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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 Doc's signed book, dinner at Kevin Gillespie's Gunshow restaurant, and other things you ought to bid on in MeatEater's Auction House of Oddities; Corinne's first mule deer buck; Chester's hoo-yip song calling in bears; Jack's dyslexia and finding the baby dinosaurs of the world; all birds are equally dinosaurs; hypothesizing T-Rex as an opportunist; eating your prey alive; endothermic homeotherms and ectothermic heterotherms; 20-inch high velociraptors taking down a T-Rex; how did birds survive that very bad day?; the accoutrements, armor, and sex lives of dinosaurs; and more.

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  • 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 gold nugget in it; why don't folks eat squirrel balls?; the silly hysteria over catching Covid from deer; wearing gloves or not while processing; epizootic hemorrhagic disease outbreaks and North Dakota buying back 30,000 deer tags; when you leave your deer stand up, with your bow inside, on public land; Judge Steve; a private land access dilemma; depriving Clay of an elk shed; having to stop by the check station for NE rifle; all OTC; more turkeys; shooter bucks; how to hunt Jordan's hood; and more.

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  • 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 parthenogenesis, when an egg develops into an embryo without fertilization; how every-damn-thing is a Pleistocene relic; more on the copper/lead argument; a 1,200-year-old canoe discovered in a Wisconsin lake; when a moose charges through a school window in Canada; how you shouldn't put your duck blind up on public land if you're gonna complain when someone uses it; it ain't etiquette, it's Chetiquette; defining an IPO and Black Rifle Coffee Company getting a ticker; blacktail breakdown; wandering around in the coastal rainforest; a certain kind of mental discipline; the physical tightening of a man who just saw a deer; a hot tip on making your own coffee rub; robusta vs. arabica; and more.

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  • 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; the greatest American survival story of all time that no one knows about; cannibalism, scurvy, and mutiny; all of Hamptons books and The Exotic; the Battle of Chosin Reservoir; Hampton choosing book subjects based on places to which he wants to travel; Kit Carson's war on the land; spreading syphilis; Mai, the cause celeb and bringer of BBQ to England; how the British really know how to name ships; and more.

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  • 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 kids into the deep-end of the internet; cremating a racoon; a collared deer mount; genetics v. nutrition in whitetails; Nebraska's two-tiered duck bag limit option; the wild world of waterfowl regulations; 'Whatchagot Pot;' and more.  

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  • 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 trichinosis longitudinal study; more talk of Chester the Divestor's forthcoming Book of Chetiquette; do animals get PTSD?; "just so" stories; old, old footprints and spread apart toes; being in the autumn of life; Pat's articles about death, hunter obituaries, murders in the woods, and other fascinating stuff; otherwise, it was a successful trip; getting the best stories in the bathroom; the effort of a handwritten communication; Pat's obsession with the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald and Gordon Lightfoot; the Bullhead murders; and more.

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  • 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 hunting specklebelly geese; Yellowstone's wolves or Montana's wolves?; being pro-wolf hunting doesn't mean you're anti-wolf; our moral responsibility to wildlife; an anti-fishing leaf blower movement; ask a cop; is it legal to parachute into land locked public land; being cool on your child support payments so you can pick up roadkill deer in Illinois; Paul Lewis, AKA "Zippers"; being a night cop and having BBQs at 7 in the morning; keeping your back to the wall; the origin story of FHF and how to keep current on their new releases; Sam's book, "Stories of the Past: An Arizona Game Warden Remembering the Outlaws"; the "it was just so big" excuse; gaboon vipers as the "One Step Snake"; robo turkeys; and more.

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  • 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; Corinne's first antelope hunt story; an unidentifiable broadhead lodged in the roof of an elk mouth; how pronghorns smell like Fritos corn chips; a good recipe for swill beer; waving a white game bag to attract pronghorn; Clay's cool lookin' revolver-shotgun; horns vs. antlers; what's more reliable, a bow or a flintlock?; falling off mules; deer drives and blockers, pushers, posters, sitters, standers, and walkers; MeatEater's article on the Brief History of Flintlock Hunting in America; which state in the US is home to the southernmost glacier?; a brand new ocean; and more.

