Animalogy Podcast

Animalogy is a podcast about the animal-related words and expressions we use every day and how they reflect and affect our relationship with animals. Animalogy is changing the way we talk — and think — about animals. Listen to each episode using the player on each page below or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play

Human and non-human, we are all animals. We are all made of the same stuff, evident even in the word “animal,” whose root word means “soul.”
Our deep connection with other animals is evident in the number of cities and countries named after animals.
"Piggyback" has nothing to do with pigs! Listen to the back story of it, as well as monkey wrench, round robin, and spelling bee!
Muscle, Coccyx, and Tragus: these and many more words reflect how deeply rooted animals are in our consciousness, in our history, in our lives — and deep in our animal bones.
I eat meat. Understanding the history & evolution of the word can go a long way in normalizing plant-based "meats."
Hidden in the origins for the words for animals are clues about their physical, behavioral, and vocal characteristics.
Research has found that the way we name animals is intimately tied to our ability to eat them. Listen today.
Do you know how many words for colors are inspired by animals?
Words have the power to objectify, diminish, and dismember animals. Listen to this conversation on Animalogy.
You won't believe how many colors come from the crushing of animals.
 
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