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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
    • 4.9, 54 Ratings

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.

    On Solidarity & Hypocrisy Memes – Ep 231

    On Solidarity & Hypocrisy Memes – Ep 231

    We had originally recorded an episode about something that started to feel more and more frivolous as the uprising sparked by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery developed. So we jumped on the mic for a last minute episode to address a meme going around that features a protestor holding a severed pig's head. The resulting online discourse was messy, to say the least. We'll ask what is the purpose of this meme, who is the intended audience, and ultimately why we feel it is incredibly shortsighted and misguided. The conversation then evolves into addressing the latest trend of memes attempting to expose the hypocrisy of others. We'll talk about what we think is lost in the quest for dunks. A transcript of this episode can be found at https://bit.ly/TBVep231Transcript. You can always reach the Bearded Vegans by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Mailbag From The Black Lagoon – Ep 230

    Mailbag From The Black Lagoon – Ep 230

    Today Paul and Andy open up the mailbag and do their best to respond to listener questions, comments and concerns. Topics run the gamut from why vegan burgers have become so mainstream while vegan cheese seems to be left in the dust, to if and how vegans should use the global pandemic to advocate for animals. They close out with a series of questions regarding knowing when to pick your battles: policing language, sticking up for veganism in nonvegan activist spaces, and people who say their body requires animal flesh. This week's episode was extra special as it was recorded with a live audience over IG Live, which enabled Paul and Andy to interact a bit with listeners as the show went on. A full transcript can be found at https://bit.ly/TBVEp230Transcript. You can always reach The Bearded Vegans by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Is Canada Goose Switching To Recycled Fur A Win For Animals? Ep 229

    Is Canada Goose Switching To Recycled Fur A Win For Animals? Ep 229

    In this week's episode, Paul and Andy do some follow up regarding vegans promoting COVID conspiracies, especially related to sharing the "Plandemic" video. Then they hit up some Tiger King updates. As people flock to the grand re-opening of Joe Exotic's zoo, the filmmakers rush to clarify the intent of their series. Finally, Paul and Andy break down the announcement that Canada Goose will be moving to entirely recycled/upcycled fur by 2022. They'll discuss the ins and outs of such a decision and whether or not activists should view it as a victory. More interestingly, they look into the Canada Goose sustainability report in which CG made the announcement and try to figure out if they actually have any intention of following through and how the hell would they actually be able to pull off such a massive endeavor. You can always reach The Bearded Vegans by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Are Vegans More Susceptible To COVID Conspiracies? Ep 228

    Are Vegans More Susceptible To COVID Conspiracies? Ep 228

    This week we kick things off by discussing our feelings on the recent spate of Re-Open protests. What do they reveal about those who engage in them, are they productive, and is their rage justified? Then we ask the question, are vegans more susceptible to COVID conspiracy theories? As we've seen a rise in vegans, from ethical activists to plant based doctors, embracing a slew of alternate explanations for current world events, we began to wonder if this was happening at a higher rate with vegans. Is there something about our general worldview that primes us to be more open to these theories than the general public? A transcript of the episode is available at https://bit.ly/TBVEp228Transcript. You can always reach The Bearded Vegans by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Running For Good: Film Review – Ep 227

    Running For Good: Film Review – Ep 227

    In this week's mini episode we finally review Running For Good, a documentary that was released in 2017 but we haven't stopped getting requests since. A relatively straightforward tale about Fiona Oakes attempting to complete Marathon Des Sables, a 251 km ultramarathon, in an effort to bring attention to the plight of animals. As we watched, we were a bit confused by how many people recommended to us, as it initially appears to be relatively light on vegan advocacy, but as we got into the discussion we were surprised to find how many questions it raises in terms of effective activism. Ultimately we felt this review was a very fruitful conversation. Running For Good is available on all VOD platforms. A transcription of this episode can be found at https://bit.ly/TBVEp227Transcript. You can always reach The Bearded Vegans by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

    • 51 min
    Should Vegans Promote This Bill Maher Video? Ep 226

    Should Vegans Promote This Bill Maher Video? Ep 226

    We've got a cornucopia of an episode this week. First up Andy recounts his experience getting tested for COVID-19 and the past 10 days worth of health struggles. Then we offer up the ultra-rare all positive news section, to deliver some stories of triumph in the animal rights world, hopefully a bright spot in such dark times. Finally we talk about that Bill Maher video that has been making the rounds in many vegan circles. Maher decries factory farming in a recent segment and points towards humanity's exploitation of animal flesh as a huge risk factor for pandemics. With many vegan advocates sharing this video and even asking others to watch and share, we'll first discuss our thoughts on the content of the segment and then widen the conversation to ask if, given Maher's extensive history of oppressive commentary and shock jock rhetoric, is it appropriate to promote this message? Or does the importance of the topic outweigh such considerations? You can always reach us by emailing TheBeardedVegans@gmail.com or visiting TheBeardedVegans.com

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Skold5 ,

Thoughtful and thought provoking

I have recently started listening and I am really enjoying it.

The way topics are thoughtfully considered is inclusive to all while being interesting and funny.

gino latilla ,

To the previous reviewer

No one is forcing you to listen to it or become vegan. Go away.

Psektuepr ,

Stupid, wrong and dangerous

Yet more misguided, sarcopenic vegans promoting malnutrition and starvation. Avoid!

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