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The MeatEater Podcast

Building on the belief that a deeper understanding of the natural world enriches all of our lives, host Steven Rinella brings a deep 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 on the vast world of the outdoors. Part of MeatEater, Inc.
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Aug 19, 2019

Steven Rinella talks to Jesse Griffiths, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: tons of audience death stories; flounder gigging in Texas; the human egret; more about Long Tong Jani; frying fish with a passion; Steve's strong dislike of batter; the smallmouth bass’ trashy cousin, the largemouth bass; titillation; trapping feral hogs; the garlic-tipped fork; custom ordered feral cow sausage; Jesse's first book and his upcoming book on cooking feral hogs; and more.

 

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Aug 12, 2019

Steven Rinella talks to Jason Phelps, Dirk Durham, Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: Purple Nurple; swimming with a fairly attractive aunt; more on hunting from the Bible; Steve and Seth’s Southwest Montana nuisance beaver removal; Jason Phelps and American elbow grease; how to call in non-stop big giant bulls; plenty of latex; Dirk Durham, six-time world champion elk caller; glunking; lost calves; and more. 

 

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Aug 5, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Doug Emlen, Sam Lungren, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: Character above all else; good shit for a tombstone; fighting WW4 with sticks and stones; saber tooth cats and supination; a simple definition of evolution; a third generation biologist; GMO mosquitos; do does really go for big antlers?; animal arms races; Janis’s love for a good shirker; a fish that starts as a female and switches to a male; beetle battles; and Doug’s Animal Weapons.

 

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Jul 29, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with John Nores and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: Cartels growing pot on public land; wildlife poisoning by weed growers; Vietnam War-style punji pits in Shasta National Forest; special ops game wardens; pink death; concealing man tracks with fake cow prints and carpet slippers; Phoebe, the one-in-a-million K9 lifesaver and her 900+ arrests; secret attack commands; 445 miles of poly pipe; DIY dams; Silicon Valley science camp; and more.

 

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Jul 22, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with David J. Meltzer and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: Understanding radio carbon dates; crossing the Bering Land Bridge; who were the first Americans?; the early human aversion to incest; ecotones, or where a bunch of good shit comes together; glyptodons and 3-ton ground sloths; a big extinction on one fine Tuesday; Rambo; the tidy appeal of the blitzkreig hypothesis; Clovis points; cross examining conventionalisms; snacking on bison tongue; and more.

 

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Jul 15, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Carter Smith and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: College epiphanies; a wrong turn at Waco; social ecologist Steve Kellert and sociobiologist E.O. Wilson; private land in Texas; what happens when critters cross international borders; Aldo Leopold; thriving in order; Texas’ massive population growth; everybody's deer; capture related myopathy; hitting hogs with cars; CWD and local economies; and more.

 

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Jul 8, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Travis Swartz, Miles Nolte, Sam Lungren, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: Steve’s field trip to the graveyard and the fishy circumstances surrounding the death of John Bozeman; Reel Recovery; where Travis ends and Hank Patterson begins; fishing etiquette infractions; aural deception and ham juice; fair trade flies; offing the head; keeping fishing holes secret; getting arrested; effete anglers; why fly fishing is so parody-able; and more.

 

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Jul 1, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Doug Duren, Randall Williams, Matt Rinella, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: Nip ripping stories; the essays of historian Elliott West; a dead man’s brother packs him in brandy; shooting out the windows; Steve’s interview with R. Kelly; Matt’s three favorite foods; Randall's missing pituitary gland; the hunting sadness; 1SHOTJJ; Doug’s morel village; monster trucking chicken wings as a matrimonial bonding experience; hunters according to Looney Tunes and the anti-hunting bias in children's books; Stars In The Sky; and more.

 

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Jun 24, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Bo Jackson, Matt Cook, Guy Zuck, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: The gar pike exists and Steve is way wrong; Bo Jackson’s lessons for parents and married people; hunting chickens on Saturday; Tarzan as inspiration; speed like a spooked deer; Bo’s beloved momma; George, the hunting mentor; a visit to the hog barn; the protective brain cushion of a woodpecker; Bo Knows loyalty; and more.

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Jun 17, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Becky Humphries, Spencer Neuharth, Ryan Callaghan, Joe Ferronato, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: Joe Ferronato as Vanna White; 8 inch beards; nail files; the Lacey Act; swapping turkeys for zebras; West Nile, bird flu and the pox; over-the-counter tags vs. tag draws; Steve’s genius idea for the NWTF; a pretty aggressive female name; anti-shaming; how to be a good hunting mentor; the crawfish and snake diet; the beauty of saying "I don't know"; thighs and drumsticks; and more.

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Jun 10, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Pat Durkin, Spencer Neuharth, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: Steve's death at the mic; why, exactly, do deer lose their antlers; buying ice fishing bait at 2AM; Rick "Radio" Krueger; finding dead people with sonar and psychics; Isle Royale’s inbred wolves; how hunters remember the deceased; Pat's love of a good obituary; wrathful birders; Gordon Lightfoot, live; and more.

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Jun 3, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Land Tawney, Ben O'Brien, Matt Rinella, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis at Backcountry Hunters and Anglers North American Rendezvous in Boise, ID.

Subjects discussed: Seeing through the bullshit; BHA’s insidious plot to destroy America; tying a tuna to the back of your girlfriend's car; missing fingers, biting tongues, and man-eating house cats; the perils of getting your wildlife news from ABC news; Appalachian confit; gender neutral hunting terms; jaguar recovery in the United States; hunting for mountain lions; Latvian folklore; blaze pink; and more.

