The MeatEater Podcast

Building on the belief that a deeper understanding of the natural world enriches all of our lives, host Steven Rinella brings an in-depth and relevant look at all outdoor topics including hunting, fishing, nature, conservation, and wild foods. Filled with humor, irreverence, and things that will surprise the hell out of you, each episode welcomes a diverse group of guests who add their own expertise to the vast world of the outdoors. Part of The MeatEater Podcast Network.


Ep. 520: What's the Play? Bass or Bluegills with Clay Matthews


Steven Rinella talks with former Green Bay Packers linebacker and Super Bowl winner Clay Matthews, Ryan Callaghan, Max Barta, Chester Floyd, Seth Morris, Randall Williams, Phil Taylor, and Corinne Schneider. 

Topics discussed: Attending Packers games in blaze orange; when you lose a fight to an octopus; ever-bigger Super Bowl rings; why MeatEater's American History: The Long Hunters (1761-1775) has two narrators; lipstick on a pig; the beans before the frank; when a mountain lion attends your wedding; the Matthews Family football dynasty; what's the most hunting-est and fishing-est of the professional sports?; Clay's first duck hunt; recalling Trivia with Pete Alonso and the New York Mets; perfecting your celebratory move; Steve’s mom, the major Chicago Bears fan; listening to the play-by-play on the radio; “When the Packers were playing, you could hunt anywhere you wanted!”; freak accidents; Clay's perfectly line up chestnut trees; nerding out on biochar; getting ducks stuffed; the MeatEater crew argues about which fish Clay should stock in his pond; and more.

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 February 12, 2024  1h41m