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September 16, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with Greg Fonts, Alex Reynaud, George Scheidt, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: How to free dive and read a reef; hole hunting; nibbling for curiosity; how to corner a ling cod; where grizzlies end and great white sharks begin; spearfishing as a way to find out everything that’s wrong with your body; vomiting coffee through your snorkel; the barely existing membrane that separates Steve's brain and body; what exactly does “ground and pound” mean?; and more. themeateater.
September 9, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with the author Tom McGuane, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: What to write on your gravestone; Tom's lifelong bond with Jimmy Buffet and Jim Harrison; is Jack Nicholson kind of a prick?; living with Marlon Brando; The Missouri Breaks; shooting into coveys; the profile of a "Fudd"; the relationship between biodiversity and active ranch land; before Key West became Key West; America as a people; becoming nobody on a windy porch; and more. themeateater.com
September 2, 2019
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 your 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. themeatea
August 26, 2019
Steven Rinella talks to Clay Newcomb, Kevin Harlander, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: double-battered buttermilk squirrel; shit on a shingle; fell, or the skin under the skin; Kevin raising Steve's hog; MeatEater and First Lite as kissing cousins; anteater boots; say no to flip flops; when a boy horse and a girl donkey do it; doggin' on traditional bows; the time when Clay's arrow touched a bear's nose; what is meant by "fair chase"; Oklahoma bear oil; and more. themeateater.com
August 19, 2019
Steven Rinella talks to Jesse Griffiths, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: tons of audience death stories; flounder gigging in Texas; the human egret; more about Long Tong Jani; frying fish with a passion; Steve's strong dislike of batter; the smallmouth bass’ trashy cousin, the largemouth bass; titillation; trapping feral hogs; the garlic tipped fork; custom ordered feral cow sausage; Jesse's first book and his upcoming book on cooking feral hogs; and more. themeateater.com
August 12, 2019
Steven Rinella talks to Jason Phelps, Dirk Durham, Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Purple Nurple; swimming with a fairly attractive aunt; more on hunting from the Bible; Steve and Seth’s Southwest Montana nuisance beaver removal; Jason Phelps and American elbow grease; how to call in non-stop big giant bulls; plenty of latex; Dirk Durham, six-time world champion elk caller; glunking; lost calves; and more.  themeateater.com
August 5, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with Doug Emlen, Sam Lundgren, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Character above all else; good shit for a tombstone; fighting WW4 with sticks and stones; saber tooth cats and supination; a simple definition of evolution; a third generation biologist; GMO mosquitos; do does really go for big antlers?; animal arms races; Janis’s love for a good shirker; a fish that starts as a female and switches to a male; beetle battles; and Doug’s Animal Weapons. themeateater.com
July 29, 2019
Steven Rinella talks to John Nores and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Cartels growing pot on public land; wildlife poisoning by weed growers; Vietnam War-style punji pits in Shasta National Forest; special ops game wardens; pink death; concealing man tracks with fake cow prints and carpet slippers; Phoebe, the one-in-a-million K9 lifesaver and her 900+ arrests; secret attack commands; 445 miles of poly pipe; DIY dams; Silicon Valley science camp; and more. themeateater.com
July 22, 2019
Steven Rinella talks to David Meltzer and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Understanding radio carbon dates; crossing the Bering Land Bridge; who were the first Americans?; the early human aversion to incest; ecotones, or where a bunch of good shit comes together; glyptodons and 3-ton ground sloths; a big extinction on one fine Tuesday; Rambo; the tidy appeal of the blitzkreig hypothesis; Clovis points; cross examining conventionalisms; snacking on bison tongue; and more. themeateater.com
July 15, 2019
Steven Rinella talks to Carter Smith and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: college epiphanies; a wrong turn at Waco; social ecologist Steve Kellert and sociobiologist E.O. Wilson; private land in Texas; what happens when critters cross international borders; Aldo Leopold; thriving in order; Texas’ massive population growth; everybody's deer; capture related myopathy; hitting hogs with cars; CWD and local economies; and more. themeateater.com
July 8, 2019
Steven Rinella talks to Travis Swartz, Miles Nolte, Sam Lungren, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Steve’s field trip to the graveyard and the fishy circumstances surrounding the death of John Bozeman; Reel Recovery; where Travis ends and Hank Patterson begins; fishing etiquette infractions; aural deception and ham juice; fair trade flies; offing the head; keeping fishing holes secret; getting arrested; effete anglers; why fly fishing is so parody-able; and more. themeateater.com
July 1, 2019
Steven Rinella talks to Doug Duren, Randall Williams, Matt Rinella, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Nip ripping stories; the essays of historian Elliott West; a dead man’s brother packs him in brandy; shooting out the windows; Steve’s interview with R. Kelly; Matt’s three favorite foods; Randall's missing pituitary gland; the hunting sadness; 1SHOTJJ; Doug’s morel village; hunters according to Looney Tunes and the anti-hunting bias in children's books; and more. themeateater.com
June 24, 2019
Steven Rinella talks to Bo Jackson, Matt Cook, Guy Zuck, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: The gar pike exists and Steve is way wrong; Bo Jackson’s lessons for parents and married people; hunting chickens on Saturday; Tarzan as inspiration; speed like a spooked deer; Bo’s beloved momma; George, the hunting mentor; a visit to the hog barn; the protective brain cushion of a woodpecker; Bo Knows loyalty; and more. themeateater.com
June 17, 2019
Steven Rinella talks to Becky Humphries, Spencer Neuharth, Ryan Callaghan, Joe Ferronato, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Joe Ferronato as Vanna White; 8 inch beards; nail files; the Lacey Act; swapping turkeys for zebras; West Nile, bird flu, and the pox; over-the-counter tags vs. tag draws; Steve’s genius idea for the NWTF; anti-shaming; how to be a good hunting mentor; the crawfish and snake diet; the beauty of saying "I don't know"; thighs and drumsticks; and more. themeateater.com
June 10, 2019
Steven Rinella talks to Pat Durkin, Spencer Neuharth, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Steve's death at the mic; why, exactly, do deer lose their antlers; buying ice fishing bait at 2AM; Rick "Radio" Krueger; finding dead people with sonar and psychics; Isle Royale’s inbred wolves; how hunters remember the deceased; Pat's love of a good obituary; wrathful birders; Gordon Lightfoot, live; and more. themeateater.com
June 3, 2019
Steven Rinella talks to Land Tawney, Ben O'Brien, Matt Rinella, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Seeing through the bullshit; BHA’s insidious plot to destroy America; tying a tuna to the back of your girlfriend's car; missing fingers, biting tongues, and man-eating house cats; Appalachian confit; gender neutral hunting terms; Latvian folklore; and more. www.themeateater.com www.instagram.com/stevenrinella www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater http://themeateaterstore.com
May 27, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with Maggie Smith, Tracy Crane, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: what happens when the Latvian Eagle locks his jaw; driving under the influence of turkeys; peacocks; the trials and tribulations of hunter's safety; eye patches and left-eye dominance when shooting; the impressions of a first-time hunter; hanging at the gun range; Maggie's emotional rainbow; shooting in full strut; running down a wounded critter; and more.   Ridge Wallet: RidgeWallet.com/meateater   Connect with Steve & MeatEater Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrinella MeatEater on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meateater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater/ Web:  http://www.themeateater.com   Shop MeatEater Merch http://themeateaterstore.com
May 20, 2019
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.
