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Knowing Animals is a weekly podcast about all things related to animals and ethics; animals and the law; animals and politics; and animal advocacy. It features interviews with Animal Studies scholars 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!

Feb 19, 2018

This episode of Knowing Animals features Professor Jody Emel from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. We discuss her upcoming journal article ‘Evaluation of the Land Grab: Absurdism, Decolonialism, and Postanthropocentrism’ which will soon be published in a special issue of the journal 'Resources'.

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the Australasian Animal Studies Association. You can find AASA on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/. Join AASA today!

Feb 12, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals we are lucky to be joined by Carol J. Adams. We discuss Carol's new book 'Burger' which was published by Bloomsbury Publishing in 2018.

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the Australasian Animal Studies Association. You can find AASA on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/. Join AASA today!

Feb 5, 2018

This episode of Knowing Animals features Esther Alloun from the University of Wollongong. We discuss her article ‘’That’s the beauty of it, it’s very simple!’ Animal rights and settler colonialism in Palestine–Israel’ which appeared in the journal Settler Colonial Studies in December 2017.  

 

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

Jan 29, 2018

This episode of Knowing Animals is part of the Protecting Animals series. I am lucky to be joined by actor, producer and writer Martin Dingle Wall. Martin has appeared in many Australian series including Home and Away, Underbelly and Upper Middle Bogan. Martin now lives in LA and recently stared in the indie hit movie Happy Hunting. Martin is also a passionate animals and regularly uses his profile to raise animal issues. 

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. AASA is the peak body for Animal Studies scholars in Australia and around the world. Learn more here: http://animalstudies.org.au

 

 

Jan 22, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Dr. Peter Chen from the University of Sydney about his book 'Animal Welfare in Australia: Politics and Policy’ which was published by Sydney University Press in 2016.

 

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

Jan 15, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals we are joined by Prof. Robert Garner from the University of Leicester. We discuss his book chapter 'Animals, Politics and Democracy' which appeared in the book that Robert co-edited with Siobhan O'Sullivan. The book is called 'The Political Turn in Animal Ethics' and is published by Rowman & Littlefield. 

Don't forget to check out our program sponsors:

Kibbl, linking you up with your dream pound dog - http://kibbl.io

AASA, the group of Animal Studies scholars - http://animalstudies.org.au.

The new book 'After Coetzee: An Anthology of Animal Fictions' - http://www.faunarypress.com

Jan 8, 2018

This episode of Knowing Animals is from the Protecting Animals series. We are joined by not one, but two special guests: Ryan Alexander and Guy James Whitworth. They talk to us about their No Meat May initiative! Learn more about No Meat May here: http://www.nomeatmay.net.

Don't forget to check out our program sponsors:

Kibbl, linking you up with your dream pound dog - http://kibbl.io

AASA, the group of Animal Studies scholars - http://animalstudies.org.au.

The new book 'After Coetzee: An Anthology of Animal Fictions' - http://www.faunarypress.com

Jan 1, 2018

This episode comes out of Switzerland. I speak to Dan Hooley. Dan is a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Toronto. We discuss his book chapter ‘A Moral Argument for Veganism’ which he co-authored with Nathan Nobis. It appeared in the edited collection ‘Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Arguments About the Ethics of Eating’ which was published by Routledge in 2016. 

Have you dowloaded Kibbl? It is the phone app that helps links pound animals in need of a home, with humans in need of four legged friends. 

Have you ordered your copy of ‘After Coetzee: An Anthology of Animal Fictions’? Why not order a copy for your university library too?

Have you joined AASA? AASA represents Animal Studies scholars around the world. 

Dec 18, 2017

This episode of Knowing Animals comes to you from Brussels and features Reineke Hameleers from Eurogroup for Animals. We talk about all thing European, political and animal welfare. 

This episode is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association: http://animalstudies.org.au.

The new Animal Studies book ‘After Coetzee: An Anthology of Animal Fictions’: https://www.amazon.com/After-Coetzee-Anthology-Animal-Fictions/dp/0996624511

The new phone app Kibbl helps people find pound animals to adopt. Learn more here: kibbl.io.

 

 

Dec 4, 2017

This episode of Knowing Animals is from Switzerland. I am joined by  Alfonso Donoso. Alfonso is an Assistant professor in political science at the Institute for Political Science, at Chile’s Catholic University. Today we will discuss his piece ‘Representing non-human interests’ which appeared in the journal Environmental Values in 2017.

Don't forget to check out our program sponsors:

Kibbl.io - linking you up with your dream pound dog.

AASA, the group of Animal Studies scholars - http://animalstudies.org.au.

The new book 'After Coetzee: An Anthology of Animal Fictions' - http://www.faunarypress.com

 

 

 

Nov 20, 2017

This episode of Knowing Animals comes from Switzerland. I speak to Dr. Charlotte Blattner, currently at Queens University, Canada, about her book chapter ‘Rethinking the 3Rs: From Whitewashing to Rights, which appears in the 2018 book ‘Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change’, published by Brill.

This episode is supported by the Australasian Animal Studies Association - https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/.

The new Animal Studies book 'After Coetzee: An Anthology of Animal Fictions' - https://www.facebook.com/aftercoetzee/.

And Kibbl, the phone app that helps you adopt animals from pounds - https://www.facebook.com/kibblapp/

 

Nov 6, 2017

Dr. Carol Freeman is from the University of Tasmania. Today we talk about her book chapter ‘The Last Image: Julia Leigh’s The Hunter as Film’ which appeared in the book ‘Animal Death’ which was edited by Jay Johnston and Fiona Probyn-Rapsey and published by Sydney University Press in 2013. Carol's other book 'Paper Tigers' is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Paper-Tiger-Pictures-Shaped-Thylacine/dp/0992279178

 

Don't forget to check out our program sponsors:

Kibbl, linking you up with your dream pound dog - http://kibbl.io

AASA, the group of Animal Studies scholars - http://animalstudies.org.au.

The new book 'After Coetzee: An Anthology of Animal Fictions' - http://www.faunarypress.com

 

Oct 23, 2017

This of Knowing Animals features Dr Charlotte Carrington-Farmer, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Roger Williams University in the US. We discuss her book chapter ‘Trading Horses in the Eighteenth Century: Rhode Island and the Atlantic World’ which will appear in the book Equine Cultures: Horses, Human Society, and the Discourse of Modernity, 1700-Present, which was co-edited by Kristen Guest and Monica Mattfeld and which will be published by University of Chicago Press in 2017.

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the wonderful people at the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). AASA relies on membership to keep you informed about Animal Studies issues, so join today! Membership is super-cheap and you can join us here: http://animalstudies.org.au/membership

Oct 9, 2017

This episode of Knowing Animals features C. Scott Taylor. from the University of Sunshine Coast. We discuss his paper “The Agency of Dolphins: Towards Inter-species Embassies as Sites of Engagement with ‘Significant Otherness’” It appeared in Geographical Research in 2013.

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the membership organisation for Animal Studies scholars. Are you following AASA on Facebook? Like their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/

Sep 25, 2017

This episode of Knowing Animals features Dr. Andrew Knight, Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics, & Director, Centre for Animal Welfare, University of Winchester. We discuss Andrew's latest publication ‘Was Jack the Ripper a Slaughterman? Human-Animal Violence and the World’s Most Infamous Serial Killer’ which appeared in journal 'Animals' in 2017. The article was co-authored by Katherine D. Watson. 

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the membership body for Animal Studies scholars in Australia and around the world. Join AASA today for just $50: http://animalstudies.org.au/membership

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/

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