Category: Podcasts

Encore: Violist Tony Kastelic on Vegan Classical Musician Life and a Revolutionary New Animal-Friendly Bow Hair

Featuring an extended coffee-table chat with violist and singer Tony Kastelic, as well as live performances from both Tony and our producer Elyse Jacobson. Tony and Elyse discuss being among the first musicians in Canada to use Coruss bow hair, a high-tech professional-grade synthetic hair for bowed string instruments.

Helping Companion Animals in Vulnerable Communities, with the Vancouver Humane Society; plus, Superbugs in Our Waterways, with World Animal Protection Canada

A feature interview with Lynn Kavanagh, Farming Campaign Manager of World Protection Canada, on recent findings of antiobiotic resistant genes in waterways around the world, including Manitoba, from factory farms. An interview with Amy Morris, Executive Director of the Vancouver Humane Society, on helping structurally vulnerable individuals and their companion animals with needed vet services and more.

Encore Show: Appreciation for our Avian Friends: Jacko the African Grey Parrot, and his human companion Adrianne Gauthier

It’s our Fall Member Drive! We feature an in studio interview with Jacko the African Grey Parrot and his human companion Adrianne Gauthier. Video live streamed – not to be missed!

International Respect For Chickens Day: a Chicken Chat with Karen Davis, discussing pronouns used for animals in mainstream media

We welcome chicken expert Karen Davis from United Poultry Concerns back to the show for International Respect for Chickens Day and Month! She joins us to discuss pronouns for animals in the media.

Raccoons, Birds, and Big Cats in our Neighborhood: Human Relationships With Animals

This week we tie together a series of stories related to the different animals that we live amoungst in human dominated spaces. We discuss the pressing news related to the sale of the Vancouver Aquarium, which has been purchased by white supremacist supporters, Herschend Enterprises.

Encore: The Earth Day Show: The Restore-Our-Planet Diet, and Eating Earth

The Earth Day Show: featuring an interview with author Patricia Tallman on “The Restore-Our-Planet Diet”, an interview with Lisa Kemmerer on “Eating Earth”, plus our annual Spring Member Drive.

The Return of the Cicada: looking 17 years ahead

this week we learn about the life cycle of cicadas in advance of the brood x infestation occurring this spring.

Encore Show: Behind the Lines of Slaughter, in an Age of Animal Transmitted Disease, with Justin Reineke

Pig in crate of Excelsior Hog Farms in Abbotsford, BC, Canada

In a time of zoonotic diseases and pandemics, former industrial farm and slaughterhouse worker Justin Reineke exposes the underbelly of these infection-ridden factories.

Encore show: International Women’s Day: Uncovering the Connections Between Feminism and Animal Rights, with Carol J. Adams

In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8th, we speak with acclaimed eco-feminist, writer and activist Carol J. Adams, who illustrates the many connections and intersections between feminism and animal rights.

Encore Show: Love for Heart Month with Leading Cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn, & Vegan Chocolatier Emma Smith

Learn about optimal heart health with leading cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn. Plus, celebrating the love of chocolate with vegan chocolatier and owner of Zimt Chocolates Emma Smith.