Audio Interviews with Gary Francione

The following are links to audio interviews with Gary Francione.  These are all the ones I could find by running Google searches.  If I missed any, please let me know.  Please visit the articles page to find print interviews.

Note:  This page is a work-in-progress.  I realize that the organization needs to be improved.

Note: I haven't really kept up with updating this page. Please see the main page for additional interviews that are not listed here.

Debate with Erik Marcus, Feb. 25, 2007

Erik Marcus is a vocal proponent of the welfarist approach to animal protection.  He had previously challenged Gary Francione to a debate – a decision that Marcus likely ended up regretting.  During this long debate, Marcus is unable to muster any convincing arguments to back up his position.  After two-and-a-half hours, Francione emerges as the clear winner.

Commentaries and discussions about the debate:

Vegan Freak Podcast:  “Gary Francione Returns”, Jan. 30 and Feb. 4, 2007

Commentaries and discussions about the interviews:

Vegan Freak Podcast, Nov. 3, 2006.

From the show's description:  “Our conversation with Francione focuses on the recent push behind ‘humane’ meat and welfarist activism, why veganism is living abolition in your daily life, and what we need to do to create a vital and broad-based movement that challenges oppression of all animals.  This is an interview not to be missed.  There's much to consider in this interview for any of us who want to see an end to animal exploitation.”

Animal Voices, Feb. 22, 2002

Animal Voices is an animal-rights radio show that is broadcast weekly by CIUT FM 89.5 radio in Toronto, Canada.  The interview below has been divided into two parts that are roughly 25 minutes each.  This interview and the one below are probably the best, most-accessible introduction to Professor Francione's philosophy of animal rights.  If you listen to only two shows from this page, make it this one, and the one below.

Animal Voices, Nov. 2, 2004

Excellent interview, especially when combined with the one above (from Feb. 2002).

Animal Voices, Dec. 13, 2005

This interview is interesting but, frankly, not as good as the two listed above.  Professor Francione and Professor Taimie Bryant discuss issues related to animal rights and the law, including how animal issues are taught (or not taught) in law schools.

Duke University Animal Law Conference: Apr. 7, 2006

Professor Francione discusses his book, Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? on Sept. 24, 2000

Professor Francione discusses his book, Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? on May 17, 2001

Interview conducted by Bill Huston on Nov. 27, 2003

Interview on VegCast, the vegetarian podcast