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Please Support “Talking Animals” (& Me! ) During WMNF’s Summer Fund Drive June 1


I’m asking that you support “Talking Animals,” and me, in our Fund Drive show Wednesday, June 1, 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 STEELY DAN at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa–also on the bill is STEVE WINWOOD!  We have two of the best seats in the house for this concert!

Other pretty nifty Exclusive Thank You Gifts, or Premiums, include:

…Two copies of John Doe’s new book, “Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk”

…Two copies of “Pit Bull: The Story of An American Icon,” by Bronwen Dickey, signed by Dickey

...Two DVD copies of “Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America’s Sidecar Dogs,” the fabulous documentary that Flee & I showed at a sold-out WMNF screening–the Florida premiere!–last July…

….Two copies of Carl Safina’s acclaimed latest book, “Beyond Words: What Animals Think And Feel,” signed by Dr. Safina

…Three copies of  “My Old Dog” by Laura T. Coffey, with the foreword written by Neko Case, signed by Coffey and Case


FleeFront… the newest “Talking Animals” T-Shirt! Modeled here by the Fabulous Flee, it’s 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! Again, these aren’t animals we’re offering, but an 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 June 1–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…

John Doe, singer-songwriter-author-horseman


John Doe—co-founder of punk band extraordinaire X, the singer-songwriter released a new solo album, “The Westerner,” and just published his first book, “Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk”—starts our conversation addressing what horses mean to him: “They mean that I don’t think with the left side of my brain when I’m with them.” Read more…

Bronwen Dickey, author of “Pit Bull: The Battle Over An American Icon”


Bronwen Dickey—author of “Pit Bull: The Battle Over An American Icon”— shares, in response to my observation about the already-lauded breadth and depth of the book (which had only come out the day before), how discoveries of notable information she made during the research phase spurred an unexpected, dramatic widening of her fact-finding process. Read more…

Nicole Green, director of Animalearn


Nicole Green—director of Animalearn, an organization that promotes humane science education, and helps educational institutions, from elementary school through medical and veterinary school—recounts the history and evolution of Animalearn, launched in 1990 by the American Anti-Vivisection Society. Read more…

Tibet, Florida’s first courthouse dog, and Brenda Kocher, her handler


Tibet and Brenda Kocher—respectively, Florida’s first courthouse dog and the Guardian ad Litem volunteer who serves as Tibet’s handler, under the auspices of Voices for Children of Tampa Bay—outline the extensive training Tibet underwent, in keeping with the dogs provided by Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). Read more…