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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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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!!!

Justin’s Podcast

By True Criminal Law Expert - Aug 18 2019
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Just listened and am so disappointed that a law professor would write a bob without any facts to support his premise and you would allow him to keep on talking without asking for any detail or support.

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422 Ratings
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404
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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!!!

Justin’s Podcast

By True Criminal Law Expert - Aug 18 2019
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Just listened and am so disappointed that a law professor would write a bob without any facts to support his premise and you would allow him to keep on talking without asking for any detail or support.
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Our Hen House

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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.

Rank #1: Episode 456: Earthling Ed

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Jasmin and Mariann discuss Jasmin's observations from the Reducetarian Summit. Jasmin talks to Earthling Ed about strategies for being a "pro-positive" activist, his new grassroots organization Surge, his film The Land of Hope and Glory, and how he became so good at talking to people on the street about veganism (13:25). And as always, News (51:33) and Rising Anxieties (59:42).

Oct 06 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #2: 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 #3: Episode 421: Moby and Dr. Neal Barnard

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Welcome to the 421st episode of Our Hen House! First, Mariann and Jasmin discuss the #ARMetoo movement. Then, Mariann talks to musician and long-time animal activist Moby about growing up an outsider, finding compassionate methods of activism, and his Netflix-related […]

Feb 03 2018

1hr 45mins

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Rank #4: Episode 355: Kale and Aubry Walch of The Herbivorous Butcher, and Activist Kelly Lehman

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Welcome to the 355th episode of Our Hen House! This week, Mariann‘s got Kale … and Aubry Walch, the brother and sister duo who not only use knives in the same space, they also co-founded The Herbivorous Butcher, bringing their small-batch, locally-sourced, all-natural, all-vegan meat […]

Oct 29 2016

1hr 19mins

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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 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 #7: 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 #8: Episode 495: Melanie Joy on Powerarchy

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-Mariann and Jasmin are fresh from the recording of Our Hen House's 500th episode live at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, and they talk about the beauty and importance of sanctuaries for creating change. They also take a day trip to Troy, NY.
-Jasmin talks to Melanie Joy about her upcoming book, Powerarchy: Understanding the Psychology of Oppression for Social Transformation. They talk about what powerarchy is and why it's an important concept for vegans and non-vegans; how powerarchy is at work in social justice movements as well as in our relationships to ourselves; and practical, mindful ways that we can transform powerarchy within our circles.. (17:10)
-Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties including the devastating revelation that vegan butter isn't actually butter! (1:19:05)

Jul 06 2019

1hr 31mins

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Rank #9: Episode 509: Grace Han on the Growing Vegan Movement in China

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-Jasmin and Mariann talk about Jasmin's recent trip to New York, their talk at Main Street Vegan Academy, and the new vegan options at Disney World!
-Mariann talks to Grace Han from TACN (tacn.org) and  Plant Based News about the growth and development of veganism in China and across the Greater China region, her tips on being vegan in China, and what roles tech and design are playing in advancing the vegan movement. (12:55)
-Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties about "McHypocrisy" from Extinction Rebellion, outrage over reducetarianism, and more! (50:15)

Oct 12 2019

58mins

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Rank #10: Episode 352: Eleni Vlachos on #Comments, and Peter Singer’s “Ethics in the Real World” reviewed by Matt Ball

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Welcome to the 352nd episode of Our Hen House! This week, Jasmin interviews animal activist, musician and filmmaker Eleni Vlachos about her latest project, #Comments – a film series portraying verbatim comments from online articles acted out as characters. Eleni started the series to address the inhumanity […]

Oct 08 2016

1hr 24mins

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Rank #11: Episode 487: Asher Brown on Promoting Veganism with Media and Parties

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-Jasmin and Mariann talk about Jasmin's recent New York visit, how Fiddler on the Roof relates to animal issues, a really fascinating discussion about animal agriculture on Ezra Klein's recent Ask Ezra Anything podcast.
-Mariann talks to Asher Brown of Pollution.tv about producing videos for clients like Beyond Meat, Gardein, and So Delicious; the Million-Dollar Vegan campaign; and Switch4Good, the dairy-free athlete non-profit he co-founded. (19:15)
-Mariann, who insists you refer to her as a veganista now, brings us Rising Anxieties from around the world from some familiar, anxious voices (55:10).

