Zoo Animals & Their Discontents By Dr. Vint Virga chats with Dr. Alvin

Vint Virga Click Here To Listen My mission is to help people learn the art of careful observation, taking the time to watch and listen, that we may open our minds and hearts to our animal companions and the world we share with them. To appreciate the world from the perspective of animals, we must first seek to perceive the world through their senses – their vision, hearing, sense of smell, sensitivity to touch – and recognize how these differ from ours. When we embrace animals’ perspectives, we can learn how to walk better attuned to those around us. As we recognize our similarities across species, we can bring greater awareness and sensitivity to our [...]

Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, And What The Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves By James Nestor chats with Dr. Alvin

James Nestor Click Here To Listen While on assignment in Greece, journalist James Nestor witnessed something that confounded him: a man diving 300 feet below the ocean’s surface on a single breath of air and returning four minutes later, unharmed and smiling. This man was a freediver, and his amphibious abilities inspired Nestor to seek out the secrets of this little-known discipline. In Deep, Nestor embeds with a gang of extreme athletes and renegade researchers who are transforming not only our knowledge of the planet and its creatures, but also our understanding of the human body and mind. Along the way, he takes us from the surface to the Atlantic’s greatest depths, some 28,000 feet [...]

Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About The Origins Of Good And Evil By Jeffrey Moussaleff Masson chats with Dr. Alvin

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Incredible And True Fishing Stories By Shaun Morey chats with Dr. Alvin

Shaun Morey Click Here To Listen Over 33 million people fish in this country. They went on over 455 million fishing trips and spent more than $41 billion on fishing expenses. And what’s almost as good as going fishing? Hearing, telling, and swapping great fish stories. Shaun Morey is a fisherman, a connoisseur of fish stories, and a journalist with a novelist’s eye (and vice versa) whose first collection, Incredible Fishing Stories, has 471,000 copies in print. In the years since that book’s publication, Morey has continued to reel in jaw-dropping tales, and the result is a new collection of over 100 even more incredible fishing stories. Here are Remarkable Catches—like the time Billy Sandifer [...]

The Kill Switch By James Rollins chats with Dr. Alvin

James Rollins Kill Switch Click Here To Listen From the two bestselling masters of action and political intrigue, James Rollins and Grant Blackwood, comes the first in a groundbreaking new series, featuring Captain Tucker Wayne and his stalwart military dog, Kane, both ripped from the pages of Sigma Force for their first solo adventure. It will take this uniquely talented pairing of man and beast to discover the earth-shattering truth behind The Kill Switch.

Nat Geo Kids: Mission Animal Rescue By Daniel Raven-Ellison chats with Dr. Alvin

Daniel Ellison Click Here To Listen Inspiring young animal lovers to get up close to roaring lions and the real-life challenges they face is what Mission: Animal Rescue: Wolves is all about. With fun and amazing adventure stories, gorgeous photography, hands-on activities, fascinating information, and more, this book taps into kids' interest in animals and their passion for saving them. Meet real-life wolves and learn about their habitats, challenges, and successes, plus learn how you can take action and save these amazing endangered creatures.

The Dolphin Way By Shimi Kang chats with Dr. Alvin

Shimi Kang Click Here To Listen In this inspiring book, Harvard-trained child and adult psychiatrist and expert in human motivation Dr. Shimi Kang provides a guide to the art and science of inspiring children to develop their own internal drive and a lifelong love of learning. Drawing on the latest neuroscience and behavioral research, Dr. Kang shows why pushy “tiger parents” and permissive “jellyfish parents” actually hinder self-motivation. She proposes a powerful new parenting model: the intelligent, joyful, playful, highly social dolphin. Dolphin parents focus on maintaining balance in their children’s lives to gently yet authoritatively guide them toward lasting health, happiness, and success. As the medical director for Child and Youth Mental Health community [...]

Mat Roy Of Nat Geo WILD’s Fish Tank Kings chats with Dr. Alvin

Mat Roy 2 Mat Roy heads the dynamic “school” of aquarium specialists at Living Color in southern Florida are experts at fulfilling the wild aquatic requests of their fish-loving clientele. Last season they made a “splash” transforming a Volkswagen Minibus into an aquarium and building a fireplace around a fish tank. This spring, Nat Geo WILD “hooks up” once again with the Fish Tank Kings for an all-new season of custom-built tanks that seem to defy imagination. The new season of Fish Tank Kings premieres Monday, April 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD.

100 Things You Do Before You Grow Up-Becky Baines

02 Becky Baines Click Here To Listen This is THE to-do list for any adventurous kid who is not afraid to get his or her hands dirty! They always say time flies when you're having fun, maybe that's why your prime kid-years seem to sail by in a heartbeat. Are you living it to the fullest? Well, here's an awesome way to find out. In this book you'll find ideas, hints, and tips for things that you can (and should!) do before you're too old to get away with it. Ever snorkeled at a coral beach? Stayed up all night? Well, now's the time! It's also never a bad idea to apologize to a friend, [...]