Guests: Episodes with Steven Rinella

Steven Rinella, born February 13, 1974, in Twin Lake, Michigan, is a prominent American outdoorsman, conservationist, writer, and television personality. Raised in Twin Lake with his two older siblings, his father introduced him to hunting and fishing at a young age.

In the realm of television, Rinella first hosted “The Wild Within” on the Travel Channel before embarking on the popular show, “MeatEater”. Originally aired on Sportsman Channel, “MeatEater” transitioned to Netflix in 2018 and has, so far, seen eleven seasons. The show revolves around Rinella’s hunting and fishing expeditions across various terrains from Montana to New Zealand. While focusing on hunting, it also emphasizes the responsibility of hunters to preserve nature and the species they hunt. The show features intricate culinary techniques, turning hunted game into gourmet dishes.

Rinella directed and starred in “Stars In The Sky: A Hunting Story”, a 2018 documentary delving into the complexities of hunting.

As an author, he has penned several books, including “The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine”, “American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon”, and a series of instructional guides on hunting, cooking, and survival skills. His recent releases are about engaging children with the wonders of nature.

Additionally, Rinella maintains a strong presence in the podcast realm. He hosts “The MeatEater Podcast”, a top-ranking sports podcast, and is a recurrent guest on “The Joe Rogan Experience”.

Throughout his career, Rinella’s work has been recognized and celebrated. “MeatEater” received multiple nominations in 2012’s Sportsman Choice Awards. “The Wild Within” was shortlisted for the James Beard Awards, while his book “American Buffalo” bagged several accolades, such as the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award.