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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!

Oct 14, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals we are joined by André Krebber. Andréis assistant professor in social and cultural history and human-animal studies at the University of Kassel, Germany. We discuss his co-edited book ‘Animal Biography Re-framing Animal Lives’ which was published by Palgrave Macmillan 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!

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you Animal Publics, the special Animal Studies imprint at the University of Sydney: https://sydney.edu.au/sup/about/animal_publics.html.

 

Oct 7, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals I am joined by Dr. Natasha Fijn from ANU. We discuss her book ‘Living with Herds: Human-Animal Coexistence in Mongolia’ which was published by Cambridge University Press.

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! 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you Animal Publics, the special Animal Studies imprint at the University of Sydney: https://sydney.edu.au/sup/about/animal_publics.html.

 

 

 

 

Sep 30, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals we are joined by Catherine Amey. Catherine is a New Zealand based, independent scholar. We discuss her book ‘The Compassionate Contrarians: A history of vegetarians in Aotearoa New Zealand’, which was published by Rebel Press in 2014.

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!

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you Animal Publics, the special Animal Studies imprint at the University of Sydney: https://sydney.edu.au/sup/about/animal_publics.html.

 

Sep 23, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals we are joined by Dr. Clare Archer-Lean. Clare is Senior Lecturer in English at University of the Sunshine Coast. We discuss Care’s article ‘With animal: Exceeding the 'Absent referent' through maternity’ which appeared in the journal Hecate in 2016.

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!

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you Animal Publics, the special Animal Studies imprint at the University of Sydney: https://sydney.edu.au/sup/about/animal_publics.html.

 

Sep 16, 2019

This week we are joined by Natalie Khazaal. We discuss her article 'An Angry Cow is not a Good Eating Experience: How US and Spanish media are shifting from crude to camouflaged speciesism in concealing nonhuman perspectives’ which appeared in ‘Journalism Studies’ in 2014.

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!

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you Animal Publics, the special Animal Studies imprint at the University of Sydney: https://sydney.edu.au/sup/about/animal_publics.html.

This episode is brought to you by the Tiny Beam Foundation: http://tinybeamfund.org/burning-questions-initiative/research-planning-grants/check out their grants application program and apply for funding to research factory farming.

 

Sep 9, 2019

This week we are joined by Angela Singer. Angela is an artist. You can view her artwork at her website: https://www.angelasinger.com

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!

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you Animal Publics, the special Animal Studies imprint at the University of Sydney: https://sydney.edu.au/sup/about/animal_publics.html.

This episode is brought to you by the Tiny Beam Foundation: http://tinybeamfund.org/burning-questions-initiative/research-planning-grants/check out their grants application program and apply for funding to research factory farming.

 

Sep 2, 2019

In this episode from the Protecting Animals series we are joined by Terry Hurtado from Animal Liberation Federation, Columbia.

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!

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you Animal Publics, the special Animal Studies imprint at the University of Sydney: https://sydney.edu.au/sup/about/animal_publics.html.

This episode is brought to you by the Tiny Beam Foundation: http://tinybeamfund.org/burning-questions-initiative/research-planning-grants/check out their grants application program and apply for funding to research factory farming.

 

 

Aug 26, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals we are joined by Heather Fraser. Heather is Associate Professor in Social Sciences at QUT. We discuss Heather’s new book, co-authored by Nik Taylor, called ‘Companion Animals and Domestic Violence: Rescuing Me, Rescuing You’ which was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2019. 

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!

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you Animal Publics, the special Animal Studies imprint at the University of Sydney: https://sydney.edu.au/sup/about/animal_publics.html.

This episode is brought to you by the Tiny Beam Foundation: http://tinybeamfund.org/burning-questions-initiative/research-planning-grants/check out their grants application program and apply for funding to research factory farming.

 

 

Aug 19, 2019

In this very special episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by beloved New Zealand author Witi Ihimaera. Witi has written many books featuring nonhuman animals. He offers us a non-colonial lens through which to think about the human/nonhuman relationship. 

 

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!

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you Animal Publics, the special Animal Studies imprint at the University of Sydney: https://sydney.edu.au/sup/about/animal_publics.html.

 

This episode is brought to you by the Tiny Beam Foundation: http://tinybeamfund.org/burning-questions-initiative/research-planning-grants/check out their grants application program and apply for funding to research factory farming.

 

 

Aug 12, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals we are joined by Susanne Karr. Susanne is a philosopher and independent scholar. We discuss her upcoming journal article ‘Mirror Reflections as Agents of Connectedness’ which will soon appear in the yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society, which will be published in November 2019.

