The MeatEater Podcast

The MeatEater Podcast

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Building on the belief that a deeper understanding of the natural world enriches all of our lives, host Steven Rinella brings a deep 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 on the vast world of the outdoors. Part of MeatEater, Inc.


Ep. 204: It Should Be Difficult to Get Lost Forever
Jan 20 • 104 min
Steven Rinella talks with Roman Dial, Anthony Licata, and Ryan Callaghan. Topics discussed: the death of a son; dip-netting salmon; quitting climbing for marriage; playing the long game in child rearing; scaring yourself; being aware of what’s dangerous;…
Ep. 203: Thumbs Up or Down on 2019
Jan 13 • 144 min
Steven Rinella talks with Whit Fosburgh, Phil Taylor, and Ryan Callaghan. Topics discussed: Steve’s perspective on why Jani isn’t a true outdoorsman; Euro-mounting your amputated arm; why is a doornail dead?; New Mexico’s stream access laws; S. 47;…
Ep. 202: From the Two Kingdoms of Nature
Jan 6 • 112 min
Steven Rinella talks with JT Van Zandt, Jesse Griffiths, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Lola and Stone Age chewing gum; how Texas is the highest of the high and lowest of the low; hunting nilgai; poop piles; how Steve shot the top of a…
Ep: 201: What Exactly Is The Problem?
Dec 30, 2019 • 147 min
Steven Rinella talks with Kylee Archer, Samantha Bates, Maggie Smith, Tracy Crane, Brody Henderson, Kevin Harlander, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Brody’s elk and trout-infested house is for sale; Kevin’s hog-fattening business; Pfeilstorch, which…
Ep. 200: ‘Faced on ‘Nog: The Holiday Special
Dec 23, 2019 • 128 min
Steven Rinella talks with Anthony Licata, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, Mark Kenyon, Samantha Bates, Corinne Schneider, Ben O’Brien, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Trippin’ on nutmeg; cutting corn with Doug Duren; Cal as the ultimate elf; how…
Ep. 199: Big Pieces of the Brain Pie
Dec 16, 2019 • 170 min
Steven Rinella talks with Director of Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Martha Williams, Greg Lemon, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: A fancy playdate that includes some deer stalking; different names for your fish and game agency; death to blue…
Ep. 198: Hunting with the Home Run King
Dec 9, 2019 • 118 min
Steven Rinella talks with New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso, Cody Fahrion, Rick Smith, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: All those home runs; the value of a high ass; Steve and Jani’s disagreement over “natural”; shooting a duck on…
Ep. 197: Eating Folks in the Arctic
Dec 2, 2019 • 146 min
Steven Rinella talks with Buddy Levy and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: Jumping out of planes with sacks of cash; the outlaw Claude Dallas as both an asshole and a good book subject; a crash course on David Crockett; the Labryinth of Ice; promiscuity on…
Ep. 196: A Sea of Bones
Nov 25, 2019 • 120 min
Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Lawrence C. Todd and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: kill sites; the meaning of an artifact; taphonomy: the study of death; possum that took up residence inside of a dead buck; big-assed tongues; Larry’s “it’s not my…
Ep. 195: Hunting the Anthropocene
Nov 18, 2019 • 137 min
Steven Rinella talks with Rick Smith, Danny Morrison, Sean Weaver, Ryan Callaghan, and Seth Morris. Topics discussed: Steve’s favorite thing to talk about: swiping right for love; how Danny blew off two of his toes while goose hunting; South Dakota’s…
Ep. 194: Summon the Squall
Nov 11, 2019 • 139 min
Steven Rinella talks with Adam Weatherby, Landon Peterson, Stewart Peterson, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: A shot so bad it didn’t even spook the buck; Wyoming’s Region G; magic mountains and crooked skies; animosity toward your…
Ep. 193: Too Much Naughty
Nov 4, 2019 • 138 min
Steven Rinella talks with Maggie Smith, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis. Topics discussed: How willows grow toward the sound of water; Cal’s famous prehistoric bison tooth; more on Sneaky Pete the turkey; Maggie as a brand new hunter; R3 and R1.5; the…
Ep. 192: Bleeding Out
Oct 28, 2019 • 140 min
Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Alan Lazzara, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, and the spirit of Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: On missing Jani; the piranha of the north; the cadaver bone in Steve’s mouth; is it really ok to use super glue to patch…
Ep. 191: Sicker Than Hell
Oct 21, 2019 • 111 min
Steven Rinella talks with epidemiologist Timonthy Sly, Sam Lungren, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: The meaning of the word “epidemiology”; tularemia and rabbits; ashing deer meat; on being trichinosis positive; cannibalism; what’s up with eating…
Ep. 190: What’s in Your Freezer?
Oct 14, 2019 • 146 min
Steven Rinella talks with Spencer Neuharth, Danielle Prewett, Ryan Callaghan, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Starting the rut by mixing corn and Viagra; fact checking the poisonous status of daddy long legs; what, exactly, is flavor?;…
Ep. 189: Boxing with the Last Grizzly
Oct 7, 2019 • 134 min
Steven Rinella talks with Danny Schmidt, Chris Gill, Rorke Denver, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: More on the pros and cons of flip flops; getting your heel peeled off by an alligator’s back; Steve’s annoyance with people being…
Ep. 188: Yvon Chouinard on Belonging to Nature
Sep 30, 2019 • 123 min
Steven Rinella talks with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Botching people’s names; fishing with a single fly forever; 18 strands of white stallion tail; Steve being good at libraries; feeling the current with your…
Ep. 187: Tripping on Bear Skulls
Sep 23, 2019 • 119 min
Steven Rinella talks with Anthony Licata, Doug Duren, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: drinking curdled mother’s milk from a calf’s stomach; bluegills on dip; Steve’s sebaceous cyst as fish bait; the Fort Keogh gate situation;…
Ep. 186: A High Level of “Grrrrrrr”
Sep 16, 2019 • 111 min
Steven Rinella talks with Greg Fonts, Alex Reynaud, George Scheidt, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: How to free dive and read a reef; hole hunting; nibbling for curiosity; how to corner a ling cod; where grizzlies end and great white sharks begin;…
Ep. 185: Tom McGuane On the Beauty of Not Knowing
Sep 9, 2019 • 113 min
Steven Rinella talks with the author Tom McGuane, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: What to write on your gravestone; Tom’s lifelong bond with Jimmy Buffet and Jim Harrison; is Jack Nicholson kind of a prick?; living with Marlon…
Ep. 184: Managing Bambi
Sep 2, 2019 • 213 min
Steven Rinella talks with Matt Ross, Ryan Furrer, Hank Forester, Mark Kenyon, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: having kids by accident; Mark Kenyon’s “That Wild Country”; slunger and slow-walker as new synonyms for mondo; where quality deer…
Ep. 183: All For a Flashy Mule
Aug 26, 2019 • 154 min
Steven Rinella talks to Clay Newcomb, Kevin Harlander, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: double-battered buttermilk squirrel; shit on a shingle; fell, or the skin under the skin; Kevin raising Steve’s hog; MeatEater and First Lite as kissing cousins;…
Ep. 182: You Wanna Talk About Killing Hogs?
