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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!

Dec 17, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Dr. Catia Faria. Catia is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Foundation for Science & Technology at the Centre for Ethics, Politics & Society, at the University of Minho in Portugal. We discuss Catia’s article ‘Disentangling Obligations of Assistance: a reply to Clare Palmer’s “against the view that we are usually required to assist wild animals”’ which appeared in the journal Relationsin 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!

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!

 

Dec 10, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Dr. Steve Cooke. Steve is Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Leicester. We discuss Steve’s article ‘Imagined Utopias: Animals Rights and the Moral Imagination’ which appeared in The Journal of Political Philosophy 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!

This episode of Knowing Animals is also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.com.  

Dec 3, 2018

This episode of Knowing Animals is from our Protecting Animals series. I am joined by Angela Robert from Uncaged and then the Centre for Animals and Social Justice: http://www.casj.org.uk.

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 also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.com.  

Nov 26, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Angelica Caiza Villegas. Angelica is a PhD student in the Department of Cultural Geography at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. We discuss her paper titled ‘Becoming Bat: Bats, Bat-lovers and Bat-detectors’ which is currently under review with the journal Social & Cultural Geography. Her co-author is Bettina van Hoven.

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 also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.com.  

 

Nov 19, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Maria Sofia Pimentel Biscaia. Sofia is a member of the Centre for Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where she teaches English. We discuss Sofia’s forthcoming paper ‘Loving Monsters: the curious case of Patricia Piccinini’s posthuman offsprings’ which will soon appear in the journal Nordlit.

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 also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.com.  

Nov 12, 2018

This episode of Knowing Animals comes to you from the Rethinking Animality conference in Spain. I am joined by Michelle Westerlaken. Michelle is aPhD Candidate in Interaction/Game Design at Malmö University, Sweden. We discuss Michelle’s article ‘Uncivilising the Future: Imagining Non-Speciesism’ which appeared in the journal Antae 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!

This episode of Knowing Animals is also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.com.  

 

Nov 5, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Dr. Jared Margulies. Jared is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield. We will discuss Jared’s article ‘The production of human-wildlife conflict: A political animal geography of encounter’ which appeared in the journal Goeforumin 2018. That article was co-authored by Krithi Karanth.

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 also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.com.  

Oct 29, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Steve Baker. Steve is an artist and scholar. He is Emeritus Professor of Art History at the University of Central Lancashire. We discuss his book chapter ‘Art and animal rights’, which appeared in his 2013 book Artist|Animal. That book was published by the University of Minnesota 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 also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.com.  

 

Oct 22, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Professor Rosaleen Duffy. Rosaleen is from the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield. We discuss Rosaleen’s journal article ‘War, by Conservation’ which appeared in the journal Geoforumin 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! 

This episode of Knowing Animals is also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.com.  

 

 

 

Oct 15, 2018

In this episode Knowing Animals I am joined by Dr. Alasdair Cochrane. Alasdair is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Sheffield. We will discuss his latest book ‘Sentientist Politics: A Theory of Global Inter-Species Justice’. It was published by Oxford 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 also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.com.  

Oct 8, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Dr. John Miller. John is Senior Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of Sheffield. We will discuss John’s journal article ‘In Vitro Meat: Power, Authenticity and Vegetarianism’ which appeared in the journal 'Critical Animal Studies' 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!

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.com.  

Oct 1, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Anat Pick. Anat is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London. We discuss Anat’s book chapter ‘Vegan Cinema’ which will appear in the book 'Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture: Towards a Vegan Theory', which was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018. That book is edited by Emilia Quinn and Ben Westwood.

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 also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.com

Sep 24, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Dominic O’Key. We discuss Dominic’s book chapter ‘Postscript, Posthuman: Werner Herzog’s “Crocodile” at the End of the World’ which will appear in the upcoming book Animal Biography: Re-framing Animal Liveswhich will be 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 also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.com.  

 

Sep 17, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Caitlin Stobie. We discuss Caitlin’s article ‘The Good Wife? Sibling Species in Han Kang’s The Vegetarian’ which appeared in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Volume 24, Issue 4, 1 April 2018.In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Caitlin Stobie. We discuss Caitlin’s article ‘The Good Wife? Sibling Species in Han Kang’s The Vegetarian’ which appeared in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Volume 24, Issue 4, 1 April 2018.

This episode of Knowing Animals is also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.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!

Sep 10, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Alex Lockwood. Alex is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries at the University of Sunderland. We discuss Alex’s article ‘Bodily Encounter, Bearing Witness and the Engaged Activism of the Global Save Movement’ which appeared in the journal 'Animal Studies' in 2018.

This episode of Knowing Animals is also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.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!

The call for papers for the next AASA conference is now open! The conference will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand, July 1 – July 4th, 2019. More information is available here: http://animalstudies.org.au/archives/6303

 

 

Sep 3, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Josh Milburn. Josh is Associate Lecturer in Political Philosophy at the University of York. We will discuss Josh’s article ‘Chewing Over In Vitro Meat: Animal Ethics, Cannibalism and Social Progress’ which appeared in Res Publica in 2016. 

