233 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. 232: How You Get to be a Big 'Ol Bear, Plus an Interview with Don Trump Jr.

    Ep. 232: How You Get to be a Big 'Ol Bear, Plus an Interview with Don Trump Jr.

    Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb, Rick Smith, Seth Morris, Janis Putelis, and Donald Trump Jr.

    Topics discussed: Federal blaze orange laws; blood trailing dogs as an ethical tool for recovery; all the songs written about Jani and skiing; fish rigor and how AK's Fish and Game has it dialed; Steve and Seth's new TV special, Deep Drop Boyz; how cave art puts a smile on Rick's face; the definition of a therianthrope; elk esophogi replacing radiator hoses; a hatchling in a car part crossing state lines; theories of where brass tacks comes from and how Steve's ideas are invalid according to Wikipedia; Rick's conflict between filming bears and filming bear hunts for the MeatEater TV show; a new slogan: don't eat bacon, hunt black bear; the interesting story of the unsuccessful hunt; The Eagle's spotting abilities and far away calls; a willow-choked hellhole; a hot tip off on being wary of the person who wants to do too much stuff in too little time; and Steve talks to Don Trump Jr. about early hunting influences, public land access, sometimes disagreeing with dad, and more. 

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    • 2 hr 35 min
    Ep. 231: The Pied Piper of Duck Hunters

    Ep. 231: The Pied Piper of Duck Hunters

    Steven Rinella talks with Ramsey Russell, Hanzi Deschermeier, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.

    Topics discussed: How Jani is so not a trapper that he reminds himself to check traps by writing "coon" on his hand; Frito pie with mountain lion; Corinne and strawberries; breaking down what it means to flesh something out; the A.S.S. movement, the tissue issue, and how surface shitters are like meth heads; ocellated turkey stories and how badly Steve wants to hunt one; Ramsey on a life of collecting experiences; Get Ducks dot com being a sweet URL; booking as a shoddy industry?; incredible duck hunting in Azerbaijan and how the area where Ramsey hunts reminds him of the Mississippi Delta; the clean game and  quiet pride; which countries are doing a solid job at conservation of the species?; Ramsey's favorite recipes for cooking duck; Steve's out-of-control horseradish and how Jani's garden got up and moved; Hanzi's rule on what not to do when cooking diver ducks; mouth calling; and more.

     

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    • 2 hr 15 min
    Ep. 230: A Difficult Conversation

    Ep. 230: A Difficult Conversation

    Steven Rinella talks with Rue Mapp and Janis Putelis.

    Topics discussed: A solid two-syllable, navigational name; when your cowboy dad hangs pigs in your garage and you don't want kids on the school bus to see; how parades mean different things to different people; Outdoor Afro re-connecting black Americans to the outdoors; upping your nature swagger; unpacking statistics; how black children drown at five times the rate of white children in the US; Harriet Tubman as a wilderness leader; losing sight of the sociological factors that have lead people to be where they are; the great migration; how the outdoors and nature has not always been regarded as a safe place for black people; Emmet Till; how being on the other side of too much intrigue just isn't welcome; in cases of racism, rarely do you ever get the proof and rarely do you need it; gauging the age of an airplane by whether or not its bathroom has an ashtray; how looking at communities as needing to be saved isn’t the right way to go; picnicing vs. birding and tailgating as day camp; and more.

     

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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Ep. 229: The Atomic Oryx

    Ep. 229: The Atomic Oryx

    Steven Rinella talks with Karl Malcolm, Mike Ruhl, Jeremy Romero, and Seth Morris.

    Topics discussed: Jewel and being attracted to snaggle teeth; Teen Wolf; how the Flip Flop Flesher no longer fleshes squat; White Sands Missile Range as the original introduction site of the African oryx; mildly radioactive Trinitite for sale; use of the word skookum; getting stuff your mom makes vs. getting Nike shoes, Doritos, and Michael Jackson jackets, or how Steve's parents didn't buy their kids stupid shit; the etymology or etymology; a broken horn hunt and a once-in-a-lifetime hunt; the ins and outs of hunting oryx in New Mexico; hunting hogs at the fence doors and other fence stories; dragging around 300 pounds of ice in coolers; the Amish machine gun; kid Steve being gifted a model 94 like it's a favor; that time when Seth stepped inches from a coiled up rattlesnake; and more.

     

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    • 2 hr 9 min
    Ep. 228: Venison is the New Kale

    Ep. 228: Venison is the New Kale

    Steven Rinella talks with chef Michael Hunter, Brody Henderson, Corinne Schneider, and Phil Taylor.

    Topics discussed: The omnipresence of dandelions; gas station diner to big time chef; the irony of applying preservation techniques to food and then eating that food right away; Steve overriding his own “first in, first out” freezer rule; woodcocks dropping bowels; cattails; vegans both protesting and supporting your restaurant; accidentally outing the butcher shop next door; counter-protesting by butchering a deer leg in your window; Steve wanting prominent blurb placement on Michael Hunter’s new book; hosting illegal dinners and then founding Antler Kitchen and Bar; wild game laws in Canada; when a guy shows up with a bag of mushrooms; chicken on the menu as a “just in case”; turkey wing and first buck tattoos; and more.

     

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Ep. 227: Red Cutter

    Ep. 227: Red Cutter

    Steven Rinella talks with meat scientist Dr. Chris Calkins, Spencer Neuharth, Corinne Schneider, and Phil Taylor.

    Topics discussed: debunking meat myths; how stress affects the flavor of meat; myoglobin and hemoglobin; why you shouldn't cut into an animal before rigor mortis is complete; muscle is muscle; Steve's insistence on saying "red cutter," when it's actually dark cutter; the benefits of electrocuting meat; to bleed or not to bleed; muscle is 75% water; why you should keep the bones attached; does hanging help?; a certain antiquated way of slaughtering turkeys; why you should wait before freezing; the seven distinct meats in a snapping turtle and PhD. dissertation ideas; what marbling is; the time when Steve ate a sliver of 18-month-aged aoudad that tasted like blue cheese; black fuzzy mold is bad; and more.

     

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    • 1 hr 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31.6K Ratings

31.6K Ratings

erich.potthast ,

Voice of the Modern Outdoorsman

I’ve been listening to this podcast for well over a year now and am thoroughly enjoying every minute. Offers fresh new perspectives and abundant knowledge on various topics that outdoorsman are specifically interested and vested in. I continuously recommend this podcast to all avid hunters, fisherman and conservationists. Thank you MeatEater crew for your mission and content, you are the voice of the modern outdoorsman.

Grabt B ,

So good

I learn something new every episode, the folks they have on as guests are always so knowledgeable (not to mention the MeatEater crew themselves). A great listen every time.

Raupp11111 ,

Great show!!

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