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Our Changing Ocean (with Alexa Fredston)

Alexa Fredston is a quantitative ecologist who gained her BA from Princeton University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and her PhD from University of California, Santa Barbara. She is currently a postdoc at Rutgers University where she studies how human activities alter biogeographic patterns and ecological processes. Her research has specifically investigated how fast species…

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Chronic Wasting Disease (with Dr. Margaret Wild)

Dr. Margaret Wild is the former chief wildlife veterinarian for the National Park Service. She is currently a professor at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and has been chosen to lead research efforts into elk hoof disease through the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology. She is well-known among wildlife biologists and researchers…

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A Chimp’s Life

(WITH DR. CRAIG STANFORD) Dr. Craig Stanford is an expert on animal behavior and human origins. He is a Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at the University of Southern California and Director of USC’s Jane Goodall Research Center.  He extensively studied chimpanzees in Tanzania, in collaboration with Dr. Goodall. He has also studied chimpanzees…

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Alone in the wilderness

Patrick Mather is a former United States Army Special Forces operative with the Green Berets and a West Point graduate. He is currently a special agent in the United States Diplomatic Security Service. After serving in the military, Patrick has taken multiple extended trips into some of the most remote areas in the U.S. by…

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The Keiko Project

Robert Mendez is the producer and director of the Keiko Project, a documentary film currently in production that tells the full story of the real killer whale (Keiko) who starred in the block buster hit movie Free Willy. We discuss Keiko’s capture in Iceland, his years of suffering in the deplorable conditions of a marine…

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The Orca Whisperer (with Pierre Robert de Latour)

Today’s guest is Pierre Robert de Latour. He is the founder and president of the Under Water Soft Encounter Alliance (USEA), the president of Orques Sans Frontières, and author of the best seller “Frère des orques” (Glénat Edition). Pierre Robert De Latour is internationally known as “The Orca Whisperer” and has more than 6,200 dives with orcas! USEA also participates in scientific…

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Wild Stories

Rough toothed dolphin encounter with Michael DK The new segment for the All Things Wild podcast will feature cool and interesting encounters people have had with wildlife. Anyone is welcome to participate, reach out to me on the contact us form or Instagram and Facebook (links below). There is no better way to start out…

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OUR LAST CHANCE TO SAVE AN ORCA SOCIETY

A Bunch of Letters May Make the Difference The southern resident Orcas of the Pacific northwest need our help. This iconic and unique population of killer whales had their numbers drastically reduce in the 1960s and 1970s due to capture for marine parks. Marine parks have made an incredible amount of money from these captures,…

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WHY WE THINK WE ARE SO SMART

WE ARE TAUGHT TO THINK WE ARE We feel like we are not animals. When you are born in the modern world, you are bombarded with this concept from the day you leave the womb. Your family’s religious beliefs, your educational system (even your education in science), your religious leaders, your political leaders, your football…

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Why You Should Care About A Brain Wasting Zombie Deer Disease

    THIS IS SCARY STUFF  So it’s not a zombie disease, but it is just as scary. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a relatively newly identified member of the family of diseases known as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs). The way this group of diseases kills you is spelled out in its name. It is…

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