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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: December, 2015
Dec 23, 2015
Episode 025: Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis and Ron Leighton, a Vietnam veteran and former commercial fisherman. Subjects discussed: Janis' first Sitka blacktail buck; muskegs; deep-water shrimp trappin'; why Steve doesn't catch a fraction of the shrimps that Ron does; why do so many men cook nowadays, and what happened to women?; smoking, canning, and jarring octopus and halibut; commercial halibut fishing; saltwater as a cure for seasickness; identifying found art; Latvian power rings; shooting critters in the head vs. in the lungs; deer calls; and the one thing good about getting old.
Dec 10, 2015
Llano Estacado, Texas. Steven Rinella talks with guests Ronny Boehme, Mike Panasci, Ed Arnett, and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: how to one-up someone's scat story; the Natal Habitat Bias Dispersal Hypothesis; the draw of Sandhill Crane hunting; getting hunting permissions on private land; the danger of overthinking a waterfowl hunt; how not to lose downed birds; reporting banded birds; life expectancies of game animals; the inherent pain in the ass of filming hunts; Mike Panasci's nasty homemade crane decoys; lead animals and their influence on the group; and eating Sandhill Cranes, a.k.a. ribeye of the sky.  
Dec 4, 2015
Cazenovia, Wisconsin. After whitetail deer hunting opening day on the Duren family farm, Steven Rinella talks with Doug "Buckman" Duren, Brittany Brothers, Helen Cho, Janis Putelis, and Mahting Putelis. Subjects discussed: blaukš!, or the Latvian bang; similarities between opening day and Christmas; similarities between opening day and war; mooching for whitetails; The Wet Spot (or what Steve would name his bar if he had one); The Standard; Steve's alternative big buck management plan; thoughts on antlers; after-kill rituals; and why people want to let small animals go, aside from the fact that they don't have as much meat.  
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