corinne Schneider, Spencer Neuharth, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: never paying for an antler; Steve as an incidental shed hunter; Jim refusing to insure his horn shed; an important premonition; getting poked; guessing at the value of 16,000 antlers; a little man living in your body; zigs and zags; not counting brow tines; having a 400-ton rock collection; donating antlers for a sting operation; not getting with the program; enjoying the work; a lion hunter who also golfs; the arrogance of mullein weed; how Steve made his kids mule deer antler marshmallow sticks; far vs. close lookers; all the energy it takes; and more. 

 

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Jun 22, 2020
Ep. 225: An Expensive Episode
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Steven Rinella talks with Adam Weatherby, Kevin Wilkerson, Luke Thorkildsen, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: boring stuff about beer; Elmer Fudd is now disarmed, Steve in small claims court; the Long Tong Song (credit to Andy Martin); indirectly talking to your boyfriend through a baby cat voice; Kevin regenerating his thumb; Jani bars; Rinella-Putelis 2020 and MeatEater's goal to open up more access to public land; Cal's gluteal crease; proof loads and ballistics; why breaking in your rifle is actually important; getting a solvent buzz off gun cleaning chemicals; our new Weatherby Vanguard MeatEater Special Edition rifle; hammer forging barrels; the one song Doug Duren ever finished; and more.

To learn more go to weatherby.com or sportsmans.com/meateater

 

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Jun 15, 2020
Ep. 224: Size Matters
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Steven Rinella talks with Boone and Crockett Club's Justin Spring, Kyle Lehr, and Tony Schoonen, plus Phil Taylor and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Apologies to a dude with a rotten whitefish; a child's marble in a turkey’s gizzard; Wonders of Wildlife and selling lures out of your dad's liquor store; is Steve's dad in the B&C record?; Boone and Nugent; deductions and hunter-based grievances with the B&C scoring system; how much Steve loves the word, "penalize"; bilateral symmetry as a display of health; scoring systems being a way for folks to argue about the size of racks; fair chase guidelines in the face of emerging technology; the evolution of the term trophy hunting, associations with its meaning, and is it too late to save that word?; brown bears vs. grizzly bears based on access to salmon and the Alaska range line; what "all time" means and Steve's suggestion of a "top 100" standard; Steve's gripe with B&C for not including javelina entries; a bison source herd at the Bronx Zoo; and more.

 

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Jun 07, 2020
Ep. 223: Shooting Trees to Death
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Steven Rinella talks with Brody Henderson, Spencer NeuharthRyan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Regs; Covid-19 and drinking Tommy’s spit; how the new shooting-trees-over trend is an ugly thing; the mortal danger of growing a morel mushroom; Steve's fantastic analogy for mycelium, and his general strengths in that area; MeatEater's upcoming long ass book about wilderness skills; a lack of humility on the part of Brody and Steve; .410 expressed as a “gauge”; the futility of yelling at kids to be quiet at hunting camp; the Macushi code of silence; Steve's son's first turkey hunt; mistaking a turkey head for a flower; Jani's costly truck stall; the roughed grouse that drummed all night; a puffball the size of Cal's head; how about a coffee with legs?; drawing pictures of scissors and a severed scro; and more.

 

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Jun 01, 2020
Ep. 222: Morels in the Time of Covid
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Steven Rinella talks with Spencer NeuharthRyan Callaghan, Joe Ferronato, and Phil Taylor.

Topics discussed: Too many Twin Lakes; practicing civil disobedience in order to get married; a strong prejudice against yoga studios; the obvious upsides of an open bar; the mystique of morels; cracking the code on lab grown mushrooms; how Cal found a morel in a gravel patch by a manhole cover in downtown Boise; the disgruntled hunter; a nasty rabbit disease hits American shores; Spencer as a newly formed rock-hunting enthusiast; how Yellowstone agates came to be; Spencer being way-assed wrong about folks' interest in red squirrels biting the nuts off fox squirrels; the tale of a wolf named Three Toes; how Steve has really enjoyed waking up at home for a change; what the hell is a Polish rose?; the forgotten size of sugar cubes; and more.

