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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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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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