Posts Tagged ‘animal rights’

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Nick is joined by Roger Yates – a sociologist, activist with The Vegan Information Project and host of The Animal Rights Show. They discuss the utopian animal rights mockumentary Carnage and The Game Changers Netflix documentary, on athletes eating a plant-based diet.

Other topics discussed include: animal rights versus animal welfare, language and social justice, and sociology versus psychology. This episode is a continuation of a discussion between Roger and Nick over on Freedom of Species, which you can listen to here.

We finish the show by discussing the Black Lives Matter protests in the US, the radical flank effect, and parallels with police racism in Australia and media coverage of the Dominion Animal Liberation disruption.

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Clips:

NOFX ‘The Marxist Brothers’, IdlesI’m Scum’, The Style Council ‘Bloodsports’.

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Charlie and Katie.

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This is a whole show about/dedicated to our dog Charlie. We discuss Charlie and other companion animals we have shared our homes with as a starting point to investigate humans relationships with companion animals and animals generally.

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This is from the local paper encouraging people to adopt Charlie – the pound named him Wilson.

Check out speeches from the Invasion Day rally in Melbourne on the 3CR site, on the last few shows of Tuesday Breakfast on 3CR and you can also listen to our recordings of speeches that weren’t covered on the 3CR broadcast.

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Clips:

Flight of the ConchordsThe Prince of Parties’, PropagandhiWithout Love’, John LennonBeautiful Boy (Darling Boy)’.

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Mad As Audience

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We give a behind-the-scenes look at the media, discussing our experiences of being in the audience for the taping of two Shaun Micallef shows.

We also cover: why we hate quiz/panel shows, commercial constraints in the media, different forms of media and their impact, emotional labour, animal rights and not just welfare, Stic Man of Dead Prez on Which Side podcast, Pauline Hanson’s motion that “it’s okay to be white”, and Aotearoa (New Zealand) Prime Minister Jacinda Arden speaking at the UN and on Stephen Colbert.

Just in case anyone is interested, the Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation episode we were in the audience for was episode 1 of the 2018 series. But do yourself a favour and check out Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell instead!

Clips:

Dead PrezPropaganda’, Spice Girls ‘Move Over (Generation Next)’ – I’m not linking to the film clip for this song coz it’s a fucking Pepsi commercial!

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The episode features Bede Carmody’s talk ‘Sustainable Activism: How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist’. You can hear part one of this talk, covering what activist burnout is and why it is an important issue to address, on episode 177. The parts of the talk we play on this episode are on signs of activist burnout and tips for avoiding activist burnout. Bede works full-time for Amnesty International AND also runs A Poultry Place animal sanctuary! We have uploaded the final section of Bede’s talk on tips for avoiding activist burnout here and it is also embedded below.

Here are some additional sources on activist burnout that Bede recommends: flyer on sustainable activism and avoiding burnout by Activist Trauma Support, a 5 Minute Mindful Breathing Exercise (you can also hear Katie discussing mindfulness on episode 92), plantothrive.net.au (which features an article by Bede), lifelongactivist.com, compassionfatigue.org and rockwoodleadership.org.

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The episode also features some listener feedback on our article on the Animal Justice Party, the Advertising Standards Authority finds that humane milk is a myth and further discussion on the topic of wild animal suffering, which we covered on episode 172. If you’re interested in hearing more on this topic, we recommend Alex Vince’s talk ‘Challenging the Pest Epithet’, from the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania conference. Bede’s talk is also from this conference – you can find links to listen to all of the talks from this conference in the show notes for our 152nd episode. We’ve also recently both attended and spoken at the 2017 ICAS conference – we’ll do a recap of that conference next episode and you can also hear the talks we’ve uploaded from this conference here.

TV show recommendation: You’re the Worst.

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Clips:

The Smith Street Band ft Laura Stevenson & Tim Rogers ‘Run into the World’, Bede Carmody’s talk ‘Sustainable Activism: How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist’, AkalaTime to Relax’.