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  • 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 many other way cool originals; an ancient projectile point found inside a Mississippi alligator's stomach; flagging tape revisited and the toilet paper alternative ; the Snort-Rattle Bite Controversy; two very tiny holes; a desiccated Snort ear; debridement, the super fancy word for the act of picking at scabs; a bald eared, hun-hunting pup; chasing turkeys on a tricycle; booking hunters off Craigslist in highschool; Jordan's dall sheep hunt story; how to book hunts with Jordan in Nebraska; freedom mounts; and more.

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  • 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 Fish Edition; Steve’s dad’s identification of most bird species as tweety birds; go watch Das Boat Season 3; what you’ve been waiting for, MeatEater Season 10 out on Netflix; collecting Michigan’s red pine cones for allowance money; dipping’ Copenhagen at 16; Jared’s “How to clean a snapping turtle” and other videos; the brown leaf; snuff, snus, and slim, white, dry thunder; for the love of nicotine; second hand dipping; Outlaw’s alternative dip; how much nicotine does it take to kill a man?; save the lungs, rock the gums; the time when fifth grade Steve ate tobacco; “Tree Pounder” and Jared’s other comedy fishing songs; rockin' the cowboy boots plus track pants look; and more.

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  • 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 yip, hoo yip!" song; Steve's suspicion about the connection between CoV2 in deer and Buckman Juice; Texas as the deadliest state for death by animal; on antelope horn and sheath size; "30 by 30"; assisting in opening water bottles; Samantha's philosophy on hiding; Jani's philosophy on routes and death marches; thumbs down on floorless tents; strategizing for elk; the Phelp's brag board; and more.

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  • 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; learning from spider mites; bitter cucumber peels due to Cucurbitacin C; the co-evolution between plants and insects; tobacco as the first plant to be made toxic to caterpillars; the safety factor; what does "natural" actually mean?; getting the chestnut back in the forest via genetic engineering; use of synthetic biology conservation; transgenic, cisgenic, gene editing, and genomic selection; crop yield quantity vs. crop quality; breeding potatoes so that they're less carcinogenic when fried; optimizing for shelf life and visual appeal; fishy strawberries; and more.

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  • Steven Rinella talks with Paul Hessburg, Rick Hutton, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor, and Janis Putelis. 

    Topics discussed: How Jani doesn't like growling bear rugs; the coyote on the couch; second degree kindred; FHF's upcoming gear launches; Brody's three and a half legged bear; Jani drawing his first bighorn tag; all the math required to pack well; redemption: the FUODS calendar sold out in 24 hours; Season 10 of MeatEater on Netflix dropping on September 29th; Ep. 258: "The Chit and the Poof"; Sunday hunting in PA; documentation that the ell of bear grease is a real thing; highschoolers working with skunk oil and fox urine; Fish Joyce's Dock; whitetails with Covid antibodies; the real impact of climate change and the increasing intensity of wildfires; the importance of prescribed burning; soil severity and seed caches; why big fires aren't news; what happens if we do nothing?; having a trigger reaction to logging; where we're headed; and more.

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  • Steven Rinella talks with Ted Franklin Belue, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. 

    Topics discussed: Jani's trouble with pant zippers; majoring in Boone and minoring in Kenton; dropping out of school to play the banjo; Ted being an extra in Last of the Mohicans; fashion forward longhunters; Boone's "tick licker"; the difference between a long rifle and a musket; making your own powder with your urine; the importance of basic diplomacy and not reveling in war; the first long hunt in Kentucky; a skeleton in a sycamore; alot of mythology; how Boone sang to his dogs; the two mysteries; hybrid accounts, footnotes, and a second West; the strange fate of Boone's remains and when bones and viscera are in different places; women civilizing men; Finding Daniel Boone, The Long Hunt, The Hunters of Kentucky, and the rest of Belue's books; and more.

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  • Steven Rinella talks with Clay Newcomb, Spencer Neuharth, Chester Floyd, Phil Taylor, Corinne Schneider, and Janis Putelis. 

