205 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. 204: It Should Be Difficult to Get Lost Forever

    Ep. 204: It Should Be Difficult to Get Lost Forever

    Steven Rinella talks with Roman Dial, Anthony Licata, and Ryan Callaghan.
    Topics discussed: the death of a son; dip-netting salmon; quitting climbing for marriage; playing the long game in child rearing; scaring yourself; being aware of what's dangerous; out dates; deadly snakes; the helplessness of modern humans; getting kicked out of the search for your own son; documentary tv vs. reality tv; the stink in the room you no longer notice; weeping through writing; and more. 

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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Ep. 203: Thumbs Up or Down on 2019

    Ep. 203: Thumbs Up or Down on 2019

    Steven Rinella talks with Whit Fosburgh, Phil Taylor, and Ryan Callaghan.
    Topics discussed: Steve's perspective on why Jani isn't a true outdoorsman; Euro-mounting your amputated arm; why is a doornail dead?; New Mexico's stream access laws; S. 47; haggling over the Farm Bill; what CRP fields are; pollinators; testifying before Congress; Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson; migration corridors; fisheries; Steve's kids attending seminars; ethanol as bad for your boat motor; and more.

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    Ep. 202: From the Two Kingdoms of Nature

    Ep. 202: From the Two Kingdoms of Nature

    Steven Rinella talks with JT Van Zandt, Jesse Griffiths, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. 
    Topics discussed: Lola and Stone Age chewing gum; how Texas is the highest of the high and lowest of the low; hunting nilgai; poop piles; how Steve shot the top of a nilgai's heart out and then saw it run off like it was carrying the mail; electro-tenderizing meat using a car battery; fish-spotting abilities; flounder gigging; appreciating silence; when dolphins join your hunt; and more.

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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Ep: 201: What Exactly Is The Problem?

    Ep: 201: What Exactly Is The Problem?

    Steven Rinella talks with Kylee Archer, Samantha Bates, Maggie Smith, Tracy Crane, Brody Henderson, Kevin Harlander, and Janis Putelis.

    Topics discussed: Brody's elk and trout-infested house is for sale; Kevin's hog-fattening business; Pfeilstorch, which is German for a stork with an arrow stuck in it; crying after butchering; bring the scope to your eye and not the other way around; Cal's bowel movements; how to be a good hunting mentor; hot tips on making jerky; and more.

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    • 2 hrs 27 min
    Ep. 200: ‘Faced on ‘Nog: The Holiday Special

    Ep. 200: ‘Faced on ‘Nog: The Holiday Special

    Steven Rinella talks with Anthony Licata, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, Mark Kenyon, Samantha Bates, Corinne Schneider, Ben O'Brien, and Janis Putelis.
    Topics discussed: Trippin' on nutmeg; cutting corn with Doug Duren; Cal as the ultimate elf; how MeatEater's Whiskey makes the best eggnog in the world; Xmas hunting and fishing traditions; Kenyon’s new book, "That Wild Country"; Santa reads a hunting poem; Latvian lead throwing as a way to predict your future; and more.

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    • 2 hrs 8 min
    Ep. 199: Big Pieces of the Brain Pie

    Ep. 199: Big Pieces of the Brain Pie

    Steven Rinella talks with Director of Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Martha Williams, Greg Lemon, and Janis Putelis.
    Topics discussed: A fancy playdate that includes some deer stalking; different names for your fish and game agency; death to blue laws; hunting with an atlatl; regular science vs. social science; what does it mean to love a resource to death?; when science is weaponized; rainbow v. walleye; inflatable swans; will GYE grizzlies ever be delisted?; and more.

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    • 2 hrs 50 min

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