Amy Pearl

Amy Pearl makes photos, videos and audio for NYPR. She has worked with New York Beat, The Brian Lehrer Show, Morning Edition, Soundcheck, Radiolab, On The Media, The Leonard Lopate Show, Studio 360 and WQXR.

Amy currently produces stories about chickens in the South Bronx, existential dread, kids learning to taste, dogs running radio stations, drunk fundraisers, secret libraries, junkyard composers, trash collectors, bodega cats and graveyard caretakers.

Amy Pearl appears in the following:

All The World's A Stage For Delacorte Theater Raccoons

Thursday, July 16, 2020

For the first time in 58 years, there will be no free Shakespeare performances in Central Park. That means no live audience, no stage hands—and no raccoons upstaging the actors.


Critter Encounters

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

WNYC producer Amy Pearl joins us to talk about the new and exciting critters we’re spotting in the area, and takes calls from listeners.


What Have The Rats Been Up To During Lockdown?

Thursday, July 02, 2020

As New York City slowly reopens, more New Yorkers are out in the streets and dining outdoors. And by "New Yorkers," we're including rats.


Through the Computer Or Out the Window, New Yorkers Connect With Nature

Friday, May 29, 2020

New Yorkers stuck inside their apartments have mentioned losing track of time without the usual diversions. But there is one clock that hasn’t stopped.


Meet A Vet Who Makes House Calls, A Welcome Service During The Pandemic

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way veterinarians operate. But for Dr. Wendy McCulloch, there is no clinic. She only makes house calls. 

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CDC Recommends Dogs Social Distance, Too

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people follow the same social distancing guidelines with their pets as they would human family members.


How Coronavirus Is Affecting Stray Cats

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Fewer cats are being neutered or spayed.

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When New Yorkers Encounter Wild Animals

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Stories of how New Yorkers coexist with their neighbors from the wild.

Storms, Personal Failure or Raccoons: What Scares You?

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

The creators of the podcast "10 Things That Scare Me" hope that sharing fears might make people feel less alone.


10 Things That Scare Us

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

A new podcast about what scares us.

Classical Foodies: New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Frank Huang

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The concertmaster discusses music, family and his favorite foods over a meal at La Salle Dumpling Room.
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Bird Cams Bring Circle of Life to a Screen Near You

Monday, April 24, 2017

Every spring, birds start the rush to raise a family (or two or three) before winter returns. Thanks to live web cams, the action is just a click away.


May Contain Nuts Pt. 1: Alpha Gal Returns

Monday, February 13, 2017

Amy Pearl loved meat -- until a steak almost killed her. We hear her riveting (and hilarious) story, and explore how allergies change your relationship with food and people.

"I Do My Job in the Store" Says Bodega Cat Star of the East Village

Friday, October 28, 2016

Star the Bodega Cat caused a media sensation just by doing her job.


Alpha Gal

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tuck your napkin under your chin.  We’re about to serve up a tale of love, loss, and lamb chops. 
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A Sandy-Devastated Neighborhood Returns to Nature

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

After Sandy, some people said no one should have been living so close to the waterfront in the first place. Residents of Oakwood Beach, Staten Island, took that idea to heart. 

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What Does It Mean to Be an American?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

These seven college students from Baruch College, in New York City, have very surprising answers.

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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Charlie of Carroll Gardens

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Charlie the Bodega Cat has a familiar problem: an overly clingy co-worker.


Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Bobo of Chinatown in Manhattan

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Surrounded by teas, herbs and adoring fans, life is pretty relaxing for Bobo.

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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Snowball of Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Snowball the bodega cat gets along with everyone. "Whether I'm white or whether I'm brown or whether I'm black, we don't care."

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