Episode Number: 576
Episode Guest: Jim Shockey
Original Airdate: November 17, 2014
Episode Sponsors: High Maintenance, Squarespace, Stamps.com, Onnit
Guest Bio: Jim Shockey is an outdoor writer, a professional big game outfitter and television producer for many hunting shows. Jim has hunted in more than forty countries and has taken nearly three-hundred known species. Check out the new season of Uncharted airing in 2015 on The Outdoor Channel.
Topics Discussed: Jim’s show Uncharted; how society views hunters; how Disney changed the image of hunters; what people want to see on TV; bad reality shows; Storage Wars; Capone’s vault unveiling; dumbing down TV shows; fake reality shows; Les Stroud’s bigfoot experience and TV show; elk making primate sounds; fear while hunting; memories changing; white racial slurs; Chinese people in Africa; hunting backlash; joy of hunting; sheltered meat eaters; hypocrites; anger towards hunters; living a no-risk life; bears in New Jersey; how hunters support animal conservation; how hunting is good for animals; Jim’s Pakistan experience; politics; adapting to foreign cultures; why Jim uses a muzzle loader; hunting hippos; crocodiles; sexism towards female hunters; women hunters; how being against hunting hurts animals; high fence hunting pros and cons; Ted Nugent; educating people about sources of food; rhino horns; rhino hunt auction; polar bears; polar bear population misinformation; eating polar bear; eating game meat; teaching people the benefits of hunting; cooking shows helping hunting education; plants are life forms; hunting in Russia; hunting in South America; hunting bucket list; hunting but not eating the animals; wolves; hunting elephants; ivory poaching; Africa; unknown primates; chimps in the wild; animals with antlers and horns; eating store-bought meat; eating grizzly and other bears; trichinosis.
My Thoughts: Another hunting podcast. Covers territory covered before but also treads new area as well. Less technical talk about gear and more talk about the hunting experience.
Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #576 available for streaming via YouTube.
Podcast Audio: Audio for this episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast is available through iTunes, Stitcher, or you can download the MP3 directly to add it to the audio player of your choice.