Episodes

Episode 10: Dear Tooth and Claw...

It's the human-animal relationship advice episode! For ten weeks we've been exploring our complicated relationships with animals. To wrap up the series, we convene an... Read More »

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Episode 10 Bonus | Frans de Waal

Celebrated biologist and author Frans de Waal on the moral lives of animals, why we share a lot more with the animal world than we... Read More »

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Episode 9: Bringing Dodos Back

Should we be reviving extinct species, Jurassic Park-style, just because we can?  The science is almost there, and we may see long-extinct species like the... Read More »

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Episode 8: Can factory-farmed meat be ethical meat?

The pure enjoyment of sinking teeth into well-seasoned flesh has been getting a bit more complicated lately. This week, we dive into the growing ambivalence...

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Episode 8 Bonus | Mark Bittman on a shmeat future

The VB6 aka vegan before six author shares his views on our increasingly complex relationship with meat and reveals whether or not he looks forward...

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Episode 8 Bonus | Full interview with Michael Pollan

The ethical-eating guru on eating a Chicken McNugget, why he's a great dinner guest and whether the ethics of eating meat today are too complex...

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Episode 8 Bonus | Temple Grandin on today's meat industry

On the next Tooth & Claw we ask: Can factory-farmed meat be ethical meat? Animal-welfare expert Temple Grandin weighs in on that question and more in...

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Episode 7: The Rat Episode

Earlier this season, we devoted an entire episode to the animals we love.  This week, it's the ones we fear, loathe ... and hate.  From... Read More »

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Episode 5: Should cats be banned?

Cats are more popular than ever as pets, but conservationists are raising the alarm about the billions of birds and small mammals cats kill each... Read More »

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Episode 5 Bonus | Your best cat bearding photos!

We put out the call, and you answered. Here are the best of your cat bearding photos. And, what can we say but, thank you.... Read More »

Episode 5 Bonus | The Cat Whisperer

Tooth & Claw producer Lisa Rundle tracked down the Cat Whisperer herself, Mieshelle Nagelschneider, for her views on the tiny tigers in your house. Catch...

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Episode 4: Do real animal lovers hunt?

Hunting, or being hunted, is probably the most basic, primitive way the human-animal relationship plays out.  But in the 21st century, is hunting something we... Read More »

Episode 3: Do we love some animals too much?

For many people, pets have become just like members of the family. But what does it mean to view animals as pseudo-humans -- for both the... Read More »

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Episode 3 Bonus | Peter Trachtenberg on the love of cats and persons

For writer Peter Trachtenberg it all began with the sudden disappearance of his beloved cat, Biscuit. The journey to find her became a quest to...

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Episode 3 Bonus | Full interview with Jon Katz

For those of you who left the interview with author Jon Katz wanting to hear more, here you go! More of his insights about the way we're... Read More »

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Episode 2: Is it time we let some species go extinct?

With more than half of the world's species threatened with extinction this century, conservation scientists are faced with a very real dilemma:  Is it time... Read More »

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What's your problem? (You can tell us!)

It's not easy negotiating our complex relationships with animals today. But Tooth & Claw is here to help. Post your fauna frustrations, your quetzal quandaries,... Read More »

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Episode 1: Should we eat dog?

Welcome to Tooth & Claw, a new summer radio show that takes on some of the thorniest debates about the way we live with animals... Read More »

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Episode 1 Bonus | Should he eat dog?

Peter Brown talks to British food adventurer Stefan Gates who travelled to South Korea to get an inside look at that country's dog meat industry,...

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Episode 1 Bonus | Extended chat with anthrozoologist Hal Herzog

Peter Brown in conversation with the fascinating Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat. Find out why eating a blue...

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