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MEOW Ep. 15: Angela Campbell's On the Scent, Psychic Detectives, and Feline-Centered Estate Planning

Cat lovers: before continuing, please consider supporting Feline Lifeline, Angela Campbell's nonprofit stray-cat rescue. On the Scent and other books in Angela Campbell's Psychic Detective series can be found on Amazon.

According to psychologist Sam Vaknin, “because our civilization resembles a jungle more and more, it’s not surprising that there is an exponential proliferation of cat ownership.” This fact, coupled with a growing number of single-member households concomitant with years of crisis-driven atomization, begs the question: where do all these cats (and other pets) fit in to the estate-planning schemes of tomorrow? Angela Campbell’s delightful On the Scent provides a clue: the pets come out on top, in a big way.

We begin this episode by reading a passage from On the Scent, translated into cat language for our feline audience. In the spirit of Campbell’s book, this is followed by a cat-intelligible conversation between probate attorney Christopher Santos and real-life psychic detective David E. Goniff, who find aspects of On the Scent – which follows an heiress, a psychic detective, and the mammalian beneficiaries of a $10 million estate – strikingly feasible.

Last but not least, we read a transcript of a stray cat’s effusive thank-you letter to the wonderful volunteers at Angela Campbell’s nonprofit cat rescue, Feline Lifeline. The devastating shortage of meows and purrs currently affecting the American Southeast can only be corrected with support from listeners like you.

MEOW is the first and only literary podcast for your cat, conceived and presented in its native language.

This podcast is sustained by sales of our debut book, Meow: A Novel (For Cats).

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