Aug 19, 2019 • 131 min
Steven Rinella talks to Jesse Griffiths, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: tons of audience death stories; flounder gigging in Texas; the human egret; more about Long Tong Jani; frying fish with a passion; Steve’s strong dislike of…
Ep. 181: Bibles and Bulls
Aug 12, 2019 • 157 min
Steven Rinella talks to Jason Phelps, Dirk Durham, Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Purple Nurple; swimming with a fairly attractive aunt; more on hunting from the Bible; Steve and Seth’s Southwest Montana nuisance…
Ep. 180: Teeth, Horns, and Claws
Aug 5, 2019 • 132 min
Steven Rinella talks with Doug Emlen, Sam Lungren, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Character above all else; good shit for a tombstone; fighting WW4 with sticks and stones; saber tooth cats and supination; a simple definition of evolution; a third…
Ep. 179: The Weed Warden
Jul 29, 2019 • 111 min
Steven Rinella talks to John Nores and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Cartels growing pot on public land; wildlife poisoning by weed growers; Vietnam War-style punji pits in Shasta National Forest; special ops game wardens; pink death; concealing man…
Ep. 178: Hunting Mammoths
Jul 22, 2019 • 118 min
Steven Rinella talks to David Meltzer and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Understanding radio carbon dates; crossing the Bering Land Bridge; who were the first Americans?; the early human aversion to incest; ecotones, or where a bunch of good shit…
Ep. 177: Poison vs. Choppers
Jul 15, 2019 • 115 min
Steven Rinella talks to Carter Smith and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: college epiphanies; a wrong turn at Waco; social ecologist Steve Kellert and sociobiologist E.O. Wilson; private land in Texas; what happens when critters cross international…
Ep. 176: You Can’t Start a Convo with “F-You”
Jul 8, 2019 • 135 min
Steven Rinella talks to Travis Swartz, Miles Nolte, Sam Lungren, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Steve’s field trip to the graveyard and the fishy circumstances surrounding the death of John Bozeman; Reel Recovery; where Travis ends and Hank…
Ep. 175: If Cabbages Had Legs, I’d Hunt Them Too
Jul 1, 2019 • 123 min
Steven Rinella talks to Doug Duren, Randall Williams, Matt Rinella, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Nip ripping stories; the essays of historian Elliott West; a dead man’s brother packs him in brandy; shooting out the windows; Steve’s interview…
Ep. 174: Bo Jackson’s Smoked Raccoon
Jun 24, 2019 • 102 min
Steven Rinella talks to Bo Jackson, Matt Cook, Guy Zuck, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: The gar pike exists and Steve is way wrong; Bo Jackson’s lessons for parents and married people; hunting chickens on Saturday; Tarzan as inspiration; speed…
Ep. 173: Here’s What You Oughta Do
Jun 17, 2019 • 125 min
Steven Rinella talks to Becky Humphries, Spencer Neuharth, Ryan Callaghan, Joe Ferronato, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Joe Ferronato as Vanna White; 8 inch beards; nail files; the Lacey Act; swapping turkeys for zebras; West Nile, bird flu, and…
Ep. 172: Wrath of the Birders
Jun 10, 2019 • 142 min
Steven Rinella talks to Pat Durkin, Spencer Neuharth, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Steve’s death at the mic; why, exactly, do deer lose their antlers; buying ice fishing bait at 2AM; Rick “Radio” Krueger; finding dead people with sonar and…
Ep. 171: Let Them Wear Pink
Jun 3, 2019 • 117 min
Steven Rinella talks to Land Tawney, Ben O’Brien, Matt Rinella, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Seeing through the bullshit; BHA’s insidious plot to destroy America; tying a tuna to the back of your girlfriend’s car; missing…
Ep. 170: Emotional Rainbow
May 27, 2019 • 116 min
Steven Rinella talks with Maggie Smith, Tracy Crane, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: what happens when the Latvian Eagle locks his jaw; driving under the influence of turkeys; peacocks; the trials and tribulations of hunter’s…
MeatEater Presents: Cal’s Week in Review Episode 2
May 20, 2019 • 22 min
This week Cal brings you cool facts about old poop, fish, birds, ticks, poachers, snakes and a bunch of other cliff notes from the world of wildlife and conservation.
Ep. 169: Gut You Like A Fish
May 20, 2019 • 107 min
Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O’Brien, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Gashed nipples and the saga of Scarface; Texas and it’s love for exotic wildlife; more doggin’ on Texas; Texas game wardens and drunk folks; the #metoo…
Ep. 168: Satan’s Decoy
May 13, 2019 • 142 min
Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O’Brien, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Making soap with wild game fat; turkey hunting in the Texas Hill Country; how to call shitloads of turkeys; how many showers is too many?; what’s…
Ep. 167: Mauled by a Grizzly
May 6, 2019 • 102 min
Steven Rinella talks with Amber Kornak and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: The polite way to address someone who has suffered a bear “tragedy”; Janis’s chicken egg business; what it’s like for female wildlife biologists; hair snares; the…
Ep. 166: Hunting With Teeth
Apr 29, 2019 • 139 min
Steven Rinella talks with Diane Boyd and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Cyclone fences; swapping a motorcycle for a first wolf experience; Wolf rendezvous sites and snagging a wolf in a blind set; wolves killing wolves; wolves and border security;…
Ep. 165: Whole As Hell
Apr 22, 2019 • 103 min
Steven Rinella talks with Jimmy Doran, Sam Lundgren, April Vokey, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Houdini, the Moore Theater, and a tragic death; Jimmy Doran as ageneralist Seattleite outdoorsman; an excise tax that sticks it to non-hunters and…
Ep. 164: It Shall Be Delicious
Apr 15, 2019 • 115 min
Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O’Brien, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: all about Janis; in defense of not loving Shakespeare; getting rich for killing fish; corn starch vs. chapass; Indiana’s wimpy approach to poachers; the…
Ep. 163: Wildcatters
Apr 8, 2019 • 133 min
Steven Rinella talks with Adam and Brenda Weatherby, Ryan Callaghan, Spencer Neuharth, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: hot marriage advice from Weatherby; love stories and reasons not to die; adventures that give you sweaty palms; when steel…
Ep. 162: Landscape of Fear
Apr 1, 2019 • 177 min
Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Kevin Monteith, Dr. Matt Kaufmann, Jared Oakleaf, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: genetics that rewrite our understanding of animals; big game guts; learning how to migrate; who pays for wildlife research?; brain…
Ep. 161: Only in Texas
Mar 25, 2019 • 107 min
Steven Rinella talks with chef Jesse Griffiths, Danielle Prewett, Dr. Karl Malcolm, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Texas high fence; drunk designated drivers and other wildlife news; nilgai meat and their defecation piles; coyote attacks;…
Ep. 160: Lust and Greed
Mar 18, 2019 • 137 min
Steven Rinella talks with Seth Berglee, Ryan Callaghan, Sam Lungren, Ben O’Brien, and Janis Putelis. Subjects Discussed: More on the world’s most expensive fish; disservicing Robert Service; Canadian pride; talking someone on to something; shooting…
Ep. 159: Swimming Naked
Mar 11, 2019 • 100 min
Steven Rinella talks with his big brother Matt Rinella, along with Matt Drost, Ron Boehme, Mark Kenyon, and Janis Putelis. Subjects Discussed: Latvian hellos; beach access and the end of summer; deer season in review; elite deer hunters; summing up…
Ep. 158: Noxious Stimuli
Mar 4, 2019 • 131 min
Steven Rinella talks with Sam Lungren, Miles Nolte, Seth Morris, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis. Subjects Discussed: Where Janis’s marriage advice falls short; hanging trophies in the living room; forty dollar underwear vs. expensive beer; “The…
Ep. 157: Bottle to Throttle
Feb 25, 2019 • 98 min
Steven Rinella talks with Remi Warren, Gray Thornton of the Wild Sheep Foundation, along with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O’Brien and Janis Putelis.
