Wildness explores humanity’s relationship with nature through the lens of individual animals.
In each episode, host Maia Laperle explores fundamental concepts in wild animal welfare, and what we do and don’t know about life in the wild.
Episode 1: Who cares about wild animals?
Maia introduces the values and tenets of wild animal welfare while interviewing leaders in the wild animal welfare space.
Guests: Persis Eskander, Oscar Horta, Abraham Rowe
Episode 2: Addressing uncertainty
Maia considers the role uncertainty plays in wild animal welfare research, and how we handle it.
Guests: Joe Ballenger, Hollis Howe, Marianne van der Werf, Brian Tomasik
Episode 3: Who is nature for?
Maia asks hard questions about what we value in nature, who we’re preserving it for, and what that means for wild animals.
Guests: Rachel Bjork, Rob Smith, Mark Davis, Christopher Sebastian
Episode 4: A seat at the table
In the season finale, Maia explores the moral and political future of wild animal welfare.
Guests: Natalie Kofler, Jay Shooster