May 20, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O’Brien, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Gashed nipples and the saga of Scarface; Texas and it’s love for exotic wildlife; more doggin' on Texas; Texas game wardens and drunk folks; the #metoo movement and waffles; a flying squirrel fetish; sandbaggin’; pedicures before hunts; and more.   Connect with Steve & MeatEater Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrinella MeatEater on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meateater Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenRinellaMeatEater/ Web:  http://www.themeateater.com   Shop MeatEater Merch http://themeateaterstore.com
May 13, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O’Brien, and Janis Putelis.   Subjects discussed: Making soap with wild game fat; turkey hunting in the Texas Hill Country; how to call shitloads of turkeys; how many showers is too many?; what’s the temperature in hell, and why is Steve headed there?; why turkey hunts never end up the way you imagine; a new hunting mantra; and more.
May 6, 2019
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.
April 29, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with Diane Boyd and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Cyclone fences; swapping a motorcycle for a first wolf experience; Wolf rendezvous sites and snagging a wolf in a blind set; wolves killing wolves; wolves and border security; the myth of the super-wolf; did the wolf reintroduction need to happen?; how old is an old wolf; what, if anything, should Colorado do about wolves; should we be hunting and trapping wolves; the emotional and monetary value of wolves; would you do anything differently; and more.
April 22, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with Jimmy Doran, Sam Lundgren, April Vokey, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Houdini, the Moore Theater, and a tragic death; Jimmy Doran as ageneralist Seattleite outdoorsman; an excise tax that sticks it to non-hunters and non-anglers; fishing for ducks; how to stay married; killing marine mammals to save marine mammals; preg checking cows and freezing whole salmon; what exactly is a “huntress”; another problem with King salmon; an ethics conundrum; is bowhunting really more ethical than rifle hunting?; which hunting skill do you wish you could master?; and more.
April 15, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O'Brien, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: all about Janis; in defense of not loving Shakespeare; getting rich for killing fish; corn starch vs. chapass; Indiana’s wimpy approach to poachers; the lowly Florida hunter; freezing crab; can you freeze then thaw then re-freeze meat?; carrying around another man's tooth; Oregon's new road kill law; Is there a difference between a crick and a creek; what the return of Washington’s wolves means for deer; go-to wild game dishes; and more.  
April 8, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with Adam and Brenda Weatherby, Ryan Callaghan, Spencer Neuharth, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: hot marriage advice from Weatherby; love stories and reasons not to die; adventures that give you sweaty palms; when steel shot pellets meet MRI machines; Spencer Neuharth scores the antlers from Bambi’s dad; high ballistic bullets; are short mags out of fashion?; fire forming, wildcatting and the confusing world of naming cartridges; California's vineyard bucks; a family legacy; length of pull and bouts of global transient amnesia; life is too short to shoot cheap guns; and more.  
April 1, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Kevin Monteith, Dr. Matt Kaufmann, Jared Oakleaf, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: genetics that rewrite our understanding of animals; big game guts; learning how to migrate; who pays for wildlife research?; brain scrambling, extreme sports, and wildlife capture; advancing modern wildlife management; how the rut kills bucks and bulls; the strange and far-ranging journeys of deer; the mule deer heyday; lighting a fuse and leaving the room; why scientists hate to speculate; eruptive dynamics; surfing the green wave; climate change; the importance of migration corridors and stopover areas; and more.
March 25, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with chef Jesse Griffiths, Danielle Prewett, Dr. Karl Malcolm, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Texas high fence; drunk designated drivers and other wildlife news; nilgai meat and their defecation piles; coyote attacks; wild game dishes you never want to eat again; a shocking example of erectile dysfunction in the animal kingdom; why grizzlies don’t live in the eastern US; can you make soap out of another man's fat?; Daniel Boone vs. Davy Crockett; pressure cooking versus slow cooking; adult-onset hunting; misconceptions about wild hog meat; the ethics of serving wild game to the unwitting; would you eat a CWD-positive deer?; the cocaine bear; and more.
March 18, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with Seth Berglee, Ryan Callaghan, Sam Lungren, Ben O'Brien, and Janis Putelis. Subjects Discussed: More on the world’s most expensive fish; disservicing Robert Service; Canadian pride; talking someone on to something; shooting effectively; what good marksmen have in common; being process oriented versus outcome oriented; how to be deadly with a bow; Daniel Boone’s ol' Tick Licker; the origins of getting skunked; the battle of Adobe Walls; big bore pistols; what exactly does “loaded” mean; our penultimate word on Herrera v. Wyoming; and more.
March 11, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with his big brother Matt Rinella, along with Matt Drost, Ron Boehme, Mark Kenyon, and Janis Putelis. Subjects Discussed: Latvian hellos; beach access and the end of summer; deer season in review; elite deer hunters; summing up Michigan in a single word; Uncle Ted and Uncle Bobby; drinking frozen Boone’s Farm; detaining beavers and other shenanigans; are crossbows ruining hunting?; emotional support dogs; things from childhood that sound way worse now; scoring trophy deer; triggering the rut; seeing through the bullshit; if humans rutted like deer; being reincarnated as an animal; and more.
