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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!

Knowing Animals Siobhan O'Sullivan

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 56 Ratings

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!

    Episode 168: Speaking with animals with Eva Meijer

    Episode 168: Speaking with animals with Eva Meijer

    This episode features an interview with the philosopher Dr Eva Meijer. 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).

    • 32 min
    Episode 167: Vegan studies with Laura Wright

    Episode 167: Vegan studies with Laura Wright

    This episode of Knowing Animals features an interview with Professor Laura Wright. Laura is a Professor of English at Western Carolina University. We discuss “Framing vegan studies: Vegetarianism, veganism, animal studies, ecofeminism”, the first chapter of The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies. The handbook, which Laura edited, was published in 2021.

    This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association and the Animal Publics series (Sydney University Pre

    • 26 min
    Episode 166: John Locke on human equality with Jishnu Guha-Majumdar

    Episode 166: John Locke on human equality with Jishnu Guha-Majumdar

    This episode features an interview with Dr Jishnu Guha-Majumdar. 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.

    • 32 min
    Episode 165: Wildlife property rights with Karen Bradshaw

    Episode 165: Wildlife property rights with Karen Bradshaw

    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. We talk about her book Wildlife as Property Owners, 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.

    • 30 min
    Knowing Animals 164: Is veganism morally required? With Bob Fischer

    Knowing Animals 164: Is veganism morally required? With Bob Fischer

    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 and the Animal Publics book series.

    • 31 min
    Knowing Animals 163: Cannibalism in speculative fiction with Nora Castle

    Knowing Animals 163: Cannibalism in speculative fiction with Nora Castle

    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.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

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Brilliant - thank you so much

This podcast is essential listening for anybody who cares about animals and animal studies. Every episode offers a wealth of information, ideas and inspiration. Thank you for producing this wonderful series of interviews.

NGD2019 ,

Great discussions

This podcast is getting us through a long road trip from northern nsw to Melbourne! Great topics and interesting ideas very well presented. Some times the guests a little bit hard to follow but Dr Siobhan O’Sullivan does a great job of trying to ensure they make their ideas accessible to the non-academic listeners. Totally recommend

Marypopped ,

Awesome

Awesomely me show, love it!!!

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