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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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Dec 31, 2018

Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with author and wildlife biologist Jim Williams, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects discussed: The MeatEater Podcast LIVE tour 2019; the sports car of the cat world; overshooting everything; the adventures of Boana Jim; the GI Bill and how it helped spur wildlife management degree programs in America; the genetic debate around the Florida panther; lumpers and splitters; the meat with feet; how much room does a mountain lion need?; the grizzly bear that didn’t den; when a lion kills livestock; landscape level changes and South American puma management efforts; and more.

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Dec 24, 2018

Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Sean Gerrity, the founder of the American Prairie Reserve, along with Ryan Callaghan, Sam Lungren, Michelle Chandler, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects discussed: questions about Ryan Callaghan; when ballparkin' goes wrong; Santa Claus as a grade-A a-hole; "keep them toes cold" and other thoughts on parenting in the outdoors; Janis as a segue master; the Buffalo Commons and the Big Open; just how game rich was America?; the rabbit going through the snake; access is back in style; grizzlies, wolves, and cougars on the Great Plains; let's talk about bison; creating robust wild game habitat; tight jeans and slip-on shoes; Sean Gerrity's top 3 ways hunters can help; and more.

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Dec 17, 2018

Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O’Brien, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects discussed: pony walls and pony play; the bird as a Michigan hello; eating kangaroo tail again; Jani’s heart; do Australians think America is weird?; Why does the Latvian Eagle have so many nicknames?; the 50/50 acceptance split of this show’s closing song; chamber sealer corrections; best loads for squirrels; what does “a thinking man’s chicken wing” mean?; grizzlies eating llamas; an illegal tag shuffle; and more.

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Dec 10, 2018

Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with journalist and podcaster Laura Krantz, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: “Wild Thing” podcast; the newest oldest hunting weapons ever found in America; Clovis hunters; what good is a squirrel’s tail; Steve stands corrected on Pancho Villa; the other kind of knocking boots; old Bob Milligan’s game dinner; a critique of Teddy Roosevelt; the Four horsemen of Sasquatchery; burning a village to save it; what a bigfoot nest looks like; the two types of bigfoot believers; the Patterson-Gimlan film; a 1-million-dollar bounty for a dead bigfoot; the human need for the unknown; and more.

For the show notes featuring the historical documents referenced in this episode, please click here.

Dec 3, 2018
Missoula, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore, the author and poet Chris Dombrowski, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
 
Subjects Discussed: open season on pine squirrels in Idaho; Steve's Mexican roadkill bonefish encounter; managing deer for opportunity versus quality; the unfortunate reality of why Idaho's winter steelhead season has been closed; the ongoing fight around grizzly bear delisting; multi-state game and fish agencies working together; caribou flirting with the U.S. border and conservation triage; the surprising issues attached to public apathy; counting wildlife; legitimate and illegitimate gripes about fish and game agencies; preference points as a pyramid scheme; and more.
Nov 26, 2018

Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Outdoor Life’s shooting editor John Snow, Jon Edwards of Schnee’s, Pete Muenich of Stone Glacier, and Phillip Larson, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: The tension between hunters and shooters; scent dogs pinging Willie Nelson’s tour bus and other antics of outlaw country’s finest; the last word on Andrew McLean’s public land treestand theft; Australian mugs #1 and #2 explain Kangaroo hunting; another misguided attempt from an animal rights activist; how much shooters actually contribute to Pitman-Robertson; your most vexing questions answered; speaking of hunting public land: the ethics of killing, shock gobbles, and encountering other hunters; how to gear up on a budget or just shut up and go hunting; and more.

Nov 19, 2018

Kalamazoo, Michigan- Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Guy Zuck, Chris “Ridge Pounder” Gill, Loren Moulton, Seth Morris and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: The Golden Spruce and other essential reading; man-eating tigers and a seventeen-foot-long python; copper bullet efficacy; 12-hour mega sits; haikus, High Coues, and Huntin’ High; what makes a mature buck?; the significant benefits of hunting all day; early antler drops and Mark’s theory about the fate of Holyfield; getting screwed by big bucks; getting thrown off; adrenaline moments; mental fortitude, self-hatred, self-loathing, and discipline in hunting; MeatEater’s marital advice; and more.

 

Nov 12, 2018

Grand Junction, MI- Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Chris “Ridge Pounder” Gill, Matt Cook, and Seth Morris and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: What’s a freezer full of wild game worth?; souped-up swamp rabbits and their latrine fidelity; why do rabbits eat their own shit?; waking up to the harsh reality of a played-out hunting justification; Mrs. Dash and Uncle Tom; dogs and the cake theory; trail cams ethics; an eight-feet high decorative fence; should vegetarians hunt?; The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook;match-making; squirrels, rabbits, and a thinking man's hot wings; how to roast a beaver tail; Kevin Murphy's squirrel gravy; how to handle puddle ducks and diving ducks; how to use all manner of guts; and more.

