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Travel and conservation blog, where we hope to get and give inspiration for our adventures at home and away.

    Wilderness Guide and Stand-Up Comedian Monte Montepare

    Wilderness Guide and Stand-Up Comedian Monte Montepare

    In this episode of the podcast, I have Monte Montepare. Monte is the co-owner of Kennicott Wilderness Guides in Alaska, and he works as a wilderness guide during the summer and a standup comedian in LA during the winter. He first moved to Alaska when on a whim he was 19, and has been there for the last 15 years.
    We go deep, and talk about anxiety and second-guessing choices we make in our youth, how Alaska has changed over the years, and doing intense things that require presence to trick yourself into quieting an overactive brain.
     
    Also, make sure to check out his videos on his YouTube page and Instagram (links below), he gets in tons of jokes and an emotional crescendo, all in just a few minutes.
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/montemontepare/?hl=en
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQbrzanMn2duh6wDKIBpVCQ

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Marine Biologist and Ecologist Carl Safina

    Marine Biologist and Ecologist Carl Safina

    In this episode of the pod, I speak with Carl Safina about his expansive career, positives in conservation, and his new book, Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Family, Create Beauty and Achieve Peace.
    Carl is an ecologist and conservationist for over 40 years, he’s won the Pew and Guggenheim Fellowships, book awards from Lannan, Orion, and the National Academies, and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals.
    He named one of the “100 Notable Conservationists of the 20th Century by Audubon magazine.
    He won the MacArthur Genius Award in 2000...the man has credentials. 
    If you enjoy this episode please like, rate, and subscribe in Apple Podcasts or where ever you kids get them these days!
     

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Interview with Brian Pope of Lubee Bat Conservancy

    Interview with Brian Pope of Lubee Bat Conservancy

    In the recent episode of the podcast, I speak with Brian Pope of Lubee Bat Conservancy. Brian has been working with animals his entire life, and but joined Lubee and started working with bats full time in 2007. 
    I learned a lot speaking with Brian, mainly that bats love playing with toys and taking things apart, that they can eat nearly 5,000-7,000 insects a night, that they are the only things that can pollinate agave plants (which are crucial in the production of tequila), and that they are being used by the Center for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, and the US Army Medical Research of Infectious Diseases to find cures for some of the world’s deadliest diseases.
    Brian puts a lot of myths about bats to rest, including that they are blind, that they are all nocturnal, and that they don’t all echolocate.

    • 16 min
    Sandra Shaw Homer, Author of Evelio’s Garden: Memoir of a Naturalist in Costa Rica

    Sandra Shaw Homer, Author of Evelio’s Garden: Memoir of a Naturalist in Costa Rica

    In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Sandra Shaw Homer, an environmentalist and author, with a recent book called Evelio’s Garden: Memoir of a Naturalist in Costa Rica. We spoke about writing, travel, conservation, and her life as an ex-pat for 29 years in Costa Rica.
    Sandra is incredibly inspirational and has an amazing story to tell, filled equally with beauty and sorrow. Below are links to where you can pick up a copy of Evelio's Garden as well as her previous books. 
    Evelio’s Garden on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Evelios-Garden-Sandra-Shaw-Homer/dp/1646693248/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1576966182&sr=1-1
    Sandra Shaw Homer on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sandra-Shaw-Homer/e/B00LLWLGOA/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1
    Sandra Shaw Homer on GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7884051.Sandra_Shaw_Homer?from_search=true

    • 47 min
    John Platt of The Revelator

    John Platt of The Revelator

    In this episode, I speak with John Platt (there is no relation between us, he just has the best last name ever) but he is a renowned environmental journalist covering endangered species, climate, and pollution-related issues. There was a bit of an audio issue at minute 23, and again at 29:00, as my recorder crapped out halfway through the podcast, however, John, the quintessential professional was recording the whole time and sounds great throughout.
    We cover a lot, and talk about what is causing the species to become more endangered at a faster rate, why some environmental issues need to reach beyond economic solutions, the importance of emotion in storytelling, and staying positive in the era of Trump.
    Thanks, and again, if you can, please rate, review, and subscribe, it helps a lot! 

    • 33 min
    Jona of Gate 1 Uganda

    Jona of Gate 1 Uganda

    In this podcast, I spoke with our tour guide, Jona, as my wife and I were on our honeymoon in Uganda. 
    A lot of people don’t know much about Uganda, myself included, so I made sure to take the opportunity to ask Jona just about all the questions I had amassed since the trip began. We talked about a lot- rhinos, Uganda being safe, Kimberly Endicott, Ebola, economic drivers, the depiction of Uganda and Africa in general in the media, and conservation efforts.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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I love listening to Brian’s stories. Whether the episode is about oyster farms or endangered species, you can hear Brian’s energy and excitement about each topic. Each episode leaves me feeling hopeful and motivated to do bigger things for our planet.

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