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Episode 336: Jonathan Balcombe and “What a Fish Knows”; Ryan Patey and T.O.F.U Magazine

By Jasmin and Mariann — June 18, 2016

WhatAFishKnowsWelcome to the 336th episode of Our Hen House! Jonathan Balcombe joins Mariann to talk about what we now know about what fish know. And Ryan Patey updates us on T.O.F.U. As always, the award-winning, weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by us — Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan.

Mariann rambles about news, comments, and hostility on facebook. Jonathan Balcombe joins her to talk about his latest bestseller What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins and why we should start calling them fishes.

And you’ll find out what’s happening with T.O.F.U. — the magazine, that is! Magazine co-founder Ryan Patey shares stories from the magazine that promotes and supports those who dedicate their lives to change. Whether we’re on land, in the air, on the road, or under water, we’re all in this together, after all!

Speaking of on the road, that’s where Jasmin is! (She reveals some summer shifts for the podcast, too.) Check out the details of her book tour at


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, “Rising Anxieties,” and news, too!

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