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Knowing Animals is a regular 20 minutes podcast about all things related to animals and ethics; animals and the law; animals and politics; and animal advocacy. It features interviews with academic and animal advocates. It is available free so enjoy!
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Welcome to Knowing Animals the podcast - featuring the Protecting Animals Series

Knowing Animals is a regular 20 minutes podcast about all things related to animals and ethics; animals and the law; animals and politics; and animal advocacy. It features interviews with academic and animal advocates. It is available free so enjoy!

Sep 11, 2017

This episode of Knowing Animals features Associate Professor Philip Armstrong. Philip is based on the Department of English, at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Philip is also a co-director of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies. In this episode we discuss Philips latest book ‘Sheep’. It is part of the ‘Animal’ series edited by Jonathan Bart. It was published by Reaktion Books in 2016.

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). Join AAS today. Find out more at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/

Aug 28, 2017

This episode of Knowing Animals features Associate Professor Tania Signal from the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences at Central Queensland University. We discuss her paper ‘Double Jeopardy: Insurance, animal harm & domestic violence’ which appeared in the journal Violence Against Women in 2017. That paper was co-authored by Nik Taylor, Karena Burke and Luke Branlow.

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. To learn more about AASA go to their website: http://animalstudies.org.au

 

Aug 14, 2017

This episode of Knowing Animals features Prof. Rachel Ankeny from the Department of History at the University of Adelaide. It is focused on her journal article co-authored with Heather Bray. The article is titled ‘Happy Chickens Lay Tastier Eggs: Motivations for Buying Free-range Eggs in Australia’. It was published in the journal Anthrozoos in May 2017.

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the wonderful Australasian Animal Studies Association. Find them online here: http://animalstudies.org.au

 

Jul 31, 2017

This episode of Knowing Animals features Associate Professor Nik Taylor. Nik is from the School of Social and Policy Studies at Flinders University. Nik is a prolific Animal Studies scholar. In this episode we discuss Nik’s new book ‘Ethnography after Humanism’ which she has co-authored with Lindsay Hamilton and which is published by Palgrave Macmillan.

 

This episode of knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the Animal Studies association for scholars, artists and animal advocates in Australia and around the world. Membership is just $50. Join today! 

Jul 17, 2017

This episode of Knowing Animals features Prof. James Serpell. James is Marie A. Moore Professor of Ethics & Animal Welfare, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He is also Director, Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society. We discuss his recently updated and re-issued book ‘The Domestic Dog’. It is an edited collection, published by Cambridge University Press.

 

This episode is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. Find them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/

Jul 3, 2017

In this episode of Knowing Animals we are joined by a very special guest, Dr. Hayley Singer from the University of Melbourne. Hayley has a PhD in creative writing and is interested in ecological and feminist theories of flesh, fiction, avant-garde writing practices and philosophy. Today we will consider Hayley’s piece ‘Writing the Fleischgeist’ which appears in the Animal Studies Journal in 2016.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by our good friends at AASA. AASA is the Australasian Animal Studies Association. Are you following them on Facebook? You should be. Find them here: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/

Jun 19, 2017

In this episode of Knowing Animals we are joined by a very special guest, Dr. Susan Pyke from the University of Melbourne. Sue has a PhD from the School of Culture and Communications. Her interests are centred around literature and the nonhuman. Today we will consider Sue’s piece ‘Divine Wings: Literary Flights between the Cyclic Avian in Emily Brontë’s Poems and Oblivia’s Swan Song in Alexis Wright’s The Swan Book’ which appeared in the journal ‘Otherness’ in 2016.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you AASA. AASA is the membership group for Animal Studies Scholars and artists. It is just $50 to join. Join today and support the group that supports you.

Jun 5, 2017

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to David Simon. Dave is a US based lawyer, animal advocate and author. He is author of the book Meatonomics and in this episode of Knowing Animals he explains the economics of animal subsidies in the US and Australia. 


This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the Australasian Animal Studies Association. They conference is coming up in Adelaide very soon. Learn more via the AASA Facebook page. 

