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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 an in-depth 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 to the vast world of the outdoors. Part of The MeatEater Podcast Network.

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Ep. 374: Game On Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXVIII

Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater Trivia with Steve Rinella, Seth and Kelsey Morris, Jim Heffelfinger, Brody Henderson, Chester Floyd, Cory Calkins, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider

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2022-10-05
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Ep. 373: Shirker Bucks, Baubellum, and Binturongs

Steve Rinella talks with Jim Heffelfinger, Janis Putelis, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: How Jim got canceled from Instagram and how to help him make a comeback by following him at @cervidnut; Jim's book, Deer of the Southwest, is back in print; the forthcoming bible on black-tailed and mule deer of North America; antlerogenesis and how antler bone resembles cancer growth; testes the size of peas; check out a picture of the two-headed fawn; extra bones; the female baubellum; Jim's article about lead and wildlife on The MeatEater website; how Seth ate so much tuna that he got mercury poisoning; why binturongs smell like fresh popcorn and brown buns; raccoon dogs; more Covid circulation between humans and deer; Pistol Jim, Jackrabbit Jim, and other perfect nicknames; planning our world squirrel cookoff; and more. 

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2022-10-03
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Ep. 372: Game On Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXVII

Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater Trivia with Dan Chumbler, Garrett Long, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Maggie Hudlow, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider

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2022-09-28
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Ep. 371: #vanlife #akmoose

Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb, Dirt Myth, Loren Moulton, and Chester Floyd.

Topics discussed: Recording from the inside of a cargo van in motion; creeper vans; the premier of MeatEater Season 11; how to watch Mark Keyon's new show, Deer Country; the unfortunate technicality that kicked our Campfire Stories: Narrow Escapes and More Close Calls off the New York Times bestseller list; how to support our friend and First Lite colleague, Duke Wasteney, recover from his house fire; help the WY corner crossing guys in their civil case and read MeatEater's article on why the $7M damages charge they face is absurd; Clay's "Hey Bear!" song; more instances of fishing phones out of pit toilets; when a moose crosses the road; trusting the process and sitting for nine days; shooting bulls based off brow tines; and more.

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2022-09-26
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Ep. 370: Game On Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXVI

Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella, Janis Putelis, Brody Henderson, Ryan Callaghan, Cory Calkins, Phil Taylor, Sean Weaver, Logan Dove, Tressa Croaker, and Corinne Schneider

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2022-09-21
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Ep. 369: The Real Indiana Jones

Steven Rinella talks with Deni Seymour, Janis Putelis, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: On the trail of the Coronado Expedition; sharpening flint knives with your teeth; the Seven Golden Cities of Cibola; brutality and removing body parts; pouring liquid gold down a guy's throat; finding sites and reconstructing the trail; rock art depicting figures with pointy shoes; genetic info and latrines; the power of metal detectors; more on why you shouldn't remove artifacts from the ground; finding the canon, the oldest gun discovered in the continental US; relative dating of rock art; embarking on adventure; how the site keeps on giving; bronze hats; how to support Deni's upcoming documentary film on the Coronado expedition; Steve Rinella, the antiquities looter; where to read Deni's publications, check out her webpage, and watch her fascinating educational videos; how to get a site named after you; and more. 

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2022-09-19
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Ep. 368: Game On Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXV

Ep. 367: Communicating with the Wives of MeatEater

Steven Rinella and Spencer Neuharth talk with Katie Finch, Janis Putelis, Jennifer Putelis, Brody Henderson, Carrie Henderson, Shelby Huber, Kelsey Morris, Danielle Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: Steve?s divorce rate statistics; how hunting and being away causes relationship challenges; Chester being away while Danielle  is in her third trimester; examining the term ?hunting widow?; how Jani plans to be a long hunter; Kelsey and Seth?s check in system; how Spencer lives in his hot tub; how Katie and the family sneak farm-raised meats when Steve is gone; Shelby?s nest and Spencer?s love of chores; smooth on the way out and smooth on the way in; the importance of systems; being on the same page; Steve?s 5-hour appreciation window; under-promising and over-delivering; the Rinella?s backyard pumpkin patch; and more.

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2022-09-13
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Ep. 366: Big Conching by the Lobster Condo

Steven Rinella talks with Kimi Werner, Cameron Kirkconnell, Brandon Albury, Perrin James, and Corinne Schneider.  

