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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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Now displaying: June, 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!

Jun 27, 2022

On this very special episode of Knowing Animals, we have two guests!

Our first guest is Professor Alice Crary. Alice is University Distinguished Professor in Philosophy, Liberal Studies, and Gender & Sexuality Studies at the New School for Social Research, and she’s currently a visiting fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford. She’s authored or edited 8 books, including 2016’s Inside Ethics: On the Demands of Moral Thought.

Our second guest is Professor Lori Gruen, who is the William Griffin Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University. Her many books include the textbook Ethics and Animals: An Introduction, the collection Critical Terms for Animal Studies, and the monograph Entangled Empathy: An Alternative Ethic for Our Relationships with Animals.

We talk about about Alice and Lori’s new book Animal Crisis: A New Critical Theory which was published this year by Polity

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA, the Australasian Animal Studies Association, which you can and should join today. It is also brought to you by the Animal Publics series at Sydney University Press. Take a look at their list of titles if you're looking to read new work in animal studies.

Jun 13, 2022

On this episode, we speak to Professor Ron Broglio, who works in the Department of English at Arizona State University. Ron has authored or edited a number of books on animal studies, as well as producing or curating a number of art exhibitions exploring human/animal relationships. His books include Surface Encounters: Thinking With Animals and Art, which was published in 2011 by the University of Minnesota Press, and 2018’s Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies, which he co-edited with Lynn Turner and Undine Sellbach. Today, however, we talk about his 2022 book Animal Revolution, from the University of Minnesota Press, which features illustrations by Marina Zurkow and an afterword by Eugene Thacker.

This episode 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.

And a big thanks to Elizabeth Usher (veganthused.com), AKA MC Pony, for producing our updated theme tune!

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