All Creatures Podcast

All Creatures Podcast

The mission of the All Creatures Podcast is to educate listeners on the diverse animals that share our planet. We are in the midst of the Earth’s Six Mass Extinction and many animals need our help if they are to survive.Each week we will discuss a new species, conduct interviews with conservation experts from around the globe, and discuss recent conservation news.

Episodes

February 21, 2024 71 mins
Chris and Angie, hosts of this creatures-focused podcast, dive into the life and traits of tree kangaroos. They tour through the creature's unique characteristics, role in the ecosystem, reproductive cycle, and the various species in existence. They also discuss its endangered status, the shrinking of its habitat due to climate change, and how tree kangaroos are studied. Acknowledging how limited knowledge is of the creature, they ...
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One of the most charismatic marsupial, the Quokka has taken social media by storm. With their iconic smiles, they melt everyone's heart. YET, they are rumored to have a sinister side. Some believe that when a female is being chased by a predator she tosses her young so she can escape!!! WHAT!! Well, listen to this weeks podcast on the much beloved Quokka to find out if that is true and so much more!! -------------------------------...
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In this episode of the All Creatures Podcast, hosts Chris and Angie revisit the state of Polar Bears, first covered in 2017, and discuss any notable changes that have occurred over the past few years. They highlight how this majestic creature is struggling with the rapid climate changes in the Arctic. Talking about their role as an 'umbrella species', they explain why humans should care about their conservation. The hosts elaborate...
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This week we welcome Shelby Dennis, author and host of the podcast Making Milestones. Her book, 'The Other Side of Horsemanship' discusses her own difficult journey and how her connection to animals, especially horses, helped her overcome so much in her life. This episode also features Chris's wife Pippa, who hosts her own podcast, The Conscious Convo, and she brings the element of how to heal our own trauma. This is a different ep...
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January 23, 2024 73 mins
Chris is off to Australia this week, so in that spirit we want to cover one of Australia's most beloved species and highly endangered Wombat. First, the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat is actually one of the most endangered mammals in the world. With only around 300 animals left, they are close to extinction. Wombats are marsupials and play such a critical role to the Australian environment as important herbivores. They also have some ...
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January 17, 2024 64 mins
In this podcast episode, Chris and Angie talk about the intriguing Asiatic Wild Asses, relating to the endangered equids species residing from Persia to Mongolia. They recollect stories about their late brother Shawn Mortensen’s love for the animals, his passion for photography, and his travels in Mongolia. The discussion covers the fascinating aspects of the species concerning their size, wild habitats, crucial role in the ecosyst...
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January 10, 2024 91 mins
Unravelling the Mysteries of Monarch Butterflies: From Lifecycle to Conservation In this comprehensive exploration of the Monarch butterflies, hosts Chris and Angie delve into their life cycle, migration patterns and unique 'super generation'. They also discuss the butterflies' ecological importance and the role they play in pollination and ecosystems. The hosts share their experiences of visiting a university's natural history mus...
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January 3, 2024 80 mins
The episode explores the 'All Creatures Podcast' featuring hosts Chris and Angie discussing the fascinating creatures known as wildebeests. They delve into the migration and river crossing behaviors of wildebeests and their role in the ecosystem as a beneficial source of nutrients. Furthermore, they examine some mysteries associated with these animals such as the triggers for their migration. The hosts also touch upon the impact of...
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December 20, 2023 70 mins
In this podcast from 2020, hosts Chris and Angie discuss the behavior, physiology, and natural history of the Arctic Fox. Chris is broadcasting from New Zealand, continuing their mission of engaging audiences with animal conservation and highlighting local heroes. Angie provides a detailed account of the Arctic Fox's adaptations for surviving extreme temperatures, from their thick fur, ability to hoard food, and their monogamous ma...
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December 13, 2023 83 mins
Hosts Chris and Angie combine an intriguing exploration of the Arctic Tern's incredible migration with an important discussion on bird conservation. The bird's record-breaking journey, its lifestyle, breeding habits, and navigation mechanisms are examined, along with insights from a research project using geolocators to track these migrations. Hosts Chris and Angie also emphasize the bird's crucial role in ecosystems and environmen...
