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Ep. 129: Live from Minneapolis

8/13/2018
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Minneapolis, MN- Steven Rinella talks with the outdoor writer Patrick Durkin, along with First Lite's Ryan Callaghan, Mark Boardman of Vortex Optics, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Recycled car batteries out the end of your barrels; the hidden value of bearded hens; putting things into perspective; chronic wasting disease, tularemia, and other food safety concerns; freezing freshwater fish; the legal and ethical conundrums of bartering fish and game; should a...

Duration:05:15:11

Ep. 128: Outdoor Media

8/6/2018
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Minneapolis, MN- Steven Rinella talks with Mitch Petrie of the Outdoor Sportsman Group, along with Ryan Callaghan of First Lite, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. The good, the bad, and the ugly of outdoor television; the outdoor media talent pool; the disproportionate draw of whitetail and turkey content, and the aspirational nature of big game hunting programming; is hunting TV good or bad for the sport?; sandwich boards and where the bite is; working through the fears of...

Duration:05:12:14

Ep. 127: Grays Harbor

7/30/2018
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Grays Harbor, WA- Steven Rinella talks with the pizza magnate Jimmy Doran, Tony Colagrossi, and Tommy Eidson, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Randy Johnson's most famous pitch; insane drives and intense wanderlust; Razor clam tailgating, squid-jigging, and Surfperch fishing; a Grays Harbor baptism; the thinkin' man's clam strip; the Backcountry Clam Diggers Association; the founding fish and Daniel Boone; Jani the Surfperch master; smoother than a...

Duration:05:09:47

Ep. 126: Wild Horses

7/23/2018
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Tempe, AZ- Steven Rinella talks with Wild Horse and Burro Coordinator Dr. Tolani Francisco, along with wildlife ecologist Dr. Karl Malcolm, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: kids and the fundamentals of bow shooting; the Pueblo Revolt; the brief and glorious lifespan of the equestrian buffalo hunters of the Great Plains; where feral horses end and wild horses begin; the Blitzkrieg Hypothesis; horse fat in your ceramics; mustangers; wild horse holding yards and...

Duration:06:11:28

Ep. 125: Live from Tempe

7/16/2018
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Tempe, AZ- Steven Rinella talks with his big brother Matt Rinella, Dr. Karl Malcolm, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Neanderthal hunting strategies; when an Arizonan draws a tag; the High Visibility and CSTB factors as they relate to turkey hunting; turning nine o'clock birds into three o'clock birds; the statistical probability of life on other planets; encounters with grizzly bears and Monte Carlo luck; who gets to take the shot?; the subjugation of bees and...

Duration:04:52:37

Ep. 124: Live from Columbus

7/9/2018
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Columbus, OH- Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt; along with the world's greatest small game hunter Kevin Murphy; Ryan Callaghan; and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: ringing in the summer solstice; Kevin blows the horn; Ohio and Michigan's pissing match; the Serpent Mound and the undying memories it conjures; the death of an Ohio hunting spot; the impacts and ethics of shed hunting; Kevin forecasts the future squirrel season; pondering turkey...

Duration:04:12:00

Ep. 123: The Sportsmen's Alliance

7/2/2018
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Columbus, OH- Steven Rinella talks with Evan Heusinkveld, Brian Lynn, and Sean Curran of the Sportsmans Alliance; along with Ryan Callaghan, Kevin Murphy, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: core mission; moving the needle forward; the lynx of Arizona; backdoor attempts at banning methods and means of the hunt; taking care of the long-term problem; #metoo hits the animal rights world; the Great Lakes wolf situation as a case study in madness; are you for...

Duration:05:34:00

Ep. 122: Live from Denver

6/25/2018
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Denver, CO: Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan and Cody Lujan, along with Brody Henderson and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Folsom hunters; fidelity to a place; more on morels; squirrely vs. western, revisited; other MeatEater housekeeping items; old Mose the grizz and the ballad of Ed Wiseman; Gore and the rapacious nature of man; an exercise in morality; what's your shot to kill ratio?; a 1/4 pound turkey liver, and more. The MeatEater Podcast Live...

