337 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. 335: Long Beard

    Ep. 335: Long Beard

    Topics discussed: Sharing beds; a Southwestern vibe; MeatEater Laboratories; Chester the Tester, a rotund chef figurine holding a spatula dipped in heavenly chocolate; Tiny, the arsonist and how you can get away with a lot of criminal shit in the US; "How Can I Be Cold But My Balls are Still Sweaty" and other New York Times Best Sellers by Steve; communal latrines and raccoon roundworm; avian influenza hitting the wild turtle population; attending the walleye tournament or your own wedding; the Gila National Wilderness as the first officially recognized wild land on the planet; Aldo Leopold's 1921 article; making a 14.92 mile loop and only hearing three gobbles; scarce water and filtering out rock snot; what goes on in a turkey's noggin; Steve's blanket rule of not gobbling while turkey hunting with his kids; flirting with disaster when you wear those little turkey fan hats; Steve loving wild turkeys more than his kids; the two types of outdoors folk; gratitude over expectation; the land of milk and walleyes; and more. 

     

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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Ep. 334: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia IX

    Ep. 334: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia IX

    Spencer Neuharth hosts another round of MeatEater Trivia with Steven Rinella and crew. 

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    • 28 min
    Ep. 333: Enduring with Cameron Hanes

    Ep. 333: Enduring with Cameron Hanes

    Steven Rinella talks with Cameron Hanes, Janis Putelis, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris,  Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


    Topics discussed: Cam's new book, Endure, is out!; when an adult acts like an ass and accosts Steve's kid; the shit you find in turkeys; Jani's hens running into the house to nest their eggs on the kitchen counter; Chester catches the biggest walleye, ever; Sean's Duck Report on avian influenza sweeping the country and affecting the wild population; the symptoms of sick birds and the importance of public reporting; setting chokers; how Cam Hanes still keeps his day job; barely sleeping; when you lose your best friend way too soon; going for the most epic experience in the wilderness; coming within meters of that brown bear; living in the endurance world; how your body gives what you ask of it; just how badly the wind bothers Steve; prefering to be by yourself and loving the solo hunt; discipline and confidence; how tough it is to read aloud and record your own audiobook; memory words; and more.

     

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Ep. 332: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia VIII

    Ep. 332: Game On, Suckers! MeatEater Trivia VIII

    Steve Rinella and the MeatEater crew come to you from our live show at the Alberta Bair Theater in Billings, MT. Crack open a beverage and sit back for Two Truths and a Lie, Clay Newcomb's owl hoot competition, and of course, Trivia hosted by Spencer Neuharth! 

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    • 36 min
    Ep. 331: Getting Skunked at The Navel

    Ep. 331: Getting Skunked at The Navel

    Steven Rinella talks with Jimmy Rinella, Doug Duren, Ya Yang, Pat Durkin, and Corinne Schneider.

    Topics discussed: Youth turkey at Doug's; skunked again; the river otter, two dogs, mink, and other critters drawn to the mysterious magnetism of The Navel; Doug Durkin; Jimmy's experiences with the mouse in Doug's Little Buddy heater, his preference for runnin' and gunnin' turkeys, and his superior detection of gobbling noises; the direct way in which Steve talks to his kids; a very lawyerly and official contract between Jimmy and his dad about Xbox use; how the 12.5-year-old hen found in PA always made the right life decisions; the doe that was missing her two back leg hooves; the most obscenely misleading nature headline; defrauding folks with fake hunting leases; Ya's gun buying spree; poop soup; Doug's strong hands; Doug addresses Uncle Ted's statements about CWD; population level effects of CWD; killing a deer per second; Doug's new program, "Sharing the Land"; the pen pal affair between Doug and Steve; Pat's articles on cash for crappie and shooting pike with a firearm in Vermont; and more. 

     

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    • 2 hr 4 min
    Ep. 330: Killing the King’s Deer

    Ep. 330: Killing the King’s Deer

    Steven Rinella talks with Pete Alonso, Dave Willms, Rob Gearing, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


    Ambergris and makeup; getting hit in the teeth with a baseball going 98 miles per hour; a chew cocktail of tobacco wrapped in bubble gum; support TRCP and bid on a fishing trip with NY Mets first baseman, Pete Alonso; the Fourth Amendment, the Open Fields Doctrine, and what a game warden can and can't search; trying to get away with doing naughty, illegal things; "Outdoor Kids in an Inside World" is out now so go get a copy!; the aerospace background story of Spartan Precision Equipment and their awesome magnetic bipods; the elitism of hunting in the United Kingdom; getting a formal degree in deer stalking; how you can't keep the meat; so many airguns and plinking in the back garden; no bow hunting allowed; gutting from the diaphragm; red, roe, and fallow; deer hunting as deer management; Mrs. Miggins' roses; Cal and Steve argue about the "guard the gate" mentality; the plight of the Tasmanian devil; hot pot ptarmigan; and more. 

     

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    • 2 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35.4K Ratings

35.4K Ratings

NierOh ,

Great show

It’s really good, not Bag Fries good but always worth a listen

Big J Gentry ,

Favorite podcast

I listen every week. I love everything about the show.

wrenchnfish ,

Excellent podcast

Excellent podcast. all I listen to at work along with all the other meateater crews podcast

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