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Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan co-host the dynamic weekly Our Hen House Podcast, which highlights movement leaders and grassroots changemakers, artists, writers, chefs, entrepreneurs, politicians, business folk, and more—and provides inspiration and hope for anyone and everyone who cares about animals. The podcast has been honored several times as a “Webby Award Honoree.”

Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan co-host the dynamic weekly Our Hen House Podcast, which highlights movement leaders and grassroots changemakers, artists, writers, chefs, entrepreneurs, politicians, business folk, and more—and provides inspiration and hope for anyone and everyone who cares about animals. The podcast has been honored several times as a “Webby Award Honoree.”

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Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan co-host the dynamic weekly Our Hen House Podcast, which highlights movement leaders and grassroots changemakers, artists, writers, chefs, entrepreneurs, politicians, business folk, and more—and provides inspiration and hope for anyone and everyone who cares about animals. The podcast has been honored several times as a “Webby Award Honoree.”

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@ourhenhouse

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 619.5: “Sanctuary: A Radio Play” Recorded Live In New York City

11/23/2021
Welcome to this very special holiday episode in which we present Sanctuary: A Radio Play, an annual Thanksgiving tradition at Our Hen House! This special performance marks the world premiere of John Yunker’s Sanctuary at New York City’s Symphony Space during the Culture & Animals Foundation’s Compassion Arts Festival. We were thrilled to have been a part of this witty, engaging,… The post Episode 619.5: “Sanctuary: A Radio Play” Recorded Live In New York City appeared first on Our Hen...

Duration:00:47:00

Episode 619: The Lives and Deaths of Shelter Animals w/ Katja M. Guenther

11/20/2021
The remarkable Katja M. Guenther, PhD joins the podcast this week for an eye-opening interview about companion animal shelters and their practices, and the intersections of poverty, race, stigma, and animals. This is an interview you won’t want to miss. Dr. Guenther, a sociologist and author of The Lives and Deaths of Shelter Animals, describes her three years of ethnographic research… The post Episode 619: The Lives and Deaths of Shelter Animals w/ Katja M. Guenther appeared first on Our...

Duration:01:27:45

Episode 618: Save the Animals, Save Ourselves w/ Sue Fischer and Dr. Judy Brangman

11/13/2021
This week, Our Hen House is excited to welcome two amazing guests to the show, each an inspirational example of what is happening at the grassroots of the vegan movement! Our first guest, animal rights activist (and flock member!) Sue Fischer joins us to discuss the damage cattle ranchers and dairy farmers are inflicting on the land and wildlife of California’s… The post Episode 618: Save the Animals, Save Ourselves w/ Sue Fischer and Dr. Judy Brangman appeared first on Our Hen House.

Duration:01:28:58

Episode 617: Do Veterinarians Really Care About Animals? w/ Dr. Crystal Heath

11/6/2021
The extraordinary Crystal Heath, DVM, joins the podcast this week for a desperately needed conversation about the veterinary profession and the alarming attitude of so many of its members toward animal rights. Dr. Heath, who is a vegan animal rights activist herself, shares shocking truths about the influence the animal agriculture industry holds over veterinary schools across the country. In fact,… The post Episode 617: Do Veterinarians Really Care About Animals? w/ Dr. Crystal Heath...

Duration:01:12:18

Episode 616: Why is Vegan Media Essential? w/ Richie Bowie

10/30/2021
Our Hen House welcomes Richie Bowie, Senior Editor of VegNews Magazine, for an engaging, critical conversation about what vegan media is and what it needs to be in order to change the world. Richie joins Jasmin to discuss how the misperception that veganism is a white movement has withstood the test of time despite the higher percentage of Black Americans identifying… The post Episode 616: Why is Vegan Media Essential? w/ Richie Bowie appeared first on Our Hen House.

