On this episode of 'The Wild Life', expert taxidermist Allis Markham stops by to chat with Jason about the journey a specimen takes from frozen carcass to work of art, and her own journey to the fascinating world of taxidermy. Also, why is crap taxidermy suddenly so popular? Follow Allis on Twitter: @AllisMarkham.

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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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