223 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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    • 4.8 • 54 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. 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
    Ep. 217: This Country Life - How to Cook a Coon

    Ep. 217: This Country Life - How to Cook a Coon

    It's time to eat and there's "masked bandit" on the menu. Brent's gonna tell you how to cook one like they do down in Gillett, Arkansas, home of the world-famous Gillett Coon Supper. He's also sharing a listener-submitted story that anyone can enjoy. It's time to get supper ready on MeatEater's This Country Life podcast.

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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Wishicouldhuntmore ,

From Dorset in England

Such a great podcast. I’ve recently started listening and absolutely love it. Clay seems a really genuine dude and each episode is so interesting and pretty thought provoking. I also like the fact he doesn’t shy away from sharing his thoughts on the spiritual aspect of man, pretty refreshing. Good job guys and keep up the good work 👍

Parrot444 ,

This Country Life

Listening from Scotland, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Absolutely loving the Bear Grease podcasts 👍 , Clay and the team are doing amazing topics.
Brent Reeves , This Country Life is a superb series that I would recommend to everyone.
Not advertising anything and only promoting sporting traditions and respect for family , each other and the land we hunt and fish and the quarry we hunt is a genuine breath of fresh air. They are funny , thought provoking and poignant all rolled into one.
Brent is a true raconteur and his lighthearted and fun stories and relaxed delivery are genuinely great craic .
Give these guys a listen 👍

mike bulley ,

Listening from the UK

Coming hot from the United Kingdom, absolutely loving the documentary style mini podcasts 🤩🤩🤩

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