Ep. 133.5: Best of Animals

After several “Best of” episodes focused on humans, we’re finally putting the spotlight where it belongs: on animals! This special episode is dedicated to those guests who chose cute critters as their area of expertise. That includes Monique Powell from the band Save Ferris, author Susan Orlean, comedy writer Jenny Jaffe and more!

Plus, we have an ark full of experts that include scientists, veterinary specialists and AN ACTUAL ANIMAL!

Don’t have a cow; listen now!

In this episode…


Monique Powell from Episode 5.

Susan Orlean from Episode 15.

Jenny Jaffe from Episode 48.

Jonatha Brooke from Episode 86.

Alison Leiby from Episode 87.


Dr. Rachel Malamed, Veterinary Behaviorist.

Dr. Linnea Newman, Director of Global Technical director of poultry for Merck Animal Health.

Crouton, the most popular resident of Squirrelwood Equine Sanctuary, who has over 60,000 followers on Twitter.

Beth Hyman, co-founder of Squirrelwood Equine Sanctuary who rescued Crouton and helps run his popular Twitter account.

Dr. David Kersey, professor of veterinary sciences and giant panda reproduction expert.

Dr. Nicole Duplaix, senior instructor at Oregon State University’s Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences and the founder of the International Union of Conservation for Nature’s “Otter Specialist Group.”


J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong


Theme Song by Jonathan Green.

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.

Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.

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