New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author Susan Orlean chats with Trey Elling about ON ANIMALS. Questions include:

  • Why does she feel a lifelong connection with animals? (01:10)
  • Why is she most interested in animals that straddle the line between domesticated and wild? (03:03)
  • How does someone get comfortable enough with a lion to keep it as a pet? (14:54)
  • What impresses her most about mules? (19:32)
  • Why are rabbits the only animals we keep as pets and also readily eat? (25:12)