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Official Selection of the 2024 Tribeca Audio Festival.

Selected as one of Apple Podcasts Favourites of 2024 so far.


Strap on your binoculars and lace up your boots: A Field Guide to Gay Animals explores sexuality, gender, and joy in the animal world.


Hosts Owen Ever and Laine Kaplan-Levenson take you on a quest to see beyond the natural world as we know it and into the natural world as it is: queer as f*ck.


Homosexuality has been documented in over 1,500 species of animals. From gay geese and bisexual bison to lesbian elephant love affairs and all-male, all-whale orgies, expressions of same-sex action in the animal queendom are all around us.


Owen and Laine are your intrepid guides to investigate this variety of animal behaviors – exploring the depths of the ocean, the heart of the forest, and the bushes in your backyard – to dive deep into nuanced conversations about queerness in the animal world.


Cheeky and contemplative, curious and raunchy, Field Guide shows you the natural world is more exuberant, more joyful, and more gay than you could possibly imagine.

Coming in June, 2024.


Artwork features illustrations by John Megahan. 



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13 Episodes
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Introducing Cool Mules

Introducing Cool Mules

2019-11-0605:43

The cocaine smuggling ring inside VICE Media. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
"They pay you in coolness." Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
"This sounds like easy money." Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
"It sounded like a multi-level marketing scheme. But for drug trafficking." Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
"At that point it's really just survival mode." Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
"I think this podcast is a bad idea" Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
"Who just wants to be a nice guy?" Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Nature is so Gay!So why don’t more people know this?Homosexuality has been documented in over 1,500 species of animals. From gay geese and bisexual bison to lesbian elephant love affairs and all-male, all-whale orgies, expressions of same-sex action in the natural world are all around us. Learn why a phenomenon so abundant is so often dismissed and forgotten.Join hosts Owen Ever and Laine Kaplan-Levenson as they traverse the animal queendom, and celebrate Queerness, gender, and joy in the world around us. Premieres Thursday, June 13. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ep. 1: GAY TIME

Ep. 1: GAY TIME

2024-06-1346:41

Synopsis: Owen, Laine and a 200 year-old gay tortoise explore the history of scientific research into gay animals. From gay swans to self-pleasuring elephants and amorous giraffes, they learn how scientists have been understanding and misunderstanding queerness in nature for centuries. And they introduce us to a bold researcher in the 1990’s who helped us see nature for what it is – queer as fuck.Guest: Joe Hollins - author of Vet at the End of the EarthJoe Hollins - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joehollins_vet/Additional music: Audio NetworkThis show cannot get made without you. Become a supporter and get every episode one week early and ad-free.Sponsors: AG1You can listen ad-free on Amazon Music—included with Prime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ep. 2: GAY ARK

Ep. 2: GAY ARK

2024-06-2045:02

Synopsis: In search of a face-to-snout meeting with real Gay Animals, Laine travels to the Humble Pig Animal Sanctuary, where they meet a crew of runaway dogs, feral chickens and escapees from a pig farm. There they learn what a new environment can do for an animal’s sexuality. Then, Owen and Laine speak with Dr. Laurel Braitman about how zoos and natural history museums tell us a much straighter story about animals than the animals themselves.Guests: Eliza Zeitlin, from Humble Pig Animal Sanctuary, and Dr. Laurel Braitman, author of Animal Madness: Inside Their MindsHumble Pig Animal Sanctuary - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humble_pig_animal_sanctuary/Dr. Laurel Braitman - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurel_braitman/Additional music: Audio NetworkThis show cannot get made without you. Become a supporter and get every episode one week early and ad-free.Sponsors: BetterHelp Field Guide listeners get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp at betterhelp.com/fieldguideYou can listen ad-free on Amazon Music—included with Prime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ep. 3: GAY DEPTHS

