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Hosted by Robbie Lockie, Plant Based News delivers pioneering vegan news and ethical views weekly.

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Hosted by Robbie Lockie, Plant Based News delivers pioneering vegan news and ethical views weekly.

    The Damaging Effects Of Animal Agriculture Are Worse Than We Think. / Glen Merzer Ep. 68

    The Damaging Effects Of Animal Agriculture Are Worse Than We Think. / Glen Merzer Ep. 68

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    This week we meet Glen Merzer, he is an author, playwright, and screenwriter who grew up in Bellmore, N.Y., on Long Island, and attended college at New College of Florida in Sarasota.

    After college, in the early 80s, he became a stand-up comic in San Francisco.

    Glen began his career in book-writing as a co-author of “Mad Cowboy” and “No More Bull!”. He is also the co-author of “Unprocessed" by Chef AJ; and “The Plant Advantage”, with Benji Kurtz; as well as being one of the editors of “The HappyCow Cookbook”.

    “Off The Reservation”, Glen’s first novel, is a comic narrative about a quirky vegan congressman who undertakes an unconventional quest for the presidency.

    Fast forward to 2021 and Glen is still making waves within the vegan movement. His new book, released this year, couldn’t be more timely. Food is Climate” - a response to Al Gore, Bill Gates, Paul Hawken, & the conventional narrative on Climate Change - makes an absorbing case for why we need to end animal agriculture if we are to survive

    This episode is produced by Robbie Lockie, Edited by Phil Marriot and hosted by Klaus Mitchell

    You can buy Glen's new book here https://amzn.to/3966Lu8

    ** Show Notes **
    00:00:00 Nuzest Sponsor 1
    00:02:28 The idea behind writing the book, Food Is Climate
    00:05:00 Having an open perspective about eating habits
    00:09:40 Seaspiracy: Why is it that the subject of the oceans has been left out of the debate for so long?
    00:11:50 The role that whales play in nature’s dynamic system
    00:14:00 Nuzest Sponsor 2
    00:14:54 Al Gore/Bill Gates - where is the vegan message?
    00:17:47 Regenerative Agriculture & Regenerative Animal Agriculture
    00:27:00 How is Food Is Climate different to other books?
    00:27:20 Paul Hawken’s views and Glen’s relationship with the environmentalist
    00:29:30 Nuzest Sponsor 3yeah

    • 29 min
    Eating Animals And Still ‘Vegan’ ? | The Cosmic Skeptic Interview 2021 / Episode 67

    Eating Animals And Still ‘Vegan’ ? | The Cosmic Skeptic Interview 2021 / Episode 67

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    Hi Plant Friends, Hope you are all well this week.

    Alex J. O’Connor is founder of the Cosmic Skeptic YouTube channel, podcast and blog, platforms dedicated to the publication of philosophical ideas and debates in an accessible format. He is currently reading for a degree in philosophy and theology at St John’s College, Oxford University.

    Alex is an international public speaker and debater, having delivered addresses in multiple continents at conferences, universities, and local drinking groups, as well as debated ethics, religion, and politics with a number of high-profile opponents before college audiences, on radio talk shows and on national television.

    An impassioned animal rights advocate and religious critic, Alex’s online videos have been viewed thirty million times, attracting over three hundred and fifty thousand people to subscribe to his regular content. He has produced videos with notable experts in respected fields, such as Peter Singer, Richard Dawkins, and William Lane Craig.

    This weeks show is hosted by Klaus Mitchell, Produced by Robbie Lockie. Edited by Phil Marriott.

    ** Show Notes **
    00:00 Nuzest Sponsor 1
    02:30 How The Cosmic Skeptic YouTube Channel began
    04:10 A Meat Eaters Case for Veganism
    06:05 Preparing and producing the YouTube channel presentations
    06:55 The emotional intelligence and pain threshold of non-humans animals
    08:50 Peter Singer and other inspiring vegan activists
    11:00 The go-to vegan authors
    12:37 Future generations looking back on our habits
    16:50 Nuzest Sponsor 2
    17:40 Breaking Boundaries clip
    18:10 The narrative of veganism
    23:25 The connection of respecting both animals and non-human animals and fixing prejudices in the world
    29:00 Avoiding animal suffering
    32:15 Nuzest Sponsor 3

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    • 32 min
    Vegan Men: Redefining Masculinity. - Vegan Rugby Pro Anthony Mullally Interview Episode 66

    Vegan Men: Redefining Masculinity. - Vegan Rugby Pro Anthony Mullally Interview Episode 66

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    Hi Plant Friends,

    This week we meet Anthony Mullally he is a Rugby League professional with over 200 career appearances, as well as receiving the Super League Trophy with the Leeds Rhinos in 2017. Anthony played in two World Cups for Ireland in 2013 and 2017.