Topics discussed: Our Fucked Up Old Taxidermy Calendar is here!; the story of Cam saving his friend's life on MeatEater's Campfire Stories: Narrow Escapes & More Close Calls; the MeatEater office fish heist mystery and Steve's desire to hook colleagues up to a polygraph test; recalling scro injuries; putting the "white tailed deer" vs. "whitetails" terminology argument to bed; the life saving award you never want; hook and jook; spearing and fishing regulations in the Bahamas; on eating turtle; how Corinne got so seasick she turned green; how to construct a lobster condo; crazy big hogfish; living in holes; battling a big black grouper; Kimi's upcoming series on The MeatEater Network; the proper way to clean a conch; support the effort to bring solar energy to Chester and 'Flo's Conch Shack'; and more.

 

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2022-09-12
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Ep. 365: Game On Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXIV

Ep. 365: Game On Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXIV

Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella, Bill Vanderheyden, Janis Putelis, Brody Henderson, Chester Floyd, Maggie Hudlow, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider

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2022-09-07
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Ep. 364: Physics and Fatality

Steven Rinella talks with Bill Vanderheyden, Brandon Palaniuk, Janis Putelis, Chester Floyd, Hayden Sammak, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider

Topics discussed: Who stole the office fish?; graduating first in your engineering class out of 1,232 students; Brandon Palaniuk wins angler of the year; get tickets to see Chester open for Trampled By Turtles on Dec. 1 in Atlanta; when hunter safety advises that you keep your harvest covered so as not to offend non-hunters; chisel heads; the formulas that go into shooting your bow; mass vs. speed; the draw force curve; Newton?s Law; busting through bone; breaking down 3:1; blood trails; Bill?s Iron Will Outfitters broadheads; and more.

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2022-09-05
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Ep. 363: Game On Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXIII

Ep. 362: First Lite and the Cosmos

Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Clay Newcomb, Sean Weaver, Ford Van Fossen, Kevin Harlander, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: The cosmos theory and dust particles; when the cosmos was forming; First Lite's brand new store in Hailey, ID; way back when Cal was one of First Lite's first employees; when you dive into a vault toilet to retrieve your phone; ritual opposition--when you dick with your friends all the time; the pangolin snail extremophile; when you need to protect yourself from your own drool; the incredibly confusing regulatory structure of hunting and fishing in Alaska; what constitutes subsistence; big announcement: First Lite waders are coming!; the importance of warm, dry feet; what Hawaiian shirts can represent; First Lighters; and more. 

 

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2022-08-29
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Ep. 361: Game On Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXII

Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater Trivia with Janis Putelis, Mark Kenyon, Brody Henderson, Ryan Callaghan, Hayden Sammak, Phil Taylor, Alyssa Smith, Cory Calkins, and Corinne Schneider

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2022-08-24
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Ep. 360: The World Coming to You on a Wing

Steven Rinella talks with Drew Lanham, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Sean Weaver, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: The Home Place and Sparrow Envy; Drew's very cool bone carved crow skull necklace; Cal's Week In Review's special edition Ep. 171; a "close call" story that doesn't quite cut it for our third audiobook; how Pat Durkin is pissed that "white-tailed" became whitetail deer; arguing about language; El Hefe; the Spring Light Goose Conservation Order; a black bear, a grizzly bear, and a polar bear walk into a snow goose nesting area...; not pullin' a cork on crab whiskey; starting as a bird watcher, then becoming an ornithologist; impaling your prey on bushes and thorns; the family legend of coming back from the war bearing gold; free as birds; moving science to the masses; feeling first, then thinking, then doing; the amazing capacity of birds to do what they do; how to be a responsible feeder keeper; Nine Rules for the Black Bird Watcher; and more.

 

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2022-08-22
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Ep. 359: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XXI

Ep. 358: Thoreau Would Likely Have Little Use For You

Steven Rinella talks with Kimi Werner, Danny Bolton, Ryan Callaghan, and Seth Morris.

