Rewildology

Rewildology

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.

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June 23, 2022 25 min

In today's episode, Brooke explores what biomimicry is, what it isn’t, why it’s relevant, and how it might be the solution we need for creating a sustainable future.

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Today, we’re sitting down with wildlife biologist and Yellowstone predator expert, Jack Rabe. Jack grew up in northern Ohio hunting and fishing on Lake Erie with his father. When it came time to pick a major, Jack decided to study wildlife sciences at The Ohio State University. Upon graduation day, he received a phone call asking if he could drive 26 hours across the country to join the Yellowstone Wolf Project. Without hesitation,...

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In today's episode, Brooke explores the recent headlines surrounding Zimbabwe's desire to sell its ivory and rhino horn stockpile for economic stimulus and conservation funding.

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Today we’re sitting down with Andy Land, the Head of Sustainability at Focusrite, a top-of-the-line audio equipment and manufacturing company. Andy and I chat a lot about his fun journey that went from music tech to sustainability expert, how a company can indeed make a sustainable product with recycled materials that is just as good as its current products, what it takes to develop accurate impact numbers, and resources for anyone...

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In this episode, I’m trying something new! I listen to a lot of podcasts (shocker, right?) and recently I heard a fantastic monthly recap episode on The Tim Ferriss Show. I absolutely loved the idea and decided to bring you all a similar style episode with samples of each of the month’s interviews. That way if you were on the fence about listening to an episode, then you can hear a taster here and decide if you want to listen to th...

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It’s been a hot second since I’ve released a bonus episode for you all, and I thought now was a great to time share a special interview that I did with Episode 48 guest, Stotra Chakrabarti, PhD for his conservation class at Macalester College. Stotra loved my unconventional approach to conservation and invited me to speak about why I went to such lengths to create a podcast from scratch. He asked me several questions about my story...

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In today's episode, we're sitting down with Katherina Audley, founder of the Whales of Guererro project. Born in Alaska, Katherina grew up all over the United States following her father as he fixed the nation’s railroad system. When it came time to go to university, she first thought she was going to become a classical flutist but switched her major to Ancient Religion. After school, she spent the following three years tra...

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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 s...

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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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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 f...

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