Ep. 156: Battle Scars
Feb 18, 2019 • 107 min
Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O’Brien, and Janis Putelis at the MeatEater Podcast LIVE from Sacramento. Subjects discussed: poaching a great white shark with a .22; the peculiarities of California; trading “smokies” for…
Ep. 155: Guns
Feb 11, 2019 • 172 min
Steven Rinella talks with Larry Keane and Mark Oliva of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, along with Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: Negligent discharges and the dark humor of the Marine Corps; button bucks and the Doppelkopf syndrome; the…
Ep. 154: Poaching
Feb 4, 2019 • 117 min
Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Pete Muennich, Janis Putelis, and Ben O’Brien. Subjects discussed: what’s up with eating songbirds? a big waidmannsheil to you!; Amish prejudice; gun safety; powercuts, edge habitat, and crawling deer; the…
Ep. 153: Viva Mexico, Bro
Jan 28, 2019 • 111 min
Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon, Ryan Callaghan, Chris Gill, Rick Smith, and Janis Putelis.
Ep. 152: The Nipple And The Funnel
Jan 21, 2019 • 106 min
Steven Rinella talks with Jon Edwards of Schnees, along with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O’Brien, and Janis Putelis.
Ep. 151: Body of Water
Jan 14, 2019 • 112 min
Steven Rinella talks with the author and poet Chris Dombrowski, along with Ryan Callaghan, April Vokey, and Janis Putelis.
Ep. 150: Tough Assed Questions Vol. 3
Jan 7, 2019 • 116 min
Bozeman, MT-Steven Rinella talks with Sam Lungren, Morgan Mason, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 149: Path of the Puma
Dec 31, 2018 • 131 min
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with author and wildlife biologist Jim Williams, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 148: American Prairie Reserve
Dec 24, 2018 • 158 min
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Sean Gerrity, the founder of the American Prairie Reserve, along with Ryan Callaghan, Sam Lungren, Michelle Chandler, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 147: Tough-Assed Questions, Vol. 2
Dec 17, 2018 • 98 min
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Ben O’Brien, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 146: Bigfoot
Dec 10, 2018 • 132 min
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with journalist and podcaster Laura Krantz, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 145: A Life of Service
Dec 3, 2018 • 146 min
Steven Rinella talks with Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore, the author and poet Chris Dombrowski, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 144: Tough-Assed Questions
Nov 26, 2018 • 126 min
Steven Rinella talks with Outdoor Life’s shooting editor John Snow, Jon Edwards of Schnee’s, Pete Muenich of Stone Glacier, and Phillip Larson, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 143: Self-loathing and Guilt
Nov 19, 2018 • 139 min
Kalamazoo, Michigan- Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Guy Zuck, Chris “Ridge Pounder” Gill, Loren Moulton, Seth Morris and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 142: Begging and Pleading
Nov 12, 2018 • 89 min
Grand Junction, MI- Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Chris “Ridge Pounder” Gill, Matt Cook, and Seth Morris and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 141: Squirrel Brains, Stags, and the Fourth Wall
Nov 5, 2018 • 137 min
Delmarva Peninsula - Steven Rinella talks with Steve Kendrot, Ryan Callaghan, Loren Moulton, Brody Henderson, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 140: Getting The Most Of It
Oct 29, 2018 • 132 min
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with wild game experts Danielle Prewett and Eduardo Garcia, along with Chris “Ridge Pounder” Gill, Seth Morris, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 139: X marks the spot
Oct 22, 2018 • 112 min
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Eric Siegfried, Matt Seidel, and Zach Sandau of OnX, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep 138: The Life and Times of a Squirrel Man
Oct 15, 2018 • 153 min
Steven Rinella talks with Parker Hall, Chris “Ridge Pounder” Gill, Seth Morris, Michael Lindemuth, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 137: Bulls, Bucks, and Pre-Chewed Meat
Oct 8, 2018 • 89 min
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Kurt Racicot of Stone Glacier, Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 136: Locked Out
Oct 1, 2018 • 106 min
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Eric Siegfried and Lisa Nichols of OnX, Joel Webster of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 135: Titillation
Sep 25, 2018 • 146 min
Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew, along with Loren Moulton, Seth Morris, and Kelsey Johnson.
Ep. 134: An Object and Its Shadow
Sep 17, 2018 • 163 min
Anchorage, AK- Steven Rinella talks with his brother Danny Rinella, Army veteran Levi Miller, Chris “Ridge Pounder” Gill, along with Dirt Myth and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew. Subjects Discussed: risking life and limb for household birds; the…
Ep. 133: You’re a cool dude, Buck.
