The MeatEater Podcast
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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.

Steven Rinella talks with Tucker Carlson, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Spencer Neuharth, Seth Morris, Garrett Long, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider. Topics discussed: MeatEater's audiobook out ranking about Matthew McConaughey's audiobook; no more bear hunting in New Jersey; solvent traps and drilling your own holes; Grumpy Middle Aged Men; the color of spider blood and the deepest lake in America; 47,000 ticks on one moose; tarpon fishing being based on luck; why you might want to buy boat insurance; standing against strip malls and dollar stores; Episode 107 of The MeatEater Podcast: Saving the Everglades; casting an 8 weight fly rod in one of Central Park's lakes; making poppers; shootability and MeatEater's Caliber Battles; not politicizing your children; Tucker's views on Pebble Mine; bonding over fly fishing with Rachel Maddow; tree spiking and Tracy Stone-Manning; when Cal and Brody fight; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Ed Ashby, Garrett Schlief, Todd Smith, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.  Topics discussed: a doctorate in eyeballs; how young bull rhinos will not breed as long as old bulls are holding territory; hunting and eating anything that moved in East Texas; shooting apples off someone's head with a bow and arrow; buying into the compound bow wave; a grain is 1/7,000th of a pound; the cryptocurrency called Bear Grease, trading in eeles; resistance quadruples as speed doubles; aiming for the pass through shot; the importance of dissecting the unsuccessful shot; the Twelve Factors; getting off on kinetic energy and how kinetic energy at impact counts; long points and bleeder blades; the Natal Study and Doc's research leading to South African legalizing bow hunting; skip angle; the Ashby Broadhead; Ask Ashby; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with Kevin Gillespie, Danielle Prewett, Spencer Neuharth, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.  Topics discussed: a walnut expert in Walnut, Kansas; more on "macrofrutation" and macro fructification; when an Italian count dies from eating a fly agaric and sets off an amateur mycology boom; Steve's Grand Theft Cattle idea; trout on meth; killer wolves in the Middle East and global numbers on wolf-human attacks; tasting notes of dirt; eating 50,000 year old steppe bison meat; the grey area on defining a fossil; should you eat animals you trapped under water?; how Kevin got to Top Chef; the advantages of coming in second place; hunting with a pistol before school; what makes southern food southern?; is there a dead mule in it; Wild+Whole 2.0; dogs killing shitloads of chickens; you are what you eat eats; Danielle's contribution to the upcoming MeatEater House of Oddities auction; where to watch MeatEater Cooks; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with Cathy Raven, Carmen Vanbianchi, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis.  Topics discussed: MeatEater's Campfire Stories and a sociopathic elk poacher; when you're a scientist hitchhiking to the grocery store and you have a run in with a total creepster; what the hell are mesocarnivores; collecting data points from kill sites; how you catch and collar coyotes; why skunks stink; Carmen's new non-profit, Homerange; eagles and sexual dimorphism; monogamy and harem breeders; how foxes domesticate easily; visits from a fox at 4:15pm; the "A" word: anthropomorphism; piling up dead things; voyuerism and exhibitioinism; how we humans should see ourselves as fitting into nature rather than revering it; rural folk vs. city folk; preserving silence; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with Taylor Keen, Clay Newcomb, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.  Topics discussed: Denisovan DNA and scooped teeth; Clay on The Joe Rogan Experience; Montana Farm and Ranch Hunter Access Appreciation Sweepstakes; the effect of drought and heat on wildlife in the west; a 2nd Amendment tax in San Jose; the death of Bruno the Bear; how Steve slept in a cave in WY that was slept in by a crazy cowboy who ate people; Clovis Hunters; when smallpox wipes out up to 95% of the population; Cahokia; the race of hairy giants and Bigfoot as important to Indigenous lore; Omaha--the people who move against the current; Steve having less than average Neanderthal DNA and being sour about it; the Ghost Dance prophet; a major bust of blackmarket collecting and trading of Native American objects; Sacred Seeds; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Alan Lazzara, Danny Bolton, Brody Henderson, Spencer Neuharth, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider, Topics