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Emphasizing the fact that being vegan is a means rather than an end in itself, the Food for Thought podcast addresses all aspects of eating and living compassionately and healthfully. Each episode addresses commonly asked questions about being vegan, including those regarding animal protection, food, cooking, eating, and nutrition — and debunks the myths surrounding these issues. Hosted by bestselling author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Food for Thought has been changing lives for over a dozen years. Learn more at ColleenPatrickGoudreau.com.

Food for Thought: The Joys and Benefits of Being a Joyful Vegan Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

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Emphasizing the fact that being vegan is a means rather than an end in itself, the Food for Thought podcast addresses all aspects of eating and living compassionately and healthfully. Each episode addresses commonly asked questions about being vegan, including those regarding animal protection, food, cooking, eating, and nutrition — and debunks the myths surrounding these issues. Hosted by bestselling author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Food for Thought has been changing lives for over a dozen years. Learn more at ColleenPatrickGoudreau.com.

    Essentials for a Well-Stocked Plant-Based Kitchen

    Essentials for a Well-Stocked Plant-Based Kitchen

    Having a well-stocked kitchen is essential whether you’re looking to throw together a last-minute meal, a well-planned meal (which I recommend should be the default), or if you’re just not able to get out of the house because of weather, sickness, or mandated stay-at-home measures such as during the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Today’s episode is focused on my personal strategies for buying wisely, eating well, and stocking up — principles that can be applied every day or during emergencies.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Why Vegan? Pick a Reason. Any Reason.

    Why Vegan? Pick a Reason. Any Reason.

    Whether you care about human rights, food safety, wild animals, the environment, world hunger, farmed animals, or your own health, just a cursory look at these issues demonstrates how intricately linked they are to our consumption of animal-based meat, dairy, and eggs. So, pick a reason — any reason — and it alone would be reason enough to justify eating an animal-free diet. Which reason do you choose?

    • 57 min
    The Lethal Gifts of Livestock: Zoonotic Diseases and their Origins

    The Lethal Gifts of Livestock: Zoonotic Diseases and their Origins

    Being animals ourselves, it makes sense that we share many of the same diseases as our non-human cousins. We aren’t – after all – plants. We aren’t at risk for catching aphids or sooty mold or downy mildew.

    In fact, many of the major killer pandemics we’ve been plagued with were acquired from non-human animals. It is our very consumption of animals and their products that has bestowed upon us what Guns, Germs, and Steel author Jared Diamond calls the “lethal gifts of livestock.”

    • 42 min
    50 Ways to Live a Meaningful Life

    50 Ways to Live a Meaningful Life

    “Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how,” wrote Viktor Frankl, author of Man's Search for Meaning. The question isn't "how can I be happy in my life?" but rather "how can I create meaning and purpose in my life?" When we seek meaning, happiness follows. Here is a list of 50 ways to create a meaningful, purposeful life that have worked for me. May it be a guide for you. 

    • 44 min
    Can You Eat Eggs And Still Be Vegan?

    Can You Eat Eggs And Still Be Vegan?

    I'm often asked: "If someone is vegan in every other way, but they eat the eggs of their rescued hens (who live in their backyard or at their sanctuary): 

    *Is that unethical / problematic / perpetuating animal cruelty? AND 
    *Can that person call themselves vegan?

    In other words, is there such a thing as an egg-eating vegan?

    That's what we explore on today's episode of Food for Thought.

    • 33 min
    Life-Changing Books (Fiction and Nonfiction to Live By)

    Life-Changing Books (Fiction and Nonfiction to Live By)

    Over the years, I've developed a very strong relationship with certain books that have shaped the way I think, work, and live. In today's episode, I share WHAT those books are and WHY they are life-changing.

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

alwaysthe70's ,

Compassionate to all

I love how accepting and informative Colleen is.

MrHairyPants ,

Confidence

When I first came across Colleen’s podcast I was a newer vegan and didn’t have the confidence to discuss my way of eating with others. Once I delve into the podcasts, not only did I become a more confident vegan but I became a better person. Her non-judgmental poignant way of discussing difficult topics helped me shift the way I handle those as well. I’m so SO grateful for her work and for making me more of a joyful vegan. Thank you, Colleen!!

tay_lucky ,

A compassionate, informative, mature, delightful podcast for all!

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is a brilliant educator. Not only does she inform the listener with scientific facts (and sites her sources!!!), but she does so with an air of love and compassion. Vegan educators and podcasters are often stamped with a seal of disapproval, being that the information presented is graphic, unsettling, and disturbing. CPG offers autonomy to her listeners by, as she would say, “presenting her work, and stepping back.” She delivers all podcasts with a smile, compassion, understanding, and eloquence. Not all podcasts are about animal exploitation. She has episodes on food, zero waste living, an entire second podcast on Animology, philosophy, books, etc. CPG is a well rounded podcaster who is an absolute thrill to listen to. I would highly recommend this podcast to vegans and non-vegans alike.

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