Welcome to the 412th episode of Our Hen House!
First, Mariann talks to Gregory Berns about his new book, What It’s Like To Be A Dog and Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience, what we have in common with dogs, and how studies of their brains highlight these similarities. Gregory Berns is a distinguished professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University, where he directs the Center for Neuropolicy and Facility for Education and Research in Neuroscience. He is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller How Dogs Love Us. He lives in Atlanta. Follow him at @gberns.
Then, Jasmin talks to Melanie Jacobs, aka The Chicken Lady, about Rooster Redemption, a microsanctuary she founded in Center City, MN that focuses on providing a safe and loving home for male chickens, currently caring for 20 roosters. Melanie is also featured in the recent documentary, Kindred Creatures.
Plus, Mariann covers news and Rising Anxieties!
As always, the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.
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