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Afognak Island, AK- Steven Rinella talks with Remi Warren, Dirt Myth, Ridge Pounder, Pat O’Connel, and Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.

Subjects Discussed: the brown bear attack story continues; the feeling of your life flashing before your eyes; the short but exhilarating ride of Dirt Myth; the devastating mental setback of being charged by a brown bear; bear attacks as an act of predation; being ‘bearanoid’; lessons learned; and more.

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The MeatEater Podcast: Ep.055-Bozeman, Montana. Steven Rinella talks with bear biologist Frank van Manen along with Janis Putelis and Nicole Qualtieri from the MeatEater crew.

Post-bear encounter portraits taken by Dirt Myth.

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Steven Rinella encounters the huge mental setback the bear charge brought on.


Janis Putelis reflects on the encounter.


Remi Warren is fired up.


Christopher Gill (Ridge Pounder) keeps an eye out for the bear’s return.


Pat O’Connel


The group remains on alert following the bear encounter.