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August 11, 2020
On this week's episode, Ben and Phil learn about the trials of a loyal listener, hear from good friend Chuck Norris, and read a Not So Sharp Moment from a really shitty dad. In the interview portion of the show, Ben is joined by neuroscientist Ivan De Araujo for a conversation on just how a predator's brain actually works. Enjoy.  Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective March
August 4, 2020
On this week's show, Ben and Phil pick the winner of the LMNT cocktail naming contest, read a story about cut fingers and feminine hygiene projects, and hear from the great David Hasselhoff in an attempt to motivate Phil as his first hunt approaches. In the interview segment, Olympic Gold Medalist David Wise talks about the ups and downs of his career, how competing in skiing compares to hunting, and overcoming depression in the outdoors. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective March
July 28, 2020
On this week's show, Ben and Phil talk about a brand new title sponsor, an oxymoronic cocktail, identifying birds, and the value of a good hunting nap. In the interview portion of the podcast, Ben is joined by the founder of the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance, Pete Muennich, to talk about the complicated management of some goat populations in our national parks, and how mountain goats hold an intriguing position in the conservation world. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective March
July 21, 2020
On this week's show, the guys announce the winners of the Great American Outdoors Contest while Ben fights a hangover. In the interview portion, Ben meets Dr. Daniel Stahler on a dirt road overlooking the town of Gardiner, Montana situated right smack on the 45th parallel of latitude. Dr. Stahler, a veteran wildlife biologist who first came to the park in 1997 to be a part of its wolf program, was making a trek into what he calls a "cluster site" of a local mountain lion in the developing heat of an early July morning. Ben follows along to talk about the purpose of predators on the landscape. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective March
July 14, 2020
On this week's show, Ben and Phil check in with another Not So Sharp Moment about fishing with firecrackers and talk about Phil's first hunt. In the interview portion of the show, Ben is joined by Hillary and Ryan Lampers to talk about the conquering the backcountry, staying healthy, and how to make a marriage work when your spouse is a hardcore hunter. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch
July 7, 2020
On this week's episode, Ben is joined by Joe Ferronato to talk about his last days at MeatEater, and what's next in his career. They also cover the late Jim Posewitz and discuss what meant to the hunting community. In the interview portion of the show, Ben is joined by Cornell's Dr. James Tantillo to talk about the validity of fair chase and the confusing nature of personal preference versus ethical action. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch
June 30, 2020
On this week’s episode, the crew is joined by Land Tawney, President/CEO of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, to talk about the Great American Outdoors Act and its potential impact on our public lands and waters. To help in that discussion Ben and MeatEater’s Sam Lungren call Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH), two important Congressmen who have co-sponsored the legislation. Ben also announces a very special contest that can bring more attention to this bill and all that it gives to those who recreate outside. Enjoy. Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch
June 23, 2020
On this week's show, the guys discuss PETA's new tofu propaganda campaign, usher in the return of Not So Sharp Moments, and learn that mocking liberal hunters is a good thing. Up next is an interview with Mark Carter. He’s a native of Ten Sleep, Wyoming, the son of a salt of the earth rancher, and a world-class snowboarder. Mark is a grab life by the balls type of guy that has lived a life of adventure most of us only dream about. He’s also a convicted poacher and a felon. In a time of cancel culture, his story is an important look at honesty, redemption, and guilt. As Mark said, “I got nothing to hide.” He lays it all out there. Enjoy.  Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
June 16, 2020
On this week’s show, Ben and Phil again answer the flood of listener emails on topics like the benefits of yoga, the liberal hunter match game, enforcing the law during protests, and the redemption of Phil's dumper fan. In the interview portion of the episode, Ben talks with registered dietitian Diana Rodgers and author of "The Paleo Solution" Robb Wolf about their documentary and accompanying book "Sacred Cow" that makes the case for better meat. Enjoy.  Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
June 9, 2020
