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Episode 327: Allison Argo of ArgoFilms, and Ken Swensen on ‘Meathooked’

By Jasmin and Mariann — April 16, 2016

allisonargoWelcome to the 327th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Allison Argo, founder of ArgoFilms, and a review by Ken Swensen of MEATHOOKED: The History and Science of Our 2.5-Million-Year Obsession with Meat by Marta Zaraska. As always, the award-winning, weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by us — Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan.

In today’s episode, we squawk about Austin, AIDS, Art, Animals (of course), and Authenticity. (Speaking of authenticity, be sure to check out the latest from Jasmin’s book tour at

And you’ll hear from producer, director, writer, and editor Allison Argo, whose latest project is the documentary The Last Pig. ArgoFilms is dedicated to producing films that make a difference by lending a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves.

Ken Swensen returns for a timely review of the book MEATHOOKED: The History and Science of Our 2.5-Million-Year Obsession with Meat by Marta Zaraska.


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All that, vegan banter, and plenty of “Rising Anxieties,” too, so hold on to your cheeze!

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