March 4, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with Sam Lungren, Miles Nolte, Seth Morris, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis. Subjects Discussed: Where Janis’s marriage advice falls short; hanging trophies in the living room; forty dollar underwear vs. expensive beer; “The Shooting of Dan McGrew” and “The Cremation of Sam McGee”; trouble in North Dakota; the case for banning banana peels; the psychological burden and consequences of poaching a 400-pound tuna; Seth's ill-fated buffalo hunt of a lifetime; Narcissus’s death; Herrera v. Wyoming and getting in over one’s waders; the conservation necessity doctrine; noxious stimuli; do fish feel pain?; and more.
February 25, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with Remi Warren, Gray Thornton of the Wild Sheep Foundation, along with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O'Brien and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed:  getting a gun (kind of) pulled on you; presentism and Jack O'Connor; the 12-hour rule; the severe consequences of fingering your rifle; re-squeaking cheese curds; tamales and the mystery tooth; can you have another man's taxidermy in your home?; Steve's school of wild game freezer management; hot-buttered buck nuts; ewe hunts and controlling disease spread in sheep; are hunters failing to take on the hard subject of chafing?; Remi Warren’s tips on talking someone in; literature that brings out the essence of hunting; seeing through the bullshit; and more.
February 18, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O’Brien, and Janis Putelis at the MeatEater Podcast LIVE from Sacramento. Subjects discussed: poaching a great white shark with a .22; the peculiarities of California; trading “smokies” for taxidermy, selling walleye fillets, and other details of an Ohio's wild game racketeering case; Lazarus species; step ladder diplomacy and fishing for monsters; naming one's rifle; shooting turkeys off the roost; the morality of stealing from a bird; kids are a pain!; and more.
February 11, 2019
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. Get your Sabertooth Cat T-Shirt here. For more on the ideas discussed in this episode check out the show notes at www.themeateater.com/listen/meateater
February 4, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Pete Muennich, Janis Putelis, and Ben O'Brien. Subjects discussed: what’s up with eating songbirds? a big waidmannsheil to you!; Amish prejudice; gun safety; powercuts, edge habitat, and crawling deer; the mysterious mathematical formula behind Ohio's poaching fines; can you make hog jerky without getting trichnosis?; Pete's Lil baby Roadrash and other stories of folks saving critters; button buck antlers and over-developed pedicles; the best shooting rests in the field; the difference between party applications and party hunting; and more. Get your tickets to the MeatEater LIVE tour here: http://bit.ly/2st3QGu2
January 28, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon, Ryan Callaghan, Chris Gill, Rick Smith, and Janis Putelis. Subjects Discussed: Why we throw apple cores; dating apps, poaching, and a suitable mate from the MeatEater crew; lurking; interesting things about bucks; Janis’s days as a big game guide; hunting the US border; the patience and focus of Coues deer; Mark's classic Coues deer hunt; venison tamales; a pint jar full of ticks; getting game across the US-Mexico border; the Mexican bush monkey and other bonus critters; and more. Get your tickets to the MeatEater LIVE tour here: https://www.themeateater.com/events  
January 21, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with Jon Edwards of Schnees, along with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O’Brien, and Janis Putelis. Subjects Discussed: Steve and Cal’s wild meat shop; waterfowl gizzard pickling and the art of making confit from Canada geese; pro-foie gras people and the Anti-Funnel Fois Gras Society; Jon’s in over his waders; Cal’s pastrami recipe; the angel, the devil, and virtue signaling; hunt purity; more on Bigfoot people; the toughest animals to spot; super poachers; Hollywood's depiction of rural folks; synergy, show business, and muzzle control; and more. Get your tickets to the MeatEater LIVE tour here: https://www.themeateater.com/events  
January 14, 2019
Steven Rinella talks with the author and poet Chris Dombrowski, along with Ryan Callaghan, April Vokey, and Janis Putelis.  Subjects discussed: MeatEater's first poet; rowing Jim Harrison down the river; one nasty poacher and Alaska’s aggressive fines; the saga of Steve Kendrot's stolen deer antler; fornication; the bonefish of the prairie and partridge poop groups; how the bonefish became a celebrity;  the importance of the Bahamian freshwater lens; loving nature to death; fish tales; and more. Get your tickets to the MeatEater LIVE tour here: https://www.themeateater.com/events Get your Squirrel Meat shirt here: http://bit.ly/2TP0QQi We've also got the Squirrel Meat shirt just for kids here: http://bit.ly/2FtuEyO  
January 7, 2019
Bozeman, MT-Steven Rinella talks with Sam Lungren, Morgan Mason, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: the bird as a "Michigan hello"; quick thought on Secretary Zinke’s departure; Jani’s heart health; throwing lead at Jani’s solstice party; making your own lures and catching big fish; what happens when you snag a seagull; taking drugs to fight buck fever; the hard knock life of blue-collar deer and the immunity of white-collar deer; disinfected deer; is tender food a fad?; the big seasonal differences in taste of black bear meat; glass or boots?; why are some squirrels tougher than others?; how much wild game does it take to feed your family?; what is road hunting and is it bad?; muskies are back in fashion; and more. The MeatEater Podcast LIVE is going on tour! Get your tickets here.
December 31, 2018
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with author and wildlife biologist Jim Williams, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: The MeatEater Podcast LIVE tour 2019; the sports car of the cat world; overshooting everything; the adventures of Boana Jim; the GI Bill and how it helped spur wildlife management degree programs in America; the genetic debate around the Florida panther; lumpers and splitters; the meat with feet; how much room does a mountain lion need?; the grizzly bear that didn’t den; when a lion kills livestock; landscape level changes and South American puma management efforts; and more. The MeatEater Podcast LIVE is going on tour! Get your tickets here.
December 24, 2018
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Sean Gerrity, the founder of the American Prairie Reserve, along with Ryan Callaghan, Sam Lungren, Michelle Chandler, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: questions about Ryan Callaghan; when ballparkin' goes wrong; Santa Claus as a grade-A a-hole; "keep them toes cold" and other thoughts on parenting in the outdoors; Janis as a segue master; the Buffalo Commons and the Big Open; just how game rich was America?; the rabbit going through the snake; access is back in style; grizzlies, wolves, and cougars on the Great Plains; let's talk about bison; creating robust wild game habitat; tight jeans and slip-on shoes; Sean Gerrity's top 3 ways hunters can help; and more.  Check out all new MeatEater merch here.
