A show like Talking Animals is part of what makes a community radio station like 88.5 WMNF so unique. Hosted by Duncan Strauss, Talking Animals airs the first and second Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to noon EST. (Or stream it online, or in the archives).
In an email, Strauss said he launched “Talking Animals” in Southern California in 2003, and that the show has been part of the WMNF schedule since late 2005.
“Talking Animals” blends animal songs, animal comedy, animal news and announcement, a quick quiz feature (“Name That Animal Tune”), and—the heart of the show--interviews with the likes of Jane Goodall, Ric O’ Barry, Chrissie Hynde, Wayne Pacelle, Janeane Garofalo, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Temple Grandin and Moby.