For the first ever episode of The Wild Life, Jason chats with Carly Brooke of The Featured Creature blog about goldfish with tumors, how kids get inspired to learn more about wildlife and how Carly is trying to get over her fear of spiders. Follow Carly on twitter: @ftcreature

Jason is an animal behaviour researcher, science communicator and wildlife-nerd extraordinaire whose work has been featured in countless science blogs and publications (Scientific AmericanIo9 and Conservation Magazine to name a few). Each episode of The Wild Life is essentially an in-depth conversation with someone whose work or interests revolve around animals or wildlife, on topics ranging from the science of animal behaviour and conservation biology, to animal ethics, the wildlife in your own backyard – and beyond.

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