Topics discussed: Taking her slow; Parks and Rec as the Goodwill bin of The Office; on Nick Offerman and Thoreau; on Steve being demeaning; defining scope; math and chum bags; more on the lead vs. copper debate; losing your life to swordfish and sailfish; on how fascinating the Coronado Expedition was; when you're a fishing guide who finds dead bodies; carp herpes; Steve's first ono and mahi in the same day; getting real sharky; competing with sharks for your sashimi; one crack, medevac; how amazing shark movement is; pilot fish like a shark's pet dog; and more. 

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2022-08-15
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Ep. 357: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XX

Ep. 356: Flipping Rocks and Wrangling Giants

Steven Rinella talks with his kids,  Brody Henderson, Kelsey Morris, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: Outdoor Kids in an Inside World and flipping rocks to uncover sculpin; when siblings disagree; a preference for salmon fishing; not changing your clothes for two weeks; Jimmy's hot tip on getting ready fast; Seth and Kelsey's rotting A-frame; shack ownership; go download our new audiobook, Narrow Misses and More Close Calls; lots of lessons learned at the Fish Shack; Sabertooth, Kevin Gillespie's new culinary show, is out!; Kevin's giveaway; please donate to the WY corner crossing fund to help public access; AK's fires burn larger than the state of CT; when your plane crashes and then you're eaten by a griz; when bears are euthanized; moral and legal issues colliding; shooting wounded animals; one deer, two deer and  linguistics; our Turkey Letter T-Shirt is live in The MeatEater store, inspired by Ep. 338 of The MeatEater Podcast: "The Biggest Buck in the USA"; Kelsey going full time artist; when decks fall; how Steve's gotten worse over time at black cod fishing; getting the biggest halibut out of the dinky Sears boat; and more. 

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2022-08-08
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Ep. 355: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XIX

Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella, Chris Parish, Brody Henderson, Ryan Callaghan, Sean Weaver, Gabi Wilson, Logan Dove, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider

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2022-08-03
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Ep. 354: If There's Lead In The Air, There's Hope In The Heart

Steven Rinella talks with Chris Parish, Ryan Callaghan, Sean Weaver, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider

Topics discussed: How Steve still insists on his theory that D&D created today's falconry community; spending 19 hours hunting per single grouse harvested in NY State; MeatEater's Campfire Stories 2: Narrow Misses and More Close Calls is out!; go get our brand new EZ SUK'R cow elk call from Phelps Game Calls; a reminder to submit your project to our Land Access Initiative; FirstLite's partnership with Delta Waterfowl; profile pictures and differing opinions on what's offensive; green crab whiskey and eating invasive species; lead shot and waterfowl die offs; getting thrown in jail for shooting red tails; how the lead issue is definitely not just a condor issue; the story of AC-9; chelation and depuration as great Scrabble words; supplement tubs; how condors returned to the same caves their ancestors had lived in during the Pleistocene; hunters responding; being uneasy about bans; following the science and when science becomes weaponized; the North American Non-lead Partnership and Hunting With Non-lead; and more.

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2022-08-01
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Ep. 353: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XVIII

Ep. 352: Bizarre Guests with Andrew Zimmern

Steven Rinella talks with Andrew Zimmern, Kevin Gillespie, Ryan Callaghan, Sean Weaver, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider


Topics discussed: Andrew's new show, "Wild Game Kitchen"; all the bizzare foods and a kid's book; an early love of WWF and Mean Jean; Duck Lore, Season 2 is out!; Typha, FirstLite's new waterfowl line is finally here; casting stripes; ninja throwin' stars; how looking at pictures captured by the James Webb Space Telescope ruins your day; mountain lion deniers and mountain lion truthers; the first case of homosexual necrophilia in mallards; Kevin dispelling brining myths and explaining the difference between brines and marinades from a scientific perspective; Martha Stewart's thin chopsticks and how she blazes with Snoop Dog; foraging for rosehips and crabbing in Long Island, NY; a free and loose 60s housewife; skipping meals; Andrew's experiences living with protected tribes; staking 5-step snakes on the crucifixion bush; literally chasing kudu; the "I'm not here" mode and the Makushi code of silence; trying to be useful; the lessons nature teaches you about yourself; judging Iron Chef; and more. 