On this week's show, Ben and Phil answer a few listener emails about Elmer Fudd losing this gun, Ben's thoughts on politics, and a certain flower that doubles as toilet paper in a pinch. Charles "The Rabbit Man" Rodney also joins the show for a very special conversation about living through segregation followed by an interview with Purple Heart recipient Omar "Crispy" Avila and former Army Ranger and co-founder of Black Rifle Coffee Company Mat Best. The guys talk about whether you should read social media comments, avoiding the victim narrative, and the best facets of gun culture. Enjoy.  Connect with Ben and MeatEater: Ben on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
June 2, 2020
On this week's episode, Ben, Phil and Joe talk through the current state of affairs in this country, answer some questions about regenerative agriculture, and admit to some hypocrisies. In the interview portion of the show we're joined by Texas legend Wyman Meinzer to talk about growing up in the Big Empty, killing and regret, and avoiding rattlers as a kid. Enjoy. Connect with Ben and MeatEater: Ben on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
May 26, 2020
On this week's show, Ben and Phil read a listener email that suggests Shane Mahoney might be a higher power, tease a story about crapping your pants in the woods, and check in on what's happening on Memorial Day. In the interview portion of the show, Ben chats with Nick Halla, SVP of International for Impossible Foods, about their quest to eliminate animal agriculture from our food system by 2035. That is followed up by a conversation with Robby Sansom from Force of Nature Meats about his company's alternative to Impossible's plan. Enjoy.  Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
May 18, 2020
On today's podcast, we're joined by MeatEater's Sam Lungren and Joe Ferronato to discuss one of the wildest stories we've ever encountered. It's the gruesome tale of a grizzly bear attack involving 33-year-old Wasilla, Alaska resident and hunting guide Bret Bohn and his father, Glenn. Back in 2016 Bret saved his 77-year-old dad by killing a 9-foot grizzly as it mauled his face. Glenn amazingly survived and just as notably, Bret took pictures and video of his dad’s gruesome injuries soon after the bear was dead.   The resulting mix of compelling story and shocking documentation would lay the perfect groundwork for a viral event online. Everyone wanted to know more about the bloody scene, why Bret had taken the photos, and how the hell either of them had survived. We have the exclusive story.  Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
May 12, 2020
This week Miles Nolte joins Ben and Phil to talk about baiting and backyard bird feeders, game laws during the apocalypse, filming hunting TV during the quarantine, and whether hunting is selfish or selfless. In the interview portion of the show, Shane Mahoney weighs in how this pandemic is helping us understand our place in the natural world, whether hunting license sales will increase in the long term, and how our Model of Conservation creates real value for wildlife. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
May 5, 2020
On this week's show, we're joined by Pat Durkin and Spencer Neuharth to update the aftermath of Phil's first crap in the woods, tell the story of Three Toes the legendary wolf, and take a look a New York's idiotic deer vasectomy plan. In the interview segment, Ben is joined by chef and restauranteur Jesse Griffiths to talk about running a restaurant during the pandemic, eating local, the value of peas, and the best flavors of spring. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 28, 2020
On this week’s show, we’re joined by Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt to get an update on the failures of turkey season, talk vasectomies, hear about Phil’s first crap in the woods, and answer some emails. We’re also joined by our favorite listener, Eric Hall, to hear about his quarantine perspective. Finally, filmmaker and conservationist Donnie Vincent joins Ben for a great conversation about how to get by during these tough times. Enjoy.   Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 28, 2020
On this week’s show, we’re joined by Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt to get an update on the failures of turkey season, talk vasectomies, hear about Phil’s first crap in the woods, and answer some emails. We’re also joined by our favorite listener, Eric Hall, to hear about his quarantine perspective. Finally, filmmaker and conservationist Donnie Vincent joins Ben for a great conversation about how to get by during these tough times. Enjoy.   Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 21, 2020
On this week's show, Ben and Phil answer some listener emails about Dolly Broadway on TikTok, catching another hunter crapping in the woods, and thinking hard about PPE during the pandemic. In the interview segment, Dr. Robert C. Jones returns to the program to talk about the problems with modern veganism, the bargains we make about suffering, and the path to a more conscious diet. Enjoy.
