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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 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!

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.

Apr 18, 2022

On this episode, we speak to Z. Zane McNeill, a scholar-activist and the editor of Vegan Entanglements: Dismantling Racial and Carceral Capitalism (Lantern, 2022). We discuss carcerality, animal activism, and Zane's organisation RARA (Rights for Animal Rights Advocates).

This epside is brought to you by AASA, the Australasian Animal Studies Association, and the Animal Publics book series at Sydney University Press.

Apr 4, 2022

On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Dr Dominic O'Key. Dominic is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of English at the University of Sheffield. We discuss his new book Creaturely Forms in Contemporary Literature: Narrating the War Against Animals, which was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2022.

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

Mar 21, 2022

On this episode of Knowing Animals, we speak to Professor Gregory Tague, who is Professor in the Department of Literature, Writing and Publishing and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at St. Francis College, New York. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books, as well as the editor of both Literary Veganism: An Online Journal and ASEBL Journal. We talk about his monograph An Ape Ethic and the Question of Personhood, which was published by Lexington Books in 2020.

You can learn more about Gregory at https://sites.google.com/site/gftague/, and you can explore the Animals, Climate Change and Global Health webinar series mentioned in the episode at https://animalsclimatehealth.com/.

This episode is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Assocation, which you can join today, and the Animal Publics book series from Sydney University Press. You can learn more about AASA at https://animalstudies.org.au/, and about Animal Publics at https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics.

Mar 7, 2022

On this episode, we speak to Dr Margo DeMello. Margo is an Assistant Professor of Anthrozoology at Carroll College in Montana. She is the author or editor of over a dozen books. We discuss her textbook Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies, from Columbia University Press. The first edition was published in 2012, but an updated second edition was published in 2021.

This episode is brought to you by AASA (https://animalstudies.org.au/) and Animal Publics (https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics).

Feb 21, 2022

On this episode, we speak to Dr Matthew Leep. Matthew is a scholar of international relations, a poet, and a senior instructor in Politics at Western Governors University in the United States. Much of his recent work has been about new ways of writing in international relations, looking at how – for example – poetry, text fragments, sounds, and images can help us explore interspecies relations. Today, we talk about his book Cosmopolitan Belongingness and War: Animals, Loss, and Spectral-Poetic Moments. This was published by SUNY University Press in 2021.

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, which offers a range of fascinating books in animal studies.

Feb 7, 2022

On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Dr Emelia Quinn, an Assistant Professor of World Literatures & Environmental Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. We discuss her book Reading Veganism: The Monstrous Vegan, 1818 to Present, which has just been published by Oxford University Press.

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

Jan 24, 2022

In the second episode in our two-part series interviewing AASA prize winners, we speak to Dr. Brodie Evans. Brodie is a visiting fellow at the Centre of Justice at Queensland University of Technology. His “Contesting and reinforcing the future of ‘meat’ through problematization: Analyzing the discourses in regulatory debates around animal cell-cultured meat”, which was co-authored with Dr Hope Johnson, was the winner of the 2021 AASA Journal Article by an Early Career Researcher Prize. It was published in the journal Geoforum in 2021.

This episode is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association), which you can join today. (Only current AASA members are eligible for the AASA prize competitions!) The episode is also brought to you by the Animal Publics series from Sydney University Press, which is currently accepting submissions for books about animal studies.

Jan 10, 2022

On this episode, we speak to Claudia Hirtenfelder, who is presently a PhD student in the Department of Geography at Queen’s University in Canada. She is also a fellow podcaster! If you’re a fan of Knowing Animals, you’ll love The Animal Turn, which Claudia hosts (https://www.theanimalturnpodcast.com/). We discuss Claudia's open access paper “Milking economies: Multispecies entanglements in the infant formula industry” – which was co-authored with Carolyn Prouse – published in the journal Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space.

This episode is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association), which you should join today: https://animalstudies.org.au/

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

Dec 27, 2021

In this episode of Knowing Animals, Siobhan speaks to Professor Danielle Celermajer about her book 'Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing Future’ which was published by Penguin Random House in 2021.

This episode is brought to you by Sydney University Press and their 'Animal Publics' collections. Plus, AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association.  

Dec 13, 2021

In this special episode of Knowing Animals, Siobhan O'Sullivan is joined by Assistant Professor Jenny R. Vermilya from the University of Colorado Denver. They Discuss her book ‘Identity, Gender, and Tracking: the reality of boundaries for veterinary students’ which will be published by Purdue University Press in 2022.

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

And AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association: https://animalstudies.org.au/archives/8413 

  

Nov 29, 2021

In this episode of Knowing Animals Siobhan is joined by Dr. Rowena Lennox. We discuss Rowena's amazing book 'Dingo Bold: the life and death of k’gari Dingoes’ which was published by Sydney University Press in 2021. 

This episode is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. Check out their Facebook page for all the latest Animal Studies news from around the World. 

This episode if also brought to you by Animal Publics from Sydney University Press. Animal Publics is your one stop shop for Animal Studies books. 

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.

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