Ep. 3: GAY DEPTHS

2024-06-2749:47

Synopsis: Owen and Laine take a refreshing dip with Dr. Janet Mann, a dolphin researcher whose research chronicled the 30-year relationship of Cookie and Smokey, two gay dolphins in Australia. Next, they speak with Alexis Pauline Gumbs, author of Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals about the liberatory lessons we can learn from our Queer undersea kin.Guests: Cory Diane - Composer ; Dr Janet Mann Professor of Biology and Psychology at Georgetown University ; Dr Alexis Pauline Gumbs author of Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine MammalsCory Diane - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/savorypancakes/The Shark Bay Dolphin Research Project: https://www.monkeymiadolphins.org/Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexispauline/Additional music by Audio NetworkThis show cannot get made without you. Become a Supporter and get every episode one week early and ad-free.Sponsors: AG1Field Guide listeners get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/fieldguide. BetterHelpField Guide listeners get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp at betterhelp.com/fieldguideYou can listen ad-free on Amazon Music—included with Prime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ep. 4: GAY FIELDS

Ep. 4: GAY FIELDS

2024-07-0448:46

Synopsis: On the steps of New York’s Natural History Museum, Owen and Laine meet Eliot Schrefer, author of Queer Ducks (and Other Animals), a book Eliot wrote to tell young gay humans that they are not alone in their Queerness. Predictably, the book faced backlash and banishment from schools and libraries. Owen and Laine then turn their binoculars across the pond to hear the story of how the Irish people rallied together to save the life of a little gay bull named Benjy.Guests: Alex Leigh ; Eliot Schrefer - author of Queer Ducks (and Other Animals); John Carmody - founder of Animal Rights Action NowAlex - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexander_rudolfo/Eliot Schrefer - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/schrefer/Additional music by Audio NetworkThis show cannot get made without you. Become a supporter and get every episode one week early and ad-free.Sponsors:AG1 drinkag1.com/fieldguideField Guide listeners get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at drinkAG1.com/fieldguide. You can listen ad-free on Amazon Music—included with Prime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ep. 5: GAY MYSTIQUE

Ep. 5: GAY MYSTIQUE

2024-07-1154:53

Synopsis: After a Drag Queen tour of the gay animals at the zoo, Owen and Laine look deeper into the legacy of the book Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity, which has been their talisman throughout this journey. They begin with a conversation with the book’s illustrator and discover why he had to keep his illustrations of hedgehog cunnilingus a secret. Then, Owen and Laine speak with Queer animal scholar Stacy Alaimo, and Atmos Magazine editor-in-chief Willow Defebaugh to discuss the legacy and future of Queerness in Nature.Guests: Gertrude Glossip – Drag Performer and Tour Guide ; John Megahan - science illustrator ; Stacy Alaimo - author of Eluding Capture: The Science, Culture, and Pleasure of ‘Queer’ Animals ; Willow Defebaugh editor-in-chief of Atmos.EarthStacy Alaimo - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moreadventure/Willow Defebaugh - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willowonearth/Additional music by Audio NetworkThis show cannot get made without you. Become a supporter and get every episode ad-free.Sponsors:AG1Field Guide listeners get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at https://drinkag1.com/fieldguideBetterHelpField Guide listeners get 10% off your first month of BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/fieldguideYou can listen ad-free on Amazon Music—included with Prime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Comments (10)

Chris Iapetus

This series gets progressively more interesting & the discussion more wide-ranging & revealing. Fantastic series !!

Nov 18th
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Chris Iapetus

"Foolproof plan". Failed to realize he was the fool part of the plan. Interesting listen, but he's a bit too fluffy to centre everything on.

Nov 18th
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Chris Iapetus

Don't think things will end well for a guy willing to trade his & his colleagues' / friends' lives / safety to "be cool" for a hot minute, refusing or unable to learn from his mistakes along the way.

Nov 18th
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Josh Hynes

Whats with the dogs inexplicably barking near the end? startled the sh!t outta me!

Jun 10th
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LadyMae

The person this is about is a total narcist.

Apr 3rd
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giuliosuprig

phenomenal reporting!!

Mar 14th
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Ashara Meidell

Very interesting so far. We never think this stuff happens in Canada, so this type of journalism is needed to shine a light on the realities of our country. Also I like the way you do your best to she multiple perspectives.

Mar 6th
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Joseph F

interesting start. good hosting and editing!

Mar 4th
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Katrina Stevenson

obsession w/ clout and precarious work = bad times

Mar 2nd
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fiannao

I appreciate you do you show about this topic. But I must say your intro music and transitions are too loud and kind of obnoxious. Keep up the good work.

Mar 2nd
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