April 14, 2020
On this week's episode, Janis Putelis and Seth Morris stop by to talk about an opening day snowstorm, hunting during the quarantine, public land scouting for birds, the death of our original turkey podcast, and one thing we always screw up as turkey hunters. We're also joined by legendary call maker Will Primos to talk about his life and times as an industry pioneer. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 14, 2020
On this week's episode, Janis Putelis and Seth Morris stop by to talk about an opening day snowstorm, hunting during the quarantine, public land scouting for birds, the death of our original turkey podcast, and one thing we always screw up as turkey hunters. We're also joined by legendary call maker Will Primos to talk about his life and times as an industry pioneer. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 7, 2020
On this week's episode, we're joined by Spencer Neuharth and Anthony Licata from the MeatEater crew to talk about Phil's "dumper fan, what's happening in morel mushrooms, and drinking habits during the quarantine. In the interview portion of the show, we check in with Guy and Ike Eastman to tell the story of a very special Dall sheep hunt in the Northwest Territories. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 3, 2020
On the finale of the Daily Quarantine-Cast, we're joined by Greg Lemon, information bureau chief at Montana FWP, to talk about the department's approach for keeping hunting and fishing open during the pandemic. We're also joined by Sean DeGrey to tell the story of a giant public land bull in Utah. Enjoy.   Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 3, 2020
On the finale of the Daily Quarantine-Cast, we're joined by Greg Lemon, information bureau chief at Montana FWP, to talk about the department's approach for keeping hunting and fishing open during the pandemic. We're also joined by Sean DeGrey to tell the story of a giant public land bull in Utah. Enjoy.   Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 2, 2020
On today's Quarantine-Cast we're joined by Mike Hunsucker from Heartland Bowhunter to talk about his life in quarantine, 13 years of making hunting TV, and a pandemic turkey hunt in Nebraska. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 2, 2020
On today's Quarantine-Cast we're joined by Mike Hunsucker from Heartland Bowhunter to talk about his life in quarantine, 13 years of making hunting TV, and a pandemic turkey hunt in Nebraska. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
April 1, 2020
On today’s show, we cover how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting spring hunting seasons across the country, and we're joined by MeatEater’s Danielle Prewett to tell the story of her first turkey hunt. We also cover Danielle's guide to beak-to-fan eating for our favorite wild bird. Enjoy.   Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
March 31, 2020
On today's show, we're joined by MeatEater's Joe Ferronato to finally select the winner of the 2020 Great Hand Turkey Contest. In the interview portion of the show, we're joined by Clay Newcomb to discuss his shooting a deer from a mule, his approach to quarantine, and a life fueled by family and the outdoors. Enjoy.  Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
March 30, 2020
On today’s show, we’re joined by MeatEater’s Miles Nolte and Sam Lungren to talk about how most hunters and anglers are more than prepared for a pandemic, the woes of the outdoor economy, and to recap a September elk hunt that went awry for the strangest of reasons. Enjoy.   Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
March 27, 2020
Settle in, grab a drink, and forget all of your troubles. Today's Quarantine-Cast covers the wildest documentary in some time: Netflix's "Tiger King." Seth Morris, Annie Racer, and Phil Taylor join Ben for a happy hour discussion of a story you'll never forget. Enjoy.  themeateater.com
March 27, 2020
Settle in, grab a drink, and forget all of your troubles. Today's Quarantine-Cast covers the wildest documentary in some time: Netflix's "Tiger King." Seth Morris, Annie Racer, and Phil Taylor join Ben for a happy hour discussion of a story you'll...
March 26, 2020
On today's Quarantine-Cast, we take a look at a possible new leader in the Great Hand Turkey Contest, learn how Steve is handling his quarantine, and hear what Janis is cooking up. We also recap the Coues deer hunt in Sonora, Mexico that became the very first episode of this podcast. Enjoy.   themeateater.com
March 26, 2020
On today's Quarantine-Cast, we take a look at a possible new leader in the Great Hand Turkey Contest, learn how Steve is handling his quarantine, and hear what Janis is cooking up. We also recap the Coues deer hunt in Sonora, Mexico, that became the...
March 25, 2020
On today's Quarantine-Cast, Ben helps Phil calculate how long his toilet paper will last and the guys announce the future of the daily podcasts. Ben is joined by legendary big wave surfer Shane Dorian and photographer Sam Soholt to tell the story of their first trip to the Hawaiian island of Lanai to chase axis deer. Enjoy.  themeateater.com
March 24, 2020
On today's Daily Quarantine-Cast, we're joined by Get Hushin founder Casey Butler to talk about Ben's new addiction to wearing a robe, Casey's approach to being quarantined with his family, how to make YouTube a career, and the amazing new Netflix documentary "Tiger King." Enjoy.  themeateater.com
March 23, 2020
On today's show, we're joined by First Lite's Kevin Harlander to hear the story of "The Heartbreak Bull" and recount one hell of a turkey hunt on public land in eastern Oregon. Enjoy.  themeateater.com
March 20, 2020
On today's THC Daily Quarantine-Cast we're joined by Cole Kramer, the most handsome hunting guide in Alaska, and DJ Bell from Austin, Texas. The guys talk big giant blacktail bucks, frozen rivers, 100-pound packs, and a few desperate nights stranded in frigid temperatures on Kodiak Island. Enjoy.  themeateater.com
March 19, 2020
On today's Quarantine-Cast we're joined by Ryan "Cal" Callaghan to talk about buying a rifle with your stimulus package money, the best mindset for quarantine living, getting Lyme Disease, and chasing axis deer in Texas. Enjoy.
