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The Animals To The Max Podcast is about animals and the people who dedicate their lives to them. Hosted by nationally recognized animal expert Corbin Maxey (Today Show, Tonight Show, Late Night) each episode will feature a guest that works in an animal-related field and explore their passion and adventures while working with animals.

The Animals To The Max Podcast is about animals and the people who dedicate their lives to them. Hosted by nationally recognized animal expert Corbin Maxey (Today Show, Tonight Show, Late Night) each episode will feature a guest that works in an animal-related field and explore their passion and adventures while working with animals.
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The Animals To The Max Podcast is about animals and the people who dedicate their lives to them. Hosted by nationally recognized animal expert Corbin Maxey (Today Show, Tonight Show, Late Night) each episode will feature a guest that works in an animal-related field and explore their passion and adventures while working with animals.

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Episodes

Episode #46 Penguins & Elephant Seals

11/5/2018
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In this interview, I talk to Camille Le Guen who is currently finishing up her PHD work on African Penguins and the effects of overfishing. We discuss her early beginnings studying the Little Blue Penguins in Australia. We then cover her experience living on South Georgia Island (north of Antartica) studying penguins and elephant seals. We finish up with her current work with the endangered African Penguins in South Africa. Follow Camille on Facebook:...

Duration:00:46:06

Episode #45: The Batman

10/29/2018
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Animals to the MAX is back and all-new just in time for Halloween with “Batman”, Joe D’Angeli. Joe has been working with bats for over 25 years and currently runs the WILD Life Conservation and Education Center home to over 40 bats in Garfield, New Jersey. We discuss Joe’s early passion for bats and how that led him to acquire his first one 25 years ago. Joe also covers common misconceptions people have about bats and the benefits they provide. Other topics include bat intelligence,...

Duration:01:12:27

Episode #44: Biology, Botany, & A Botfly

9/19/2018
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In this episode, I interview Richard Rachman, a current undergraduate researcher at California State University. We discuss Richard’s extensive experience in the field and go over highlights, including the time he brought a botfly back home with him in Ecuador! Follow Richard on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a_wandering_ecologist/ Follow Corbin Maxey YouTube: https://goo.gl/ZbuBnR Instagram: https://goo.gl/NDYWFF Twitter: https://goo.gl/F4zVfN Facebook: https://goo.gl/ZsE1SP

Duration:00:53:43

Episode #43: Urban Caracal Project

9/12/2018
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In this episode, I interview Dr. Laurel Serieys, the founder of The Urban Caracal Project, a unique study currently looking at the effects of urbanization on caracal populations in South Africa. We begin discussing Dr. Serieys work with bobcats and cougars in Los Angeles and how that led her to Africa. We then dive into the elusive life of the caracal and how they adapt to life in the city, including the habit of preying on pets, in particular domestic cats. We end the discussion on how...

Duration:00:39:31

Episode #42: Wild Cats

9/4/2018
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In this episode, I interview Marion Holmes from the Cat Conservation Trust based out of South Africa. We discuss Africa's lesser known felines and what the trust is doing to help raise awareness about these small cats. In particular we talk about the African Black-footed Cat, the smallest and rarest of the African cats. Don't let its small size fool you: These cats are tenacious little predators that desperately need our help! For more information, please visit:...

Duration:00:32:22

Episode #41: Elephants with Dr. Cynthia Moss

8/28/2018
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In this episode, I sit down with one of the world's most famous elephant researchers, Dr. Cynthia Moss. Dr. Moss has been studying wild elephants in Africa for over 40 years. In 1972, Dr. Moss started the Amboseli Elephant Research Project, the longest running study of elephants to date. In this interview, we discuss elephant behavior, intelligence, social structure, empathy, and current threats they face in the wild. Other topics include the famous elephant "Echo", Dr. Moss's favorite...

Duration:00:51:50

Episode #40: Trophy Hunting Debate

8/20/2018
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In this episode, I invite Chris and Angie from The All Creatures Podcast to have a round table discussion on Trophy Hunting. We take a scientific approach looking at the facts and data while analyzing the pros and cons of Trophy Hunting. Is Trophy Hunting helping wildlife conservation? Zebra Documentary Mentioned: http://www.wildlifefilms.co/patterns-in-the-grass/ Follow All Creatures Podcast: http://allcreaturespod.com Follow Corbin Maxey YouTube: https://goo.gl/ZbuBnR Instagram:...

Duration:01:12:34

Episode #39: TODAY Show Recap

8/6/2018
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In this episode, I discuss my recent appearance on "The Today Show" with Kathie Lee and Hoda and special co-host A-Rod. Follow Corbin Maxey YouTube: https://goo.gl/ZbuBnR Instagram: https://goo.gl/NDYWFF Twitter: https://goo.gl/F4zVfN Facebook: https://goo.gl/ZsE1SP

Duration:00:44:55

Episode #38: Special Announcements

7/30/2018
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In this episode, I talk about my upcoming Today Show appearance with Kathie Lee and Hoda on Thursday, August 2nd. I reveal the special, high profile guest joining us on the show as well as hints to what animals I'll be bringing. I also share exciting updates with the alligator exhibit and finish with details of a new, upcoming TV appearance. Follow Corbin Maxey YouTube: https://goo.gl/ZbuBnR Instagram: https://goo.gl/NDYWFF Twitter: https://goo.gl/F4zVfN Facebook: https://goo.gl/ZsE1SP

Duration:00:20:42

Episode #37: Wild Eye

7/23/2018
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In this episode, I interview Gerry Van der Walt, co-founder of Wild Eye, a photographic safari company that leads expeditions around the world. Gerry is also an award-winning photographer, private & specialist guide, and host of the popular "Wildlife Photography Podcast". We begin discussing African Safaris in Kenya's famed Masai Mara. We cover the Great Migration, river crossings, leopard encounters, and what to expect on a trip to Africa. We then dive into Gerry's experience photographing...

