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

January 17, 2022 130 min

Steven Rinella talks with Jay Siemens, Mandy Uhrich, Seth Morris, and Chester Floyd.

Topics discussed: Steve not being about batter; where Seth's side hustle ends and his little side hustle begins; how the boys need a walleye tournament boat; a correction on the use of tampons to treat gunshot wounds; the real fear of pooping one's own pants; memorials to extinct birds; Utah nixes trail cams and thermal night vision optics; ...

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Steven Rinella talks with Ronnie Collins, Jean Paul Bourgeois, Bud Guidry, Seth Morris, and Chester Floyd.

Topics discussed: A hand-built bayou cruise ship; when your first job was boiling crawfish and shrimp; Bud's personal crawfish pond; when you're the Frog Champion of the World; a roadkill-eating vegan; acknowledging probable cause vs. being chap-assed and anti-game warden in Pennsylvania; more on what's Chethical; h...

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Steven Rinella talks with Doug Duren, Jim Heffelfinger, Richie Baker, Ross Copperman, Sean Weaver, Brody Henderson, Spencer Neuharth, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: The Doug Duren Fact-Checking Alert App; Jim's sticker and the correct pronunciation of "coues"; Steve as a punt gun enthusiast; "rice breast" ducks; how Steve, Jani, and Corinne share the world's greatest doctor; very late d...

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December 27, 2021 124 min

Steven Rinella talks with Pamela Groves, Daniel Mann, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: running rivers full of bones in the name of science; Mike Kunz, the Forest Gump of Archaeology; the Mesa Site; when you find a 50,000+ year old polar bear skull just sitting on the beach; the hybridization of brown and polar bears; horses as the most numerous large animal dur...

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December 21, 2021 67 min

As The MeatEater Podcast's holiday gift to you, Steven Rinella hosts Trivia Showman Spencer Neuharth, Brody Henderson, Sean Weaver, Hunter Spencer, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, Hayden Sammak, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis in a merry game of holiday trivia! Gather ‘round and join us for some festive play! 


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Steven Rinella talks with Matt Rinella, Danny Rinella, Kevin Gillespie, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Sean Weaver, Hunter Spencer, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis

Topics discussed: Phil and Kevin's shared love of pop-up tiki bars; the incredible land masses that would open up if we could corner cross public lands; Danny Rinella on mule deer making the creep up into Alaska; Kevin's slammin' hot butt...

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December 13, 2021 160 min

Steven Rinella talks with Papa Janis, Nephi Cole, Dave Willms, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis


Topics discussed: Papa Janis praises Jani for being a good dad; lobbyists; explaining the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the National Wildlife Federation; the death of Otto Schneeloch's parents and the life of his triangular shaped bullet idea; who's got Steve's old Winchester Model 94?; shooting sports injuries on pa...

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December 6, 2021 171 min
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Steven Rinella talks with Jack Horner, Ryan Callaghan, Spencer Neuharth, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

Topics discussed: Is Jack Horner sick of hearing about Jurassic Park?; subscribe to MeatEater's Youtube channel and watch all of our video content, like Sourced, B-Side of Fishing, and One Week in November; Steve one-upping Spencer with his own fabulous rock story; Gordon Lightfoot's muse; the Squirrel Do...

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November 22, 2021 91 min

Steven Rinella talks with Jordan Budd, Clay Newcomb, Dirt Myth, and Chester Floyd.


Topics discussed: Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill; "it should have been me," the hot new joint from Clay Newcomb; Dirt Myth's myth about WD 40; The MeatEater Store on Black Friday; All-Set-Chet; a rumble in Vermont over houndsman using dogs to pursue bears; getting lambasted for knocking on doors and issuing apologies; catching a cod with a gol...

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November 15, 2021 88 min

Steven Rinella talks with Evan Hafer, Dirt Myth, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, and Samantha Bates. 


Topics discussed: Steve and Seth doing a bed-in; eating tranquilized bear meat vs. being tranq-ed yourself; skunk tail lift regulating skunk spray dispersion; the novelty trade driving skunk pelt prices; a hot tip on containing funky critter essence odors; the amazing scientific finding that California condors can procreate through part...