Sep 10, 2018 • 148 min
Anchorage, AK - Steven Rinella talks with Alaska Master Guide Buck Bowden, along with his brother Danny Rinella, Chris “Ridgepounder” Gill, Dirt Myth, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 132: Sheep on the Mountain
Sep 3, 2018 • 139 min
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Gray Thornton, Garrett Long, and Clay Brewer of the Wild Sheep Foundation, along with Scott Peckham of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 131: Calling Elk
Aug 28, 2018 • 96 min
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with Jason Phelps of Phelps Game Calls, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 130: Packing Gear
Aug 20, 2018 • 141 min
Steven Rinella talks with Kurt Racicot of Stone Glacier, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 129: Live from Minneapolis
Aug 13, 2018 • 125 min
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.
Ep. 128: Outdoor Media
Aug 6, 2018 • 124 min
Minneapolis, MN- Steven Rinella talks with Mitch Petrie of the Outdoor Sportsman Group, and Ryan Callaghan of First Lite, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 127: Grays Harbor
Jul 30, 2018 • 123 min
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.
Ep. 126: Wild Horses
Jul 23, 2018 • 147 min
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.
Ep. 125: Live from Tempe
Jul 16, 2018 • 116 min
Tempe, AZ- Steven Rinella talks with his big brother Matt Rinella, Dr. Karl Malcolm, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 124: Live from Columbus
Jul 9, 2018 • 100 min
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.
Ep. 123: The Sportsmen’s Alliance
Jul 2, 2018 • 132 min
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.
Ep. 122: Live from Denver
Jun 25, 2018 • 115 min
Denver, CO: Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan and Cody Lujan, along with Brody Henderson and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 121: A Man of the Law
Jun 18, 2018 • 125 min
Eagle, CO: Steven Rinella talks with game warden Bill Andree; along with Brody Henderson and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 120: Adaptive Hunting and Fishing
Jun 11, 2018 • 77 min
Bozeman, MT: Steven Rinella talks with adaptive hunter and angler Chris Clasby; along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 119: Walking the Edge
Jun 4, 2018 • 132 min
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with historian and religious scholar Bracy V. Hill, along with Michelle Jorgensen and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 118: Open to Nuance
May 30, 2018 • 159 min
Bozeman, MT- Steven Rinella talks with wildlife ecologist Dr. Karl Malcolm; Pete Muenich of Stone Glacier; and Michelle Jorgensen and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 117: The Bronzeback and the Bat
May 21, 2018 • 100 min
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.
Ep. 116: Senator Heinrich
May 14, 2018 • 72 min
Washington DC- Steven Rinella talks with Senator Martin Heinrich, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 115: The Judas Hog
May 7, 2018 • 125 min
The Ozarks, MO- Steven Rinella talks with wildlife biologist Parker Hall, Brandon Butler, Steve Jones, and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 114: The Hollow
Apr 30, 2018 • 118 min
The Ozarks, MO-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.
Ep. 113: I’m Right And You’re Wrong
Apr 23, 2018 • 119 min
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.
Ep. 112: Salmon
Apr 16, 2018 • 100 min
Anchorage, AK- Steven Rinella talks with fisheries biologist Danny Rinella (his big brother), along with Dirt Myth and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 111: Inside the Dark House
Apr 9, 2018 • 110 min
Interior Alaska- Steven Rinella talks with Bryce Myers, Brandt Meixell, Joe Zych, Dirt Myth, and Janis Putelis.
Ep. 110: Up North
Apr 2, 2018 • 111 min
La Crosse, WI- Steven Rinella talks with Doug Duren, the writer Pat Durkin, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew
Ep. 109: Hunter Harassment
Mar 26, 2018 • 108 min
La Crosse, WI- Steven Rinella talks with Doug Duren, the writer Pat Durkin, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 108: Broken Bones and Loose Change
Mar 19, 2018 • 97 min
Sioux Falls, SD- Steven Rinella talks with Russel ‘Roof’ Wolf, Ronny Boehme, Doug ‘Buck Man Juice’ Duren, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 107: Saving the Everglades
Mar 12, 2018 • 89 min
Fort Lauderdale, FL- Steven Rinella talks with Kellie Ralston and Matt Cook, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 106: Gladesmen
Mar 6, 2018 • 120 min
Florida Everglades- Steven Rinella talks with Matt Cook, the gladesmen Josh Bright and Ryan Tubbs, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 105: Chairman Rob Bishop
Feb 26, 2018 • 87 min
Salt Lake City, UT- Steven Rinella talks with House Natural Resource Committee Chairman Rob Bishop, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 104: Turks!
Feb 19, 2018 • 92 min
Las Vegas, NV- Steven Rinella talks with Becky Humphries of the National Wild Turkey Federation, First Lite’s Ryan Callaghan, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 103 Thirteen Bullets
Feb 12, 2018 • 94 min
Las Vegas, NV- Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan of First Lite, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 102: El Surpriso: The Grey Ghost
Feb 5, 2018 • 187 min
Steven Rinella talks with Ben O’Brien of Yeti and John Snow of Outdoor Life, along with Dirt Myth and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 101: The Hammer of Steve Rinella
Jan 29, 2018 • 86 min
Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella talks with his buddies Jamie Fitzgerald, Matt Moisen, and Jimmy Doran, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 100: The Powerful Joe Rogan
Jan 22, 2018 • 101 min
Los Angeles, CA- Steven Rinella talks with the powerful Joe Rogan, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 099: Wild Game Basics
Jan 15, 2018 • 121 min
Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella talks with chef Andrew ‘Pooder’ Radzialowski, First Lite’s Ryan Callaghan, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 098: Jon Mooallem
Jan 8, 2018 • 117 min
Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella talks with the writer Jon Mooallem, along with Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 097: Loose Ends
Jan 1, 2018 • 98 min
Steven Rinella reads and responds to listener email with Ryan Callaghan, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 096: Permissions!
