about the show

The Food Afield Podcast is documentary-style and expeditionary in nature. The episodes share the experiences of acquiring wild food ingredients as the adventures unfold. The sounds of the western Canadian fields, streams, and forests where we hunt and fish are recorded in high-quality, ultra-wide stereo. The audio story of the hunt and the camp is fully explored, and we share this adventure with the listener in every episode.

Additionally, a few of the episodes are more traditional, with sit-down interviews of interesting guests. Usually, we discuss upcoming wild food adventures, techniques, and anything else we're interested in talking about related to wild food.

We invite you to join host John Schneider as he takes you into the field, and around the campfire, learning about wild food ingredients and how to acquire them. All of the Food Afield episodes can be heard on Apple, Spotify or wherever quality podcasts are heard.

This podcast is produced, written, directed, and performed by John Schneider.

John Schneider

John has been hunting the woods and hills around his Alberta home and beyond since he was a young boy. John focuses primarily on traditional bowhunting and flyfishing in his outdoor pursuits.

As an adult, John spent more than a decade professionally outfitting and guiding big game bowhunters and fishers across both Alberta and the Northwest Territories of Canada. He has published numerous articles for international publications and has appeared in hunting and fishing-related television, video, and book productions throughout his hunting career. More recently, John has been a part of the main cast of the award-winning video series "From The Wild", produced by Kevin Kossowan.

John's goal when in the field has always revolved around his love of cooking and wild food. The podcast definitely reflects the joy of acquiring wild food ingredients, and now we're happy to announce that we're offering courses! Join John on his farm north of Edmonton as he shares his knowledge of bowhunting and fly fishing. You can find the Courses listed here

Podcast Appearances

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The Hunter Conservationist Podcast

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July 15th episode of The Hunter Conservationist Podcast by Mark Hall - Traditional Bowhunting

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Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

  • Spotify

Host of the podcast, Christian Bacasa, invites John on the show to chat about fly fishing for wild food. 

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Hunter Conservationist Podcast

  • Spotify

Bear hunting primer episode, April 1, 2022

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Hunter Conservationist Podcast

  • Spotify

December 2021 episode...Food Outcomes with John Schneider and Kevin Kossowan

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The Fly Fishing 97 Podcast

  • Spotify

John is a guest on episode 153 of the Fly Fishing 97 Podcast by Mark Hopley

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The Hunter's Underground Podcast

October 31, 2022 episode of the Hunter's Underground Podcast. Mark, John and Curtis tell all of our funny, embarrassing and dangerously spooky stories from our outdoor adventures.