Global Rumblings Podcast

Global Rumblings is a biweekly podcast dedicated to all things elephant. Featuring Global Sanctuary for Elephants co-founders Scott and Kat Blais, we’ll have in-depth discussions on topics ranging from sanctuary life, the ethics of captivity, physiology, and human and animal behavior. Hosted by Nadia Mari of Elephants in Japan and produced by a team of dedicated GSE volunteers, the wide-ranging, intimate conversations are sometimes fun, often frank, and offer listeners insight into the power of healing. We will bring you conversations that make you question what you know and leave you with powerful takeaways about animal and elephant welfare from a holistic point of view.

We know some people may not find themselves on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, listening to their favorite podcasts, but would still like to hear some of the stories that Scott and Kat share. This page will have the most recent episode of the Global Rumblings Podcast, so you don’t have to search for it anywhere else. For those who already enjoy listening to podcasts, all episodes can be found on your preferred podcast app. Take a look below for the list of apps where we are available. Some past episodes can be found at the bottom of the page.

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Episode 18

Rana (Part 3) – In our third and final episode on Rana, Scott & Kat share how they truly noticed the lessons Rana had learned about friendship when the sanctuary’s fourth elephant, Ramba, arrived.  Eager not to make the same mistakes as with Guida & Maia, we talk about how Rana kept her exuberance to herself, not wanting to touch Ramba and possibly annoy or scare her. Yet Ramba was looking for guidance to know how to behave from the elephants already at the sanctuary.

It was Maia who broke the ice by touching Ramba first; with this clear sign, Rana opened up to embrace her new sister with much love and affection. Kat recalls how Ramba, who was well over 60 years old, explored every part of the sanctuary, sometimes leaving Rana behind when she couldn’t keep up. A beautiful friendship between the two grandmother elephants touched the hearts of all at the sanctuary.

The episode transcript can be found here.

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Past Episodes

Episode 3

Elephant Stories & Communication

Episode 7

Elephant Stories & Comm. II

Episode 14

Guida and Maia
(Part III)

Episode 15

Guida and Maia (Part IV)

Episode 16

Rana (Part I)

Episode 17

Rana (Part II)