Welcome to Call of the Wild, a podcast presented by A Wild Connection. Join host and producer, James Currie, as he introduces you to some of the most influential voices in wildlife and conservation.  Learn about new issues facing many of the earth’s species and meet authors, TV hosts, and scientists working on the front lines.  We want to show you how people from all walks of life connect with wildlife and the outdoors, so prepare to be educated, entertained, and inspired!  

Podcast #1 | Richard Crossley

Richard Crossley is an internationally acclaimed birder and photographer who has been birding since age 7. His love of the outdoors and his interest in teaching, design, and technology have shaped his unique vision for the future of birding and bird books. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Cape May, New Jersey. To learn more visit and Original music by Justin Littlejohn and Aric Huckstep.

John Cline

John Cline

Creative Media Intern


Originally from St. Louis, John was first drawn to nature while rambling through national parks between the Midwest and West Coast. After moving to Florida for college in 2014, his wild connections eventually grew to include all things aquatic. 

John holds a B.S. from the University of Miami and is currently pursuing a graduate degree at the Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. After graduating, John plans to continue an early career in visual storytelling concentrated on exploration and conservation. 

To date, John has been a part of a number of exciting projects including camera trapping endangered Florida panthers in the Everglades, filming hammerhead sharks in Biscayne Bay, and mapping historic shipwrecks off the Florida Keys. He joined our team in the spring of 2021 and is stoked to help share nature with you! When John isn’t running around with a camera, you can most likely find him diving, climbing, on the trail, or mixing up something spicy in the kitchen. 

James Currie, an award-winning wildlife TV host, presents nature in a way that is refreshing and exciting.

View the natural world through the lens of wildlife cinematographer Josh Liberman, whose daring style bridges the gap between travel show and wildlife documentary.

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