about the show

The Food Afield Podcast has two different show components.


The first is a series of episodes that are documentary-style and expeditionary in nature. These are the Premium Episodes. They 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. The Premium Episodes are ad-free and only accessible from the Food Afield website 

They cost $1.46 CAD

The second series of podcast episodes are the ones where we sit and discuss upcoming wild food adventures, techniques, and anything else we're interested in talking about related to wild food. These discussions are always recorded with the most interesting guests and are more traditional in nature as far as podcasts go. These episodes are available wherever you listen to podcasts and are free. 


In either case, 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. 

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.