6 Degrees of Cats

6 Degrees of Cats

Why were cats gods in ancient Egypt but Satan’s familiar by Europe’s Middle Ages? Why do serial killers and despots hate cats? And how the heck does all of this random cat stuff connect to us in the here and now? Cat worshipper Captain Kitty, a.k.a. Amanda B. investigates these and other hard hitting questions with a diversity of guest experts from across the globe. For more info: linktr.ee/6degreesofcats. Follow @6degreesofcats and subscribe now!

Episodes

February 14, 2024 35 mins

Who is a cat person? Join Binky, Snuggles, and Captain Kitty as we explore the essence of feline fandom and the literal and figurative cat people among us.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year (Happy Year of the Dragon) or Têt, with us in Vietnam, where we discover a unique breed of cat people.

With the help of Austin-based comic Ivy Le of the FOGO: Fear of Going Outside podcast, audio producer, artist and educator TK "Keisha" Dutes and Ca...

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Discover the fascinating origins of internet culture in this episode of 6 Degrees of Cats, the worlds #1 (and only) cat-themed culture, science and - in this instance - tech podcast. 

Did you know that pizza was the very first item ever bought and sold online? Or that approximately 1% of all internet activity revolves around adorable cat photos and videos? While some of these facts may not be independently verifiable, it's undeniab...

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Welcome to a special episode celebrating the Winter Solstice, also known as Yule! Join us as we delve into the intriguing tale of Iceland’s legendary Yulecat, or Jólakötturinn - the massive feline offspring of ogress Grýla. In this illuminating discussion, renowned Iceland folklore expert Terry Gunnell, Ph.D., revisits the captivating history of Viking settlements in Iceland.

Discover why the typically cat-loving Icelanders avoid e...

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The team at 6 Degrees of Cats is taking a tiny break but will be dropping a fun  Christmas-themed episode next week, so be sure to turn on your notifications for 6 Degrees of Cats to be the first to listen when it's out!

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6 Degrees of Cats, your favorite cat-themed culture, history, and science podcast, voyages into the depths of human inquiry to reflect on the life we’ve given Felis catus, our little domesticated wild cat in this episode we should have named "karma is a cat"!

Dr. Abigail Levin, an animal ethics professor at Niagara University, returns to the podcast to explore our duty through deontological (say that five times fast!) ethics accord...

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Welcome aboard SS 6 Degrees of Cats, the world's #1 (and only) cat-themed history, culture, and science. In this episode, we set sail towards the captivating kitties in Islam's Golden Age, a period marked by innovation and artistic brilliance in the Near East.

Religious scholar Dr. Megan Goodwin sets us up for this historical journey by providing historical context for Europe's Dark Ages and their misguided anti-feline decrees.

She...

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We are back for Season 2 of "6 Degrees of Cats," your favorite cat-themed history, culture, and science just in time for Halloween! Connect with Captain Kitty to learn about the original cat ladies, witches!

Learn about weird trivia, women’s history and whisky brewing with Dr. Megan Goodwin, host of hit religion and history podcast “Keeping It 101” who gets to the heart of the witch trope; food historian and author of “Endangered E...

  • 6 Degrees of Cats, your new favorite cat-themed culture, history and science podcast hosted by lifelong cat custodian Captain Kitty, aka Amanda B. launches in one week on October 31 (Halloween!)

    Please follow @6DegreesofCats on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, sign up for the mailing list at linktr.ee/6degreesofcats and tell all your friends to subscribe now!

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    GREAT NEWS EVERYONE!

    Save the date for Halloween, 6 Degrees of Cats Season 2 drops October 31! Turn on your notifications for 6 Degrees of Cats to be the first to listen when it drops.

    In the meantime, we are thrilled to share with you a fun, uplifting, and thought-provoking conversation that your favorite #1 cat-themed culture, history and science podcast host, Captain Kitty (“Amanda B.” when off-mic) had for the season finale of ...

