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Episode 115 – Vegan Athletes (at Asheville VegFest)
Episode 115 (Air Date: September 20th, 2019) Here’s another episode from the 2019 Asheville VeganFest. This episode features a talk from a vegan athlete panel including bodybuilder Erin Fergus, runner Dr. Betty Smith, powerlifter Daniel Austin, and lifestyle coach Brittany Sadé. Follow those of them who are on Instagram: Erin Fergus: @veganfergiefitness Daniel Austin: @veganxmeathead Brittany Sadé: … Episode 115 – Vegan Athletes (at Asheville VegFest) Read More »
Episode 114 – Balancing Animal Care, Self Care & Work Life (Lisa McDonald)
Episode 114 (Air Date: July 18th, 2019) So there I was hosting the 2019 Asheville VeganFest, introducing speaker after speaker, when I got the idea: Why not record these speakers and share their talks on the podcast? The first person I asked was Lisa McDonald of Sanctuary Brewing Company and Sweet Bear Rescue Farm. She was … Episode 114 – Balancing Animal Care, Self Care & Work Life (Lisa McDonald) Read More »
Episode 113 – Extra Curricula! Orgysmic with Jeff Mannes [EXPLICIT]
Episode 113 (Air Date: June 14th, 2019) Have you ever recorded an interview, then stashed the audio away somewhere you were sure you wouldn’t lose it? Well an interview I recorded with my dear friend Jeff Mannes has now thawed out in time for summer! Today’s episode is the FIRST in a series of a new … Episode 113 – Extra Curricula! Orgysmic with Jeff Mannes [EXPLICIT] Read More »
Episode 112 – Ex-Ex-Vegans, Part 2
Episode 112 (Air Date: May 21st, 2019) Here it is! The long awaited sequal to Ex-Ex-Vegans, Part 1! I had originally selected eight people to interview. In this episode, you will hear from the remaining four. As always — I meant to get to this episode so much sooner but [insert various excuses here which you’ve … Episode 112 – Ex-Ex-Vegans, Part 2 Read More »
Episode 111 – Wheel Reinvented, or French Toast
Episode 111 (Air Date: April 30th, 2019) Here’s an update from Ben on the road. Literally. Not “here’s an update from Ben once he’s back at his computer…” This entire episode was recorded, edited, mixed, uploaded, and published — from Ben’s Android phone!!! Yes, that’s right, for years I’ve wondered if there were ANY way possible … Episode 111 – Wheel Reinvented, or French Toast Read More »
Episode 110 – Genesis Butler, Million Dollar Vegan
Episode 110 (Air Date: February 25th, 2019) Have you hear the one about the girl who offered The Pope a million dollars to go vegan? Well, if that sounds like the setup for a joke — it’s not! Meet Genesis Butler, recipient of the Young Animal Activist Award at the 2018 Animal Rights National Conference, is … Episode 110 – Genesis Butler, Million Dollar Vegan Read More »
Love this podcast
This podcast is real and not scripted. This is a combination of so many topics. You won’t get board listening to all the various show topics.
Rating Subject to Change
I keep subscribing and unsubscribing from this podcast. Now, I did come to this late, as in 2020, and when I find a new (to me podcast) I like to start from the beginning. So some of this information is already very dated. I used to not mind banter in a podcast, and now the more I hear on different podcasts, the more irritating it becomes (this is particularly true in true crime, which this podcast is not, and I get that.) The thing is, I don't know any of the people who banter in the podcasts. Sometimes I might be FB friends with one or two, but we have no actual real no connection. And when a podcast episode drags on for an hour and a half, with half of that being personal stuff, I'm not sure, how should I say, that I care all that much? I'm a longtime vegan who was vegetarian for a long time before that, and so a lot of the information here isn't really new to me. I don't care about the NYC social or vegan scenes; I don't live there anymore. And I am really really not a fan of greenwashed vegan products, so I tend to cringe when they gush about Daiya or some other brand that has sold out to vivisectors. That said, and I'm only up to 2014 in terms of podcasts, the episodes where they interview other activists tend to be really really good. I loved hearing Donny Moss and the issue of the carriage horses (which, all this time later, is still a thing). I loved the first Thanksgiving episode where they interviewed 3 vegans (except I am not a fan of Colleen Patrick-Goudreau; I don't think she's updated with the times in terms of conjoining justice movements). The food reviews I can do without. I am just not into hearing about vegan food. I like the activist stuff. So I've downloaded a few new episodes and we'll see how they go -- whether I keep on with this or give it up once and for all.
Surprisingly... PROFOUND! 😲👍
Just listened to ep: 109 Ex-Ex-Vegans, Pt 1.
I’ve never learned SO MUCH from ONE podcast!
* Racial/Cultural/Class/Body-Image Discrimination - in Vegan/Animal Activist Communities & Work Places!
* PTSD/Mental Health’s influence on a person’s Vegan/Activist/Sexual - Identity and Social Interactions/Relationships!
* The [no but really!] Importance of Educating yourself on The Vegan Diet/Lifestyle ESPECIALLY for Women! #Iron 💡
* [Mis-]Educational/Societal/Familial Peer Pressures and Influences on vegan-identifying individuals who are otherwise isolated from the community.
* Oh, and I even learned about Gender Diversity in Drag-Queen Culture! 👍
All from Pt1 of a Interview-Centric type episode of an all around entertaining, educational and just FUN podcast encapsulated in its very wise, talented and open-hearted/minded host Ms. Honey LaBronx (Ben Strothmann).
To sum up; I Highly Recommend this podcast and encourage support for it, and the many endeavors of its lovely host.