    Topics discussed: Our new series, Pardon My Plate; Spencer's bumper pool table; watch How to Clean a Sea Cucumber with Steve; echinoderms; what Steve found beachcombing after Japan's tsunami, including his USS Jimmy Carter submarine hat; fucosylated glycosaminoglycan; a sea cucumber sting op; BBQ fetus tasting notes; human foot meat and huevos rancher-toes; hyenas snacking on bones in a lava tube in Saudi Arabia; how hyena cubs with The Tox get bold in front of lions; over $14 billion to wildlife conservation; an ell, the tanned neck hide of a deer as Bear Grease Podcast cryptocurrency; defining apocryphal; bye, bye bitcoin and the end of Chester the Investor; an 1871 magazine article that ends with bear grease saving the day; Doug Duren and Jim Heffelfinger bonding; how real men cry and Jani is more sensitive than Steve; Phil's love of trivia and karaoke; what's the name for a female fox?; MeatEater's Benchmade Steep Country Knife; the origin of a mean mouth bass; and more. 

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  • Steven Rinella talks with Andrew Radzialowski, Ryan Callaghan, Seth Morris, Kelsey Johnson, Chester Floyd, and Danielle Lopez. 

    Topics discussed: The proper way to propose to your mate; the wolves of the Alexander Archipelago; Recovering America's Wildlife Act; Missouri's wildlife program as the envy of the nation; how conservation bills make folks in government feel good; Ryan "Ol Cal" Cal-iente Callaghan; citizen science and state-sponsored trail cams in Wisconsin; being force fed salmon as a kid; "eating fish your ass off"; breadcrumbs vs. batter; lots of firsts; tree bark sheds suffocating the sea floor; helicopter logging; taking a 99-year break; all the life in southeast Alaska; drunken men in bolo ties; lots of diving; the first son-mom trip for Cal; when you get uncomfortable not working; breaking up the band too soon; and more.

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  • Steven Rinella talks with Tucker Carlson, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Spencer Neuharth, Seth Morris, Garrett Long, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider.

    Topics discussed:
    MeatEater's audiobook out ranking about Matthew McConaughey's audiobook; no more bear hunting in New Jersey; solvent traps and drilling your own holes; Grumpy Middle Aged Men; the color of spider blood and the deepest lake in America; 47,000 ticks on one moose; tarpon fishing being based on luck; why you might want to buy boat insurance; standing against strip malls and dollar stores; Episode 107 of The MeatEater Podcast: Saving the Everglades; casting an 8 weight fly rod in one of Central Park's lakes; making poppers; shootability and MeatEater's Caliber Battles; not politicizing your children; Tucker's views on Pebble Mine; bonding over fly fishing with Rachel Maddow; tree spiking and Tracy Stone-Manning; when Cal and Brody fight; and more.

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  • 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 called Bear Grease, trading in eeles; resistance quadruples as speed doubles; aiming for the pass through shot; the importance of dissecting the unsuccessful shot; the Twelve Factors; getting off on kinetic energy and how kinetic energy at impact counts; long points and bleeder blades; the Natal Study and Doc's research leading to South African legalizing bow hunting; skip angle; the Ashby Broadhead; Ask Ashby; and more.

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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 numbers on wolf-human attacks; tasting notes of dirt; eating 50,000 year old steppe bison meat; the grey area on defining a fossil; should you eat animals you trapped under water?; how Kevin got to Top Chef; the advantages of coming in second place; hunting with a pistol before school; what makes southern food southern?; is there a dead mule in it; Wild+Whole 2.0; dogs killing shitloads of chickens; you are what you eat eats; Danielle's contribution to the upcoming MeatEater House of Oddities auction; where to watch MeatEater Cooks; and more.


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  • 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 new non-profit, Homerange; eagles and sexual dimorphism; monogamy and harem breeders; how foxes domesticate easily; visits from a fox at 4:15pm; the "A" word: anthropomorphism; piling up dead things; voyuerism and exhibitioinism; how we humans should see ourselves as fitting into nature rather than revering it; rural folk vs. city folk; preserving silence; and more.


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