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Kate Benjamin, Top Cat at Hauspanther

Kate Benjamin–whom I suggested you could call a cat lady while noting, in this case, the term would be strictly intended as a compliment, given the scope of her expertise and the two feline-oriented bestselling books she’s co-written, as well as the 13 cats she lives with—returns to “Talking Animals.” Read more…

The Talking Animals Annual Holiday Animal Song Special

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

Tom Mustill, author of “How To Speak Whale: A Voyage into the Future of Animal Communication”

Tom Mustill—biologist, filmmaker, and author, but forever primarily identified by a 2015 incident: while kayaking with a friend, when a humpback whale breached, landing on the pair—describes the ways this incident has affected him personally and professionally. Read more…

Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers, plant-based doctor

Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers–who runs a medical practice in Chattanooga, Tenn. called The Essence of Health Wellness Clinic—describes growing up in the South (Atlanta), where dishes like fried chicken and mac and cheese were common to family meals and larger celebrations. Read more…

Duncan P. Forgey, author of “Flyin’ Kai: A Pelican’s Tale”

Duncan P. Forgey– author of Flyin’ Kai: A Pelican’s Tale, in which Forgey has spun an inventive yarn, starting with a pelican occupying the center of the novel, and no shortage of talking animals(!) dotting the landscape—recalls growing up in Newport Beach, CA, and how that experience shaped the protect-the environment-and-wildlife themes coursing through his book. Read more…