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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.

Aug 28, 2017

Steven Rinella talks with fisheries program manager Mike Ruhl, the pizza magnate Jimmy Doran; and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: therapeutic wheat cutting in Montana; the end of establishing new non-native populations of sport fish; funding wildlife management; a brief history of the...


Aug 21, 2017

Steven Rinella talks with writer, podcaster, angler, and conservationist April Vokey, along with Matt Elliott of Benchmade Knife Company, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: Sparkly bass boats; killin' smallmouth; well-fed, thick, fat, football bass; dealing with fuck-wits; April's introduction...


Aug 14, 2017

Steven Rinella talks with author Thomas McIntyre, along with Michelle Jorgensen and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: Writing for television; Tom McIntyre, Hemingway, and the nuns; stepping on a butterfly while hunting dinosaurs; the nuances between outdoor writers and writer writers; the changing...


Aug 10, 2017

Steven Rinella talks with Kurt Racicot and Pete Muennich of Stone Glacier Packs, along with Brittany Brothers and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: Ultralight backpacks; being alone in the woods for a long time; more on the New Jersey Cat Lady; three types of hunting tags; cash tips and...


Aug 3, 2017

Steven Rinella talks with paleogeneticist Dr. Beth Shapiro, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: U.C. Santa Cruz and the Ewok forest; ancient DNA and the assumptions it has added to our world; black footed ferrets; the romance versus the reality of de-extinction; the volatile speed of DNA...