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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.Part of MeatEater, Inc.

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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.Part of MeatEater, Inc.

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Good podcast

By SvenHarden - May 25 2020
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Love the show, I am sure it takes a lot to produce, but I would love to see two shows a week!

Rinella/Putelis for president

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Hands down my favorite podcast.

iTunes Ratings

31026 Ratings
Average Ratings
30311
319
144
101
151

Good podcast

By SvenHarden - May 25 2020
Read more
Love the show, I am sure it takes a lot to produce, but I would love to see two shows a week!

Rinella/Putelis for president

By Casey4G - May 21 2020
Read more
Hands down my favorite podcast.
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The MeatEater Podcast

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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.Part of MeatEater, Inc.

Rank #1: Ep. 086: The Meat Tree, Part 1

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Afognak Island, AK- Steven Rinella talks with Remi Warren, Dirt Myth, Ridge Pounder, Pat O'Connel, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: The sprawling distribution of Ursus arctos; binomial nomenclature, the Linnaean classification system, and the finer details of brown bear taxonomy; Seward's Folly; how elk got to Alaska; bad mofos; a little bit of elk taxonomy; the shittiness of Afognak; quartering an elk in the water, battle scars, busted antlers, and other stories surrounding Steve's bull; getting attacked by brown bear, and more.

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Oct 16 2017

1hr 26mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 100: The Powerful Joe Rogan

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Los Angeles, CA- Steven Rinella talks with the powerful Joe Rogan, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: Trees of questionable integrity; Joe's obsession with archery; open loop systems and managing a mindset; recreational outrage in America; vegans; throwing out false bait; sharing photos of dead animals online; moving the needle toward a pro-hunting place; predators and surplus killing; and more.

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Jan 22 2018

1hr 41mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 038: Maverick County, Texas. Steven Rinella talks with ranch manager and hog trapper Ben Binnion, along with Chris Gill and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew

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Maverick County, Texas. Steven Rinella talks with ranch manager and hog trapper Ben Binnion, along with Chris Gill and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: the music of Shearwater; why Steve won't plug Janis's t-shirt company anymore; the importance of trail cams; whitetail antler potential; high-fence vs unfenced whitetail properties in Texas; buck identification; how to age a deer; the question of carrying capacity; helicopter surveys; how Texas allocates deer permits; trashy does and fecund bucks; the Founder Effect; why deer are like people; managing vs farming game; and the biodiversity of Texas whitetail country.

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Jun 23 2016

1hr 17mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 029

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Paducah, Kentucky. Steven Rinella and Janis Putelis talk with Kevin Murphy, a small-game aficionado. Subjects discussed: shotguns vs rimfires for squirrel hunting; chasing swamp rabbits; training up a squirrel dog; a toothpick trick for extracting fur or feathers that were dragged into the meat by a shotgun pellet; Butchey Badtoe, the squirrel head eating cur; coulees, guts, hollows, and other names for drainages; four types of squirrels; rabbit drives and how to pick your shooting lanes; squirrel broth dumplings and other methods of cooking squirrel; and squirrel hunting with Daniel Boone.

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Feb 19 2016

1hr 30mins

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Rank #5: Ep.087: The Meat Tree, Part 2

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Afognak Island, AK- Steven Rinella talks with Remi Warren, Dirt Myth, Ridge Pounder, Pat O’Connel, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: the brown bear attack story continues; the feeling of your life flashing before your eyes; the short but exhilarating ride of Dirt Myth; the devastating mental setback of being charged by a brown bear; bear attacks as an act of predation; being 'bearanoid'; lessons learned; and more.

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Oct 23 2017

1hr 24mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 040: Paducah, Kentucky. Steven Rinella talks with small-game and catfish aficionado Kevin Murphy, along with Janis Putelis, Garret Smith, and Adam Moffat from the MeatEater crew.

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Subjects discussed: Cormac McCarthy and No Country for Old Men; how to get into good graces with the Latvian Eagle; Jani Day, otherwise known as the Summer Solstice; hunting black bears in grizz country; the delisting of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and implications for the Endangered Species Act; the differences between poke poling, limb lining, jug fishing, and trot lining for catfish; the Big 3 of catfish species; Canadian Hunter whiskey; skanky salmon; pon hoss; best methods for cooking catfish; sending your kid off to school with a muskox sandwich; why the Mississippi River is a sham; and more. 

