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Bi-weekly podcast covering the film scene in New York and beyond. Hosted by Screen Slate editor Jon Dieringer and a revolving cast of contributors in conversation with different guests. Sponsored by the German Film Office.
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Three friends (and occasional guests) discuss the various adaptations of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, as well as lots of other animes, and public transit in New York and New Jersey. We sometimes get explicit. https://www.patreon.com/jjbpod
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Dog trainer and biologist Ferdie Yau (MA, CPDT-KA) talks about treating difficult behavior cases and interviews the leading experts in the animal training world. The podcast is intended to show pet caretakers how to embrace science, kindness, and compassion to help their pets like dogs, cats, and other companion animals with challenging behavior issues. Listeners will learn how the team at Behavior Vets inspires people to dive deeper into the animal's experience to help them thrive, while al ...
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The Archdiocese of New York has identified 32 of its 185 Catholic schools as "at risk,” meaning they could lose their subsidies at the end of the year. Spokesman Joseph Zwilling said a committee of parents, pastors, and education officials took many factors into account -- including the proximity of neighboring Catholic schools -- to determine which schools were in danger. "They looked at things like enrollment. They looked at the condition of the buildings. They looked at the demographics, ...
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Pets in New York City are like no other pets in the world. Just like their people, city pets of all types have to grapple with cramped apartments (if they’re lucky enough to find a pet-friendly building) local politics, busy streets and dog-run drama. No hopping into the backseat or backyard for them! And those are just the pets that already have homes-pets waiting for adoption have to contend with life in overwhelmed city shelters or life on the streets. "Pets in the City" with New York Tai ...
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Victoria Shaffer, aspiring actress, babysitter extraordinaire and animal enthusiast is on her own for the first time in New York City. A student in college, Victoria lives with her two dogs, Rue and Echo. Tails of the City will follow Victoria as she interviews New Yorkers, asking them for advice on how they do it-- caring for their dogs, juggling home life with a career, all the while managing to survive in the world's most hectic city.
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The street dogs of India (#TheIndieDog), there are just so many of them. More than 30 million, according to some estimates. We need to urgently feed, neuter, rescue, vaccinate, adopt and care for these dogs. Neighborhood by neighborhood, city by city and eventually, all over the country. This podcast is about enabling dog lovers to get actively involved through stories of hope and happiness, and also provide a few resources to be effective.We begin our journey in #Bangalore.
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Hunting Vegans

Nate Wehr and Niti Kala

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Hunting Vegans, a thoughtful new podcast that examines our complex relationship with the environment. Vegan yogi Niti Kala and wildlife scientist/lifelong hunter Nate Wehr ask the question: can you teach a vegan to hunt? The answer takes them on a journey beyond hunting, encompassing everything from ancient Hindu philosophy to modern piracy, from Namibian game reserves to the rivers of New York City and beyond. Each week hear diverse perspectives on hunting, conservation, outdoor recreation, ...
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"People don't realize or perhaps don't want to admit when their pets reach the senior stage of their lives. I say embrace it! It's important to know all about your pet and to help him make a smooth transition into their sassy senior years. Our seniors are still very vibrant and fabulous." Sassy Seniors is a show celebrating senior pets. We will talk with celebs who own senior pets, authors, veterinarians, pets who became celebs in their golden years and much more.
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Squirrel Girl has taken down Thanos and Doctor Doom – but now she faces something far more terrifying… living authentically. Empire State University college student, Doreen Green, has recently been outed as a Super Hero – The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! Hoping to unify her personas in the public eye, Squirrel Girl has created a new student radio show on ESU’s own college station. With the help of her best girl-friend, Nancy Whitehead as producer, and her best squirrel-friend, Tippy-Toe in the ...
