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Laurie Hood's Difference Makers

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Laurie Hood has dedicated her life to fighting for animal rights and saving animals. Laurie’s podcast is back and better than ever, with a new name to reflect her work with individuals who share her values. Laurie Hood’s Difference Makers celebrates the work of advocates from across the globe—the "difference makers" who are doing extraordinary things to help animals and those who are genuinely making the world a better place. In each episode of Laurie Hood’s Difference Makers, Laurie and her guests exchange larger-than-life tales of triumphs and setbacks, discuss how they got started advocating for animals, and inspire viewers to get involved in their fight. Visit alaqua.org/podcast to learn more or listen to audio podcasts. The first six interviews were recorded in locations ranging from the Alaqua Podcast Studio in Florida to the remote wilderness of Oregon's South Steen Mountains, to Zurich, Switzerland. Guests include Monty Roberts (Author of The Man Who Listens to Horses), Buck Wilde and Esther Gossweiler (documentarians focusing on Alaskan sea wolves and grizzly bears), Sonya Spaziani (Founder of Mustang Wild), Marty Irby (Animal Wellness Action lobbyist in Washington, D.C.), Emma Clifford (Animal Balance Founder and Director), Odessa Gunn (Animal Wellness Center, Northern California Director) and Ellie Phipps Price (American Wild Horse Campaign President).

Laurie Hood has dedicated her life to fighting for animal rights and saving animals. Laurie’s podcast is back and better than ever, with a new name to reflect her work with individuals who share her values. Laurie Hood’s Difference Makers celebrates the work of advocates from across the globe—the "difference makers" who are doing extraordinary things to help animals and those who are genuinely making the world a better place. In each episode of Laurie Hood’s Difference Makers, Laurie and her guests exchange larger-than-life tales of triumphs and setbacks, discuss how they got started advocating for animals, and inspire viewers to get involved in their fight. Visit alaqua.org/podcast to learn more or listen to audio podcasts. The first six interviews were recorded in locations ranging from the Alaqua Podcast Studio in Florida to the remote wilderness of Oregon's South Steen Mountains, to Zurich, Switzerland. Guests include Monty Roberts (Author of The Man Who Listens to Horses), Buck Wilde and Esther Gossweiler (documentarians focusing on Alaskan sea wolves and grizzly bears), Sonya Spaziani (Founder of Mustang Wild), Marty Irby (Animal Wellness Action lobbyist in Washington, D.C.), Emma Clifford (Animal Balance Founder and Director), Odessa Gunn (Animal Wellness Center, Northern California Director) and Ellie Phipps Price (American Wild Horse Campaign President).

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United States

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Laurie Hood has dedicated her life to fighting for animal rights and saving animals. Laurie’s podcast is back and better than ever, with a new name to reflect her work with individuals who share her values. Laurie Hood’s Difference Makers celebrates the work of advocates from across the globe—the "difference makers" who are doing extraordinary things to help animals and those who are genuinely making the world a better place. In each episode of Laurie Hood’s Difference Makers, Laurie and her guests exchange larger-than-life tales of triumphs and setbacks, discuss how they got started advocating for animals, and inspire viewers to get involved in their fight. Visit alaqua.org/podcast to learn more or listen to audio podcasts. The first six interviews were recorded in locations ranging from the Alaqua Podcast Studio in Florida to the remote wilderness of Oregon's South Steen Mountains, to Zurich, Switzerland. Guests include Monty Roberts (Author of The Man Who Listens to Horses), Buck Wilde and Esther Gossweiler (documentarians focusing on Alaskan sea wolves and grizzly bears), Sonya Spaziani (Founder of Mustang Wild), Marty Irby (Animal Wellness Action lobbyist in Washington, D.C.), Emma Clifford (Animal Balance Founder and Director), Odessa Gunn (Animal Wellness Center, Northern California Director) and Ellie Phipps Price (American Wild Horse Campaign President).