May 22, 2017

In this special episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Prof. Barbara Creed. Until recently, Barb was Professor of Film Studies at the University of Melbourne. Barb is well know as the author of the classic film studies text ‘The Monstrous-Feminie’. More recently Barb has turned her attention to Animal Studies and in this episode we discuss her brand new book ‘Stray: Human-Animal Ethics in the Anthropocene’. Stray is published by Power Polemics. 

 

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This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the Australasian Animal Studies Association. They do fantastic work and their conference is coming up in July. Learn more about AASA, and their conference, here: http://animalstudies.org.au/conferences

May 8, 2017

In this episode we speak to photographer Jo-Anne McArthur. Jo was featured in 'The Ghosts in our Machines' documentary: http://www.theghostsinourmachine.com. Jo has documented the lives of animals all around the world. Those images are available via the 'We Animals' website and book: http://weanimals.org.

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/

Apr 24, 2017

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Guy Scotton. We consider his book chapter ‘Interspecies Atrocities and Politics of Memory’ which appears in the soon to be available book ‘Ethical and Political Approaches to Nonhuman Animal Issues: towards an Undivided Future’. That book is edited by Andrew Woodhall and Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade.

 

This episode is brought to you the Australasian Animal Studies Association - AASA. Have you registered yet for the 2017 AASA conference. More information here: http://animalstudies.org.au/conferences

Apr 10, 2017

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Dr. Mary Zournazi. Mary is Senior Lecturer in sociology at UNSW. We discuss Mary's documentary 'Dogs of Democracy'. You can purchase your copy of Dogs of Democracy here: http://www.roninfilms.com.au/feature/13955/dogs-of-democracy.html

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the Australasian Animal Studies Association. It is the membership organisation for Animal Studies scholars. Are you registered for the ASSA conference? I hope to see you in Adelaide July 3 - 5: http://animalstudies.org.au/conferences

Mar 27, 2017

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Lisa Kane. Lisa is a lawyer and is passionate about the plight of elephants in zoos. Today we discuss her article from May 2010, 'A Case Study of African Elephants Journey from Switzerland to US Zoos in 2003: a questions of commerce and a tale of Brinkmanship’ which was published in Journal of Animal Law.

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you the AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. Will you be at their Adelaide conference in 2017? I hope so. See you there!

Mar 13, 2017

This episode of Knowing Animals comes to you from New York University. I speak to Dr. Elan Abrell. Elan is based in the Urban Studies Department at Queens Colleague, City University of New York. We discuss his book chapter ‘Lively Sanctuaries: A Shabbat of Animal Sacer’ which appeared in the book ‘Animals, Biopolitics, Law: Lively Legalities’, which was published by Routledge in 2016.

Feb 27, 2017

This episode of Knowing Animals comes to you from New York. I speak to Mariann Sullivan from Our Hen House. Our Hen House is a media hub for animal advocates. Mariann is an animal lawyer, academic, and podcaster.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the Australasian Animal Studies Association. AASA is a peak body of Animal Studies scholars. Join AASA today!

Feb 13, 2017

This episode of Knowing Animals comes to you from New York University. I am joined by Professor Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy at New York University. We discuss the chapter on zoos from his 2003 book Morality’s Progress: essays on humans, other animals, and the rest of nature.

This episode is brought to you by AASA. The Australasian Animal Studies Association's conference is coming up very soon. Have you registered yet?

Jan 30, 2017

This episode of Knowing Animals comes to you from New York University. I am joined by a very special guest, Professor Una Chaudhuri, Professor of English, Drama and Environmental Studies. We discuss her co-edited book 'Animal Acts: Performing Species Today’ which was published by the University of Michigan in 2014.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you AASA. AASA is the Australasian Animal Studies Association. Information about its 2017 conference is out now. Get involved. It will be fantastic! 

Jan 16, 2017

This episode of Knowing Animals comes to you from the US where I am attending the Fellow Travellers conference organised by today's guest, Lori Gruen, and the Animals & Society Institute. 