For all the recipes and techniques discussed, pre-order your copy of The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook here.

Nov 5, 2018

Delmarva Peninsula - Steven Rinella talks with Steve Kendrot, Ryan Callaghan, Loren Moulton, Brody Henderson, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: eating squirrel brains; what, exactly, is Southern Literature?; the Fourth Wall or why we didn't talk about the Meat Tree Incident in season 7 of MeatEater; 47,000 ticks on a dead moose; the controversy of aerial wolf gunning; Steve's heartfelt apology; sika deer and their preference for great people; the similarities between sika deer and elk; big mambo jambo blues, dungeys, and peeler crabs; rippin' a Kendrot combo; the bullyish nature of sika deer; and more.

Oct 29, 2018

Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with wild game experts Danielle Prewett and Eduardo Garcia, along with Chris “Ridge Pounder” Gill, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: a dude named Keith grinds an axe; souped-up weasels; capitalizing on Doug Duren's urine and Dirt's chew spit; letting Mother Nature take over; unseasoned meat as seeing someone naked for the first time; everything about cooking tongues; to sous vide or not to sous vide; fish thawing 101; Steve's trifecta of wild game ingredients that need to come from young critters;  Pennsylvania meat hunters; the standardization of commercial meat production; Jenny Long Muzzle and whether to target animals by age; and more.

For more on the ideas and materials referenced in this episode, head on over to the MeatEater website here.

Oct 22, 2018

Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Eric Siegfried, Matt Seidel, and Zach Sandau of OnX, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: magic circles, rut fests, and meat balls; prairie dog guide by day, tech visionary by night; more memories from Steve's pre-OnX days; unsolicited advice from meddling uncles; partisan diseases; good old American elbow grease; a killer goose pastrami recipe from the forthcoming MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook; and more.

 Click here for the show notes.

Oct 15, 2018
Steven Rinella talks with Parker Hall, Chris "Ridge Pounder" Gill, Seth Morris, Michael Lindemuth, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
 
Subjects Discussed: half breasts, whole breasts, and lobes; the problematic nature of the Herrera case; Mark Twain's dooziest quotes; the repetitive and deafening nature of squirrel dogs; big mambo jambo Flatheads; the Soylent Green of the fish world; invasive exotics; Parker's contentious catfish species preference; the lo-cull factor; and more.
 
 
For more on the ideas and materials referenced in this episode, check out the show notes here.
Oct 8, 2018

Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Kurt Racicot of Stone Glacier, Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects discussed: revisiting Kurt’s impossible hunt; creating problems for yourself; Mark Kenyon's Montana public land whitetail hunt; taking note of squirrels; dreaded shots; making your kids eat more than just buttered noodles; gear that you brought but didn’t use and gear you shouldn't have left behind; cutting books into thirds; Tom Petty's tracking of a single bee to its hive; and more.  

To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.

Oct 1, 2018

Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Eric Siegfried and Lisa Nichols of OnX, Joel Webster of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. 

Subjects discussed: A major MeatEater announcement; the 9-million acres you own but can’t use; defining landlocked; a brief history of how things got this bad; an OnX Pro Tip; historic uses and prescriptive easements; Janis discusses what the hell a “checkerboard” is; LWCF success stories; clarifying stream access laws; what’s best for hunters and anglers?; Steve’s early OnX days; discovering the nooks and crannies; and more.

To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.

Sep 25, 2018

Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew, along with Chris "Ridge Pounder" Gill, Loren Moulton, Seth Morris, and Kelsey Johnson.

Subjects discussed: is it okay to use holler’ in Pennsylvania?; a new addition to things that get turks to shock gobble; upper deckers, lower deckers, and the full stadium; scouting a Quality Elk Unit; camp cookies; hiding in plain sight; running through bushes, rolling logs, beating the snot out of the woods, and Jani's other elk behavior imitations; Janis's elk calling epiphany; being a slave to one's passions; greed; and more.

Sep 17, 2018
Anchorage, AK- Steven Rinella talks with his brother Danny Rinella, Army veteran Levi Meyer, Chris "Ridge Pounder" Gill, along with Dirt Myth and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
 

Subjects Discussed: risking life and limb for household birds; the ballad of Jani Tsimane; dipping, smoking, and chaw dawgs; Matt Rinella's primitive navigation tool; Danny's swollen uvula; the blond bombshell of the grizz world; Ovis dalli and its rocky, nasty, glaciated homeland; full curls, double broomers, and other marks of a legal ram; poaching and the state's response; God's penthouse; Janis's bear protection; Danny's fall down the mountain; angle of repose; an object and its shadow; squirrely glacial weather; and more.