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Pet fashions have become big business. A year or two ago pets were fashion accessories (a la Paris Hilton), but now they have fashions of their own. Major retailers now produce lines of clothing and accessories for dogs and other pets and sell them at upscale boutiques in New York City. These pet podcasts are about pet fashions and cool pet products... on Pet Life Radio
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Lee Arnold was the best known air personality at WHN, New York, the most listened to Country music radio station of all time. After working at WSCR in his hometown of Scranton, he continued his broadcasting career at WAVY radio/TV and WNTA AM/FM/TV, both in Norfolk, VA. Lee became Music Director and Air Personality at Country formatted WJRZ, Hackensack, NJ (1965-1971), which served the New York City metropolitan area. Lee also tried his hand at music, creating a few singles from 1968 through ...
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A new study used machine learning to analyze elephant vocalizations and identified “contact rumbles” that appear to function as names. Also, on a hike in the Badlands, a family found a dinosaur bone sticking out of a rock. It joined the few teenage T. rex fossils ever discovered. Elephants Seem To Use Names For Each Other Scientists have long known…
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A superhero origin story would absolutely be 12 years in a cage and then set free by secretive criminals. That’s the story of Flaco, the Eurasian Eagle Owl, released from his vandalised cage in Central Park Zoo, New York City. He turned up in the middle of an intersection nearby, looking dazed and people in the know thought, ‘This is going to end b…
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To kick off our Pride-themed anime coverage, we watched the first three episodes of DAKAICHI -I'm being harassed by the sexiest man of the year- this week for the pod. It's a lot. We also talk about Chappell Roan, Sexy Beast, Idris Elba, and Glengarry Glen Ross. | Rate us nicely on Apple Podcasts | Support us on Patreon | Follow us on Twitter | Sub…
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Usually, it's humans putting animals in cages, but sometimes the animals do it to themselves. Female platypus lock themselves in burrows to breed, great hornbill males lock females up in the hollow of a tree (they seal it up with fruit and poop) and potter wasps paralyse caterpillars for their babies to eat. Today on What The Duck?!, Dr Ann Jones i…
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[Go to 22:09 for actual One Piece/Pace talk] So we watched One Piece for this week's podcast episode; but to be more precise, we watched "One Pace," a fan-driven project to re-cut the OP anime to bring it more in line with the pacing of the manga. One Pace is divided into arcs, and for this episode we watched Dressrosa: Eps. 32-34. (technically the…
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Princely filmmaker Lance Oppenheim speaks with Jon Dieringer about his new HBO docuseries Ren Faire. We talk about the genesis of the project, the research project, making it alongside his recently released feature Spermworld, and all the layers of palace intrigue within its unexpectedly twisty, treacherous story. Support the Show. The Screen Slate…
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At first, you might think it is a plot from a zombie movie: that undead animals are coming for you. But it turns out that Australia's animals aren't just dangerous when they're alive — they can be deadly even when they're dead. Ann Jones is joined by science reporter Belinda Smith to examine why snakes can still bite up to 45 minutes after death an…
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The legendary Patricia McConnell stops by to discuss human-animal relationships and how she creates a sense of safety and security for dogs. We talk about her life's mission and how her own personal trauma has shaped her work. Her courage, compassion, and energy is an inspiration to all of us. Her life's mission to improve human-animal relationship…
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For the first time, scientists have recorded how salps form chains and swim in corkscrews to reach the ocean’s surface each night. Also, a wind utility company in Wyoming is trying to make wind turbines more visible to birds by painting just one blade black. The Small Jelly Creatures That Link Up And Swim in Corkscrews Salps are small, transparent …
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Cassie and Claire have watched their parrot talk in its sleep... so is it dreaming? And, if animals DO dream... will we ever know what they’re dreaming about? Ann Jones tries to find out. Featuring: Cassie, Claire and Pidgey the Parrot. Associate Professor Nicole Lovato, Flinders University. Associate Professor John Lesku, La Trobe University. Prof…
