The road to the WHISTLER VEGAN FEST has not been a straight line… and we (Julia Murray @hookedonplants + Andrea Helleman) have decided we should be documenting the experience in an easily digestible podcast.
Julia is a co-host on the popular Vegan Podcast ‘NO MEAT ATHLETE’ and Andrea hosts her own long-form podcast ‘THE LAWLESS PODCAST’.
As two Whistlerites very passionate about podcasts, we saw a need to create a platform to host inspiring interviews, educational chit chats, and to document our road to the festival. Join our conversations all about vegan tips, perspectives on life and a few laughs along the way.
Season 1 Finale // Whistler Vegan Fest Master Class // Recapping 17 Inspiring Interviews
Our season 1 finale highlights all of the stars/dieticians/doctors/activists/athletes/businesses we had the pleasure of interviewing this year!
Listen in for snippets from:
Jasmine C Leyva, Lauren (Hot for Food), Ed’s Bred, Dr. Matthew Nagra, Dr. B the Gut Health MD, Candice (Edgy Veg), Dara (DJ Tiger Lily), Dotsie Bausch, Amy Soranno, Dr. Pamela Fergusson, Zoe Peled, Ian McIntosh, Rachel (The Plant Riot), Hippie Snacks, Kevin Brooks and Plant X.
Plant-based Business Tips with PlantX
Our guests today are Sean Dollinger and Julia Johana of Plant X.
Sean is the Founder of Plant X and has a diverse business background from a successful food delivery service to selling satellite parts to being a successful advisor for 3 public companies. He’s also a passionate vegan who has an excellent grasp of the plant based market.
Julia is the CEO of Plant X with an MBA and Masters Degree in digital entrepreneurship. She’s a passionate vegan, an accomplished executive, and she’s to revolutionize the plant-based industry.
Listen in to their vegan stories, and how the Plant X platform is becoming the digital face of the plant-based community as the one-stop-shop for everything plant-based.
Vegan Inspirational Speaker / Comedian Kevin Brooks Explaons How to Change a Traumatic Experience into a life purpose from his wheelchair
He’s an internationally renowned speaker, author, actor and comedian.
He went vegan 5 years ago, inspired by punk rock culture.
He’s a cool dude with an incredibly inspirational life story.
His life was turned upside down 20 years ago. He was paralyzed from his chest down from a car crash. After 2 years of emotional and physical rehab, he started sharing his story, and since then, his resilience, positivity and tools to deal with trauma have inspired thousands.
Sustainability Business Advice from Hippie Snacks
We had a great chat with the ladies and you can look forward to hearing about:
-Each of their background
-The farmer connection and relationships their building
-The importance of sourcing sustainable ingredients
-The emissions within trucking vs boating from afar
-Business brainstorming tips for anyone out there who wants to create a positive vibe within their own company
There’s some great business advice in here, and the conversation should get your brain rolling when it comes to creative ways to market what ever it is that you might be producing yourself.
How to Not Become an ‘Ex Vegan‘ + Meal Prep with Rachel Steenland of The Plant Riot
The Plant Riot is a delicious vegan blog by Rachel Steenland. She’s grown her Instagram to 180000, and is inspiring many to make delicious + colourful vegan food!
Listen in for:
-her vegan story + the role her ducks played
-the power of connecting to the animals
-meal prep tips for a busy life
-why she won’t ever eat dairy again
-how to stay vegan
Pro Athlete Ian McIntosh’s Vegan Journey + The Benefits He’s Felt
Listen in to see how this gingerly pro skier feels on a plant-based lifestyle:
- Ian’s veg journey
- Environmental reasons for going vegan
- The immediate cheese and inflammation connection
- Ian’s compassionate strategy for open veg doors for friends and family
- Gut health
- Bringing up a healthy vegan baby with his veg wife Jenny
- Resources that have inspired Ian
- Protect Our Winters
We won’t give too much more away - and we will see you on the OTHER side.
This podcast can help everyone to get on this incredible journey to veganism.