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Episode 60: Introducing the British Invasion Series! An Interview with John Cox
The British are coming! The British are coming! Well... British TWITCHERS, that is! Welcome to our "British Invasion" podcast series featuring birding artists, conservationists, authors, and renowned birders from across the pond. In today’s podcast, host Wendy Clark interviews celebrity UK bird artist John Cox about the role of artists at the British Birdfair, the evolution of bird art in the UK, his journey as a bird artist, and more. John’s warm personality, his decades of experience, and his oh-so-charming British accent make this an episode you don’t want to miss!
Episode #59: An Interview with Jason Ward
Host Wendy Clark interviews Jason Ward, a birder and social activist who grew up in the Bronx and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also the host of the popular web series "Birds of North America," which can be found on Topic.com's YouTube channel and on Facebook. Jason tells Wendy about his experiences growing up in public housing, how he became interested in birds and nature, and about his video series. They also discuss how the hobby we all love transcends divisive issues and serves as a common ground for people from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Episode #58: Julie Zickefoose and Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay
In this episode of OTWTB, host Dawn Hewitt interviews author, artist, and naturalist Julie Zickefoose. As a wildlife rehabilitator, Julie often takes in orphaned and injured birds to nurse back to health. One such charge was a sick and starved baby blue jay, a palm-sized bundle of gray-blue fluff that she named "Jemima." Julie fell hard for this engaging, feisty, and funny jay, a creative muse and source of strength through the author’s own heartbreaking changes. She captures these experiences in her gorgeously illustrated new book, "Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay."