Podcasts

Episode 475 – Weeds, Bees, and a Moral Dilemma

At this time of year, weeds filled with bees dominate the landscape and create a moral dilemma for me. So much of a dilemma that I dedicated a podcast to it in hopes that the solution would come to me.

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Episode 474 – Selfness, Otherness, and the Human-Animal Bond

How do you feel about selfness and otherness as it relates to the human-animal bonds you form with your pets? This podcast considers that subject with help from a jellyfish and a snail.

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Episode 473 – Behavior and Bond Data-Collection Challenges

On-line surveys companion animal behavior and bond surveys can teach us a lot, but some pose data-collection challenges too.

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Episode 472 – Speciesism, Sentience, and the Human-Nature Bond

What do speciesism, sentience, and the human-nature bond share it common? It turns out, quite a bit.

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Episode 471 – Animal Do-Do Communication

Did I mean animal voodoo communication instead of animal do-do communication? No, but animal do-do communication does confer its own special magic on all kinds of wild and domestic animals. Even chickens, rats, and little Ollie. 

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Episode 470 – The Evolution of Domestication

The co-evolution of dogs and humans is a recurrent theme of mine, but where does the evolution of domestication fit in? This podcast resulted from my ruminations on that subject in my favorite think tank: the great outdoors. The more I thought about it, the more outrageous and yet somewhat logical my thoughts seemed to me. I’ll let you decide…

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Episode 469 – Companion Dog Hubris

Companion dog hubris is alive and well withing the American pet-owning community. But this podcast explores the relationship between a tribe of Native Americans and their free-roaming dogs, one far more ancient than the kind most of us have with our pets.

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Episode 468 – Companion Animal Ick

Companion animal ick is also known as pee, poop, barf, farts, and perceived deviant sexual behaviors. Consequently, it’s a subject that generates more than its share of mixed human responses.

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Episode 467- Problem Animal Behaviors and Super Caregivers

Super caregivers can work well for humans and animals alike–until problem animal behaviors occurs. This podcast explores how perceptions of super caregivers have changed and how these may affect the resolution of problem animal behaviors.

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Episode 466 – The Religion of Dogs

What do you think of when you think of dogs and religion? If you’re from New England you might think of the chapel at Dog Mountain, Vermont. But sometimes our relationships with our dogs take on religious attributes, too. For better or worse.

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