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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.

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Ep. 240: Good Myths Die Hard

Ep. 240: Good Myths Die Hard

2020-09-2802:07:271

Steven Rinella talks with Seth Morris, Spencer Neuharth, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: MeatEater Season 9; bears for Trump; finally, Spencer's squirrel nuts article; Steve creating his own myths; how Seth should approach mentoring Steve on how to flesh beavers; catch and keep ethics; JT Van Zandt knowing where all the little spots are; taking down a nilgai; Jani's journals; hydrogen peroxide hot tips; how single side clip binos reign supreme; Jani's special Michigan hat with ear flaps; Steve's oral sound FX for the sound a clip makes; tagging bucks and bulls; tracking animals with drones and dogs; loading two mule deer halves into a sack on a horse’s back; all the post-hunt logistics; duct taping skulls; high elevation challenges; butchering with a cleaver and rubber mallet; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Paul Saladino, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: getting buzzed on liver; Jani's wife's placenta made into pills; the unique nutrients in animals not found in plants; strolling around graveyards; why we were told red meat and animal fat were bad for us; tallow and lard; spurious correlations; how creatine makes vegans and vegetarians smarter; self-care is not selfish; pooping every day; plant toxicity as part of a plant's strategy to not get eaten; Paul takes deep breaths and Steve chugs coffee; how Paul thinks that plants mess you up real bad; how vegans and vegetarians eat meat when they’re drunk; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steven Rinella talks with Oliver Ngy, Miles Nolte, Joe Cermele, Kevin Harlander, Corinne Schneider, and Ryan Callaghan. Topics discussed: engineering ideas for glass bottom drift boats; hitting a hornet's nest with a fish and then getting attacked by that hornet; night panther popsicles; how Cal protects sausage from his hand hairs with latex gloves; Jon Gary and the star Starcraft of Das Boat, Season 2: Dos Boat; how Steve learned a lot about surf casting from Joe Cermele's book; explaining what a passive feeder is; how harness rigging a chipmunk as bait just does not fly today; how musky should be rebranded back to muskellunge; the beauty of trying something new and FOMO holding you back from experimenting; cast counting; Oliver Ngy's uber polished cast and figure 8s; what social media and the internet have done to fishing; conservation as conservation vs. when economics and recreation impact conservation management; when fish fall from the sky and hit your car; the time when Kevin blanked on a hole; Miles educating about big mouth buffalo; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steven Rinella talks with Ben O'Brien, Spencer Neuharth, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: how Cal's got turned down for a Victoria Secret's pink credit card; Steve's very special method of making sucker cakes out of the fish that his kid keeps bringing home; Spencer's Bar Room Banter series and the Zone of Death; the remotest place in the lower-48; the most Instagrammed outdoor places on earth; Ben's coverage of an insane bear attack story and a face no longer attached to the skull; saving your dad with a pistol; when you kill a charging grizzly; choking on your own flesh but remaining very with it; loving the gore of plastic surgery; that time when Steve's brother talked to a guy in the woods who got mauled by a grizzly later that day; the jaw-spread eye-zap trick; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steven Rinella talks with Michael Punke and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Expressing dissatisfaction with "The Revenant" movie; the Madison buffalo jump looking like it did 200 years ago; dressing up in an 1876 cavalry uniform; the challenge of giving someone else’s perspective; maiming corpses after the Fetterman Fight; carving an arrowhead out of Jim Bridger's shoulder; mountain man Hugh Glass and whether or not he blew himself up by touching a spark to a powder keg; watching an oxen turn into a bullion cube; history being so great that you don't need to make up stuff to tell a good story; how it’s so wrong to substitute high plains for rain forest; the George Bird Grinnell story as the birth of the American conservation movement; the ethic of self restraint; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steven Rinella talks with Dave Simonett of Trampled By Turtles, Ryan Callaghan, Maggie Smith, Sam Lungren, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: An elderly woman’s plea to American men: carry heavy shit and buy a tool kit; hound dog training with live vs. dead raccoons; Dave's first fly fishing experience with the MeatEater crew; Steve is forced to reckon with a stand-up paddleboard; the proper way to grill trout in a campground; Dave’s adult onset pheasant hunting; unleashing the word “poverty”; does bluegrass have too many notes?; art and creation as something not to be defined and categorized; needing nature to write music and songs growing out of the dirt; the intersection between the music world and the hunting world; Steve's ladder rule on trapping, hunting, and fishing; Dave doing his online gun safety course in the green room; imposing your will on your garden; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ep. 234: Deep Drop Boyz

