All Creatures Podcast
Episode 274: Dr. Richard Dawkins, author of Flights of Fancy, Defying Gravity By Design & Evolution

Episode 274: Dr. Richard Dawkins, author of Flights of Fancy, Defying Gravity By Design & Evolution

April 6, 2022

This week we welcome Dr. Richard Dawkins to discuss his latest book, Flights of Fancy Defying Gravity by Design & Evolution. We were both thrilled to speak with one of the world's best known evolutionary biologists and science communicators. Dr. Dawkins is well known for his advocacy for science and on of the world's leading scientific authors. 

We both were very fortunate to be able to read his latest book Flights of Fancy and we both agree it is a must buy. The artwork alone is incredible and worth the price. Additionally, Dr. Dawkins writing style makes reading about science and evolution a real treat. While we discuss the book and the implications of flight, we do chat about where we are in the world with science, conservation and many other topics.

Flights of Fancy will be available in the USA May 3, 2022.  

You can learn more about Dr. Richard Dawkins and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science HERE

 

All Creatures Kids Episode 17: Red Ruffed Lemurs

All Creatures Kids Episode 17: Red Ruffed Lemurs

March 30, 2022

For this week we wanted to return to some of our special kids episodes. Particularly, we welcome Zoe who is 5 years old and from Texas. Zoe shares with us all her knowledge about one of her favorite species, the Red Ruffed Lemur! Zoe also shares with us her other favorite animals, especially the Red Panda and turtles. It is amazing to listen to the next generation talk about their favorite species and how they want to help save them. 

If you have your own kid expert and wanting to be featured on our All Creatures Kids episodes please email Angie at allcreatureskidspod@gmail.com 

You can learn more about these animals in our previous podcasts by following these links:

Episode 128 Red Ruffed Lemurs 

Episode 165: Red Panda 

 

 

Episode 273: Water Walking Wonders, the Basilisks

Episode 273: Water Walking Wonders, the Basilisks

March 23, 2022

Basilisks are some of the most charismatic reptiles currently living on our planet. Yet, not really known for their beauty, but rather more for their incredible ability to literally run across water. There are four species of Basilisk whose primary ranges are in Central America, with some ranging as far north as Mexico, and some ranging as far south as the the northern portions of South America. Generally, all four species of Basilisk are not in crisis, yet. Central America is a global conservation hot spot, as habitat destruction has pushed many species to the brink. We talk about this and more. This week is everything Basilisk and learning about just how they can walk on water is mind blowing and we feel privileged to share this knowledge with you. 

HERE is just one of the many videos available showing a Basilisk running on water 

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Episode 272: Zoo Educator & Texas Lobo Coalition Founder Hope Carr

Episode 272: Zoo Educator & Texas Lobo Coalition Founder Hope Carr

March 17, 2022

This week we welcome Hope Carr. She is the Education Manager at Austin Zoo, as well as the founder and chairperson of the Texas Lobo Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to the restoration of the Mexican wolf to West Texas. Hope has been drawn to wild animals and wild places her entire life, and since earning her bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Conservation at Brigham Young University, she has been dedicated to teaching people all about the value of wildlife. Prior to her role at the Austin Zoo, Hope worked at Utah’s Hogle Zoo and the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium as an educator. We spend an amazing hour talking about how the unique Austin Zoo started off as a rescue. Then Hope talks about her experience with founding the Texas Lobo Coalition and efforts to preserve the Mexican wolf. 

You can learn more about the Texas Lobo Coalition HERE

You can learn more about the Austin Zoo HERE

 

Episode 271: Animal Chaplain and Author Sarah Bowen

Episode 271: Animal Chaplain and Author Sarah Bowen

March 9, 2022

This week we are excited to speak with Animal Chaplain and author Sarah Bowen. Sarah has grown up with a deep love and connection to animals and nature. So much so, that is led her in a direction of exploring spirituality, our connection with animals of all types, and the wonderous landscape we and they live in. We discuss many topics related to spirituality and what drove her to write her new book, "Sacred Sendoffs: An Animal Chaplain's Advice for Surviving Animal Loss, Making Life Meaningful, & Trying to Heal the Planet." This is another special interview exploring a topic we have never discussed before in this podcast in trying to understand our deep connections to our planet. 

