The Humanimal Connection Podcast Series

As part of our seventh anniversary celebrations, we've launched a new podcast, The Humanimal Connection. 

The podcast series has been developed for anyone who wishes to see a fairer deal in medical advances for both humans and animals, and consists of an initial series of seven episodes to coincide with our anniversary. In them, we discuss One Medicine approaches in areas such as treating injured terrestrial and marine wildlife, sustainability and mental health.

 

Episode 1 - ‘Oneness – How charging ahead with One Medicine will make us all stronger together’

This episode features Professor Roberto La Ragione and Dr Ben Marshall, both Trustees of Humanimal Trust, who explain more about the charity and its vision of One Medicine. Joining the podcast from Kruger National Park, South Africa is Dr Johan Marais, Founder of the organisation, Saving the Survivors, a team of wildlife vets whose mission is to save every animal that has fallen victim to poaching or traumatic incident. In the episode, Dr Marais talks about the work of Saving the Survivors and how they have adapted techniques from human medicine to use in the field to treat rhinos with severe facial and gunshot injuries caused by poachers. 

LISTEN TO EPISODE 1

 

Episode 2: Turning the tide with One Medicine – a journey under the sea

From overland to the UK and South Africa, join us as we visit the oceans and go beneath the sea in Episode 2 to chat to Hub member, Dr Claire Simeone. Claire is a marine mammal veterinarian, conservation leader, TED Fellow, Founder and CEO of Sea Change Health and coined the term ‘zoognosis’. We’ll be chatting to Claire about her work, Cronutt the sea lion, the messages that the oceans and animals need us to hear and how she has applied techniques from human medicine to treat marine mammals. 
 
 
 

Episode Three: Vaccines and the lessons from veterinary medicine

In episode 3 of The Humanimal Connection podcast, we talk to vaccines expert, Dr Michael James Francis, about the highly topical subject of vaccines. Join us in our conversation as we learn how vaccines are developed, how the COVID-19 vaccines were developed so rapidly, what lessons can be learnt from veterinary medicine on human vaccine development and why some vaccines are delivered by needle rather than other methods such as drinking water or sprays. It's a fascinating conversation on a fascinating and highly relevant subject.
 
 
 

Episode Four: Mental health & the challenges faced by the medical professions

In episode four, we discuss the important issue of mental health, how we define it, and the challenges shared by the human and veterinary medicine professions. Join us in this thought-provoking and insightful conversation with our guests, Dr Claire Simeone, Dr Salma Elnahas and Nina Mileksic. 

LISTEN TO EPISODE 4

 

Episode Five: The mental health challenges faced by animals

This is the second part of our One Medicine conversation on the important topic of mental health where we continue the conversation with Dr Claire Simeone, Dr Salma Elnahas and Nina Mileksic. In episode five, we discuss the mental health challenges faced by animals.

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Episode Six: Our One Home - sustainability from the human and veterinary medicine perspectives

During 2021, the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (CoP26) took place on what needs to be done to protect the planet which is our One Home. In this final two-part podcast of series one (Episodes 6 & 7), we're joined by Dr James Bevan and Dr Simon Doherty to talk about sustainability from the perspectives of human and veterinary medicine and areas of crossover between the two medical professions.

LISTEN TO EPISODE 6

 

Episode Seven: Sustaining the conversation on sustainability from the human and veterinary medicine perspectives

In Episode Seven, join us once again, for the second part of our podcast on sustainability, from the perspectives of human and veterinary medicine as we continue the insightful conversation with Dr James Bevan and Dr Simon Doherty on this extremely important topic.

LISTEN TO EPISODE 7