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Conservation, sustainability, wild travel stories. Host Brooke Mitchell-Norman, conservation biologist and adventure traveler, chats with friends and experts to discuss nature’s biggest questions: How do we save the planet? How can we protect endangered wildlife? Where are the best places to experience nature? What country has the best coffee? Pour yourself a glass of something tasty (coffee, tea, wine, whiskey?) and join the conversation. Together, we'll rewild the planet.

Rewildology Brooke Mitchell-Norman

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    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Conservation, sustainability, wild travel stories. Host Brooke Mitchell-Norman, conservation biologist and adventure traveler, chats with friends and experts to discuss nature’s biggest questions: How do we save the planet? How can we protect endangered wildlife? Where are the best places to experience nature? What country has the best coffee? Pour yourself a glass of something tasty (coffee, tea, wine, whiskey?) and join the conversation. Together, we'll rewild the planet.

    Ep. 75 | Using Science & Tourism to Uncover the Mysteries of Antarctica with Allison Cusick

    Ep. 75 | Using Science & Tourism to Uncover the Mysteries of Antarctica with Allison Cusick

    In this episode, we’re sitting with Allison Cusick, a PhD candidate at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a founder of the Fjord Phyto Project, polar guide, and has been called a Polar Hero by Conde Nast Traveler. She also starred in Jeff Goldblum’s “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” series on Disney+. Allison and I have such a fun time covering everything including her incredibly winding path that led to today, how she discovered oceanography after being terrified of the ocean all of her life, why her work studying Antarctica’s phytoplankton is vitally important to understanding the region’s entire food web, and what the science is telling us about what is going on in this part of the world.



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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Ep. 74 | Conserving the World’s Pygmy Three-Toed Sloths with Diorene Smith, DVM

    Ep. 74 | Conserving the World’s Pygmy Three-Toed Sloths with Diorene Smith, DVM

    In this episode, we’re sitting down with Diorene Smith, DVM, wildlife veterinarian, and the world’s leading pygmy sloth researcher. Diorene and I chat about everything currently known about pygmy sloths, how she partnered with the local indigenous community to create a successful conservation project, the current threats the species is facing, and what’s next to ensure that these mini-sized sloths stay around for millennia to come.



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    Check out the new Rewildology merch shop! https://rewildology.com/shop/Recording gear provided by Focusrite: https://focusrite.com/en/usb-audio-interface/scarlett/scarlett-solo-studioDiscover more ways to watch, listen, and interact: https://linktr.ee/RewildologyJoin the Rewildologists Community Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rewildologistsFollow RewildologyInstagram: https://instagram.com/rewildology/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rewildologypodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/rewildologyTwitter: https://twitter.com/rewildologyYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxNVIeC0km8ZGK_1QPy7-iA

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ep. 73 | Saving Australia’s Coral Reefs with Genetics with Annie Lamb

    Ep. 73 | Saving Australia’s Coral Reefs with Genetics with Annie Lamb

    To teach us everything corals, today we’re sitting down with Annie Lamb, an Australian coral researcher, genetics expert, and very soon-to-be PhD. Annie grew up in temperate Victoria, Australia, but always knew that she wanted to become a marine biologist “someday”. Through a very windy path, she discovered the power of genetics to answer important ecological questions and to create conservation plans based on a species’ DNA. She finally had the opportunity to apply her newfound love of genetics to her favorite group of animals – corals. For the past several years, Annie has used genetics to study how we might be able to help corals survive the onslaught of issues they’re currently facing, particularly in the Great Barrier Reef. Annie and I nerd out over so many topics including population genetics, coral biology and reproduction strategies, the issues our reefs are facing, and how we all can make our corals’ lives a little easier. 



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    Check out the new Rewildology merch shop! https://rewildology.com/shop/Recording gear provided by Focusrite: https://focusrite.com/en/usb-audio-interface/scarlett/scarlett-solo-studioDiscover more ways to watch, listen, and interact: https://linktr.ee/RewildologyJoin the Rewildologists Community Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rewildologistsFollow RewildologyInstagram: https://instagram.com/rewildology/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rewildologypodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/rewildologyTwitter: https://twitter.com/rewildologyYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxNVIeC0km8ZGK_1QPy7-iA

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 72 | Armadillos: Conserving the Americas’ Armored Specialists with Mariella Superina, DVM, Ph.D.

    Ep. 72 | Armadillos: Conserving the Americas’ Armored Specialists with Mariella Superina, DVM, Ph.D.

