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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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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!

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.

Dec 14, 2015

In this episode of Knowing Animals I speak to Amanda Richman from the NSW Young Lawyers Animal Law Committee. Amanda is Chair of the committee and a practicing lawyer. We talk about what lawyers can do to aid animals and her work organising a regular animal law conference. This episode of Knowing Animals is sponsored by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). 

Dec 5, 2015

In this very special episode of Knowing Animals I share a laugh and a chat with comedian, podcaster (Spokey Blokeys), musician and vegan-about-town Rodney Todd. We talk about vegan junk food, making people laugh about animal rights, and using celebrities to promote veganims. We also battle it out for biggest hair! 

Nov 30, 2015

In this episode of Knowing Animals, David Mence from the University of Melbourne talks about whaling, anti-whaling, the use of the harpoon, Sea Shepherd and whale communication. 

Nov 16, 2015

In this episode of Protecting Animals we speak to Katrina Fox. Katrina has been involved in animal activism in the UK and Australia. She is a journalist and author and has recently published her first sole authored book: 'Vegan Ventures: Start and Grow an Ethical Business'.  

Nov 14, 2015

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Shatha Hamade from Animals Australia. She has worked from the RSPCA South Australia; was Young Lawyer of the Year; and was very involved in exposing the blooding of greyhounds in Australia. She talks about animals and the law. 

Nov 9, 2015

Jonathan Balcombe from the Washington DC based Humane Society University discusses his article ‘Animal pleasure and its moral significance’ which appeared in Applied Animal Behaviour Science in 2009. Jonathan explains why we should take animal pleasure much more seriously. 

Oct 29, 2015

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Di Evans, the animal welfare office with RSPCA South Australia (SA). She is working to ban jumps racing in SA. 

Oct 12, 2015

In this episode of Knowing Animals we talk to Professor David Schlosberg from the Sydney Environment Institute, at the University of Sydney, about his co-edited book 'Political Animals and Animal Politics' which came out in 2015 and is part of the Palsgrave Macmillan series on Animal Ethics. 

Oct 2, 2015

In this episode of Protection Animals I speak to Chris Townend who founded Animal Liberation NSW, Animals and Australia and who worked for animals in India for many years. 

Sep 29, 2015

This episode of Knowing Animals is from the Protecting Animals series. I speak to Senator Lee Rhiannon from the Australian Greens about her work as the Greens Animal Welfare Spokesperson. Lee shared that latest on ag-gag in federal parliament, as well as her work to establish an independent office of animal welfare and live animal exports. 

Sep 27, 2015

In this special Knowing Animals episode Siobhan O'Sullivan speaks to Fiona Probyn-Rapsey about her paper 'Dingoes and dog-whistling: a cultural politics of race and species in Australia' which will appear in the Animal Studies Journal in coming weeks. This episode is also available as a video on Youtube so if you would like to see what we look like, you can! 

Sep 15, 2015

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Prof. Phil McManus from Sydney University. We talk about his co-authored article 'The construction of human-animal relations: the national jumps day 2013 at Te Rapa, Hamilton, New Zealand’ which appeared in ‘New Zealand Geographer’ volume 70 issue 3, pages 190-200. He explains how the media reported the death of jumps racing horses and the impact of social media on the coverage. 

Sep 12, 2015

In this first episode in the Protecting Animals series Siobhan O'Sullivan speaks to Emmanuel Giuffre from Voiceless about what drives him to work for animals; the role the law can play in change; dairy cows; and much more. 

Aug 29, 2015

In this episode of Knowing Animals, Jed Goodfellow, PhD candidate at Macquarie University and RSPCA Australia policy advisor talks about his book chapter 'Regulatory Capture and the Welfare of Farm Animals in Australia' which will appear in the upcoming book 'Animal Welfare Law and Science: International Perspectives' edited by Deborah Cao and Steven White. He explains why Departments of Primary Industries should not be responsible for animal welfare. 

Aug 16, 2015

In this very special episode of Knowing Animals the podcast Dr. Clare McCausland turns the tables and interviews Dr. Siobhan O'Sullivan from UNSW about her 2011 book 'Animals, Equality and Democracy'. 

Aug 13, 2015

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Prof. Peter Singer about his iconic book 'Animals Liberation' (1975) and its legacy. We also discuss how his work has been received and what, if anything, he could have done differently. It's available now, and it's free!

Aug 6, 2015

In this epiosde of Knowing Animals Siobhan O'Sullivan talks to Erica Fudge about her piece 'Milking Other Men's Beasts' from History and Theory 52, pp. 13 - 28. We discover the place of cows in history. 

Jul 17, 2015

In this episode of Knowing Animals Anat Pick talks about her latest work Why not look at animals which appeared in NECSUS, the European Journal of Media Studies in Spring 2015.

Jul 14, 2015

This episode is the official launch of Knowing Animals the podcast. The launch took place at the Animal Publics conference held at the University of Melbourne, in front of a live audience. The episide features best selling author Jeffrey Masson talking about his latest book 'Beasts: what animals can teach us about the origins of good and evil', published by Bloomsbury Press in 2014. 

Jul 10, 2015

In this epiode of Knowing Animals the podcast we talk to Dr. Yvette Watt from the University of Tasmania about her photographic series 'Animal Factories'. To view some of the photos from the series go to the Knowing Animals facebook page; the Dr. Siobhan O'Sullivan facebook page; of the @knowing_animals twitter feed. This episode is free, but your reviews on iTunes are very much apprecaited! 

Jun 22, 2015

In this epside of Knowing Animals Dr. Paul McGreevy from the University of Sydney talks about his paper ‘Whip use by jockeys in a sample of Australian thoroughbred races – an observational study’ which appeared in PLOS ONE in March 2012. He also talks about his policy work trying to create policy change around the use of whips on racehorses in Australia. 

Jun 10, 2015

In this episode of Knowing Animals the podcast, Dr. John Hadley from the University of Western Sydney (UWS) talks about his upcoming book 'Animal Property Rights: A Theory of Habitat Rights for Wild Animals' published through Lexington Books.  

May 21, 2015

In this episode of Knowing Animals Dr. Clare McCausland discussed her article 'The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare are Rights' which appeared in Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, August 2014, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 649-662. She argues that we have misunderstood the distinction between animal welfare and animal rights and puts forward the notion of 'welfare rights'. 

May 21, 2015

In this episode Dr. Dinesh Wadiwel talks about his article: Wadiwel, D. (2014), 'The will for self-preservation: Locke and Derrida on dominion, preservation and animals', SubStance, 134:43, pp. 148 - 161. 

What do Locke and Derrida have in common? What is systematic violence against animals? Which thinker influenced Dinesh and what does he think we should do to improve the human/nonhuman relationship?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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