 

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May 25, 2020
Ep. 221: The Perfect Rock
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Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: how all of the stuff you add to braising liquid matters; Steve draws a MT mountain goat tag; explaining point creep; spike antlers; hot tips for hunting pressurized land; the bird that nightmares are made of; strutting and gobbling as an ok way to spend a day; Pleistocene re-wilding as a complete waste of time but a fun distraction; becoming a cattle apologist with old age; making the leap from gas station coffee; bleeding game out; each cheek on its own support; how to responsibly poop in the woods; the Latvian plug; a very strong "no" on the Pebble Mine project; and more.

 

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May 18, 2020
Ep. 220: An Elk-Hunting Nudist Checks the Breeze
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Steven Rinella talks with Bart George, Phil Taylor, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Starting life and ending life in PJs; how the lower-48’s caribou vanished; a deceased oscillated turkey; the last ever flip flop story; Jani being a chit-chatter with his seat mates on airplanes; cows not condos; kangaroo meat being favorite; your dead dog tied to a tree; when a 3-year-old lion kills 14 alpacas in a single night, is that surplus slaughter?; a bear rolls down a hill and onto the bike path; what’s it like to get dosed by ketamine?; the distance from the stimuli and the distance from the flight; a lion so close you had to pull your pistol; training big cats to avoid humans by blaring Ep. 197 of The MeatEater Podcast at them; how mountain lions hate it when you touch them; when a guy in Canada legally shoots your collared cat, then mails you back the collar; and more.

 

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May 11, 2020
Ep. 219: Snake Oil
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Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Robert Reed and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: an entire peer reviewed publication from a single Burmese python poop; three dead deer inside a snake; death by hair; the Florida Everglades; being a sophomore at UC Berkeley and buying a snake to get girls to your dorm room; where the hell did they all come from?; low detection rates are a bitch; squirrels as biological exhibitionists; how Steve has a really bad endotherm bias; bio accumulation of mercury; python hunters; pivoting from Judas snakes to scout snakes; a python orgy in a gopher tortoise burrow; manipulating genomes to drive extinction; big props to Steve's bro, Dan; how the non-hunting life informs the hunting life; and more.

 

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May 04, 2020
Ep. 218: The World's Best Small Game Hunter Conquers Mongolia
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Steven Rinella talks with Kevin Murphy, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: The wild swings of rabbit populations; a hunting station wagon brought back from the dead; a dog named Wings&Things; wanderlust; an epic hunting trip to Mongolia; how your shit needs to be in shape to hunt snowshoe hares; the last remaining eagle hunters in the world; an owl, three golden eagles, two ravens, five Mongolians, and two Americans on horseback trying to catch a critter; how harness boots aren't worth a damn for climbing around; if you want to stack up a lot of game animals, you don't want to be a falconer; the crack of the ass cushioning the rest of it; abusing one’s scrotum; all for a chunk of tungsten; from city junk bond seller to swamp rabbit hunter; recruiting newbies; and more.

 

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Apr 27, 2020
Ep. 217: Mark Kurlansky on Saving Salmon
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Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kurlansky, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Mark being a lifelong fisherman; fisheries and over fishing as only minor problems by comparison; how salmon get hit by everything we do wrong; the 11-foot-high jump of the salmon; Francisco Franco, dictator of Spain and dedicated fly fisherman; the Atlantic Ocean's decreasing carrying capacity; why catch it if you're going to release it?; calibrating the success of salmon stock recovery to population numbers from centuries ago; environmentalists spending too much time trying to stop things rather than fix things; subject as a proxy for your soapbox issue; the problem with solutions; New Deal dam building; dumbed down wild salmon; celebrating the completion of your 33rd book (Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate) by beginning to write your 34th book; and more.

 

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Apr 20, 2020
Ep. 216: Roasting Coffee In The CIA
6127

Steven Rinella talks with Evan Hafer, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: ice fishing is not a crime; exactly how big is a big blood transfusion?; let’s sort out addiction issues later; ass goblins; Bergmann's rule and Allen's rule; negligent discharges; pissing out your car door and into your ice hole; Black Rifle Coffee Company; growing up outdoors; why it’s called MeatEater; having more degrees than intelligence; back-slapping, pleated-Dockers-wearing, back-nine D-bags; acclimating to the stress of a war zone; repatriating to the mountains; on liking Folgers and wanting your coffee to look like tea; being ass backwards on caffeine levels; why Jani's a decaf man and how Steve saved his life; need-to-know basis in a time of not normal; flattening the curve with the family; and more.