Duration:01:38:02

Episode 615.5: “Antiracism in Animal Advocacy” Audio Series Part IV – Leading

10/28/2021
Our Hen House is honored to bring you the final episode of the four-part audio series of the groundbreaking book, Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation. Our Hen House’s very own Jasmin Singer is the editor of this recently released anthology published by Lantern Books and Media, in collaboration with Encompass, Sentient Media, and, of course, Our Hen House. The… The post Episode 615.5: “Antiracism in Animal Advocacy” Audio Series Part IV – Leading appeared first on...

Duration:01:30:10

Episode 615: Plant-Based Politician w/ Pearl Brunt

10/23/2021
Our Hen House is excited to welcome plant-based food advocate and political candidate Pearl Brunt to the podcast this week. Pearl is running for a seat on the Town Council in Pittsford, NY. She joins Mariann to discuss how her political aspirations intersect with her love of promoting healthy, ethical food choices and introducing people to plant-based foods. A firm believer… The post Episode 615: Plant-Based Politician w/ Pearl Brunt appeared first on Our Hen House.

Duration:01:12:59

Episode 614.5: “Antiracism in Animal Advocacy” Audio Series Part III – Accountability

10/21/2021
Welcome to the third episode of the four-part audio series of the groundbreaking book, Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation. Our Hen House’s very own Jasmin Singer is the editor of this recently released anthology published by Lantern Books and Media, in collaboration with Encompass, Sentient Media, and, of course, Our Hen House. The book is a collection of essays written… The post Episode 614.5: “Antiracism in Animal Advocacy” Audio Series Part III –...

Duration:01:16:31

Episode 614: Allowed to Grow Old to with Isa Leshko

10/16/2021
The incredibly talented Isa Leshko joins the podcast this week for an inside look into her one-of-a-kind photography book, Allowed to Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Rescued Farm Animals. Isa’s black-and-white portraits of aging animals, members of species whose other members, numbering in the billions, are typically killed in their infancy, would make anyone think twice about what, or who, is… The post Episode 614: Allowed to Grow Old to with Isa Leshko appeared first on Our Hen House.

Duration:01:04:19

Episode 613.5: “Antiracism in Animal Advocacy” Audio Series Part II – Introspection

10/14/2021
Our Hen House is proud to offer you the second episode of the four-part audio series of the groundbreaking book, Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation. Our very own Jasmin Singer is the editor of this new anthology published by Lantern Books and Media, in collaboration with Encompass, Sentient Media, and, of course, Our Hen House. The book is a… The post Episode 613.5: “Antiracism in Animal Advocacy” Audio Series Part II – Introspection appeared first on Our Hen...

Duration:01:07:49

Episode 613: Vegan Voices with Joanne Kong, PhD

10/9/2021
Dynamic vegan activist and speaker Joanne Kong, PhD, joins Jasmin on the podcast this week for an inspiring discussion about her personal journey into veganism and why she has dedicated herself to promoting veganism globally. Dr. Kong also provides insight into the brand new book that she curated and edited, Vegan Voices: Essays by Inspiring Changemakers, which brings together the stories… The post Episode 613: Vegan Voices with Joanne Kong, PhD appeared first on Our Hen House.

Duration:01:15:09

Episode 612.5: “Antiracism in Animal Advocacy” Audio Series Episode Part I – Awakening

10/7/2021
Our Hen House is pleased to welcome you to the first episode of the four-part audio series of the groundbreaking book, Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation. Our very own Jasmin Singer is the editor of this new anthology published by Lantern Books and Media, in collaboration with Encompass, Sentient Media, and, of course, Our Hen House. The book is… The post Episode 612.5: “Antiracism in Animal Advocacy” Audio Series Episode Part I – Awakening appeared first on Our...

Duration:02:00:58

Episode 612: Wildlife in Crisis w/ Kate Wall

10/2/2021
Our Hen House is thrilled to welcome Kate Wall, Senior Legislative Manager for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), to the podcast this week. Kate give us an overview of her work lobbying at the federal level and provides a detailed breakdown of the worsening biodiversity crisis and what can be done to limit it. The bottom line is that… The post Episode 612: Wildlife in Crisis w/ Kate Wall appeared first on Our Hen House.