Language:

English

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Episodes

Temple Grandin Interview With Laurie Hood Part-One

6/30/2022
Temple Grandin, the five-time Emmy-award winning HBO Film starring Claire Danes introduced the world to Temple’s amazing life story and accomplishments. Temple is still writing, teaching, speaking and consulting, and continues to be a difference maker. In part-one of Laurie Hood's recent four-part interview, Temple reflects on the making of the film and talks about her current projects. For more information on Temple Grandin: https://templegrandin.com/ For more information about Laurie...

Duration:00:07:52

Emma Clifford of Animal Balance Interviewed by Alaqua's Laurie Hood

9/29/2021
From Pablo Escobar's Hippo farm in Columbia to the Galapagos islands to Emma Clifford's Animal Balance organization collaborates with communities in need to create sustainable and humane non-human animal management programs to prevent suffering and ignite social change. For more information go to: https://alaqua.org/ Visit Animal Balance here: https://www.animalbalance.org/

Duration:00:16:56

Mustang Meg: Wild Mustang Photographer and Advocate

9/21/2021
Sonya Spaziani, a.k.a. "Mustang Meg", Founder of Mustang Wild, gives host Laurie Hood her first view of wild Mustangs in the eastern Oregon, south Steen's high desert. And Laurie interviews Sonya about her love of freedom after escaping communism as an infant, and her passion to maintain freedom for the iconic American wild Mustang herds she's been tracking for decades. For more information go to: https://alaqua.org/ Visit the Mustang Wild YouTube Channel here:...

Duration:00:17:22

Odessa Gunn Confronts the Wet Market Crisis

9/13/2021
Laurie Hood and Odessa Gunn, peers at Animal Wellness Action, and founders of separate animal refuges, share stories and focus on the Chinese wet market crisis. For more information about Laurie Hood visit: https://alaqua.org/ For more information about Odessa Gunn visit: https://www.littletrooperranch.org/

Duration:00:20:23

The Man Who Talks To Horses: Monty Roberts

9/6/2021
Monty Roberts is a real-life horse whisperer – an American original whose gentle Join-Up training method reveals the depth of communication possible between human and animal. He's sold six million books, is friends with the Queen of England, and is idolized by generations of horse lovers. That's all because Monty can take a wild, high-strung horse who has never been handled and persuade that horse to accept a saddle, and rider in thirty minutes. His powers seem like magic, but his amazing...

Duration:00:29:56

Wild Mustang Protector Ellie Phipps Price

8/29/2021
Laurie Hood interviews Ellie Phipps Price, President of the American Wild Horse Campaign, at Montgomery Creek Ranch, where they discuss what's wrong the way wild Mustangs are unfairly treated, at taxpayer expense and how it can be fixed. They share stories about the cost and challenges of running refuge centers, dealing with droughts and hurricane, and trying to create change at the national level while doing everything they can at the local level. For more information go to:...

Duration:00:27:19

Animal Rights Lobbyist Marty Irby

8/29/2021
Animal Wellness Action Lobbyist, Marty Irby, talks to Laurie Hood about his wild ride from World Champion to outcast, to top-ten DC lobbyists, and shares his feelings about animal advocates, activists, and "whack-tivists." Marty has played a key roll protecting Tennessee Walking horses, removing violence from the race horse industry, and saving wild Mustangs.

Duration:00:30:30

Wolf and Bear Whisperers Buck Wilde and Esther Gossweiler

5/2/2021
Host Laurie Hood, founder and president of Alaqua Animal Refuge, compares techniques with Buck Wilde and Esther Gossweiler relating to her work rescuing potentially dangerous, often abused animals and their work going nose-to-nose with Brown Bears and Alaskan Sea Wolves in remote Alaska while filming a documentary. The tasks are different but their mental approach and body language awareness techniques are surprisingly similar. Lots of great advice and good stories, starting with a recording...

Duration:00:22:55