    Known as The Vegan Warrior, Anthony’s nickname reflects his growing passion for sustainable living and reconnecting with the natural environment around him.

    Feeling overwhelmed after helping Leeds Rhinos become Super League champions, Anthony knew he needed to reassess what made him happy, and realised fulfilment had to come from within.

    First he turned to meditation for answers and when lockdown happened in 2020, Anthony decided it was time for a change. He bought a camper van, moved to Cornwall and he immersed himself in nature, spending his time surfing and hiking. He then turned his back on Super League and set-up mens nature retreats and workshops.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Preacher Lawson: "You can't eat someone just because they’re ugly." Vegan Comedic Legend Ep 65

    Preacher Lawson: "You can't eat someone just because they’re ugly." Vegan Comedic Legend Ep 65

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    Hi Plant Friends & welcome to another episode of the PBN Podcast.

    This week we meet the talented Preacher Lawson. Preacher is an American stand-up comedian and vegan advocate, best known for being a finalist on the 12th season of America's Got Talent. He returned for America's Got Talent: The Champions, where he finished in 5th place.

    Preacher was born in Portland, Oregon. He started writing jokes when he was 16 for about a year, then performed for the first time at the age of 17. He won the 2015 Funniest Comedian In Florida and the 2016 Seattle International Comedy Competition.

    As well as his comedy work, Preacher also runs a YouTube channel, where he posts travel vlogs, vegan guides, and music videos, all with a comedic twist. A passionate vegan, Preacher also posts videos discussing the ethical dimensions of his diet.

    “America’s Got Talent Las Vegas Live” - a live show taking place at the Luxor theatre in Las Vegas, has named Preacher as its host when the show premieres on November 12th

    Find out more about Preacher here https://thepreacherlawson.com and follow him on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHqfteK571ZYNhK_CktN9GQ

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    *Show Notes*
    00:00:00 Nuzest sponsor 1
    00:03:36 The beginning of the vegan story
    00:07:10 Growing up in the US with American food culture
    00:12:50 Reactions from friends and family
    00:18:15 Culture identity and life experiences as an African American man growing up
    00:23:45 The horrifying state of the prison system in the US
    00:25:00 Personal views on the United States of America. Does it feel like home?
    00:30:55 Nuzest sponsor 2
    00:32:40 Comedy roots: how the idea for stand-up started
    00:33:45 The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
    00:36:00 The internal monologue/the inner critic
    00:40:35 Where the comedy creativity begins. Drawing from life
    00:42:50 The worst experience on stage
    00:46:05 The response from fans / social media connections
    00:50:00 Is Preacher Lawson still single and ready to mingle?
    00:50:25 What Preacher eats in a day
    00:51:30 If there was a film made about Preacher’s life, what would be the theme song?
    00:51:50 The easiest subject to discuss the vegan lifestyle
    00:53:55 Stranded on a desert island
    00:55:15 Nuzest sponsor 3

    This episode was hosted by Robbie Lockie, and produced and edited by Phil Marriott.

    • 55 min
    "The Secret Reason We Eat Meat, Psychology & Human Behaviour" featuring Dr. Melanie Joy Episode 64

    "The Secret Reason We Eat Meat, Psychology & Human Behaviour" featuring Dr. Melanie Joy Episode 64

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    Hi Plant Friends,

    This week we meet Dr Melanie Joy. She is an American social psychologist and author, primarily notable for coining the term carnism.

    At the age of 23, while a student at Harvard, Melanie contracted a food-borne disease from a tainted hamburger and was hospitalised. This led her to become a vegetarian, before eventually transitioning to veganism.

    Melanie introduced the term Carnism in a 2001 article published in Satya - an American monthly magazine which covered animal rights and social justice issues. The concept was revisited by her 2009 book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.

    Celebrities such as the musician Moby have praised Melanie, saying that her work has the potential to revolutionise how we think.

