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It's time to have a conversation about how we can create a sustainable future by tackling climate change, eating a plant-based diet, living as eco-friendly as possible, and being the happiest, healthiest and best version of ourselves. On this show, your host Tom Simak will interview leaders in a whole host of different fields so that we can all learn how to create a sustainable and wholesome life.

It's time to have a conversation about how we can create a sustainable future by tackling climate change, eating a plant-based diet, living as eco-friendly as possible, and being the happiest, healthiest and best version of ourselves. On this show, your host Tom Simak will interview leaders in a whole host of different fields so that we can all learn how to create a sustainable and wholesome life.

Location:

Australia

Description:

It's time to have a conversation about how we can create a sustainable future by tackling climate change, eating a plant-based diet, living as eco-friendly as possible, and being the happiest, healthiest and best version of ourselves. On this show, your host Tom Simak will interview leaders in a whole host of different fields so that we can all learn how to create a sustainable and wholesome life.

Language:

English

Contact:

0426268196


Episodes

Nick Cutsumpas On Growing & Greening Your Life With Plants

7/10/2022
"The more connected you are, the more you're gonna see the need to make some changes in your life. Just remember to make your world a little greener." Today’s conversation is with Nick Cutsumpas aka farmernick. Nick is what you would call a plantrepreneur; A plant lover of all kinds. Now, even though he is plant based, I’m referring to his love to indoor and outdoor inedible plants. Nick helps people bring all sorts of different plants into their lifestyle and home. We’re talking about...

Duration:00:55:32

Monthly Paradigm: Our Favourite Foods Are Going Extinct & What We Can Do About It

7/3/2022
Welcome to The Monthly Paradigm with Tom Simak & Sharna Harrington. This is where we talk about the biggest news stories, all things climate change, veganism, fitness, what we're cooking up, wins of the month and everything in-between. Video version: https://youtu.be/YcPFFivKnog The key topics in today's episode: 02:30 - Personal updates 06:00 - Fertility on a plant based diet 09:50 - Bad news from the G7 Nations 15:30 - Banning blood farms 20:30 - Food extinction possibility 23:00...

Duration:00:53:51

Dominique Side On Alternative Schooling Systems and Ethical Vegan Luxury

6/19/2022
"Yes, be about the animals. Yes, be about other people. Yes, be about the planet. But, don't forget yourself. Extend grace to yourself." Today’s conversation is with Dominique Side. Dom founded a vegan grocery store, operates a recording studio, media complex, and production facility. She is also an expert in ethical luxury living and helps people transition to a more ethical way of living. We’re going to dive into the whole concept of living an ethical and vegan lifestyle without giving up...

Duration:00:53:04

Ross & Ramona Headifen On Tackling Our Plastic Problem Head On

6/5/2022
"We have these country divisions, but when you look at Earth from space, there's no such thing, it's just one little, lone beautiful planet that we need to all look after." Today we are chatting with Ross and Ramona Headifen. A couple based in Port Melbourne who have become local legends by picking up over half a million pieces of rubbish, that’s 2 tonnes of plastic over the course of a few years on the same 55m stretch of beach, that’s insane. They're part of a clean up crew called Beach...

Duration:01:29:39

The Monthly Paradigm: What Is MonkeyPox & What The New Australian Government Means For The Environment

5/29/2022
Welcome to The Monthly Paradigm with Tom Simak & Sharna Harrington. This is where we talk about the biggest news stories, all things climate change, veganism, fitness, what we're cooking up, wins of the month and everything in-between. Video version: https://youtu.be/oRu6j4TCbSA The key topics in today's episode: 01:30 - The red centre of Australia 04:00 - Labor won the election 08:00 - Having a vegan wedding 9:00 - Big Vegan Market in Melbourne 11:00 - Labor won, what now? 13:00 -...

