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Food for Thought is THE resource for living compassionately and healthfully. Listen to insightful, common sense perspectives about food, animals, cooking, eating, health, language, politics, zero waste living, literature, film, advocacy, and so much more from the Joyful Vegan herself, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

Food for Thought: The Joys and Benefits of Living Vegan and Plant-Based Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 184 Ratings

Food for Thought is THE resource for living compassionately and healthfully. Listen to insightful, common sense perspectives about food, animals, cooking, eating, health, language, politics, zero waste living, literature, film, advocacy, and so much more from the Joyful Vegan herself, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

    Why Is It So Expensive to Be Vegan?

    Why Is It So Expensive to Be Vegan?

    Join me as I address the charge that a vegan diet is accessible only to the privileged, wealthy elite who have enough money to buy organic produce and expensive vegan products. It's not as clear-cut as all that. 

    Food for Thought podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.

    • 58 min
    Looking Backward, Inward, and Forward — Happy New Year!

    Looking Backward, Inward, and Forward — Happy New Year!

    As we cross the threshold from one year to the next and close out the 15th year of Food for Thought Podcast, I wanted to wrap up 2021 with a look back, a look inward, and a look forward to how we manifest the best of who we are to make the world a more compassionate place. Thank you for listening to Food for Thought, and Happy New Year. 

    Support Food for Thought today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

    • 40 min
    Animal Monuments Around the World

    Animal Monuments Around the World

    Join me for an exploration of monuments that pay tribute to animals for their bravery, loyalty, strength, love, selflessness, endurance, intelligence, and beauty. These memorials — in the form of statues, sculptures, and structures — will delight, surprise, and move you. 

    Support Food for Thought at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Animal-Inspired Pasta Names

    Animal-Inspired Pasta Names

    Many types of pasta are named for their resemblance to things we see or interact with every day, and so it should be no surprise several of those names are inspired by animals. Can you guess any of these animalogies before listening? Did I miss any? Take a listen to find out.

    Food for Thought Podcast is 100% listener-supported. Please join other supporters by going to Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau and becoming a patron.

    • 34 min
    White Elephants and Gift Exchanges: What's the Connection?

    White Elephants and Gift Exchanges: What's the Connection?

    What do white elephants have to do with the popular holiday swap parties? All is revealed in this episode of Food for Thought. And I throw in a bonus about pink elephants and what they have to do with alcohol-related hallucinations. 

    Food for Thought is sponsored by listeners. Become a supporter today at patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau

    • 15 min
    A Guide to Wine: Sustainable, Organic, Vegan — Oh My!

    A Guide to Wine: Sustainable, Organic, Vegan — Oh My!

    What does it mean for a wine to be labeled "sustainable," "organic," "natural," "biodynamic," or "vegan"? Can you be one without the other? What are the most important considerations when buying any agricultural product? This and A LOT MORE on today's episode of Food for Thought.

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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
184 Ratings

184 Ratings

Sparkysroom ,

Truly a refreshing and resonant perspective!

Colleen always inspires, but the podcast on compassion was truly one of the best I’ve ever listened to. Tomorrow I’ll listen to it again because there was so much to soak up. This is one that needs to be shared. Just wow.

Tashhh111 ,

Thank you

Colleen is an inspiration and a tireless activist for the animals.

ERGolde ,

Very Informative, Inspiring and promotes so much compassion!

I recently discovered this podcast, after a co-worker of mine, whom happens to be vegan herself, recommended the Food for Thought podcast as I was struggling with my "vegetarianism" after watching the documentary "Dominion". Deciding to go vegan immediately after watching the documentary, I was looking for inspiration and answers. I went into a deep dive with your podcast, starting at the very beginning, and after only 20 episodes in, I feel inspired, connected, hopeful, and educated on where to go and how to live a more compassionate lifestyle that supports all animals as living beings. I also felt sad and angry as Colleen sheds truth and light on the horrors of the Intensive modern meat industry and the system that has done a good job at keeping the truth away from us. I feel more empowered after each episode and I thank Colleen on her hard, tireless work in speaking the truth and speaking for the voiceless and forgotten. Keep up the hard work, you inspire us to keep going. I look forward to each old and new episodes, and will help to spread the message for you, for the animals and for our planet! Thank you!

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