Dec 25, 2017 • 137 min
Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon, Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 095: Inconvenient Critters
Dec 18, 2017 • 101 min
Loveland, CO- Steven Rinella talks with wildlife biologist Ed Arnett along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 094: Female Hunters
Dec 11, 2017 • 125 min
Seattle, WA- Steven Rinella talks with wildlife biologist Carmen Vanbianchi, Ryan Callaghan, Chef Andrew Radzialowski, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 093: Big Giant Bucks
Dec 4, 2017 • 94 min
Somewhere in Colorado- Steven Rinella talks with Brody Henderson and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 092: John Gierach
Nov 27, 2017 • 72 min
Lyons, Colorado- Steven Rinella talks with author and angler John Gierach, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 091: Surviving
Nov 20, 2017 • 86 min
Steven Rinella talks with Eduardo Garcia, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 090: The State of the Union
Nov 13, 2017 • 92 min
Steven Rinella talks with Whit Fosburgh of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 089: Ghost of the Marsh
Nov 6, 2017 • 108 min
The Delmarva Peninsula, MD- Steven Rinella talks with Marcia Pradines of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge; Maryland Deer Biologist Brian Eyler; avid Sika hunter Steve Kendrot; and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 088: Conservation Through Eradication
Oct 30, 2017 • 117 min
The Delmarva Peninsula, MD- Steven Rinella talks with wildlife biologist Steve Kendrot of the Chesapeake Bay Nutria Eradication Project, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep.087: The Meat Tree, Part 2
Oct 23, 2017 • 84 min
Afognak Island, AK- Steven Rinella talks with Remi Warren, Dirt Myth, Ridge Pounder, Pat O’Connel, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 086: The Meat Tree, Part 1
Oct 16, 2017 • 86 min
Afognak Island, AK- Steven Rinella talks with Remi Warren, Dirt Myth, Ridge Pounder, Pat O’Connel, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 085: Afognak Island Elk Hunt
Oct 9, 2017 • 91 min
Afognak Island, AK- Steven Rinella talks with Remi Warren, Dirt Myth, Ridge Pounder, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 084: Grizzlies in Camp!
Oct 2, 2017 • 103 min
Caribou camp, AK- Steven Rinella talks with Doug Duren, Mark Kenyon, Dirt Myth, Brody Henderson, Ridge Pounder, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 083: What The Hell’s In Your Backpack
Sep 25, 2017 • 112 min
Seattle, WA. Steven Rinella and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew discuss Janis’s complete gear list for a 7-day backcountry archery hunt.
Ep. 082: Whitetail Freaks
Sep 18, 2017 • 106 min
Steven Rinella talks with Mark Kenyon of Wired to Hunt, Doug Duren, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 081: Live from Bozeman
Sep 11, 2017 • 97 min
Steven Rinella talks with his big brother Matt Rinella, First Lite’s Ryan Callaghan, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 080: The Fish Shack
Sep 4, 2017 • 108 min
Steven Rinella talks with Dirt Myth, editorial contributor Brody Henderson, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 079: From Taxes to Trout
Aug 28, 2017 • 131 min
Steven Rinella talks with fisheries program manager Mike Ruhl, the pizza magnate Jimmy Doran; and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 078: Fishing for a Living
Aug 21, 2017 • 136 min
Steven Rinella talks with writer, podcaster, and angler April Vokey, along with Matt Elliott of Benchmade Knife Company, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 077: African Hunting
Aug 14, 2017 • 125 min
Steven Rinella talks with author Thomas McIntyre, along with Michelle Jorgensen and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 076: The Impossible Hunt
Aug 10, 2017 • 138 min
Steven Rinella talks with Kurt Racicot and Pete Muennich of Stone Glacier Packs, along with Brittany Brothers and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep: 075: Cloning Mammoths
Aug 3, 2017 • 95 min
Steven Rinella talks with paleogeneticist Dr. Beth Shapiro, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 074: Gray Wolves
Jul 27, 2017 • 128 min
Steven Rinella talks with John Oakleaf, Vicente Ordonez, and Karl Malcolm of the US Forest Service, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 073: Advanced Wild Game Cooking
Jul 20, 2017 • 130 min
Steven Rinella talks with chef and hunter Joshua Skenes, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 072: American Wilderness
Jul 13, 2017 • 113 min
Steven Rinella talks with Karl Malcolm, Bjorn Fredrickson, and Jerry Monzingo of the U.S. Forest Service, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 071: The Buttery Tones of Karl Malcolm
Jul 6, 2017 • 130 min
Steven Rinella talks with Dr. Karl Malcolm and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Ep. 070: Chronic Wasting Disease
Jun 29, 2017 • 141 min
Steven Rinella talks with CWD expert Bryan Richards, Doug “Buckman Juice” Duren, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater Crew.
Ep. 069: Dr. Dan Flores
Jun 22, 2017 • 143 min
Steven talks with historian and author Dan Flores, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater Crew.
Episode 068: Cazenovia, Wisconsin. Steven Rinella talks with the outdoor writer Pat Durkin, “Buckman” Doug Duren, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Jun 15, 2017 • 140 min
Subjects Discussed: Are coyotes and wolves really killing all the deer?; habitat as the driving factor for deer populations; is Doug part of the problem or part of the solution?; dirty farming vs. clean farming; newspapers and the death of outdoor column
Episode 067: Vortex Optics Headquarters, Wisconsin. Steven Rinella talks with Paul Neess, Mark Boardman, Ryan Muckenhirn and Reuben Aleckson of Vortex Optics, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Jun 8, 2017 • 66 min
Subjects Discussed: Bushwhackin’, roost-tree shootin’ and Mark’s elitist turkey hunting attitude; “The 10th Legion”; Bowhunting for turks; Aluminum billets; The thickness of a human hair; Meat tenderizers vs meat mallets; Sunshades; Straight vs angled spo
Episode 066: Cazenovia, Wisconsin. Steven Rinella, Pat Durkin, Garret Smith (a.k.a. Dirt Myth) and Janis Putelis join Doug Duren at his family farm.
Jun 1, 2017 • 121 min
Subjects Discussed: Doug’s nubbin’; power jakes, jake psychology, rope dragger activities, and busted spur turks; Janis’ conundrum; puttin’ on the jake brakes; Durkin’s personal stuffed deer pact; favoring the serious while penalizing the jackasses; roost
Episode 065: Miles City. Steven Rinella talks with his big brother Matt Rinella, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
May 25, 2017 • 99 min
Subjects discussed: Brigadier (or poseur) generals; mutilating the 7th Cavalry with knives and sewing awls; how Miles City got its name; race-ready huntin’ llamas; moose pellet incense; packing large loads of wild meat; Jani-Aspen; being married; mountain
Episode 064: Bozeman. Steven Rinella talks with Kevin Murphy, the world’s greatest small game hunter, along with Helen Cho, Brittany Brothers, Michelle Jorgensen, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
May 18, 2017 • 105 min
Subjects discussed: the MeatEater crew’s favorite things about The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game; Kevin’s rotating trophy; Sylvalagus aquaticus; just one more gobble: boss toms, rope draggers and missed turkeys; squirrel-hun
Episode 063: Seattle. Steven Rinella talks with the beautiful and deadly Rorke Denver, along with Ryan Callaghan of First Lite, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
May 11, 2017 • 120 min
Subjects discussed: the psychology of pansieness; Young Lions; Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL training; universal service; Hells Bells as the soundtrack of Seal training; to “fall” in combat; “this is fishin’ and we don’t complain”; being in Act of Valo
Episode 062: Seattle. Steven Rinella talks with Brad Brooks of Argali Outdoors, along with Ryan Callaghan of First Lite, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
May 4, 2017 • 136 min
Subjects discussed: Diswashers today; peelin’ fricken trees, man; dippin’ smelt; remembrances of a former violater; The Wilderness Society; electroshocking fish; Steve as radical conservationist; mountain bikes; The Death Hike; the federal land-transfer t
Episode 061: Seattle. Steven Rinella talks with David Allen of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, along with Navy Seal and author Rorke Denver, Ryan Callaghan of FirstLite, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Apr 27, 2017 • 144 min
Subjects discussed: Deadwood, South Dakota; Dale Earnhardt, senior; not being afraid to say “I love you” before it’s too late; Bugle magazine; the brucellosis vaccine; livestock detectives and bio-terrorism; chronic wasting disease; conservation easements
Episode 060: Guyana. Steven Rinella talks with Makushi guide and fisherman Rovin Alvin, along with Garret Smith, Rick Smith, Korey Kaczmarek, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Apr 20, 2017 • 137 min
Subjects discussed: bear spray used in all the wrong ways; This Hole Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us-the next great American fishing novel; Guyana and Amerindians; big ass yams; casiri, paracari, local drink, farine; capibara, maccaw, toucan, and harp
Episode 059: Seattle, Washington. Steven Rinella talks with employees at Starbuck’s World Headquarters along Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew and Land Tawney from BHA.
