187 episodes

2015, 2013 and 2017 OFFICIAL HONOREE OF THE WEBBY AWARDS! Join hostesses Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan on this unique and fun podcast that focuses on changing the world for animals. Jasmin and Mariann get to interview some of the grooviest, most insightful and inspiring activists and changemakers around. And, in addition to some idle chit-chat, insightful commentary, and a bit of gossip, they review new hot products, companies, and media. Tune in to get the vegan skinny.

Our Hen House Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 26 Ratings

2015, 2013 and 2017 OFFICIAL HONOREE OF THE WEBBY AWARDS! Join hostesses Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan on this unique and fun podcast that focuses on changing the world for animals. Jasmin and Mariann get to interview some of the grooviest, most insightful and inspiring activists and changemakers around. And, in addition to some idle chit-chat, insightful commentary, and a bit of gossip, they review new hot products, companies, and media. Tune in to get the vegan skinny.

    Episode 542: Eva Meijer on Animal Languages and What They Are Saying to Us

    Episode 542: Eva Meijer on Animal Languages and What They Are Saying to Us

    In the intro to the show, Mariann tries to watch the show "Sweet Magnolia" but is disgusted by the anti-animal references, Jasmin discusses the connections between HBO's Westworld and animal agriculture, and we continue to anguish over the plight of animals during this pandemic. We also continue our Supporting Vegan Businesses program by shouting out Bodhi Bowl and Vegan Viridity. Then Mariann interviews author and scholar Eva Meijer about her books When Animals Speak, Animal Languages, and Bird Cottage. Eva talks about how human perspectives on animal languages have helped to limit the rights of animals in political decisions and social policy, and the incredible recent discoveries that have been made about how non-human animals communicate with each other and how they attempt to communicate with humans. (17:44) Mariann brings us the latest Rising Anxieties from the industrial animal ag world. (1:19:00)

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 541: Merissa Underwood, the Vegan Miss Montana

    Episode 541: Merissa Underwood, the Vegan Miss Montana

    Mariann examines the animal rights themes in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" and Jasmin tries to get a question about veganism answered by Tara Brach. We also continue our Supporting Vegan Businesses program by shouting out The Striped Cat Metalworks, All Y'alls Foods, and Bitchin' Sauce. Jasmin interviews Merissa Underwood, who was named Miss Montana 2020 and caused a stir when she used her platform to talk about veganism and environmentalism. Merissa tells the story of how she introduced these topics into the Miss Montana competition, the campaign of social media harrassment waged against her because of her outspoken veganism, and how her experience in Future Farmers of America shaped her views about animals (23:20) Mariann brings us the latest Rising Anxieties from the industrial animal ag world. (1:01:20)

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 540: Josh Berson on “The Meat Question”

    Episode 540: Josh Berson on “The Meat Question”

    Jasmin and Mariann try to manage their anger towards people who aren't wearing masks or practicing social distancing. Mariann reads an inspiring section from the book Living The Good Life by Helen and Scott Nearing, and poet Gretchen Primack reads her beautiful new poem "Covid-19." We also continue our Supporting Vegan Businesses program by shouting out Seva Foods, Odeene Soaps, and BeLeaf Vegan's amazing egg substitute. Mariann interviews Josh Berson, author of The Meat Question, about what people really mean when they talk about a "paleolithic" diet, zoonotics and the role of animal-source foods in facilitating their leap into human populations, and why meat became regarded as what wealthy people ate. He also shares his insight about "street food," and tells us why he is hopeful for the future. (23:50) Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties about Coronavirus and animal consumption. (1:00:35)

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 539: Artist Linda Brant and Psychologist Clare Mann

    Episode 539: Artist Linda Brant and Psychologist Clare Mann

    Mariann and Jasmin explore the epiphanies they are having in these isolated times, and why they are trying to avoid using Amazon. We also continue our Supporting Vegan Businesses program by shouting out Brewing Good Coffee Company, PNT BSD, Just Veggiez, and Lavva Yogurt. Jasmin interviews artist and psychologist Linda Brant about her recent project, Monument To Animals We Do Not Mourn. She talks about the creation of the project and some of the beautiful symbolism she incorporated into it. Jasmin and Linda also discuss the role of art in activism, and Linda talks about the odd process of collecting and cleaning animals bones--and how that act led to her becoming vegan! (24:00) Mariann interviews Clare Mann, vegan psychologist and author of the new book Myths of Choice, who explains to us her theory of "life myths" and how these unquestioned assumptions affect people's choices. What are the myths that people carry, and how do these myths keep people from making changes like becoming vegan? Clare tells us about existential psychology and how we can take control over our lives and choices. (1:09:00) Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties about factory farms and meat shortages. (56:30)

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 538: Rich Hardy On His Career in Undercover Journalism

    Episode 538: Rich Hardy On His Career in Undercover Journalism

    Jasmin and Mariann discuss the new documentary Catnip Nation, and a frustrating NY Times piece about the New York City restaurant industry. We also continue our Supporting Vegan Businesses program by shouting out VegReady, Vegan Street Media, and Riverdel Cheese. Mariann interviews Rich Hardy, author of the new book Not As Nature Intended, about his career as an undercover journalist chronically animal exploitation all around the world. Rich shares the challenges of finding new ways to execute undercover investigations and the changes he has seen--or not seen--among systems and people who exploit animals for human consumption. He also reveals how the film Okja led him to the decision to leave this work behind. (21:00) Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties about industry fretting over the fate of animals and conditions for workers in slaughterhouses. (54:45)

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 537: Seth Tibbott on His Search for the Wild Tofurky

    Episode 537: Seth Tibbott on His Search for the Wild Tofurky

    Mariann and Jasmin examine how to practice gratitude during this ongoing pandemic and watch Tootsie together. We also continue our Supporting Vegan Businesses program by shouting out Kisses and Cupcakes, Coconut Whisk, Shake Shake Scramble, and No Meat May. Jasmin interviews Seth Tibbott, founder of the Tofurky company, about his journey from living in a treehouse to revolutionizing the use of tempeh, how a Discovery Channel star derailed his first career dream and inadvertently led him to where he is today, the history of Tofurky, and why he's still waiting for its "sexy" break-out product. (26:10) Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties about worker protests at slaughterhouses, anger at wolves, and an animal rights ad in the UK. (1:09:00)

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

LouisBlue ,

A huge part of my vegan journey, highly recommend!

Fascinating discussions about topics I never knew I cared about (but now realise I definitely do!). Mariann, Jasmin and their guests discuss complex issues in such an accessible, thought-provoking and interesting way. I’m learning so much about how the world is for animals and the creative ways people are changing it. Very addictive show, a must-listen for anyone that cares about animals, people and the world.

DrCMR ,

Essential

Essential listening for vegans! Interviews with all the names in the movement, brought together by the very smart, honest and well-informed hosts. The feminist vibe is strong as well!

carefullvegan ,

I love this podcast!

Our Hen House covers the big issues in veganism and activism in an inclusive way, with *great* hosts and inspiring guests. This show will broaden your knowledge and more importantly, remind you that you are on the right side of history. Thank you Jasmin, Mariann and all at OHH for all you do to change the world for animals.

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