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Episode 254: “Thanksgiving dinner’s sad and thankless; Christmas dinner’s dark and blue; When you stop and try to see it; From the turkey’s point of view.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — November 22, 2014

PicMonkey CollageWelcome to the 254th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Piper Hoffman, with a review by Ari Solomon, plus a special appearance by Karen Dawn.

In today’s episode, Mariann and I will let you know what it’s like to be back in the TV studio again shooting Our Hen House TV — a co-production with Brooklyn Independent Media. We’ll give you a glimpse into the first episode of Season 2, including who the guests were. We’ll tell you how we brought the international scope of animal rights right here to Brooklyn. And we’ll ruminate on the effect of one crew member who wondered how meat is made. We will also vent about why it gets our (rescued) goat when people tell us that they love animals. And we’ll give you lots of Rising Anxieties, of course; ’tis the season, after all.

In light of Thanksgiving, we’ll be chatting with writer and media powerhouse Karen Dawn, who will tell us all about the two turkeys she will be having this Thanksgiving — having as houseguests, that is. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to get to know two very lucky birds; be sure to take notes on how anyone who cares about animals — that means you! — can make a media splash this holiday season.

Then, joining us is pundit Piper Hoffman, who will be giving us the skinny on a panel she attended all about food ethics. As if that weren’t enough to chew on, Ari Solomon will also be joining us today, giving us the lowdown on the recent Vegan Oktoberfest he attended.

All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights.

mic-transparent3You can listen to our podcast directly on our website (beneath this paragraph!) or you can listen and subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher! Also, if you like what you hear, please rate it on iTunes and Stitcher, and don’t forget to leave us a friendly comment! Of course, we would be thrilled if you would also consider making a donation, or becoming a member of our flock (especially if you’re a regular listener). Any amount is hugely appreciated and Our Hen House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so it’s tax-deductible! You can also dedicate a podcast episode! Don’t forget – we’re reader and listener supported. Plus, we offer some fantastic thank you gifts for your donations. Thank you for helping us create quality content, and for helping us bring you a new podcast episode each week! The Our Hen House theme song is written and sung by the incredible Michael Harren. Special thanks to OHH Media Coordinator Alessandra Seiter for acting as the Associate Producer of the Our Hen House podcast!

“Thanksgiving dinner’s sad and thankless; Christmas dinner’s dark and blue; When you stop and try to see it; From the turkey’s point of view.” ~Shel Silverstein


BONUS!! Check out today’s guest — Karen Dawn — as she squawks all about her rescued turkeys (and read more about them)!

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