“Species Unite”, a podcast that offers a glimpse into some of the best minds in animal advocacy, is the much-needed beacon of hope we could all use during these troubling times.
Each episode sees host Elizabeth Novogratz speak with the people who dedicate their lives and expertise to helping animals. Leading photographers, philosophers, scientists, writers, undercover investigators, lawyers, animal-experts, and activists are among those telling stories of their victories and their ongoing battles. Whilst the issues they address are often startling and horrific, they importantly offer an inspiring look at how one person can help change the world for animals.
Telling about the podcast “Species Unite”, the host Elizabeth Novogratz says “I created Species Unite Podcast to help celebrate the stories of those fighting for a more just world for animals, to shift mindsets everywhere to more awareness around how we are treating animals. I am committed to alleviating unnecessary suffering of animals and I fiercely believe in the power of helping us see what we’re not paying attention to open our hearts and get us to collectively change.”
The podcast has just dropped series four – and the lineup shows just how animal issues are more relevant and urgent than ever. One episode looks at what’s really going on for animals in China right now. With the coronavirus pandemic putting the country’s wildlife trade and wet markets under global scrutiny, Species Unite chats to Pei Su, the founder of one of China’s leading animal organizations ACTAsia, to reveal an insight from an Asian perspective – a perspective that’s often overshadowed during discussions on animals in China.
Other episodes instead offer a perfect distraction if you want some relief from pandemic-talk. Leading fashion designer Joshua Katcher, who has appeared in Vogue, GQ and counts the likes of Joaquin Phoenix among those who wear his designs, discusses his work in making fashion ethical and free from animal exploitation.
Fascinated (and horrified) by Tiger King? The Species Unite podcast has been talking to the experts about America’s tiger problem too, and explores the animal issues that the Netflix hit often glosses over. Stories range from leading specialist Tim Harrison, who has spent over 40 years fighting to get exotic animals out of people’s homes and into sanctuaries, to journalist Sharon Guynup, who spent two years investigating America’s captive tigers for a groundbreaking National Geographic exposé.