 

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Apr 13, 2020
Ep. 215: I Miss My Friends
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Steven Rinella talks with Phil Taylor, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Steve's violated sense of artistic sensibility; Cal gets robbed by meth heads; is it okay to kill someone for stealing your shit?; how everyone knows the sound of their own truck; stick 'em up!; Steve’s elaborate vengeance fantasies; making the perfect batch of turkey stock; prepping vs. supporting your community; how Cal borrowed Steve's dehydrator and will not return it during this time of need; hunting and fishing in the land of Covid-19; the need for a little self-policing; Steve hearts suppressors; the Rinella-Putellis 2020 campaign and MeatEater's Land Access Initiative; the Michigan hello; no blind spots for my kids; and more.

 

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Apr 06, 2020
Ep. 214: Gobbling Your Ass Off
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Steven Rinella talks with Michael Chamberlain, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Just how much is a unit of blood?; packin' tourniquets; how Jani's wife won't give Steve weasel trapping permission; etymology; hunting turkeys with dogs; the kee-kee run; how many critters kill and eat turkeys?; the wild turkey Bermuda Triangle; more things that make a turkey gobble; mesomammals; lies your daddy told you about wildlife; song meters and gobbling data; some big turkeys get all of the love; will hunting go to hell?; having an incredible sense of place and a big home range; hatching into a social hierarchy; and more.

 

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Mar 30, 2020
Ep. 213: The Return of the Latvian Eagle
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Steven Rinella talks with Miles Nolte, Brody Henderson, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: The things that won the war; melting your wedding band into your finger; chap ass and irritated sphincters; getting a tater on your thing; Dumpster Diver Cal; manipulating a briefcase full of pike decoys; a golf ball with an eyelet through it; thrusting spears into fish; hot tips for making fish cakes; the myth that old folks know what’s up; is it bad when you positively generalize about people?; finding worm beds to find fish; a quarter sturgeon per acre; whitefish caviar on Cool Ranch Doritos; sturgeon schnitzel; a paddlefish living inside a wet sleeping bag; Steve sings "Ch-ch-changes"; and more.

 

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Mar 23, 2020
Ep. 212: Chad Mendes on the Fight, the Hunt, and the Food
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Steven Rinella talks with Chad Mendes, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: the Total Putelis-Total Rinella Dinner; eating Jani’s baby moose; a whiffle ball bat for a leg; getting paid a couple thousand for a couple minutes’ work; Chad getting picked on in high school and then beating the guy’s ass; getting disciplined through hunting; lost in the woods; redlining your body multiple times per day; Finz and Featherz; down to the peanut; fad diets; getting knocked out; the UFC payment arrangement; not having to get punched in the head anymore; guilt-based motivation; the three Chads; and more.

 

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Mar 16, 2020
Ep. 211: Hunting with Your Enemy
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Steven Rinella talks with Dan Ahdoot, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Steve and Janis as the J-Lo and Shakira of the hunting world; merfolk and mermaid’s purses; Janis pushing past his limits on the dance floor; using a baby's umbilical cord as fishing bait; a tarantula rehabilitation program; how to make wild game kosher; an Iranian Jew and an Iraqi Muslim as hunting buddy BFFs; Long Island game wardens; having a bone to pick with duck hunting; pheasant ragu; how hunting has affected Dan's view of politics; Dan coming out of the closet as a hunter; going through TSA with a heart and liver in a styrofoam container; joining your local mycological society as a good way to find a date; the meanest gun store in the world; quotes about writing; hunter safety; and so much more.

 

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Mar 09, 2020
Ep. 210: Josh Carney on the Presence of a Feather
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Steven Rinella talks with Josh Carney, Ryan Callaghan, and Phil Taylor.

Topics discussed: How Josh is mean to Steve about his turkey calling; putting a rasp on it; living in town with 15 hunting dogs; skinning raccoons; a small game family; how turkey hunting is like dating at a bar; a 2 at 10 and a 10 at 2; not being tuned into hunting and fishing laws; what it feels like to be hit by buckshot; how it can all be taken away in a moment; dying on the operating table, twice; how you don't know who you are until you're absolutely alone; battling with God; getting so nervous you goose honk at Jim Shockey; the "Son of the South" and a crisis of identities; is the hunting industry sexualized?; and so much more.

