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The MeatEater Podcast

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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Ep. 214: Gobbling Your Ass Off

Steven Rinella talks with Michael Chamberlain, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Just how much is a unit of blood?; packin' tourniquets; how Jani's wife won't give Steve weasel trapping permission; etymology; hunting turkeys with dogs; the kee-kee run; how many critters kill and eat turkeys?; the wild turkey Bermuda Triangle; more things that make a turkey gobble; mesomammals; lies your daddy told you about wildlife; song meters and gobbling data; some big turkeys get all of the love; will hunting go to hell?; having an incredible sense of place and a big home range; hatching into a social hierarchy; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch    
2020-03-30
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Ep. 213: The Return of the Latvian Eagle

Steven Rinella talks with Miles Nolte, Brody Henderson, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: The things that won the war; melting your wedding band into your finger; chap ass and irritated sphincters; getting a tater on your thing; Dumpster Diver Cal; manipulating a briefcase full of pike decoys; a golf ball with an eyelet through it; thrusting spears into fish; hot tips for making fish cakes; the myth that old folks know what?s up; is it bad when you positively generalize about people?; finding worm beds to find fish; a quarter sturgeon per acre; whitefish caviar on Cool Ranch Doritos; sturgeon schnitzel; a paddlefish living inside a wet sleeping bag; Steve sings "Ch-ch-changes"; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch  
2020-03-23
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Ep. 212: Chad Mendes on the Fight, the Hunt, and the Food

Steven Rinella talks with Chad Mendes, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: the Total Putelis-Total Rinella Dinner; eating Jani?s baby moose; a whiffle ball bat for a leg; getting paid a couple thousand for a couple minutes? work; Chad getting picked on in high school and then beating the guy?s ass; getting disciplined through hunting; lost in the woods; redlining your body multiple times per day; Finz and Featherz; down to the peanut; fad diets; getting knocked out; the UFC payment arrangement; not having to get punched in the head anymore; guilt-based motivation; the three Chads; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2020-03-16
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Ep. 211: Hunting with Your Enemy

Steven Rinella talks with Dan Ahdoot, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Steve and Janis as the J-Lo and Shakira of the hunting world; merfolk and mermaid?s purses; Janis pushing past his limits on the dance floor; using a baby's umbilical cord as fishing bait; a tarantula rehabilitation program; how to make wild game kosher; an Iranian Jew and an Iraqi Muslim as hunting buddy BFFs; Long Island game wardens; having a bone to pick with duck hunting; pheasant ragu; how hunting has affected Dan's view of politics; Dan coming out of the closet as a hunter; going through TSA with a heart and liver in a styrofoam container; joining your local mycological society as a good way to find a date; the meanest gun store in the world; quotes about writing; hunter safety; and so much more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2020-03-09
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Ep. 210: Josh Carney on the Presence of a Feather

Steven Rinella talks with Josh Carney, Ryan Callaghan, and Phil Taylor. Topics discussed: How Josh is mean to Steve about his turkey calling; putting a rasp on it; living in town with 15 hunting dogs; skinning raccoons; a small game family; how turkey hunting is like dating at a bar; a 2 at 10 and a 10 at 2; not being tuned into hunting and fishing laws; what it feels like to be hit by buckshot; how it can all be taken away in a moment; dying on the operating table, twice; how you don't know who you are until you're absolutely alone; battling with God; getting so nervous you goose honk at Jim Shockey; the "Son of the South" and a crisis of identities; is the hunting industry sexualized?; and so much more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2020-03-02
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Ep. 209: The Deer Nut

Steven Rinella talks to Jim Heffelfinger, Ryan Callaghan, and Phil Taylor. Topics discussed: an epidemic of llama losses; Grandpa Half-a-Finger and other stories of loss; does killing big bucks screw up deer genetics?; the difference between blacktail deer and whitetail deer, and where they came from; a whitetail fossil from the Pleistocene; Cowz, Cooze, and Couse; telekinetic levitation; why do deer lose their antlers?; Steve's disappointment with having less-than-average Neanderthal genes; wolf recovery and the Endangered Species Act; trophic cascades and surplus killers; jaguars in America; hunting jackrabbits; and so much more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2020-02-24
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Ep. 208: Dr. Justin Schmidt on Why It Hurts So Bad

