Madison Griffiths

On this show, we introduce our newest team member, Madison Griffiths, who discusses growing opposition to The Melbourne Cup horse race, the common association between eating meat and masculinity, and the new Netflix documentary The Game Changers that challenges this connection by looking into athletes eating a plant-based diet.


Animal Activists Forum

On this show we discuss some of the talks and key themes from the recent Animal Activists Forum, which took place in Melbourne.


You can find out more about this Forum and listen to talks from previous events here:


Stop Animal Experimentation

This show features representatives from the new activist group Collectively Free – melbourne who discuss their Animals Against Animal Experiments campaign, Liberated Futures conference and the importance of standing up against all forms of oppression.


Collectively Free – melbourne Facebook page:


Animals Against Animal Experiments campaign:


dont have a cow

On this show we’re joined by activist Meghan Street, host of Green Left Radio on 3CR, who discusses the recent Global Strike For Climate marches and how vegan activists can better connect with environmental and Left movements. Meghan also covers how the desire for constant growth harms the environment and the other animals we share it with.


You can listen to Green Left Radio on 3CR every Friday from 7 to 8:30am plus catch up on shows here:


Paul-Mikhail Catapang Podosky

We’re joined by social philosopher Paul-Mikhail Catapang Podosky who discusses his academic work exploring the way the meat-eating industry uses the term “humane” to avoid the questioning of the killing of animals.


Melissa Laing

We’re joined by PhD candidate Melissa Laing who discusses her research on social workers standing up for companion animals, in addition to their human clients.


On this show, we’re joined by Mary Merkenich, a member of Socialist Alliance and writer for Green Left Weekly, who discusses links between capitalism and the oppression of animals.


humane milk is a lie

On this show we explore the world of "humane" animal products and the marketing of animal products.


For more on this topic, you can view the resources below:


This is our annual Radiothon show!  Freedom of Species needs to raise $1650 to help 3CR Community Radio stay on the air for another year, as a lone radical & independent voice in Australia's corporatised media landscape.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation at   Also come along to our fundraising trivia afternoon at Euro Kitchen in Fitzroy on June 30.  Details & tickets available here:


This show features speeches and music from the Climate Emergency XR Snap Rally in Melbourne on May 24th. We play a speech from Violet (pictured) and music from Steven and Mark. For more information on this event, organised by Extinction Rebellion Victoria, you can see the Facebook event page:


You can listen to more of this event here: