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Ep. 113: I'm Right And You're Wrong

4/23/2018
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Boise, ID- Steven Rinella talks with Jason Phelps of Phelps Game Calls, Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Remi Warren, Ryan Callaghan of First Lite, Mark Boardman of Vortex Optics, along with Brody Henderson and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: low-T turkeys and game calling; feeding wildlife, baiting, and muddying the waters in Alabama; bait haters and food plots; the hierarchy of species and the ethics of fishing for spawning trout; roosting turks; the continued saga...

Duration:01:59:15

Ep. 112: Salmon

4/16/2018
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Anchorage, Alaska- Steven Rinella talks with fisheries biologist Danny Rinella (his big brother), along with Dirt Myth and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Salmon on the brain; artificial insemination of salmon; black mouth season; why dams are bad for fish; the slow and painful shrinkage of King salmon; Alaska's conservation mode; strengthening the relationship between Alaskans and salmon; eating dogs (salmon, that is); getting duped by Whole Foods; fish...

Duration:01:40:49

Ep. 111: Inside the Dark House

4/9/2018
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Interior Alaska- Steven Rinella talks with Bryce Myers, Brandt Meixell, Joe Zych, Dirt Myth, and Janis Putelis. Subjects Discussed: chopping big-assed holes in the ice; correlations between TV sizes and amounts of TV watched; Minnesota: the most ice-fishingest state in the world; ice fishing's PR problem; eelpouts, lawyers, and burbot; circumpolar species; prepping bait; here comes one now!; the relative qualities of fish flesh; and more.

Duration:01:50:14

Ep. 110: Up North

4/2/2018
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La Crosse, WI- Steven Rinella talks with Doug Duren, the writer Pat Durkin, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: the thievin' Mississippi River; sous vide cooking; the disappearance of traditional hunting camps; killing 1.4 deer per second during Wisconsin's deer season; the hunt-purity scale; the pain-in-the-ass nature of weddings and birthdays that fall during hunting season; the misadventures of Zebulon Pike; and more. To learn more about the studies,...

Duration:01:51:04

Ep. 109: Hunter Harassment

3/26/2018
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La Crosse, WI- Steven Rinella talks with Doug Duren, the writer Pat Durkin, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: catching muskies and male pattern baldness; hunters as UFO researchers; legalizing deer and hog baiting; Steve's dying wish; Jim Jarmusch's masterpiece, Dead Man; hunter harassment and blue laws; fall turkey harvest; new thinking about coyote population dynamics; the business of death; the tax on stupidity; and more. To learn more about the...

Duration:01:48:22

Ep. 108: Broken Bones and Loose Change

3/19/2018
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Sioux Falls, SD- Steven Rinella talks with Russel 'Roof' Wolf, Ronny Boehme, Doug 'Buck Man Juice' Duren, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Effin' Ronny; talking about people behind their back; Tom Petty's American Girl; a few broken bones and some loose change; snakes eating their own tail; the problem with corner hopping; the deer baiting conundrum; rescue dogs and playdates; artificial insemination of hunting dogs; a Catholic nun dog breeder; and more. Check...

Duration:01:37:08

Ep. 107: Saving the Everglades

3/12/2018
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Fort Lauderdale, FL- Steven Rinella talks with Kellie Ralston and Matt Cook, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: the American Sportfishing Association; Florida: the most fishinest state; the Magnusson-Stevens Act; the state of America's major fisheries; restoring the Everglades; Florida's access issues; how to save our coral reefs; keeping America fishing; the mechanical awesomeness of a largemouth bass's big-assed mouth; and more. Check out the show notes...

Duration:01:29:28

Ep. 106: Gladesmen

3/6/2018
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Florida Everglades- Steven Rinella talks with Matt Cook, the gladesmen Josh Bright and Ryan Tubbs, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: Janis’s disgusting seasickness; dry launching and running airboats; Everglades style and Palm Beach style airboats; giggin’ frogs; Snakehead fishing; commercial swordfishing; sightcasting; talking to ET; catchin’ your love mate; and more. Check out the show notes here for more on the ideas, studies, and materials...

Duration:02:00:06

Ep. 105: Chairman Rob Bishop

2/26/2018
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Salt Lake City, UT- Steven Rinella talks with House Natural Resource Committee Chairman Rob Bishop, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: the Land and Water Conservation Fund; Monument designations and who administers them; Chairman Bishop's perception of public lands; the Outdoor Industry Association's decision to pull out of Utah; access as the primary barrier to entry for hunters and anglers; twisting the intent of public access enhancement; what...

Duration:01:27:41

Ep. 104: Turks!

2/19/2018
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Las Vegas, NV- Steven Rinella talks with Becky Humphries of the National Wild Turkey Federation, First Lite's Ryan Callaghan, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: The National Wild Turkey Federation; defining turkey habitat; the Lacey Act of 1900 and playing by the rules; the captive wildlife industry; the re-introduction of wild turkeys to the landscape; America's Big 6 habitats; timber sales as conservation stewardship; threats to habitat; making painful...