 

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2022-07-25
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Ep. 351: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XVII

Ep. 350: Sharks in the Oreos

Steven Rinella talks with Greg Fonts, Brandon Hendrickson, Mike Raabe, and Chester Floyd

Topics discussed: Chester the Dive Master (pronounced "Mester"); the Makah tribe wants to start killing whales again; how Rep. Clyde's RETURN Act, which would gut Pittman-Robertson, is simply not the right way to go; California now says bumblebees are fish, and why that's interesting and important; the industrial harvest of menhadens/pogies and a clarification from TRCP's Whit Fosburgh; dealing with sharks in the water; explaining the Oreo; oil rigs as major fish and wildlife magnets; rig reaping and losing incredible habitat; shrimp boat secrets; cobia pass bys; how losing good reef is like losing a friend; it lives in the water, is furry, and has eyelashes; and more. 

 

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2022-07-18
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Ep. 349: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XVI

Ep. 348: Eating Walrus and Whale with An Igloo Boy

Steven Rinella talks with Seth Kantner, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: Growing up in a sod igloo; when bears make sense and humans don't; all of Seth's books and his latest, A Thousand Trails Home: Living with Caribou; getting married on the day of Custer's death at The Little Bighorn; when a bear gets into a car for snacks, locks himself inside, then expires from the heat; the most complete 35,000-year-old baby mammoth ever found; the Blue Tarp Tribe; The Living Light Rainbow hippy people destroying public land; Project Chariot; traveling by dog team; race relations in the Arctic; growing up afraid of The National Park Service; lining up with the seasons; the fish of a million names; sheefish through the ice; on the bone; the freezer as a prolonged wasting machine; a lunch of dried caribou and raw bowhead muktuk; dipping fat in fat; snow ice cream; fermented as a euphemism for rotten; how Alaska's proposed Ambler Road construction project is an horrific threat to wildlife, the Brooks Range, and native culture; the complexity of native corporations; and more. 

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2022-07-11
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Ep. 347: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XV

Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella, Brad Tennant, Tommy Eidson, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, and Phil Taylor.

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2022-07-06
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Ep. 346: Sex and Suicide on the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Steven Rinella talks with Brad Tennant, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Spencer Neuharth, and Phil Taylor.

Topics discussed: How Steve isn't too into Lewis and Clark; Dustin Huff not learning a thing from us about keeping secrets; 400 stitches for the 9-year-old girl who survived the mountain lion attack in WA; when old men loot an ancient archaeological site in Tightwad, Missouri; Steve, the metal detecting enthusiast; all of Jefferson's trip plans; eating dogs and all the things on the expedition; Russia's thunderbolt mercury laxative; lashes from the cat of nine tails; the universal sign language between mountain men; how to pronounce Sacajawea's name; diaries and sexual relations; the National Park Service and exhuming bodies; encounters; the tigercat story; failing to accomplish the number one mission objective; Hollywood movies made about the expedition stories; critters named after Lewis and Clark; how experts never agree; and more. 

 

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2022-07-04
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Ep. 345: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XIV

Ep. 344: That Ringing In Your Ears That Drives You Nuts

Steven Rinella talks with Grace Sturdivant, Janis Putelis, Sean Weaver, Garrett Long, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, and Phil Taylor.

Topics discussed: Being an Elvis fan; from radio DJ to audiologist to OtoPro founder; creating a new hearing test with various nature sounds, animal calls, and turkey gobbles; Yellowstone's floods; Seth and Chester kick ass on the amateur walleye tournament scene; Grace as a former Miss America pageant Top 15; ducks flying incredibly long distances during their lifetime; the snow goose that traveled 870 miles in 24 hours; Polar Bear Pete's high ass, his dinger-hitting talent, and his message to all of you; MeatEater?s article about hearing loss; what happens when a gun goes bang by your head?; sound pressure; how to pronounce "tinnitus"; the link between hearing loss and dementia; sticking a caulk gun way up into your ear where it has no business being; how to properly insert those little foamies; Jani and Garrett?s poor hearing; and more. 

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2022-06-27
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Ep. 343: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XIII

Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella, Brandon Butler, Brad Cape, Phil Yeomans, Janis Putelis, Brody Henderson, Sean Weaver, Corinne Schneider, and Phil Taylor.

