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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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Steven Rinella talks with Nels Johnson, Ryan Callaghan, Spencer Neuharth, Corinne Schneider, and Phil Taylor.  Topics discussed: How the name Phil means lover of horses; the crossbow arms race and slippery slopes; a war against lucky people and children; The MeatEater Podcast saves yet another life; outing your grandpa for unsportsman-like conduct; when bad people mess with good beaver trappers; a solar and wind footprint the size of Texas; acid rain of days past; what does "clean coal" actually mean?; the problem of runaway climate change; mining the sun and siting the wind; the sad irony of having a dozen stainless steel thermoses in your cupboard; Cal as uniquely conscientious about waste and reuse; how much land The Nature Conservancy has transferred that you've probably hunted and fished on; car companies pledging to go all electric and the trade in value of Cal's Tundra by the time they do; one farmer's marginal is another farmer's best place; 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. 260: The Wet Spot

Ep. 260: The Wet Spot

2021-02-1501:46:39

Steven Rinella talks with Doug Duren, Spencer Neuharth, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Picking on Chester's donut purchases; Sonja's coyote pecker bone earrings; was Elvis's colon really full of cheeseburgers?; when you're an early 1800s botanist who gets held up by the New Madrid Earthquake and your assistant steals your samples, then publishes your information; duck hunters murdered on Reelfoot Lake; how Spencer sends boxes of rocks to Doug; would you tell a taxidermist to alter your deer?; how Steve’s dad had a wild pig’s butt mounted; a one-eyed deer and antlers coming out of the chin; Jani’s message to do whatever you want and tell others to F off; ragging on Wisconsin’s deer hunters; even if you’re sick of hearing about CWD, it ain't going away; buy time and pay for science; 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. John Koprowski, Spencer Neuharth, Clay Newcomb, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Having a Phd in all things squirrels; what a squirrel has for a penis; when squirrel semen hardens into a waxy plug to prevent other squirrels from breeding; 45 male squirrels chase a single female for six hours; what the hell is a drey?; settling the score on testicle biting; how color phasing works; hitting the ground from 70 feet and shaking off the daze; freakish ways to die; how squirrel incisors never stop growing; eating your own young; being anal about managing your mushrooms; barking at anthing and everything, but especially each other; the stick 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 Rick Hutton, Rick Smith, Dirt Myth, Loren Moulton, and Seth Morris. Topics discussed: Steve's fake teeth woes; Dirt's incredibly dirty hat; when Steve's brother ate a lightbulb; the ban on Sunday Hunting; how Seth and Rick had to identify 50 trees just by looking at little twigs; Rick's dad as the first American to get a deep brain stimulator implanted through his left shoulder so he could still shoot a gun right handed; huntin' the strippins; Steve's parents' honeymoon taken in an ice shanty; touch hole size; closing the frizzen and all the other click noises; Steve blaming Seth for blowing up his great opportunity; a vicious hang fire; the camaraderie of deer drives; 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. 257: The Burrito Buck