    Dr Melanie Joys Books
    Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows:
    https://amzn.to/2W7t7IG

    Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters
    https://amzn.to/3jXlWLc

    Powerarchy: Understanding the Psychology of Oppression for Social Transformation: Understanding the Hidden Principles of Oppression for Social Transformation
    https://amzn.to/3xZUG3E

    You can find out more about Dr Joy's work with Carnism education here:
    https://carnism.org

    Learn to be a more effective vegan advocate:
    https://veganadvocacy.org

    Learn more about Dr Joy's Book Powerarchy here https://www.powerarchy.org

    This podcast can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Soundcloud and many others.

    *Show Notes*
    00:00:00 - Nuzest Sponsor #1
    00:03:10 - The beginning of Dr. Melanie Joy’s vegan story
    00:07:20 - Training in psychology
    00:10:55 - What is Carnism?
    00:13:20 - Why do some people shun meat from a young age, and some
    don’t?
    00:17:55 - What keeps Dr. Melanie Joy positive when there is so much
    animal exploitation and abuse?
    00:22:50 - What is causing humanity not to shift away from the damaging
    ways we are behaving?
    00:28:00 - The aspects that slow down the growth of the vegan movement
    00:39:43 - Nuzest Sponsor #2
    00:40:40 - The success of Melanie’s TED Talk
    00:44:35 - The architecture of oppression / ‘Powerarchy’
    00:48:09 - Intersectionality
    00:59:20 - Mastering our emotions and communication
    01:02:20 - Cellular agriculture
    01:07:45 - Top tips for being a better advocate
    01:09:50 - Stranded on a desert island
    01:11:25 - Nuzest Sponsor #3

    This show is hosted by Robbie Lockie & edited and produced Phil Marriot.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Reversing Long Covid With A Plant-Based Diet & More - Interview /w Dr. Brooke Goldner, MD Ep. 63

    Reversing Long Covid With A Plant-Based Diet & More - Interview /w Dr. Brooke Goldner, MD Ep. 63

    Hi Plant Friends and welcome to this weeks episode.

    This week we meet Dr. Brooke Goldner who is a board certified physician, the creator of the Healing Protocol for Lupus Recovery, and is known globally as the author of three bestselling books, including Goodbye Lupus.

    Lupus is an autoimmune disease that sees the individual’s immune system become hyperactive and attack healthy tissue. Dr. Goldner has often talked about how it affected her life.

    When Brooke was 16, she was was in stage 4 kidney failure due to a serious case of Lupus. She was initially told she had six months to live. To further add to her health issues, when she started medical school, Brooke developed anti-phospholipid antibodies which gave her double vision and also resulted in a stroke.

    After adopting a high raw, whole food plant-based diet, Brooke was relieved to notice that the Lupus was gone within three months.

    Dr. Brooke Goldner has been featured in various documentaries such as Eating You Alive, Whitewashed, and The Conspiracy Against Your Health. She has many radio shows and podcasts, and is a highly sought after keynote speaker.

    *Show Notes*
    00:02:44 The beginning of the vegan story
    00:13:15 The confusion over managing diabetes
    00:14:15 What is the immune system?
    00:22:14 Recovering from a disease with the Goodbye Lupus protocol
    00:23:36 Is the statement “food is medicine” misleading?
    00:29:09 Can anyone with Lupus reverse their symptoms with plant-based nutrition?
    00:33:48 Issues the gut can be connected to stress
    00:34:44 Will people only value a treatment or practice if they pay for it?
    00:37:53 Trauma and the effects it has on the body and the immune system
    00:48:50 How to find Dr. Brooke Goldner online
    00:51:00 Stranded on a desert island

    Find out more about Dr Brooke's work here https://www.goodbyelupus.com/

    This episode is hosted by Robbie Lockie, produced & edited by Phil Marriott

    • 52 min

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4.8 out of 5
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259 Ratings

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A Digestible Source of Plant-Based News!

This is the podcast that I tell all my friends about! Robbie is seriously the best. With incredible guests, high-quality information, and captivating conversations, it doesn't matter what the topic is... every single episode is an A+ 🙌

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Terrific interviews and info!

I’m so glad I found this podcast. Lots of great interviews and the latest vegan news. It’s a real treat to listen to people have the guts to say what they think and feel as well as share what they’ve learned. I look forward to every podcast!

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