Apr 6, 2017 • 63 min
Subjects discussed: underutililized food resources, such as street pigeons and small game, and underutilized methodologies, such as squid jiggin’; guns, kids, and safe handling practices; federal land transfers and a brief history of our public lands; h
Episode 058: Seattle, Washington. Steven Rinella answers listener questions with Matt Elliott from Benchmade Knife Company, Land Tawney from BHA, the pizza magnate Jimmy Doran, and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew.
Apr 5, 2017 • 111 min
Subjects discussed: pizza and the Seahawks; largemouth bass tasting notes; helicopters and hunting; multiple use on public lands; the author Jim Posewitz; hunting knives and the performances of replaceable blades vs. fixed blades in the field; hunts to go
Episode 057: Seattle, Washington. Steven Rinella talks with houndsman and wildlife biologist Bart George along with Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew.
Mar 9, 2017 • 111 min
Subjects discussed: getting bit by a mountain lion; Radar the dog; collared dogs; running cougars and playing golf; the comedian Jerry Clower; what it’s like seeing a mountain lion for the first time; toning dogs; finding lion kills while chasing lions; t
Episode 056: Las Vegas, NV. Steven Rinella takes a break from SHOT Show to answer frequently asked listener questions with Ben Obrien from YETI Coolers, Ryan Callaghan from First Lite, and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew.
Feb 24, 2017 • 86 min
Subjects discussed: the inexplicably awful feeling of leaving kids at home when you have to travel; the author Robert Ruark; why you should never meet your heroes; lung shots vs. head shots; whether hunting guide schools are worth it; using grip-n-grin ph
Episode 055: Bozeman, Montana. Steven Rinella talks with bear biologist Frank VanManen along with Janis Putelis and Nicole Qualtieri from the MeatEater crew.
Feb 9, 2017 • 122 min
Subjects discussed: Bear DNA; bear denning behaviors; why Steve thinks the naming of ‘The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’ was a mistake; Sloth bears; Andean bears; Panda bears; tricks for uncovering a journalist’s biases; closing garbage dumps to save griz
Episode 054: Steven Rinella talks with Carmen Vanbianchi along with Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew.
Jan 26, 2017 • 112 min
Subjects discussed: squid jigging birthday parties; invasive mongoose; mist-netting song birds; the Bison Boys; prejudice against women in the world of carnivore field research; life advice Steve likes to give now that he’s older and wiser; grrr and grit;
Episode 053: Seattle, WA. Steven Rinella talks with political communications PhD candidate Greg Blascovich and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew
Jan 11, 2017 • 120 min
Subjects discussed: how Janis’s hair is going gray; Latvians and Croatians worldwide; varmint hunters; how politicians establish themselves as hunters to score points with voters; cognitive threat; “hipster hunters”; the Dingell-Johnson Act; the five argu
Episode 052: Upper Bitterroot, Montana. Steven Rinella talks with Idaho game warden Eric Crawford, big-game guide Remi Warren, and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew.
Dec 29, 2016 • 89 min
Subjects discussed: wild game on Craigslist; words Remi thought he’d never hear from Steve; PFD violations; the violation that the MeatEater crew reported; glassing for violations; reporting incentives; the Lacey Act; killing caribou with a .22; Aldo Le
Episode 051: Seattle, Washington. Steven Rinella talks with traditional bowhunter Ron Rohrbaugh, the pizza magnate Jimmy Doran, and t-shirt magnate Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew.
Dec 22, 2016 • 92 min
Subjects discussed: Turkey on Thanksgiving; King of the Mountain gear; deer hunting injuries; the first deer Steve missed with a bow; gap shooting; hunting with compounds vs traditional bows; baiting laws in New York; popup blinds and wigwams; leather, bo
Episode 50: Steven Rinella answers frequently asked listener questions with Remi Warren along with Janis Putelis, Garret Smith, and Rick Smith from the MeatEater crew.
Dec 8, 2016 • 77 min
Subjects discussed: the Latvian Eagle; federal vs state wildlife management; Remi Warren’s stance on hand lotion and chapstick; latex gloves as disease prevention tool; the overdangerfication of America; blood poisoning; hunting in New Zealand; tips for i
Episode 049: Off the I-70 Corridor, Colorado. Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis, Rick Smith, Garret Smith, Korey Kaczmarek, and Brody Henderson from the MeatEater Crew.
Dec 1, 2016 • 115 min
Subjects discussed: varied state rules on keeping roadkill; Janis’s Colorado mule deer hunt; mythic timberbucks and doe condos; euthanizing deer; killing elk with a .45 ACP; bogus hunting tips; yoga, crossfit, and hunting-based physical fitness; being off
Episode 48: Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Steven Rinella talks with guests Mark Boardman from Vortex Optics, Ryan Callaghan from First Lite, along with Rick Smith, Garret Smith, and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew.
Nov 10, 2016 • 48 min
Subjects discussed: Mark’s Sitka blacktail deer hunt; policy on checking in with loved ones when on the road; diving for sea cucumbers; water weenies; paralytic shellfish poisoning; eel skin wallets; blacktail liver; sea cucumber tasting notes; MeatEater
Episode 047: Laramie, Wyoming. Steven Rinella talks with Wyoming policy advisers David Willms and Nephi Cole, Ronny Boheme, along with Brody Henderson and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew.
