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…

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…

Emily McCormack, Animal Curator at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Emily McCormack—the Animal Curator at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR), a sanctuary in Eureka Springs, Arkansas housing 94 animals (mostly big cats, plus bears)—recalls being infatuated with tigers since childhood, telling her parents at age 10 or 12 that she intended to save them. Read more…