The Paramount Theatre

An Interview with Dr. Temple Grandin

Friday, February 1, 2019 8:00PM
Paramount Theatre

<b>An Interview with Dr. Temple Grandin</b>
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Paramount Theatre presents
An Interview with Dr. Temple Grandin

Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm

Tickets: $32.50

Join us for an inspiring evening of conversation with the inimitable Temple Grandin led by Duncan Strauss (Talking Animals).

Well-known for developing humane handling techniques and innovative equipment for livestock, Temple Grandin is one of the nation’s leading animal behaviorists and a renowned spokesperson for autism. She credits her own unique thinking processes for her insights into animal psychology.

Her experience growing up as an autistic person—Grandin herself didn’t talk until she was 3 years old—forms her perspective that all humans exhibit a natural variation of thinking processes. Throughout her early education, her own behavior and learning processes were not understood by her peers or teachers. Her work offers insight into these behaviors and thinking processes to develop greater understanding and more compassionate interactions among all people.

Her commitment to developing an understanding of human thinking led to her books, Thinking in Pictures and The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum. Grandin is currently Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.

Submit a question!

Submit a question for Temple through this online form. Selected questions will be asked on stage at the event!

About Duncan Strauss

Duncan Strauss is the producer and host of Talking Animals, a program about animals and animal issues that airs Wednesdays from 10 to 11 am ET on WMNF (88.5 FM), a community-oriented NPR affiliate in Tampa, Florida.

Strauss launched the program in Southern California in 2003, and over the years, Talking Animals guests have tended to be prominent figures in the animal world, or notable people in other fields who have ties to animal welfare, including Jane Goodall, Alec Baldwin, Emmylou Harris, Capt. Paul Watson, Blackfish director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Jackson Galaxy, Bob Barker, and Lily Tomlin, among many others. 

Strauss is a regular contributor to The Washington Post’s animal blog, and has written for The New York Times Book Review.

Strauss has interviewed Temple Grandin many times on Talking Animals, conducted an in-person, extended conversation with her at The Paramount Theatre in 2015, and is looking forward to this opportunity to speak with her again at The Paramount. 

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