Duration:01:29:49

Erin Sharoni On Longevity, Ageing and Creating Human Connection

5/22/2022
"Don't be so hard on yourself, recognise that you're making a difference (by being vegan), and just lead by example." Today's conversation is with Erin Sharoni. Erin is a prime example of a 21st century jack of all trades. She was a TV host for CBS and NBC for a few years, is currently the chief product officer at FOXO technologies, has a masters in Biology from Harvard medical school where she received the Dean’s List Academic Achievement Award. On the plant side of things she is on the...

Duration:01:28:04

Vladislav Kaim On The Economics Of Climate Change, Green Jobs & Immigration

5/8/2022
"If you are investing in fossil fuels now, you are investing in a stranded asset where in 30 years that you will not get your returns from, and it will produce misery for the planet." Today we are chatting with Vladislav Kaim, one of the UNs Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. Vlad is a young economist committed to ensuring green and decent jobs for youth, and his specialty is in international trade and migration with his most recent assignment being representation of youth interests at...

Duration:01:25:08

The Monthly Paradigm: The Ocean Needs Our Help

5/1/2022
Welcome to The Monthly Paradigm with Tom Simak & Sharna Harrington. This is where we talk about the biggest news stories, all things climate change, veganism, fitness, what we're cooking up, wins of the month and everything in-between. Video version: https://youtu.be/Q_Ou6ClDvmI The key topics in today's episode: 02:00 - Tasmania 07:00 - Being efficient with minerals 11:00 - Half marathon PB 14:00 - Election in Australia 18:00 - Closing power plants early 23:00 - How Corrupt is...

Duration:01:31:26

Carlo Cirillo On Making A Positive Impact, Climate Anxiety & Spirituality

4/24/2022
"We tend to overcomplicate things. Whether it's what we're eating, how much nutrition we're getting, climate change, just keep it really simple and focus on the things you can do, all the things you do have in your life, and all the things that you are. And from that place you will feel more grounded." Today's conversation is with Carlo Cirillo. Carlo is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur, coach, meditation teacher on the bloom app, co-founder of the Sala app and host of the Carlo Cirillo...

Duration:01:12:15

Jocelyn Rivas On Being A Warrior & Breaking Marathon Records As A Vegan Female Latina

4/10/2022
"Be fearless. That's one of the biggest things that has given me the opportunity just to be present and take space." Today's conversation is with Jocelyn Rivas, also known as Jocelyn The Warrior. This conversation is one of triumph and victory. Jocelyn holds the Guinness World Record for Youngest Woman to Run 100 Marathons. She also broke the record for the youngest Latina to run 100 marathons by 4 years. During her journey she discovered the power of plant based eating and we’ll dive into...

Duration:00:51:54

Dotsie Bausch On Activism, Motivation & Ditching Dairy

3/27/2022
"1 in 3 people that you serve a cow’s milk to you’re making sick. And you’re up-charging for something that’s not going to make them sick." Today we are chatting to Dotsie Bausch. An exceptional athlete and plant based advocate. She took home a medal in the 2012 London Olympic Games and won eight US national championships, two Pan American gold medals and has a world record. She starred in the hugely popular documentary The Game Changers and Personal Gold. In 2018 Dotsie launched her...

Duration:01:15:53

Emma Hurst MP On Making Laws To Support Animal Rights & Passing Legislation

3/20/2022
"What I recommend animal rights organisations to do is to actually start pushing a little bit harder, especially when it comes to the ministers and the government. to encourage them to push these changes through." Today's conversation is with Emma Hurst MP. Emma is a vegan, an animal advocate, and your representative for animal rights in NSW Parliament. She is also Deputy Chair of the Legislative Council’s Industry (which includes animal agribusiness) and Health Committees. As a member of...

Duration:01:05:58

Bill Muir On Being A Vegan Sargeant & The Role Of Militancy

3/13/2022
"Anything that's going to hold people back in any way, from eating plant-based, is a road block to progress." Today we are chatting to Bill Muir, AKA Sergeant Vegan. As the name suggests, Bill is a combat veteran. He’s also a registered nurse and speaker. Bill is someone who has a very unique story, being plant based since 1992 he’s gone through war zones and army training eating exclusively plants. I love Bill's confidence and demeanour, amongst the societal belief that veganism is for...

