Episode #64: The Lion Whisperer

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In this episode, I interview Kevin Richardson, the Lion Whisperer. Kevin has been working with big cats and large carnivores for over 20 years. He oversaw the complete production of Mia and The White Lion, now in theaters.

For more information, please visit: www.lionwhisperer.co.za

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Episode #59: The Cheetah Conservation Fund

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In this episode, I interview Dr. Laurie Marker. She’s the founder and executive director of The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). CCF is a global leader in research and conservation of cheetahs. They are dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild.

For more information, please visit: www.cheetah.org

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Episode #52: Mark O'Shea The Legend

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In this episode, I interview famous herpetologist, photographer, author, lecturer, and TV personality, Mark O’Shea. Mark’s been working with reptiles and traveling the world for over five decades, We begin discussing Mark’s early childhood and his first encounter with a snake. We then dive into his extensive work with venomous snakes, including two close encounters, one of which almost took his life. We then discuss his path to television and his adventures around the world.

Order Mark’s new book, “The Book Of Snakes”: https://www.amazon.com/Book-Snakes-Life-Size-Hundred-Species/dp/022645939X

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Episode #46 Penguins & Elephant Seals

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In this interview, I talk to Camille Le Guen who is currently finishing up her PHD work on African Penguins and the effects of overfishing. We discuss her early beginnings studying the Little Blue Penguins in Australia. We then cover her experience living on South Georgia Island (north of Antartica) studying penguins and elephant seals. We finish up with her current work with the endangered African Penguins in South Africa.

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Episode #44: Biology, Botany, & A Botfly

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In this episode, I interview Richard Rachman, a current undergraduate researcher at California State University. We discuss Richard’s extensive experience in the field and go over highlights, including the time he brought a botfly back home with him in Ecuador!

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Episode #43: Urban Caracal Project

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In this episode, I interview Dr. Laurel Serieys, the founder of The Urban Caracal Project, a unique study currently looking at the effects of urbanization on caracal populations in South Africa. We begin discussing Dr. Serieys work with bobcats and cougars in Los Angeles and how that led her to Africa. We then dive into the elusive life of the caracal and how they adapt to life in the city, including the habit of preying on pets, in particular domestic cats. We end the discussion on how people can learn to co-exist with caracals and other wildlife.

For more information, visit www.urbancaracalproject.org

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Episode #41: Elephants with Dr. Cynthia Moss

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In this episode, I sit down with one of the world's most famous elephant researchers, Dr. Cynthia Moss. Dr. Moss has been studying wild elephants in Africa for over 40 years. In 1972, Dr. Moss started the Amboseli Elephant Research Project, the longest running study of elephants to date. In this interview, we discuss elephant behavior, intelligence, social structure, empathy, and current threats they face in the wild. Other topics include the famous elephant "Echo", Dr. Moss's favorite elephant encounter, and advice for young researchers wanting to pursue a similar career path. 

For more information, please visit: https://www.elephanttrust.org

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