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 183: Milking Economies with Claudia Hirtenfelder
On this episode, we speak to Claudia Hirtenfelder, a PhD student in Geography at Queen’s University and host of The Animal Turn podcast. We discuss her “Milking economies: Multispecies entanglements in the infant formula industry”, which was co-authored with Carolyn Prouse.
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, from Sydney University Press.
Episode 182: Multispecies Love and Grief with Danielle Celermajer
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.
Episode 181: Boundaries and Veterinary Medicine with Jenny Vermilya
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.
Episode 180: Dingo Bold with Rowena Lennox
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.
Episode 179: Natural Science and Lethal Animal Encounters with Rick de Vos
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.
Episode 178: In Memoria Bede Carmody
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.
I have listened to this podcast for many years. It is consistently fantastic. I have learned so much about Animal Studies from many scholars. The hosts, originally Siobhan O’Sullivan, and now Josh Milburn, are thoughtful, super smart, attentive interviewers. I so appreciate both of them. Their styles are different, but they both follow a tried-and-true format that packs a lot of content into a fairly short podcast.
Currently, this is my favorite podcast in the realm of consideration of non-human animals.
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.
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.