303 episodes

Building on the belief that a deeper understanding of the natural world enriches all of our lives, host Steven Rinella brings an in-depth and relevant look at all outdoor topics including hunting, fishing, nature, conservation, and wild foods. Filled with humor, irreverence, and things that will surprise the hell out of you, each episode welcomes a diverse group of guests who add their own expertise to the vast world of the outdoors. Part of The MeatEater Podcast Network.

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Building on the belief that a deeper understanding of the natural world enriches all of our lives, host Steven Rinella brings an in-depth and relevant look at all outdoor topics including hunting, fishing, nature, conservation, and wild foods. Filled with humor, irreverence, and things that will surprise the hell out of you, each episode welcomes a diverse group of guests who add their own expertise to the vast world of the outdoors. Part of The MeatEater Podcast Network.

    Ep. 291: Hiding from Bucks

    Ep. 291: Hiding from Bucks

    Steven Rinella talks with Jason Phelps, Samantha Bates, Dirt Myth, Seth Morris, and Chester Floyd. 

    Steve and Jason harvesting black walnut tree that will spawn the Line One turkey call; how this podcast made a baby; Steve recalls The Juice’s ride in the white Bronco; the need for a MeatEater book on fishing etiquette; palpating cloacas and sexing beavers on the daily; $5,000 for Chester to come to your door and sing the "hoo yip, hoo yip!" song; Steve's suspicion about the connection between CoV2 in deer and Buckman Juice; Texas as the deadliest state for death by animal; on antelope horn and sheath size; "30 by 30"; assisting in opening water bottles; Samantha's philosophy on hiding; Jani's philosophy on routes and death marches; thumbs down on floorless tents; strategizing for elk; the Phelp's brag board; and more.

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    • 2 hrs 6 min
    Ep. 290: Is Wild Game Really Organic?

    Ep. 290: Is Wild Game Really Organic?

    Steven Rinella talks with Fred Gould, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. 

    Topics discussed: Jani rehabbing a target; the vegetarian GMO expert who used to live in a hippie van; bison garum and koji mold; MeatEater Campfire Stories and old dads giving life; asking for your ball joint back after a hip replacement surgery; the link between The Tox and entrepreneurship; strontium and a woolly mammoth that loved to walk; learning from spider mites; bitter cucumber peels due to Cucurbitacin C; the co-evolution between plants and insects; tobacco as the first plant to be made toxic to caterpillars; the safety factor; what does "natural" actually mean?; getting the chestnut back in the forest via genetic engineering; use of synthetic biology conservation; transgenic, cisgenic, gene editing, and genomic selection; crop yield quantity vs. crop quality; breeding potatoes so that they're less carcinogenic when fried; optimizing for shelf life and visual appeal; fishy strawberries; and more.

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    • 2 hrs 20 min
    Ep. 289: We Did Start the Fire

    Ep. 289: We Did Start the Fire

    Steven Rinella talks with Paul Hessburg, Rick Hutton, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. 

    Topics discussed: How Jani doesn't like growling bear rugs; the coyote on the couch; second degree kindred; FHF's upcoming gear launches; Brody's three and a half legged bear; Jani drawing his first bighorn tag; all the math required to pack well; redemption: the FUODS calendar sold out in 24 hours; Season 10 of MeatEater on Netflix dropping on September 29th; Ep. 258: "The Chit and the Poof"; Sunday hunting in PA; documentation that the ell of bear grease is a real thing; highschoolers working with skunk oil and fox urine; Fish Joyce's Dock; whitetails with Covid antibodies; the real impact of climate change and the increasing intensity of wildfires; the importance of prescribed burning; soil severity and seed caches; why big fires aren't news; what happens if we do nothing?; having a trigger reaction to logging; where we're headed; and more.

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    • 2 hrs 13 min
    Ep. 288: Viscera and Bones

    Ep. 288: Viscera and Bones

    Steven Rinella talks with Ted Franklin Belue, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. 

    Topics discussed: Jani's trouble with pant zippers; majoring in Boone and minoring in Kenton; dropping out of school to play the banjo; Ted being an extra in Last of the Mohicans; fashion forward longhunters; Boone's "tick licker"; the difference between a long rifle and a musket; making your own powder with your urine; the importance of basic diplomacy and not reveling in war; the first long hunt in Kentucky; a skeleton in a sycamore; alot of mythology; how Boone sang to his dogs; the two mysteries; hybrid accounts, footnotes, and a second West; the strange fate of Boone's remains and when bones and viscera are in different places; women civilizing men; Finding Daniel Boone, The Long Hunt, The Hunters of Kentucky, and the rest of Belue's books; and more.

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    • 2 hrs 7 min
    Ep. 287: Sea Cucumbers and People Meat

    Ep. 287: Sea Cucumbers and People Meat

    Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb, Spencer Neuharth, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. 

    Topics discussed: Our new series, Pardon My Plate; Spencer's bumper pool table; watch How to Clean a Sea Cucumber with Steve; echinoderms; what Steve found beachcombing after Japan's tsunami, including his USS Jimmy Carter submarine hat; fucosylated glycosaminoglycan; a sea cucumber sting op; BBQ fetus tasting notes; human foot meat and huevos rancher-toes; hyenas snacking on bones in a lava tube in Saudi Arabia; how hyena cubs with The Tox get bold in front of lions; over $14 billion to wildlife conservation; an ell, the tanned neck hide of a deer as Bear Grease Podcast cryptocurrency; defining apocryphal; bye, bye bitcoin and the end of Chester the Investor; an 1871 magazine article that ends with bear grease saving the day; Doug Duren and Jim Heffelfinger bonding; how real men cry and Jani is more sensitive than Steve; Phil's love of trivia and karaoke; what's the name for a female fox?; MeatEater's Benchmade Steep Country Knife; the origin of a mean mouth bass; and more. 

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    • 1 hr 59 min
    Ep. 286: Alaska's Shack of Love

    Ep. 286: Alaska's Shack of Love

    Steven Rinella talks with Andrew Radzialowski, Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, Kelsey Johnson, Chester Floyd, and Danielle Lopez. 

    Topics discussed: The proper way to propose to your mate; the wolves of the Alexander Archipelago; Recovering America's Wildlife Act; Missouri's wildlife program as the envy of the nation; how conservation bills make folks in government feel good; Ryan "Ol Cal" Cal-iente Callaghan; citizen science and state-sponsored trail cams in Wisconsin; being force fed salmon as a kid; "eating fish your ass off"; breadcrumbs vs. batter; lots of firsts; tree bark sheds suffocating the sea floor; helicopter logging; taking a 99-year break; all the life in southeast Alaska; drunken men in bolo ties; lots of diving; the first son-mom trip for Cal; when you get uncomfortable not working; breaking up the band too soon; and more.

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    • 1 hr 28 min

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4.9 out of 5
682 Ratings

682 Ratings

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Good show, sometimes they have retarded guests who say like so much you want to kill yourself though.

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3 stars for the guest

Great podcast most of the time - really enjoy listening to this majority of the time but Carlson as a guest :( Does this guy even pause to think before he opens his mouth?

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Great podcasts very interesting and also informs listeners with very detailed information

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