Ep. 234: Deep Drop Boyz

2020-08-1701:49:234

Steven Rinella talks with Miles Nolte, Joe Cermele, Rick Smith, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Jani's school report on Hobo the linx; how Joe moved across the river for the tax break; the name origin of MeatEater’s new fishing podcast, Bent; Covid hair like Kenny Loggins; the Ghostbusters theme song sound effects; how the super zoom fluke lure has vastly improved Jani's fishing abilities; how the production of strawberries inspire deep passions; a perfect degree of lustiness; Rick’s as an absolutely terrible angler; the logo Steve wants to commission for Rick; primordial muck; glow in the dark this and that; deep dropping with a bespoke reel; disagreements about what the pinnacle of fishing is; sea cucumbers as the gateway to sea diving: and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steven Rinella talks with Tom Brokaw, Spencer Neuharth, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Topic discussed; Always looking over the horizon; growing up in "Igloo," South Dakota; Steve's hot tip for armageddon preppers: don't set up next to other armageddon preppers; the virtues of being a jack of all trades and having a can-do mentality; when home is a hotel for Red Brokaw; young Tom's rock collection; the OG paddlefish; being done with guns; pheasant hunting as a religion in South Dakota; how fishing near Saddam's palace will get you blasted; chislic, tiger meat, and kuchen; the journalist's job, Main Street, and what it feels like to cover the world's biggest stories; turning down the offer to be Nixon's press secretary; the competitive relationship between Tom, Dan Rather, and Peter Jennings; not letting public adulation grow toxic; how Tom doesn't like to call himself a writer; the need to talk about what needs to be corrected; how beards have taken over America; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb, Rick Smith, Seth Morris, Janis Putelis, and Donald Trump Jr. Topics discussed: Federal blaze orange laws; blood trailing dogs as an ethical tool for recovery; all the songs written about Jani and skiing; fish rigor and how AK's Fish and Game has it dialed; Steve and Seth's new TV special, Deep Drop Boyz; how cave art puts a smile on Rick's face; the definition of a therianthrope; elk esophogi replacing radiator hoses; a hatchling in a car part crossing state lines; theories of where brass tacks comes from and how Steve's ideas are invalid according to Wikipedia; Rick's conflict between filming bears and filming bear hunts for the MeatEater TV show; a new slogan: don't eat bacon, hunt black bear; the interesting story of the unsuccessful hunt; The Eagle's spotting abilities and far away calls; a willow-choked hellhole; a hot tip off on being wary of the person who wants to do too much stuff in too little time; and Steve talks to Don Trump Jr. about early hunting influences, public land access, sometimes disagreeing with dad, and more.  Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steven Rinella talks with Ramsey Russell, Hanzi Deschermeier, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: How Jani is so not a trapper that he reminds himself to check traps by writing "coon" on his hand; Frito pie with mountain lion; Corinne and strawberries; breaking down what it means to flesh something out; the A.S.S. movement, the tissue issue, and how surface shitters are like meth heads; ocellated turkey stories and how badly Steve wants to hunt one; Ramsey on a life of collecting experiences; Get Ducks dot com being a sweet URL; booking as a shoddy industry?; incredible duck hunting in Azerbaijan and how the area where Ramsey hunts reminds him of the Mississippi Delta; the clean game and  quiet pride; which countries are doing a solid job at conservation of the species?; Ramsey's favorite recipes for cooking duck; Steve's out-of-control horseradish and how Jani's garden got up and moved; Hanzi's rule on what not to do when cooking diver ducks; mouth calling; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steven Rinella talks with Rue Mapp and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: A solid two-syllable, navigational name; when your cowboy dad hangs pigs in your garage and you don't want kids on the school bus to see; how parades mean different things to different people; Outdoor Afro re-connecting black Americans to the outdoors; upping your nature swagger; unpacking statistics; how black children drown at five times the rate of white children in the US; Harriet Tubman as a wilderness leader; losing sight of the sociological factors that have lead people to be where they are; the great migration; how the outdoors and nature has not always been regarded as a safe place for black people; Emmet Till; how being on the other side of too much intrigue just isn't welcome; in cases of racism, rarely do you ever get the proof and rarely do you need it; gauging the age of an airplane by whether or not its bathroom has an ashtray; how looking at communities as needing to be saved isn’t the right way to go; picnicing vs. birding and tailgating as day camp; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ep. 229: The Atomic Oryx