December 17, 2018
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O’Brien, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: pony walls and pony play; the bird as a Michigan hello; eating kangaroo tail again; Jani’s heart; do Australians think America is weird?; Why does the Latvian Eagle have so many nicknames?; the 50/50 acceptance split of this show’s closing song; chamber sealer corrections; best loads for squirrels; what does “a thinking man’s chicken wing” mean?; grizzlies eating llamas; an illegal tag shuffle; and more. Want to win a signed copy of the MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook? We're giving away a copy per week until Christmas. All you have to do is sign up for the MeatEater weekly newsletter.  Click here to enter.
December 10, 2018
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with journalist and podcaster Laura Krantz, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
December 3, 2018
Missoula, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore, the author and poet Chris Dombrowski, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects Discussed: open season on pine squirrels in Idaho; Steve's Mexican roadkill bonefish encounter; managing deer for opportunity versus quality; the unfortunate reality of why Idaho's winter steelhead season has been closed; the ongoing fight around grizzly bear delisting; multi-state game and fish agencies working together; caribou flirting with the U.S. border and conservation triage; the surprising issues attached to public apathy; counting wildlife; legitimate and illegitimate gripes about fish and game agencies; preference points as a pyramid scheme; and more.
November 26, 2018
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Outdoor Life’s shooting editor John Snow, Jon Edwards of Schnee’s, Pete Muenich of Stone Glacier, and Phillip Larson, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: The tension between hunters and shooters; scent dogs pinging Willie Nelson’s tour bus and other antics of outlaw country’s finest; the last word on Andrew McLean’s public land treestand theft; Australian mugs #1 and #2 explain Kangaroo hunting; another misguided attempt from an animal rights activist; how much shooters actually contribute to Pitman-Robertson; your most vexing questions answered; speaking of hunting public land: the ethics of killing, shock gobbles, and encountering other hunters; how to gear up on a budget or just shut up and go hunting; and more.
November 19, 2018
Kalamazoo, Michigan- Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Guy Zuck, Chris “Ridge Pounder” Gill, Loren Moulton, Seth Morris and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: The Golden Spruce and other essential reading; man-eating tigers and a seventeen-foot-long python; copper bullet efficacy; 12-hour mega sits; haikus, High Coues, and Huntin’ High; what makes a mature buck?; the significant benefits of hunting all day; early antler drops and Mark’s theory about the fate of Holyfield; getting screwed by big bucks; getting thrown off; adrenaline moments; mental fortitude, self-hatred, self-loathing, and discipline in hunting; MeatEater’s marital advice; and more.  
November 12, 2018
Grand Junction, MI- Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Chris “Ridge Pounder” Gill, Matt Cook, and Seth Morris and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: What’s a freezer full of wild game worth?; souped-up swamp rabbits and their latrine fidelity; why do rabbits eat their own shit?; waking up to the harsh reality of a played-out hunting justification; Mrs. Dash and Uncle Tom; dogs and the cake theory; trail cams ethics; an eight-feet high decorative fence; should vegetarians hunt?; The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook;match-making; squirrels, rabbits, and a thinking man's hot wings; how to roast a beaver tail; Kevin Murphy's squirrel gravy; how to handle puddle ducks and diving ducks; how to use all manner of guts; and more. For all the recipes and techniques discussed, pre-order your copy of The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook here.
November 5, 2018
Delmarva Peninsula - Steven Rinella talks with Steve Kendrot, Ryan Callaghan, Loren Moulton, Brody Henderson, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: eating squirrel brains; what, exactly, is Southern Literature?; the Fourth Wall or why we didn't talk about the Meat Tree Incident in season 7 of MeatEater; 47,000 ticks on a dead moose; the controversy of aerial wolf gunning; Steve's heartfelt apology; sika deer and their preference for great people; the similarities between sika deer and elk; big mambo jambo blues, dungeys, and peeler crabs; rippin' a Kendrot combo; the bullyish nature of sika deer; and more.
October 29, 2018
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with wild game experts Danielle Prewett and Eduardo Garcia, along with Chris “Ridge Pounder” Gill, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: a dude named Keith grinds an axe; souped-up weasels; capitalizing on Doug Duren's urine and Dirt's chew spit; letting Mother Nature take over; unseasoned meat as seeing someone naked for the first time; everything about cooking tongues; to sous vide or not to sous vide; fish thawing 101; Steve's trifecta of wild game ingredients that need to come from young critters;  Pennsylvania meat hunters; the standardization of commercial meat production; Jenny Long Muzzle and whether to target animals by age; and more. For more on the ideas and materials referenced in this episode, head on over to the MeatEater website here.
October 22, 2018
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Eric Siegfried, Matt Seidel, and Zach Sandau of OnX, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: magic circles, rut fests, and meat balls; prairie dog guide by day, tech visionary by night; more memories from Steve's pre-OnX days; unsolicited advice from meddling uncles; partisan diseases; good old American elbow grease; a killer goose pastrami recipe from the forthcoming MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook; and more.  Click here for the show notes.
October 15, 2018
Steven Rinella talks with Parker Hall, Chris "Ridge Pounder" Gill, Seth Morris, Michael Lindemuth, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects Discussed: half breasts, whole breasts, and lobes; the problematic nature of the Herrera case; Mark Twain's dooziest quotes; the repetitive and deafening nature of squirrel dogs; big mambo jambo Flatheads; the Soylent Green of the fish world; invasive exotics; Parker's contentious catfish species preference; the lo-cull factor; and more.     For more on the ideas and materials referenced in this episode, check out the show notes here.
October 8, 2018
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Kurt Racicot of Stone Glacier, Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: revisiting Kurt’s impossible hunt; creating problems for yourself; Mark Kenyon's Montana public land whitetail hunt; taking note of squirrels; dreaded shots; making your kids eat more than just buttered noodles; gear that you brought but didn’t use and gear you shouldn't have left behind; cutting books into thirds; Tom Petty's tracking of a single bee to its hive; and more.   To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.
October 1, 2018
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Eric Siegfried and Lisa Nichols of OnX, Joel Webster of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.  Subjects discussed: A major MeatEater announcement; the 9-million acres you own but can’t use; defining landlocked; a brief history of how things got this bad; an OnX Pro Tip; historic uses and prescriptive easements; Janis discusses what the hell a “checkerboard” is; LWCF success stories; clarifying stream access laws; what’s best for hunters and anglers?; Steve’s early OnX days; discovering the nooks and crannies; and more. To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.
