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Wild For Life is the Toronto Zoo podcast that brings you behind the scenes and unveils the "hidden zoo." Each episode brings you information on the critical conservation work that protects endangered species and works to preserve biodiversity. You will hear from nutritionists, ecologists, veterinarians, social scientists, wildlife biologists, and more that are working hard to help protect wildlife from all over the world.
 
Look Like a Local is a travel podcast that will take you across North America. We interview local residents of travel destinations to find out where the best places to eat, see, and hang out are. It's like having a friend in all sorts of travel destinations to give you the inside tour and get you off of tourist trap lane. Look Like a Local is for anyone who wants to find the local's favorite places to that aren't going to be mentioned in the guidebooks.
 
Richard & John Spears answer your questions & discuss the oilfield services business. The Spears brothers have a combined 75+ years as leading industry experts and are prized speakers for events all across the globe. The Drilldown will visit all topics in the oilfield services & equipment and discuss industry current events. New episode every Monday! Got a question? Send it to drilldownshow@gmail.com
 
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Toronto Zoo Zookeepers, Ashley Slack and Deserrai Buunk, sit down with me to discuss the biology and conservation of the greater kudu. Ashley and Deserrai talk about their love for hoofstock animals, how they take care of the kudu at the Zoo, why the mixed-species exhibit is great for enrichment, and their conservation in the wild.…
 
I had the wonderful opportunity to speak to Paula Mackie, a Reproductive Sciences Coordinator at the Toronto Zoo, about what the Reproductive Sciences team does to help drive conservation at the Zoo. Paula tells me about how her passion for conservation guided her to work at the Zoo after exploring and working in other fields. She discusses the ste…
 
Did you know that the red panda (Ailurus fulgens), known for being cute and cuddly, is an animal that is not related to the giant panda at all? In this episode, I interview keeper, Lisa Termini, who has the joyous opportunity to work with these incredible animals. I had the chance to ask Lisa some questions to find out more about the red pandas inc…
 
Jon Spero, Lead Keeper of Birds, joins me on the podcast to talk about the four species of hornbills at the Toronto Zoo. During the episode, Jon and I discuss the unique features of these wonderful birds, their cavity nests, and their conservation. Listen to why these birds are so important and find out what bird they are most often mistaken for.…
 
Use this audio tour while on your Drive-Thru BOOmobile adventure at the Toronto Zoo! This NEW adventure takes you on a tour around the Zoo from the comfort of your own car and with this audio tour, your family can enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and festive décor while listening to a special Halloween-themed podcast! Book your tickets at torontozo…
 
Richard and John discuss elements impacting free cash flow for US operators and how this will determine E&P capex and rig activity going forward. Specific topics addressed include: “Haircut” given to spot oil prices when setting capex budgets Royalties, production taxes and operating costs % going for debt reduction and shareholder returns…
 
The learning and Engagement team coordinates everything from sign content for our animal habitats to the volunteer and school programs that are designed to help you engage and learn about all of the wonderful conservation work that happens at the Zoo and within the community. Mary Ellen Fraser and Shawn Blackburn join me in today’s episode to discu…
 
Anecdotal evidence from Richard’s current road trip suggests US economic activity is largely returning to normal and explains why the EIA has revised its estimates of Q4 US oil use significantly higher in recent months. Richard and John discuss how this would impact inventory drawdowns and oil prices.…
 
Horticulture enthusiasts lined up to take a whiff of the corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum), Vincent Van Gross, whose name describes its smell. With blooms occurring once every 6-10 years and lasting for about 36 hours, this was a must-see at your Toronto Zoo! Clare Wharton joins me on the podcast to discuss the organization of the plant collec…
 
Schlumberger has begun to reduce its exposure to the North American oilpatch. Richard and John discuss how this process will likely result in consolidation of important segments of the NAM market. We also chat about -- Does the possibility of a Biden administration impact the timing and/or success of this process? Will competitors or customers obje…
 
The Toronto Zoo has a number of functions occurring at the same time from Zookeepers to Guest Services, the staff deal with many moving parts on a daily basis. One important function at the Toronto Zoo is to create better opportunities for the animals to strive and for researchers along with the public to learn about the animals that need protectio…
 
Brent Huffman is back on the podcast to provide you with great information on the cheetah. We talk about how the cheetah is built for speed as they are the fastest land animal. We also talk about their social dynamics and how it affects the way the Zoo cares for them. Finally, Brent tells us about the conservation status of cheetahs and how the bre…
 
The Eland is a dynamic species that has a varied herbivore diet and an interesting herd dynamic. I wanted to find out more about the Eland so I sat down with Zookeeper, Jason Pootoolal, who passionately describes what it’s like to look after the Eland herd at the Zoo and what challenges wild Eland face in the African Savanna. https://www.wildlifeco…
 
With reserves plentiful but facing limits on CO2 emissions, oil companies are re-focusing their R&D programs. What implications does this have for the oil service sector? Other topics discussed include:  The link between oil service revenues and R&D budgets  R&D’s “Blutarsky moment”  The optimal length of a lecture…
 
When I think about the zebra, I think about another prey item; however, there is so much more to zebra than being prey for African Savanna predators. Amanda Taylor, Zookeeper at the Toronto Zoo, sits down with me to discuss the Grevy’s Zebra, the herd at the Zoo, and why these animals are classified as endangered in the wild.…
 
Looks like we were a bit too optimistic for Q2! This episode we contrast and compare the Q2 financial results of major oil service companies for clues about what is happening in NAM and International markets and the implications for technology development. Produced by Charlie Spears
 
Jenn Martin sits down with me to discuss Bactrian camels with me. I have great respect for any animal that lives in some of the harshest conditions in the world, where temperatures range from -40C to 40C, but the camel scoffs at those types of conditions as they are built to withstand temperatures, blowing sand, and low water conditions. Jenn talks…
 
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