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My Home Planet

A weekly podcast for seekers of planet heroes-those who wake up each day and work for the betterment of our only home and all her creatures.

A weekly podcast for seekers of planet heroes-those who wake up each day and work for the betterment of our only home and all her creatures.

A weekly podcast for seekers of planet heroes-those who wake up each day and work for the betterment of our only home and all her creatures.
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A weekly podcast for seekers of planet heroes-those who wake up each day and work for the betterment of our only home and all her creatures.








Dorothée Sophie Royal- Moontime Medicine Maker

One of Dorothée Sophie Royal’s first encounters with nature was giggling at a rose when she was only a few days old. And while she didn’t always consider herself a plant person, life had other ideas for this author, artist and moon time medicine maker. In this episode of MHP, Doro chats about her unusual upbringing, how she went from a degree in Political Science to hosting a popular organic food show, working for the Bioneers initiative, and founding MoonTent Co. She tells of her...


Jeff Hansen-Pirate of Compassion

As Sea Shepherd celebrates 40 years on the frontline of marine conservation, defending, conserving and protecting our oceans, Jeff Hansen explains why he doesn’t want any more birthday presents. In this episode of MHP, this mild-mannered ocean warrior chats about everything from chronic fatigue to concussion grenades, albatrosses and Antarctica. He shares his memories of that first trip at sea-the camaraderie between crew, volunteers and supporters, he explains the serious new risks that...


Joanna Young-A Glaciologist in Disneyland

From Astrophysics to Geophysics, some might call Joanna Young an underachiever. But in this episode of MHP, this Fairbanks resident shares her true achievement as a relentless optimist for our planet, while working as a Glaciologist in Alaska. With a childhood spent in the cold of Canada, a love of the outdoors, and a passion for mentoring young girls in the Girls on Ice program, it’s little wonder that Joanna jumped at the recent opportunity to travel to Antarctica with 75 other women...


Gene Baur-Welcome To The Happiest Place On Earth

As a child Gene Baur had no idea that he would go on to create what many people believe is ‘the happiest place on earth’. In this episode of MHP this ultra marathon runner shares his journey- from growing up in the Hollywood Hills to co-founding Farm Sanctuary, a remarkable sanctuary for farm animals across America. While Gene tells some heart breaking stories from a life advocating on behalf of animals, he also reflects on the remarkable transformations that both humans and other animals...


Sean Willmore-Protecting Nature's Protectors

By his own admission, Sean Willmore was living a pretty good life as an Australia bush ranger. So what caused this contented man to sell his car, re-mortgage his house and take off around the world? Always on the go, in this episode of MHP, Sean chats about this monumental decision and why he’s dedicating his life to helping protect the protectors of wildlife who are standing on the thin green line. He tells some heart breaking statistics and stories of fellow rangers plights and explains...


Suzanne Rogers -Exploring Human Behaviour

As a child Suzanne Rogers was fascinated by the interactions between humans and non-human animals. With a career in animal welfare, she’s had plenty of time to observe not just animal behaviour but human behaviour as well. So with a deep desire to understand human behaviour towards animals, Suzanne founded the Human Behaviour Change for Animals Initiative. In this episode of MHP, Suzanne discusses the Initiative and shares her insights into the complexities around human behaviour change...


Carolyn Mullin-Imagining The Animal Museum

While she may have pursued a degree in Religious studies, Carolyn Mullin’s primary devotion is to animals. As the founder of the United States first Animal Museum, Carolyn works to educate the public with a living history of the animal protection movement, animal studies and humane education as a way of enriching the lives of both human and non-human animals. In this episode of MHP this remarkable woman chats about her activist roots, working with local communities and local governments to...


Keith Tuffley-Leading The B Team's Force For Good

From surviving a fall into an ice crevice in the South Pole to being the first amateur cyclist to complete the three Grand Tours in a single season, it’s no wonder that Keith’s last name starts with Tuff. In his day job, Keith heads up The B Team, a not-for-profit initiative created by a broad group of global business leaders, in order to catalyse a better way of doing business, for the wellbeing of humans and the planet. In this episode of MHP, Keith talks about the challenges and...


Thandiwe Mweetwa-All For The Love of Wild Dogs

Even though Thandi Mweetwa grew up in one of the most wildlife rich countries on the planet, her first memory of that wildlife was from watching TV and hearing the stories of her mother’s childhood. Those stories had such a profound impact that Thandi worked hard to create her dream job and became an integral part of the Zambian Carnivore Program. In this episode of MHP Thandi (along with a very loud cricket), chats about Canadian anatomy classes, the reproductive life of lions, the joy of...


Bonnie Wyper-Rethinking Animals

Bonnie Wyper has had a busy life. With careers in fashion, radio, advertising, real estate and art, she’s found her calling as co-founder of Thinking Animals United, a powerful animal advocacy initiative. In this episode of My Home Planet, Bonnie shares her childhood love of the country and what drove her to advocate for non-human animals. She discusses why the upcoming Rethinking Animals Summit is so important, shares some surprising things she’s discovered about humans, and why we may...


