Episodes
Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, and  Spencer Neuharth. Topics discussed: the time when Steve put a hit on a beaver; wolves and their magical ability to sniff out CWD-positive deer; why Doug feels you're missing the point; would you feed CWD-positive deer meat to your dog?; having mega colon and then dying from constipation; the handbook of mummy studies; how Seth survived a weasel attack; fear of too much renewable energy infrastructure and the failure to...
Published 01/11/21
Steven Rinella talks with Mike Matney, Rick Matney, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.  Topics discussed: duck feet earrings; something in the cosmos that's making people find buffalo skulls; "muskrat moms"; making enough money trapping as a 16-year-old to buy a brand new four-wheel drive pickup truck; the unpredictability of fur prices; Mike's no grip trap; trapping as an excuse to run around in the woods; ‘skrats off minty toothpaste; why are trappers always tasked with...
Published 01/04/21
Steven Rinella talks with Jesse Griffiths, Clay Newcomb, Chris Gill, Rick Smith, and Seth Morris. Topics discussed: a requester of GPS collar data explains himself; axiographics; a trail cam enthusiast; meat sheets and meat slaps; the geographic differences of meat cookery; the boneless bear ham through a funnel mesher; what LeBron and bacon have in common; getting mauled by a variety of tick species; Seth's setup of the hog hunt story; the sound a javelina's lips make while eating turkey...
Published 12/28/20
Steven Rinella talks with Whit Fosburgh, Clay Newcomb, Brody Henderson, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: tail strippers and Clay's squirrel tail ornaments; tanning squirrel hides; smash burgers; crazy fossilized footprints of hunters and a one-legged person from 20,000 years ago; pondering dropping out of the block management program; mistaking movement and a person for a deer; a local priest suffering hunter harassment; intentionally popping mountain bike tires by stringing a wire;...
Published 12/21/20
Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb and Mark Kenyon. Topics discussed: Clay's sleep-to-hunt equation; Steve's distrust of men-only clubs; The One Shot Antelope Hunt catches up to reality; does Steve qualify as a ringer?; the saga of Bruno the bear; the homing instinct; loving Paul Revere, whether he road or not; requests for radio collar data; the survival of outliers; the bounty of the Back 40 plus 24 bonus acres; all the things you do to renew life on the land; turning sameness into a...
Published 12/14/20
Steven Rinella talks with Cody Cannon, Chris Alexander, and Khris Poage of Whiskey Meyers, and Spencer Neuharth, Sam Lungren, and Corinne Schneider. Topics discussed: switching your name to Steve Fever; natural condoms made out of lamb casings; castration bands; unethical hunting and plowing down an elk herd; calf shelters as a moral boosting thank you to ranchers who enroll in block management; to wolf reintroduce or to not wolf reintroduce?; when the best stuff about America is written by...
Published 12/07/20
Steven Rinella talks with Ben Friedman (youngpageviews), Spencer Neuharth, Sam Lungren, Brody Henderson, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Spencer's long day spent rescuing an owl and then getting his buck because of karma; transporting a doomed owl in a plastic tote; Steve's kids' mouse; the Federal Duck Stamp having racked up a billion dollars so far; how Darien, CT folks are upset about the new Federal Duck Stamp incorporating an image of hunting; Janice’s box of airfreighted shrimp...
Published 11/30/20
Steven Rinella talks with Taylor Thorne, Corinne Schneider, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: hand written love letters to MeatEater; shielding Steve from rejection by the Deep Drop Community; photoperiod and how smoke affects hunting; yelling at mallards; living in a camper and traveling around the country with firearms; Steve mixing up 3-gun and cowboy action; breaking down 3-gun; heavy metal; Teacup Jani and Facebox Steve; mag-fed shotguns; do more folks own guns than not...
