Listen: Carl Safina Tells Radio West How Animals’ Minds Are

Carl Safina
Carl Safina. Photo credit: Paige Sommer

Amagansett writer and marine biologist Carl Safina recently gave a detailed interview to the Utah public radio program Radio West on understanding animals’ minds and emotional sophistication.

Safina, the founding president of the Safina Center at Stony Brook University and co-chair of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, explains how in studying wildlife he set aside the question “What are they?” and asked, “Who are you?”

That question launched Safina into writing his latest book, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel, focuses on orcas in Vancouver, the wolves of Yellowstone National Park, and African elephants.

Listen to the podcast in iTunes or stream the interview at

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