51 episodes

Storytelling Animals is a green new podcast where we use books to help make sense of the ecological crisis – and think about what comes next. For most episodes, host Dayton Martindale will interview authors about their new or recent fiction and nonfiction, and talk about how we might build better relations with each other and our fellow creatures. Sometimes, he'll review books or talk with academics and activists, too.
Patreon subscribers at all tiers get early access to locked episodes, and Patreon subscribers above $7/month can also join a subscribers-only book club hosted by Dayton to dig deeper into these ideas and discuss how they might inform political action.

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Storytelling Animals is a green new podcast where we use books to help make sense of the ecological crisis – and think about what comes next. For most episodes, host Dayton Martindale will interview authors about their new or recent fiction and nonfiction, and talk about how we might build better relations with each other and our fellow creatures. Sometimes, he'll review books or talk with academics and activists, too.
Patreon subscribers at all tiers get early access to locked episodes, and Patreon subscribers above $7/month can also join a subscribers-only book club hosted by Dayton to dig deeper into these ideas and discuss how they might inform political action.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Looking Back on Storytelling Animals, with The Real Dancing Eagle

    Looking Back on Storytelling Animals, with The Real Dancing Eagle

    In this bonus episode of Storytelling Animals, I look back on what I've learned from almost two years of the podcast with my brother Kyle Martindale, who designed my logo. We also talk about his new children's book, The ABC's of the Real Dancing Eagle, and share some formative animal encounters from our pasts. Thanks so much for everyone who supported this podcast in any way throughout my first two seasons!
    Buy Kyle's book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C91N8X4S?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_2JGG74CQWDZ5EYEY8227
    Follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealdancingeagle/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==
    Check out his website: https://therealdancingeagle.com/
    Subscribe to my free monthly-ish newsletter to keep up with my work: https://apple6.aweb.page/p/de4ee963-cd8d-4ced-9975-e13965236a7d
    Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaytonRMartind
    This podcast is a proud member of the iRoar network of pro-animal podcasts: https://iroarpod.com/


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    • 58 min
    Crossings: Ben Goldfarb on How Roads Devastate Wildlife

    Crossings: Ben Goldfarb on How Roads Devastate Wildlife

    Today's guest is Ben Goldfarb, author of Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping the Future of Our Planet. It's the last episode in my series on the trouble with car dependency, and a nice companion to my earlier series on animal agency. It's also the official season finale of this podcast, although there will be one last bonus episode in September. Patreon subscribers will not be charged next month (or for the foreseeable future, unless and until I relaunch the podcast).
    Learn more about Ben's book here: https://wwnorton.com/books/9781324005896
    Subscribe to my free monthly newsletter to keep up with my work: https://apple6.aweb.page/p/de4ee963-cd8d-4ced-9975-e13965236a7d
    Support this podcast on Patreon (your August payment will be your last, unless and until I relaunch the pod): https://patreon.com/storytellingpod
    Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaytonRMartind
    Like this podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Storytelling-Animals/100078033760061/
    This podcast is a proud member of the iRoar network of pro-animal podcasts: https://iroarpod.com/

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Toward Better, Greener Public Transit and Trucking, with Kevin Shen

    Toward Better, Greener Public Transit and Trucking, with Kevin Shen

    Part 3 of my series on car dependency, my guest today is Kevin Shen of the Union of Concerned Scientists, who researches transit policy and electrification of large vehicles.
    Read some of his work here: https://blog.ucsusa.org/author/kshen/
    Subscribe to my free biweekly-ish newsletter: https://apple6.aweb.page/p/de4ee963-cd8d-4ced-9975-e13965236a7d
    Support my work on Patreon: https://patreon.com/storytellingpod
    Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaytonRMartind
    Like this podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Storytelling-Animals/100078033760061/
    This podcast is a proud member of the iRoar network of pro-animal podcasts: https://iroarpod.com/

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    • 1 hr
    How Science Fiction Depicts Cars and Bikes, with Jeremy Withers

