Ep. 348: Eat Walrus and Whale with an Igloo Boy
Steven Rinella interviews Seth Kantner, Janis Putelis, Ryan Callaghan, Brody Henderson, Seth Morris, Phil Taylor and Corinne Schneider.
Topics covered: Growing up in an earthen igloo; when bears make sense and humans don’t; all of Seth’s books and his latest, A Thousand Trails Home: Living with Caribou; marry the day Custer died at The Little Bighorn; when a bear gets into a car for snacks, locks itself inside, then expires from the heat; the most complete 35,000-year-old baby mammoth ever found; the Blue Tarp Tribe; Living Light Rainbow hippies destroying public land; Cart Project; traveling by dog sled; race relations in the Arctic; grow afraid of the National Park Service; align with the seasons; the fish with a million names; fish through the ice; on the bone; the freezer as a long wasting machine; a lunch of dried caribou and raw bowhead whale muktuk; soak the fat in the fat; snow ice cream; fermented as a euphemism for rotten; how Alaska’s proposed Ambler Road construction project is a horrific threat to wildlife, the Brooks Range, and native culture; the complexity of Aboriginal societies; and more.
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