Steven Rinella talks to Dr. Justin Schmidt, Li Schmidt, Corinne Schneider, Ryan Callaghan, and Phil Taylor. Topics discussed: A quick Chinese love song; developing the Schmidt Pain Index; lying down on an ant hill; camouflage in the animal world; what Steve thought when he got stung by a bullet ant; poisonous defense systems; hitching a ride on a mosquito; how science progresses one coffin at a time; bot flies; having a furry proboscis; hell hath no fury like a horsefly; the big 5 of ants; the relativity of pain; the cold-blooded and nasty cruelty of a tarantula hawk; a good junior high school science project idea; what the hell does aposematic mean, anyway?; and so much more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2020-02-17
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Ep. 207: Bullfighting a Griz

Steven Rinella talks with Alex Messenger, Corinne Schneider, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: The 29th day; even more titillation; walleyes as an easy-to-clean fish; thinking in fathoms and rods; a 600 mile canoe trip; breaking down canoe strokes; bear poppers and spray; group dynamics in the wilderness; an exponential sense of peace; being scared of musk ox; everyone's got a plan until they get punched in the face by a griz; playing ?possum; doing the trip you're dealt; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2020-02-10
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Ep. 206: Hey, Icehole!

Steven Rinella talks with Spencer Neuharth, Corinne Schneider, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: fact checking; does hunting half-tame pen-raised critters count as hunting?; oviparous vs. viviparous; do you really lose all that body heat through your head?; measuring turkeys as trophies; getting rich selling taxidermy to big-assed box stores; does gutting an animal really make your farts smell like guts?; Phil catching the second fish of his life; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2020-02-03
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Ep. 205: The Cazador and the Coues

Steven Rinella talks with Kevin Sloan, Anthony Licata, Seth Morris, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: A Viking funeral for a severed finger; pressure washing bear meat out of your sinuses; Anthony's cartel run-in; Steve's almost negligent shittiness at speaking Spanish; where persistence meets movement; Kevin seeing the shine off a deer?s nose; the half-wild dogs of Sonora and the one that stole Steve?s heart; pickles; MeatEater's live tour; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2020-01-27
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Ep. 204: It Should Be Difficult to Get Lost Forever

Steven Rinella talks with Roman Dial, Anthony Licata, and Ryan Callaghan. Topics discussed: the death of a son; dip-netting salmon; quitting climbing for marriage; playing the long game in child rearing; scaring yourself; being aware of what's dangerous; out dates; deadly snakes; the helplessness of modern humans; getting kicked out of the search for your own son; documentary tv vs. reality tv; the stink in the room you no longer notice; weeping through writing; and more.    Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2020-01-20
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Ep. 203: Thumbs Up or Down on 2019

Steven Rinella talks with Whit Fosburgh, Phil Taylor, and Ryan Callaghan. Topics discussed: Steve's perspective on why Jani isn't a true outdoorsman; Euro-mounting your amputated arm; why is a doornail dead?; New Mexico's stream access laws; S. 47; haggling over the Farm Bill; what CRP fields are; pollinators; testifying before Congress; Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson; migration corridors; fisheries; Steve's kids attending seminars; ethanol as bad for your boat motor; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2020-01-13
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Ep. 202: From the Two Kingdoms of Nature

Steven Rinella talks with JT Van Zandt, Jesse Griffiths, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis.  Topics discussed: Lola and Stone Age chewing gum; how Texas is the highest of the high and lowest of the low; hunting nilgai; poop piles; how Steve shot the top of a nilgai's heart out and then saw it run off like it was carrying the mail; electro-tenderizing meat using a car battery; fish-spotting abilities; flounder gigging; appreciating silence; when dolphins join your hunt; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2020-01-06
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Ep. 201: What Exactly Is The Problem?