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2022-06-22
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Ep. 342: Getting Busted for Touching Air

Steven Rinella talks with Brandon Butler, Brad Cape, Phil Yeomans, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: How HOAs are the worst but neighbors can be shitty as well; caveat emptor; Blue Cheese, the bulldog and the pigeon that nested in a balcony grill; Ryan Callaghan, HOA President; wild haymakers and getting subdued by jiu jitsu; Cornell University?s bird identification app; how you need to watch Jani?s new show ?On the Hunt? on MeatEater's Youtube channel; an update on Brandon Butler's cabin arson; when you accidentally leave your parole papers behind in a place where you?ve been squatting; a distinctly methy look; corner crossing and infinitely finite; touching air; ranch hands who brag about how "important" the landowner is; taking pictures of every single corner; hunter harassment from the truck; the need for some privacy when you piss; the original real estate ad; bruised airspace; the Unlawful Enclosures Act; a long 3-day misdemeanor trial in a tiny courtroom; and more. 

 

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2022-06-20
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Ep. 341: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XII

Ep. 340: People Getting Confused By Animals

Steven Rinella talks with Jon Mooallem, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody HendersonPhil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: Reminding you that MeatEater Trivia is weekly; MeatEater Cooks is back; cute as a button; when the locals are the problem; the creep of eliminating non-resident sheep tags; a $1 million fine for illegally catching dungeness crabs; Pedals, the bear; misleading article headlines; get Jon?s brilliant new book, Serious Face; ?assassinations? and CSI: Monk Seal in Hawaii; SPZs; feudal relationships; flying helicopters in straight lines to save gas; seals and eels; how to properly pronounce ?macaque?; a street-wise monkey; picking out darts and evading capture; losing your tortoises in a divorce; Werner Herzog and his cave painting movie; and more.

 

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2022-06-13
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Ep. 339: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia XI

Spencer Neuharth hosts MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella, Dustin Huff, Janis Putelis, Brody Henderson, Ryan Callaghan, Mark Kenyon, Hayden Sammak, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

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2022-06-08
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Ep. 338: The Biggest Buck in the USA

Steven Rinella talks with Dustin Huff, Janis Putelis, Brody Henderson, Mark Kenyon, Spencer Neuharth,  Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: Touring with Luke Combs; killing it with a crossbow; when a marten attacks Jani's hens; The Rinella Doctrine; a very long passage about what male turkeys do to female turkeys; why you best leave it 'till tomorrow; Seth and Chester?s 17th place finish in their first ever walleye tournament; the crew being pro pay-to-camp in National Forest; big bucks on the hog farm; how Dustin doesn?t use trail cams; shoulder growths; when everyone knows but no one says; Megatine Junior; Spencer and Mark, the big buck blowhards; just a deer hunter; when you shoot the biggest deer in America; texting with pops; ?it's going to be a wall hanger!?; getting a buck named after you; the bullcrap aftermath and the haters; waiting for the cash money offers; "I Should Be Fishing" and other songs by Dustin; and more. 

 

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2022-06-06
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Ep. 337: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia X

Spencer Neuharth hosts another round of MeatEater Trivia with Janis Putelis, Clay Newcomb, Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, Rick Hutton, Gabi Wilson, Corinne Schneider, and Phil Taylor.

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2022-06-01
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Ep. 336: State of the Union, 2022

Steven Rinella talks with Whit Fosburgh and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: The TRCP turkey hunt; how Whit got hit by a car; how Steve passed out while his wife was giving birth; when a chinook helicopter causes turkeys to shock gobble; our own F-up with over-the-top headlines; MeatEater saves lives yet again; Danish scientists crack the code on growing morels; engineering to re-engineer; the issues that arise when you making rivers navigable; fixing the Federal appraisal process; unanimous MAPLand; the public's property rights; Recovering America's Wildlife Act not a slam dunk; ID spending half as much per grizzly as it does per kid in public school; good for the butterfly, good for the turkey and deer too; striped bass in steady decline for the past two decades; keep your blues; conservation that's durable; and more. 

