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Bar Room Banter: The Bear That Almost Caused WWIII

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Bar Room Banter: The Bear That Almost Caused WWIII

There’s a difference between book smart and bar smart. You may not be book smart, but this series can make you seem educated and interesting from a barstool. So, belly up, mix yourself a glass of something good, and take notes as we look at an incident that had the U.S. on the brink of nuclear war...
Jordan Sillars Dec 7, 2021
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MeatEater Has a New Podcast!

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MeatEater Has a New Podcast!

We’ve officially launched my new podcast called the Bear Grease Podcast. This is MeatEater’s storytelling, history podcast about life lived close to the land. It’s an eclectic, documentary-style listen exploring things for forgotten but relevant, searching for insight in unlikely places, and telling...
Clay Newcomb Apr 7, 2021
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Bar Room Banter: The Boozy History of Johnny Appleseed

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Bar Room Banter: The Boozy History of Johnny Appleseed

There’s a difference between book smart and bar smart. You may not be book smart, but this series can make you seem educated and interesting from a barstool. So, belly up, mix yourself a glass of LMNT Recharge, and take notes as we look at how John Chapman changed bar rooms forever. Powered by LMNT...
Spencer Neuharth Dec 28, 2020
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Bar Room Banter: The Largest Living Thing on Earth

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Bar Room Banter: The Largest Living Thing on Earth

There’s a difference between book smart and bar smart. You may not be book smart, but this series can make you seem educated and interesting from a barstool. So, belly up, mix yourself a glass of LMNT Recharge, and take notes as we look at the biggest living things on Earth. Powered by LMNT. Many...
Sam Lungren Dec 22, 2020
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Bar Room Banter: Teddy Roosevelt’s Fight Club

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Bar Room Banter: Teddy Roosevelt’s Fight Club

There’s a difference between book smart and bar smart. You may not be book smart, but this series can make you seem educated and interesting from a barstool. So, belly up, mix yourself a glass of LMNT Recharge, and take notes as we look at how TR’s fight club prevented an assassination. Powered by...
Spencer Neuharth Sep 24, 2020
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Photos: 30,000-Year-Old Intact Cave Bear Carcass Stuns Scientists

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Photos: 30,000-Year-Old Intact Cave Bear Carcass Stuns Scientists

Russian scientists recently unearthed an unusual specimen—the intact remains of a long-extinct cave bear, providing a lens into understanding one of the largest predators to ever roam the planet. The preserved carcass, revealed by melting permafrost and still barring its teeth, was discovered by...
Sam Lungren Sep 15, 2020
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12,000 Gone in Galveston: America’s Deadliest Storm

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12,000 Gone in Galveston: America’s Deadliest Storm

Disasters, like politics, are local. So, ask about the baddest storm and chances are you’ll hear “Sandy” in the mid-Atlantic, “Katrina” in New Orleans, “Camille” in Mississippi, and “Andrew” in Florida. But the truth is this: America’s deadliest storm hit 50 years before storms wore official name...
Shane Townsend Aug 7, 2020
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Fact Checker: Are Baby Rattlesnakes More Dangerous?

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Fact Checker: Are Baby Rattlesnakes More Dangerous?

Myths, lies, and old wives’ tales loom large in the outdoor pursuits. Here at MeatEater, we’re dedicated to separating facts from bullsh*t, so we created this series to examine suspect yarns. If there’s a belief, rumor, or long-held assumption you’d like us to fact check, drop us a note at...
Spencer Neuharth Oct 3, 2019
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Fact Checker: Is the Farmers’ Almanac Accurate?

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Fact Checker: Is the Farmers’ Almanac Accurate?

Myths, lies and old wives’ tales loom large in the outdoor pursuits. Here at MeatEater, we’re dedicated to separating facts from bullsh*t, so we created this series to examine suspect yarns. If there’s a belief, rumor or long-held assumption you’d like us to fact check, drop us a note at factchecker...
Spencer Neuharth Aug 29, 2019
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Bar Room Banter: The Yellowstone Earthquake

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Bar Room Banter: The Yellowstone Earthquake

There’s a difference between book smart and bar smart. You may not be book smart, but this series can make you seem educated and interesting from a barstool. So, belly up, pour yourself a glass of something good and take mental notes as we look at the Yellowstone earthquake that shook the Rockies...
Spencer Neuharth Aug 22, 2019
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Why Are Humans Scared of Snakes?

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Why Are Humans Scared of Snakes?

Post a photo of a live snake on social media and see what happens. Odds are, the comments will follow a common theme: “Kill it.” A photo of a one-foot garter snake basking on the edge of a dock and a full-grown rattlesnake ready to strike will often draw the same response: “The only good snake is a...
David Hart Aug 13, 2019
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