223 episodes

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

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

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    Ep. 222: Morels in the Time of Covid

    Ep. 222: Morels in the Time of Covid

    Steven Rinella talks with Spencer Neuharth, Ryan Callaghan, Joe Ferronato, and Phil Taylor.

    Topics discussed: Too many Twin Lakes; practicing civil disobedience in order to get married; a strong prejudice against yoga studios; the obvious upsides of an open bar; the mystique of morels; cracking the code on lab grown mushrooms; how Cal found a morel in a gravel patch by a manhole cover in downtown Boise; the disgruntled hunter; a nasty rabbit disease hits American shores; Spencer as a newly formed rock-hunting enthusiast; how Yellowstone agates came to be; Spencer being way-assed wrong about folks' interest in red squirrels biting the nuts off fox squirrels; the tale of a wolf named Three Toes; how Steve has really enjoyed waking up at home for a change; what the hell is a Polish rose?; the forgotten size of sugar cubes; and more.

     

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    Ep. 221: The Perfect Rock

    Ep. 221: The Perfect Rock

    Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.

    Topics discussed: how all of the stuff you add to braising liquid matters; Steve draws a MT mountain goat tag; explaining point creep; spike antlers; hot tips for hunting pressurized land; the bird that nightmares are made of; strutting and gobbling as an ok way to spend a day; Pleistocene re-wilding as a complete waste of time but a fun distraction; becoming a cattle apologist with old age; making the leap from gas station coffee; bleeding game out; each cheek on its own support; how to responsibly poop in the woods; the Latvian plug; a very strong "no" on the Pebble Mine project; and more.

     

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

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

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

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

     

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    Ep. 219: Snake Oil

    Ep. 219: Snake Oil

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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    Ep. 217: Mark Kurlansky on Saving Salmon

    Ep. 217: Mark Kurlansky on Saving Salmon

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

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

     

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    • 1 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

Sir JefferyAllen ,

Blaouch!

The Ice fishing podcasts are great.
Maybe a first.

.Kaner. ,

Wealth of knowledge

It has been a pleasure listening to these folks, I have many many episodes to play catch up with and I look forward to them all!

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Perfect

Just pisscutter!

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