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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: 2019
Apr 15, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O'Brien, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: all about Janis; in defense of not loving Shakespeare; getting rich for killing fish; corn starch vs. chapass; Indiana’s wimpy approach to poachers; the lowly Florida hunter; freezing crab; can you freeze then thaw then re-freeze meat?; carrying around another man's tooth; Oregon's new road kill law; Is there a difference between a crick and a creek; what the return of Washington’s wolves means for deer; go-to wild game dishes; and more.

 

Apr 8, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Adam and Brenda Weatherby, Ryan Callaghan, Spencer Neuharth, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: hot marriage advice from Weatherby; love stories and reasons not to die; adventures that give you sweaty palms; when steel shot pellets meet MRI machines; Spencer Neuharth scores the antlers from Bambi’s dad; high ballistic bullets; are short mags out of fashion?; fire forming, wildcatting and the confusing world of naming cartridges; California's vineyard bucks; a family legacy; length of pull and bouts of global transient amnesia; life is too short to shoot cheap guns; and more.

 

Apr 1, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Kevin Monteith, Dr. Matt Kaufmann, Jared Oakleaf, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: genetics that rewrite our understanding of animals; big game guts; learning how to migrate; who pays for wildlife research?; brain scrambling, extreme sports, and wildlife capture; advancing modern wildlife management; how the rut kills bucks and bulls; the strange and far-ranging journeys of deer; the mule deer heyday; lighting a fuse and leaving the room; why scientists hate to speculate; eruptive dynamics; surfing the green wave; climate change; the importance of migration corridors and stopover areas; and more.

Mar 25, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with chef Jesse Griffiths, Danielle Prewett, Dr. Karl Malcolm, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: Texas high fence; drunk designated drivers and other wildlife news; nilgai meat and their defecation piles; coyote attacks; wild game dishes you never want to eat again; a shocking example of erectile dysfunction in the animal kingdom; why grizzlies don’t live in the eastern US; can you make soap out of another man's fat?; Daniel Boone vs. Davy Crockett; pressure cooking versus slow cooking; adult-onset hunting; misconceptions about wild hog meat; the ethics of serving wild game to the unwitting; would you eat a CWD-positive deer?; the cocaine bear; and more.

Mar 18, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Seth Berglee, Ryan Callaghan, Sam Lungren, Ben O'Brien, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects Discussed: More on the world’s most expensive fish; disservicing Robert Service; Canadian pride; talking someone on to something; shooting effectively; what good marksmen have in common; being process oriented versus outcome oriented; how to be deadly with a bow; Daniel Boone’s ol' Tick Licker; the origins of getting skunked; the battle of Adobe Walls; big bore pistols; what exactly does “loaded” mean; our penultimate word on Herrera v. Wyoming; and more.

Mar 11, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with his big brother Matt Rinella, along with Matt Drost, Ron Boehme, Mark Kenyon, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects Discussed: Latvian hellos; beach access and the end of summer; deer season in review; elite deer hunters; summing up Michigan in a single word; Uncle Ted and Uncle Bobby; drinking frozen Boone’s Farm; detaining beavers and other shenanigans; are crossbows ruining hunting?; emotional support dogs; things from childhood that sound way worse now; scoring trophy deer; triggering the rut; seeing through the bullshit; if humans rutted like deer; being reincarnated as an animal; and more.

Mar 4, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Sam Lungren, Miles Nolte, Seth Morris, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects Discussed: Where Janis’s marriage advice falls short; hanging trophies in the living room; forty dollar underwear vs. expensive beer; “The Shooting of Dan McGrew” and “The Cremation of Sam McGee”; trouble in North Dakota; the case for banning banana peels; the psychological burden and consequences of poaching a 400-pound tuna; Seth's ill-fated buffalo hunt of a lifetime; Narcissus’s death; Herrera v. Wyoming and getting in over one’s waders; the conservation necessity doctrine; noxious stimuli; do fish feel pain?; and more.

