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Episode #78: The Great Wolf Debate

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In this episode, I have a round table discussion with Chris and Angie from The All Creatures Podcast about wolves. We discuss their controversial reintroduction in Yellowstone, impact on the environment being a keystone species, hunting and management of wolves, livestock and human conflicts, and how we can all learn to coexist.

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Episode #75: The Sea Panda

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In this episode, I talk to Dr. Cynthia Smith, the VP and Executive Director of the National Marine Mammal Foundation about the Vaquita, also known as “The Sea Panda”. They are the most endangered marine mammals in the world with only 15 individuals left. It’s not all doom and gloom: We discuss how we can still help save the world’s smallest porpoise.

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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 #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. 

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Episode #40: Trophy Hunting Debate

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In this episode, I invite Chris and Angie from The All Creatures Podcast to have a round table discussion on Trophy Hunting. We take a scientific approach looking at the facts and data while analyzing the pros and cons of Trophy Hunting. Is Trophy Hunting helping wildlife conservation? 

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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 #25: Dinosaurs with Dr. Scott

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In this episode, I interview Dr. Scott Sampson from the popular PBS Kids "Dinosaur Train" program. We talk about his early beginnings and how that led him to become a paleontologist. We then touch base on the dinosaurs he's discovered and common misconceptions people have about them. We also talk about how he brought his passion for nature and paleontology to television audiences around the world. For more info on Dr. Scott please visit his website: http://www.scottsampson.net 

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