The Hunting Collective

MeatEater

The Hunting Collective with host Ben O'Brien covers the ideologies and philosophies of the modern hunter while touching on key ideas like conservation, our value systems and how to construct a better public image. A recurring cast of top hunting voices help drive the conversation and keep things pretty damn interesting. Part of The MeatEater Podcast Network.

All Episodes

In the final episode of The Hunting Collective, Phil the Engineer becomes a hunter. Connect with Ben on MeatEater and Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

May 11

1 hr 17 min

Follow along as Phil the Engineer heads out on his first turkey hunt.  Connect with Ben on MeatEater and Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

May 4

56 min 29 sec

On this episode, Ben and Phil recap First Lite's Trek for Turkeys and read stories of podcast listeners that have had success this spring. In the interview portion of the show, Ben is joined by BHA's Land Tawney and Rachel Schmidt to talk about the 2021 Rendezvous and why gathering to celebrate public lands means much more this year. Enjoy. Connect with Ben on MeatEater and Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Apr 27

1 hr 38 min

In this week's episode, Ben and Phil are joined by First Lite's Conservation Manager Ford Van Fossan to discuss the Trek for Turkeys 2021 and how it all benefits the NWTF. In the interview portion of the show, Ben is joined by Shane Mahoney to reflect on past conversations, discuss the desire to possess animals, and get an update on the Wild Harvest Initiative. Enjoy. Connect with Ben on MeatEater and Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Apr 20

2 hr 13 min

On this week's episode, Ben and Phil check in with California chapter leader Nurry Hong to talk about what's happening in his state, including an inspiring story of a disabled hunter who's kicking ass in the field. In the interview portion of the show, Ben chats with his favorite vegan and animal rights believer Dr. Robert C. Jones about whether animal rights ideologies could actually be translated into a model for conservation. You can find Robert's work by clicking here. Enjoy.  Connect with Ben on MeatEater and Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Apr 13

2 hr 12 min

On this week's episode, Ben reports back on his turkey success in Texas and his pure, unadulterated excitement for the rest of the season. The guys also cover the philosophical debate that is sit/git versus run/gun and update the progress of THC's regional chapters. In the interview portion of the show, Sam Soholt checks in with his top turkey hunting destinations and his new conservation campaign. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben on MeatEater and Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Apr 6

1 hr 42 min

In this episode, Ben and Phil are joined by writer and turkey expert Tony J. Peterson to talk tactics and help Phil prepare for his first hunt. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben on MeatEater and Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Mar 30

1 hr 36 min

On this episode, Ben and Phil break down the creation of regional chapters for THC and what it means for the future. The guys are joined by Nebraska chapter leader Luke Reeves to give everyone all the details they need to join. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Mar 23

52 min 59 sec

On this week's episode, Phil the Engineer is out sick, so Ben is joined by Brian Lynn of the Sportsmen's Alliance to talk about a troubling documentary about wildlife killing contests and the progress with our regional chapter work. In the interview portion of the show, Ben is joined by Cornell University's Dr. James Tantillo to discuss the ethics and morality around contests in the hunting world and how to spot a bullshitter. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Mar 16

1 hr 50 min

On this week's episode, Ben and Phil check in with the amazing progress of THC's regional chapters. In the interview portion of the show, writer and journalist Patrick Durkin details the drama around Wisconsin's recent wolf hunt and why he considers it a failure. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Mar 9

2 hr 4 min

On this week's show, Ben and Phil are joined by musical legend Kayla Ray to finally hear the new THC theme song. The guys also break down the death totals of large scale plant agriculture and discuss THC cult regional chapters. In the interview portion of the program, Ben chats with conservationist Paul McCarney on the nuances of animal rights, the movement's history, and more. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Mar 2

2 hr 13 min

On this week's episode, Ben and Phil answer reader emails on the Bojangles Fraud, Ben's Minnesota lookalike, and the Virginia "emergent" hunter who now has a whole lot of friends in the Blue Ridge mountains. In the interview portion of the show, Ben is joined by the founders of Hunters of Color to talk about diversity in our community on micro and macro levels. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Feb 23

1 hr 30 min

On this week's episode, Ben and Phil read listener emails, talk Valentine's Day, and go through a list of hunting bills that have proposed recently throughout the country. In the interview portion of the show, Ben welcomes SCI's Director of Government Affairs Ben Cassidy to talk about Tahr Wars, the now-defunct California bear ban, and all things trophy hunting. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Feb 16