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Jul 22 2016

2hr 3mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 130: Packing Gear

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Steven Rinella talks with Kurt Racicot of Stone Glacier, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects Discussed: the unique nature of Alaskan bears; the PTSD-inducing capabilities of Killer whales; sea cucumbers, abalone, scallops, and other Alaskan ocean grub worth owning a cabin for; how to pack for a long backcountry hunt, and how to get your head straight; proof that cotton kills; suffering; water purification preferences; cold supper; how big is your backpack?; 13 bullets revisited; and more.

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Aug 20 2018

2hr 21mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 155: Guns

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Steven Rinella talks with Larry Keane and Mark Oliva of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, along with Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: Negligent discharges and the dark humor of the Marine Corps; button bucks and the Doppelkopf syndrome; the Colorado runner who choked-out a mountain lion; illegal ginseng harvest and methhead bears of Tennessee; the fatal grizzly bear attack of a Wyoming hunting guide; SHOT Show; on not shooting old appliances; both sides of the suppressors debate; background checks; who hates  Sunday hunting?; arguments around lead, or “traditional” ammo; keeping a finger on the pulse of gun legislation; gun safety around kids; and more.

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Feb 11 2019

2hr 45mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 133: You're a cool dude, Buck.

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Anchorage, AK - Steven Rinella talks with Alaska Master Guide Buck Bowden, along with his brother Danny Rinella, Chris "Ridgepounder" Gill, Dirt Myth, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects discussed: becoming Buck, or a boy mangles himself with a knife; digging for money with nine fingers; hunting and visiting the obscure; candyass horses from lower-48 and their rough and rangy Alaskan counterparts; the big money makers in fur trapping; eating wolverines; cutting your teeth on sheep, moose, and grizz; becoming a Master Guide; lessons learned from three bear attacks; what makes a good hunter?; divorcing yourself from societal momentum; and more.   To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.

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Sep 10 2018

2hr 28mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 039: Maverick County, Texas. Steven Rinella continues his discussion with ranch manager, wildlife biologist and hog trapper Ben Binnion, along with Chris Gill and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew.

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Maverick County, Texas. Steven Rinella continues his discussion with ranch manager, wildlife biologist and hog trapper Ben Binnion, along with Chris Gill and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: perception of pigs on a scale from Satan to margaritas; Sus scrofa and the Eurasian wild boar; hog fecundity; whitetail deer breeding vs. pig breeding; what "hogzilla" is and ain't; hog bait recipes; selling wild pigs to slaughter facilities; charging for pig hunts; whether helicopter pig hunts are for sport or control; several bullshit aspects of pig hunting; the best pigs to eat; and how to get hog hunting permissions.

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Jul 08 2016

1hr 29mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 025

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Episode 025: Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis and Ron Leighton, a Vietnam veteran and former commercial fisherman. Subjects discussed: Janis' first Sitka blacktail buck; muskegs; deep-water shrimp trappin'; why Steve doesn't catch a fraction of the shrimps that Ron does; why do so many men cook nowadays, and what happened to women?; smoking, canning, and jarring octopus and halibut; commercial halibut fishing; saltwater as a cure for seasickness; identifying found art; Latvian power rings; shooting critters in the head vs. in the lungs; deer calls; and the one thing good about getting old.

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Dec 23 2015

2hr 16mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 192: Bleeding Out

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Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Alan LazzaraRyan CallaghanBrody 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. 

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Oct 28 2019

2hr 11mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 146: Bigfoot

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Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with journalist and podcaster Laura Krantz, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: “Wild Thing” podcast; the newest oldest hunting weapons ever found in America; Clovis hunters; what good is a squirrel’s tail; Steve stands corrected on Pancho Villa; the other kind of knocking boots; old Bob Milligan’s game dinner; a critique of Teddy Roosevelt; the Four horsemen of Sasquatchery; burning a village to save it; what a bigfoot nest looks like; the two types of bigfoot believers; the Patterson-Gimlan film; a 1-million-dollar bounty for a dead bigfoot; the human need for the unknown; and more.

