Sy talks with Krys Boyd, host of KERA’s Think about the patience of turtles and the amazing work of the Turtle Rescue League. Listen here.
Watch as Sy tells NASA’s Goddard Storylab about How to be a Good Creature.
Sy talks hawks and turtles with Alan Alda on his Clear + Vivid Podcast. Sy’s “almost uncanny ability to connect with creatures from rhinos to octopuses led her to a love affair with one of the planet’s swiftest and fiercest predators. Meanwhile Sy Montgomery has been in a nurturing relationship with a collection of creatures who are the hawks’ polar opposites – turtles.” Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.
Sy talks turtles with Donna Sherman on the Sparks in Action Podcast: Uplifting Each Other One Action at a Time.
Meet the Fire Chief. A 42-pound, wild snapping turtle, Fire Chief was hit by a truck in 2018, his shell cracked and bloodied, his legs and tail paralyzed. But the 60- to 80-year-old turtle had a lot of life in him. At Turtle Rescue League, Sy and Matt were tasked with his physical therapy—which included exercising with his bespoke wheelchair. Read all about him in Of Time and Turtles. And watch the Chief here in this video.
What time is it? It’s turtle time. Sy and artist Matt Patterson’s new turtle book is here. Watch a short video with lots of cool turtles walking around.
You can now listen to Sy reading one of her earliest books, Search for The Golden Moon Bear, which was published in 2002.Listen to a sample.
Sy addresses the Nation. What better way to start off Octopus month than to address the ‘Nation—OctoNation, that is. Sy Loved talking with founder Warren Carlyle and the good folks who adore cephs of all kinds, but especially our fav! Happy Octopus month, friends. OctoNation® – The Largest Octopus Fan Club!
Sy enjoyed discussing The Hawk’s Way on 90.5 WICN public radio. Listen here.
Sy joined Diane Rehm for her Book Club podcast. This month’s book was Delia Owen’s Where the Crawdad’s Sing. Diane was also joined by Maurice Carlos Ruffin, author of The Ones Who Don’t Say They Love You and Jean Zimmerman, author of The Orphanmaster and Savage Girl. Listen here.
Here & Now. (WBUR & NPR). Sy tells host Robin Young that “working with hawks requires the purest form of love.” Listen here.
Eight Arms, Eight Decisions. Octopuses have a complex neural network running throughout their body. They can make different decisions for each arm without having to send messages back up to the central brain. How can this be? Sy discusses octopus consciousness on the BBC radio show, NatureBang in the episode, Octopuses and the Mind-Body Problem. Philosopher Julian Baggini, author of How the World Thinks, joins the discussion. Listen here.
The Ezra Klein Show. How Octopuses Upend What We Know about Ourselves. Listen on Apple, Spotify or Google or wherever you get your podcasts. A full transcript of their conversation is available on The New York Times website.
Sy talks about The Hummingbird’s Gift, as Thurber assists. Watch here.
Watch Sy and Tia talk about the new book as they show cool pictures of condors here.
Sy talks about How to Be a Good Creature with Marcus Smith, host of Constant Wonder on BYU radio. Listen here.
For the hate of dogs. We treat pet dogs with such sentimentality while their wild, endangered relatives are feared and persecuted. Why? Read Sy’s article on wild dholes in Aeon.
Sy talks with Marcus Smith on his show, Constant Wonder, BYU radio. Listen
Sy talks with Francesca Rheannon on The Writers Voice. Listen here.
Sy talks with Steve Curwood, host of NPR’s Living on Earth, about her book, How to be a Good Creature. Listen here
Sy talks about How to Be a Good Creature with Lowell on his podcast, Learning with Lowell. Listen here.
Sy is interviewed about How to be a Good Creature on New Day Northwest, K5 News’ morning show in Seattle. Watch here.
“Bearing Arms: The Amazing World of the Octopus.” Sy enjoyed talking about octopuses on the NPR show 1A. She was on with Danna Staaf, author of Squid Empire, and Kelley Voss, a doctoral student at the University of California at Santa Cruz’s Mehta Lab in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology. (1A is produced by WAMU 88.5 and is distributed by NPR.) Listen here.
Sy talks with Paul Dolman host of the podcast What Matters Most.
Watch Liz and Sy discuss Tamed & Untamed on WMUR-TV’s Chronicle
Sy and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas talk about “anthrophobia” and our shared lives with animals on NHPR’s Word of Mouth.