1 hr 51 min

On this week's show, Ben and Phil talk about their Cameo for Turks campaign to raise money for the NWTF, examine the anti-hunter populist high ground, and talk about making big bets on the Super Bowl. Next, Janis Putelis joins the guys for another Ask the Eagle segment. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Feb 9

1 hr 49 min

On this week's episode, Ben and Phil read some listener emails, announce plans for a new theme song, and dive into bear hunting in California. Next up, Clay Newcomb joins the show to talk about the "Bear Protection Act," what it means for hunters in all states, and how to make our voices heard.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Feb 2

1 hr 38 min

On this week's episode, Ben learns that Phil's dad is in the CIA, we welcome hate listeners, hear Phil's perspective on guns, and start working on a new theme song for THC. Next up, RECOIL's Iain Harrison joins the show to talk about the current ammo shortage, race and gun control, and more.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jan 26

1 hr 15 min

On this week's episode, Ben and Phil answer listener emails about badass new hunters, hunting problems with roommates, and anti-hunters in Australia. Next up, MeatEater's Miles Nolte joins the show to talk about cultural division in the outdoors, hate-based media, and the Taibbi Paradox. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jan 19

1 hr 34 min

On this week's episode, we're opening the new year with a pledge to all the new hunters out there, and we're teaching Phil the NRA's gun safety rules. In the interview portion of the show, Ben checks in with his good buddy and hunting guide Armando Vendittozzi to talk about the good ol' days, the end of caribou hunting in Quebec, and a tragedy in the duck blind. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jan 12

1 hr 48 min

In the second and final "Best of" show, Ben and Phil recap gator hunting in Louisiana, chasing rabbits in Maryland, tracking cougars in Yellowstone and more. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jan 5

2 hr 39 min

On this episode, Ben and Phil take a look back at 2020, a year that sucked real hard, and find some bright spots well beyond the riots and lockdowns. Get ready to relive the dumper's redemption, Phil's first poop in the woods, Chuck Norris reading Aldo Leopold, and more!    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Dec 2020

1 hr 36 min

In this week's episode, Ben and Phil deliver the last Not So Sharp Moment of the year and answer a listener's questions about being pissed at hunters running deer with dogs. Clay Newcomb joins the conversation and talks about hunting's slippery slope, guarding the gate, and how to fight the anti-hunting movement. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Dec 2020

1 hr 33 min

This week on the show, Ben and Phil figure out why the hell Ben can't get on the "People from Maryland" Wikipedia page and read a not so sharp poem. Janis Putelis also joins the show for the third installment of Ask the Eagle. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Dec 2020

1 hr 26 min

On this week's episode, Ben and Phil are joined by First Lite's Ford Van Fossan to talk about the wonderful state of Maryland, why Old Bay rules, drinking Yuengling, and First Lite's new initiative Common Wild. In the interview portion of the show, the public land bus guy Sam Soholt speaks up for conservation and the Federal Duck Stamp. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Dec 2020

1 hr 57 min

On this week's show, Ben and Phil read listener emails that just about move them to tears and talk about their holiday traditions. In the interview portion of the episode, Ben checks in with Wired to Hunt's Mark Kenyon to talk about his relationship with his dad, the end of his show Back 40, and the psychology of naming deer. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Dec 2020

1 hr 39 min

On this week's episode, Ben and Phil talk about how cool it is being in a cult, announce the Great THC Holiday Contest, and solve a listener's duck hunting dilemma. In the interview portion of the show, Ben talks with Belcampo Farms CEO Anya Fernald about positive emotional eating, honesty in the meat business, and so much more. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Nov 2020

2 hr 28 min

On this week’s show, Ben discusses his COVID diagnosis, how he is feeling, the problem with wolves in Colorado, and how Phil is hooking up with THC listeners to play video games. In the interview portion of the episode, Ben catches up with Doug Duren to talk about his time on the Back 40, generational farming, and the need for a new-age game cooperative.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Nov 2020

2 hr 31 min

On this week's show, Ben and Phil talk about the new engineer on the MeatEater team, hear Ben's story about Jolene the Gas Station Queen, and cover off on a Montana incident in which 100 hunters surrounded and opened fire on a herd of elk. In the interview portion of the program, Ben is joined by Robbie Kroger from Blood Origins to talk about wolves on the ballot and how Robbie went from South Africa to Mississippi. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Nov 2020

