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Knowing Animals

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!

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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Sep 26, 2016

This episode of Knowing Animals is from our Protecting Animals series. We speak to Elizabeth Usher, songwriter and hip hop artist who performs 'mindful rhymes for kinder times'. We discuss using music to create social change. 

MC Pony will be the opening act at the Living Green Festival in Canberra on Sunday October 2. Get down there! 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. Check them out on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/.

Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes. Reviews keep the animals in the spotlight!

Sep 12, 2016

In this very special episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Dr Tony Milligan. Tony is an ethicist. He is currently a teaching fellow at King’s College London. Tony has published extensively on animal issues. Today we will be discussing a chapter from his book ‘Animal Ethics: the basics’ published by Routledge. The chapter is titled ‘The Holocaust Analogy’.

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. The Australasian Animal Studies Association, or ASSA, is the membership body for academic, artists and advocates interests in animal issues. AASA is the best way to hear about new book and animal-related conference. If you are not a member of AASA you should be. I’m a member. Join now at their webpage or look for them on Facebook

Aug 29, 2016

This episode of Knowing Animals comes to you from Sheffield. We talk to Dr. Dan Lyons from the Centre for Animals and Social Justice. Dan is a expert in public policy and animal welfare. In this episode we talk about his upcoming book chapter ‘Animal Protection Policy in the UK: From Symbolic Reassurance to Democratic Representation’, which will appear in the book ‘The Political Turn in Animal Ethics’ which will be published by Rowman and Littlefield International in October this year.

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

Aug 15, 2016

This episode of Knowing Animals is part of our UK series. We are joined by Dr. Robert McKay from the University of Sheffield. We discuss his book chapter 'Animal life and moral agencies in post-war cinema: Velma Johnston, Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller and John Huston's the Misfits' Which appeared in the book ‘Animal Life and the Moving Image’. That book was published by Palgrave in 2016.

 

This episode is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. Join today! 

Aug 1, 2016

This episode of Knowing Animals comes all the way from the UK. We speak to Dr. Alasdair Cochrane from the University of Sheffield about his book chapter 'Labour Rights for Animals' which will appear in the upcoming book 'The Political Turn in Animal Ethics'. 

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. Join today and help support the organisation that supports Animal Studies. 

Jul 18, 2016

In this episode of Knowing Animals we talk to Rowena Lennox from UTS about her writing about Dingos. We discuss her piece ‘Apex Predators’ which appears in the highly respected literary journal ‘Meanjin’ in 2014. 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association. Are you a member? You should be. Join today! 

Jul 4, 2016

In this episode from the Protecting Animals series I speak to Nathan Runkle founder and CEO of Mercy for Animals. He explains why he established the organisations and how it has grown and changed over the years. 

This episode is brought to you my AASA - the Australasia Animal Studies Association. Join ASSA for just $50 a year and be the first to know about Animal Studies events around the world. Join here: http://animalstudies.org.au

Jun 20, 2016

This episode of Knowing Animals is from the Protecting Animals series. We talk to Phillip Hall from Animal Liberation NSW. Phillip is the education officer and is actively involved in circus protests and social media outreach. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). Join AASA now! 

Jun 6, 2016

This very special episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you from Hong Kong. We speak to Associate Professor Amanda Whitfort from the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. Amanda is an expert in animal law and today we will be discussing her paper ‘Evaluating China’s Draft Animal Protection Law’ which was published in the Sydney Law Review in 2012.

This episode is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. 

 

May 23, 2016

This episode of Knowing Animals comes to you from Hong Kong. We talk to Dr. Fiona Woodhouse, deputy director of animal welfare at SPCA Hong Kong. She tells us about animal welfare issues in Hong Kong and what the SPCA is doing to make the lives of animals better. 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. 

May 9, 2016

Happy 1st birthday Knowing Animals! The celebrate our 1st birthday Knowing Animals recorded a live episode with musician, entertainer, vegan and animal advocate Lindsay McDougall. 

Lindsay talks about his journey toward veganism, what it's like as a member of the vegan community, and ends with a couple of songs. So much fun!

This special episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. 

Follow Knowing Animals on Twitter @knowing_animals. Follow Siobhan on twitter @so_s and like us on Facebook at 'Knowing Animals'. Finally, don't forget to leave a review at iTunes! 

Apr 25, 2016

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Dr. Denise Russell. Denise is a philosopher and research fellow at the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts at the University of Wollongong. In addition to being an ethicist Denise is also an animal advocate. One of her areas of interest is animal research. We talk to her about why alternatives are developing so slowly in Australia. 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). Join now!

Apr 11, 2016

This episode of Knowing Animals is from our Protecting Animals series. We speak to Jessica Bailey from the Cruelty Free Shop. She explains what motivated her to establish a vegan business and she also answers the age old question; which city is better: Sydney of Melbourne! 


This episode of Knowing Animals is sponsored by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). Are you a member? 

Mar 28, 2016

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Bidda Jones from RSPCA Australia. We discuss her work on live animal exports and her new book 'Backlash': https://shop.animalsaustralia.org/products/backlash.

This episode of Knowing Animals is sponsored by AASA: http://animalstudies.org.au.

Following Knowing Animals on twitter @knowing_animals and Facebook at Knowing Animals.

Join us for a live recording of Knowing Animals in Sydney on Monday May 2: http://www.meetup.com/Podcasting-Sydney/events/229567571/

Mar 14, 2016

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Associate Professor Annie Potts from the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies at the University of Canterbury. We discuss her co-authored paper ‘Vegan Sexuality: Challenging Heteronormative Masculinity through Meat-free Sex’ which appeared in the journal Feminism & Psychology in 2010. 

Feb 29, 2016

In this episode of Protecting Animals we speak to Nicola Beynon from World Animal Protection. Nicola is the Head of Campaigns - Australia. She talks to us about a new campaign to establish a Commonwealth, independent office for animal welfare in Australia. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). Join now!

Feb 15, 2016

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Richard Twine about his article "Vegan Killjoys at the Table—Contesting Happiness and Negotiating Relationships with Food Practices" which appeared in Societies in 2014. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animals Studies Association. 

Feb 1, 2016

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Kym Staton founder of the Sydney Vegan Club and Films for Change. 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). Join today! 

Jan 18, 2016

In this episode of Knowing Animals I speak to Gordon Renouf who is CEO of Good on You. Good for You is working to create apps that allow consumers to understand their consumption choices harm animals. You can learn more about Good on You here: http://goodonyou.org.au. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). Join now here: http://animalstudies.org.au.  

Jan 4, 2016

In this episode of Knowing Animals I speak to Nikki Savvides  from Sydney University. We discuss Nikki's piece “Loving-knowing” women and horses: Symbolic connections, real life conflicts and “natural horsemanship” which appeared in H U M a N I M A L I A in 2011. We also talk about Nikki's work with elephants in Thailand. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/. Are you a member yet? 

Dec 22, 2015

In the episode of Knowing Animals I speak to Arian Wallach from the Centre for Compassionate Conservation at UTS. We talk about Arian's co-authored paper ‘Promoting Predators and Compassionate Conservation’ which appeared in the journal Conservation Biology in 2015.

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