    How Science Fiction Depicts Cars and Bikes, with Jeremy Withers

    Today's guest is Jeremy Withers, author of Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles: Contesting the Road in American Science Fiction. We discuss authors from Ray Bradbury and Ursula Le Guin to Octavia Butler and Kim Stanley Robinson. Part two in my series on the trouble with car culture.
    Learn more about Jeremy's book here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/futuristic-cars-and-space-bicycles-9781802078343?lang=en&cc=us
    Subscribe to the free weekly-ish Storytelling Animals newsletter: https://apple6.aweb.page/p/de4ee963-cd8d-4ced-9975-e13965236a7d
    Our August 1 book club will be on Amitav Ghosh's The Nutmeg's Curse: https://daytonmartindale.com/book-club/
    Sign up for a 7-day free trial Patreon membership: https://patreon.com/storytellingpod
    Follow this podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaytonRMartind
    Like this podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Storytelling-Animals/100078033760061/
    This podcast is a proud member of the iRoar network of pro-animal podcasts: https://iroarpod.com/

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Carmageddon: Daniel Knowles on Real and False Solutions to Our Car Crisis

    Carmageddon: Daniel Knowles on Real and False Solutions to Our Car Crisis

    This week I talk with Daniel Knowles, author of Carmageddon: How Cars Make Life Worse and What To Do About It. Part 1 of a new series on transforming our car-dependent culture. Listen to part 2 by starting your 7-day Patreon free trial today: https://patreon.com/storytellingpod
    Learn more about Daniel's book here: https://www.abramsbooks.com/product/carmageddon_9781419758805/
    Subscribe to my free biweekly newsletter: https://apple6.aweb.page/p/de4ee963-cd8d-4ced-9975-e13965236a7d
    For more on our next book club: https://daytonmartindale.com/book-club/
    Follow this podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaytonRMartind
    Like this podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Storytelling-Animals/100078033760061/
    This podcast is a proud member of the iRoar network of pro-animal podcasts: https://iroarpod.com/

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    • 59 min
    "Let Birds Be Birds": On VINE Sanctuary, with pattrice jones

    "Let Birds Be Birds": On VINE Sanctuary, with pattrice jones

    Part 4 of my 4-part series on animal agency! An interview with pattrice jones of VINE Sanctuary. We talk about building a just multispecies community, the trouble with effective altruism, and the sexism of the dairy industry.
    For more on VINE Sanctuary: https://vinesanctuary.org/
    For my prior interview with Lori Gruen and Alice Crary: https://shows.acast.com/storytelling-animals/episodes/animal-crisis-a-new-critical-theory-alice-crary-lori-gruen
    For their effective altruism book, to which pattrice contributes: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-good-it-promises-the-harm-it-does-9780197655702?cc=us&lang=en&
    Support this podcast with a monthly donation on Patreon: https://patreon.com/storytellingpod
    Subscribe to the free weekly-ish Storytelling Animals newsletter: https://apple6.aweb.page/p/de4ee963-cd8d-4ced-9975-e13965236a7d
    For more on our June 27 The Plague Dogs book club: https://daytonmartindale.com/book-club/
    Follow this podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaytonRMartind
    Like this podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Storytelling-Animals/100078033760061/
    This podcast is a proud member of the iRoar network of pro-animal podcasts: https://iroarpod.com/

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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Christinemich ,

Ecological issues made approachable

These books and interviews are making sometimes terrifying concepts (climate change, extinction, inequality, inaction) feel more approachable to an ordinary listener and provide little rays of hope and action for these diverse topics.

TeenersFriend ,

Refreshing change of pace!

I usually listen to true crime podcasts all day every day and this was a really thoughtful, thought-provoking change of pace! I learned a lot and didn’t leave feeling discouraged or guilty, which I sometimes worry about when discussing the environment, nature, or the non-human world.

Can’t wait for more episodes!

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