1 hr 58 min

On the week's show, Ben and Phil hear the story of the spike with one nut, reveal Phil's big news, and talk about the election. In the interview portion of the episode, Ben catches up with Jordan Jonas, the winner of season six of the hit reality show Alone. They talk about living off the land, sharpening the life knife, and riding reindeer in Siberia. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Nov 2020

1 hr 56 min

On this week's show, Ben and Phil answer some important emails on grip and grins, extremism in hunting, and more. Next, Ben is joined by Sam Lungren and Janis Putelis from the Meateater crew to talk about wounding game animals, crying in the woods, and the efficiency of archery hunting. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Oct 2020

2 hr 8 min

On this week's episode, Ben and Phil read your email reactions to episode 147 with animal rights activist Paul Bashir and welcome Brian Lynn of the Sportsmen's Alliance to dive into the conversation. Ben and Brian talk about the attempt to find the moral high ground, animal rights as a human construct, and take a hard look at the drama around the New Jersey black bear hunt. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Oct 2020

2 hr 6 min

In this episode we get the long-awaited conversation between Ben and animal rights activist Paul Bashir. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Oct 2020

1 hr 53 min

On this week's show, Ben and Phil are joined by MeatEater's Danielle Prewett to check in on how her fall is shaping up and to hear about the controversy sweeping the Internet: Danielle was mistaken for the governor of South Dakota.They also look at promotional video for the Sizzler that is changing lives. To wrap up, Danielle and Ben discuss how to butcher a deer and what to do with some of the essential cuts. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Oct 2020

1 hr 34 min

On this week's show, Ben and Phil are joined by Janis "The Latvian Eagle" Putelis for the second edition of Ask The Eagle on THC. The guys talk about Jani's Colorado archery elk success, Ben's Montana failure, and Phil's procrastination. Then they take a series of calls from listeners on a variety of topics. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Sep 2020

1 hr 33 min

This week on the show, Ben is joined by Bear Hunting Magazine's Clay Newcomb on an elk hunt in the Missouri Breaks. The guys talk about their trip, the landscape, becoming a hunting craftsman, and valuing your kids. Clay extols the value of bear grease and talks about how his faith in God translates to his hunting pursuits. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Sep 2020

1 hr 43 min

This week on the show, Ben and Phil are stuck at home and things are falling apart. Luckily, Ryan "Cal" Callaghan comes in to save the day and they have an interesting conversation about Cal's new dog, grizzly bear encounters, and yelling "Mango" or "Snort" in crowded places. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Sep 2020

1 hr 43 min

On this week's show, Ben and Phil are joined by Remi Warren to catch up before the start of elk season and talk about what all hunters need to know about the great wapiti. Remi also tells the amazing story of the time he rescued his future wife after she was lost in the backcountry. To close things out, Ben and Phil prep for next week's conversation with animal rights activist Paul Bashir. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective March Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Sep 2020

1 hr 28 min

On this week's episode, Ben heads to Pierre Part, La., to chase alligators with the Landry family of History Channel's Swamp People fame. They hit the bayou to hang bait before heading out with three generations of gator hunters to fill tags to be sold to buyers and distributors. They eat a true cajun meal and sit down to talk about being on cable TV for 12 years, the end of "living off land" in Louisiana, and why people from around the world are drawn to their corner of the bayou. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective March Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Sep 2020

1 hr 41 min

On this week's episode, Ben and Phil welcome back possibly the most famous guest ever on THC, Dr. Barrie K. Gilbert. They finally bury the hatchet and talk about why grizzly bear management is so contentious. In the interview portion of the show, Ben talks with Canadian interdisciplinary conservation scientist Chris Darimont about hunter motivation, defining trophy hunting, and killing predators. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective March Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Aug 2020

1 hr 53 min

On this week's episode, Ben and Phil are joined by MeatEater's own Janis Putelis to talk about archery practice, the upcoming hunting schedule, and to debut Jani's newest segment, Ask the Eagle. In the interview portion of the show, Ben talks with Dr. Valerius Geist on his predator management philosophies, the problem with protectionism, and the intelligent intervention promoted by the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective March Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Aug 2020

2 hr 10 min

On this week's episode, Ben and Phil learn about the trials of a loyal listener, hear from good friend Chuck Norris, and read a Not So Sharp Moment from a really shitty dad. In the interview portion of the show, Ben is joined by neuroscientist Ivan De Araujo for a conversation on just how a predator's brain actually works. Enjoy.  Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective March Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Aug 2020

