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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: October, 2017
Oct 30, 2017
The Delmarva Peninsula, MD- Steven Rinella talks with wildlife biologist Steve Kendrot of the Chesapeake Bay Nutria Eradication Project, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
 
 
Subjects Discussed: back nipples; all about nutria; why an airport needs a wildlife biologist; high-quality muskrat pelts; nutria of the Pacific Northwest; emergent marshes and the changing landscape of the Blackwater Refuge; public backlash over lethal wildlife management techniques; Mute swans as the big bastards of the marsh; defending sentient life; the value of trappers to conservation and their communities; the Delmarva fox squirrel as a bad mofo; and more.
 
Check out the show notes here for ideas, studies, and materials referenced in this episode.
Oct 23, 2017

Afognak Island, AK- Steven Rinella talks with Remi Warren, Dirt Myth, Ridge Pounder, Pat O’Connel, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: the brown bear attack story continues; the feeling of your life flashing before your eyes; the short but exhilarating ride of Dirt Myth; the devastating mental setback of being charged by a brown bear; bear attacks as an act of predation; being 'bearanoid'; lessons learned; and more.

Check out the show notes here for ideas, studies, and materials referenced in this episode.

Oct 16, 2017

Afognak Island, AK- Steven Rinella talks with Remi Warren, Dirt Myth, Ridge Pounder, Pat O'Connel, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: The sprawling distribution of Ursus arctos; binomial nomenclature, the Linnaean classification system, and the finer details of brown bear taxonomy; Seward's Folly; how elk got to Alaska; bad mofos; a little bit of elk taxonomy; the shittiness of Afognak; quartering an elk in the water, battle scars, busted antlers, and other stories surrounding Steve's bull; getting attacked by brown bear, and more.

Oct 9, 2017

Afognak Island, AK- Steven Rinella talks with Remi Warren, Dirt Myth, Ridge Pounder, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: the impeccable sound quality of the MeatEater Podcast; Dirt Myth's fancy chew; Night Moves; the biggest bears in the world; Bergmann's Principle; grizzly behavior in proximity to food sources; hunting Afognak elk; embracing the suck; people snaking your hunting spot; ethics checks; precipitation as it relates to bear coloration; how to square a bear; is the effort worth the reward?; and more.

Oct 2, 2017

Caribou camp, AK- Steven Rinella talks with Doug Duren, Mark Kenyon, Dirt Myth, Brody Henderson, Ridge Pounder, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: hunting the 40-Mile Herd; herd mortality from wolves, grizzlies, humans, and accidents; Tit Peak, Nipple Butte, Scro Mountain and other MeatEater landscape terminology; hunt terminology; picking your moment; the challenges of hunting in grizzly country; the peculiar luxury of cherry pickin' bulls; life journeys; Dirt still needs a caretaking job; a ripper of a concluding thought; and more.

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