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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!

Dec 9, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals we are joined by Chris Danta. Chris is Associate Professor in School of Arts and Media at UNSW Sydney. We discuss Chris’ book ‘Animal fables after Darwin : literature, speciesism, and metaphor’ which was published by Cambridge University Press 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 if also brought to you by Animal Publics, a special Animal Studies series at the Sydney University Press:https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics

Knowing Animals is a proud member of the iROAR podcasting network. To check out more great iROAR podcasts visit the website: https://iroarpod.com

 

 

Dec 2, 2019

This episode of Knowing Animals is from the Protecting Animals series. We talk to animal lawyer Mike Rosalky. Mike is a Partner and co-founder of K & R Animal Law, a commercial law firm that specalises in animal law, and he is a volunteer Director and Senior Lawyer with the Animal Defenders Office, a community legal centre that specialises in animal law.

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 if also brought to you by Animal Publics, a special Animal Studies series at the Sydney University Press:https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics

Knowing Animals is a proud member of the iROAR podcasting network. To check out more great iROAR podcasts visit the website: https://iroarpod.com

 

Nov 25, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals we are joined by Ondine Sherman. Ondine is one of the co-founders of Voiceless, the Animal Protection Institution. She is also an author. We discuss her latest book ‘Sky’ which was published by Pantera 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!

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.

Knowing Animals is a proud member of the iROAR podcasting network. To check out more great iROAR podcasts visit the website: https://iroarpod.com

 

 

Nov 18, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals I am joined by Philip Wollen. Philip is a former senior executive with Citibank and Citicorp. But listeners will know him better as a prominent vegan and animal rights advocate. His organisation is Winsome Constance Kindness and he is well known for Kindness House in Melbourne. 

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.

 

Nov 11, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals we are joined by Meera Atkinson. Meera is a writer, musician and also lecturer in English literature. We discuss Meera’s journal article ‘Alexis Wright’s Literary Testimony to Intersecting Traumas’ which appeared in the Animal Studies Journal 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.

 

Nov 4, 2019

In this episode of Knowing Animals we are joined by Jeannette Vaught. Jeanette did her PhD in American Studies at the University of Texas. Today we discuss Jeannette’s book chapter ‘How to Make a Horse Have an Orgasm’ which appeared inthe book ‘Living With Animals: Bonds Across Species’ published by Cornell University Press 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 28, 2019

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Prof. Fiona Probyn-Rapsey from the University of Wollongong. We discuss her journal article ‘‘Pussy Panic’ and Glass Elevators: How Gender is Shaping the Field of Animal Studies’ which appeared in the journal 'Australian Feminist Studies', in 2019. The article is co-authored by Yvette Watt and Siobhan O’Sullivan.

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 if also brought to you by Animal Publics, a special Animal Studies series at the Sydney University Press:https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics

Knowing Animals is a proud member of the iROAR podcasting network. To check out more great iROAR podcasts visit the website: https://iroarpod.com

Oct 21, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals we are joined by Alphonso Lingis. Al is Professor of philosophy at Penn State University. We discuss his book chapter ‘The thinking that is in the world’, which was included in book Thinking in the World: A Reader’, edited by Jill Bennett, Mary Zournazi and published by Bloomsbury 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.

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!

 

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