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Nancy's Bookshelf: Jonathan Balcombe & Eric Miller #627

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Jonathan Balcombe was born in England, raised in New Zealand and Canada, and has lived in the United States since 1987.

He is a biologist with a Ph.D. in ethology, the study of animal behavior. He is the author of various popular science books on the inner lives of animals, including Pleasurable Kingdom, Second Nature, and What a Fish Knows, a New York Times best-seller.

In “Super Fly: The Unexpected Lives of the World’s Most Successful Insects” Balcombe takes a deep dive into the world of flies

Also, a commentary by Eric Miller “Cat’s Life Was a Great Ride” to conclude the show.

Nancy Wiegman has a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.