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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!

Nov 15, 2021

In this very special episode of Knowing Animals, Siobhan is back behind the wheel, and speaking to Dr. Rick De Vos about his work ‘A Triumphal Entry, a Stifled Cry, a Hushed Retreat’ which appeared in a collection published by Routledge in May 2021 entitled 'Life Writing in the Anthropocene', edited by Jessica White and Gillian Whitlock.

This episode is brought to you by AASA - that Australasian Animal Studies Association. And the Animal Publics book series by Sydney University Press.  

 

Nov 1, 2021

In this very special episode of Knowing Animals we remember, and celebrate, the life of Bede Carmody who has very sadly passed. Vale Bede. You will be greatly missed. 

 

This episode is brought to you by Animal Publics from Sydney University Press: https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics

This episode is also brought to you by AASA, the Australasian Animal Studies Association: http://animalstudies.org.au 

Oct 18, 2021

On this week's episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Professor Michael Huemer, Professor of Philosophy at University of Colorado Boulder. We discuss his 2019 book Dialogues on Ethical Vegetarianism, published by Routledge, in which he asks whether the factory farming of animals might be the world's biggest moral problem.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA, the Australasian Animal Studies Association. It is also brought to you by the Animal Publics book series from Sydney University Press.

Oct 4, 2021

On this episode of Knowing Animals, we talk to Dr Kadri Aavik. Kadri is an Associate Professor of Gender Studies in the School of Governance, Law and Society at Talinn University in Estonia, as well as a postdoc in the Department of Cultures at the University of Helsinki in Finland. We discuss her paper “Vegan Men: Towards Greater Care for (Non)human Others, Earth, and Self”, which appeared in Men, Masculinities, and Earth, a collection edited by Paul M. Pulé and Martin Hultman, and published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2021.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association and the Animal Publics book series from Sydney University Press.

Sep 20, 2021

This week's episode of Knowing Animals features an interview with Dr John Adenitire, who is a lecturer in law at Queen Mary, University of London. We discuss John's paper "The Rule of Law for All Sentient Animals", which is forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association) and the Animal Publics book series from Sydney University Press.

Sep 6, 2021

On this episode of Knowing Animals, we speak to Dr Justyna Włodarczyk, who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of North American Cultures and Literatures at Warsaw University in Poland. We discuss her 2018 book Genealogy of Obedience: Reading North American Dog Training Literature, 1850s-2000s, which was published by Brill.

This episode of Knowing Animals is sponsored by the Australasian Animal Studies Association and the Animal Publics book series at Sydney University Press.

Aug 23, 2021

On this episode of Knowing Animals, we talk to Gary O'Brien (a DPhil student in Philosophy at the University of Oxford) about his paper "Directed Panspermia, Wild Animal Suffering, and the Ethics of World Creation", which was published "online first" in the Journal of Applied Philosophy earlier in 2021.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association). You can join AASA today! It is also brought to you by the Animal Publics book series at Sydney University Press. Take a look at their list of animal studies books on the Sydney University Press website.

Aug 9, 2021

On this episode of Knowing Animals, we speak to Dr Catherine Oliver of the Univeristy of Cambridge's Department of Geography about her book Veganism, Archives, and Animals, published by Routledge on 13 August 2021.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA, the Australasian Animal Studies Association. To learn about their upcoming 2021 conference, take a look at https://artsfront.com/event/137832-flourishing-animals.

The episode is also brought to you by the Animal Publics book series, from Sydney University Press: https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics.

Jul 26, 2021

On this episode of Knowing Animals, we speak to Dr Vasile Stanescu. Vasile is an associate professor of Communication Studies at Mercer University in the United States. Lots of listeners will know him for his work in critical animal studies: he co-edits the Critical Animal Studies book series published by Brill, he’s a former co-editor of the Journal for Critical Animal Studies, and a co-founder of the North American Association for Critical Animal Studies. Today, we’re going to talk about his paper “‘White Power Milk’: Milk, Dietary Racism, and the ‘Alt-Right’”, which was published in 2018 in Animal Studies Journal.

This episode is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association and the Animal Publics book series with Sydney University Press.

Jul 12, 2021

Dr Blake Hereth is a philosopher who is, at the time of recording, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Arkansas. They will soon be taking up a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where they will be contributing to a project entitled "Warfighter Participation in the Development and Testing of Artificial Intelligence". In addition to work on the ethics of war and peace, which is what we discuss on this episode, Blake has published on a range of topics in philosophy and theology, including work on the ethics of procreation, the ethics of eating, and the afterlife for animals and queer people.

In this episode, we talk about Blake’s paper “Animal Rights Pacifism”, which was published “online first” in the journal Philosophical Studies earlier this year.

Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (http://animalstudies.org.au/) and the Animal Publics book series at Sydney University Press (https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics).

Jun 28, 2021

In this episode, we speak to Dr Elan Abrell, a cultural anthropologist who is presently an adjunct instructor at in animal studies and anthropology at New York University. We talk about his book Saving Animals: Multispecies Ecologies of Rescue and Care. This monograph, which is an ethnographic study exploring the ethical challenges experienced by animal sanctuaries in North America, was published by the University of Minnesota Press earlier this year.

This episode is brought to you by AASA, the Australasian Animal Studies Association. You can join AASA today! http://animalstudies.org.au/

It is also brought to you by the Animal Publics book series, from Syndey University Press. This is a series of 15 (and growing!) academic works on animal studies. https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics

Jun 14, 2021

This episode features an interview with Dr Eva Meijer. Eva is a philosopher who is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Wageningen University and Research, though she will soon be beginning a research fellowship at the University of Amsterdam entitled ‘The politics of (not) eating animals’. She is also an accomplished musician, visual artist, and author of popular fiction and popular non-fiction. She has published ten books, which have been translated into eighteen languages. Her books available in English include the novel Bird Cottage and the non-fiction books Animal Languages: The Secret Conversations of the Living World and The Limits of My Language: Meditations on Depression. In this episode, we talk about her academic monograph When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy, which was published in 2019 by NYU Press, as the first book in their Animals in Context series.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association) and the Animal Publics book series (Sydney University Press).

