When We Talk About Animals is a podcast devoted to exploring the big questions animals raise about what it means to be human. The series is supported by the Law, Ethics & Animals Program at Yale Law School and the Yale Human Nature Lab.
Each episode features an in-depth interview with a guest expert whose work has furthered human understanding of what animals think and feel and/or challenges how our society commonly thinks about and treats other creatures. The podcast hosts ethologists, neurobiologists, sociologists, philosophers, legal scholars, historians, and other leading thinkers to speak on one of the most interdisciplinary and morally pressing topics of our time.
When We Talk About Animals is co-hosted by Viveca Morris and Jennifer Skene. The first 28 episodes of the podcast were co-hosted by Morris and Lindsay Stern, who co-founded the podcast in fall 2018. The show is recorded, edited and engineered by Ryan McEvoy and the Yale Broadcast Studio.
Photo credits: Ferris Jabr photo by Shawn Linehan, Irene Pepperberg photo courtesy of Harvard University, David Wolfson photo courtesy of Milbank, Fabrice Schnoller photo courtesy of Fabrice Schnoller, Nicholas Christakis photo by Yale Human Nature Lab, Robert Macfarlane photo by Bjornar Nicolaisen, Ian Urbina photo by Fabio Nascimento, Bathsheba Demuth photo courtesy of Bathsheba Demuth, Ed Yong photo courtesy of Ed Yong, Sonia Shah photo by Glenford Nuñez, Amanda Hitt photo courtesy of Government Accountability Project, Monica Gagliano photo courtesy of North Atlantic Books, Rebecca Giggs photo by Leanne Dixon, J Drew Lanham photo courtesy of J Drew Lanham