September 25, 2018
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew, along with Chris "Ridge Pounder" Gill, Loren Moulton, Seth Morris, and Kelsey Johnson. Subjects discussed: is it okay to use holler’ in Pennsylvania?; a new addition to things that get turks to shock gobble; upper deckers, lower deckers, and the full stadium; scouting a Quality Elk Unit; camp cookies; hiding in plain sight; running through bushes, rolling logs, beating the snot out of the woods, and Jani's other elk behavior imitations; Janis's elk calling epiphany; being a slave to one's passions; greed; and more.
September 17, 2018
Anchorage, AK- Steven Rinella talks with his brother Danny Rinella, Army veteran Levi Miller, Chris "Ridge Pounder" Gill, along with Dirt Myth and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: risking life and limb for household birds; the ballad of Jani Tsimane; dipping, smoking, and chaw dawgs; Matt Rinella's primitive navigation tool; Danny's swollen uvula; the blond bombshell of the grizz world; Ovis dalli and its rocky, nasty, glaciated homeland; and more.
September 10, 2018
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.    
September 3, 2018
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Gray Thornton, Garrett Long, and Clay Brewer of the Wild Sheep Foundation, along with Scott Peckham of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects Discussed: Wolves, lynx, eagles, and other things that can be hell on wild sheep; thick and thin (horns, that is); the historic decline of wild sheep everywhere, including Texas; auto-immune diseases in sheep and lessons learned; wild sheep vs. the wool industry; wildlife terrorism; governor's tags, auction tags, and regular tags; a tribal perspective on destroying wild game; are you an a-hole for owning llamas; and more.   To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.
August 28, 2018
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Jason Phelps of Phelps Game Calls, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: rippin' bugles; herd bulls, satellite bulls, lead cows, and their impact on herd dynamics; dissecting the five parts of a bugle; 90% bugles to 10% cow calls; the good fortune of listening to bad elk callers; getting more locater bulls; lunch bulls and nap bulls; and more.
August 20, 2018
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.   To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.
August 14, 2018
Minneapolis, MN- Steven Rinella talks with the outdoor writer Patrick Durkin, along with First Lite's Ryan Callaghan, Mark Boardman of Vortex Optics, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Recycled car batteries out the end of your barrels; the hidden value of bearded hens; putting things into perspective; chronic wasting disease, tularemia, and other food safety concerns; freezing freshwater fish; the legal and ethical conundrums of bartering fish and game; should a single-species hunter be taken seriously?; evaluating people by what they name their kids; putting your kids into an arena of consequence; becoming the face of hunting; sage wisdom from Charlie Pride and Ol' Cal; and more.
August 6, 2018
Minneapolis, MN- Steven Rinella talks with Mitch Petrie of the Outdoor Sportsman Group, along with Ryan Callaghan of First Lite, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   The good, the bad, and the ugly of outdoor television; the outdoor media talent pool; the disproportionate draw of whitetail and turkey content, and the aspirational nature of big game hunting programming; is hunting TV good or bad for the sport?; sandwich boards and where the bite is; working through the fears of evolving media; the responsibility of sportsmen; and more.
July 30, 2018
Grays Harbor, WA- Steven Rinella talks with the pizza magnate Jimmy Doran, Tony Colagrossi, and Tommy Eidson, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects Discussed: Randy Johnson's most famous pitch; insane drives and intense wanderlust; Razor clam tailgating, squid-jigging, and Surfperch fishing; a Grays Harbor baptism; the thinkin' man's clam strip; the Backcountry Clam Diggers Association; the founding fish and Daniel Boone; Jani the Surfperch master; smoother than a baby's bottom; the repugnancy of the term "slot-tickler"; and more.   This episode of the MeatEater Podcast is sponsored in part by the Port of Seattle and Discover Grays Harbor. To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.
July 23, 2018
Tempe, AZ- Steven Rinella talks with Wild Horse and Burro Coordinator Dr. Tolani Francisco, along with wildlife ecologist Dr. Karl Malcolm, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: kids and the fundamentals of bow shooting; the Pueblo Revolt; the brief and glorious lifespan of the equestrian buffalo hunters of the Great Plains; where feral horses end and wild horses begin; the Blitzkrieg Hypothesis; horse fat in your ceramics; mustangers; wild horse holding yards and adoptions; the flameout of a Navajo horse hunt; dying while stuck in the mud; the baddest mofos of the Pleistocene; the NY Times has a big miss; mountain lions as wild horse predators; poleaxing; and more. To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.
July 16, 2018
Tempe, AZ- Steven Rinella talks with his big brother Matt Rinella, Dr. Karl Malcolm, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed:  Neanderthal hunting strategies; when an Arizonan draws a tag; the High Visibility and CSTB factors as they relate to turkey hunting; turning nine o'clock birds into three o'clock birds; the statistical probability of life on other planets; encounters with grizzly bears and Monte Carlo luck; who gets to take the shot?; the subjugation of bees and other vegan woes; the placenta as a sanctionable form of cannibalism; breast milk in your coffee; and more. To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.  
July 9, 2018
Columbus, OH- Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, along with the world's greatest small game hunter Kevin Murphy, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects Discussed: ringing in the summer solstice; Kevin blows the horn; Ohio and Michigan's pissing match; Ohio's Serpent Mound and the undying memories it conjures; the death of an Ohio hunting spot; the impacts and ethics of shed hunting; Kevin forecasts the future squirrel season; pondering turkey breasts; Jani Day; a native pull to being outside; the challenges of hunting with your kids; and more.   Please excuse the sound quality in this episode.  
July 2, 2018
Columbus, OH- Steven Rinella talks with Evan Heusinkveld, Brian Lynn, and Sean Curran of the Sportsmen's Alliance, along with Ryan Callaghan, Kevin Murphy, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects Discussed: core mission; moving the needle forward; the lynx of Arizona; backdoor attempts at banning methods and means of the hunt; taking care of the long-term problem; #metoo hits the animal rights world; the Great Lakes wolf situation as a case study in madness; are you for wildlife or not?; some good Kentucky elbow grease; and more.
