MeatEater Podcast with Steven Rinella: Hunting | F

MeatEater Podcast with Steven Rinella: Hunting | F

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The MeatEater Podcast with Steven Rinella (author and host of the biggest hunting show on television, MeatEater) covers hunting, fishing, wildlife, and wild foods with humor, irreverence, and plenty of unexpected viewpoints and surprising trivia. Recorded on the road from locations around the U.S., the podcasts features a recurring cast of guests with their own areas of outdoor expertise. 


Episode 037  

Episode 037: Albuquerque, New Mexico. Steven Rinella talks with wildlife ecologist Dr. Karl Malcolm along with Janis Putelis, Chris Gill, and Garret Smith from the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: the Wisconsin Super Sow; why bears are marching south; what it means to work up a bear den; the fate of a bear drinking three gallons of gear oil; calorie rich bear milk; the difference between altricial vs. precocial;  delayed implantation in bears; the dispersal behavior of black bears; and recent bear encounters while turkey hunting.

Episode 036  

Bozeman, Montana. Steven Rinella talks with Jeff Sposito, Pete Muennich, Chris Gill, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed include: organic masses; bringing meat and ammo through TSA checkpoints; the writing of Duncan Gilchrist; 2% for Conservation's mission; domain names; bobbers vs strike indicators; how to run a t-shirt business; Chris Gill-Ridge Pounder; getting older; why everyone should be more direct; the genesis of the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance; how mountain goats differ from other big game; hunting a bear with Randall Williams; how to pay it forward; why we've got it good as sportsman today.

Episode 035  

Seattle, Washington. Steven Rinella and Janis Putelis talk with guests Matt Elliott of Benchmade Knife Company and environmental historian Randall Williams. Subjects discussed: getting hunting spots from people who’ve moved far away; the federal ban of lead shot pellets for waterfowl; why terms like ‘ecofacist’ and ‘libtard’ are for dumbasses; why it’s hard to make knives that love saltwater; the different types of steels used to make knives; sports cutlery enthusiasts; butterfly knives, and what happened (if anything) happened to them; buying a trapline though the classified ads; lead poisoning from shot vs. industrial pollutants; and shooting monolithic vs. lead core bullets.

Episode 034  

Missoula, Montana. Recorded live from the 2016 BHA Rendezvous, Steven Rinella and Janis Putelis talk with First Lite's Ryan Callaghan, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers' founder Land Tawney, and Kimber's Vice President of Sales Ryan Busse. Subjects discussed include: Callaghan sneaking out of the BHA conference to go fishing; Steve's invasive species t-shirt idea; judging a wild game cook-off; BHA's work on drones in hunting; texting and using radios while hunting; baiting bears; the death of a thousand cuts; American Exceptionalism; Roosevelt's public land legacy; Steve's fascination with the American buffalo; making roads vs making wilderness; how public lands became a partisan issue; the intrinsic value of wilderness;  what's happening in the Badger Two Medicine of Montana; Steve Rinella for President; how to be an advocate; the question of climate change; and being a role model.

Episode 033  

Episode 033: Seattle, Washington: Steven Rinella and Janis Putelis talk with environmental historians Dan Flores and Randall Williams. Subjects discussed: what's up with Flores' two upcoming books, American Serengeti and Coyote America; biodiversity during the pleistocene; the Blitzkrieg Hypothesis; George Wolforth's 1884 view of the Llano Estacado; historic elk distribution; how the grey wolf changed the coyote; fission-fusion societies; the nightly vocal census of the coyote; New York City's coyote bar scene; why coyotes kill pets; Flores' influential take on bison population decline; and the myth of General Sheridan and the post-Civil War buffalo slaughter.

Episode 032  

Seattle, Washington. Steven Rinella and Janis Putelis talk with call maker Jason Phelps. Subjects discussed: the annoyingness of people, such as Annie Raser, who don't get a chubby about hunting turkeys; the first and second bull that Phelps ever called in; lathes; consistency in craftsmanship; the inherent difficulties of stretching latex just right; why turkeys gobble at weird noises; the best weird noises to make a turkey gobble; grizzly bears; the ESA; market saturation; American elbow grease.

Episode 031  

Bozeman, Montana. Guest host Janis Putelis talks with Annie Raser, Brittany Brothers, Nicole Qualtieri, and Dan Doty from the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: Annie, Brittany, and Nicole’s introductions to hunting; what it’s like hunting with women from the male perspective; venison diplomacy; having hunted vs identifying as a hunter; developing a game eye; on-line dating tips for hunters; women in hunting media and the term ‘huntress’; pink camo; female hunter role models; women in starring roles in mainstream films; why Janis thinks female hunters have it made; how Doty's wife takes her own sweet time at shooting; and the possibility of a Stephanie Rinella.  Listen to the podcast via SoundCloud here:

Episode 030  

The Rockies, Idaho. Steven Rinella and Janis Putelis answer listener questions with Ryan Callaghan from First Lite, along with Adam Moffat and Garret Smith from the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: Hunting ads that should be illegal; whether draping clothes over carcasses to prevent meat loss from predators and scavengers actually works; conspiracy theories on the reintroduction of wolves; tips on traveling domestically and internationally with firearms; tips on traveling with wild game; the only game meat Steve's ever lost traveling; what NOT to bring on a plane to avoid a $4000 fine from TSA; long distance shots and the longest shot Steve is comfortable taking; and tips for westerners who want to go out East for a whitetail hunt.

Episode 029  

Paducah, Kentucky. Steven Rinella and Janis Putelis talk with Kevin Murphy, a small-game aficionado. Subjects discussed: shotguns vs rimfires for … more

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