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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 • 21 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 160: The Oxford Group and the Emergence of Animal Rights with Robert Garner

    Episode 160: The Oxford Group and the Emergence of Animal Rights with Robert Garner

    In this episode of Knowing Animals, we talk to Professor Robert Garner about The Oxford Group and the Emergence of Animal Rights, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2020. The book was co-authored with Yewande Okuleye.

    This episode is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association: http://animalstudies.org.au. It is also brought to you by Animal Publics, part of the University of Sydney Press: https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/collections/series-animal-publics.

    • 30 min
    Episode 159: In Memoria Helen Marston

    Episode 159: In Memoria Helen Marston

    In this special episode of Knowing Animals we celebrate the life of Helen Marston by re-playing an episode recorded with Helen in 2020. Siobhan O'Sullivan is the guest host of this episode. 

    • 42 min
    Episode 158: The Clean Pet Food Revolution with Alice Oven

    Episode 158: The Clean Pet Food Revolution with Alice Oven

    In this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Alice Oven. Alice is a freelance writer on animal ethics and human/animal relationships, as well as Senior Editor at CRC Press (Taylor & Francis). We talk about her book The Clean Pet Food Revolution: How Better Pet Food Will Change the World, which was co-authored with Ernie Ward and Ryan Bethencourt, and published by Lantern Books in 2020.

    This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA and the Animal Publics book series.

    • 34 min
    Episode 157: Precision livestock farming with Ian Werkheiser

    Episode 157: Precision livestock farming with Ian Werkheiser

    On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Dr Ian Werkheiser, an Associate Professor in Philosophy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the director of the Center for Collaboration and Ethics at the University. We talk about Ian’s paper “Precision Livestock Farming and Farmers’ Duties to Livestock”, which was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics as part of a special issue on “Engineering and Animal Ethics”, edited by Clare Palmer and Gary Varner

    • 44 min
    Episode 156: What Comes After Entanglement? With Eva Haifa Giraud

    Episode 156: What Comes After Entanglement? With Eva Haifa Giraud

    On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Dr Eva Haifa Giraud. Eva is a senior lecturer in Media, Communications and Creative Practice at Keele University in the UK. We talk about her book What Comes After Entanglement? Activism, Anthropocentrism and an Ethics of Exclusion, which was published by Duke University Press in 2019.

    • 36 min
    Episode 155: Brigid Brophy's 'A Felicitous Day for Fish' with Kim Stallwood

    Episode 155: Brigid Brophy's 'A Felicitous Day for Fish' with Kim Stallwood

    On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Kim Stallwood. Kim is an independent academic and long-time professional animal advocate. We discuss his chapter "A Felicitous Day for Fish", which was published in Edinburgh University Press's 2020 volume Brigid Brophy: Avant-Garde Writer, Critic, Activist, edited by Richard Canning and Gerri Kimber. We also talk about the Kim Stallwood Archive, which is a collection of research materials now housed at the British Library.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

branna neukom ,

My FAVORITE podcast

I highly recommend this podcast. My husband and I love listening to it on long drives together. We love learning about animal issues from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. The host does an excellent job with the interviews and makes it a very engaging listen.

Kanoinsano shaha ,

Very informational and inspiring

The only thing that kept me from listening more was the host’s very repetitive “mmm”’s
There doesn’t need to be a “mmm” sound from the host every 3 seconds to help move the show along and it’s very distracting and irritating honestly. Other than that I really enjoy the actual content.

Kiely Smith ,

Thank you, Knowing Animals!

What a thought-provoking podcast! Knowing Animals highlights a great diversity of approaches to human-animal studies. I’m grateful to hear such important ideas about ending suffering in the world. Animal studies is on the rise and it seems to me that these issues will be talked about more and more each day. Thanks for being one of the first podcasts to support the spread of this information!

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