Mysteries of the Bering Strait
Guest: Bathsheba Demuth, Assistant Professor of History and Environment and Society at Brown University, and author of “Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait”
The Bearing Stait seems so remote and forbidding, but this scholar lived there herself before she entered university, with sled dogs and all. She came away with a deep appreciation for the ecological systems and the energy sources found in this dramatic landscape. Do you ever think of a whale as an energy source? She argues that you should.
The Search for the World’s Largest and Most Elusive Owl
Guest: Jonathan Slaght, Russia and Northeast Asia Coordinator, Wildlife Conservation Society, and author of “Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl”
Jonathan Slaght has spent years tracking down and mapping out the elusive and almost mythical giant fish owls in Primorye, a beautiful yet unforgiving wild landscape in a remote province of Russia. Along his journey, he met a host of colorful characters.