Ep. 257: The Burrito Buck

2021-01-2501:40:473

Steven Rinella talks with Brandon Butler, Matt Desrosiers, Chase Millemann, Duke Wasteney, Seth Morris, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: When an arsonist is caught on trail cam; Steve trying to take credit for Luke Comb's "Better Together"; creating a big foot hunting season; the "build not bought" movement; catching whoever poached a nanny mountain goat with a crossbow; when neighbors suspect you're BBQ-ing a neighborhood dog; makeshift-grills; Cal's sister birthing Cal's niece; the #landback movement; crossing international borders with shooting irons; lard; high highs and low lows; seeing the grip and grin fade; Seth’s first coues deer; how dang dry it was; Steve's suggestion that folks watch the "Five Came Back"; 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 Brandon Butler, Jim Heffelfinger, Brody Henderson, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Steve's fourth quarantine and how his kids turned against their mother; when a poacher burns you down; how to support our buddy Brandon; Mingus the dog's first mountain lion and Jani's deep-felt pride; can Mingus excel as a coon hound?; when your scrotum retains its natural abilities to retract and firm up, and implications for horsemanship; caught on camera: a jaguar killing an ocelot; all the krinkles in possession limit details and when your girlfriend stores her birds in your freezer; birthing a baby at home into your kiddie pool with sous vide-warmed water; when you burn "The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills" and save the day; how to submit your photos for our Fucked Up Old Deer Stands fine art coffee table book; Jim's article and what science says about lead vs. non lead bullets; 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, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, and Spencer Neuharth. Topics discussed: the time when Steve put a hit on a beaver; wolves and their magical ability to sniff out CWD-positive deer; why Doug feels you're missing the point; would you feed CWD-positive deer meat to your dog?; having mega colon and then dying from constipation; the handbook of mummy studies; how Seth survived a weasel attack; fear of too much renewable energy infrastructure and the failure to recognize how destructive it is to wildlife; castration bands to strangle off sheep tails; how mountain lions used to be everywhere; Boone's elk antler, or not; when deer had tusks; how Steve is against Clay bringing his bow and his rifle on the same hunt; a 17-year-old transgendeer; 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 Mike Matney, Rick Matney, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.  Topics discussed: duck feet earrings; something in the cosmos that's making people find buffalo skulls; "muskrat moms"; making enough money trapping as a 16-year-old to buy a brand new four-wheel drive pickup truck; the unpredictability of fur prices; Mike's no grip trap; trapping as an excuse to run around in the woods; ‘skrats off minty toothpaste; why are trappers always tasked with explaining themselves?; how Thanksgiving turkeys are killed; feeling yucky and icky; wolverine; Seth's top lot mink; 40 pounds of beaver sausage; the fly fishing river crowds in MT like the Macy's Day Parade; 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 Jesse Griffiths, Clay Newcomb, Chris Gill, Rick Smith, and Seth Morris. Topics discussed: a requester of GPS collar data explains himself; axiographics; a trail cam enthusiast; meat sheets and meat slaps; the geographic differences of meat cookery; the boneless bear ham through a funnel mesher; what LeBron and bacon have in common; getting mauled by a variety of tick species; Seth's setup of the hog hunt story; the sound a javelina's lips make while eating turkey shit; that time when Clay shot the same hog twice; Jesse's skinning method; how to support a hog book by a hog apologist; 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 Whit Fosburgh, Clay Newcomb, Brody Henderson, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: tail strippers and Clay's squirrel tail ornaments; tanning squirrel hides; smash burgers; crazy fossilized footprints of hunters and a one-legged person from 20,000 years ago; pondering dropping out of the block management program; mistaking movement and a person for a deer; a local priest suffering hunter harassment; intentionally popping mountain bike tires by stringing a wire; out-of-state interests challenging spring bear season; managing wildlife through the ballot box as maybe not ideal; how Clay's old man went to high school with Bill Clinton and wasn't a partier; the LCWF; the intent to kill Pebble Mine once and for all; assessing where we're at with the ANWR; removing wolves from the endangered species list; explaining the Farm Bill and how gutting it is a big loss for conservation; the American Conservation Enhancement Act; not doing great on keeping CWD under control in 2020; manhaden aka bunker aka pogie; when 6,000-year-old arrows emerge from an ice patch; how to get involved in TRCP; 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 and Mark Kenyon. Topics discussed: Clay's sleep-to-hunt equation; Steve's distrust of men-only clubs; The One Shot Antelope Hunt catches up to reality; does Steve qualify as a ringer?; the saga of Bruno the bear; the homing instinct; loving Paul Revere, whether he road or not; requests for radio collar data; the survival of outliers; the bounty of the Back 40 plus 24 bonus acres; all the things you do to renew life on the land; turning sameness into a bunch of differentness; Doug's lack of tolerance for backward hats; Buckman Juice; naming your kids after chewing tobacco products; naming all the bucks and the drop tine Spencer Buck; expanding your idea leaving selfish hunting behind; The MeatEater Podcast episode with the QDMA; donating the land; watch "The Back40" here; 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 Cody Cannon, Chris Alexander, and Khris Poage of Whiskey Myers, and Spencer Neuharth, Sam Lungren, and Corinne Schneider. Topics discussed: switching your name to Steve Fever; natural condoms made out of lamb casings; castration bands; unethical hunting and plowing down an elk herd; calf shelters as a moral boosting thank you to ranchers who enroll in block management; to wolf reintroduce or to not wolf reintroduce?; when the best stuff about America is written by a bunch of British guys; thoughts on eating bass; when the best country music is really just rock-n-roll; people gravitating towards sad songs and the song called "Sad Song"; the cultural difference between European and American hunting; Americans ignorantly talking about Europe as a monolith; Fergusson the carp being pulled to shore on a landing mat; starting on music because your wild grandpa leaves a guitar for you; a superb day of duck hunting; peiking-ing a duck; 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 Friedman (youngpageviews), Spencer Neuharth, Sam Lungren, Brody Henderson, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Spencer's long day spent rescuing an owl and then getting his buck because of karma; transporting a doomed owl in a plastic tote; Steve's kids' mouse; the Federal Duck Stamp having racked up a billion dollars so far; how Darien, CT folks are upset about the new Federal Duck Stamp incorporating an image of hunting; Janice’s box of airfreighted shrimp tails; the tragedy of Dirty Myth; the surprising dangers of s’mores; how to build all the levels of survival kit; why not to drink your pee; cowboy cauterization; Steve's better than Brody at squealing like a pig; thoughts on cannibalism; all the things that can bite and make you sick; the best material ever written on pooping in the woods; how Ep. 192 of The MeatEater Podcast saved a life; Steve begging and pleading with you to go buy MeatEater's Wilderness Skills book; 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. 248: Running with Guns

