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

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    • 4.8 • 287 Ratings

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

    Vampire Diaries Actor Paul Wesley On Fighting For The Rights Of Animals

    Vampire Diaries Actor Paul Wesley On Fighting For The Rights Of Animals

    Whave a very exciting guest joining us on this episode of the PBN Podcast - American actor and director Paul Wesley.

    Best known for his lead role as Stefan Salvatore in drama series The Vampire Diaries, Paul has been an advocate for animal rights for many years. Speaking up against the unnecessary suffering of animals, over the years he has participated in events and supported activist organisations such as Mercy For Animals and Farm Sanctuary.

    Follow Paul on Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/paulwesley/

    The PBN Podcast is hosted and produced by Robbie Lockie, Edited by Phil Marriott.

    00:00:00 An Introduction to Paul Wesley
    00:03:36 The beginning of Paul’s vegan journey
    00:05:42 Cowspiracy Trailer clip
    00:06:22 Being inspired by news outlets and activists on social media
    00:07:10 Experiencing pushback from friends for sharing the vegan message
    00:13:03 The challenges of being a vegan who works in the film industry
    00:15:00 The future of meat
    00:17:00 How Paul maintains his health
    00:19:30 Looking after your pets
    00:25:00 Carnism
    00:30:27 ‘Animal Agriculture and our Food System with Paul Wesley’ [Farm Sanctuary clip]
    00:32:51 Engaging with celebrities such as Cardi B and politicians like senator Cory Booker
    00:36:50 How important is it to preserve the meaning of being vegan?
    00:39:52 ‘They’re Trying To Kill Us’: the American documentary film co-directed and produced by John Lewis and Keegan Kuhn [including clips]
    00:43:50 The future of factory farming
    00:44:46 ‘Animal Agriculture and our Food System with Paul Wesley’ [Farm Sanctuary clip 2]
    00:46:00 ‘Don’t Look Up’: the American apocalyptical political satire black comedy movie, written, co-produced, and directed by Adam McKay [including clips]
    00:49:00 Where does the responsibility lie with the climate crisis? Should it be on us as individuals?
    00:53:05 ‘Breaking Boundaries’ documentary [including clips]
    00:55:20 How Paul stays positive in life
    00:58:05 Brother’s Bond: Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder’s bourbon whiskey business
    00:59:15 ‘The Vampire Diaries’ trailer clip
    01:02:20 Stranded on a desert island

    • 1 hr 4 min
    SUPERCHARGING Your Immune System With Dr. Brooke Goldner

    SUPERCHARGING Your Immune System With Dr. Brooke Goldner

    Welcome back to another episode of the Plant Based News podcast!

    Today we are joined by certified medical doctor, plant-based healer and nutrition specialist Dr. Brooke Goldner, founder of VeganMedicalDoctor.com, GoodbyeLupus.com, and is known as the creator of the Hyper-nourishing Healing Protocol for Lupus Recovery.

    We are pleased to welcome Dr. Goldner on this episode of the PBN Podcast to talk more in depth about her own inspiring life story and journey of overcoming lupus.

    Follow Dr Brooke Goldner on Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/goodbyelupus/

    Find out more about Dr Brooke Goldner here - https://www.goodbyelupus.com/about-dr-g/

    The PBN Podcast is hosted and produced by Robbie Lockie, Edited by Phil Marriott.

    00:00:00 An introduction to Dr. Brooke Goldner
    00:04:06 Exciting news about the Francis Crick Institute study of the rise of auto immune diseases
    00:07:00 What are the tricks and tips to help people move away from their food addictions?
    00:12:30 The effects of diet in conjunction with the onset of covid-19
    00:19:00 How a “hyper-nourishment” diet can prevent and reverse chronic illness
    00:41:00 What is the difference between a whole-food plant-based diet and a vegan diet?
    00:54:48 Understanding the hesitancy surrounding vaccines
    00:59:55 Is Dr. Brooke Goldner frustrated that the media don’t appear to be discussing the benefits of a nourishing plant-based diet to combat the symptoms of covid?
    01:06:05 What would a perfect day look like if someone wants to switch to a more nourishing diet?