Steven Rinella talks with Kylee Archer, Samantha Bates, Maggie Smith, Tracy Crane, Brody Henderson, Kevin Harlander, and Janis Putelis.  Topics discussed: Brody's elk and trout-infested house is for sale; Kevin's hog-fattening business; Pfeilstorch, which is German for a stork with an arrow stuck in it; crying after butchering; bring the scope to your eye and not the other way around; Cal's bowel movements; how to be a good hunting mentor; hot tips on making jerky; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-12-30
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Ep. 200: ?Faced on ?Nog: The Holiday Special

Steven Rinella talks with Anthony Licata, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, Mark Kenyon, Samantha Bates, Corinne Schneider, Ben O'Brien, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Trippin' on nutmeg; cutting corn with Doug Duren; Cal as the ultimate elf; how MeatEater's Whiskey makes the best eggnog in the world; Christmas hunting and fishing traditions; why you should buy Kenyon?s new book, "That Wild Country"; Santa reads a hunting poem; Latvian lead throwing as a way to predict your future; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-12-23
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Big Pieces of the Brain Pie

Steven Rinella talks with Director of Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Martha Williams, Greg Lemon, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: A fancy playdate that includes some deer stalking; different names for your fish and game agency; death to blue laws; hunting with an atlatl; regular science vs. social science; what does it mean to love a resource to death?; when science is weaponized; rainbow v. walleye; inflatable swans; will GYE grizzlies ever be delisted?; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-12-16
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Hunting with the Home Run King

Steven Rinella talks with New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso, Cody Fahrion, Rick Smith, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: All those home runs; the value of a high ass; Steve and Jani?s disagreement over ?natural?; shooting a duck on the ground and a turkey in the air; chocolate milk, squats, and yodel-sounding farts induced by chocolate milk; what it feels like to win a million dollars, meet Seinfeld, and then hunt with Steve; Pete's first buck; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-12-09
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Eating Folks in the Arctic

Steven Rinella talks with Buddy Levy and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Jumping out of planes with sacks of cash; the outlaw Claude Dallas as both an asshole and a good book subject; a crash course on David Crockett; the Labryinth of Ice; promiscuity on the frontier; eating spuds basted in human fat; flossing out a bullet hole with a silk handkerchief; that time when Steve mistook a communal sink for a urinal; bumpkin pride; Jani eating dehydrated placenta pills; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-12-02
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A Sea of Bones

Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Lawrence C. Todd and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: kill sites; the meaning of an artifact; taphonomy: the study of death; possum that took up residence inside of a dead buck; big-assed tongues; Larry's "it's not my problem, I'm retired" ethos; humans as the most invasive species; catch and release archaeology; high elevation corridors; the argument against Steve?s argument that people should leave wilderness alone; a child-like curiosity; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-11-25
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Hunting the Anthropocene

Steven Rinella talks with Rick Smith, Danny Morrison, Sean Weaver, Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis.   Topics discussed: Steve's favorite thing to talk about: swiping right for love; how Danny blew off two of his toes while goose hunting; South Dakota's historic flooding and underwater highways; how fish eggs can survive in bird shit; Cal?s voyeuristic tendency to watch salamanders make love; Matt Rinella's "Trespassers Welcome" sign; shooting ducks over wasted tofu; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-11-18
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Summon the Squall

Steven Rinella talks with Adam Weatherby, Landon Peterson, Stewart Peterson, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis.   Topics discussed: A shot so bad it didn?t even spook the buck; Wyoming?s Region G; magic mountains and crooked skies; animosity toward your mentor; horses vs. mules as hunting equipment; riding horses on steep-assed cliffs; is it unsportsmanlike to shoot bedded bucks?; Janis shooting a buck in self defense; wanting to become a cowboy; adopting butt pad technology; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-11-11
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Too Much Naughty

