In Context with pattrice jones at is a bi-weekly half hour talk show that looks at timely questions facing animal advocates within the broader ecosystem of ideas about social and environmental justice.
Each show features pattrice introducing a topic by way of one of the animals at VINE before inviting a featured guest into a free-flowing discussion about their own work on the topic at hand.
The podcast comes to you from VINE Sanctuary, an LGBT-led farmed animal sanctuary in Vermont that works for social and environmental justice as well as for animal liberation.
Human Error with Justin Gregg
What can animal intelligence teach us about human stupidity? Justin Gregg's book, If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal, raises provocative questions about presumptions of human supremacy. In this episode of In Context, pattrice and Justin touch on subjects ranging from homophobia to climate change in a lively, sometimes humorous, and ultimately hopeful conversation.
Talking Animals with Laura Jean McKay
Laura Jean McKay is the author of the award winning novel Animals in that Country, which explores what happens when a pandemic takes interspecies communication to a whole new level. She joins pattrice to talk about how real cows, dingoes, and even mosquitos inspired the work, as well as the realities of the creative process.
Teaching Kindness with Lisbet Chiriboga
Lisbet Chiriboga from Teach Kind joins pattrice jones to talk about the difference humane education makes for learning, ways parents and community members can encourage schools to incorporate humane education into their classroom, and why 5th grade is a pivotal year to engage children in compassionate conversations.
Humane Education with Anna Boarini
In part 1 of a 3 part series on humane education, VINE's own Anna Boarini sits down to talk with pattrice jones about different ways parents and teachers can bring humane education to their communities, how engaging with children can inspire your own activism, and the duck olympics.
This one is not to be missed.
Learning from Other Movements with Anita Krajnc
Anita Krajnc, a co-founder of the Animal Save Movement, talks with pattrice jones about her activist history, the Plant Based Treaty, and lessons animal advocates can take from ACT UP, radical environmentalists, and the value of bearing witness to animal suffering.
Please note, there were some issues with the recording, so the audio is at times a touch choppy.
Mutual Aid with Michelle Carrera
Michelle Carrera, founder of Chilis on Wheels and Casa Vegana de la Communidad talks about the radical practice of mutual aid and the big question of what we can do from where we are with what we have.
Love this engaging podcast. pattrice jones is an amazing interviewer and thought leader. The guests are on the cutting edge of social movements today. I’m on pins and needles for the next episode to appear in my feed! Best podcast from an intersectional animal rights point of view on the internet!
A unique perspective and a charming show
These conversations are down to earth yet deep and I am so excited for more.