Top 8 hunting and countryside podcasts from the UK and around the globe you should be listening to - By Darryl Pace
Podcasts are something which I have been listening to for over 10 years, but its only in the last 3-4 years that I have started listening to hunting podcasts on a regular basis. This largely came as a result of starting our own, called Podcast – Into The Wilderness. There are a few questions we get on a regular basis from people who follow us. The first one normally is 'what is a podcast?'.
The technical answer is this: “A digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or portable media player, typically available as a series, new instalments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.”
What I would normally say, is a podcast is an on-demand radio show which you can go back to anytime you want and listen offline. It can be downloaded on an array of devices and it’s one of the fastest growing forms of media for very good reasons.
Another question we get asked often is 'why should I listen to one?'
Podcasts can make listeners feel involved if they are tuning in on a regular basis. You (the listener) get to know the hosts as well as the content you can expect from them. The best part is they are FREE entertainment. Most podcasts have guests from all over the world sharing a vast and varied knowledge of their sectors and they are accessible forever on a given platform, so, you can always go back and re-listen.
Many of our own listeners consume our content while commuting, travelling or at work - don't worry we won't tell your boss!. We even see spikes in downloads on Sunday evenings or after any major holiday, which tells us people like them as an escape, or simply to expand their own knowledge.
The last question we get receive regularly is 'how do I download or access it?'
Up to 80% of our listeners download through iTunes or the Podcast App which is already on most apple devices. This is a trend across most podcasts - no surprise. Apple has a firm hold on the Smartphone and computer market. For everyone else who has an Android phone or only a computer, you can download the Spotify App which is the second largest next to apple APP for consuming podcasts. SoundCloud is another great one especially for desktop computers. Once you have found your App of choice, just search for the podcast you want, and if you enjoy hit subscribe! (TuneIN radio, IHeart Radio and Spotify have a selection of podcasts as well but they are limited)
With an increasing amount of new podcasts coming out, we also get asked, which ones should we listen to? So, we have revised our previous post to reflect new shows in 2018.
Right down to my top 8 hunting, wilderness, outdoors, conservation podcasts. This is in no particular order. Some of the descriptions are taken from show notes and the rest is simply my or our opinion
1) Pace Brothers – Into The Wilderness
Yes, I am plugging our own podcast, but for good reason. We are still to this day the leading U.K. based hunting, fishing, adventure, conservation podcast with a huge array of guests from home and around the globe. From Donnie Vincent, Josh James, to Sean Conway, Charles post and Jim Shockey as well as bringing the latest news storys and policy changes in hunting and fishing. We are proud to be of the highest rated hunting podcasts out there and as an bonus we give away prizes every two weeks - arn't you all lucky!
Find more info www.thepacebrothers.com
2) Journal Of Mountain Hunting
Beyond the Kill.FM is the podcast brought to you by the creators of The Journal of Mountain Hunting, the world’s only monthly, digital magazine dedicated exclusively to mountain and wilderness hunting. This Canadian based podcast is one of my favourites, and their host Adam Janke is a very knowledgeable guy who we have welcomed on our show. His first guest was none other than Donnie Vincent - you can’t go far wrong with that. The shows spectrum in the world of hunting is huge, and really adheres to the show’s title 'Beyond the Kill': conservation, gear and hunting its one not to miss. The show recently passed its 100th show and has become a weekly feature.
3) The Joe Rogan Experience
One of our favourite podcasts, and if you enjoy it you won’t be short of shows to listen to, with over 1000 shows to date. Today many are streamed live and are often over 3 hours long (some even over 5). The range of people on the show is massive, from sportsmen and women, hunters, film makers you name it he has them on. There is a fantastic interview with one of my heroes Jim Shockey which is highly worth listening to. The Joe Rogan Experience podcast is a long form conversation hosted by comedian, UFC colour commentator, and actor Joe Rogan with friends and guests that have included comedians, actors, musicians, MMA instructors and commentators, authors, artists, and porn stars. The Joe Rogan Experience was voted the Best Comedy Podcast of 2012 on iTunes.
4) The Meat Eater Podcast: Hunt.Fish.Listen
You might recognize the voice of this host - Steven Rinella. His highly popular show on Netflix "Meateater" has made Steven more popular than ever in the UK.
An informative show mainly about hunting in the United States and Canada. What I really like about this show is they have often have 3+ people on the show at once which makes it great listening and really interesting discussion. Here you’ll find advice on choosing an all-purpose big game rifle, a spirited debate about catch-and-release fishing, a biased breakdown of wolf politics in America, the best way to call in a bull moose, where to find wild hogs, how to cook a monkey, and an explanation of the similarities between Pamela Anderson and fence-raised whitetails. You’ll also get a chance to hear from many of the folks that you’ve come to know through the MeatEater TV show, as these fellas join the podcast to talk shop about their own particular areas of expertise. It’s like having an extended bullshit session with a handful of seasoned hunters, except you can join in while driving around by yourself.
5) The Hunting Collective *TOP PICK*
This podcast keeps getting better and better, hosted by Ben O’Brien this is now one of our favorite podcasts, with some fantastic guests and a great host. Fairly new on the scene but it is already making big waves in the podcasting world.
6) The Educated Hunter
A new up and coming and much needed podcast out of New Zealand, with a great show title and a handful of shows already out in the public domain - this is well worth a listen. Their goal is to provide an entertaining and educational resource for hunters by having conversations with people that have unique experiences in hunting, conservation and wildlife management. Guests are mainly from New Zealand and around the world. We want to give all of our listeners the gift of perspective, alternate points of view, experience and knowledge so that we can all become better educated hunters as a group.
7) Hunt to Talk Radio
'Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg Unfiltered' is a podcast covering hunting politics, public lands, and conservation topics; even a few things you didn’t need to know. The best hunters you’ve never heard of join Randy to answer questions from the Hunt Talk web forum, share ideas, reveal tactics, and give perspectives unique to public land hunting. Its a very relaxed show, with Randy really speaking his mind. The shows are very slanted toward conservation, and he has a great voice as well, so very easy to listen too.
8) Fieldsports Channel Podcast
Our second new, up and coming podcast, the team at fieldsports channel have now launched a podcast. If you like the very popular YouTube channel then you will enjoy this, you will hear from many of the regular faces week to week online.
Well, that just about does it for this years round up, we really hope you like the podcasts listed as much as we do! Suggestions? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org