    Today we’re sitting down with Mariella Superina, DVM, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading armadillo researchers. Hailing from Switzerland, Mariella’s life was forever changed when she traveled to Brazil at 18-years-old. While there, the farm’s cowboys showed her her first armadillo, and from that moment on she was obsessed. She returned to Europe wanting to consume everything she could about armadillos, but quickly realized very little was known. She later became a veterinarian and also received her doctorate on this funky group of mammals. Mariella and I chat about many topics including all things armadillos, conservation issues and solutions that she’s developed in South America, how she blended multiple disciplines to research this group, and the opportunities and downfalls of studying such little-known animals.



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    Check out the new Rewildology merch shop! https://rewildology.com/shop/Recording gear provided by Focusrite: https://focusrite.com/en/usb-audio-interface/scarlett/scarlett-solo-studioDiscover more ways to watch, listen, and interact: https://linktr.ee/RewildologyJoin the Rewildologists Community Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rewildologistsFollow RewildologyInstagram: https://instagram.com/rewildology/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rewildologypodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/rewildologyTwitter: https://twitter.com/rewildologyYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxNVIeC0km8ZGK_1QPy7-iA

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Ep. 71 | River Dolphins: The Jaguars of Amazonian Waters with Fernando Trujillo, Ph.D.

    Ep. 71 | River Dolphins: The Jaguars of Amazonian Waters with Fernando Trujillo, Ph.D.

    Today we’re sitting down with Fernando Trujillo, PhD, river dolphin expert and founder of the Omacha Foundation in Colombia. Fernando and I discuss how dolphins arrived in the Amazon and the special adaptations they’ve evolved during their 2 million years in the rainforest, many of the discoveries Fernando has made throughout his 35-year career, the very real threats the Amazon is currently experiencing, and tips that all of us can do no matter where we are in the world to protect this vitally important ecosystem.



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    Check out the new Rewildology merch shop! https://rewildology.com/shop/Recording gear provided by Focusrite: https://focusrite.com/en/usb-audio-interface/scarlett/scarlett-solo-studioDiscover more ways to watch, listen, and interact: https://linktr.ee/RewildologyJoin the Rewildologists Community Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rewildologistsFollow RewildologyInstagram: https://instagram.com/rewildology/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rewildologypodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/rewildologyTwitter: https://twitter.com/rewildologyYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxNVIeC0km8ZGK_1QPy7-iA

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep. 70 | Wolves of the American West: Politics & Preservation with Aaron Bott

    Ep. 70 | Wolves of the American West: Politics & Preservation with Aaron Bott

    Today, we’re sitting down with Aaron Bott, a wildlife biologist and wolf expert. In the 1800s, Aaron’s family moved west to make a new life in the wild Rocky Mountains. When his ancestors first arrived in the area, wolves were thriving and represented a very real threat to the new settlers. Over the following century, wolves were removed to make room for more and more pioneer families. Fast forward to today, and Aaron’s family still resides in the Rockies with a mixed view of wolves. Aaron grew up exploring his family’s mountain home and fell in love with the area’s wildlife. Once it was time to choose his future path, he decided to pursue a career as a wildlife biologist studying human-wolf conflict and how to mitigate it. With extensive research experience and rich family history, very few people understand society-wolf dynamics better than Aaron and I’m more than excited to share our conversation with you. Get ready to finally have a firm grasp on the science and politics behind all of the headlines you’ve seen in the past couple of years.



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    Check out the new Rewildology merch shop! https://rewildology.com/shop/Recording gear provided by Focusrite: https://focusrite.com/en/usb-audio-interface/scarlett/scarlett-solo-studioDiscover more ways to watch, listen, and interact: https://linktr.ee/RewildologyJoin the Rewildologists Community Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rewildologistsFollow RewildologyInstagram: https://instagram.com/rewildology/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rewildologyFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/rewildologyTwitter: https://twitter.com/rewildologyYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxNVIeC0km8ZGK_1QPy7-iA

    • 1 hr 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Jro125283 ,

Wild Host, Rewilded Planet

Brooke is an incredible podcast host who is so fully of passion (and a drink or two) that you’re going to feel like you’re listening to a friend. Each episode features a guest or guests talking about the various facets of animal conservation, and also sharing incredible travel stories. Brooke goes beyond just the conservation topics, though, digging deep into the person she interviews and sharing unique and interesting stories from their lives! Pour yourself your favorite drink and settle in for a great listen!

Justin No Snooze ,

Rewildology

Love this podcast so much. If your into comedy travel and outdoors this podcast is for you. Definitely recommend 💪🏼

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