In today's episode I speak to philosopher Prof. Lori Gruen about her book Entangled Empathy: An Alternative Ethic for Our Relationships with Animals which was published by Lantern in 2015.

This episode is brought to you by the nice people at AASA. AASA is Australia's Animal Studies Association. Learn more about AASA here: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/?fref=ts.

Please forgive the sound. The equipment isn't working so well in the US. 

 

Jan 2, 2017

Once again I come to you from the Fellow Travellers conference in the US. This time I speak to psychologist and founder of the Animals & Society Institute, as well as the journal Society & Animals, Ken Shapiro. We discuss his 2015 article ‘“I am a Vegetarian”: Reflections on a Way of Being’.

Again the sound quality is not great. My sound equipment got damaged on the flight from Australia to the US. I am crying into my laptop as I type this message. Please be patient and kind. 

This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Australasian Animal Studies Association. AASA works for Animal Studies scholars. I'm a member. You should be a member also. Join today!

 

Dec 19, 2016

This episode of Knowing Animals comes to you from New England USA, from the Animals & Society 'Fellow Travellers' conference. 

In this episode I speak to Robert C. Jones who is Associate Professor in philosophy at California State University. We discuss his book chapter titled ‘Veganisms’ which appears in the book ‘Critical Perspectives on Veganism’ which was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the Australasian Animal Studies Association. AASA brings Animal Studies scholars together and they need your membership support. Join today!

Once again the sound quality of this episode is not great. I think my sound equipment was damaged on the trip to the US :-( I am really sorry about the background noise. Please be patient as I investigate the damage to the equipment. 

If you would like to make me feel better about my equipment being damaged, please leave a 5 star review with iTunes. Reviews impress the people at iTunes and it results in them listing Knowing Animals as a 'what's hot' podcast. That makes it easier for other people to find it and learn more about animal issues. Thanks!

Dec 5, 2016

This episode comes to you from the Animals & Society Institute conference in the US. I speak to Catherine Doyle. Catherine is Director of Science, Research & Advocacy with Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. Join AASA today for just $50. Support the organisation that supports you.

Again, this recording was made in suboptimal conditions. Please forgive the background noise!

Nov 21, 2016

This episode of Knowing Animals comes to you from Wesleyan University in the USA. I am attending the Animals & Society Institute's Animal Studies conference. 

In this episode I speak to Margo DeMello about the book she edited called 'Mourning Animals: rituals and practices surrounding animal death' which was published by Michigan State University Press in 2016. 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). AASA represents you so join today: http://animalstudies.org.au.

This episode was recorded with other (noisy) people in the room. The strange noises you hear in the background should be ignored. Sorry!!!!!! 

Nov 7, 2016

This episode of Knowing Animals comes to you from the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) 2016 conference held at UNSW, Australia. 

I speak to Lucy J Parry who is a PhD student at Sheffield University in the UK. She spoke as part of APSA's first panel on animals. 

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Lucy about her upcoming book chapter 'Deliberative Democracy and Animals: Not so Strange Bedfellows' which appears in the book 'The Political Turn in Animal Ethics' which is published by Rowman International: http://www.rowmaninternational.com/books/the-political-turn-in-animal-ethics.

This episode is brought to you by AASA. AASA represents Animal Studies scholars. It depends on membership so please join today: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/ 

Please note that a recording problem means that the introduction music isn't included in this episode. Sorry to people who listen just for the intro music. It will be back next episode!

Oct 24, 2016

Tim Low is a well know author, having written such classics as 'Feral Futures' and 'The New Nature'. His latest book 'Where Song Began: Australia's birds and how they changed to world' is published by Penguin Books. In this episode of Knowing Animals he talks about Australian birds and our relationship with wildlife. 


This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). AASA is ace and it needs your membership to fund its activities such as its wonderful Animal Studies conferences. Join today! 

Oct 10, 2016

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Prof. Peta Tait from La Trobe University. We discuss her new book 'Fighting Nature: travelling Menageries, animal acts and war shows' published by Sydney University Press.

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). Check out the AASA blog here: http://animalstudies.org.au/archives/category/blog.

 

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