They’re especially popular with people south of the U.S. border
Peccaries have poor eyesight, so they’re easy to hunt down
That said, they’re still dangerous and can easily kill a dog
There is an ongoing battle between nature and people – don’t be surprised when nature fights backs
For instance, a bison charged a young girl at Yellowstone (video)
Be aware that nature can be deadly at times
Not all animals are domesticated, and not all animals should be
People shouldn’t get too comfortable around wild animals – they’re called WILD animals for good reason
“People have gotten to the point where they confuse national parks with amusement parks” – Steven Rinella
Thoughts on Hunting
Hunting isn’t bad by nature – there are a ton of benefits to it
Sometimes hunters are needed to control populations or kill invasive species
The views on hunting change with popular culture and education
When Jaws came out, people were all for killing sharks. Today, however, many are against it and choose to not eat shark fin soup in hopes that it will deter shark fishing.
Fortunately, new US regulations disincentivize catching sharks just for their fins
Your mental diet is as important as your physical diet
“If you’re a creative person, you have to have an awareness of your mental diet” – Joe Rogan
Just like you shouldn’t fill your body with junk food and sugar, don’t fill your mind with low-quality information
Traveling does a great job of broadening your perspective on life and inspiring you to think differently
There are always two ways to see an event (try to see the bright side instead of the dark)
Steven recalls seeing a man with a “Do Not Resuscitate” bracelet and asking him why he wore it. The man said he had a heart attack a while back and the first responders broke two of his ribs, so he didn’t want that incident to repeat.
In other words, the man would rather be dead than be alive with two broken ribs!
If you’re born or live in America, consider yourself extremely fortunate!
You can start a business, create a TV show, and send your kids to school for free
All of these are things you take for granted but would kill for if you were born in a third-world country
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation” – Joe Rogan, quoting Henry David Thoreau
A lot of guys ask Joe how he gets to do so many manly activities and wish they could do the same
Don’t just sit in a cubicle your whole life, go out and pursue masculine activities – anyone can go practice martial arts or archery
If you want to be respected by other parents, be a good parent to your kids
Joe’s been podcasting for close to 10 years now
Steven was inspired by Joe to start his own podcast, it’s called MeatEater
Joe usually doesn’t prep for his podcasts unless the guest is a scientist. If they are, Joe will spend a week or two reading their books and watching their lectures.
The best thing about long-form podcasts is you find out who people truly are
Smoking weed doesn’t make Joe lazy, it makes him paranoid which drives him to work harder
“My fears aid productivity” – Joe Rogan
Joe also doesn’t want people to spend their time watching his show and not enjoy it, so he strives to record a top-tier podcast every episode
As far as sharks go, Mako, Salmon, and Threshers are all quite good to eat
Joe briefly mentions the importance of sleep and how sleep deprivation can lead to Alzheimer’s and other diseases
Check out the Podcast Notes from Joe’s interview with sleep expert Dr. Matthew Walker here