 

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2022-05-30
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Ep. 335: Long Beard

Topics discussed: Sharing beds; a Southwestern vibe; MeatEater Laboratories; Chester the Tester, a rotund chef figurine holding a spatula dipped in heavenly chocolate; Tiny, the arsonist and how you can get away with a lot of criminal shit in the US; "How Can I Be Cold But My Balls are Still Sweaty" and other New York Times Best Sellers by Steve; communal latrines and raccoon roundworm; avian influenza hitting the wild turtle population; attending the walleye tournament or your own wedding; the Gila National Wilderness as the first officially recognized wild land on the planet; Aldo Leopold's 1921 article; making a 14.92 mile loop and only hearing three gobbles; scarce water and filtering out rock snot; what goes on in a turkey's noggin; Steve's blanket rule of not gobbling while turkey hunting with his kids; flirting with disaster when you wear those little turkey fan hats; Steve loving wild turkeys more than his kids; the two types of outdoors folk; gratitude over expectation; the land of milk and walleyes; and more. 

 

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2022-05-23
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Ep. 334: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia IX

Spencer Neuharth hosts another round of MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella and crew. 

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2022-05-18
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Ep. 333: Enduring with Cameron Hanes

Steven Rinella talks with Karl Malcolm, Rick Smith, Dirt Myth, Seth Morris, and Chester Floyd.

Topics discussed: Cam's new book, Endure, is out!; when an adult acts like an ass and accosts Steve's kid; the shit you find in turkeys; Jani's hens running into the house to nest their eggs on the kitchen counter; Chester catches the biggest walleye, ever; Sean's Duck Report on avian influenza sweeping the country and affecting the wild population; the symptoms of sick birds and the importance of public reporting; setting chokers; how Cam Hanes still keeps his day job; barely sleeping; when you lose your best friend way too soon; going for the most epic experience in the wilderness; coming within meters of that brown bear; living in the endurance world; how your body gives what you ask of it; just how badly the wind bothers Steve; prefering to be by yourself and loving the solo hunt; discipline and confidence; how tough it is to read aloud and record your own audiobook; memory words; and more.

 

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2022-05-16
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Ep. 332: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia VIII

Steve Rinella and the MeatEater crew come to you from our live show at the Alberta Bair Theater in Billings, MT. Crack open a beverage and sit back for Two Truths and a Lie, Clay Newcomb's owl hoot competition, and of course, Trivia hosted by Spencer Neuharth

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2022-05-11
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Ep. 331: Getting Skunked at The Navel

Steven Rinella talks with Jimmy Rinella, Doug Duren, Ya Yang, Pat Durkin, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: Youth turkey at Doug's; skunked again; the river otter, two dogs, mink, and other critters drawn to the mysterious magnetism of The Navel; Doug Durkin; Jimmy's experiences with the mouse in Doug's Little Buddy heater, his preference for runnin' and gunnin' turkeys, and his superior detection of gobbling noises; the direct way in which Steve talks to his kids; a very lawyerly and official contract between Jimmy and his dad about Xbox use; how the 12.5-year-old hen found in PA always made the right life decisions; the doe that was missing her two back leg hooves; the most obscenely misleading nature headline; defrauding folks with fake hunting leases; Ya's gun buying spree; poop soup; Doug's strong hands; Doug addresses Uncle Ted's statements about CWD; population level effects of CWD; killing a deer per second; Doug's new program, "Sharing the Land"; the pen pal affair between Doug and Steve; Pat's articles on cash for crappie and shooting pike with a firearm in Vermont; and more. 

 

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2022-05-09
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Ep. 330: Killing the King?s Deer

Steven Rinella talks with Pete Alonso, Dave Willms, Rob Gearing, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Ambergris and makeup; getting hit in the teeth with a baseball going 98 miles per hour; a chew cocktail of tobacco wrapped in bubble gum; support TRCP and bid on a fishing trip with NY Mets first baseman, Pete Alonso; the Fourth Amendment, the Open Fields Doctrine, and what a game warden can and can't search; trying to get away with doing naughty, illegal things; "Outdoor Kids in an Inside World" is out now so go get a copy!; the aerospace background story of Spartan Precision Equipment and their awesome magnetic bipods; the elitism of hunting in the United Kingdom; getting a formal degree in deer stalking; how you can't keep the meat; so many airguns and plinking in the back garden; no bow hunting allowed; gutting from the diaphragm; red, roe, and fallow; deer hunting as deer management; Mrs. Miggins' roses; Cal and Steve argue about the "guard the gate" mentality; the plight of the Tasmanian devil; hot pot ptarmigan; and more. 

 

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2022-05-02
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Ep. 329: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia VII

Spencer Neuharth hosts another round of MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella and crew. 

