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152 - Ben (Hasta Alaska)

Is playing with young tigers the coolest job ever?

Is playing with young tigers the coolest job ever?

Check out Ben's site, where you can get updates on the trip. Here's his YouTube channel, with great videos taken along the way, like this one.

After spending some time in Thailand teaching tigers not to eat people, Ben went to Chile, bought an old VW camper van, and set off for Alaska. Four years later, he dropped by Portland to chat with me about his many adventures. Along with his friend Leah and the amazing dog, Alaska, we spent a few very enjoyable hours in Laurelhurst Park. Download.

The intrepid Alaska

The intrepid Alaska

Recording in the park.

Recording in the park.