Current Affairs

UNLOCKED! Tiger Lawyer

Episode Summary

Rargh. In this bonus episode, Sparky, Lyta, Allegra and Nick are joined by animal rights lawyer and Current Affairs contributor Asher Smith, to discuss what the hit new docuseries Tiger King got right—and what it might have got wrong. Asher tells us what it's like to work with Carole Baskin, the truth about roadside zoos, how to tell if a sanctuary is legit, and the team discusses the power and allure of big cats. Look out for use of the term 'charismatic megafauna', which was first brought up way back in Episode 28! This episode contains descriptions of animal cruelty. This episode was originally released last week on our Patreon feed. To gain early access to episodes like this, as well as lots of other exciting bonus content, please consider becoming one of our Patreon subscribers at! ** Asher's articles for Current Affairs: PETA v Tri-State Zoological Park: This episode was edited by Dan Thorn of Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA.