In this episode, Chris Cooney, the Vegan Zombie reveals all. How he went from aspiring FBI agent to YouTuber. Along the way he made a trailer for a zombie movie in which the zombie infection/contagion is spread by eating animal products, so vegans don't become zombies! That was 8 years ago, and he hasn't filmed the movie yet, but he still plans to make it!
He now makes videos on how to cook vegan, how to shop vegan (and save money), and other vegan educational stuff, mostly on his Youtube...
Remy Park dove in full time to a career on Instagram and Youtube that has now taken her to modeling and advertising. She advocates for plant based cooking and eating, vegan living, compassion, yoga, mental health, healing, and honesty.
Episode 14 is Hot!! How the Vegan Bros Got Out of a Fringe Extremist Group. True Story.
The Vegan Bros, actual brothers, and roommates, and business partners, basically escaped from a quasi-cult and went vegan and started a business. These guys are very bro-y but also sweetheart dudes, ambitious, and fun to talk to. Their stories are compelling. Now they have a book out.
In this episode: why are some people capable of becoming undercover investigators, why do some people go vegan for emotional reasons and then go unvegan, should humans own pets, is it valid to mourn a non-human animal the same way you mourn a human, and how to dance and smile and feel joy in the midst of the nightmare reality around us
Episode 12!!! Fantastic convo with Doc G of NYC Hip Hop is Green. Back in the Day, Doc was signed to Columbia Records by the same person who signed Nas (one of the all time best-selling rappers).
Now, Doc G is deep into living and promoting a revolutionary and evolutionary lifestyle including healthy eating of a plant based diet. Doc is very active in NYC as the leader of the NYC chapter of Hip Hop is Green.
Quote from Doc:
HipHop is the Heartbeat of the young. Youth culture is global...
OMG. More vegan cheese please.
She opened her store a little more than 2 years ago and is still going strong! The business is evolving and changing in some unexpected ways. She's got the best vegan cheese selection this side of anywhere. :)
If you want to open a vegan business, this is the podcast episode to listen to!!! Michaela went from selling an online reservation service to hotels, to opening a 100% vegan grocery store, cheese shop, and mini sandwich factory.
Her store has the...
Victoria Moran douses us with insights on veganism, psychology, and working to change the world. She's an author, a documentary film producer, a speaker, a podcaster, a cook, and more! She gives us a brief history or veganism in the last 30+ years, and great insights on eating disorders, as well as educational tidbits on all things vegan.
Jill Carnegie, grand grand grand niece of Andrew Carnegie, came to NYC at 18 years old. Without a college education, she became a linchpin in the vegan and animal rights communities in NYC as an activist, organizer, and entrepreneur.
Laura J Kline has been vegan 12 years and has represented Team USA at World Championships 5 times. She didn't become an athlete until after she graduated college!
Some highlights from her career are:
2012 Short Course Duathlon World Champion
2014 Duathlon National Champion
Duathlon World Champion Gold Medalist in 2015 and 2010
2nd Female 2016 50k Road National Championship
3rd Female 2015 & 2016 50 Mile National Championship
2017 2nd Female at the Ultra Race of Champions 100k
In this episode, we talk about how to approach strangers wearing fur, and how NOT to approach strangers wearing fur. We talk about vegan heroes, rude piano teachers, happiness, vegan celebrities, cowboy cookies, new catchphrase “Michael who?”, and just in general what is the life of a vegan artist and activist in NYC. We talk about nicknames and being a city-wide, if not country-wide, vegan celebrity.
Michael "The Slammer" Harren is an Artist Activist Runner Musician and Vegan Joker
Shazaaaaam!! Ruby Roth, well-known vegan children’s book author, delves deep into other areas of her life. Topics include Oprah, fear, Instagram, NPR, and writing.
Our conversation begins with Tank Girl, a punk rock, kickass water activist. We touch on Ruby’s contentious live TV appearances and how she prepares for them. We discuss her vegan children’s book and why she wrote them.
We meander through much other meaningful landscape in her life and career, and come upon her powerful origin...
Allison Vicenzi rocks a one month vegan challenge, with only a couple accidental slip ups. Lotsa learning, lotsa new experiences.
This convo takes place near the end of the challenge. She was psyched. I was psyched. It’s a win-win, psyched-psyched.
In our interview convo we covered a lot of ground:
Comparing two vegan restaurants in New York City, the people who eat there, and the kinds of conversations they have (Caravan of Dreams and By Chloe).
Sustainable Fashion and how she hasn’t...
Brad and I discuss the bible, donuts, freedom, animal abuse and exploitation, farm sanctuaries, changing the world, and more! It's a power packed half hour episode.
Proud of myself for sticking within the time constraint! Yeah!
This is one of my fav episodes so far! Fo sho. Love talking to rebels.
A cool episode, an episode of cool... Sam Hartman and I talk about: activism, crossfit, what in the darn heck is abolitionism vs. welfareism, do we have a right to own pets or take care of companion animals? The Strong Hearts Vegan Power running team, going vegan slowly, ethics, and rating ourselves on a 1 - 5 scale on being happy healthy sexy strong and vegan, oh and so. much. more!