Hunt Gather Talk: Survival Fishing with Les Stroud

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Welcome to Hunt Gather Talk, Season Three. This season will focus entirely on fish and seafood, freshwater and salt. Think of this as the podcast behind my latest cookbook, Hook, Line, and Supper, which covers all things aquatic.

Hunt Gather Talk podcast art with Les Stroud.

I am happy to be working with two title sponsors, E-Fish and Filson. These will be the only two commercial sponsors of the show, a move I’ve made to keep things as uncluttered as possible. I happen to already wear a lot of both Filson and I love what the folks at E-Fish are doing, so it’s a natural fit.

Every episode of Season Three will dig deep into some aspect of the fish and seafood world, from prep and how to sessions to sustainability and the farmed vs. wild debate, to how fish and seafood plays into other world cuisines, to episodes on specific kinds of fish. 

I’ve wanted a chance to interview Les Stroud for years — I love his show Survivorman — and, with the popularity of various survival shows like Alone and Naked and Afraid, I thought this would be a great time. After all, fishing plays heavily into all those shows. 

So we talk about fishing in a survival situation, what works and what doesn’t, what gear is useful, etc. And, well, we dish a little on why some of those shows are not exactly what they seem.

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I have brought back Hunt Gather Talk with the hopes that your generosity can help keep it going season after season. My two sponsors help things a lot, but you are the third leg of the stool. Think of this like public radio, only with hunting and fishing and wild food and stuff. No, Hunt Gather Talk won’t be a “pay-to-play” podcast, so you don’t necessarily have to chip in. But I am asking you to consider it. Every little bit helps to pay for editing, servers, and, frankly to keep the lights on here. Thanks in advance for whatever you can contribute!

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  1. between this and the sea-foragers podcast, two home runs…excellent…thanks for both insights…