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Dec 23, 2015
Episode 025: Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis and Ron Leighton, a Vietnam veteran and former commercial fisherman. Subjects discussed: Janis' first Sitka blacktail buck; muskegs; deep-water shrimp trappin'; why Steve doesn't catch a fraction of the shrimps that Ron does; why do so many men cook nowadays, and what happened to women?; smoking, canning, and jarring octopus and halibut; commercial halibut fishing; saltwater as a cure for seasickness; identifying found art; Latvian power rings; shooting critters in the head vs. in the lungs; deer calls; and the one thing good about getting old.
Jul 9, 2015
Anchorage, AK. Steven Rinella joins Danny Rinella, Brandt Meixell, Janis Putelis, and Mike Washlesky for a conversation about preserving wild game. Subjects discussed: smoking, pickling, canning, drying and freezing wild game; author Peter Matthiessen's take on Anchorage; the wild boars of Latvia; making mountain goat stock; cool ranch Doritos; living on a diet of canned teal and Slim Fast; moldy moose bresaola; the best jerky Steve's ever had; differences between freezing fish, fowl, and red meat; rescuing freezer burned packages of bull elk from the bottom of a dude's freezer; recurring nightmares caused by a decade of fur trapping; buffalo suckers; bird hearts; gizzards.
May 1, 2015
Prince of Wales Island, Alaska: Weathering a rainstorm during a Sitka Blacktail Hunt, Steven Rinella talks with guests Joe Rogan, Bryan Callen, Janis Putelis, and Dan Doty. Subjects discussed: the highly flammable nature of Frito Lay corn chips; staying warm with fleece sleeping bag liners; getting stranded by bad weather when doing fly-in hunts; why suffering is fun; how everything in life is a reaction to whatever happened last; overlooked DIY big game hunts; how bald eagles salute Bryan Callen when he takes his shirt off; infanticide among bear populations; evolution and coincidence; Steve's animal scat collection; Hunter S. Thompson; Mormon apostate James Jesse Strang; moose droppings as incense; the anxiety of influence; and why it's bad if women think you're "nice" but it's good if women think you're "funny." Notes and misc links: Steven Rinella's coffee table scat collection: http://themeateater.com/2012/scat-collection/ Matt Rinella on the joys of moose scat incense: http://themeateater.com/2012/scat-and-sniff/ Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth
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