What happens with our bodies when we’re asleep, The case for animal liberation

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Cows eating
Dairy cows eating at the Dairy Innovation Hub at Pioneer Farms at the UW–Platteville in Platteville, Wis., on Sept. 12, 2022. Althea Dotzour/ UW–Madison

We explore the sleep cycle and how moving through the stages is vital to getting high-quality rest. Then, nearly a half century ago, “Animal Liberation Now” helped fuel the animal rights movement. We get an update from its author.

Featured in this Episode

  • What happens during REM sleep?

    People spend a third of their lives sleeping, much of it dominated by REM sleep when many dreams occur. All land animals — even spiders — have been documented to experience REM sleep. We talk with a leading authority on sleep to find out what is happening in our bodies during REM sleep. Original air date: Nov. 20, 2023

  • 'Animal Liberation Now'

    Do humans have the right to use animals arbitrarily and cruelly for food and research? We talk to a pioneer of animal rights about what people owe animals and why people need to stop ignoring animals’ pain and suffering. Original air date: Sept. 22, 2023

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Mark Blumberg Guest
  • Peter Singer Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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