Oct 27, 2016 • 105 min
Subjects discussed: mountain man Jacques Laramie; the ecology of the post-apocalypse and the best caliber for post-apocalyptic firearms; ’Waters of the United States (WOTUS)’ vs. ‘navigable waters’; Justice Kennedy’s ‘significant nexus’; the
MeatEater Episode 046: Saratoga, Wyoming. Steven Rinella talks with guests Ronny Boehme and Ed Arnett, along with Brody Henderson and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew.
Oct 14, 2016 • 99 min
Subjects discussed: Dirt Myth humor vs. Twin Lake humor; Steve’s bet after the first date with his now wife; obligate species; lekking birds; tweety birds; the relocation of sage grouse; why some states still allow grouse hunting; sage grouse management;
Episode 045: Interior Alaska. Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis and his father, Janis putelis, along with Rick Smith, Korey Kaczmarek, and Brody Henderson from the MeatEater crew.
Sep 29, 2016 • 132 min
Subjects discussed: Janis’s dad’s moose hunt; positive visualizations; Latvian power rings; Steve’s wife; cooking up moose nose; skepticism; the sculpture Michael Heizer; wolverines and other animals on Rick’s list of special animals; a hypothetical game
Episode 044: Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Steven Rinella talks with Morgan Fallon, Garret Smith, Korey Kaczmarek, Erik Osterholm, and Rick Smith of the MeatEater crew.
Sep 16, 2016 • 112 min
Episode 044: Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Steven Rinella talks with Morgan Fallon, Garret Smith, Korey Kaczmarek, Erik Osterholm, and Rick Smith of the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: the beginnings of the MeatEater tv show; Mo’s second deer hunt;
Episode 043: Seattle, Washington. Steven Rinella discusses stream access laws with Hillary Hutchinson, Ryan Callaghan, Land Tawney, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
Sep 1, 2016 • 111 min
Subjects discussed: the mountain man Jeremy Laramie; trespassing vs wanton waste; halibut fishing in Alaska; King’s Grant in Virginia; fishing waters that flow through private land; river left and river right; land owners posting notice vs user responsibi
Episode 042: Seattle, Washington. Steven Rinella talks with wildlife biologist Bart George along with Ryan Callaghan, Land Tawney, and MeatEater’s Janis Putelis
Aug 18, 2016 • 94 min
Subjects discussed: caribou in the lower-48; what’s up with anadromous, catadromous, and adfluvial fish; Teddy Roosevelt’s guided caribou hunt; lumpers and splitters, and how to tell the difference; hard (hot) releasing vs. soft (cold) releasing; Mr. Tom,
Episode 041: Daniel, Wyoming. Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis, Chris Gil, and Garret Smith from the MeatEater Crew.
Aug 4, 2016 • 70 min
Subjects discussed: the untouchedness of certain animals; hunting hats, radical lefty hats, and hats that say hello before you do; making smoked bear hams; the fishy taste of coastal bears; beaver tasting notes; Chris Gil’s grey rabbit meat; Chupik eskimo
Episode 040: Paducah, Kentucky. Steven Rinella talks with small-game and catfish aficionado Kevin Murphy, along with Janis Putelis, Garret Smith, and Adam Moffat from the MeatEater crew.
Jul 21, 2016 • 123 min
Subjects discussed: Cormac McCarthy and No Country for Old Men; how to get into good graces with the Latvian Eagle; Jani Day, otherwise known as the Summer Solstice; hunting black bears in grizz country; the delisting of grizzly bears in the Greater Yello
Episode 039: Maverick County, Texas. Steven Rinella continues his discussion with ranch manager, wildlife biologist and hog trapper Ben Binnion, along with Chris Gill and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew.
Jul 7, 2016 • 89 min
Maverick County, Texas. Steven Rinella continues his discussion with ranch manager, wildlife biologist and hog trapper Ben Binnion, along with Chris Gill and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: perception of pigs on a scale from…
Episode 038: Maverick County, Texas. Steven Rinella talks with ranch manager and hog trapper Ben Binnion, along with Chris Gill and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew
Jun 23, 2016 • 77 min
Maverick County, Texas. Steven Rinella talks with ranch manager and hog trapper Ben Binnion, along with Chris Gill and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: the music of Shearwater; why Steve won’t plug Janis’s t-shirt company…
Episode 037
Jun 9, 2016 • 47 min
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 sout…
Episode 036
May 26, 2016 • 98 min
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’…
Episode 035
May 12, 2016 • 87 min
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.
Episode 034
Apr 28, 2016 • 105 min
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. -
Episode 033
Apr 14, 2016 • 125 min
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…
Episode 032
Mar 31, 2016 • 92 min
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 calle…
Episode 031
Mar 17, 2016 • 86 min
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
Episode 030
Mar 3, 2016 • 75 min
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 drap…
Episode 029
Feb 18, 2016 • 90 min
Paducah, Kentucky. Steven Rinella and Janis Putelis talk with Kevin Murphy, a small-game aficionado. Subjects discussed: shotguns vs rimfires for squirrel hunting; chasing swamp rabbits; training up a squirrel dog; a toothpick trick for extracting fur …
Episode 028
Feb 4, 2016 • 90 min
Subjects discussed: How to pronounce the word “Coues;” the five subspecies of the American wild turkey; what is a turkey Royal Slam?; the unwritten rules of hunting public lands; Kevin Murphy, the Neil deGrasse Tyson of squirrels; other hunters, a.k.
Episode 027
Jan 21, 2016 • 91 min
Las Vegas, Nevada. On this SHOT Show two-part special, Steven Rinella talks with Kenton Carruth and Ryan Callaghan from First Lite, Janis Putelis and Helen Cho from MeatEater, Jason Nash from Federal, and Bill Dermody from Savage. -
Episode 026
Jan 7, 2016 • 83 min
Scottsdale, Arizona. Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis and guests Floyd Green and Chris Denham about the least understood realm of hunting in America— mountain lion hunting. - Subjects discussed: eating mountain lions; Montana’s Rock Creek Lodg…
Episode 025
Dec 23, 2015 • 136 min
Episode 025: Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis and Ron Leighton, a Vietnam veteran and former commercial fisherman. Subjects discussed: Janis’ first Sitka blacktail buck; muskegs; deep-water shrimp trappin’; why S…
Episode 024
Dec 10, 2015 • 76 min
Llano Estacado, Texas. Steven Rinella talks with guests Ronny Boehme, Mike Panasci, Ed Arnett, and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: how to one-up someone’s scat story; the Natal Habitat Bias Dispersal Hypothesis; the draw of …
Episode 023
Dec 3, 2015 • 111 min
Cazenovia, Wisconsin. After whitetail deer hunting opening day on the Duren family farm, Steven Rinella talks with Doug “Buckman” Duren, Brittany Brothers, Helen Cho, Janis Putelis, and Mahting Putelis. - Subjects discussed: blaukš!,
Episode 022
Nov 12, 2015 • 100 min
Subjects discussed: Montana roots; conservation easements; how Backcountry Hunters & Anglers came to be; the definition of Fair Chase; what high fence operations truly cost the American public; Green Decoys; the promising new demographics in hunting an…
Episode 021
Oct 29, 2015 • 89 min
Bethel, AK. Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis, Mike Washlesky, and Korey Kaczmareck from the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: Nunivak Cup’ig Eskimos; Texas pride; jumping out of helicopters while snowboarding; the circumpolar distribution of b…
Episode 020
Oct 15, 2015 • 78 min
Cheyenne, Wyoming: Steven Rinella talks wildlife politics with Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, policy advisers Nephi Cole and David Willms, retired SEAL officer Rorke Denver, and the Latvian Lover, a.k.a., Janis Putelis.