Duration:01:15:03

Episode #36: Carnivore Keeper Chat

7/18/2018
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In honor of National Zookeeper Week, I interview Turtle Back Zoo Supervisor, Erin Mowatt. Erin's been working in the zoological field for over 12 years. She's worked with everything from giraffes, elephants, tigers, lions, snow leopards, bears, orangutans, the list goes on! We discuss her passion and career working with big cats and other carnivores. Follow Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinnoel1223/?hl=en Follow Corbin Maxey YouTube: https://goo.gl/ZbuBnR Instagram:...

Duration:01:02:36

Episode #35: Wildlife Q & A

7/9/2018
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In this episode, I have a sit-down Q & A session with wildlife rehabilitator, Mady Rothchild, from Animals In Distress Association. Mady has been working with native, North American wildlife for over 33 years. We answer submitted wildlife questions and talk about animals that live in our own backyards. Topics include what to do if you find a baby bird, raccoons as pets, badgers and if they are a threat to humans and pets, encounters with snakes, and how to coexist with animals in our...

Duration:00:50:05

Episode #34: Wildlife Rockstars

7/2/2018
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In this episode, I interview John Turini, the founder of The Wildlife Rockstars, Bridges for Brain Injury Organization. It is the only program in the United States that uses exotic animals to help people who have suffered from traumatic brain injuries. For more information, please visit: http://www.bridgesforbraininjury.org/wildliferockstars/wildliferockstars.html Follow Corbin Maxey YouTube: https://goo.gl/ZbuBnR Instagram: https://goo.gl/NDYWFF Twitter:...

Duration:01:03:42

Episode #33: Wild Beats

6/25/2018
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In this episode, I interview sound artist, educator, TV personality, and National Geographic Explorer, Ben Mirin. We discuss Ben's unique passion for music and wildlife and how his beats have raised awareness about animal conservation around the world. For more information about Ben, visit: http://benmirin.com Ben's TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUD4ED5hezQ&t=608s Follow Corbin Maxey YouTube: https://goo.gl/ZbuBnR Instagram: https://goo.gl/NDYWFF Twitter:...

Duration:00:47:20

Episode #32: The Cheetah Whisperer

6/18/2018
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In this episode, I interview Erin Vargo, "The Cheetah Whisperer". Erin has been obsessed with cheetahs her whole life and has worked with over 70 individual cats. We discuss her first encounters with cheetahs volunteering for The Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia. We then dive into her work training a cheetah cub named "David" at The Wildlife Safari Park in Oregon. We end our discussion talking about her current seasonal position at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in the Animal Programs...

Duration:01:05:39

Episode #31: 38 Years At The Pittsburgh Zoo

6/4/2018
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In this episode, I interview Henry Kacprzyk, curator of Reptiles and Kids Kingdom at The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. We discuss his exciting 38 year career at the zoo working his way up from keeper to curator. Henry talks about his early beginnings in the 80's during the zoo's transition from old victorian style exhibits to more naturalistic. We then discuss his early days as a Big Cat keeper and why he prefers working tigers over lions. He then talks about the zoo's groundbreaking...

Duration:00:51:01

Episode #30: Black Bear Release

6/1/2018
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In this episode, I talk about my recent experience traveling to Washington to release two Black Bears named "America" and "Liberty". For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/blackbearrehab Follow Corbin Maxey YouTube: https://goo.gl/ZbuBnR Instagram: https://goo.gl/NDYWFF Twitter: https://goo.gl/F4zVfN Facebook: https://goo.gl/ZsE1SP

Duration:00:18:53

Episode #29: World Famous Author & Conservationist

5/21/2018
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In this episode, I interview award-winning author and conservationist Carl Safina. He's the author of seven books and his latest, Beyond Words: How Animals Think and Feel is a New York Times Bestseller. In the book, Carl shares extraordinary stories of animals and their consciousness, self-awareness and empathy and their similarities to humans. We discuss Carl's early beginnings and what led him to become an author. We then dive into the book's three focal point animals: Elephants, Wolves,...

Duration:01:10:34

Episode #28: All Creatures Interview

5/14/2018
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In this episode, I interview Chris and Angie, hosts of the popular “All Creatures Podcast”. We cover everything from animal reproduction, unusual platypus anatomy, and how to get people excited about wildlife conservation. For more information, please visit: http://allcreaturespod.com Follow Corbin Maxey YouTube: https://goo.gl/ZbuBnR Instagram: https://goo.gl/NDYWFF Twitter: https://goo.gl/F4zVfN Facebook: https://goo.gl/ZsE1SP

Duration:01:12:12

Episode #27: Saving Vultures

5/7/2018
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In this episode, I interview my good friend, Dr. Munir Virani. He's the Vice President for Conservation Strategy and External Affairs at The Peregrine Fund. We discuss Asian and African Vultures and why they are considered one of the most threatened groups of animals on the planet. Threats we cover include human/animal conflict, poisoning, poaching, and use on the black market. Dr. Virani also recounts his terrifying encounters with lions and a lone buffalo. For more information, please...

Duration:00:55:16