• Jamie Katz, Pet Detective
    July 6, 2016 No Comments By Duncan
  • Dr. James Keen, veterinarian and whistle blower
    June 29, 2016 No Comments By Duncan
  • Steve Jenkins, co-author of “Esther The Wonder Pig: Changing The World One Heart At A Time”
    May 25, 2016 No Comments By Duncan
  • Paula Poundstone, comic and cat devotee
    April 13, 2016 No Comments By Duncan
  • Neko Case, singer-songwriter-animal guardian
    September 30, 2015 No Comments By Duncan
  • In Conversation With Temple Grandin–Part Two
    February 25, 2015 No Comments By Duncan
  • Lily Tomlin, actress, comedian and animal advocate
    April 2, 2014 No Comments By Duncan
  • Cynthia Moss, wildlife researcher and author
    January 1, 2014 2 Comments By Duncan
  • Claudine André, bonobo partisan
    October 2, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
  • Fred Willard, comedian, actor, animal guy
    September 18, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
  • Gabriela Cowperthwaite, director of “Blackfish”
    July 24, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
  • Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, also known from television’s “Whale Wars.”
    March 9, 2011 No Comments By Duncan
  • Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a Kenyan author, conservationist and elephant expert
    January 26, 2011 No Comments By Duncan
  • Alec Baldwin, Actor-Animal Advocate
    September 8, 2010 No Comments By Duncan
  • Dr. Jane Goodall
    December 9, 2009 No Comments By Duncan

Samantha Szesciorka, equestrian, journalist, mustang adoption advocate

Samantha Szesciorka—a Reno-based former U.S. Army journalist whose passion for horses, particularly mustangs, is manifested in some distinctive ways—recalls that she was indeed one of those little girls who loved horses, but didn’t really have access to them until she was a teenager. Read more…

Matt & Phil Letten, The Vegan Bros, co-authors of “VODKA IS VEGAN: A Manifesto for Better Living and Not Being An A**hole”

Matt & Phil Letten—siblings known as The Vegan Bros, and co-authors of “VODKA IS VEGAN: A Manifesto for Better Living and Not Being An Ahole”—recall their formative years, growing up “on the wrong side of the tracks” in Michigan, noting their family was far from vegan. Read more…

Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice and Dr. Christopher M. Buddle, co-authors of “Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Spiders”

Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice and Dr. Christopher M. Buddle—a North Carolina writer who holds a PhD in entomology and the author of “Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants” series, and an arachnologist who’s dean of students and associate professor in the Department of Natural Resource Science at McGill University, respectively—explain how a tweet from Buddle to Spicer Rice set in motion the collaboration that yielded the book they co-wrote, “Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Spiders.” Read more…

Ashley Bell, director of “Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story”

Ashley Bell—the actress perhaps best known for her acclaimed work in such top horror films as “The Last Exorcism” and “Psychopath”—discusses the elements and interests that led her to directing “Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story,” a documentary chronicling the rescue in Thailand of a 70-year-old partially blind Asian elephant, and the ensuing 480-mile trek to a sanctuary and new life. Read more…

Nellie McKay, singer-songwriter-activist + Triumph The Insult Comic Dog: 15th Anniversary Show

On this program, we marked the 15th anniversary of “Talking Animals”—almost to the day! I launched the show on June 16, 2003 at KUCI, the campus-community radio station at the University of California at Irvine. At the tail end of 2005, “Talking Animals” found a home at WMNF, not long after my family and I moved our home to Florida. Read more…