The MeatEater Podcast

The MeatEater Podcast

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.

Episodes

August 2, 2021 149 min

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 ca...

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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 number...

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July 19, 2021 165 min

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 n...

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July 12, 2021 156 min

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 cowb...

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July 5, 2021 114 min

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 ...

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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 h...

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June 21, 2021 144 min

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-Shakespear...

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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 fo...

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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 ...

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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 h...

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May 24, 2021 126 min

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 gobbl...

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May 17, 2021 163 min

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 spearfish...

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May 10, 2021 122 min

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 d...

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May 3, 2021 135 min

Steven Rinella talks with Ronnie BoehmeClay Newcomb, Brody HendersonPhil TaylorCorinne 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 huntin...

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April 26, 2021 95 min

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 de...

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April 19, 2021 120 min

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 ...

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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 a...

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April 9, 2021 132 min

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 sa...

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March 29, 2021 136 min

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 ...

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March 22, 2021 130 min

Steven Rinella talks with Mike Ruhl, Jeremy Romero, Kevin Murphy, Seth Morris, and Chester Floyd.

Topics discussed: Has the Bitcoin boat sailed?; a hot tip on using tampons dipped in vaseline as a fire starter; proof of the albino porcupine; one hairy-assed deer eyeball; feeding grizzly bears (ahem, moose!) in your backyard; cloning black footed ferrets; the death of the last passenger pigeon; that time when a squirrel hefted up his...

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