March 18, 2020
On today's daily quarantine-cast we're joined by the great and powerful Remi Warren to talk about how his social anxiety is useful during a global pandemic, hunting spring bears, and falling in love with New Zealand. Enjoy.  themeateater.com
March 17, 2020
On today's daily quarantine-cast we're joined by Wired to Hunt's Mark Kenyon to talk about life in quarantine, getting vasectomies, the story of Uno the One-Legged Beaver, soil health in America, and life on the Back 40. Enjoy.  themeateater.com
March 16, 2020
In light of the COVID-19 quarantine in much of the US, we're rounding up our favorite hunting stories for a slate of daily podcasts. First up, Sam Soholt helps us recount an epic moose hunt in British Columbia with Joe Rogan and guide Mike Hawkridge.
March 16, 2020
In light of the COVID-19 quarantine in much of the US, we're rounding up our favorite hunting stories for a slate of daily podcasts. First up, Sam Soholt helps us recount an epic moose hunt in British Columbia with Joe Rogan and guide Mike...
March 10, 2020
On this week's show, Ben and Phil are joined by a bunch of MeatEater crew members to decide the Find 'Em and Grind 'Em contest in a winner take all competition. In the interview portion of the show, we're joined by environmentalist Rob Greenfield to talk about his year-long experiment of not consuming any industrially-produced foods. Enjoy.
March 10, 2020
On this week's show, Ben and Phil are joined by a bunch of MeatEater crew members to decide the Find 'Em and Grind 'Em contest in a winner take all competition. In the interview portion of the show, we're joined by environmentalist Rob Greenfield to...
March 3, 2020
On this week's show, Ben and Phil choose the winner of the THC turkey call contest, and Ben  travels to Maryland to chase rabbits with his friend Charles "The Rabbit Man" Rodney and his six beagles. Enjoy.  themeateater.com
February 27, 2020
On this week’s show, Ben and Phil are joined by Seth Morris, Janis Putelis, Joe Ferronato, and Spencer Neuharth to call a listener that just got engaged and vote for the best illustration of Phil’s voice face. In the interview segment, Ben talks with Ryan Holiday from the Daily Stoic about why every liberal millennial should go hunting. Enjoy. themeateater.com
February 18, 2020
On this week's show, Ben O'Brien and Phil the Engineer let listeners in on the deadline to enter the episode 100 giveaways, talk about Phil's trip to the NWTF Convention, introduce the THC Book Club, and react to actor Joaquin Phoenix's Oscar acceptance speech. In the interview portion of the show, author Bryce Andrews joins the show to talk about his time as a city boy turned Montana rancher and how he's helping others live with grizzly bears. Enjoy.  themeateater.com
February 11, 2020
On this week's show we're celebrating you, the listener, with an insane slate of giveaways from some of our favorite partner brands including YETI, Vortex, Worksharp, Weston, First Lite, and more. Listening to this podcast is the only way to find out how to win. MeatEater's Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, and Joe Ferronatto also join the conversation to cover PETA's newest plea to free Punxsutawney Phil, Mercy the rescued Chicago coyote, and Disney's new CGI Bambi remake. Enjoy!  themeateater.com
February 4, 2020
In this week's episode, Ben and Phil are joined by Steven Rinella, Annie Raser, Kylee Archer, and Corinne Schneider from the MeatEater crew for a blind taste test featuring plant-based meat versus wild game. In the interview portion of the show, we're joined by author Rachel Carrie from the United Kingdom to talk about the threats hunting faces across the pond. Enjoy.  www.themeateater.com
January 28, 2020
On this week's show, MeatEater's Miles Nolte and Joe Ferronato  drop in to close out the discussion on the two Pennsylvania teenage hunters charged with animal cruelty, talk about a dad who strangled a coyote that had just attacked his son, and argue about the apparent arrival of the controversial lab-grown meat industry. We're also joined by author, actor, and philosopher James A. Swan PhD to talk about his books, and the historical ties between hunting and religion. Enjoy.  www.themeateater.com
January 21, 2020
On this week's show, we're joined by Anthony Licata and Joe Ferronato from the MeatEater crew to talk about Phil's backstabbing appearances on another podcast, two Pennsylvania hunters charged with animal cruelty, and winning a hunt in New Zealand with Ben. In the interview portion of the show Cornell ethicist James Tantillo talks about the tragic wisdom hunting provides and how it can help us understand death. Enjoy.  themeateater.com
January 14, 2020
On this week’s show we’re finishing off the “Best of THC” series with volume four. This week it's the outdoor legends we've had on our show including Dr. Valerius Geist, Col. Tom Kelly, and Jim Posewitz. Enjoy.
