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A show that covers the ideologies and philosophies of the modern hunter while touching on key ideas like conservation, our value systems and how to construct a better public image. A recurring cast of top hunting voices help drive the conversation and keep things pretty damn interesting.

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    • 4.7, 2.1K Ratings

A show that covers the ideologies and philosophies of the modern hunter while touching on key ideas like conservation, our value systems and how to construct a better public image. A recurring cast of top hunting voices help drive the conversation and keep things pretty damn interesting.

Part of MeatEater, Inc.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Solidus433 ,

Fantastic!

I think I started listening to this pod like 2 or 3 episodes before Ben joined up with MeatEater and have loved every episode. I really enjoy that Ben will have guests that have opposing views and have a mature, respectful conversation, even validating some “anti” points of view. I feel as modern outdoor enthusiasts, we have to be more open minded to other groups of “recreationists” if you will, and this pod has presented the tools to handle some tougher situations in a way that helps the cause!

No feet Sid ,

Professional shows!

This is a very thought out podcast. Every episode has me so intrigued. The audio is some of best I’ve heard. Ben asks some great questions to his guests, keeping me on the edge of my seat. I have learned so much from this show.

ConcernedHuman ,

Ep 82 Interview - Contentious and Depressing

Congrats on staying so cool throughout that interview! I think I would have lost my mind with this guy. You’re telling me you don’t know a guy who wants to mow down a bunch of bears with an ak47? Lol, uh no not really...

And his disparaging comments overall on hunters, Pittman-Robertson act, and the North American model?? It’s so confusing. He’s someone who should be intimately knowledgeable about how beneficial these things have been for wildlife as a whole. Particularly his beloved bears. And it isn’t like he refuted this with particularly insightful reasoning.

“I’m as objective as I can be...”? Maybe listen to your own interview over again Mr. Gilbert.

I know you did your best in the intro to say how nice the guy was but dang... he was a close-minded, defensive, sensitive, narrative-pushing, argumentative a-hole! No need to paint a nice picture of the guy, he let himself show just plenty in the interview haha. Now maybe he was having a bad day but still. Cool it off a little old man!

You guys handled that as well as anyone could!

Interesting to get a window into that kind of viewpoint. But also pretty depressing because it’s hard to see how people like that can ever be exposed to a different way of thinking. Or not even that, but to simply think things over critically! Or hell, to even discuss problems and solutions without having to address seemingly random buzzwords designed to derail the whole thing!

Asking “I would like to discuss how we address bear-human relations... ” only to be cut off with a not outright, but underlying “OK but first you must beat your kids and are probably racist too if you don’t agree with me entirely!” And although bears are important to our specific demographic - it isn’t a super relevant or important topic in the broad human experience - so just forget trying to discuss taxes, war, abortion, drugs, etc!

And Mr. Gilbert, as bad as he was in the interview, is nowhere near as bad as others (on both sides). The group think is ridiculous. He was so wrapped up in his “group” and necessary viewpoints he’s “supposed to have” that he feels compelled to include canned lines and super-stretched “metaphors” over 2nd amendment, gender-relations, civil rights, etc? In an interview about grizzly bears??? Combined with the super simplified (and questionably true) headliner facts he spouted out the whole interview? What the hell?

I’m assuming he would be the kind of person to accuse people of being violent based simply on their viewpoints, yet he was the one who sounded almost unhinged in a simple interview with a very understanding host...

How do you work towards objective truth or even just practical solutions when that’s how a large portion of the population is?!?

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