28 episodes

Not another 'Wonderful World of Animals' show,' and not simply vegan advocacy! Rather, we explore and even celebrates our human inconsistencies, and we grapple with those shades of gray we usually avoid at all costs.

Learning about how we interact with any kind of "Others," human or not, may be the great quest of our times. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/laurent-levy/support

The Other Animals Laurent Levy

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Not another 'Wonderful World of Animals' show,' and not simply vegan advocacy! Rather, we explore and even celebrates our human inconsistencies, and we grapple with those shades of gray we usually avoid at all costs.

Learning about how we interact with any kind of "Others," human or not, may be the great quest of our times. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/laurent-levy/support

    The hidden power of local laws for animal advocacy / The crazy politics of Covid vaccines for animals

    The hidden power of local laws for animal advocacy / The crazy politics of Covid vaccines for animals

    Jo Anderson from Faunalytics joins us to explore the curious effectiveness of local and municipal legislation for animal advocacy. Even more important than at the state and federal levels? Plus veterinarian Dr. Tom Pickard reveals the staggering reality of why thousands of zoo, aquarium, and even companion animals cannot receive Covid vaccines even though they are readily available.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Google translate for Fido? / The Catskill Animal Sanctuary

    Google translate for Fido? / The Catskill Animal Sanctuary

    Author and New York Times columnist Emily Anthes returns for a fascinating look into animal "translation" -- can eavesdropping with machine learning technology help us to communicate with the animals? Plus visionary Kathy Stevens shares her story in creating the one-of-its-kind Catskill Animal Sanctuary.


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    A conversation with PETA's Ingrid Newkirk

    A conversation with PETA's Ingrid Newkirk

    Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking work "Free the Animals," PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk offers her unique perspective in a wide ranging and compelling look at the long history of the Animal Rights movement - its triumphs, setbacks, and hope for the future. 


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    • 54 min
    Gun control and animals

    Gun control and animals

    Whenever gun rights in America are debated, there is an accepted exception for self-defense and hunting. What does our gun-obsession say about us, and does the impact on nonhuman animals extend beyond the practice of hunting? Noted professor, author, and political commentator Allan J. Lichtman joins us to explore what guns, or rather, our love of guns say about us and what it means for our fellow travelers. Also, veterinarian Dr. Tom Pickard provides tips to help dogs and cats cope with fireworks.


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    • 58 min
    A conversation with Elliot Connor / Antibiotic Resistance

    A conversation with Elliot Connor / Antibiotic Resistance

    Join us for a conversation with Australian activist, author, filmmaker, and speaker Elliot Connor as he describes his lifelong goal to reframe our human relationship with the natural world. Plus, veterinarian and author Ingrid Taylor joins our Dr. Tom Pickard to grapple with the issue of antibiotic resistance in nonhuman animals, what it means for us and them, and what the veterinarian establishment can do.


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    • 59 min
    A bonobo, beluga, and bumblebee walk into a bar...

    A bonobo, beluga, and bumblebee walk into a bar...

    Do non-human animals really laugh? Listen to some samples collected by researchers Greg Bryant and Sasha Winkler from UCLA and decide for yourself. A delightful and insightful conversation about the nuances of play vocalization (and other sounds) that challenges the notion that laughter is a gift exclusive to humans. Plus, veterinarian Dr. Tom Pickard looks at that most overlooked part of our pets' anatomy -- the tail!


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    • 57 min

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