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Episode 329: Sherry Colb and Michael Dorf; Marla Rose and John Beske

By Jasmin and Mariann — April 30, 2016

changingtheworldonememeatatime500Welcome to the 329th episode of Our Hen House, featuring two dynamic duos (three, if you count us)! Sherry Colb and Michael Dorf talk about their new book, Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights. And Marla Rose and John Beske bring us the latest from 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 heroes, cat ladies, and beavers (the animals). And we explain whey we’re justifiably irked by people who say, “that’s not my issue,” as an excuse to continue to eat animals. Jasmin’s stories from her book tour may end up in the next book… (Be sure to check out the latest from her book tour at

Lawyers Sherry Colb and Michael Dorf examine the surprisingly similar questions faced by activists in the pro-life and animal rights movements in their latest book. Marla Rose and John Beske reveal the next project from Vegan Street and talk about changing the world through memes.


This episode is sponsored by A Well-Fed World. A Well-Fed World is a hunger relief and animal protection organization chipping away at two of the world’s most immense, unnecessary and unconscionable forms of suffering… the suffering of people hungry from lack of food, and the suffering of animals used and abused for food. Mending our unjust food system is a critical part of solving the world’s most destructive and persistent problems. Fortunately, the plant-based foods that promote health and well-being are the same foods that conserve resources to better feed the world, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the environment. A Well-Fed World provides the means for change by empowering individuals, social justice organizations, and political decision makers to embrace the benefits of plant-based foods and farming. Learn more at

All that, vegan banter, news, and plenty of “Rising Anxieties,” too!

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