You can learn more about Sarah Bowen by visiting her website HERE

You can learn more about her latest book Sacred Sendoffs HERE

 

 

 

Episode 270: Jeff Corwin host of Wildlife Nation

Episode 270: Jeff Corwin host of Wildlife Nation

March 2, 2022

This week we welcome one of our greatest conservation heroes, Jeff Corwin. We were thrilled to spend an hour with Jeff in between filming of his latest show, Wildlife Nation, which is now airing on ABC in the USA. Jeff Corwin as a wildlife biologist and conservationist has spent the last three decades educating and entertaining many millions with his wildlife adventures. Jeff is now working with the incredible Defenders of Wildlife organization to showcase the many imperiled species in North America. For us, it was a real treat to speak with Jeff, as it is not often you get to pick the brain of one of the world's most recognized faces in animal conservation.

Jeff has an illustrious career and you can learn more about him off his own Wiki page HERE

Please check out the Defenders of Wildlife website HERE

You can learn more about Jeff Corwin's collaboration with the Defenders of Wildlife HERE

Episode 269: Crafty Crows

Episode 269: Crafty Crows

February 23, 2022

Out of all the bird species we have covered, Crows have to be one of the most sensational and intelligent. While we do debate on just who the "smartest" bird species in the world is, Crows are without doubt near the top. These amazing flying animals just prove we have so much to learn about them and nature. Crows continue to be thoroughly studied for their intelligence and we share what researchers around the world have learned from them. As well as, a few crow species, such as the Hawaiian Crow are endangered. In fact, the Hawaiian Crow is extinct in the wild and just barely hanging on with the help of conservationist. We tell their story and more. Yet, here is just a fun and enlightening episode on the Crow. 

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Episode 268: The Legendary Leopard Seal

Episode 268: The Legendary Leopard Seal

February 16, 2022

We go back to the ocean and way down under to Antarctica to cover a top predator, the Leopard Seal. Besides Orcas, nothing can match this top dog of our southern oceans. Leopard Seals are notorious for hunting penguins, as well as other small and medium sized animals. Yet, they have so much mystery about them and are very much understudied. Of what we do know, will fascinate you. This week we talk about everything Leopard Seals and also have a brief chat about the "Doomsday Glacier," which we all need to be made aware of. 

For those interested, as mentioned in the podcast, the NOAA Sea Level Riser Viewer can be accessed HERE 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

 

Episode 267: Twelve Cheetah Project w/Dan Cabela from the Cabela Family Foundation

Episode 267: Twelve Cheetah Project w/Dan Cabela from the Cabela Family Foundation

February 9, 2022

This week we speak with Dan Cabela about the ambitious Twelve Cheetah Project. Dan is representing the Cabela Family Foundation, who has given significant support to the rehabilitation of the Marromeu-Coutada Complex in the Zambeze Delta region in Mozambique.  Dan tells us the story of how after the success of the 24-Lion project, which we covered with guest Ivan Carter in Episode 108, that conservationists have now returned twelve cheetahs to the same region. He also talks about the challenges of rehoming this many cheetahs and its impact on the Marromeu-Coutada Complex. With the Cabela Family Foundation's support, this region of the Zambeze Delta is now thriving with wildlife. 

You can learn more about the Twelve Cheetah Project in this YouTube video HERE

You can learn more about the Cabela Family Foundation and their work HERE

 

Episode 266: Mass Migration of the Wildebeest

Episode 266: Mass Migration of the Wildebeest

February 2, 2022

What can we say about one of Africa's most iconic animals, the Wildebeest, the Gnu. They are just legends. Their mass migrations across Eastern Africa have created some of the most intense predator vs. prey footage ever seen . These rugged survivors not only outrun Lions and Hyenas on the planes, often they are seen leaping and escaping death from the jaws of the massive Nile Crocodile.  This is a special one! We go in depth on just how and why they migrate and cover everything else Wildebeest. This is must listen to! Everyone who can in their life needs to try and get to Africa to see this majestic beasts, the Wildebeest, in their native range. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we are able to send money to conservation organizations monthly chosen by our Patreon supporters. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon! Thank you so much for your support and for supporting animal conservation. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

 

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