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Dec 10 2018

2hr 11mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 004

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Bozeman, Montana. After 4 days of elk hunting in the Sweetgrass Hills of Montana, Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Janis Putelis and first time hunters Brittany Brothers and Helen Cho. Subjects discussed include: good hunts for first time hunters; searching for hearts and livers in gut piles left by other hunters; hunter's safety courses; what happens when you carry a New Yorker magazine, an Alaska driver’s license, and a pocket knife on a NYC subway; how to say "MeatEater Podcast" in Latvian; the fact that Janis Putelis, a.k.a. Long Tong, has been in on 100 elk kills; women hunters; the conundrum of hunter recruitment; and getting really depressed when a hunt goes bad. Mentioned links and notes: Squarespace.com - use the code MEATEATER at checkout to get 10% off and help support the MeatEater Podcast. Ryan Callaghan once addressing a bear "Smell us now, lady". Sweetgrass Hills Colonial Rifle and Pistol Club in Staten Island Podsurvey.com/MeatEater

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Mar 06 2015

1hr 28mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 167: Mauled by a Grizzly

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Steven Rinella talks with Amber Kornak and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: The polite way to address someone who has suffered a bear “tragedy”; Janis's chicken egg business; what it’s like for female wildlife biologists; hair snares; the precise moment when you realize you’re about to be attacked by a grizzly; where to carry bear spray and how to hose a grizz with it; biophilia; tattooing bears; and more.

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May 06 2019

1hr 42mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 028

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Subjects discussed: How to pronounce the word "Coues;" the five subspecies of the American wild turkey; what is a turkey Royal Slam?; the unwritten rules of hunting public lands; Kevin Murphy, the Neil deGrasse Tyson of squirrels; other hunters, a.k.a. the assholes; how to pick a conservation group; whether hunter recruitment is a scam; how Steve would cook goat testicles; bear hearts; elk hunting tips; the debate around suppressed firearms; coyote killing contests; point creep; poaching; the ins and outs of hunting technology; game eyes and the great challenge of spotting a Coues deer.

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Feb 05 2016

1hr 30mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 113: I'm Right And You're Wrong

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Boise, ID- Steven Rinella talks with Jason Phelps of Phelps Game Calls, Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Remi Warren, Ryan Callaghan of First Lite, Mark Boardman of Vortex Optics, along with Brody Henderson and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: low-T turkeys and game calling; feeding wildlife, baiting, and muddying the waters in Alabama; bait haters and food plots; the hierarchy of species and the ethics of fishing for spawning trout; roosting turks; the continued saga of a deer named Holyfield; glassin' turks; private land conservation; and more.

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Apr 23 2018

1hr 59mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 184: Managing Bambi

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Steven Rinella talks with Matt Ross, Ryan Furrer, Hank Forester, Mark Kenyon, and Janis Putelis.

Subjects discussed: having kids by accident; Mark Kenyon’s “That Wild Country”; slunger and slow-walker as new synonyms for mondo; where quality deer management ends and trophy deer management begins; busting deer myths; Field to Fork; when teeth start floating; and more.

Plus, stay tuned for Steve’s special feature on the joint onX and TRCP report about state landlocked public lands.

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Sep 02 2019

3hr 28mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 214: Gobbling Your Ass Off

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Steven Rinella talks with Michael Chamberlain, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Just how much is a unit of blood?; packin' tourniquets; how Jani's wife won't give Steve weasel trapping permission; etymology; hunting turkeys with dogs; the kee-kee run; how many critters kill and eat turkeys?; the wild turkey Bermuda Triangle; more things that make a turkey gobble; mesomammals; lies your daddy told you about wildlife; song meters and gobbling data; some big turkeys get all of the love; will hunting go to hell?; having an incredible sense of place and a big home range; hatching into a social hierarchy; and more.

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Mar 30 2020

2hr 22mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 069: Dr. Dan Flores

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Steven talks with historian and author Dan Flores, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater Crew.

Subjects Discussed: Clovis hunters; North America's oldest mine; the religious underpinnings of Chaco Canyon's mysterious road network; Steve as The Inconsiderate Mountain Goat Hiker; macaw feathers, turquoise, and other luxury goods; Steve's wife and the 4-degree human comfort zone; the spread of human hunters around the globe; the eyed needle; boating around glaciers; wanderlust; ice-free corridors; the Blitzkrieg and Solutrean hypotheses; Liebig's principle of ecology; Keepers of the Game: Indian-Animal Relationships and the Fur Trade; did the Indians reach equilibrium with the buffalo?, and more.

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Jun 22 2017

2hr 23mins

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Ep. 229: The Atomic Oryx

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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.

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Jul 13 2020

2hr 9mins

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Ep. 228: Venison is the New Kale

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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.

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Jul 06 2020

1hr 43mins

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Ep. 227: Red Cutter

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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.

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Jun 29 2020

1hr 52mins

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Ep. 226: The Life and Times of the Antler Man

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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. 

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Jun 22 2020

1hr 31mins

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Ep. 225: An Expensive Episode

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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.

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Jun 15 2020

1hr 57mins

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Ep. 224: Size Matters

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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.