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We take a short trip in the time machine this week, way back to before Original Net Animes were all the rage for Netflix and Prime Video. It's 2012 and Inferno Cop is streaming on Anime Bancho's YouTube channel. We cover all 13 (or 14) episodes on this podcast; see if we liked it! We also talk about Skinamarink, Infernal Affairs, wills, and William…
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Birds can fly while half their brain is sleeping and some spiders sleep dangling on a silk thread, but what about worms. Do worms sleep? Featuring: Associate Professor John Lesku, La Trobe University. Dr Shauni Omond, @shauniomond.sleepsci on Instagram, La Trobe University. Professor Niels Rattenborg, Research leader on Avian Sleep, Max Planck Inst…
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Uncompromising masterwork? Historically poor use of 150 million dollars with a direct-to-Tubi aesthetic? Or somewhere in between? Screen Slate's Jon Dieringer and Filmmaker Magazine's Vadim Rizov attended the first Cannes screening and sat down to discuss their impressions of this sui generis late-late-style work. Support the Show. The Screen Slate…
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It's the conclusion of '95 OVA Golden Boy this week (episodes 4-6). It's horny and silly, as one would expect, but we get to give our final thoughts on the series overall. Is it worth watching it all? We also talk about when to go bra-less, the film Crash, Japanese trash processing, and gooning. | Rate us nicely on Apple Podcasts | Support us on Pa…
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Female sage-grouse birds have decided that they want to see a weird sexy dance when deciding on a mate. Ann Jones explores the creativity of female choice in the animal world in this episode of What the Duck?! Featuring: Lucy Cooke, Zoologist and author of Bitch A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal.Professor Gail L Patricel…
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Another old-school OVA this week on JJBPod, but this time? It's a horny goof-em-up: Golden Boy, from 1995. We also talk about We're All Going to the World's Fair, Fred Durst, Quiz Lady, sharing the road, The Doors, and fixed-gear bikes. | Rate us nicely on Apple Podcasts | Support us on Patreon | Follow us on Twitter | Subscribe to us on YouTube | …
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Female lab mice have been bred to be passive and breed with ease. But, in the wild they're feisty and even pugnacious. How much of our biological understanding of the world is based on misogyny? Featuring: Lucy Cooke, Zoologist and author of Bitch A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal.Professor Arthur Georges, University of …
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Time for a confusing bout of nostalgia on JJBpod this week - we welcome back treasured guest Chicas to talk about the first Pokemon movie, aptly-named Pokemon: The First Movie. How many versions of the film are out there? What is its true thesis? Have they made too many Pokemon films? These questions may or may not be answered over the course of th…
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There's a whole world of mystery, and quite a bit of maths, inside the humble sea shell. Forget ancestry searches online, shells can tell you the history of the world! Featuring: Amy Prendergast, University of Melbourne. Jann Vendetti, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Dr Paul Butler, Researcher at the University of Exeter. This episode…
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In this episode, anthrozoologist Amanda Gagnon examines the history of controlling dogs and the things we do in Western culture to keep dogs in their place and under control. We discuss: What is anthrozoology? Brief history of humans controlling dogs and why do we do it? (this gets a little dark) Controlling dog behavior Letting dogs be dogs Advoca…
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This week on JJBPod, we take a look at Life with an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knockout (LOGWRTFK). A rare foray into the isekai genre for us. We also talk about Gooigi, The Unknown, Liar Liar, and Wet Hot American Summer. | Rate us nicely on Apple Podcasts | Support us on Patreon | Follow us on Twitter | Subscribe to us on …
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Pulitzer Prize finalist Tommy Tomlinson's new book, Dogland, is an inside account of the iconic Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. In the book, Tomlinson explores the question: Are those dogs happy? The question takes him on a deeper quest to understand the enduring relationships between dogs and humans. Tomlinson joins us to discuss. Plus, we hear …
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There's only a handful of animals on earth that go through menopause, where females get to hang up the ovaries and enjoy a change of life. So, why have we (humans, chimps and some toothed whales) established a sexual retirement of sorts? What is everyone else missing out on? Featuring: Associate Professor Kevin Langergraber, Primatologist, Arizona …
