June 20, 2024
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A Field Guide to Gay Animals
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Wherein Laine comes face-to-snout with real gay animals, then heads back to the studio for a conversation with Owen about the evolution of zoos, the lingering legacy of the Victorians, and the ultimate supremacy of gay elephant sex. With: Eliza Zeitlin from Humble Pig Animal Sanctuary and Dr. Laurel Braitman, author of Animal Madness: Inside Their Minds.
Owen Ever
Host & Producer
Laine Kaplan Levenson
Host & Producer
Aviva Lessard
Producer
Nathan Harrison
Producer
Katie Jane Fernelius
Producer
Julie Shapiro
Executive Producer & Editor
Hannis Brown
Sound Design & Mixer

Synopsis: In search of a face-to-snout meeting with real Gay Animals, Laine travels to the Humble Pig Animal Sanctuary, where they meet a crew of runaway dogs, feral chickens and escapees from a pig farm. There they learn what a new environment can do for an animal’s sexuality. Then, Owen and Laine speak with Dr. Laurel Braitman about how zoos and natural history museums tell us a much straighter story about animals than the animals themselves.

Guests: Eliza Zeitlin, from Humble Pig Animal Sanctuary, and Dr. Laurel Braitman, author of Animal Madness: Inside Their Minds

Additional music: Audio Network

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