    • 1 hr 12 min
    How Chuck Carroll Lost 265 Pounds & Transformed His Life On A Plant-Based Diet

    How Chuck Carroll Lost 265 Pounds & Transformed His Life On A Plant-Based Diet

    Welcome to another special episode of the PBN Podcast! We are delighted to be joined again by plant-based advocate Chuck Carroll, also known as The Weight Loss Champion.

    In the previous episode with Chuck, we spoke about his amazing weight loss transformation and how switching to a plant-based diet allowed him to conquer his food addiction and improve his health in the long run. We spoke about Chuck’s weight loss journey and the instrumental role that going plant-based has played in his transformation and switch towards a healthier lifestyle.

    We're very glad to welcome Chuck back for another chat as we dig deeper into what different insights he has to share about weight loss, body image and mental health.

    Follow Chuck on Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/chuckcarrollwlc

    The PBN Podcast is hosted and produced by Robbie Lockie, Edited by Phil Marriott.

    00:00:00 An introduction to Chuck Carroll
    00:02:50 The start of Chuck’s plant-based journey
    00:04:17 The start of Chuck’s weight loss process
    00:08:30 The obesity crisis in the U.S.
    00:14:08 Chuck’s surgery and diet change
    00:25:29 How Chuck transformed his health
    00:29:30 Food addiction and mental health
    00:39:12 The Exam Room Live Podcast
    00:46:00 What efforts the US Government is making to tackle change
    00:50:00 Would Chuck Caroll study nutrition in more detail and become a Nutritionist?
    00:51:45 Stranded on a desert island

    • 55 min
    The Future Of Food Is 'Animal Free' With Sonalie Figueiras, The Green Queen

    The Future Of Food Is 'Animal Free' With Sonalie Figueiras, The Green Queen

    Joining us on today’s episode of the PBN Podcast is social entrepreneur Sonalie Figueiras – founder & CEO at Green Queen, Ekowarehouse & SourceGreenPackaging.com.

    Sonalie was born in Hong Kong to French and Indian parents. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has a background in digital marketing, publishing and sustainability. Now with over a decade of experience in those fields, she has successfully launched several businesses centred around sustainability and organic products.

    In 2011, Sonalie founded Green Queen, an award-winning media platform advocating social and environmental change. In the past decade Green Queen has established itself as the leading outlet for alternative protein news. Their mission to shift consumer and corporate behaviour through original content promotes their belief that a circular economy, alternative protein and the food tech revolution are the best way to advocate for global social and environmental change.

    Find out more about Green Queen here - https://www.greenqueen.com.hk/

    Follow Green Queen on Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/greenqueenhk/

    The PBN Podcast is hosted and produced by Robbie Lockie, Edited by Phil Marriott.

    00:00:00 An introduction to Sonalie Figueras
    00:02:30 The start of Sonalie’s plant-based journey
    00:10:35 How Sonalie feels about the future
    00:12:50 What the term “Eco Warrior” means to Sonalie
    00:17:45 What does being a Green Queen mean?
    00:21:10 The pros and cons of plastic
    00:32:55 The ethics of media
    00:42:55 The history of Green Queen
    00:49:55 How women perceive themselves in business
    00:58:00 How men can support women by bringing change in society around the world
    01:02:20 What does Sonalie want listeners to take away from this episode
    01:03:45 Stranded on a desert island

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Prevent Disease Through A Plant-Based Diet? With Dr Shireen Kassam & Dr Laura Freeman

    Prevent Disease Through A Plant-Based Diet? With Dr Shireen Kassam & Dr Laura Freeman

    Joining us on the PBN Podcast is not one but two really exciting guests – plant-based nutrition specialists and co-founders of Plant Based Health Online Dr Shireen Kassam and Dr Laura Freeman.

    Dr Shireen Kassam is a Consultant Haematologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College Hospital, London with a specialist interest in the treatment of lymphoma. Shireen is passionate about promoting plant-based nutrition for the prevention and reversal of chronic disease and for maintaining optimal health after treatment for cancer. In 2018, she founded Plant-Based Health Professionals UK, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide evidence-based education on plant-based nutrition.

    Dr Laura Freeman is a Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician & Medical Director of Plant Based Health Online. She obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2006 and completed her vocational training in General Practice in 2011. Both within and outside of her General Practice, Dr Freeman has developed a strong interest for plant based nutrition and optimising health through lifestyle choices.

