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Care about animals? Into veganism? Love your dog? This is the place for you. The most thought-provoking movers and shakers from the world of animal advocacy chat with author Jasmin Singer and animal law expert Mariann Sullivan about how we can all change the world for animals. Plus, hear cutting-edge commentary on the latest news, as well as bold (and hilarious) reports from the bizarre and angry world of animal agriculture. Join this thriving community; it’s open to all who care about animals and want to do something about it.

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Care about animals? Into veganism? Love your dog? This is the place for you. The most thought-provoking movers and shakers from the world of animal advocacy chat with author Jasmin Singer and animal law expert Mariann Sullivan about how we can all change the world for animals. Plus, hear cutting-edge commentary on the latest news, as well as bold (and hilarious) reports from the bizarre and angry world of animal agriculture. Join this thriving community; it’s open to all who care about animals and want to do something about it.

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433 Ratings
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Absolutely LOVE this podcast!!!

By gloschindler - Apr 18 2020
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I started listening to this podcast over 3 years ago and I haven’t missed a week since. Jasmin and Mariann make me laugh, make me think, and I’m constantly learning something new. The interviews are incredible and the chemistry between Jasmin and Mariann constantly makes me smile. For those of us vegans who want to stay in the loop, this is the podcast to listen to. Don’t forget to listen all the way to the end because the best moments are in Mariann’s segment “Anxieties are RISING!” Thank you Mariann and Jasmin for being there for us every week.

One of my new favorite podcast

By RNsWalk - Oct 06 2019
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You ladies are awesome and I can’t wait to hear more!!!

iTunes Ratings

433 Ratings
Average Ratings
414
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4
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4

Absolutely LOVE this podcast!!!

By gloschindler - Apr 18 2020
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I started listening to this podcast over 3 years ago and I haven’t missed a week since. Jasmin and Mariann make me laugh, make me think, and I’m constantly learning something new. The interviews are incredible and the chemistry between Jasmin and Mariann constantly makes me smile. For those of us vegans who want to stay in the loop, this is the podcast to listen to. Don’t forget to listen all the way to the end because the best moments are in Mariann’s segment “Anxieties are RISING!” Thank you Mariann and Jasmin for being there for us every week.

One of my new favorite podcast

By RNsWalk - Oct 06 2019
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You ladies are awesome and I can’t wait to hear more!!!
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Our Hen House

Latest release on Jul 11, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 1 month ago

Rank #1: Episode 432: Dominick Thompson and Christopher Locke

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This week, Jasmin Singer talks to Dominick Thompson about his company Crazies and Weirdos, the relationship between athleticism and veganism, and the importance of sharing vegan messages on social media. Dominick Thompson is a leader in the vegan community and […]

Apr 21 2018

1hr 23mins

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Rank #2: Episode 405: James Aspey and Michael Harren

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Welcome to the 405th episode of Our Hen House!  Mariann talks to James Aspey about his year-long vow of silence for animals, the benefits of meditation, and how to stay peaceful and centered as an animal activist. After a chance […]

Oct 14 2017

1hr 59mins

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Rank #3: Episode 382: Jo-Anne McArthur; and Miyoko Schinner, Kyle Knies, and Katie Cantrell

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Welcome to the 382nd episode of Our Hen House!  Mariann is joined by award-winning photographer, author, and educator Jo-Anne McArthur,  who recently released the We Animals Archive as a free resource for educators and the animal protection movement. This amazing collection features thousands of Jo-Anne’s […]

May 06 2017

1hr 43mins

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Rank #4: Our 400th Clucking Episode! Nathan Runkle & Genesis Butler

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Welcome to the 400th episode of Our Hen House!  Mariann talks to Nathan Runkle, founder and President of Mercy For Animals, about his new book, Mercy For Animals: One Man’s Quest to Inspire Compassion, and Improve the Lives of Farm […]

Sep 09 2017

1hr 57mins

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Rank #5: Episode 414: The 300 Pound Vegan and Elisa Camahort Page Teaches Jasmin How to Cook!

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Welcome to the 414th episode of Our Hen House! First, Mariann talks to David Carter, aka The 300 Pound Vegan, about transitioning to a vegan lifestyle as a professional NFL player, as well as his Good Food Initiative. David Carter […]

Dec 16 2017

1hr 42mins

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Rank #6: Episode 388: Julie Piatt, Audrey Sanchez

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Welcome to the 388th episode of Our Hen House!  Jasmin interviews Julie Piatt, plant-based chef, singer-songwriter, yogi, sculptor, painter, spiritual guide, and homeschooling parent to four children. Julie shares her thoughts on spirituality, innovation, and her latest book, This Cheese Is Nuts: […]

Jun 17 2017

1hr 50mins

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Rank #7: Episode 396: Mayim Bialik, Ingrid Newkirk, & Wayne Pacelle!

