The Pondcast, Episode 1
Anthony and John bring you the first episode of The Pondcast. This show was created to tackle topics related to herpetoculture, for hobbyists who are looking for some discussion related to their unique interests. John and Tony have decades of hands on experience with turtles, tortoises, lizards, snakes, and amphibians. Conservation, field herping, legislature, literature, captive husbandry, expos, websites, and other topics will be discussed. Check out the rest of our site for more information.
About the Authors
Anthony was the "Best of 2017" Editor's Choice for "Chelonia Personality of the Year" by The Reptile Report. As the Senior Director of theTurtleRoom, Anthony oversees educational efforts, including video and audio media production, like The Pondcast. Anthony has also written a book on the Geoemyda genus, published by Living Art Publishing as part of their “Turtles of the World” series, and several articles in magazines such as including REPTILES, The BATAGUR, Testudo (Italian), and RADIATA (German).
Anthony has a B.A. from Rhode Island College and works in management for VCA Animal Hospitals. He lives in the Northeast with his wife, Shannon, and daughters, Cambria and Maddalena. He and his family are often on the move, giving turtle presentations at schools, nature and science centers, herpetological societies and conferences.Read More
John is the Creator and original Co-Host of The Pondcast, theTurtleRoom's monthly video podcast. He has been a reptile enthusiast for his entire life, starting with Sunday trips to reptile shows with his father as a boy. John has worked with various species of reptiles throughout his life including many species of snake, gecko and turtles. Most recently he has worked with the Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin), Mata Mata (Chelus fimbriata) and Brazilian Rainbow Boa (Epicrates cenchria). Throughout life John has been very passionate about raising awareness for issues related to human interaction with all types of fauna, especially our little coldblooded friends. John's other passion is basketball, and most times you run into him, you can be sure reptiles or a basketball court are nearby.Read More
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