Ep. 229: The Atomic Oryx

2020-07-1302:18:234

Steven Rinella talks with Karl Malcolm, Mike Ruhl, Jeremy Romero, and Seth Morris. Topics discussed: Jewel and being attracted to snaggle teeth; Teen Wolf; how the Flip Flop Flesher no longer fleshes squat; White Sands Missile Range as the original introduction site of the African oryx; mildly radioactive Trinitite for sale; use of the word skookum; getting stuff your mom makes vs. getting Nike shoes, Doritos, and Michael Jackson jackets, or how Steve's parents didn't buy their kids stupid shit; the etymology or etymology; a broken horn hunt and a once-in-a-lifetime hunt; the ins and outs of hunting oryx in New Mexico; hunting hogs at the fence doors and other fence stories; dragging around 300 pounds of ice in coolers; the Amish machine gun; kid Steve being gifted a model 94 like it's a favor; that time when Seth stepped inches from a coiled up rattlesnake; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steven Rinella talks with chef Michael Hunter, Brody Henderson, Corinne Schneider, and Phil Taylor. Topics discussed: The omnipresence of dandelions; gas station diner to big time chef; the irony of applying preservation techniques to food and then eating that food right away; Steve overriding his own “first in, first out” freezer rule; woodcocks dropping bowels; cattails; vegans both protesting and supporting your restaurant; accidentally outing the butcher shop next door; counter-protesting by butchering a deer leg in your window; Steve wanting prominent blurb placement on Michael Hunter’s new book; hosting illegal dinners and then founding Antler Kitchen and Bar; wild game laws in Canada; when a guy shows up with a bag of mushrooms; chicken on the menu as a “just in case”; turkey wing and first buck tattoos; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ep. 227: Red Cutter

Ep. 227: Red Cutter

2020-06-2901:57:276

Steven Rinella talks with meat scientist Dr. Chris Calkins, Spencer Neuharth, Corinne Schneider, and Phil Taylor. Topics discussed: debunking meat myths; how stress affects the flavor of meat; myoglobin and hemoglobin; why you shouldn't cut into an animal before rigor mortis is complete; muscle is muscle; Steve's insistence on saying "red cutter," when it's actually dark cutter; the benefits of electrocuting meat; to bleed or not to bleed; muscle is 75% water; why you should keep the bones attached; does hanging help?; a certain antiquated way of slaughtering turkeys; why you should wait before freezing; the seven distinct meats in a snapping turtle and PhD. dissertation ideas; what marbling is; the time when Steve ate a sliver of 18-month-aged aoudad that tasted like blue cheese; black fuzzy mold is bad; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steven Rinella talks with Jim Phillips, Corinne Schneider, Spencer Neuharth, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: never paying for an antler; Steve as an incidental shed hunter; Jim refusing to insure his horn shed; an important premonition; getting poked; guessing at the value of 16,000 antlers; a little man living in your body; zigs and zags; not counting brow tines; having a 400-ton rock collection; donating antlers for a sting operation; not getting with the program; enjoying the work; a lion hunter who also golfs; the arrogance of mullein weed; how Steve made his kids mule deer antler marshmallow sticks; far vs. close lookers; all the energy it takes; and more.    Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steven Rinella talks with Adam Weatherby, Kevin Wilkerson, Luke Thorkildsen, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: boring stuff about beer; Elmer Fudd is now disarmed, Steve in small claims court; the Long Tong Song (credit to Andy Martin); indirectly talking to your boyfriend through a baby cat voice; Kevin regenerating his thumb; Jani bars; Rinella-Putelis 2020 and MeatEater's goal  to open up more access to public land; Cal's gluteal crease; proof loads and ballistics; why breaking in your rifle is actually important; getting a solvent buzz off gun cleaning chemicals; our new Weatherby Vanguard MeatEater Special Edition rifle; hammer forging barrels; the one song Doug Duren ever finished; and more. To learn more go to weatherby.com or sportsmans.com/meateater   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ep. 224: Size Matters