May 11 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #12: Episode 466: Vegan Batgirl

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Mariann and Jasmin talk about the impact of fundraising on animal welfare, some holiday season reflections, and Mariann's recent talk at Main Street Vegan Academy. Jasmin talks to Vegan Batgirl (aka Connie S.), an activist whose most notable stunt, the Vegan Batman Light, is a Bat Signal that has been shone on giant blank walls all across the USA (17:40). Mariann brings us some Rising Anxieties (48:00).

Dec 15 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #13: Episode 503: Rita McMahon on the Joys of Bird Rehabilitation

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-Jasmin and Mariann share their stories of trying the Impossible Whopper, and Jasmin tells how an upcoming vacation led to a realization of how wonderful the Our Hen House community is. They also talk about an amazing upcoming art project you should know about, The Art of Compassion Project..
-Mariann speaks with Rita McMahon of Wild Bird Fund about the incredible work her organization does for pigeons and other birds, why you should never pick up a baby bird from the sidewalk, and why amend building codes to require bird safe glass is vital for bird safety. (15:50)
-Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties about fur bans and the dangers of washing chickens. (52:55)

Aug 31 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #14: Episode 443: Tracye McQuirter and Emil Guillermo

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Jasmin and Mariann talk about Jasmin's experiences at the recent Animal Rights Conference. Mariann talks to Tracye McQuirter (13:25) about her new book, Ageless Vegan. Jasmin talks to Emil Guillermo (1:03:47), journalist and host of PETA's new podcast. And as always, News (55:20) and Rising Anxieties (1:33:40).

Jul 07 2018

1hr 40mins

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Rank #15: Episode 508: Amy Jean Davis on Bearing Witness for Farmed Animals

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-Jasmin and Mariann talk about the urgency of animal activism in the face of climate crisis, and our dear friend Jo-Anne MacArther's new Masterclass!
-Jasmin talks to Amy Jean Davis of L.A. Animal Save about the origins the Save Movement and how anyone can start a chapter of the Movement in their community, how bearing witness can inspire people to become activists, and the difficult but necessary experience of participating in vigils for animals on the way to slaughter. (18:15)
-Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties about Adopt-A-Cow programs, and Taylor Swift! (52:55)

Oct 05 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #16: Episode 471: Jasmine Leyva

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Mariann and Jasmin mourn the loss of beloved New York City vegan restaurant, Souen. Jasmin talks to Jasmine Leyva about her film, The Invisible Vegan, the view of veganism as "white people food," how slavery disrupted people's relationships with food, and her hope to be the example of veganism she didn't have growing up. (10:00). Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties (44:45).

Jan 19 2019

55mins

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Rank #17: Episode 504: Josh LaJaunie Wants To Take You From Sick To Fit

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-Mariann talks about climate anxiety, how it relates to animal suffering, and why the coping strategies around it are similar to the anti-nuclear movement. She also talks about how you can apply for the 2019 Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature.
-Jasmin speaks with ultra-athlete Josh LaJunie about becoming a vegan after years of being surrounded by hunting and a diet full of animals, how his desire to change his health inspired a change in attitude about food, and how he hopes to inspire others with his new book, Sick to Fit.. (14:05)
-Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties, including "what makes chicks tick." (52:20)

Sep 07 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #18: Episode 463: Karen Courtemanche, Christine Morrissey, Margo DeMello, and Richard Miron

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Jasmin and Mariann talk about Jasmin's recent VegNews article, 5 Foolproof Ways I Cope with Being A Vegan at Thanksgiving. Jasmin talks with Harvest Home Sanctuary's Karen Courtemanche, Christine Morrissey, and Margo DeMello (11:25). Mariann interviews filmmaker Richard Miron about his new film, For The Birds (28:00). Mariann brings us some Rising Anxieties (58:20).

Nov 24 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #19: 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 #20: Episode 469: Best of Vegan Athletes with Leilani Munter, Milani Malik, and Jennifer Hintenberger

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Jasmin and Mariann talk about the 2019 versions of themselves, their thoughts on Our Hen House going into its TENTH year, and how animal sentience will be regarded in the future. We revisit some of our favorite interviews with amazing vegan professional athletes including racecar driver Leilani Munter (24:50), basketball player Milani Malik (58:00), and kettlebell champion Jennifer Hintenberger (1:14:24).

Jan 05 2019

1hr 22mins

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