May 31, 2021

This episode of Knowing Animals features an interview with Professor Laura Wright. Laura is a Professor of English at Western Carolina University. She has authored research monographs of the work of J. M. Coetzee and on postcolonial studies, but is particularly well known in the animal studies world for championing “vegan studies”. Her book The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror was published in 2015 by the University of Georgia Press, and her edited collection Through A Vegan Studies Lens: Textual Ethics and Lived Activism was published in 2019 by the University of Nevada Press. In this episode, we discuss “Framing vegan studies: Vegetarianism, veganism, animal studies, ecofeminism”, which is the first chapter of The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies. The handbook, which Laura edited, was published earlier in 2021.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association and the Animal Publics book series at Sydney University Press.

May 17, 2021

This episode features an interview with Dr Jishnu Guha-Majumdar. Jishnu is a multidisciplinary political theorist whose work addresses critical animal studies, Black studies, and critical prison studies. He is currently the Postdoctoral Fellow in Animal Studies at Queen’s University in Canada, though he will soon join Butler University's Political Science department as an Assistant Professor of Political Theory. We discuss his paper “Lyons and Tygers and Wolves, Oh My! Human Equality and the ‘Dominion Covenant’ in Locke’s Two Treatises”, which was published in the journal Political Theory in the ‘online first’ format in 2020.

Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australiasian Animal Studies Association and the Animal Publics book series at Sydney University Press.

May 3, 2021

On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Professor Karen Bradshaw. Karen is a Professor of Law and the Mary Sigler Fellow at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She is also a Faculty Affiliate Scholar at the New York University School of Law Classical Liberal Institute and a Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. She has received scholarly and popular recognition for her contributions to questions around Environmental Law, Administrative Law, Land Use Law, and Natural Resources Law, and was awarded the 2020 Stegner Young Scholar prize in recognition of her legal scholarship.

We talk about her book Wildlife as Property Owners: A New Conception of Animal Rights, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2020.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association) and the Animal Publics book series at Sydney University Press.

Apr 19, 2021

On this episode of Knowing Animals, we speak to Dr Bob Fischer. Bob is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at Texas State University and co-director of the Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals. We talk about his book The Ethics of Eating Animals: Usually Bad, Sometimes Wrong, Often Permissible, which was published by Routledge in 2020.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (http://animalstudies.org.au/) and the Animal Publics book series (https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics).

Apr 5, 2021

In this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Nora Castle. Nora is a PhD student in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. We talk about her chapter “‘You Eat or You Die’: Sixth Extinction Cannibalism in Contemporary Speculative Fiction”, from the Routledge collection Interdisciplinary Essays on Cannibalism, edited by Giulia Champion.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association) and the Animal Publics book series (Sydney University Press).

Mar 22, 2021

On this episode, we are joined by Dr Kyle Johannsen. Kyle is an adjunct associate professor of philosophy at Queen's University in Canada. We discuss his 2020 book Wild Animal Ethics, which was published by Routledge.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association), and the Animal Publics book series from Sydney University Press.

Mar 8, 2021

On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Lynda Korimboccus. Lynda is a postgraduate anthrozoologist who has been recently appointed the Student Editor in Chief of the Student Journal of Vegan Sociology. We discuss her paper "Pig-Ignorant: The Peppa Pig Paradox. Investigating Contradictory Consumption in Childhood", which was published in the Journal for Critical Animal Studies in 2020.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA, the Australasian Animal Studies Association (http://animalstudies.org.au/) and the Animal Publics book series from Sydney University Press (https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics).

Feb 22, 2021

In this episode of Knowing Animals, we talk to Professor Robert Garner about The Oxford Group and the Emergence of Animal Rights, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2020. The book was co-authored with Yewande Okuleye.

This episode is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association. You can learn more about AASA here: http://animalstudies.org.au. It is also brought to you by Animal Publics, part of the University of Sydney Press. You can see the books published as part of the series, and learn more about it, here: https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics.

(Photo by Kim Stallwood.)

Feb 8, 2021

In this special episode of Knowing Animals we celebrate the life of Helen Marston by re-playing an episode recorded with Helen in 2020. Siobhan O'Sullivan is the guest host of this episode. 

This episode is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. You can learn more about AASA here: http://animalstudies.org.au, and

Animal Publics, part of the University of Sydney Press. Check out Animal Publics for all the latest Animal Studies scholarship: https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics

Jan 25, 2021

In this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Alice Oven. Alice is a freelance writer on animal ethics and human/animal relationships, as well as Senior Editor in Life Sciences & Veterinary Medicine at CRC Press, which is part of Taylor & Francis group. She is also a recent graduate of the University of Winchester’s MSc programme in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law, which is offered through the university’s Centre for Animal Welfare. We talk about her book The Clean Pet Food Revolution: How Better Pet Food Will Change the World, which was co-authored with Ernie Ward and Ryan Bethencourt. The Clean Pet Food Revolution was published by Lantern Books in 2020.

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

Jan 11, 2021

On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Dr Ian Werkheiser. Ian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and is the director of the Center for Collaboration and Ethics at the University. We talk about Ian’s paper “Precision Livestock Farming and Farmers’ Duties to Livestock”, which was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics as part of a special issue on “Engineering and Animal Ethics”, which was co-edited by Professor Clare Palmer and Professor Gary Varner.

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

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