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Jeffrey Masson, author, most recently of “Lost Companions: Reflections on the Death of Pets.”

Jeffrey Masson—the New York Times bestselling author of books about animals and their emotions, including “When Elephants Weep” and “Dogs Never Lie About Love”—explains how being on the cusp of turning 80, and contemplating his own mortality, formed the chief impetus for writing his new book, “Lost Companions: Reflections on the Death of Pets.” Read more…

Dr. Neal Barnard, founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, professor, speaker, musician

Dr. Neal Barnard—founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine, among other notable hats he wears—recalls growing up not particularly interested in being a doctor, like his Dad, then after becoming more inclined to pursue medicine, initially veering toward psychiatry. Read more…

Helen Macdonald, author of “H Is For Hawk” and now, “Vesper Flights”

Helen Macdonald—the naturalist, poet, and author best known for her acclaimed and award-winning memoir, “H Is For Hawk”; she’s published a new book, “Vesper Flights”—expands on a point she makes in the introduction of the new book about love being the subject that underlies her work, part of a broader observation that every writer has one subject that underlies theirs. Read more…

Jessica Janson, East Coast Coordinator of Food for Thought

Owing to the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing (though loosening) Stay at Home order, I produced and recorded this show remotely from home, the eighth program prepared this way at the Talking Animals corporate headquarters in Jupiter Farms, Florida, and likely the way our broadcasts will come together thru mid-June. Tentatively, we’re due back in studio on June 24.

Jessica Janson —East Coast Coordinator of Animal Place’s Food for Thought program, which seeks to help animal welfare, social justice, and environmental organizations adopt animal- and earth-friendly menu policies for their events—outlines some information about Animal Place, a farmed animal sanctuary in Northern California, one of the country’s oldest and largest. Read more…

Jo-Anne McArthur, photographer, co-editor, and creator of “Hidden: Animals in the Anthropocene”

Owing to the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing Stay at Home order, I produced and recorded this show remotely from home, the seventh program prepared this way at the Talking Animals corporate headquarters in Jupiter Farms, Florida, and likely the way the broadcasts will come together thru mid-June. Tentatively, we’re due back in studio on June 24.

Jo-Anne McArthur —an acclaimed photojournalist who served as creator, co-editor, and photographer for the forthcoming book, “Hidden: Animals in the Anthropocene”—responds to my beginning the interview in a different way (chiefly because McArthur has previously been a guest multiple times), starting with my questions about how she, as a photographer who’s specialized for years in documenting the often-awful plights of animals, staves of burnout or worse. Read more…