Ep. 224: Size Matters

2020-06-0702:08:383

Steven Rinella talks with Boone and Crockett Club's Justin Spring, Kyle Lehr, and Tony Schoonen, plus Phil Taylor and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Apologies to a dude with a rotten whitefish; a child's marble in a turkey’s gizzard; Wonders of Wildlife and selling lures out of your dad's liquor store; is Steve's dad in the B&C record?; Boone and Nugent; deductions and hunter-based grievances with the B&C scoring system; how much Steve loves the word, "penalize"; bilateral symmetry as a display of health; scoring systems being a way for folks to argue about the size of racks; fair chase guidelines in the face of emerging technology; the evolution of the term trophy hunting, associations with its meaning, and is it too late to save that word?; brown bears vs. grizzly bears based on access to salmon and the Alaska range line; what "all time" means and Steve's suggestion of a "top 100" standard; Steve's gripe with B&C for not including javelina entries; a bison source herd at the Bronx Zoo; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steven Rinella talks with Brody Henderson, Spencer Neuharth, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Regs; Covid-19 and drinking Tommy’s spit; how the new shooting-trees-over trend is an ugly thing; the mortal danger of growing a morel mushroom; Steve's fantastic analogy for mycelium, and his general strengths in that area; MeatEater's upcoming long ass book about wilderness skills; a lack of humility on the part of Brody and Steve; .410 expressed as a “gauge”; the futility of yelling at kids to be quiet at hunting camp; the Macushi code of silence; Steve's son's first turkey hunt; mistaking a turkey head for a flower; Jani's costly truck stall; the roughed grouse that drummed all night; a puffball the size of Cal's head; how about a coffee with legs?; drawing pictures of scissors and a severed scro; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steven Rinella talks with Spencer Neuharth, Ryan Callaghan, Joe Ferronato, and Phil Taylor. Topics discussed: Too many Twin Lakes; practicing civil disobedience in order to get married; a strong prejudice against yoga studios; the obvious upsides of an open bar; the mystique of morels; cracking the code on lab grown mushrooms; how Cal found a morel in a gravel patch by a manhole cover in downtown Boise; the disgruntled hunter; a nasty rabbit disease hits American shores; Spencer as a newly formed rock-hunting enthusiast; how Yellowstone agates came to be; Spencer being way-assed wrong about folks' interest in red squirrels biting the nuts off fox squirrels; the tale of a wolf named Three Toes; how Steve has really enjoyed waking up at home for a change; what the hell is a Polish rose?; the forgotten size of sugar cubes; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ep. 221: The Perfect Rock

Ep. 221: The Perfect Rock

2020-05-1801:58:594

Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: how all of the stuff you add to braising liquid matters; Steve draws a MT mountain goat tag; explaining point creep; spike antlers; hot tips for hunting pressurized land; the bird that nightmares are made of; strutting and gobbling as an ok way to spend a day; Pleistocene re-wilding as a complete waste of time but a fun distraction; becoming a cattle apologist with old age; making the leap from gas station coffee; bleeding game out; each cheek on its own support; how to responsibly poop in the woods; the Latvian plug; a very strong "no" on the Pebble Mine project; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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rustin dudley

having trouble downloading

Sep 28th
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Gloria Luccarelli

👌👌👌👌

Sep 23rd
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JML

This guy is as wacky as a vegan.

Sep 21st
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ID17307593

Tom would pay money for the goods. The rocks. And he oil

Sep 10th
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ID17307593

15 year Vet. I love the povldcast. But he never had my lions running around

Sep 10th
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JML

such a good pod I listened twice in 2 days...I might even get my wife to listen

Sep 4th
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JML

this is one of their greatest stories.

Sep 4th
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JML

This was an excellent interview and conversation and Steve exhibited extreme restraint in his past criticism of The. Revenant.

Aug 31st
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Max Reid

zz7 z, z8j76

Aug 21st
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Brennan Keil

One of the worst episodes to date.... The epitome of a Fudd and virtually no hunting or fishing stories worth hearing.

Aug 15th
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Tobias Simon

@03:20 with intro

Aug 11th
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Tobias Simon

why is someone not bookmarking this to skip the ads?

Aug 11th
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Tobias Simon

fix yo shit

Aug 11th
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Tobias Simon

fix yo shit

Aug 11th
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Brian Toohey

why would you not ask little Donny about Pebble Mine?

Aug 7th
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lynn

Jesus Christ meat eaters are so fragile 😂😂

Aug 6th
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Marshall Sandum

Liked Trump Jr. a lot more than I thought I would. seems like a solid hunter and conservationist.

Aug 4th
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Jerrell Miller

Herrrrrre we go

Aug 4th
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JML

Trump Jr has the world's most punchable face, I didn't realize he could have the world's most punchable voice too.

Aug 4th
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Marshall Sandum

last 2 hours seem to be missing. only playing first 20 minutes on here and Spotify

Aug 3rd
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