In The Company Of Wolves

Wolf in Yellowstone

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January 27, 2018

While their domesticated cousins sleep on our beds, Congress debates wild wolves’ survival. This hour, we’ll explore our complicated relationship with our canine cousins, and the feelings they evoke – fear, hatred, and also love. 

Anne interviews Rick McIntyre during a wolf watching session.
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Wolf biologist Rick McIntyre took a moment from his own wolf watching to explain the lives of Yellowstone wolves, one he's observed first hand almost every day for 22 years.

Coyote in Yellowstone
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Unlike their canine relatives, coyotes have thrived in the U.S. Despite having been hunted just as intensely as wolves, coyotes have survived.  Somehow, coyotes just spread, everywhere. Dan Flores told Steve Paulson how.  

The thoroughly domesticated dog
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Merrill Markoe loves dogs. She’s written two novels and many comic essays about our furry friends. Doug Gordon sat down to talk with her about how dogs became our besties.  

Monster Dogs
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Kirsten Bakis first wrote her story of biomechanically-enhanced, hyper-intelligent dogs 20 years ago, and it’s been a cult favorite ever since. So why create a post-modern Frankenstein story with dogs at the heart of the tale?

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August 06, 2017
January 27, 2018
Guests: 
Rick McIntryre

Rick McIntyre

Wolf biologist, Yellowstone National Park
Dan Flores

Dan Flores

Author, Historian
Merrill Markoe with dog

Merrill Markoe

Author, Screenwriter, Comedy Writer
Kirsten Bakis

Kirsten Bakis

Novelist, Teacher
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June 19, 2018