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Episode #67: Jungle Jack Hanna

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In this episode, I interview one of my idols, Jungle Jack Hanna. We discuss Jack’s extensive career working with animals. Topics include Jack’s early childhood, what brought him to the Columbus Zoo as a director in 1978, Monkeys loose on the interstate (literally)!, David Letterman, and much more!

Please visit Jack’s website for more info: https://www.jackhanna.com

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Episode #35: Wildlife Q & A

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In this episode, I have a sit-down Q & A session with wildlife rehabilitator, Mady Rothchild, from Animals In Distress Association. Mady has been working with native, North American wildlife for over 33 years. We answer submitted wildlife questions and talk about animals that live in our own backyards. Topics include what to do if you find a baby bird, raccoons as pets, badgers and if they are a threat to humans and pets, encounters with snakes, and how to coexist with animals in our backyards. 

For more information, please visit http://idahowildliferescue.org

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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. 

For more information, please visit: http://www.bridgesforbraininjury.org/wildliferockstars/wildliferockstars.html

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Episode #33: Wild Beats

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In this episode, I interview sound artist, educator, TV personality, and National Geographic Explorer, Ben Mirin. We discuss Ben's unique passion for music and wildlife and how his beats have raised awareness about animal conservation around the world. 

For more information about Ben, visit: http://benmirin.com 

Ben's TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUD4ED5hezQ&t=608s

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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 #27: Saving Vultures

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In this episode, I interview my good friend, Dr. Munir Virani. He's the Vice President for Conservation Strategy and External Affairs at The Peregrine Fund. We discuss Asian and African Vultures and why they are considered one of the most threatened groups of animals on the planet. Threats we cover include human/animal conflict, poisoning, poaching, and use on the black market. Dr. Virani also recounts his terrifying encounters with lions and a lone buffalo. 

For more information, please visit http://www.peregrinefund.org

Dr. Virani's TED Talk "Why I Love Vultures" https://www.ted.com/talks/munir_virani_why_i_love_vultures

Dr. Virani and Corbin Maxey's "Through The Eyes Of A Vulture" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB-0vq8BN_c

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Episode #18: Wildlife Rescue

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In this episode, I sit down with my good friend and one of the hardest working people in wildlife rescue, Mady Rothchild. She runs Animals In Distress, a native wildlife rescue based in Boise, Idaho. We discuss her rescue work with bats, badgers, beavers, birds, fawns, foxes, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, and cougar kittens. She also gives advice to anyone looking to start or work at a wildlife rescue. For more information, please visit:  http://idahowildliferescue.org