12 episodes

Does sustainable meat exist? Are plants sentient? And do vegans really eat enough protein? The MeatBusters podcast is on a mission to debunk meat-eater myths and misconceptions about veganism. Join vegan recipe developer and blogger Alisha V (TheLishLife.com) as she collaborates with experts to educate listeners on the ethical, environmental, social, and personal benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alisha-vavilakolanu/support

MeatBusters Alisha Vavilakolanu

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

Does sustainable meat exist? Are plants sentient? And do vegans really eat enough protein? The MeatBusters podcast is on a mission to debunk meat-eater myths and misconceptions about veganism. Join vegan recipe developer and blogger Alisha V (TheLishLife.com) as she collaborates with experts to educate listeners on the ethical, environmental, social, and personal benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alisha-vavilakolanu/support

    Is Veganism Pro Diet Culture?

    Is Veganism Pro Diet Culture?

    CW: diet culture, disordered eating, and fatphobia 

    Is veganism inherently restrictive? Nope. But does that mean the vegan community is immune to diet culture? Also no. HAES (Health At Every Size) therapist Jenny Weinar joins Alisha to discuss veganism as an ethical movement and how to separate it from diet culture in some vegan spaces. She addresses why co-opting veganism to promote diet culture not only harms the movement but also fat people and those who struggle with disordered eating. Jenny and Alisha also talk about next steps vegans should take to make the community more inclusive to people of all sizes and backgrounds. // Follow Jenny on Instagram at @homebodytherapy or visit her website at homebodytherapy.com // Jenny recommends the following individuals: @fatveganvoice, @theveganchubclub, @taylorwolframrd

    Visit TheLishLife.com/podcast to learn about previous MeatBusters guests and recommend topics for future podcasts.


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    • 26 min
    Is The Fishing Industry Actually Harmful?

    Is The Fishing Industry Actually Harmful?

    Why are fish often excluded from conversations about the devastating effects of animal agriculture? Alisha asks environmental educator Isaias Hernandez (Queer Brown Vegan) to break down mechanized fisheries, their environmental and ethical pitfalls, and the harm in greenwashing seafood products. Isaias also discusses his own motivations for pursuing a zero-waste vegan lifestyle and the importance of creating awareness about environmental racism within the larger environmental movement. // Follow Isaias on Instagram at @queerbrownvegan // Visit the Queer Brown Vegan blog // Learn about the Blue New Deal // Conservation-focused Instagram accounts Isaias recommends: @ayanaeliza and @browngirl_green // Visit the episode webpage on TheLishLife.com to learn more. https://thelishlife.com/blog/2020/8/2/episode-10-is-the-fishing-industry-actually-harmful


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    • 31 min
    Is Veganism Inaccessible?

    Is Veganism Inaccessible?

    Not everyone can go vegan. But if you can, you most definitely should. Vegan activist Abdourahamane Ly joins Alisha to educate listeners about food insecurity, why it disproportionately affects people of color, and how adopting a plant-based diet is the easiest thing you can do to help transition our food system into a more just and sustainable one. // Follow Ly on Instagram at @fulanivegan // Projects Ly supports: Freedom Food Alliance and The Color of Food // Ly’s favorite intersectional vegan Instagram accounts: @brownfeministvegan, @thecanadianafrican, @letfishlive, @madeinhackney, and @tyrathetaurus // To learn more, visit https://thelishlife.com/blog/2020/7/26/episode-9-is-veganism-inaccessible


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    • 28 min
    Is A Vegan Diet Deficient in [insert nutrient here]?

    Is A Vegan Diet Deficient in [insert nutrient here]?

    Do vegans actually get enough protein? What about vitamin B12 and iron? Does consuming soy cause men to develop breasts?! Alisha asks vegan dietitian Emily Fitzgerald to break down some common questions and misconceptions about nutrition on a plant-based diet. // Follow Emily on Instagram at @thevegetitian. // Visit the episode webpage on The Lish Life blog to learn more. https://thelishlife.com/podcast


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    • 30 min
    Do You Need to Give Up Your Culture to Go Vegan?

    Do You Need to Give Up Your Culture to Go Vegan?

    Can you still take part in cultural food traditions as a vegan? Aditi aka Adiventurous Vegan joins Alisha to talk culture, veganism, and navigating food traditions as the only vegans in their families. They also discuss how becoming vegan has helped them embrace their cultural identities. // Follow Aditi on Instagram at @adiventurousvegan (or @adiventurous for travel-related content). // Visit the episode webpage on The Lish Life blog to learn more. https://thelishlife.com/podcast


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    • 26 min
    Can You Eat the Rich as a Vegan?

    Can You Eat the Rich as a Vegan?

    Can you really eat the rich on a vegan diet? Anti-oppression activist Iye Loves Life answers Alisha's questions about collective liberation and how vegans can play a role in dismantling capitalism. She also addresses the need for vegans to speak out and educate on issues related to environmental racism and food injustice in order to truly transform veganism into a radical political movement. // Visit the episode webpage on The Lish Life blog to learn more. // Follow Iye on Instagram: @iye.loves.life (main account) or @iye.loves.languages (for all things language studies). // Learn about the Vegan Justice League, a vegan lobbying group focused on food equity and farm policy in the United States. // Books Iye recommends: Aphro-ism and Racism as Zoological Witchcraft.


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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

JeffHunt90 ,

Meatbusters is a timely and engaging discussion for everyone

Alisha brings in a variety of expert speakers from around the internet who are always well-prepared for the topic of the episode. Her interviews prove that veganism is for everyone, regardless of their background. I also appreciate that Alisha stays on-topic in each episode, getting right into the “meat” (lol) of the discussion immediately.

Shriya 🌱🌱 ,

Super easy and fun listen!

The guests and the content discussed in this podcast is not beyond the scope of every day peeps! I look forward to new episodes every week!! Thanks Alisha ☺️

vegtherapist ,

Good content

I’ve listened to the first two so far, and I’m impressed at how there is such good content in such short episodes. I’m interested to see what gets covered next.

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