307 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. 295: A Soft Spot for Outlaws

    Ep. 295: A Soft Spot for Outlaws

    Steven Rinella talks to Sam Lawry, Paul Lewis, Ray Lockard, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. 

    Topics discussed: F'd Old Deer Stands is back in stock; Chester the Divester's Book of Outdoor Etiquette, aka Chetiquette; Auction House of Oddities continues with original gnome art, Brody's black bear baculum, and a chance to win a seat at the MeatEater Podcast Trivia table; MeatEater women hunting specklebelly geese; Yellowstone's wolves or Montana's wolves?; being pro-wolf hunting doesn't mean you're anti-wolf; our moral responsibility to wildlife; an anti-fishing leaf blower movement; ask a cop; is it legal to parachute into land locked public land; being cool on your child support payments so you can pick up roadkill deer in Illinois; Paul Lewis, AKA "Zippers"; being a night cop and having BBQs at 7 in the morning; keeping your back to the wall; the origin story of FHF and how to keep current on their new releases; Sam's book, "Stories of the Past: An Arizona Game Warden Remembering the Outlaws"; the "it was just so big" excuse; gaboon vipers as the "One Step Snake"; robo turkeys; and more.

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    • 2 hr 28 min
    Ep. 294: A Decade of BLAUKŠ!

    Ep. 294: A Decade of BLAUKŠ!

    Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, Spencer Neuharth, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider. 

    Topics discussed: The French Getup; MeatEater's Season 10 t-shirt and "Fox in a Box" t-shirt; Buckman Juice and a Dirt Squirt slurry for the MeatEater Auction House of Oddities; Steve setting the high school principal straight about a gun in his truck; spitting chew in the seats of your school bus; Corinne's first antelope hunt story; an unidentifiable broadhead lodged in the roof of an elk mouth; how pronghorns smell like Fritos corn chips; a good recipe for swill beer; waving a white game bag to attract pronghorn; Clay's cool lookin' revolver-shotgun; horns vs. antlers; what's more reliable, a bow or a flintlock?; falling off mules; deer drives and blockers, pushers, posters, sitters, standers, and walkers; MeatEater's article on the Brief History of Flintlock Hunting in America; which state in the US is home to the southernmost glacier?; a brand new ocean; and more.

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    • 2 hr 25 min
    Ep. 293: Snakebite

    Ep. 293: Snakebite

    Steven Rinella talks with Jordan Budd, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.

    Topics discussed: A squirrel poaching story from Missouri; Clay Newcomb's method of dunking and skinning squirrels; Jani's big sheep hunt; is it a dick move to shoot a collared animal?; MeatEater's Auction House of Oddities is stacked: A Bucky Bowl, Jani's first pheasant tail, Luke Combs' signed guitar, and many other way cool originals; an ancient projectile point found inside a Mississippi alligator's stomach; flagging tape revisited and the toilet paper alternative ; the Snort-Rattle Bite Controversy; two very tiny holes; a desiccated Snort ear; debridement, the super fancy word for the act of picking at scabs; a bald eared, hun-hunting pup; chasing turkeys on a tricycle; booking hunters off Craigslist in highschool; Jordan's dall sheep hunt story; how to book hunts with Jordan in Nebraska; freedom mounts; and more.

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    • 2 hr 22 min
    Ep. 292: Chewbacco and the Avengables

    Ep. 292: Chewbacco and the Avengables

    Steven Rinella talks with Jared Outlaw, Taylor McCall, Drew Loschke, Dirt Myth, Chester Floyd, and Corinne Schneider. 

    Topics discussed: The upper decker; the portable mud jug spittoon; how to listen to Taylor McCall’s new album, “Black, Powder, Soul”; Dirt Myth getting famous because of Brad Leone’s Bon Appetit video; the trifecta and insane amounts of tobacco use; taking a sip of a dip spit cocktail; snail mail; Go Fish! Rough Fish Edition; Steve’s dad’s identification of most bird species as tweety birds; go watch Das Boat Season 3; what you’ve been waiting for, MeatEater Season 10 out on Netflix; collecting Michigan’s red pine cones for allowance money; dipping’ Copenhagen at 16; Jared’s “How to clean a snapping turtle” and other videos; the brown leaf; snuff, snus, and slim, white, dry thunder; for the love of nicotine; second hand dipping; Outlaw’s alternative dip; how much nicotine does it take to kill a man?; save the lungs, rock the gums; the time when fifth grade Steve ate tobacco; “Tree Pounder” and Jared’s other comedy fishing songs; rockin' the cowboy boots plus track pants look; and more.

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    • 2 hr 20 min
    Ep. 291: Hiding from Bulls

    Ep. 291: Hiding from Bulls

    Steven Rinella talks with Jason Phelps, Samantha Bates, Dirt Myth, Seth Morris, and Chester Floyd. 

    Steve and Jason harvesting black walnut tree that will spawn the Line One turkey call; how this podcast made a baby; Steve recalls The Juice’s ride in the white Bronco; the need for a MeatEater book on fishing etiquette; palpating cloacas and sexing beavers on the daily; $5,000 for Chester to come to your door and sing the "hoo yip, hoo yip!" song; Steve's suspicion about the connection between CoV2 in deer and Buckman Juice; Texas as the deadliest state for death by animal; on antelope horn and sheath size; "30 by 30"; assisting in opening water bottles; Samantha's philosophy on hiding; Jani's philosophy on routes and death marches; thumbs down on floorless tents; strategizing for elk; the Phelp's brag board; and more.

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    • 2 hr 6 min
    Ep. 290: Is Wild Game Really Organic?

    Ep. 290: Is Wild Game Really Organic?

    Steven Rinella talks with Fred Gould, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. 

    Topics discussed: Jani rehabbing a target; the vegetarian GMO expert who used to live in a hippie van; bison garum and koji mold; MeatEater Campfire Stories and old dads giving life; asking for your ball joint back after a hip replacement surgery; the link between The Tox and entrepreneurship; strontium and a woolly mammoth that loved to walk; learning from spider mites; bitter cucumber peels due to Cucurbitacin C; the co-evolution between plants and insects; tobacco as the first plant to be made toxic to caterpillars; the safety factor; what does "natural" actually mean?; getting the chestnut back in the forest via genetic engineering; use of synthetic biology conservation; transgenic, cisgenic, gene editing, and genomic selection; crop yield quantity vs. crop quality; breeding potatoes so that they're less carcinogenic when fried; optimizing for shelf life and visual appeal; fishy strawberries; and more.

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    • 2 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34.6K Ratings

34.6K Ratings

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Great Show!

Haven’t found anything like it. Been listen for years and still enjoy it immensely! Thanks crew keep it going.

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Congrats

Just listened to the episode with Jordan Budd. Congrats to Jani on the bighorn. Hope Snort continues to recover and congrats to Jordan on her Dall sheep.

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Ep 294

Steve’s head is getting so large I literally have to fast forward the 1st 45 min of every episode.
Clay and Janis… (I apologize if the spelling is incorrect) are the last genuine part of this show.

Steve I am sorry I am not trying to intentionally disrespect what you are doing and You have certainly added some value to the hunting community but please remember what got you here! Or at minimum keep your social and political opinions out of your “hunting show” you are literally chipping away at the success you have built by adding your personal opinions on social, political and even historical issues. You’re opinions are in the minority in the demographic you have built your carrier around.

-Matt

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