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    Jamie Katz, Pet Detective
    July 6, 2016 No Comments By Duncan
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    Dr. James Keen, veterinarian and whistle blower
    June 29, 2016 No Comments By Duncan
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    Steve Jenkins, co-author of “Esther The Wonder Pig: Changing The World One Heart At A Time”
    May 25, 2016 No Comments By Duncan
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    Paula Poundstone, comic and cat devotee
    April 13, 2016 No Comments By Duncan
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    Neko Case, singer-songwriter-animal guardian
    September 30, 2015 No Comments By Duncan
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    In Conversation With Temple Grandin–Part Two
    February 25, 2015 No Comments By Duncan
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    Lily Tomlin, actress, comedian and animal advocate
    April 2, 2014 No Comments By Duncan
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    Cynthia Moss, wildlife researcher and author
    January 1, 2014 2 Comments By Duncan
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    Claudine André, bonobo partisan
    October 2, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
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    Fred Willard, comedian, actor, animal guy
    September 18, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
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    Gabriela Cowperthwaite, director of “Blackfish”
    July 24, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
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    Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, also known from television’s “Whale Wars.”
    March 9, 2011 No Comments By Duncan
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    Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a Kenyan author, conservationist and elephant expert
    January 26, 2011 No Comments By Duncan
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    Alec Baldwin, Actor-Animal Advocate
    September 8, 2010 No Comments By Duncan
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    Dr. Jane Goodall
    December 9, 2009 No Comments By Duncan

Luan Dean, Director of Mission Advancement at SPCA Tampa Bay


Luan Dean—the Director of Mission Advancement at SPCA Tampa Bay—explains the scope of her duties at the organization, which began in 1940, while describing the work undertaken there in the earliest days, some 70 years ago. Read more…

Please Support “Talking Animals” (& Me!) During WMNF’s Fall Fund Drive Oct. 5


I’m asking that you support “Talking Animals,” and me, in our Fund Drive show Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10am-11am ET–but, ideally, BEFORE then! 

As always, we have Exclusive Thank You Gifts for those who donate on  behalf of “Talking Animals”…

For example, fantastic tickets to see AMY SCHUMER at Amalie Arena on Oct. 16. We have two of the best seats in the house for this concert!

 Other nifty Exclusive Thank You Gifts, or “Premiums,” include:

 * A pair of amazing tickets to see BOB DYLAN at his sold-out show at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Nov. 19

 * Two gift certificates for the Cooking Healthy online course taught by MARK REINFELD, award-winning vegan chef and author, most recently, of “Healing The Vegan Way”

 * Two copies of BRONWEN DICKEY’s widely-acclaimed (and wildly-acclaimed: it received two rave reviews in the NY Times!) book, “Pit Bull: The Battle Over An American Icon” 

 * Gorgeous change purse, zippered pouch or bag charm by artist AMY PUGH (aka Salvador Kitti), whose work incorporates her paintings and other images of wild, exotic and endangered animals

 * the “TALKING ANIMALS” T-SHIRT! Light yellow, it has Charles Darwin on the front (& a Darwin gag), a big Talking Animals logo on the back–and, well, more details about the shirt can be found below.

* And POCKET MONKEYS! The amazing wallet-sized, 12-in-1 tool that can do anything and go anywhere, including on airplanes–it’s TSA approved! Details below.

 That hour of our fund drive show on Oct. 5–from 10-11am ET that morning–is the only time our show will be “credited” with your donation.

If a pledge comes in afterward, it’s credited to another show, but you can give beforehand… how ’bout now? Read more…

Jennifer Arnold, founder of Canine Assistants


Jennifer Arnold—the founder and executive director of Canine Assistants, which trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities and author, most recently, of “Love Is All You Need: The Revolutionary Bond-Based Approach To Educating Your Dog”—recalls Read more…

Mark Reinfeld, eminent vegan chef and author of “Healing The Vegan Way”


Mark Reinfeld—the award-winning vegan chef and author of numerous books, including “The 30-Minute Vegan” series and, most recently, “Healing The Vegan Way: Plant-Based Eating for Optimal Health and Wellness”—discusses the first portion of the new book, which features Reinfeld’s writing, as well as essays and testimonials from an assemblage of cardiologists and other doctors, Read more…

Discussion of Inmate Labor Program at Pasco County Animal Shelter


This represents a highly unusual edition of “Talking Animals,” chiefly, because it features far more guests at one time—eight—than any other show in our 13-plus year history. The overall topic was Pasco County’s Inmate Labor Program, which allows inmates to “work” at the Pasco County Animal Shelter. Read more…