June 26, 2018
Denver, CO: Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan and Cody Lujan, along with Brody Henderson and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects Discussed: Folsom hunters; fidelity to a place; more on morels; squirrely vs. western, revisited; other MeatEater housekeeping items; old Mose the grizz and the ballad of Ed Wiseman; Gore and the rapacious nature of man; an exercise in morality; what's your shot to kill ratio?; a 1/4 pound turkey liver, and more.   The MeatEater Podcast Live is coming to Minneapolis. Click here for more information and to get tickets.   To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.    
June 18, 2018
Eagle, CO: Steven Rinella talks with game warden Bill Andree, along with Brody Henderson and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects Discussed: a man of the law; doing a little detective work; corner hopping and other hypotheticals; the difference between a live mountain lion in your house and live bear; big-time Colorado bear guys; bulls and swingsets; tasing moose for their own good; and more.   To learn more about the studies, books, and ideas referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.
June 11, 2018
Bozeman, MT: Steven Rinella talks with adaptive hunter and angler Chris Clasby; along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects Discussed: adaptive hunting and fishing; finding the limits of language; the delusion of reprieve; Occurrence at Owl Creek; facing challenges as an exercise of identity; adaptive technologies; calculating risk; catching trout by sucking and puffing; an obligation to advocate; and more. To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.  
June 4, 2018
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with historian and religious scholar Bracy V. Hill, along with Michelle Jorgensen and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects Discussed: The intersection of religion and the history of hunting in America; the evolution of America's hunting culture; a two-part history of Paul/Saul; the connection between the creation story and blue laws; radical religious groups; masculinity and the symbol of life and death; the saga of Jacob and Esau; hunters walking the edge; feast and famine; what's up with Nimrod?; God is a hunter; a religious critique of hunting; rock concerts and religious experiences; and more. To learn more about the studies, books, and ideas referenced in this episode, check out the show notes here.
May 31, 2018
Subjects Discussed: what is beer-drinking coming to?; being all tippy-toey; the new Stone Glacier tent; walking closers for black bears; taking a sharp left; the squirrel slam; freezer fossil game meat; increased hunting and fishing opportunities on our national wildlife refuges; the Maine moose conundrum; addressing the state of Alaska-NPS rule change on national reserve lands; walking through the crowd of life without pushing others; and more. The MeatEater Podcast Live is coming to Minneapolis. Click here for more information and to get tickets. To learn more about the studies, books, and ideas referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.
May 21, 2018
Southwest Michigan - Steven Rinella talks with competitive turkey caller Guy Zuck, Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Chef Andrew "Pooder" Radzialowski, Dirt Myth, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Dirt still slowing killing himself with dip; getting back into drinking; the MeatEater Podcast Live; Mark Kenyon joins the team; when quail go away; Pooder's wild game turkey camp menu; a filicidal and cannibalistic cat named Maude; what turkeys talk about when they talk about love; Steve's hit song; going through life graciously; a hunter who doesn't hunt; and more. To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here. Get your tickets to the MeatEater Podcast Live in Minneapolis and Tempe here.
May 14, 2018
Washington DC- Steven Rinella talks with Senator Martin Heinrich, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects Discussed: thinking long-term; the path to becoming a Senator; the politician and the elk; the Sabinoso Wilderness as a big win for hunters; what's up with the HUNT Act; why reforming the fire budget is so damn important; stream access issues and how they affect sportsmen; why the Land and Water Conservation Fund is always imperiled, and why it shouldn't be; what's up with the Antiquities Act?; National Monuments; and more.   Get your tickets for the MeatEater Podcast Live in Denver, Tempe, and Minneapolis.
May 7, 2018
The Ozarks, MO- Steven Rinella talks with wildlife biologist Parker Hall, Brandon Butler, Steve Jones, and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: the Judas animal trapping method; saving sea turtles by shooting predators; ways of hunting and trapping feral swine; Hogzilla and other bullshit; swine as disease vectors; the thing about brucellosis; the upshot of banning hog hunting; Parker earns his lifetime membership to the Rocky Mountain Squirrel Foundation; ways of cooking up squirrel; squirrel dogs; and more. The MeatEater Podcast Live is going on tour. Click here or head to www.meateater.live for more information and to get tickets. To learn more about the studies, books, and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.  
April 30, 2018
The Ozarks, MO- Steven Rinella talks with Brandon Butler of the Conservation Federation of Missouri, Steve Jones, and Parker Hall, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects Discussed: the MeatEater Podcast Live tour dates drop today; bad weather; pestered by a pit bull; the perseverance of the Latvian Eagle; listening for gobblers; spittin' n' drummin'; America's toughest turkeys; the Name-a-Sound-a-Turkey-Will-Gobble-to-Game; highfalutin-quail-shootin'-facilities; diminutive channels as dinkers, whole frys, and fiddlers; Steve's lucky break; what goes into Midwest mom chili; the Ozark's lumber industry; sous vide cooking; and more.   The MeatEater Podcast Live is going on tour. Click here or head to www.meateater.live for tour dates and tickets!
April 23, 2018
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. You can now listen to ad-free episodes of the MeatEater Podcast on Stitcher Premium. Your subscription allows you to stream and download ad-free episodes and gets you early access to new releases of the MeatEater Podcast.  To learn more about the studies, books, and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.  
April 16, 2018
Anchorage, Alaska- Steven Rinella talks with fisheries biologist Danny Rinella (his big brother), along with Dirt Myth and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects Discussed: Salmon on the brain; artificial insemination of salmon; black mouth season; why dams are bad for fish; the slow and painful shrinkage of King salmon; Alaska's conservation mode; strengthening the relationship between Alaskans and salmon; eating dogs (salmon, that is); getting duped by Whole Foods; fish introductions in the Great Lakes; and more.   For more on the studies, books, and ideas discussed in this episode,  check out the show notes here.
April 9, 2018
Interior Alaska- Steven Rinella talks with Bryce Myers, Brandt Meixell, Joe Zych, Dirt Myth, and Janis Putelis. Subjects Discussed: chopping big-assed holes in the ice; correlations between TV sizes and amounts of TV watched; Minnesota: the most ice-fishingest state in the world; ice fishing's PR problem; eelpouts, lawyers, and burbot; circumpolar species; prepping bait; here comes one now!; the relative qualities of fish flesh; and more.  
