19 episodes

Throughout The Disclosure Podcast vegan educator Ed Winters explores different topics surrounding veganism, morality, ethics and the environment, as well as engaging in conversations and debates with guests about these issues.

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    • Philosophy
    • 5.0, 449 Ratings

Throughout The Disclosure Podcast vegan educator Ed Winters explores different topics surrounding veganism, morality, ethics and the environment, as well as engaging in conversations and debates with guests about these issues.

    Ep 19: The Last Bailout - Why We Need to Reform Agricultural Subsidies

    Ep 19: The Last Bailout - Why We Need to Reform Agricultural Subsidies

    This week I discuss the $19 billion bail out that the Trump administration has given to US farmers, and the wider issue of subsidising animal agriculture in general. I also discuss the UK government’s new plan for subsiding agriculture in the wake of leaving the EU, and how their new system could actually pave the way for a complete reform that would incentivise the shift to a plant-based food system.

    • 33 min
    Ep 18: "We're Modern Day Slaves" - The Truth About COVID-19 & The People Who Kill Animals

    Ep 18: "We're Modern Day Slaves" - The Truth About COVID-19 & The People Who Kill Animals

    In this episode I delve into the current slaughterhouse situation in the US, talking not only about the outbreaks of COVID-19 in US facilities and the effect that is having on slaughterhouse workers, but also how slaughterhouses foster an environment where workers suffer from mental health problems such as PTSD, drug and alcohol dependency, social isolation and emotional repression. I reflect on some of my personal experiences with slaughterhouses and slaughterhouse workers, and I also discuss how the current pandemic is driving people towards vegan options.

    • 41 min
    Ep 17: The Pandemic That Could Have Been Prevented - In Conversation with Mic the Vegan

    Ep 17: The Pandemic That Could Have Been Prevented - In Conversation with Mic the Vegan

    I speak with Mic the Vegan, a highly influential vegan educator and YouTuber, about what’s happening right now in slaughterhouses in relation to COVID-19, as well as the possibility of the coronavirus also being able to be spread through animals such as pigs.

    • 40 min
    Ep 16: Can We Stop a Future Pandemic? - In Conversation with Dr. Michael Greger M.D

    Ep 16: Can We Stop a Future Pandemic? - In Conversation with Dr. Michael Greger M.D

    In his speech from over a decade ago, ‘Pandemics: History & Prevention’, Dr Greger spoke about the inextricable link between animal use and zoonotic disease, as well as the dangers associated with industrialised farming of birds and pigs.

    • 33 min
    Ep 15: Vegan Infighting & Why Your Family Won't Go Vegan - In Conversation with Dr. Melanie Joy

    Ep 15: Vegan Infighting & Why Your Family Won't Go Vegan - In Conversation with Dr. Melanie Joy

    During my time in Berlin late last year, I had the honour of talking to Dr. Melanie Joy, a Harvard educated psychologist, public speaker and author who coined the term ‘carnism’.

    • 35 min
    Ep 14: In the Midst of a Pandemic, How is COVID-19 Impacting Animal Agriculture?

    Ep 14: In the Midst of a Pandemic, How is COVID-19 Impacting Animal Agriculture?

    Breaking down the latest news surrounding COVID-19 in relation to our exploitation of animals.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
449 Ratings

449 Ratings

Etonih ,

Informative and Respectful

Ed never fails to present a well thought out conversation. He embodies the principles that he teaches, always treating guests with kindness and respect even when their views oppose his. Thank you, Ed, for what you do!

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Thank you Ed

Thank you for what you do, you inspire thousands!

DebVeVe ,

Great Compassionate Mind and Heart

Thank you Ed for another thoughtful, considerate episode. The more deeply we look, the more abuse and suffering we see, on the level certainly concerning animals, and then the level of human health, and on to how animal ag devastates the environment. This topic, of how it affects slaughterhouse workers, is yet another sad, nasty layer of a broken system that needs to be put down once and for all, for good. Most people don't think about workers in slaughterhouses, or write them off as psychopaths, but seen through the lens of their desperation it is clear they are just another subset of victims too. How much more wonderful, in every way, it would be if these workers could go to an oat field or a culinary mushroom farm and harvest plants, rather than the sickening work they do killing animals. Thanks for your seemingly endless patience, Ed, as you help us all understand these interwoven ideas. You are a world treasure.

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