John W. James: Grief Guru to Bereaved Pet Owners

Lessons learned from the loss of a son inspired JOHN W. JAMES to develop a method of grief recovery for those mourning a different kind of loss--of beloved pets. DUNCAN STRAUSS has the story.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Carole Baskin: No Pussycat

In this installment of TALKING ANIMALS, DUNCAN STRAUSS interviews Carole Baskin, founder of Big Cat Rescue, a Tampa, Florida-based accredited sanctuary dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. In this eye opening co...
by David McGee
 

 

 

Tippi Hedren: Birds, Big Cats And Hitchcock

Actress TIPPI HEDREN had, at least, a complicated relationship with ALFRED HITCHCOCK, and for a few decades now has had a complicated relationship with big cats. A revealing interview by Duncan Strauss.
by David McGee
 

 
 

John Bradshaw Knows What Makes Our Cats Tick (And Purr, For That Matter)

What makes cats tick? International cat expert and best selling author JOHN BRADSHAW offers his theories in this new book, CAT SENSE, and talks felines with our DUNCAN STRAUSS.
by David McGee
 

 

 

After the Roar, Top Expert Assesses ‘Tiger King’

Sensation though it was, Netflix's TIGER KING was far less than all that. DUNCAN STRAUSS checks in with a tiger expert to discover what's all wrong about JOE EXOTIC and his claim to fame.
by David McGee
 

 
 

It’s All Too Beautiful: Nellie McKay Sounds Off on…Everything

NELLIE MCKAY is never at a loss for words--about animals, the '60s, her new album (MY WEEKLY READER)--and she told it as it is in a lively TALKING ANIMALS interview with DUNCAN STRAUSS
by David McGee
 

 

 

Man, Dog, Rooster, Love: Brian McGrory’s Shaggy Story

Boston Globe editor BRIAN MCGRORY says his dog Harry and his inherited-through-marriage rooster Buddy have made him a better man. In fact, he crows about all this, so to speak, in a terrific new book and in a new Talking Animal...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Alison Eastwood: Widening Efforts To Foster Fostering

CLINT EASTWOOD's accomplished daughter ALISON visits DUNCAN STRAUSS to discuss how she added 'animal advocate' to her resume and founded FOSTERFURKIDS.com.
by David McGee
 

 

 

A 2nd Chance for Orphaned Pets

Pets orphaned by their deceased or ill owners are an at-risk group. AMY SHEVER, founder of 2nd CHANCE 4 PETS, is about making sure these animals don't wind up discarded in shelters.
by David McGee
 

 
 

In The Realm of The Elusive Butterfly

Darwin overlooked butterflies, Nabokov loved them, and author WENDY WILLIAMS did a deep dive into the butterfly kingdom and came out with an entertaining and informative perspective on a most unusual insect.
by David McGee
 

 

 

After 30 ‘Bizarro’ Years, Dan Piraro Is Going…Somewhere Else…Maybe…Who Knows?

After 30 years, DAN PIRARO is retiring his popular syndicated comic 'Bizarro,' which has often reflected his interest in animal rights. DUNCAN STRAUSS gets the lowdown on what's next--and when.
by David McGee
 

 
 

What’s A Dog For?: John Homan’s Ambitious Journey Through The Canine World

In the new Talking Animals installment, Duncan Strauss chats with JOHN HOMANS, executive editor of New York Magazine and author of the fascinating 'What's a Dog For? The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy and Politics of M...
by David McGee