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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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Now displaying: June, 2015
Jun 25, 2015
Seattle, Washington. Steven Rinella talks with guests Andrew Radzialowski, Janis Putelis, and environmental historian Randall Williams. Subjects discussed: how hunters have identified over the course of 50 years in relation to one another and to the non hunting public; historian Dan Flores; Plains Indians and bison herd equilibrium, or the lack thereof; changing perspectives of hunters and their guns; hide hunters and the burden of guilt for animal extermination; a roadkill recipe for hogs stuffed with whitetail deer from Steve's college years; William Temple Hornaday; the closing of the American frontier; whether the American West should be regarded as a place or a process; the historic emergence of anti-hunting groups; a different kind of group that Steve founded in high school; the semantics of the words conservationist and environmentalist; and the changing culture of wild game consumption from the mid 1940's to the present. Guest info: Randall Williams In May of 2015, Randall completed his Ph.D. in history at the University of Montana, where his graduate studies concentrated on Western U.S. and environmental history.  His dissertation, "Green Voters, Gun Voters: Hunting and Politics in the Twentieth-Century United States," explores the changing ways in which American sportsmen imagined, articulated, debated, and pursued their policy interests from the end of the World War II up until the mid-1990s. Among the various developments examined by the study are the rise of popular environmental concern, the emergence of organized anti-hunting activism, the eruption of the modern Second Amendment controversy, and the continued debate over public lands in the American West. Janis Putelis hunttoeat.com
Jun 12, 2015
Episode 011: Cazenovia, Wisconsin. Steven Rinella and Janis Putelis join Doug Duren at his family farm. Subjects discussed: the leveling of Wisconsin by glaciers, and how Wisconsin's Driftless Area was spared; why Latvians love the Driftless; managing for whitetail deer on private land; generational differences in hunting deer; earn-a-buck programs as a way of changing public attitudes about harvesting does; animism; letting bucks walk past unscathed; Doug's giant famous buck; perspectives on whitetail overpopulation; Doug's penchant for fact-checking people's claims right in front of them; red oaks vs. black oaks; agricultural land management as it relates to wildlife management; magical antlers; the demonization of trophy hunters; the joys of hearing a John Deere tractor; and the only kind of giant buck Steve is interested in shooting. Guests in Episode #11: Doug Duren Watch Hunts on the Duren Farm in Volume 2 (Big Bucks and Small Game: Whitetail Deer) and Volume 6 (Opening Day: Wisconsin Whitetail (Parts 1 + 2) Janis Putelis Hunt to Eat Enjoying the podcast? Please take a minute and subscribe to us on iTunes (best for iOS devices) and on Stitcher (best for Android devices).  
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