discussed: Spencer the Cat Lady; F'd Up Old Deer Stands fine art coffee table book as a calendar; AZ's new trail cam ban; the story of York encapsulating the evil of slavery; how Steve isn't into getting a Lewis and Clark expert on the podcast; finding morels in interesting places; "macrofructation," a word made up by Steve; how to pack out a dead human on a mule; the Tox; being trich pos; feral goat sashimi that gives you toxoplasmosis; ER docs who use Google; the definition of obligate; Mars Attacks; cat-shit-itis; tinnitis and ringing in your ears; our audiobook project, MeatEater Campfire Stories; doing toenail surgery while on a Zoom call; Duncan's death; walleye tournaments; fantasy bass fishing; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with Brad Leone, Senator Martin Heinrich, Ryan Callaghan, Spencer Neuharth, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider. Topics discussed: Vinny's bluefin; using the word "untoward'; Brad's show, "It's Alive!"; fermentation and umami; challenging the FDA; the abundance of deer in New Jersey; fish tails vs. fish bodies; pedicles and peduncles; more on Spencer's rockhounding hobby, loving agates, and a petrified tree chimney; Chester the Investor becomes Chester the Tester thanks to the Classic Sweet; Steve's invented fight moves that would injure your teeth and balls; when you need to switch over to catch and keep; river access endangered in New Mexico and defining what navigable means; mean ass Mrs. Angelo's prohibited fishing dock; yay or nay for the baby name Hunter Fischer?; circumcision; Brad's tattoo origin story and ancient turkey bone tattoo kits; how it all started by dropping kombucha on the floor; the global chicken wing shortage; feedlots and the industrialized food system; the value of dumpster diving; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks Scott Giltner, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Jani's first marathon, kind of; skullets and Phil's Flock of Seagulls hairdo; corrections!; alpine parrots pecking at your kidney fat; what it means for a wildlife species to be naturally uncommon; one last good cyst story; buying Alaska and the myth of "Seward's Folly"; Steve's forthcoming anti-Shakespeare book; "Hunting and Fishing in the New South"; the antebellum and post-Emancipation periods; the gang system and the task system of slave labor; hunting and fishing cultivating a sense of independence; how to get a 'possum or raccoon down from a tree without a gun; trying to preserve the scene of the Old South for northern tourism; uneven application of the Second Amendment; "retinue" as a fancy word for shitload of people; explaining the minstrel character of Jim Crow and the system of segregation; Holt Collier and Teddy Roosevelt's bear story; the significance of competence; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with Ya Yang, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider. Topics discussed: pin bones and bet losing; is that a morel or a beehive?; Americans wanting Australia to ban their kangaroo hunting; wolves, hunters, and deer-vehicle collisions; eagles wiping out lambs; America's new New Gorge National Park; a "massive" fish poaching operation in Michigan; who are the Hmong?; hunting for sustenance; cooking up homemade ammo; recognizing your fellow Hmong in public, and what to do when that happens; a history lesson on Hmong involvement in the Vietnam war and the CIA's covert action; displaced indigenous peoples; losing your siblings and crossing the Mekong; getting guns from the CIA; a pot of stew and why Ya can't eat heart; stereotypes about Hmong hunters; reacclimating to hunting in the US; contributing to the gun and ammo shortage; the turkey hunting itch; what can change in a year; Steve's strategy to get kids managing recoil; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with Rachel Schmidt, Sam Lungren, Brody Henderson, Spencer Neuharth, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider. Topics discussed: testing our interest meter; engorged cloacas and Steve's son interrupting turtle sex; Spencer's first tattoo of South Dakota's state tree; Rachel's collection of fly tattoos; gumbo areas and the Bermuda Triangle of turkey spots; Steve's tip to celebrities: you'll get the right attention if you talk about eating squirrels; the Tower of Power, Steve's sebateous cyst, and trucker butt; camping out at highway medians; Sam's delicious aged deer ham; a lobster fight and the UN; exercising treaty rights and how the Sinixt of Canada are not extinct; developments with the Herrera case; locking you out of 60 million acres of public land; how the U.S. recreation economy is bigger than the automotive and pharmaceutical industries; undermining the false notion of "non-consumptive" use