Ep. 19 - The Thing

September 18, 2017

On this episode, Courtney from Chicks with Flicks joins me to discuss one of the best dog actors of all time, Jed from The Thing. Not since Jones from Alien has an animal been so closely tied to a franchise. There is no The Thing without Jed.

Links discussed in this episode:

  1. Second Chance Animal Sanctuary
  2. Safe Haven Animal Rescue
  3. WildCare Foundation

Ep. 18 - Beginners

June 24, 2017

In this episode, Mariela Azcuy (Univision) and producer Autumn Tarleton join me to discuss 2010's Beginners.  Written and directed by Mike Mills, Beginners tells the story of Oliver (Ewan McGregor), a man dealing with loss and loneliness.  The story jumps around in time to include Oliver's childhood, his father's coming out as gay and dying of cancer, and a new romance in his life.  Most importantly, the film features an adorable scamp of a dog, Arthur.  

BONUS: This episode also features an interview with my mother.

Links discuss in this episode:

Sea Bird Sanctuary

North Shore Animal League



Ep. 17 - Link

March 20, 2017

March monkey madness continues!  In this episode, John Cribbs of The Pink Smoke joins me to discuss the ultimate killer monkey-butler film, Link.

Links discussed in this episode:

Columbia-Greene Humane Society


Ep. 16 - Every Which Way But Loose

March 4, 2017

In this episode, Barry Champlain (co-host of Mouth Feel) joins me to discuss everyone's favorite orangutan, Clyde, from 1978's Every Which Way But Loose.

Links discussed in this episode:
Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society


Ep. 15 - The Doberman Gang

January 3, 2017

In this episode, guest Lucas Smith joins me to discuss the 1972 film, The Doberman Gang.  A film about a talented animal trainer who uses a pack of Dobermans to commit a bank robbery.  Based on a true story! (just kidding)

Links discussed in this episode:
Brooklyn Animal Action


Ep. 14 - Winter’s Tale

December 19, 2016

In this episode, Professor Geoff Klock joins me to discuss the 2014 film Winter's Tale, the supernatural-fantasy-mystery-romantic drama film and fable based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Mark Helprin.

Links discussed in this episode:

Big Cat Animal Rescue

Listo, star of Winter's Tale


Ep. 13 - Willard (2003)

October 16, 2016

In this episode, Amber Dextrous joins me to discuss the 2003 version of Willard.  A simple story about a boy and his rats.  We also discuss the original Willard, and the book they are both based on, The Ratman's Notebook.  

Links discussed in this episode:


Ep. 12 - Breakfast at Tiffany’s

September 26, 2016

In this episode, Stephanie Robb-Stone (Lifemark podcastThe Songs That Saved Your Life podcast) joins me to discuss Breakfast at Tiffany's.  Featured in the film, in the role of 'cat', is one of Hollywood's most famous cats, Orangey.

​Links discussed in this episode:


Ep. 11 - The Lobster

September 6, 2016

In this episode, my friend Jessica Hamilton joins me to discuss The Lobster.  A film about a dystopian society, where single people must find a mate within 45 days or be transformed into an animal of their choice.

*WARNING* This episode contains spoilers!

Links discussed in this episode:

Austin Pets Alive!  


Ep. 10 - Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

July 25, 2016

In this episode, filmmaker/screenwriter Dylan Pasture joins me to discuss Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (aka the one with whales!). 

Discussed links in this podcast:

Entertainment Weekly article about The Voyage Home

The Whale Museum