Rodney Learns to Fly


Rodney Stotts and Mr. Hoots, a Eurasian eagle owl.

“Biophilia” refers to the instinctive affection humans have for nature. It’s a term that was coined in the mid-’80s by renowned biologist E.O. Wilson. This story is about just such a connection: Rodney Stotts grew up selling dope and guns. But he’s always loved caring for birds. The drugs landed him in jail. The birds helped set him free.

rod01
Rodney Stotts and Mr. Hoots, a Eurasian eagle owl.

rod03
Producer/reporter Ari Daniel.

This story was produced by Ari Daniel and edited by Andrea Mustain. Hear more of Ari’s reporting on his site and follow Ari on Twitter.

This episode of Transistor was hosted by Genevieve Sponsler and was mixed by Josh Swartz. The intro/outro music is called “Night Owl” by Broke For Free.

2 thoughts on “Rodney Learns to Fly”

  1. I’m trying to see this on my Amazon kindle fire. I see pictures and text but nothing to play and no sound. Is there more?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *