Episode 52. Hanne Strager: The Killer Whale Journals and Our Love and Fear of Orcas

Hanne Strager

Hanne Strager is a Danish  biologist, whale researcher, and author of the award-winning book, The Killer Whale Journals: Our Love and Fear of Orcas and A Modest Genius: The Story of Darwin’s Life and How His Ideas Changed Everything. Hanne co-founded Norway’s Andenes Whale Center and has served as the Director of Exhibitions at the Natural History Museum of Denmark.

In this episode, Hanne and Richard talk about her newest book, Killer Whale Journals, and the relationships humans have had with orcas over the past many decades.

Topics includes:

  • The spark that ignited Hanne’s interest in orcas.
  • Hanne’s epiphany on the seas of Norway
  • Killer whale or orca?
  • Orca culture
  • Bombs and a massacre in Iceland
  • Orcas in captivity
  • The Whale Jail
  • Seattle’s orphaned orca
  • Twofold bay and Old Tom
  • The orcas sighting that brought Hanne to tears

And more.

Notable Links:

Hanne Strager Website
Hanne Strager Instagram
Killer Whale Journals: Our Love and Fear of Orcas on Amazon


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