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Episode 430: Garrett Broad and Uma Graham

By Jasmin and Mariann — April 07, 2018

This week, Mariann Sullivan talks with Garrett Broad about the challenges and opportunities related to diversity and inclusion in animal advocacy, how he balances his roles as a scholar and activist, and the results of a public opinion survey he recently conducted with the Nonhuman Rights Project about perceptions of legal rights for animals. Garrett Broad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University and the author of More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change (University of California Press, 2016). His research investigates the role of storytelling and communication technology in promoting networked movements for social justice.

Then, Jasmin Singer is in Bozeman Montana to speak at the Unifying Social Justice event. She talks to one of the event’s organizers, Uma Graham about her work forming and running the Montana chapter of Thrive on Plants, why basing animal intelligence on human intelligence is flawed, and her advice for how to start vegan community-based programs.

Plus, we open the show with a very special song from Queen V, winner of the FxEctive Factor vegan talent contest at VegfestUK Brighton 2018, and Mariann covers this week’s 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 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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The Our Hen House theme song is written and sung by the incredible Michael Harren, who is also OHH’s Director of Communications! Don’t forget to tune into Our Hen House’s other two podcasts: The Teaching Jasmin How to Cook Vegan Podcast, and The Animal Law Podcast.

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