of the land; how Steve dogs on people who have camper trailers, but now has a camper trailer of his own; why water recreationists should kiss anglers' asses; the backpack tax; going from being a person in the outdoors to being a parent in the outdoors; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with Michael Punke, Spencer Neuharth, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider, Topics discussed: Go get Michael Punke's new book, "Ridgeline"; a gun that ain't a firearm; when brain matter splatters; how Michael and Steve were both going to write a book about the Nez Perce War; cicadas are a turkey hunter's best friend; free hunting and fishing licences for getting vaccinated; how mountain lions have an unlikely predator; happy endings to raptor rescues; critter vs. human face offs; man punches kangaroo in order to rescue his dog; how you were not supposed to cross the ridgeline; approaches to writing historical nonfiction; when treaties aren't honored; the Bighorn Mountains and Fort Phil Kearny; Lonesome Dove; Nelson Story and his rolling gun battle; that brutal wintry day of December 22nd, 1866; how on earth did 2,000 warriors and their horses remain hidden?; the winkte prophet; the real villain; the challenges of operating a muzzleloader; spherical case shot; the politics of the Fetterman Fight; how Spencer used to meet women with a Hugh Glass pick-up line; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with Jacob Broussard, Mike Chamberlain, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: How The Wild Turkey Doc is also a Wolf Doc; the attempted recovery of the red wolf and why there are only 10 left in the wild; in the absence of wolves, coyotes; red hot radio collar action; ravens destroying young livestock and deer; when you pop open a prosecco bottle and a turkey gobbles back; dying from yellow perch; a reminder about the Wisconsin Super Sow; Taiwan's indigenous groups lose court battle over hunting rights and how Jani thinks it's bull; the importance of the treaty concept to Indian Country and the Bureau of Indian Affairs; the 573 distinct federally recognized tribes within the US; Deb Haaland as the first Native American Secretary of the Interior; what #landback is and is not; when facts and figures undermine false beliefs; how hunting on Native American reservations may come with greater freedoms than hunting on state land; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with Kimi Werner, Justin Turkowski, Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, and Chester Floyd. Topics discussed: A hodgepodge of Japanese and Hawaiian fish names; poaching a wolf; a Meatcrafter knife goes for huge cash on Ebay; getting baptized in a sous vide tank; getting bit by sea turtles; the ocean louse that kills your tongue and then replaces it; social distancing from wildlife; putting food on the table by spearfishing; what does it mean to spearfish for a living?; how Kimi can hold her breath for close to five minutes; melting into the bottom; fluffing sand and hiding your eyes; three-prongs; Little Steve's "Hawaiian Sling" piercing a puffer fish; playing chicken with a shark; shaking hands with a sperm whale; nearly getting your eyeballs sucked out of your head; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with with Whit Fosburgh, Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: The deer of the NJ turnpike; Joe Cermele's IG handle and B-Side Fishing; Steve's kids get their first turkeys; the time when a retracting bike kick stand made a turkey gobble; New Mexico's trapping ban and challenging the hypocrisy of its grounds; estate sales and the laws of selling taxidermy; what would you do if your dog drowned a fawn?; more on whether snapping turtles will bite you underwater; the time when Steve's brother's girlfriend had a ball of teeth surgically removed from her body; Whit Fosburgh on Biden's first 100 days from a conservation perspective; the importance of private landowners; having a soft spot for an underwater snag; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with Ronnie Boehme, Clay Newcomb, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, Hayden Sammak, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Infanticide among house cats; Ronnie as Steve's most impactful employer; Clay Newcomb's new Bear Grease podcast; your pistol getting you in trouble with the TSA; Tiddlywinks and meat raffles; "Mingus" by Trampled by Turtles; Clay's big apology about fox hunting; blood tracking dogs and recovery statistics; coons and dogs duking it out in barrels; Ronnie's The Hunting Dog Podcast and his pick for the most versatile hunting dog; the choreography of the flushing dog and the pointing dog; the calming touch; when Ron's bracco Italiano embarrassed the hell out of him; The Upland