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

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.
Many politicians are called toadies, sucking up to someone with more power in order to gain power. I pity the toads.
The dairy industry thinks it owns the word "milk." It doesn't.
Do you know there are animals in the letters that make up our words? An OX in "A," a camel in "C" and "G," a fish and snake in "N"?
Tragedy means "goat song," named for the dramatic plays of the ancient Greeks.
In this episode, I talk to Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society of the U.S. about the euphemisms in the meat, dairy, and egg industries.
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