• Glen Zipper, creator-executive producer of the Netflix documentary series “Dogs”
    November 28, 2018 No Comments By Duncan
  • Dr. Nick Pyenson, paleontologist and author of “Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth’s Most Awesome Creatures”
    November 21, 2018 No Comments By Duncan
  • Jason M. Colby, author of “Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator”
    October 31, 2018 No Comments By Duncan
  • Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
    October 17, 2018 No Comments By Duncan
  • Sy Montgomery, author of numerous books, most recently, “How to Be A Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals”
    October 3, 2018 No Comments By Duncan
  • Kinky Friedman, songwriter-satirist-animal rescuer
    September 26, 2018 No Comments By Duncan
  • Nellie McKay, singer-songwriter-activist + Triumph The Insult Comic Dog: 15th Anniversary Show
    June 13, 2018 No Comments By Duncan
  • Kristen Auerbach, Director of Pima Animal Care Center
    May 23, 2018 No Comments By Duncan
  • Erika Abrams, co-founder & president of Animal Aid Unlimited
    April 4, 2018 No Comments By Duncan
  • Jamie Katz, Pet Detective
    July 6, 2016 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
  • 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. Sue Ettinger, veterinary cancer specialist

Dr. Sue Ettinger—a veterinary cancer specialist, aka “Dr. Sue Cancer Vet”—recalls her road to becoming a vet, after briefly entertaining the idea of pursuing a career involving art history. She describes how she traveled a somewhat serendipitous path that deposited Ettinger at her professional focus on oncology. Read more…

Tom Mustill, director of “The Whale Detective”

Tom Mustill—a British director who makes nature and wildlife movies; his latest film is “The Whale Detective” (the impetus: Mustill and a friend were kayaking in Monterey Bay when a humpback whale breached, and just missed landing on them)—recounts when his fascination with animals began, and his early forays into filmmaking. Read more…

The Annual Christmas Animal Song Special

This morning, I once again set aside the customary “Talking Animals” format to deliver the Annual Christmas Animal Song special—that is, a show entirely devoted to Holiday-oriented animal tunes. Read more…

Scott Blais, co-founder of the Global Sanctuary for Elephants, currently running Elephant Sanctuary Brazil

Scott Blais—co-founder of the Global Sanctuary for Elephants, whose initial facility is the Elephant Sanctuary Brazil—begins the conversation aiming to answer my question about what makes elephants magical, what provokes such passionate response to them in so many people. Read more…

Sterling Davis–“Trap King”–Pioneering Expert on TNR and Community Cats

Sterling Davis—also known as “Trap King,” reflecting his prowess with the humane traps used in the commission of Trap Neuter Return (TNR) of community cats, previously called feral cats—recounts his unlikely path into cat rescue and TNR, and the budding career he turned his back on to travel this path. Read more…