In this episode, I chat with Nigerian-born pangolin researcher and tropical ecologist, Charles Emogor, about pangolin conservation and how the current COVID-19 pandemic has impacted frontline efforts to protect these threatened species. He breaks down the social and ecological drivers fueling the international pangolin trade and dives into what's being done and needs to be done to protect global pangolin populations.
In this episode, I chat with LA-based food security & nutrition specialist, Vivian Kanchian, about food policy in America and its impact on the health of our communities and our planet. She breaks down the ins and outs of how our food system is set up, why It matters, and even dishes out some expert nutrition advice for anyone looking to step up their health game. Last but not least, be sure to stay tuned until the end for a sp...
In this episode, I chat with Ugandan wildlife veterinarian, world-renowned for her work with endangered mountain gorillas, and founder of Conservation Through Public Health, Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka. We talk about everything from her journey to becoming Uganda's first-ever wildlife veterinary officer and the impact of Covid-19 on gorilla conservation to social enterprise, responsible tourism, and the importance of addressing ...
In this feel-good episode, I chat with Choice Forward co-founder and social media sensation, Garden Marcus, about all things plants and positivity — from tips for growing happy houseplants to ways we can cultivate more kindness, patience, and positivity in our lives and communities. For more tips, plant inspiration, and other helpful resources, be sure to check out the episodes show notes at GoneWildShow.com/Episode8/.
WILD GUEST: G...
THE GONE WILD SHOW: Episode 7
WILD TOPIC: RACE IN AMERICA
In this episode, I sit down with psychologist Dr. Ricky Pope to discuss the events that have transpired since the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers and where it is that we, as a nation, go from here. We cover a lot in this episode, from Dr. Pope's experience growing up as a Black man in America to history lessons and some actionable advice on how we ca...
THE GONE WILD SHOW: Episode 6
WILD TOPIC: WILD INFLUENCERS
In this episode, I chat with wildlife influencer, big cat expert, and animal care and behavioral specialist, Lauren Ayres, to discuss what it means to be a wildlife influencer, how social media impacts wildlife conservation and welfare, and get the inside scoop on all this crazy Tiger King stuff.
THE GONE WILD SHOW: Episode 5
WILD TOPIC: Breaking Into Wildlife Filmmaking
In this episode, I sit down with two-time Emmy nominated wildlife filmmaker and photographer, Alex Goetz, to discuss what it really takes to break into the world of wild storytelling.
WILD GUEST: Alex Goetz
Nat Geo Wild Short: https://vimeo.com/209673734
Cinematography Reel: https://vimeo.com/31331...
THE GONE WILD SHOW: Episode 4
WILD TOPIC: Water
In this episode, we discuss our planet's water —from what's impacting its quality and quantity to how that impacts ecosystems and human livelihoods — and dive into what we can do as everyday consumers to help.
WILD GUEST: Dr. Trent Biggs
Biggs Watershed Science Lab Website: https://biggslab.sdsu.edu/
SDSU Professor Profile: https://geography.sdsu.edu/People/Faculty/biggs.php
THE GONE WILD SHOW: Episode 3
WILD TOPIC: Plastics
In this episode, we dive into all things plastic — from the science behind it to the global pollution problem — and learn about one passionate man's mission to help recycle it.
WILD GUEST: Alon Mekinulov
Personal Instagram: @Alon_Mekin
Precious Plastic Vienna Instagram: @Precious_Plastic_Vienna
PRECIOUS PLASTIC (GLOBAL):
THE GONE WILD SHOW: Episode 2
WILD TOPIC: Anti-Poaching
In this episode, we dive into all things anti-poaching and discuss the challenges of life on the frontlines of protecting our planet's endangered species.
WILD GUEST: Mike Veale
GLOBAL CONSERVATION FORCE:
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THE GONE WILD SHOW: Episode 1
WILD TOPIC: Wildlife Trade
In this episode, we dive into the ins and outs of the legal and illegal wildlife trade and touch on its role in the current COVID-19 pandemic.
WILD GUEST: Shannon Noelle Rivera
Shannon's Recommended Resources:
- Monitor Conservation Research Society
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