Steven Rinella talks with Maggie Smith, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis.   Topics discussed: How willows grow toward the sound of water; Cal?s famous prehistoric bison tooth; more on Sneaky Pete the turkey; Maggie as a brand new hunter; R3 and R1.5; the slightly distorted reality of filming hunts; when Steve's dad figured out his kids curse like holy hell; flying with firearms, ammo, and game meat; Steve's backcountry meal plan; the animals that get your blood pumping; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-11-04
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Bleeding Out

Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Alan Lazzara, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, and the spirit of Janis Putelis.                               Subjects discussed: On missing Jani; the piranha of the north; the cadaver bone in Steve's mouth; is it really ok to use super glue to patch yourself up?; treestand falls and opening your scro on a hook; living to hunt another day; how to apply tourniquets; chainsaw injuries; outdoor medical kits; how to save your friends from dumb hunting accidents; and more.  Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-10-28
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Sicker Than Hell

Steven Rinella talks with epidemiologist Timonthy Sly, Sam Lungren, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: The meaning of the word "epidemiology"; tularemia and rabbits; ashing deer meat; on being trichinosis positive; cannibalism; what?s up with eating raw freshwater fish?; beaver fever; ribbony tape in your feces; putting money in your mouth; having a third ex-wife; the alimentary canal; just asking to be eaten; sucking discs; the various -osis things that can happen to you; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-10-21
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What's in Your Freezer?

Steven Rinella talks with Spencer Neuharth, Danielle Prewett, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Starting the rut by mixing corn and Viagra; fact checking the poisonous status of daddy long legs; what, exactly, is flavor?; appreciating the natural; paper towel budgets; how to properly brown ground meat; theories on fat content; Ol? Cal?s throat roast; the rules for applying salt; death bed wild game cooking advice; and more. Order MeatEater's Straight Bourbon Whiskey HERE Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-10-14
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Boxing With the Last Grizzly

Steven Rinella talks with Danny Schmidt, Chris Gill, Rorke Denver, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: More on the pros and cons of flip flops; getting your heel peeled off by an alligator?s back; Steve's annoyance with people being annoyed over people doing stupid things in a park; the immense hunting pressure in southern Colorado; strapping stuff to the outside of your truck; CO?s last grizzly; thru-hikers; elk feeds; the non-binary nature of hunting; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-10-07
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Ep. 188: Yvon Chouinard on Belonging to Nature

Steven Rinella talks with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Botching people?s names; blacksmithing; fishing with a single fly forever; 18 strands of white stallion tail; Steve being good at libraries; feeling the current with your testicles; taking kids fishing on the Crow reservation; riding out an avalanche and burying a dead friend; being an asshole when you start out and an asshole when you get back; Yvon in jail; Jani on karma; "Fuck Mars"; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-09-30
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Ep. 187: Tripping on Bear Skulls

Steven Rinella talks with Anthony Licata, Doug Duren, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: drinking curdled mother's milk from a calf's stomach; bluegills on dip; Steve's sebaceous cyst as fish bait; the Fort Keogh gate situation; clearing the air with Doug over CWD; Cal's bugles; crunch-pfff; what happens when an elk falls off a cliff; Matt ?MacGyver? Rinella kills a bull with the button from his pants; hunting with a marching band; ?it?s legal!?; and more. Enter to win a chance to head to The Back 40 and hunt whitetails with Steve and Mark next fall! Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-09-23
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Ep. 186: A High Level of "Grrrrrrr"

Steven Rinella talks with Greg Fonts, Alex Reynaud, George Scheidt, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: How to free dive and read a reef; hole hunting; nibbling for curiosity; how to corner a ling cod; where grizzlies end and great white sharks begin; spearfishing as a way to find out everything that?s wrong with your body; vomiting coffee through your snorkel; the barely existing membrane separating Steve's brain and body; what exactly does ?ground and pound? mean?; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-09-16
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Ep. 185: Tom McGuane On The Beauty Of Not Knowing

