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Animalia the Podcast
10 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
ANIMALIA 28 - Season Closer - 30Jul21
After a full year of Animalia, Natasha is taking a break. But before she does, she gives thanks to all the guests by sharing a bit about each of the 27 episodes. You can listen to every one on the website (www.animaliathepod.com) or your favourite podcast platform. Join us again for more amazing content about animals in a couple months!
35 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
ANIMALIA 27 - Equanimity - 9Jul21
Tobago is the setting for my conversation with Veronika La Fortune, the founder of Being with Horses and Healing with Horses. Veronika talks about her life growing up with animals, about working with show horses and how Tobago inspired a new journey with her equine rescues.Veronika's #RescueMe is a sweet adult dog called Faith.
38 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
ANIMALIA 26 - Helping Paws Society - 25Jun21
This week we have an amazing rescuer from San Fernando who is doing all she can to save every dog or cat in need.Michelle Mahabir is the founder of Helping Paws Society, a non-profit organisation led by this mom and her 3 kids who, propelled by their love for animals, try to help as many animals as they can and promote spaying/neutering to help curb overpopulation, homelessness and dumping of animals. She also swears by the #adoptdontshop mantra.Michelle offers one of the cats rescued by Kitty Haven Sanctuary as the featured #RescueMe animal.
29 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
ANIMALIA 25 - Dentist to the Rescue - 11Jun21
This week we have another doctor...but he's not a vet! Dr. Brendan Bartholomew talks about how a childhood encounter turned into a lifelong love for animals, his passion for rescued dogs and the solutions to the problem of stray animals in Trinidad and Tobago.Natasha's commentary is about the animal cruelty cases that continue to occur, without punishment, despite amended legislation. Enforcement of the law is a must! *NOTE: The amended fine for animal cruelty is TT$200,000 not TT$100,000 as mentioned in the podcast. Apologies for the error!
35 minutes | May 28, 2021
ANIMALIA 24 - Give a Little Love - 28May21
This week's guest Kristen Agostini of Trinidad Pet Crematorium talks to Natasha about cremation as an option for pet parents to pay respect to their beloved family members. Natasha's commentary focuses on the too-often reviled black cat and the #RescueMe segment is back with two gorgeous dogs up for adoption.
15 minutes | May 10, 2021
ANIMALIA 23 - All I Really Want - 10May21
This week in Animalia's shortest episode, Natasha gets personal on the anniversary of her cat Toro's death. She shares letters written to officials and the press on the matter and the lack of enforcement of existing animal cruelty laws.In loving memory of Toro 2011-2020
55 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
ANIMALIA 22 - A Whole New World - 23Apr21
In what is our longest episode to date, Natasha has a fascinating conversation with Dr. Carla Phillips-Savage. She's the first and only aquatic animal veterinarian in Trinidad and Tobago! The story of how she came to the field and why she stayed, as well as the connectedness of the aquatic and land environments, is reason enough to make it to the end. Natasha also provides commentary on the mass poisoning of stray dogs on a beach in Tobago.Download and listen wherever you get your favourite podcasts...and make Animalia one of them!
33 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
ANIMALIA 21 - Rescue and Rehab - 12Apr21
This week on Animalia, Natasha chats with Karissa Ali, a young woman who's passionate about animal rescue, whether domestic or wildlife. Her passion is mirrored by Marguerite Miranda (who you may have heard on Ep14) who assisted in the rescue of a dog whose parents were homeless addicts admitted to rehab. The #RescueMe segment is back as Karissa talks about 5 kittens that will be up for adoption soon. We're happy to share these similar and powerful stories that we hope will inspire you to do whatever you can to protect animals. Enjoy! Don't forget to like and share.
37 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
ANIMALIA 20 - Not One More Vet - 19Mar21
This week Natasha discusses the alarming rate of suicides among vets in the United States with Lisa Rawlins, a vet technician of over 20 years. You'll also hear an excerpt of a TedTalk by Dr. Melanie Bowden. In her commentary, Natasha shares about a recent experience at the vet, causing her to reflect on how pet parents don't consider what the vet has to endure every day at work.Listen,like and share wherever you get your podcasts!
28 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
ANIMALIA 19 - Vegan Diaries - 26Feb21
What's the difference between vegan and vegetarian? This week Animalia explores the lifestyle that is veganism through the eyes of people who have made the transition. Natasha also shares her why for starting the journey towards veganism. Listen everywhere you get your podcasts!
23 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
ANIMALIA 18 - Animal Justice - 12Feb21
This week's episode is a tribute to Natasha's beloved Pierre, gone way too soon and an excerpt from the Animal Justice Academy coursework focusing on animal sentience. Listen on Spreaker, SoundCloud, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts.
