Jason G. Goldman is a cognitive scientist, animal behavior researcher, and science communicator. On each episode of "The Wild Life," he sits down with the most interesting people who work with, teach about, care for, and study animals. The in-depth conversations are wide-ranging, from the science of animal behavior and conservation biology to animal ethics, the wildlife in your own backyard, and beyond.
Episode 28 - Justin Gregg
Dolphin researcher, author, and voice actor Justin Gregg drops by The Wild Life! He and Jason talk about whether animals have emotions and personalities, what it's like to be a dolphin researcher, and what happens when cultural traditions come into conflict with animal welfare and conservation. Follow Justin on twitter: @justindgregg.
Episode 27 - Melissa Cronin
Jason sits down with science writer Melissa Cronin to chat about gibbon songs and penguin poop. In this wide-ranging conversation they share tales of interacting with readers online, discuss their complex emotions regarding killer whales in captivity, and more. Formerly of The Dodo, Melissa is now producing a web series about our planet called "Down to Earth." Follow Melissa on twitter: @melissa_cronin.
Episode 26 - Christina Ochoa
Actress Christina Ochoa stops by to chat with Jason about scientific diving, keeping snakes as pets (she's got a ball python named Riker!), and balancing her passions for both acting and science. Bonus: hear about the time that Christina got lost while hiking in the mountains near LA. Follow Christina on Twitter: @christina_ochoa.
5 Star Conversations
As a wildlife biologist myself, I crave these conversations and love learning from Jason and the brilliant scientists he has on the show.
Love this podcast! Jason is wonderful and his guests have all sorts of amazing facts!! THIS IS A MUST.
Lovely new addition to science podcasts
Enjoyable questions, interesting guests, and great sound quality come together to make a fantastic show. Thanks, Jason!