The ChickPeeps is your friendly, fun, mad-curious vegan podcast. Join us as we explore, discuss and unpick the dilemmas faced by vegans in our quest to be more compassionate towards animals.
How do I be vegan? Should I be ok with my partner calling me 'honey' or is that mindless tolerance of an industry built on slave labour? Do I even like bees? Will the vegan gods flay me alive for the brief but profoundly sadistic period in my youth, when I amused myself by pouring sea salt onto defenseless slugs? Must I hold monthly vigils for the deceased slugs? Will I ever be vegan enough?!
Perhaps these are some of the difficult questions that plague you as a new vegan, as you wait for vegan-Jesus to descend and press Ye Olde Book of Veganism into your outstretched hands. However, there is no vegan Jesus (we have Moby, though), no sacred text and no perfect or definitive way to go or stay vegan and you will have to answer those questions for yourself.
Enter The ChickPeeps, the new plant-fueled pod to accompany and empower your vegan journey. Join our host, actress Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter), and her co-hosts Momoko Hill, Robbie Jarvis and Tylor Starr as they discuss their philosophies, challenges and opinions on living the vegan lifestyle, and listen in as we turn the mic on some of the Animal Rights community's most inspiring and seasoned activists and try to decipher the best ways of living that is kind to animals, ourselves and Mother Nature.
Season 2 Finale!
...And so ends another very spangly and action-packed season of The ChickPeeps! In our finale episode for season 2, Momo, Robbie, Tylor and Evy get together to reflect on all the topics we’ve explored this season from zero-waste cooking to carnism, animal welfare to vegan kids, dating vegans and non vegans, and we even questioned the sentience of transfigured desks. We answer a few listener questions in detail, and then have one last lively round of our favourite ridiculous podcast game.
S2, Ep26: Animal Rights in the Wizarding World, Part 3
You asked for another vegan wizarding world episode...we provideth another vegan wizarding world episode! In our third-part episode of the discussion of animal rights in the magical world, Evy, Tylor, Robbie and Momo converge once again to discuss our two favourite things; veganism and Harry Potter! We talk about the ethical concerns a vegan might have in Transfiguration, the problematic role of owls in wizarding society, and later on subject ourselves to an immensely challenging Harry Potter trivia quiz.
S2, Ep25: Making Vegan Allies with Dr.Melanie Joy
This week, Evy speaks to Dr.Melanie Joy, PhD., about managing conflict between vegans and non vegans, and the social conditioning that makes people resistant to veganism. A harvard educated psychologist, international speaker and author, Melanie has long been exploring the question of what makes a person ready to go vegan, and this episode she speaks about the importance of vegan allies, what is secondary traumatic stress disorder, and the self care practices that are essential to being a lifelong activist.
S2, Ep24: Plant Based Food for Everyone with Ian & Henry aka. BOSH!
This one’s for all you vegan foodies out there! In June 2016, Henry Firth and Ian Theasby took the online vegan world by storm when they launched their plant-based recipe channel BOSH! and quickly went viral. Now with over 2 billion online views and three cookbooks, BOSH! have inspired thousands of people to embrace vegan cooking, and on this episode they share the details of the work ethic that built BOSH!, and the mindset it took to turn a purpose-fuelled project into their full time job.
S2, Ep23: Vegan Parenting with Kim Haskins and Jake Yapp
This week, Evy chats to artist, Kim Haskins, and comedian/presenter, Jake Yapp, about their experiences and insights into raising their son, Spike, as a vegan. We talk about how to deal with the multitude of opinions shared by non-vegan naysayers, whether or not we should be sharing the truth of what happens to animals with young children, and how to handle awkward social situations for vegan kids. LAter on, we have an exclusive interview with Spike himself who shares his favourite things about being vegan!
S2, Ep22: Understanding Animalkind with Ingrid Newkirk
It’s been 2 years since The ChickPeeps’ first interview with Ingrid Newkirk and in that time fur has become passé, animal rights has gone mainstream and Ingrid has written a new book! So this week Ingrid rejoins Tylor and Evy to catch us up on PETA’s updated approach to ending animal oppression, tell stories of animal communication from her new book, and share creative ways we can continue to change the world for animals during lockdown.
Love the hosts, love the intro (I sing along with it every time) and love the topics!