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Episode 311: Jon Bockman of Animal Charity Evaluators & Animal Rights Music-Making With Michael Harren

By Jasmin and Mariann — December 26, 2015

Welcome to the 311th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Jon Bockman and Michael Harren. As always, the award-winning, weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by us — Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan.

jon_bockmanOn today’s episode, we squawk about the reasons why The Nutcracker is problematic when it comes to animal rights, and we debunk the claim that lettuce is worse for the environment than bacon.

Today we will be speaking with Jon Bockman, the Executive Director of Animal Charity Evaluators. Jon will give us a glimpse into the world of using statistical research to change the world for animals, and will engage with us in a multifaceted dialogue with us about various viewpoints on “effective altruism” as it relates to animal rights.

Y1P3rXxEThen, we’ll check in with vegan musician Michael Harren, who will give us an update on his artist-in-residency at Tamerlaine Farm Sanctuary (check out his first update on Episode 305 of the podcast!).

All that, vegan banter, and of course, “Rising Anxieties,” too, so hold onto your seitan!

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, and huge props to OHH’s Director of Operations, Anne Green, and to our audio editor, Eric Milano, of Love Loft Studios.

Let’s get squawking!

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