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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…

Kathleen Edwards: In-Studio at WMNF For Performance and Conversation

Today’s show involved reconfiguring the usual “Talking Animals” format: We still delivered a long-form interview—in this case, with singer-songwriter-animal champion Kathleen Edwards. Read more…

Glen Hatchell: dog trainer, behaviorist–“Ask The Trainer” 6th Edition

As we’ve done five times prior, today’s show involved setting aside the usual “Talking Animals” format in order to present the extended feature, “Ask The Trainer,” in which listeners are invited to call or email questions about their dogs or cats, particularly involving behavioral issues or training concerns. 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…

Alexis Telfair-Garcia, social worker at Austin Pets Alive!

Alexis Telfair-Garcia–a social worker recently hired at the Austin, TX animal shelter, Austin Pets Alive! (APA!)—recalls growing up in a family that prized community service, perhaps telegraphing her pursuit of a career in social work. Read more…