34 episodes

In each episode of the Modern Carnivore Podcast our host Mark Norquist is joined by guests covering a wide swath of topics, but always connected to healthy eating and lifestyle. This includes interviews with hunters, chefs, anglers, foragers, biologists, historians and others who prefer to have no official title. If you're interested in learning more about hunting, fishing and foraging for quality food ingredients, then this podcast is for you. No experience required. You can also check out the companion podcast - Outdoor Feast - hosted by Todd Waldron.

Modern Carnivore Podcast Mark Norquist

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    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

In each episode of the Modern Carnivore Podcast our host Mark Norquist is joined by guests covering a wide swath of topics, but always connected to healthy eating and lifestyle. This includes interviews with hunters, chefs, anglers, foragers, biologists, historians and others who prefer to have no official title. If you're interested in learning more about hunting, fishing and foraging for quality food ingredients, then this podcast is for you. No experience required. You can also check out the companion podcast - Outdoor Feast - hosted by Todd Waldron.

    Jeb Taylor Knives – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:034)

    Jeb Taylor Knives – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:034)

    Jeb Taylor Knives - Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:034)









    A knife is the one universal tool that you need in the field and woods, or on the water. Whether you're hunting, fishing or foraging the knife in an indispensable tool.



    Jeb Taylor has been in love with knives his entire life. He fondly remembers his first knife as a kid which was Swiss Army style that his parents gave him. As a young man in the U.S. Army he was stationed in the Philippines and became fascinated with blacksmiths there who would make bolo knives in the jungle. This started his interest in making his own knives. Fast-forward just a few years later and he operates his own knife company - Jeb Taylor Knives. He's also the founder and President of the Midwest Knife Maker's Guild. which was established in 2019 to create community and provide education, networking for knifemakers and enthusiasts in the midwest area of the country.



    We're also giving away one of Jeb Taylor's custom made knives. Click here to register to win this knife (registration closes soon).



    Jeb Taylor and his family.



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    https://modcarn.com/artemis-outdoors-mcp033/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Artemis Outdoors – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:033)

    Artemis Outdoors – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:033)

    Artemis Outdoors - Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:033)





    On this episode of the Modern Carnivore Podcast, we throw it back to a conversation from a couple years ago. Mark sits down with Jessi Johnson and Chelsea Cassens. Jessi Johnson is the founder of Artemis Outdoors.  This organization, as Jessi describes it during the podcast, was "born of the need to see women's voices more actively represented in conservation with a hunting and fishing angle".  The key topics this group tries to focus on are ethics, philosophy, women, and mentoring new hunters.



    Chelsea Cassens was the first ambassador for Artemis Outdoors.  Chelsea grew up in a small town in Oregon where she learned all about the outdoors.  She currently lives in Idaho where the outdoor opportunities are numerous. Jessi grew up in a ranching family in Wyoming where she learned about the land and all it has to offer.  Like Chelsea, she also lives out West where she loves to spend time in the outdoors. They are two women from different backgrounds, grew up to love the outdoors so much that they want to share it with anyone willing to listen. Listen in for fun hunting stories, many laughs, and to learn more about this organization.



    Also check out the Outdoor Feast Podcast with Todd Waldron!

    https://modcarn.com/mariah-gladstone-indigikitchen-ofp-ep019/



    https://modcarn.com/a-conversation-with-nicole-qualtieri-outdoor-feast-podcast-ep006/

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ryan Busse – Author of Gunfight, Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:032)

    Ryan Busse – Author of Gunfight, Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:032)

    Ryan Busse - Author of Gunfight





    In this episode of the Modern Carnivore Podcast Mark sits down with Ryan Busse. Ryan is the author of the forthcoming book Gunfight - My Battle Against the Industry that Radicalized America*. Ryan Busse is a former sales and marketing executive at one of the most respected firearms manufacturers in the country. In this memoir he shares his perspectives and personal stories about how the gun industry has changed over the years.



    While Modern Carnivore has usually steered clear of controversial discussions, we felt that this was an important story to share. Ryan Busse has a unique perspective, as a kid who grew up on a ranch in rural America and then went on to be one of the leaders in the firearms industry. Listen in and then join us in a thoughtful conversation about the often-avoided topic of firearms and the role it plays in hunting, and our broader society.



