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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

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English


Episodes

Bridges to Other Movements w/ PJ Nyman

1/22/2022
PJ Nyman joins the podcast this week to discuss how understanding animal exploitation on a global landscape creates bridges to other movements which, in turn, help us address the exploitation of animals in a more multifaceted way. PJ, a contributing author featured in Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation, shares what prompted them to investigate the overlap between the history… The post Bridges to Other Movements w/ PJ Nyman appeared first on Our Hen House.

Duration:01:33:25

Personal Narrative and Liberation w/ Rachel Krantz

1/15/2022
Author and award-winning journalist Rachel Krantz has written a truly extraordinary book, Open: An Uncensored Memoir of Love, Liberation, and Non-Monogamy. This week, she and Jasmin sit down to discuss this raw, vulnerable, and truly inspirational account of Rachel’s journey into the sometimes complicated world of polyamory and how that journey of self-discovery has interwoven with her veganism and animal rights… The post Personal Narrative and Liberation w/ Rachel Krantz appeared first on...

Duration:01:51:30

Direct Action in Iowa (and Everywhere) w/ Matt Johnson

1/8/2022
Matt Johnson of Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) is an investigator, a press coordinator, and an animal rights activist extraordinaire. About to go to trial in Iowa on felony charges, including under Iowa’s infamous Ag Gag statute, for rescuing a piglet, now named Gilly, from certain death, he shares with us the harrowing story of entering factory farms under conditions of ventilation shutdown… The post Direct Action in Iowa (and Everywhere) w/ Matt Johnson appeared first on Our Hen House.

Duration:01:08:13

The Plant Based Treaty w/ Anita Krajnc & Nicola Harris

1/1/2022
We’re so honored to welcome Anita Krajnc and Nicola Harris to help us start off 2022 with dynamic and effective activism for animals and the planet! Anita is the co-founder of Animal Save Movement and Nicola serves as the nonprofit’s Director of Communications. They talk about their decision to establish climate- and health-focused chapters of Animal Save Movement, in addition to… The post The Plant Based Treaty w/ Anita Krajnc & Nicola Harris appeared first on Our Hen House.

Duration:01:07:45

Animals and God’s Love w/ Father Massimo da Qumran

12/25/2021
Father Massimo da Qumran of the Sacred Order of the Hesychasts of San Giovanni Climaco, a spiritual community with residences near Milan and Florence, joins the podcast for this Christmas episode. He shares with us how he practices Christianity, how that practice relates to animals and veganism, and why religion often neglects the relationship between God and animals and their purpose… The post Animals and God’s Love w/ Father Massimo da Qumran appeared first on Our Hen House.

Duration:01:02:56

Shining a Light on Factory Farming w/ Monica Chen

12/18/2021
The trailblazing Monica Chen, Executive Director of Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC), joins the podcast this week for an inside look into how the nonprofit is working to change the world for animals through education and mentorship. FFAC has recently shifted its educational programming to focus on high school and college students, and is seeing outstanding results. Also, despite the challenges… The post Shining a Light on Factory Farming w/ Monica Chen appeared first on Our Hen...

Duration:01:29:47

They’re Trying to Kill Us w/ Keegan Kuhn and John Lewis

12/11/2021
Keegan Kuhn and John Lewis, the remarkable filmmakers behind the new documentary, They’re Trying to Kill Us, join the podcast this week for a critical conversation about the deadly effects of the meat-centric standard American diet, how it impacts Black communities with particular harshness, and how hip-hop artists are a crucial part of the movement to save Black lives through diet… The post They’re Trying to Kill Us w/ Keegan Kuhn and John Lewis appeared first on Our Hen House.

Duration:01:11:42

Move Over, Harry Potter; a Memoirist Has Been Born! w/Evanna Lynch

11/27/2021
Wow! We are truly over the moon to be joined this week by the incredibly talented actress and activist, Evanna Lynch, who you undoubtedly recognize from her role as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films. Yup, you read that right! A passionate vegan animal rights advocate, Evanna joins Jasmin for a thought-provoking conversation that ranges from advocacy approaches, to overcoming… The post Move Over, Harry Potter; a Memoirist Has Been Born! w/Evanna Lynch appeared first on Our Hen House.

Duration:01:45:25

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 w/ 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 w/ 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