Steven Rinella talks with the author Tom McGuane, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: What to write on your gravestone; Tom's lifelong bond with Jimmy Buffett and Jim Harrison; is Jack Nicholson kind of a prick?; living with Marlon Brando; The Missouri Breaks; shooting into coveys; the profile of a "Fudd"; the relationship between biodiversity and active ranch land; before Key West became Key West; America as a people; becoming nobody on a windy porch; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-09-09
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Ep. 184: Managing Bambi

Steven Rinella talks with Matt Ross, Ryan Furrer, Hank Forester, Mark Kenyon, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: having kids by accident; Mark Kenyon?s ?That Wild Country?; slunger and slow-walker as new synonyms for mondo; where quality deer management ends and trophy deer management begins; busting deer myths; Field to Fork; when teeth start floating; and more. Plus, stay tuned for Steve?s special feature on the joint onX and TRCP report about state landlocked public lands. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
2019-09-02
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Ep. 183: All For a Flashy Mule

Steven Rinella talks to Clay Newcomb, Kevin Harlander, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: double-battered buttermilk squirrel; shit on a shingle; fell, or the skin under the skin; Kevin raising Steve's hog; MeatEater and First Lite as kissing cousins; anteater boots; say no to flip flops; when a boy horse and a girl donkey do it; doggin' on traditional bows; the time when Clay's arrow touched a bear's nose; what is meant by "fair chase"; Oklahoma bear oil; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrinella MeatEater on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meateater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater/ Web: http://www.themeateater.com Shop MeatEater Merch: http://themeateaterstore.com
2019-08-26
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Ep. 182: You Wanna Talk About Killing Hogs?

Steven Rinella talks to Jesse Griffiths, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: tons of audience death stories; flounder gigging in Texas; the human egret; more about Long Tong Jani; frying fish with a passion; Steve's strong dislike of batter; the smallmouth bass? trashy cousin, the largemouth bass; titillation; trapping feral hogs; the garlic-tipped fork; custom ordered feral cow sausage; Jesse's first book and his upcoming book on cooking feral hogs; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrinella MeatEater on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meateater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater/ Web: http://www.themeateater.com Shop MeatEater Merch: http://themeateaterstore.com
2019-08-19
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Ep. 181: Bibles and Bulls

Steven Rinella talks to Jason Phelps, Dirk Durham, Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Purple Nurple; swimming with a fairly attractive aunt; more on hunting from the Bible; Steve and Seth?s Southwest Montana nuisance beaver removal; Jason Phelps and American elbow grease; how to call in non-stop big giant bulls; plenty of latex; Dirk Durham, six-time world champion elk caller; glunking; lost calves; and more.  Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrinella MeatEater on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meateater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater/ Web: http://www.themeateater.com Shop MeatEater Merch: http://themeateaterstore.com
2019-08-12
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Ep. 180: Teeth, Horns, and Claws

Steven Rinella talks with Doug Emlen, Sam Lungren, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Character above all else; good shit for a tombstone; fighting WW4 with sticks and stones; saber tooth cats and supination; a simple definition of evolution; a third generation biologist; GMO mosquitos; do does really go for big antlers?; animal arms races; Janis? love for a good shirker; a fish that starts as a female and switches to a male; beetle battles; and Doug?s Animal Weapons. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrinella MeatEater on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meateater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater/ Web: http://www.themeateater.com Shop MeatEater Merch: http://themeateaterstore.com
2019-08-05
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Ep. 179: The Weed Warden

Steven Rinella talks with John Nores and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Cartels growing pot on public land; wildlife poisoning by weed growers; Vietnam War-style punji pits in Shasta National Forest; special ops game wardens; pink death; concealing man tracks with fake cow prints and carpet slippers; Phoebe, the one-in-a-million K9 lifesaver and her 900+ arrests; secret attack commands; 445 miles of poly pipe; DIY dams; Silicon Valley science camp; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrinella MeatEater on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meateater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater/ Web: http://www.themeateater.com Shop MeatEater Merch: http://themeateaterstore.com
2019-07-29
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Ep. 178: Hunting Mammoths