    Ryan Busse, Montana Author. Photographed by Mandy Mohler of Field Guide Designs.



    Like this episode with Ryan Busse? Check out previous Modern Carnivore Podcast episodes!

    https://modcarn.com/mcp031/

    Also be sure to check out the latest Outdoor Feast Podcast episode!

    https://modcarn.com/land-connection-ofp-ep025/



    * Modern Carnivore is part of the Amazon Affiliate program and may receive compensation for purchases made after clicking on links from this site. This does not impact the price you pay for items, but is purely a way for us to earn income from partners like Amazon.

    • 59 min
    The MacGillis Brothers – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:031)

    The MacGillis Brothers – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:031)

    The MacGillis Brothers





    On this episode of the Modern Carnivore Podcast, we have a story of the MacGillis brothers.  Their names are Pierre, Alex, and Jim MacGillis.  None of them grew up hunting, yet all found their own way to it eventually.  This podcast has their unique experiences of learning to hunt.  All three were brought to hunting for different reasons and at different times.  However, they all have stayed with it and have no plans on stopping.



    During this conversation with Mark, they share their successes but also some of the times that hunting was very challenging for them.  This includes both mental and physical challenges.  Hunting can be both mentally and physically draining at the same time.  For example, blood trailing a deer that you have just missed your shot on.  Physically tracking through tough terrain, straining to see small amounts of blood can be very physically tiring.  At the same time, thinking about how you may have only injured the animal and the gut wrenching feeling you get while playing out possible scenarios in your head can be extremely mentally tiring as well.  This is only one of the many topics discussed with the MacGillis brothers during this episode.  Listen in to hear more!

    Like this MacGillis brothers episode? Check out previous Modern Carnivore Podcast episodes!

    https://modcarn.com/game-fair-mcp030/



     

    Also be sure to check out the latest Outdoor Feast Podcast episode!

    https://modcarn.com/hunting-maine-ofp-ep023/



     

    • 58 min
    Game Fair 2021 – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:030)

    Game Fair 2021 – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:030)

    On this episode of the Modern Carnivore Podcast Mark sits down for six separate interviews.  These interviews take place in the Minnesota Backcountry Hunters and Angler's booth at Game Fair 2021. First off we have Lee Kjos from Boss Shotshells, Jason Kelvie with USA Clay Target League, Mercedes Akinseye from the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, Andy Shoemaker with the Minnesota Trapper's Association, Cory Loeffler, owner and creator of DRC Calls, and last but not least, Keng Yang who is also known as the Minnesota Hunter.  All of these amazing people join Mark to discuss their passions and why they do what they do.  Join us to learn more about each of these great organizations and the people that support them.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Northstar Bison – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:029)

    Northstar Bison – Modern Carnivore Podcast (EP:029)

    Northstar Bison - Ethical Bison Farming









    On this episode of the Modern Carnivore Podcast Mark chats with Sean Graese.  Sean lives in New Mexico where he is an avid elk hunter.  However, this conversation has a little bit different topic.  Sean is a Wisconsin native where his family owns a 100% grass fed bison farm.  This journey started when his mother (a dietician) and his father (a power lifter) were trying to find the best, nutrient dense, red meat.  Thus, Northstar Bison was born.  There are a few things that set this farm apart from the rest.  The first difference is they use a feeding system called rotational grazing.  This is a practice that simulates the natural movement of the bison across the land as they use up the available resources in a particular area.  The second difference, is use a practice called, field harvesting.  Field harvesting is when the farmer harvests the needed animal in the field with a firearm.  The practice helps to reduce stress on the animal because they are harvested in the natural habitat during their daily routine.  To learn more about Northstar Bison and Sean's experience with these animals, listen in to our latest episode!

    Also explore previous episodes!!

    https://modcarn.com/data-driven-recruitment-mcp027/



    https://modcarn.com/death-and-spirituality-of-hunting-mcp-ep023/



     



     

    • 57 min

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