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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 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
Ep. 207: Bullfighting a Griz

Ep. 207: Bullfighting a Griz

2020-02-1002:02:5115

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  
Ep. 206: Hey, Icehole!

Ep. 206: Hey, Icehole!

2020-02-0301:41:178

Steven Rinella talks with Miles Nolte, 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Ep. 196: A Sea of Bones

Ep. 196: A Sea of Bones

2019-11-2502:00:2520

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
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
Ep. 194: Summon the Squall

Ep. 194: Summon the Squall

2019-11-1102:20:0430

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
Ep. 193: Too Much Naughty

Ep. 193: Too Much Naughty

2019-11-0402:18:0219

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
Ep. 192: Bleeding Out

Ep. 192: Bleeding Out

2019-10-2802:20:1639

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
Ep. 191: Sicker Than Hell

Ep. 191: Sicker Than Hell

2019-10-2101:50:4933

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
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
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Stephen Reichert

good ole whites ! I'm 20 minutes from Spokane.

Feb 20th
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Cameron Mosier

this literally sounds like Steve talking to himself unless my speaker is on my ear. the audio difference between hosts and guests is absolutely preposterous lol

Feb 18th
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Steven Davis

man, that was a rough episode to listen to.

Feb 14th
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mark pueschel

love the whole gang. Steve, Eagle, Cal, Remi etc

Feb 12th
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Geno McQueen

I for one think that wolf story would make a good film The Grey+1917=

Feb 9th
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Ryan Rovero

where are they in Montana?

Feb 4th
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Luke Kennedy

love the shows done on the ice! I've got the same ice house! its massive, great for groups.

Feb 3rd
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David Signore

Terrible. Why do a podcast while fishing with friends ??

Feb 3rd
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Ricky Worley

My condolences Mr. Dial. I think Steve said it best, it's heart wrenching, absolutely heart wrenching, I truly am sorry for your loss.

Jan 21st
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kurt hoffman

love the show, I'm an outdoorsman from Iowa but caught in the big city of Chicago(damn job) , so jealous of y'all. would love to hear a show about finding and buying a hunk of land. keep up the good work and enjoying the outdoors.

Jan 17th
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Troy Thompson

first time listern, I loving it and a lot of info I did not know

Jan 16th
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Adam Redden

let the man talk! Good Lord Steve....

Jan 15th
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Zack S.

boring as shit! hunting stories please!

Jan 13th
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Weston Conner

Fantastic interview, Bo is awesome. I'd hunt with him, but I'm just a redneck from MO.

Jan 11th
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Ethan Rasmussen

Pete's a dumbass

Jan 7th
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Aaron Price

interesting topic, always enjoy your podcasts

Jan 7th
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Tim Hull

Please post Corinne's eggnog recipe! I must consume whatever y'all were having

Jan 3rd
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Krylahh

whoa whoa whoa where are you getting your hair on tans that they don't hold up? hair on hides look great and last. nothing better than hair on! flesh/salt/tan

Jan 1st
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Trevor Bethel

least favorite episode... idk about having this guy back. He chooses and picks what he likes and doesn't support the rest. saying hunting shops turn to selling AKs and concealed carry guns and talking about gun nuts... have to all support each other. guy leans to far left.

Dec 30th
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Robert King

Eggnog would have made this 10 times better. The repetitive sounds got under my sober skin.

Dec 28th
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