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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 11, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals we are joined by Dr. Sarah Bezan. Sarah is a Newton International Fellow with The University of Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre (ShARC). We discuss her paper ‘Endling Taxidermy: Lonesome George, Global Genomics, and the Iconographies of Extinction’ which will soon appear in the journal Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology.

 

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 4, 2019

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Dr. Francis Massé. Francis is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield. He is also part of the Biosec team. We discuss his paper ‘Anti-poaching’s politics of (in)visibility:Representing nature and conservation amidst a poaching crisis’ which appeared in the journal Geoforum 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!

 

 

Jan 28, 2019

This episode of Knowing Animals is recorded before a live studio audience at the 2018 Sheffield Animal Studies event: ShARC Tails! I speak to Dr. Joe Wills. Joe is Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester. We discuss his article "A Nation of Animal Lovers? the case for a general animal killing offence in UK law', which will soon appear in King's Law Review.

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!

 

Jan 21, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals I am joined by Dr. Bernice Bovenkerk. Bernice is a philosopher at the University of Wageningen. We discuss Bernice’s journal article ‘The Pedigree Dog Breeding Debate in Ethics and Practice: Beyond Welfare Arguments’, which appeared in the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethicsin 2017. That article was co-authered Hanneke J. Nijland.

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!

 

 

Jan 14, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals I am joined by Dr. Jeff Sebo. Jeff is Clinical Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Animal Studies M.A. Program at New York University. We discuss his new book ‘Chimpanzee Rights’ which is published by Routledge. Jeff’s co-authors are: Kristin Andrews, Gary Comstock, G. K. D. Crozier, Sue Donaldson, Andrew Fenton, John Taylor, Syd Johnson, Robert Jones, Will Kymlicks, Letitia Meynell, Nathan Nobis and David Peña-Guzmán.

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!

 

 

Jan 7, 2019

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Professor Gary L. Francione. Gary is Board of Governors Professor and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Distinguished Scholar in the School of Law, at Rutgers University. Gary is also a member of faculty at UEA in Norwich. Gary has published extensively on animal rights, in particular the abolitionist approach. His publications include: Animals, Property and the Law, Rain without Thunder: The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement, Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog?, The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation?, which was co-authored with Robert Garner, Animal Rights: The abolitionist Approach, which was co-authored by Anna E. Charlton, and Animals as Persons

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 31, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am Joined by Dr. Robert McKay. Robert (Bob) is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Sheffield. We discuss his book chapter ‘A Vegan Form of Life’ which appeared in the book Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture: Towards a Vegan Theory, which was published by Palgrave in 2018 and edited by Emeila Quinn and Benjamin 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.  

 

Dec 25, 2018

This is a special Christmas bonus episode of Knowing Animals. Happy Holidays! 

At this time of giving, the team at Knowing Animals brings you a special additional episode of the podcast. This episode features Naty Guerrero-Diaz from Big Sky Sanctuary in Victoria, Australia. Naty tells us about her transition from urban-based vegan to sanctuary owner and worker. We also ask you to consider making a donation to Big Sky Sanctuary to help then raise the money they need to put a second house on their property. The second house would allow more people to volunteer at the sanctuary and increase their ability to care for the animals.

You can make a donation here: https://www.gofundme.com/help-us-donate-our-home-to-big-sky-sanctuary-inc?fbclid=IwAR3Hhv2mLKJmzcc1Rch7SFnd8zz1dD68vINVgld0_n9LJlNcoKNjONDYugg. You can also follow them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/bigskysanctuaryinc/ or donate directly to BSB: 033262, Account number: 419195, Account name: Big Sky Sanctuary. 

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 24, 2018

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Dr. Eze Paez. Eze is a Post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Ethics, Politics and Society at University of Minho, which is in Braga, Portugal. Eze is also a board member of the Centre for Animal Ethics at University Pompeu Fabra. We discuss his article ‘On the Importance of Species for Rule-Consequentialism’ which will shortly appear in the journal Utilitas.

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 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!

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