Guest Bio: Hank Shaw is a former restaurant cook and journalist. Hank is the author of three wild game cookbooks as well as the James Beard Award winning wild foods website Hunter Angler Gardener Cook. His latest book Buck, Buck, Moose is available now.
Topics Discussed: Hank used to work as a political blogger; talk about how bills get passed; Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations TV show; learning to appreciate eating; comedy; Bill Hicks; cooking using ingredients local to the animal; rose hip; P-45 mountain lion won’t be killed; mountain lion kills deer on porch of home video; great white kills sea lion video; shark fin soup; New York governor gets in trouble for killing shark; leopard shark; midshipman fish; explaining why he eats shark; tiger shark sonogram; meals that people look down on; squirrel; squirrel eating mouse video; tree squirrels; fishing for sturgeon; largest sturgeon; cooking sturgeon; Sacramento, California; over a third of California is public land; public and private land; government land; Deerland book; Lyme disease; Morgellons disease; toxoplasmosis; ophiocordyceps unilateralis; cordyceps ant video; suicide grasshoppers brainwashed by parasite worms; more sturgeon talk (1:00:00) farming commercial fish; catfish; paylakes; high fence operations; gar fish; deep water fish; lingcod; blue cod caught in Alaska; halibut; Joe talks about fishing with his daughter and catching a marlin that got beaten to death on the boat; Hawaii; swordfish; paddlefish; Dead Meat TV show; polar bears; polar bear surprises seal video; leopard seal; differences between big cats; charismatic megafauna; fire ants; bullet ants; eating monkey; chronic wasting disease; why he got into hunting; “gamey” meat; types of ducks; Hakarl (Iceland fermented shark); livermush; head cheese; why Joe got into hunting; the connection to meat you hunted; The Big Sky book; Steven Rinella talk; grouse; differences between wild and farm turkeys; wild pigs in Texas; car accidents and wild animals; hunting deer in Iowa; Hank’s favorite animals to cook; ducks; brant goose; bears and blueberries; bears and avocado; taste of bear meat; (2:00:00) the body evolved to hunt large animals; Joe talks about reward systems again; the human connection with hunting; kangaroo; talk about his Buck, Buck, Moose book; grass-fed meat; more deer talk; javelina/eccary; antelope; cheetahs; what someone should eat for an introduction to wild meat; Steak Diane.
My Thoughts: Very little talk about cooking. Just talk about animals, fish, insects, and a little bit about food.
Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #886 available for streaming via YouTube.