    Get Dr Shireen Kassam's book 'Eating Plant-Based' here - https://www.hammersmithbooks.co.uk/product/eating-plant-based/

    Find out more about Plant Based Health Professionals here - https://plantbasedhealthprofessionals.com/

    The PBN Podcast is hosted and produced by Robbie Lockie, Edited by Phil Marriott.

    00:00:00 An introduction to Dr Shireen Kassam and Dr Laura Freeman
    00:03:25 The start of Dr Shireen Kassam and Dr Laura Freeman’s plant-based journeys
    00:06:28 Cancer prevention
    00:12:15 Busting the misconceptions of a vegan diet
    00:15:48 Why are so many people still reluctant about adopting the vegan lifestyle?
    00:17:53 Plant Based Health Online - the online lifestyle medicine healthcare service
    00:20:20 Plant Based Health Online & Plant Based Health Professionals
    00:23:20 The role of nutrition and lifestyle in the process of prevention and longterm management of health conditions
    00:26:00 The benefits of a plant-based diet and the process of overcoming illness
    00:28:30 Balancing diet with the other factors of improving our well being
    00:29:30 Eating Plant-Based: Scientific Answers To Your Nutrition Questions: the book by Dr Shireen Kassam and Dr Zara Kassam
    00:31:52 Is there such a thing as a “perfect diet”?
    00:33:12 Recommended supplements to accompany a plant-based diet
    00:38:00 What is lacking with access to information with plant-based nutrition?
    00:39:15 Dr Shireen Kassam and Dr Laura Freemans’s favourite plant-based resources
    00:41:15 Advice for hesitant people
    00:43:19 Stranded on a desert island

    • 46 min
    A Risky Experiment? This Personal Trainer Made Himself Obese. Here’s Why. Ep 87 Andrew Roberts

    A Risky Experiment? This Personal Trainer Made Himself Obese. Here’s Why. Ep 87 Andrew Roberts

    Welcome back to the PBN podcast! Joining us as a guest today is vegan fitness instructor from Manchester, Andrew Roberts. You might know him as the fit young man, who earlier in 2021 conducted an experiment gaining and then losing 20kg or over 4 stones of weight!

    Andrew is an established fitness professional. With this experiment, he wanted to experience first-hand what he preached and embarked on this journey to better understand the mentality of someone trying to lose weight. He also wanted to demonstrate the health benefits and possible weight loss when following a whole-food plant-based diet plan.

    00:00:00 An introduction to Andrew Roberts
    00:03:35 An overview of Andrew’s weight gain and weight loss experiment
    00:06:48 The beginning of Andrew’s vegan journey
    00:09:00 The reaction from friends and family when Andrew embraced veganism
    00:11:00 The belief system of carnism and how it affects us when growing up
    00:13:00 The start of Andrew’s interest in fitness and wellness
    00:19:00 An in-depth look at Andrew’s weight gain and weight loss experiment
    00:24:55 Incorporating a Calorie deficit into your eating plan
    00:26:59 Intermittent fasting to support weight loss
    00:28:21 The mental effects of gaining a lot of weight and eating high calorie/processed food
    00:32:12 Body acceptance + body positivity / the damaging effects of using social media
    00:40:06 Andrew’s serious health scares whilst experimenting with food
    00:44:46 What is a healthy meal?
    00:49:45 What Andrew eats during an average day
    00:52:30 Fitness and dietary advice
    00:55:00 Stranded on a desert island

    Follow Andrew on Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/plantpoweredcoach_

    Find the transcript here - https://share.descript.com/view/jkAUNEx3sam

    The PBN Podcast is hosted and produced by Robbie Lockie, Edited by Phil Marriott.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
287 Ratings

287 Ratings

PeachyMiss ,

This is my favorite Vegan Podcast

Actually it’s my favorite podcast period! There’s so much good info and inspiration I often re-listen to episodes because there’s so much to soak in. I really like the compassionate non-judgemental nature of Robbie and his diverse array of thought provoking guests. Thank you PBN keep up the amazing work!

boldestvoyager ,

Informative Podcast

Great podcast, worth every minute and very true to it’s cause. You don’t have to be vegan to realize that we need to think and act critically about our food and health.

KCM2265 ,

Refreshing

Not a bunch of people whining and complaining, but actually speaking articulately about the things we need to hear.

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