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Episode 384: Sunaura Taylor, also Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel

By Jasmin and Mariann — May 20, 2017

Photo by Erik McGregor

Welcome to the 384th episode of Our Hen House!

Mariann interviews artist, writer, and activist Sunaura Taylor, whose new book, Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation, explores the intersection of disability studies and animal ethics. She defines ‘ableism’ and its impact on animals, discusses tensions between the disability and the animal communities, and, most of all, helps us all think deeply about what it means to be human.

Photo by Simon Way Photograph

Jasmin talks with Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel, founders of Vevolution, an education start-up on a mission to spread the vegan word around the world. Damien and Judy share how their events help bring vegans together to share and inspire Their approach to vegan advocacy? Compassionate and understanding, of course.

And Mariann covers News and Rising Anxieties.

As always, the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.



This episode is brought to you in part through the generosity of 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

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