Steven Rinella talks with David J. Meltzer and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Understanding radio carbon dates; crossing the Bering Land Bridge; who were the first Americans?; the early human aversion to incest; ecotones, or where a bunch of good shit comes together; glyptodons and 3-ton ground sloths; a big extinction on one fine Tuesday; Rambo; the tidy appeal of the blitzkreig hypothesis; Clovis points; cross examining conventionalisms; snacking on bison tongue; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrinella MeatEater on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meateater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater/ Web: http://www.themeateater.com Shop MeatEater Merch: http://themeateaterstore.com
2019-07-22
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Poison vs. Choppers

Steven Rinella talks with Carter Smith and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: College epiphanies; a wrong turn at Waco; social ecologist Steve Kellert and sociobiologist E.O. Wilson; private land in Texas; what happens when critters cross international borders; Aldo Leopold; thriving in order; Texas? massive population growth; everybody's deer; capture related myopathy; hitting hogs with cars; CWD and local economies; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrinella MeatEater on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meateater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater/ Web: http://www.themeateater.com Shop MeatEater Merch: http://themeateaterstore.com
2019-07-15
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Ep. 176: You Can?t Start a Convo with F-You

Steven Rinella talks with Travis Swartz, Miles Nolte, Sam Lungren, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Steve?s field trip to the graveyard and the fishy circumstances surrounding the death of John Bozeman; Reel Recovery; where Travis ends and Hank Patterson begins; fishing etiquette infractions; aural deception and ham juice; fair trade flies; offing the head; keeping fishing holes secret; getting arrested; effete anglers; why fly fishing is so parody-able; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrinella MeatEater on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meateater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater/ Web: http://www.themeateater.com Shop MeatEater Merch: http://themeateaterstore.com
2019-07-08
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If Cabbages Had Legs I?d Hunt Them Too

Steven Rinella talks with Doug Duren, Randall Williams, Matt Rinella, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Nip ripping stories; the essays of historian Elliott West; a dead man?s brother packs him in brandy; shooting out the windows; Steve?s interview with R. Kelly; Matt?s three favorite foods; Randall's missing pituitary gland; the hunting sadness; 1SHOTJJ; Doug?s morel village; monster trucking chicken wings as a matrimonial bonding experience; hunters according to Looney Tunes and the anti-hunting bias in children's books; Stars In The Sky; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrinella MeatEater on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meateater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater/ Web: http://www.themeateater.com Shop MeatEater Merch: http://themeateaterstore.com
2019-07-01
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Bo Jackson?s Smoked Raccoon

Steven Rinella talks with Bo Jackson, Matt Cook, Guy Zuck, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: The gar pike exists and Steve is way wrong; Bo Jackson?s lessons for parents and married people; hunting chickens on Saturday; Tarzan as inspiration; speed like a spooked deer; Bo?s beloved momma; George, the hunting mentor; a visit to the hog barn; the protective brain cushion of a woodpecker; Bo Knows loyalty; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrinella MeatEater on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meateater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater/ Web: http://www.themeateater.com Shop MeatEater Merch: http://themeateaterstore.com
2019-06-24
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Here?s What You Oughta Do

Steven Rinella talks with Becky Humphries, Spencer Neuharth, Ryan Callaghan, Joe Ferronato, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Joe Ferronato as Vanna White; 8 inch beards; nail files; the Lacey Act; swapping turkeys for zebras; West Nile, bird flu and the pox; over-the-counter tags vs. tag draws; Steve?s genius idea for the NWTF; a pretty aggressive female name; anti-shaming; how to be a good hunting mentor; the crawfish and snake diet; the beauty of saying "I don't know"; thighs and drumsticks; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrinella MeatEater on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meateater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater/ Web: http://www.themeateater.com Shop MeatEater Merch: http://themeateaterstore.com
2019-06-17
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Wrath of the Birders

