224 episodes

The Bear Grease Podcast with host Clay Newcomb delivers compelling storytelling through documentary-style episodes exploring the culture, traditions, and history of rural America. He’ll dive in deep with hunters, biologists, anthropologists, and hillbillies to learn about human nature and our ancient connection to the land. Bear Grease explores unique people, topics, and stories that reveal the incredible value of life lived close to the land. Part of the MeatEater Podcast Network.

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    • 4.9 • 383 Ratings

The Bear Grease Podcast with host Clay Newcomb delivers compelling storytelling through documentary-style episodes exploring the culture, traditions, and history of rural America. He’ll dive in deep with hunters, biologists, anthropologists, and hillbillies to learn about human nature and our ancient connection to the land. Bear Grease explores unique people, topics, and stories that reveal the incredible value of life lived close to the land. Part of the MeatEater Podcast Network.

    Ep. 223: This Country Life - Happy Father's Day!

    Ep. 223: This Country Life - Happy Father's Day!

    It’s time to pause and give a salute to the dads out there. They do a lot for us, and this week we’re recognizing their efforts by putting them in the spotlight. Brent's sharing something special with us that we think you’re sure to enjoy. Plus, we’ve got a listener story that will have you covering your eyes just listening to it. It’s “Father’s Day” on MeatEater’s This Country Life podcast. 

    Check out Brent's cousin Valerie's book Preserving Family Recipes.

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    • 26 min
    Ep. 222: Paddlefish Wars and Caviar Dreams

    Ep. 222: Paddlefish Wars and Caviar Dreams

    Prepare to take an unexpected turn in this week's episode of Bear Grease as Clay Newcomb goes on a deep dive into the topic of Paddlefish caviar. This prehistoric creature is cherished as a game species but is also targeted by poachers to produce black-market caviar. Retired Oklahoma game wardens, Jeff Brown and Keith Green, tell the stories of starting the revolutionary Paddlefish Research Center and catching a poacher who turned into a legitimate caviar producer for the State. Additional interviews with caviar expert, Alan Morris, and Oklahoma Fish Biologist, Brandon Brown.

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    • 49 min
    Ep. 221: This Country Life - Hogs

    Ep. 221: This Country Life - Hogs

    Brent's talking wild hogs this week and sharing his brother Tim's story that could've turned tragic. You'll hear why so many put so much value on pigs in the past and how they've affected not only the environment, but also a lot of the creatures that share the habitat. Say it with us, "WOO PIG SOOIE!" It's time for MeatEater's This Country Life podcast.

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    • 23 min
    Ep. 220: Render - Dan Gates and Existential Threats on Hunting

    Ep. 220: Render - Dan Gates and Existential Threats on Hunting

    Today on the Bear Grease Render, Clay Newcomb is joined by Da n Gates from Coloradans for Responsible Wildlife Management as they discuss the proposed state Mountain Lion Hunting Ban and the implications for hunters and wildlife management far beyond the state of Colorado.

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep. 219: This Country Life - Canadian Chocolate

    Ep. 219: This Country Life - Canadian Chocolate

    Brent's back from the Canadian bush of Manitoba and he brought a big color phase bear with him. Hear the tale of that hunt and get a teasing glimpse into a family that lives their lives close to nature. More on those folks in a future episode. Right now we're bear hunting and the bear hunting is good! All that plus a listener-submitted story showcasing the teamwork of three generations of turkey hunters on MeatEater's "This Country Life" podcast.

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    • 24 min
    Ep. 218: The Waterman, Luke McFadden

    Ep. 218: The Waterman, Luke McFadden

    Luke McFadden is a 27-year-old, first-generation waterman on the Chesapeake Bay. In this episode of the Bear Grease Podcast, Clay Newcomb invites Luke to tell his story of how determination combined with a love for the outdoors, fishing, and the water, propelled him down a one-way path to becoming a crabber. His experience shows how he embraced challenges, and with thinking outside the box, created a whole new way to engage with customers and create a social media empire.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
383 Ratings

383 Ratings

ac-24 ,

Love this podcast

Clay you have done amazing things with the gifts GOD has given you. I enjoy you’re podcast that much more knowing you are a Man of faith . Your brother in Christ In east coast canada (New Brunswick)

p.s lots of Good opportunities to Bear hunt out here

familyfarmingfishing ,

Canadian Listener

Hi folks. I’ve been enjoying Bear Grease and This Country Life since they both started respectively. Thanks for all the stories and lessons. I’m a dairy farmer in the heartland of dairy country in south western Ontario. I’m also a life long outdoors person. I appreciated the episode this week about visiting our great country, Canada. Good try Brent with the use of “eh”. You might need a little more practice, y’all come back anytime, we’d be glad to have you!

Canoing Canuk ,

This Country Life

I love the Bear Grease podcast, possibly even more than the Meat Eater podcast. I love This Country Life even more! Stories of growing up in the rural American South sound amazing similar to growing up in the rural Canadian North!
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