1 hr 46 min

On this week's show, Ben and Phil pick the winner of the LMNT cocktail naming contest, read a story about cut fingers and feminine hygiene projects, and hear from the great David Hasselhoff in an attempt to motivate Phil as his first hunt approaches. In the interview segment, Olympic Gold Medalist David Wise talks about the ups and downs of his career, how competing in skiing compares to hunting, and overcoming depression in the outdoors. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective March Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Aug 2020

1 hr 53 min

On this week's show, Ben and Phil talk about a brand new title sponsor, an oxymoronic cocktail, identifying birds, and the value of a good hunting nap. In the interview portion of the podcast, Ben is joined by the founder of the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance, Pete Muennich, to talk about the complicated management of some goat populations in our national parks, and how mountain goats hold an intriguing position in the conservation world. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective March Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jul 2020

1 hr 42 min

On this week's show, the guys announce the winners of the Great American Outdoors Contest while Ben fights a hangover. In the interview portion, Ben meets Dr. Daniel Stahler on a dirt road overlooking the town of Gardiner, Montana situated right smack on the 45th parallel of latitude. Dr. Stahler, a veteran wildlife biologist who first came to the park in 1997 to be a part of its wolf program, was making a trek into what he calls a "cluster site" of a local mountain lion in the developing heat of an early July morning. Ben follows along to talk about the purpose of predators on the landscape. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective March Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jul 2020

2 hr 47 min

On this week's show, Ben and Phil check in with another Not So Sharp Moment about fishing with firecrackers and talk about Phil's first hunt. In the interview portion of the show, Ben is joined by Hillary and Ryan Lampers to talk about the conquering the backcountry, staying healthy, and how to make a marriage work when your spouse is a hardcore hunter. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jul 2020

1 hr 55 min

On this week's episode, Ben is joined by Joe Ferronato to talk about his last days at MeatEater, and what's next in his career. They also cover the late Jim Posewitz and discuss what meant to the hunting community. In the interview portion of the show, Ben is joined by Cornell's Dr. James Tantillo to talk about the validity of fair chase and the confusing nature of personal preference versus ethical action. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jul 2020

1 hr 47 min

On this week’s episode, the crew is joined by Land Tawney, President/CEO of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, to talk about the Great American Outdoors Act and its potential impact on our public lands and waters. To help in that discussion Ben and MeatEater’s Sam Lungren call Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH), two important Congressmen who have co-sponsored the legislation. Ben also announces a very special contest that can bring more attention to this bill and all that it gives to those who recreate outside. Enjoy. Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jun 2020

1 hr 13 min

On this week's show, the guys discuss PETA's new tofu propaganda campaign, usher in the return of Not So Sharp Moments, and learn that mocking liberal hunters is a good thing. Up next is an interview with Mark Carter. He’s a native of Ten Sleep, Wyoming, the son of a salt of the earth rancher, and a world-class snowboarder. Mark is a grab life by the balls type of guy that has lived a life of adventure most of us only dream about. He’s also a convicted poacher and a felon. In a time of cancel culture, his story is an important look at honesty, redemption, and guilt. As Mark said, “I got nothing to hide.” He lays it all out there. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jun 2020

2 hr 34 min

On this week’s show, Ben and Phil again answer the flood of listener emails on topics like the benefits of yoga, the liberal hunter match game, enforcing the law during protests, and the redemption of Phil's dumper fan. In the interview portion of the episode, Ben talks with registered dietitian Diana Rodgers and author of "The Paleo Solution" Robb Wolf about their documentary and accompanying book "Sacred Cow" that makes the case for better meat. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop The Hunting Collective Merch     Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jun 2020

2 hr 4 min

On this week's show, Ben and Phil answer a few listener emails about Elmer Fudd losing this gun, Ben's thoughts on politics, and a certain flower that doubles as toilet paper in a pinch. Charles "The Rabbit Man" Rodney also joins the show for a very special conversation about living through segregation followed by an interview with Purple Heart recipient Omar "Crispy" Avila, and former Army Ranger and co-founder of Black Rifle Coffee Company, Mat Best. The guys talk about whether you should read social media comments, avoiding the victim narrative, and the best facets of gun culture. Enjoy.    Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jun 2020

2 hr 11 min

On this week's episode, Ben, Phil, and Joe talk through the current state of affairs in this country, answer some questions about regenerative agriculture, and admit to some hypocrisies. In the interview portion of the show we're joined by Texas legend Wyman Meinzer to talk about growing up in the Big Empty, killing and regret, and avoiding rattlers as a kid. Enjoy.   Connect with Ben and MeatEater Ben on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jun 2020

1 hr 47 min