Ep. 248: Running with Guns

2020-11-2302:02:0410

Steven Rinella talks with Taylor Thorne, Corinne Schneider, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: hand written love letters to MeatEater; shielding Steve from rejection by the Deep Drop Community; photoperiod and how smoke affects hunting; yelling at mallards; living in a camper and traveling around the country with firearms; Steve mixing up 3-gun and cowboy action; breaking down 3-gun; heavy metal; Teacup Jani and Facebox Steve; mag-fed shotguns; do more folks own guns than not own guns?; how Taylor used to race 4-wheelers and qualified for the Junior Olympics in kick boxing; all about the sass; regulations for traveling with firearms; when the closest state trooper won't show up until tomorrow; the pink Sig mosquito; running with guns; Steve loving generalizations; the big money in sporting clays; the lack of women in 3-gun; the ole' tunnel vision; bittersweet Dairy Queen as punishment; taking a Dremel to your firearm; and more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steven Rinella talks with Kurt Racicot, Rick Smith, Dirt Myth, Ridge Pounder, Chester Floyd, Seth Morris. Topics discussed: Harder than a woodpecker's lips; being dialed in on your system; a 10,000 year old footprint sandwich of early human, mammoth, and ground sloth; when a pelican starts a brush fire with a carp hanging out of its mouth; dippin' to deficate; free pouring powder and Daniel Boone’s ballistics; bed ticking and muzzleloader families; making your own bird shot by melting lead in a cool way; the extent of Steve's self loathing and the three main feelings; what becomes displaced on a goat when it tumbles down the mountain; the time when Steve shot a buck with his pants down; conceding that storming the ridge was not smart; a snail on a razorblade; a hot tip on where to find mountain goats: where ridges collide with benchy saddles; how Chester got married in a homemade bolo tie made out of elk antlers; ET's cocoon for Covid times; why Steve is a great dad; Jimmy Buffet's zero hangover cocktail; "if you're not learning, you ain't earning"; what a cactus buck is; walking away from your long johns; buying back the bear you killed in self defense; 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. 246: The Fenn Treasure

Ep. 246: The Fenn Treasure

2020-11-0901:42:1712

Steven Rinella talks with Benjamin Wallace, Spencer Neuharth, Corinne Schneider, and Phil Taylor.  Topics discussed: Ben's article and Spencer's article; topless vs. shirtless; the world's most expensive bottle of wine; the Fenn cache of Clovis points and the Fenn Treasure of gold and jewels; when a Playboy Bunny is gifted a mummified baby crocodile; creating a treasure hunt that leads to your dead body; what is  10” x 10” and weighs 42lbs?; when the FBI gets involved; the searchers, the supersearchers, and the solves; the folks who died while hunting the treasure; getting rescued off the side of a cliff but then running away because you're paranoid about agents making you reveal your secrets; Hebgen Lake as The Fire Hole; where warm waters halt; eye tracking technology; calling bullshit!; a bronze-sniffing dog; the psychological profile of the Fenn chasers; kangaroo words giving latitude and longitude coordinates; Yellowstone National Park; Steve's idea about getting credit card records to figure out which gas stations Fenn's family stopped at; have we all been duped?: back to Spencer's enthusiasms around rock hounding; an invitation to go do something wild; 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 Luke Combs, Reid Isbell, Dan Isbell, Luke Thorkildsen, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: being on the tour bus; the Fatvian Seagulls; organic vs. assembly line song writing; ten cents per song on one of the best selling albums of all time; on being a lunch pail song writer; where country music and the outdoors intersect; on maintaining country music street cred in the outdoors; dudes that are actually like the dudes in country songs; letting the chickens out in your undies; when Northerners speculate on the lives of Southerners, and vice versa; turkey hunting as the poor man's elk hunting; country fried antelope; pronouncing the words, "pecan" and "crappie"; Steve's new hit song lyrics: "you gotta work with what you got, not with what you wish you had"; retreating to write; leave it to Stever; the definition of a hook and the Johnson motor; if Steve were a trout...; shit as fertilizer; the grizzly bear vocalist; 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 Juanita Vero, Casey Snider, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Very dramatic wind; a lightning strike that festers for weeks; codifying hunting and fishing in the state constitution; a privilege vs. a right; the national hobby of poking fun at California; all the levies at the tail end of ballots; how Steve wants to run for government office and propose a trapping bill; campaigning for your opponent; truly trying to understand someone with whom you disagree; neutralizing folks' anger by knocking on their doors for a conversation; politics are terrible and people are good; how it would be wise to Vote Vero! if you live in Missoula County; "block management" as a terrible name for what the thing actually is; visiting the bones of your grandfather when you need to make a decision; the correct recipe for pavement; attempting to infuse politics with joy; 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 Tewes, Neal Wilkins, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: the ocelot as an animal that's unknown to most folks; how it hurts like hell to get bitten by a cat; chicken-ocelot bonding; the ocelot population in the US being less than 100 individuals; how mammalogists have more fun than ornithologists; a mad obsession with cats; reproduction and the minimum birth rate to maintain a population; the effect of declines in genetic variation; all the different ways of losing an ocelot; how conservation is dependent on private landowners; maintaining the ocelot population on the East Foundation's Texas ranch holdings; is the ESA antiquated what it means to be pro-ESA reform; sex, hunger, and fear; the insane number of birds killed by feral and domestic cats; a hope that ocelots will stick around; how to incentivize conservation when you can't ever go to the place in need of conserving; 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. 242: Steep Dark Timber

