Laurent Levy received his MS in Anthrozoology, sometimes known as “Human-Animal Studies,” way back in 2016. Among the many “Anzos” in his class, he was the only “Man,” and the Manzo was born.
The host of The Other Animals has a wide array of interests and expertise. An IT Consultant by day, Laurent has an extensive background as a classical musician, a pilot, a Second Generation survivor and student of the Holocaust, and an anthrozoologist.
He has combined these interests to produce The Other Animals, an in-depth exploration of the complex relationships between human and non-human animals.
Laurent believes the audio podcast format is the perfect platform from which to engage in these discussions. The absence of graphic imagery, which might cause many to immediately “tune out,” is gratefully absent, inviting the opportunity to actively listen, consider, and positively engage.
Dena Blumenthal is The Other Animals' News Coordinator. She is originally from the Philadelphia area and now lives in Portland, OR with her cat, Shmuly. She has an undergraduate degree in TV production from Temple University and a master's in Anthrozoology from Canisius College. Her first career was in TV, doing live on-air graphics for sports productions (like the Flyers!) but she now works as a campaign coordinator for The Humane League, an international animal protection group whose mission is to end the abuse of animals raised for food.