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"Our Hen House produces resources that you can use in order to find your own way to change the world for animals. Using video, audio, interviews, reviews, and the written word, it provides daily updates on what you need to create change. Changemakers come in all shapes and sizes -- artists, grassroots activists, academics, lawyers, students, business moguls, media darlings, etc. No matter what your niche is, Our Hen House aims to give you what you need to be part of a new world for animals." - Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan

Our Hen House also has a TV Show and an Online Magazine.

Episode 405: James Aspey and Michael Harren
14 Oct 2017 at 2:01am

Welcome to the 405th episode of Our Hen House! 

Mariann talks to James Aspey about his year-long vow of silence for animals, the benefits of meditation, and how to stay peaceful and centered as an animal activist. After a chance encounter with a wise Indian man on a cruise ship who told him that eating animals was “bad karma,” James Aspey decided the only way to live in alignment with his values of respecting others was to become vegan. His first major form of activism was a 1 year long vow of silence which he used to raise awareness for animals and promote peace over violence. He travelled around Australia and cycled 5000km from Darwin to Sydney to show vegans can be fit and strong. He broke his vow of silence on Australia’s most popular morning TV show. The interview went viral and was seen millions of times by people all around the world. He appeared in the news in numerous different countries and since then has given over 100 free talks on his journey and the many things he have learned. Visit his YouTube page for more!

Jasmin interviews Michael Harren about his cross-country tour with The Animal Show, visiting sanctuaries, and the horrors he witnessed while demonstrating at the recent Kaporos ritual in New York City. Brooklyn-based composer and performer Michael Harren combines elements of classical composition with experimental electronics and storytelling to create hypnotic and boldly intimate work that walks the line between Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel and Dead Can Dance. He is artist-in-residence at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary where he created The Animal Show, a solo multi-media theater piece which will begin touring in the Summer of 2017. Michael Harren has toured as pianist with Sandra Bernhard, is the musical director for Cabaret for a Cause, and has performed at Dixon Place, (le) poisson rouge, Joe’s Pub, Judson Memorial Church, Manhattan Theater Source, The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama, The Laurie Beechman Theater as well as numerous venues around the country.

Mariann covers News and Rising Anxieties, too!

As always, the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.

This episode is brought to you in part through the generosity of A Well-Fed World. A Well-Fed World is a hunger relief and animal protection organization chipping away at two of the world’s most immense, unnecessary and unconscionable forms of suffering… the suffering of people hungry from lack of food, and the suffering of animals used and abused for food. Mending our unjust food system is a critical part of solving the world’s most destructive and persistent problems. Fortunately, the plant-based foods that promote health and well-being are the same foods that conserve resources to better feed the world, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the environment. A Well-Fed World provides the means for change by empowering individuals, social justice organizations, and political decision makers to embrace the benefits of plant-based foods and farming. Learn more at awfw.org.

You can listen to our podcast directly on our website (beneath this paragraph!) or you can listen and subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher! Also, if you like what you hear, please rate it on iTunes, and don’t forget to leave us a friendly comment! Of course, we would be thrilled if you would also consider making a donation, or becoming a member of our flock (especially if you’re a regular listener). Any amount is hugely appreciated, and Our Hen House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so it’s tax-deductible! Thank you for helping us create quality content, and for helping us bring you a new podcast episode each week!

The Our Hen House theme song is written and sung by the incredible Michael Harren, who is also OHH’s Director of Communications! Don’t forget to tune into Our Hen House’s other two podcasts: The Teaching Jasmin How to Cook Vegan Podcast, and The Animal Law Podcast.

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