January 7, 2020
On this week’s show we’re rolling out the third volume of “Best of THC” with the wildest bear attack stories from our show. Those include Todd Orr's viral video from Montana, Brad Jameson's gruesome encounter on Afognak Island, and Barrie K. Gilbert's Yellowstone attack from the 1970s. Enjoy.
December 31, 2019
On this week's show we're rolling out the second volume of "Best of THC" with listener picks for the top moments of our show. Those include Steven Rinella learning about Game of Thrones, Cameron Hanes doing a pack dump and talking about The Bachelor, and when Ben traveled to Berkeley, Calif., to interview an animal rights activist and a vegan. Enjoy.  www.themeateater.com
December 24, 2019
This week we're rolling out our very first "Best of THC" podcast featuring some of our favorite characters from almost two years of conversations on hunting and life. In this episode you'll hear from Wyman Meinzer,Dusan Smetana, and Charles "The Rabbit Man" Rodney. www.themeateater.com
December 17, 2019
On this week’s show, we’re joined by Ryan “Cal” Callaghan and Phil the Engineer for a conversation on why we’re annoyed by Christmas, how to mentor new hunters, and where Phil might go for his first hunt. In the interview portion of the show we’re in Princeton to meet up with author and conservationist Tovar Cerulli to talk about his shift from vegan to hunter, his book “The Mindful Carnivore,” and what it means to accept change. Enjoy.
December 10, 2019
This week on this show, Ben O’Brien and Phil the Engineer take a closer look at the reaction (both good and bad) to episode 89 with Dr. Carolyn Finney. In the interview portion of the show, Ben is joined by Brianna Pobiner, a paleoanthropologist at the Smithsonian studying the evolution of the human diet. After a walk through “The Hall of Human Origins,” they discuss how eating meat has contributed to our humanity. Enjoy. themeateater.com
December 3, 2019
On this week's show, I'm joined by MeatEater's Joe Ferronato and Maggie Smith to hear the story of Maggie's first deer. We also check in on a fledging YouTube controversy involving a big giant buck and a young gun hunter that wasn't wearing his orange. In the interview portion of the show, we're joined by Andy Anderson and Bill Roden for a discussion on marketing in the outdoors and how storytelling is changing our community. Enjoy.
November 26, 2019
On this week’s show, MeatEater’s Miles Nolte and I discuss the issue of race in the hunting community and consider the idea of increasing diversity within and among hunters. For the interview segment, I’m joined by Dr. Carolyn Finney, a storyteller, author, and cultural geographer who wrote the book, "Black Faces, White Spaces," which addresses the relationship of African Americans to the outdoors. It’s an incredibly difficult and important conversation for us all. Enjoy. themeateater.com
November 19, 2019
On this week's show, Phil the Engineer and I read some listener emails and tie up the loose ends from past episodes. We also put Skimpy McWeakstache to rest for good. In the interview segment of the show we're joined by Taylor Collins, Robby Sansom, and Marshall Seedorf from Force of Nature Meats to explore regenerative agriculture, how we can better consume meat on a large scale and the power in our soil. Enjoy.
November 12, 2019
On this week’s show, Phil the Engineer finally gets his own segment, we read the best emails from listeners, and find some international perspective from our friends in the United Kingdom. In the interview portion of the show, we’re joined by Mark Kenyon, Hunter Rud, and Jordan Riley to take a deeper look at MeatEater’s new whitetail-focused series, The Back 40. It’s the rut, so we have some great deer stories to tell! Enjoy. themeateater.com
November 5, 2019
On this week’s show, we’re joined by Sam Lungren, Anthony Licata, and Spencer Neuharth to discuss halloween costumes, World Series action, and our different experiences with coyotes over the years. In the interview portion of the show we’re joined by author Dan Flores to talk about the cultural and spiritual history of the coyote in America. Enjoy.