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Welcome to the 396th episode of Our Hen House!  As you know, the Our Hen House podcast has gone on the air every single week since January 2010. We’ll soon have 400 episodes! That’s quite a library, if we do say […]

Aug 12 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #8: Episode 379: Katrina Fox, and Tobias Leenaert

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Welcome to the 379th episode of Our Hen House!  Our Hen House went around the world for this episode! Jasmin welcomes Katrina Fox, award-winning Australian journalist, author, PR consultant, media trainer, editor of vegan business blog, host of the Vegan Business Talk podcast, and author […]

Apr 15 2017

1hr 29mins

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Rank #9: Episode 536: Lenore Braford and Paul Drake of Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

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-Mariann and Jasmin ask what it would mean to go back to "normal" for animals after a pandemic and if we actually want to go back to that, debate what is "essential" during a pandemic, and share how they spent their Seders. We also continue our Supporting Vegan Businesses program by shouting out Lagusta's Luscious, Besties, Nature's Plate, and Plant-Based Grocery. Later in the episode, Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties!
-Jasmin interviews Lenore Braford and Paul Drake of Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge about the unique animal-specific architecture they designed and built to accommodate the rescued animals at their sanctuary. By paying critical attention to the different needs of the array of animals on site and utilizing their design training, Lenore and Paul have created a sanctuary that aims to mimic as closely as possible the natural habitats of their animal population. They talk about why this is so important, and they share some of their knowledge and tips for anyone who is looking to do similar work even just at the microsanctuary level. (22:00)
-Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties about "eating less meat" during a pandemic. (54:30)

Apr 18 2020

1hr 5mins

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Rank #10: Episode 384: Sunaura Taylor, also Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel

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Welcome to the 384th episode of Our Hen House!  Mariann interviews artist, writer, and activist Sunaura Taylor, whose new book, Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation, explores the intersection of disability studies and animal ethics. She defines ‘ableism’ and its impact on animals, […]

May 20 2017

1hr 44mins

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Rank #11: Episode 398: Dr. Melanie Joy, Driftwood Magazine’s Holly Feral & Michele Truty

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Welcome to the 398th episode of Our Hen House!  Mariann talks to Dr. Melanie Joy about her new book, Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters. Harvard-educated psychologist Dr. Melanie Joy is the […]

Aug 26 2017

1hr 46mins

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Rank #12: Episode 511: Stephen Wells on the Evolution of Animal Law

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-Jasmin and Mariann celebrate both Jasmin's birthday and the California fur ban. They also address a recent email asking why podcasts need financial support.
-Mariann talks to Stephen Wells of the Animal Legal Defense Fund about the early days of animal law, how the field is expanding, some of the landmark cases for the field, and the challenges still being faced around legal reform for animals.(19:00)
-Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties about the realities of climate change, the activism of young people, and the radical vegan agenda. (1:06:50)
-This week's episode is brought to you in part by OSEA Malibu: the original plant-based, results-driven skincare line. Go to oseamalibu.com/ourhenhouse to receive $10 off your first purchase of $50!

Oct 26 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #13: Episode 419: The Scientist who Loves Fish and the Filmmakers Behind “Kangaroo”

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Welcome to the 419th episode of Our Hen House! First, Mariann talks to Becca Franks about the research into whether or not fish experience pain. Becca received her PhD in Psychology from Columbia University and completed a Killiam Postdoctoral Research […]

Jan 20 2018

1hr 40mins

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Rank #14: Episode 444: Liz Dee and Clare Mann

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Jasmin and Mariann talk about creating hope in times of despair. Mariann talks to Liz Dee (13:20) about the formation and mission of Vegan Lady Boss. Jasmin talks to Clare Mann (51:45) about her new book, Vystopia. And as always, News (44:53) and Rising Anxieties (1:12:00).

Jul 14 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #15: Episode 389: Jessica Pierce, JL Fields

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Welcome to the 389th episode of Our Hen House!  Mariann interviews Jessica Pierce, Ph.D. about her latest book, co-authored with Marc Bekoff, entitled The Animals’ Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age. They write: To do better in our responsibilities […]

Jun 24 2017

2hr 3mins

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Rank #16: Episode 409: Ravi DeRossi and Keith Burgeson

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Welcome to the 409th episode of Our Hen House! First, Mariann talks to Ravi DeRossi about his mission to transition his many NYC restaurants and bars over to vegan menus. Ravi began his career traveling around the world as an […]

Nov 11 2017

1hr 35mins

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Rank #17: Episode 393: Tom Regan, Emily Deschanel, & Sherry Colb!

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Welcome to the 393rd episode of Our Hen House!  As you know, the Our Hen House podcast has gone on the air every single week since January 2010. We’ll soon have 400 episodes! That’s quite a library, if we do say […]

Jul 22 2017

1hr 27mins

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Rank #18: Episode 485: Gretchen Primack and Intelligent Allah on Poetry, Incarceration, and Veganism

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-Jasmin talks to poet Gretchen Primack about her new book of poetry Visiting Days and her experience with writing about and working with incarcerated people. She also reads us two powerful and moving poems. Then, they are joined by author Intelligent Tarref Allah to discuss how he became a vegan in prison 19-years ago and lived as a vegan in prison for 12 years. He also talks about veganism as self-development for a person who was once immersed in the criminal world. (1:51)
-Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties from around the world, and this week's stories are particularly baffling (1:17:07).

Apr 27 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #19: Episode 522: Aph Ko on Racism as Zoological Witchcraft

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-Jasmin gives us an update on her rescued chihuahua George, Mariann tells us about her exciting upcoming teaching opportunities, and our recent mention in Parade Magazine. Also, Jasmin is going to a non-vegan potluck.
-Jasmin interviews Aph Ko about her new book, Racism as Zoological Witchcraft, A Guide to Getting Out. She breaks down how Jordan Peele's film "Get Out" uses animals as symbolism for racism, how the film's portrayal of racism intersects with rituals from witchcraft, and why we need to find new ways to talk about racism. (21:45)
-Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties! (1:06:05)

Jan 11 2020

1hr 16mins

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Rank #20: Episode 392: Pamela Fergusson, Alka Chandna

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Welcome to the 392nd episode of Our Hen House!  Jasmin interviews vegan registered dietitian Pamela Fergusson, Ph.D. (whom you’ll remember from Episode 359) about the disturbing trend of fat shaming, especially in the vegan movement. Pamela stresses the importance of seeing veganism as a […]

Jul 15 2017

1hr 49mins

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