Two friends discussing the politics of total liberation and related topics.
Episode 22 - Disaster Blues
Episode 22 is here (finally)! In this episode, we respond to a few listener questions, including feedback on our discussion about the vegan flag and identity formation (3:30), feedback from the Fois Gras action in Belgium (8:45), more discussion about the Save Movement (18:20) and our views on sex work (39:05).
For “The Bad and The Rad” we talk about the “Corona Virus Confinement Challenge” (42:10), Gary Yourofsky coming out of retirement (54:50), the new documentary “On The Wild Side” (57:20), the new Queer Wellness Centre in Johannesburg (1:08:27), some useful apps (1:10:31) and the lack of feminist politics within the animal rights movement (1:13:57).
Our main discussion (1:20:40) centres around the Covid-19 pandemic. We chat about the conspiracy theories, how people are responding in terms of activism and discussions around veganism, considering the flaws of capitalism, the social implications of the pandemic and the importance of self-care and looking after our mental health.
Please bear with the sound quality at times - it’s the first time we’ve tried to record separately and without our usual setup.
Content warning for this episode: Covid-19, physical and mental health concerns, self harm, police violence, domestic violence, addiction.
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Episode 21 - Crisis
In this episode we discuss how we react to crises and international tragedies as a movement, a society and as vegans, and how making everything about veganism may not be the best idea. We mention the fires in Australia, the new Corona Virus, the floods in Indonesia and in between we rant about our favourite problematic animal rights organisation.
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Episode 20 - The Nest: An Interview with Banesa Tseki
In this episode we interview Banesa Tseki, who is the co-owner of The Nest Space, a Black female run yoga studio, zero waste grocer and vegan café in Johannesburg, South Africa. We met her there, did a yoga class with her, and chatted to her about a range of topics, including some of her other projects and her views on veganism, yoga and spirituality, while we sipped on a delicious banana smoothie she made for us. We really enjoyed this interview and we hope you will too.
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If it’s not accessible to the poor, it’s neither radical nor revolutionary.
Episode 19 - The Invisible Vegan and The Animal People
In this episode we review two recent documentaries, The Invisible Vegan and The Animal People, as well as discussing some listener feedback about a range of topics; from Fiona Oakes not being included in The Game Changers documentary, to what we think of the vegan flag, to the fires in Australia, to activist communities, and a few other things.
The Invisible Vegan and The Animal People reviews: 01:00
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Don’t talk to cops
Episode 18 - The Million Dollar Question: What is Mainstream Veganism Doing?
In this episode we discuss and critique some recent forms of vegan activism, from offering Trump $1 million to not eat animals for a month, to vigils, to reenacting non-human animal exploitation, to The Game Changers documentary. We also respond to some interesting listener feedback.
Episode 17 - Nuance & Naysayers
Recently Carnism Debunked (George Martin - also of Anonymous for the Voiceless) made a “debunking” video of our 11th episode. This is our response.
We discuss a range of ideas such as “carnism”, “men’s rights”, centrism, intersectionality, consistent anti-oppression, fascism, feminism, Trump, circumcision, consent, privilege, the gender binary, conscription, patriarchy, domestic violence, Anarchism and veganism.
Content warning: racism, homophobia, ableism, sexism, sexual assault, domestic violence, genital mutilation, suicide, Islamaphobia, Anti-semitism, misogyny
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Everyone should listen!
Taryn and Pete discuss topics related to liberation of all sorts and always have valuable, insightful and nuanced views to add to the discussion at hand. I look forward to each new episode and value it as a chance to learn and think. Highly recommended!
Interesting and relevant.
Enjoyed the first episode. Looking forward to hearing the next few. Pete and Taryn dissect relevant topics of today in a non-judgemental and progressive standpoint.
Loved the first episode. Can’t wait for the next