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.
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.
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Kurt Racicot of Stone Glacier, Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Subjects discussed: revisiting Kurt’s impossible hunt; creating problems for yourself; Mark Kenyon's Montana public land whitetail hunt; taking note of squirrels; dreaded shots; making your kids eat more than just buttered noodles; gear that you brought but didn’t use and gear you shouldn't have left behind; cutting books into thirds; Tom Petty's tracking of a single bee to its hive; and more.
Southwest Michigan - Steven Rinella talks with competitive turkey caller Guy Zuck, Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Chef Andrew "Pooder" Radzialowski, Dirt Myth, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Subjects Discussed: Dirt still slowing killing himself with dip; getting back into drinking; the MeatEater Podcast Live; Mark Kenyon joins the team; when quail go away; Pooder's wild game turkey camp menu; a filicidal and cannibalistic cat named Maude; what turkeys talk about when they talk about love; Steve's hit song; going through life graciously; a hunter who doesn't hunt; and more.
Interior Alaska- Steven Rinella talks with Bryce Myers, Brandt Meixell, Joe Zych, Dirt Myth, and Janis Putelis.
Subjects Discussed: chopping big-assed holes in the ice; correlations between TV sizes and amounts of TV watched; Minnesota: the most ice-fishingest state in the world; ice fishing's PR problem; eelpouts, lawyers, and burbot; circumpolar species; prepping bait; here comes one now!; the relative qualities of fish flesh; and more.
Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella talks with Eduardo Garcia, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Subjects Discussed: Cormac McCarthy's brutal code of morality as it relates to Steve's marital advice; the illegitimacy of stand-up paddle boarding; the ethics of sasquatch hunting; Luke Rein as the resident MeatEater philosopher; Dirt Myth's commanding presence; how to expose your kids to the beauty and grit of hunting and fishing; elk hunting is a vision quest; squirrel hunting; the business of selling wild animals; and more.
Steven Rinella talks with fisheries program manager Mike Ruhl, the pizza magnate Jimmy Doran; and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Subjects Discussed: therapeutic wheat cutting in Montana; the end of establishing new non-native populations of sport fish; funding wildlife management; a brief history of the Dingell-Johnson and Pittman-Robertson Acts; the user-pay system; Pennsylvania: the 'huntin'est state'; managing native trout; 'horn-nose chub mussels'; managing ecosystems as a whole; slow-burning emergencies; John Mcphee's Annals of the Former World; the New Jersey cat lady rears her head...for the last time?; and more.
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Steven Rinella talks with paleogeneticist Dr. Beth Shapiro, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Subjects discussed: Diswashers today; peelin' fricken trees, man; dippin' smelt; remembrances of a former violater; The Wilderness Society; electroshocking fish; Steve as radical conservationist; mountain bikes; The Death Hike; the federal land-transfer threat; politicians against public lands and whether or not their motivations matter; Jason Chaffetz and Rob Bishop; The Midnight Forests; the Yellowstone Park Super Tag; high-grade Missouri turkey hunters; low-elevation Wilderness with a capital W; discourse and the other kinda 'course; Argali Outdoors, and more.
Subjects discussed: pizza and the Seahawks; largemouth bass tasting notes; helicopters and hunting; multiple use on public lands; the author Jim Posewitz; hunting knives and the performances of replaceable blades vs. fixed blades in the field; hunts to go on that might raise your success rates; rifle vs. bowhunting for television; whether camera guys are a hunter's worst enemies; best cuts for someone wanting to try more adventurous game meals; why Steve never cooks steaks anymore; corned bighorn and tahr tartare; Steve's recommendation for Bald Eagle PR; what gear you should splurge on upfront vs. gear you can work up to later; Steve's hunting bucket list; hot-buttered buck nuts and buffalo wild nuts; knives used by the mountain men of the 1800's; and more.
Subjects discussed: getting bit by a mountain lion; Radar the dog; collared dogs; running cougars and playing golf; the comedian Jerry Clower; what it's like seeing a mountain lion for the first time; toning dogs; finding lion kills while chasing lions; the challenges in lion hunting; responses to lion grip-n'-grins on Instagram; Steve's lion hunt; reasons why people don't want to eat predators; lion meat; strychnine traplines; and The Goat Killer.
Subjects discussed: the inexplicably awful feeling of leaving kids at home when you have to travel; the author Robert Ruark; why you should never meet your heroes; lung shots vs. head shots; whether hunting guide schools are worth it; using grip-n-grin photos as marketing materials; whether it's more economical to hunt or just buy meat from a store; female deer with antlers; the effects of lunar phases on animal movements; dealing with your fears; physical disabilities and the relevance of wilderness; how to handle a gutshot deer; whether hunting is a right or a privilege; and how to get a job in the outdoor industry.
Subjects discussed: Bear DNA; bear denning behaviors; why Steve thinks the naming of 'The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem' was a mistake; Sloth bears; Andean bears; Panda bears; tricks for uncovering a journalist's biases; closing garbage dumps to save grizzly bears; super cougars; bear population size estimating methods, including Chao 2 and mark-resight; bear populations in Europe; Kate Kendall's research on grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem; getting hosed by bear spray; genetic connectivity; bucket biologists; and more.
Subjects discussed: squid jigging birthday parties; invasive mongoose; mist-netting song birds; the Bison Boys; prejudice against women in the world of carnivore field research; life advice Steve likes to give now that he's older and wiser; grrr and grit; darting cougars and helping them down from trees; kill site analyses; the correlation between animal interaction and empathy; trapping wolves for research; treadle trigger systems; Jared Diamond; de-scenting trail cameras for wolves; and more.
Subjects discussed: how Janis's hair is going gray; Latvians and Croatians worldwide; varmint hunters; how politicians establish themselves as hunters to score points with voters; cognitive threat; "hipster hunters"; the Dingell-Johnson Act; the five arguments that non-hunters like to give, and which ones work; Keep It Public; Trump, and whether or not he's telling the truth about public lands; polarization in elected officials and the American public; Jeff Foxworthy; perch flies; squid jigging; and more.
Subjects discussed: wild game on Craigslist; words Remi thought he’d never hear from Steve; PFD violations; the violation that the MeatEater crew reported; glassing for violations; reporting incentives; the Lacey Act; killing caribou with a .22; Aldo Leopold on improving the pump but not the well; hunting bears with dogs; traditional use; shooting from a motorized vehicle; common game violations; drones for hunting; radio hunting; Google Earth, and more.
Subjects discussed: Turkey on Thanksgiving; King of the Mountain gear; deer hunting injuries; the first deer Steve missed with a bow; gap shooting; hunting with compounds vs traditional bows; baiting laws in New York; popup blinds and wigwams; leather, bone, and wood; sightpins on recurves; and bowhunting in a ghillie suit.
Subjects discussed: the Latvian Eagle; federal vs state wildlife management; Remi Warren's stance on hand lotion and chapstick; latex gloves as disease prevention tool; the overdangerfication of America; blood poisoning; hunting in New Zealand; tips for introducing hunting to your kids; landscapes that have made Steve emotional; hunting boots and man Uggs; favorite gear under $20; and more.
Subjects discussed: varied state rules on keeping roadkill; Janis's Colorado mule deer hunt; mythic timberbucks and doe condos; euthanizing deer; killing elk with a .45 ACP; bogus hunting tips; yoga, crossfit, and hunting-based physical fitness; being off-the-grid on Election Day; Japanese cowboys; and female listeners of the MeatEater Podcast.
Subjects discussed: Mark's Sitka blacktail deer hunt; policy on checking in with loved ones when on the road; diving for sea cucumbers; water weenies; paralytic shellfish poisoning; eel skin wallets; blacktail liver; sea cucumber tasting notes; MeatEater on Netflix; grotesquerie as a selective advantage; smelly suspenders; and more.
Subjects discussed: mountain man Jacques Laramie; the ecology of the post-apocalypse and the best caliber for post-apocalyptic firearms; ’Waters of the United States (WOTUS)’ vs. ‘navigable waters’; Justice Kennedy’s ‘significant nexus’; the delisting of wolves in Wyoming; Mexican gray wolves; Yellowstone Syndrome; hunting luddites; dynamite fishing for trout; using old hunting gear and disposable culture; Steve’s theory on discomfort; John Denver; what swayed Steve to go to grad school in Montana; losing dogs to wolves; the division of western and eastern hunters; and more.
Subjects discussed: Dirt Myth humor vs. Twin Lake humor; Steve's bet after the first date with his now wife; obligate species; lekking birds; tweety birds; the relocation of sage grouse; why some states still allow grouse hunting; sage grouse management; thrash and trash; sage grouse singles bars; brood rearing habitats; and more.