 

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Mar 02, 2020
Ep. 209: The Deer Nut
7874

Steven Rinella talks to Jim Heffelfinger, Ryan Callaghan, and Phil Taylor.

Topics discussed: an epidemic of llama losses; Grandpa Half-a-Finger and other stories of loss; does killing big bucks screw up deer genetics?; the difference between blacktail deer and whitetail deer, and where they came from; a whitetail fossil from the Pleistocene; Cowz, Cooze, and Couse; telekinetic levitation; why do deer lose their antlers?; Steve's disappointment with having less-than-average Neanderthal genes; wolf recovery and the Endangered Species Act; trophic cascades and surplus killers; jaguars in America; hunting jackrabbits; and so much more.

 

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Feb 24, 2020
Ep. 208: Dr. Justin Schmidt on Why It Hurts So Bad
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Steven Rinella talks to Dr. Justin Schmidt, Li Schmidt, Corinne Schneider, Ryan Callaghan, and Phil Taylor.

Topics discussed: A quick Chinese love song; developing the Schmidt Pain Index; lying down on an ant hill; camouflage in the animal world; what Steve thought when he got stung by a bullet ant; poisonous defense systems; hitching a ride on a mosquito; how science progresses one coffin at a time; bot flies; having a furry proboscis; hell hath no fury like a horsefly; the big 5 of ants; the relativity of pain; the cold-blooded and nasty cruelty of a tarantula hawk; a good junior high school science project idea; what the hell does aposematic mean, anyway?; and so much more.

 

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Feb 17, 2020
Ep. 207: Bullfighting a Griz
7105

Steven Rinella talks with Alex Messenger, Corinne Schneider, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: The 29th day; even more titillation; walleyes as an easy-to-clean fish; thinking in fathoms and rods; a 600 mile canoe trip; breaking down canoe strokes; bear poppers and spray; group dynamics in the wilderness; an exponential sense of peace; being scared of musk ox; everyone's got a plan until they get punched in the face by a griz; playing ‘possum; doing the trip you're dealt; and more.

 

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Feb 10, 2020
Ep. 206: Hey, Icehole!
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Steven Rinella talks with Spencer Neuharth, Corinne Schneider, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: fact checking; does hunting half-tame pen-raised critters count as hunting?; oviparous vs. viviparous; do you really lose all that body heat through your head?; measuring turkeys as trophies; getting rich selling taxidermy to big-assed box stores; does gutting an animal really make your farts smell like guts?; Phil catching the second fish of his life; and more.

 

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Feb 03, 2020
Ep. 205: The Cazador and the Coues
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Steven Rinella talks with Kevin Sloan, Anthony Licata, Seth Morris, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: A Viking funeral for a severed finger; pressure washing bear meat out of your sinuses; Anthony's cartel run-in; Steve's almost negligent shittiness at speaking Spanish; where persistence meets movement; Kevin seeing the shine off a deer’s nose; the half-wild dogs of Sonora and the one that stole Steve’s heart; pickles; MeatEater's live tour; and more.

 

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Jan 27, 2020
Ep. 204: It Should Be Difficult to Get Lost Forever
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Steven Rinella talks with Roman Dial, Anthony Licata, and Ryan Callaghan.

Topics discussed: the death of a son; dip-netting salmon; quitting climbing for marriage; playing the long game in child rearing; scaring yourself; being aware of what's dangerous; out dates; deadly snakes; the helplessness of modern humans; getting kicked out of the search for your own son; documentary tv vs. reality tv; the stink in the room you no longer notice; weeping through writing; and more. 

 

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Jan 20, 2020
Ep. 203: Thumbs Up or Down on 2019
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Steven Rinella talks with Whit Fosburgh, Phil Taylor, and Ryan Callaghan.

Topics discussed: Steve's perspective on why Jani isn't a true outdoorsman; Euro-mounting your amputated arm; why is a doornail dead?; New Mexico's stream access laws; S. 47; haggling over the Farm Bill; what CRP fields are; pollinators; testifying before Congress; Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson; migration corridors; fisheries; Steve's kids attending seminars; ethanol as bad for your boat motor; and more.

 

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Jan 13, 2020
Ep. 202: From the Two Kingdoms of Nature
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Steven Rinella talks with JT Van Zandt, Jesse Griffiths, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis

Topics discussed: Lola and Stone Age chewing gum; how Texas is the highest of the high and lowest of the low; hunting nilgai; poop piles; how Steve shot the top of a nilgai's heart out and then saw it run off like it was carrying the mail; electro-tenderizing meat using a car battery; fish-spotting abilities; flounder gigging; appreciating silence; when dolphins join your hunt; and more.

 

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Jan 06, 2020
Ep. 201: What Exactly Is the Problem?
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Steven Rinella talks with Kylee Archer, Samantha Bates, Maggie Smith, Tracy Crane, Brody Henderson, Kevin Harlander, and Janis Putelis

Topics discussed: Brody's elk and trout-infested house is for sale; Kevin's hog-fattening business; Pfeilstorch, which is German for a stork with an arrow stuck in it; crying after butchering; bring the scope to your eye and not the other way around; Cal's bowel movements; how to be a good hunting mentor; hot tips on making jerky; and more.

 

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Dec 30, 2019
Ep. 200: ‘Faced on ‘Nog: The Holiday Special
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Steven Rinella talks with Anthony Licata, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, Mark Kenyon, Samantha Bates, Corinne Schneider, Ben O'Brien, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Trippin' on nutmeg; cutting corn with Doug Duren; Cal as the ultimate elf; how MeatEater's Whiskey makes the best eggnog in the world; Christmas hunting and fishing traditions; why you should buy Kenyon’s new book, "That Wild Country"; Santa reads a hunting poem; Latvian lead throwing as a way to predict your future; and more.

 

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Dec 23, 2019
Ep. 199: Big Pieces of the Brain Pie
9751

Steven Rinella talks with Director of Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Martha Williams, Greg Lemon, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: A fancy playdate that includes some deer stalking; different names for your fish and game agency; death to blue laws; hunting with an atlatl; regular science vs. social science; what does it mean to love a resource to death?; when science is weaponized; rainbow v. walleye; inflatable swans; will GYE grizzlies ever be delisted?; and more.

 

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Dec 16, 2019
Ep. 198: Hunting with the Home Run King
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Steven Rinella talks with New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso, Cody Fahrion, Rick Smith, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: All those home runs; the value of a high ass; Steve and Jani’s disagreement over “natural”; shooting a duck on the ground and a turkey in the air; chocolate milk, squats, and yodel-sounding farts induced by chocolate milk; what it feels like to win a million dollars, meet Seinfeld, and then hunt with Steve; Pete's first buck; and more.

 

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Dec 09, 2019
Ep. 197: Eating Folks in the Arctic
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Steven Rinella talks with Buddy Levy and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Jumping out of planes with sacks of cash; the outlaw Claude Dallas as both an asshole and a good book subject; a crash course on David Crockett; the Labryinth of Ice; promiscuity on the frontier; eating spuds basted in human fat; flossing out a bullet hole with a silk handkerchief; that time when Steve mistook a communal sink for a urinal; bumpkin pride; Jani eating dehydrated placenta pills; and more.

 

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Dec 02, 2019
Ep. 196: A Sea of Bones
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Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Lawrence C. Todd and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: kill sites; the meaning of an artifact; taphonomy: the study of death; possum that took up residence inside of a dead buck; big-assed tongues; Larry's "it's not my problem, I'm retired" ethos; humans as the most invasive species; catch and release archaeology; high elevation corridors; the argument against Steve’s argument that people should leave wilderness alone; a child-like curiosity; and more.

 

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Nov 25, 2019
Ep. 195: Hunting the Anthropocene
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Steven Rinella talks with Rick Smith, Danny Morrison, Sean Weaver, Ryan CallaghanSeth Morris, and Janis Putelis

Topics discussed: Steve's favorite thing to talk about: swiping right for love; how Danny blew off two of his toes while goose hunting; South Dakota's historic flooding and underwater highways; how fish eggs can survive in bird shit; Cal’s voyeuristic tendency to watch salamanders make love; Matt Rinella's "Trespassers Welcome" sign; shooting ducks over wasted tofu; and more.