Duration:01:04:01

Dr Andrew Little MD, On Pseudo-Journalism, Environmentalism & Q&A

2/13/2022
"I deal with disease everyday. I can tell you right now, we're doing something wrong. And it ain't the people following a whole-food plant based diet." Today we are chatting to Dr Andrew Little for the second time on this show. Dr Little, as you’ll get to know is incredibly knowledgable, compassionate and loves an evidence based approach to being plant based and having a sustainable lifestyle. Our first conversation together is a great episode to listen to (HERE) if you want to learn about...

Duration:01:43:39

Dani Taylor On Vegan Bodybuilding & Crushing Goals

2/6/2022
"Be kinder to yourself. That is the number one thing that a lot of people could do to improve their own lives. Start to pay attention to the things you say about yourself." Today's guest is Dani Taylor. She is a vegan figure competitor and champion, the co-founder of VeganProteins.com and also co-founder of PlantBuilt.com, a nonprofit organisation who compete together to raise awareness for veganism and money for rescued animals at farm sanctuaries. She specialises in vegan figure...

Duration:00:57:32

The Monthly Paradigm: The Return, Too Many Animals Are Dying & Sustainable Tips

1/30/2022
Welcome to The Monthly Paradigm with Tom Simak & Sharna Harrington. This is where we talk about the biggest news stories, all things climate change, veganism, fitness, what we're cooking up, wins of the month and everything in-between. Video: https://youtu.be/k14Vy5HFaFI Today we're talking: 06:30 - COP 26 13:00 - Doomsday Glaciers 18:00 - The Climatarian Diet 28:00 - World’s Oldest Woman was plant predominant 30:45 - Vegetarian’s live longer 33:00 - Helsinki to go meat...

Duration:01:15:46

Nick Butter: Breaking Another World Record & Being An Effective Environmentalist

1/16/2022
"Publicise environmentalism as something people want to do, not as something we should and have to do." Today we are chatting to Nick Butter for the second time on this show. Our first conversation was Episode 88 back in April where we talked about his experience running a marathon in every country in the world. We're back again to talk about his journey circumnavigating the UK in just 128 days. That is almost 2 marathons a day for 128 days. Nick is someone who works closely with different...

Duration:01:06:22

Sonya Looney On Training Your Mindset, Eating Plants And Being A Pro Mountain Biker

11/21/2021
"Some of the races I've done and I'm most proud of aren't ones that I've won, it's the one's where I got the most out of myself." Today we're speaking to Professional Athlete, Podcast Host , Keynote Speaker and Writer Sonya Looney. Sonya is a huge advocate of a whole food plant based diet and a mental health warrior. She's raced her mountain bike across the world in over 25 countries at the hardest endurance races in places like the Sahara Desert, Himalayas of Nepal, tropical jungles in...

Duration:00:59:12

Josie Clemens On Being On Hell's Kitchen, Having Compassion & Making Plants Taste Good

11/7/2021
"Everybody is already on their journey to being more compassionate. I think that that's literally all that life is. " Today's we're chatting to Josie Clemens An activist turned chef. Josie was the first ever vegan on Gordon Ramsey's Hell Kitchen. Since then she has been cooking up a storm around the world and spreading the message that peace starts on your plate. Video version: https://youtu.be/pR30Ic73dng The key topics in today's episode: 09:30 - Being on Hell's Kitchen 11:30 -...

Duration:01:06:04

The Monthly Paradigm: COP 26, Eating Our Way To Extinction, The Toxic In Plastic

10/31/2021
Welcome to The Monthly Paradigm with Tom Simak & Sharna Harrington. This is where we talk about the biggest news stories, all things climate change, veganism, fitness, what we're cooking up, wins of the month and everything in-between. Video: https://youtu.be/OhV2CtqwP0k Today we're talking: 04:00 - Visiting the Daintree Rainforest 10:00 - Veganeasy 12:45 - Amsterdam reducing meat 15:00 -New study on fast food production and disease 22:00 - The royals urge people to reduce animal...

Duration:01:50:40