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Jun 07 2020

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Ep. 223: Shooting Trees to Death

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Steven Rinella talks with Brody Henderson, Spencer NeuharthRyan 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.

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Jun 01 2020

1hr 59mins

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Ep. 222: Morels in the Time of Covid

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Steven Rinella talks with Spencer NeuharthRyan 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.

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May 25 2020

1hr 37mins

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Ep. 221: The Perfect Rock

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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.

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May 18 2020

1hr 57mins

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Ep. 220: An Elk-Hunting Nudist Checks the Breeze

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Steven Rinella talks with Bart George, Phil Taylor, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Starting life and ending life in PJs; how the lower-48’s caribou vanished; a deceased oscillated turkey; the last ever flip flop story; Jani being a chit-chatter with his seat mates on airplanes; cows not condos; kangaroo meat being favorite; your dead dog tied to a tree; when a 3-year-old lion kills 14 alpacas in a single night, is that surplus slaughter?; a bear rolls down a hill and onto the bike path; what’s it like to get dosed by ketamine?; the distance from the stimuli and the distance from the flight; a lion so close you had to pull your pistol; training big cats to avoid humans by blaring Ep. 197 of The MeatEater Podcast at them; how mountain lions hate it when you touch them; when a guy in Canada legally shoots your collared cat, then mails you back the collar; and more.

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May 11 2020

1hr 34mins

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Ep. 219: Snake Oil

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Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Robert Reed and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: an entire peer reviewed publication from a single Burmese python poop; three dead deer inside a snake; death by hair; the Florida Everglades; being a sophomore at UC Berkeley and buying a snake to get girls to your dorm room; where the hell did they all come from?; low detection rates are a bitch; squirrels as biological exhibitionists; how Steve has a really bad endotherm bias; bio accumulation of mercury; python hunters; pivoting from Judas snakes to scout snakes; a python orgy in a gopher tortoise burrow; manipulating genomes to drive extinction; big props to Steve's bro, Dan; how the non-hunting life informs the hunting life; and more.

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May 04 2020

1hr 34mins

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Ep. 218: The World's Best Small Game Hunter Conquers Mongolia

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Steven Rinella talks with Kevin Murphy, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: The wild swings of rabbit populations; a hunting station wagon brought back from the dead; a dog named Wings&Thing; wanderlust; an epic hunting trip to Mongolia; how your shit needs to be in shape to hunt snowshoe hares; the last remaining eagle hunters in the world; an owl, three golden eagles, two ravens, five Mongolians, and two Americans on horseback trying to catch a critter; how harness boots aren't worth a damn for climbing around; if you want to stack up a lot of game animals, you don't want to be a falconer; the crack of the ass cushioning the rest of it; abusing one’s scrotum; all for a chunk of tungsten; from city junk bond seller to swamp rabbit hunter; recruiting newbies; and more.

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Apr 27 2020

1hr 39mins

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Ep. 217: Mark Kurlansky on Saving Salmon

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Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kurlansky, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Mark being a lifelong fisherman; fisheries and over fishing as only minor problems by comparison; how salmon get hit by everything we do wrong; the 11-foot-high jump of the salmon; Francisco Franco, dictator of Spain and dedicated fly fisherman; the Atlantic Ocean's decreasing carrying capacity; why catch it if you're going to release it?; calibrating the success of salmon stock recovery to population numbers from centuries ago; environmentalists spending too much time trying to stop things rather than fix things; subject as a proxy for your soapbox issue; the problem with solutions; New Deal dam building; dumbed down wild salmon; celebrating the completion of your 33rd book (Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate) by beginning to write your 34th book; and more.

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Apr 20 2020

1hr 47mins

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Ep. 216: Roasting Coffee In The CIA

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Steven Rinella talks with Evan Hafer, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: ice fishing is not a crime; exactly how big is a big blood transfusion?; let’s sort out addiction issues later; ass goblins; Bergmann's rule and Allen's rule; negligent discharges; pissing out your car door and into your ice hole; Black Rifle Coffee Company; growing up outdoors; why it’s called MeatEater; having more degrees than intelligence; back-slapping, pleated-Dockers-wearing, back-nine D-bags; acclimating to the stress of a war zone; repatriating to the mountains; on liking Folgers and wanting your coffee to look like tea; being ass backwards on caffeine levels; why Jani's a decaf man and how Steve saved his life; need-to-know basis in a time of not normal; flattening the curve with the family; and more.

