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The Bearded Vegans finds hosts Paul and Andy in a discussion dissecting all things vegan. News, reviews, interviews and in depth discussion of issues within the vegan community are regular features of the show.

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    • Health & Fitness

The Bearded Vegans finds hosts Paul and Andy in a discussion dissecting all things vegan. News, reviews, interviews and in depth discussion of issues within the vegan community are regular features of the show.

    Should We Celebrate Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscar Speech? Ep 216

    Should We Celebrate Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscar Speech? Ep 216

    This week the bearded duo weigh in on the speech that broke the vegan internet. As Joaquin Phoenix accepted his Academy Award for Best Actor, he remarked upon the commonality of oppression, giving specific examples of the horror of the dairy industry, and eventually turned to introspection on the nature of forgiveness and second chances. It was a ton to pack into a 3.5 minute speech and the internet has a LOT to say about it. Paul and Andy discuss their feelings on the content of the speech before looking more broadly at the Vegan Community's feedgasm, how well non-vegans understood his message, and several pieces that slammed Phoenix for not speaking about other injustices. This is a whopper of an episode as it touches on privilege, earning redemption, using one's platform for good, and much much more! You can always reach The Bearded Vegans by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.comor visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

    • 2 hrs 4 min
    Freedom Of Speech VS. The “Emotional Risk” Of Student Activism. Episode 215

    Freedom Of Speech VS. The “Emotional Risk” Of Student Activism. Episode 215

    In today's "mini" episode we talk about the complicated case of a student animal rights group being denied official status with the college due to both the "emotional risk" of the nature of their activism as well as the "repetitional risk" of being associated with PETA. We'll talk about the messy world of free speech and if / where a line can be drawn on what should or shouldn't be allowed on a college campus. Additionally we will discuss the motives of Truman State University for denying vegan and vegetarian groups for three years in a row, whether or not activism requires inherent emotional risk, and beyond! You can always reach The Bearded Vegans by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

    • 1 hr
    What The Hell Happened In January? Episode 214

    What The Hell Happened In January? Episode 214

    We took the month of January off and wow did a lot of lawsuit related things happen during the time! We'll go over what we missed, including ethical veganism being named a protected characteristic in the UK and Ben and Jerry's removing the "happy cow" label from their packaging. Plus we'll talk about the "meat patch" and rant about media literacy after the news that Starbucks is supposedly going dairy free. All that and much much more! You can always reach us by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Vegan For The… Amazon? Starter Guide 4

    Vegan For The… Amazon? Starter Guide 4

    This week we bring back a whopper of an episode this week as we do a deep dive into the Amazon forest fires and the subsequent vegan reaction. Many in the animal rights community were quick to condemn meat eaters for their contribution to the cow flesh industry which is a leading contributor to deforestation and insist that going vegan is the most effective means of combating the fires. We'll do our best to ask whether this is accurate rhetoric and examine the nuances of the situation as well as some crucial aspects that seem to be almost entirely left out of the news cycle. Vegan Piggybacking abounds! This is the fourth and final part in our Starter Guide in which we attempt to make it a little easier to break into our 200+ episodes with a few suggestions of episodes that don't require too much prior knowledge and also exemplify the types of conversations one will find throughout our catalog. You can always reach us by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Why Misanthropy Is Bad For Veganism – Starter Guide 3

    Why Misanthropy Is Bad For Veganism – Starter Guide 3

    This week we are taking a look back at episode 101 in which we discuss why we feel misanthropy (a hatred of mankind) is counter productive to the vegan goal of total liberation for all. Using an unfortunate incident in which a vegan food truck owner expressed appreciation for the death of several meat eaters due to the number of animals it would save, and then moving on to several examples from prominent vegan activists, we'll discuss why a vegan message is unlikely to make progress while embracing misanthropy. This is the third part in our Starter Guide in which we attempt to make it a little easier to break into our 200+ episodes with a few suggestions of episodes that don't requiremuch prior knowledge and also exemplify the types of conversations one will find throughout our catalog. You can always reach us by emailing TheBeardedVegans@ visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

    • 46 min
    Do Animals Need To Die To Create The Perfect Plant Based Burger? Starter Guide 2

    Do Animals Need To Die To Create The Perfect Plant Based Burger? Starter Guide 2

    This week we bring back a discussion about the peril's of ultra realistic vegan meats by asking if it is possible to create a perfect replica of animal's flesh without ever harming animals. With the recent revelation that Beyond Meat used animal flesh in A/B tests during production of their burger, it is evident that this question will become more and more relevant to the progress of plant based meats and how vegans will navigate the ethics of consuming or promoting them. This is the second part in our Starter Guide in which we attempt to make it a little easier to break into our 200+ episodes with a few suggestions of episodes that don't require too much prior knowledge and also exemplify the types of conversations one will find throughout our catalog.

    • 43 min

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