October 29, 2019
On this week’s show, we’re joined by Sam Soholt and Phil the Engineer to finally name Phil’s mustache. We also talk about Sam’s #stampitforward project to help promote the Federal Duck Stamp. In the interview portion of the show we’re joined by Bear Hunting Magazine’s Clay Newcomb to talk about the ethics of baiting for bears. Clay is incredibly articulate and it’s one of the best conversations we’ve ever had on this show. Enjoy.
October 22, 2019
On this week’s show, we’re joined by Phil the Engineer to talk about where we draw the line when it comes hunting, when funerals interrupt elk season, and a Not-So Sharp Moment involving a pet raccoon. In the interview portion of the show we’re joined by Harry W. Greene, a herpetologist who retired in 2016 after working for many years as a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University. We cover all-things snakes. Enjoy.
October 15, 2019
In this week’s show, we’re putting a bow on last week’s conversation with Barrie K. Gilbert and studying Phil the Engineer’s developing mustache. We’re also joined by Miles Nolte and Steven Rinella for a special new segment called Whiskey and Ethics, where we drink MeatEater Bourbon Whiskey and dive deep into some tough topics. It’s a show with no inhibitions. Enjoy. themeateater.com
October 8, 2019
On this week’s show, we’re joined by grizzly bear advocate, wildlife activist, and author Barrie K. Gilbert to talk all things bears. Gilbert has become an outspoken advocate for grizzlies in recent years after surviving a brutal attack in Yellowstone in 1977. Unfortunately, the interview quickly goes off the rails and becomes the most contentious conversation in THC history.
October 2, 2019
On this week’s show we’re joined by Ryan "Cal" Callaghan to talk about eating man-eating bears, dogs loved and lost, and how to ask for hunting permission. In the interview portion of the show we're joined by Greg Lemon, Emily Almberg, and Jennifer Ramsey from Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks to talk about the wildlife diseases facing our populations and what we can do to combat the related issues. Enjoy.
September 25, 2019
On this week’s show we’re joined by MeatEater's Morgan Mason and Joe Ferronato recapping a day grouse hunting on public land in Montana. We learn about Phil the Engineer's rescue dog, Mango, and get real emotional. For the interview portion of the show we stop by the home of 81-year-old bird hunting author Ben O. Williams to talk about life, good dogs, fine European shotguns, and why he fell in love with hunting Hungarian partridge some 60 years ago. Enjoy.
September 18, 2019
On this week’s show we’re joined by Dr. Valerius Geist, by many estimations the most important conservationist in the last 50 years. Dr. Geist is the original author of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and a lifelong devotee to studying wildlife. He is a specialist in zoology, biology and has studied elk, moose, bighorn sheep, and other wild ungulates intensely over the years. We covered predator pits, riding moose into battle, why wolves don’t eat us, and his upbringing. Enjoy.
September 18, 2019
On this week’s show we’re joined by Dr. Valerius Geist, by many estimations the most important conservationist in the last 50 years. Dr. Geist is the original author of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and a lifelong devotee to...
September 10, 2019
On this week’s show we’re telling elk hunting stories with our favorite MeatEater crew members Ryan Callaghan, Sam Lungren, and Joe Ferranato. The boys offer up tales of success and failure on opening day in Montana, plus Cal chronicles his weekend wedding adventures. Enjoy.
September 3, 2019
On this week’s show we’re rolling a little differently. We’re going around the horn to hit up our favorite elk hunters to check in on what they have planned for this season and see if they can stoke us up as opening day approaches. We close things out with an awesome interview with Randy Newberg.  Always love when he stops by the studio. Enjoy.
August 27, 2019
On this week’s show I’m joined by Janis Putelis and Spencer Neuharth to talk about must-have whitetail and elk gear, blood thirsty wolves in World War I, and we listen to Phil the Engineer reading some mean comments. We close things out with an awesome interview with Montana’s Director of Outdoor Recreation Rachel Vandevoort. Enjoy.
August 20, 2019
On this week’s show I’m joined by Sam Lungren and Miles Nolte, two of the top minds in conservation at MeatEater, to talk about a time to act for public lands advocates, the history of the Bureau of Land Management and what Acting Director William Perry Pendley is all about. We close things out with an interview with wildlife educator, taxidermist, and public speaker Brant MacDuff to chat about the history of taxidermy. Enjoy.