Duration:01:15:12

Episode 611: One Hundred Dogs and Counting w/ Cara Achterberg

9/25/2021
▶ PLAY THIS EPISODE Cara Achterberg joins the podcast this week for an important conversation about the many dogs currently in animal rescues and shelters waiting for a home that may never come. Author of 2020’s One Hundred Dogs and Counting: One Woman, A Thousand Miles, and a Journey into the Heart of Shelters and Rescues, Cara shares how she gradually… The post Episode 611: One Hundred Dogs and Counting w/ Cara Achterberg appeared first on Our Hen House.

Duration:01:07:40

Episode 610: How to Lobby for a Plant-Rich Future with Laura Reese

9/18/2021
Laura Reese, co-founder of Agriculture Fairness Alliance (AFA), joins the podcast this week for a riveting conversation about food and farm policy and how each of us potentially has the power to influence it. A former Silicon Valley engineer, Laura explains how she shifted from product planning to federal policy in hopes of helping farmers and policymakers craft policy to allow… The post Episode 610: How to Lobby for a Plant-Rich Future with Laura Reese appeared first on Our Hen House.

Duration:01:04:04

Episode 609: Animal Activism: The Next Generation w/ Genesis and Genelle Butler

9/11/2021
Our Hen House couldn’t be more excited to welcome youth activist Genesis Butler back to the podcast, this time joined by her powerhouse mom, Genelle Butler! In this awe-inspiring conversation, Genesis and Genelle share how the cruel reality behind chicken nuggets encouraged the 14-year old activist to stop eating meat at only three years of age. Genelle also shares how her… The post Episode 609: Animal Activism: The Next Generation w/ Genesis and Genelle Butler appeared first on Our Hen...

Duration:01:09:41

Episode 608: How to Love Animals in a Human-Shaped World w/ Henry Mance

9/4/2021
Our Hen House welcomes author Henry Mance to the podcast this week for an insightful conversation about his debut book, How to Love Animals In a Human-Shaped World. Henry tells us how his young daughters inspired him and his hopes for the impact his book will have on readers: to help them understand what it truly means to love animals and… The post Episode 608: How to Love Animals in a Human-Shaped World w/ Henry Mance appeared first on Our Hen House.

Duration:01:12:57

Episode 607: The Politics of Meat ft. Jan Dutkiewicz

8/28/2021
Political economist Jan Dutkiewicz, PhD, joins the podcast for a fascinating conversation about the ethical, political, legal, social, and environmental intersections of meat consumption. A policy fellow at Harvard Law and a postdoctoral fellow at the Swiss National Science Foundation, Jan shares his thoughts on something we have all wondered about — why does mainstream media fail to cover animal agriculture’s… The post Episode 607: The Politics of Meat ft. Jan Dutkiewicz appeared first on...

Duration:01:16:30

Episode 606: If the Law Took Animals Seriously, ft. Dr. John Adenitire

8/21/2021
John Adenitire, PhD, joins the podcast this week for a truly fascinating episode about the philosophical underpinnings of animal law. A lawyer and a lecturer in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, John explains the differences between legal and moral philosophy, outlines the substantive theory of animal rights, and underscores why the rule of law is relevant,… The post Episode 606: If the Law Took Animals Seriously, ft. Dr. John Adenitire appeared first on Our Hen House.

Duration:01:17:36

Episode 605: Berkeley Shuns Meat! ft. Almira Tanner

8/14/2021
We couldn’t be more excited to welcome animal activist and Direct Action Everywhere organizer Almira Tanner onto the podcast this week to discuss the groundbreaking legislation recently passed in Berkeley, CA drastically limiting the amount of animal-based products the city purchases, with a long-term goal of phasing out all animal products. Almira shares a behind-the-scenes look into Direct Action Everywhere’s first-of-its-kind… The post Episode 605: Berkeley Shuns Meat! ft. Almira Tanner...

Duration:01:06:43