April 2, 2018
La Crosse, WI- Steven Rinella talks with Doug Duren, the writer Pat Durkin, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: the thievin' Mississippi River; sous vide cooking; the disappearance of traditional hunting camps; killing 1.4 deer per second during Wisconsin's deer season; the hunt-purity scale; the pain-in-the-ass nature of weddings and birthdays that fall during hunting season; the misadventures of Zebulon Pike; and more.   To learn more about the studies, concepts, and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.   You can now listen to ad-free episodes of the MeatEater Podcast on Stitcher Premium. Your subscription allows you to stream and download ad-free episodes and gets you early access to new releases of the MeatEater Podcast.  
March 26, 2018
La Crosse, WI- Steven Rinella talks with Doug Duren, the writer Pat Durkin, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: catching muskies and male pattern baldness; hunters as UFO researchers; legalizing deer and hog baiting; Steve's dying wish; Jim Jarmusch's masterpiece, Dead Man; hunter harassment and blue laws; fall turkey harvest; new thinking about coyote population dynamics; the business of death; the tax on stupidity; and more.   To learn more about the studies, concepts, and materials referenced in this episode check out the show notes here.    You can now listen to ad-free episodes of the MeatEater Podcast on Stitcher Premium. Your subscription allows you to stream and download ad-free episodes and gets you early access to new releases of the MeatEater Podcast.    
March 19, 2018
Sioux Falls, SD- Steven Rinella talks with Russel 'Roof' Wolf, Ronny Boehme, Doug 'Buck Man Juice' Duren, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Effin' Ronny; talking about people behind their back; Tom Petty's American Girl; a few broken bones and some loose change; snakes eating their own tail; the problem with corner hopping; the deer baiting conundrum; rescue dogs and playdates; artificial insemination of hunting dogs; a Catholic nun dog breeder; and more. Check out the show notes here to learn more about the studies, concepts, and materials referenced in this episode.
March 12, 2018
Fort Lauderdale, FL- Steven Rinella talks with Kellie Ralston and Matt Cook, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: the American Sportfishing Association; Florida: the most fishinest state; the Magnusson-Stevens Act; the state of America's major fisheries; restoring the Everglades; Florida's access issues; how to save our coral reefs; keeping America fishing; the mechanical awesomeness of a largemouth bass's big-assed mouth; and more. Check out the show notes here for more on the ideas, studies, and materials referenced in this episode.    
March 6, 2018
Florida Everglades- Steven Rinella talks with Matt Cook, the gladesmen Josh Bright and Ryan Tubbs, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.     Subjects discussed: Janis’s disgusting seasickness; dry launching and running airboats; Everglades style and Palm Beach style airboats; giggin’ frogs; Snakehead fishing; commercial swordfishing; sightcasting; talking to ET; catchin’ your love mate; and more.     Check out the show notes here for more on the ideas, studies, and materials referenced in this episode. 
February 26, 2018
  Salt Lake City, UT- Steven Rinella talks with House Natural Resource Committee Chairman Rob Bishop, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.     Subjects discussed: the Land and Water Conservation Fund; Monument designations and who administers them; Chairman Bishop's perception of public lands; the Outdoor Industry Association's decision to pull out of Utah; access as the primary barrier to entry for hunters and anglers; twisting the intent of public access enhancement; what ought to happen with the Endangered Species Act; and more.   Check out the show notes here for the ideas, studies, and materials referenced in this episode.
February 19, 2018
Las Vegas, NV- Steven Rinella talks with Becky Humphries of the National Wild Turkey Federation, First Lite's Ryan Callaghan, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: The National Wild Turkey Federation; defining turkey habitat; the Lacey Act of 1900 and playing by the rules; the captive wildlife industry; the re-introduction of wild turkeys to the landscape; America's Big 6 habitats; timber sales as conservation stewardship; threats to habitat; making painful compromises; hunters and hunter's dollars and how they impact habitat work; why are dudes with hunting shows always hunting turkeys?; and more.  
February 12, 2018
Las Vegas, NV- Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan of First Lite, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: going pantsless at the table; Chef Kaido and salting fish for sushi, morel tips and other wild foods know-how; is the sun setting on Old Bay Seasoning?; the peritoneal and thoracic cavities; sewing yourself back up; the loose math of packing enough bullets; things gettin' "western"; the upshot of cannibalism; Cabeza de Vaca and making shakes outta folks; the reasons for game huddling up in no-mans lands; the categorical imperative and the morality of hunting; high fence vs. fair chase; artisanal small batch deer drives; love handles; and more.. Check out the show notes here for the ideas, studies, and materials referenced in this episode.
February 5, 2018
Douglas, AZ- Steven Rinella talks with Ben O'Brien of Yeti and John Snow of Outdoor Life, along with Dirt Myth and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Listener corrections; Dirt Myth's issues with deodorant, tobacco-free dip, and wrist watches; how Coues deer got their name; Farrah Fawcett, Pamela Anderson, and Coues deer; the Gates Test; feeling deeply uneasy in a foreign country; banana chips, donk, and moose chips; dealing with reticle wobble; figure eights and recoil drift; getting a bunch of Cholla cactus thorns into your hand; the saga of El Surpriso; and more.
January 29, 2018
Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella talks with his buddies Jamie Fitzgerald, Matt Moisan, and Jimmy Doran, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.    Subjects Discussed: Can bullets trespass?; Janis's secret cow hunt; to sling or not to sling; Fitz's on-again-off-again twenty-year hunting saga; what's up with the turkey flop?; what hunting and blackjack have in common; Jimmy Doran's rough hunt; Matt's high-mountain North Dakota hunt; the Sword of Damocles vs. the Hammer of Steve Rinella; and more.
January 22, 2018
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. Check out the show notes here for the studies, books, and concepts referenced in this episode.
January 15, 2018
Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella talks with chef Andrew 'Pooder' Radzialowski, First Lite's Ryan Callaghan, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects Discussed: Jacques Pépin, a.k.a. Jack Peppin; Steve's squid jigging breakthrough; stuffing a deer inside a pig; Matt Rinella's strange new wild game recipe; the thinking man's hot sauce; Pooder's culinary tips; catfish fat; Cal's morel tip and tongue preparation; how to cook venison ribs to perfection; standard-issue whitetail deer; the bridge between the hunter and chef; and more.   Click here to bring Steven Rinella and the MeatEater Podcast Live to your town!   Check out the show notes here for studies, books, and concepts referenced in this episode.
