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Episode 468: Ben Goldfarb

By Jasmin and Mariann — December 29, 2018

This week, Jasmin talks to Ben Goldfarb about his new book Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter. They also discuss the fascinating role beavers have played in American history, the Beaver Believer movement, and just how busy they actually are. Ben Goldfarb is an award-winning environmental journalist who covers wildlife conservation, marine science, and public lands management. His work has been featured in Science, Mother Jones, The Guardian, High Country News, Audubon Magazine, Orion, Scientific American, and many other publications. He holds a master of environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He lives in Spokane, Washington.

In the intro to this episode, Mariann and Jasmin talk about their plans and goals for the new year and the benefits of bullet journals. Jasmin tells us some inspiring stories of activism she’s read about, and Mariann rails against social media. Later in the episode, Mariann brings us some Rising Anxieties.

This week’s episode brought to you in part by Sunday Scaries Vegan AF CBD gummies for anxiety.

As always, the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.


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