• 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

Dr. Jaret C. Daniels, entomologist, UF professor, author of “Vibrant Butterflies”

Dr. Jaret C. Daniels—an entomologist and professor at the University of Florida, as well as accomplished nature photographer, whose new book is ‘Vibrant Butterflies: Our Favorite Visitors To Flowers And Gardens”—recalls how growing up in a rural section of Wisconsin, amidst plenty of room to roam, exploring nature and assorted critters, likely spawned the interest that evolved into a career in entomology and academia. Read more…

Al Cecere, founder of the American Eagle Foundation

Al Cecere—founder and president of the American Eagle Foundation (AEF), a Tennessee-based nonprofit dedicated to bald eagle rehabilitation, recovery, and breeding programs—recalls seeing an Associated Press photo showing more than 20 dead bald eagles that had been shot by poachers, and how that propelled him into taking action which led to launching AEF. Read more…

Panel Discussion About Canine Companions For Independence

For this edition of “Talking Animals,” I altered the show’s usual format to convene an in-studio panel discussion about Canine Companions For Independence (CCI), pegged to CCI’s then-upcoming third annual DogFest Walk ‘n’ Roll event, on March 3 at Al Lopez Park in Tampa, and featuring three CCI-affiliated humans, and their canine companions: Read more…

Jane O’Hara, animal advocate and artist

Jane O’Hara—the animal advocate and artist whose paintings explore animal issues, depict their plight, and explore our relationships with them–recalls growing up in a family where animals didn’t have much of a presence, but she liked them. Read more…

Elaine West, founder of Rooterville Animal Sanctuary

Elaine West—the founder of Rooterville Animal Sanctuary, a haven housing about 300 rescued farm animals, predominantly pigs, located in Melrose, FL—recalls the first pig she met, as a kid at her aunt’s farm in Illinois, describing a love-at-first-sight sensation that’s continued for decades. Read more…