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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!

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!

 

Apr 22, 2019

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined once again by Professor Lori Gruen. Lori is William Griffin Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan in the USA. We discuss her new book ‘Critical Terms for Animal Studies’ which was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2018.

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Apr 15, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals I am joined by Glenys Oogjes. Glenys is CEO of Animals Australia. We talk about her 3 + decades working for animals. 

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Apr 8, 2019

This week we are joined by Darren Chang. Darren has a Masters in political philosophy from Queen’s University. In this episode we discuss Darren’s upcoming book chapter titled ‘Examining Contemporary Indigenous Struggles and Animal Advocacy through the Commercial Seal Hunt’. It will appear in the book Decolonizing Critical Animal Studies, which is edited by Chloe Taylor and Kelly Struthers Montford, and which will be published by Brill 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!

 

Apr 1, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals we are joined by Nichola Kriek. Nichola is the Head of Education at SAFE New Zealand. SAFE is one of New Zealand’s leading animal protection organisations. Nichola tells us about her 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!

 

Mar 25, 2019

This week I am joined by Professor Clive Phillips. Clive is Chair of Animal Welfare and Director of the Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, in the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland. We discuss Clive’s book ‘The Animal Trade’ which was published in 2015 by CABI International.

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!

 

 

Mar 18, 2019

This week we are joined by Michael Dello-Iacovo. Michael is a PhD student and also the Animal Justice Party (AJP) for Heffron in the upcoming NSW state election. We talk about the AJP and Michael’s political 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!

 

 

 

Mar 11, 2019

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Peter Adkins. Peter is an Assistant Lecturer and Ph.D. Candidate in the School of English at the University of Kent in the UK. We discuss his article ‘The Eyes of That Cow: Eating Animals and Theorizing Vegetarianism in James Joyce’s Ulysses’, which appeared in the journal Humanities 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!

 

Mar 4, 2019

This week on Knowing Animals we are joined by Dr Kristof Dhont. Kristof is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Kent. We discuss his journal article ‘Common Ideological Roots of Speciesism and Generalized Ethnic Prejudice: The Social Dominance Human–Animal Relations Model (SD-HARM)’ which appeared in the European Journal of Personality. We should give a quick shout out to his co-authors Gordon Hodson and Ana C. Leite. 

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 sound engineer on this episode was Oliver Lazarus, an audio producer and animal studies student at NYU. Thanks Oliver! 

 

 

Feb 25, 2019

In this episode of Knowing Animals we are joined by Prof. Donna Landry. Donna is in the School of English, Rutherford College, at the University of Kent, UK. We discuss her book chapter ‘Horses at Waterloo, 1815’ which will appear in the forthcoming book Equine Cultures: Horses, Human Society and the Discourse of Modernity, 1700-present, which is edited by Kristen Guest and Monica Mattfeld and which will be published by University of Chicago Press.  

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Feb 18, 2019

In this episode of Knowing Animals we are joined by Dr. Matthew Whittle. Matt is Lecturer in Postcolonial Literature at the University of Kent. We his journal article ‘Lost trophies: Hunting animals and the imperial souvenir in Walton Ford’s Pancha Tantra’ which appeared in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature in 2016.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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