Noah Strycker joins Vicki to discuss his work with renowned photographer Joel Sartore in Birds of the Photo Ark … a beautiful keepsake book published by National Geographic to celebrate “The Year of the Bird”. In 2015, Noah set a world record by traveling to 41 countries and documenting 6,042 bird species. But it’s not just about monitoring and counting the number of species, he says, it’s as much about adventure and how travel expands your outlook on life.
Noah is a writer, photographer, bird man, and four-time author, including Birds of the Photo Ark. As an on-board ornithologist for expeditions to Antarctica and the high Arctic, he has traveled to Earth’s polar regions more than 30 times.
Joel is an award-winning photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic fellow, and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. He specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes around the world.
Also today, fellow National Geographic writer Karen Karbo joins us to discuss her latest book, In the Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons from 29 Heroines who Dared to Break the Rules. From Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth Taylor to Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, and Lena Dunham, this witty narrative explores what we can learn from the imperfect and extraordinary legacies of 29 iconic women who forged their own unique paths in the world.
Karen has supported herself as a writer since the days when novels were saved on floppy discs and manuscripts were copied at Kinkos and FedExed overnight to New York editors. She is the author of multiple novels, works of creative non-fiction, and a memoir.