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Apr 13 2020

1hr 42mins

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Ep. 215: I Miss My Friends

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Steven Rinella talks with Phil Taylor, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Steve's violated sense of artistic sensibility; Cal gets robbed by meth heads; is it okay to kill someone for stealing your shit?; how everyone knows the sound of their own truck; stick 'em up!; Steve’s elaborate vengeance fantasies; making the perfect batch of turkey stock; prepping vs. supporting your community; how Cal borrowed Steve's dehydrator and will not return it during this time of need; hunting and fishing in the land of Covid-19; the need for a little self-policing; Steve hearts suppressors; the Rinella-Putellis 2020 campaign and MeatEater's Land Access Initiative; the Michigan hello; no blind spots for my kids; and more.

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Apr 06 2020

1hr 30mins

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Ep. 214: Gobbling Your Ass Off

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Steven Rinella talks with Michael Chamberlain, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Just how much is a unit of blood?; packin' tourniquets; how Jani's wife won't give Steve weasel trapping permission; etymology; hunting turkeys with dogs; the kee-kee run; how many critters kill and eat turkeys?; the wild turkey Bermuda Triangle; more things that make a turkey gobble; mesomammals; lies your daddy told you about wildlife; song meters and gobbling data; some big turkeys get all of the love; will hunting go to hell?; having an incredible sense of place and a big home range; hatching into a social hierarchy; and more.

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Mar 30 2020

2hr 22mins

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Ep. 213: The Return of the Latvian Eagle

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Steven Rinella talks with Miles Nolte, Brody Henderson, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: The things that won the war; melting your wedding band into your finger; chap ass and irritated sphincters; getting a tater on your thing; Dumpster Diver Cal; manipulating a briefcase full of pike decoys; a golf ball with an eyelet through it; thrusting spears into fish; hot tips for making fish cakes; the myth that old folks know what’s up; is it bad when you positively generalize about people?; finding worm beds to find fish; a quarter sturgeon per acre; whitefish caviar on Cool Ranch Doritos; sturgeon schnitzel; a paddlefish living inside a wet sleeping bag; Steve sings "Ch-ch-changes"; and more.

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Mar 23 2020

2hr 4mins

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Ep. 212: Chad Mendes on the Fight, the Hunt, and the Food

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Steven Rinella talks with Chad Mendes, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: the Total Putelis-Total Rinella Dinner; eating Jani’s baby moose; a whiffle ball bat for a leg; getting paid a couple thousand for a couple minutes’ work; Chad getting picked on in high school and then beating the guy’s ass; getting disciplined through hunting; lost in the woods; redlining your body multiple times per day; Finz and Featherz; down to the peanut; fad diets; getting knocked out; the UFC payment arrangement; not having to get punched in the head anymore; guilt-based motivation; the three Chads; and more.

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Mar 16 2020

1hr 49mins

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Ep. 211: Hunting with Your Enemy

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Steven Rinella talks with Dan Ahdoot, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.

Topics discussed: Steve and Janis as the J-Lo and Shakira of the hunting world; merfolk and mermaid’s purses; Janis pushing past his limits on the dance floor; using a baby's umbilical cord as fishing bait; a tarantula rehabilitation program; how to make wild game kosher; an Iranian Jew and an Iraqi Muslim as hunting buddy BFFs; Long Island game wardens; having a bone to pick with duck hunting; pheasant ragu; how hunting has affected Dan's view of politics; Dan coming out of the closet as a hunter; going through TSA with a heart and liver in a styrofoam container; joining your local mycological society as a good way to find a date; the meanest gun store in the world; quotes about writing; hunter safety; and so much more.

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Mar 09 2020

1hr 49mins

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Ep. 210: Josh Carney on the Presence of a Feather

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Steven Rinella talks with Josh Carney, Ryan Callaghan, and Phil Taylor.

Topics discussed: How Josh is mean to Steve about his turkey calling; putting a rasp on it; living in town with 15 hunting dogs; skinning raccoons; a small game family; how turkey hunting is like dating at a bar; a 2 at 10 and a 10 at 2; not being tuned into hunting and fishing laws; what it feels like to be hit by buckshot; how it can all be taken away in a moment; dying on the operating table, twice; how you don't know who you are until you're absolutely alone; battling with God; getting so nervous you goose honk at Jim Shockey; the "Son of the South" and a crisis of identities; is the hunting industry sexualized?; and so much more.

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Mar 02 2020

1hr 38mins

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Good podcast

By SvenHarden - May 25 2020
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Love the show, I am sure it takes a lot to produce, but I would love to see two shows a week!

Rinella/Putelis for president

By Casey4G - May 21 2020
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Hands down my favorite podcast.