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    Welcome to the thrilling season finale of "6 Degrees of Cats," the top-rated podcast delving into cat-themed history, culture, and science. Just in time for Father's Day, host Captain Kitty explores the remarkable and often overlooked bond between men and cats.

    Join us as we uncover fascinating insights, starting with Niagara University professor of philosophy Abigail Levin’s commentary on the gender stereotypes applied to cats, an...

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    Welcome back to 6 Degrees of Cats, the ultimate cat-themed history, culture, and science podcast. In this riveting two-part series, we delve into the captivating world of cats, exploring both theoretical and practical aspects with esteemed experts in the field.

    In this second episode, we continue our fascinating journey with biophysicist Kareem Elsayad, based in Vienna, as he unveils the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and demyst...

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    Welcome back to 6 Degrees of Cats, the podcast that pattern-detects surprising connections between human and felinekind throughout history, culture, and beyond. In part one of a two-episode series, we take a cue from cats and let our curiosity lead us through an exploration of how science and cats go hand in hand - er, paw in paw.

    Join your host Captain Kitty, a.k.a. Amanda B., as she welcomes a stellar lineup of scientists - and c...

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    Welcome (back) to 6 Degrees of Cats, the podcast that takes you on a fascinating journey into the world of cats and their intriguing connections to history, culture, and more. In this episode, we delve into the topic of motherhood through the captivating story of St. Gertrude of Nivelles, the Belgian abbess and (alleged) patron saint of cats.

    Joining our host Amanda B. is Catholic culture researcher René Ostberg, who guides us thro...

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    Welcome aboard 6 Degrees of Cats, where we explore the fascinating world of felines and their connections to history, culture, and more. In this episode, we'll be delving into the relationship between Vikings and cats, with insights from leading experts in archaeology, folklore, and historical research.

    Host Amanda B. is joined by archaeologist Brenda Prehal, who shares her knowledge of Viking settlements and the discovery of cat r...

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    Well done in returning to 6 Degrees of Cats, your favorite cat-themed culture, history and science podcast.

    Join host Amanda B. in Kosovo for a captivating episode of 6 Degrees of Cats, as she explores the remarkable ways cats have shaped our past, present, and future. In this episode, Amanda B. speaks with cultural leaders in Kosovo who are at the forefront of building inclusive communities that value not only humans, but also fel...

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    Another round of 6 Degrees of Cats, where we explore the fascinating world of felines and their connections to history, culture, and more.

    In this episode, host Amanda B. explores the fascinating world of feline affection and how cats express love. One common way humans express love is through physical touch, such as hugs and kisses. But do cats enjoy being kissed on the head? Amanda investigates this question and more with the hel...

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    Welcome back to 6 Degrees of Cats, where we explore the fascinating world of felines and their connections to history, culture, and more.

    We’ve always known that cats are cuter than babies, wings or not. (Well, some of us.)

    In this episode, host Amanda B. interviews Sterling “Trapking” Davis of Trapking Humane Cat Solutions, Amy No of Brooklyn's The 5 Kittens Rescues, and Danielle Mackay, a classics lecturer and writer at Rhodes Un...

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    Welcome to 6 Degrees of Cats, where we explore the fascinating world of felines and their connections to history, culture, and more.

    In this episode, our host Amanda B. interviews renowned anthro archaeologist Melinda Zeder, Ph.D., and Netflix star animal cognition expert Kristyn Vitale, Ph.D. to explore the origins and evolution of domestic cats.

    Discover the true definition of domestication and the possible regions where domestic...

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    6 Degrees of Cats is a new podcast exploring the surprising intersections between feline and humankind across cultures and history hosted by lifelong cat custodian Captain Kitty, aka Amanda B.

    Please follow @6DegreesofCats on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, sign up for the mailing list at linktr.ee/6degreesofcats and encourage any folks in your communities who would be into this kind of podcast to do th...

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