January 8, 2018
Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella talks with the writer Jon Mooallem, along with Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: Anchorage and salmon floating around Steve's head; looking at people, looking at animals; animals making it into the stuffy realm; the rising of the hedgehog's brand; how kids react to the brutality of nature; William T. Hornaday, buffalo, and what enlightenment looks like; claims to moral legitimacy; Ice Age hunters; species level thinking; and more. Check out the show notes here for studies, books, and concepts referenced in this episode.
January 1, 2018
Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella reads and responds to listener email with Ryan Callaghan, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: hate mail, love mail, disappointed mail, and listener questions; turning loss and failure into a drive toward success; national monuments and wilderness designations; the Sabinoso Wilderness; bleeding fish, freezer aging meat and other important considerations; cooking caul fat and kidneys, and the original sous vide; and more. Help Steven out by heading over to www.podsurvey.com/meateater to complete a brief survey.  You could win a $100 Amazon Gift Card.
December 25, 2017
Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects Discussed: Hubris, pride and Greek tragedy; how to gain hunting access permissions; hunting in Texas; novice deer hunter help; rattlin'; the last man to be legally hanged in Wyoming; cynical acts of flattery; how to keep your access permissions; the saga of Holyfield continued; where appliances go to die; the focus factor; and more.  
December 18, 2017
Loveland, CO- Steven Rinella talks with wildlife biologist Ed Arnett along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: losers in Darwin's casino; that huntin' and fishin' problem; why you should care about the greater sage grouse; economically inconvenient animals; priority habitat; the Sage Grouse Initiative; the PECE Policy; the Roosevelt Party; Aldo Leopold and hunting technology; on Theodore Roosevelt and conservation; cautious optimism; and more. Click here to bring Steven Rinella and the MeatEater Podcast Live to your town.
December 11, 2017
Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella talks with wildlife biologist Carmen Vanbianchi, Ryan Callaghan, Chef Andrew Radzialowski, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: Wolves returning to the landscape; predator interactions; spoonin' does; the creation of a female hunter; women in the woods and gender stereotypes; zero pink stuff; hunting alone vs. hunting with others; being moved emotionally; the striking effect of camo boxers; duds for ladies; the Heisenberg principle; the trouble with beavers; and more. Don't make us poll squirrel hunting locales-click here to help Steve plan his MeatEater Podcast Live Tour.      
December 4, 2017
Somewhere in Colorado- Steven Rinella talks with Brody Henderson and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Colorado: the land of hodge-podgey land ownership issues, lots of hunters, and big giant bucks; Frustration Tit; blaze orange cowboy hats; wildlife moments; old-school hippies; the danger of horses; gettin' up into the zone; spookin' timber bucks; buck fever'in a shot; Steve becomes a Colorado man; Pepsi challenging big meat bucks; flaggin' wild game; and more. Check out the show notes here to see Steve's monster Muley buck and more. Be sure to check out 12 Days of Gifts brought to you by MeatEater and Weston Brands. Steven, Janis, and the MeatEaters-At-Large came together to create 12 how-to videos that cover some of our favorite wild game preparations. This is our way of giving back to our amazing community. Head on over to the MeatEater website throughout the month of December for more exciting wild game recipes and how-to videos. 
November 27, 2017
Lyons, CO- Steven Rinella talks with author and angler John Gierach, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.   Subjects Discussed: Gierach's work at a pivotal moment in Steven's life; the palpable anxiety of young adulthood; reading the literary canon in the autumn of life; "fly fishing is friggin' beautiful"; hook and bullet writing; why spin fishing doesn't produce the writers that fly fishing does; what's best for hunters and fishermen in America?; writers and their love of explaining and telling; the tricky thing about conservation; glimpses of abundance; catch and release fishing; and more.   Check out the show notes here for studies, books, and concepts referenced in this episode. 
November 20, 2017
Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella talks with Eduardo Garcia, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.  Subjects Discussed: the pumpkin thief; electrified bear hides; cooking on yachts; getting back to a western way of life; Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story; the La Brea Tarpits, sabertooth cats, and dire wolves; what recovery looks like; huntin' with a hook; and more.   You can watch Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story on iTunes and Amazon. Check out the show notes here for studies, books, and concepts referenced in this episode.  Be sure to check out the MeatEater Store November 22-26 for our Black Friday/Thanksgiving sale for 25% off all orders. Use offer code: meat, offer good while supplies last.
November 13, 2017
Steven Rinella talks with Whit Fosburgh of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: regional conservation issues around the United States; America's environmental grade as a nation; the threats to native forests; what's up with the Farm Bill?; water quality issues of the Southeast; dead zones; chipping away at the feds; wildfire outlook; Alaska's Pebble Mine, and why it won't die; The Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Clean Water Act, and the Antiquities Act; Zinke's Monuments; funding for conservation; trafficking in life and death; how to ensure a conservation legacy; and more. Check out the show notes here for ideas, studies, and materials referenced in this episode.
November 6, 2017
The Delmarva Peninsula, MD- Steven Rinella talks with  Marcia Pradines of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge; Maryland Deer Biologist Brian Eyler; avid Sika hunter Steve Kendrot; and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: The pronunciation and origins of Sika deer; scoutin' in a bag; the health of Sika deer; the Delmarva peninsula; the good ol' days of Sika deer hunting; the millinery trade; bag limits, regulations, baiting, and their compatibility with wildlife conservation; woodsmanship, fair chase, and other personal ethics; controlling Phragmites and marsh migration; the little-shittin antlers on a Sika deer; the Delmarva fox squirrel as a bad mofo (redux); EHD and Blue Tongue; and more.
October 30, 2017
The Delmarva Peninsula, MD- Steven Rinella talks with wildlife biologist Steve Kendrot of the Chesapeake Bay Nutria Eradication Project, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.     Subjects Discussed: back nipples; all about nutria; why an airport needs a wildlife biologist; high-quality muskrat pelts; nutria of the Pacific Northwest; emergent marshes and the changing landscape of the Blackwater Refuge; public backlash over lethal wildlife management techniques; Mute swans as the big bastards of the marsh; defending sentient life; the value of trappers to conservation and their communities; the Delmarva fox squirrel as a bad mofo; and more.   Check out the show notes here for ideas, studies, and materials referenced in this episode.
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