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.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!

Aug 27, 2018

In this very special episode of Knowing Animals I speak to Andrew Bartlett. Andrew is a long standing animal advocate. He has been President of Animal Liberation Queensland, a Senator with the Australian Democrats and a Senator with the Australian Greens. In this interview we talk about live animal exports, sitting in parliament and decades of work for animals. 

 

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!

 

The call for papers for the next AASA conference is now open! The conference will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand, July 1 – July 4th, 2019. More information is available here: http://animalstudies.org.au/archives/6303

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.com.  

Aug 20, 2018

In this episode we are joined by Ruth Hatten. Ruth is a long-standing animal advocate who has worked as legal counsel for Voiceless, the animal protection institute. Ruth has also been involved with the Barristers Animal Welfare Panel. More recently, Ruth has established her own company in which she offers nutritional advice to people wishing to transition to a plant based diet, as well as complementally therapies for dogs and cats. 

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.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!

 

The call for papers for the next AASA conference is now open! The conference will be held in Christchurch, New Zeeland, July 1 – July 4th, 2019. More information is available here: http://animalstudies.org.au/archives/6303

Aug 13, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Anne Fawcett. Anne is a vet and veterinary scholar at the University of Sydney. We will discuss Anne’s recent article ‘Application of Fraser’s “Practical” Ethic in Veterinary Practice, and Its Compatibility with a “One Welfare” Framework’. That article appeared in the journal Animals in 2018. We should acknowledge Anne’s co-authors Siobhan Mullan and Paul McGreevy.

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is also brought to you by MC Pony. MC Pony brings you Mindful Rhymes for Kinder Times. Check out MC Pony at www.veganthused.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! The call for papers for the next AASA conference is now open! The conference will be held in Christchurch, New Zeeland, July 1 – July 4th, 2019. More information is available here: http://animalstudies.org.au/archives/6303

 

 

 

 

Aug 6, 2018

This episode of Knowing Animals features Lynn Mowson. Lynn has a PhD in fine arts. Lynn helps manage the University of Melbourne’s Human Rights and Animal Ethics Research Network (HRAE). She also runs their monthly ‘Knowing Animals’ reading group and is Vice Chair of AASA. We discuss Lynn’s new book chapter. The chapter is titled ‘Making and Unmaking Mammalian Bodies: Sculptural Practices as Traumatic Testimony’. That chapter will appear in the upcoming book ‘Animaladies’ which is co-edited by Lorri Gruen and Fiona Probyn-Rapsey.

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. Like AASA on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/ and get ready for their 2019 conference by going to the conference website here: https://www.facebook.com/aasa2019/?hc_ref=ARRm4tWDV-X64Pl6ww4IOt7c8AcieWY3vLeV45GvbsYx1cCQP3WhtltpdiskacKkEWY&fref=nf

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is also brought to you by MC Pony. Go to MC Pony's website Veganthused: http://veganthused.com. Listen to some Mindful Rhymes for More Caring Times. 

Jul 30, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals we are joined by Jeanette Young. Jeanette is a lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia. We discuss her book J. Young and N. Carr (eds) (2018) Domestic Animals, Humans and Leisure – Rights, Welfare and Wellbeing, Routledge.

 

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!

 

The call for papers for the next AASA conference is now open! The conference will be held in Christchurch, New Zeeland, July 1 – July 4th, 2019. More information is available here: http://animalstudies.org.au/archives/6303

Jul 23, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Claire Parkinson. Claire is professor of Film, Television and Digital Media and co-Director of the Centre for Human Animal Studies at Edge Hill University. We discuss Claire’s book chapter ‘Dangerous Dogs and the Construction of Risk’ which appeared in the 2011 book ‘Human-Animal Studies : Theorizing Animals: Re-Thinking Humanimal Relations’, Which was edited by Nik Taylor, and Tania Signal, and published by Brill.  

 

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!

 

The call for papers for the next AASA conference is now open! The conference will be held in Christchurch, New Zeeland, July 1 – July 4th, 2019. More information is available here: http://animalstudies.org.au/archives/6303

Jul 16, 2018

In this special episode of Knowing Animals we remember Karen Dalke. Karen sadly passed this week. Karen was a passionate animal lover and Animal Studies scholar. In particular Karen had a great passion for horses. 

 

Please enjoy this episode and help us celebrate the work of Karen Dalke. 

Jul 9, 2018

This episode is from out Protecting Animals series. We speak to Mick McIntyre. Mick is the co-directors of the feature film ‘Kangaroo, a love-hate story’. More information about 'Kangaroo' is available here: http://kangaroothemovie.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!

Jul 2, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Elisa Aaltola from the University of East Finland. We discuss her latest book ‘Varieties of Empathy: Moral Psychology and Animal Ethics’ which is published by Rowman & Littlefield.

 

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!

 

The call for papers for the next AASA conference is now open! The conference will be held in Christchurch, New Zeeland, July 1 – July 4th, 2019. More information is available here: http://animalstudies.org.au/archives/6303

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