57 episodes

A primate podcast examining the world of great apes - chimps, gorillas, orangutans, bonobos, and humans. Our remarkable guests are at the forefront of science and conservation, exploring our brains, evolution, anatomy, disease, wildlife, biodiversity, and the ecosystems we all depend on for survival. Visit our official website: talkingapes.orgTalking Apes is a program of the nonprofit GLOBIO. 

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A primate podcast examining the world of great apes - chimps, gorillas, orangutans, bonobos, and humans. Our remarkable guests are at the forefront of science and conservation, exploring our brains, evolution, anatomy, disease, wildlife, biodiversity, and the ecosystems we all depend on for survival. Visit our official website: talkingapes.orgTalking Apes is a program of the nonprofit GLOBIO. 

    Teasing Tactics: Ape Play and Pranks with Dr Isabelle Laumer | S3E54

    Teasing Tactics: Ape Play and Pranks with Dr Isabelle Laumer | S3E54

    Playful Teasing in Great Apes with Isabelle Laumer Did you know that great apes engage in playful teasing, much like human children?Join us for another episode of Talking Apes Podcast featuring Isabelle Laumer, a renowned researcher in animal behavior and cognition at Max Planck. Isabelle and her team have conducted groundbreaking research on playful teasing in great apes, revealing fascinating parallels between our closest relatives and human infants.In this episode, we delve into the cognit...

    • 34 min
    Stories of Survival and Struggle with Journalist Jeremy Hance | S3E53

    Stories of Survival and Struggle with Journalist Jeremy Hance | S3E53

    Join us for this episode of Talking Apes featuring Jeremy Hance, a distinguished environmental journalist renowned for his unwavering commitment to biodiversity. With a prolific career writing for outlets like Mongabay and the Guardian, Jeremy shares his insights on conservation and the emotional challenges of his work.Jeremy shares his lifelong love for wild things and his identity as a storyteller. He talks about the joy and challenges of covering critical issues like global warming, poachi...

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Make Travel Meaningful: Earth Day Special with NatHab's Ben Bressler | S3E52

    Make Travel Meaningful: Earth Day Special with NatHab's Ben Bressler | S3E52

    Does connecting to a planet require seeing it? And at what cost to the environment, the wildlife, and people?Join us for an Earth Day special on Talking Apes Podcast as we chat with Ben Bressler, founder of Natural Habitat Adventures, about the transformative power of purposeful travel.'We're passionate about conservation, and we're passionate about travel, so we use travel to affect conservation.'A Conservation Journey:From humble beginnings in the late 1980s, Natural Habitat Adventure...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Empathy and Sympathy in Conservation with Dr Kathayoon Khalil | S3E51

    Empathy and Sympathy in Conservation with Dr Kathayoon Khalil | S3E51

    Greetings, troop! Welcome back to Talking Apes Season 3. We're kicking off 2024 with a thought-provoking episode featuring Kathayoon Khalil, conservation psychologist and education professional with a rich background spanning zoos, aquariums, museums, and nature centers.This week, our chat explores:The Power of Empathy – How it shapes our attitudes towards animals and influences our actions. Kathayoon helps us understand how empathy can be a dynamic tool for positive conservation action...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ancient Us: The Evolutionary Journey of Apes with Dr Sergio Almécija | S3E50

    Ancient Us: The Evolutionary Journey of Apes with Dr Sergio Almécija | S3E50

    Evolution - Who are we, where did we begin? The evolution of us and apes like us - gorillas, chimps, bonobos, and orangutans - likely began long before any of us resembled the apes of today. For Dr. Sergio Almécija that journey begins in the Miocene some 5-23 million years ago.Dr. Sergio Almécija studies the evolution of humans alongside that of our living closest relatives, the apes. Modern apes and humans constitute a relict of a once highly diversified group. During the Miocene in Africa, ...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    'Sincerely, a Black Primatologist' with Thomas Wilson | S3E49

    'Sincerely, a Black Primatologist' with Thomas Wilson | S3E49

    Beyond Biology: Primate Pelage, Racism, and Academic TriumphsColour and pattern of hair and skin play a powerful role in how primates interpret and interact with others and the world. Primates are the most colourful and pelage-diverse of all mammals. In this episode, we dive into the vibrant world of non-human primate hair and skin colour with passionate Ph.D. student at the University of of Massachusetts Amherst, Thomas Wilson. Thomas explores the still-emerging and complex field of un...

    • 1 hr 48 min

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8 Ratings

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Best Primates Podcast

I love Talking Apes! Jerry touches on such diverse aspects of primatology without getting too “sciencey” or in the weeds anyway. The episodes are all interesting and informative. This podcast is not just 3 stoned friends cracking jokes for 3/4 of every episode.

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