Emanuele Biggi-Amphibians, Aliens and Heavy Metal

Emanuele ‘Ema’ Biggi would not take offence if you'd called him a nerdy bug collector as a child, in fact he’d take it as a compliment. From the minute he could shake the hedge by his kindergarten and wonder at how insects would magically appear, he was hooked on all things creepy crawly. In this episode of MHP this naturalist, photographer and Italian TV presenter shares his love for the underrated and sometimes under loved creatures we share the planet with. He chats about his tools of...


Zoe Weil-Why We Should All Have A Humane Education

To listen to Zoe Weil speak about the need for Humane Education is to be in the presence of total common sense and infectious inspiration. In this episode of MHP, Zoe shares story, from her almost accidental path to becoming a humane educator, to co-founding the Institute for Humane Education in order to create generations of ‘solutionaries’. She answers the question, “how can we create a just, healthy and humane world?”, explains what the MOGO principle is, why Humane Education should be...


Kartick Satyanarayan-Helping Sloth Bears Dance To Freedom

Between emergency rescues and his undercover poaching investigations, it’s difficult to connect with Wildlife SOS co-founder Kartick Satyanarayan. Fortunately for MHP he made time while on the road in India to chat about his life and the brilliant work of Wildlife SOS. From a childhood spent observing tigers up on a tree branch, to picking the wrong course at university, Kartick came full circle back to a career he loves including helping to eradicate the illegal dancing bear trade in...


Asher Jay-Artist, adventurer and infectious creative conservationist.

She was born a nomad and her mother declares that she was raised by wolves, which might explain why artist and creative conservationist Asher Jay is as comfortable on the plains of the Serengeti as she in the middle of Manhattan. In this episode of MHP, this dynamic, infectious personality chats about her drive to create such prolific and life changing art, a childhood filled with a love for nature, why poaching is not just about wildlife, and what we can learn from sparrows. She confesses...


Rodney Habib-Humble Rock Star of Pet Health

With 40 million + news feed views a week, you’d think that Rodney Habib was a household name. Yet while many of us might not be familiar with him, for his 1.5 million Facebook subscribers he is the rock star of pet parents. In this week's episode you learn that far from letting these startling statistics go to his head, Rodney not only remains humble, but feels even more responsible for bringing the most researched and in some cases controversial information on companion animal health to...


Jo McArthur-A Life-long Dedication to WeAnimals

When greeted by the radiant smile and gentle laugh lines around photojournalist JoAnne McArthur’s eyes, it’s difficult to imagine the horrors that those eyes have born witness to in bringing the world images of ‘the invisibles’. In this episode of MHP Jo chats about what drives her to photograph and document the plight of captive, farmed and abused animals all over the world, her techniques for making those remarkable images-which serve as both a window and a mirror into human behaviour,...


Hob Osterlund-In Love With The Holy Albatross

When Hob Osterlund dreamt of her deceased relative Martha Warren Beckwith, little did she know that it would change the course of her life and lead her to fall in love with some of the most mystical and spectacular birds on earth. In this episode of MHP, Hob talks about her simply beautiful book Holy Mōlī: Albatross and Other Ancestors. She shares her heartbreak over the death of her mother as a young child, her work as a nurse, problems facing albatrosses today, and how she was finally...


Clare Dubois-Why The World Needs TreeSisters

What do you get when an earth-loving sister drives into a tree in an apparent accident? TreeSisters of course. Meet Clare Dubois, change-maker, social entrepreneur, and inspirational speaker who was delivered a life changing message the moment she crashed into that tree. In this episode of MHP, we get to hear her remarkable story- from a tricky childhood to playing mother earth while hating ritual theatre. Clare shares her belief that women are the key to the climate change crisis, and how...


Frans Schepers-The Rewilding of Europe

Frans Schepers grew up in a small town in the Netherlands, but that didn’t stop him from traveling to the farthest corners of the earth, carving out a wonderful career in conservation. He now strives to make Europe a shining example to the rest of the world of how Rewilding can work. An avid bird watcher, in this episode of MHP Frans shares his story-the memory of seeing an owl for the first time, traveling the world only to discover the beauty in his own back yard, his vision of Rewilding...


Debora Soutar-Guardian of Trees and Great Blue Herons

From a young girl camping in the wilderness of Ontario to becoming a life long tree hugger, it’s clear that Debora Souter loves nature. This former silviculture specialist now spends her time at The Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve in British Columbia, Canada. In this episode of MHP, Debora shares her talent for patterning, her travels on the Trans Siberian Railway, why she thinks that familiarity breeds fondness and her belief each day that she’s died and gone to heaven. As a Blue Heron...


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