Institute project; is Jani stingy with his likes on Instagram?; how to measure being hard on your kids; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with meat scientist Dr. Chris Calkins, Rick "Nature is Metal," Spencer Neuharth, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: An alternate explication of "Arkansasing"; Steve's opinion that the 1980s is too recent a decade from which to pluck pop culture references; cleaning up in your shrimp pot; what happens, physiologically, when an animal freezes to death and can you eat it?; and what about by electrocution?; when lighting strikes cattle; how Jani narrowly escaped death from a mountain lion; potential lead poisoning from getting shot; a porcupine atop a huge pile of bones; Steve's first date with his wife at the La Brea Tar Pits in LA; when deer eat folks; can animals really do "bad" things?; the birth of Nature is Metal; a woodpecker hammering away at a baby dove; when Joe Rogan and Justin Bieber repost from Nature is Metal; something being too much vs. educational; Steve as the first person ever to have drunk kombucha; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with Robert Abernethy, Rick Smith, Chris Gill, Seth Morris, and Chester Floyd. Topics discussed: How you need to watch Joe Cermele's B-Side Fishing; caught on trail cam: tractor driver hangs out of tractor to defecate; Steve's tooth improvement and a mountain goat hunting dentist; the impulse to make everything a competition; how Robert Abernethy has been shot twice; incident vs. accident; Chester's daily Bitcoin Liquid Index report; MeatEater's House of Oddities Auction; Metamucil, a regular buck; when you accidentally hit a rabbit while lawn mowing, then inhale the tularemia bacteria and get sick; "Seth" by MISS; a beautiful ending to a story in the Sierra Madres; the rewilding of the Savannah River nuclear site; two tiny fawns sitting in a fish bowl; longleaf pine and turpentine camps; making a place for quail; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with David J. Meltzer, Ryan Callaghan, Spencer Neuharth, Corinne Schneider, and Phil Taylor. Topics discussed: Making sure that your local humane society is not The Humane Society of the United States; Jim H. encouraging hunters to be true to the message of conservation and favor wolf recovery even if it costs them a few extra elk tags; Covid vaccines for mink and great apes; Spencer saves bird lives; spotting an arrowhead by the side of the road as a bus driver holding the door open for a kid; delving deeper into the Folsom Site; a beautiful theory killed by a horrible fact; what to make of 34,000 bone scraps smaller than the size of your fingernail; how it’d be cool if you bought a book that came with an attached Folsom point; tribal vs. human and culture vs. genetics; the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act; ancient peoples being successful at moving far distances; dogs as the first animal that humans ever domesticated; how there's dog DNA in wolves but no wolf DNA in dogs; anthropology classes as a resume builder; where you can find all of David's fascinating books; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with Congressman Mike Simpson, Eric Crawford, Ryan Callaghan, Chester Floyd, and Phil Taylor. Topics discussed: Phil's parfait and Cal's Covid shot; Buck Bowden's burl bowls; energy consumption and Bitcoin; would someone just give Chester a free boat already?; a reminder to get all the right permits and licenses and extra stuff when you hunt, fish, or trap; caught on (trail) cam; the prevalence of same sex behavior in the animal kingdom; icy hotspring monkeys as kind of gross creatures; Rep. Simpson's proposal to remove dams along the Columbia and Lower Snake Rivers; bear with salmon DNA in them; where the opposition lies and how Rep. Simpson would never screw agriculture; and more. Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Steven Rinella talks with Jon Mooallem, Gaspar Perricone, Brody Henderson, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Papa Jani's wish to have guests introduced at the beginning of the show; how Ronny B. got Steve in trouble, and a correction about raccoons duking it out with dogs inside barrels; moss balls and zebra mussels; Tonka trucks and tularemia; "Wild Ones," "This Is Chance!" and the great Alaska earthquake of 1964; Richter as a nudist; the sociology of disaster; Cal's look alikes; wolves traveling very far distances; The Great Chill, or The 2020 Die Off; wolves coming to Colorado, like it or not; how many elk will they really kill?; social legislation and wildlife as a vehicle for vendetta; where to watch "Cal In The Field"; and more.   Connect with Steve and MeatEater Steve on Instagram and Twitter MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com