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2022-04-27
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Ep. 328: Test My Meat

Steven Rinella  talks with Kimi Werner, Kevin Gillespie, Sean Weaver, Ryan Callaghan, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

 

Topics discussed: The MeatEater Laboratory’s new Warner-Bratzler Shear Force Machine; a hot tip on how to clean sausage stuffers and meat grinders; Peeps, cheap French bread, and critter flesh; how Cal likes his tenderloin smashed and fried; proper scientific testing methods; the antelope that didn't know what was coming; scoring tenderness; eating your experiment; how to submit your meat for testing; "Outdoor Kids in an Inside World" companion hot tips; FirstLite's Omen Stormshelter rainwear is out now; NWTF's Turkey Trek; Kevin's new show, "Sabertooth"; the science behind brining and preserving; how it's now legal to eat roadkill in WY; an obsession with excavation; socially tender; Kimi's first duck hunt on an episode of “Duck Lore”; when all ten toe nails fall off; truth and consequences in Truth Or Consequences; gummy bongo people and rescue trucks; how honesty is always the best policy; Steve's night in jail; know where you're hunting; and more.

 

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2022-04-25
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Ep. 327: A Gold Medal Podcast

Steven Rinella talks with David Wise, Paul Schommer, Janis Putelis, Samantha Bates, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: Back from the Olympics; "Outdoor Kids in an Inside World" is here to preorder; strategizing biathlon; how Steve is pro-skiing for all humans on the planet, except for his family; hunting while skiing; your chance to bid on Auction House of Oddities items until April 25th; the word for fossilized poop is ‘coprolite’; shitting out a rattlesnake fang; bobbing and weaving; the most groundbreaking photo of a fox squirrel eating a shad in a tree; how Steve will never traffic in memes; a non-apology to the falconer community; the "S&M hood" that falcons wear; the history of skis; biathlon as the most watched winter sport in Europe; precision vs. accuracy; how professional curlers probably have day jobs; too much socializing in the Olympic village; balancing your passions; the shit ton of attention you get during an Olympic year; when you do your best work wearing a helmet and goggles; how Steve's daughter loves Jani's cooking way better than her own dad's cooking; flipping and spinning; and more.

 

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2022-04-18
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Ep. 326: Cuddle the Scimitar

Steven Rinella talks with Lee Burton, Steve Fulton, Warren Bluntzer, Ryan Callaghan, Clay Newcomb, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: The Sahara in Texas at the Bamberger Ranch; rewilding; the time when Steve cuddled a scimitar calf; protective mommas; bison from the Bronx; how you use the horns; the high fecundity of scimitar horned oryx; artificial insemination of cheetahs; fake wooly mammoths; when the natural range of a species is in a failed state; less hump, more rump; the market for scimitar horned oryx supporting the conservation and perpetuation of the species; individual animal experiences vs. population level experiences; the lug nut litmus test; the goal of establishing stable heards back in the Sahara; when does Texas become Africa?; animal diseases; liability; dinosaur footprints and fossils; and more.

 

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2022-04-11
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Ep. 325: In the Center of Your Mind with Ted Nugent

Steven Rinella talks with Ted "Uncle Ted" Nugent, Ryan Callaghan, Clay Newcomb, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: Nostalgia for the Whiplash Bash; The Nuge shooting fiery arrows on stage; breaking the law; enter TRCP’s sweepstakes to win a turkey hunt with Steve and Jani; MeatEater's Land Access Initiative and the return of the House of Oddities Auction; the Bear Grease podcast episode with Jerry Clower; Ted railing on Cal's highschool teacher; slithering up on a covey of quail; Fred Bear as a major influence; poison pods on arrows; being pro-crossbow; regulations against lighted nocks and other technologies; Michigan's ban on hunting mourning doves and sandhill cranes; eating a CWD+ burger; the weight of the "what if?" scenario; Ted's call for ending USDA hunts; the foundation of high fence hunting; challenging the semantics of "whack 'em and stack 'em"; aliveness and uppityness; the deadliness of your tofu salad and your glass of wine; how hunting is politics; the man in charge of your tree climbing; Ted's call to participate in the political process by voting; outdoorsy and ballsy; and more. 

 

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2022-04-04
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