314 episodes

Building on the belief that a deeper understanding of the natural world enriches all of our lives, host Steven Rinella brings an in-depth 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 to the vast world of the outdoors. Part of The MeatEater Podcast Network.

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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 an in-depth 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 to the vast world of the outdoors. Part of The MeatEater Podcast Network.

    Ep. 302: You Had Me at Bass

    Ep. 302: You Had Me at Bass

    Steven Rinella talks with Brandon Palaniuk, Carl Jocumsen, Hayden Sammak, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. 

    Topics discussed: the first Aussie to grace the podcast studio and the first Aussy to ever make it to the top 100 bass anglers in the world in America; Chester's family's Old Fashioned kit; three Janises out of ten Latvians; the cancellation of Spring Bear season in WA and just how outrageous it is; native bull trout vs. invasive lake trout; when college kids win $1 million in a fishing tournament; insane entry fees; when 2nd place is so far from 1st; Brandon's DQ, $1k per foot, and owning your own mistake even though the rule is questionable; Fantasy Fishing; under the camera's eye; polygraphs for fishing stories; Steve getting Brandon and Carl to fish his mom's lake; the litigation-worthy bucket thing; Rinella Sr. supposedly pulling a 5 pound largemouth out of the lake where Steve was born; Angler of the Year; the A to Z of the tournament process; physically and mentally not being able to live without it; pursuing what makes you happy; Steve's dream to be a professional trapper; clinch or improved clinch?; and more.

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    • 2 hr 51 min
    Ep. 301: It Ain’t Just Chickens That Are Dinosaurs

    Ep. 301: It Ain’t Just Chickens That Are Dinosaurs

    Steven Rinella talks with Jack Horner, Ryan Callaghan, Spencer Neuharth, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.
    Topics discussed: Is Jack Horner sick of hearing about Jurassic Park?; subscribe to MeatEater's Youtube channel and watch all of our video content, like Sourced, B-Side of Fishing, and One Week in November; Steve one-upping Spencer with his own fabulous rock story; Gordon Lightfoot's muse; the Squirrel Doc's signed book, dinner at Kevin Gillespie's Gunshow restaurant, and other things you ought to bid on in MeatEater's Auction House of Oddities; Corinne's first mule deer buck; Chester's hoo-yip song calling in bears; Jack's dyslexia and finding the baby dinosaurs of the world; all birds are equally dinosaurs; hypothesizing T-Rex as an opportunist; eating your prey alive; endothermic homeotherms and ectothermic heterotherms; 20-inch high velociraptors taking down a T-Rex; how did birds survive that very bad day?; the accoutrements, armor, and sex lives of dinosaurs; and more.

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    • 2 hr 27 min
    Ep. 300: Should've Been Clay

    Ep. 300: Should've Been Clay

    Steven Rinella talks with Jordan Budd, Clay Newcomb, Dirt Myth, and Chester Floyd.

    Topics discussed: Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill; "it should have been me," the hot new joint from Clay Newcomb; Dirt Myth's myth about WD 40; The MeatEater Store on Black Friday; All-Set-Chet; a rumble in Vermont over houndsman using dogs to pursue bears; getting lambasted for knocking on doors and issuing apologies; catching a cod with a gold nugget in it; why don't folks eat squirrel balls?; the silly hysteria over catching Covid from deer; wearing gloves or not while processing; epizootic hemorrhagic disease outbreaks and North Dakota buying back 30,000 deer tags; when you leave your deer stand up, with your bow inside, on public land; Judge Steve; a private land access dilemma; depriving Clay of an elk shed; having to stop by the check station for NE rifle; all OTC; more turkeys; shooter bucks; how to hunt Jordan's hood; and more.

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Ep. 299: Poppin' Heads with Evan Hafer

    Ep. 299: Poppin' Heads with Evan Hafer

    Steven Rinella talks with Evan Hafer, Dirt Myth, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, and Samantha Bates. 

    Topics discussed: Steve and Seth doing a bed-in; eating tranquilized bear meat vs. being tranq-ed yourself; skunk tail lift regulating skunk spray dispersion; the novelty trade driving skunk pelt prices; a hot tip on containing funky critter essence odors; the amazing scientific finding that California condors can procreate through parthenogenesis, when an egg develops into an embryo without fertilization; how every-damn-thing is a Pleistocene relic; more on the copper/lead argument; a 1,200-year-old canoe discovered in a Wisconsin lake; when a moose charges through a school window in Canada; how you shouldn't put your duck blind up on public land if you're gonna complain when someone uses it; it ain't etiquette, it's Chetiquette; defining an IPO and Black Rifle Coffee Company getting a ticker; blacktail breakdown; wandering around in the coastal rainforest; a certain kind of mental discipline; the physical tightening of a man who just saw a deer; a hot tip on making your own coffee rub; robusta vs. arabica; and more.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Ep. 298: Cooking Captain Cook

    Ep. 298: Cooking Captain Cook

    Steven Rinella talks with Hampton Sides, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

    Topics discussed: Where Captain Cook died in Hawaii; blaming everyone and taking statues down in the future; the beauty of youth deer season; bullpen vs. arm bar; hermaphroditic parrot fish making our beaches by pooping out sand; Pablo Escobar's invasive hippos; when a gray wolf takes a 1,000 mile walk from Oregon to Southern California; the greatest American survival story of all time that no one knows about; cannibalism, scurvy, and mutiny; all of Hamptons books and The Exotic; the Battle of Chosin Reservoir; Hampton choosing book subjects based on places to which he wants to travel; Kit Carson's war on the land; spreading syphilis; Mai, the cause celeb and bringer of BBQ to England; how the British really know how to name ships; and more.

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    • 2 hr 12 min
    Ep. 297: Crap No!

    Ep. 297: Crap No!

    Steven Rinella talks with Sean Weaver, Dylan Graves, Max Barta, and Phil Taylor.
    Topics discussed: "Steve, Cal, and Rorke Denver walk into a tiki bar...;" guiding in Kansas; eating Bugles with Cheez Whiz and olives; the inseparable duo of Sean and Max; shooting Sean's upcoming waterfowl show, Duck Lore; even more oddities to be auctioned off; old-timey names; eating a deer with that deer's own teeth; throwing your kids into the deep-end of the internet; cremating a racoon; a collared deer mount; genetics v. nutrition in whitetails; Nebraska's two-tiered duck bag limit option; the wild world of waterfowl regulations; 'Whatchagot Pot;' and more.  

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    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34.8K Ratings

34.8K Ratings

Texit now Texit forever ,

My new go to for long drives

Steve and company put out a great podcast with interesting topics for the outdoors person. Thank goodness I just found it and still have 300+ episodes to listen to.

Longhornssuck ,

Ya know

Can't listen to all of the lazy people on here saying 'ya know'. It's a bad habit that makes it sound like you don't know what you are talking about and is VERY annoying. The dinosaur guy on Ep. 301 was impossible to listen to. No I don't know. If I did, I wouldn't be listening trying to learn something new!

sputtnikk ,

Attacking farmers like Morgan

Close minded individuals who don’t do research on topics discussed. This show is very one sided and attacks individuals for no reason

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