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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, 2018
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.
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