Duration:04:50:23

Ep. 121: A Man of the Law

6/18/2018
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Eagle, CO: Steven Rinella talks with game warden Bill Andree; along with Brody Henderson and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: a man of the law; doing a little detective work; corner hopping and other hypotheticals; the difference between a live mountain lion in your house and live bear; big-time Colorado bear guys; bulls and swingsets; tasing moose for their own good; and more. To learn more about the studies, books, and ideas referenced in this episode check...

Duration:05:14:13

Ep. 120: Adaptive Hunting and Fishing

6/11/2018
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Bozeman, MT: Steven Rinella talks with adaptive hunter and angler Chris Clasby; along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: adaptive hunting and fishing; finding the limits of language; the delusion of reprieve; Occurrence at Owl Creek; facing challenges as an exercise of identity; adaptive technologies; calculating risk; catching trout by sucking and puffing; an obligation to advocate; and more. To learn more about the ideas and materials referenced in this...

Duration:01:17:49

Ep. 119: The Edge

6/4/2018
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Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with historian and religious scholar Bracy V. Hill, along with Michelle Jorgensen and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: The intersection of religion and the history of hunting in America; the evolution of hunting culture in America; a two-part history of Paul/Saul; the connection between the creation story and Blue Laws; radical religious groups; masculinity and the symbol of life and death; the saga of Jacob and Esau; hunters...

Duration:02:12:02

Ep. 118: Open to Nuance

5/30/2018
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Subjects Discussed: what is beer-drinking coming to?; being all tippy-toey; the new Stone Glacier tent; walking closers for black bears; taking a sharp left; the squirrel slam; freezer fossil game meat; increased hunting and fishing opportunities on our national wildlife refuges; the Maine moose conundrum; addressing the state of Alaska-NPS rule change on national reserve lands; walking through the crowd of life without pushing others; and more. The MeatEater Podcast Live is coming to...

Duration:02:39:39

The Bronzeback and the Bat

5/21/2018
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Southwest Michigan - Steven Rinella talks with competitive turkey caller Guy Zuck, Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Chef Andrew "Pooder" Radzialowski, Dirt Myth, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: Dirt still slowing killing himself with dip; getting back into drinking; the MeatEater Podcast Live; Mark Kenyon joins the team; when quail go away; Pooder's wild game turkey camp menu; a filicidal and cannibalistic cat named Maude; what turkeys talk about when they talk...

Duration:01:40:44

Ep. 116: Senator Heinrich

5/14/2018
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Washington DC- Steven Rinella talks with Senator Martin Heinrich, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: thinking long-term; the path to becoming a Senator; the politician and the elk; the Sabinoso Wilderness as a big win for hunters; what's up with the HUNT Act; why reforming the fire budget is so damn important; stream access issues and how they affect sportsmen; why the Land and Water Conservation Fund is always imperiled, and why it shouldn't be; what's...

Duration:01:12:23

Ep. 115: The Judas Hog

5/7/2018
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The Ozarks, MO- Steven Rinella talks with wildlife biologist Parker Hall, Brandon Butler, Steve Jones, and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: the Judas animal trapping method; saving sea turtles by shooting predators; ways of hunting and trapping feral swine; Hogzilla and other bullshit; swine as disease vectors; the thing about brucellosis; the upshot of banning hog hunting; Parker earns his lifetime membership to the Rocky Mountain Squirrel Foundation; ways of...

Duration:02:05:57

Ep. 114: The Hollow

4/30/2018
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Steven Rinella talks with Brandon Butler of the Conservation Federation of Missouri, Steve Jones, and Parker Hall, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: the MeatEater Podcast Live tour dates drop today; bad weather; pestered by a pit bull; the perseverance of the Latvian Eagle; listening for gobblers; spittin' n' drummin'; America's toughest turkeys; the Name-a-Sound-a-Turkey-Will-Gobble-to-Game; highfalutin-quail-shootin'-facilities; diminutive channels as...

Duration:01:58:35

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...

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