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November 8, 2021 132 min

Steven Rinella talks with Hampton Sides, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.


Topics discussed: Where Captain Cook died in Hawaii; blaming everyone and taking statues down in the future; the beauty of youth deer season; bullpen vs. arm bar; hermaphroditic parrot fish making our beaches by pooping out sand; Pablo Escobar's invasive hippos; when a gray wolf takes a 1,000 mile walk from Oregon to Southern California;...

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November 1, 2021 94 min

Steven Rinella talks with Sean Weaver, Dylan Graves, Max Barta, and Phil Taylor.

Topics discussed: "Steve, Cal, and Rorke Denver walk into a tiki bar...;" guiding in Kansas; eating Bugles with Cheez Whiz and olives; the inseparable duo of Sean and Max; shooting Sean's upcoming waterfowl show, Duck Lore; even more oddities to be auctioned off; old-timey names; eating a deer with that deer's own teeth; throwing your ki...

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October 25, 2021 127 min

Steven Rinella talks with Pat Durkin, Tracy Crane, Clay Newcomb, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.


Topics discussed: Being close to death; app-controlled hearing aids; Pat's tattoos; the story behind the Blair Witch snowman in Episode 4 of Season 10; the correlation between being tox pos and getting into car accidents; Steve testing a small core of his own meat for our internal trichi...

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October 18, 2021 148 min

Steven Rinella talks to Sam Lawry, Paul Lewis, Ray Lockard, Brody Henderson, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis


Topics discussed: F'd Old Deer Stands is back in stock; Chester the Divester's Book of Outdoor Etiquette, aka Chetiquette; Auction House of Oddities continues with original gnome art, Brody's black bear baculum, and a chance to win a seat at the MeatEater Podcast Trivia table; MeatEater women h...

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October 11, 2021 145 min

Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb, Seth Morris, Chester Floyd, Spencer Neuharth, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider


Topics discussed: The French Getup; MeatEater's Season 10 t-shirt and "Fox in a Box" t-shirt; Buckman Juice and a Dirt Squirt slurry for the MeatEater Auction House of Oddities; Steve setting the high school principal straight about a gun in his truck; spitting chew in the seats of your school bus; C...

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October 4, 2021 142 min

Steven Rinella talks with Jordan Budd, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis.


Topics discussed: A squirrel poaching story from Missouri; Clay Newcomb's method of dunking and skinning squirrels; Jani's big sheep hunt; is it a dick move to shoot a collared animal?; MeatEater's Auction House of Oddities is stacked: A Bucky Bowl, Jani's first pheasant tail, Luke Combs' signed guitar, and m...

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September 27, 2021 140 min

Steven Rinella talks with Jared Outlaw, Taylor McCall, Drew Loschke, Dirt Myth, Chester Floyd, and Corinne Schneider


Topics discussed: The upper decker; the portable mud jug spittoon; how to listen to Taylor McCall’s new album, “Black, Powder, Soul”; Dirt Myth getting famous because of Brad Leone’s Bon Appetit video; the trifecta and insane amounts of tobacco use; taking a sip of a dip spit cocktail; snail mail; Go Fish! Rough Fis...

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September 20, 2021 126 min

Steven Rinella talks with Jason Phelps, Samantha Bates, Dirt Myth, Seth Morris, and Chester Floyd


Steve and Jason harvesting black walnut tree that will spawn the Line One turkey call; how this podcast made a baby; Steve recalls The Juice’s ride in the white Bronco; the need for a MeatEater book on fishing etiquette; palpating cloacas and sexing beavers on the daily; $5,000 for Chester to come to your door and sing the "hoo yi...

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September 13, 2021 140 min

Steven Rinella talks with Fred Gould, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis


Topics discussed: Jani rehabbing a target; the vegetarian GMO expert who used to live in a hippie van; bison garum and koji mold; MeatEater Campfire Stories and old dads giving life; asking for your ball joint back after a hip replacement surgery; the link between The Tox and entrepreneurship; strontium and a woolly mammoth that loved to walk; lear...

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