Craig Foster: Hope is All We Can Learn from Animal Teachers
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In this episode, Dr. Goodall speaks with one of her biggest inspirations and good friends, Craig Foster of “My Octopus Teacher,” an Academy Award® nominated, BAFTA Best Documentary award-winning Netflix original, and co-founder of the Sea Change Project. In this captivating conversation, Jane and Craig speak about their passion for saving forests - for Jane, dense forests on land, and for Craig, kelp forests in the ocean. Craig shares how his documentary honors the eight-legged teacher he met in a remote kelp forest in False Bay, South Africa. Craig embodies the power of storytelling by showing the sentience, grace, and intelligence of our planet’s many species. Dr. Goodall and Craig have this in common and have used their profound and special ability to connect with non-human animals, chimpanzees and octopus, to share their individual stories worldwide, motivating conservation action. About his experience during the film, Craig speaks to the hope his octopus teacher instilled in him. This conversation demonstrates what it means to use science as a tool for growing understanding, and how we can each find teachers even in the most unexpected places. *Dr. Goodall and JGI do not endorse close proximity or handling of wildlife.* 


This episode is sponsored by Netflix.


At the End of the Rainbow: Stay to the end of the episode to hear a rare archival clip of Dr. Goodall describing one of her first interactions with now-famous Gombe, Tanzania chimpanzee David Graybeard.

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