Feb 25, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Remi Warren, Gray Thornton of the Wild Sheep Foundation, along with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O'Brien and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed:  getting a gun (kind of) pulled on you; presentism and Jack O'Connor; the 12-hour rule; the severe consequences of fingering your rifle; re-squeaking cheese curds; tamales and the mystery tooth; can you have another man's taxidermy in your home?; Steve's school of wild game freezer management; hot-buttered buck nuts; ewe hunts and controlling disease spread in sheep; are hunters failing to take on the hard subject of chafing?; Remi Warren’s tips on talking someone in; literature that brings out the essence of hunting; seeing through the bullshit; and more.

Feb 18, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O’Brien, and Janis Putelis at the MeatEater Podcast LIVE from Sacramento.

Subjects discussed: poaching a great white shark with a .22; the peculiarities of California; trading “smokies” for taxidermy, selling walleye fillets, and other details of an Ohio's wild game racketeering case; Lazarus species; step ladder diplomacy and fishing for monsters; naming one's rifle; shooting turkeys off the roost; the morality of stealing from a bird; kids are a pain!; and more.

Feb 11, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Larry Keane and Mark Oliva of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, along with Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: Negligent discharges and the dark humor of the Marine Corps; button bucks and the Doppelkopf syndrome; the Colorado runner who choked-out a mountain lion; illegal ginseng harvest and methhead bears of Tennessee; the fatal grizzly bear attack of a Wyoming hunting guide; SHOT Show; on not shooting old appliances; both sides of the suppressors debate; background checks; who hates  Sunday hunting?; arguments around lead, or “traditional” ammo; keeping a finger on the pulse of gun legislation; gun safety around kids; and more.

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Feb 4, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Pete Muennich, Janis Putelis, and Ben O'Brien.

Subjects discussed: what’s up with eating songbirds? a big waidmannsheil to you!; Amish prejudice; gun safety; powercuts, edge habitat, and crawling deer; the mysterious mathematical formula behind Ohio's poaching fines; can you make hog jerky without getting trichnosis?; Pete's Lil baby Roadrash and other stories of folks saving critters; button buck antlers and over-developed pedicles; the best shooting rests in the field; the difference between party applications and party hunting; and more.

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Jan 28, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon, Ryan Callaghan, Chris Gill, Rick Smith, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects Discussed: Why we throw apple cores; dating apps, poaching, and a suitable mate from the MeatEater crew; lurking; interesting things about bucks; Janis’s days as a big game guide; hunting the US border; the patience and focus of Coues deer; Mark's classic Coues deer hunt; venison tamales; a pint jar full of ticks; getting game across the US-Mexico border; the Mexican bush monkey and other bonus critters; and more.

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Jan 21, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Jon Edwards of Schnees, along with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O’Brien, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects Discussed: Steve and Cal’s wild meat shop; waterfowl gizzard pickling and the art of making confit from Canada geese; pro-foie gras people and the Anti-Funnel Fois Gras Society; Jon’s in over his waders; Cal’s pastrami recipe; the angel, the devil, and virtue signaling; hunt purity; more on Bigfoot people; the toughest animals to spot; super poachers; Hollywood's depiction of rural folks; synergy, show business, and muzzle control; and more.

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Jan 14, 2019

Steven Rinella talks with the author and poet Chris Dombrowski, along with Ryan Callaghan, April Vokey, and Janis Putelis. 

Subjects discussed: MeatEater's first poet; rowing Jim Harrison down the river; one nasty poacher and Alaska’s aggressive fines; the saga of Steve Kendrot's stolen deer antler; fornication; the bonefish of the prairie and partridge poop groups; how the bonefish became a celebrity;  the importance of the Bahamian freshwater lens; loving nature to death; fish tales; and more.

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Jan 7, 2019

Bozeman, MT-Steven Rinella talks with Sam Lungren, Morgan Mason, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: the bird as a "Michigan hello"; quick thought on Secretary Zinke’s departure; Jani’s heart health; throwing lead at Jani’s solstice party; making your own lures and catching big fish; what happens when you snag a seagull; taking drugs to fight buck fever; the hard knock life of blue-collar deer and the immunity of white-collar deer; disinfected deer; is tender food a fad?; the big seasonal differences in taste of black bear meat; glass or boots?; why are some squirrels tougher than others?; how much wild game does it take to feed your family?; what is road hunting and is it bad?; muskies are back in fashion; and more.

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