Episode 019
Oct 1, 2015 • 75 min
Napa Valley, California. Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis and Mike Washlesky from the MeatEater crew as they answer frequently asked questions from fans. Subjects discussed: eating groundhog; hunting in Texas; Bryan Callen exposing himself to th…
Episode 018
Sep 17, 2015 • 98 min
Juneau, Alaska. Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis, Mike Washlesky, Garret Smith, and Korey Kaczmarek from the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: hunting blue grouse; Randy Newbird; how MeatEater cameramen got their jobs; getting smoked on the mo…
Episode 017
Sep 3, 2015 • 88 min
Seattle, Washington. The Complete Podcast Accompaniment to the Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game. Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew about the newly released guidebook.
Episode 016
Aug 20, 2015 • 97 min
Scottsdale, Arizona. Steven Rinella talks with big game guides Jay Scott and Darr Colburn, along with Janis Putelis from the MeatEater Crew. Subjects discussed: the Gould’s wild turkey in Mexico; what it’s like to guide once in a lifetime tags; the Ari..
Episode 015
Aug 6, 2015 • 110 min
Bozeman, Montana. Steven Rinella talks with guests Casey Lavere and Eric Chesser of Hushin, along with Dan Doty and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed: writing about a hunt vs. filming a hunt; exploiting your children through soc…
Episode 014
Jul 23, 2015 • 124 min
Episode 14. Bozeman, Montana. Steven Rinella talks with Janis Putelis and special guest Randy Newberg. Subjects discussed: assessing the monetary value of one’s GPS waypoints; how fitness for mountain hunting is unlike any other kind of fitness; walley…
Episode 013
Jul 9, 2015 • 86 min
Anchorage, AK. Steven Rinella joins Danny Rinella, Brandt Meixell, Janis Putelis, and Mike Washlesky for a conversation about preserving wild game. Subjects discussed: smoking, pickling, canning, drying and freezing wild game; author Peter Matthiessen’…
Episode 012
Jun 25, 2015 • 98 min
Seattle, Washington. Steven Rinella talks with guests Andrew Radzialowski, Janis Putelis, and environmental historian Randall Williams. Subjects discussed: how hunters have identified over the course of 50 years in relation to one another and to the no…
Episode 011
Jun 11, 2015 • 79 min
Episode 011: Cazenovia, Wisconsin. Steven Rinella and Janis Putelis join Doug Duren at his family farm. Subjects discussed: the leveling of Wisconsin by glaciers, and how Wisconsin’s Driftless Area was spared; why Latvians love the Driftless; managing …
Episode 010
May 28, 2015 • 83 min
Scottsdale, Arizona. Steven Rinella talks with Chris Denham and Floyd Green of Western Hunter magazine, along with Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew. - Subjects discussed include: Western big game tag lotteries; how Western Hunter magazine came ab…
Episode 009
May 14, 2015 • 91 min
Cazenovia, Wisconsin. After a morning of hunting turkeys on the Duren family farm, Steven Rinella talks with guests Paul Neess and Mark Boardman from Vortex Optics, along with Doug Duren and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed include: the difference bet…
Episode 008
Apr 30, 2015 • 89 min
Prince of Wales Island, Alaska: Weathering a rainstorm during a Sitka Blacktail Hunt, Steven Rinella talks with guests Joe Rogan, Bryan Callen, Janis Putelis, and Dan Doty. Subjects discussed: the highly flammable nature of Frito Lay corn chips; stayin…
Episode 007
Apr 16, 2015 • 90 min
Madison, Wisconsin. Steven Rinella talks with Remi Warren, Doug Duren, and Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: big game hunting in New Zealand; getting poison oak on your pecker; whether or not there’s a difference between poison oak and poison ivy; the…
Episode 006
Apr 2, 2015 • 84 min
Ransom Canyon, Texas. Recorded from the Llano Estacado, Steven Rinella talks with hunting dog experts Ronny Boehme and Ed Arnett, along with MeatEater producer Janis Putelis. Subjects discussed: the best all-around hunting dog; whether guys who hunt wi…
Episode 005
Mar 19, 2015 • 67 min
Seattle, Washington. Steven Rinella and MeatEater producer Janis Putelis sit down in Steve’s office to answer frequently asked questions. Subjects discussed include: the best bang-for-your-buck western hunts; old rusty rifles; a crash course on bonus p…
Episode 004
Mar 5, 2015 • 88 min
Bozeman, Montana. After 4 days of elk hunting in the Sweetgrass Hills of Montana, Steven Rinella talks with Ryan Callaghan, Janis Putelis and first time hunters Brittany Brothers and Helen Cho. Subjects discussed include: good hunts for first time hunt…
Episode 003
Feb 19, 2015 • 75 min
Mission Fatima, Bolivia. After 8 days of hunting and fishing in the jungles of central Bolivia with the Tsimane people, Steven Rinella talks with Phillip Baribeau, Dan Doty, and Janis Putelis from the MeatEater crew.
Episode 002
Feb 5, 2015 • 85 min
Ketchum, Idaho. After a day of flyfishing for cutthroat trout, Steven Rinella talks with Kenton Carruth and Ryan Callaghan from First Lite, along with Janis Putelis and Helen Cho from the MeatEater crew. Subjects discussed include: killer instincts; th…
Episode 001
Jan 20, 2015 • 66 min
From the Super 8 motel in Ketchikan, Alaska, Steven Rinella talks with guests Joe Rogan, Bryan Callen, Dan Doty, and Janis Putelis about the charms of hard hunts, “Pamela Anderson” deer, Bergmann’s Rule (why mammals get really big up North),