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Knowing Animals is a free podcast featuring interviews with scholars about new research in animal studies. Guests include philosophers, historians, geographers, anthrozoologists, sociologists, literature scholars, and more. New episodes are released every other Monday. It is hosted by the philosopher Josh Milburn.
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Now displaying: May, 2022

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!

May 30, 2022

This week’s guest is Dr Natalie Evans. Natalie, who also publishes as Natalie Thomas, is an adjunct faculty member in philosophy at the University of Guelph and in Media Studies at University of Guelph-Humber in Canada. She is the author of 2016’s Animal Ethics and the Autonomous Animal Self, published by Palgrave Macmillan, as well as the editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s new collection Animals and Business Ethics. We talk about her chapter in that volume, which is entitled ‘Gene editing, animal disenhancement and ethical debates: A conundrum for business ethics?’, and was co-authored with Adam Langridge – but we also talk about the book more broadly.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA, the Australasian Animal Studies Association, which you should join today. It is also brought to you by the Animal Publics book series at Sydney University Press. For more, see https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics.

May 16, 2022

On this episode, we speak to Daniel Bowman. Danny is a PhD student in the School of English at the University of Sheffield. He’s recently submitted his thesis entitled Horsepower: Animals in Automotive Culture 1895-1935, and is now preparing for his viva. We discuss his paper “Horsepower: Animals, Automobiles, and an Ethic of (Car) Care in Early US Road Narratives”, which was published in 2022 in the Journal of American Studies.

May 2, 2022

On this episode, we speak to Dr Heather Browning, who is a philosopher, as well as a former zookeeper and zoo welfare officer, who is currently a postdoctoral research officer with the Foundations of Animal Sentience project at the London School of Economics. We talk about her open access 2022 paper "The Measurability of Subjective Animal Welfare", which was published as part of a special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies on animal consciousness.

This episode is brought to you by AASA, the Australasian Animal Studies Association, which you can join today. It is also brought to you by the Animal Publics book series at Sydney University Press.

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