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This 'All Creatures Podcast' episode, hosted by Chris and Angie, dives into the world of the Saltwater Crocodile, providing detailed information about its habitat, physiology, behavior, and conservation status. The hosts talk about its unique capacity to survive in both fresh and saltwater environments, its sophisticated communication mechanisms, complex mating rituals, and protective maternal instincts. The hosts also touch on phy...
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November 29, 2023 84 mins
In this episode of Our Creatures podcast, hosts Chris and Angie explore the unique characteristics and behaviors of the gelada monkey, a grass-grazing primate found primarily in Ethiopia. They discuss the monkey's unusual foraging habits, social structures, and reproductive practices, as well as its contributions to its native ecosystem. The conversation then shifts to discuss local conservation efforts, specifically highlighting ...
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Just how do animals navigate over thousands of miles (kilometers) to find their way home? We are joined with filmmaker Sarah Gibbs to discuss this incredible series, now debuting on Nat Geo (November 19) and Disney+ (November 20). We discuss the series and how they made it. A fun interview and inspiring on how they told these heartwarming and harrowing stories. From the IMDb description: Humans may believe that they are the gre...
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November 15, 2023 67 mins
What do you know about Dholes? What about Dhole conservation? This week we welcome Dr. Arjun Srivatha, who is working with the Dhole Project to save these endangered canids. Endemic to areas of India down into Indonesia, Dholes are slipping towards extinction. With an estiamted population of as few as 950, or maybe just over 2000, Dr. Srivatha's work is critical to their future. From his website, Dr. Srivatha states: "I have long b...
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November 8, 2023 72 mins
This week we go on a captivating journey into the world of bonobos, our enigmatic primate cousins, on this special episode of the All Creatures Podcast. Delve into the incredible world of these remarkable apes, exploring their behavior, significance in the animal kingdom, and the critical conservation efforts to protect these endangered species. Episode Highlights: Meet the Bonobos: A brief introduction to the bonobos, the lesser...
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November 1, 2023 70 mins
Welcome back to the All Creatures Podcast! In this episode, we're diving into the fascinating world of the Gaur, the largest species of wild cattle on the planet. Join us as we explore the life, behavior, and conservation efforts surrounding these magnificent creatures. Key Points Covered: 1. The Gaur: A Giant of the Bovine World Introduction to the Gaur (Bos gaurus), highlighting their size, physical features, and their status as...
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October 25, 2023 34 mins
Chris is excited to announce a new endeavor, his new podcast Mad About Horses. In this inaugural episode, Chris argues that Horses are Humans Best Friends!! Please be assured, the All Creatures Podcast is our pride and joy and we plan on continuing to record and produce many episodes to come. We will be back next week with a new species, as Angie had to go be with family. As part of Chris's new role as the Director of Education wi...
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October 18, 2023 78 mins
This week we are releasing an older episode on a species that is near and dear to both our hearts and that is the Somali Wild Ass. We will be getting back to bringing you new species here very quickly, however life is throwing both of us curve balls right now. Angie is having to rush off to be with family and Chris will be making an announcement next week on a new endeavor he is working on and you will be interested in. However, th...
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October 11, 2023 69 mins
Today, we embark on a journey to explore the enigmatic and majestic creature, the black rhinoceros. This iconic species, which has roamed the Earth for millions of years, has been subjected to severe threats and is now at the forefront of global conservation efforts. The black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) is one of the most charismatic and striking animals on the African continent. Characterized by its powerful build and prehensil...
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October 4, 2023 89 mins
We will be back with a new species next week. Chris has just returned from the United States as he had to rush back for his father's funeral. We went back and found another episode many of you might have missed, but MOOSE! Incredible animals and we know you will love this one. This week we go massive and talk about the largest deer species in the world, the Moose! Or in Europe known as the Eurasian Elk. Just a phenomenal species to...
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