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Hosted by Duncan Strauss, Talking Animals is a weekly radio show about animals and animal issues. It currently airs Wednesdays, from 10-11am ET, on WMNF (88.5 FM), a 70,000-watt NPR affiliate in Tampa.

The core of Talking Animals is a long-form interview with prominent figures in the animal world or notable folks in other fields who have ties to animal welfare.

Past guests include Jane Goodall, Alec Baldwin, Temple Grandin, Dr. Neal Barnard, Lily Tomlin, Bob Barker, Neko Case, Nathan Runkle,… Continue Reading >>
Hosted by Duncan Strauss, Talking Animals is a weekly radio show about animals and animal issues. It currently airs Wednesdays, from 10-11am ET, on WMNF (88.5 FM), a 70,000-watt NPR affiliate in Tampa.

The core of Talking Animals is a long-form interview with prominent figures in the animal world or notable folks in other fields who have ties to animal welfare.

Past guests include Jane Goodall, Alec Baldwin, Temple Grandin, Dr. Neal Barnard, Lily Tomlin, Bob Barker, Neko Case, Nathan Runkle, Dr. Lori Marino, Jackson Galaxy, Paula Poundstone, Brian May, and Sy Montgomery.

Alongside the interview, Talking Animals is rounded out by animal news and announcements, animal songs, animal comedy, and a quick quiz feature, Name That Animal Tune. https://talkinganimals.net << Show Less
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Samantha Wishman & Christina Thomas, co-directors of “Free Puppies!” Christina Thomas and Samantha Wishman are co-directors of “Free Puppies!,” a documentary examining rescue dogs being regularly transported from the South to the North for adoption, probing deeper into why the South is a repository for so many homeless dogs.
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Samantha Wishman & Christina Thomas, co-directors of “Free Puppies!” Christina Thomas and Samantha Wishman are co-directors of “Free Puppies!,” a documentary examining rescue dogs being regularly transported from the South to the North for adoption, probing deeper into why the South is a repository for so many homeless dogs.
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Don Argott, co-director of “The Bond” Don Argott–co-director of “The Bond,” a four-part wildlife series streaming on DiscoveryPlus, examining the singular animal-human connection forged amongst four folks and critters (kangaroo, dolphin, goat, cheetah), from disparate backgrounds [&#8230;]
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Katherine McGill & Kate MacFall: discussing proposed changes to Florida’s trapping regulations Two experts on Florida wildlife, Katherine McGill and Kate MacFall, discuss proposed changes to the state's trapping regulations
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Kimberly Carroll, Toronto-based animal activist, leader, and consultant Kimberly Carroll— a veteran Toronto-based animal activist, leader, and consultant—recalls growing up in Manitoba, a sensitive child with a precocious connection to animals, yet like her family members and most [&#8230;]
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Spencer Conover, Assistant Director of Pasco County Animal Services Spencer Conover— Assistant Director of Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS), whose work has received national acclaim, partly accounting for his being viewed as a rising star in the animal shelter [&#8230;]
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Callers and Emailers as Guests Every year or two, I jettison the chief component of the “Talking Animals” format—a longform interview with a single guest—to offer a debate or some other multi-guest panel discussion. As [&#8230;]
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Ally Burguieres, opossum advocate and rehabilitator Ally Burguieres— an opossum advocate and rehabilitator, whose passion to protect and serve, and heal, these marsupials is reflected in a recent HuffPost piece and in her new book, “Possums [&#8230;]
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Rebekah Keat and Siri Lindley, activists working to end horse slaughter Rebekah Keat and Siri Lindley—highly vocal (and highly effective, as it turns out) advocates for ending horse slaughter—recall a pivotal horse, Savannah, who served as a catalyst for their advocacy. [&#8230;]
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