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Episode 440: Dobroslawa Gogloza and Michael Harren

By Jasmin and Mariann — June 16, 2018

Mariann talks to Dobroslawa Gogloza about the roots of her activism, the thriving and vital animal activism scene in Poland, and the issues she is focusing on with Open Cages. Dobroslawa is a president and co-founder of an international animal rights organization Open Cages. She is also a co-founder and coordinator of NEAR: Network for Eastern European Animal Rights, an association of animal advocacy organizations dedicated to mutual education, motivation and sharing of resources. (Photo above taken by Jo-Ann McArthur for the Unbound Project)

Jasmin sits down with musician, activist, and Our Hen House’s own Michael Harren about the importance of the arts in activism, creating his celebrated solo show The Animal Show, and the upcoming release of The Animal Book and The Animal Album. Plus, if you’re in the New York City area you can find out how to see Michael perform live!

Also, Jasmin and Mariann talk about whether or not it’s appropriate to discuss animal welfare reform campaigns with new vegans. Plus 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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