Path of the Panther Gives New Hope For The Endangered Species
Maria chats with Nat Geo explorer and photographer Carlton Ward Jr about his breath-taking and informative book PATH OF THE PANTHER. We get a glimpse into the life of the Florida panther and what's being done to save it.
PS The interview was done before the Stanley Cup Finals; the Florida Panthers are currently IN the Stanley Cup Finals!
Nat Geo Kids Weird But True! SHARKS
Maria chats with Nat Geo Kids Editor Kathryn Williams about WEIRD BUT TRUE! SHARKS. As they say "300 fin-nomenal facts to dive into" about sharks. Did you know that unborn sharks can sense danger?! And sharks don't blink! Learn about sharks in a fun way--give a listen!
With The Warmer Months, Tips To Get Your Pets Exercised And More!
Maria chats with frequent guest veterinarian Dr Amber Karwacki from Heart+Paw. With the warmer months ahead, Dr Karwacki talks about fun ways to exercise your dog; gradual exercise if your pet has been sedentary; and lots more!
Curiosity Stream's GIANTS Premieres May 18th!
Maria chats with explorer, field biologist and conservationist DAN O'NEILL about GIANTS, Curiosity Stream's original 5-part series premiering May 18th!
Dan travels from Africa to South America and Australia in search of giant species while hopefully finding out their evolutionary secrets.
The 5-part series includes Elephants, Lions, Sharks, Anacondas and Saltwater Crocodiles!
GIANTS Premieres May 18th on Curiosity Stream.
The Cat's Meow: How Cats Evolved From the Savanna to Your Sofa
Maria chats with evolutionary biologist Jonathan B. Losos about his book "The Cats Meow" Jonathan talks about how cats evolved and why they do the things they do! It's a fun read and perfect if you're a cat lover or just want to learn more about cats!
Water: Why Every Drop Counts!!
It was just Earth Day (which should be EVERY day!) and Maria chats with Sandra Postel, Director of the independent Global Water Policy Project about our current water condition in the world and what we can all do to preserve and protect it! This is all tied in to Nat Geo Kids book "Water!! Why Every Drop Counts and How You Can Start Making Waves To Protect It"!!
Big Tree Is A Love Letter To The Natural World As Two Seedlings Save The Planet!
Maria chats with with author and illustrator Brian Selznick about his latest book (a "big" book of 528 pages with about 300 illustrations!) "Big Tree', a story about two seedlings and their journey to save the world! The idea originally came from Steven Spielberg--Brian's book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" was made into the movie Hugo by Martin Scorcese--hear how this book came to be and what lies ahead. Meryl Streep will narrate the audiobook! Big Tree is enjoyable for children and adults as well; I loved it!
Joel Sartore's Photo Ark INSECTS
Maria chats with National Geographic photographer, author, conservationist and returning guest Joel Sartore about his latest book "Photo Ark Insects". Joel explains how the pandemic affected his work; how the book came to be; how he photographed such teeny tiny beings; and his fave photos too! Learn more (and get the book!) at joelsartore.com.
Now You Can See Breed-Specific Laws Across The US On An Interactive Map
Maria's chats with Ledy Van Kavage, Best Friends Animal Society's Senior Legislative Attorney, about their new interactive online map that shows BSL (breed-specific laws) and ordinances across the country!
This map helps you if you're moving or thinking of living in a community where BSL exists. It also helps to know where we need to make change! A pet should NOT be targeted because of its breed. If we remove BSL, more dogs can be adopted into their forever homes.
To see the map and to learn how you can help, go to bestfriends.org.
Have You Watched The Award-Winning Animal Show AnimalZone?
Maria chats with AnimalZone's host and executive producer Arthur von Wiesenberger about the award-winning animal show ANIMALZONE, now streaming on TUBI.TV.
ANIMALZONE features animal rescues, sanctuaries and animal welfare experts reaching millions of animal lovers! For more info, visit ANIMALZONE.ORG.