Episode #39: TODAY Show Recap

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In this episode,  I discuss my recent appearance on "The Today Show" with Kathie Lee and Hoda and special co-host A-Rod. 

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Episode #37: Wild Eye

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In this episode, I interview Gerry Van der Walt, co-founder of Wild Eye, a photographic safari company that leads expeditions around the world. Gerry is also an award-winning photographer, private & specialist guide, and host of the popular "Wildlife Photography Podcast". We begin discussing African Safaris in Kenya's famed Masai Mara. We cover the Great Migration, river crossings, leopard encounters, and what to expect on a trip to Africa. We then dive into Gerry's experience photographing rare Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, and Polar Bears.

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Episode #36: Carnivore Keeper Chat

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In honor of National Zookeeper Week, I interview Turtle Back Zoo Supervisor, Erin Mowatt. Erin's been working in the zoological field for over 12 years. She's worked with everything from giraffes, elephants, tigers, lions, snow leopards, bears, orangutans, the list goes on! We discuss her passion and career working with big cats and other carnivores. 

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Episode #34: Wildlife Rockstars

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In this episode, I interview John Turini, the founder of The Wildlife Rockstars, Bridges for Brain Injury Organization. It is the only program in the United States that uses exotic animals to help people who have suffered from traumatic brain injuries. 

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Episode #32: The Cheetah Whisperer

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In this episode, I interview Erin Vargo, "The Cheetah Whisperer". Erin has been obsessed with cheetahs her whole life and has worked with over 70 individual cats. We discuss her first encounters with cheetahs volunteering for The Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia. We then dive into her work training a cheetah cub named "David" at The Wildlife Safari Park in Oregon. We end our discussion talking about her current seasonal position at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in the Animal Programs Department. Other fun topics include feeding baby warthogs, meeting Jack Hanna, and a terrifying baboon encounter!

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Episode #29: World Famous Author & Conservationist

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In this episode, I interview award-winning author and conservationist Carl Safina. He's the author of seven books and his latest, Beyond Words: How Animals Think and Feel is a New York Times Bestseller. In the book, Carl shares extraordinary stories of animals and their consciousness, self-awareness and empathy and their similarities to humans. 

We discuss Carl's early beginnings and what led him to become an author. We then dive into the book's three focal point animals: Elephants, Wolves, and Killer Whales. Other discussions include his thoughts on elephants in captivity, trophy hunting, the irrational fear of wolves, his favorite wildlife encounter, and his viral TED Talk: What Other Animals Are Thinking And Feeling. 

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TED Talk: What Animals Are Thinking And Feeling: https://www.ted.com/talks/carl_safina_what_are_animals_thinking_and_feeling 

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