Steven Rinella talks with Pat Durkin, Spencer Neuharth, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Steve's death at the mic; why, exactly, do deer lose their antlers; buying ice fishing bait at 2AM; Rick "Radio" Krueger; finding dead people with sonar and psychics; Isle Royale?s inbred wolves; how hunters remember the deceased; Pat's love of a good obituary; wrathful birders; Gordon Lightfoot, live; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrinella MeatEater on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meateater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater/ Web: http://www.themeateater.com Shop MeatEater Merch: http://themeateaterstore.com
2019-06-10
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Let Them Wear Pink

Steven Rinella talks with Land Tawney, Ben O'Brien, Matt Rinella, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis at Backcountry Hunters and Anglers North American Rendezvous in Boise, ID. Subjects discussed: Seeing through the bullshit; BHA?s insidious plot to destroy America; tying a tuna to the back of your girlfriend's car; missing fingers, biting tongues, and man-eating house cats; the perils of getting your wildlife news from ABC news; Appalachian confit; gender neutral hunting terms; jaguar recovery in the United States; hunting for mountain lions; Latvian folklore; blaze pink; and more. Connect with Steve & MeatEater Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrinella MeatEater on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meateater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater/ Web:  http://www.themeateater.com Shop MeatEater Merch http://themeateaterstore.com
2019-06-03
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Ep. 170: Emotional Rainbow

Steven Rinella talks with Maggie Smith, Tracy Crane, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: what happens when the Latvian Eagle locks his jaw; driving under the influence of turkeys; peacocks; the trials and tribulations of hunter's safety; eye patches and left-eye dominance when shooting; the impressions of a first-time hunter; hanging at the gun range; Maggie's emotional rainbow; shooting in full strut; running down a wounded critter; and more. Ridge Wallet: RidgeWallet.com/meateater Connect with Steve & MeatEater Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrinella MeatEater on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meateater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater/ Web:  http://www.themeateater.com Shop MeatEater Merch http://themeateaterstore.com
2019-05-27
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MeatEater Presents: Cal's Week in Review Episode 2

This week Cal brings you cool facts about old poop, fish, birds, ticks, poachers, snakes and a bunch of other cliff notes from the world of wildlife and conservation.
2019-05-20
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Ep. 169: Gut You Like A Fish

Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O?Brien, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Gashed nipples and the saga of Scarface; Texas and it?s love for exotic wildlife; more doggin' on Texas; Texas game wardens and drunk folks; the #metoo movement and waffles; a flying squirrel fetish; sandbaggin?; pedicures before hunts; and more. Connect with Steve & MeatEater Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrinella MeatEater on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meateater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater/ Web:  http://www.themeateater.com Shop MeatEater Merch http://themeateaterstore.com
2019-05-20
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Ep. 168: Satan's Decoy

Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O?Brien, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Making soap with wild game fat; turkey hunting in the Texas Hill Country; how to call shitloads of turkeys; how many showers is too many?; what?s the temperature in hell, and why is Steve headed there?; why turkey hunts never end up the way you imagine; a new hunting mantra; and more.
2019-05-13
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Ep. 167: Mauled by a Grizzly

Steven Rinella talks with Amber Kornak and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: The polite way to address someone who has suffered a bear ?tragedy?; Janis's chicken egg business; what it?s like for female wildlife biologists; hair snares; the precise moment when you realize you?re about to be attacked by a grizzly; where to carry bear spray and how to hose a grizz with it; biophilia; tattooing bears; and more.
2019-05-06
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Ep. 166: Hunting With Teeth

Steven Rinella talks with Diane Boyd and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Cyclone fences; swapping a motorcycle for a first wolf experience; Wolf rendezvous sites and snagging a wolf in a blind set; wolves killing wolves; wolves and border security; the myth of the super-wolf; did the wolf reintroduction need to happen?; how old is an old wolf; what, if anything, should Colorado do about wolves; should we be hunting and trapping wolves; the emotional and monetary value of wolves; would you do anything differently; and more.
2019-04-29
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