Published 11/23/20
Steven Rinella talks with Kurt Racicot, Rick Smith, Dirt Myth, Ridge Pounder, Chester Floyd, Seth Morris. Topics discussed: Harder than a woodpecker's lips; being dialed in on your system; a 10,000 year old footprint sandwich of early human, mammoth, and ground sloth; when a pelican starts a brush fire with a carp hanging out of its mouth; dippin' to deficate; free pouring powder and Daniel Boone’s ballistics; bed ticking and muzzleloader families; making your own bird shot by melting lead...
Published 11/16/20
Steven Rinella talks with Benjamin Wallace, Spencer Neuharth, Corinne Schneider, and Phil Taylor.  Topics discussed: Ben's article and Spencer's article; topless vs. shirtless; the world's most expensive bottle of wine; the Fenn cache of Clovis points and the Fenn Treasure of gold and jewels; when a Playboy Bunny is gifted a mummified baby crocodile; creating a treasure hunt that leads to your dead body; what is  10” x 10” and weighs 42lbs?; when the FBI gets involved; the searchers, the...
Published 11/09/20
Steven Rinella talks with Luke Combs, Reid Isbell, Dan Isbell, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: being on the tour bus; the Fatvian Seagulls; organic vs. assembly line song writing; ten cents per song on one of the best selling albums of all time; on being a lunch pail song writer; where country music and the outdoors intersect; on maintaining country music street cred in the outdoors; dudes that are actually like the dudes in country songs; letting the chickens out in your undies; when...
Published 11/02/20
Steven Rinella talks with Juanita Vero, Casey Snider, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Very dramatic wind; a lightning strike that festers for weeks; codifying hunting and fishing in the state constitution; a privilege vs. a right; the national hobby of poking fun at California; all the levies at the tail end of ballots; how Steve wants to run for government office and propose a trapping bill; campaigning for your opponent; truly trying to understand someone with whom you disagree;...
Published 10/26/20
Steven Rinella talks with Michael Tewes, Neal Wilkins, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: the ocelot as an animal that's unknown to most folks; how it hurts like hell to get bitten by a cat; chicken-ocelot bonding; the ocelot population in the US being less than 100 individuals; how mammalogists have more fun than ornithologists; a mad obsession with cats; reproduction and the minimum birth rate to maintain a population; the effect of declines in genetic variation; all the...
Published 10/19/20
Steven Rinella talks with Taylor McCall, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: The time when Chester the Molester got credit for writing a Tyler Childers' song; catch-and-release for stocker trout; Steve dropping Bible knowledge about the how the Bible condemns people who shit out in the woods without burying it; chewin' Grizz and spittin' in cups; python oil; a perfect compliment sandwich; getting suspended from school because you have a BB gun in...
Published 10/12/20
Steven Rinella talks with Tim Bristol, Miles Nolte, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: The skinny on Pebble Mine; size, type, and location; dead snow geese in a toxic hole; Butte’s Berkeley Pit; ten billion tons of waste; cyanide leech mining; the Richter scale and how Richter was a nudist; milk, bourbon, and other causes of mass fish die offs; the incredible value of sockeye salmon to life; how everything is keyed in to the salmon lifecycle; the Pebble Beach golf course; when the state...
Published 10/05/20
Steven Rinella talks with Seth Morris, Spencer Neuharth, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: MeatEater Season 9; bears for Trump; finally, Spencer's squirrel nuts article; Steve creating his own myths; how Seth should approach mentoring Steve on how to flesh beavers; catch and keep ethics; JT Van Zandt knowing where all the little spots are; taking down a nilgai; Jani's journals; hydrogen peroxide hot tips; how single side clip binos reign supreme; Jani's special Michigan hat with ear...
Published 09/28/20
Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Paul Saladino, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: getting buzzed on liver; Jani's wife's placenta made into pills; the unique nutrients in animals not found in plants; strolling around graveyards; why we were told red meat and animal fat were bad for us; tallow and lard; spurious correlations; how creatine makes vegans and vegetarians smarter; self-care is not selfish; pooping every day; plant toxicity as part of a plant's strategy to not...
