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Food for Thought is THE resource for living compassionately and healthfully. Listen to insightful, common sense perspectives about food, animals, cooking, eating, health, language, politics, zero waste living, literature, film, advocacy, and so much more from the Joyful Vegan herself, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

Food for Thought: Living Compassionately, Sustainably, and Healthfully Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 1.4K Ratings

Food for Thought is THE resource for living compassionately and healthfully. Listen to insightful, common sense perspectives about food, animals, cooking, eating, health, language, politics, zero waste living, literature, film, advocacy, and so much more from the Joyful Vegan herself, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

    Plastic-Free July: How to Reduce Your Plastic Use

    Plastic-Free July: How to Reduce Your Plastic Use

    Don't worry if you didn't plan on making some changes this month. I've got you covered.⁠⁠ Whether you're consciously following #plasticfreejuly or just want to reduce (or be aware of) the amount of plastic you use, consume, and buy, you can join the journey at any point. ⁠⁠
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    Let's get you started. 

    • 18 min
    The Problem with Zoos

    The Problem with Zoos

    What is the problem with zoos if they support conservation efforts, save endangered species, educate the public about wildlife, instill a love of animals, and foster appreciation for the natural world? Listen to find out. 

    Food for Thought is a listener-supported podcast. Thank you for being a supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.

    • 15 min
    Keep Flowers Not Bees — How to Save Bees without Eating Honey

    Keep Flowers Not Bees — How to Save Bees without Eating Honey

    There are more than 25,000 bee species globally, but when most people think about "saving bees," they tend to think only of the European honeybee — a species not native to the U.S. — that has been domesticated for crop pollination and honey production. Listen to this episode for how to help wild bees, both directly and indirectly. 

    Food for Thought is a listener-supported podcast. Thank you for being a supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.

    • 53 min
    Zero Waste: What to Do About Catalogs, Junk Mail, and Envelopes with Plastic Windows

    Zero Waste: What to Do About Catalogs, Junk Mail, and Envelopes with Plastic Windows

    What is one of the biggest culprits hindering the “zero” part of my zero-waste journey? MAIL! Junk mail, flyers, catalogs, credit card offers, charity solicitations, and just...mail in general. How to reduce it? How to properly discard it? Listen to today's episode. 

    Resources for living compassionately & healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, virtual cooking classes, and vegan trips.

    This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudr

    • 40 min
    A Kindness of Ravens: Words from Our Black-Feathered Friends

    A Kindness of Ravens: Words from Our Black-Feathered Friends

    Ravens, the most intelligent of all birds, live deep in our consciousness and language. Today we explore all the words and expressions with "raven" as their root. GAME OF THRONES FANS: take note!

    Resources for living compassionately & healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips.

    This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

    For the animals, thank you for listening. 

    • 35 min
    Time is Passing. How Do You Want to Spend It?

    Time is Passing. How Do You Want to Spend It?

    "I wish this hadn't happened in my time." "So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." My inspiration for this episode.

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    Resources for living compassionately & healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips.

    This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 

    For the animals, thank you for listening.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

kayseife17 ,

The Best Vegan Podcast

Colleen is such a role model for me. I made the switch to veganism on Jan 1, 2020 and will never look back. I started listening to this podcast around June of last year, and the information is just so incredibly useful. I learn so much every episode, and the information I learn is helping me to become a better person. I’m making small strides towards zero waste now thanks to Colleen. I’m working my way through all of her old episodes now, but I hope there’s still many more to come. Thank you for all of your hard work on this! I’m a low level Patron now, but will certainly bump it up once my financial situation allows for it! All the best, Kayla

Weenie Bikini ,

Comforting and thought provoking

I love listening to Colleen! At times it feels like we are having a conversation. She brings up excellent points and helps me process through various thoughts I have. Even though I’ve been vegan for nearly 8 years, it is helpful to listen to the things she has to say.

Wendyvn22 ,

So valuable that I joined Patreon!

I am grateful that you are doing this good work and speaking up for the animals. Your messages are meaningful and I hope more people end up supporting your efforts! Thank you! Refreshing.

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