Category: Podcasts

Celebrating International Sloth Day with Sloth Expert Rebecca Cliffe, plus 13-Year-Old Sir Darius Brown on Making Bow Ties for Shelter Animals

This International Sloth Day show features an interview with zoologist Dr. Rebecca Cliffe, founder and director of the Sloth Conservation Foundation. We also welcome 13-year-old entrepreneur and animal advocate Sir Darius Brown of Beaux and Paws who sews and donates handmade bow ties for shelter animals to help them get adopted.

Encore show: Indigenous Peoples Day – Sierra Tasi Baker on Indigenous Veganism and Finding Balance with the Natural World

Sierra Tasi Baker of the Squamish Nation speaks to us on why she chose a vegan lifestyle, how this fits with her traditional Coast Salish values, and how animal activists can advocate for animals in a way that’s respectful toward Indigenous people.

World Day for Farmed Animals: Exploring Queer Love in Animals and Getting A Taste for Local Plant-Based Charcuterie

This show includes a feature interview with Emily Wilson, the founder and head chef at Living Tree Foods. We discuss her background as an animal rights lawyer and her passion for affordable, delicious, and local vegan cheese products. We also hear a story from pattrice jones discussing her first time bringing ducks to Vine Sanctuary and the assumptions we make about non-human animals based on the narrative that animals are motivated by reproduction and survival, rather than love, eros, and community.

Humane Education for K-12 with Teachkind’s Lisbet Chiriboga, and “Wolf Walk” at the Vancouver International Film Festival

A feature interview with Lisbet Chiriboga, Program Manager of the TeachKind Humane Education Program; a review of “Wolf Walk” at VIFF; and a kitty rescue story.

Ren Hurst on Honoring Consent with Horses and Other Animals and Undomesticating Our Lives, Linda Bakker of Wildlife Rescue Association on Effects of Wildfires on Birds

a picture of ren hurst, a white woman with short blonde hair standing in between two horses with brown fur

In this show, we have a feature interview with compassionate horse carer and author Ren Hurst, on honouring consent with horses and other animals as well as the effect of domestication on nonhuman animals and humans and Linda Bakker from Wildlife Rescue Association who speak on the displacement of bird populations as a result of the wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

The Abbotsford Pig Trial with Criminally-Charged Activist Amy Soranno, and A Message for Miley Cyrus from Dr. Matthew Nagra

A feature interview with animal activist Amy Soranno, one of four criminally charged for exposing extreme animal cruelty last year at the Excelsior Hog Farm. And When Celebrities Quit Veganism: A Message for Miley Cyrus with Dr. Matthew Nagra.

A Legacy of Local Activism: Don Larson and Elder Veronica on Their 35 Years of Advocacy for Human and Nonhuman Animal Lives in Vancouver’s CRAB Park

A picture of the bird marsh at CRAB Park at Portside. There is a shallow freshwater pool with lush green foliage surrouding it and a view of the Burrard inlet in the backround

Featuring an interview with local Vancouver activists Don Larson and Elder Veronica on the completion of CRAB Park, plus information on turkey vultures for World Turkey Vulture Day.

Plant-Based Cheese Maker Stephanos Liapis of Pulse Kitchen, and Peter Fricker of Vancouver Humane Society on Banning Horse-Drawn Trolleys in Stanley Park

pulse kitchen co-founders Stephanos Liapis and Brigette holding up cheese

A feature interview with co-founder Stephanos Liapis of BC vegan-cheese making company Pulse Kitchen. Plus, an interview with Peter Fricker of the Vancouver Humane Society on the efforts to ban horse-drawn trolleys in Stanley Park.

Homeless Animal Awareness Day; Urgent Interview with Founder of Rabbitats Rescue Society on Feral Rabbits and the Ongoing Fight to Save Through Humane Rescue and Micro-Sanctuaries

A Small Brown Bunny chews some crisp green leaf lettuce off the ground as a human squats down behind them offering lettuce to a different bunny

Feature interview with Sorelle Campbell, founder and Executive Director of Rabbitats Rescue on the plight of the bunnies, for Homeless Animal Awareness Day.

End The Global Wildlife Trade: for World Elephant Day, and at the Greater Vancouver Zoo

Calling for an end to the global wildlife trade with World Animal Protection’s Campaign Director Melissa Matlow, including the elephant tourism industry. Plus, a revealing interview with local activist David Isbister on the Greater Vancouver Zoo dealings, especially in the aftermath of more deaths.