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!

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you Animal Publics, the special Animal Studies imprint at the University of Sydney: https://sydney.edu.au/sup/about/animal_publics.html.

Aug 5, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals I am joined by author David Brooks. David is a poet and novelist. We discuss his latest book ‘The Grass Library’ published by Brandl & Schelsinger in 2019.

 

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!

 

 

Jul 29, 2019

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Corey Lee Wren. Corey is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Kent, Canterbury, England. We discuss her book 'Piecemeal Protest: Animal Rights in the Age of Nonprofits' which will be published by University of Michigan Press in 2019.  

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!

 

Jul 22, 2019

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Nicholas Holm. Nicholas is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the Massey University. We discuss his journal article ‘Consider the Squirrel: Freaks, Vermin, and Value in the Ruin(s)' of Nature’ which appeared in Cultural Critique in 2012.

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!

 

 

Jul 15, 2019

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Laura Jean McKay. Laura Jean McKay is a writer and literary animal studies researcher. Laura is about to take up a position as Lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University in New Zealand. We discuss Laura’s story ‘King’ which appeared in Volume 21 of journal Antithesis in 2011.

 

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!

 

 

Jul 8, 2019

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Dr. Susan Pyke. Sue is a Lecturer in the School of Culture and Communications at the University of Melbourne. We discuss Sue’s new book ‘Animal Visions: Posthumanist Dream Writing’ which was published in 2019 by Palgrave Macmillan as part of their Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature series.  

 

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!

 

Jul 1, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals we are joined by Professor Elizabeth Leane. Elle is professor of English and ARC Future Fellow at the University of Tasmania. Today we discuss Elle’s article ‘American Cows in Antarctica: Richard Byrd’s polar diary as symbolic settler colonialism’ which was published in ‘Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History’ in 2017. The piece was co-authored by Hanne Nielsen.

 

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!

 

Jun 24, 2019

In this exciting episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Helen Tiffin. Helen is an adjunct professor at the University of Wollongong. We discuss her upcoming book chapter ‘Australian Conservation Policies and the Owls of Lord Howe Island’ which will soon appear which will be published by Brill and edited by Beate Neumier from the University of Colon, coming out in 2019.

 

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!

 

Jun 17, 2019

This episode of Knowing Animals comes from Thailand where I visited the Samui Elephant Sanctuary: https://www.samuielephantsanctuary.org. I speak to one of the guides  about how they care for their elephants. I am also joined 6 participants at the Koh Samui International Podcast Festival: https://littledumdumclub.com/kohsamui/ I ask them about their experience at the sanctuary and the difficult ethical issues surrounding elephants in Thailand. 

 

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!

Jun 10, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals I am joined by John Simons. John is an Emeritus Professor in history, specialising in the history of animals. John is now retired, but most recently was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Macquarie University in Sydney. We discuss John’s new book ‘Obaysch: A Hippopotamus in Victorian London’ which has just been published by Sydney University Press.

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!

 

Jun 3, 2019

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Dr. Yvette Watt. Yvette is a lecturer in painting and drawing at the University of Tasmania. We talk about her art project ‘Duck Lake’. You can watch a short video about Duck Lake here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDIlURup9Ok

 

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!

May 27, 2019

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Dr. Joshua Lobb. Joshua is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, in the School of the Arts, English and Media, at the University of Wollongong. We discuss Joshua’s recently released book ‘The Flight of Birds’ which is published by Sydney University Press as part of the Animal Publics Series.

 

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!

 

May 20, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals we are joined by Dr. Dinesh Wadiwel. Dinesh is a senior lecturer in human rights and socio-legal studies at the University of Sydney. We discuss Dinesh’s monograph ‘The War Against Animals’ which was published by Brill in 2015.

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!

May 13, 2019

This episode of Knowing Animals features Dr. John Hadley. John is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Western Sydney. We discuss John’s paper ‘From Welfare to Rights without Changing the Subject’ which appear in the journal Ethical Theory and Moral Practice in 2017.

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!

May 6, 2019

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Pattrice Jones from VINE Sanctuary. Pattrice is writer, educator and activists. She co-founded VINE Sanctuary in the US and will be well known to many listeners. 

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!

Apr 29, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals I am joined by Nekeisha Alayna Alexis. Nekeisha is an independent scholar. We discuss her upcoming book chapter ‘Beyond Compare: Intersectionality and Interspecieism for Co-Liberation with Other Animals’ which will appear in the Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics. That Handbook will be available in 2019 and is edited by Bob Fischer.

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!

 

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