Dan Riskin

Dan Riskin


Dan Riskin is a biologist with a love for the under-appreciated organisms of the world. Riskin completed his B.Sc. at the University of Alberta, his M.Sc. at York University (Toronto, Canada) and his Ph.D. at Cornell University. His doctorate was focused on the only mammalian parasites in the world-- the blood sucking vampire bats—and the biomechanical requirements of their unique lifestyles.

During the course of his graduate studies, Riskin was invaded by and played host to another parasite—the botfly. These experiences gave him a firsthand look at the destructive and often disgusting results of a parasite infestation. While working on Animal Planet’s Monsters Inside Me, Riskin has expanded his knowledge of the human parasite through the horrific and sometimes deadly accounts of the show’s victims.



Past Shows:

  • Mother Nature's Dark Side

    Professor of Biology and host of Animal Planet’s "Monsters Inside Me," Dan Riskin, joined host Richard Syrett to share jaw-dropping examples of nature's brutality. In the first hour, investigative journalist Jon Rappoport discussed the CDC whistleblower who admitted he left out...More »

Last Night

The Greys & Alien Abduction / Open Lines
The Greys & Alien Abduction / Open Lines
Philip Kinsella, clairvoyant medium and UFO investigator/author, joins Connie Willis (info) for a candid look at the phenomenon of the Greys and alien abduction, which appears to mirror additional bizarre, supernatural occurrences across the world. Followed by Open Lines in the...


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