 

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May 27, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Maggie Smith, Tracy Crane, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: what happens when the Latvian Eagle locks his jaw; driving under the influence of turkeys; peacocks; the trials and tribulations of hunter's safety; eye patches and left-eye dominance when shooting; the impressions of a first-time hunter; hanging at the gun range; Maggie's emotional rainbow; shooting in full strut; running down a wounded critter; and more.

 

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May 20, 2019

This week Cal brings you cool facts about old poop, fish, birds, ticks, poachers, snakes and a bunch of other cliff notes from the world of wildlife and conservation.

May 20, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O’Brien, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: Gashed nipples and the saga of Scarface; Texas and it’s love for exotic wildlife; more doggin' on Texas; Texas game wardens and drunk folks; the #metoo movement and waffles; a flying squirrel fetish; sandbaggin’; pedicures before hunts; and more.

 

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May 13, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O’Brien, and Janis Putelis.

 

Subjects discussed: Making soap with wild game fat; turkey hunting in the Texas Hill Country; how to call shitloads of turkeys; how many showers is too many?; what’s the temperature in hell, and why is Steve headed there?; why turkey hunts never end up the way you imagine; a new hunting mantra; and more.

May 6, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Amber Kornak and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: The polite way to address someone who has suffered a bear “tragedy”; Janis's chicken egg business; what it’s like for female wildlife biologists; hair snares; the precise moment when you realize you’re about to be attacked by a grizzly; where to carry bear spray and how to hose a grizz with it; biophilia; tattooing bears; and more.

Apr 29, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Diane Boyd and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: Cyclone fences; swapping a motorcycle for a first wolf experience; Wolf rendezvous sites and snagging a wolf in a blind set; wolves killing wolves; wolves and border security; the myth of the super-wolf; did the wolf reintroduction need to happen?; how old is an old wolf; what, if anything, should Colorado do about wolves; should we be hunting and trapping wolves; the emotional and monetary value of wolves; would you do anything differently; and more.

Apr 22, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Jimmy Doran, Sam Lundgren, April Vokey, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: Houdini, the Moore Theater, and a tragic death; Jimmy Doran as ageneralist Seattleite outdoorsman; an excise tax that sticks it to non-hunters and non-anglers; fishing for ducks; how to stay married; killing marine mammals to save marine mammals; preg checking cows and freezing whole salmon; what exactly is a “huntress”; another problem with King salmon; an ethics conundrum; is bowhunting really more ethical than rifle hunting?; which hunting skill do you wish you could master?; and more.

Apr 15, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O'Brien, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: all about Janis; in defense of not loving Shakespeare; getting rich for killing fish; corn starch vs. chapass; Indiana’s wimpy approach to poachers; the lowly Florida hunter; freezing crab; can you freeze then thaw then re-freeze meat?; carrying around another man's tooth; Oregon's new road kill law; Is there a difference between a crick and a creek; what the return of Washington’s wolves means for deer; go-to wild game dishes; and more.

 

Apr 8, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Adam and Brenda Weatherby, Ryan Callaghan, Spencer Neuharth, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: hot marriage advice from Weatherby; love stories and reasons not to die; adventures that give you sweaty palms; when steel shot pellets meet MRI machines; Spencer Neuharth scores the antlers from Bambi’s dad; high ballistic bullets; are short mags out of fashion?; fire forming, wildcatting and the confusing world of naming cartridges; California's vineyard bucks; a family legacy; length of pull and bouts of global transient amnesia; life is too short to shoot cheap guns; and more.

 

Apr 1, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Kevin Monteith, Dr. Matt Kaufmann, Jared Oakleaf, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: genetics that rewrite our understanding of animals; big game guts; learning how to migrate; who pays for wildlife research?; brain scrambling, extreme sports, and wildlife capture; advancing modern wildlife management; how the rut kills bucks and bulls; the strange and far-ranging journeys of deer; the mule deer heyday; lighting a fuse and leaving the room; why scientists hate to speculate; eruptive dynamics; surfing the green wave; climate change; the importance of migration corridors and stopover areas; and more.

Mar 25, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with chef Jesse Griffiths, Danielle Prewett, Dr. Karl Malcolm, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: Texas high fence; drunk designated drivers and other wildlife news; nilgai meat and their defecation piles; coyote attacks; wild game dishes you never want to eat again; a shocking example of erectile dysfunction in the animal kingdom; why grizzlies don’t live in the eastern US; can you make soap out of another man's fat?; Daniel Boone vs. Davy Crockett; pressure cooking versus slow cooking; adult-onset hunting; misconceptions about wild hog meat; the ethics of serving wild game to the unwitting; would you eat a CWD-positive deer?; the cocaine bear; and more.

Mar 18, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Seth Berglee, Ryan Callaghan, Sam Lungren, Ben O'Brien, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects Discussed: More on the world’s most expensive fish; disservicing Robert Service; Canadian pride; talking someone on to something; shooting effectively; what good marksmen have in common; being process oriented versus outcome oriented; how to be deadly with a bow; Daniel Boone’s ol' Tick Licker; the origins of getting skunked; the battle of Adobe Walls; big bore pistols; what exactly does “loaded” mean; our penultimate word on Herrera v. Wyoming; and more.

Mar 11, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with his big brother Matt Rinella, along with Matt Drost, Ron Boehme, Mark Kenyon, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects Discussed: Latvian hellos; beach access and the end of summer; deer season in review; elite deer hunters; summing up Michigan in a single word; Uncle Ted and Uncle Bobby; drinking frozen Boone’s Farm; detaining beavers and other shenanigans; are crossbows ruining hunting?; emotional support dogs; things from childhood that sound way worse now; scoring trophy deer; triggering the rut; seeing through the bullshit; if humans rutted like deer; being reincarnated as an animal; and more.

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