39 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
ANIMALIA 17 - Trini to de Bone - 22Jan21
This week on Animalia, we drive home the adopt don't shop mantra with Khalid Burke, the founder of Adopt Movement, a regional organisation dedicated to finding every homeless cat and dog in the Caribbean a home. Khalid talks about his life growing up around animals, the adopt event turned into a movement, why adoption is so critical and the advantages of adopting vs shopping for a pet.Khalid's #RescueMe features three dogs in Kingston, Jamaica looking for a forever home.
30 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
ANIMALIA 16 - Calypso Dreams - 8Jan21
We kick off 2021 with Mika Raguaa, also known as DJ Mika, a T&T import from poland by way of Germany. She was lured to Trinidad because of her love for soca music but she's also full of love for animals.Mika talks about her observations of animal welfare in T&T and shares some of her own experiences. Mika also has an NGO - Lost and Found TT - which aims to collect and preserve memories to enrich communities and families.Mika also has two adorable kittens for adoption in the #RescueMe segment.
39 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
ANIMALIA 15 - 2020 Wrap - 18Dec20
It felt like a decade but 2020 is finally coming to a close. All the previous Animalia guests are sharing their experiences, challenges, lessons and hopes for 2021. There are a few extras like a Chewy poem and Natasha is this week's #RescueMe (lol) but all in all, a fitting tribute to the year that was and the first 15 in what I hope will be many, many more episodes of this special podcast.
32 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
ANIMALIA 14 - Angel on Wheels - 4Dec20
On this episode, Natasha chats with the vibrant and passionate Marguerite Miranda, the proprietor of Pet to the Vet, an ambulance and transport service in Trinidad. It's gruelling work but how does she manage to keep up her winning attitude and infectious laugh? You'll have to tune in to find out! Natasha's commentary is about her solution to the stray animal population and she has a slightly different take on the #RescueMe segment. Animalia can be heard via the website (animaliathepod.weebly.com) or your favourite podcast platform.
25 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
ANIMALIA 13 - Animal Welfare on EOD - 13Nov20
This week on Animalia, we borrow an excerpt of a discussion on animal welfare on the long-standing, award-winning Eye on Dependency, hosted by Garth St. Clair and Natasha Nunez. One of the guests on the Sunday evening staple on i95.5FM was Elspeth Duncan, founder of Venus: Doggess of Love, who address many of the fundamental problems and solutions to the woeful structure in place for the care of protection of animals in Trinidad and Tobago.
31 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
ANIMALIA 12 - Animal Cruelty in TT - 30Oct20
Episode 12 is for Madison and for all animals who have lost their lives to the abuse, neglect or cruelty of humans. Listen to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, including the host, express their concern about the recent judgement in an animal cruelty matter involving a black dog from Embacadere.
36 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
ANIMALIA 11 - No Bones About It - 23Oct20
Make no bones about it, Dr. Emily Cappon of Sunnyview Vetcare is serious about nutrition! That's the topic this week - what to feed and not to feed your dog, cat or bird. Dr Cappon was so generous with information, there was no room for Natasha's commentary!Dr. Cappon's #RescueMe is an 8wk old male kitten she's fostering called Liam.
29 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
ANIMALIA 10 - Kitty Whiskerer - 16Oct20
This week on Animalia, Natasha welcomes Amanda Ahloy to talk about her fostering journey. She's a self-professed Kitty Whiskerer who has adopted six of the cats she fostered! Amanda also talks briefly about animal abuse, which Natasha also touches on in her commentary, supplemented with a story from Sally whose dogs were tortured by a neighbour. The connecting link between most animal cruelty cases in T&T is that they are not prosecuted to the fullest nor slightest of the law.Amanda's #RescueMe is one of the residents at TTSPCA, a sweet one-year-old cat called Mae.#Animalia is a weekly podcast created, hosted and produced by Natasha Nunez, with love in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.FB - Animalia the PodcastIG - @animaliathepodEmail - firstname.lastname@example.orgAnimalia Logo - Aaron CharlesTheme Music - Pond5
36 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
ANIMALIA 09 - Dr Fix It - 2Oct20
We're back from a little break and we're hitting you straight away with all the information about feline urinary tract disorders. Our guest Dr Shirelle Sammy breaks down the signs, symptoms, treatment and prevention. Dr Sammy also talks about her personal experience with unruly pet parents as well as how she became an accidental gooner. Brooklyn, a 6mth old ginger is Dr Sammy's #RescueMe animal up for adoption.#Animalia is a weekly podcast created, hosted and produced by Natasha Nunez, with love in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.FB - Animalia the PodcastIG - @animaliathepodEmail - email@example.comAnimalia Logo - Aaron CharlesTheme Music - Pond5
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