August 13, 2019
On this week’s show I'm joined by Remi Warren to talk about his big new podcast launch, his thoughts on what makes a good show, and Phil the Engineer reads mean (and nice) comments from the Internet. We close things out with an interview with Boone & Crockett Club’s Director of Marketing Keith Balfourd covering the history of the club and fair chase. Enjoy.
August 6, 2019
On this week’s show I'm joined by Ryan Callaghan and Seth Morris of MeatEater to cover mustaches, whether sports and hunting can mix, trailhead diplomacy, and the story of a dog owner who is embroiled in controversy. We close things out with an interview with writer Wes Siler of Outside Online's Indefinitely Wild to talk about journalism in the modern age, the backpack tax and more. Enjoy.
August 6, 2019
On this week’s show I'm joined by Ryan Callaghan and Seth Morris of MeatEater to cover mustaches, whether sports and hunting can mix, trailhead diplomacy, and the story of a dog owner who is embroiled in controversy. We close things out with an...
July 30, 2019
On this week’s show we’re battling the boredom of July with the first ever THC Top Fives. We’re covering top songs, treestand snacks, animal traits and podcasts guests with a panel of MeatEaters plus Sam Soholt. We close things out with an interview with William von Hippel, a professor of psychology at the University of Queensland who’s spent the last decades studying how humans evolved over time. Enjoy.
July 23, 2019
On this week’s show I’m diving back into animal rights and veganism for another complicated conversation. Up first I’m joined by Phil the Engineer to learn more about the man behind the worldwide #keepphil movement. We discuss getting sponsored by White Claw, pea love, Game of Thrones and Phil’s background. We close things out with an interview with Robert C. Jones a vegan philosopher from California State University. Enjoy.
July 23, 2019
On this week’s show I’m diving back into animal rights and veganism for another complicated conversation. Up first I’m joined by Phil the Engineer to learn more about the man behind the worldwide #keepphil movement. We discuss getting sponsored...
July 16, 2019
On this week’s show we’re talking about the controversial subjects of speciesism and animal personhood. Up first I chat with Ryan “Cal” Callaghan on the definition of chicken and we try to understand the purpose of a vegan butcher’s shop. We close things out with an interview with Matt Johnson, the press coordinator for Direct Action Everywhere, an animal rights organization based in Berkeley, California. Enjoy.
July 9, 2019
On this week’s show we’re covering some pushback in the hunting world surrounding the public lands movement. I'm joined by Steven Rinella, Mark Kenyon and Sam Lungren to talk about the public versus private lands conversation and whether it's even worth having. We close things out with a great interview with Luke Macauley, a cooperative extension specialist at UC Berkeley studying the role of hunting in private land use and conservation. Enjoy.
July 9, 2019
On this week’s show we’re covering some pushback in the hunting world surrounding the public lands movement. I'm joined by Steven Rinella, Mark Kenyon and Sam Lungren to talk about the public versus private lands conversation and whether it's even...
July 2, 2019
On this week’s show we're covering a lot of ground, including the most egregious dick moves in hunting and in the MeatEater office. Editor-in-Chief Anthony Licata rejoins the conversation to talk about our complicated role in reshaping the modern hunting narrative and whether we should even try. We close things out with an awesome interview with Modern Huntsman Editor-in-Chief Tyler Sharp. Enjoy.
June 25, 2019
On this week’s show we're talking about the amazing story of the Lamalerans, a subsistence whale hunting culture on a small island off the coast of Indonesia. It's a story of the struggle to balance tradition with modernity told vividly in guest Doug Bock Clark's book, "The Last Whalers." Clark joins the show to discuss the three years he spent with the Lamalerans and the amazing lessons he learned along the way. Enjoy.
June 25, 2019
On this week’s show we're talking about the amazing story of the Lamalerans, a subsistence whale hunting culture on a small island off the coast of Indonesia. It's a story of the struggle to balance tradition with modernity told vividly in guest...
June 18, 2019
On this week’s show we’re bringing back turkeys! You only got a one-week break. I’m not sorry. MeatEater’s Hunting Editor Spencer Nueharth joins the show to tell us why turkeys are faster than Usain Bolt and we go over the history of this great bird in our country. I’m also joined by Dr. James Earl Kennamer, the former chief conservation office for the NWTF and a key figure in the recovery of the wild turkey in America. Enjoy.
June 11, 2019
As Father’s Day approaches, I open the show this week with some reflections on hunting with my dad and what it’s meant to me over the years. I’m also joined by writer Eddie Nickens to talk about raising kids in the outdoors, ethics in hunting and the East versus West dynamic in our community. Enjoy.
June 4, 2019
This week everyone’s favorite Latvian Janis Putelis joined the show to talk about the end of turkey season and what we learned this year. I also interviewed famed author Col. Tom Kelly, a legend in the literary space and turkey hunting’s unofficial poet laureate. Enjoy.
May 28, 2019
This week the boss man Steven Rinella joins the show to talk about weird rabbit facts, the cottontail rut and the touchy subject of how race impacts the culture of hunting. We also catch up with Charles “The Rabbit Man” Rodney for a listener Q&A and he gives a stump speech on why every American should go rabbit hunting. Plus some recorded listener feedback. Enjoy.
May 21, 2019
This week we chat with MeatEater’s most fashionable trio: Katie Finch Rinella, Maggie Smith and Tracy Crane. What’s the point of talking fashion on a hunting podcast? To explore the inner-most motivations of Steve, Jani and Cal.  We also catch up with President and CEO of TRCP Whit Fosburgh to talk about climate change and other important issues facing our community. Enjoy.
May 21, 2019
This week we chat with MeatEater’s most fashionable trio: Katie Finch Rinella, Maggie Smith and Tracy Crane. What’s the point of talking fashion on a hunting podcast? To explore the inner-most motivations of Steve, Jani and Cal.  We also...
May 14, 2019
This week we chat with Brody Henderson of MeatEater on the floor of the 2019 Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Rendezvous about our weekend in Boise, defining hunting ethics and the problem with fair chase. We also catch up with Jess C. Johnson to talk about the lack of women on the show, conservation in action and a bunch more. Enjoy.
May 7, 2019
This week we chat with Ryan Callaghan about his new podcast, talk about Game of Thrones and answer some reader emails. We also catch up with Anthony Licata, MeatEater’s new editor in chief, on his first day in the office to talk about his life, philosophies and why in the hell he likes peas so much. Enjoy.
April 30, 2019
On this week’s show we’re in camp in South Dakota for the first stop on the THC turkey tour. We check in with Sam Soholt, tell hunting stories, research turkey genitalia and marvel at the experience of hunting in our national forests. We also caught up with Drs. Alex and Libby Metcalf, a husband and wife professor team at the University of Montana who focus on human interaction with wildlife and our attitudes toward hunting.
April 23, 2019
This week Steven Rinella joins the podcast to discuss his least favorite fantasy show, our love of morel mushrooms and the ethical conundrum with coyote contests. I’m also joined by Brian Lynn and Evan Heusinkveld from the Sportsmen’s Alliance to chat about their ongoing battles with animal rights activists. Enjoy.
April 16, 2019
This week Miles Nolte joins the podcast to discuss fake news, a mountain lion attacking a 7-year-old boy and the craft of writing in the digital age. I’m also joined by renowned writer, conservation and the host of the BHA Cast & Blast podcast Hal Herring. Enjoy.
April 9, 2019
On this week’s show, it’s all about bears. We check in with Janis Putelis to talk about bear rugs, New Jersey animal rights protestors, bears in the backcountry and catch up with infamous grizzly attack survivor Todd Orr. Enjoy.
April 2, 2019
This week Ryan Callaghan joins the podcast to discuss being single forever, we talk about the year of the cat, and I’m joined by bowhunting athlete Cam Hanes for an exclusive interview. Enjoy.
March 26, 2019
On this week’s show, we’re talking whitetail with two of the most knowledgable guys in the space: Wired to Hunt’s Mark Kenyon and Spencer Neuharth. We cover a ton of thorny topics like misunderstanding the QDMA, shooting young bucks, why some folks think all giant bucks are on the juice, and more. Enjoy.
March 20, 2019
This week I’m joined by my friend Andrew McKean, former editor-in-chief at Outdoor Life and one of the sharpest minds in the outdoor space. We recorded this podcast in the middle of the frozen waters of Fort Peck Lake near McKean’s home of Glasgow, Montana. You’ll know that because of the constant gusts of freezing cold wind blasting our microphones. It’s a great conversation about how we retain hunters, encouraging youth to get outdoors and the virtues of ice fishing and Old Milwaukee Light. Enjoy.
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