Steven talks with historian and author Dan Flores, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater Crew.
Subjects Discussed: Clovis hunters; North America's oldest mine; the religious underpinnings of Chaco Canyon's mysterious road network; Steve as The Inconsiderate Mountain Goat Hiker; macaw feathers, turquoise, and other luxury goods; Steve's wife and the 4-degree human comfort zone; the spread of human hunters around the globe; the eyed needle; boating around glaciers; wanderlust; ice-free corridors; the Blitzkrieg and Solutrean hypotheses; Liebig's principle of ecology; Keepers of the Game: Indian-Animal Relationships and the Fur Trade; did the Indians reach equilibrium with the buffalo?, and more.
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Hunting Fishing Wildlife Wild Foods
Subjects discussed: the psychology of pansieness; Young Lions; Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL training; universal service; Hells Bells as the soundtrack of Seal training; to "fall" in combat; "this is fishin' and we don't complain"; being in Act of Valor; shared misery; Camp Cancer; drinking coffee like a lunatic; Rorke's take on public lands; training in a purposeful way; stump shootin'; what all this means for hunters, and more.
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Subjects discussed: Deadwood, South Dakota; Dale Earnhardt, senior; not being afraid to say "I love you" before it's too late; Bugle magazine; the brucellosis vaccine; livestock detectives and bio-terrorism; chronic wasting disease; conservation easements; the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and how politicians screw with it; the Durfee Hills; Disney Syndrome; the relativity of cruelty; wildlife as a relic of the past; H.J.R. 69 and the unwarranted hysteria it inspires; and more.
Subjects discussed: bear spray used in all the wrong ways; This Hole Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us-the next great American fishing novel; Guyana and Amerindians; big ass yams; casiri, paracari, local drink, farine; capibara, maccaw, toucan, and harpy; how to hunt an arapaima; the Latvian Eagle's mystery fish, a.k.a. the flower-eating-rainstorm piranha; handlining; Relaxation Culture; hammock sleeping; getting cursed by a jealous shaman; and more.
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Subjects discussed: underutililized food resources, such as street pigeons and small game, and underutilized methodologies, such as squid jiggin’; guns, kids, and safe handling practices; federal land transfers and a brief history of our public lands; hunting as a wildlife conservation tool; duck stamps; the Yellowstone story; why Steve self-identities as a trophy hunter; wolf hunting; human and large predator interactions in the West; how to get engaged in the protection of public lands; and more.