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We return to the mecha-zone, this time checking out a classic feature film: Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack from 1988. We also talk about buttons on a microwave, never being satisfied with one's own work, Gainax's involvement in this film, and if we'll ever cover another Gundam work on this podcast. | Rate us nicely on Apple Podcasts | Sup…
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We will all go to trouble to get a good meal, but some animals take it to the extreme. Some build architectural masterpieces to entrap their prey, or use body parts as lures. But what is your cat doing when it makes the 'ek ek ek ek?' Is it trying to bewitch the birds? Featuring: Professor Kris Helgen, Australian Museum. Julia Henning, PhD candidat…
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When a critter meets its end at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, it ends up on a necropsy table—where one of the zoo’s veterinary pathologists will take a very close look at it, in what is the animal version of an autopsy. They’ll poke and prod, searching for clues about the animal’s health. What they do—or don’t—find can be used to improve the care…
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To continue our OVAs-that-involve-Kawajiri-to-some-degree, we check out Batman: Gotham Knight on this ep of JJBPod. It's an anime anthology about Batman, with animation from Madhouse, Production I.G., Bee Train, and Studio 4C. We also talk about Grave of the Fireflies, the best lines from The Dark Knight, pneumatic tube systems, and the single moms…
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Despite spending years and millions of dollars, the Tasmanian Fox Eradication team never, not once, not ever, spotted a live fox on the Apple Isle. While their efforts yielded zero foxes, it spawned a tale of lies, alleged corruption, and more scats than you could poke a stick at. Featuring: Ian Townsend, former ABC Radio National Journalist. David…
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We keep our word and FINISH the classic cyberpunk OVA, Cyber City Oedo 808 this week on the pod. Or do we? It was April 1st when we recorded this episode, after all. We also talk about the film Prometheus, the woes of setting an appliance clock, and some other stuff I didn't write down. | Rate us nicely on Apple Podcasts | Support us on Patreon | F…
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We look into the engineering reasons why the Francis Scott Key bridge collapsed after a ship crashed into it. Also, a new analysis finds that more viruses spread from humans to animals than from animals to humans. The Engineering Behind Why The Bridge In Baltimore Collapsed On Tuesday, a large section of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key bridge collaps…
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You have a lot to thank sheep for. Yes, sheep. More than just wool and meat — sheep have played a part in the development of contraception and reproduction in humans. It's not as dodgy as it sounds, but it is absolutely surprising. Listening to this show will have you thanking every sheep you see from here on out. Featuring: Tara Farms, YouTuber, a…
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It's never a bad time to check out more cyberpunk OVAs - we take a look at the first 2 episodes of the 1990 OVA, Cyber City Oedo 808. We also talk about Nero, 808 State, presidential doodles, Evil Genius, The Tower of Terror, and the film Ghost in the Machine. | Rate us nicely on Apple Podcasts | Support us on Patreon | Follow us on Twitter | Subsc…
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For years we've barely even talked about the human clitoris let alone the fact that snakes have TWO. This program has adult themes. Featuring: Belinda Smith, ABC Science Online Reporter. Lucy Cooke, Author and Film maker. Megan Folwell, University of Adelaide. Dr Jenna Crowe-Riddell, La Trobe University. Production: Ann Jones, Presenter / Producer.…
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We rewind to our college years to talk about oft-overlooked 2000s anime, Noein. We also talk about box cutters, grooming in public, The Sims music, and what the "default" bird is. Let us know what we should watch next by following one of the links below: | Rate us nicely on Apple Podcasts | Support us on Patreon | Follow us on Twitter | Subscribe t…
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Would you meet a stranger in a park with a pile of snakes? Comedian Craig Quartermaine took the risk in an attempt to overcome his fears. Featuring: Craig Quartermaine, comedian. Sandy Dickinson, Urban Reptiles. Jonathan Wright, announcer's voice. Production: Ann Jones, presenter/producer. Petria Ladgrove, producer. Joel Werner, script editor. Fiel…
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