 

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Nov 18, 2019
Ep. 194: Summon the Squall
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Steven Rinella talks with Adam Weatherby, Landon Peterson, Stewart Peterson, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis

Topics discussed: A shot so bad it didn’t even spook the buck; Wyoming’s Region G; magic mountains and crooked skies; animosity toward your mentor; horses vs. mules as hunting equipment; riding horses on steep-assed cliffs; is it unsportsmanlike to shoot bedded bucks?; Janis shooting a buck in self defense; wanting to become a cowboy; adopting butt pad technology; and more.

 

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Nov 11, 2019
Ep. 193: Too Much Naughty
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Steven Rinella talks with Maggie Smith, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis

Topics discussed: How willows grow toward the sound of water; Cal’s famous prehistoric bison tooth; more on Sneaky Pete the turkey; Maggie as a brand new hunter; R3 and R1.5; the slightly distorted reality of filming hunts; when Steve's dad figured out his kids curse like holy hell; flying with firearms, ammo, and game meat; Steve's backcountry meal plan; the animals that get your blood pumping; and more.

 

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Nov 04, 2019
Ep. 192: Bleeding Out
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Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Alan LazzaraRyan CallaghanBrody Henderson, and the spirit of Janis Putelis.                

Subjects discussed: On missing Jani; the piranha of the north; the cadaver bone in Steve's mouth; is it really ok to use super glue to patch yourself up?; treestand falls and opening your scro on a hook; living to hunt another day; how to apply tourniquets; chainsaw injuries; outdoor medical kits; how to save your friends from dumb hunting accidents; and more. 

 

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Oct 28, 2019
Ep. 191: Sicker Than Hell
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Steven Rinella talks with epidemiologist Timonthy Sly, Sam Lungren, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: The meaning of the word "epidemiology"; tularemia and rabbits; ashing deer meat; on being trichinosis positive; cannibalism; what’s up with eating raw freshwater fish?; beaver fever; ribbony tape in your feces; putting money in your mouth; having a third ex-wife; the alimentary canal; just asking to be eaten; sucking discs; the various -osis things that can happen to you; and more.

 

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Oct 21, 2019
Ep. 190: What's in Your Freezer?
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Steven Rinella talks with Spencer NeuharthDanielle PrewettRyan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: Starting the rut by mixing corn and Viagra; fact checking the poisonous status of daddy long legs; what, exactly, is flavor?; appreciating the natural; paper towel budgets; how to properly brown ground meat; theories on fat content; Ol’ Cal’s throat roast; the rules for applying salt; death bed wild game cooking advice; and more.

 

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Oct 14, 2019
Ep. 189: Boxing With the Last Grizzly
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Steven Rinella talks with Danny Schmidt, Chris Gill, Rorke Denver, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: More on the pros and cons of flip flops; getting your heel peeled off by an alligator’s back; Steve's annoyance with people being annoyed over people doing stupid things in a park; the immense hunting pressure in southern Colorado; strapping stuff to the outside of your truck; CO’s last grizzly; thru-hikers; elk feeds; the non-binary nature of hunting; and more.

 

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Oct 07, 2019
Ep. 188: Yvon Chouinard on Belonging to Nature
6973

Steven Rinella talks with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: Botching people’s names; blacksmithing; fishing with a single fly forever; 18 strands of white stallion tail; Steve being good at libraries; feeling the current with your testicles; taking kids fishing on the Crow reservation; riding out an avalanche and burying a dead friend; being an asshole when you start out and an asshole when you get back; Yvon in jail; Jani on karma; "Fuck Mars"; and more.

 

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Sep 30, 2019
Ep. 187: Tripping on Bear Skulls
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Steven Rinella talks with Anthony Licata, Doug Duren, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: drinking curdled mother's milk from a calf's stomach; bluegills on dip; Steve's sebaceous cyst as fish bait; the Fort Keogh gate situation; clearing the air with Doug over CWD; Cal's bugles; crunch-pfff; what happens when an elk falls off a cliff; Matt “MacGyver” Rinella kills a bull with the button from his pants; hunting with a marching band; “it’s legal!”; and more.

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Sep 23, 2019
Ep. 186: A High Level of "Grrrrrrr"
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Steven Rinella talks with Greg Fonts, Alex Reynaud, George Scheidt, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: How to free dive and read a reef; hole hunting; nibbling for curiosity; how to corner a li