Published 09/21/20
Steven Rinella talks with Oliver Ngy, Miles Nolte, Joe Cermele, Kevin Harlander, Corinne Schneider, and Ryan Callaghan. Topics discussed: engineering ideas for glass bottom drift boats; hitting a hornet's nest with a fish and then getting attacked by that hornet; night panther popsicles; how Cal protects sausage from his hand hairs with latex gloves; Jon Gary and the star Starcraft of Das Boat, Season 2: Dos Boat; how Steve learned a lot about surf casting from Joe Cermele's book; explaining...
Published 09/14/20
Steven Rinella talks with Ben O'Brien, Spencer Neuharth, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: how Cal's got turned down for a Victoria Secret's pink credit card; Steve's very special method of making sucker cakes out of the fish that his kid keeps bringing home; Spencer's Bar Room Banter series and the Zone of Death; the remotest place in the lower-48; the most Instagrammed outdoor places on earth; Ben's coverage of an insane bear attack story and a face no longer attached to...
Published 09/07/20
Steven Rinella talks with Michael Punke and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Expressing dissatisfaction with "The Revenant" movie; the Madison buffalo jump looking like it did 200 years ago; dressing up in an 1876 cavalry uniform; the challenge of giving someone else’s perspective; maiming corpses after the Fetterman Fight; carving an arrowhead out of Jim Bridger's shoulder; mountain man Hugh Glass and whether or not he blew himself up by touching a spark to a powder keg; watching an oxen...
Published 08/31/20
Steven Rinella talks with Dave Simonett of Trampled By Turtles, Ryan Callaghan, Maggie Smith, Sam Lungren, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: An elderly woman’s plea to American men: carry heavy shit and buy a tool kit; hound dog training with live vs. dead raccoons; Dave's first fly fishing experience with the MeatEater crew; Steve is forced to reckon with a stand-up paddleboard; the proper way to grill trout in a campground; Dave’s adult onset pheasant hunting; unleashing...
Published 08/24/20
Steven Rinella talks with Miles Nolte, Joe Cermele, Rick Smith, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Jani's school report on Hobo the linx; how Joe moved across the river for the tax break; the name origin of MeatEater’s new fishing podcast, Bent; Covid hair like Kenny Loggins; the Ghostbusters theme song sound effects; how the super zoom fluke lure has vastly improved Jani's fishing abilities; how the production of strawberries inspire deep passions; a perfect degree of...
Published 08/17/20
Steven Rinella talks with Tom Brokaw, Spencer Neuharth, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Topic discussed; Always looking over the horizon; growing up in "Igloo," South Dakota; Steve's hot tip for armageddon preppers: don't set up next to other armageddon preppers; the virtues of being a jack of all trades and having a can-do mentality; when home is a hotel for Red Brokaw; young Tom's rock collection; the OG paddlefish; being done with guns; pheasant hunting as a religion in South...
Published 08/10/20
Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb, Rick Smith, Seth Morris, Janis Putelis, and Donald Trump Jr. Topics discussed: Federal blaze orange laws; blood trailing dogs as an ethical tool for recovery; all the songs written about Jani and skiing; fish rigor and how AK's Fish and Game has it dialed; Steve and Seth's new TV special, Deep Drop Boyz; how cave art puts a smile on Rick's face; the definition of a therianthrope; elk esophogi replacing radiator hoses; a hatchling in a car part crossing...
Published 08/03/20
Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb, Rick Smith, Seth Morris, Janis Putelis, and Donald Trump Jr. Topics discussed: Federal blaze orange laws; blood trailing dogs as an ethical tool for recovery; all the songs written about Jani and skiing; fish rigor and how AK's Fish and Game has it dialed; Steve and Seth's new TV special, Deep Drop Boyz; how cave art puts a smile on Rick's face; the definition of a therianthrope; elk esophogi replacing radiator hoses; a hatchling in a car part crossing...
Published 08/03/20