Sep 10, 2018
Anchorage, AK Steven Rinella talks with Alaska Master Guide Buck Bowden, along with his brother Danny Rinella, Chris "Ridgepounder" Gill, Dirt Myth, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
 
Subjects discussed: becoming Buck, or a boy mangles himself with a knife; digging for money with nine fingers; hunting and visiting the obscure; candyass horses from lower-48 and their rough and rangy Alaskan counterparts; the big money makers in fur trapping; eating wolverines; cutting your teeth on sheep, moose, and grizz; becoming a Master Guide; lessons learned from three bear attacks; what makes a good hunter?; divorcing yourself from societal momentum; and more.
 
To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.
 
 
Sep 3, 2018
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Gray Thornton, Garrett Long, and Clay Brewer of the Wild Sheep Foundation, along with Scott Peckham of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
 
Subjects Discussed: Wolves, lynx, eagles, and other things that can be hell on wild sheep; thick and thin (horns, that is); the historic decline of wild sheep everywhere, including Texas; auto-immune diseases in sheep and lessons learned; wild sheep vs. the wool industry; wildlife terrorism; governor's tags, auction tags, and regular tags; a tribal perspective on destroying wild game; are you an a-hole for owning llamas; and more.
 
To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.
Aug 28, 2018

Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Jason Phelps of Phelps Game Calls, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: rippin' bugles; herd bulls, satellite bulls, lead cows, and their impact on herd dynamics; dissecting the five parts of a bugle; 90% bugles to 10% cow calls; the good fortune of listening to bad elk callers; getting more locater bulls; lunch bulls and nap bulls; and more.

Aug 20, 2018
Steven Rinella talks with Kurt Racicot of Stone Glacier, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
 
Subjects Discussed: the unique nature of Alaskan bears; the PTSD-inducing capabilities of Killer whales; sea cucumbers, abalone, scallops, and other Alaskan ocean grub worth owning a cabin for; how to pack for a long backcountry hunt, and how to get your head straight; proof that cotton kills; suffering; water purification preferences; cold supper; how big is your backpack?; 13 bullets revisited; and more.
 
To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.
Aug 14, 2018

Minneapolis, MN- Steven Rinella talks with the outdoor writer Patrick Durkin, along with First Lite's Ryan Callaghan, Mark Boardman of Vortex Optics, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: Recycled car batteries out the end of your barrels; the hidden value of bearded hens; putting things into perspective; chronic wasting disease, tularemia, and other food safety concerns; freezing freshwater fish; the legal and ethical conundrums of bartering fish and game; should a single-species hunter be taken seriously?; evaluating people by what they name their kids; putting your kids into an arena of consequence; becoming the face of hunting; sage wisdom from Charlie Pride and Ol' Cal; and more.

Aug 6, 2018
Minneapolis, MN- Steven Rinella talks with Mitch Petrie of the Outdoor Sportsman Group, along with Ryan Callaghan of First Lite, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
 
The good, the bad, and the ugly of outdoor television; the outdoor media talent pool; the disproportionate draw of whitetail and turkey content, and the aspirational nature of big game hunting programming; is hunting TV good or bad for the sport?; sandwich boards and where the bite is; working through the fears of evolving media; the responsibility of sportsmen; and more.
Jul 30, 2018
Grays Harbor, WA- Steven Rinella talks with the pizza magnate Jimmy Doran, Tony Colagrossi, and Tommy Eidson, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
 
Subjects Discussed: Randy Johnson's most famous pitch; insane drives and intense wanderlust; Razor clam tailgating, squid-jigging, and Surfperch fishing; a Grays Harbor baptism; the thinkin' man's clam strip; the Backcountry Clam Diggers Association; the founding fish and Daniel Boone; Jani the Surfperch master; smoother than a baby's bottom; the repugnancy of the term "slot-tickler"; and more.
 
This episode of the MeatEater Podcast is sponsored in part by the Port of Seattle and Discover Grays Harbor.

To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.

Jul 23, 2018

Tempe, AZ- Steven Rinella talks with Wild Horse and Burro Coordinator Dr. Tolani Francisco, along with wildlife ecologist Dr. Karl Malcolm, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects discussed: kids and the fundamentals of bow shooting; the Pueblo Revolt; the brief and glorious lifespan of the equestrian buffalo hunters of the Great Plains; where feral horses end and wild horses begin; the Blitzkrieg Hypothesis; horse fat in your ceramics; mustangers; wild horse holding yards and adoptions; the flameout of a Navajo horse hunt; dying while stuck in the mud; the baddest mofos of the Pleistocene; the NY Times has a big miss; mountain lions as wild horse predators; poleaxing; and more.

To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.

Jul 16, 2018

Tempe, AZ- Steven Rinella talks with his big brother Matt Rinella, Dr. Karl Malcolm, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed:  Neanderthal hunting strategies; when an Arizonan draws a tag; the High Visibility and CSTB factors as they relate to turkey hunting; turning nine o'clock birds into three o'clock birds; the statistical probability of life on other planets; encounters with grizzly bears and Monte Carlo luck; who gets to take the shot?; the subjugation of bees and other vegan woes; the placenta as a sanctionable form of cannibalism; breast milk in your coffee; and more.

To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.
 
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