Ep. 242: Steep Dark Timber

2020-10-1201:42:569

Steven Rinella talks with Taylor McCall, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: The time when Chester the Molester got credit for writing a Tyler Childers' song; catch-and-release for stocker trout; Steve dropping Bible knowledge about the how the Bible condemns people who shit out in the woods without burying it; chewin' Grizz and spittin' in cups; python oil; a perfect compliment sandwich; getting suspended from school because you have a BB gun in your bedroom; the plot thickens on squirrels biting off nuts, but now it's about rabbits; mountain man Osborne Russel's journal as a must-read about the Wild West; a tarpon scale guitar pick; air dropping fish from planes into high country lakes; "hey, boom!" vs. wing shooting; instinctively not believing your child; Brody's super fast bear hunt; the full stadium/hog nut dip strategy; Jani's elk hunt with Jason Phelps; Steve accompanying with sad guitar; the premier of "Black Powder Soul"; 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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Chris Anthony Fleck

Great episode guys! but for the love of God someone get that man a glass of water..... haha his gulping and swallowing noises are hard on the freakin ears!

Feb 24th
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Chris Gates

Several years ago we had pictures of two bucks that were both identical. The following year one of the bucks had a jacked up side. Both buck were phenomenal bucks. My brother ended up killing the one with the jacked up side. When we went to drag it out the jacked up side came off. The entire skull plate on that side had been broken. It was a big chunk. I ended up fixing the skull and did a European mount with it.

Feb 16th
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Hubert Czech

If anyone is wondering they found the body of the murderer https://www.outdoorlife.com/story/hunting/investigators-find-body-david-vowell-reelfoot-lake-duck-hunters-murder/

Feb 15th
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Scube

Dude , ..... I watch meateater. Which is great ..... but this podcast sucks!!

Feb 1st
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Robert Howe

I love the wide demographics of the Meateater guests :).

Jan 28th
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J AH

those adds get looooonger and longer!

Jan 18th
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sancho

episode will not play

Jan 18th
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Ryce Davis

Steve needs to chill and let other people be right. Steve is just as smart.

Jan 13th
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Faust Nimous King

Watched that on YouTube. Great move with the deer butchery. They vandalised your resteraunt and tried to ruin your business after you were more than polite. Their lack of proper nutrition puts them in a terrible mood and they should really grow up a bit and not act like little whining babies.

Jan 9th
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Faust Nimous King

Trying the Diet. would have died in Jan 2020 but for great surgeon's so trying to be healthy and a art hunting for meat. Your show gave me a new lease of life. shouldn't be here so want to make the most and be as respectful to nature as I can. Your show seriously helped in hospital. Thankyou you Steve and all the Meat Eater Team. Badass!!!

Jan 8th
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Faust Nimous King

love the podcast. love this Saladino but we shouldnt just care about ourselves. we should care about ourselves and others.

Jan 8th
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ID20308780

The best part of any episode is when Steve says he’s going to shut up. Dude interrupts people in the middle of their stories. If any of his guest would just act like they forgot where they were going with what they were saying after being interrupted this podcast would be dead. Thank God his guest can get their train of thought back after Steve’s constant interruptions.

Jan 4th
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LarryandBarb Banks

hht h5v v3rhh5. 5. 0 ll km.j olllllll l0ll0 llllll0 .

Dec 22nd
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Justin Gilbert

cant stand mark. he grinds my gears. boring ass mark

Dec 17th
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jtwizzle

Great ep!

Dec 13th
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RADIO REBEL DJ.34

I love your stuff

Nov 29th
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sancho

I'm so glad she dumbed it down for us. 🤠

Nov 23rd
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JML

I love Monday.

Nov 23rd
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Mason Rector

love the birds in the background

Nov 17th
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wesley hill

rinella needs to let micheal talk more. dudes got great stories..stop cutting him off!!

Nov 11th
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