Episode 58. Meet The New Hosts of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom: Peter Gros and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

Peter Gros and Rae Wynn-Grant of Wild Kingdom on Beyond the Lens Podcast

Peter Gros and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant are hosts of the new Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom Protecting The Wild’ TV show airing on NBC, which is the successor to the classic Wild Kingdom that aired on the same network from 1963 – 1988. Peter Gros was a host from the original series during episodes in the 1980s and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant is a National Geographic Explorer and research faculty member at the University of California – Santa Barbara. 

Wild Kingdom is one of the most beloved wildlife programs in the history of television.  The new series highlights stories of wildlife and wildlife conservation from around the world.

Topics Richard, Peter and Dr. Rae discuss:

• Contrasts and similarities between the new and old series
• The ‘Wild Kingdom’ legacy
• Peter’s relationship with Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler
• Dr. Rae’s reaction to learning she was named the iconic show’s co-host
• Striking a balance between entertainment and education.
• The conservation message
• The show’s lasting relationship to Mutual of Omaha
• The challenge of appealing to a newer audience with more viewing options
• Dr. Rae’s inspiring message to young black women
• Dr Rae’s new book, ‘Wild Life: Finding My Purpose in an Untamed World’
• Dream destinations for future episodes
• A message of hope

And much more.

Notable Links:

Wild Kingdom Website
Wild Kingdom YouTube Channel
Streaming on Peacock


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