Sy and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas talk with Steve Curwood, the host of Living on Earth about their new book, Tamed & Untamed. Listen here.“http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=17-P13-00040&segmentID=5.”
Do octopuses have some shy arms and some bold arms? Scroll down a bit for the interview with BYU radio.
Sy enjoyed being interviewed for podcast Mrs. Greensworld. Listen here.
Sy was recently interviewed by the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) Dive Team Report. Listen to the 14-minute interview here, or on iTunes, YouTube and Google Play.
Sy talks octopuses with her editors at Simon and Schuster
Listen to Sy talking about octopuses on NHPR’s Word of Mouth.
Two legs good, eight legs best: five reasons to love octopuses. As if you needed any reasons for Octo Love. Read Sy’s article in The Guardian.
PRI’s The World
Our world is really the remnants of a previous one, says one Hawaiian story, and the only survivor of that previous world is the octopus. How did it survive? It slipped between a crack in the two worlds. Listen to Sy talk about The Soul of an Ocotpus on PRI’s The World.
Boston Public Radio
Listen to Sy discuss her new book, The Soul of the Octopus, on WGBH’s talk show.
Read A Retrospective on Past Winners of The Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award Featuring Sy Montgomery
Read Sy’s interview on her new book on Temple Grandin with School Library Journal
Watch Sy Montgomery discuss the wonderful similarities and differences between birds and humans in her book BIRDOLOGY.
Christopher Hogwood on NH Chronicle
Listen to Sy and Callie Crossley talk octopuses on WGBH
Listen to Sy Montgomery talk about how she came to write Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot
Listen to the Michael Toms of New Dimensions Media interview: The Wisdom, Insight, And Wit Of Birds with Sy Montgomery
Soaring with Sy Montgomery in ‘Birdology’ Vicki Croke, host of the New England Cable Network show, The Secret Life of Animals caught up with Sy at Harvard’s Museum of Natural History.
Watch Reading Rockets’ interview with Sy Montgomery.
Living on Earth: Humans and Birds: A New Pairing: Host Jeff Young talks with naturalist Sy Montgomery about her new book that attempts to change the way that we think about birds.
The Diane Rehm Show Interview — Author Sy Montgomery joins Susan Page to talk about her adventures with hummingbirds, hawks and other feathered creatures. Why birds are far stranger, more wondrous — and more like us than we imagine.”
Living on Earth Interview — Author Sy Montgomery joins Living on Earth’s Steve Curwood to talk about her latest adventures in Mongolia from her new children’s book called “Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia.”
It Begins in Wonder: Sy Montgomery’s World — Truthout. org’s Leslie Thatcher reviews Chelsea Green’s reissues of Sy Montgomery’s four science and adventure books: “Walking with the Great Apes,” “The Spell of the Tiger,” “Journey of the Pink Dolphins: An Amazon Quest,” and “Search For the Golden Moon Bear,” 21 October, 2009
Discovering the World With Sy Montgomery — Truthout.org’s Leslie Thatcher interviews Sy Montgomery, 26 October, 2009
Justine Willis Toms of New Dimensions Media interviews Sy Montgomery on her program: Of Animal Grace and a Spa with a Pig
Paula Gordon of the Paula Gordon Show interviews Sy Montgomery
Sy Montgomery on New Hampshire Chronicle: Part 1
Sy Montgomery on New Hampshire Chronicle: Part 2
Living on Earth: Urban Crow Invasion — Jan 20, 2006, Each winter Auburn, New York is invaded by hundreds of thousands of crows. No one knows exactly why the birds come to this small city upstate, but the scene they create — and the mess — has residents divided over whether to embrace the crows or drive them out. Sy Montgomery reports on efforts currently underway by pro-crow and anti-crow forces.
Living on Earth: The Good Good Pig — June 6, 2006, Sy Montgomery’s famous pig, Christopher Hogwood, has passed on. But he left his owner with enough fond memories to write a book. And that’s just what she did. Sy Montgomery joins us to talk about her most recent book, The Good Good Pig. (10:30)
Living on Earth: Search for the Golden Moon Bear — In Montgomery’s book, Search for the Golden Moon Bear, she travels to the home of the moon bear in Southeast Asia, to track down what she hopes might be a new species of bear.