Duration:01:32:48

Ep. 103 Thirteen Bullets

2/12/2018
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Las Vegas, NV- Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan of First Lite, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: going pantsless at the table; Chef Kaido and salting fish for sushi, morel tips and other wild foods know-how; is the sun setting on Old Bay Seasoning?; the peritoneal and thoracic cavities; sewing yourself back up; the loose math of packing enough bullets; things gettin' "western"; the upshot of cannibalism; Cabeza de Vaca and making shakes outta...

Duration:01:34:43

Ep. 102: El Surpriso: The Grey Ghost

2/5/2018
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Douglas, AZ- Steven Rinella talks with Ben O'Brien of Yeti and John Snow of Outdoor Life, along with Dirt Myth and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Listener corrections; Dirt Myth's issues with deodorant, tobacco-free dip, and wrist watches; how Coues deer got their name; Farrah Fawcett, Pamela Anderson, and Coues deer; the Gates Test; feeling deeply uneasy in a foreign country; banana chips, donk, and moose chips; dealing with reticle wobble; figure eights and...

Duration:03:07:14

Ep. 101: The Hammer of Steve Rinella

1/29/2018
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Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella talks with his buddies Jamie Fitzgerald, Matt Moisan, and Jimmy Doran, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Can bullets trespass?; Janis's secret cow hunt; to sling or not to sling; Fitz's on-again-off-again twenty-year hunting saga; what's up with the turkey flop?; what hunting and blackjack have in common; Jimmy Doran's rough hunt; Matt's high-mountain North Dakota hunt; the Sword of Damocles vs. the Hammer of Steve Rinella; and...

Duration:01:26:38

Ep. 100: The Powerful Joe Rogan

1/22/2018
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Los Angeles, CA- Steven Rinella talks with the powerful Joe Rogan, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Trees of questionable integrity; Joe's obsession with archery; open loop systems and managing a mindset; recreational outrage in America; vegans; throwing out false bait; sharing photos of dead animals online; moving the needle toward a pro-hunting place; predators and surplus killing; and more. Check out the show notes here for the studies, books, and...

Duration:01:41:02

Ep. 099: Wild Game Basics

1/15/2018
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Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella talks with chef Andrew 'Pooder' Radzialowski, First Lite's Ryan Callaghan, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Jacques Pépin, a.k.a. Jack Peppin; Steve's squid jigging breakthrough; stuffing a deer inside a pig; Matt Rinella's strange new wild game recipe; the thinking man's hot sauce; Pooder's culinary tips; catfish fat; Cal's morel tip and tongue preparation; how to cook venison ribs to perfection; standard-issue whitetail...

Duration:02:01:10

Ep. 098: Jon Mooallem

1/8/2018
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Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella talks with the writer Jon Mooallem, along with Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: Anchorage and salmon floating around Steve's head; looking at people, looking at animals; animals making it into the stuffy realm; the rising of the hedgehog's brand; how kids react to the brutality of nature; William T. Hornaday, buffalo, and what enlightenment looks like; claims to moral legitimacy; Ice Age hunters; species level...

Duration:01:56:58

Ep. 097: Loose Ends

1/1/2018
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Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella reads and responds to listener email with Ryan Callaghan, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: hate mail, love mail, disappointed mail, and listener questions; turning loss and failure into a drive toward success; national monuments and wilderness designations; the Sabinoso Wilderness; bleeding fish, freezer aging meat and other important considerations; cooking caul fat and kidneys, and the original sous vide; and more. Help...

Duration:01:38:25

Ep. 096: Permissions!

12/25/2017
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Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Hubris, pride and Greek tragedy; how to gain hunting access permissions; hunting in Texas; novice deer hunter help; rattlin'; the last man to be legally hanged in Wyoming; cynical acts of flattery; how to keep your access permissions; the saga of Holyfield continued; where appliances go to die; the focus factor; and more.

Duration:02:17:41

Ep. 095: Inconvenient Critters

12/18/2017
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Loveland, CO- Steven Rinella talks with wildlife biologist Ed Arnett along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: losers in Darwin's casino; that huntin' and fishin' problem; why you should care about the greater sage grouse; economically inconvenient animals; priority habitat; the Sage Grouse Initiative; the PECE Policy; the Roosevelt Party; Aldo Leopold and hunting technology; on Theodore Roosevelt and conservation; cautious optimism; and more. Click here to bring...

Duration:01:41:11

Ep. 094: Female Hunters

12/11/2017
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Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella talks with wildlife biologist Carmen Vanbianchi, Ryan Callaghan, Chef Andrew Radzialowski, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: Wolves returning to the landscape; predator interactions; spoonin' does; the creation of a female hunter; women in the woods and gender stereotypes; zero pink stuff; hunting alone vs. hunting with others; being moved emotionally; the striking effect of camo boxers; duds for ladies; the Heisenberg principle; the...

Duration:02:05:14

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