Guest Bio: Steven Rinella is an outdoorsman, author, and television host. He currently hosts MeatEater on the Sportsman Channel and Netflix, and a podcast also called MeatEater available on iTunes and Stitcher.
Topics Discussed: MeatEater is the first hunting show on Netflix; episode where he didn’t kill anything; music in TV shows and movies; Micah P. Hinson “The Day Texas Sank To The Bottom Of The Sea” song; more music in TV/movies talk; hunting shows; Uncharted show; Steve could take a gun to school when he was a child; Postal video game; “going postal” term; mass shootings; gun control talk; people were buying lots of ammo when Obama became president; federal land control and public land in the United States; Yellowstone National Park; animals in Yellowstone; brucellosis; eating placenta; drinking breast milk; more brucellosis talk; livestock and private land; grazing rights; American Buffalo book; horses and Native Americans; horses and hunting in the past; buffalo mounds; harvesting of buffalo in the past; history of buffalo in Mexico; America hasn’t lost any large mammals; man-made extinction of animals; bringing back extinct animals through cloning; humans and woolly mammoths; asteroids wiping out species of animals; end of the ice age; Tyrannosaurus Rex skull found in Montana; Steve would bring back woolly mammoths if they went extinct because of humans; short-faced bear; speed goat/antelope; history of Natives, animals, and wildlife in Hawaii; Charles Darwin in the Galapagos; introducing one animal to eradicate another; commercial agriculture; history of corn; speciesism; Steve talks about debating a vegan about hunting; people feeding cats vegan food; killing bugs; hierarchy of life; wolverines; charismatic megafauna; caribou; black bears; elk; Vilhjalmur Stefansson; My Life With the Eskimo book; stories about Stefansson; eating coyotes; Steve ate a monkey; people eat dogs in Vietnam; how dogs are treated in Vietnam; we eat pigs but pigs are smarter than dogs; dingos; bear hunting talk; making clothes out of animal hides; not wanting to hunt bear anymore; observing bears and deer in the wild; he didn’t shoot the first wolverine he saw; the first lynx he saw; Joe talks about locking eyes with a deer; Steve eats everything he kills; big deer are smarter; debating meat eaters about hunting; Steve talks about meeting people who listen to Joe’s podcast; not being rigid about your ideologies; talk about the problems with The Revenant movie; types of reality TV; technology, drones, and hunting.
My Thoughts: Interesting if you enjoy hunting and like learning about animals and the history of certain species in America.
Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #879 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.